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Event: CEC 600     
Date:   Jul 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 14 p4p, 2 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 13 p4p, 1 weight class). Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
36
171 lbs
34 - 12 - 0
182 cm
34
188 lbs
34 - 11 - 3
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Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Romero. Murhaa shrugs it off though.
We've been hearing reports that Romero has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Romero misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Murhaa is quick to defend against it.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Romero throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.

Murhaa gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Romero to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Romero throws a big elbow that misses.
Romero is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Romero postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero trying to control but Murhaa is working from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Murhaa has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Murhaa preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Murhaa not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Murhaa pulls Romero in close to his closed guard and prevents Romero from doing any damage or advancing position.
Let's hope that Murhaa 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Romero is working Murhaa over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Murhaa blocks nicely.
Romero landing with the ground and pound.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
Romero looking to sit in guard and control but Murhaa gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Murhaa stopping the sweep attempt from Romero.

Murhaa stands up and waves to Romero to follow him.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is looking to chop away at Romero's legs.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Romero throws a low kick but Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero connects with a looping right hand.
Romero scores with a jab to the body.
Romero misses with an uppercut
and Murhaa counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Romero lands a nice shot that snaps Murhaa's head back.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Murhaa is quick to defend against it.
Romero thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
Murhaa misses with an attempted mid kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa slips a jab from Romero.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Romero thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
Romero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Romero paws at him with a jab and circles away.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Romero.
Murhaa 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.
Romero tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Murhaa defends well and Romero ends up having to push Murhaa into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Romero.
Romero misses with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.

Romero shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Murhaa controlling the position.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero tries a low kick but Murhaa avoids it.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Romero throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a slapping leg kick.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murhaa tries to move into range but Romero moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Romero slips under a jab.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
That kick from Romero tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa wants to clinch up but Romero keeps it at a distance.
Murhaa tries to bum rush Romero with a series of wild strikes but Romero uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Romero thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Murhaa takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Romero checks it.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Murhaa checks it well.
Murhaa now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa throws out a counter right but Romero avoids it with no problem.
Romero fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
Romero throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Murhaa can do to turn this around?
Romero throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
A big left from Romero misses.
Romero throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa counters with a body kick.
Murhaa tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Murhaa lands with a shot to the body.
Romero connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Murhaa's hands.
Romero fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Romero clobbers Murhaa with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Romero digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa misses with a hook. Romero ducked under it nicely.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa takes a jab right on the kisser.
Romero throws a one two combo.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Romero lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.
Romero has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Murhaa.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Murhaa was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Romero connects with the punch.
Romero throws a low kick but Murhaa moves out of range easily.

Romero closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Murhaa quickly recovers to half guard.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
Murhaa working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Romero.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Murhaa works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Murhaa is trying to keep Romero in close.
Romero with a nice head shot there.
Romero lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Romero loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Romero is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero preventing the sweep.
Romero trying to control but Murhaa is working from the bottom.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murhaa is controlling Romero's posture.
Murhaa's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa moves out of range of the leg kick from Romero.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Murhaa avoids it well and moves away.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa flicks out a counter leg kick but Romero steps away.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Romero with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Murhaa 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.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Romero. That one must have hurt.
Romero throws a leg kick but Murhaa checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
A good leg kick by Murhaa.
A leg kick checked by Romero.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Murhaa with an uppercut!
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa throws a series of punches but Romero moves out of range.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Romero scores with a body shot.
Romero feints and then cracks Murhaa's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Murhaa, right into the meat.
Murhaa blocks a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.

Romero drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Murhaa works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Romero connects with a nice short shot to Murhaa's temple.
Romero tries to pass the half guard into mount. Murhaa knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Murhaa is trying to get back to full guard.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Romero working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Murhaa wants to improve his position but Romero is controlling well.
Romero throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero prevents Murhaa from improving his position.
Romero throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Romero wants to control but Murhaa is keeping him busy.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Murhaa avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Romero.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Murhaa trying to hold on to Romero's head to control him but Romero postures up.
Romero looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Romero slips a nice elbow through Murhaa's hands, connecting with Murhaa's forehead.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Murhaa does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Murhaa holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Romero thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murhaa is trying to get back to full guard.
Romero is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Romero wants to pass to mount but Murhaa is defending the position.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Romero not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Romero thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Murhaa's head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero tried to score with a low kick but Murhaa checks it.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Murhaa has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Murhaa with an uppercut!
Murhaa scores with a shot to the body.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
A low kick from Romero misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa slips under a jab from Romero.
Romero fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Romero is defended easily by Murhaa.
Murhaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

Romero gets a takedown into half guard.
Murhaa keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Romero is working for a kimura but Murhaa is defending it quite comfortably.
Murhaa wants to control but Romero is keeping busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Murhaa is looking to control Romero's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Murhaa avoid being mounted?
Still in half guard, Romero seems content to control.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Romero takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Romero thows a huge punch but Murhaa dodges it nicely.
Murhaa is controlling Romero's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Romero is keen to just control but Murhaa is a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Romero trying to pass the guard but Murhaa defending well.
Romero scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Romero throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Romero passes to full mount!
Murhaa can't escape the position.
Murhaa keeps trying to improve his position.
Romero is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Murhaa can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Murhaa avoids a series of strikes thrown by Romero.
Romero thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa working to try and regain half guard.
Murhaa tries to hold on but Romero postures up.
Romero looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Romero lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Murhaa wants to control but Romero is having none of it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero thowing shots but they're missing.
Romero thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Murhaa keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero had his way with Phol Murhaa in 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. This is the final round!


Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Murhaa takes one to the side of the head.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Murhaa looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murhaa doesn't seem bothered though.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Murhaa throws a shot to the body.
Romero scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Romero looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa pulls Romero in to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Murhaa blocks nicely.
Murhaa is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Romero wants to control from the top but Murhaa keeps moving.
Romero throws a big elbow that misses.
Murhaa looking for a sweep. Not yet Murhaa, not yet.
Romero controls from within his opponent's guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Murhaa tries to clinch there but Romero circles away.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Murhaa takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A slow jab from Romero misses its intended target.
Romero avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Romero throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Romero walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Murhaa checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Murhaa only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Murhaa gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Romero.
Romero scores with a nice head shot.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
A little jabbing left from Murhaa on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Murhaa on the side of the head.
Romero dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa cracks Romero with an open hand slap.
Romero connects with a leg kick. Murhaa looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Some bone on bone action there as Murhaa checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Romero bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Murhaa's head backwards.
Romero lands an overhand right.
Murhaa has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa wants to clinch.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero connects with a body shot that sends Murhaa's belly button to the back.
Murhaa misses with the combination.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Murhaa enables Romero to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Murhaa manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Romero lands a couple of decent looking shots.

Murhaa working for a triangle but Romero defends it easily.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Romero showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Romero 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero retains his welterweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Hector Romero thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Phol Murhaa was interviewed post fight and said 'vittu'.
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Syn 582     
Date:   Jun 15, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Brock Rumlow (ranked 16 p4p, 3 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 29 p4p, 8 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
35
188 lbs
36 - 7 - 2
182 cm
33
188 lbs
33 - 11 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Brock Rumlow!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Glass and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa misses with a straight left.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rumlow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murhaa.
Murhaa cracks Rumlow with a good jab.
Murhaa has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Rumlow is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Rumlow looks to throw the jab but Murhaa is out of range.
Rumlow doesn't manage to clinch there - Murhaa circles away.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Rumlow connects with a right hand. Murhaa shakes it off.
Rumlow connects with a good right hand that stumbles Murhaa. Murhaa circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rumlow lands a slapping body shot.
An inside leg kick from Murhaa misses.
Rumlow half committed to a counter leg kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Murhaa as he connects with a hook.
Murhaa fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rumlow tries to land a leg kick but Murhaa saw it coming and moves away.
Murhaa looks to throw the jab but Rumlow is out of range.
Murhaa scores with a nice right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rumlow. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Rumlow.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa misses with a hook
and Rumlow counters with an outside leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a hook.
Rumlow connects with a looping right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Murhaa.
Rumlow walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Murhaa checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Murhaa jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rumlow blocks a jab.
As Murhaa backs away, Rumlow returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rumlow checks a leg kick.
Rumlow ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Rumlow cracks Murhaa with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rumlow checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rumlow walks into a jab.
Rumlow throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Rumlow throws a leg kick but Murhaa sees it coming and moves out of range.
Murhaa connects with a right hand. Rumlow shakes it off.
Rumlow misses with a kick to the body.
Murhaa moves out of range as Rumlow strikes.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rumlow throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Murhaa tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rumlow is able to avoid easily.
Murhaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rumlow misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
Rumlow just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Rumlow.
Rumlow lands a body shot.
Murhaa misses with a series of wild punches.

Rumlow has managed to clinch.
Rumlow blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rumlow blocking some punches.
A short right from Rumlow.
Rumlow tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumlow misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Rumlow lands a left hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Good body shot from Murhaa.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rumlow blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Murhaa lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rumlow lands with a light punch inside.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Rumlow.
Murhaa tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to throw a body punch but Rumlow avoids it by throwing Murhaa back against the cage.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa lands an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rumlow.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Murhaa's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rumlow takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Murhaa throws out a leg kick but Rumlow moves out of range and Murhaa only half commits.
Murhaa shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
It appears Rumlow was looking to counter with a kick there.
Rumlow takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Murhaa blocks the body kick.
Rumlow checks the leg kick nicely there.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Rumlow.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
Rumlow thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rumlow lands a nice hook to Murhaa's body. Murhaa takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rumlow throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Rumlow.
A little jabbing left from Murhaa on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rumlow lands a lovely overhand right.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rumlow was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Murhaa scores with a jab.
A big left from Rumlow misses.
Rumlow moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Rumlow is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Rumlow.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Phol Murhaa 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.


Rumlow tries to clinch there but Murhaa circles away.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rumlow tries to work over Murhaa's front leg with a kick but Murhaa checks it.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Rumlow moved out of range.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
Rumlow throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Rumlow clobbers Murhaa with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Rumlow moved out of range.
Rumlow scores with a punch to the head.
Rumlow uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Rumlow looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Murhaa lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
That kick from Rumlow tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rumlow ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Rumlow slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice body kick there by Rumlow.
Rumlow fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Murhaa connects with an inside leg kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Murhaa 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 Rumlow has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rumlow and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rumlow was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Rumlow slips a jab from Murhaa.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa misses with a leg kick
and Rumlow makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Murhaa really felt that one!
Murhaa finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa cracks Rumlow with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rumlow throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Rumlow.
Nice shot by Murhaa.

Rumlow closes the distance and pushes Murhaa back into the cage.
Brock Rumlow has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Rumlow uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rumlow prevents a body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa pushes Rumlow back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rumlow lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rumlow lands with a short punch from the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rumlow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Rumlow.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Murhaa.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Rumlow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rumlow lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rumlow blocks an uppercut.
A short body shot lands from Murhaa as the two fighters clinch.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Murhaa lands an uppercut.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.
Murhaa throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rumlows head.
Rumlow lands an uppercut.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa has Rumlow pressed against the cage.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow lands a hook that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa is trying to break the clinch but Rumlow has him pressed against the cage.
Rumlow works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Murhaa scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
Murhaa lands a hook that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.

Murhaa manages to break the clinch.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Rumlow - that will leave a mark!
Rumlow lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
Murhaa only half commits to the counter leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Murhaa appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rumlow misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Rumlow looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Murhaa lands with a right hand.
Murhaa tries to work over Rumlow's front leg with a kick but Rumlow checks it.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Rumlow.
Rumlow thows a leg kick but Murhaa checks it
letting Murhaa counter with a right hand.
Murhaa cracks Rumlow with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rumlow moves away.
Rumlow seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Rumlow lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.
The fighters circling - Rumlow throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rumlow throws the kick towards the body but Murhaa avoids it.
Rumlow has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Murhaa finds it's way round the side to connect with Rumlow's head.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rumlow. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Murhaa chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rumlow can pounce on him.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
A counter left hand to the body from Rumlow misses its target.
Rumlow looks for the body kick but Murhaa saw that one coming.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rumlow lands with a kick to the ribs.
Murhaa is looking to score with low kicks.
Rumlow throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Rumlow scores with a nice right hand.
Murhaa lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rumlow walks into a left hand.
Rumlow tries to land a front kick but Murhaa steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Murhaa replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Rumlow blocks it well.
Rumlow throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rumlow misses with a few strikes there.
Rumlow punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa throws a good cross that connects.
Murhaa has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rumlow.
Rumlow stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Donk. Rumlow catches Murhaa right on the button with a cross.
Murhaa tries to land a leg kick but Rumlow saw it coming and moves away.
Rumlow blocks a leg kick.
Brock Rumlow is winning the standup battle so far.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Murhaa appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rumlow jabs Murhaa right on the nose. Murhaa blinks but takes it well.
Rumlow throws a push kick but Murhaa slaps the foot to one side.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumlow looks for the body kick but Murhaa saw that one coming.
Murhaa tries to score with a low kick but Rumlow moves his leg out of the way.
Rumlow tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Murhaa manages to circle out of the way.
Murhaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rumlow.
Rumlow connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A telegraphed right hand from Rumlow misses the target.
Rumlow does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A jab from Rumlow finds it's way through Murhaa's defenses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Rumlow throws a leg kick but Murhaa checks it.
Rumlow sizes up Murhaa with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Rumlow cracks the inside of Murhaa's front leg.
Murhaa scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Murhaa tests Rumlow's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rumlow throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Rumlow takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

Rumlow has Murhaa up against the cage in a clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow misses with a punch on the inside.
Brock Rumlow has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Murhaa has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rumlow.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
Rumlow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa pushes Rumlow back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rumlow tries to land a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks with his arms.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rumlow looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Rumlow scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rumlow lands a right hand.
A hook to the body from Rumlow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Rumlow.
Murhaa tries to stall but Rumlow uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
A hook to the body from Murhaa.
Rumlow tries to land a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks with his arms.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rumlow.
Murhaa wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Rumlow has him pressed against the cage.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Rumlow tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rumlow lands a right hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Rumlow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
Rumlow misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
A short left from Murhaa.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Rumlow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murhaa.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
A shot in the inside from Murhaa.
Rumlow lands a shoulder strike.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Rumlow controls his hands.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Rumlow blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A right hook to the body lands for Murhaa.
Rumlow lands a right hand.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Murhaa creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

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 Brock Rumlow.
I think Murhaa 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Glass scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Phol Murhaa!

A very excited looking Phol Murhaa made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Syn 580     
Date:   Jun 02, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli (ranked 47 p4p, 11 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 56 p4p, 12 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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39
192 lbs
40 - 14 - 2
182 cm
33
188 lbs
32 - 11 - 3
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 40 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Atkins and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nice jab there from Murhaa.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli's jab looks to have found its range, popping Murhaa under the eye.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab.
Kaunismieli tried to counter with a leg kick but Murhaa avoided it.
Murhaa scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kaunismieli doesn't seem bothered though.
Kaunismieli pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Murhaa checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kaunismieli misses with a low kick as Murhaa jumps back.
Murhaa misses with a double jab.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
Murhaa looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Murhaa 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.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kaunismieli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.

Kaunismieli pushes Murhaa up against the cage in a clinch.
Murhaa looking to stall.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
I was talking to Kaunismieli's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Kaunismieli's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli with a jab.
Kaunismieli throws the kick towards the body but Murhaa avoids it.
Murhaa throws a front kick aimed at Kaunismieli's knee but Kaunismieli avoids it well.
Murhaa throws a leg kick which misses Kaunismieli's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaunismieli tries to avoid it.
Murhaa wants to slow Kaunismieli down by chopping away at his legs.
An inside leg kick lands from Murhaa.
Kaunismieli fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Murhaa.
Kaunismieli throws a solid leg kick but Murhaa takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kaunismieli.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murhaa.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli thows a body kick. Murhaa tries to catch it but that hurt him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Murhaa.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Murhaa.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Nice cross by Kaunismieli.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.
A counter left hand to the body from Kaunismieli misses its target.
Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Murhaa on the side of the head.
Murhaa scores with a hook to the body. Kaunismieli takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Murhaa throws out a counter right but Kaunismieli avoids it with no problem.
Murhaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kaunismieli.
Murhaa's corner calls for a 1-2. Murhaa obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Murhaa pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Murhaa paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Murhaa tries a quick counter leg kick but Kaunismieli is wise to it.
Murhaa lands with a right hand.
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kaunismieli can pounce on him.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
An inside leg kick from Murhaa misses.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kaunismieli connects with a leg kick. Murhaa looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Murhaa takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Murhaa scores with a punch to the head.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa lunges at Kaunismieli with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kaunismieli's hand.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a few strikes there.
Murhaa with a hook.
Murhaa lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Kaunismieli was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Nice uppercut lands for Kaunismieli. That snapped Murhaa's head back.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A decent looking cross lands there for Murhaa.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
A countering left hand to the body from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Murhaa with a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Phol Murhaa 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.


Murhaa connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kaunismieli's hands.
Murhaa takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Kaunismieli fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Murhaa.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick nicely.
Kaunismieli turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Murhaa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Murhaa lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up but Murhaa circles away and keeps his distance.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Kaunismieli went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
It seemed like Murhaa was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Phol Murhaa seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murhaa thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Murhaa throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa scoring well with a low kick there.
Kaunismieli lands with a hook. Murhaa tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kaunismieli.
Murhaa misses with a hook.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Kaunismieli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but Murhaa avoids it.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a right hand that Kaunismieli ducks under and follows up with a left that Kaunismieli also avoids with ease.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Murhaa is having none of it.
Murhaa throws a front kick that sends Kaunismieli stumbling back into the cage.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
Murhaa fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Murhaa throws a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head but Kaunismieli sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Murhaa thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa ducks right into an uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kaunismieli fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Murhaa pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Murhaa looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Murhaa swats away the attempt to clinch by Kaunismieli.
Murhaa takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Kaunismieli blocks the leg kick.
It looked like Kaunismieli was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Murhaa.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kaunismieli connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Murhaa takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Kaunismieli is looking to slow Murhaa down with leg kicks.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a right hand that Murhaa ducks under and follows up with a left that Murhaa also avoids with ease.
Good standup being displayed there by Murhaa as he connects with a hook.
Murhaa scores with a punch to the head.
Murhaa connects with the punch.
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
Murhaa appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Murhaa on the side of the head.
Kaunismieli gets cracked there but stands up to it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kaunismieli pivots, looking for a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range and Kaunismieli settles back down.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Kaunismieli looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Murhaa swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli swings away with a body shot that misses
and Murhaa counters with a thumping low kick.
A big right from Murhaa misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Murhaa lands a head shot.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Murhaa shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Kaunismieli thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
Kaunismieli stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Murhaa walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Kaunismieli checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Kaunismieli feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa misses with a head kick.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa tries a quick counter leg kick but Kaunismieli is wise to it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
An attempted straight right counter from Kaunismieli misses the target.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to land a leg kick but Kaunismieli saw it coming and moves away.
Murhaa throws a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head but Kaunismieli sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa 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! And we move into the final round!


