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Event: Lupe 14     
Date:   Jul 28, 2018
#R1##TD#
Vader drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Vader cracks Santos with a solid left hand.
Santos wants to sweep but no luck.
Vader slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Santos has his hands on Vader 's head, controlling the position.
Santos controls Vader momentarily but Vader frees himself.
Vader trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Santos pulls Vader in close to prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vader accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Vader has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Santos preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Vader preventing the sweep.
Santos working a defensive guard here.
Santos keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully. #T1#
Vader throws an elbow that misses. Santos uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Vader 's guard. Nice move by Santos!#REVB#
Vader looking for a sweep. Not yet Vader , not yet.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Santos working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Santos looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Santos stands up over Vader , holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Vader looking for a sweep. Not yet Vader , not yet. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Santos's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Vader utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Santos showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Vader bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Santos's guard. #REVR#
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Vader with a flurry of punches that miss.
Santos working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader . #T3#
Vader missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Santos is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Vader being controlled here momentarily.
Santos trying to control the position.
Vader throws an elbow that misses. Santos uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Vader 's guard. Nice move by Santos!#REVB#
Santos with a nice head shot there.
Santos sitting in guard here, content to control.
Vader wants to sweep but no luck. #T4#
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Santos accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Santos stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Vader swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Santos throws a big right hand that misses.
Santos slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Santos wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Darth Vader will probably get the nod.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Vader on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Santos tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Santos takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Gustavo Santos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Santos looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Vader is fending him off so far but Santos persists. Nope, Vader circles away and we're back to standing.
Darth Vader is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Santos fails to land with a series of punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Santos thows a left - swing and a miss! #CL2#
Santos closes the distance and clinches.#T1#
Santos leaning his opponent against the cage.
Santos fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Santos misses with a short punch on the inside. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Santos is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son. #TD#
Vader gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Santos regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Vader .
Vader chips away with some ground and pound.
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
Santos pulls Vader in close to his closed guard and prevents Vader from doing any damage or advancing position.
Vader with a nice head shot there.#T3#
Vader wants to control from the top but Santos keeps moving.
Vader throws a strike but Santos rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Santos trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Santos wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving.
Vader looking for a sweep. Not yet Vader , not yet.
Santos postures up and lands a big shot to Vader 's brow.
Darth Vader overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vader is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Santos pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vader is keeping the position for now. #T4#
Vader is trying to control the position but Santos postures up.
Santos wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving.
Santos's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Santos's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Santos is in close to Vader 's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Santos wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Santos throws a big elbow that misses. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Gustavo Santos will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.
#R3#
Santos fails with an attempt to clinch.
Santos tries to clinch but Vader is having none of it.
Vader swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Vader on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Nice takedown defense from Vader . No joy for Santos on that attempt.
Santos closes this distance looking for a takedown but Vader circles away.
Vader is looking for a counter combo.#CL2#
Vader gets tackled into the cage by Santos. Santos maintains the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Santos trying to control the position but instead, Vader has worked for underhooks and has pushed Santos into the cage.
Vader is working for takedown but Santos is calmly controlling the position for now.#T1#
Santos misses with a body punch.
Santos stalling the fight.
Vader is looking to take this one to the mat.
Santos working aggressively here. #BC#
Vader pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Santos throws a poor cross that misses #TD#
and Vader counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Vader prevents Santos from improving his position.
Santos has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#T2#
Vader scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Ground and pound from Vader .
Santos keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Santos is concentrating on defense, preventing Vader from advancing position.
Vader seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Vader wants to take a breather but Santos is having none of it.
Vader missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Vader is stalling here. Santos is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Vader seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Santos has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Santos wants to control but Vader is keeping him busy.
Vader parries the strikes from Santos easily there. Santos is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Vader to escape. #T3#
Vader takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Santos in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Vader manages to get back to half guard.
Vader is staying active underneath Santos, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Vader on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Santos throwing shots but Vader is blocking nicely.
Santos seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Vader does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Santos content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Vader taking some punishment here, with Santos in his half guard. #T4#
Santos missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Vader wants to improve his position but Santos is controlling well. #SUB2#
Santos is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Vader has managed to free his arm - good work.
Santos seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Gustavo Santos.
I think Santos 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 Chris Downing scores the fight 30:28
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a draw!

 

Event: Lupe 9 Girls     
Date:   Jun 30, 2018
#R1#
Vader misses with a body shot
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
A shot to the body from Vader misses
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vader falls off balance throwing a combination #CL#
and Pettis counters into the clinch. Nicely done. #BC#
Pettis breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A big right from Vader misses.
Pettis swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vader misses with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A nice inside leg kick there by Vader . That's going to slow Pettis down.
Pettis blocks a head kick by Vader .
It looked like Pettis wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Vader looks to throw a body kick
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pettis showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Vader .
Pettis throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.#T1#
Vader throws a right hand that misses
and Pettis counters with a left and a right that stings Vader .
Vader throws a right and a left that Pettis avoids nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pettis seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Pettis showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Vader .
Pettis appears to be looking for a big counter.
Vader lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Pettis takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
Vader misses with a wild combination.
Vader throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Pettis. #T2#
Vader throws a sloppy body shot
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader misses with a double jab
and Pettis counters with a right hand to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader misses with a jab to the body
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a jab to the body
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pettis checks a leg kick.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
Pettis swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vader will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Pettis swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vader fails to land with a series of punches.
Pettis is looking to counter punch.
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Pettis.
Pettis seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Vader throws a right hand that misses
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T3#
Vader thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pettis is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Vader throws a right hand that Pettis ducks under and follows up with a left that Pettis also avoids with ease.
Pettis avoids the body shot from Vader .
Pettis went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.#CL2#
Vader gets in close and instigates a clinch. #BC#
Pettis breaks from the clinch.
Vader throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
Pettis is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Pettis is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Vader .
Vader misses with a body shot
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader misses with a body shot
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Vader throws a sloppy body shot
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader tries to clinch
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vader lands with an overhand left.#T4#
Pettis ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
Vader falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pettis moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pettis is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Vader .
Pettis keeps the fight on the outside.
Vader throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a one-two to the body.
Vader moves to clinch but Pettis breaks away
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.
Vader throws a shot to the body.
Vader throws a right and a left that Pettis avoids nicely.
Pettis is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Vader .
Vader misses with a two punch combination.
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 Jeremy Pettis will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Vader misses with a jab to the body
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Vader throws a looping overhand right but Pettis ducks down to avoid it.
Vader throws out a loose jab but Pettis uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pettis seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Jeremy Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.
Nice jab there from Vader .
Vader rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pettis moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pettis is looking to counter punch.
Vader misses the body punch
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
A swing and a miss from Vader .
Vader misses with a lunging right hand
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pettis was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vader throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #T1#
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
Pettis throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader scores with a three punch combo!
Vader misses with a leg kick.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
As Vader looks to move away, Pettis throws a big counter combo but Vader just gets out of the way.
Vader looks to land a right hand but Pettis moved out of range.
Vader darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Pettis is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
A shot to the body from Vader misses
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Vader lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Vader misses with a hook. Pettis ducked under it nicely.
Vader swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Pettis is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Vader misses with a jab to the body
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A big left from Vader misses.
Pettis is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Vader .#T2#
Vader looks to throw a body kick
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader throws a combination that misses
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Vader throws a series of punches but Pettis moves out of range.
Vader tries a head kick but it misses.
Pettis wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Vader misses with a wild combination.
It looked like Pettis wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Vader throws a combination that misses
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Pettis moves forwards but Vader connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Vader throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vader throws a right hand that misses
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Pettis circles away from the clinch attempt.
Pettis is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Vader .#T3#
Vader lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
Vader misses with a double jab #CL#
and Pettis counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Pettis lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards. #BC#
Pettis escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Vader misses with a jab to the body
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pettis moves away from the strike by Vader .
Vader lands with a slapping head kick.
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Pettis misses the target.
Vader falls off balance throwing a combination
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vader throws a left and a right that both miss
and Pettis counters with a one-two to the body. #T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader misses with a shot to the body
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
As Vader tries to get set, Pettis tries to push him back and clinch up but Vader manages to avoid the attempt.
Vader takes a swing at Pettis's ribcage but misses.
Vader swings widly with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vader misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Vader is breathing heavily.
Vader throws a quick inside leg kick.
Vader fails to land with a series of punches.
Pettis was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pettis showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Vader .
Pettis throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pettis was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
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 Jeremy Pettis will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Vader swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vader has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
As Vader tries to get set, Pettis tries to push him back and clinch up but Vader manages to avoid the attempt.
Vader looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Vader is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Pettis rather than just go for the knockout.
Vader swinging wildly here.
Pettis swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A jab from Vader misses.
As Vader tries to get set, Pettis tries to push him back and clinch up but Vader manages to avoid the attempt.
Pettis slips a jab and a cross from Vader .
Pettis tries to counter by clinching up but Vader breaks away and moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Vader throws a series of punches but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.#CL2#
Vader rushes Pettis and presses him up against the cage.#BC#
Pettis escapes the clinch and we're back to striking. #T1#
Vader swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Vader throws a series of strikes that have Pettis backpedaling.
Vader takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Vader swings widly with a right hand
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
As Vader looks to move away, Pettis throws a big counter combo but Vader just gets out of the way.
Pettis blocks a head kick by Vader .
Vader misses with a series of wild punches.
Pettis is looking for a counter combo.
Vader rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pettis moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pettis is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
A shot to the body from Vader misses
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Vader misses with a combination #CL#
and Pettis moves into the clinch.#BC#
Pettis breaks from the clinch. #T2#
Vader throws a left and a right that both miss
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader throws a combination that misses #CL#
and Pettis counters by clinching up. #BC#
Pettis's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Vader misses with a few strikes there.
Pettis tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Vader manages to circle out of the way.
Vader throws a left and a right that both miss
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
Vader swings widly with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader throws a combination that misses
and Pettis counters with a right hand to the body.
Vader lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
A little feinted left hand from Pettis on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.#T3#
A slow jab from Vader misses its intended target.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
Vader misses with a combination
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Vader throws a wild body kick that Pettis sees coming a mile off.
Pettis is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Vader misses with a body punch
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Pettis counters with a series of strikes. Vader will be more careful next time no doubt. #ROC#
Vader is rocked!
Vader throws an off balance right hand
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Vader is still on wobbly legs! Can Pettis finish him?
Vader misses with a few strikes there.
Pettis seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.#T4#
Vader lands a lovely overhand right.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Vader seems to have recovered his senses.
A head kick by Vader misses
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader misses with a double jab #CL#
and Pettis counters into the clinch. Nicely done. #BC#
Pettis manages to break the clinch.
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Vader scores with a one two! Pettis had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Vader swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
Vader lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
Pettis is looking to counter the offense by Vader and move into the clinch.
Vader closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Vader swings widly with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!

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 Jeremy Pettis.
Well Pettis 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 Gwen Towbar scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 30:27
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jeremy Pettis!

Jeremy Pettis thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: Lupe 3 Prestige     
Date:   May 27, 2018
#R1#
Vader misses with the combination.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Vader lands a jab to the nose.#CL2#
Chisholm has closed the distance and engaged Vader in a clinch.
Chisholm working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Chisholm misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short left from Chisholm.
Vader tries to work over Chisholm's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Chisholm scores with a nice hook to the head.
Chisholm misses with some punches.
Chisholm blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Chisholm stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Chisholm throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
We've been hearing reports that Vader has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Chisholm gets through Vader 's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#T1##BC#
Vader 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Chisholm moves out of range as Vader strikes.
Chisholm avoids a punch combination nicely.
Chisholm moves out of range as Vader strikes.
It seemed like Chisholm was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Chisholm tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Vader looks to land a right hand but Chisholm moved out of range.
Vader swinging wildly here.
Vader rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Chisholm moves out of range and avoids them all easily.#CL2#
Chisholm has taken the fight to the clinch.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Vader takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Chisholm controls the action.
Chisholm blocking some punches.
Chisholm swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Chisholm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T2#
Chisholm misses with some punches.
Chisholm scores with a shot to the side of Vader 's head.
Vader blocks an uppercut. #BC#
Vader pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Vader tried to score with a low kick but Chisholm checks it.
Vader tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Chisholm manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Vader takes a swing at Chisholm's ribcage but misses.
That kick from Chisholm tenderised Vader 's leg. Vader is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Chisholm walks into a straight right hand from Vader .
Vader on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Chisholm. Chisholm obviously looking to wear him down.
Vader throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Chisholm sees it coming and avoids it easily.#CL#
Vader gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.#BC#
Vader pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Chisholm connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Chisholm throws a leg kick but Vader moved away.#T3##CL2#
Chisholm clinches up with Vader and pushes him back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Chisholm fails to land.
Vader is looking to take this one to the mat.
Chisholm swings wildly with an uppercut but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader lands a shot to the body.
Chisholm misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
A head punch on the inside from Chisholm fails to land. #BC#
Vader manages to break the clinch.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Chisholm gets a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Chisholm.
Vader takes a shot to the head.
Chisholm misses with a hook to the ribs. #T4#
Chisholm swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader prevents a body shot from Chisholm.
Chisholm scores with a hook to the body.
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Chisholm misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Chisholm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Chisholm fails to land.
Chisholm misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Chisholm misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Chisholm fails to land.
Vader wants to take the fight to the mat but Chisholm manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Vader is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ambrose Chisholm dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Vader fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Chisholm moves in looking to clinch but Vader pushes him off.#CL2#
Chisholm gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Chisholm misses with some punches.
Chisholm cracks Vader with a nice body shot.
Chisholm lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Chisholm tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Vader is looking to take this one to the mat.
Chisholm pushes Vader back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch on the inside from Chisholm fails to land.
Chisholm fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Chisholm has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Ambrose Chisholm seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Chisholm swings wildly with an uppercut but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it. #T1#
Chisholm misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader tries to stall but Chisholm uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Chisholm scores with a shot to the side of Vader 's head.
Chisholm gets through Vader 's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Vader blocking some punches.
Chisholm goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader blocks a body shot from Chisholm.
Chisholm scores with a nice hook to the head.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Vader .
Chisholm working aggressively here.
Vader wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Chisholm has him pressed against the cage.
Chisholm softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.#T2#
Chisholm prevents the takedown attempt.
Vader blocks a body shot from Chisholm.
Chisholm misses with a body punch.
Chisholm lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Vader wants to break free but Chisholm has control.
Chisholm has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Chisholm misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader is looking to break free of the clinch but Chisholm has double underhooks.
Vader blocks an uppercut.
Chisholm swings wildly with an uppercut but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Chisholm misses with the head strike.
Chisholm misses with a punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Chisholm creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #T3#
Chisholm swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Chisholm lands with a right to the head.
Chisholm throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Chisholm goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader can't get the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darth Vader . That's going to take a lot out of him.
Chisholm misses with the head strike.
Chisholm misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Chisholm working aggressively here.
Vader lands with a right to the head.
Chisholm stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Chisholm misses with the head strike. #T4#
Chisholm tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Chisholm lands a right hand.
Chisholm throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Vader drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Chisholm swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Chisholm scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from Chisholm fails to land.
A short left from Chisholm.
A shot in the inside from Chisholm.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ambrose Chisholm 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!
#R3#
Vader misses with a double jab.
Vader misses with a few strikes there.
A little jabbing left from Chisholm on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A shot to the body from Vader misses
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vader misses with a combination
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Chisholm scores with a leg kick.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
Vader tries to bum rush Chisholm with a series of wild strikes but Chisholm uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Vader throws a lazy uppercut
and Chisholm counters with a slapping leg kick.
Vader cracks Chisholm with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Good shot there by Vader .
Some wild striking there from Vader .
Chisholm cracks a nice hook into Vader 's ribs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A telegraphed right hand from Vader misses the target.
Chisholm is looking for the big counter here.
Vader swats away the attempt to clinch by Chisholm.#T1#
Vader chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Chisholm can pounce on him.
No joy there for Vader , who threw a few shots but didn't land.
An inside leg kick lands from Chisholm.
Chisholm tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vader manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Vader avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Chisholm moves out of range as Vader throws a body kick.
Vader throws a right and a left that both miss.
Chisholm feints and then cracks Vader 's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vader down.
Vader throws a right and a left that Chisholm avoids nicely.
Vader misses with a shot to the body
and Chisholm counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Darth Vader is winning the standup battle so far.
Chisholm fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Chisholm throws a series of punches but Vader avoids them all with ease.
Chisholm misses with a jab, cross combination.
Vader misses with a jab, cross combination.
Vader throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Chisholm swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader moves forwards but Chisholm connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Chisholm doesn't manage to clinch there - Vader circles away.
Chisholm has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.#T2#
Sloppy strikes from Vader . Those never looked like landing.
Chisholm bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vader 's head backwards.
Chisholm wants to clinch up but Vader keeps it at a distance.
Chisholm fails with an attempt to clinch.
Vader avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Chisholm doesn't manage to clinch there - Vader circles away.
Vader takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Vader swings for the body but Chisholm moves out of range.
Chisholm lands a glancing blow to the side of Vader 's head.
Vader rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Chisholm moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Chisholm.
Vader tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.#CL2#
Chisholm darts in and clinches Vader up against the cage.
Vader prevents a body shot from Chisholm.
Chisholm misses with some punches.
Chisholm misses with a punch on the inside. #T3#
Chisholm lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Chisholm lands with a short shot to the head.
Vader can't get the takedown.
Chisholm misses with a hook to the ribs.
Chisholm misses with the head strike.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Vader looking for a takedown.
Chisholm scores with a nice hook to the head.
Vader is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Chisholm fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Chisholm fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.#T4#
Vader blocking some punches. #BC#
Vader escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Vader takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Vader throws a right and a left that both miss.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Chisholm! But no joy.
Vader tries to bum rush Chisholm with a series of wild strikes but Chisholm uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Vader fails to land with a series of punches.
Chisholm tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Vader paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A cross from Chisholm lands.
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.#CL2#
Chisholm has taken the fight to the clinch.
Chisholm fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader blocks an uppercut.
Chisholm tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Chisholm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ambrose Chisholm comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Chisholm winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ambrose Chisholm!

During a confident post fight interview, Ambrose Chisholm thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 86     
Date:   Mar 23, 2018
#R1#
A cross from Vader lands.
Vader has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Vader there as he acknowledges the shot.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Yeboah moves away.
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vader swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Yeboah throws a nice outside leg kick.
Yeboah fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Vader looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Vader works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Yeboah throws a big counter head kick but Vader avoids it with no problem.
Vader looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Vader avoids the body shot from Yeboah.
Vader lands with a shot to the body.
Yeboah fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Vader has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader throws a series of punches but Yeboah avoids them all with ease.
A slow jab from Yeboah misses its intended target.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Yeboah is just out of range.
Yeboah throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Yeboah fails to land with a series of punches.
Vader throws a right and a left that Yeboah avoids nicely.
Vader looks to land a combination but Yeboah avoids it well.
Yeboah lands a high kick! #T1#
A telegraphed right hand from Yeboah misses the target.
Vader misses with a lunging right hand
and Yeboah counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too. #TD2#
Yeboah closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Yeboah is looking to pass Vader 's guard but actually Vader recovers to full guard.
Yeboah tries to free his leg and advance position but Vader is retaining full guard.
Vader pulls Yeboah in to control the position.
Yeboah stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Vader swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T2#
Yeboah sitting in guard, not really doing much.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yeboah wants to pass the guard but Vader is keeping the position.
Yeboah stopping the sweep attempt from Vader .
Yeboah stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Vader swivels though and keeps the full guard. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.#T3#
Vader looks to land a combination. Yeboah sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Vader throws an off balance right hand
letting Yeboah counter with a right hand.
Vader throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Yeboah avoids a punch combination nicely.
Yeboah with a nice cross.
Vader moves away from the strike by Yeboah.
Vader fails to land with a series of punches.
Yeboah lands a leg kick that knocks Vader off balance momentarily.
Some wild striking there from Vader .
Yeboah lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head kick misses from Vader .
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yeboah was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
Yeboah looks for a takedown but Vader sprawls well.#T4#
Yeboah slips a jab and a cross from Vader .
Vader scores with a jab. Yeboah acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Yeboah swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Yeboah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vader misses with a body shot.
Yeboah flicks out a counter leg kick but Vader steps away.
Vader fails in his attempt to clinch.
Yeboah misses the jab.
Vader lands an overhand right.
Yeboah looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Vader will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Nice body kick there by Yeboah.
Vader will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Yeboah moves out of range as Vader strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Darth Vader will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Yeboah lands a lovely overhand right.
Yeboah tests Vader 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Yeboah lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Yeboah has a takedown stuffed.
Yeboah misses with an uppercut.
Yeboah throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Vader tries to close the distance and clinch but Yeboah swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A jab from Yeboah misses.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Yeboah scores with a jab to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Yeboah goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sambulo Yeboah seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Yeboah throws out a counter right but Vader avoids it with no problem.
Yeboah has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Vader swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vader fails to land with a series of punches.
Yeboah fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.#T1#
Vader lands a glancing blow to the side of Yeboah's head.
Yeboah avoids a punch combination nicely.
Vader throws a body kick that misses
and Yeboah cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yeboah.
Vader misses with a two punch combination.
Vader misses with a wild combination.
Nice straight punches there by Yeboah. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Yeboah.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Yeboah throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
Yeboah jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yeboah slips a jab and a cross from Vader .
Yeboah let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Vader throws a lazy right hand but Yeboah sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Yeboah throws a leg kick but Vader sees it coming and checks it nicely. #T2#
Yeboah lands with a kick to the ribs.
Vader throws a body punch but Yeboah moves out of range.
Yeboah changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yeboah manages to avoid it.
Yeboah throws a leg kick which misses Vader 's front leg but catches the back leg as Vader tries to avoid it.
Vader drops his hands momentarily and Yeboah takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Vader takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Vader tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Vader 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.
Vader blocks a head kick by Yeboah.
Yeboah misses with a straight left.
Vader showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Yeboah.
Yeboah misses with a wild combination.
A jab from Yeboah misses.
Yeboah misses with an uppercut. Vader saw that one coming.
Yeboah slips a jab and a cross from Vader .
Yeboah counters with a body kick.#T3#
Vader misses with a two punch combination.
Yeboah avoids a punch combination nicely.
Vader throws a series of punches but Yeboah moves out of range.
A big right from Vader misses.
Vader throws a sloppy body shot
and Yeboah counters with a nice body shot.
Yeboah uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Vader has time to react.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Vader crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Yeboah - the referee stops the clock and Vader gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Yeboah. Vader manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Yeboah closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Vader avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Yeboah slips a straight right by Vader .
Vader tries to clinch up.
Vader fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Yeboah throws out a counter right but Vader avoids it with no problem.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vader fails to land with a series of punches.
Yeboah tries a head kick but it misses.
That kick from Yeboah tenderised Vader 's leg. Vader is trying to keep his angry face on.#T4#
Vader misses with a wild combination.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Yeboah let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Vader misses the body punch
and Yeboah counters with a series of strikes. Vader will be more careful next time no doubt.
Vader misses with a two punch combination.
Yeboah takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Yeboah lands an overhand right.
Vader misses the shot to the body.
Yeboah lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Yeboah pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Vader has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Yeboah finds it's way round the side to connect with Vader 's head. #ROC2#
Vader is rocked!
Vader avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Oh Vader is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vader closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Vader seems to have got his legs back now.
Yeboah ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
Yeboah swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Yeboah pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
An inside leg kick lands from Yeboah.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sambulo Yeboah showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R3#
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vader connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Yeboah tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Vader throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Yeboah.
Yeboah throws out a counter right but Vader avoids it with no problem.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Vader 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 Yeboah has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Yeboah and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Yeboah takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Vader takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Vader digs a good body shot into Yeboah's ribs.
Yeboah dodges the punch combination from Vader .
Yeboah throws a wild body kick that Vader sees coming a mile off.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader slips under a jab from Yeboah.
Yeboah wants to land a leg kick but Vader is out of range.
Vader takes a swing at Yeboah's ribcage but misses.
Yeboah throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vader sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Yeboah on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot. #T1#
A head kick misses from Yeboah.
A big left from Yeboah misses.
Vader avoids a kick to the body.
Vader ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Vader is looking to wear down Yeboah with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Yeboah scores with a jab to the body.
Vader throws a right and a left that both miss.
Yeboah lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Vader will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A combination from Vader does no damage.
Yeboah scores with a jab to the body.
Vader walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A nice leg kick lands there from Yeboah.
Vader checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Yeboah throws a half hearted mid kick.#T2#
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 body punch from Vader .
Vader feints a jab promting Yeboah to slip. Vader then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Yeboah slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
A leg kick checked by Vader .
Vader thows a left - swing and a miss!
Vader moves into range and connects with a jab.
Vader throws a looping overhand right but Yeboah ducks down to avoid it.
Yeboah misses with a body kick.
Vader is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Yeboah avoids the head kick by Vader .
A countering left hand to the body from Yeboah misses.
Yeboah ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vader walks into a left hand.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yeboah misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Yeboah scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Yeboah throws a push kick but Vader slaps the foot to one side. #T3#
Vader bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Yeboah's head backwards.
Yeboah throws a lazy right hand but Vader sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Some wild striking there from Vader .
Yeboah looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Yeboah lands with a nice body punch.
The fighters circling - Yeboah throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yeboah misses the shot to the body.
Yeboah throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Yeboah does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Nice straight punches there by Yeboah. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Yeboah.
Vader throws a series of punches but Yeboah avoids them all with ease.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sloppy strikes from Vader . Those never looked like landing.
Vader misses with a series of wild punches. #T4#
Yeboah throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Yeboah plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yeboah throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Yeboah fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vader .
Vader moves to clinch but Yeboah breaks away
and Yeboah counters with a straight right hand.
Darth Vader is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Yeboah.
Vader scores with a jab to the head.
Vader throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Yeboah sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Yeboah will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Vader swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vader sizes up Yeboah with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Vader fails to land with a series of punches.
A combination from Vader does no damage.
Yeboah shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Vader as he jumps to the side.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Darth Vader did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R4#
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Yeboah is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Vader blocks a head kick by Yeboah.
Vader fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A telegraphed right hand from Vader misses the target.
A little jabbing left from Yeboah on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Vader lands with a cross.
A combination from Vader does no damage.
Yeboah throws out a counter right but Vader avoids it with no problem.
Yeboah scores with a sloppy right hand. Vader should have avoided that one.
Vader moves out of range as Yeboah strikes.
Vader moves out of range of the leg kick from Yeboah.
Yeboah ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Yeboah tries to land a leg kick but Vader saw it coming and moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws an overhand right that lands on Yeboah's shoulder, as Yeboah tries to avoid the shot.
Yeboah misses the shot to the body.
Vader connects with a looping right hand.
Vader misses with a double jab.
Yeboah lands with an uppercut that bounces Vader off the cage and back into range.#T1#
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yeboah manages to avoid it.
Yeboah avoids the body shot from Vader .
Yeboah throws out a counter right but Vader avoids it with no problem.
Yeboah throws a head kick but Vader moves out of range.
Vader misses with a combination
and Yeboah counters with a straight right hand.
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yeboah manages to avoid it.
Yeboah dodges the punch combination from Vader .
Yeboah throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yeboah tests Vader 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Yeboah walks into a straight right hand from Vader .#TD2#
Yeboah fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Vader sprawls well initially but Yeboah persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Yeboah trying to control from half guard but Vader is working away. #T2#
Vader trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are battling for position here. Vader manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader wants to sweep but no luck.
Yeboah trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader keeping full guard, as Yeboah tries to pass. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.#T3#
Yeboah scores with a jab. Vader acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Yeboah, right into the meat.
Vader misses with the combination.
A shot to the liver by Vader . Beautiful body shot.
Vader wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Yeboah avoids the body shot from Vader .
Vader misses with a wild combination.
Yeboah slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Vader checks a low kick from Yeboah.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Yeboah shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.#T4#
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yeboah was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
A countering left hand to the body from Yeboah misses.
Vader takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Good standup being displayed there by Vader as he connects with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Yeboah lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Yeboah's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Yeboah duly obliges.
Vader lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Yeboah backs up against the cage.
A low kick from Yeboah is predictable there
and Vader counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Yeboah thinking.
A big right from Yeboah misses.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yeboah was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
A swing and a miss from Vader .
Vader slips a jab and a cross from Yeboah.
Vader takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Yeboah throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Vader appears to be looking for a big counter.
Vader scores with a push kick.
Vader throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Darth Vader will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R5#
Vader lands with a cross.
Yeboah takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Vader changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Vader sizes up Yeboah with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle. #TD2#
Vader gets caught napping as Yeboah dives in and scores a takedown. Vader manages to retain guard.
Vader has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Yeboah wants to pass the guard but Vader is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yeboah trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Yeboah showing good wrestling skills to control the position. #T1#
Yeboah tries to free his leg and advance position but Vader is retaining full guard.
Yeboah passes Vader 's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Vader is staying active underneath Yeboah, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Vader is trying to get back to full guard.#SUB2#
Yeboah is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Vader has managed to free his arm - good work. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vader regains full guard. Nicely done.
Yeboah controls from within his opponent's guard.
Vader is adopting a defensive guard.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Yeboah looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vader misses with a hook
and Yeboah counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T3#
Yeboah misses with a wild body shot.
Vader bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#CL#
Vader takes the fight into the clinch.
Yeboah lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Yeboah blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yeboah is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Sambulo Yeboah has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Yeboah throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader . #TD#
Vader is trying to trip Yeboah. He has hold of a leg but Yeboah is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Vader persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Yeboah 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.
Vader trying to control but Yeboah is working from the bottom.
Vader lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.#T4#
Yeboah keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass.
Sambulo Yeboah has got the better of the ground game so far.#SUB2#
Yeboah is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#SUB2#
Yeboah is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Vader sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Vader trying to control but Yeboah is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yeboah avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Sambulo Yeboah.
I think Vader 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 Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 49:48
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 49:48
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 81: Pandora     
Date:   Feb 18, 2018
#R1#
Vader takes a swing at Festation's ribcage but misses.
Vader shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Festation counters with a three punch combo that has Vader backing up. Vader nods at Festation to acknowledge the strikes.
Festation steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vader .
No luck with that takedown attempt from Vader .
Vader misses with a body shot.
Festation feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Vader connects with a jab.
Vader cracks Festation with an open hand slap.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader with a lazy takedown attempt
and Festation counters with a head kick. That will keep Vader thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Mana Festation has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Festation.
Festation is looking for a counter combo.
Vader scores with a hook to the body. Festation takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T1#
Vader throws a left and a right that both miss
and Festation counters with a nice body kick.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Festation seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Vader throws a leg kick but Festation sees it coming and moves out of range.
As Vader backs away, Festation returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Vader lands with a right hand.
Vader cracks Festation with a right hand to the side of the head.
Festation blocks a jab.
Festation is looking for a counter combo.
A shot to the liver by Vader . Beautiful body shot.
Festation on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Festation.
As Vader looks to move away, Festation throws a big counter combo but Vader just gets out of the way.
Vader looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Festation thinks about countering with a body kick.
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vader lands with an uppercut that bounces Festation off the cage and back into range.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T2#
Vader throws a head kick that misses.
It looked like Festation was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Festation seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Vader misses with a shot to the body
and Festation counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Festation appears to be looking for a big counter.
A lazy body kick from Vader
and Festation counters with a one-two to the body. #TD2#
Vader closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Festation to the mat! Festation manages to get full guard. #ES#
Festation manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vader throws a two punch combo that lands nicely. #TD2#
Vader gets the takedown into side control.
Vader postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Festation is trying to get back to half guard.
Vader is chipping away with strikes.
Festation is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Vader off and has taken his back!#T3#
Vader holding both Festation 's hands and preventing any damage.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Vader is defending well here and trying to improve his position. #T4#
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.
Vader trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Vader is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vader looking very determined here, making life difficult for Festation.
Festation controlling from the back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Darth Vader will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Festation manages to avoid it.
Festation seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Festation as he jumps to the side.
It looked like Festation wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Festation stuffs the takedown.
Vader is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Festation rather than just go for the knockout.
Vader connects with a nice looking jab. #TD2#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Vader . #ES#
Festation bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Vader looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Festation is fending him off so far but Vader persists. Nope, Festation circles away and we're back to standing.
Mana Festation has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader throws a predictable looking body shot
and Festation finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.#TD2#
Festation gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Vader to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Festation avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #T1#
Vader stopping the sweep attempt from Festation.
Festation is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Festation preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Festation 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.
Festation pulls Vader in close to prevent any damage.
Festation lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR#
Vader being controlled here, momentarily.
Mana Festation overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Festation wants to stand but Vader has a closed guard, so he can't escape. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Vader 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.
Festation sitting in guard here, content to control.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Vader holds on and takes a little breather.
Festation stopping the sweep attempt from Vader .#T3#
Vader is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Festation trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader wants to sweep but no luck.
Vader can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Festation controls the pace.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Vader goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.#T4#
Vader digs a good body shot into Festation's ribs.
Vader has his takedown stuffed
and Festation counters with a nice kick to the body.
Vader has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Festation moves out of range easily.
Vader misses with a body shot.
Festation appears to be looking for a big counter.
Vader gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Festation counters with a three punch combo that has Vader backing up. Vader nods at Festation to acknowledge the strikes.
Festation walks into a straight right hand from Vader .
Vader throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Festation stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
This has been an exciting period of action!#CL2#
Vader rushes Festation and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
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 Mana Festation will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R3##TD2#
Vader shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Festation manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Vader postures up.
Vader lands a couple of digs.
Vader stopping the sweep attempt from Festation.
Festation preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Festation is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Festation holds on and takes a little breather.
Festation trying to keep a closed guard but Vader is proving a slippery customer.
Vader throwing strikes from guard but Festation blocks nicely.
Vader throwing strikes but missing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Festation bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Vader 's guard. #REVR#
Vader looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Vader is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #T1#
Festation pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vader is keeping the position for now. #SU#
Festation decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Vader throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vader throws a right hand that Festation ducks under and follows up with a left that Festation also avoids with ease.
Vader misses with a takedown
and Festation counters with a nice body shot. #T2##CL2#
Festation gets tackled into the cage by Vader . Vader maintains the clinch.
Festation scores with a hook to the body.#BC#
Festation breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vader keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Nice defenses there by Festation.
As Vader looks to move away, Festation throws a big counter combo but Vader just gets out of the way.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Festation was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vader throws a hook but Festation blocks it.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Festation was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Festation is looking for a counter combo.
Vader fails with an attempt to clinch.
Festation takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Festation looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.#T3##TD2#
Vader feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Festation looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Vader is fighting to break Festation's control of his arms but Festation is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Vader in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Vader throws a big right hand that misses.
Vader trying to control but Festation is working from the bottom.
Vader sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Vader with a flurry of punches that miss.
Vader won't allow Festation to sweep him here.
Festation working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader .
Festation not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Vader throwing strikes from guard but Festation blocks nicely.
Festation is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Festation is trying to keep Vader in close.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T4#
Festation is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Vader has a takedown stuffed.
Festation is looking to counter with a body kick.#CL2#
Vader closes the distance and pushes Festation back into the cage.#BC#
Festation breaks the clinch.
Vader dives in for a single leg takedown but Festation sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Mana Festation has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader throws a low kick but Festation avoids it.
Festation has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Vader .
Vader throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Festation counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Darth Vader just about did enough to take it.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R4#
Danga de danga de dang - Vader scores with a four punch combination!
Vader throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Festation counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a double jab
and Festation counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Festation blocks a jab.#TD2#
Vader feints and as Festation raises his hands in defense, Vader changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Vader won't allow Festation to get back to his feet.
Festation seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Festation 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.
Vader working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Festation is on top in guard. #REVR#
Festation has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader trying to control the position. #T1#
Vader wants to stand but Festation is controlling the position.
Festation is fighting to break Vader 's control of his arms but Vader is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.#T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Festation is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Vader bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Festation's guard. #REVB#
Festation looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Festation is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Vader is controlling him.
Vader stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Festation swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Festation wants to get back to his feet but Vader is in a dominant position and won't allow it. #T3#
Festation tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Vader landing some decent shots from guard.
Festation looking for a sweep. Not yet Festation, not yet.
Vader stops Festation from standing up.
Festation preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Festation is controlling Vader 's posture.#REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.#CL2#
Vader drives through and clinches with Festation against the cage.
Good body shot from Festation.
Festation letting Vader take a breather here.#BC#
Festation pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#T4#
Vader lands a front kick.#TD2#
Vader shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.#ES#
Festation pushes Vader off and gets back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader tries to clinch up.
And Festation counters with a quick kick to the body but Vader blocks it.
Vader tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Festation paws at him with a jab and circles away.
As Vader backs away, Festation returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.#CL2#
Vader has managed to clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Darth Vader will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!
#R5##CL2#
Vader has Festation up against the cage in a clinch.
Festation lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Festation blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader working aggressively here.
Festation tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Festation can't find room to land a body shot as Vader controls the action.
Festation lands an uppercut.#T1##BC#
Festation breaks the clinch.
Vader throws a head kick that misses
and Festation counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Vader thinking.
Vader throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Festation takes one to the chin there.
Vader misses with a combination
and Festation counters with a slapping leg kick.
Mana Festation is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Some wild striking there from Vader . #TD2#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Festation enables Vader to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Festation manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.#T2#
Vader lands a couple of elbows.
Vader is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Festation looking to hit a scissor sweep but Vader is one step ahead there.
Mana Festation has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Vader trying to control but Festation is working from the bottom.
Festation is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Festation looking to hit a scissor sweep but Vader is one step ahead there.
Vader with a flurry of punches that miss.
Vader sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Festation's guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
The referee calls for the fighters to work. #T3#
Festation wants to control but Vader is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Festation is controlling Vader 's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Vader drops an elbow to the side of Festation's head.
Vader missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Festation controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Vader landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Festation has hold of Vader 's hands but Vader slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Vader throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Festation is not content to let Vader control the position.
Festation is trying to maintain the position but Vader is very close to passing his half guard.#T4#
Vader slips a nice elbow through Festation's hands, connecting with Festation's forehead.
Vader prevents Festation from standing back up.
Well, if Vader is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Festation tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Festation trying to control but Vader postures up.
Vader is trying to control the action in half guard but Festation is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Vader stalling.
Vader drops an elbow to the side of Festation's head.
Vader is controlling the pace.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vader working the head and body with strikes.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 48:49
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 48:49
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 46:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Darth Vader is the new bantamweight champion!