Murhaa cracks the inside of Kaunismieli's front leg.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Murhaa connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kaunismieli momentarily.
Murhaa tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Murhaa takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kaunismieli blocks the body kick.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Murhaa throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Murhaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kaunismieli dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli tried to score with a low kick but Murhaa checks it.
Kaunismieli moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromMurhaa.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Murhaa manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa connects with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
Kaunismieli throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with an outside leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli blocks a leg kick.
Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa looks for the body kick but Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.

Kaunismieli has closed the distance and engaged Murhaa in a clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
A frustrated look appears on Murhaa's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Murhaa tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Murhaa as Kaunismieli tries to tie him up.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
Murhaa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Murhaa back against the cage.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
Murhaa throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Kaunismieli doesn't manage to clinch there - Murhaa circles away.
Murhaa throws a series of strikes that have Kaunismieli backpedaling.
Murhaa looks to land a body kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Murhaa scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kaunismieli finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Kaunismieli lands an impressive looking overhand right. Murhaa doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kaunismieli throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Murhaa.
Murhaa looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Murhaa fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
Murhaa defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Murhaa tries to bum rush Kaunismieli with a series of wild strikes but Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Kaunismieli swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A cross from Murhaa lands.
Murhaa looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Murhaa 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

After winning the bout, Phol Murhaa thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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RATING
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Event: Syn 576 - On The Verge     
Date:   May 04, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Taiga Jim (ranked 42 p4p, 11 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 137 p4p, 19 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

189 cm
29
189 lbs
16 - 8 - 1
182 cm
33
188 lbs
31 - 11 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Taiga Jim!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, William Gold and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jim.
Jim swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa throws out a counter right but Jim avoids it with no problem.
Murhaa throws a chopping leg kick but Jim manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Murhaa takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Jim misses with a hook.
Murhaa lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but Jim moved out of range nicely.
Jim 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.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Jim sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jim uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Jab by Jim.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jim. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws an overhand right that lands on Jim's shoulder, as Jim tries to avoid the shot.

Jim has Murhaa up against the cage in a clinch.
Jim tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Jim back against the cage.
Jim lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Jim misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jim lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Jim looking for a takedown.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jim.
Jim scores with a shoulder strike.
Jim taking a breather.
Jim scores with a shot to the side of Murhaa's head.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jim backwards.
Jim fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of Jim backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jim digs a right hand underneath Murhaa's ribcage. Murhaa let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Jim misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Jim's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Jim misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa works on Jim's body with a couple of short punches.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Jim.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Jim backwards.
Jim tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Jim.
Murhaa digs a right hand into Jim's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jim's gas tank.
Murhaa lands a shot to the body.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Jim uses good head movement to avoid it.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Jim takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Murhaa as the two fighters clinch.
Murhaa lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jim.
Jim fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jim lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a light punch inside.
Jim blocking some punches.
Jim working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa scores with a hook to the body.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jim blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Jim pushes Murhaa back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Jim tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Jim.
Jim misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa misses with some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jim has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Murhaa avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Murhaa.
Jim throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Jim blocking some punches.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jim backwards.
Murhaa scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Murhaa gets through Jim's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Jim scores with a shoulder strike.
Jim has Murhaa pushed against the cage.
Murhaa digs a right hand into Jim's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jim's gas tank.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of Jim backwards.
Murhaa displaying some good clinch control by pressing Jim up against the cage.
Murhaa lands a left hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jim misses with a wild combination.
Murhaa is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Jim with a body shot.
Murhaa looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Jim keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick.
Jim throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Jim avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa stuns Jim with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Murhaa.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Jim looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jim.

Jim clinches.
Jim misses with a punch on the inside.

Murhaa escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Jim throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa throws a hook to the side of Jim's head but Jim sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Murhaa leaves Jim with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Jim throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jim takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Murhaa throws a leg kick
and Jim counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Jim moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
A little feinted left hand from Jim on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Murhaa jabs Jim to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jim tries to clinch up.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Murhaa! But no joy.
Phol Murhaa seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jim lands with an uppercut that bounces Murhaa off the cage and back into 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!
Jim ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jim.
Murhaa takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jim fails with the takedown
and Murhaa counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jim lands a jab to the head.
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa throws an off balance right hand
and Jim counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Jim just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Jim doesn't seem bothered though.
Jim lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Jim.
Jim throws a body shot but no joy.
It seemed like Murhaa was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
Jim paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Jim throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa throws a low kick, looking for Jim's leg but Jim calmly moves out of range.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Jim is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Jim takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jim throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Murhaa! But no joy.
Murhaa cracks Jim with an open hand slap.

Jim gets the takedown into side control.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Taiga Jim 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. This is the final round!


Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Jim slips the punch.
A quick step to the side and Jim tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jim scores with a jab. Murhaa acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Jim bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Murhaa lands a big head kick that sends Jim tumbling to the mat! Murhaa takes a step backwards and waves Jim back to his feet - he wants the finish!

Jim is rocked!
Both fighters step back and shake their arms out. Murhaa engages and cracks Jim with a massive lead left hook - Jim tumbles to the floor, out cold! What a shot! Murhaa is delighted - all that hard work in training paid off!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:32 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Phol Murhaa!
After winning the bout, Phol Murhaa thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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RATING
68%

 

Event: Syn 572 - No Surrender     
Date:   Apr 07, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 226 p4p, 33 weight class) and Sergey Sklemin (ranked 205 p4p, 28 weight class). Phol Murhaa has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
33
188 lbs
30 - 11 - 3
187 cm
28
200 lbs
19 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Sergey Sklemin!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Sam Margolis and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice uppercut there from Sklemin.
Murhaa throws a series of punches but Sklemin avoids them all with ease.
Sklemin has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Murhaa finds it's way round the side to connect with Sklemin's head.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sklemin was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Sklemin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Nice defenses there by Sklemin.
Sklemin connects with a good right hand that stumbles Murhaa. Murhaa circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Sklemin moves into the clinch successfully.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Sklemin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Murhaa is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Sklemin is keeping busy.
Murhaa has Sklemin pushed against the cage.
Sklemin throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa scores with a shot to the side of Sklemin's head.
Sklemin throws a knee to the head 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!
Sklemin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sklemin lands a right hand.
Murhaa tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sklemin's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Sklemins head.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sklemin.
Still in the clinch, Murhaa scores with a nice short uppercut.
Sklemin misses with a knee strike.
Sklemin gets through Murhaa's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa takes a shot to the head.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Sklemin throws an elbow that misses.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Sklemin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sklemin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Sklemin comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa pushes Sklemin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sklemin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sklemin blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sklemin is trying to stall.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa takes an elbow to the forehead.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
Sklemin stalling in the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a short head shot on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sklemin.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Murhaa.
Sklemin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Sklemin lands a right hand.
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
Murhaa tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sklemin's elbow.
Sklemin has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Murhaa seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Sklemin can turn it around.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Sklemin uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Sklemin pushes off an throws an elbow but Murhaa leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Murhaa.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Sklemin.
Sklemin with a knee to the head.
Murhaa works on Sklemin's body with a couple of short punches.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Sklemin.
Sklemin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Sklemin fails to land.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sklemin misses with an elbow over the top.
Sklemin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Sklemin throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Sklemin lands with a left to the head.
Sklemin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Sklemin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Sklemins head.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Sklemin blocking some punches.
Murhaa tries to throw a body punch but Sklemin avoids it by throwing Murhaa back against the cage.
Murhaa tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sklemin's elbow.
Sklemin blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sklemin makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sklemin lands a right hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Murhaa wants to stall.
Sklemin blocks an uppercut.
Sklemin misses with a knee strike.
Sklemin blocking some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Murhaa throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Sklemins head.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Sklemin lands with a right to the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Phol Murhaa will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Sklemin missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa throws a lazy head kick
and Sklemin counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Sklemin connects with a nice looking jab.
Sklemin throws a big shot that misses.
Sklemin throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
It looked like Murhaa was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Murhaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sklemin.
Sklemin lands a nice hook to Murhaa's body. Murhaa takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Sklemin shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Murhaa eats them both and turns towards Sklemin to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Sergey Sklemin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murhaa throws a low kick but Sklemin avoids it.
Sklemin throws a poor cross that misses
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Sklemin moved 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!
Murhaa takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Sklemin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sklemin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sklemin throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
An inside leg kick lands from Murhaa.
Sklemin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sklemin checks a leg kick.
Sklemin throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Murhaa on the side of the head.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Sklemin.
Murhaa lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sklemin.
Sklemin swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Sklemin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sklemin connects with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a nice right hand.

Sklemin is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sklemin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Sklemin is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sklemin seems to have recovered his senses.
Murhaa throws a solid leg kick but Sklemin takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Murhaa.
Sklemin rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Murhaa moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Sklemin displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Sklemin misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Sklemin throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Sklemin manages to avoid it.
Murhaa throws a hook but Sklemin avoids it easily.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
Sklemin connects with a single shot there.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Sklemin has time to react.
A jab from Sklemin misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sklemin 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.
Donk. Sklemin catches Murhaa right on the button with a cross.
Sklemin throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.

Murhaa lands a big uppercut and Sklemin crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Sklemin looks OK. Murhaa waves Sklemin back to his feet!
Sklemin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sklemin lands a jab to the nose.
Murhaa misses with a head kick.
A big left from Sklemin misses.
As Sklemin backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Murhaa blocks a jab.

Sklemin moves into the clinch successfully.
A short right from Murhaa.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Sklemin controls the action.
Sklemin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Murhaa avoids it.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Sklemin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sklemin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Sklemin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Sklemin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A right hand to the body from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sklemin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Murhaa blocks an elbow strike.
Sklemin creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Murhaa's defenses.
Sklemin lands a hook that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Sklemin trying to land knees to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa has Sklemin pressed against the cage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big right from Murhaa misses.
Sklemin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sklemin throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Murhaa was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sklemin uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Sklemin lands a jab to the head.
Sklemin might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Murhaa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sklemin.
Sergey Sklemin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sklemin lands with a right hand.
Sklemin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Murhaa counters with a left to the body.
Sklemin throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa needs to keep his hands up - Sklemin had a free shot at his head there.
Murhaa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sklemin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It seemed like Sklemin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sklemin lands a glancing blow to the side of Murhaa's head.
Sklemin moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa scores with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa sizes up Sklemin with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
and Sklemin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sklemin throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Sklemin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Murhaa throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Sklemin to counter with a crisp jab.
Sklemin misses with a wild body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Murhaa on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Sklemin.
Sklemin looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Sklemin.
A slow jab from Sklemin misses its intended target.
Murhaa takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sklemin misses with a left hand
and Murhaa counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook 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!
Sklemin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sklemin throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.

Murhaa lands a big uppercut and Sklemin crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Sklemin looks OK. Murhaa waves Sklemin back to his feet!
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Sklemin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Sklemin misses the target.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Sklemin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Sklemin moved away.
Murhaa wants to slow Sklemin down by chopping away at his legs.
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Jab, jab by Murhaa - just one landing.
and Murhaa counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Sklemin! He's just covering up as Murhaa starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phol Murhaa!
Phol Murhaa seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Syn 567 - Ecstasy of Gold     
Date:   Mar 03, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 268 p4p, 37 weight class) and Kaino Heikkinen (ranked 557 p4p, 74 weight class). Heikkinen has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
32
188 lbs
29 - 11 - 3
190 cm
32
193 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kaino Heikkinen!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, James Glass and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Heikkinen misses with a body shot.
Heikkinen throws a lazy head kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Heikkinen bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Murhaa's head.
Murhaa slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Murhaa lands a glancing blow to the side of Heikkinen's head.
Heikkinen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Heikkinen.
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Heikkinen's calf.
Kaino Heikkinen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Heikkinen tries to move into range but Murhaa moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Heikkinen is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Heikkinen takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Heikkinen looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Heikkinen walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A solid body kick from Heikkinen.
Heikkinen looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Murhaa lands with a hook. Heikkinen tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Heikkinen ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Heikkinen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Heikkinen feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Murhaas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Heikkinen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Heikkinen.
Murhaa moves forwards but Heikkinen connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Heikkinen scores with a nice head shot.
Donk. Heikkinen catches Murhaa right on the button with a cross.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Heikkinen loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
Murhaa seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Murhaa has been working on his boxing with his coaches at AK Beasties in the buildup to the fight.
Murhaa moves out of range as Heikkinen strikes.
Nice defenses there by Heikkinen.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Heikkinen saw that one coming.
Heikkinen throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
A shot to the liver by Murhaa. Beautiful body shot.
Murhaa throws a low kick but it's checked well by Heikkinen.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Heikkinen checks it.
Murhaa connects with the punch.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Murhaa walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Heikkinen checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Heikkinen was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.

Heikkinen moves into the clinch.
Heikkinen scores with a knee 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!
Heikkinen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Murhaa creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Heikkinen lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A shot in the inside from Murhaa.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Heikkinen lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Murhaa takes a shot to the head.
Heikkinen swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Heikkinen.
Murhaa holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Heikkinen blocking some punches.
Heikkinen misses with a short punch on the inside.
Heikkinen lands a left hand.
Heikkinen misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Murhaa scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Heikkinen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Heikkinen lands a body punch in the clinch.
Heikkinen using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Heikkinen misses with a knee to the head.
A short right from Heikkinen on the inside.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Heikkinen connects with a nasty looking knee right to Murhaa's face.
Heikkinen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Heikkinen tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to work over Heikkinen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murhaa tries to throw a body punch but Heikkinen avoids it by throwing Murhaa back against the cage.
Heikkinen misses with some punches.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Heikkinen lands a right hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Heikkinen lands a nice uppercut.
Heikkinen misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Heikkinen fails to land.
Heikkinen misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Heikkinen.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Heikkinen.
Heikkinen blocking some punches.
Heikkinen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Heikkinen using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Heikkinen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Heikkinen blocks an uppercut.
A body shot lands from Heikkinen.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of Heikkinen backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Heikkinen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Heikkinen gets through Murhaa's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Heikkinen connects with a nasty looking knee right to Murhaa's face.
Murhaa lands a hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Heikkinen lands a good knee to the midsection. Murhaa won't want to take too many of those.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Murhaa takes a knee to the side of the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Heikkinen creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Heikkinen.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Heikkinen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Heikkinen working Murhaa over with knees to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Heikkinen.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa throws a leg kick but Heikkinen sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Heikkinen pushes Murhaa away with a front kick.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Heikkinen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Murhaa connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Heikkinen misses the jab.
Some bone on bone action there as Heikkinen checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Heikkinen throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Heikkinen throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a left and a right that stings Heikkinen.
Heikkinen scoring well with a low kick there.
Heikkinen throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Heikkinen takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Murhaa.
Heikkinen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Murhaa throws a front kick aimed at Heikkinen's knee but Heikkinen avoids it well.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A leg kick checked by Heikkinen.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick.
Murhaa throws a hook to the side of Heikkinen's head but Heikkinen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Heikkinen takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Heikkinen crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Murhaa - the referee stops the clock and Heikkinen gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Murhaa. Heikkinen manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Heikkinen misses the jab.
Heikkinen scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa misses with a straight left.
Heikkinen swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Heikkinen on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A good leg kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Murhaa moves out of range as Heikkinen strikes.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Heikkinen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Heikkinen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A punch combination from Heikkinen misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Heikkinen tries to move into range but Murhaa moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Nice shot lands for Murhaa.
Heikkinen wants to clinch up but Murhaa keeps it at a distance.
Heikkinen tries to land a leg kick but Murhaa saw it coming and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Heikkinen throws a leg kick that misses.
Heikkinen throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Heikkinen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Heikkinen scores with a jab. Murhaa acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Heikkinen lands with a hook. Murhaa tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Heikkinen checks a leg kick nicely.
Heikkinen wants to counter with a clinch but Murhaa pushes him away.
Murhaa avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Heikkinen looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Murhaa sizes up Heikkinen with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Heikkinen misses with a hook.
Heikkinen throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
Murhaa checks the leg kick.
Murhaa scores with a hook.
Heikkinen throws a leg kick that is checked
and Murhaa counters with a low kick, right behind Heikkinen 's knee.
Heikkinen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Heikkinen throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa motions for Heikkinen to come forward. Murhaa throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa throws a nice outside leg kick.
Murhaa scores with the left hand. Heikkinen knows he should have avoided that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Heikkinen connects with a nice looking jab.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Heikkinen.
Heikkinen connects with an inside leg kick.
Heikkinen checks the leg kick nicely there.
Heikkinen lunges at Murhaa with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Murhaa's hand.
Heikkinen throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Heikkinen misses the shot to the body.
Heikkinen walks into a straight right hand from Murhaa.
A solid leg kick lands there for Murhaa.
Heikkinen tries to clinch up.
Heikkinen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Heikkinen.
Heikkinen misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sloppy strikes from Heikkinen. Those never looked like landing.
A solid leg kick lands there for Murhaa.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Heikkinen swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa fails in his attempt to clinch.
Murhaa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Heikkinen is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Murhaa half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a low kick, looking for Heikkinen's leg but Heikkinen calmly moves out of range.
Nice body punch from Murhaa.
Heikkinen lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Heikkinen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Murhaa can pounce on him.
Heikkinen lands with a nice combination. Murhaa backs away looking to recover.
Heikkinen tries to clinch but Murhaa is having none of it.
Murhaa dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Heikkinen. That did some damage!
Heikkinen throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Heikkinen throws a head kick that misses.
Murhaa scores with a jab. Heikkinen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Heikkinen misses with a body shot.
A jab from Heikkinen misses.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Heikkinen slips the punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa scores with a nice strike.
A head kick misses from Murhaa.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Heikkinen looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Heikkinen with a nice cross.
A shot to the liver by Heikkinen. Beautiful body shot.
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Heikkinen's calf.
Murhaa avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa lands a really nice looking cross but Heikkinen seems unphased.
Heikkinen throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A little feinted left hand from Murhaa on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Heikkinen has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Murhaa checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
The fighters circle momentarily. Heikkinen darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Heikkinen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Murhaa slips a straight right by Heikkinen.
Murhaa throws a front kick that sends Heikkinen stumbling back into the cage.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
Murhaa looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.

Murhaa moves into the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Heikkinen makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Murhaa's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murhaa.
Heikkinen swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Heikkinen.
Heikkinen trying to land knees to the body.
Heikkinen misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Good body shot from Murhaa.
Nice body punch from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a left hand.
Heikkinen connects with a nasty looking knee right to Murhaa's face.
Heikkinen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Heikkinen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Heikkinen looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Murhaa takes a knee to the side of the body.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Murhaa lands with a light punch inside.
Murhaa lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Heikkinen.
Murhaa presses Heikkinen against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Heikkinen tries to land knees in the clinch but Murhaa avoids the damage to the body.
Heikkinen throws a punch but it's blocked by Murhaa.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Heikkinen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Heikkinen misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Murhaa.
Heikkinen takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A shot in the inside from Murhaa.
Heikkinen swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Heikkinen.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Heikkinen.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Murhaa.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Heikkinen misses with some punches.
Murhaa throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Heikkinens head.
Murhaa lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Heikkinen blocking some punches.
Heikkinen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Heikkinen misses with a knee strike.
Heikkinen looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Kaino Heikkinen seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa lands a right hand that snaps the head of Heikkinen backwards.
Heikkinen tries to land a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks with his arms.
Murhaa tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Heikkinen working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Heikkinen takes a shot to the head.
Heikkinen tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Heikkinen.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Murhaa scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Murhaa avoiding damage as Heikkinen throws knees to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Heikkinen.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa lands with a left to the head.
Heikkinen misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Murhaa.
A nice left hand lands by Murhaa.
Murhaa works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of Heikkinen backwards.
Heikkinen misses with a short punch on the inside.
Heikkinen takes a shot to the head.
Heikkinen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Heikkinen struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Heikkinen fails to land.
Heikkinen is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Heikkinen tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa lands with a light punch inside.
Murhaa lands with a short shot to the head.
Heikkinen misses with a knee to the head.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

A relieved looking Phol Murhaa thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Syn 562 - Clash o/t Behemoths     
Date:   Jan 27, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 345 p4p, 47 weight class) and Anton Obuhov (ranked 522 p4p, 72 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

182 cm
32
188 lbs
28 - 11 - 3
190 cm
30
200 lbs
14 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Anton Obuhov!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Daniel Bishop and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa slips a jab and a cross from Obuhov.
Obuhov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Obuhov throws a combination that misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.

It looks like Anton Obuhov has been cut.
Nice cross by Obuhov.
Jab from Murhaa.
A big right from Obuhov misses.

Obuhov 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.
Obuhov scoring with some ground and pound.
Obuhov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Obuhov scoring with punches to the head and body.
Murhaa manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Obuhov manages to get himself to full guard.

This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa postures up.
Murhaa is stalling in the full guard.

Murhaa gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Obuhov punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Obuhov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Murhaa counters with a nice leg kick.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Obuhov moved away.
Obuhov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Obuhov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa scores with a jab.

Obuhov scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Obuhov landing a few strikes.
Obuhov trying to control the position but Murhaa is working away.
The ground and pound from Obuhov seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Murhaa struggling a bit here.
Obuhov working the ground and pound from side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murhaa prevents Obuhov from moving into mount.
Obuhov throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Murhaa is not content to let Obuhov control the position.
Obuhov tries to move to mount but Murhaa blocks the move with his legs.
Obuhov works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Obuhov misses with the ground and pound.
Murhaa tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Obuhov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Obuhov working the ground and pound but Murhaa is defending the strikes.
Obuhov tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Obuhov grinds an elbow into Murhaa's temple.
Murhaa defending against the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murhaa is looking for a sweep.
Obuhov throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Murhaa works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Obuhov is trying to control. Murhaa wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Obuhov controlling the action here.
Murhaa keeping hold of Obuhov's head, controlling as best he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa pushes Obuhov off looking to stand but Obuhov dives back in and keeps control.
Obuhov thows a huge punch but Murhaa dodges it nicely.
Obuhov is pressing down on Murhaa's thigh, looking to free his foot. Murhaa is holding on for now.
Murhaa is staying active underneath Obuhov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Obuhov slips a nice elbow through Murhaa's hands, connecting with Murhaa's forehead.
Murhaa trying to control but Obuhov postures up.
Murhaa moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Murhaa can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Obuhov controls the pace.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Obuhov.
It looked like Murhaa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A jab from Obuhov does it's job there.

Obuhov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Obuhov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!

Murhaa explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown but Murhaa shows good takedown defense.
Obuhov looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Obuhov blocks a leg kick.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Obuhov.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.
Good standup being displayed there by Murhaa as he connects with a hook.
Obuhov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Murhaa as he jumps to the side.
Obuhov throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a nice low kick that buckles Obuhov's knee momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Obuhov feints the counter takedown.
Murhaa needs to keep his hands up - Obuhov had a free shot at his head there.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Obuhov.
Obuhov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Obuhov cracks Murhaa with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Anton Obuhov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obuhov connects with a nice looking jab.
Murhaa gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Obuhov throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Obuhov swinging wildly here.
Murhaa appears to be looking for a big counter.
Obuhov misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa counters with a left to the body.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Obuhov throws a body shot but no joy.
Obuhov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Obuhov misses with a hook
and Murhaa counters with a low kick, right behind Obuhov 's knee.
Obuhov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Obuhov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Murhaa tests Obuhov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obuhov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

Obuhov is rocked!
Obuhov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Obuhov is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?

That has opened up Anton Obuhov's cut even more.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Obuhov.
Obuhov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Obuhov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Murhaa throws a shot from downtown. Obuhov moves away and avoids it.
Murhaa measures up his opponent and throws a superman punch that connects to the jaw! Down goes Obuhov! The ref steps in, and that's the ball game folks!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Superman Punch). Phol Murhaa!
After winning the bout, Phol Murhaa thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Syn 560 - Hell to Pay     
Date:   Jan 13, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 526 p4p, 73 weight class) and Deez Nutzzzz (ranked 581 p4p, 81 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

182 cm
32
188 lbs
27 - 11 - 3
185 cm
29
189 lbs
17 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Deez Nutzzzz!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, James Glass and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa throws a right hand that misses
and Nutzzzz counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Murhaa has been working on his boxing with his coaches at AK Beasties in the buildup to the fight.

Murhaa fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Nutzzzz, pushing him back against the cage.
Nutzzzz misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nutzzzz throws a head punch that misses.
Nutzzzz blocking some punches.
Nutzzzz scores with a nice hook to the head.
Nutzzzz lands a left hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
Nutzzzz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa lands a hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
Nutzzzz misses with the head strike.
Murhaa lands a body shot in the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Nutzzzz.
Murhaa takes a shot to the head.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Nutzzzz breaks from the clinch.
Nutzzzz rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Nutzzzz takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

It looks like Deez Nutzzzz has been cut.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Murhaa. That's going to slow Nutzzzz down.
Nutzzzz connects with a high kick.
Nice uppercut there from Murhaa.
Murhaa moves out of range as Nutzzzz strikes.
Nutzzzz misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa counters with a good low kick that Nutzzzz was not able to check.
Nutzzzz tries to close the distance and clinch but Murhaa swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Nutzzzz has managed to clinch.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Nutzzzz.
Nutzzzz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nutzzzz blocks a body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Nutzzzz backwards.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Nutzzzz lands a hook that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Murhaa.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nutzzzz lands with a right to the head.
Murhaa lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa tries a body shot but Nutzzzz blocks it.

Nutzzzz breaks from the clinch.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the body
and Nutzzzz counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
Nutzzzz avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Nutzzzz throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa misses with a hook
and Nutzzzz cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses
and Nutzzzz counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nutzzzz throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Nutzzzz cracks Murhaa with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Nutzzzz catches Murhaa with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
Nutzzzz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nutzzzz swings away with a body shot that misses
and Murhaa counters with a right hand to the body.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Nutzzzz.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nutzzzz moves away.
Nutzzzz throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nutzzzz throws a body shot but no joy.
Nutzzzz throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Murhaa stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Nutzzzz does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa misses with a series of wild punches.
Nutzzzz throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
A telegraphed right hand from Nutzzzz misses the target.
Murhaa misses with a low kick as Nutzzzz jumps back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Nutzzzz's head.
Nutzzzz digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
Nutzzzz staying out of range there.
Murhaa misses with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nutzzzz on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Murhaa. Murhaa obviously looking to wear him down.
Nutzzzz bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Murhaa's head.
Nutzzzz swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nutzzzz lands with a shot to the body.
A shot to the body from Nutzzzz misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa walks into a jab.
Nutzzzz is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Murhaa had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa clobbers Nutzzzz with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Nutzzzz sizes up Murhaa with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Murhaa darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Murhaa is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Nutzzzz manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Nutzzzz misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Nutzzzz thinking.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Murhaa lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nutzzzz misses with a jab to the body
and Murhaa counters with a nice leg kick.
A big right from Nutzzzz misses.
Nice cross by Nutzzzz.
Murhaa with a hook.
Murhaa 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.

Nutzzzz is rocked!
Deez Nutzzzz seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murhaa connects with a body shot.
Nutzzzz is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
Nutzzzz uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.

Murhaa gets in close and instigates a clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Nutzzzz.
Nutzzzz tries to circle away but Murhaa has him pinned against the cage.
Nutzzzz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nutzzzz seems to have recovered his senses.
Nutzzzz lands an uppercut.
Nutzzzz takes a shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Nutzzzz or not.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Nutzzzz.
Murhaa lands with a left to the head.
Nutzzzz misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of Nutzzzz backwards.
Nutzzzz lands an uppercut.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Nutzzzz.
Nutzzzz tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Nutzzzz back against the cage.
Nutzzzz tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Nutzzzz fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short right from Murhaa.
Nutzzzz tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Nutzzzz back against the cage.
Murhaa lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Nutzzzz swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Nutzzzz swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nutzzzz misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa is trying to stall.
Nutzzzz blocking some punches.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
A short uppercut from Murhaa.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Nutzzzz controls his hands.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Nutzzzz fails to land.
Nutzzzz has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Nutzzzz tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Nutzzzz back against the cage.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa gets through Nutzzzz's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa pushes Nutzzzz back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Nutzzzz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Nutzzzz creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Nutzzzz lands a hook that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Nutzzzz misses with some punches.
Nutzzzz throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Nutzzzz swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa scores with a shot to the side of Nutzzzz's head.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
A short right from Murhaa.
Nutzzzz lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Nutzzzz swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Phol Murhaa has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Nutzzzz lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a right 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!
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nutzzzz blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Nutzzzz is trying to push Murhaa away but Murhaa has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Nutzzzz.
A short left from Murhaa.
Nutzzzz throws a punch but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Nutzzzz softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Nutzzzz throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Murhaas head.
Murhaa gets through Nutzzzz's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Nutzzzz.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Nutzzzz.
Nutzzzz misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nutzzzz prevents a body shot from Murhaa.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Murhaa lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Nutzzzz.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murhaa.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Deez Nutzzzz's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Nutzzzz pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nutzzzz scores with a nice head shot.
Nutzzzz jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Murhaa connects with an inside leg kick.
Murhaa moves forwards but Nutzzzz connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Nutzzzz throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Nutzzzz looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Nutzzzz's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Murhaa connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nutzzzz scrambles back to his feet.
Nutzzzz throws a right hand that misses
and Murhaa makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Murhaa drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Nutzzzz right on the button. Nutzzzz goes down! Murhaa follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! Murhaa gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:45 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phol Murhaa!
Phol Murhaa thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Syn 557 - Revolve     
Date:   Dec 22, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kim Jong Guk (ranked 251 p4p, 38 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 302 p4p, 46 weight class). Jong Guk comes to the cage accompanied by Jiu Jitsu. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

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182 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jong Guk.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jong Guk looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Jong Guk thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jong Guk scores with a hook to the body. Murhaa takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Murhaa throws a nice inside leg kick.
Jong Guk misses with a straight right.
A chopping leg kick lands by Jong Guk.
Murhaa lands with a straight right. Jong Guk didn't see that one coming.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Jong Guk.
Murhaa takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Murhaa slips under a jab from Jong Guk.
Murhaa wants to counter with a clinch but Jong Guk pushes him away.
Jong Guk changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa staying out of range there.
Murhaa takes a swing at Jong Guk's ribcage but misses.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jong Guk.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Jong Guk 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 Murhaa has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Murhaa and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Murhaa 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.
Jong Guk swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Murhaa takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jong Guk goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Jong Guk looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Murhaa's head backwards.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
Jong Guk throws a low kick, looking for Murhaa's leg but Murhaa calmly moves out of range.
Murhaa throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Murhaa sizes up Jong Guk with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Some bone on bone action there as Jong Guk checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Jong Guk thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Murhaa if he has to take too many more of those.
Jong Guk throws a big shot that misses.
Jong Guk misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jong Guk moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Murhaa misses with a low kick as Jong Guk jumps back.
Jong Guk with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Murhaa to score with a decent uppercut.
Jong Guk lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Jong Guk darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa is looking to clinch.
Kim Jong Guk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Jong Guk moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jong Guk was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Jong Guk attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Jong Guk checks it.
Jong Guk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Murhaa fails to land with a series of punches.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jong Guk swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jong Guk avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Murhaa lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Murhaa lets loose with a powerful body kick. Jong Guk will feel that in the morning.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jong Guk.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Jong Guk. That's going to slow Murhaa down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Jong Guk sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jong Guk throws a chopping leg kick but Murhaa manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Murhaa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jong Guk.
Murhaa tries to score with a low kick but Jong Guk moves his leg out of the way.
Good work by Jong Guk as he checks the leg kick.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Jong Guk sees it coming and moves out of range.
Jong Guk lands with a right hand.
Jong Guk scores with a sloppy right hand. Murhaa should have avoided that one.
Jong Guk swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jong Guk scores with a leg kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Jong Guk throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Jong Guk scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
It looked like Jong Guk wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk moves out of range of the body kick.
Jong Guk ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Murhaa catches Jong Guk with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jong Guk.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
Jong Guk walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Murhaa checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Murhaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jong Guk.
Murhaa throws the kick towards the body but Jong Guk avoids it.
Jong Guk throws a low kick, looking for Murhaa's leg but Murhaa calmly moves out of range.
Murhaa misses with a left hand

and Jong Guk counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Jong Guk.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Jong Guk misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa misses with a knee strike.
Jong Guk lands a body shot.

Jong Guk's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Murhaa blocks a jab.
It seemed like Murhaa was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Jong Guk slips the punch.
Murhaa avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Murhaa takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A slow jab from Jong Guk misses its intended target.
Murhaa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Jong Guk - that will leave a mark!
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jong Guk lands a jab to Murhaa's midsection.
Jong Guk cracks a nice hook into Murhaa's ribs.
Murhaa scores with a crisp jab that stopped Jong Guk in his tracks.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Murhaa takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick that knocks Murhaa off balance momentarily.
Murhaa throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Jong Guk chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Jong Guk moved out of range.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa throws a hook but Jong Guk blocks it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
Jong Guk seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa throws a low kick but it's checked well by Jong Guk.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jong Guk.
A slow jab from Jong Guk misses its intended target.
Murhaa takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Jong Guk lands with a shot to the body.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
Murhaa throws a right hand that Jong Guk ducks under and follows up with a left that Jong Guk also avoids with ease.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Jong Guk jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Jong Guk connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Jong Guk fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Jong Guk is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Murhaa can do to turn this around?
Jong Guk jabs Murhaa to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jong Guk misses the 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!
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
Jong Guk thows a leg kick but Murhaa checks it
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Jong Guk scores with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa wants to land a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range.
Jong Guk lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Murhaa takes one on the button.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jong Guk.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Jong Guk throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Good leg kick by Jong Guk there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Murhaa throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Jong Guk scores with a nice strike.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Jong Guk checks a leg kick.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
Jong Guk throws a nice outside leg kick.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.
Jong Guk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a wild body shot.
Jong Guk will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Murhaa throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Jong Guk throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Jong Guk wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Jong Guk throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa ducks right into an uppercut from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries to work over Murhaa's front leg with a kick but Murhaa checks it.
Murhaa throws a low kick, looking for Jong Guk's leg but Jong Guk calmly moves out of range.
Jong Guk fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Murhaa is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Jong Guk throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Jong Guk jabs at Murhaa's body.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Jong Guk throws a low kick, looking for Murhaa's leg but Murhaa calmly moves out of range.
Murhaa takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Murhaa misses with a low kick as Jong Guk jumps back.
Jong Guk wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Jong Guk throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.
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!
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murhaa.
Jong Guk connects with a body shot that sends Murhaa's belly button to the back.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Jong Guk throws a front kick aimed at Murhaa's knee but Murhaa avoids it well.
Donk. Jong Guk catches Murhaa right on the button with a cross.
Jong Guk misses with a hook.
Jong Guk fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Murhaa checks it well.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Nice defenses there by Jong Guk.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
As Murhaa tries to get set, Jong Guk tries to push him back and clinch up but Murhaa manages to avoid the attempt.
The fighters circling - Jong Guk throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murhaa takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk scores with a jab to the head.
Murhaa has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Murhaa goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Kim Jong Guk dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Murhaa thumps Jong Guk with a low kick.