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 66: Hot Shot     
Date:   Dec 15, 2017
#R1#
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Of Habit walks into a stiff left hand from Vader .
Vader throws a shot from downtown. Of Habit moves away and avoids it.
Vader blocks the body kick.
Vader will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Of Habit flicks out a counter leg kick but Vader steps away.
Of Habit blocks a head kick by Vader .
A slow jab from Vader misses its intended target. #TD2#
Of Habit shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Vader manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Vader looking to hit a scissor sweep but Of Habit is one step ahead there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Of Habit throwing strikes from guard but Vader blocks nicely.
Of Habit has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vader working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Of Habit. #T1#
Vader has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Of Habit looking to sit in guard and control but Vader gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Vader won't allow Of Habit to sweep him here.
Vader working some strikes from top position.
Of Habit is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Of Habit looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Vader wants to control from the top but Of Habit keeps moving.
Of Habit keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass. #T2##SUB2#
Of Habit looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Vader wants to pass the guard but Of Habit is keeping the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader wants to control from the top but Of Habit keeps moving. #SUB2#
Vader avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Of Habit pulls Vader in to control the position.
Vader is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Vader is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #SUB2#
Of Habit looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #T3##SUB2#
Of Habit looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Vader trying to control but Of Habit is working from the bottom.
Vader missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Vader 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.
Vader postures up.
Vader wants to pass the guard but Of Habit is keeping the position.#SUB2#
Of Habit looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening. #SUB2#
Of Habit has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Vader can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB2#
Vader got a little sloppy there for a moment and Of Habit has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Vader has managed to get both his arms back between Of Habit's legs - danger averted.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Vader stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Of Habit swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Of Habit wants to sweep here but Vader controlling him for the moment.
Vader not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Of Habit not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Of Habit keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Vader passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Vader is trying to ground and pound but Of Habit uses the momentary lack of control by Vader to regain half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB2#
Of Habit actively working from the bottom here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Vader swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Of Habit.
Vader throws a poor cross that misses
and Of Habit counters with a straight right hand.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Of Habit lands a jab.
Vader cracks Of Habit with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.#CL#
Vader closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage. #TD#
Vader wants the takedown. Of Habit is fighting it off but Vader persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Of Habit's guard against the cage.
Of Habit avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Of Habit keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Vader stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Of Habit swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Vader works over Of Habit with some ground and pound from guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Of Habit is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Vader engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #T1#
Of Habit trying to control the position here.
Vader wants to control from the top but Of Habit keeps moving.
Of Habit controlling the position.
Of Habit is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Vader advances position into side control!
Vader is looking to take a break and control but Of Habit is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Of Habit tries to bench press Vader off him but Vader keeps the position.
Vader scoring with punches from side control. #T2#
Vader working the ground and pound but Of Habit is defending the strikes.
Of Habit manages to get back to half guard.
Vader has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Vader trying to control but Of Habit is having none of it.
Vader lands a big shot there that rocks Of Habit but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Vader sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Darth Vader overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Of Habit wants to control but Vader is having none of it.
Of Habit is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Vader is staying active.
Of Habit tries to get back to half guard but can't. #T3#
Vader working Of Habit over with strikes here.
Vader is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Of Habit can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Vader cracks Of Habit with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena. #ROC#
Of Habit is rocked!
Of Habit wants to control but Vader is having none of it.
Of Habit is still in real trouble! Can Vader finish him?
Of Habit is looking to get to half guard.
Of Habit is squirming around, avoiding Vader 's attempts to control the action.
Of Habit seems to have recovered his senses.
A nice elbow there by Vader .
Vader lands a big elbow.
Of Habit wants to control but Vader is having none of it.
Vader tries to control but Of Habit wriggling away.
Vader connects with a couple of good shots from mount. #T4#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Of Habit is trying desperately to improve position.
Vader connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Of Habit 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.
Oooh a big shot lands for Vader ! Of Habit is out! The ref dives in to save him from more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Darth Vader !

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 62: Punk     
Date:   Nov 04, 2017
#R1#
Vader shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Arnold eats them both and turns towards Vader to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Good shot there by Vader .
Arnold walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Vader checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Vader throws a nice inside leg kick.
Vader lands with a kick to the temple. Arnold shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Arnold scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Vader fails in his attempt to clinch.
Arnold works the jab nicely.
Arnold punishes Vader 's body with a nice straight punch.
Vader throws a right and a left that Arnold avoids nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A punch combination from Vader misses.
Vader moves out of range of the leg kick from Arnold.
Good work by Vader as he checks the leg kick.
Arnold is looking to slow Vader down with leg kicks.
Vader thuds his right hand into Arnold's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Vader cracks the inside of Arnold's front leg.
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Arnold.
Arnold swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vader fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Arnold avoids it really well and circles away.#T1#
A head kick misses from Vader .
Vader throws a body shot but no joy.
Vader takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Arnold is looking to score with low kicks.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Arnold was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Arnold throws a front kick that sends Vader stumbling back into the cage.
Arnold tries to clinch there but Vader circles away.
Vader fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Arnold feints and then cracks Vader 's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vader down.
Arnold displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Vader throws out the jab.
Vader has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Vader there as he acknowledges the shot.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Vader misses with an uppercut.
Arnold throws a body kick that misses #TD#
and Vader decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Arnold's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Arnold is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
Vader 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.#T2##SUB2#
Arnold working for a triangle but Vader defends it easily.
Vader trying to control but Arnold is working from the bottom.
Vader will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Arnold keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vader accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Vader throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Arnold works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Vader missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vader accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Arnold is trying to control the position from the bottom. #SUB2#
Arnold had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Vader defends it easily.#SUB2#
Arnold has his foot on Vader 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Vader works his way back into a safe position though.#T3#
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Arnold is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB2#
Arnold looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Vader wants to control from the top but Arnold keeps moving.
Arnold keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass.
Vader connects with a couple of short punches.#SUB2#
Arnold escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Vader gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Arnold working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader .
Vader landing some decent shots from guard. #T4#
Arnold is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Vader is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Vader stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Arnold swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader wants to control from the top but Arnold keeps moving.
Vader lands a couple of elbows.
Vader trying to control but Arnold is working from the bottom.
Arnold has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall. #SUB2#
Arnold has his foot on Vader 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Vader works his way back into a safe position though.
Vader working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Arnold's head.
Vader lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2##CL#
Vader closes the distance and clinches.
Arnold struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Arnold misses with a body punch.
Arnold goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #BC#
Vader escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Arnold blocks a jab.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Arnold can do to turn this around?
Vader takes a swing at Arnold's ribcage but misses.
Arnold comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Arnold was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Vader .
Arnold throws a head kick but Vader moves out of range.
Vader checks the leg kick nicely there.
Darth Vader is winning the standup battle so far.
Vader takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Arnold tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Vader is able to avoid easily.#T1#
Arnold fails with an attempt to clinch.
Arnold keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Arnold shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Vader avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Arnold looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Arnold thuds a left hand into Vader 's body.
Arnold throws a wild body kick that Vader sees coming a mile off.
Arnold fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Vader is out of range.
Vader half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Arnold steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vader .
BJ Arnold is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#TD#
Vader drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Vader has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Vader fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Vader unloading with bombs!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader avoids the attempt from Arnold to control.
Arnold might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Vader haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.#T2#
Vader scoring with strikes but Arnold is staying in there.
Vader trying to control but Arnold is having none of it.
Vader postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Arnold looks a forlorn figure.
The referee warns Arnold that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Vader lands a big shot there that rocks Arnold but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Vader wants to control the pace but Arnold is squirming around nicely.
Vader lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Vader lands a nice shot to the head.
Arnold is looking to improve his position but Vader isn't that keen on the idea.
Vader avoids the attempt from Arnold to control.#T3#
Vader landing punches.
Vader with good strikes from the mount here!
Vader raining down hammerfists from mount.
Vader fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Arnold is in a horrible position here. Vader smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position. #ROC#
Arnold is rocked!
Arnold is squirming around, avoiding Vader 's attempts to control the action.
Arnold takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Arnold is still in real trouble! Can Vader finish him?
Vader content just to control the position here.
Arnold seems to have recovered his senses.
Vader postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Arnold looks a forlorn figure.
Darth Vader overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader with shots to the head and body - Arnold looks very uncomfortable down there. #T4#
Vader has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Arnold's face.
The referee warns Arnold that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Vader landing shots from mount.
Vader postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Arnold bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Vader and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:32 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 58: Strong Style     
Date:   Oct 14, 2017
#R1#
Jameson slips a jab and a cross from Vader .
Jameson lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Vader misses with a looping right.#CL2#
Jameson darts in and clinches Vader up against the cage.
Jameson tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it. #BC2#
Jameson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Vader uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Jameson has time to react.
Jameson takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.#CUT#
It looks like Coach Jameson has been cut.
Jameson shoots in and drives through. Vader sprawls well.
Jameson fails with the takedown.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Coach Jameson.
Jameson ducks right into an uppercut from Vader .
Jameson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Vader displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Jameson.
Vader is looking to counter punch.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T1#
Jameson throws a nice looking combination but Vader bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Vader stalks Jameson and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Jameson's face. Jameson staggers backwards, shaken.#ROC#
Jameson is rocked!
Vader throws an overhand right that drops Jameson like a sack of potatoes! Vader dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:13 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 52: Dark Gate     
Date:   Sep 16, 2017
#R1#
Grande swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Vader takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Grande loads up on a big right hand but Vader slips the punch.
Grande uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vader .
It looked like Grande was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Vader .
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
Grande lands a slapping body shot.
Grande cracks Vader with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A shot to the liver by Grande. Beautiful body shot.
Grande has been working on his boxing with his coaches at ~T~ Troid - Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Vader shoots in but Grande avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Grande tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vader was well out of range. Poor timing from Grande.
Grande slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Grande manages to avoid it.
Vader fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Grande, as that shot connected.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Grande scores with a decent looking hook.#CL#
Grande pushes Vader up against the cage in a clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Grande.
Grande keeps control of Vader as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Vader goes for a takedown attempt but Grande pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance. #T1#
Vader fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Grande looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Vader swings for the body but Grande moves out of range.
Grande catches Vader with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!#CL#
Grande clinches up against the cage.
Vader blocks a body shot from Grande.
Grande lands a shoulder strike.
Grande tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Grande has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Grande misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Grande working aggressively here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Grande.
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T2#
Grande throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Grande avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Grande tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Grande has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Vader misses with some punches.
Grande throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A shot in the inside from Grande.
Grande lands a body punch in the clinch.
A hook to the body from Grande.
Grande misses with a punch to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Grande.
Vader looks winded!
Grande working aggressively here.
Grande doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T3#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Grande.
Grande scores with a shot to the side of Vader 's head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Grande.
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Grande lands an uppercut.
Vader working aggressively here.
Grande goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Grande uses good head movement to avoid it.
Grande goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Grande lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Vader or not.
A head punch on the inside from Grande fails to land.
Grande has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside. #T4#
Grande misses with a punch on the inside.
Grande pushes Vader back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Grande.
Vader prevents a body shot from Grande.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Grande blocks an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Grande scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Grande blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Grande.
Grande doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Grande lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Grande lands a hook that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesus Chico Grande dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Vader looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nice straight punches there by Grande. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Grande.
Vader throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Grande lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Vader backs up against the cage. #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Grande misses with a punch to the body.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Grande uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
A hook to the body from Grande.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Grande.
Grande throws a head punch that misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Grande tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Grande lands a hook to the side of the head.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
A nice right hand lands inside from Grande. #T1#
Grande tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Grande is working Vader over against the cage.
Vader is breathing heavily.
Grande working aggressively here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Grande.
Grande tries to throw a body punch but Vader avoids it by throwing Grande back against the cage.
Grande tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Grande fails to land.
A nice left hand lands by Grande.
Grande tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Vader drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Grande gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Vader prevents a body shot from Grande.
Grande tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow. #T2#
Grande lands with a right to the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Grande.
Grande lands a body punch in the clinch.
Grande throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Grande fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader wants a takedown.
Grande lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
A short left from Grande. #ROC#
Vader is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Grande misses with a hook from the clinch.
Grande misses with a body punch.
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside.
Grande lands with a left to the head.
Vader is still on wobbly legs! Can Grande finish him?
Vader tries for a takedown. No joy.
Vader seems to have recovered his senses.
Jesus Chico Grande has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Grande lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vader backwards. #T3#
A short left from Grande.
Grande misses with a punch to the body.
Grande lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Grande scores with a shoulder strike.
A right handed body shot lands from Grande.
Vader blocking some punches.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Grande uses good head movement to avoid it.
Still in the clinch, Grande scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vader blocks an uppercut.
Grande lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Grande fails to land.
Grande tries to throw a body punch but Vader avoids it by throwing Grande back against the cage.
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside. #T4#
Grande can't find room to land a body shot as Vader controls the action.
Grande is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vader can do to turn this around?
Grande presses Vader against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Grande throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Grande swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Grande misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Grande lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Grande controls his hands.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Grande.
Grande misses with a punch to the body.
A short body shot lands from Grande as the two fighters clinch.
Grande digs a right hand underneath Vader 's ribcage. Vader let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A nice right hand lands inside from Grande.
Grande lands with a short head shot on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesus Chico Grande dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R3#
Grande moves into range and connects with a jab.
Vader looks for a takedown but Grande sprawls well.
Grande is looking to counter punch.
Grande tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vader swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Grande stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Grande thuds a left hand into Vader 's body.
Vader takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Vader takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing. #CL#
Grande moves into the clinch.
Grande tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Grande pushes Vader back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Grande swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Grande tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Grande tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jesus Chico Grande has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A shot in the inside from Grande.
Vader takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Grande makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#T1#
Grande lands a big right hand that drops Vader ! The killer instinct kicks in and Grande finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Grande!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:09 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jesus Chico Grande!
Post fight, an emotional Jesus Chico Grande said 'Stop saying that I look like Goofy! In Colombia, I am known as La Bestia! Stop saying that I look like the Disney character! '.

 

Event: C21: Aas vs Vader     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017
#R1#
Vader shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Aas but Aas pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Vader throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vader has a takedown stuffed.
Aas takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Aas avoids the head kick by Vader .
Vader fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Aslak Aas has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Jab by Aas.
Vader moves forwards but Aas connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Aas throws a low kick but it's checked well by Vader .
Nice uppercut lands for Aas. That snapped Vader 's head back.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Aas, as that shot connected.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Aas keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aas chopping away at his opponent's legs.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Vader .
Aas scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut! #T1#
Aas lands with a good body shot.
Aas comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Vader with a poor takedown
and Aas counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nice uppercut lands for Aas. That snapped Vader 's head back.
Vader takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK. #ROC#
Vader is rocked!
Aas has been working on his boxing with his coaches at AK Beasties in the buildup to the fight.
Vader chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Aas can pounce on him.
Vader shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Aas pinned against the cage. Aas gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Vader on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Aas as he avoids it easily.
Aas darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Vader darts in looking for a takedown but Aas gets double underhooks and turns Vader into the cage.
Aas appears to be looking for a big counter.
Vader looks winded!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader has his takedown stuffed
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Aas lands with a nice body punch.
Nice sprawl there from Aas as Vader shoots in.
It looked like Aas was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Vader .
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aas wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#T2#
Aas lands a nice hook to Vader 's body. Vader takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Aas scores with a jab. Vader acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Aas looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Aas looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Vader shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Aas pinned against the cage. Aas gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Aas jabs Vader to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Aas throws a nice outside leg kick.
Aas lands a jab to Vader 's midsection.
Aas throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vader stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Aas lands with a good body shot.
Vader takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Aas defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Vader .
Aas swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Vader 's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Aas connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Vader scrambles back to his feet.
Aas scores with a decent looking hook.
Vader tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Aas swivels and escapes.
Aas throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Aas stuns Vader with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.#T3#
Vader shoots for a takedown but Aas saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Aas cracks a nice hook into Vader 's ribs.
Aas dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Aas throws a quick inside leg kick.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but Aas shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Aas is looking to wear down Vader with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Vader walks into a jab.#CL#
Aas closes the distance and clinches.
Aas lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader can't get the takedown.
A short right from Aas.
Aas throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Aas lands a nice shot to the body.
Aas misses with a body punch.
Aas working some nice short punches in the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aas lands an uppercut.
Aas prevents Vader from breaking the clinch.
Aas working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Aas lands with a light punch inside.
Vader is still on wobbly legs! Can Aas finish him?#T4#
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader seems to have recovered his senses.
Aas lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Vader has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Aas avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Aas goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Aas gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Aas lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Aas after a bit of a struggle.
Vader drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Aas misses with a knee to the head.
Aas leaning against his opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aas lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Aas is working Vader over against the cage.
Aas lands a left hand.
Aas scores with a nice hook to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aslak Aas dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Aas fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Aas is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vader can do to turn this around?
Aas blocks a head kick by Vader .
Aas takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Aas getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Aas digs a good body shot into Vader 's ribs.
Vader takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Aas digs a good hook to Vader 's body.
A shot to the liver by Aas. Beautiful body shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Aas as he connects with a hook.
Aas punishes Vader 's body with a nice straight punch.
Aslak Aas is winning the standup battle so far.
Aas throws a nice inside leg kick.
Darth Vader is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader shoots for a takedown but Aas saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Aas scores with a body shot.
Aas connects with a body shot.
Aas scoring well with a low kick there.
Aas stuns Vader with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Vader has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Aas.
Good leg kick by Aas there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Aas punishes Vader 's body with a nice straight punch.
Vader shoots in looking for a takedown. Aas tries to sprawl out of it but Vader keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Aas manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Vader is breathing heavily.#T1#
A slapping leg kick lands for Aas.
Aas lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Aas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader is trying desperately to land a takedown but Aas is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Vader .
Vader takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Aslak Aas is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#TD2#
Vader shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Aas napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Aas struggling a bit here.
Aas manages to work his way to half guard, despite Vader 's best efforts.
Aas trying to control here.
Aas slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Aas holds on and takes a little breather.
Vader postures up. #T2#
Vader throwing strikes but missing.
Aas preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader stopping the sweep attempt from Aas.
Aas is working hard here to advance position.
Vader content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aas tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Aas is adopting a defensive guard.
Vader postures up in Aas's guard and throws a big left but Aas blocks it.
Vader lands a couple of digs.
Aas pulls Vader in close to prevent any damage.
Aas looking to hit a scissor sweep but Vader is one step ahead there. #T3#
Vader lands a couple of elbows.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Aas is on top in guard. #REVR#
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Aas sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Vader 's guard.
Aas controlling the pace.
Aas works his way into side control.
Vader wants to control but Aas postures up.#T4#
Aas moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Aas tries to advance to mount but Vader denies him.
Aas is looking to take a break and control but Vader is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vader wants to get back to his feet.
Aas advances nicely into full mount.
Aas content just to control the position here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aslak Aas dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R3#
Aas connects with a body shot.
Vader fails with a takedown attempt.
Aas lands a nice hook to Vader 's body. Vader takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Vader looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Aas is fending him off so far but Vader persists. Nope, Aas circles away and we're back to standing.
Aas scoring well with a low kick there.
Vader goes for a double leg but Aas avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Aas continues to drive forward.
Aslak Aas has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Vader walks into a straight right hand from Aas.
Vader walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Aas connects with a leg kick. Vader looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Aas uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Aas connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Vader has a takedown stuffed.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vader takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Vader darts in looking for a takedown but Aas gets double underhooks and turns Vader into the cage.
Aas connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.#T1#
Aas is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Aas scores with a shot to the body.
Vader doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Aas digs a good body shot into Vader 's ribs.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Aas is looking to clinch.
Vader takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Aas jabs at Vader 's body.
Aas lands a nice hook to Vader 's body. Vader takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Vader fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
A shot to the liver by Aas. Beautiful body shot.
Aas wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aas connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vader 's hands.
Aas throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Aas takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vader has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.#T2#
Aas throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Vader dives in and grabs Aas's left leg, looking for a takedown. Aas pushes down on Vader 's head and hops out.
Aas changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A left and a right from Aas both land. Nice combination.
Aas swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Vader .
Aas scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Aas feints and then cracks Vader 's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vader down.
Aas scores with a decent looking hook.
Vader 's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Aas leaves Vader with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Aas takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Aas goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Vader takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Vader takes a swing at Aas's ribcage but misses.
Aas jabs at Vader 's body.
Vader changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Aas tries to avoid it but Vader manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Aas to the ground. Aas escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Aas cracks a nice hook into Vader 's ribs.
Aas connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe. #T3#
Vader takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Aas scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Vader doesn't seem bothered though.
Aas misses the shot to the body.
No joy there for Aas, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Aas connects with a body shot that sends Vader 's belly button to the back.
Aas looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Aas counters with a left to the body.
No luck for Vader with that takedown attempt.
Vader gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Aas counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Vader gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Aas works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Vader looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Aas is fending him off so far but Vader persists. Nope, Aas circles away and we're back to standing.
Aas throws a nice outside leg kick. #T4#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aas moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Aas changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Aas throws a nice looking combination but Vader bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Aas throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Vader .
Aas connects with a single shot there.
Vader shoots for a double leg takedown but Aas sprawls well. He's pushed Vader 's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Aas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vader gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Aas throws a nice outside leg kick.
Aas lands a lovely overhand right.
Vader takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Aas thuds a left hand into Vader 's body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aas displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
No luck for Vader with that takedown attempt.
Aas jabs at Vader 's body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aslak Aas clearly takes that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R4#
Aas looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Aas paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Vader is trying hard to land a takedown here. Aas sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aas looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader fails with a takedown attempt.
Aas scores with a jab to the body.
Aas fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Vader on the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A decent looking cross lands there for Aas.
Aas looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Aas throws a body shot but no joy.
Vader tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Good work by Vader as he checks the leg kick.
Aas scores with a hook to the body. Vader takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Aas scores to the head and body with a nice combination!#T1#
Aas throws a low kick but it's checked well by Vader .
Aas scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Vader doesn't seem bothered though.
Vader fails with a takedown attempt.
Aslak Aas has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Vader is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Vader shoots in looking for a takedown but Aas manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Vader 's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Vader takes one to the side of the head.
Aas connects with a right hand. Vader shakes it off.
Aas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vader manages to avoid it.
Aas swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Aas works Vader 's body with a nice hook.
Vader shoots for a takedown but Aas saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Vader dives in and grabs Aas's left leg, looking for a takedown. Aas pushes down on Vader 's head and hops out.
Aas goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Vader stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Aas.
Aas bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Vader is defended easily by Aas.#T2#
Aas lands with a straight right. Vader didn't see that one coming.#TD2#
Vader closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Aas to the mat! Aas manages to get full guard.
Aas managing to control the position.
Vader is looking to work some ground and pound but Aas has wrist control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Aas 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.
Aslak Aas overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
Vader chips away with some ground and pound.
Vader stands up over Aas, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Vader working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage. #T3#
Vader scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Aas lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR#
Vader is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Aas is controlling him.
Aas is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#SUB2#
Vader looking for a guillotine here but Aas defends easily.
Aas advances position into side control!
Vader wants to get back to his feet but Aas drags him back down.#T4#
The referee asks Aas politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Aas prefers to stall for the moment though.
Aas tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Vader pushes Aas away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Aas gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Aas is looking to take a break and control but Vader is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
You can see the frustration on Vader 's face as Aas controls the position.
Aas trying to control the action but Vader is working from the bottom.
Vader tries to strike from the bottom but misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aslak Aas had his way with Darth Vader in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
Aas connects with a nice looking jab.
Aas swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aas. Vader does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader goes for a double leg but Aas avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Aas continues to drive forward.
Vader fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Aslak Aas has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Aas scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Vader dives in for a single leg takedown but Aas sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
A quick step to the side and Aas tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aas lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Aas connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aas swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Aas slaps away a takedown attempt from Vader , before circling back to the center of the mat.
Aas lands a nice shot to the body.
Aas works Vader 's body with a nice hook.
Vader is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?#T1#
Aas stuffs the takedown.
Aas slaps away a takedown attempt from Vader , before circling back to the center of the mat.
Aas throws a leg kick which misses Vader 's front leg but catches the back leg as Vader tries to avoid it.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but Aas shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Aas lands with a straight right. Vader didn't see that one coming.
Aas scores with a body shot.
Aas changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Vader chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Aas can pounce on him.
Vader dives in and grabs Aas's left leg, looking for a takedown. Aas pushes down on Vader 's head and hops out.
Aas feints and then cracks Vader 's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Vader down.
Aas jabs Vader to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vader shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Aas but Aas pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Aas scores with a head kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#TD2#
Vader drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.#T2#
Vader missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Vader postures up in Aas's guard and throws a big left but Aas blocks it.
Aas pulls Vader in to control the position.
Aas is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Aas not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Vader is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Aas controlling Vader 's posture. #T3#
Aas preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Aas looking for a sweep. Not yet Aas, not yet.
Aas has his hands on Vader 's head, controlling the position.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Vader loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Aas tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Aas trying to control the position. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Aas throws a lazy right hand but Vader sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vader was well out of range. Poor timing from Aas.
Vader shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Aas defends it nicely.#T4#
Aas tries to clinch up but Vader circles away and keeps his distance.
Vader is trying hard to land a takedown here. Aas sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aas stuffs the takedown.
Vader fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Horrible takedown attempt by Vader or perhaps it was just good defense by Aas, which made it look bad.
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Aslak Aas is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vader has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Aas finds it's way round the side to connect with Vader 's head.
Aas lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Aas.
Aas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aas fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Vader has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Vader takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Some wild striking there from Vader .

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 50:43
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 50:43
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 50:43

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Aslak Aas!

Aslak Aas retains his bantamweight title!
Aslak Aas decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.

 

Event: KAMIKAZE 45: Born To Fight     
Date:   Aug 12, 2017
#R1#
Vader shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Yeboah but Yeboah pushes him off and we're back to square one.
We've been hearing reports that Yeboah has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Vader darts in looking for a takedown but Yeboah gets double underhooks and turns Vader into the cage.
Yeboah fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Vader on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Yeboah dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vader fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Sambulo Yeboah has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Vader takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Yeboah.
Yeboah lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Vader circles away quickly and effectively.
Yeboah fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A cross from Yeboah lands.
A lazy left from Yeboah finds it's target.#ROC#
Vader is rocked!
Vader has his takedown stuffed
and Yeboah counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Vader thinking. #TD2#
Vader closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard. #SUB#
Yeboah looking for submissions off his back.
Yeboah trying to control here. #T1#
Vader thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Yeboah's head.
Yeboah slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.#SUB#
Vader stands over his opponent and dives in with a flying punch! Yeboah throws up his legs and catches Vader in a triangle! Oh this looks tight! Vader tries to escape but he's forced to tap! Wow, fantastic work there by Yeboah! That came out of nowhere!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Sambulo Yeboah!
Sambulo Yeboah is the new bantamweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Sambulo Yeboah thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: Highland Games 219     
Date:   Nov 17, 2016
#R1##CL2#
Vorster has Vader up against the cage in a clinch.
Vader is pressed up against the cage. Vorster has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Vader down to the mat. Vader avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
A big left from Vader misses. #CL2#
Vorster rushes Vader and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Vorster can't get the takedown.
Vader lands a right hand.
Vorster's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vorster prevents a body shot from Vader .
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A left hand lands to the body for Vader .
Vader lands a hook to the side of the head.#TD2#
Vorster pulls Vader into guard.
Vader stands up over Vorster, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vorster bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Vader 's guard. #REVB#
Vader wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Vorster wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving.
Vader is adopting a defensive guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T1#
Vader has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Vorster trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vorster looking to sit in guard and control but Vader gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vorster looking for a sweep. Not yet Vorster, not yet.
Vorster not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Vader lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Vader is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Vorster is trying to hold Vader in close to prevent damage but Vader has managed to pass into half guard. #T2#
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. Vader connects with a nice short shot to Vorster's temple.
Vorster tries to get to full guard but Vader has control of the leg.
Vorster is concentrating on defense, preventing Vader from advancing position.
Vorster on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The fighters are battling for position here. Vorster manages to regain full guard. Nice work. #SUB2#
Vorster working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Vader doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Vader manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Vader will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.#SUB2#
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Vorster is looking for a triangle but Vader pushes his legs off easily.
Vader wants to control from the top but Vorster keeps moving. #T3#
Vader is pushing down on Vorster's leg trying to pass to half guard. Vorster is fighting to maintain full guard but Vader has managed to sneak the leg through.
Vorster wants to control but Vader is keeping busy.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Vader lands a nice short elbow.
Vorster is looking to improve his position.
Vader is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Vorster is bucking up trying to escape but Vader cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Vader looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Vader cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers! #T4#
Vorster sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Vorster gets full guard.
Vader with a nice head shot there.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Vorster is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Vader controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Vader won't allow Vorster to sweep him here. #SUB2#
Vorster is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Vader is aware though and is defending well.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vorster keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Vader avoids a guillotine attempt easily. #SUB2#
Vorster throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2#
Vorster shoots in but Vader avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Vader circles away from the clinch attempt
and Vader counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #CL2#
Vorster has closed the distance and engaged Vader in a clinch.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A right handed body shot lands from Vader .
Vader gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Vorster.
Vader lands a right hand.
Vorster drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Vader gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jandre Vorster.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vorster goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Vorsters head.
Vorster has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vader is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Vorster is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Vader pulls him back up using the underhooks. #T1#
Vader lands a body punch.
Vader gets through Vorster's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
I was talking to Vader 's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Vorster is looking to take this one to the mat.
Vader is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Vorster is breathing heavily.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Vader tries a body shot but Vorster blocks it.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader taking a breather.
Vader lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Vorster avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Vader lands a left hand.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vorster takes a shot to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vorster has Vader pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Vader manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vorster is trying to pull guard but Vader turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Vader .
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #T2#
Vader tries to work over Vorster's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice right hand lands inside from Vader . #TD2#
Vorster wants the takedown. Vader is fighting it off but Vorster persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Vader 's guard against the cage.
Vader looking for a sweep. Not yet Vader , not yet.
Vader pulls Vorster in close to prevent any damage. #SUB2#
Vorster drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Vader manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Vorster has Vader in his guard.#REVR#
Vader connects with a couple of short punches.
Vader chips away with some ground and pound.
Vader scoring with punches to the head and body.
Our spies down at at ~T~ Troid - Gym inform us that Vorster has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?#T3#
Vader postures up.
Vader landing with the ground and pound.
Vader throwing strikes from guard but Vorster blocks nicely. #SUB2#
Vorster is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB2#
Vorster is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Vader defends well.
Vader working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Vorster's head.
Vader passes into half guard. #T4##SUB2#
Vorster looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Vader content to control rather than advance.
Vader working the head and body with strikes.
Vorster wants to control but Vader is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Vader seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Vader drops an elbow to the side of Vorster's head. #SUB2#
Vorster looking for submissions off his back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R3#
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #CL2#
Vorster clinches up with Vader and pushes him back against the cage.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vorster drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Vader gets the underhooks and prevents it.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vorster prevents a body shot from Vader .
Vorster has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vader is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vorster is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jandre Vorster.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vorster is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Vader gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Vader stops a takedown attempt from Vorster.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Vader .
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vorster backwards. #T1#
Vorster looking for a takedown.
Vorster takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Vader softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Vorster is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Vader is defending well.
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader slows down the pace here.
Vorster is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Vader is defending well.
A body shot lands from Vader .
Vader scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Vader digs a right hand into Vorster's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Vorster's gas tank.
Vader lands a hook that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader lands a body shot.
Vader pressing his opponent against the cage.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Vorster controls his hands.
A short uppercut from Vader .
Vorster has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vader is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.#T2#
Vader is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Vader stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A hook to the body from Vader .
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Good body shot from Vader .
Vader stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Vader lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Vader pushes Vorster back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader lands a hook that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vorster takes a shot to the head.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader lands a nice uppercut.
Darth Vader has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Vader holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Vader is leaning against Vorster and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.#T3#
Vader tries a body shot but Vorster blocks it.
Vader prevents the takedown attempt.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vorster can do to turn this around?
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Vorsters head. #ROC#
Vorster is rocked!
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vorster is still on wobbly legs! Can Vader finish him?
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader lands a left hand.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vorster goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Vader lands with a short shot to the head.
A short right from Vader .
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader tries to work over Vorster's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vorster goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
Vader is defending well against a takedown attempt.#T4#
Vorster's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vorster seems to have recovered his senses.
Vader gets through Vorster's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vader lands with a short shot to the head.
Vorster is looking for a takedown.
Vorster tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vader smiles and moves away.
Vader dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vorster with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Vader to score with a decent uppercut.
Vorster takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Vorster fails in his attempt to clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vorster fails with the takedown.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vorster steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Vader .#KD#
Vader catches Vorster napping and connects with a big right hand that sends Vorster to the canvas!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R4#
Vader drops Vorster with a big left hand! Vorster is injured, injured bad! Vader jumps in and finished him with strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
Darth Vader is the new bantamweight champion!
A victorious Darth Vader thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: TWGC 13 (135lbs, D1): New York Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Oct 07, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Kron Silva and Darth Vader . Vader comes into a darkened arena with his song building. The Imperial March 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!




160 cm
26 yrs
145 lbs



165 cm
34 yrs
134 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Kron Silva! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Darth Vader !
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Eddie Farnsworth and Joseph Jones.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Silva sprawls well. Silva wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Vader gets slowly back to his feet.