Murhaa clinches up against the cage.
Jong Guk has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Jong Guk.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jong Guk.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Jong Guk controls his hands.
Jong Guk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Jong Guk is looking to land body kicks.
Nice defenses there by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk connects with a nice looking jab.
Jong Guk misses with an attempted mid kick.
Jong Guk sets himself, and Murhaa steps forward looking for the clinch! Jong Guk avoids it this time.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
That kick from Jong Guk tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Jong Guk jabs Murhaa right on the nose. Murhaa blinks but takes it well.
Murhaa goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Jong Guk misses the target.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kim Jong Guk is winning the standup battle so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Jong Guk takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Murhaa darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Murhaa cracks Jong Guk with an open hand slap.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk checks a leg kick.
Jong Guk wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Jong Guk looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Murhaa follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Good work by Murhaa as he checks the leg kick.
Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick.
Murhaa finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jong Guk missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jong Guk cracks the inside of Murhaa's front leg.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murhaa.
Murhaa tried to score with a low kick but Jong Guk checks it.
Murhaa scores with a spinning back kick!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Good exchange - Jong Guk coming out on top.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jong Guk thows a body kick. Murhaa tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Jong Guk misses with a looping right.
Jong Guk tries a low kick but Murhaa avoids it.
Jong Guk thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
Jong Guk throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
Jong Guk lands with a kick to the ribs.
Jong Guk lands a front kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Jong Guk.
A leg kick checked by Murhaa.
Nice body kick from Murhaa.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Jong Guk sees it coming and moves out of range.
Murhaa throws a jab when Jong Guk was well out of range.
Jong Guk is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Murhaa.
Decent striking displayed by Jong Guk there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk throws a quick inside leg kick.
Jong Guk takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Murhaa lands a jab to the nose.
Murhaa takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jong Guk throws a nice inside leg kick.
Murhaa throws a low kick but Jong Guk moves out of range easily.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jong Guk manages to avoid it.
Murhaa takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Jong Guk attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Murhaa on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Jong Guk.
Murhaa misses with a body punch
and Jong Guk counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa throws a low kick, looking for Jong Guk's leg but Jong Guk calmly moves out of range.
Jong Guk lands a nice looking body shot.
Murhaa fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jong Guk scores with a leg kick.
Jong Guk moves out of range of the strikes.
Jong Guk throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kim Jong Guk is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A cross from Jong Guk lands.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Murhaa lands a jab to Jong Guk's midsection.
Murhaa throws out a leg kick but Jong Guk moves out of range and Murhaa only half commits.
Murhaa blocks a low kick nicely.
Murhaa throws a sloppy head kick and Jong Guk moves out of range easily.
Nice uppercut there from Jong Guk.
Murhaa throws a head kick but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Murhaa shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nice shot lands for Murhaa.
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Jong Guk. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kim Jong Guk showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Jong Guk, 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kim Jong Guk!

Our winner, Kim Jong Guk, 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.
Phol Murhaa spoke after the fight, saying 'vittu'.
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Event: Syn 552 - Apathetic     
Date:   Nov 10, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 147 p4p, 24 weight class) and Joao De Santo Cristo (ranked 143 p4p, 23 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying De Santo Cristo's choice of entrance music: Que paŪs ť esse?. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

182 cm
31
180 lbs
27 - 9 - 3
174 cm
34
175 lbs
23 - 19 - 1
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BJJ Red Belt
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 9 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Joao De Santo Cristo!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De Santo Cristo throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
De Santo Cristo misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
And Murhaa counters with a quick kick to the body but De Santo Cristo blocks it.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
De Santo Cristo looks to land a combination but Murhaa avoids it well.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but De Santo Cristo manages to avoid it.
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murhaa swats him away and circles back towards the center.
De Santo Cristo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Murhaa.
De Santo Cristo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but Murhaa moves away
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
De Santo Cristo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
A counter left hand to the body from Murhaa misses its target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa circles away from the clinch attempt.
De Santo Cristo just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa throws a chopping leg kick but De Santo Cristo manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
De Santo Cristo misses with an attempted mid kick.
Murhaa lands a lovely overhand right.

It looks like Joao De Santo Cristo has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo fails with an attempt to clinch.
De Santo Cristo is looking to land body kicks.
De Santo Cristo misses the jab.
Murhaa tried to counter with a leg kick but De Santo Cristo avoided it.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that De Santo Cristo 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.
De Santo Cristo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Murhaa finds it's way round the side to connect with De Santo Cristo's head.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
De Santo Cristo tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Murhaa counters with a leg kick.
Murhaa gets cracked there but stands up to it.
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murhaa swats him away and circles back towards the center.
De Santo Cristo just misses with a punch to the body.
It appears Murhaa was looking to counter with a kick there.
De Santo Cristo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa tried to counter with a leg kick but De Santo Cristo avoided it.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by De Santo Cristo.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but De Santo Cristo manages to avoid it.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
De Santo Cristo takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

De Santo Cristo gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
De Santo Cristo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa tries to break the clinch but De Santo Cristo is controlling the position.
De Santo Cristo scores with a hook to the body.
Murhaa misses with a punch 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!
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Murhaa takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa controlling the action here for a moment.
De Santo Cristo works on Murhaa's body with a couple of short punches.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch up.
De Santo Cristo feints and then cracks Murhaa's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Murhaa down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Murhaa finds it's target.

De Santo Cristo moves into the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for De Santo Cristo.
A head punch on the inside from De Santo Cristo fails to land.
A right handed body shot lands from De Santo Cristo.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but De Santo Cristo blocks it with crossed arms.
Murhaa is trying to break the clinch but De Santo Cristo is controlling him.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Murhaa throws a blind hook that connects with the side of De Santo Cristos head.
De Santo Cristo misses with a punch on the inside.
De Santo Cristo misses with a short punch on the inside.
De Santo Cristo swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
De Santo Cristo swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Nice body punch from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo misses with a body punch.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
De Santo Cristo prevents a body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Murhaa with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
De Santo Cristo has Murhaa pressed against the cage, preventing Murhaa from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for De Santo Cristo.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A right hand to the body from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murhaa wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but De Santo Cristo has him pressed against the cage.
A right hand to the body from Murhaa.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.
De Santo Cristo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Murhaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Murhaa lands a slapping body shot.
De Santo Cristo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Phol Murhaa will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Joao De Santo Cristo's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo wants to clinch but Murhaa slips to the side
and Murhaa counters with a nice body kick.
De Santo Cristo lands a leg kick that knocks Murhaa off balance momentarily.
Murhaa moves out of range as De Santo Cristo strikes.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa misses with a hook.
Murhaa looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Murhaa takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Murhaa appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
De Santo Cristo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Santo Cristo lands a slapping body shot.
Murhaa jabbing away but nothing is landing.
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch but Murhaa swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Murhaa swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
De Santo Cristo swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's one minute gone in the round.

De Santo Cristo rushes Murhaa and presses him up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from De Santo Cristo fails to land.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa's hands are dropping dangerously low here and De Santo Cristo connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Murhaa scrambles back to his feet.
De Santo Cristo throws a right hand that misses
and Murhaa counters with a leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by De Santo Cristo. That's going to slow Murhaa down.

De Santo Cristo drives through and clinches with Murhaa against the cage.
The referee is keeping an eye on Murhaa - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.

De Santo Cristo lands a takedown into guard.
De Santo Cristo chips away with some ground and pound.
De Santo Cristo is looking to work some ground and pound but Murhaa has wrist control.
De Santo Cristo working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Murhaa has control of De Santo Cristo's left arm, preventing De Santo Cristo from doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa trying to control the position.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
De Santo Cristo postures up in Murhaa's guard and throws a big left but Murhaa blocks it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
De Santo Cristo wants to control from the top but Murhaa keeps moving.
De Santo Cristo is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
De Santo Cristo throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Murhaa wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
De Santo Cristo throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
De Santo Cristo checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo checks the leg kick.
Murhaa lands with a straight right. De Santo Cristo didn't see that one coming.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Murhaa paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a body kick.
Murhaa connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.
De Santo Cristo throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a thumping low kick.
De Santo Cristo with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Joao De Santo Cristo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

De Santo Cristo closes the distance and clinches.
Nice body punch from De Santo Cristo - that landed with a thud.
A body shot lands from De Santo Cristo.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
De Santo Cristo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but De Santo Cristo moved away.
Murhaa thows a leg kick but De Santo Cristo checks it
and De Santo Cristo counters with a straight right hand.
De Santo Cristo staying out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick from De Santo Cristo misses.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa throws a low kick, looking for De Santo Cristo's leg but De Santo Cristo calmly moves out of range.
De Santo Cristo counters with a body kick.
Murhaa is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
De Santo Cristo defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
De Santo Cristo ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
De Santo Cristo lands with a hook. Murhaa tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
De Santo Cristo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
De Santo Cristo looks to clinch
and Murhaa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Murhaa moves out of range as De Santo Cristo throws a body kick.
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Murhaa paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Murhaa circles away from the clinch attempt
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Joao De Santo Cristo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Joao De Santo Cristo's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromMurhaa.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a solid leg kick but De Santo Cristo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Murhaa.
Murhaa pivots, looking for a leg kick but De Santo Cristo is out of range and Murhaa settles back down.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.

De Santo Cristo clinches up against the cage.
De Santo Cristo lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Murhaa stalling.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Murhaa trying to control the position but instead, De Santo Cristo has worked for underhooks and has pushed Murhaa into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Santo Cristo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
De Santo Cristo closes the distance looking to clinch
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa stuffs the takedown attempt from De Santo Cristo. De Santo Cristo gets slowly back to his feet.
Murhaa feints and then cracks De Santo Cristo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow De Santo Cristo down.
De Santo Cristo scores with a punch to the head.
De Santo Cristo thows a leg kick but Murhaa checks it
and Murhaa counters with an outside leg kick.
De Santo Cristo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Murhaa throws a counter high kick but De Santo Cristo was just alert enough to avoid it.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch there but Murhaa circles away.
De Santo Cristo wants to clinch.
It looked like Murhaa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo looks to land a combination but Murhaa avoids it well.
Murhaa throws a hook but De Santo Cristo avoids it easily.
De Santo Cristo loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
Murhaa throws a counter high kick but De Santo Cristo was just alert enough to avoid it.
Murhaa stuffs the takedown.
Murhaa tried to counter with a leg kick but De Santo Cristo avoided it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Murhaa.
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murhaa swats him away and circles back towards the center.

De Santo Cristo has taken the fight to the clinch.
De Santo Cristo blocks a body shot from Murhaa.
De Santo Cristo throws a punch but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa is trying to break the clinch but De Santo Cristo has him pressed against the cage.
De Santo Cristo misses with a hook from the clinch.
The referee calls for Murhaa to work.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

De Santo Cristo has managed to clinch.
De Santo Cristo lands with a light punch inside.
De Santo Cristo tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing De Santo Cristo back against the cage.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Murhaa.
De Santo Cristo tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a body kick.
De Santo Cristo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Murhaa's calf.
De Santo Cristo wants to clinch up but Murhaa keeps it at a distance.

De Santo Cristo has taken the fight to the clinch.
A short uppercut from De Santo Cristo.

Murhaa breaks from the clinch.
De Santo Cristo cracks the inside of Murhaa's front leg.
De Santo Cristo misses with a two punch combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Murhaa tried to counter with a leg kick but De Santo Cristo avoided it.

De Santo Cristo throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Murhaa was covering up waiting for the punch and De Santo Cristo finishes the takedown easily into guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
De Santo Cristo loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Murhaa looking for a sweep. Not yet Murhaa, not yet.
De Santo Cristo controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Murhaa looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Murhaa wants to stand up but De Santo Cristo is controlling him.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Joao De Santo Cristo.
I think De Santo Cristo 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Joao De Santo Cristo!

A very excited looking Joao De Santo Cristo 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.
The defeated Phol Murhaa had this to say: 'vittu'.
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Event: Syn 551 - Salvation     
Date:   Nov 04, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 73 p4p, 12 weight class) and Vinny Hopkins (ranked 29 p4p, 6 weight class). Hopkins has chosen Manny Pacquiao - Lalaban Ako as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
31
180 lbs
27 - 8 - 3
180 cm
36
153 lbs
37 - 20 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vinny Hopkins!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, James Ackerman and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hopkins throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Hopkins punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Hopkins is looking to slow Murhaa down with leg kicks.
Hopkins throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Murhaa stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hopkins swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Hopkins throws an off balance right hand
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hopkins.
A counter left hand to the body from Murhaa misses its target.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Murhaa is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Hopkins loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
Hopkins 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.
Murhaa 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.
Hopkins scoring well with a low kick there.
Hopkins rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Murhaa counters with an inside leg kick.
Murhaa lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hopkins is out of range and Murhaa settles back down.
Hopkins throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hopkins throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Hopkins checks it.
Murhaa slips a jab from Hopkins.
Jab from Hopkins.
A jab from Hopkins misses.
Hopkins loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
Murhaa appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Hopkins.
Hopkins missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hopkins works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Hopkins swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a head kick.
Murhaa 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.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Hopkins takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Hopkins, as that shot connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hopkins throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Hopkins loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
Hopkins misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Hopkins looks to throw the jab but Murhaa is out of range.
Hopkins throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hopkins wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hopkins cracks Murhaa with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hopkins swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hopkins moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Murhaa moves out of range as Hopkins strikes.
Hopkins dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hopkins checks it well.
Hopkins throws a shot to the body.
Murhaa throws a front kick that sends Hopkins stumbling back into the cage.
Hopkins throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a body kick.
Murhaa throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Jab, jab by Hopkins - just one landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hopkins.
Hopkins lands a right hook to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Hopkins misses the target.
Murhaa fires out a quick counter leg kick but Hopkins just manages to avoid it.
Murhaa takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hopkins misses with a jab to the body
and Murhaa counters with an inside leg kick.
Murhaa defending well as Hopkins loads up on a big left hand.
Hopkins lands a jab to the nose.
Hopkins throws a right hand that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Murhaa jabs at Hopkins's body.
Hopkins misses with a straight left.
Hopkins smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Hopkins scores with a hook.
Murhaa cracks Hopkins with a good jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Hopkins.
Hopkins fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Murhaa fakes the leg kick and cracks Hopkins in the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins slips a jab and a cross from Murhaa.
Murhaa takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hopkins digs a good body shot into Murhaa's ribs.
Hopkins scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hopkins jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hopkins lands a body shot.
Hopkins throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Murhaa scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hopkins dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Murhaa. That did some damage!
Hopkins dodges the punch combination from Murhaa.
A low kick from Murhaa is predictable there
and Hopkins counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hopkins misses with an uppercut.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa moves away from the strike by Hopkins.
Hopkins looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Hopkins throws a leg kick but Murhaa checks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hopkins connects with a right hand. Murhaa shakes it off.
A big left from Hopkins misses.
Murhaa throws a push kick but Hopkins slaps the foot to one side.
A little jabbing left from Hopkins on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hopkins avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Hopkins misses with a looping right.
Hopkins misses the jab.
Hopkins connects with a leg kick. Murhaa looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Murhaa looks to land a body kick but Hopkins moved away.
Murhaa takes one to the chin there.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that misses.
Hopkins throws out a counter right but Murhaa avoids it with no problem.
Hopkins scores with a hook to the body. Murhaa takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good leg kick by Hopkins there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Murhaa might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
A nice inside leg kick there by Murhaa. That's going to slow Hopkins down.
Hopkins throws a lazy uppercut
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Hopkins throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hopkins misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Murhaa momentarily.
Hopkins looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Murhaa fires out a quick counter leg kick but Hopkins just manages to avoid it.
Murhaa scores with a spinning back kick!
Murhaa connects with a solid leg kick.
A slow jab from Hopkins misses its intended target.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Hopkins rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Murhaa counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Hopkins.
As Hopkins backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Murhaa takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hopkins thows a leg kick but Murhaa checks it
and Murhaa counters with a nice kick to the body.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Murhaa. Hopkins shrugs it off though.
Hopkins misses with a straight right.
Hopkins checks a leg kick.
A jab from Murhaa does it's job there.
Vinny Hopkins seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Murhaa, right into the meat.
Murhaa is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hopkins blocks the body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hopkins misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Hopkins connects with a looping right hand.
Hopkins misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Hopkins keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Hopkins throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Hopkins lands a jab to the head.
Nice cross by Hopkins.
Hopkins misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Vinny Hopkins seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Hopkins ducks down to avoid it.
Hopkins throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
A shot to the liver by Murhaa. Beautiful body shot.
Hopkins throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
It looked like Murhaa was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hopkins.
Hopkins lands a jab.
Hopkins tries to score with a low kick but Murhaa moves his leg out of the way.
Murhaa lands with a kick to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins lands with a shot to the body.
Hopkins throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Hopkins checks a low kick from Murhaa.
Hopkins lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hopkins looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick.
Hopkins takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Hopkins has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Murhaa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Hopkins digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
Hopkins swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a body kick.
Hopkins misses with a hook.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Hopkins manages to avoid it.
Hopkins tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Hopkins.
Murhaa thinks about countering with a body kick.
Hopkins swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Hopkins really felt that one!
Hopkins is breathing heavily.
Murhaa lands with a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hopkins blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Hopkins misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins moves out of range of the body kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands with a kick to the ribs.
Murhaa connects with a solid leg kick.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Hopkins is just out of range.
A big left from Hopkins misses.
Murhaa thuds his right hand into Hopkins's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Hopkins checks a leg kick nicely.
Hopkins appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hopkins scores with a sloppy right hand. Murhaa should have avoided that one.
Hopkins tries to bum rush Murhaa with a series of wild strikes but Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Hopkins is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Murhaa fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hopkins checks it well.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hopkins misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Hopkins uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa moves out of range as Hopkins strikes.
Good work by Hopkins as he checks the leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Vinny Hopkins will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Murhaa's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Hopkins uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Murhaa has time to react.
Hopkins rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Murhaa counters with a body kick that stops Hopkins in his tracks momentarily.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Hopkins. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hopkins. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Hopkins bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Murhaa's head backwards.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Hopkins saw that one coming.
Hopkins is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Murhaa with a body shot.
Hopkins lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hopkins stuns Murhaa with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Hopkins misses with a looping right.
Decent striking displayed by Hopkins there.
Hopkins throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Hopkins backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Hopkins dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
A big left from Hopkins misses.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hopkins swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Good shot there by Murhaa.
Hopkins missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Hopkins avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hopkins lands a glancing blow to the side of Murhaa's head.
Hopkins throws a right hand that misses
and Murhaa counters with a series of strikes. Hopkins will be more careful next time no doubt.
A punch lands to the side of Murhaa 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Hopkins throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Murhaa counters with an inside leg kick.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Hopkins throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Hopkins clobbers Murhaa with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A big right from Hopkins misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins just misses with a punch to the body.
As Hopkins backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Hopkins.
Murhaa fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hopkins is out of range.
Hopkins loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hopkins. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hopkins lands a lovely overhand right.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hopkins. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa misses with a straight left.
Hopkins has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Murhaa.
Hopkins throws a big shot that misses.
Nice jab there from Hopkins.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Murhaa lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A slow jab from Hopkins misses its intended target.
Murhaa thinks about countering with a body kick.
Hopkins lands a slapping body shot.
Vinny Hopkins is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Hopkins on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Hopkins takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hopkins.
Hopkins pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Hopkins throws a poor cross that misses
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Murhaa throws a solid leg kick but Hopkins takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Murhaa.
Hopkins jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Murhaa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hopkins.
Hopkins lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Nice uppercut there from Murhaa.
Hopkins ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Hopkins misses with a low kick as Murhaa jumps back.
Hopkins defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hopkins misses with a wild body shot.
Hopkins scores with a body shot.
Hopkins is looking to slow Murhaa down with leg kicks.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hopkins blocks the body kick.
Hopkins looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Murhaa chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hopkins can pounce on him.
Murhaa lands with a thumping leg kick.
The fighters circling - Hopkins throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hopkins lands a jab.
Hopkins misses with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a good, hard body kick but Hopkins shrugs it off.
Hopkins pivots, looking for a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range and Hopkins settles back down.
Murhaa throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hopkins's sensitive parts.
Murhaa dodges the punch combination from Hopkins.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Hopkins fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vinny Hopkins!

Vinny Hopkins seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Phol Murhaa spoke after the fight, saying 'vittu'.
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Event: Syn 550 - Devastation     
Date:   Oct 28, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 95 p4p, 14 weight class) and Jeremy Sullivan (ranked 466 p4p, 75 weight class). I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

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Insanely flexible
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jeremy Sullivan!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Phil Schofield and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sullivan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sullivan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Sullivan.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Murhaa lands a leg kick that knocks Sullivan off balance momentarily.

Sullivan has managed to clinch.
Sullivan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Murhaa breaks from the clinch.
Murhaa scores with a shot to the body.
Sullivan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Murhaa counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Murhaa feints and then cracks Sullivan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sullivan down.
Murhaa swings for the body but Sullivan moves out of range.

Murhaa tries to keep at a distance but Sullivan has taken the fight into the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sullivan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sullivan working aggressively here.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sullivan.
Sullivan pushes Murhaa back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sullivan swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sullivan.
Sullivan drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Murhaa gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Sullivan wants a takedown but no success here.
Sullivan jumps guard but Murhaa turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Phol Murhaa has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jeremy Sullivan.
Murhaa gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Sullivan.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.
Sullivan takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Sullivan rushes Murhaa and presses him up against the cage.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.
Murhaa lands a leg kick that knocks Sullivan off balance momentarily.
Murhaa throws a leg kick

and Sullivan counters with a nice double leg into side control. Murhaa won't be happy with that.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Sullivan.
Murhaa is pushing Sullivan's head away, looking to escape. Sullivan manages to hold on to the position though.
Murhaa is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Murhaa is looking to improve his position.
Murhaa is controlling Sullivan's trapped leg to prevent Sullivan from advancing to side control.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Sullivan.
Murhaa wants to get back to full guard.
Sullivan missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Murhaa tries to kick Sullivan off but Sullivan keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa controlling the position well.
Sullivan working the head and body with strikes.
Sullivan missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
My spies in The Performance Center inform me that Sullivan has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Murhaa tries to get to full guard but Sullivan has control of the leg.
Murhaa is controlling Sullivan's position as best he can from this difficult position.

Sullivan is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Murhaa gets back to full guard.
Sullivan missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Sullivan throws a big elbow that misses.
Murhaa controlling the position.
Sullivan throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Murhaa wants to stand but Sullivan is controlling the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murhaa avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Sullivan in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

Murhaa manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

Sullivan closes the distance and pushes Murhaa back into the cage.

Murhaa manages to break the clinch.
Sullivan with a lazy takedown attempt
letting Murhaa counter with a right hand.
Sullivan tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murhaa swats him away and circles back towards the center.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sullivan tries to clinch but Murhaa is having none of it.
Murhaa throws a push kick but Sullivan slaps the foot to one side.
Sullivan with the counter takedown but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Murhaa connects with a body shot.
Sullivan fails with the takedown.
Murhaa jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Sullivan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Murhaa is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sullivan can do to turn this around?
Murhaa throws a front kick aimed at Sullivan's knee but Sullivan avoids it well.
Murhaa wants to land a leg kick but Sullivan is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa lands a glancing blow to the side of Sullivan's head.
Sullivan fails in his attempt to clinch.

Sullivan fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Murhaa, pushing him back against the cage.
Sullivan is trying to drag Murhaa to the mat but Murhaa just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sullivan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sullivan misses with a hook from the clinch.

Murhaa breaks from the clinch.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.

It looks like Jeremy Sullivan has been cut.
Murhaa swats away the attempt to clinch by Sullivan.
Sullivan tries to clinch but Murhaa is having none of it.
Murhaa with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Sullivan to score with a decent uppercut.
Sullivan goes for a double leg but Murhaa avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Murhaa continues to drive forward.
Sullivan just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromMurhaa.
Phol Murhaa has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jeremy Sullivan.
Sullivan throws out a loose jab but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sullivan throws a right hand that misses
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Jeremy Sullivan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sullivan is looking to clinch but Murhaa is avoiding it.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Murhaa keeps the fight on the outside.
Sullivan blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy right hand. Sullivan should have avoided that one.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sullivan tries to clinch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
And Sullivan tries to counter it with a takedown but Murhaa pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Sullivan tries to clinch up.
Sullivan avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sullivan has a takedown stuffed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a jab.
A big right from Sullivan misses.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.
Murhaa lunges at Sullivan with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sullivan's hand.
Murhaa scoring well with a low kick there.
Sullivan has a takedown stuffed.
Sullivan misses with an uppercut.
Sullivan tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murhaa swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Sullivan wants to clinch but Murhaa slips to the side
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Sullivan darts in trying to clinch
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Sullivan fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Sullivan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa lands a slapping body shot.
Sullivan throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a slapping leg kick.
Murhaa uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Sullivan is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Murhaa - that will leave a mark!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Jeremy Sullivan's cut.
That's time! Murhaa's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Sullivan tries to clinch but Murhaa moves out of range.

Sullivan pushes Murhaa up against the cage in a clinch.
I was talking to Murhaa's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Sullivan softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sullivan takes a shot to the head.
Sullivan drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Murhaa gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Sullivan is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Murhaa pulls him back up using the underhooks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sullivan goes for a takedown in the clinch but Murhaa prevents it.
Phol Murhaa has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jeremy Sullivan.

Murhaa escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sullivan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Murhaa connects with the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sullivan throws a poor cross that misses
letting Murhaa counter with a right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Sullivan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sullivan moves in looking to clinch but Murhaa pushes him off.
Sullivan fails with the takedown.
Sullivan takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Murhaa lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sullivan blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa scoring well with a low kick there.
Sullivan tries to clinch up
and Murhaa counters with a left and a right that stings Sullivan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Sullivan gets a clinch.
Sullivan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
Jeremy Sullivan seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Sullivan.
Sullivan shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sullivan.
A nice inside leg kick there by Murhaa. That's going to slow Sullivan down.
Sullivan fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Sullivan swings away with a body shot that misses
and Murhaa counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Murhaa connects with a solid leg kick.
Murhaa throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa lands with a good body shot.
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sullivan's calf.
Murhaa connects with a nice looking jab.
Sullivan misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Murhaa fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sullivan.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Murhaa is looking to slow Sullivan down with leg kicks.
Sullivan has his takedown stuffed
and Murhaa makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Sullivan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Murhaa.
Sullivan fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Murhaa half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sullivan takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Crunch! Murhaa slams his shin into Sullivan's torso.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sullivan has his takedown stuffed
and Murhaa counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Murhaa tries to bum rush Sullivan with a series of wild strikes but Sullivan uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Jeremy Sullivan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Murhaa pushes Sullivan away with a front kick.
Sullivan fails with the takedown
and Murhaa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Murhaa lands a big head kick that sends Sullivan tumbling to the mat! Murhaa takes a step backwards and waves Sullivan back to his feet - he wants the finish!

Sullivan is rocked!

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Murhaa, 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 30:26
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

Phol Murhaa decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Syn 549 - Jailbreak     
Date:   Oct 20, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 170 p4p, 23 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 188 p4p, 28 weight class). Luzhin comes into a darkened arena with his song building. The time has come... kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Nikolai Luzhin enters the cage!

182 cm
31
180 lbs
25 - 8 - 3
181 cm
37
174 lbs
30 - 12 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 12 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa motions for Luzhin to come forward. Murhaa throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
And Luzhin responds with a good body kick, but Murhaa manages to step out the way in time.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
A lazy body kick from Luzhin
letting Murhaa counter with a right hand.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Luzhin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Luzhin throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Luzhin throws a predictable looking body shot
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Murhaa counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Luzhin misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Murhaa.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa defending well as Luzhin loads up on a big left hand.
A little feinted left hand from Murhaa on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Luzhin lands a slapping body shot.
Murhaa tries to clinch up but Luzhin circles away and keeps his distance.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Luzhin.
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Luzhin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Luzhin throws a push kick but Murhaa slaps the foot to one side.
Luzhin digs a good body shot into Murhaa's ribs.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Luzhin's sensitive parts.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Luzhin moves to clinch but Murhaa breaks away
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Luzhin is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Murhaa rather than just go for the knockout.
Murhaa wants to clinch.
Luzhin gets off balance looking for a body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping 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!
A head kick misses from Luzhin.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin moves out of range of the leg kick from Murhaa.
Luzhin throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luzhin blocks the body kick.
Luzhin throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Luzhin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up but Luzhin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Murhaa moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin lands a lovely overhand right.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Murhaa checks it.
It looks like Murhaa has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Murhaa has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Murhaa there as he acknowledges the shot.
Luzhin throws a shot to the body.
We've been informed that Luzhin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Luzhin delivers a nice body kick.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Murhaa moves his leg out of the way.
Murhaa seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Murhaa has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Luzhin.
Murhaa goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Murhaa connects with a solid leg kick.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Luzhin throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Luzhin is looking to clinch.
Luzhin throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Murhaa counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Murhaa tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Murhaa thumps Luzhin with a low kick.

Murhaa closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Luzhin is working Murhaa over against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Murhaa works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A short right from Murhaa.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa slows down the pace here.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Murhaa is defending well for now.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Murhaa lands a body punch.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Luzhin being controlled against the cage.
Murhaa trying to stall but Luzhin improves his position.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as Luzhin controls his hands.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa lands with a light punch inside.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by Luzhin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Luzhin throws a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Murhaa is defending well for now.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
Murhaa landing knees to the head.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Murhaa is pushing Luzhin up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Luzhin using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
A short left from Murhaa.
Murhaa landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Murhaa avoids the damage to the body.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
Luzhin is breathing heavily.
Luzhin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Stalling in the clinch from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a body punch.
Murhaa works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa connects with a nasty looking knee right to Luzhin's face.
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!
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Murhaa tries to work over Luzhin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Luzhin throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Murhaa blocks it with crossed arms.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Luzhin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a shot to the body.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
Murhaa managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Murhaa takes a knee right on the jaw!
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Good body shot from Murhaa.
Luzhin blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that second round.
That's time! Murhaa's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


The fighters circle momentarily. Murhaa darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa takes one on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Luzhin.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luzhin swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a crisp jab.
Murhaa fails in his attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Luzhin throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Luzhin throws a poor cross that misses
and Murhaa counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Luzhin thinking.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Luzhin appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa 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.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Murhaa lands with a shot to the body.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa fires out a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin just manages to avoid it.
Murhaa cracks Luzhin with an open hand slap.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the body
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Murhaa lands a high kick!
Murhaa scoring well with a low kick there.
Murhaa cracks Luzhin with a right hand to the side of the head.

Luzhin is rocked!
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luzhin is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin throws a wild body kick that Murhaa sees coming a mile off.
Luzhin seems to have recovered his senses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.

Murhaa rushes Luzhin and presses him up against the cage.
Nice body punch from Luzhin - that landed with a thud.
Murhaa lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Murhaa using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Luzhin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Luzhin managing to block the knees to the body from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Luzhin letting Murhaa take a breather here.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Luzhin misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa is looking to control Luzhin's arms but Luzhin gets an underhook and turns him. Now Murhaa has his back to the cage.
Phol Murhaa has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Murhaa using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Luzhin has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Murhaa misses with a body punch.
Murhaa taking a breather.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Luzhin.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A bit of stalling here from Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
Luzhin misses with some punches.
Luzhin struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
Luzhin being controlled against the cage.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Murhaa avoids the damage to the body.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Murhaa takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Murhaa lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks it.
A hook to the body from Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Murhaa managing to block the knees to the body from Luzhin.
Murhaa on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Murhaa 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

During a confident post fight interview, Phol Murhaa thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 547 - Sanatarium     
Date:   Oct 06, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 144 p4p, 25 weight class) and Nikolai Luzhin (ranked 146 p4p, 26 weight class). Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Phol Murhaa has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
30
180 lbs
25 - 8 - 2
181 cm
37
174 lbs
30 - 12 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Murhaa at a distance.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A slapping body kick lands there for Luzhin.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Luzhin - that will leave a mark!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Luzhin 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 Murhaa has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Murhaa and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
Murhaa blocks the body kick.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Luzhin connects with a high kick.
Luzhin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Luzhin scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin looks to land a body kick but Murhaa moved away.
Murhaa moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Murhaa takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Murhaa slips a jab from Luzhin.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Luzhin. Murhaa shrugs it off though.
Murhaa checks a leg kick nicely.
Good work by Murhaa as he checks the leg kick.
Murhaa tries to counter by clinching up but Luzhin breaks away and moves out of range.
A combination from Luzhin does no damage.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Luzhin tries a head kick but it misses.
And Murhaa counters with a quick kick to the body but Luzhin blocks it.
Luzhin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Luzhin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A cross from Luzhin lands.
Murhaa throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Luzhin drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Luzhin lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
Murhaa looks to throw a body kick
and Luzhin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Luzhin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Murhaa sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Murhaa misses with a low kick as Luzhin jumps back.
Murhaa punishes Luzhin's body with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa throws a right hand that Luzhin ducks under and follows up with a left that Luzhin also avoids with ease.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Luzhin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Luzhin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
An inside leg kick from Luzhin misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Luzhin.
Murhaa was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Luzhin looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Murhaa throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Luzhin to counter with a crisp jab.
Luzhin swinging wildly here.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa jabs at Luzhin's body.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Murhaa appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Murhaa connects with a body shot.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
We've been informed that Luzhin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
A solid body kick from Murhaa.

Murhaa closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Luzhin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Luzhin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Murhaa avoids it.
Luzhin unloads a knee to the mid-section. Murhaa lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Luzhin or not.
Luzhin misses with a knee to the head.
Luzhin pushes Murhaa back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Murhaa tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin looking to throw knees to the head but Murhaa is blocking nicely.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa pushes Luzhin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Murhaa scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin tries a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Luzhin controls the action.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Murhaa.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
A short right from Murhaa.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Luzhin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luzhin lands with a good body shot.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and Luzhin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Murhaa's jab looks to have found its range, popping Luzhin under the eye.
Luzhin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murhaa doesn't seem bothered though.
Luzhin looks for the body kick but Murhaa saw that one coming.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Murhaa will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Murhaa swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a low kick but Murhaa avoids it.
Luzhin lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin swinging wildly here.
A thudding body kick lands there by Luzhin!
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Luzhin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Luzhin blocks the body kick.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Luzhin on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Luzhin lands with a good body shot.
Luzhin 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.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Good leg kick by Luzhin there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses.
Murhaa takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
A little jabbing left from Luzhin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Murhaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa checks the leg kick.
Murhaa was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Murhaa is looking to slow Luzhin down with leg kicks.
Luzhin lands a jab to the nose.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Luzhin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Murhaa scores with a body shot.
Murhaa blocks the body kick.
Luzhin wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa defending well as Luzhin loads up on a big left hand.
Luzhin has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Luzhin there as he acknowledges the shot.
Murhaa delivers a nice body kick.
Murhaa throws a hook but Luzhin avoids it easily.
Murhaa throws the kick towards the body but Luzhin avoids it.
Luzhin moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Luzhin slips the punch.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
That kick from Luzhin tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Murhaa scores with a decent looking hook.
Murhaa lands with an overhand left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Murhaas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

Luzhin moves into range and clinches up with Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Murhaa working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
Murhaa gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Luzhin misses with the head strike.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa lands with a left to the head.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa lands a left hand.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A nice left hand lands by Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Luzhin.
Murhaa scores with a nice hook to the head.