Vader shoots in and gets a takedown into Silva's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Silva (0) vs (2) Vader
Vader stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Silva swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Silva pulls Vader in to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Silva is keeping the position for now.
Vader preventing the sweep.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Silva managing to control the position.
Silva seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Vader controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Silva pulls Vader in close to prevent any damage.
Silva continues to stall.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vader pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Silva is keeping the position for now.
Vader preventing the sweep.
Silva looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Silva tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vader 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.
Vader looking to pass the guard.
Silva has control of Vader 's left arm, preventing Vader from doing any damage.
Silva wants to sweep but no luck.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Silva has control of Vader 's left arm, preventing Vader from doing any damage.
Vader trying to control but Silva is working from the bottom.
Vader looking to pass the guard.
Vader engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Silva is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Vader looking to pass the guard.
Vader is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Vader preventing the sweep.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Vader wants to pass the guard but Silva is keeping the position.
Silva is pulling down on Vader 's head to control his posture.
Vader is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Vader tries to free his leg and advance position but Silva is retaining full guard.
Silva is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Vader engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Vader tries to free his leg and advance position but Silva is retaining full guard.
Silva working a defensive guard here.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Silva lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Silva (2) vs (2) Vader
Vader is trying to control the position but Silva postures up.
Silva content to stall in guard here.
Silva advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Silva (5) vs (2) Vader
Vader is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Silva is staying tight to Vader 's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Silva'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.
Silva trying to control the position but Vader is working away.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Vader is trying to control Silva's posture but Silva avoids it.
Silva controlling from side mount.
Silva trying to control the position but Vader is working away.
Vader is looking to reverse the position.
Vader keeps trying to improve his position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Silva wants to control but Vader is keeping him busy.
Vader struggling a bit here.
Vader is letting Silva control him for a moment.
You can see the frustration on Vader 's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

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

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Vader is looking for a sweep.
Silva is looking to take a break and control but Vader is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vader is trying to escape the position but Silva is controlling the position.
Silva trying to control the action but Vader is working from the bottom.
Vader is looking for a sweep.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Silva controls the position from side control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Silva trying to control the position but Vader is working away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Silva takes the fight on points by 5 to 2.
Kron Silva was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: Highland Games 206     
Date:   Sep 15, 2016
#R1#
Vorster doesn't manage to clinch there - Vader circles away.
Nice sprawl there from Vader as Vorster shoots in.
Vader stuffs the takedown attempt from Vorster. Vorster gets slowly back to his feet.
Vader looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vorster moves away.
Vorster tries to close the distance and clinch but Vader swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away. #CL#
Vorster rushes Vader and presses him up against the cage.
Vorster takes a shot to the head.
Vader stops a takedown attempt from Vorster.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jandre Vorster. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader prevents the takedown attempt.
Vorster jumps guard but Vader turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Vader lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vorster wants to take the fight to the mat but Vader manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
A right hand to the body from Vader .
Vorster can't get the takedown.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vorster.
Vader misses with some punches. #T1#
Vorster has Vader pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Vader manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Vader scores with a nice hook to the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Vader .
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Vader 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.
Vader works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
A short right from Vader .
Vader prevents a takedown attempt there.
Vorster tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vader avoids it.
Vader presses Vorster against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Vorster's head.
Vorster is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Vader pulls him back up using the underhooks. #TD#
Vorster gets a trip takedown into half guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Vorster'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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader is trying to get back to full guard.
Vader desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Vader slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.#T2#
Vorster trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader pulls Vorster in close to his closed guard and prevents Vorster from doing any damage or advancing position.
Vader keeping moving, preventing Vorster from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Vorster has gone for a leg lock! Vader slips out almost immediately though and dives into Vorster's guard.#REVB#
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2##CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Vorster is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Vader pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Stalling in the clinch from Vader .
Vader tries to work over Vorster's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Good body shot from Vader .
Vorster fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vorster's elbow.
Vorster tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jandre Vorster. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vorster wants a takedown but no success here.
Vader digs a right hand underneath Vorster's ribcage. Vorster let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Vorster throws a knee to the head but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vorster is trying to drag Vader to the mat but Vader just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Vorster is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Vader gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Darth Vader seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Vorster tries to pull guard but Vader holds him up against the cage and eventually Vorster drops back down to his feet.
Vorster tries for a takedown. No joy.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T1#
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vorster wants a takedown.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Vorster wants to take the fight to the mat but Vader manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vorster drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Vader gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Vader .
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader is working Vorster over against the cage.
Vader stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Vader scores with a nice hook to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short right from Vader .
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Vader prevents the takedown attempt. #T2#
A short body shot lands from Vader as the two fighters clinch.
Vader gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Vorster.
Vader pushes Vorster back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader lands a nice uppercut.
Vader trying to control the position but instead, Vorster has worked for underhooks and has pushed Vader into the cage.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Vorster avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Vader scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Vader presses Vorster against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Vorster is looking to take this one to the mat.
Vorster is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Vader gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Vorster blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R3#
Vorster fails with the takedown
and Vader counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vorster is looking to clinch but Vader is avoiding it.
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Vorster's front leg but catches the back leg as Vorster tries to avoid it.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Vorster moves out of range easily.
Vorster fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.#CL2#
Vader darts in and clinches Vorster up against the cage.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Vader gets underhooks to prevent Vorster's takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jandre Vorster. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A right hand to the body from Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vader lands a nice uppercut.
Vader prevents the takedown attempt.
Vader lands with a right to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Still in the clinch, Vader scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.#T1#
Vorster has Vader pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Vader manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Still in the clinch, Vader scores with a nice short uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Vader lands a left hand.
A short right from Vader on the inside.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short uppercut from Vader .
Vader stalls.
Stalling in the clinch from Vader .
A short right from Vader .
Vorster goes for a takedown attempt but Vader pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Vader lands an overhand right.
Vader works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vader misses with an attempted mid kick.
Jandre Vorster seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T2#
Vorster looks for a takedown but Vader sprawls well.
Vader throws a good cross that connects.
Vader lands a slapping body shot.
Vader lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vorster at a distance.
Vorster tries to clinch there but Vader circles away.
Vader ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Vader tried to score with a low kick but Vorster checks it.
Vorster tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Nice shot lands for Vader .#CL2#
Vader darts in and clinches Vorster up against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vorster drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Vader gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Vorster tries for a takedown but Vader manages to get underhooks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R4#
A jab from Vader does it's job there.
Vorster tries to clinch there but Vader circles away. #CL2#
Vader has taken the fight to the clinch.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vorster tries to pull guard but Vader holds him up against the cage and eventually Vorster drops back down to his feet.
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Vorster's head.
Vorster's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vader has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vorster's elbow.
Vorster takes a shot to the head.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
Vader prevents a takedown attempt there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader cracks Vorster with a nice body shot.
Vader softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short left from Vader .
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
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!
Vader scores with a nice hook to the head.
Vorster wants a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jandre Vorster. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Vader scores with a hook to the body.
Vader lands a left hand.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
Vader throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vader lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader tries a body shot but Vorster blocks it.
Vorster is trying to drag Vader to the mat but Vader just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Vader lands an uppercut.
Vader lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Vorster.#T2#
Vader is pressed up against the cage. Vorster has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Vader down to the mat. Vader avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vorster walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.#ROC2#
Vorster is rocked!#KD2#
Vader drops his shoulder and cracks Vorster with a huge uppercut! Vorster goes down! Can Vader finish him?
Oh Vorster is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Vader controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Vader is continuing to stall.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader is pushing down on Vorster's leg trying to pass to half guard. Vorster is fighting to maintain full guard but Vader has managed to sneak the leg through.
Vader landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Vader looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
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. Vader connects with a nice short shot to Vorster's temple.
Vorster is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Vader scores with a couple of nice shots.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vader controlling the action here.#SUB#
Vorster looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Vader winds up and cracks Vorster with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5##CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Vorster seems to have got his legs back now.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Vorster avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Vorster blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Vorster.
Vader lands a hook that snaps the head of Vorster backwards.
Vader tries a body shot but Vorster blocks it.
Vader stalling in the clinch. #TD#
Vorster gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Vader regains guard.
Vader pulls Vorster in close to prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vorster is stalling in the full guard.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Darth Vader has got the better of the ground game so far.#T1#
Vader controlling Vorster's posture.
Vorster is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Jandre Vorster has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#SUB#
Vorster postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Vader is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Vorster, into his guard. #REVB##T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vader is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Vorster might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.#SUB#
Vader avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Vader passes into half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB#
Vorster has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Vader escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Vader !
Vader tries to advance to mount but can't.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 42:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 42:50
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 42:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

After winning the bout, Darth Vader thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Highland Games 200     
Date:   Aug 14, 2016
#R1#
Vader connects with a right hand. Arnold shakes it off.
Arnold stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Vader misses with a left hand
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Arnold keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vader .
Vader throws an overhand right that lands on Arnold's shoulder, as Arnold tries to avoid the shot.
Arnold misses with a head kick.
We've been told by Arnold's head coaches at Montreal Elite Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Arnold misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Arnold throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arnold walks into a straight right hand from Vader .
Arnold throws a body shot but no joy.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Arnold fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Vader is out of range.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #CL#
Arnold moves into the clinch.#T1##TD2#
Vader has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Arnold regains guard immediately.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader wants to control from the top but Arnold keeps moving.
Vader with a flurry of punches that miss. #SUB#
Arnold is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB#
Arnold looking for a guillotine here but Vader defends easily. #SUB#
Arnold throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Vader escapes and throws Arnold's legs to the side, diving into side control! #T2#
Vader wants to control but Arnold is keeping him busy.
Vader lands an elbow.
Vader working the body and head with strikes.
Arnold gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Arnold is looking to get to half guard.#T3#
Vader is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Vader wants to control the pace but Arnold is squirming around nicely.
Arnold wants to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Arnold keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Vader wants to control the pace but Arnold is squirming around nicely.
Vader scores with a couple of good head shots there. #T4#
Arnold tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Vader pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Arnold is squirming around, avoiding Vader 's attempts to control the action.
Arnold is looking to get to half guard.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2#
Arnold lands a nice looking body kick.
A swing and a miss from Arnold.
Vader misses with a right hand
and Arnold makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Arnold takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Vader keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Arnold.
Arnold ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
An inside leg kick from Arnold misses.
Vader tries to land a body kick
and Arnold finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Vader takes a shot to the body in his stride.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slapping leg kick lands for Arnold.
Vader is looking to chop away at Arnold's legs.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Vader . #T1#
Arnold throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Arnold takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Vader throws a leg kick
enabling Arnold to counter with a crisp jab.
Arnold throws a head kick but Vader moves out of range.
Arnold is looking to wear down Vader with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Vader misses the shot to the body.
Arnold finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Arnold cracks Vader with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Arnold throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Vader turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
Arnold is looking to score with low kicks.
Vader throws a jab when Arnold was well out of range.#T2#
Vader shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
BJ Arnold is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Arnold connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Vader momentarily.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Arnold moves out of range easily.
Vader misses with a body kick.
Vader lands a glancing blow to the side of Arnold's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Arnold thuds his shin into the meat of Vader 's side.
Vader tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Arnold defends well and Vader ends up having to push Arnold into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
A left lands for Arnold.
The crowd cheers as Arnold lands an impressive looking overhand right. Vader doesn't seem phased though.
Arnold scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Vader doesn't seem bothered though.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
BJ Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Arnold displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Vader . #T3#
Arnold stuns Vader with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
Vader misses with a body shot.
Vader checks a leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Arnold checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Arnold throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A low kick from Arnold is predictable there
letting Vader counter with a right hand.
Vader looks to throw a body kick
and Arnold counters with a nice leg kick.
Arnold throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T4#
Vader throws a head kick but Arnold moves out of range.
Arnold lands a really nice looking cross but Vader seems unphased.
Arnold scores with a sloppy right hand. Vader should have avoided that one.
BJ Arnold is winning the standup battle so far.
Arnold keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Arnold throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader lands with a straight right. Arnold didn't see that one coming.
Vader connects with a jab.
Arnold connects with a solid leg kick.
Vader throws a predictable looking body shot
and Arnold makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Arnold misses with a wild body shot.
Vader swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Vader wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A low kick from Vader is predictable there
and Arnold counters with a stiff right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

BJ Arnold dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R3#
Arnold uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Vader scores with a jab. Arnold acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Vader fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Arnold displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Vader throws a leg kick
letting Arnold counter with a right hand.
Vader doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Arnold jabs Vader to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Arnold lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.#CL#
Arnold takes the fight into the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Arnold blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Arnold.
Arnold is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vader can do to turn this around?#T1#
Vader is looking to take this one to the mat.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Arnold.
Arnold's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Arnold struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Arnold swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Arnold throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Vader scores with a nice hook to the head.
Vader lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Arnold struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Arnold goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Arnold misses with a body punch.
Vader working aggressively here. #T2#
Vader is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Arnold blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Arnold.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A shot in the inside from Arnold.
Vader blocks a body shot from Arnold.
A short uppercut from Arnold.
Nice body punch from Arnold - that landed with a thud.
Arnold tries to work over Vader 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Arnold misses with a hook to the ribs. #T3#
Arnold stops a takedown attempt from Vader .
BJ Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Arnold tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader lands with a short shot to the head.
Arnold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Vader lands a body punch.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader avoiding damage as Arnold throws knees to the body.
Arnold working aggressively here.
Vader scores with a nice hook to the head.
Darth Vader seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Arnold has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Arnold tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vader avoids it.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader lands a left hand. #T4#
Vader blocks a body shot from Arnold.
Arnold misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Arnold missing with knees to the body.
Arnold prevents a takedown attempt there.
Arnold can't find room to land a body shot as Vader controls the action.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Arnold uses good head movement to avoid it.
Arnold misses with a hook to the ribs.
Arnold misses with the head strike.
Arnold scores with a nice hook to the head.
Arnold tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader prevents a body shot from Arnold.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but BJ Arnold did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R4#
Vader throws a body shot but no joy.
Vader fails with the takedown.
Arnold thinks about countering with a body kick.
Arnold fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Vader is out of range.
Arnold moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Arnold fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nice shot lands for Vader .
Arnold walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Vader checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A cross from Vader lands.
Arnold stuffs the takedown.
Arnold swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Vader clobbers Arnold with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Arnold lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.#T1#
Vader throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Vader takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Vader 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 Arnold has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Arnold and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Arnold cracks Vader with a right hand to the side of the head.
A swing and a miss from Arnold.
Vader has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Vader throws a body punch but Arnold moves out of range.
It looked like Arnold was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Vader .
Vader connects with a crisp jab.
Arnold looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Arnold throws a big shot that misses.#CL#
Arnold instigates a clinch.
Vader just leaning against Arnold, taking a breather. #T2#
Vader throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Arnold digs a right hand underneath Vader 's ribcage. Vader let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Vader looking to stall.
Vader is looking to take this one to the mat.
BJ Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Arnold lands a body shot in the clinch.
Arnold tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader slowing the pace effectively.
A right hand to the body from Arnold.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A short uppercut from Vader .
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
A short left from Vader .
Arnold misses with a hook to the ribs. #T3#
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Arnold's elbow.
Vader blocks a body shot from Arnold.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Arnold controls the action.
Vader blocks a body shot from Arnold.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold prevents a body shot from Vader .
Vader tries for a takedown. No joy.
Arnold goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Arnold misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold tries to throw a body punch but Vader avoids it by throwing Arnold back against the cage.
Arnold misses with a body punch.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Arnold tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Nice body punch from Arnold.
Vader drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it. #T4#
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Arnold avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Vader lands a right hand.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Arnold.
Vader is looking for a takedown.
Arnold struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Arnold goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Arnold lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Vader changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Arnold fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Vader throws a shot from downtown. Arnold moves away and avoids it.
Arnold swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Vader .
Vader looks to throw the jab but Arnold is out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that BJ Arnold will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. 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.
#R5#
Arnold lands a nice hook to Vader 's body. Vader takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A thudding body kick lands there by Arnold!
Vader has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Arnold finds it's way round the side to connect with Vader 's head.
Vader slips under a jab from Arnold.
Vader tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Arnold is able to avoid easily.
Arnold's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Vader connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Arnold scrambles back to his feet.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Arnold was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Arnold cracks a nice hook into Vader 's ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader avoids a kick to the body.
Arnold connects with an inside leg kick.
A low kick from Vader is predictable there
letting Arnold counter with a right hand. #T1#
Arnold takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Vader is looking to land body kicks.
Vader looks for the body kick but Arnold saw that one coming.
And Arnold counters with a quick kick to the body but Vader blocks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Arnold. Vader does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader throws a body punch but Arnold moves out of range.
Arnold throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Arnold wants to clinch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Arnold.
BJ Arnold is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Arnold throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Vader lands a slapping body shot.
Arnold cracks the inside of Vader 's front leg.
Vader lands with an overhand left.
Arnold scores with a nice body kick.
Vader misses with a right hand
and Arnold counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader misses with a wild body shot. #CL#
Arnold closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Vader has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Vader avoids a wild elbow strike from Arnold.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Arnold cracks Vader with a nice body shot.
Arnold struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T3#
Arnold blocks a body shot from Vader .
Arnold can't find room to land a body shot as Vader controls the action.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Arnold backwards.
Vader 's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Arnold lands with a short shot to the head.
Arnold trying to land knees to the body.
Arnold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Arnold misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold prevents the takedown attempt.
Good body shot from Arnold.
Vader scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Arnold cracks Vader with a nice body shot.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Arnold uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader is leaning against Arnold and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.#T4#
Arnold blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Arnold fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Arnold.
Arnold lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Arnold has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Vader blocks an elbow strike.
Arnold tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Arnold lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vader taking a breather.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Arnold's elbow.
Vader misses with some punches.
Arnold misses with a short punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
BJ Arnold showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Arnold 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 James Glass scores the fight 49:46
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 49:46
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... BJ Arnold!

BJ Arnold is the new bantamweight champion!
A relieved looking BJ Arnold thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Highland Games 189     
Date:   Jul 07, 2016
#R1#
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a takedown but Vader shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Vader 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.
Vader wants to slow Pinaglabanan down by chopping away at his legs. #TD#
Pinaglabanan shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Vader is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pinaglabanan perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Pinaglabanan wants to control but Vader is keeping him busy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are battling for position here. Vader manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Pinaglabanan showing good wrestling skills to control the position. #T1#
Pinaglabanan wants to pass the guard but Vader is keeping the position.
Pinaglabanan passes Vader 's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Vader trying to control here.
Pinaglabanan perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Vader wants to get back to full guard.
Pinaglabanan takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.#T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Vader wants to get back to full guard.#REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pinaglabanan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vader sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've been hearing reports that Pinaglabanan has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Pinaglabanan throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader ducks right into an uppercut from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan wants to clinch up but Vader keeps it at a distance.
Pinaglabanan with a lazy takedown attempt
and Vader counters with a left to the body.
Pinaglabanan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Vader lands with an overhand left.
A jab lands there for Pinaglabanan.#TD#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Vader enables Pinaglabanan to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Vader manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Pinaglabanan is stalling in the full guard. #T3#
Vader is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Vader keeping moving, preventing Pinaglabanan from controlling successfully.
Pinaglabanan is stalling in the full guard. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Pinaglabanan wants to pass the guard but Vader is keeping the position.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader has control of Pinaglabanan's left arm, preventing Pinaglabanan from doing any damage. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
The crowd cheers as Pinaglabanan lands an impressive looking overhand right. Vader doesn't seem phased though.
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.#TD#
Pinaglabanan bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Vader gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pinaglabanan wants to lay and pray for a moment but Vader keeps working.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

John Pinaglabanan 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.
#R2##TD#
Pinaglabanan fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Vader sprawls well initially but Pinaglabanan persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Pinaglabanan is looking to take a break and control but Vader is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vader is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Pinaglabanan's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Pinaglabanan's back!
Vader not allowing Pinaglabanan to control his hands.
Well, with Vader on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Pinaglabanan is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Vader keeps control of the position as Pinaglabanan tries to break free.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader is working the ground and pound. Can Pinaglabanan escape?
Vader tries to get the hooks in deep but Pinaglabanan pushed the leg off.
Vader is hanging on to Pinaglabanan's back as he tries to escape.
Vader is working the ground and pound. Can Pinaglabanan escape?#T1#
Vader doesn't have the hooks in and Pinaglabanan manages to turn into his guard.
Pinaglabanan not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Vader keeping moving, preventing Pinaglabanan from controlling successfully.
Vader wants to sweep here but Pinaglabanan controlling him for the moment.
John Pinaglabanan overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vader is pulling down on Pinaglabanan's head. It's preventing any offense from Pinaglabanan, at least for the moment.
Pinaglabanan has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#T2#
Pinaglabanan sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Vader wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Pinaglabanan engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #T3#
Vader trying to control the position here. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Vader moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Vader defending well as Pinaglabanan loads up on a big left hand.
Vader fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Pinaglabanan checks it well.
Pinaglabanan is looking to clinch.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pinaglabanan.
Vader leaves Pinaglabanan with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Pinaglabanan looks to throw the jab but Vader is out of range.
John Pinaglabanan is winning the standup battle so far.
Pinaglabanan looks to land a right hand but Vader moved out of range.
Pinaglabanan has a takedown stuffed.#T4#
Pinaglabanan looks to land a right hand but Vader moved out of range.
Vader looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Pinaglabanan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Pinaglabanan darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Pinaglabanan throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Vader tries to counter with a clinch but Pinaglabanan shakes him off and moves away.
Pinaglabanan throws a shot from downtown. Vader moves away and avoids it.
Pinaglabanan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Pinaglabanan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Pinaglabanan will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader stuffs the takedown.#TD2#
Vader shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Vader showed some decent athleticism there.
Vader trying to pass the guard but Pinaglabanan defending well.
Pinaglabanan gets back to full guard.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Darth Vader will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R3#
Pinaglabanan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Vader throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Pinaglabanan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vader misses with a hook.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A slow jab from Pinaglabanan misses its intended target.
Pinaglabanan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Vader is trying to counter with his kicks.
Vader thumps Pinaglabanan with a low kick.
Pinaglabanan throws a big shot that misses.
Vader cracks Pinaglabanan with a right hand to the side of the head.
Pinaglabanan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Pinaglabanan tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vader manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vader ! But no joy.
A jab lands there for Pinaglabanan.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pinaglabanan missing with a left hand there. Vader was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Pinaglabanan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vader .
Pinaglabanan throws a poor cross that misses
and Vader counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan cracks Vader with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#T1#
Vader tries to clinch but Pinaglabanan is having none of it.
Pinaglabanan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Vader throws out the jab.
A little feinted left hand from Pinaglabanan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Vader takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a double leg but Vader sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Vader throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pinaglabanan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Vader uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Pinaglabanan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Vader keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pinaglabanan.
Vader scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Pinaglabanan, as that shot connected.
Pinaglabanan listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Vader takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Pinaglabanan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vader can do to turn this around?
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!
Pinaglabanan misses with an uppercut.
Pinaglabanan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Pinaglabanan is looking to clinch. #T2#
Vader tries to score with a low kick but Pinaglabanan moves his leg out of the way.
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vader throws a body shot but no joy.
Pinaglabanan throws a right hand that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Vader tried to score with a low kick but Pinaglabanan checks it.
Pinaglabanan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Pinaglabanan throws a jab when Vader was well out of range.
Pinaglabanan blocks a leg kick.
Pinaglabanan lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Vader displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pinaglabanan throws out the jab.
Pinaglabanan misses with a left hand
and Pinaglabanan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vader scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pinaglabanan moves away.
Vader lands a right hook to the body.
Pinaglabanan looks to throw the jab but Vader is out of range.
Vader tries to land a leg kick but Pinaglabanan saw it coming and moves away.
Pinaglabanan tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Vader manages to circle out of the way.#T3#
Vader fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Vader sprawls well. Vader wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Pinaglabanan gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Pinaglabanan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vader sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It seemed like Vader was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Pinaglabanan takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Pinaglabanan looks to clinch
and Vader connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
John Pinaglabanan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pinaglabanan connects with a looping right hand.
Vader gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Vader moves away from the strike by Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan goes for a double leg but Vader avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Vader continues to drive forward.
Pinaglabanan tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Pinaglabanan misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vader waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pinaglabanan.#T4#
Pinaglabanan throws a poor cross that misses
and Vader connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Vader walks into 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!
Vader throws a head kick but Pinaglabanan moves out of range.
Pinaglabanan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Vader throws a nice head kick!
Vader darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Pinaglabanan darts in trying to clinch
letting Vader counter with a right hand.
Pinaglabanan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Pinaglabanan takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Pinaglabanan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Pinaglabanan throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pinaglabanan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Vader tries to close the distance and clinch up but Pinaglabanan swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Pinaglabanan tries to clinch
and Vader counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jab, jab by Vader - just one landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Darth Vader just about did enough to take it.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R4#
Pinaglabanan throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pinaglabanan throws a poor cross that misses
and Vader counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vader 's head backwards.
Vader slaps away a takedown attempt from Pinaglabanan, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Good leg kick by Vader there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vader throws out a powerful jab.
Vader tries to clinch but Pinaglabanan is having none of it.
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vader ! But no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pinaglabanan misses with a looping left.
Pinaglabanan is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Vader slips under a jab.
Pinaglabanan throws a lazy right hand but Vader sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Pinaglabanan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vader lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Pinaglabanan misses with a hook. Vader ducked under it nicely. #T1#
Pinaglabanan misses with a straight left.
Vader slips a straight right by Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan throws a lazy uppercut
and Vader counters with an inside leg kick.
Pinaglabanan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Vader .
Pinaglabanan scores with the left hand. Vader knows he should have avoided that one.
Vader misses with a body kick.
Pinaglabanan tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Pinaglabanan tries to clinch there but Vader circles away.
A little jabbing left from Vader on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Pinaglabanan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Pinaglabanan connects with a crisp jab.
Vader scores with a crisp jab that stopped Pinaglabanan in his tracks.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pinaglabanan works the jab nicely.
Vader with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Pinaglabanan to score with a decent uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vader lands with a straight right. Pinaglabanan didn't see that one coming.
Pinaglabanan shoots in but Vader avoids the takedown attempt easily.#T2#
Pinaglabanan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.#CL2#
Vader moves into the clinch.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Pinaglabanan throws a head punch that misses.
Pinaglabanan misses with some punches.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pinaglabanan misses with some punches.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pinaglabanan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Pinaglabanan controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Pinaglabanan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Pinaglabanan misses with some punches.
A short right from Vader . #T3#
Pinaglabanan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader lands with a right to the head. #TD2#
Vader has clasped his hands together around Pinaglabanan's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Vader lands a decent elbow from side control.
Vader throwing shots but missing, from side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pinaglabanan tries to buck Vader off but Vader is having none of it.
I wouldn't like to be where Pinaglabanan is right now.
Vader in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Vader lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Pinaglabanan down.
Pinaglabanan is trying to control Vader 's posture but Vader avoids it.
Vader scores with punches from side control. #T4#
Pinaglabanan is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Vader trying to control the action but Pinaglabanan is working from the bottom.
Pinaglabanan prevents Vader from improving position.
Pinaglabanan wants to control but Vader postures up.
Pinaglabanan tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Vader wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The strikes coming from Vader are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that fourth round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R5#
Vader avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Vader now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Vader delivers a nice body kick.
Vader turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pinaglabanan throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader connects with a leg kick. Pinaglabanan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Pinaglabanan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Pinaglabanan throws a jab when Vader was well out of range.
Pinaglabanan closes the distance looking to clinch
and Vader makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Pinaglabanan really felt that one!
Pinaglabanan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws a low kick but Pinaglabanan avoids it.
Vader lands the left hand.
Vader defending well as Pinaglabanan loads up on a big left hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Pinaglabanan misses the target.
Vader displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pinaglabanan throws out the jab.
Vader lands a high kick!
Pinaglabanan is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.#T1#
Pinaglabanan ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
Vader swats away the attempt to clinch by Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan throws a jab when Vader was well out of range.
Pinaglabanan wants to clinch up but Vader keeps it at a distance.#CL#
Pinaglabanan moves into range and clinches up with Vader .
Pinaglabanan misses with the head strike.
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pinaglabanan misses with some punches.
Vader scores with a shoulder strike.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pinaglabanan throws a head punch that misses.
Pinaglabanan misses with a punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Vader .
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pinaglabanan backwards. #T2#
A bit of stalling here from Vader .
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Pinaglabanan uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan takes a shot to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Pinaglabanan throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch on the inside from Pinaglabanan fails to land.
Nice body punch from Vader - that landed with a thud.
Pinaglabanan misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader gets through Pinaglabanan's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pinaglabanan.
Vader works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Pinaglabanan is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Vader lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Pinaglabanan.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T3#
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Pinaglabanan swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Pinaglabanan throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Vader has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Vader pushes Pinaglabanan back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Pinaglabanan fails to land.
Pinaglabanan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Pinaglabanan backwards.
A hook to the body from Vader .
Vader blocks an uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Vader creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Pinaglabanan's head.
Pinaglabanan blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader blocks an uppercut.
Vader lands a right hand. #T4#
Pinaglabanan swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Pinaglabanan swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader lands a shot to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!#TD2#
Vader works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Pinaglabanan is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Vader controlling from the top position.
Vader pushing down on Pinaglabanan's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 46:49
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !
Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
A relieved looking Darth Vader thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Highland Games 182     
Date:   Jun 12, 2016
#R1#
Drake swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Vader does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Vader takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Drake takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Drake jabs Vader to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vader throws an overhand right that lands on Drake's shoulder, as Drake tries to avoid the shot.
Vader throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Drake.
Drake throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Neil Drake seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Drake.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Vader , as that shot connected.
A telegraphed right hand from Drake misses the target.
Drake just misses with a punch to the body.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vader uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Drake.
Vader appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Drake shoots in looking for a takedown. Vader tries to sprawl out of it but Drake keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vader manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing. #T1#
Vader dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Drake. That did some damage!
Vader is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Drake.
Vader throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Drake sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vader swings for the body but Drake moves out of range.
Drake half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Drake has a takedown stuffed.
Drake takes a jab right on the kisser.
Vader walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Drake waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .#T2#
Drake swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Drake is looking to wear down Vader with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Vader fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Drake checks it well.
Drake throws a nice looking combination but Vader bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Drake darts in looking for a takedown but Vader gets double underhooks and turns Drake into the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Neil Drake. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader throws a quick inside leg kick.
Vader takes a jab right on the kisser.
Drake tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily
and Vader counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Drake lands with a nice body punch.
Drake misses with an uppercut. Vader saw that one coming.
A jab from Vader misses.
Drake fails with the takedown.
Drake swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Drake takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.#T3#
Vader tries to land a leg kick but Drake saw it coming and moves away. #KD2#
Vader drops Drake with a big left hand and mounts him. Drake is in big trouble! #ROC2#
Drake is rocked!
Vader content just to control the position here.
Oh Drake is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Vader working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Vader postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Drake bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Vader and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader ! Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
Darth Vader seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: Highland Games 170     
Date:   May 01, 2016
#R1#
Vader throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vader walks into a jab.
Longworth throws a lazy right hand but Vader sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Longworth swings widly with a right hand
and Vader counters with a straight right hand.
Longworth takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Longworth stuns Vader with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Longworth throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader throws out a counter right but Longworth avoids it with no problem.
Longworth lands a right hook to the body.
Longworth takes one on the button.
Vader scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Longworth doesn't seem bothered though.
Longworth clobbers Vader with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice takedown defense from Longworth. No joy for Vader on that attempt.
Longworth takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Vader displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Longworth throws out the jab.
Vader avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Longworth looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Vader moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
A big left from Longworth misses. #T1#
Longworth misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Vader throws out a counter right but Longworth avoids it with no problem.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader .
Vader takes one on the button.
Longworth misses with a body punch
and Vader counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Longworth is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Vader gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Longworth.
Vader slips a straight right by Longworth.
Vader scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Longworth misses with a looping left.
Longworth lands a jab-cross combination.
Longworth thows a leg kick but Vader checks it
and Vader counters with a solid body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Longworth just misses with a punch to the body.
A big right from Vader misses.
Longworth missing with a left hand there. Vader was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Longworth doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Vader lands a nice shot to the body.
Longworth misses with a wild body shot.
Longworth fails with the takedown.#T2#
Vader throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Longworth takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
No joy there for Longworth, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Vader slips under a jab.
Vader feints the counter takedown.
Vader uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Longworth.
Longworth misses with a low kick.
Longworth looks for a takedown but Vader sprawls well.
Vader thinks about the counter body kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Vader .
Vader fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A head kick misses from Vader .
Longworth with a hook.
We've been told by Longworth's head coaches at England Fight Club MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.#TD2#
Vader fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Longworth sprawls well initially but Vader persists and gets the takedown into half guard. #T3#
Longworth punching from the bottom.
Vader thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Vader winds up and cracks Longworth with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Longworth is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Longworth makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Longworth.#SUB#
Longworth had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Vader defends it easily.#SUB#
Longworth looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Longworth looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Vader puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Vader controlling the action here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T4#
Vader wants to take a breather but Longworth is having none of it.
Longworth wants to get back to full guard.
Longworth works his way to full guard. Good work.
Longworth is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Vader is in close to Longworth's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Vader scoring with punches to the head and body. #SUB#
Longworth escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Vader gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Vader landing some decent shots from guard.
Longworth 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.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Darth Vader will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Vader misses the shot to the body.
Longworth thows a left - swing and a miss!
Longworth misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Longworth misses with a straight left.
Longworth wants to land a leg kick but Vader is out of range.
Vader wants to counter the offense by Longworth and move into the clinch position.
Longworth takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Longworth misses with a wild body shot.
Longworth swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It seemed like Vader was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Vinnie Longworth seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Longworth fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Longworth fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.#CL2#
Vader rushes Longworth and presses him up against the cage.
Longworth misses with the head strike.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Longworth controls the action.
Longworth throws a head punch that misses. #T1#
Longworth misses with a punch to the body.
Vader blocks an uppercut.
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader lands a body shot.
Longworth misses with a body punch.
Longworth throws a head punch that misses.
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vader wants to stall.
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Longworth backwards.
Vader trying to control the position but instead, Longworth has worked for underhooks and has pushed Vader into the cage.
Vader lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Longworth prevents a body shot from Vader .
Longworth misses with a short punch on the inside.
Longworth doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
Vader lands a right hand.
Vader lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Longworth working aggressively here. #T2#
Good body shot from Longworth.
Vader blocking some punches.
Longworth misses with a hook from the clinch.
Longworth misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader is leaning against Longworth and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Longworth can't find room to land a body shot as Vader controls the action.
A right hand to the body from Longworth.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Vader pushes Longworth back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader 's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader blocks a body shot from Longworth.
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Longworth backwards.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Longworth prevents a body shot from Vader .
Darth Vader seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Vader tries a body shot but Longworth blocks it.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Good body shot from Vader .
A short right from Longworth.
Longworth misses with a short punch on the inside. #T3#
Vader wants a takedown.
Vader lands a shot to the body.
Longworth has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
A head punch on the inside from Longworth fails to land.
Longworth works on Vader 's body with a couple of short punches.
Longworth misses with a punch to the body.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader works on Longworth's body with a couple of short punches.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Longworth misses with a punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Longworth.
Longworth tries to work over Vader 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Longworth controls his hands.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Longworth's elbow.
Longworth working aggressively here. #TD2#
Vader turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Longworth is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Vader is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Longworth is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Vader landing strikes from the mount.#T4#
Vader with good strikes from the mount here!
Longworth is trying to escape the mount.
Longworth in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Longworth working to try and regain half guard.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vader has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Longworth's face.
Vader lands a big elbow.
Vader cracks Longworth with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Vader with good strikes from the mount here!#ROC2#
Longworth is rocked!
Longworth throwing hammer fists to the chest of Vader . What's that going to do exactly?
Longworth is in all sorts of trouble here.
Vader takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R3#
Vader avoids a punch combination nicely.
Vader throws a head kick that misses.
Jab from Longworth.
A punch combination from Longworth misses.
Longworth looks to land a left hand but Vader moved out of range nicely.#KD2#
Vader knocks Longworth to the floor with a head kick! Can he finish him!?
Oh Longworth is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Longworth is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Vader trying to control the action but Longworth is working from the bottom.
Longworth is trying to improve his position.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Vader working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.
Vader connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Longworth some visible discomfort.
Longworth on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Vader scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Longworth is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Vader can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader ! Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
A relieved looking Darth Vader thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Highland Games 163     
Date:   Mar 31, 2016
#R1#
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Arnold. Vader shrugs it off though.
A slapping leg kick lands for Arnold. #TD#
Vader shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Vader was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Arnold manages to get back to half guard.
Vader missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Vader is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Arnold is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #SUB2#
Arnold actively working from the bottom here.
Vader missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Arnold trying to control but Vader postures up.
Vader will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.#SUB2#
Arnold looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#T1#
Arnold trying to control here.
Arnold 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.#SUB#
Vader is working for a submission of some sort.
Vader scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Vader is pressing down on Arnold's thigh, looking to free his foot. Arnold is holding on for now.
Arnold avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Vader . #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vader lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Vader takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
The fighters are battling for position here. Arnold manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
We've been hearing that Vader has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Arnold keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Arnold controls Vader momentarily but Vader frees himself.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Vader sitting in guard here, content to control.
Arnold has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Arnold keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass. #T3#
Arnold keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Arnold is just out of range.
Vader takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Vader listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Arnold misses with a body shot.
Arnold uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Vader .
BJ Arnold seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab lands there for Arnold.
Arnold throws a nice inside leg kick. #T4#
Arnold fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vader manages to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Vader on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Arnold with a hook.
Arnold moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Vader takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Vader scores with a nice strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Arnold lands with a thumping leg kick.
Arnold misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Arnold takes one to the side of the head.
Vader on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Arnold. Arnold obviously looking to wear him down.
Arnold swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Arnold throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arnold throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Vader on the side of the head.
Arnold throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Arnold is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Vader rather than just go for the knockout.
Vader misses with a straight left.
Arnold appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Arnold misses with a few strikes there.
Arnold lands a nice looking body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but BJ Arnold will probably get the nod.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Arnold looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A shot to the body from Arnold misses
and Vader counters with a stiff right hand.
Arnold moves away from the strike by Vader .
Arnold avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Arnold connects with the punch.
Vader takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Arnold moves out of range of the strikes.
Arnold misses with a head kick.
Arnold ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
Vader loads up on a big right hand but Arnold slips the punch.
Some bone on bone action there as Arnold checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold misses with a hook.
It looked like Vader was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Arnold.
BJ Arnold seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vader doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Arnold swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Arnold moves out of range easily.
A nice side step and Arnold releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Arnold throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vader stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.#T1#
Arnold tries to clinch
and Vader counters with an inside leg kick.
Arnold bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vader looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A big right from Vader misses.
Arnold finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Arnold stuffs the takedown attempt from Vader . Vader gets slowly back to his feet.
Arnold comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Vader walks into a jab.
That kick from Arnold tenderised Vader 's leg. Vader is trying to keep his angry face on.
Arnold takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Arnold throws a leg kick
enabling Vader to counter with a crisp jab.
Arnold fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Vader looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nice body punch from Vader . #T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Arnold moves in looking to clinch but Vader pushes him off.
Arnold scores with a hook.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Arnold.
Arnold slips under a jab from Vader .#TD#
Vader manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Arnold on his heels. He'll look to pass Arnold's guard now, I'm sure.
Vader looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB2#
Arnold working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Vader has passed into half guard!
Vader slips a nice elbow through Arnold's hands, connecting with Arnold's forehead.#T3#
Arnold controlling the position for now.
Vader throwing shots but Arnold is blocking nicely.
Vader lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Arnold is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Vader scores with a couple of nice shots.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Arnold trying to control here.
Arnold is trying to control but Vader passes into side control!
Vader working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards. #T4#
Arnold is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Arnold looking for a sweep but Vader has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Vader scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Vader cracks Arnold with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Vader looking to control but Arnold is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Arnold wants to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R3#
Arnold lands a body shot.
Vader on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Arnold with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Vader tries for a takedown but Arnold sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Arnold lands with a cross.
Arnold misses with a body shot.
Vader throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Arnold counters with a leg kick.
Arnold has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Vader .
Arnold tries to clinch but fails miserably #TD#
and Vader counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Vader postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Arnold has his hands on Vader 's head, controlling the position.
Vader connects with a couple of short punches.#T1#
Arnold keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Arnold is trying to keep Vader in close.
Arnold being controlled here, momentarily. #SUB2#
Arnold is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Arnold is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Vader wants to control from the top but Arnold keeps moving.
Vader lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Vader working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Vader scoring with punches to the head and body.
Darth Vader overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vader postures up.
Vader wants to control from the top but Arnold keeps moving. #SUB2#
Arnold has his foot on Vader 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Vader works his way back into a safe position though.
Vader controls the pace of the fight for a moment.#T3#
Vader pushing down on Arnold's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Arnold is looking to get back to full guard here but Vader has managed to pass to side control instead.
Arnold is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Vader tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Vader scoring with punches from side control.
Arnold is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Vader off and has taken his back!
Arnold is not going to allow Vader to sit and survive in this position.
You can see the frustration on Vader 's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later. #T4##SUB2#
Vader defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
You can see the frustration on Vader 's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Arnold somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.
Vader breaks Arnold's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Vader throwing strikes but missing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Arnold 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.