Luzhin is rocked!
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Luzhin is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
Luzhin lands with a short shot to the head.
Luzhin seems to have recovered his senses.
Luzhin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Luzhin back against the cage.
Luzhin lands a good knee to the midsection. Murhaa won't want to take too many of those.
Luzhin lands a right hand.
A head punch on the inside from Murhaa fails to land.
Murhaa effectively controlling the action here.
Murhaa taking a breather.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Luzhin.
Murhaa digs a right hand underneath Luzhin's ribcage. Luzhin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
I was talking to Murhaa's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Luzhin lands a shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Phol Murhaa will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Murhaa will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Murhaa is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Murhaa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa cracks Luzhin with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Luzhin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Luzhin.
Luzhin thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Murhaa thumps Luzhin with a low kick.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Luzhin's sensitive parts.
Murhaa connects with a high kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa misses with a right hand
and Luzhin counters with a nice kick to the body.
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa misses with a right hand
and Luzhin counters with a body kick.
Murhaa takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Luzhin punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Murhaa steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Murhaa lunges at Luzhin with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Luzhin's hand.
Luzhin swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Murhaa.
Luzhin throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin misses with a body shot.
Luzhin throws a body shot but no joy.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a hook.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Luzhin staying out of range there.
Luzhin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Murhaa moves his leg out of the way.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Luzhin throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa misses the jab.
Luzhin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Murhaa scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Luzhin.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to land a front kick but Luzhin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Luzhin just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Luzhin! But no joy.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Luzhin is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
Murhaa misses the jab.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa lands a head shot.
Nice body punch from Luzhin.
Luzhin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Luzhin tries to land a body kick
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Luzhin.
Murhaa looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Luzhin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Luzhin moves out of range of the strikes.
Luzhin looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Murhaa takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Murhaa digs a good body shot into Luzhin's ribs.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
Luzhin thinks about the counter body kick.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body
and Luzhin counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin avoids the head kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa takes a jab right on the kisser.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Luzhin scores with a push kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nikolai Luzhin.
I think Luzhin 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a majority draw!
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FIGHT
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Event: Syn 546 - Apex     
Date:   Sep 29, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 78 p4p, 15 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 60 p4p, 11 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

184 cm
28
174 lbs
22 - 9 - 0
182 cm
30
180 lbs
25 - 7 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction
King of Clothes

Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
As Murhaa backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
and Diggs counters with a leg kick.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Diggs has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Murhaa.
Diggs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Murhaa lands a nice shot that snaps Diggs's head back.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs is looking to slow Murhaa down with leg kicks.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy right hand. Diggs should have avoided that one.
Murhaa fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Murhaa walks forward, straight into a front kick from Diggs.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
Murhaa swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Diggs dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diggs takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Murhaa with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.
Diggs connects with a nice looking jab.
Diggs misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a sloppy head kick and Diggs moves out of range easily.
Murhaa takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A punch combination from Diggs misses.
Murhaa cracks Diggs with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Murhaa tried to score with a low kick but Diggs checks it.
Murhaa takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Decent striking displayed by Diggs there.

Murhaa moves into range and clinches up with Diggs.

Diggs breaks from the clinch.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Murhaa in his tracks.
Diggs connects with a right hand. Murhaa shakes it off.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Diggs listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Diggs catches Murhaa with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a head shot.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
A punch lands to the side of Murhaa 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Diggs stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
Diggs cracks Murhaa with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Murhaa throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
Murhaa jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Murhaa on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Murhaa digs a good body shot into Diggs's ribs.
Diggs lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs jabs Murhaa right on the nose. Murhaa blinks but takes it well.
Diggs misses with a right hand
and Murhaa counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Murhaa throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs counters with an outside leg kick.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Diggs checks a low kick from Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Diggs is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Diggs lands with a kick to the ribs.
Diggs is looking to slow Murhaa down with leg kicks.
Murhaa tries to bum rush Diggs with a series of wild strikes but Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Diggs takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Diggs throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Murhaa! But no joy.
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diggs's calf.
Murhaa moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Murhaa is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Murhaa slips a straight right by Diggs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Diggs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Murhaa's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Diggs connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Murhaa scrambles back to his feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs 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.


Diggs lands a body shot.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Diggs looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Murhaa connects with a body shot.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Murhaa is looking to score with low kicks.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murhaa throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A punch lands to the side of Murhaa 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Murhaa has Diggs up against the cage in a clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
Murhaa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A nice left hand lands by Diggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Diggs lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Murhaa.
Diggs tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Murhaa creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa lands a shot to the body.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Murhaa trying to stall but Diggs improves his position.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Murhaa stalling.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Diggs.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
Diggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diggs throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Diggs blocks it well.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diggs.
Diggs paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa doesn't manage to clinch there - Diggs circles away.
Diggs throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Diggs swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.
Murhaa misses with a body punch
and Diggs counters with a low kick, right behind Murhaa 's knee.
Diggs bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Murhaa scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Diggs throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Murhaa stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs scores with a jab. Murhaa acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Murhaa.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Murhaa can do to turn this around?
Murhaa takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Murhaa throws a sloppy head kick and Diggs moves out of range easily.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa connects with a high kick.
Murhaa fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Diggs lands a leg kick that knocks Murhaa off balance momentarily.
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Murhaa blocks a head kick by Diggs.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
A cross from Murhaa lands.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Diggs checks the leg kick.
Diggs walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Murhaa wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Murhaa defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Diggs lands with an overhand left.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.

Murhaa drives through and clinches with Diggs against the cage.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Diggs.
Murhaa is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Murhaa.
Stalling in the clinch from Murhaa.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Diggs throws out the jab.
A big right from Murhaa misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
The crowd cheers as Murhaa lands an impressive looking overhand right. Diggs doesn't seem phased though.
Murhaa takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Murhaa.
Murhaa dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Murhaa works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
Murhaa misses with a hook.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa checks a leg kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Diggs throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Murhaa on the side of the head.
Some bone on bone action there as Diggs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Murhaa with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Murhaa 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Murhaa in his tracks.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Murhaa only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Diggs slips under a jab.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Diggs checks a low kick from Murhaa.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a jab to the body
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Diggs lands a glancing blow to the side of Murhaa's head.
Murhaa thows a body kick. Diggs tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Murhaa is out of range.
Murhaa is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diggs.
Diggs throws a lazy body kick
and Murhaa counters with a nice body shot.
Diggs catches Murhaa with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Murhaa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Diggs wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Murhaa tries to clinch but Diggs is having none of it.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Murhaa manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Danga de danga de dang - Diggs scores with a four punch combination!
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A nice inside leg kick there by Diggs. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Murhaa checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diggs throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for Murhaa's leg but Murhaa calmly moves out of range.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

During a confident post fight interview, Orlando Diggs thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Phol Murhaa was interviewed post fight and said 'vittu'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
83%

 

Event: Syn 544 - Colossus     
Date:   Sep 15, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mateus Gracie (ranked 128 p4p, 23 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 116 p4p, 19 weight class). Gracie's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Broke & Hungry . These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

179 cm
33
170 lbs
30 - 15 - 1
182 cm
30
180 lbs
24 - 7 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Dauntless
Sully's Bar & Grill

Aspire Clothing
House of Valor



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Mateus Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A decent looking body kick lands there for Murhaa.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Murhaa, right into the meat.

Gracie closes the distance and pushes Murhaa back into the cage.
A bit of stalling here from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Murhaa tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gracie's elbow.
Gracie wants a takedown.

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

Gracie shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Gracie was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Gracie grinds an elbow into Murhaa's temple.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa defending against the ground and pound.
Gracie throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Murhaa gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Murhaa wants to improve his position but Gracie is controlling well.
Murhaa is trying is best to control the position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie passes the guard and advances to mount!
Murhaa tries to reverse the position but Gracie maintains control.
Gracie lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Gracie connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Gracie is in the full mount, landing strikes.
BOOM! Gracie connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Murhaa slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Murhaa trying to hold on to Gracie's head to control him but Gracie postures up.
Murhaa tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.
Gracie lands strikes from half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Gracie scores with a couple of nice shots.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Gracie 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.

Gracie is working for a submission of some sort.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Murhaa keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Gracie takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Gracie working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Murhaa told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is trying to stand up here but Gracie is controlling him well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murhaa wants to control but Gracie is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Gracie looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Gracie is nestled in close to Murhaa, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Murhaa moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Gracie with a flurry of punches that miss.
Murhaa preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Murhaa looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Murhaa utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Gracie trying to move into half guard but instead Murhaa has managed to sweep!

Gracie lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Gracie is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa looking for a sweep. Not yet Murhaa, not yet.
Gracie missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Gracie postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Murhaa has control of Gracie's left arm, preventing Gracie from doing any damage.
Gracie scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Gracie working some strikes from top position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gracie loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Murhaa has momentary wrist control but Gracie slips an elbow through the middle.
Gracie distracts Murhaa with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Murhaa controlling the position.
Murhaa utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Mateus Gracie 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.


Gracie looks for a takedown but Murhaa sprawls well.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Murhaa lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

Gracie clinches up against the cage.
Murhaa is trying to push Gracie away but Gracie has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Gracie goes for a takedown attempt but Murhaa pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateus Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gracie changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Murhaa looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.

Murhaa explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Gracie is able to avoid easily.
Murhaa swings for the body but Gracie moves out of range.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie looks for a takedown but Murhaa sprawls well.
Gracie shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Murhaa defends it nicely.
Gracie shoots for a double leg takedown but Murhaa sprawls well. He's pushed Gracie's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gracie wants to clinch.
Gracie blocks a jab.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Gracie crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Murhaa - the referee stops the clock and Gracie gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Murhaa. Gracie manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Gracie shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Murhaa pinned against the cage. Murhaa gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Murhaa lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but Murhaa shows good takedown defense.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Murhaa as he jumps to the side.
Murhaa throws a body punch but Gracie moves out of range.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but Murhaa shows good takedown defense.
Murhaa misses with a head kick.
Murhaa walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Gracie checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gracie looks for a takedown but Murhaa sprawls well.
Gracie tries to clinch there but Murhaa circles away.
Gracie fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Murhaa with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie shoots in but Murhaa avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gracie misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Gracie moves in looking to clinch but Murhaa pushes him off.
Murhaa throws out a counter right but Gracie avoids it with no problem.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Murhaa slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Gracie takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Gracie avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Gracie fails to land the takedown.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Gracie has a takedown stuffed.
Murhaa throws out a counter right but Gracie avoids it with no problem.
Gracie dives in for a single leg takedown but Murhaa sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Murhaa steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie shoots for a double leg takedown but Murhaa sprawls well. He's pushed Gracie's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Murhaa appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gracie.
Murhaa swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Gracie.
Murhaa cracks Gracie with a right hand to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Murhaa pushes Gracie away with a front kick.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Murhaa looks to land a combination but Gracie avoids it well.
A chopping leg kick lands by Murhaa.
Nice shot lands for Murhaa.
Phol Murhaa seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murhaa tries to land a leg kick but Gracie saw it coming and moves away.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Gracie is just out of range.
Murhaa goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Murhaa getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Gracie forces Murhaa back against the cage and clinches.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Murhaa has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Gracie shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Murhaa as he jumps to the side.
Gracie fails with an attempt to clinch.
Murhaa clobbers Gracie with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Murhaa stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Murhaa wants it to stay on the feet.
Murhaa cracks Gracie with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateus Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nice takedown defense from Murhaa. No joy for Gracie on that attempt.
Gracie has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Murhaa finds it's way round the side to connect with Gracie's head.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Gracie goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Murhaa lands a glancing blow to the side of Gracie's head.
Murhaa jabs Gracie to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gracie's sensitive parts.
Gracie gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gracie tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Murhaa swivels and escapes.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gracie looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Murhaa with a hook.
Gracie takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Gracie with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Murhaa to score with a decent uppercut.
Murhaa scores with a jab. Gracie acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Gracie is rocked!

It looks like Mateus Gracie has been cut.
Murhaa cracks Gracie with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Gracie tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Murhaa pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Gracie is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:48 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phol Murhaa!
Phol Murhaa seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Mateus Gracie spoke after the fight, saying 'These Judges are so bias its unbelievable, I dont know how these people can live with themselves'.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: Syn 541 - Divergent     
Date:   Aug 25, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa (ranked 166 p4p, 26 weight class) and Tito Hyde (ranked 342 p4p, 57 weight class). This should be a great matchup!

182 cm
30
180 lbs
23 - 7 - 2
179 cm
33
174 lbs
27 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Heavy handed

Aspire Clothing
House of Valor

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Tito Hyde!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hyde throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Hyde moved out of range.
Murhaa takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Hyde misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.
Hyde throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hyde misses with a kick to the body.
Murhaa misses with a straight left.
Hyde throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Hyde lands a nice shot to the body.
Murhaa walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Hyde checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Murhaa lands a jab to the nose.
Hyde moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hyde throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Murhaa's head.
Hyde takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.
Hyde throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde scores with a nice strike.
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
Hyde throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Murhaa throws an off balance right hand
and Hyde counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice uppercut there from Murhaa.
Murhaa keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Hyde throws a series of punches but Murhaa moves out of range.
Hyde uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hyde throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa throws a body punch but Hyde moves out of range.
Hyde throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa lands a slapping body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Murhaa checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Murhaa is looking to counter the offense by Hyde and move into the clinch.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hyde tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Hyde.
Hyde wants to slow Murhaa down by chopping away at his legs.
Murhaa tries a head kick but it misses.
Murhaa looks to land a combination. Hyde sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Murhaa connects with a right hand. Hyde shakes it off.
Murhaa takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Hyde moves out of range of the leg kick from Murhaa.
Hyde 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.
Hyde fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Hyde moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
A jab lands there for Murhaa.
Hyde throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A chopping leg kick lands by Murhaa.
Hyde uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
It seemed like Hyde was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Murhaa throws a wild body kick that Hyde sees coming a mile off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Hyde sees it coming and moves out of range.
Hyde doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hyde connects with an inside leg kick.
Hyde misses with a body kick.
A cross from Murhaa lands.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Hyde, right into the meat.
Hyde lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hyde connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hyde misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
Murhaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hyde lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Murhaa at a distance.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hyde fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Murhaa on the side of the head.
Jab by Murhaa.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that is checked
and Hyde counters with a straight right hand.
Hyde tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Hyde.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Murhaa misses
and Hyde counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Murhaa misses with a hook. Hyde ducked under it nicely.
Murhaa pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Murhaa drops his hands momentarily and Hyde takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Murhaa throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Hyde counters with a stiff right hand.
Hyde tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Murhaa manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Hyde goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Hyde moved out of range.
Murhaa is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Hyde swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hyde throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Murhaa with a hook.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by Hyde.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Hyde throws out a leg kick but Murhaa moves out of range and Hyde only half commits.
Murhaa lands a slapping body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Tito Hyde 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.


Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hyde.
Hyde takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Murhaa takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

Murhaa pushes Hyde up against the cage in a clinch.
Murhaa misses with a knee strike.
Hyde tries to land knees in the clinch but Murhaa avoids the damage to the body.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Hyde blocking some punches.
Hyde tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Murhaa avoids it.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hyde backwards.
Murhaa scores with an uppercut up the middle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Murhaa.
Murhaa managing to block the knees to the body from Hyde.
Murhaa lands a right hand that snaps the head of Hyde backwards.
Hyde blocking some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Hyde up against the cage.
Hyde letting Murhaa take a breather here.
Hyde connects with a nasty looking knee right to Murhaa's face.
Hyde throws a knee to the head but misses.
Hyde is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Hyde has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Murhaa seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hyde can turn it around.
Hyde tries a knee to the head but Murhaa blocks it.
Hyde misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hyde doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hyde is leaning against Murhaa and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murhaa.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Hyde.
Murhaa looking to slow down the pace here.
Hyde blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Murhaa.
Hyde misses with a punch on the inside.
Hyde tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Stalling in the clinch from Hyde.
Our sources have told us that Murhaa has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Murhaa trying to stall but Hyde improves his position.
Hyde with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Hyde using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Murhaa misses with a body punch.
Murhaa gets through Hyde's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Hyde tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Murhaa avoids it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hyde blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Murhaa letting Hyde take a breather here.
Murhaa misses with a punch to the body.
A hook to the body from Murhaa.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hyde can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
Hyde doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hyde misses with a knee strike.
Murhaa on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Murhaa pressing his opponent against the cage.

Murhaa manages to break the clinch.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Hyde uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa thumps Hyde with a low kick.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hyde on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hyde bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hyde was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Nice defenses there by Hyde.
Hyde throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Hyde tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Murhaa sizes up Hyde with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hyde misses with a low kick.
Murhaa throws the left hand but Hyde avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hyde has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hyde now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hyde moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
Murhaa misses with a straight left.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hyde throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Hyde goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hyde lands a nice looking body kick.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Hyde saw that one coming.
Nice shot lands for Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a shot from downtown. Hyde moves away and avoids it.
Hyde missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice shot lands for Hyde.
Murhaa tries to clinch but Hyde is having none of it.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by Hyde.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Hyde takes one to the side of the head.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up but Hyde swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hyde pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Murhaa attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Hyde now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Hyde throws a head kick that Murhaa semi-blocks.
A clash of legs there as Hyde blocks the low kick.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Hyde raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
The fighters circling - Hyde throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murhaa jabs Hyde to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Murhaa chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Hyde can pounce on him.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hyde throws out the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa with a jab.
Hyde checks a leg kick.
Murhaa lands a head shot.
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hyde's calf.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa slips a jab from Hyde.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hyde drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Murhaa is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch but Hyde swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hyde throws a fast counter high kick but Murhaa manages to duck under it in time.
Hyde throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Hyde bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Murhaa's head backwards.
Hyde uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
Murhaa checks the leg kick.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hyde moves away.
Hyde lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Murhaa pushes Hyde up against the cage in a clinch.
Hyde tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa stalling.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hyde landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Murhaa lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Murhaa as Hyde tries to tie him up.
A short right from Murhaa.
Murhaa taking a breather.
Murhaa lands a body shot in the clinch.
Hyde tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Hyde takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Murhaa lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hyde.
Murhaa connects with a knee to the head.
Hyde trying to land knees to the body.
Murhaa lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hyde backwards.
Hyde is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Murhaa escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hyde walks into a jab.
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hyde misses with a hook

and Murhaa counters by clinching up.
Hyde takes a shot to the head.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.
Murhaa tries to clinch but Hyde is having none of it.
Hyde cracks Murhaa with a right hand to the side of the head.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. Hyde looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Murhaa dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hyde. That did some damage!
Murhaa slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Murhaa misses the jab.
Murhaa with a body punch. A glancing blow.
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!
Murhaa throws a wild body kick that Hyde sees coming a mile off.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Hyde on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
Hyde showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a jab to the body
and Hyde counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa throws the kick towards the body but Hyde avoids it.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Hyde keeps the fight on the outside.
Hyde throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
That kick from Hyde tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Murhaa scores with a nice right hand.
Murhaa jabs at Hyde's body.
Hyde pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hyde looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Murhaa 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

Our winner, Phol Murhaa, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Syn 538 - Exsanguinate     
Date:   Aug 05, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Sven Jergensen. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
30
180 lbs
23 - 6 - 2
170 cm
30
170 lbs
23 - 10 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sven Jergensen!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Daniel Bishop and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jergensen thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Jergensen moves out of range of the body kick from Murhaa.
Jergensen misses with a wild combination.
Jergensen throws an off balance right hand
and Jergensen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've been told by Murhaa's head coaches at Lovelair Muay Thai/MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Jergensen shoots in for a takedown but Murhaa shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Jergensen misses with a looping right.
Murhaa throws a right hand that misses

and Jergensen counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Murhaa is staying active underneath Jergensen, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Murhaa wants to get back to his feet.
Murhaa controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Murhaa is trying to get back to full guard.
Jergensen thows a huge punch but Murhaa dodges it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Murhaa's head.
Jergensen performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Jergensen missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Jergensen sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Murhaa defending well though.
Murhaa keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Jergensen throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Jergensen lands with a punch from half guard.
Jergensen working over Murhaa with some ground and pound. Murhaa looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Jergensen scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Jergensen sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Jergensen lands strikes from half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen is trying to control. Murhaa wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Jergensen.
Murhaa keeping hold of Jergensen's head, controlling as best he can.
Murhaa manages to get to full guard.
Jergensen landing some decent shots from guard.
Murhaa is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen postures up in Murhaa's guard and throws a big left but Murhaa blocks it.
Jergensen trying to control the position from guard on top but Murhaa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Murhaa will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Jergensen trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Jergensen trying to control but Murhaa is working from the bottom.
Murhaa pulls Jergensen in close to prevent any damage.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Murhaa utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Jergensen trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Murhaa pulls Jergensen in close to prevent any damage.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Murhaa connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Jergensen connects with a body shot that sends Murhaa's belly button to the back.
Decent striking displayed by Murhaa there.
Jergensen scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Jergensen avoids a kick to the body.
Jergensen misses with a body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Murhaa on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jergensen defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Jergensen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Murhaa defends it well.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Murhaa.
A big left from Jergensen misses.
Murhaa appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Jergensen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.

Jergensen gets a clinch.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Murhaa as Jergensen tries to tie him up.
Jergensen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sven Jergensen 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.


Jergensen lands with a cross.
Jergensen has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Murhaa takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Murhaa throws a poor cross that misses

and Jergensen counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Murhaa manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Jergensen manages to get himself to full guard.

Murhaa trying to control but Jergensen is working from the bottom.
Jergensen punching to the body, from the bottom.
Murhaa engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Jergensen wants to improve his position but instead Murhaa has moved into half guard.
Sven Jergensen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Murhaa wants to stand up but Jergensen is controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Jergensen is not content to let Murhaa control the position.
Jergensen tries to roll over but Murhaa keeps him under control.
Murhaa is looking to take a break and control but Jergensen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Jergensen wants to improve his position but Murhaa is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Jergensen is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Jergensen is looking to control Murhaa's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Jergensen avoid being mounted?
Murhaa takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Jergensen is trying to control but can't.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Jergensen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jergensen misses with a looping right.
A big left from Jergensen misses.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jergensen.
Nice cross by Murhaa.
Murhaa finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jergensen jabs Murhaa to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen lands a glancing blow to the side of Murhaa's head.
Jergensen staying out of range there.
Jergensen scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick

and Jergensen counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Murhaa working a defensive guard here.
Jergensen missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Jergensen won't allow Murhaa to sweep him here.
Jergensen landing some decent shots from guard.
Jergensen with a flurry of punches that miss.
Jergensen with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Jergensen preventing the sweep.
Jergensen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is looking to stand up but Jergensen isn't so interested in that idea.
Jergensen is stalling in the full guard.
Jergensen stopping the sweep attempt from Murhaa.
Murhaa controlling the position.
Murhaa not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Jergensen cracks Murhaa with a solid left hand.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Jergensen landing with the ground and pound.
Murhaa utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sven Jergensen showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Murhaa's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Murhaa scores with a nice strike.
Sven Jergensen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slapping leg kick lands for Murhaa.
Jergensen scores with a jab to the body.
Jergensen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murhaa.
Sven Jergensen seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jergensen fails in his attempt to clinch.
Jergensen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murhaa.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Jergensen scores with a nice head shot.
Jergensen is looking to clinch but Murhaa is avoiding it.
Murhaa delivers a nice body kick.
Murhaa wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jergensen tests Murhaa's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Murhaa tries to sprawl but Jergensen drives through with a takedown into half guard.

Murhaa has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Jergensen is on him like a limpet, forcing Murhaa back against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jergensen's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Jergensen misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Jergensen.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jergensen lands a shot to the body.
Jergensen lands a body punch in the clinch.
Jergensen throws a punch but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Jergensen has Murhaa pressed against the cage, preventing Murhaa from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.

Murhaa breaks from the clinch.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Jergensen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jergensen looks to land a combination but Murhaa avoids it well.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Jergensen throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Jergensen slips under a jab.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa lands with a nice combination. Jergensen backs away looking to recover.

Jergensen gets a clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jergensen.
Murhaa is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Sven Jergensen is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is trying to break free.
Murhaa is trying to break the clinch but Jergensen is controlling him.
Jergensen tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jergensen softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Jergensen.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Jergensen is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Jergensen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Jergensen digs a right hand underneath Murhaa's ribcage. Murhaa let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is trying to break free.
Murhaa is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

Jergensen tightens his grip and picks Murhaa up, before dumping him to the ground. Murhaa manages to land in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murhaa is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Jergensen is controlling him.
Jergensen sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Jergensen distracts Murhaa with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Murhaa is trying to control the position but Jergensen postures up.
Jergensen is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Jergensen throws a big right hand that misses.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa pulls Jergensen in to control the position.
Jergensen is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Murhaa pulls Jergensen in to control the position.
Murhaa'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.
Jergensen 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.
Murhaa keeping moving, preventing Jergensen from controlling successfully.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Jergensen moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Jergensen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Jergensen.
Jergensen misses with a hook to the body
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jergensen.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jergensen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Murhaa.
Nice uppercut lands for Jergensen. That snapped Murhaa's head back.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Sven Jergensen.
Well Jergensen 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sven Jergensen!

Sven Jergensen tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
Phol Murhaa spoke after the fight, saying 'vittu'.
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RATING
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Event: Syn 534 - Vespertine     
Date:   Jul 14, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Brandon Marsden and Phol Murhaa. Marsden's entrance music is Feiticeira by Deftones. A fine choice. Brandon Marsden had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

176 cm
42
170 lbs
44 - 32 - 2
182 cm
29
180 lbs
22 - 6 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
FORCEE

House of Valor
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 44 wins, 32 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Brandon Marsden!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa misses with a looping left.

Murhaa gets caught napping as Marsden dives in and scores a takedown. Murhaa manages to retain guard.
Marsden is looking to work some ground and pound but Murhaa has wrist control.
Murhaa pulls Marsden in close to prevent any damage.
Murhaa tries to land a sweep but no joy.
We've been hearing good reports from Marsden'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.
Marsden throws a big elbow that misses.
Murhaa seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Marsden throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Murhaa works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Marsden wants to pass the guard but Murhaa is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murhaa keeping moving, preventing Marsden from controlling successfully.
Marsden won't allow Murhaa to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa pulls Marsden in close to his closed guard and prevents Marsden from doing any damage or advancing position.
Marsden content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Marsden postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Murhaa controlling the position.
Marsden is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Marsden connects with a couple of short punches.
Marsden is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Marsden stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Murhaa swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Murhaa preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa looking to control.
Marsden throwing strikes but missing.
Marsden postures up and lands a big shot to Murhaa's brow.
Murhaa looking to hit a scissor sweep but Marsden is one step ahead there.
Marsden postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Marsden is looking to work some ground and pound but Murhaa has wrist control.
Murhaa preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Marsden is working Murhaa over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Marsden postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Marsden wants to control from the top but Murhaa keeps moving.
Murhaa has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa working a defensive guard but Marsden manages to pass into side control anyway.
Marsden working the ground and pound but Murhaa is defending the strikes.
Marsden lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
A lull in the action here as Marsden stalls from top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Marsden wants to lay and pray for a moment but Murhaa keeps working.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Marsden works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Murhaa tries to improve position but can't.
Marsden working the head with strikes.
Murhaa takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Marsden scoring with punches and elbows.
Marsden creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Murhaa sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Murhaa looks like he's trying to stand up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Murhaa has hold of Marsden's hands but Marsden slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Murhaa has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Marsden is working away from the top position though.
Marsden not landing any meaningful shots this time.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Brandon Marsden 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.


Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.
Marsden throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.

Marsden looking to score a takedown here. Murhaa is defending well but Marsden drives through and ends up in Murhaa's guard.
Marsden missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Marsden throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Murhaa bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Marsden's guard.

Murhaa 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.
Murhaa trying to control but Marsden is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa stopping the sweep attempt from Marsden.
Murhaa not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Marsden tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa passes Marsden's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Marsden wants to improve his position but Murhaa is controlling well.
Murhaa stalling.
Murhaa prevents Marsden from improving his position.
Murhaa frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Murhaa content just to control the position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Marsden can't escape the position.
Marsden regains half guard.
Marsden is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Murhaa controlling the action here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is continuing to stall.
Marsden is looking to improve his position.
Marsden is working hard here to advance position.
Murhaa tries to stand but his arm is trapped.
Murhaa controlling the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Marsden slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Marsden looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Murhaa is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Marsden looking for a sweep. Not yet Marsden, not yet.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Marsden takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Marsden slips the punch.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Good work by Marsden as he checks the leg kick.
Marsden is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Murhaa can do to turn this around?
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A big right from Marsden misses.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Marsden checks it well.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Phol Murhaa will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Marsden misses with a low kick.
Marsden misses with a wild body shot.
Marsden takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Murhaa scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Murhaa tries to score with a low kick but Marsden moves his leg out of the way.
Murhaa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Marsden is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A lazy left from Murhaa finds it's target.
Marsden doesn't manage to clinch there - Murhaa circles away.
A punch combination from Marsden misses.
Marsden scores with a nice right hand.
Phol Murhaa seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Marsden blocks a low kick nicely.
Nice uppercut lands for Marsden. That snapped Murhaa's head back.
Marsden looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Marsden lands with a good body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa throws a push kick but Marsden slaps the foot to one side.
Marsden misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marsden slips a jab from Murhaa.
Marsden misses with a low kick.
Murhaa is trying to counter with his kicks.
Marsden throws a big shot that misses.
Marsden closes this distance looking for a takedown but Murhaa circles away.
Murhaa slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Murhaa throws a hook but Marsden blocks it.
Murhaa looks to land a body kick but Marsden moved away.
Murhaa throws a chopping leg kick but Marsden manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Murhaa feints and then cracks Marsden's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Marsden down.
Murhaa goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Marsden throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Marsden can pounce on him.
Marsden throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Murhaa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Marsden sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Marsden connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Marsden avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Marsden fails with the takedown.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murhaa lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Murhaa motions for Marsden to come forward. Murhaa throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murhaa connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Marsden's hands.
Marsden drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Marsden tries to clinch but Murhaa is having none of it.
Murhaa has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Marsden pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murhaa motions for Marsden to come forward. Murhaa throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Marsden throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
Brandon Marsden seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Marsden checks the leg kick.
Murhaa chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Marsden tries to score a power double leg takedown but Murhaa sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Marsden somewhat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Brandon Marsden. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marsden tries to clinch up but Murhaa circles away and keeps his distance.

Murhaa gets caught napping as Marsden dives in and scores a takedown. Murhaa manages to retain guard.
Marsden slips nicely into half guard.
Marsden controlling the pace.
Marsden 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.
Murhaa moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Marsden won't allow Murhaa to sweep him here.
Murhaa keeping moving, preventing Marsden from controlling successfully.
Marsden trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Marsden won't allow Murhaa to get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Murhaa preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Murhaa controlling Marsden's posture.
Murhaa keeping full guard, as Marsden tries to pass.
Murhaa lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Murhaa tries to free his leg and advance position but Marsden is retaining full guard.
Murhaa won't allow Marsden to sweep him here.
Murhaa controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Murhaa 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

Phol Murhaa seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
In defeat, Brandon Marsden stepped up to the mic, saying 'I didn't lose that fight in my mind. True victory is to give all of yourself, without regret. '.
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Event: RFL 32: Last Event     
Date:   Jun 24, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Mr Anderson. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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180 lbs
21 - 6 - 2
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173 lbs
29 - 8 - 2
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Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Mr Anderson!
The judges for this bout are Felipe Paraventi, Leandro Rodrigues and Paulo Santos.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Murhaa cracks Anderson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Anderson takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the body.
Anderson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Murhaa.
Anderson lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Murhaa looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.
Anderson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Left hook, right uppercut from Anderson.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Anderson is looking to score with low kicks.
Anderson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Anderson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Anderson uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Murhaa lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Anderson at a distance.
Anderson scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Anderson tries to clinch but Murhaa moves away
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Anderson's coach down at Combate Gym 🇧🇷 was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Anderson's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa looks to land a body kick but Anderson moved away.
Murhaa throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Anderson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Murhaa with a nice cross.
Anderson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Anderson.
Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Anderson manages to avoid it.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Anderson slips the punch.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Murhaa scores with a body shot.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Anderson.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Anderson manages to avoid it.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. Anderson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa jabs Anderson right on the nose. Anderson blinks but takes it well.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Anderson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Murhaa.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anderson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Murhaa's head backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Anderson on the side of the head.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Anderson.
Anderson blocks a low kick nicely.
Anderson is looking for the big counter here.
Murhaa rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Anderson counter with a right hand.
Anderson slips under a jab.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Anderson counter with a right hand.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.
Anderson misses the jab.
Murhaa appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Anderson moves away from the strike by Murhaa.
Anderson scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Anderson lands a really nice looking cross but Murhaa seems unphased.
Murhaa throws a lazy uppercut
and Anderson counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Anderson.
Murhaa jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.
Murhaa moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa fakes the leg kick and cracks Anderson in the body.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Anderson throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Anderson has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Anderson there as he acknowledges the shot.
Anderson throws a body kick that misses
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Anderson cracks Murhaa with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Anderson might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Anderson throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Anderson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a push kick but Anderson slaps the foot to one side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anderson moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Murhaa looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Anderson slips the punch.
Anderson scores with a jab.
Murhaa ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Anderson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murhaa connects with a looping right hand.
A leg kick checked by Anderson.
Anderson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Murhaa lands a nice hook to Anderson's body. Anderson takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Anderson tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Murhaa manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa digs a good body shot into Anderson's ribs.
Murhaa slips a straight right by Anderson.
A quick step to the side and Murhaa tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Anderson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Murhaa looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Anderson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa 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.


Anderson looks to land a combination but Murhaa avoids it well.
Anderson looks to throw the jab but Murhaa is out of range.
Murhaa swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Murhaa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Anderson throws a counter combo.
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
Murhaa lunges at Anderson with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Anderson's hand.
Anderson misses with a looping right.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Anderson lunges at Murhaa with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Murhaa's hand.
Anderson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Anderson blocks the body kick.
Murhaa lands with a thumping leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa throws a hook but Anderson blocks it.
Anderson misses with a body punch
and Murhaa counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Anderson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa throws a shot from downtown. Anderson moves away and avoids it.
Anderson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Anderson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa looks to land a body kick but Anderson moved away.
Murhaa connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Anderson's hands.
Murhaa scores with a spinning back kick!
Anderson moves out of range of the strikes.
Anderson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A jab from Anderson misses.
Anderson scores with a nice strike.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Anderson might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Murhaa has got the better of the exchanges.
Murhaa throws a predictable looking body shot
and Anderson counters with a good low kick that Murhaa was not able to check.
Anderson moves away from the strike by Murhaa.
A countering left hand to the body from Anderson misses.
Anderson avoids a kick to the body.
Anderson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Anderson misses with a two punch combination.
Anderson throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jab, jab by Murhaa - just one landing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Anderson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Anderson shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Anderson has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Anderson misses with a looping right.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Anderson.
Nice defenses there by Anderson.
Nice shot lands for Anderson.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa misses with a jab to the body
and Anderson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Murhaa throws a hook but Anderson avoids it easily.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Anderson lands a jab to the nose.
Murhaa throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Anderson falls off balance throwing a combination
and Murhaa counters with a three punch combo that has Anderson backing up. Anderson nods at Murhaa to acknowledge the strikes.
Nice straight punches there by Murhaa. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Murhaa.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Anderson moved out of range.
A lazy body kick from Murhaa
enabling Anderson to counter with a crisp jab.
Anderson misses with a looping right.
Anderson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Murhaa. Murhaa obviously looking to wear him down.
Anderson is looking to chop away at Murhaa's legs.
Murhaa misses with an attempted mid kick.
Anderson only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Murhaa 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.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Anderson.
Anderson misses with a wild combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Anderson rushes Murhaa and presses him up against the cage.
Anderson scores with a shot to the side of Murhaa's head.
Anderson blocks an uppercut.
Anderson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A frustrated look appears on Murhaa's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Anderson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Anderson fails to land.
Murhaa is trying to break the clinch but Anderson is controlling him.
Anderson working aggressively here.
Anderson misses with some punches.
Anderson misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murhaa.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Anderson.
Murhaa has had enough of the clinch but Anderson keeps him there for the moment.
Anderson makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Phol Murhaa will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Anderson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Murhaa is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Anderson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Murhaa.
Anderson lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A jab from Anderson misses.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nice defenses there by Anderson.
Anderson throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Anderson walks into a stiff left hand from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Anderson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anderson throws a shot to the body.
Murhaa keeps Anderson at a distance using the push kick.
Murhaa is looking to chop away at Anderson's legs.
Murhaa cracks a nice hook into Anderson's ribs.
Anderson throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Murhaa connects with a right hand. Anderson shakes it off.

Anderson gets a clinch.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Anderson throws a head punch that misses.