Darth Vader clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R4#
Arnold scores with a punch to the head.
Vader keeps the fight on the outside.
Vader was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Vader , right into the meat.
Vader blocks a jab.
Arnold getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Vader takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Arnold stuns Vader with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Vader throws a jab when Arnold was well out of range.
Arnold scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Vader throws an off balance right hand
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold 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.
Arnold moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Arnold lands with a shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Arnold connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there. #CL2#
Arnold clinches. #T1#
Arnold lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vader tries a body shot but Arnold blocks it.
Arnold misses with a hook to the ribs.
Arnold goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold can't find room to land a body shot as Vader controls the action.
Arnold prevents the takedown attempt.
Arnold takes a shot to the head.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Arnold swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T2#
Arnold lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Arnold misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Arnold tries to work over Vader 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #BC#
Vader breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vader throws a leg kick that is checked
and Arnold counters with a slapping leg kick.
Arnold fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Vader on the side of the head.
Vader takes one to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Arnold misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Vader takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Vader throws a leg kick but Arnold sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Arnold works the jab nicely.#T3#
A slapping leg kick lands for Arnold.
Vader tries a head kick but it misses.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Arnold doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Arnold moves out of range easily.
Arnold lands a jab to the head.
Vader misses the shot to the body.
Arnold uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Nice cross by Arnold.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Arnold takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Arnold misses with a body kick.
Arnold keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Vader throws a leg kick
and Arnold counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Vader fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.#T4#
A punch lands to the side of Vader 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Arnold blocks a head kick by Vader .
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Arnold was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
Arnold swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vader looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Arnold cracks a nice hook into Vader 's ribs.
Vader throws the left hand but Arnold avoids the punch easily.
Arnold misses with a looping left.
Arnold connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Arnold jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Arnold ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
Arnold chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Nice shot by Arnold.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

BJ Arnold dominated that fourth round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R5#
Arnold thows a leg kick but Vader checks it
and Vader counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vader sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Arnold sprawls well. Arnold wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Vader gets slowly back to his feet.
Arnold doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Arnold throws the kick towards the body but Vader avoids it.
Vader waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Arnold.
Arnold was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Arnold feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vader 's calf.
Arnold lands a nice leg kick that just misses Vader 's sensitive parts.
Vader jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold punishes Vader 's body with a nice straight punch.#CL2#
Arnold has closed the distance and engaged Vader in a clinch.
Arnold lands a body punch in the clinch.
Arnold softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.#T1#
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Arnold lands a nice shot to the body.
Vader working aggressively here.
Arnold misses with a body punch.
Vader tries a body shot but Arnold blocks it. #TD#
Vader pulls Arnold into guard.
Vader looking for a sweep. Not yet Vader , not yet.
Arnold slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Vader is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Arnold off and has taken his back!
Arnold is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Vader off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Arnold tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell! #T2#
Arnold tries to hold on but Vader postures up.
Arnold is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Vader scoring with strikes but Arnold is staying in there.
Arnold tries to hold on but Vader postures up.
Vader with the ground and pound from mount.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Arnold is wriggling around trying to escape.
Arnold tries to hold on but Vader pushes him away. #T3#
Vader in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Vader 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.
Vader tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Arnold is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Vader with good strikes from the mount here!
Vader with good strikes from the mount here!
Vader avoids the attempt from Arnold to control.
Arnold is squirming around, avoiding Vader 's attempts to control the action.
The referee warns Arnold that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head. #T4#
Arnold takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Vader working Arnold over with strikes here.
Arnold tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Vader raining down hammerfists from mount.#ROC#
Arnold is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Arnold scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Vader land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Vader stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
Darth Vader is the new bantamweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Darth Vader thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: Highland Games 154     
Date:   Feb 28, 2016
#R1#
Vader pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Ibaka swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Vader sizes up Ibaka with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Vader connects with the punch.
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Ibaka wants to clinch up but Vader keeps it at a distance.
Vader shoots in but no luck this time.
Ibaka takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Vader wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Ibaka throws a sloppy body shot
and Vader counters with a nice leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Ibaka does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader lands with a nice body kick.
Vader dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vader lands a nice looking kick to the body. Ibaka takes a step back to recover.
Vader uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ibaka.
Vader shoots in looking for a takedown. Ibaka tries to sprawl out of it but Vader keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Ibaka manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing. #T1#
Vader throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Ibaka comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Ibaka has managed to clinch.
Vader is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Ibaka pulls him back up using the underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darth Vader . That's going to take a lot out of him.
Ibaka tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Ibaka throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Vader s head.
Ibaka tries to throw a body punch but Vader avoids it by throwing Ibaka back against the cage.
Ibaka lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Ibaka stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Ibaka misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Ibaka uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibaka. #T2#
Ibaka struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Vader has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Ibaka avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Ibaka has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Ibaka stalling in the clinch but Vader improves position.
Ibaka blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
I was talking to Vader 's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.#TD#
Vader gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Ibaka regains guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Ibaka is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader preventing the sweep.
Vader throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Vader content to stall in guard here.
Vader working some strikes from top position.#T3#
Ibaka working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader .
Vader is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Ibaka has control of Vader 's left arm, preventing Vader from doing any damage.
Ibaka keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Vader wants to pass the guard but Ibaka is keeping the position.
Ibaka really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Vader . If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Ibaka utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Vader scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Ibaka looking for a sweep. Not yet Ibaka, not yet. #T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Vader is fighting to break Ibaka's control of his arms but Ibaka is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Ibaka wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Vader is now in half guard.
Vader missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Vader not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Vader missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nice strikes from Vader there.
Vader thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Ibaka has his hands clasped together around Vader 's back. He's all about the action.
Ibaka on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ibaka.
Vader takes a swing at Ibaka's ribcage but misses.
Ibaka feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Vader s jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Vader scores with a punch to the head.
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Darth Vader is winning the standup battle so far.
Vader lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ibaka can do to turn this around?
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ibaka.
Ibaka misses with a hook. Vader ducked under it nicely.
Vader lands a jab.
Ibaka darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ibaka throws a hook but Vader avoids it easily.
Ibaka misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Ibaka getting the better of the striking in that exchange.#T1##CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
A short right from Vader on the inside.
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut. #BC#
Vader 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Ibaka sprawls well. Ibaka wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Vader gets slowly back to his feet.
Vader lands with a right hand.
Ibaka connects with a crisp jab.
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ibaka manages to avoid it.#T2#
Ibaka wants to clinch up but Vader keeps it at a distance.
Vader takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Vader is looking to wear down Ibaka with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Vader dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader cracks Ibaka with an open hand slap.
Serge Ibaka is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Ibaka.#CL2#
Ibaka moves into range and clinches up with Vader .
Vader lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Ibaka creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Ibaka tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vader avoiding damage as Ibaka throws knees to the body.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ibaka tries to work over Vader 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short body shot lands from Ibaka as the two fighters clinch.
Ibaka tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vader on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body. #T3#
Ibaka misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ibaka misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Vader . #BC#
Vader breaks the clinch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Ibaka does a little dance to reset his feet.
It seemed like Ibaka was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Ibaka moves out of range as Vader strikes.
Vader misses with a hook. Ibaka ducked under it nicely.
Vader throws a hook to the side of Ibaka's head but Ibaka sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Vader moves out of range as Ibaka strikes.
Vader lands an overhand right.
Vader is trying hard to land a takedown here. Ibaka sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Ibaka takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
The fighters circling - Ibaka throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Vader uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ibaka.
Ibaka throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vader counters with a low kick, right behind Ibaka 's knee. #T4#
Vader throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Ibaka goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Vader throws a lazy uppercut
and Ibaka connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CL2#
Ibaka has managed to clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vader is looking to take this one to the mat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darth Vader . That's going to take a lot out of him.
Ibaka misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ibaka.
Ibaka misses with a body punch.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
Ibaka has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Vader seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Ibaka can turn it around.
Ibaka goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Serge Ibaka seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Ibaka after a bit of a struggle.
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Serge Ibaka will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Ibaka throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Ibaka swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vader thuds a left hand into Ibaka's body.
Ibaka throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vader counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Ibaka thinking.
Ibaka waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Ibaka tries to score with a low kick but Vader moves his leg out of the way.
Ibaka is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Vader scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ibaka throws out a powerful jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader lands a nice shot to the body.
Nice takedown defense from Ibaka. No joy for Vader on that attempt.
A shot to the liver by Vader . Beautiful body shot.
Vader lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#T1#
Vader lands with a thumping leg kick.
Ibaka lands a head shot.
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vader pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ibaka unleashes a big counter combination but Vader bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
A telegraphed right hand from Vader misses the target.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #CL2#
Ibaka drives through and clinches with Vader against the cage.
Vader tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Ibaka.
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ibaka trying to land knees to the body.
Ibaka lands a left hand.
Ibaka goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #T2#
Vader on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Ibaka controls the action.
Vader lands a hook that snaps the head of Ibaka backwards. #TD#
Vader gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Vader throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Ibaka works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vader accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ibaka seems keen to control Vader 's posture.
Ibaka is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Vader slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Vader throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Ibaka works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T3#
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
Vader missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Ibaka working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader .
Vader connects with a couple of short punches.
Vader wants to control from the top but Ibaka keeps moving.
Vader is working Ibaka over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Vader trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Vader throwing strikes from guard but Ibaka blocks nicely.
Vader trying to control but Ibaka is working from the bottom.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.#T4##REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Ibaka connects with the punch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Vader .
Ibaka misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Vader changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Ibaka lands with an overhand left.
Vader takes one to the chin there.
Ibaka throws a hook but Vader avoids it easily.
Vader throws a body punch but Ibaka moves out of range.
Ibaka misses with a body punch
and Vader counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Ibaka misses with a straight left.

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 Darth Vader .
I think Vader 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 James Ackerman scores the fight 30:27
Judge William Gold scores the fight 30:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Our winner, Darth Vader , 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.

 

Event: Highland Games 144     
Date:   Jan 24, 2016
#R1#
Vader scores with a head kick.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A combination from Crow does no damage.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crow misses with a combination
and Vader counters with a nice body kick.
Vader paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Vader lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash. #TD2#
Vader shoots in and bounces Crow off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Vader controls from within his opponent's guard.
Crow keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully. #T1#
Crow wants to stand up but Vader is controlling him.
Vader throws an elbow that misses. Crow uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Vader 's guard. Nice move by Crow!#REVR#
Crow won't allow Vader to sweep him here.
Vader is still trying to improve position.
Crow wants to stand but Vader is controlling his posture from full guard. #T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Vader pulls Crow in close to his closed guard and prevents Crow from doing any damage or advancing position.
Crow wants to stand but Vader is controlling his posture from full guard. #SU#
Crow gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
Crow misses with a double jab
and Vader counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Vader chopping away at his opponent's legs. #TD2#
Vader closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Crow did well to prevent Vader getting side control.#T3#
Crow is trying to stand back up but Vader is controlling him
Vader wants to lay and pray for a moment but Crow keeps working.
Well, if Vader is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Crow wants to get back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader wants to take a breather but Crow is having none of it.
Crow is trying to stand.
Crow knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Vader on the ground.
Crow has hold of Vader 's hands but Vader slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Vader trying to control from Crow's half guard. Crow has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Vader landing some decent shots from guard.
Vader prevents Crow from getting back to his feet.
Vader throws a big right hand that misses.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Vader is looking to work some ground and pound but Crow has wrist control.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Crow moves out of range of the body kick.
Crow throws a right and a left that Vader avoids nicely.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader connects with an inside leg kick.#TD2#
Vader looking to score a takedown here. Crow is defending well but Vader drives through and ends up in Crow's guard.
Vader trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
That's time! Crow's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Crow tries to clinch up but Vader circles away and keeps his distance.
Vader swings for the body but Crow moves out of range.
Vader moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Crow blocks a head kick by Vader .
As Vader looks to move away, Crow throws a big counter combo but Vader just gets out of the way.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Vader checks a leg kick. #CL2#
Crow tries to keep at a distance but Vader has taken the fight into the clinch.
Crow has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Crow scores with a shoulder strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vader digs a right hand into Crow's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Crow's gas tank. #TD2#
Vader gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Crow regains guard.
Vader trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat. #T1#
Vader trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Vader in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Vader with a nice head shot there.
Vader throwing strikes from guard but Crow blocks nicely.
Darth Vader has got the better of the ground game so far.
Crow avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Vader wants to control from the top but Crow keeps moving. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Vader has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Crow is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Vader swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A combination from Crow does no damage. #TD2#
Vader feints and as Crow raises his hands in defense, Vader changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.#T2#
Vader throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Crow works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Vader working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Crow's head.
Vader postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Crow working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader .
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Crow is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader looking to sit in guard and control but Crow gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Vader lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB##T3#
Vader sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vader trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Crow is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Vader is controlling him.
Vader postures up in Crow's guard and throws a big left but Crow blocks it. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Vader is looking to work some ground and pound but Crow has wrist control.
Crow avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Crow is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Crow working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader .
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Crow is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Crow throws a combination that misses #CL2#
and Vader holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Crow blocks an uppercut.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader scores with a shoulder strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
Sloppy strikes from Crow. Those never looked like landing.
Vader tries to clinch but Crow moves out of range.
Crow throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Crow throws a right and a left that Vader avoids nicely.
We've been told by Crow's head coaches at Death Valley Training Facility that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Crow tries to clinch but Vader is having none of it.
Vader looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Crow misses with a few strikes there.
Crow checks a leg kick.
Vader loads up on a big right hand but Crow slips the punch.
Vader tries to work over Crow's front leg with a kick but Crow checks it.
Crow throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader lands a leg kick that knocks Crow off balance momentarily.
Crow moves to clinch but Vader breaks away
and Vader makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Crow shoots in and drives through. Vader sprawls well.
A countering left hand to the body from Vader misses.#T1#
A combination from Crow does no damage.
Vader moves out of range as Crow strikes.
Vader changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Vader throws a hook to the side of Crow's head but Crow sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Vader misses with a left hand
and Crow cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Vader slips a jab and a cross from Crow.
Vader misses with a hook. Crow ducked under it nicely.
Crow tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Crow falls off balance throwing a combination
and Vader counters with a nice leg kick.
Sam Crow is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Crow throws a right hand that misses
and Vader counters with a right hand to the body. #T2##TD2#
Vader scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
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!
Vader is trying to ground and pound but Crow uses the momentary lack of control by Vader to regain half guard.
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. Vader connects with a nice short shot to Crow's temple.
Vader wants to take a breather but Crow is having none of it.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Vader in particular looking to stall.
Vader is trying to control the action in half guard but Crow is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Vader not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Vader keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.#T3#
Vader thows a huge punch but Crow dodges it nicely.
Crow keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Vader thows a huge punch but Crow dodges it nicely. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vader cracks Crow with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Crow walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Crow is just out of range.
As Vader looks to move away, Crow throws a big counter combo but Vader just gets out of the way.
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Crow is looking for a counter combo.
Vader misses with a body shot.
Crow looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Crow misses with a series of wild punches.
Crow digs a good body shot into Vader 's ribs.#T4##TD2#
Vader shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Crow manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Crow wants to stand but Vader is controlling the position.
Vader works over Crow with some ground and pound from guard.
Vader throwing strikes but missing.
Crow keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Vader sitting in guard here, content to control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Vader 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Our winner, Darth Vader , 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 Sam Crow had this to say: 'I'll be back way better, I'm in the gym everyday trying to better myself. I will be back stronger. You will see me as a champion one day.'.

 

Event: Highland Games 135     
Date:   Dec 24, 2015
#R1#
Kopp shoots in looking for a takedown. Vader tries to sprawl out of it but Kopp keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vader manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Vader throws a push kick but Kopp slaps the foot to one side.
Kopp tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.#TD#
Vader drives through with a takedown into Kopp's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Vader advances to half guard.
Vader seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader is keen to just control but Kopp is a slippery customer.#T1#
Vader is controlling the pace.
Kopp is trying to control but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Vader missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Kopp is looking for a sweep. Vader is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Kopp 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.
Kopp avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Vader .
Kopp has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Vader is working away from the top position though.#SUB#
Kopp is defending against the submission attempts here by Vader . #T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Kopp avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Vader .
Vader sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Kopp is looking for a sweep. Vader is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Vader not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Vader throwing shots but Kopp is blocking nicely. #T3#
Vader trying to pass the guard but Kopp defending well. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Vader wants to land a leg kick but Kopp is out of range.
Kopp shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Vader defends it nicely.
Nice sprawl there from Vader as Kopp shoots in.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dave Kopp.#TD2#
Kopp changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Vader looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Kopp tries to score with some ground and pound. Vader controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Kopp in the domination position with Vader hanging on.
Vader is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Kopp off and has taken his back!
Vader has good solid back control here.
Kopp is trying to break free. #T4#
Vader lands strikes to the head. #CUT#
It looks like Dave Kopp has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader misses with punches from the back.
Kopp has his hands over his head blocking the strikes from Vader .
Vader struggling to keep hold of the position.
Vader missing with strikes from the back.
Kopp staying busy and making it hard for Vader to control.
Vader landing with strikes.
Vader 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.
Vader punches the canvas rather than the man.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Good control from Vader .
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dave Kopp's cut.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2##TD#
Vader closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Vader thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kopp's head.
Vader trying to control the action but Kopp is working from the bottom.
Vader drops an elbow to the side of Kopp's head.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Vader in particular looking to stall.
Kopp is refusing to be controlled, as Vader sits in half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader missing with the ground and pound from half guard. #T1#
Vader throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Vader trying to control the pace.
Vader throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Kopp to regain full guard.
Vader looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Vader sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Kopp's guard.
Darth Vader overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vader is looking to advance position but Kopp won't allow it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T2#
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.
Vader moves into full mount! Kopp won't be happy about that!
Kopp is working to get back to half guard.
Vader throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Vader thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Vader looking to finish with strikes here!
Kopp sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Vader with a momentary lay and pray from half guard. #T3#
Kopp blocking the ground and pound attempt from Vader .
Kopp is not content to let Vader control the position.
Kopp is looking to improve his position.
Vader missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Vader throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Vader thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kopp can do to turn this around?
Vader perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Vader moves into full mount! Kopp won't be happy about that! #T4#
Vader misses with a head shot.
Vader punching from mount but Kopp doing a good job of avoiding damage.
Vader cracks Kopp with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Vader landing punches.
BOOM! Vader connects with a massive shot to the dome! #CUT#
That has opened up Dave Kopp's cut even more.
Vader loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Kopp scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Vader land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Vader stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
A relieved looking Darth Vader thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
In defeat, Dave Kopp stepped up to the mic, saying 'Man, Stumpy got lucky, I want a rematch!'.

 

Event: Highland Games 129     
Date:   Nov 29, 2015
#R1#
Arnold scores with a decent looking hook.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Vader 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.
A clash of legs there as Arnold blocks the low kick.
Arnold keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Arnold keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Vader lands a nice shot that snaps Arnold's head back.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Arnold.
Arnold connects with a leg kick. Vader looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Arnold tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vader swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Arnold checks a leg kick.
Vader lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold throws the left hand but Vader avoids the punch easily.
We've been told by Arnold's head coaches at Montreal Elite Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Vader .
Donk. Arnold catches Vader right on the button with a cross.#T1#
A solid body kick from Vader .
Arnold avoids the body shot from Vader .
Arnold went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Vader lands a nice shot that snaps Arnold's head back.
BJ Arnold is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
An inside leg kick lands from Vader .
Arnold swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Arnold avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Arnold throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Vader .
Arnold moves into range and connects with a jab.
Vader misses with a straight right.
Vader jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Vader misses with a straight left.
Arnold moves out of range of the body kick.
Arnold moves out of range of the body kick.#T2#
Arnold lands a jab.
Vader fails with the takedown.
BJ Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Good work by Vader as he checks the leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Arnold throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Arnold is looking to clinch but Vader is avoiding it.
Vader lands with a kick to the temple. Arnold shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Both fighters circling a little - Arnold finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Arnold.
Arnold pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vader tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Arnold defends well and Vader ends up having to push Arnold into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Arnold throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Good standup being displayed there by Vader as he connects with a hook.
A head kick misses from Vader . #T3#
Arnold keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Arnold lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Vader moves out of range as Arnold strikes.
Vader misses the body punch
and Arnold counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vader tries a head kick but it misses.
Arnold avoids the head kick by Vader .
Vader tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Arnold swivels and escapes.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Vader - that will leave a mark!
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Arnold was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
A leg kick checked by Vader .
Arnold misses with an attempted mid kick.
Vader throws a leg kick
and Arnold counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Vader scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.#T4#
Vader looks to throw the jab but Arnold is out of range.
Vader thows a leg kick but Arnold checks it
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Arnold is looking to slow Vader down with leg kicks.
Arnold lands with an overhand left.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Arnold checks a leg kick.
Vader keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Arnold.
Vader bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Vader shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Vader tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Arnold is able to avoid easily.
Arnold half committed to a counter leg kick.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vader will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Arnold is looking to counter with head kicks.
Vader thows a left - swing and a miss!
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 BJ Arnold 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.
#R2#
Vader fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Arnold on the side of the head.
Vader misses with a leg kick
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt
and Arnold counters with a left to the body.
Vader misses with the body kick
and Arnold counters with a stiff right hand.
Vader has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Arnold.
Vader throws a low kick but Arnold moves out of range easily.
Arnold cracks Vader with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Vader fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Vader tried to score with a low kick but Arnold checks it.
Arnold blocks the body kick. #TD2#
Arnold gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Arnold keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass.
Vader controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T1#
Arnold keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass.
Vader 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. #SUB#
Arnold working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Vader doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Vader manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Arnold working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader . #T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Vader is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vader accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Arnold throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arnold dips to his left and cracks Vader with an uppercut!
Arnold takes one on the button.#TD2#
Vader drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Vader trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Arnold avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #SUB#
Arnold looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Vader wants to control from the top but Arnold keeps moving. #T3#
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
Vader pushes down on Arnold's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vader wants to take a breather but Arnold is having none of it.
Ground and pound from Vader .
Arnold is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Vader takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Vader wants to pass to mount but Arnold is defending the position. #T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Vader wants to lay and pray for a moment but Arnold keeps working.
Vader trying to pass the guard but Arnold defending well. #SUB2#
Vader is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Arnold is trying to maintain the position but Vader is very close to passing his half guard.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader 's jab looks to have found its range, popping Arnold under the eye.
Vader throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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!
#R3#
Arnold misses with a body shot.
Vader counters with a body kick.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Arnold is just out of range.
Vader attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Arnold tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A shot to the liver by Arnold. Beautiful body shot.
Vader looks to land a left hand but Arnold moved out of range nicely.
Vader throws a leg kick but Arnold sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Arnold scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Vader 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 Arnold on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold connects with a body shot.
Arnold checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Arnold scores with a jab.
BJ Arnold is winning the standup battle so far.
Arnold takes one on the chin but keeps coming. #T1#
Arnold moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Arnold keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Arnold, right into the meat.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Arnold is just out of range.
Vader throws a low kick but Arnold avoids it.
As Vader looks to move away, Arnold throws a big counter combo but Vader just gets out of the way.
Vader lets loose with a powerful body kick. Arnold will feel that in the morning.
Vader blocks the body kick.
Vader 's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Vader throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Vader moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Arnold's calf.#T2#
Vader tries to land a body kick
letting Arnold counter with a right hand.
Arnold checks a leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Arnold blocks the low kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Arnold misses its target.
Vader scores with a jab to the jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader throws a solid leg kick but Arnold takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Vader .
It looked like Arnold was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Vader .
Vader thows a left - swing and a miss!
The fighters circling - Vader throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A little feinted left hand from Arnold on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Vader misses with an uppercut. Arnold saw that one coming.
Arnold throws a body kick that misses.
Vader throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Arnold's waist but Arnold gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Vader off to one side.
Vader circles away from the clinch attempt.
A jab from Arnold does it's job there.
Vader looking to land some kicks to the body here. #T3#
Vader moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A head kick by Vader misses
and Arnold counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Arnold counters with a slapping leg kick.
Arnold lands a nice shot that snaps Vader 's head back.
Arnold throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Arnold avoids the body shot from Vader .
Arnold half committed to a counter leg kick.
Arnold bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Arnold thinks about countering with a body kick.
Vader on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Arnold - that will leave a mark!
Vader shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Arnold as he jumps to the side.
BJ Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Arnold moves out of range of the body kick.#T4#
Arnold throws a shot to the body.
Arnold throws the left hand but Vader avoids the punch easily.
Vader misses with a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but Arnold shows good takedown defense.
Vader misses the body punch
and Arnold counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Vader takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Arnold fails with an attempt to clinch.
Vader changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Vader . That's going to slow Arnold down.
Vader attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Vader scores with a leg kick.
Arnold lands a slapping body shot.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but BJ Arnold did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R4#
Nice defenses there by Vader .
Vader takes a jab right on the kisser.
Good work by Arnold as he checks the leg kick.
Vader is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Nice shot by Vader .
Vader lands with a good body shot.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Arnold moves away.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Arnold connects with the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but Arnold shows good takedown defense.
Vader takes a swing at Arnold's ribcage but misses.
Vader looks for the body kick but Arnold saw that one coming. #T1#
Vader throws a body kick that misses.
Arnold's jab looks to have found its range, popping Vader under the eye.
Vader misses with an uppercut
and Arnold counters with a nice body kick.
Arnold jabs Vader to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Arnold was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
Arnold uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Vader has time to react.
Vader scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Arnold lands a nice looking body shot.
Jab from Arnold.
Arnold tries to close the distance and clinch but Vader swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Vader moves out of range as Arnold strikes.
Arnold throws a lazy uppercut
and Vader counters with a nice body kick.
Vader has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.#T2#
Vader steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Arnold.
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!
Vader looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Arnold is fending him off so far but Vader persists. Nope, Arnold circles away and we're back to standing.
Arnold is looking to counter punch.
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Arnold misses the target.
Arnold just misses with a punch to the body.
A leg kick checked by Arnold.
Vader gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Vader works the jab nicely.
Vader has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Arnold.
Vader scores with a jab to the body.
Vader misses with a leg kick
and Arnold counters with a nice uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Arnold.#T3#
Arnold looks to throw the jab but Vader is out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Vader .
Vader has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Arnold.
The fighters circle momentarily. Vader darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Vader throws out a loose jab but Arnold uses good head movement to avoid it.
It appears Arnold was looking to counter with a kick there.
Arnold throws a sloppy head kick and Vader moves out of range easily.
Vader looks to land a right hand but Arnold moved out of range.
Arnold takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Vader throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Arnold stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vader throws a leg kick but Arnold sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Vader shoots and misses
and Arnold makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
BJ Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .#T4#
Arnold misses with a looping right.
Vader wants to slow Arnold down by chopping away at his legs. #CL#
Arnold fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Vader , pushing him back against the cage.
Vader drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
A hook to the body from Arnold.
A nice right hand lands inside from Arnold.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Arnold lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Arnold lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Vader is looking to take this one to the mat.
Arnold makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Arnold fails to land.
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short body shot lands from Arnold as the two fighters clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

BJ Arnold had his way with Darth Vader in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
Arnold scores with a hook.
Vader shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Arnold but Arnold pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Vader avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Arnold tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Vader misses with a leg kick
letting Arnold counter with a right hand.
Arnold loads up on a big right hand but Vader slips the punch.
Arnold is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Arnold.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader blocks a head kick by Arnold.
Vader tries to score a power double leg takedown but Arnold sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Vader somewhat.#T1#
Arnold fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Arnold takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Arnold takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Vader scores with a sloppy right hand. Arnold should have avoided that one.
Vader swings widly with a right hand
and Arnold makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Arnold keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
BJ Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Vader takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
BJ Arnold is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Arnold takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Vader throws the kick towards the body but Arnold avoids it.
Arnold gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Arnold throws a wild body kick that Vader sees coming a mile off.
Arnold scores with a sloppy right hand. Vader should have avoided that one. #CL#
Arnold fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Vader , pushing him back against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Arnold misses with a punch to the body.
Vader wants a takedown but no success here.
Arnold lands a hook that snaps the head of Vader backwards. #BC#
Arnold pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
Vader has his takedown stuffed
letting Arnold counter with a right hand. #T3#
Vader tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Arnold swivels and escapes.
Arnold is looking to counter punch.
Arnold throws an overhand right that lands on Vader 's shoulder, as Vader tries to avoid the shot.
Vader throws a head kick but Arnold moves out of range.
Vader thows a body kick. Arnold tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Vader is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Vader throws a front kick that sends Arnold stumbling back into the cage.
Arnold throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Arnold misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Vader scores with a kick to the midsection.
Arnold throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Arnold chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Vader can pounce on him. #T4#
Vader is looking to score with low kicks.
A shot to the body from Vader misses
and Arnold counters with a nice kick to the body.
Vader pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vader jabs Arnold to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vader keeps the fight on the outside.
Arnold scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Arnold will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
That kick from Vader tenderised Arnold's leg. Arnold is trying to keep his angry face on.
Vader throws a predictable looking body shot
and Arnold counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Arnold with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Arnold feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vader 's calf.
Vader has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Arnold.

And that's the end of the fight!
BJ Arnold showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Arnold 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 49:47
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:46
Judge James Glass scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... BJ Arnold!

BJ Arnold is the new bantamweight champion!
BJ Arnold seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: Highland Games 125     
Date:   Nov 07, 2015
#R1#
Longworth smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Vader throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Longworth sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vader lands a right hook to the body.
Longworth throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader .
Vader tries to land a front kick but Longworth steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.#CL#
Longworth clinches.
Vader lands with a short shot to the head.
Longworth misses with some punches. #BC2#
Vader escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Vader with a nice cross.
Longworth lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.#CL#
Longworth closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Longworth's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Longworth misses with a hook from the clinch. #BC2#
Vader 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Longworth thuds a left hand into Vader 's body.#T1#
Longworth clobbers Vader with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Longworth connects with a right hand. Vader shakes it off.
Longworth sizes up Vader with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Longworth throws a left and a right that both miss
and Vader finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Longworth walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Longworth misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
Longworth tests Vader 's chin there with a solid looking shot.#TD2#
Vader closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Longworth's guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader scoring with punches to the head and body.
Longworth seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Vader is pushing down on Longworth's leg trying to pass to half guard. Longworth is fighting to maintain full guard but Vader has managed to sneak the leg through.
Vader wants to lay and pray for a moment but Longworth keeps working.
Longworth moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.#SUB#
Longworth looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Vader passes into half guard. #T2##SUB#
Longworth looking for submissions off his back.
Vader is pressing down on Longworth's thigh, looking to free his foot. Longworth is holding on for now.
Vader is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Vader trying to control from half guard but Longworth is working away. #T3#
Longworth throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Vader lands a nice short elbow.
Vader wants to control but Longworth is keeping him busy.
Longworth is looking to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Vader is thwarting Longworth's attempts to control the position.
Longworth is not content to let Vader control the position.
Vader works his foot free and advances to mount.
Longworth is looking to improve his position but Vader isn't that keen on the idea.#T4#
Longworth wants to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Vader in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Vader lands a big elbow.
Longworth wants to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Vader prevents Longworth from getting the reversal.
Vader controlling from the full mount.
Longworth is working to get back to half guard.
Vader controlling from mount.
Longworth 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.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2#
Longworth throws a lazy uppercut
and Vader counters with a nice leg kick.
Vader thows a left - swing and a miss!
Longworth with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Vader looks to land a body kick but Longworth moved away.
Longworth looks to throw the jab but Vader is out of range.
Vader replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Longworth blocks it well.
Vader looks for the body kick but Longworth saw that one coming.
Longworth has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Vader .
Longworth jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Longworth as he avoids it easily.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Longworth lands a jab to Vader 's midsection.
Longworth misses with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Longworth misses with an uppercut. Vader saw that one coming.
Vader doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Longworth's jab looks to have found its range, popping Vader under the eye.
Longworth throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Vader delivers a nice body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Longworth lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vader at a distance. #T1#
Vader lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Longworth scores with a jab. Vader acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A jab from Longworth finds it's way through Vader 's defenses.
Longworth scores with a jab.
Longworth throws a looping overhand right but Vader ducks down to avoid it.
Longworth misses with a body shot.
Vader changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Vader lands with a thumping leg kick.
Longworth takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Longworth ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Vinnie Longworth is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Longworth smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A shot to the body from Longworth misses
and Vader 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.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt - Longworth sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Longworth 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.#T2#
Vader dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vinnie Longworth is winning the standup battle so far.
Longworth pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Longworth lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Longworth.
Longworth lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Longworth connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vader 's hands.
Vader takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Longworth swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Vader counters with a right hand to the body.
Longworth misses with a two punch combination.
Longworth throws a nice looking combination but Vader bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Vader swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Vader lets loose with a powerful body kick. Longworth will feel that in the morning.
Longworth throws a right and a left that both miss.
Longworth throws a lazy uppercut
and Vader counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Longworth throws a left and a right that both miss
and Vader counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Longworth pushing out the jab but it's not landing. #T3#
Longworth throws a right hand that misses
and Vader counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Longworth throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vader closes this distance looking for a takedown but Longworth circles away.
Longworth wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Vinnie Longworth has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Vader lands with a shot to the body.
Vader throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Longworth fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Longworth looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader defending well as Longworth loads up on a big left hand.
Nice body punch from Longworth.
A solid body kick from Vader .
Longworth rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Vader moves out of range and avoids them all easily.#TD2#
Longworth gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader content to stall in guard here. #T4#
Vader lands a couple of digs.
Vader stopping the sweep attempt from Longworth.#SUB#
Longworth had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Vader defends it easily.
Vader looking to pass the guard.
Vader 's corner is telling him to maintain position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vader trying to control but Longworth is working from the bottom.
Vader is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
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 Vinnie Longworth will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R3#
Longworth on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt - Longworth sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
A good leg kick by Vader .
Vader fakes the leg kick and cracks Longworth in the body.
Vader dodges the punch combination from Longworth.
Vader throws out a counter right but Longworth avoids it with no problem.
Vader scores with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Longworth thuds a left hand into Vader 's body.#CL#
Longworth clinches with his opponent.
Longworth scores with a nice hook to the head.
Vader trying to stall but Longworth improves his position. #T1#
Longworth misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Longworth.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Longworth swings wildly with an uppercut but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader prevents a body shot from Longworth.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Vader . #TD2#
Vader has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Longworth is trying to keep an underhook but Vader manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Longworth on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Darth Vader has got the better of the ground game so far.
Vader is trying to control the action in half guard but Longworth is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Longworth is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Vader content to sit in half guard and control for a moment. #SUB#
Longworth looking for submissions off his back.#T2#
Vader lands with a punch from half guard.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#SUB#
Longworth is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vader pulls his head out easily.
Longworth is looking to improve his position.
Vader is thwarting Longworth's attempts to control the position.
Longworth is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Vader scores with a couple of nice shots.
Longworth is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T3#
Well, if Vader is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Longworth taking some punishment here, with Vader in his half guard.
Longworth is refusing to be controlled, as Vader sits in half guard. #SUB#
Longworth looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Vader pushes past his half guard into mount!
Vader controlling his opponent.
Longworth wants to hold on but Vader pushes him away.#T4#
Vader unloading with bombs!
Longworth keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Longworth is squirming around, avoiding Vader 's attempts to control the action.
Longworth working to try and regain half guard.
Vader lands a heavy elbow.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader raining down shots from the mount!
Vader pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader really dominated that round.
That's time! Longworth's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R4#
Longworth tries to clinch up.
Longworth misses with a right hand
and Vader counters with an inside leg kick.
Longworth throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Longworth.
Longworth is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Longworth just misses with a punch to the body.
Longworth throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vader looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Vader avoids the body shot from Longworth. #TD2#
Longworth gets caught flat footed, as Vader shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Longworth wants to sweep but no luck.
Vader slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Vader lands a couple of digs.#T1#
Vader landing some decent shots from guard.
Vader advances to half guard.
Vader not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Vader is nestled in close to Longworth, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Vader stalling.
Longworth wants to control but Vader is keeping busy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader drops an elbow to the side of Longworth's head. #SUB#
Longworth looking for subs from the bottom but Vader mounts him!#T2#
Longworth throwing hammer fists to the chest of Vader . What's that going to do exactly?
A nice elbow there by Vader .
Longworth sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Longworth has hold of Vader 's hands but Vader slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Vader trying to control from half guard but Longworth is working away.
Vader not doing much here. #SUB#
Longworth actively working from the bottom here.
Vader winds up and cracks Longworth with a swinging punch to the side of the head. #T3#
Vader has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Vader landing punches.
Vader lands a big elbow.
Vader pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Longworth tries to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Longworth is looking to improve his position but Vader isn't that keen on the idea.#T4#
Vader putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!#ROC2#
Longworth is rocked!
Vader looking to control and managing it successfully.
Longworth is bucking up trying to escape but Vader cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Longworth tries to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Vader trying to control but Longworth is having none of it.
Vader looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Oh Longworth is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Longworth throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.
Longworth seems to have got his legs back now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader controlling his opponent.
Longworth is wriggling around trying to escape.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
Good standup being displayed there by Longworth as he connects with a hook.
Vader scores with a shot to the body.
Longworth misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Longworth jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent. #CL#
Longworth rushes Vader and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Longworth lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Longworth misses with a punch on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Longworth as the two fighters clinch.
Longworth blocking some punches.
A left hand lands to the body for Longworth.
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Longworth misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Longworth controls his hands.
Longworth lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Longworth tries to throw a body punch but Vader avoids it by throwing Longworth back against the cage. #T1#
Longworth throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Still in the clinch, Longworth scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader works on Longworth's body with a couple of short punches.
Vader can't get the takedown.
Longworth misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Longworth creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Longworth throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Vader pushes Longworth back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Longworth fails to land.
Longworth misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader blocks an uppercut.
Vader is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Vinnie Longworth has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Vader lands a left hand.
Longworth misses with a hook from the clinch.
Longworth working aggressively here.
Longworth throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Vader s head.
Longworth will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Longworth tries to work over Vader 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Longworth misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Longworth fails to land.
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!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Longworth.
Longworth misses with the head strike.
Vader scores with a shoulder strike.
Longworth works on Vader 's body with a couple of short punches.
Longworth throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader .
Longworth throws a head punch that misses.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Longworth backwards.
Vader lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Longworth or not. #T3#
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Longworth fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader lands with a short shot to the head.
Still in the clinch, Vader scores with a nice short uppercut.
Longworth swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Longworth can't find room to land a body shot as Vader controls the action.
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Longworth lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Longworth tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Longworth goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Longworth misses with a body punch.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vader blocking some punches.
Longworth misses with a hook from the clinch.
Longworth tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Longworth tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T4#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Longworth.
Longworth tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Longworth scores with a shot to the side of Vader 's head.
Longworth lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Longworth misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Longworth controls his hands.
Longworth misses with some punches.
Longworth misses with a body punch.
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Longworth misses with a body punch.
Vader blocking some punches.
Longworth goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Longworth tries to work over Vader 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader lands a nice shot to the body.
A short left from Vader .
Vader misses with a body punch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 47:48
Judge William Gold scores the fight 47:48
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !
Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
Our winner, Darth Vader , 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.

 

Event: Highland Games 120     
Date:   Oct 16, 2015
#R1#
Vader lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt! #CL2#
Vader instigates a clinch.
Stick tries for a takedown. No joy.
Vader lands with a short shot to the head.
Vader presses Stick against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Stick backwards. #ROC2#
Stick is rocked!
Vader stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A hook to the body from Vader .
Stick wants to take the fight to the mat but Vader manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Good body shot from Vader .
Stick is looking to take this one to the mat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jack Stick. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stick takes a shot to the head.
Stick really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Stick changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Vader fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Stick has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Vader .#T1#
Vader lands a jab to the head.
Vader scores with a sloppy right hand. Stick should have avoided that one.
Oh Stick is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!#TD#
Stick closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Vader did well to prevent Stick getting side control.
Vader is trying to get back to full guard.
Vader is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Stick's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Stick's back!
Stick seems to have got his legs back now.
Stick is really stuck here.
Vader biding his time, controlling Stick.
Vader has his opponent trapped and is landing shots. Not a good position for Stick. #T2#
I would not like to be Stick right now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader thows a huge left but connects with the canvas and not his opponent.
Vader trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Stick doesn't escape.
Stick looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
I really don't envy Stick right now. #T3#
Good control from Vader .
Vader is working the ground and pound. Can Stick escape?
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Stick wants to escape the position.
Vader connects with a series of strikes and the referee is calling for Stick to escape the position. #T4#
Good control from Vader .
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.
Vader is throwing strikes but Stick counters by rolling into a better position. After a scramble, Stick regains half guard.
Vader not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
That's time! Stick's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Vader connects with a good right hand that stumbles Stick. Stick circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Stick wants to land a leg kick but Vader is out of range.
Stick tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily
and Vader counters with a good low kick that Stick was not able to check.
Jack Stick seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader misses with a hook.
Nice shot lands for Vader .
Stick throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Vader replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Stick blocks it well.
Vader lands a jab.
Vader misses with a body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vader .
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Stick is defended easily by Vader .
Vader tries a quick counter leg kick but Stick is wise to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stick throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Vader is trying to counter with his kicks.
Vader stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Vader wants it to stay on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jack Stick. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A jab from Vader does it's job there.#T1#
Stick fails with a takedown attempt.
Vader slaps away a takedown attempt from Stick, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Stick throws a front kick aimed at Vader 's knee but Vader avoids it well.
Vader lands a nice looking kick to the body. Stick takes a step back to recover.
Vader moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Stick.
Vader buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vader jabs at Stick's body.
Vader with a nice cross.
Vader dips to his left and cracks Stick with an uppercut!
Stick attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses. #T2#
Vader lands with a nice body punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Good leg kick by Vader there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Stick takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Stick has his takedown stuffed#CL2#
and Vader counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Stick backwards.
Vader lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Stick to his knees! Vader keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader ! Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
A victorious Darth Vader thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Highland Games 114     
Date:   Sep 26, 2015
#R1#
Bob Bob with a jab.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Vader 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.
Vader closes this distance looking for a takedown but Bob Bob circles away.
Vader dives in for a single leg takedown but Bob Bob sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
A counter left hand to the body from Bob Bob misses its target.
Vader bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bob Bob takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Bob Bob tries to counter by clinching up but Vader breaks away and moves out of range.
Vader misses with a body kick.
Bob Bob is looking to counter punch.
Vader lands a front kick.
Bob Bob gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Vader .
Vader throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bob Bob throws out a leg kick but Vader moves out of range and Bob Bob only half commits.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bob Bob throws a shot from downtown. Vader moves away and avoids it.
Bob Bob jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vader lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#T1##TD2#
Bob Bob gets caught napping as Vader dives in and scores a takedown. Bob Bob manages to retain guard.
Bob Bob is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Vader dives into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Vader trying to control the position but Bob Bob is working away.
Vader working the ground and pound.
Vader lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Vader cracks Bob Bob with a big elbow.
The ground and pound from Vader seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent. #SUB2#
Vader tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Bob Bob is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Vader has just dragged him back down to the mat.#T2#
Vader is looking to take a break and control but Bob Bob is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vader landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Vader connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Bob Bob some visible discomfort.
Bob Bob managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Vader .
Bob Bob dodges the ground and pound from Vader .
Vader cracks Bob Bob with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Vader lands an elbow. #T3#
Vader lands a nice forearm strike.
Vader lands some shots froms side control.
Bob Bob takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain. #ROC2#
Bob Bob is rocked!
Vader scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Bob Bob is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Vader can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader ! Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
A relieved looking Darth Vader thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Highland Games 110     
Date:   Sep 12, 2015
#R1##CL2#
Vader gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Small blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Small taking a breather.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Vader .
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Small controls his hands.
Small looking to slow down the pace here.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Small wants to stall.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Small. #T1#
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Small looking to stall.
Vader dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Small wants to stall. #TD#
Small tightens his grip and picks Vader up, before dumping him to the ground. Vader manages to land in guard.
Small looking to pass the guard. #T2#
Vader pulls Small in close to prevent any damage.
Vader wants to sweep but no luck.
Small trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Small postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Vader is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Small, into his guard.
Vader postures up.
Vader controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.#T3#
Small is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Vader throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Small bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vader digs a good hook to Small's body.
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
Small is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Vader lands a glancing blow to the side of Small's head.
Vader throws an off balance right hand
letting Small counter with a right hand.
Small lands an overhand right.
A decent looking cross lands there for Small.#T4#
Vader throws a head kick that misses
and Small counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Vader pushes Small away with a front kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader throws a body kick that misses
and Small counters with a straight right hand.
Vader fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vader .
Small misses the shot to the body. #CL2#
Vader has taken the fight to the clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A short uppercut from Vader .
Vader scores with a hook to the body.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2#
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Vader .
Vader misses with a looping left.
A counter left hand to the body from Small misses its target.
Small has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Vader .
Small cracks a nice hook into Vader 's ribs.
Vader swings away with a body shot that misses
and Small counters with a nice uppercut.
Small stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .
Vader buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a body shot.
A quick step to the side and Small tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.#CL2#
Vader closes the distance and clinches.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Small tries to score a body lock takedown but Vader shows good agility there to stay on his feet.#T1#
A short right from Vader .
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Small is pushing Vader up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Vader has Small pressed against the cage, preventing Small from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Small blocking some punches.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Small.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader . #T2#
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Small taking a breather.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Small backwards.
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Small trying to stall but Vader improves his position.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Small uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Good body shot from Vader .
Vader works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process. #T3#
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Darth Vader seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Small uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Small tries to stall but Vader uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside. #T4#
Small is trying to maintain a safe position but Vader gets an underhook and turns Small into the cage.
Small tries to score a body lock takedown but Vader shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Small blocks an uppercut.
A short right from Vader .
Vader tries a body shot but Small blocks it.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Small.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Vader as Small tries to tie him up.
Small wants to stall.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R3#
Vader misses with a right hand
and Small counters with a right hand to the body.
Vader with a nice cross.
Small throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader wants to slow Small down by chopping away at his legs.
Small on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Vader . Vader obviously looking to wear him down.
Vader fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader tries to clinch but Small is having none of it.
Vader misses with a series of wild punches.
Small swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Small closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so. #T1#
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Vader . #CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Small goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Small controls the action.
Small looking to stall.
Vader leaning his opponent against the cage.#T2#
Small is trying to stall.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land. #T3#
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Small avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Small blocks an uppercut.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Small's head.
A short left from Vader .
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vader scores with an uppercut up the middle.#ROC2#
Small is rocked!
Vader throws a big uppercut that drops Small! More strikes from Vader and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Small lies dazed against the cage as Vader celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader ! Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Darth Vader thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: Highland Games 100     
Date:   Aug 09, 2015
#R1#
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vader swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Pinaglabanan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vader .
Pinaglabanan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Vader cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pinaglabanan misses with a straight right.
Pinaglabanan misses with an uppercut.
Vader looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Pinaglabanan misses with a hook.
Pinaglabanan will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Vader throws a nice outside leg kick.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Pinaglabanan is just out of range.
It looked like Pinaglabanan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Pinaglabanan misses with a takedown attempt - Vader sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader leaves Pinaglabanan with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.#TD2#
Vader shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Pinaglabanan's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader chips away with some ground and pound.
Vader working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pinaglabanan's head.#T1#
Pinaglabanan working a defensive guard but Vader manages to pass into side control anyway.
Vader lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Pinaglabanan down.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vader trying to control the action but Pinaglabanan is working from the bottom.
Pinaglabanan is trying to get back to half guard.
Vader lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Pinaglabanan down.
Pinaglabanan looks to move to half guard but instead Vader has passed into mount! Damn!
Pinaglabanan wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Vader .
Pinaglabanan blocking the ground and pound. #T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Vader misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.
Pinaglabanan wants to control but Vader is having none of it.
Vader pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Pinaglabanan tries to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Pinaglabanan is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Vader is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Vader throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Pinaglabanan really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Vader with the ground and pound from mount.
Vader throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
Vader scoring with strikes but Pinaglabanan is staying in there.
Pinaglabanan is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Vader avoids the attempt from Pinaglabanan to control.#T3#
Vader throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Vader throwing strikes here but Pinaglabanan is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Vader trying to control but Pinaglabanan is having none of it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Pinaglabanan slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Pinaglabanan controlling the position well.
Pinaglabanan wants to control but Vader is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pinaglabanan keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Vader content to sit in half guard and control for a moment. #T4#
Vader not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pinaglabanan is trying to get back to full guard.
Vader throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pinaglabanan slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pinaglabanan trying to control the position here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pinaglabanan 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.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
That's time! Pinaglabanan's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Pinaglabanan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.#CL2#
Vader clinches up against the cage.#BC2#
Vader breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vader takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A punch lands to the side of Pinaglabanan 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Pinaglabanan misses the shot to the body.
Pinaglabanan fails with a takedown attempt.
Pinaglabanan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Pinaglabanan takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Pinaglabanan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Pinaglabanan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vader moves away.
Vader closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
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!
Pinaglabanan stuns Vader with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Pinaglabanan fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Vader avoids it really well and circles away.
Vader is trying to counter with his kicks.#T1#
Vader fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pinaglabanan throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Vader 's waist but Vader gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Pinaglabanan off to one side.
Vader changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Vader slips under a jab from Pinaglabanan.
Vader lands with a good body shot.
Pinaglabanan tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Vader swivels and escapes.
Vader is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Pinaglabanan with a body shot.#TD#
Pinaglabanan bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Vader struggling a bit here.
Vader is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Pinaglabanan off and has taken his back!
Darth Vader has got the better of the ground game so far.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader lands a shot to the head.
Pinaglabanan trying to survive by controlling the hands. #T2#
Vader misses with punches from the back.
Pinaglabanan turns into Vader and is now in his guard.
Vader is adopting a defensive guard.
Pinaglabanan is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Pinaglabanan has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Pinaglabanan in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #T3#
Vader trying to control the position here.
Pinaglabanan working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pinaglabanan wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving.
Pinaglabanan throwing strikes but missing.
Pinaglabanan won't allow Vader to sweep him here.
Pinaglabanan looking to sit in guard and control but Vader gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Pinaglabanan pulls Vader in to control the position. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Vader missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Pinaglabanan seems keen to control Vader 's posture.
Pinaglabanan trying to control the position. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.#TD#
Vader gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Pinaglabanan trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pinaglabanan working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pinaglabanan in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Pinaglabanan postures up in Vader 's guard and throws a big left but Vader blocks it.
Pinaglabanan looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

John Pinaglabanan dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R3#
A telegraphed right hand from Pinaglabanan misses the target.
Pinaglabanan lands with an uppercut that bounces Vader off the cage and back into range.
Vader lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Pinaglabanan.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Pinaglabanan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pinaglabanan seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.#CL2#
Vader rushes Pinaglabanan and presses him up against the cage.#BC2#
Vader breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vader fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pinaglabanan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Pinaglabanan lands a nice looking body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pinaglabanan connects with a nice looking jab.
Pinaglabanan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader .
Vader only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Pinaglabanan staying out of range there.#TD#
Pinaglabanan is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Vader 's half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pinaglabanan thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Vader 's head. #T1#
Vader is looking for a sweep. Pinaglabanan is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Vader trying to control from the bottom.
Pinaglabanan is taking a breather. Vader 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.
Vader moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Vader 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.
Vader seems keen to control Pinaglabanan's posture.#T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vader is trying to keep Pinaglabanan in close.
Vader tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Pinaglabanan 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. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Vader has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader .
Pinaglabanan misses with a hook
and Vader counters with a good low kick that Pinaglabanan was not able to check.
Vader throws a low kick, looking for Pinaglabanan's leg but Pinaglabanan calmly moves out of range.
Pinaglabanan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pinaglabanan there as he acknowledges the shot.#TD2#
Vader drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Vader misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards. #T3#
Pinaglabanan is not content to let Vader control the position.
Pinaglabanan manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Vader thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Pinaglabanan's head.
Pinaglabanan is staying active underneath Vader , who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Pinaglabanan trying to control here.
Ground and pound from Vader .
Pinaglabanan is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Vader trying to mount his opponent but Pinaglabanan defends it. #T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Vader is thwarting Pinaglabanan's attempts to control the position.
Vader controlling the pace.
Vader is thwarting Pinaglabanan's attempts to control the position.
Pinaglabanan is looking to improve his position.
Pinaglabanan keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pinaglabanan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vader .
Vader throws a nice inside leg kick.
Vader works Pinaglabanan's body with a nice hook.
Pinaglabanan shoots for a takedown but Vader saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader really dominated that round.
That's time! Pinaglabanan's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R4#
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #CL2#
Vader darts in and clinches Pinaglabanan up against the cage.#BC2#
Vader breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Vader fakes the leg kick and cracks Pinaglabanan in the body.
Pinaglabanan fails with the takedown.
A jab lands there for Pinaglabanan.
Vader looks to land a body kick but Pinaglabanan moved away.
Vader is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Pinaglabanan rather than just go for the knockout.
Nice defenses there by Vader .
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pinaglabanan moves away.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Pinaglabanan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice sprawl there from Vader as Pinaglabanan shoots in.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader scores with a head kick.
Pinaglabanan avoids the head kick by Vader .
Pinaglabanan shoots in looking for a takedown but Vader manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Pinaglabanan's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.#T1#
Pinaglabanan slips a jab from Vader .
Pinaglabanan takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.#CL2#
Vader clinches up with Pinaglabanan and pushes him back against the cage.#BC2#
Vader pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Pinaglabanan throws a jab when Vader was well out of range.
Vader connects with a body shot.#CL2#
Vader closes the distance and clinches.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pinaglabanan is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.#BC2#
Vader pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Pinaglabanan fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
A nice side step and Vader releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pinaglabanan cracks Vader with a right hand to the side of the head.
Pinaglabanan fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Pinaglabanan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.#T2#
Pinaglabanan tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily
and Vader counters with a nice uppercut.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader tries to close the distance and clinch but Pinaglabanan swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A big right from Pinaglabanan misses.
Vader tries to close the distance and clinch but Pinaglabanan swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Pinaglabanan throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.#TD2#
Vader shoots in and gets a takedown into Pinaglabanan's guard.
Pinaglabanan seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Vader advances position into side control!
Vader looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Pinaglabanan is avoiding damage well.
Pinaglabanan is looking for a sweep.
Vader fails to land a wild elbow strike. #T3#
Vader sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Pinaglabanan is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Vader is looking to take a break and control but Pinaglabanan is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vader is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Pinaglabanan will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
Pinaglabanan tries to bench press Vader off him but Vader keeps the position.
Vader working the head and body with strikes.
Vader working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Pinaglabanan wants to control but Vader postures up.#T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Pinaglabanan looking for a sweep but Vader has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Pinaglabanan bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Pinaglabanan wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving.
Pinaglabanan won't allow Vader to sweep him here.
Vader keeping moving, preventing Pinaglabanan from controlling successfully.
Pinaglabanan trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that fourth round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R5#
Pinaglabanan tries for a takedown but Vader sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Pinaglabanan fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Pinaglabanan misses the jab.
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Vader sprawls well. Vader wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Pinaglabanan gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader stuffs the takedown.
Vader tries to land a front kick but Pinaglabanan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Vader works Pinaglabanan's body with a nice hook.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#TD2#
Pinaglabanan gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Vader working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pinaglabanan's head.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Pinaglabanan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pinaglabanan's head.#T1#
Pinaglabanan not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Vader loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Pinaglabanan is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Vader slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Let's hope that Vader has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Nice shot by Vader .
Pinaglabanan misses the body punch
and Vader counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Crunch! Vader slams his shin into Pinaglabanan's torso.
Vader stuffs the takedown.#CL2#
Vader clinches with his opponent. #T2#
Pinaglabanan has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vader is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.#BC2#
Vader breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Pinaglabanan shoots in but Vader avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Pinaglabanan swings widly with a right hand
and Vader counters with a straight right hand.
Vader slips a straight right by Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Vader throws out a counter right but Pinaglabanan avoids it with no problem.
Pinaglabanan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Vader fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pinaglabanan misses with a body shot.
Vader feints a counter leg kick.
Pinaglabanan throws an overhand right that lands on Vader 's shoulder, as Vader tries to avoid the shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pinaglabanan has his takedown stuffed
and Vader counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pinaglabanan fails with the takedown
and Vader counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pinaglabanan moves away.#T3#
Pinaglabanan pushing out the jab but it's not landing. #CL2#
Vader clinches up against the cage.#TD2#
Vader lands a takedown into guard.
Vader tries to free his leg and advance position but Pinaglabanan is retaining full guard.
Vader postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Vader is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Pinaglabanan has his hands on Vader 's head, controlling the position.
Pinaglabanan looking for a sweep. Not yet Pinaglabanan, not yet.
Pinaglabanan wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Pinaglabanan is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.#T4#
Vader throwing strikes from guard but Pinaglabanan blocks nicely. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pinaglabanan shoots for a takedown but Vader saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.#TD2#
Vader drives through with a takedown into Pinaglabanan's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Pinaglabanan has his hands on Vader 's head, controlling the position.
Vader content to stall in guard here.
Vader wants to control from the top but Pinaglabanan keeps moving.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Glass scores the fight 46:49
Judge William Gold scores the fight 45:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !
Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
Our winner, Darth Vader , 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.

 

Event: Highland Games 94     
Date:   Jul 19, 2015
#R1#
Sten uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Sten takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row. #CL#
Sten closes the distance and clinches.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Sten avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Sten lands a knee to the body. #TD2#
Vader tightens his grip and picks Sten up, before dumping him to the ground. Sten manages to land in guard.
Vader is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Vader is in close to Sten's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sten not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Vader missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Vader not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Sten might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Sten is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Sten knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Vader on the ground.#T1#
Sten controls Vader momentarily but Vader frees himself.
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
Sten is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at SWF GYM - JUDO 'n' MMA that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Sten not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Sten is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Sten tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vader ! But no joy.
Sten tries to close the distance and clinch but Vader swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away. #CL#
Sten instigates a clinch.
Sten looking to throw knees to the head but Vader is blocking nicely.
Sten throws a knee to the head but misses. #BC2#
Vader manages to break the clinch.
Sten moves in looking to clinch but Vader pushes him off.
Vader circles away from the clinch attempt.
Vader appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Vader jabs Sten right on the nose. Sten blinks but takes it well.
Sten misses with a lunging right hand
and Vader counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sten thinking. #T2#
Sten moves out of range of the strikes.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sten misses with a straight left.
Sten tries to clinch
and Vader counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Vader 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.
Dan Sten is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vader swats away the attempt to clinch by Sten.
Sten swings for the body but Vader moves out of range. #CL#
Sten clinches up with Vader and pushes him back against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sten with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Sten tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vader avoids it.
Sten tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Sten using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Vader has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Vader tries a body shot but Sten blocks it. #T3#
Sten tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vader avoids it.
Vader misses with some punches. #BC2#
Vader 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sten keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
That kick from Vader tenderised Sten's leg. Sten is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sten ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vader moves away.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but Sten shows good takedown defense.
Sten tries to clinch up.
Vader pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sten is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Sten looks to clinch
and Vader makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Vader avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #T4#
Sten just misses with a punch to the body.
Sten checks a low kick from Vader .
Vader looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Vader misses with an uppercut. Sten saw that one coming.
Sten tries to counter by clinching up but Vader breaks away and moves out of range.
Vader takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Vader avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Good shot there by Vader .
Sten tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Vader tries a quick counter leg kick but Sten is wise to it.
Vader throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sten tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Sten backing away here, and Vader unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Sten wants to clinch but Vader slips to the side
and Vader counters with a thumping low kick.
Sten avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sten throws a series of punches but Vader avoids them all with ease.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sten takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Sten throws a sloppy body shot
and Vader connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sten has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Vader .
Vader uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sten.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vader ! But no joy.
Dan Sten seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader moves away from the strike by Sten.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL#
Sten gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Sten.
Sten looking to throw knees to the head but Vader is blocking nicely.
Sten using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Vader has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike. #BC2#
Vader escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sten throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#T1#
Sten keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vader .
Vader digs a good hook to Sten's body.
Sten tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vader manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.#TD2#
Sten tries to sprawl but Vader drives through with a takedown into half guard.#ES#
Sten pushes Vader off and gets back to his feet.
Sten tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vader manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Vader avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vader is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Sten fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sten tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vader was well out of range. Poor timing from Sten.
Sten misses with a looping right.
Vader is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Sten tries to clinch but Vader is having none of it. #T2#
Sten is looking to clinch.
Vader counters with a body kick.
Vader thuds his shin into the meat of Sten's side.
Sten tries to clinch up.
Vader throws a push kick but Sten slaps the foot to one side. #CL#
Sten instigates a clinch. #BC2#
Vader breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Sten is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Vader with a nice cross.
Sten is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Vader 's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.#CL#
Sten clinches with his opponent. #T3#
Sten blocks a body shot from Vader .
Sten misses with a knee to the head.
Vader managing to block the knees to the body from Sten.
Sten using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Vader has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Sten with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Dan Sten has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A shot in the inside from Vader . #BC2#
Vader breaks from the clinch.
Sten closes the distance but Vader moves to the side
and Vader counters with a leg kick.
Sten misses with a double jab.
Sten misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Sten avoids a kick to the body.
Vader lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sten's sensitive parts.
Sten throws a lazy uppercut
and Vader counters with a stiff right hand.
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #T4#
Vader throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Sten waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Sten moves in looking to clinch but Vader pushes him off.
The fight stays on the outside here - Sten looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
And Vader tries to counter it with a takedown but Sten pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Vader uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sten.
Vader doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sten takes a kick to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sten tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vader swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sten lands a nice hook to Vader 's body. Vader takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Darth Vader will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R3#
Sten takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Sten dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vader fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sten misses with an uppercut
enabling Vader to counter with a crisp jab.
Sten throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader takes a jab right on the kisser.
Sten tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A jab from Sten misses.
Vader is looking for the big counter here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sten throws a predictable looking body shot
and Sten takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vader feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Stens jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!#ROC2#
Sten is rocked!
Vader has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Vader drops Sten with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Sten! Vader dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader ! Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
An out of breath Darth Vader thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: Highland Games 87     
Date:   Jun 26, 2015
#R1#
Vader lands a jab to the nose.
A swing and a miss from Laranja.
The fight stays on the outside here - Laranja looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Vader is trying to counter with his kicks.
Vader lets loose with a powerful body kick. Laranja will feel that in the morning.
Vader tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Laranja counters with a stiff right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja fails with a takedown attempt from distance.#T1#
Laranja keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Vader avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Laranja sets himself, and Vader steps forward looking for the clinch! Laranja avoids it this time.#TD#
Laranja closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Vader 's guard.
Laranja content to stall in guard here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader keeping full guard, as Laranja tries to pass.
Laranja is working hard here to advance position.
Vader trying to keep a closed guard but Laranja is proving a slippery customer. #T2#
Vader has control of Laranja's left arm, preventing Laranja from doing any damage.
Laranja pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vader is keeping the position for now.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Vader keeping moving, preventing Laranja from controlling successfully. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Vader misses with a leg kick.
Laranja shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Vader as he avoids it easily. #T3#
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Laranja tries to counter with a takedown but Vader is quick to defend against it.
Laranja shoots for a takedown but Vader saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Vader appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renato Laranja. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Laranja moves out of range of the leg kick from Vader .
Laranja moves in looking to clinch but Vader pushes him off.
Vader connects with a right hand. Laranja shakes it off.
Laranja closes the distance and clinches up with Vader , looking for a takedown. Laranja pushes Vader against the cage but Vader circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Vader appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Vader defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Laranja.
Laranja is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Vader shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down. #T4#
Laranja throws a leg kick that is checked
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Laranja misses with a takedown
and Vader counters with an inside leg kick.
Vader throws a chopping leg kick but Laranja manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Laranja takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Vader thuds his shin into the meat of Laranja's side.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Laranja tries to score a power double leg takedown but Vader sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Laranja somewhat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader .
Laranja with a lazy takedown attempt
and Vader counters with a straight right hand.
Laranja throws a leg kick
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
Renato Laranja seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Vader is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Laranja drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.#T1#
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Laranja's front leg but catches the back leg as Laranja tries to avoid it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Vader .#CL2#
Vader gets a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader blocks an uppercut.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Vader takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Vader pushes Laranja back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Vader lands a hook to the side of the head.#T2#
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Laranja.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Laranja is trying to break the clinch but Vader has him pressed against the cage.
Laranja is trying to pull guard but Vader turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Laranja tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Laranja jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Vader walks away with a smile on his face. Laranja gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renato Laranja. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Laranja swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Vader counters with a nice leg kick.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.#T3#
Laranja fails miserably with a takedown attempt.#TD#
Laranja drives through with a takedown into guard.
Laranja trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Vader has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Laranja has passed into side control.
Laranja trying to control the action but Vader is working from the bottom.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T4#
Vader is trying to control Laranja's posture but Laranja avoids it.
Vader is looking to reverse the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Laranja has knee on belly momentarily but Vader bucks him off and regains half guard. #SUB#
Laranja wants to work for an arm triangle but Vader is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R3#
Vader scores with a kick to the body.
Vader throws out a leg kick but Laranja moves out of range and Vader only half commits.
Vader throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Laranja.
Laranja takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws a wild body kick that Laranja sees coming a mile off.
Vader is looking to slow Laranja down with leg kicks.
A nice inside leg kick there by Vader . That's going to slow Laranja down. #T1#
Vader thumps Laranja with a low kick.
Vader lands a leg kick that knocks Laranja off balance momentarily.
Laranja tries a head kick but it misses.
Vader takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A little jabbing left from Vader on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Vader drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Vader throws a body kick despite being completely out of range#TD#
and Laranja counters with a single leg into guard. Vader didn't expect that.
Vader pulls Laranja in close to his closed guard and prevents Laranja from doing any damage or advancing position.
Laranja trying to control but Vader is working from the bottom. #T2#
Laranja stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Vader swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Vader wants to improve his position but instead Laranja has moved into half guard.
Laranja wants to lay and pray for a moment but Vader keeps working.
Vader 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.#SUB#
Laranja 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. #T3#
Laranja stalling away here and it's allowed Vader to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Vader is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVB#
Laranja trying to get back to full guard but Vader takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!#T4#
Laranja is trying to escape the mount.
Vader sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Vader is continuing to stall.
Laranja is looking to improve his position but Vader isn't that keen on the idea.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vader working Laranja over with strikes here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader really 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.
#R4#
Laranja swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Laranja moves in looking to clinch but Vader pushes him off.
Vader lands with a thumping leg kick.
Laranja tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Vader defends well and Laranja ends up having to push Vader into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Laranja moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromVader .
Vader punishes Laranja's body with a nice straight punch.
Laranja throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader lands with a slapping head kick. #ROC2#
Laranja is rocked!#CUT2#
It looks like Renato Laranja has been cut.
Vader throws a body shot but no joy. #T1#
Nice defenses there by Laranja.
Laranja was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Vader chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Vader lands a jab to Laranja's midsection.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vader looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Laranja drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.
Laranja doesn't manage to clinch there - Vader circles away.
Vader checks a leg kick.
Laranja backing away here, and Vader unleashes a leg kick that just misses.#TD#
Laranja drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Laranja trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T2#
Laranja looking to pass the guard.
Laranja looking to sit in guard and control but Vader gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB##SUB#
Laranja is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Laranja keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully. #SUB#
Laranja looking for a guillotine here but Vader defends easily. #T3##SUB#
Laranja working for a triangle but Vader defends it easily.
Laranja working a defensive guard here.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Laranja is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.#T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Laranja working a defensive guard here. #SUB#
Laranja is looking for a triangle here but Vader uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Laranja taking a bit of punishment here - Vader scoring with strikes.
Vader working the ground and pound.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vader in side control lands a decent elbow.
Laranja is not content to let Vader control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Renato Laranja's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R5#
Laranja has his takedown stuffed
and Vader makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Vader throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Laranja moves out of range easily.
Laranja attempts a counter takedown but Vader avoids it well and moves away.
Vader throws a nice outside leg kick.
Vader tries to clinch up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Laranja takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there. #T1#
Vader is looking to chop away at Laranja's legs.
A bone on bone clash there as Vader blocks the leg kick.
Vader motions for Laranja to come forward. Vader throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Laranja tries to counter with a takedown but Vader is quick to defend against it.
Vader attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Laranja takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Vader throws a leg kick but Laranja checks it.
Laranja half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Laranja throws a leg kick but Vader moved away.
Vader replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Laranja blocks it well.
Laranja is looking to clinch but Vader is avoiding it.
Vader follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Renato Laranja has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Vader lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Laranja takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Laranja is looking to land body kicks.
A lazy left from Vader finds it's target.
Vader looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Vader throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Laranja throws a leg kick that is checked
and Vader counters with an outside leg kick.
Vader tries to clinch up.#T3##TD#
Vader gets caught napping as Laranja dives in and scores a takedown. Vader manages to retain guard.
Laranja preventing the sweep.
Vader controlling the position.
Vader bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Laranja's guard. #REVB#
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Vader must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Laranja trying to control the position.
Vader is working Laranja over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Laranja is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Laranja working a defensive guard here. #T4#
Vader wants to control from the top but Laranja keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Vader accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Laranja not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Laranja throws a chopping leg kick but Vader manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vader misses with a kick to the body.
Laranja on the wrong end of a kick to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Vader winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 45:50
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 45:50
Judge William Gold scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !
Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Darth Vader thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Renato Laranja spoke after the fight, saying 'I didnt eat enouf frui and vegtables. Thats verr importint...'.

 

Event: Highland Games 82     
Date:   Jun 07, 2015
#R1#
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Arnold crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Vader - the referee stops the clock and Arnold gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Vader . Arnold manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
A decent looking cross lands there for Arnold.
Arnold tries to clinch up.
Vader looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Vader throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Vader throws a leg kick
and Arnold counters with a straight right hand.
Vader throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Arnold manages to avoid it.#TD#
Vader closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Arnold keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Vader will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.#SUB2#
Arnold looking for submissions off his back.
Vader is figuring out what he wants to do next.#T1#
Arnold trying to hold on to Vader 's head to control him but Vader postures up. #SUB2#
Arnold looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Vader wants to control but Arnold is keeping him busy.
Arnold is looking to control Vader 's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Arnold avoid being mounted?#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Vader throws a nice outside leg kick. #T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Arnold slips under a jab.
Arnold throws out a counter right but Vader avoids it with no problem.
Arnold has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Arnold throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Arnold moves out of range as Vader strikes.
Arnold tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Arnold's calf.
Vader misses with an uppercut. Arnold saw that one coming.
A big right from Arnold misses.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Vader 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 Arnold has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Arnold and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Arnold throws a jab but it's blocked by Vader .
Nice uppercut lands for Arnold. That snapped Vader 's head back. #T3#
Vader shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Arnold pinned against the cage. Arnold gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Arnold looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nice uppercut lands for Arnold. That snapped Vader 's head back.
Arnold connects with a solid leg kick.
Arnold lands a right hook to the body.
An inside leg kick from Vader misses.
A little jabbing left from Arnold on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Arnold tries to clinch but Vader is having none of it.
Vader moves out of range as Arnold strikes.#T4#
Vader pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Arnold wants to clinch.
Nice defenses there by Arnold.
Arnold is looking to land body kicks.
Arnold dips to his left and cracks Vader with an uppercut!
Arnold swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Arnold looks to land a left hand but Vader moved out of range nicely.
And Vader counters with a quick kick to the body but Arnold blocks it.
Arnold misses with a kick to the body.
Vader connects with a high kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Arnold fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Darth Vader will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Arnold finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Vader tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Arnold is able to avoid easily.#TD#
Vader shoots in and bounces Arnold off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.#SUB2#
Arnold is looking for a triangle but Vader pushes his legs off easily.
Vader with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Arnold is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Vader postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Vader stands up over Arnold, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Arnold can do to turn this around?#T1##SUB2#
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Arnold is looking for a triangle but Vader pushes his legs off easily.
Arnold trying to keep a closed guard but Vader is proving a slippery customer.
Vader sitting in guard, not really doing much. #SUB2#
Arnold is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Vader slips nicely into half guard.
Arnold tries to get to full guard but Vader has control of the leg. #T2#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Vader takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.#SUB2#
Arnold actively working from the bottom here.
Vader takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Vader slips a nice elbow through Arnold's hands, connecting with Arnold's forehead.
Vader working over Arnold with some ground and pound. Arnold looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Vader takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Vader looking to control and managing it successfully. #T3#
Vader postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Arnold looks a forlorn figure.
Arnold takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Vader scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Arnold?
Vader scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Arnold?
Arnold is squirming around, avoiding Vader 's attempts to control the action.
Vader 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.
Arnold keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Vader landing punches. #T4#
Vader raining down hammerfists from mount.
Vader looking to finish Arnold with some ground and pound. This is bad for Arnold!
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!
Vader putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Vader prevents Arnold from getting the reversal.
Vader dominating with strikes here.
Vader tries to control but Arnold wriggling away.
Vader landing strikes from the mount and Arnold is in trouble!
Vader trying to control but Arnold is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R3#
Vader changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Vader tries to score with a low kick but Arnold moves his leg out of the way.
A little jabbing left from Arnold on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Vader with a poor takedown
and Arnold counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Vader takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Arnold.
Vader loads up on a big right hand but Arnold slips the punch.
A nice side step and Arnold releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold misses with a body kick.
Vader shoots in but no luck this time.
Good leg kick by Vader there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vader closes the distance and clinches up with Arnold, looking for a takedown. Vader pushes Arnold against the cage but Arnold circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darth Vader . That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Arnold lands a head shot.
Arnold throws a combination. Vader tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Arnold is looking to clinch.
Arnold throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vader throws a half hearted mid kick.
Arnold tries to work over Vader 's front leg with a kick but Vader checks it.
As Arnold backs away, Vader returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Vader checks the leg kick nicely there.
Arnold ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Arnold swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vader tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Arnold swivels and escapes.
Arnold tries a quick counter leg kick but Vader is wise to it.#T2#
Vader misses with a body shot.
A good leg kick by Vader .
Vader looks to land a body kick but Arnold moved away.
Vader throws a shot from downtown. Arnold moves away and avoids it.
Arnold thuds his right hand into Vader 's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Vader takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Arnold uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Vader lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
A shot to the liver by Arnold. Beautiful body shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Arnold. #T3#
Arnold takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Arnold fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Arnold lands a nice looking body kick.
Arnold wants to slow Vader down by chopping away at his legs.
Vader was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Vader chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Arnold can pounce on him.
Arnold checks the leg kick nicely there.
A low kick from Vader misses
and Arnold counters with a left to the body.
Vader throws a sloppy body shot
and Arnold counters with a good, hard body kick but Vader shrugs it off.
Vader misses with a leg kick
and Arnold counters with a straight right hand.
Vader misses the shot to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Arnold! But no joy.
Vader pivots, looking for a leg kick but Arnold is out of range and Vader settles back down. #T4#
Vader shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Arnold slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Arnold checks a leg kick.
Arnold counters with a body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice straight punches there by Vader . You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Vader .
Arnold does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Vader throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Vader scores with a decent looking hook.
Arnold throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A quick step to the side and Vader tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Vader tries to land a front kick but Arnold steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

BJ Arnold really dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R4#
Arnold checks a leg kick.
Arnold lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Vader wants to slow Arnold down by chopping away at his legs.
Arnold swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Arnold lets loose with a powerful body kick. Vader will feel that in the morning.
Arnold punishes Vader 's body with a nice straight punch.
Arnold misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Arnold fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Arnold does a little dance to reset his feet.
Arnold replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Vader blocks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Vader works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Vader stuns Arnold with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.#T1#
Arnold swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Vader blocks the body kick.
Vader was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A jab from Vader misses.
BJ Arnold seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Arnold blocks the body kick.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Arnold's calf.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Vader - that will leave a mark!
Vader throws a nice outside leg kick.
Arnold moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Nice body kick from Vader .
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Arnold.
A head kick misses from Vader .
Arnold counters with a body kick.#T2#
Vader lands a nice leg kick that just misses Arnold's sensitive parts.
BJ Arnold is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Arnold lands a nice looking body kick.
Vader misses with a looping left.
Arnold misses with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
Arnold's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Arnold lands a slapping body shot.
Arnold connects with a looping right hand.
Arnold blocks a head kick by Vader .
Arnold swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Vader bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Arnold's calf.#T3#
Arnold lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Vader takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Vader throws a counter high kick but Arnold was just alert enough to avoid it.
Vader swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Arnold is trying to counter with his kicks.
Arnold throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Vader misses with an attempted mid kick.
A countering left hand to the body from Arnold misses.
Vader misses with a leg kick.
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Arnold. #TD#
Vader gets a double leg takedown into Arnold's guard.
Arnold preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage. #T4#
Vader trying to control but Arnold is working from the bottom.
Darth Vader overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Arnold utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Arnold is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Vader is working Arnold over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes. #SUB2#
Arnold has his foot on Vader 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Vader works his way back into a safe position though.
Vader trying to control the position from guard on top but Arnold is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Jab by Vader .#TD#
Vader looking to score a takedown here. Arnold is defending well but Vader drives through and ends up in Arnold's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader had his way with BJ Arnold in that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!
#R5#
Arnold connects with a nice looking jab.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arnold misses with a low kick as Vader jumps back.
Vader displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Arnold throws out the jab. #TD#
Arnold tries to sprawl but Vader drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Arnold is trying to control but can't. #SUB2#
Arnold actively working from the bottom here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader wants to pass to mount but Arnold is defending the position.
Vader not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #T1#
Vader trying to control from half guard but Arnold is working away.
Vader sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Arnold defending well though. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Arnold looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Arnold manages to avoid it.
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Arnold was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Arnold throws a body shot but no joy.
Vader tried to counter with a leg kick but Arnold avoided it.
Arnold throws a leg kick
and Vader counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
BJ Arnold has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Arnold keeps Vader at a distance using the push kick.
Vader throws a body shot but no joy.
Arnold throws the kick towards the body but Vader avoids it.
Vader shoots in for a takedown but Arnold shows good takedown defense.
A telegraphed right hand from Vader misses the target.
Arnold takes one on the chin but keeps coming. #CL2#
Arnold moves into the clinch.
Arnold misses with some punches.
Vader has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Arnold avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Arnold's elbow.
Arnold working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#T3#
Arnold doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #BC2#
Arnold breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Arnold pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Arnold blocks a leg kick.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Arnold.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Arnold tries to score with a low kick but Vader moves his leg out of the way.
Arnold connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vader 's hands.
Vader doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Arnold counters with a body kick that stops Vader in his tracks momentarily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darth Vader . That's going to take a lot out of him.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Arnold checks a leg kick. #T4#
Vader checks a low kick from Arnold.
Vader feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Arnold scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Arnold throws a leg kick that misses.
Vader misses with a leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Arnold.
Vader dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Arnold. That did some damage!
Arnold uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Arnold defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Vader .
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader blocks a low kick nicely.
Vader lands a nice shot to the body.
A swing and a miss from Arnold.

And that's the end of the fight!
BJ Arnold comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Vader has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 48:46
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 48:47
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 48:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Darth Vader is the new bantamweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Darth Vader thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: Highland Games 72     
Date:   May 03, 2015
#R1#
Vader with a jab.
Kiapoity goes for a double leg but Vader avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Vader continues to drive forward.
Vader lands a leg kick that knocks Kiapoity off balance momentarily.
The fighters circling - Kiapoity throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kiapoity misses with a takedown attempt - Vader sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Vader jabs Kiapoity to the body, keeping him at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Kiapoity checks a leg kick.
Vader fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kiapoity has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kiapoity misses with a left hand
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick. #T1#
Vader tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kiapoity throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader lands with a good body shot.
Kiapoity fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jomlong Kiapoity. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A big right from Vader misses.
Kiapoity steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vader .
Kiapoity looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kiapoity misses with a lunging right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Kiapoity misses with a double jab.
Kiapoity gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Vader counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T2#
Kiapoity checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
It looked like Kiapoity wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kiapoity dives in for a single leg takedown but Vader sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Kiapoity was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kiapoity uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Vader .
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Kiapoity ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vader avoids a punch combination nicely.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kiapoity. #T3#
Kiapoity shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Vader pinned against the cage. Vader gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Kiapoity has a takedown stuffed.
Kiapoity throws a poor cross that misses
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
Kiapoity looks for a takedown but Vader sprawls well.
Vader throws out a powerful jab.#T4#
Vader slips a straight right by Kiapoity.
A nice side step and Vader releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vader throws a low kick, looking for Kiapoity's leg but Kiapoity calmly moves out of range.
Vader throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kiapoity on the side of the head.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vader uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kiapoity.
Vader thumps Kiapoity with a low kick.
Kiapoity throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vader sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kiapoity looks to land a left hand but Vader moved out of range nicely.
Vader lands a front kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kiapoity thows a left - swing and a miss!
Vader defending well as Kiapoity loads up on a big left hand.
A little jabbing left from Vader on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A big left from Kiapoity misses.
Vader is trying to counter with his kicks.
Kiapoity is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Kiapoity fails with the takedown
and Vader counters with a good, hard body kick but Kiapoity shrugs it off.
Kiapoity is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Vader bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws a head kick that misses.
Kiapoity appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Kiapoity misses with an uppercut #CL2#
and Vader counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch. #T1#
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Kiapoity takes a shot to the head.
Kiapoity fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Vader lands a hook that snaps the head of Kiapoity backwards.
A short right from Vader .
Vader lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kiapoity backwards. #ROC2#
Kiapoity is rocked!
Vader works on Kiapoity's body with a couple of short punches.
Oh Kiapoity is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kiapoity tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vader smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jomlong Kiapoity. That's going to take a lot out of him.#CL2#
Vader rushes Kiapoity and presses him up against the cage.#T2#
A nice right hand lands inside from Vader .
Kiapoity seems to have got his legs back now.
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!
Kiapoity tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Vader just stands there and leans against the cage.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Vader lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kiapoity or not.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Kiapoity jumps guard but Vader stands there with Kiapoity around his waist. Kiapoity gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch. #KD2#
Vader drops Kiapoity onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Kiapoity is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Vader taking a breather.
Kiapoity's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Good body shot from Vader .
Kiapoity jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Vader walks away with a smile on his face. Kiapoity gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head. #CL2#
Vader clinches. #T3#
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kiapoity jumps guard but Vader turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Vader lands with a short shot to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Vader creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kiapoity tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kiapoity is trying to pull guard but Vader has him pressed against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Vader lands a left hand.
Kiapoity is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
Kiapoity tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it.
Kiapoity tries to pull guard but Vader forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader scores with a shoulder strike. #T4#
Kiapoity's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kiapoity jumps guard but Vader stands there with Kiapoity around his waist. Kiapoity gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Kiapoity is trying to pull guard but Vader has him pressed against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Vader digs a right hand into Kiapoity's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kiapoity's gas tank.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Kiapoity jumps guard but Vader stands there with Kiapoity around his waist. Kiapoity gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Kiapoity jumps guard but Vader stands there with Kiapoity around his waist. Kiapoity gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Kiapoity tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vader smiles and moves away.
Vader dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kiapoity. That did some damage!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Vader uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kiapoity.
Vader was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Vader slips a straight right by Kiapoity.
Vader throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kiapoity throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kiapoity stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .
Vader delivers a nice body kick.
Vader lands with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kiapoity stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .#CL2#
Vader rushes Kiapoity and presses him up against the cage.
Vader lands with a short shot to the head. #T1#
Kiapoity is trying to pull guard but Vader turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Kiapoity is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
Kiapoity jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Vader walks away with a smile on his face. Kiapoity gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jomlong Kiapoity. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kiapoity throws an overhand right that lands on Vader 's shoulder, as Vader tries to avoid the shot.
Kiapoity shoots and misses
and Vader counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vader lands a head shot.#CL2#
Vader closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Vader taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader controlling the action here for a moment.
Kiapoity tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vader smiles and moves away. #T2##CL2#
Vader gets a clinch.
Kiapoity is trying to pull guard but Vader has him pressed against the cage.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kiapoity backwards.
Vader digs a right hand into Kiapoity's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kiapoity's gas tank.
A short uppercut from Vader .
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kiapoity jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Vader walks away with a smile on his face. Kiapoity gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Kiapoity throws a poor cross that misses
and Vader makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Kiapoity really felt that one!
Kiapoity throws a right and a left that both miss.#T3#
Vader lands a head shot.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
Vader walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Kiapoity drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Vader swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Kiapoity's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:23 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
After winning the bout, Darth Vader thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Highland Games 66     
Date:   Apr 03, 2015
#R1#
A telegraphed right hand from Pinaglabanan misses the target.
Horrible takedown attempt by Pinaglabanan or perhaps it was just good defense by Vader , which made it look bad.
Vader appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Vader tries to land a leg kick but Pinaglabanan saw it coming and moves away.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Vader 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.
Vader lands a front kick.#TD#
Pinaglabanan closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Pinaglabanan lands in his opponent's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pinaglabanan trying to control but Vader is working from the bottom.
Vader has control of Pinaglabanan's left arm, preventing Pinaglabanan from doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pinaglabanan throws a big elbow that misses.
Pinaglabanan postures up in Vader 's guard and throws a big left but Vader blocks it.
We've been hearing that Pinaglabanan has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.#T1#
Pinaglabanan stopping the sweep attempt from Vader .
Pinaglabanan throws a big right hand that misses.
Vader working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pinaglabanan.
Vader trying to control the position here. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pinaglabanan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Pinaglabanan lands with a hook. Vader tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Pinaglabanan is defended easily by Vader .
A countering left hand to the body from Vader misses.
Vader misses with a body kick.
Pinaglabanan misses the jab.
Pinaglabanan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .#T2#
Pinaglabanan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vader has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Pinaglabanan finds it's way round the side to connect with Vader 's head.
A decent looking cross lands there for Pinaglabanan.
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Pinaglabanan.
Vader slips a jab from Pinaglabanan.
Vader throws out a loose jab but Pinaglabanan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pinaglabanan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pinaglabanan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vader .
Vader turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader moves away from the strike by Pinaglabanan.
Nice body kick from Vader .
Pinaglabanan's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Vader connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Pinaglabanan scrambles back to his feet.
Vader tries to work over Pinaglabanan's front leg with a kick but Pinaglabanan checks it.
Pinaglabanan swings widly with a right hand
and Vader counters with a left to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vader .
Vader defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Pinaglabanan.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader misses with a straight left. #TD#
Pinaglabanan throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Vader tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Pinaglabanan is in Vader 's guard.
Vader bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pinaglabanan's guard. #REVB##T3#
Pinaglabanan 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.
Pinaglabanan manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Vader manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Vader preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Vader preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pinaglabanan with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Pinaglabanan trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pinaglabanan is one step ahead there.
Pinaglabanan trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat. #T4#
Vader 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.
Pinaglabanan is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Pinaglabanan trying to control but Vader is working from the bottom.
Pinaglabanan throws a big elbow that misses.
Vader controlling Pinaglabanan's posture.
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 John Pinaglabanan 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.
#R2#
Pinaglabanan shoots for a takedown but Vader saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Vader appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Pinaglabanan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
John Pinaglabanan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pinaglabanan throws a body shot but no joy.
Vader uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pinaglabanan.
Vader moves out of range as Pinaglabanan strikes.
Pinaglabanan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pinaglabanan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Vader counters with a good low kick that Pinaglabanan was not able to check.
Vader keeps Pinaglabanan at a distance using the push kick.
Pinaglabanan checks a low kick from Vader .
Vader keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Pinaglabanan lands a really nice looking cross but Vader seems unphased.
Pinaglabanan is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader throws a nice inside leg kick.
Pinaglabanan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader moves out of range as Pinaglabanan strikes.#T1#
Vader jabs Pinaglabanan right on the nose. Pinaglabanan blinks but takes it well.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Pinaglabanan.
Vader misses with a body shot.
A big left from Vader misses.
Pinaglabanan blocks a head kick by Vader .
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a takedown but Vader shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan avoids the head kick by Vader .
Pinaglabanan shoots in for a double leg but Vader sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Vader leaves Pinaglabanan with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
And Vader responds with a good body kick, but Pinaglabanan manages to step out the way in time.
Vader is looking to clinch.
Pinaglabanan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Vader steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Pinaglabanan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader . #T2#
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Vader . Pinaglabanan shrugs it off though.
Pinaglabanan misses with a right hand
and Vader counters with a low kick, right behind Pinaglabanan 's knee.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big left from Pinaglabanan misses.
Vader shapes to counter with a head kick.#TD#
Pinaglabanan fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Vader to the ground. Pinaglabanan is now in Vader 's guard.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Vader lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Pinaglabanan keeping full guard, as Vader tries to pass.
Pinaglabanan pulls Vader in to control the position.
Vader postures up.
Pinaglabanan being controlled here, momentarily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Pinaglabanan is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pinaglabanan keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Vader with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pinaglabanan can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Vader controls the pace.
Pinaglabanan is trying to keep Vader in close. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vader moves out of range as Pinaglabanan strikes.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vader .
Pinaglabanan throws a big shot that misses.
Pinaglabanan misses with an uppercut. Vader saw that one coming.
A jab from Pinaglabanan misses.
Vader thumps Pinaglabanan with a low kick.
Pinaglabanan misses with an uppercut
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vader .
Vader throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Pinaglabanan throws a jab when Vader was well out of range.
Pinaglabanan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vader was well out of range. Poor timing from Pinaglabanan.
Vader moves out of range as Pinaglabanan strikes.
Good shot there by Vader .
Pinaglabanan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice cross by Vader .
Pinaglabanan misses with a straight left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Pinaglabanan fails with a takedown attempt.
Vader throws a head kick but Pinaglabanan moves out of range.
Pinaglabanan takes one to the chin there.
Pinaglabanan lands a slapping body shot.
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Pinaglabanan's front leg but catches the back leg as Pinaglabanan tries to avoid it.
Vader takes a swing at Pinaglabanan's ribcage but misses.
Pinaglabanan throws a lazy right hand but Vader sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Pinaglabanan on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Pinaglabanan is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Pinaglabanan throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Vader , right into the meat.
Vader takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Nice defenses there by Vader .
Pinaglabanan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vader was well out of range. Poor timing from Pinaglabanan.
Vader appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Vader attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A slow jab from Pinaglabanan misses its intended target.
Nice body punch from Vader . #T1#
Vader lands a leg kick that knocks Pinaglabanan off balance momentarily.
Pinaglabanan bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Pinaglabanan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Pinaglabanan throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader slips under a jab from Pinaglabanan.
Pinaglabanan misses with a hook to the body
and Vader counters with a good low kick that Pinaglabanan was not able to check.
Vader tries to clinch but Pinaglabanan is having none of it.
Vader drops his hands momentarily and Pinaglabanan takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Pinaglabanan misses with a hook
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Pinaglabanan walks into a left hand.
Nice body kick there by Vader .
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vader moves out of range as Pinaglabanan strikes.
Pinaglabanan slips under a jab.
Pinaglabanan staying out of range there.
Pinaglabanan takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pinaglabanan jabbing away but nothing is landing. #T2#
Good leg kick by Vader there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vader looks to throw the jab but Pinaglabanan is out of range.
Vader stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Vader wants it to stay on the feet.
Pinaglabanan defending well as Vader loads up on a big left hand.
Pinaglabanan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Vader counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vader .
Pinaglabanan misses with a hook
and Vader counters with an outside leg kick.
Pinaglabanan misses with a hook.#CL2#
Vader darts in and clinches Pinaglabanan up against the cage.
Vader stalling.
Pinaglabanan blocking some punches.
Pinaglabanan blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Pinaglabanan as Vader tries to tie him up.
Pinaglabanan has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vader 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 John Pinaglabanan. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T3#
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Pinaglabanan is looking for a takedown.
Pinaglabanan misses with a punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Vader creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Pinaglabanan backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Pinaglabanan fails to land.
Pinaglabanan has a couple of punches blocked by Vader .
Pinaglabanan goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
A nice left hand lands by Vader . #T4#
Vader gets underhooks to prevent Pinaglabanan's takedown attempt.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Pinaglabanan avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Vader blocking some punches.
Pinaglabanan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pinaglabanan can't get the takedown.
Pinaglabanan goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
Pinaglabanan is trying to drag Vader to the mat but Vader just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Pinaglabanan wants to take the fight to the mat but Vader manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pinaglabanan is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Vader is defending well.
Vader holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Pinaglabanan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Vader 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 Richard Clark scores the fight 28:29
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 28:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Our winner, Darth Vader , 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.

 

Event: Highland Games 64     
Date:   Mar 20, 2015
#R1#
Vader throws a hook to the side of Laranja's head but Laranja sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've been hearing reports that Laranja has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Vader buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Laranja misses with a hook.
Vader tries to clinch but Laranja moves away #TD#
and Laranja counters with a takedown into side control. #SUB#
Laranja wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Vader , who protects the arm well. #SUB#
Laranja is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Vader is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader wants to control but Laranja postures up.#T1##SUB#
Laranja wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Vader , who protects the arm well.
Laranja misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Vader manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Vader trying to hold on to Laranja's head to control him but Laranja postures up.
Laranja is figuring out what he wants to do next.#SUB#
Laranja seems to be looking for submissions. #T2#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Laranja trying to pass the guard but Vader defending well. #SUB#
Laranja is looking for a kimura here.
Laranja wants to lay and pray for a moment but Vader keeps working. #SUB#
Laranja is looking for a kimura here. #T3#
Vader moves into full guard.
Laranja won't allow Vader to sweep him here.
Laranja stands and throws Vader 's legs to the side, diving into side control. #SUB#
Laranja is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Vader is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now. #SUB#
Laranja is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Vader is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now. #T4#
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.
Vader prevents Laranja from moving into mount.
Laranja tries to advance to mount but Vader instead regains half guard.
Vader moves into full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vader keeping moving, preventing Laranja from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Renato Laranja dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Laranja throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vader stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Laranja shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Laranja checks a leg kick nicely.
Vader misses with a head kick.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader is looking to land body kicks.
Laranja shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Vader connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#T1#
A head kick misses from Vader .
Vader scores with a punch to the head.
Vader throws a jab when Laranja was well out of range.
Laranja half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
Vader misses with a straight left.
Laranja appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Laranja throws a hook but Vader avoids it easily.
Vader raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Crunch! Vader slams his shin into Laranja's torso.
Vader connects with a looping right hand.
Laranja misses with an uppercut
and Vader makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.#T2#
Laranja looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Laranja tries a head kick but it misses.
Laranja avoids a kick to the body.
Vader fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Laranja checks it well.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laranja uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Vader .
Laranja drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Vader misses with a low kick.
Laranja fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Vader avoids it really well and circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renato Laranja. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T3#
Some bone on bone action there as Vader checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vader ! But no joy.
Vader swings for the body but Laranja moves out of range.
Laranja feinted with a counter takedown.
Vader steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Laranja.
Laranja takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Vader tries to clinch #TD#
and Laranja counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Vader lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Vader postures up. #T4##SUB#
Laranja looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Vader passes into side control.
Laranja is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Vader happy to just control the position for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Laranja tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Vader swivels and escapes.
Laranja defending well as Vader loads up on a big left hand.
Laranja on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Laranja fails with the takedown
and Vader connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CL2#
Vader clinches up with Laranja and pushes him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Vader just stands there and leans against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renato Laranja. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laranja tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T1##TD#
Laranja pulls guard.
Laranja looking to hit a scissor sweep but Vader is one step ahead there. #SUB#
Laranja throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB#
Laranja looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Vader has picked Laranja up and slammed him! Laranja can't keep hold of the triangle and Vader manages to pass to side control!
Vader creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Vader looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Laranja is avoiding damage well.
Laranja tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Vader wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control. #T2#
Laranja manages to get back to half guard.
Vader thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Laranja's head.
Laranja is not content to let Vader control the position.
Laranja tries to get to full guard but Vader has control of the leg.
Vader is trying to control the action in half guard but Laranja is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Laranja is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Laranja controlling the position for now.
Laranja wants to get back to full guard.#T3#
Vader takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Vader is trying to control the action in half guard but Laranja is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Vader throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Vader lands a leg kick that knocks Laranja off balance momentarily.
Vader scores with a decent looking hook.
Laranja takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Vader stuns Laranja with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Laranja throws a sloppy head kick and Vader moves out of range easily. #T4#
Vader throws a leg kick but Laranja checks it.
Laranja tries to counter with a takedown but Vader is quick to defend against it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Vader .
Crunch! Vader slams his shin into Laranja's torso.
Laranja keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vader .
Laranja changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Laranja throws a jab but it's blocked by Vader .
Laranja gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Vader counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Laranja shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Vader defends it nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Vader 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 James Ackerman scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 28:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Darth Vader seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Renato Laranja was interviewed post fight and said 'I didnt eat enouf frui and vegtables. Thats verr importint...'.

 

Event: The Island Season 3, 135 lbs, Round 4     
Date:   Mar 08, 2015
#R1#
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
Vader now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Ibaka thuds a left hand into Vader 's body.
Ibaka ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Ibaka looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Vader throws a low kick, looking for Ibaka's leg but Ibaka calmly moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and Ibaka tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
No joy there for Ibaka, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Nice uppercut lands for Ibaka. That snapped Vader 's head back.
Nice shot by Ibaka.
Ibaka takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Ibaka throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Ibaka blocks a head kick by Vader .
Ibaka looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader wants to land a leg kick but Ibaka is out of range.
Ibaka throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Ibaka checks the leg kick.
Vader misses with a leg kick
and Ibaka counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ibaka dips down and scores with a jab to the body.#T1#
Ibaka scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Vader throws a quick inside leg kick.
Ibaka ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vader moves away.
Vader let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
The fighters circling - Vader throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ibaka misses with a double jab.
Vader throws a leg kick but Ibaka moved away.
Vader displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ibaka throws out the jab.
Vader feints the counter takedown.
Vader gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Ibaka ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vader moves away.
Vader avoids the body shot from Ibaka.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ibaka. Vader does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader misses with a low kick.
Vader has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Vader looks to throw the jab but Ibaka is out of range.
Ibaka looks to land a left hand but Vader moved out of range nicely.#T2#
Vader tries to land a front kick but Ibaka steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.#TD2#
Vader shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Vader showed some decent athleticism there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader thows a huge punch but Ibaka dodges it nicely.
Ibaka on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Ibaka tries to get out of the position.
Vader landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Vader thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Ibaka's head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader prevents Ibaka from improving his position.
Vader passes into side control, despite Ibaka's attempt to control the position.
Vader trying to control the position but Ibaka is working away.
Vader cracks Ibaka with a big elbow. #T3#
Vader wants to control but Ibaka is keeping him busy.
Vader is chipping away with strikes.
Ibaka is working to avoid the ground and pound but Vader connects with a decent elbow.
Ibaka is not content to let Vader control the position.
Ibaka keeps Vader under control for a moment.
Ibaka taking a bit of punishment here - Vader scoring with strikes.
Ibaka defending against the ground and pound. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Vader working the ground and pound but Ibaka is defending the strikes.
Vader creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Ibaka takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Vader with the ground and pound but Ibaka regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Ground and pound from Vader .
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Ibaka controlling the position for now.
Ibaka avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Vader .
Ibaka is looking to improve his position.
Ibaka avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Vader .
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 Serge Ibaka will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Ibaka.
Ibaka misses with a straight left.
Ibaka scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Vader looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Ibaka throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Ibaka is just out of range.
Ibaka takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Ibaka jabs Vader to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vader tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Ibaka defends well and Vader ends up having to push Ibaka into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
It looked like Ibaka wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Vader turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Ibaka scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws a looping overhand right but Ibaka ducks down to avoid it.
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Ibaka is looking to wear down Vader with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Vader throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Ibaka moves out of range of the body kick.
Ibaka appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Vader throws a chopping leg kick but Ibaka manages to avoid taking any serious damage.#T1#
Vader misses with a low kick.
Ibaka ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Serge Ibaka is winning the standup battle so far.
Ibaka connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Vader thumps Ibaka with a low kick.
Ibaka uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Vader .
Vader does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Ibaka throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Vader avoids the body shot from Ibaka.
Ibaka throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vader sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ibaka has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Vader finds it's way round the side to connect with Ibaka's head.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt - Ibaka sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Vader steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ibaka.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T2#
Vader thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ibaka was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Ibaka throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Vader tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ibaka misses with a body shot.
Ibaka tests Vader 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Ibaka cracks Vader with a right hand to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a takedown
and Ibaka counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Serge Ibaka has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Ibaka keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ibaka connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vader 's hands.#ROC#
Vader is rocked!
A looping hook to the body misses from Ibaka. Vader does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader is still on wobbly legs! Can Ibaka finish him?
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vader seems to have recovered his senses.
Ibaka misses the shot to the body. #T3#
Ibaka digs a good hook to Vader 's body.
Ibaka just misses with a punch to the body.
Vader on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Vader chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Vader misses with a lunging right hand
and Ibaka counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader lands with a thumping leg kick.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ibaka moves into range and connects with a jab.
Ibaka is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Vader throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ibaka is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader .
No luck with that takedown attempt from Vader . #T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ibaka misses with the combination.
Vader misses with a low kick as Ibaka jumps back.
Vader slips under a jab from Ibaka.
Vader waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ibaka.
Ibaka throws an overhand right that lands on Vader 's shoulder, as Vader tries to avoid the shot.
A solid body kick from Vader .
Ibaka swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Vader scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Vader fails with the takedown.
Ibaka misses with an uppercut.
Vader looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Vader is looking to slow Ibaka down with leg kicks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Serge Ibaka dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
Vader misses the jab.
A big right from Ibaka misses.
Vader appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Jab from Ibaka.
Vader drops his hands momentarily and Ibaka takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Vader lands a nice shot to the body.
Vader lands a nice hook to Ibaka's body. Ibaka takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Ibaka is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Ibaka 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.
Vader avoids the body shot from Ibaka.
Ibaka is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vader can do to turn this around?
Vader throws a leg kick
and Ibaka counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Vader . #T1#
A slapping leg kick lands for Vader .
Vader is looking to score with low kicks.
Vader throws a leg kick that misses.
Ibaka is looking to counter punch.
Vader misses with a lunging right hand
and Ibaka counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Ibaka uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Vader blocks a jab.
Ibaka lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ibaka.
Ibaka blocks a head kick by Vader .
Ibaka swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Vader scores with a jab to the body.
Vader uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ibaka.
Vader only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Vader misses with a left hand
and Ibaka counters with a left to the body.
Vader misses with a low kick. #T2#
Vader misses with a lunging right hand #KD#
and Ibaka counters with a crisp one two that drops Vader ! Ibaka thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Vader to his feet! Vader is in big trouble!
Vader has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Ibaka as he jumps to the side.
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Ibaka's front leg but catches the back leg as Ibaka tries to avoid it.
Vader scores with a head kick. Ibaka tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
A jab from Vader misses.
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Ibaka.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Vader , right into the meat.
Ibaka throws a body shot but no joy.
Ibaka swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ibaka misses with a hook.
Ibaka throws a two punch combo that lands nicely. #T3##TD2#
Vader feints and as Ibaka raises his hands in defense, Vader changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Vader stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Ibaka swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Vader throws a big elbow that misses.
Ibaka knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Vader on the ground.
Ibaka is trying to control the position but Vader postures up.
Ibaka wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Ibaka keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Vader postures up and lands a big shot to Ibaka's brow.
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Vader with a nice head shot there.#T4#
Vader is looking to work some ground and pound but Ibaka has wrist control.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Ibaka changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A leg kick checked by Ibaka.
Ibaka looks to throw the jab but Vader is out of range.
Vader tries to land a body kick
and Ibaka counters with a nice body shot.
Vader throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
It looked like Ibaka was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Vader .
Ibaka slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Ibaka takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt
and Ibaka counters with a straight right hand.
Serge Ibaka is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
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!
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
Vader misses with the body kick
and Ibaka cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Vader thows a leg kick but Ibaka checks it
and Ibaka counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Vader takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

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 Serge Ibaka.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Ibaka, 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 Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Serge Ibaka!
Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for Serge Ibaka!
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight for Serge Ibaka!

Serge Ibaka wins by unanimous decision!

A relieved looking Serge Ibaka thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: The Island Season 3, 135 lbs, Round 3     
Date:   Mar 07, 2015
#R1#
Drake avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Drake connects with a nice looking jab.
Drake slips a jab from Vader .
Drake takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Drake keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Drake misses with a looping right.
Vader throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Drake's head.
Vader swings for the body but Drake moves out of range.
Nice sprawl there from Vader as Drake shoots in.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL#
Vader clinches with his opponent.
Vader is leaning against Drake and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Drake is trying to break the clinch but Vader is controlling him.
Drake is trying to break the clinch but Vader is controlling him.#T1#
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Drake blocks an uppercut.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
A right handed body shot lands from Vader .
Drake is trying to break the clinch but Vader is controlling him.
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Drakes head. #T2#
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Drake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Drake blocks an uppercut.
Vader taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Drake.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Drake uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Drake. #T3#
Drake being controlled against the cage.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Drake is trying to break free.
Vader lands a body punch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Drake avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage. #T4#
Vader gets underhooks to prevent Drake's takedown attempt.
Vader pressing his opponent against the cage.
Drake slows down the pace here.
Come on Vader - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader digs a right hand underneath Drake's ribcage. Drake let out a lung full of air as it connected.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2##CL#
Vader moves into the clinch.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Drake can do to turn this around?
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Vader creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Drake prevents a body shot from Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Drake blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #T1#
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Drake tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Vader definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Still in the clinch, Vader scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Vader . #T2#
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Vader .
Drake tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Vader just stands there and leans against the cage.
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Drake backwards.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Drake blocks an uppercut.
Vader stalling against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.#T3#
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Drake controls his hands.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Drake controls his hands.
Vader working aggressively here.
Drake blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader pushes Drake back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader misses with the head strike. #T4#
Vader tries to work over Drake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Drake blocking some punches.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Drake's elbow.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Drake backwards.
A body shot lands from Vader .
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader lands a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Drake throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Vader counter with a right hand.
Vader lands with a good body shot.#CL#
Vader moves into range and clinches up with Drake.
Vader slows down the pace here.
Vader slowing the pace effectively.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Vader for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.
Vader controlling the action here for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Drake's head. #T1#
A short right from Vader on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Drake controls the action.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Drake.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Drake avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Vader lands a left hand.
Drake trying to control the position but instead, Vader has worked for underhooks and has pushed Drake into the cage.#T2#
Vader stalls.
Drake blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Drake blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Drake backwards.
Drake blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader lands an uppercut.
Vader misses with a punch to the body. #T3#
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Drake.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Drake is trying to break free.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Drake.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Vader working aggressively here. #T4#
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Drake avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Drake.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Darth Vader has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Drake blocks an uppercut.
Drake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader tries to work over Drake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Vader 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 Sandra Marshall scores the fight for Darth Vader !
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight for Darth Vader !
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Darth Vader !

Darth Vader wins by unanimous decision!

An out of breath Darth Vader thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: The Island Season 3, 135 lbs, Round 2     
Date:   Mar 06, 2015
#R1#
Naankuse waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Vader appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Vader connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Naankuse's hands.
Naankuse with a nice cross.
Naankuse tries to clinch up.
Naankuse is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader .
Naankuse tries to clinch up but Vader circles away and keeps his distance.
Vader half committed to a counter leg kick.
Naankuse lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook. #CL#
Vader pushes Naankuse up against the cage in a clinch.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Naankuse missing with knees to the body.
Naankuse tries to pull guard but Vader holds him up against the cage and eventually Naankuse drops back down to his feet.
Naankuse misses with a knee strike. #T1#
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader slowing the pace effectively.
Naankuse is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
Vader working aggressively here.
Naankuse lands a knee to the body.
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Good body shot from Naankuse.
Naankuse blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #CUT#
It looks like Jacob Naankuse has been cut.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Naankuse backwards.
Vader is pushing Naankuse up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Naankuse is trying to maintain a safe position but Vader gets an underhook and turns Naankuse into the cage.#T2#
Naankuse struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Naankuse tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vader avoids it.
A short right from Vader on the inside.
Naankuse with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Naankuse backwards.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
Naankuse looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Vader .
Naankuse tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jacob Naankuse.
Naankuse tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vader smiles and moves away.
Naankuse moves in looking to clinch but Vader pushes him off.#CL#
Vader closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage. #T3#
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Naankuse.
Vader tries to work over Naankuse's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Naankuse tries to pull guard but Vader forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Naankuse misses with a knee strike.
Naankuse has Vader pressed against the cage.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Naankuse missing with knees to the body.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Naankuse backwards.
Naankuse tries to pull guard but Vader forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
A right hand to the body from Vader .
A head punch blocked on the inside by Naankuse.
Naankuse blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Vader slowing the pace effectively.#T4#
Nice body punch from Vader - that landed with a thud.
Naankuse tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it.
Vader scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Naankuse fails to pull the fight into his guard.
A short uppercut from Vader . #ROC#
Naankuse is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Naankuse misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Vader .
Naankuse is still on wobbly legs! Can Vader finish him?
Naankuse doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader keeps control of Naankuse as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Naankuse seems to have recovered his senses.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Naankuse tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Come on Vader - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Naankuse is trying to break the clinch but Vader has him pressed against the cage.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Naankuse misses with a hook from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jacob Naankuse's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Naankuse blocks the body kick.
Naankuse throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Vader seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Naankuse throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range. #CL#
Vader takes the fight into the clinch.
The referee calls for Naankuse to work.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Vader is working Naankuse over against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Naankuse tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Naankuse blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Naankuse can do to turn this around?
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader gets through Naankuse's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#T1#
Naankuse tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vader avoids it.
Naankuse tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vader smiles and moves away. #CL#
Vader closes the distance and clinches.
Good body shot from Vader .
Darth Vader has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Naankuse looking to slow down the pace here.
Vader lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Naankuses head.
Naankuse is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jacob Naankuse.
Naankuse is trying to pull guard but Vader has him pressed against the cage.
Vader prevents Naankuse from breaking the clinch.#T2#
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Naankuse's elbow.
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Naankuse's head.
Naankuse is trying to pull guard but Vader turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Vader takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Still in the clinch, Vader scores with a nice short uppercut.
Naankuse jumps guard but Vader turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Naankuse tries to land knees in the clinch but Vader avoids the damage to the body.
Naankuse wants to break free but Vader has control.
Naankuse lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty! #T3#
A short left from Vader .
Vader lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Naankuse backwards.
Nice body punch from Vader - that landed with a thud.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Naankuse is trying to force a seperation but Vader has the dominant position.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Naankuse or not.
Nice body punch from Vader - that landed with a thud.
Naankuse throws a knee to the head but misses.
Naankuse is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
Naankuse jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Vader walks away with a smile on his face. Naankuse gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Naankuse is breathing heavily.#CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Vader blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Vader lands an uppercut.
Naankuse is trying to pull guard but Vader turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.#T4#
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Naankuse backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Naankuse tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Naankuse uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader is working Naankuse over against the cage.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A body shot lands from Vader .
A shot in the inside from Vader . #KD#
Vader drops Naankuse onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Naankuse is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Vader throws a big uppercut that drops Naankuse! More strikes from Vader and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Naankuse lies dazed against the cage as Vader celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
A victorious Darth Vader thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: The Island Season 3, 135 lbs, Round 1     
Date:   Mar 05, 2015
#R1#
Ortega throws a head kick that misses.
Vader jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Ortega tries to clinch but Vader is having none of it.
Vader feinted with a counter takedown.
Vader throws a good cross that connects.
No joy there for Ortega, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Vader was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Ortega shoots for a takedown but Vader saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Ortega throws a low kick but Vader avoids it.
It looked like Vader wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Vader jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ortega avoids the head kick by Vader .
Ortega shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
An attempted straight right counter from Vader misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ortega shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it. #ROC#
Ortega is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like Miguel Ortega has been cut.
Ortega fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Vader half committed to a counter leg kick.
Ortega is still on wobbly legs! Can Vader finish him?
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Miguel Ortega.
Vader lands with a thumping leg kick.
Ortega seems to have recovered his senses.
Ortega fails with the takedown
and Vader counters with a crisp right that sends Ortega to the canvas! Vader follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
A victorious Darth Vader thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: sucker punch sunday2     
Date:   Feb 22, 2015
#R1#
Vader waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Franks.
Franks missing with a left hand there. Vader was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vader throws a body kick that misses.
Franks takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Vader takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Franks digs a good body shot into Vader 's ribs.
Vader has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Franks with a nice cross.
Franks throws a lazy right hand but Vader sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Franks throws a series of punches but Vader moves out of range.
Franks is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Vader misses with a hook.
Franks connects with a single shot there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Vader slips under a jab from Franks.
Franks throws an off balance right hand
and Vader counters with a low kick, right behind Franks 's knee.
A big right from Franks misses. #T1#
Franks moves out of range as Vader strikes.
Franks went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Franks misses with a body shot.
Vader throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Franks sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Franks pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Franks checks a low kick from Vader .
Franks lands with a shot to the body.
Vader throws a hook but Franks avoids it easily.
Franks is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader .
Vader chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Franks scores with a punch to the head.
Tom Franks seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Franks misses with an uppercut
and Vader counters with a nice low kick that buckles Franks's knee momentarily.
Franks throws a big shot that misses.
Franks is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Franks throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Franks keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #CL2#
Franks gets tackled into the ropes by Vader . Vader maintains the clinch. #T2#
Vader pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Franks blocks an uppercut.
Franks can't get the takedown.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#T3#
Franks goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader lands a nice uppercut.
Vader effectively controlling the action here.
Franks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader controlling the action here for a moment.
Franks tries to score a body lock takedown but Vader shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tom Franks. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T4#
Vader tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Franks controls the action.
Franks wants to take the fight to the mat but Vader manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader tries to work over Franks's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Franks blocks an uppercut.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Darth Vader will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Vader thows a body kick. Franks tries to catch it but that hurt him.
A head kick from Vader lands but Franks takes it in his stride. #CUT2#
It looks like Tom Franks has been cut.
Franks misses with a hook. Vader ducked under it nicely.
Nice shot by Vader .
Vader scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nice defenses there by Vader .
Vader uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Franks.
Franks is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader .
Vader shapes to counter with a head kick.
Franks throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice jab there from Vader .
Vader takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Franks lands a nice looking body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader throws a head kick that misses.
Vader fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.#CL2#
Vader clinches with his opponent. #T1#
Franks blocks an uppercut.
Franks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Franks.
Franks is looking to take this one to the mat.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Franks wants a takedown but no success here.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Franks avoids it by throwing Vader back against the ropes.
Franks's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Franks controls the action.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs. #T2#
Franks being controlled against the ropes.
Vader lands a left hand that snaps the head of Franks backwards.
Franks has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vader 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 Tom Franks. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A shot in the inside from Vader .
Vader lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader cracks Franks with a nice body shot.#T3#
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Franks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Franks blocking some punches.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Franks.
Franks drops down looking for an ankle pick but Vader pulls his leg out and moves away.
Tom Franks is winning the standup battle so far.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Franks.
Franks sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Franks is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader .
Vader misses with a right hand
and Franks counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T4#
Vader moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Vader looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Franks throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Vader counters with a good low kick that Franks was not able to check.
Vader throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Franks's head.
Vader misses with a hook
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vader fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Franks has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A shot to the liver by Franks. Beautiful body shot.
Franks connects with a body shot that sends Vader 's belly button to the back.
Franks swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #CL2#
and Vader counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Vader .
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader misses with some punches.
Franks is working for takedown but Vader is calmly controlling the position for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Tom Franks's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R3#
Franks lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Franks throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Franks is just out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Franks on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Danga de danga de dang - Franks scores with a four punch combination!
Franks rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #CL2#
and Vader holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Vader is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Franks goes for a takedown in the clinch but Vader prevents it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Franks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader taking a breather.
Franks is trying to drag Vader to the mat but Vader just about manages to keep his footing. He used the ropes to his advantage there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Tom Franks. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Franks's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Vader lands a left hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Franks.
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Vader misses with some punches. #T2#
Vader stalling against the ropes.
Vader tries to work over Franks's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tom Franks has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Franks is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
A left hand lands to the body for Vader .
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Frankss head.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader scores with a shoulder strike. #T3#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader lands with a right to the head.
Franks blocking some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader working aggressively here.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Vader scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses. #T4#
Franks drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Franks.
Vader tries to work over Franks's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Good body shot from Vader .
Franks tries to work over Vader 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader avoiding damage as Franks throws knees to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Vader winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight 27:30
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight 27:30
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Darth Vader decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: Tsunami     
Date:   Feb 11, 2015
#R1#
Bob Bob takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Vader will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Vader keeps Bob Bob at a distance using the push kick.
Bob Bob throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Vader throws a looping overhand right but Bob Bob ducks down to avoid it.
Vader misses with a looping left.
Bob Bob is looking to counter punch.
Bob Bob throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A punch lands to the side of Bob Bob 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Bob Bob's calf.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Bob Bob misses.
Vader connects with a solid leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Vader misses the target.
Vader throws out a loose jab but Bob Bob uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bobby Bob Bob is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T1#
Vader throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bob Bob sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bob Bob is looking to counter the offense by Vader and move into the clinch.
Bob Bob staying out of range there.
Bob Bob fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader throws a leg kick #CL#
and Bob Bob counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Bob Bob.
Bob Bob makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Bob Bob lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bob Bob goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vader .
Vader blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader is trying to force a seperation but Bob Bob has the dominant position.
Bob Bob misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader is looking to break free of the clinch but Bob Bob has double underhooks.
Bob Bob taking a breather.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land. #T2#
Vader misses with some punches.
Bob Bob working aggressively here.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader 's coach down at Fitness elite 24/7 was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Vader 's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
A short body shot lands from Bob Bob as the two fighters clinch.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bob Bob misses with a hook from the clinch.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Bob Bob as Vader tries to tie him up.
Bob Bob gets underhooks to prevent Vader 's takedown attempt.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bob Bob struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Bob Bob controls the action.
Bob Bob working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bob Bob misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bob Bob misses with a short punch on the inside.
Bob Bob fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bob Bob presses Vader against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.#T3#
Bob Bob prevents a body shot from Vader .
A short uppercut from Bob Bob.
Bob Bob misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bob Bob misses with a body punch.
Bob Bob blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Bob Bob fails to land. #TD2#
Vader gets control of Bob Bob's arms and successfully pulls guard. Vader will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Vader has a closed guard, preventing Bob Bob from standing up.
Bob Bob controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Vader pulls Bob Bob in to control the position. #T4#
Bob Bob trying to control but Vader is working from the bottom.
Vader wants to sweep here but Bob Bob controlling him for the moment.
Vader keeping moving, preventing Bob Bob from controlling successfully.
Vader 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.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Bob Bob is looking to clinch.
Vader appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Bob Bob tries to clinch up but Vader circles away and keeps his distance.
Bob Bob throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Bobby Bob Bob will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Bob Bob scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Vader slips under a jab.
Bob Bob 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.
Bob Bob blocks a low kick nicely.
Vader scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bob Bob doesn't seem bothered though.
Vader scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Vader throws a head kick that misses.
Vader is looking to slow Bob Bob down with leg kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A punch combination from Bob Bob misses.
Vader does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Vader tries to land a leg kick but Bob Bob saw it coming and moves away.
The fighters circling - Bob Bob throws out the jab but it was never going to land. #T1#
Bob Bob misses with a straight right.
Vader throws out a loose jab but Bob Bob uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bob Bob checks the leg kick nicely there.
Vader dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bob Bob. That did some damage!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Vader , right into the meat.
Bob Bob walks into a stiff left hand from Vader .
Bob Bob steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vader .
Vader throws a nice inside leg kick.
Bob Bob lands a jab to the nose.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Good work by Bob Bob as he checks the leg kick.
Bob Bob swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #TD2#
and Vader counters with a nice double leg into guard. #T2#
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Bob Bob seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bob Bob working a defensive guard but Vader manages to pass into side control anyway.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Sloppy strikes there by Vader .
Vader controlling from side mount.
Vader trying to control the position but Bob Bob is working away. #T3#
Bob Bob struggling a bit here.
Vader lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Bob Bob on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Bob Bob tries to get out of the position.
Bob Bob takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Vader working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Vader landing a few strikes.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader working the ground and pound from side control.#T4#
Vader working the ground and pound.
Vader has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Bob Bob!
Bob Bob wants to control but Vader is having none of it.
Bob Bob taking shots to the head.
The referee warns Bob Bob that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Bob Bob is in all sorts of trouble here.
Vader trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Bob Bob wants to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R3#
Bob Bob is looking to clinch but Vader is avoiding it.
Vader fails with the takedown.
Vader tried to score with a low kick but Bob Bob checks it.
Bob Bob swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vader throws out a leg kick but Bob Bob moves out of range and Vader only half commits.
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Bob Bob keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader looks to land a right hand but Bob Bob moved out of range.
Good leg kick by Vader there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Bob Bob is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Vader takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Vader thumps Bob Bob with a low kick.#T1#
Good work by Bob Bob as he checks the leg kick.
Bob Bob misses with a hook.
A low kick from Vader is predictable there
and Bob Bob counters with a nice uppercut.
Bob Bob misses with a looping right.
Vader misses with the body kick
and Bob Bob counters with a straight right hand.
Some bone on bone action there as Bob Bob checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
As Vader tries to get set, Bob Bob tries to push him back and clinch up but Vader manages to avoid the attempt.
Vader throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
An attempted straight right counter from Bob Bob misses the target.
Vader takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Vader shoots in but no luck this time.
Bob Bob connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe. #T2#
Bob Bob misses with a hook to the body #TD2#
and Vader counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bob Bob is looking to improve his position.
Vader controlling the action here.
Bob Bob blocking the ground and pound attempt from Vader .
Vader missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Bob Bob is trying to stand back up but Vader is controlling him
Vader content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.#T3#
Bob Bob is staying active underneath Vader , who seems content to just control the action from this position. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Vader throws a predictable looking body shot
and Bob Bob counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader defending well as Bob Bob loads up on a big left hand.
Vader thinks about the counter body kick.
Vader slips a jab from Bob Bob.
Vader shoots in but Bob Bob avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Bobby Bob Bob has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .
Bob Bob cracks a nice hook into Vader 's ribs.#T4#
Vader misses the jab.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vader tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bob Bob lands a nice looking body shot.
A punch lands to the side of Vader 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Vader throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An attempted straight right counter from Bob Bob misses the target.
Vader throws a push kick but Bob Bob slaps the foot to one side.
Bob Bob is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Vader misses with a body shot
and Bob Bob counters with a stiff right hand.
Vader moves away from the strike by Bob Bob.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vader with a hook.#CL#
Bob Bob rushes Vader and presses him up against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Bobby Bob Bob did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R4#
Bob Bob with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Vader swings for the body but Bob Bob moves out of range.
It looked like Bob Bob was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Vader .
Bob Bob on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Bob Bob swings widly with a right hand
and Vader counters with a nice uppercut.
Bob Bob misses with a straight left.
Vader misses with a body kick.
Vader throws a push kick but Bob Bob slaps the foot to one side.
Bob Bob misses with a combination
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bob Bob ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vader moves away.
Vader throws out a loose jab but Bob Bob uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bob Bob went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.#T1#
The fighters circling - Bob Bob throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
No joy there for Bob Bob, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bob Bob takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bob Bob throws a shot from downtown. Vader moves away and avoids it.
Bob Bob misses the jab.
Vader thinks about the counter body kick.
Bob Bob checks a leg kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Vader .
Vader shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Bob Bob throws a jab when Vader was well out of range.
Bob Bob thows a left - swing and a miss! #T2#
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Bob Bob.
Vader misses with a body kick.
Bob Bob lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vader at a distance.
Vader uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bob Bob.
Vader attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Bob Bob throwing a counter right hand but Vader manages to avoid it.
Vader scores with a head kick. Bob Bob tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Vader misses with an uppercut. Bob Bob saw that one coming.
Bob Bob wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Bob Bob connects with a single shot there.
Bob Bob swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Vader throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle. #T3#
Vader has his takedown stuffed
enabling Bob Bob to counter with a crisp jab.
Vader has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bob Bob finds it's way round the side to connect with Vader 's head.
Vader throws a hook to the side of Bob Bob's head but Bob Bob sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Vader throws a shot from downtown. Bob Bob moves away and avoids it.
Bob Bob fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Vader looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Vader throws out a leg kick but Bob Bob moves out of range and Vader only half commits.
Bob Bob moves out of range as Vader throws a body kick.
Bob Bob scores with the left hand. Vader knows he should have avoided that one.
Nice sprawl there from Bob Bob as Vader shoots in.
Bobby Bob Bob has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darth Vader .#T4#
A lazy left from Vader finds it's target.
Bob Bob thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bob Bob throws the left hand but Vader avoids the punch easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Vader misses.
Bob Bob fails to land with a series of punches.
A swing and a miss from Vader .#CL#
Bob Bob gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bob Bob misses with a punch on the inside.
Bob Bob fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bob Bob blocking some punches.
Bob Bob tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Bob Bob fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bob Bob goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Bobby Bob Bob will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
Vader scores with a leg kick.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Bob Bob is just out of range.
Vader on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Vader rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bob Bob counters with a nice uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bob Bob. Vader does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader throws a head kick that half lands.
Vader will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Bob Bob was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vader walks into a straight right hand from Bob Bob.
Bob Bob throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bob Bob lands a nice looking body shot. #T1#
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Bob Bob's front leg but catches the back leg as Bob Bob tries to avoid it.
Vader lands a nice looking kick to the body. Bob Bob takes a step back to recover.
Bob Bob tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Vader appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Vader doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Bob Bob looks to land a combination but Vader avoids it well.
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Bob Bob just misses with a punch to the body.
Vader lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Vader works the jab nicely.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bob Bob jabbing away but nothing is landing. #T2#
Vader throws a body punch but Bob Bob moves out of range.
Vader smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Vader misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Bob Bob tries to clinch but Vader is having none of it.
Vader slips a straight right by Bob Bob.
Vader steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Bob Bob takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but 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!
Bob Bob wants to clinch.#T3#
Vader lands with an uppercut that bounces Bob Bob off the cage and back into range.
Vader throws a right hand that misses
and Bob Bob connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vader lands a head kick. Bob Bob smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Bob Bob misses with a wild body shot.
Vader feints the counter takedown.
Vader scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T4#
A punch lands to the side of Vader 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Vader fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bob Bob has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Bobby Bob Bob is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vader misses with a low kick.
Vader misses with a body shot
and Bob Bob counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Bob Bob lands a lovely overhand right.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bob Bob scores with a hook to the body. Vader takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Vader tries a head kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Bob Bob misses the target.
Vader throws a body kick that misses
enabling Bob Bob to counter with a crisp jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Darth Vader .
I think Bob Bob 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 Daniel Franklin scores the fight 48:47
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 49:46
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bobby Bob Bob!

Bobby Bob Bob retains his bantamweight title!
Bobby Bob Bob decided to call for a title shot in his post fight interview, which was very strange given the fact this fight was for a title and he's already the champion. I guess that's what getting punched in the head does for you.

 

Event: AFL Every Day Is a Struggle     
Date:   Jan 31, 2015
#R1#
Vader takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Vader scores with a head kick.
Drake connects with a jab.
Vader misses with a looping right.
Vader misses with a leg kick.
Vader throws an overhand right that lands on Drake's shoulder, as Drake tries to avoid the shot.
Drake has a takedown stuffed.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Drake.
Drake 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drake shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vader throws a body kick, spinning off balance
letting Drake counter with a right hand.
Vader uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Drake. #T1#
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Drake is just out of range.
Drake misses with a wild body shot.
Drake looks to land a left hand but Vader moved out of range nicely.
Vader fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Drake blocks a jab.
Vader throws a body punch but Drake moves out of range.
Drake lands a lovely overhand right.
Drake avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A little jabbing left from Drake on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Drake throws a right and a left that both miss.
Drake fails with the takedown
and Vader counters with a leg kick.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Neil Drake.#T2#
A lazy left from Drake finds it's target.
A clash of legs there as Drake blocks the low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Drake does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader misses with a left hand
and Drake counters with a straight right hand.
Drake throws a looping overhand right but Vader ducks down to avoid it.
Vader throws a half hearted mid kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Drake slips a straight right by Vader .
Drake lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Drake.
Drake throws a left and a right that both miss
and Vader counters with a solid body kick.
Drake lands with an uppercut that bounces Vader off the cage and back into range.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader . #T3#
Vader scoring well with a low kick there. #CL#
Vader has Drake up against the cage in a clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Vader .
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader effectively controlling the action here.
Vader lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader lands a right hand. #T4#
Vader gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Drake.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Drake wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Drake trying to stall but Vader improves his position.
A right hand to the body from Vader .
Vader stalling.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Drake lands with an overhand left.
Drake takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Vader lands with a shot to the body.
Drake moves away from the strike by Vader .
Vader swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Drake counters with a nice uppercut.
Vader connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
An inside leg kick from Vader misses.
A left lands for Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Drake.
Vader connects with a high kick.
Nice sprawl there from Vader as Drake shoots in.#T1#
Vader throws out a leg kick but Drake moves out of range and Vader only half commits.
Vader throws a half hearted mid kick.
A jab from Drake does it's job there.
Vader needs to keep his hands up - Drake had a free shot at his head there.
Vader moves away from the strike by Drake.
A nice inside leg kick there by Vader . That's going to slow Drake down.
Drake scores with a sloppy right hand. Vader should have avoided that one.
Vader thuds his shin into the meat of Drake's side.
Drake chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Vader can pounce on him.
Vader walks into a stiff left hand from Drake.#CL#
Vader fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Drake, pushing him back against the cage.#T2#
Drake wants to break free but Vader has control.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Drake can do to turn this around?
Drake is trying to break the clinch but Vader is controlling him.
Vader tries to work over Drake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
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!
Vader tries to work over Drake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Drake avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage. #T3#
Vader is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Drake wants to get back to striking at distance but Vader won't allow it.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader working aggressively here.
Drake is trying to break the clinch but Vader is controlling him.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.#T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
A nice right hand lands inside from Vader .
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Vader .
A frustrated look appears on Drake's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Drake tries to stall but Vader uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Darth Vader has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Drake tries to circle away but Vader has him pinned against the cage.
Drake blocks an uppercut.
Vader lands with a right to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R3##TD#
Vader gets a double leg takedown into Drake's guard.
Vader won't allow Drake to sweep him here.
Drake utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Vader has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SUB2#
Drake is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Drake looking for a sweep. Not yet Drake, not yet.
Drake is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Drake avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drake can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Vader controls the pace.
Vader '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.
Vader stopping the sweep attempt from Drake.#T1#
Drake lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Vader looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #SUB2#
Drake drops back, looking for a kneebar! Vader looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Vader looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Vader ! #REVR#
Drake takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Vader knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Drake on the ground.
Vader creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Drake sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Drake is trying to work for a sweep but Vader has mounted him!
Drake working to try and regain half guard.
Vader landing shots from mount. #T2#
Drake tries to hold on but Vader postures up.
Drake is trying to escape the mount.
Vader cracks Drake with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Drake really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Drake manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Vader controlling the pace.
Vader tries to pass the half guard into mount. Drake knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt. #T3#
Drake slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Drake working a defensive guard here.
Drake keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
Drake is trying to control the position but Vader postures up. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vader controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Vader stopping the sweep attempt from Drake.
Vader content to stall in guard here.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.#SUB2#
Drake had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Vader defends it easily.
Drake looking for a sweep. Not yet Drake, not yet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vader wants to control from the top but Drake keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader passes Drake's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader clearly takes that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R4#
Vader scores with a leg kick.
Drake uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Vader throws a poor cross that misses
and Drake counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Vader thinking.
Vader feints and then cracks Drake's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Drake down.
Drake misses with a looping right.
Vader throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Drake! But no joy.
Vader misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Drake.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drake lands a nice hook to Vader 's body. Vader takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
Vader was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Vader slips under a jab.
Vader lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Drake scores with a hook to the body. Vader takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T1#
Vader misses with a hook. Drake ducked under it nicely. #TD#
Vader fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Drake to the ground. Vader is now in Drake's guard.#SUB2#
Drake has his foot on Vader 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Vader works his way back into a safe position though.#SUB2#
Vader got a little sloppy there for a moment and Drake has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Vader has managed to get both his arms back between Drake's legs - danger averted.
Drake is looking to sweep but instead, Vader has passed into half guard.
Vader missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Drake wants to get back to full guard.
Vader wants to lay and pray for a moment but Drake keeps working.
Drake gets full guard.#T2##SUB2#
Drake is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Vader is aware though and is defending well.
Vader loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Vader trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #SUB2#
Drake looking for a guillotine here but Vader defends easily.
Vader sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Drake's guard.
Drake tries to get to full guard but Vader has control of the leg. #SUB2#
Drake is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Vader pulls his head out easily.
Vader lands strikes from half guard.#T3#
Drake is looking to improve his position.
Drake is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Vader 's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Vader 's back!
Vader wants to escape the position.
Drake thows a huge left but connects with the canvas and not his opponent.
Drake controlling well, preventing Vader from escaping the position.
Vader trying to control the position but Drake manages to sink in the hooks.
Drake throwing sloppy strikes. #SUB2#
Vader defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Drake's arms.
Drake struggling to keep hold of the position. #T4#
Drake throwing sloppy strikes. #SUB2#
Vader 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 Drake gets his way!
Vader trying to control the hands but Drake won't let him. #SUB2#
Drake is cranking Vader 's head sideways - that looks painful. He's managed to get his other arm under the chin and this looks bad for Vader ! He's tightened the choke and Vader is tapping out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 4, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Neil Drake!
Neil Drake is the new bantamweight champion!

 

Event: AFL The Rapture     
Date:   Jan 02, 2015
#R1#
Vader checks a leg kick.
Vader is looking to counter with a body kick.
Vader throws the left hand but Arnold avoids the punch easily.
Vader throws a half hearted mid kick.
Arnold staying out of range there.
Arnold swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Arnold moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Vader lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Vader looks to land a right hand but Arnold moved out of range.
Vader shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Arnold but Arnold pushes him off and we're back to square one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold lands a right hook to the body.
Vader throws a hook but Arnold blocks it.
Vader is looking to land body kicks.
Arnold 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.
BJ Arnold is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T1#
Vader avoids the body shot from Arnold.
Vader half committed to a counter leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Arnold.
Vader has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Arnold blocks the body kick.
Arnold misses with a looping left.
Vader has his takedown stuffed
and Vader takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vader pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Arnold doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Arnold just misses with a punch to the body.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vader throws a counter high kick but Arnold was just alert enough to avoid it.
Vader looks for the body kick but Arnold saw that one coming.
Arnold throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vader stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vader shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Arnold as he jumps to the side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Darth Vader . That's going to take a lot out of him.#CL2#
Arnold moves into the clinch.#T2#
Arnold prevents a body shot from Vader .
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Arnold lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Arnold tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vader tries a body shot but Arnold blocks it.
Arnold misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Arnold.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Arnold struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Vader has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Arnold after a bit of a struggle.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Arnold throws a punch but it's blocked by Vader . #T3#
Arnold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vader 's elbow.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Arnold's elbow.
Arnold throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Arnold controls the action.
Vader tries for a takedown. No joy. #BC2#
Arnold breaks the clinch.
Vader throws a leg kick but Arnold checks it.
Arnold unleashes a big counter combination but Vader bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Arnold misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Vader throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Vader walks into a stiff left hand from Arnold.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Vader checks a leg kick.
Vader throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Arnold counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Arnold misses the shot to the body. #T4##CL2#
Arnold closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Vader takes a shot to the head.
Arnold misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader tries a body shot but Arnold blocks it.
Arnold tries to land a knee to the head but Vader blocks with his arms.
Arnold lands a right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vader 's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!#BC2#
Arnold's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Vader tries to move into range but Arnold moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Arnold lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Vader moves out of range of the body kick.
Vader circles away from the clinch attempt.
Vader moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

BJ Arnold dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Vader takes a jab right on the kisser.
Vader throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Vader uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Arnold.
A little feinted left hand from Vader on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Arnold digs a good hook to Vader 's body.
A big left from Arnold misses.
A left and a right from Arnold both land. Nice combination.
Arnold swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Vader throws a wild body kick that Arnold sees coming a mile off.
Vader bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Vader pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vader throws a hook but Arnold blocks it.
Vader looks to throw the jab but Arnold is out of range.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arnold has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T1#
Arnold connects with a leg kick. Vader looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Arnold connects with a body shot.
Vader avoids the body shot from Arnold.
Arnold throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vader stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Arnold motions for Vader to come forward. Arnold throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
It appears Vader was looking to counter with a kick there.
Arnold throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Arnold avoids a kick to the body.
Arnold pivots, looking for a leg kick but Vader is out of range and Arnold settles back down.
Arnold looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It appears Vader was looking to counter with a kick there.
Arnold tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Vader is able to avoid easily.
Vader throws a quick counter head kick but Arnold was just out of range.
Arnold scoring well with a low kick there.
Vader avoids the body shot from Arnold.
Vader attempts a low kick but it misses it's target. #T2#
Arnold ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vader jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
Vader bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Arnold's head.#TD#
Vader drives through with a takedown into Arnold's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Vader will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vader lands a couple of elbows.
Arnold has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Vader has passed into side control.
Vader is looking to take a break and control but Arnold is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Arnold tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Vader content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Arnold can do anything to dispel that myth.
Vader working the ground and pound.
Vader has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Vader is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Arnold can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Vader lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Arnold hang on?#T4#
Arnold wants to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Arnold tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Vader with the ground and pound from mount.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Vader cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Arnold tries to lock up and control but Vader gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Vader in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Vader is in the full mount, landing strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Arnold tries to lock up and control but Vader gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Vader landing shots from mount.
Vader punishing his opponent with strikes.
Arnold is looking to improve his position but Vader isn't that keen on the idea.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R3#
Arnold is looking to clinch but Vader is avoiding it.
Vader throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Arnold pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Vader tries to counter with a takedown but Arnold is quick to defend against it.
Some wild striking there from Arnold.
Vader lands a head kick!
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader throws a body kick that misses.
Vader walks into a straight right hand from Arnold.
Vader closes the distance and clinches up with Arnold, looking for a takedown. Vader pushes Arnold against the cage but Arnold circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Arnold scores with a leg kick.
BJ Arnold seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
Arnold cracks the inside of Vader 's front leg.
Arnold looks for the body kick but Vader saw that one coming.
Vader on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Vader misses with the body kick
and Arnold counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Vader has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Arnold tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
It looked like Vader wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Arnold looks for the body kick but Vader saw that one coming.
Arnold feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Vader s jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
BJ Arnold seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Arnold buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Vader misses the target.
Arnold looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A shot to the liver by Arnold. Beautiful body shot.#T2#
Vader misses with a low kick.
Arnold follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Arnold ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vader uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Arnold.
Arnold slips under a jab.
Arnold is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Vader with a body shot.
Vader keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Arnold misses with a leg kick.
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Arnold manages to avoid it.
Arnold misses with a left hand
and Vader counters with a stiff right hand.
A combination from Arnold does no damage.
Arnold lands with a thumping leg kick.
Arnold takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Arnold is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader . #T3#
Arnold looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Arnold throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Arnold lands with a good body shot.
Arnold lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering. #CL2#
Arnold darts in and clinches Vader up against the cage.
BJ Arnold seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Vader tries for a takedown. No joy.
Arnold doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Arnold. #BC2#
Arnold manages to break the clinch.
Vader has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Arnold.
Vader is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.#CL2#
Arnold has managed to clinch.
Arnold lands a shoulder strike.
Arnold working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#T4#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Arnold misses with a body punch.
Vader is trying to stall.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader tries a body shot but Arnold blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

BJ Arnold really dominated that round.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R4#
Vader avoids a kick to the body.
Vader feinted with a counter takedown.
Arnold lands a leg kick that knocks Vader off balance momentarily.
Vader misses with a body kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Vader blocks the leg kick.
Vader throws a nice inside leg kick.
Arnold misses the body punch
and Vader counters with a low kick, right behind Arnold 's knee.
Arnold blocks a leg kick.
Arnold just misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold throws out a leg kick but Vader moves out of range and Arnold only half commits.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Arnold throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Vader counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Arnold thinking.
Vader showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Arnold. #T1#
Arnold checks a leg kick.
Arnold fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Vader checks it well.
Vader pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Arnold scores with a leg kick.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Arnold is just out of range.
Arnold throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A nice inside leg kick there by Arnold. That's going to slow Vader down.
Vader misses with an attempted mid kick.
Vader takes a swing at Arnold's ribcage but misses.
Left hook, right uppercut from Arnold.
Arnold ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
Arnold takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders. #T2#
Arnold will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Arnold misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Vader counters with a left to the body.
Vader delivers a nice body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader moves out of range of the body kick.
Arnold throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Arnold tries to move into range but Vader moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Arnold throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Arnold was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Arnold appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Vader looks to land a right hand but Arnold moved out of range.
Vader takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Arnold throws a body kick that misses.
Vader swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.#T3#
Arnold just misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .
Arnold throws a shot from downtown. Vader moves away and avoids it.
Arnold goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Arnold scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Arnold dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Vader . That did some damage!
Vader lands a nice looking kick to the body. Arnold takes a step back to recover.
Arnold ducks under a wild hook from Vader .
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
Arnold swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Arnold cracks the inside of Vader 's front leg. #T4#
Vader shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Arnold as he avoids it easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Arnold misses.
Vader lands a lovely overhand right.
Vader checks the leg kick.
Vader feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Arnold throws a nice outside leg kick.
Arnold scores with a jab to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#CL2#
Arnold clinches up against the cage.
Vader managing to block the knees to the body from Arnold.
Arnold blocking some punches.
Arnold gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Vader .
Arnold blocks a body shot from Vader .
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

BJ Arnold dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R5#
Arnold takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Arnold misses with a left hand
and Vader counters with a nice uppercut.
Arnold moves out of range of the body kick from Vader .
The fight stays on the outside here - Arnold looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Arnold connects with an inside leg kick.
Jab by Arnold.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader checks a leg kick.
Vader throws a head kick but Arnold moves out of range.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Arnold crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Vader - the referee stops the clock and Arnold gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Vader . Arnold manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Arnold moves away.#T1#
Vader takes one to the chin there.
Arnold keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Arnold throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Vader tries to counter with a takedown but Arnold is quick to defend against it.
Vader throws a wild body kick that Arnold sees coming a mile off.
Arnold works Vader 's body with a nice hook.
Arnold throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Arnold takes a swing at Vader 's ribcage but misses.
Arnold throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Arnold lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Arnold looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A solid body kick from Vader .
BJ Arnold is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T2#
A big left from Vader misses.
Vader throws the kick towards the body but Arnold avoids it.
A low kick from Vader is predictable there
and Arnold counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Arnold defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Vader .
Arnold throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arnold misses with a shot to the body #TD#
and Vader counters with a nice double leg into side control. Arnold won't be happy with that.
Darth Vader overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vader cracks Arnold with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Vader passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Arnold!
BOOM! Vader connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Arnold working to try and regain half guard. #T3#
Vader is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Arnold can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Arnold is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Vader lands a heavy elbow.
Vader punishing his opponent with strikes.
Vader lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Arnold hang on?
Vader landing strikes from the mount and Arnold is in trouble!
Arnold tries to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Vader working the ground and pound effectively.
Darth Vader has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T4#
Arnold wants to control but Vader is having none of it.
Vader scoring with strikes but Arnold is staying in there. #ROC#
Arnold is rocked!
Vader has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Arnold's face.
Arnold is still in real trouble! Can Vader finish him?
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Vader cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Arnold wants to control but Vader is having none of it.
Vader has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Arnold's face.
Oooooh, big shot lands for Vader ! Arnold is hurt baaadly! Vader is firing away with more strikes - Arnold is covering up... the ref is warning him to do something. He's just covering up though still and the ref has to step in to end the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
Darth Vader retains his bantamweight title!
A victorious Darth Vader thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: AFL Tie Her Down     
Date:   Dec 20, 2014
#R1#
Vader lands the left hand.
Vader cracks Laranja with a right hand to the side of the head.#CL2#
Vader has managed to clinch.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Laranja uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short left from Vader .
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vader lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Laranja or not.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laranja.
Vader lands with a right to the head.
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader scores with a hook to the body.
Laranja prevents a body shot from Vader .
Vader softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laranja stalling in the clinch but Vader improves position.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laranja. #T1#
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Laranja.
Vader has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Laranja seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Vader can turn it around.
Vader works on Laranja's body with a couple of short punches.
A hook to the body from Vader .
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Vader creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader gets through Laranja's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Vader scores with a nice hook to the head.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader gets through Laranja's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short body shot lands from Vader as the two fighters clinch.
Laranja tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Vader lands a hook that snaps the head of Laranja backwards.
Vader lands with a light punch inside. #ROC2#
Laranja is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Oh Laranja is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Vader misses with a body punch. #T2#
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A right hand to the body from Vader .
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Laranja uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Laranja seems to have got his legs back now.
Vader lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Laranja or not.
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Laranjas head.
Laranja blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Laranja uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Laranja blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #T3#
Laranja blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Vader scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader tries to throw a body punch but Laranja avoids it by throwing Vader back against the cage.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A hook to the body from Vader .
Laranja blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laranja's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vader will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Laranja up against the cage.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Vader digs a right hand underneath Laranja's ribcage. Laranja let out a lung full of air as it connected.#T4#
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Vader pushes Laranja back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Laranja is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vader content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Laranja is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Vader as Laranja tries to tie him up.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Vader softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laranja tries to stall but Vader uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Vader misses with a low kick.#CL2#
Vader drives through and clinches with Laranja against the cage.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laranja backwards.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Laranja.
Nice body punch from Vader - that landed with a thud.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laranja blocking some punches.
Darth Vader seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laranja.
Laranja is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Laranja uses good head movement to avoid it. #T1#
Laranja is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Vader to keep the fight standing.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laranja's elbow.
Vader lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Laranja's head.
Laranja tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Vader just stands there and leans against the cage.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laranja has been working on his balance at Top Gym, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Vader .
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Laranja tries to pull guard but Vader holds him up against the cage and eventually Laranja drops back down to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renato Laranja. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Laranja fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch. #T2#
Vader prevents a takedown attempt there.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
Vader lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Laranja.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader cracks Laranja with a nice body shot.
Vader lands a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laranja blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laranja backwards.
Vader goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land. #BC2#
Vader breaks from the clinch.
Vader scores with a sloppy right hand. Laranja should have avoided that one. #T3#
Vader cracks Laranja with a right hand to the side of the head.
Laranja throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Laranja changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Vader lands with a thumping leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Vader .
Nice shot by Vader .
Laranja avoids the body shot from Vader .
Laranja on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Vader connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Laranja's hands.
Laranja just misses with a punch to the body. #T4#
Vader looks to land a left hand but Laranja moved out of range nicely.
Nice cross by Vader .
Vader throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vader throws a leg kick but Laranja sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vader jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Vader lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A telegraphed right hand from Vader misses the target.
Laranja half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Vader with a hook.
Laranja on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Vader . Vader obviously looking to wear him down.
Vader throws a head kick but Laranja moves out of range.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Laranja.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R3#
Laranja looks for a takedown but Vader sprawls well.
Laranja fails to land the takedown.
Vader misses with a looping left.
Laranja takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Vader misses with a body kick.
Vader throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laranja sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vader is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Laranja.
Laranja attempts a counter takedown but Vader avoids it well and moves away.
Laranja dives in and grabs Vader 's left leg, looking for a takedown. Vader pushes down on Laranja's head and hops out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renato Laranja. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Vader pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vader lands with a kick to the ribs.
Vader stuffs the takedown.
Laranja fails to land the takedown.
Vader follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Vader fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laranja has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Vader is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Laranja shoots in looking for a takedown but Vader manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Laranja's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.#T2#
Laranja has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Laranja there as he acknowledges the shot.
Laranja has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Vader finds it's way round the side to connect with Laranja's head.
Laranja shoots in for a takedown but Vader shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Vader throws a hook but Laranja avoids it easily.
Laranja appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Laranja rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Vader counters with a low kick, right behind Laranja 's knee.
Vader throws a hook but Laranja avoids it easily.
Laranja avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A chopping leg kick lands by Vader .
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laranja checks a leg kick nicely.
Laranja half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Vader missing with a left hand there. Laranja was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one. #T3#
Laranja checks a leg kick.
Laranja tries to counter with a takedown but Vader is quick to defend against it.#CL2#
Vader has managed to clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Laranja blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A short right from Vader .
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Laranja.
Laranja tries to pull guard but Vader won't allow it.
Vader digs a right hand underneath Laranja's ribcage. Laranja let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Vader softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laranja stalling in the clinch but Vader improves position.
Vader misses with a punch to the body. #T4#
Vader stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader tries a body shot but Laranja blocks it.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Laranja working hard to break the clinch.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Laranja uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#BC2#
Vader breaks from the clinch.
Laranja swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A head kick misses from Vader .
Laranja tries to clinch but Vader moves out of range.
Laranja backing away here, and Vader unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader really dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R4#
Vader throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Laranja changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Laranja looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Vader is fending him off so far but Laranja persists. Nope, Vader circles away and we're back to standing.
Laranja has his takedown stuffed
and Vader makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Vader moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Vader lands with a nice body kick.
Vader throws a right hand that misses #TD#
and Laranja counters with a nice double leg into side control. Vader won't be happy with that. #SUB#
Laranja swings around for an armbar but Vader sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Laranja's guard.
Laranja trying to keep a closed guard but Vader is proving a slippery customer.
Vader in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #T1#
Vader is in close to Laranja's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Vader must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.#SUB#
Laranja is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Vader defends well.
Vader is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Vader loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Vader not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #SUB#
Laranja working for a triangle but Vader defends it easily. #SUB#
Laranja has his foot on Vader 's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Vader works his way back into a safe position though.#T2#
Vader throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Laranja works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Vader 's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Vader pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Laranja is keeping the position for now.
Laranja has momentary wrist control but Vader slips an elbow through the middle.#SUB#
Laranja is looking for a triangle but Vader pushes his legs off easily.
Vader working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Vader works over Laranja with some ground and pound from guard.
Renato Laranja overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#SUB#
Laranja working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Vader doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Vader manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #T3#
Laranja keeping moving, preventing Vader from controlling successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vader not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Vader postures up and lands a big shot to Laranja's brow.
Vader looking to sit in guard and control but Laranja gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR##SUB#
Laranja drops back, looking for a kneebar! Vader looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Vader looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Vader ! #REVB#
Vader working away.#T4#
Vader wants to lay and pray for a moment but Laranja keeps working.
Vader connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Laranja some visible discomfort.
Laranja is trying to improve his position.
The ground and pound from Vader seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader moves into full mount!
Laranja is desperately trying to improve his position but Vader has a good base and remains in mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
Vader throws a solid leg kick but Laranja takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Vader .
Laranja fails with a takedown attempt.
Laranja misses with a hook.
Vader fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laranja has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Laranja misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Laranja is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Vader swings and misses with a hook to the body. #T1#
Vader loads up on a big right hand but Laranja slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laranja avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Laranja takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Laranja shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Vader as he avoids it easily.
Laranja blocks a head kick by Vader .
Laranja uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vader .
Laranja walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Vader lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Laranja avoids the head kick by Vader .
Renato Laranja has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Vader fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Vader scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
Laranja attempts a counter takedown but Vader avoids it well and moves away.
Laranja ducks right into an uppercut from Vader . #CL2#
Vader gets a clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader lands a body punch.
Laranja changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Vader fights it off and pushes away nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Renato Laranja. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader throws a jab but it's blocked by Laranja.
Laranja tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily
letting Vader counter with a right hand.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.#T3#
Vader scores with a head kick. Laranja tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
An inside leg kick lands from Vader .
Vader connects with a body shot.
Vader scores with a hook.
Laranja shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Vader as he jumps to the side. #CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Vader tries a body shot but Laranja blocks it.
Vader is pressed up against the cage. Laranja has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Vader down to the mat. Vader avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance. #T4#
Laranja ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Laranja half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Good leg kick by Vader there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vader feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Laranjas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Vader throws a head kick that Laranja semi-blocks.
Vader is looking to slow Laranja down with leg kicks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laranja swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Laranja lands a slapping body shot.
Laranja swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Vader cracks Laranja with a right hand to the side of the head.
Vader throws a leg kick that is checked#TD#
and Laranja counters with a single leg into guard. Vader didn't expect that.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Vader winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 42:50
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 42:50
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 42:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

Darth Vader is the new bantamweight champion!
A relieved looking Darth Vader thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
Renato Laranja was interviewed post fight and said 'I dint eat enouf frui and vegtables. Thats verr importint'.

 

Event: AFL 23 One Eight Seven     
Date:   Dec 12, 2014
#R1#
Vader throws a body kick that misses.
Drake uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
Some wild striking there from Drake.
Vader looks to throw the jab but Drake is out of range.
Drake feinted with a counter takedown.
Vader pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Drake shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Vader as he jumps to the side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader avoids the body shot from Drake.
Vader tries to work over Drake's front leg with a kick but Drake checks it.
Vader throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Drake chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Vader can pounce on him. #T1#
Drake throws a series of punches but Vader avoids them all with ease.
Vader looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Drake missing with a left hand there. Vader was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vader throws a big counter head kick but Drake avoids it with no problem.
Vader misses with a hook.
Drake fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Drake tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Drake throws a jab when Vader was well out of range.
Drake throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vader throws a half hearted mid kick.
Drake closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Drake ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Drake drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.
A telegraphed right hand from Drake misses the target.
Drake looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Vader bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T2#
Vader throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Drake tries to move into range but Vader moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Drake misses with a series of wild punches.
Vader connects with a leg kick. Drake looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Vader misses the shot to the body.
Vader defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Drake.
Vader is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Drake with a body shot.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Neil Drake. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Drake misses with a hook. Vader ducked under it nicely.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Drake's calf.
Drake misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader . #T3#
Vader slips a jab and a cross from Drake.
Vader cracks Drake with an open hand slap.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader .
Vader moves out of range of the strikes.
Vader appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Drake shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vader throws a hook but Drake avoids it easily.
Drake tries to counter with a takedown but Vader is quick to defend against it.
Drake bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vader 's head backwards.
Drake moves out of range of the body kick from Vader .
Drake scores with a nice strike.
Vader bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vader walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Drake checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side. #T4#
Drake shoots in looking for a takedown. Vader tries to sprawl out of it but Drake keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vader manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Drake has a takedown stuffed.
Vader connects with a jab.
Vader scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Decent striking displayed by Vader there.
A good leg kick by Vader .
Drake jabs at Vader 's body.
A big left from Drake misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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.
#R2#
Drake swinging wildly here.
Vader swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Drake checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Drake misses with an uppercut. Vader saw that one coming.
Vader misses with a hook.
Vader misses with an attempted mid kick.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Drake might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Vader throws an overhand right that lands on Drake's shoulder, as Drake tries to avoid the shot.
Nice body kick from Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader slips a straight right by Drake.
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Drake.
Drake misses with an uppercut.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vader ! But no joy.
Drake throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T1#
Vader throws the left hand but Drake avoids the punch easily.
Drake drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.
Vader connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Vader walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Drake checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Drake throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Drake misses with an uppercut.
Good work by Drake as he checks the leg kick.
Drake with a hook.
Drake loads up on a big right hand but Vader slips the punch.
Drake checks a leg kick.
Vader defending well as Drake loads up on a big left hand.
Vader lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering. #T2#
Vader takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Drake 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.
Drake loads up on a big right hand but Vader slips the punch.
Darth Vader seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A looping hook to the body misses from Drake. Vader does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader throws a looping overhand right but Drake ducks down to avoid it.
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vader uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Drake.
Drake takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
No luck for Drake with that takedown attempt.
Danga de danga de dang - Drake scores with a four punch combination!#T3#
Vader misses with an attempted mid kick.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vader connects with an inside leg kick.
Vader connects with a jab.
Vader misses with a leg kick #TD#
and Drake counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Vader !
Vader is looking for a sweep.
Vader stops Drake from passing to mount.
Drake is looking to take a break and control but Vader is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Drake tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it. #T4#
Drake wants to lay and pray for a moment but Vader keeps working.
Vader manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Drake is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Vader really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Drake. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Drake won't allow Vader to pass to mount.
Drake trying to hold on to Vader 's head to control him but Vader postures up. #SUB#
Drake looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
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 Neil Drake will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R3#
A swing and a miss from Vader .
Vader moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Drake closes this distance looking for a takedown but Vader circles away.
Vader is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Drake with a body shot.
Drake misses with a body shot.
Drake misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vader .
Drake throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Drake has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Vader .
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drake walks into a straight right hand from Vader .
Drake is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Drake moves out of range of the strikes.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#T1#
Drake thows a left - swing and a miss!
Drake shoots in for a double leg but Vader sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Vader was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Drake moves out of range easily.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Drake is just out of range.
Drake changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Vader avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Vader takes a swing at Drake's ribcage but misses.
Drake misses with a straight right.
Vader misses with a looping left.
Vader looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Drake half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vader .
Vader bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Drake's head.#T2#
Drake swings away with a body shot that misses
and Vader counters with a nice leg kick.
Drake avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Drake shoots in for a double leg but Vader sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Neil Drake. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Vader throws a jab when Drake was well out of range.
Drake throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vader tests Drake's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Vader throws a leg kick but Drake sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Drake.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A looping hook to the body misses from Vader . Drake does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vader fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Drake is out of range.
Drake feinted with a counter takedown.#T3#
Vader throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Drake moves out of range of the strikes.
Drake drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.
Vader has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Drake misses with a straight left.
Vader lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Vader throws a leg kick but Drake checks it.
Drake feinted with a counter takedown.
Vader scores with a push kick.
Drake walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A head kick by Vader misses #TD#
and Drake decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Vader 's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Drake trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Vader can do anything to dispel that myth.
Drake throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Vader works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T4#
Drake throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Drake wants to pass the guard but Vader is keeping the position.
Vader 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.
Drake looking to pass the guard.
Drake preventing the sweep.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Drake passes Vader 's left leg - he's now in half guard. #SUB#
Drake is working for a submission of some sort.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader really dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R4#
Vader lands a slapping body shot.
Drake scores with a jab to the body.
Nice defenses there by Drake.
Drake feinted with a counter takedown.
Vader connects with a single shot there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drake waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Vader throws out a counter right but Drake avoids it with no problem.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Drake was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
Drake throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.#T1#
Drake avoids a kick to the body.
Vader explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Vader is looking to chop away at Drake's legs.
Vader lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Vader lands a high kick!
Good leg kick by Vader there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Drake lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Drake.
Drake misses with a wild body shot.
Drake avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Drake lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.#T2#
A big left from Vader misses.
Vader wants to land a leg kick but Drake is out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Vader lands a slapping body shot.
Vader throws out a loose jab but Drake uses good head movement to avoid it.
Drake feinted with a counter takedown.
Drake is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vader .
Vader throws a leg kick that misses.
Vader feints and then cracks Drake's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Drake down.
Vader lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Drake moves out of range as Vader throws a body kick.
Drake throws a big shot that misses.#T3#
Drake misses with a body shot.
Vader throws a quick inside leg kick.
Drake rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
Vader misses with a hook.
Vader buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
That kick from Vader tenderised Drake's leg. Drake is trying to keep his angry face on.
Drake throws the left hand but Vader avoids the punch easily.
Vader now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Vader throws a jab when Drake was well out of range.
Drake changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Drake thows a left - swing and a miss!
Vader was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
The fighters circling - Drake throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Drake will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.#T4#
Vader avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A slow jab from Drake misses its intended target.
Drake stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .
Drake misses with a hook
and Vader counters with a nice low kick that buckles Drake's knee momentarily.
Vader swings for the body but Drake moves out of range.
Vader throws a quick inside leg kick.
Drake works over Vader 's head and body with a nice combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader lands a front kick.
Vader lands a jab to Drake's midsection.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Drake moves out of range easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that fourth round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R5#
Drake slips under a jab.
Vader throws out a leg kick but Drake moves out of range and Vader only half commits.
Vader throws a body punch but Drake moves out of range.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Drake checks the leg kick.
Drake chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Vader can pounce on him.
Drake takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Drake loads up on a big right hand but Vader slips the punch.
Vader connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Drake shoots in for a takedown but Vader shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Drake was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
Drake feinted with a counter takedown.#T1#
Vader tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Drake drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.
Nice shot lands for Vader .
Vader throws a head kick that misses.
Drake drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vader sprawls and moves away.
Vader throws a body punch but Drake moves out of range.
Good work by Drake as he checks the leg kick.
A big right from Drake misses.
Drake throws a lazy uppercut
and Vader counters with a body kick that stops Drake in his tracks momentarily.
Drake throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Drake throws a hook but Vader blocks it.
Vader tries a quick counter leg kick but Drake is wise to it.#T2#
Drake throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
The fighters circling - Drake throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A good leg kick by Vader .
Drake throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vader throws a leg kick that is checked#TD#
and Drake counters with a takedown into side control.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#SUB#
Drake is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Vader is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Drake misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Vader prevents Drake from improving position.
Neil Drake overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T3#
Drake misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards. #SUB#
Drake looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Drake tries to advance position but instead Vader slips a leg back in to half guard.
Drake is looking to take a break and control but Vader is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Vader trying to control from the bottom. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Vader is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #SUB#
Drake is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Vader sees it coming and defends easily.
Drake thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Vader 's head.
Vader is controlling Drake's position as best he can from this difficult position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader wants to get back to full guard.
Neil Drake has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Vader is still trying to improve position.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 46:50
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight 47:49
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

After winning the bout, Darth Vader thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: AFL. 21     
Date:   Nov 29, 2014
#R1#
Franks misses with a left hand #CL#
and Vader counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Franks blocks an uppercut. #BC#
Vader escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Tom Franks seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Franks throws a series of punches but Vader moves out of range.
Franks misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Vader takes one on the button.
Franks swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Vader tries to counter by clinching up but Franks breaks away and moves out of range.
Sloppy strikes from Franks. Those never looked like landing.
Franks shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Vader sprawls well. Vader wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Franks gets slowly back to his feet.
Vader is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Franks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader leaves Franks with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Vader is looking to counter punch.
Franks jabs Vader to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vader takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Vader ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Franks moves away.#T1#
Franks misses with an uppercut
and Vader counters with a good low kick that Franks was not able to check.
Franks jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Franks misses with an uppercut.
Vader lands a nice leg kick that just misses Franks's sensitive parts.
A big right from Franks misses.
Vader is looking to counter the offense by Franks and move into the clinch.
Franks throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Franks swings widly with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Franks chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Vader can pounce on him.
Vader scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Vader delivers a nice body kick.
A combination from Franks does no damage.
Vader ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vader bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Franks lands with a nice combination. Vader backs away looking to recover.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Franks uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vader .
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Franks swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #CL#
and Vader counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Vader .
Vader has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Franks is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Vader gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tom Franks.#T2#
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader digs a right hand into Franks's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Franks's gas tank.
Vader manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Franks uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Franks tries to score a body lock takedown but Vader shows good agility there to stay on his feet.#T3#
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Franks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Franks controls his hands.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Franks.
The referee is keeping an eye on Vader - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Vader tries to work over Franks's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside. #BC#
Vader breaks from the clinch.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Franks.
Franks lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vader at a distance.
Franks has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Franks there as he acknowledges the shot.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Franks looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Vader is fending him off so far but Franks persists. Nope, Vader circles away and we're back to standing.#T4#
Franks waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vader .
Vader jabs Franks to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Franks displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
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!
Vader lands a nice looking body kick.
Vader slaps away a takedown attempt from Franks, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Vader tries to counter by clinching up but Franks breaks away and moves out of range.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Franks.
Vader lands a body punch in the clinch.
Vader can't find room to land a body shot as Franks controls the action.
Nice body punch from Vader .
Vader working aggressively here.
Franks tries for a takedown. No joy.
Vader scores with a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Franks misses with an uppercut. #CL#
Vader moves into the clinch successfully.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Franks.
Vader has Franks pressed against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Vader .
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Franks can do to turn this around?
Franks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vader tries to work over Franks's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader gets underhooks to prevent Franks's takedown attempt.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Darth Vader has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Franks controls his hands.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Franks uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T1#
Vader lands a nice shot to the body.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Franks.
Vader tries a body shot but Franks blocks it.
Vader softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A hook to the body from Vader .
Vader lands a shoulder strike. #BC#
Vader escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Vader chopping away at his opponent's legs. #CL#
Vader closes the distance and clinches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Franks.
Franks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Franks's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!#T2#
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Franks blocks an uppercut.
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Franks wants to take the fight to the mat but Vader manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Vader .
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Franks uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Frankss head.
Vader lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader misses with the head strike. #T3#
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Franks has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Vader is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tom Franks.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader lands a right hand that snaps the head of Franks backwards.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Franks is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Vader pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Franks blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Franks.
Vader lands with a light punch inside.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land. #T4#
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader lands a left hand.
Franks blocks an uppercut.
A short right from Vader on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader misses with some punches.
Vader prevents the takedown attempt.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Vader tries to work over Franks's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Franks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Franks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader swings wildly with an uppercut but Franks uses good head movement to avoid it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Vader .
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
That's time! Vader 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R3##CL#
Vader pushes Franks up against the cage in a clinch.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Franks's elbow.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Franks looking for a takedown.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Franks.
Vader lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader lands a hook that snaps the head of Franks backwards.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vader tries to work over Franks's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A body shot lands from Vader .
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Franks. #T1#
Franks blocking some punches.
Vader lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Franks.
Franks takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Franks.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Franks blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Still in the clinch, Vader scores with a nice short uppercut.
Franks blocks a body shot from Vader .
Vader tries a body shot but Franks blocks it.
Franks blocking some punches.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Franks is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Vader pulls him back up using the underhooks. #T2#
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Franks blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tom Franks has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Vader takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Franks's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vader prevents the takedown attempt.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tom Franks.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Vader lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Franks backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vader scores with a shot to the side of Franks's head.
Vader is working Franks over against the cage.#T3#
Franks is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Franks blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Franks drops down looking for an ankle pick but Vader pulls his leg out and moves away.
Vader throws a nice outside leg kick.
Franks's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Vader closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Franks throws a body punch but Vader moves out of range.
Vader lands a lovely overhand right.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vader walks into a straight right hand from Franks.
Vader thuds his shin into the meat of Franks's side.
Franks has a takedown stuffed.
As Franks tries to get set, Vader tries to push him back and clinch up but Franks manages to avoid the attempt.
Vader bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#T4#
Franks on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Vader . Vader obviously looking to wear him down.
Franks throws out a loose jab but Vader uses good head movement to avoid it.
Franks lands with a straight right. Vader didn't see that one coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Franks misses with a two punch combination.
Franks tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Vader connects with a solid leg kick.
Franks swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A big right from Franks misses.
Franks shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Vader goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Franks throws a nice looking combination but Vader bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
It looked like Vader wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Vader lands a nice leg kick that just misses Franks's sensitive parts.
A good leg kick by Vader .
Franks throws the left hand but Vader avoids the punch easily.
Vader throws a head kick that Franks semi-blocks.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Vader 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 Daniel Franklin scores the fight 30:26
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 30:26
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

A very excited looking Darth Vader 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.

 

Event: AFL 18     
Date:   Nov 18, 2014
#R1#
Vader looks to throw a body kick
and Ibaka counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Ibaka has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Vader shoots in looking for a takedown but Ibaka manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Vader 's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Vader thumps Ibaka with a low kick.#CL2#
Ibaka clinches up with Vader and pushes him back against the cage.
Vader drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Nice body punch from Ibaka.
Nice body punch from Ibaka.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ibaka's elbow.
Ibaka lands with a short head shot on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#BC#
Vader 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Ibaka tries to clinch up.#CL2#
Ibaka closes the distance and pushes Vader back into the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Vader .
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T1#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibaka.
Vader 's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ibakas head.
Ibaka blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ibaka digs a right hand into Vader 's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Vader 's gas tank.
Ibaka is working Vader over against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ibaka's elbow.
A short uppercut from Ibaka.
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ibaka's elbow.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ibaka misses with a punch on the inside.
Ibaka tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ibaka prevents a body shot from Vader .
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vader has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Ibaka 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 Darth Vader . That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Still in the clinch, Ibaka scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vader working aggressively here.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch. #T2#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A nice left hand lands by Ibaka.
Ibaka lands an uppercut.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibaka.
Ibaka stops a takedown attempt from Vader .
A short uppercut from Ibaka.
Ibaka effectively controlling the action here.
Ibaka lands a hook that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Ibaka prevents a takedown attempt there.
Ibaka lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Ibaka stalling the fight.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader lands an uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Vader has been working on his balance at The GYM (19 elite coaches on the Island !!!), so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Ibaka.
Ibaka tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #T3#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ibaka.
Vader blocks an uppercut.
Ibaka tries a body shot but Vader blocks it.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ibaka lands a shoulder strike.
Vader looking for a takedown.
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ibaka blocking some punches.
Ibaka blocks an uppercut.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
A frustrated look appears on Vader 's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ibaka blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ibaka softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibaka.
A short right from Ibaka.
Ibaka lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vader drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Ibaka gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Vader tries to work over Ibaka's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #T4#
Ibaka throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Vader s head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
Vader lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Ibaka.
Ibaka lands a body punch.
Ibaka blocking some punches.
Vader throws a punch but it's blocked by Ibaka.
Ibaka digs a right hand into Vader 's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Vader 's gas tank.
Vader is breathing heavily.
Vader misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader working aggressively here.
Ibaka scores with a shot to the side of Vader 's head.
Ibaka lands a shot to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Ibaka.
Ibaka works on Vader 's body with a couple of short punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Ibaka.
Ibaka lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Good body shot from Ibaka.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ibaka throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Ibaka lands a nice shot to the body.
Ibaka lands a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Serge Ibaka dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Ibaka tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Vader paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Vader throws a leg kick
and Ibaka counters with a lovely straight right hand!#CL2#
Vader tries to keep at a distance but Ibaka has taken the fight into the clinch.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ibaka lands a shot to the body.
Ibaka prevents Vader from breaking the clinch.
Ibaka blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Serge Ibaka seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Ibaka is working Vader over against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right from Ibaka on the inside.
Vader working aggressively here.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Ibaka takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Ibaka blocking some punches.
Vader tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T1#
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
Ibaka lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Vader or not.
Ibaka lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Ibaka stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Still in the clinch, Ibaka scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vader tries a body shot but Ibaka blocks it.
Ibaka prevents a body shot from Vader .
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ibaka's elbow.
Vader takes a shot to the head.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
Ibaka lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ibaka lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vader .
Vader misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ibaka struggles to land a body shot inside as Vader controls his hands.
Ibaka lands a hook that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Ibaka gets the underhooks and prevents it. #T2#
Vader struggles to land a body shot inside as Ibaka controls his hands.
Ibaka cracks Vader with a nice body shot.
Ibaka scores with a shoulder strike.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
Ibaka pushes Vader back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Ibaka lands with a short shot to the head.
Vader doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vader throws a head punch that misses.
Ibaka lands a nice shot to the body.
Ibaka scores with a nice hook to the head.
Ibaka pushes Vader back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Ibaka has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nice body punch from Ibaka - that landed with a thud.
Ibaka lands a body shot.
Ibaka is leaning against Vader and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Ibaka will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Vader up against the cage.
Ibaka lands with a right to the head. #T3#
Vader tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ibaka's elbow.
Vader swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ibaka softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Ibaka as the two fighters clinch.
Ibaka lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Ibaka lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Ibaka.
A short right from Ibaka on the inside. #ROC2#
Vader is rocked!
Vader misses with a punch to the body.
Oh Vader is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ibaka lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Vader blocks a body shot from Ibaka.
Vader seems to have got his legs back now.
Ibaka lands a right hand.
Ibaka lands with a short head shot on the inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ibaka leaning against his opponent.
Ibaka misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vader misses with a body punch.
Vader has a couple of punches blocked by Ibaka.
Vader fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T4#
Vader misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ibaka doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vader scores with a hook to the body.
Vader misses with the head strike.
Ibaka lands a shoulder strike.
Ibaka lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Ibaka lands a hook that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Ibaka lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vader backwards.
Ibaka creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Vader with a big uppercut! Vader tries to clinch up but Ibaka pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Vader to the mat! Vader covers up and Ibaka unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Serge Ibaka!
Serge Ibaka is the new bantamweight champion!
A victorious Serge Ibaka thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: AFL 15.     
Date:   Nov 09, 2014
#R1##TD2#
Vader drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Hemi tries to improve position but can't.
Vader working the ground and pound but Hemi is defending the strikes.
Vader in side control lands a decent elbow.
Hemi on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Hemi tries to get out of the position.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Hemi definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Vader has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Vader sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Hemi is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hemi taking punishment in the form of punches. #T1#
Vader lands a decent elbow from side control.
The ground and pound from Vader seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
The strikes coming from Vader are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Hemi is looking to regain half guard here but Vader keeps moving and retains side control.
Vader in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Hemi is looking for a sweep.#T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Vader lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Hemi down.
Vader tries to score with some ground and pound. Hemi controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Vader working the head with strikes.
Vader passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Hemi!
Vader looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Vader breaks from Hemi's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Vader raining down shots from the mount!
Vader cracks Hemi with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Vader landing strikes from the mount and Hemi is in trouble! #ROC2#
Hemi is rocked!
Vader tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Vader throwing strikes here but Hemi is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage. #T3#
Vader avoids the attempt from Hemi to control.
Vader lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Vader pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Vader sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Hemi tries to hold on but Vader pushes him away.
Vader with good strikes from the mount here!#T4#
Vader scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Hemi?
Oh Hemi is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Vader has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Hemi's face.
Hemi takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Vader 's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
Darth Vader is the new bantamweight champion!
After winning the bout, Darth Vader thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: UXC sat showdown 2     
Date:   Oct 25, 2014
#R1#
mcQueen has his takedown stuffed
and Vader counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. mcQueen is lucky that one didn't land flush.
mcQueen gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Vader counters with a low kick, right behind mcQueen 's knee.
mcQueen shoots and misses
and Vader makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. mcQueen really felt that one!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Azlo mcQueen. That's going to take a lot out of him.
mcQueen tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily
and Vader counters with a leg kick.
Jab, jab by Vader - just one landing. #CUT2#
It looks like Azlo mcQueen has been cut.
Vader ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
mcQueen tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily#CL2#
and Vader holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
mcQueen blocks an uppercut.
Vader makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Vader '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.
mcQueen has Vader pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Vader manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing. #T1#
A head punch on the inside from Vader fails to land.
A short right from Vader .
mcQueen is looking to take this one to the mat.
Vader is pressed up against the cage. mcQueen has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Vader down to the mat. Vader avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Vader is looking to slow mcQueen down with leg kicks.
Vader throws a good cross that connects.
Sloppy strikes from Vader . Those never looked like landing.
Vader looks to land a right hand but mcQueen moved out of range.
Vader throws a leg kick but mcQueen sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt mcQueen.
mcQueen tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily
and Vader counters with a nice uppercut.
mcQueen has been working on his balance at Foot Loves, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Vader .
mcQueen fails with the takedown#KD2#
and Vader counters with a flying knee that drops mcQueen! #ROC2#
mcQueen is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vader with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Oh mcQueen is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Vader wants to pass the guard but mcQueen is keeping the position.#T2#
mcQueen not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Vader trying to control but mcQueen is working from the bottom.
mcQueen seems to have got his legs back now.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as mcQueen holds on and takes a little breather.
Vader looking to sit in guard and control but mcQueen gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Vader is adopting a defensive guard.
mcQueen wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving. #T3#
Vader working a defensive guard but mcQueen manages to pass into side control anyway.
Vader manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
mcQueen throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Vader is trying to maintain the position but mcQueen is very close to passing his half guard.
Vader is staying active underneath mcQueen, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Vader can do anything to dispel that myth.#T4#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
mcQueen is really struggling to control Vader but he's trying to hold on to the position.
mcQueen not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Vader trying to hold on to mcQueen's head to control him but mcQueen postures up.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Vader is doing well to control the position and prevent mcQueen from advancing to side control.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
mcQueen misses with a takedown
and Vader counters with a thumping low kick.
mcQueen doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Vader counters with a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Vader throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
mcQueen doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Vader counters with a thumping low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Azlo mcQueen's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
mcQueen misses with a takedown attempt
and Vader counters with a nice body shot.
mcQueen tries for a takedown but Vader circles away easily#CL2#
and Vader counters by clinching up.
mcQueen blocks an uppercut.
mcQueen drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Azlo mcQueen. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vader lands with a left to the head.
Vader lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
mcQueen wants to take the fight to the mat but Vader manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Vader creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
mcQueen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vader .
Vader lands with a left to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
mcQueen is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Vader gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
mcQueen is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Vader gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
We've been informed that Vader has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Stalling in the clinch from Vader .
Vader lands a nice uppercut.#T1#
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Vader cracks mcQueen with a nice body shot.
Vader pushes mcQueen back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vader lands a shoulder strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by mcQueen.
Vader lands an uppercut.
mcQueen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vader scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A nice left hand lands by Vader .
Vader prevents a takedown attempt there.
Vader creates some distance for himselfand unleashes a massive uppercut that sends mcQueen's eyes rolling into the back of his head! mcQueen drops to his knees and Vader pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:41 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Darth Vader !
A very excited looking Darth Vader 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.

 

Event: Ultimate XC 7     
Date:   Oct 12, 2014
#R1#
The fighters circling - Vader throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gracie misses with a hook. Vader ducked under it nicely.
The fighters circling - Vader throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gracie misses with a looping left.
Gracie takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gracie tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Vader tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Vader scores with a nice strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Gracie misses.
Vader scores with a spinning back kick!
Gracie wants to clinch up but Vader keeps it at a distance.#T1#
Vader misses the shot to the body.
Vader lands an overhand right.
Gracie misses with a shot to the body
and Vader counters with a good, hard body kick but Gracie shrugs it off.
A bone on bone clash there as Gracie blocks the leg kick.
The fighters circling - Gracie throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gracie slips a straight right by Vader .
Vader slips a straight right by Gracie.
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Gracie throws an overhand right that lands on Vader 's shoulder, as Vader tries to avoid the shot.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T2#
Gracie takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Gracie with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Vader to score with a decent uppercut.
Gracie misses with a right hand
and Vader counters with a thumping low kick.
Vader looks to score with a jab to the body but Gracie is just out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A jab lands there for Vader .#ROC#
Gracie is rocked!
Gracie misses with a looping left.
Gracie is still on wobbly legs! Can Vader finish him?
Vader lands an uppercut, right on the button! Gracie tumbles backwards into the cage, staring vacantly into space! He's got no idea where he is, who he is or what day it is... Poor guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Darth Vader !

 

Event: UltimateXC 3     
Date:   Sep 26, 2014
#R1#
Vader moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Vader throws a hook but Whiteside avoids it easily.
A jab from Vader misses.
Whiteside misses with a wild body shot.
Whiteside changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Vader tries to avoid it but Whiteside manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Vader to the ground. Vader escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Whiteside looks to score with a jab to the body but Vader is just out of range.
Vader lands with a nice body kick.
A big right from Vader misses.
Vader scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Whiteside blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader connects with a looping right hand.
Whiteside closes this distance looking for a takedown but Vader circles away.
Vader lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Vader fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Whiteside manages to avoid it.#T1#
A slapping body kick lands there for Vader .
Vader chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Whiteside thows a left - swing and a miss!
Whiteside looks for a takedown but Vader sprawls well.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Johnny Whiteside.
Whiteside misses with an uppercut. Vader saw that one coming.
Vader catches Whiteside with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Vader lands a really nice looking cross but Whiteside seems unphased.
Vader throws a body punch but Whiteside moves out of range.
Darth Vader is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vader defending well as Whiteside loads up on a big left hand.
Whiteside takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.#T2#
Whiteside's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Vader connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Whiteside scrambles back to his feet.
Darth Vader seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Whiteside uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vader .
No luck for Whiteside with that takedown attempt.
Vader moves away from the strike by Whiteside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader throws a body punch but Whiteside moves out of range.
Vader digs a good body shot into Whiteside's ribs.
Vader throws a jab when Whiteside was well out of range.
Whiteside tries to clinch up.
Vader lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Whiteside avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A looping hook to the body misses from Whiteside. Vader does a little dance to reset his feet.#T3#
Vader lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Vader lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A head kick misses from Vader .
Vader throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A clash of legs there as Whiteside blocks the low kick.
Whiteside misses with a wild body shot. #TD2#
Vader gets caught napping as Whiteside dives in and scores a takedown. Vader manages to retain guard.
Whiteside is fighting to break Vader 's control of his arms but Vader is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Whiteside throwing strikes from guard but Vader blocks nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T4#
Vader utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Whiteside throws a big right hand that misses.
Whiteside not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Vader definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Whiteside trying to control the position from guard on top but Vader is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vader looking for a sweep. Not yet Vader , not yet. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Whiteside's calf.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Vader connects with a leg kick. Whiteside looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Vader just misses with a punch to the body.
Vader throws a wild body kick that Whiteside sees coming a mile off.
Whiteside 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.
Vader looks to land a right hand but Whiteside moved out of range.
Vader is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Whiteside can do to turn this around?
Whiteside fails with a takedown attempt.
Vader uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Whiteside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Vader with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vader moves into range and lands a nice leg kick. #T1#
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Vader 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 Whiteside has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Whiteside and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A big right from Vader misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vader .
Vader darts in trying to clinch#TD2#
so Whiteside counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Vader wants to sweep here but Whiteside controlling him for the moment.
Whiteside has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Whiteside with a flurry of punches that miss.
Vader looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #T2#
Whiteside wants to pass the guard but Vader is keeping the position.
Whiteside wants to control from the top but Vader keeps moving.
Vader pulls Whiteside in to control the position. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Vader looks to land a left hand but Whiteside moved out of range nicely.#T3#
Vader lands a jab to Whiteside's midsection.
Vader swings for the body but Whiteside moves out of range.
Whiteside misses with a wild body shot.
Whiteside doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Whiteside's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Vader tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Whiteside was well out of range. Poor timing from Vader .
Whiteside changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Vader tries to avoid it but Whiteside manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Vader to the ground. Vader escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Vader will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Vader swings for the body but Whiteside moves out of range.
Whiteside moves out of range as Vader strikes.
Whiteside stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .
Vader pulls out of a head kick attempt. #T4#
Vader wants to slow Whiteside down by chopping away at his legs.
Whiteside misses with an uppercut. Vader saw that one coming.
A big right from Vader misses.
Vader tries to land a leg kick but Whiteside saw it coming and moves away.
A big right from Vader misses.
Whiteside on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Whiteside shoots in for a double leg but Vader sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Johnny Whiteside.
Vader misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Vader stuffs the takedown.
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!
Whiteside stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .
Whiteside steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vader .
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader 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!
#R3#
Whiteside gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
Vader swings for the body but Whiteside moves out of range.
Vader throws a hook but Whiteside blocks it.
Vader lands with an uppercut that bounces Whiteside off the cage and back into range.
Vader wants to clinch.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Whiteside checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vader is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Vader throws a half hearted mid kick.#T1#
Whiteside shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Whiteside stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vader .
Horrible takedown attempt by Whiteside or perhaps it was just good defense by Vader , which made it look bad.
Darth Vader has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Johnny Whiteside.
Whiteside shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Vader sprawls well. Vader wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Whiteside gets slowly back to his feet.
Vader uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Whiteside.
Whiteside tries for a takedown but Vader sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Vader lands a leg kick that knocks Whiteside off balance momentarily.
Whiteside misses with a hook
and Vader counters with a nice leg kick.
Johnny Whiteside has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Whiteside goes for a double leg but Vader avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Vader continues to drive forward.
Vader lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Whiteside.
Whiteside changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Vader fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Whiteside takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Vader ducks under a wild hook from Whiteside.
Whiteside moves out of range of the strikes.
An inside leg kick lands from Vader .
Vader throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Whiteside stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Whiteside changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Vader tries to avoid it but Whiteside manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Vader to the ground. Vader escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Whiteside moves out of range easily. #T3#
Vader throws a sloppy head kick and Whiteside moves out of range easily.
Whiteside keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vader .
Vader buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vader fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Whiteside.
Whiteside throws a hook to the side of Vader 's head but Vader sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A shot to the liver by Vader . Beautiful body shot.
Whiteside sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Darth Vader is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Vader .
Vader lands with a thumping leg kick.
Vader 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.
Vader scores with a head kick. #T4#
Whiteside swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vader .
Whiteside has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Vader .
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vader cracks Whiteside with an open hand slap.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Whiteside's calf.
Whiteside walks into a straight right hand from Vader .
Vader clobbers Whiteside with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Vader scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Vader stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Vader wants it to stay on the feet.
Whiteside circles away from the clinch attempt.
Vader lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Vader , 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 Peter Branson scores the fight 30:26
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 30:26
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 08, 2014
#R1#
Vader misses with a low kick.
Maenza Ii throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Maenza Ii misses with a straight right.
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Maenza Ii throws a right hand that misses
and Vader counters with a slapping leg kick.
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Maenza Ii jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A clash of legs there as Maenza Ii blocks the low kick.
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Maenza Ii's front leg but catches the back leg as Maenza Ii tries to avoid it.
Vader throws a body kick that misses. #TD2#
Maenza Ii closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Vader did well to prevent Maenza Ii getting side control.
Vader on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Vader tries to get out of the position.
Maenza Ii tries to pass the half guard into mount. Vader knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Maenza Ii thows a huge punch but Vader dodges it nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T1#
Maenza Ii is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Maenza Ii working the head and body with strikes. #SUB2#
Maenza Ii is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Vader sees it coming and defends easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vader is pressing down on Maenza Ii's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Maenza Ii postures up in Vader 's guard and throws a big left but Vader blocks it.
Maenza Ii tries to free his leg and advance position but Vader is retaining full guard.
Maenza Ii landing some decent shots from guard.
Maenza Ii throws a strike but Vader rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #T2#
Maenza Ii preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Maenza Ii being controlled here, momentarily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Maenza Ii tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Maenza Ii is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Maenza Ii working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Vader . #T3#
Vader engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #REF#
We're going to have a standup here because Darth Vader wasn't active enough for the referee's liking.
Maenza Ii misses with a wild body shot.
Maenza Ii misses with a hook. Vader ducked under it nicely.
Maenza Ii swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#T4#
Maenza Ii gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Vader counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Maenza Ii is defended easily by Vader .
Maenza Ii 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.
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Vader .
Vader blocks a jab.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Maenza Ii's front leg but catches the back leg as Maenza Ii tries to avoid it.
Maenza Ii misses with a wild body shot.
Maenza Ii looks winded!
Vader fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Maenza Ii has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Vincenzo Maenza Ii will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Maenza Ii on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Vader throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Vader scoring well with a low kick there.
Vader throws a looping overhand right but Maenza Ii ducks down to avoid it.
Vader looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Vader slaps away a takedown attempt from Maenza Ii, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Vader fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Maenza Ii tried to score with a low kick but Vader checks it.
Vader goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Maenza Ii throws a hook but Vader blocks it.#T1#
Vader throws a looping overhand right but Maenza Ii ducks down to avoid it.
Maenza Ii moves out of range as Vader strikes.
Vader thuds his shin into the meat of Maenza Ii's side.
Vader lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Maenza Ii looks for a takedown but Vader sprawls well.
Maenza Ii misses with an uppercut.
Maenza Ii is breathing heavily.
Vader lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Maenza Ii swings for the body but Vader moves out of range.
Vader delivers a nice body kick.
Good exchange - Vader coming out on top.#T2#
Maenza Ii takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Vader throws a leg kick which misses Maenza Ii's front leg but catches the back leg as Maenza Ii tries to avoid it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vader .
Vader lands a jab to the nose.
Maenza Ii pivots, looking for a leg kick but Vader is out of range and Maenza Ii settles back down.
Vader connects with a leg kick. Maenza Ii looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vader connects with a solid leg kick.
Vader lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Vader lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Maenza Ii moves out of range of the body kick.#T3#
Vader throws an overhand right that lands on Maenza Ii's shoulder, as Maenza Ii tries to avoid the shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Vader .
Vader chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Vader scores with a leg kick.
Vader misses the shot to the body.
Vader connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Vader lands a nice leg kick that just misses Maenza Ii's sensitive parts.
A head kick from Vader lands but Maenza Ii takes it in his stride.
Maenza Ii takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Vader .#T4#
Vader scores with a kick to the body.
Maenza Ii walks into a left hand.
Vader connects with an inside leg kick.
Maenza Ii tries to move into range but Vader moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Vader swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Vader slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vader fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Vader throws a big shot that misses.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Vader fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Vader misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Darth Vader dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Vader fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Maenza Ii on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Vader . Vader obviously looking to wear him down.
Vader misses with a leg kick.
Vader throws a quick inside leg kick.
Vader throws the left hand but Maenza Ii avoids the punch easily.
A chopping leg kick lands by Vader .
Vader is looking to land body kicks.
Maenza Ii steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vader .
Vader moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Vader defending well as Maenza Ii loads up on a big left hand.
Darth Vader is winning the standup battle so far.
Vader lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#T1#
Vader throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Maenza Ii misses with a right hand
and Vader counters with an inside leg kick.
Maenza Ii looks to land a left hand but Vader moved out of range nicely.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vader .
Maenza Ii takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A punch lands to the side of Maenza Ii 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Vader .
Maenza Ii slips a jab from Vader .
Maenza Ii takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.#TD2#
Vader gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Maenza Ii throwing strikes from guard but Vader blocks nicely.
Maenza Ii has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#T2#
Maenza Ii working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Vader avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Vader is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Vader wants to take a breather but Maenza Ii is having none of it.
Vader throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Maenza Ii on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound. #T3#
Vader is looking to take a break and control but Maenza Ii is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vader missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Vader sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Maenza Ii defending well though.
Maenza Ii is looking to control Vader 's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Maenza Ii avoid being mounted?
Vader is looking to take a break and control but Maenza Ii is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Vader sitting and controlling from the half guard. #T4#
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.#REF#
Darth Vader has forced the referee to step in and bring the fight back to the feet.
Vader connects with a high kick.
Maenza Ii throws a sloppy body shot
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Maenza Ii will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
A good leg kick by Vader .
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Maenza Ii crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Vader - the referee stops the clock and Maenza Ii gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Vader . Maenza Ii manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
The crowd applaud the fighters efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vader feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Maenza Ii's calf.
Maenza Ii walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Maenza Ii blocks a head kick by Vader .

And that's the end of the fight!
Darth Vader showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Vader 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 Daniel Franklin scores the fight 29:28
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sandra Marshall scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Darth Vader !

 

 
 
 
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