Murhaa breaks from the clinch.
Murhaa connects with a body shot that sends Anderson's belly button to the back.
Nice straight punches there by Anderson. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Anderson.
Murhaa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Anderson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Anderson let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa throws a hook but Anderson blocks it.
Anderson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Anderson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
A swing and a miss from Anderson.
Anderson scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.
Anderson uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Anderson throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Anderson misses with a hook
and Murhaa counters with a nice body kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Anderson scores with a hook.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Murhaa swats away the attempt to clinch by Anderson.
Murhaa slips a jab from Anderson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anderson throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Murhaa scores with the left hand. Anderson knows he should have avoided that one.
Murhaa connects with a nice looking jab.
Murhaa fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Anderson on the side of the head.
Anderson lands a slapping body shot.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the head.
Anderson blocks a jab.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the head.
Murhaa scores with a push kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Anderson.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa misses with a series of wild punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Anderson throws a counter combo.
Murhaa scores with a crisp jab that stopped Anderson in his tracks.
Anderson has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick
enabling Anderson to counter with a crisp jab.
Anderson misses with a double jab.
Murhaa looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Anderson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Anderson lands a lovely overhand right.
Murhaa lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Murhaa lands with a hook. Anderson tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Anderson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Murhaa. Murhaa circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Anderson falls off balance throwing a combination
and Murhaa counters with a one-two to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa clearly takes that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Murhaa slips under a jab from Anderson.
A counter left hand to the body from Murhaa misses its target.
Anderson ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a jab when Anderson was well out of range.
Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Murhaa fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Anderson on the side of the head.
Murhaa takes a swing at Anderson's ribcage but misses.
Anderson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Anderson cracks Murhaa with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Anderson.
Murhaa paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Anderson defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Anderson moves out of range of the body kick from Murhaa.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anderson fails to land with a series of punches.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Anderson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick
letting Anderson counter with a right hand.
Anderson listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Murhaa with a nice cross.
Anderson throws a predictable looking body shot
and Murhaa counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Anderson thinking.
Good exchange - Murhaa coming out on top.
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Anderson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Anderson.
Murhaa tries to move into range but Anderson moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Anderson misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
No joy there for Murhaa, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Anderson misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa scores with a nice right hand.
A punch combination from Anderson misses.
Murhaa shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Murhaa throws a nice looking combination but Anderson bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A shot to the liver by Anderson. Beautiful body shot.
Murhaa digs a good body shot into Anderson's ribs.
Jab by Murhaa.
Crunch! Murhaa slams his shin into Anderson's torso.
Anderson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Anderson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa lands with a nice body kick.
Anderson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Murhaa lands a really nice looking cross but Anderson seems unphased.
Anderson is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Murhaa takes a swing at Anderson's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Anderson.
Murhaa misses with a double jab.
Anderson throws out a counter right but Murhaa avoids it with no problem.
Murhaa throws a jab when Anderson was well out of range.
Murhaa misses with a hook. Anderson ducked under it nicely.
Anderson misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut. Anderson saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
Anderson feints a counter leg kick.
Murhaa looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Anderson digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Anderson is just out of range.
Murhaa is looking to land body kicks.
Anderson scores with a nice head shot.
Murhaa misses with a hook
and Anderson counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Anderson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Murhaa throws out the jab.
Murhaa looks to throw the jab but Anderson is out of range.
Anderson swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Murhaa scores with a three punch combo!
Anderson blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Anderson throws a leg kick but Murhaa sees it coming and checks it nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa had his way with Mr Anderson in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Murhaa looks to land a left hand but Anderson moved out of range nicely.
Anderson blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Anderson throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Anderson looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
A combination from Murhaa does no damage.
Anderson throws a lazy uppercut
and Murhaa counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Anderson moves out of range as Murhaa throws a body kick.
Anderson flicks out a counter leg kick but Murhaa steps away.
Anderson loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa tries to land a front kick but Anderson steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Anderson appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Murhaa defending well as Anderson loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Anderson swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Murhaa.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Anderson's corner calls for a 1-2. Anderson obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A jab from Murhaa finds it's way through Anderson's defenses.
Anderson uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Anderson scores with a decent looking hook.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses.
Anderson is trying to counter with his kicks.
A telegraphed right hand from Anderson misses the target.
Anderson throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Anderson.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the jaw.
The fighters circle momentarily. Anderson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Mr Anderson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Anderson.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Anderson.
A big right from Anderson misses.
Murhaa defending well as Anderson loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Anderson.
Anderson throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Anderson finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anderson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A nice side step and Anderson releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Murhaa is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Anderson can do to turn this around?
Anderson digs a good body shot into Murhaa's ribs.
Murhaa fakes the leg kick and cracks Anderson in the body.
Murhaa throws a head kick but Anderson moves out of range.
Murhaa takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Murhaa checks a leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Anderson circles away quickly and effectively.
Anderson throws a combination that misses
and Anderson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the head.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Anderson defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Anderson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Murhaa. That snapped Anderson's head back.
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!
Anderson tries to clinch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa scores with a nice strike.
Murhaa fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Anderson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Murhaa throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

Anderson forces Murhaa back against the cage and clinches.
Anderson misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Anderson has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Murhaa misses with a body punch.
Anderson blocking some punches.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Anderson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Anderson slips the punch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Felipe Paraventi scores the fight 50:45
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 50:45
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

Phol Murhaa retains his welterweight title!
Our winner, Phol Murhaa, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: RFL 28: Murhaa vs Anderson     
Date:   May 27, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Mr Anderson. This should be a great matchup!

182 cm
29
184 lbs
21 - 6 - 1
180 cm
37
173 lbs
29 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Mr Anderson!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Edson Gomes and Mauricio Rocha.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Anderson closes the distance and clinches.
Anderson can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
Anderson lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Anderson struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
Anderson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Anderson misses with a punch on the inside.
Anderson is trying to force a seperation but Murhaa has the dominant position.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murhaa.
A shot in the inside from Murhaa.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Anderson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa taking a breather.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike.
Anderson tries to work over Murhaa'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.
Murhaa slowing the pace effectively.
Murhaa lands with a light punch inside.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Murhaa can't break the clinch.
Anderson misses with a short punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Anderson.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A swing and a miss from Anderson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Anderson throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Anderson has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Murhaa is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Anderson.
A solid leg kick lands there for Murhaa.
Murhaa looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It seemed like Anderson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
An inside leg kick lands from Murhaa.
Anderson throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body
and Anderson counters with a straight right hand.
Anderson throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Murhaa darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa throws a lazy uppercut
and Anderson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Anderson scores with a decent looking hook.
Murhaa circles away from the clinch attempt.
Anderson takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Anderson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Anderson connects with a nice looking jab.
Murhaa's corner calls for a 1-2. Murhaa obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Anderson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Murhaa scores with a nice strike.
Anderson throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
It looked like Murhaa was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Anderson avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Murhaa 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.
Anderson avoids a kick to the body.
Murhaa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Anderson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Anderson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Murhaa dodges the punch combination from Anderson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
and Anderson counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa throws the kick towards the body but Anderson avoids it.
Anderson misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Anderson moves out of range of the strikes.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Anderson uses good head movement to avoid it.
A decent looking cross lands there for Anderson.
Murhaa throws a low kick but Anderson avoids it.
Murhaa takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Anderson ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Anderson.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Anderson.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Anderson misses with a wild combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anderson turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A slow jab from Anderson misses its intended target.
Murhaa lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Anderson.
Anderson throws a combination that misses
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
A chopping leg kick lands by Murhaa.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Anderson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Murhaa looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Murhaa lands a head shot.
Anderson scores with a jab. Murhaa acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Anderson walks into a left hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Nice cross by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Anderson is just out of range.
Murhaa walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Anderson checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The fighters circling - Anderson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Anderson manages to avoid it.
Anderson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Anderson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Phol Murhaa is winning the standup battle so far.
Murhaa uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Murhaa throws a low kick but it's checked well by Anderson.
Anderson blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa keeps the fight on the outside.
Anderson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Murhaa rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Anderson counters with a nice body shot.
Anderson misses with a body punch
and Murhaa counters with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa walks into a left hand.
Anderson ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Anderson is out of range.
Anderson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Anderson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Anderson lands a jab to Murhaa's midsection.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Anderson misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
It looked like Murhaa was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Anderson.
Anderson throws a poor cross that misses
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the body
and Anderson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice defenses there by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses the jab.
A cross from Anderson lands.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Anderson throws a counter combo.
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but Anderson moved out of range nicely.
Anderson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anderson chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Murhaa can pounce on him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Anderson takes one to the chin there.
Murhaa scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Anderson wants to clinch up but Murhaa keeps it at a distance.
Anderson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Murhaa finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Anderson lands with an uppercut that bounces Murhaa off the cage and back into range.
Anderson goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Murhaa throws a lazy uppercut
and Anderson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Murhaa scores with a nice head shot.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Anderson manages to avoid it.
Anderson misses with a looping right.
It looked like Murhaa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Anderson misses with a two punch combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Murhaa scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Anderson doesn't seem bothered though.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Anderson takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Murhaa dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Anderson. That did some damage!
A looping hook to the body misses from Anderson. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Anderson blocks a leg kick.
Anderson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Anderson manages to avoid it.
No joy there for Anderson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Anderson throws a leg kick but Murhaa sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A leg kick checked by Anderson.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Murhaa, as that shot connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anderson misses with a lunging right hand
and Murhaa counters with a left to the body.
Anderson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Murhaa swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Anderson.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Anderson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Anderson slips under a jab.
Anderson appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Murhaa throws a low kick but it's checked well by Anderson.
Anderson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Murhaa. Murhaa circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Murhaa throws a hook but Anderson blocks it.
Murhaa throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Anderson makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Anderson tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Anderson rushes Murhaa and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Anderson has Murhaa pressed against the cage, preventing Murhaa from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
A nice left hand lands by Anderson.
Anderson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Anderson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Murhaa is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Anderson misses with the head strike.
Anderson misses with a punch to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Anderson.
Mr Anderson seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Anderson controls the action.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa misses with a punch on the inside.
Anderson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Anderson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Murhaas head.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Anderson has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Anderson misses with some punches.
Anderson misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anderson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Our sources have told us that Murhaa has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Anderson is trying to push Murhaa away but Murhaa has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Anderson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Anderson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Anderson swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Anderson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Anderson.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Anderson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa slows down the pace here.
Anderson misses with a punch to the body.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.
Murhaa looks to land a combination but Anderson avoids it well.
Anderson thows a leg kick but Murhaa checks it
and Murhaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Anderson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Murhaa.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A clash of legs there as Anderson blocks the low kick.
Murhaa throws a sloppy head kick and Anderson moves out of range easily.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Anderson throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Anderson misses with a double jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Anderson throws out a loose jab but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Anderson.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Anderson moves away.
Anderson slips under a jab.
Anderson missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa lands a jab to Anderson's midsection.
Anderson has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Murhaa throws a chopping leg kick but Anderson manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Anderson let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anderson throws a body shot but no joy.
Anderson gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Murhaa.
Murhaa avoids a punch combination nicely.
Anderson walks forward, straight into a front kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a hook
and Anderson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Anderson connects with a nice looking jab.
Anderson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Anderson only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body
and Anderson counters with a low kick, right behind Murhaa 's knee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Anderson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Anderson is just out of range.
Murhaa scores with a nice head shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa lands a glancing blow to the side of Anderson's head.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Anderson moves away.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
Anderson slips under a jab.
Murhaa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Anderson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Anderson blocks the body kick.
Murhaa takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Mr Anderson just about did enough to take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Murhaa misses with a left hand
and Anderson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Murhaa throws a hook but Anderson avoids it easily.
Murhaa takes a swing at Anderson's ribcage but misses.
Anderson connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Anderson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Anderson throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa scores with a nice right hand.
Anderson punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa throws a shot from downtown. Anderson moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Anderson uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Murhaa has time to react.
Anderson scores with a jab.
Murhaa misses with an attempted mid kick.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Anderson slips a straight right by Murhaa.
Anderson appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Anderson's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A solid leg kick lands there for Anderson.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Anderson.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. Anderson looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Anderson checks a low kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Anderson checks it.
Anderson on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Murhaa misses with a hook
and Anderson counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Murhaa thinking.
Murhaa motions for Anderson to come forward. Murhaa throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anderson thuds his right hand into Murhaa's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Anderson takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Murhaa 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.
Murhaa throws a push kick but Anderson slaps the foot to one side.
Murhaa connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Anderson.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Anderson.
Anderson scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murhaa doesn't seem bothered though.
Anderson moves out of range as Murhaa strikes.
It seemed like Anderson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Anderson keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Murhaa throws a lazy uppercut
letting Anderson counter with a right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa blocks a jab.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
Anderson scores with a jab.
Anderson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Murhaa with a hook.
Anderson avoids a kick to the body.
Anderson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Murhaa checks the leg kick.
Murhaa was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Anderson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Murhaa lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Murhaa misses with a wild combination.
Anderson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Anderson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses the jab.
Murhaa with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Murhaa is looking to land body kicks.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa tries to land a front kick but Anderson steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A solid body kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Anderson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Anderson lands a nice hook to Murhaa's body. Murhaa takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Murhaa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Anderson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Anderson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Murhaa circles away quickly and effectively.
Anderson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Anderson.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Phol Murhaa will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!



Anderson fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Murhaa, pushing him back against the cage.
Murhaa takes a shot to the head.
Murhaa scores with a shoulder strike.
Murhaa gets through Anderson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa stalling in the clinch but Anderson improves position.
Murhaa misses with the head strike.
Anderson misses with a punch on the inside.
Anderson lands a body shot.
Murhaa looking to stall.
Anderson throws a head punch that misses.
Anderson misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Anderson works on Murhaa's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right from Anderson on the inside.
Anderson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Anderson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Anderson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Anderson.
Anderson throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa scores with a shot to the side of Anderson's head.
Murhaa lands with a light punch inside.

Anderson breaks from the clinch.
Murhaa lands a front kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Murhaa 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 Anderson has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Anderson and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Anderson throws out the jab.
Anderson drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Murhaa misses with a low kick as Anderson jumps back.
Murhaa takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Murhaa fails to land with a series of punches.
Anderson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Anderson throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa throws a quick counter kick to the body but Anderson avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Anderson tests Murhaa's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Murhaa throws a jab when Anderson was well out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa clobbers Anderson with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Anderson takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Murhaa fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Anderson throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Murhaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Anderson.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa throws a combination that misses
and Anderson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Anderson throws a right hand that misses
and Murhaa counters with an outside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Anderson throws a leg kick but Murhaa moved away.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Anderson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Good shot there by Murhaa.
Murhaa slips under a jab from Anderson.
Murhaa avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Anderson has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a nice looking body shot.
Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Anderson.
Anderson misses with a body kick.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Murhaa. That snapped Anderson's head back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Anderson. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Anderson defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa cracks the inside of Anderson's front leg.
Murhaa ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Murhaa connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa works Anderson's body with a nice hook.
Murhaa fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Murhaa uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Murhaa throws the left hand but Anderson avoids the punch easily.
Anderson throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body
and Anderson counters with a one-two to the body.
Murhaa throws a nice outside leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Murhaa 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 Alexandre Firmino scores the fight 49:47
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 48:48
Judge Mauricio Rocha scores the fight 47:48

The fight is ruled a draw!

Phol Murhaa retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: RFL 24: Kriel vs Murhaa     
Date:   May 13, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jan Kriel and Phol Murhaa. Kriel's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Fokofpolisiekar - Fokofpolisiekar. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

178 cm
24
181 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
182 cm
29
184 lbs
20 - 6 - 1
BJJ Brown Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jan Kriel!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Edson Gomes, Felipe Paraventi and Leandro Rodrigues.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa scores with a jab.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Murhaa. Kriel shrugs it off though.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kriel paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kriel throws a big counter combination but Murhaa scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Murhaa cracks Kriel with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Murhaa has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Kriel is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Murhaa tries to land a front kick but Kriel steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Murhaa throws a jab when Kriel was well out of range.
Kriel takes one to the side of the head.
Murhaa looks to clinch
and Kriel connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kriel manages to avoid it.
Murhaa cracks Kriel with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Murhaa dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kriel. That did some damage!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kriel blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
A swing and a miss from Kriel.
Murhaa let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Murhaa misses with a left hand
and Kriel counters with a straight right hand.
Nice straight punches there by Murhaa. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Murhaa.
Murhaa swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murhaa gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Kriel counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa fails to land with a series of punches.
Kriel with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Murhaa gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kriel misses with a kick to the body.
Kriel chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Murhaa can pounce on him.
Kriel moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa misses with a body shot
and Kriel counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Kriel is looking to counter punch.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Kriel is just out of range.
As Murhaa backs away, Kriel returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Murhaa clobbers Kriel with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

It looks like Jan Kriel has been cut.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
It looked like Kriel was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Murhaa.
Kriel throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Murhaa slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kriel keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kriel appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kriel 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 Murhaa has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Murhaa and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Murhaa thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kriel keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kriel throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Murhaa.
Kriel takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kriel throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
Murhaa connects with a looping right hand.
Murhaa lands a right hook to the body.
Murhaa moves away from the strike by Kriel.
A nice side step and Murhaa releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A shot to the body from Kriel misses
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Kriel does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa feints and then cracks Kriel's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kriel down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head kick by Kriel misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.

Kriel is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Oh Kriel is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Jab, jab by Murhaa - just one landing.
Murhaa cracks Kriel with a hook to the temple - Kriel is on wobbly legs here! Murhaa swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Kriel falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Murhaa wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Phol Murhaa!
Phol Murhaa is the new welterweight champion!
Phol Murhaa 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.
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Event: RFL 019 -> -> -> 5 x 3     
Date:   Apr 15, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Grant Benton. Benton has chosen I get Knocked Down as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
28
184 lbs
19 - 6 - 1
180 cm
42
185 lbs
29 - 17 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Grant Benton!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Cesar, Seu Braga and Edson Gomes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Benton scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Benton scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Benton jabs at Murhaa's body.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Benton throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Murhaa connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Benton's hands.
Murhaa lands a nice shot that snaps Benton's head back.
Benton looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Murhaa cracks the inside of Benton's front leg.
Benton throws a hook to the side of Murhaa's head but Murhaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
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!

Benton shoots in and gets a takedown into Murhaa's guard.
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.
Benton controlling from the top position.
Murhaa keeping moving, preventing Benton from controlling successfully.
Murhaa looking to hit a scissor sweep but Benton is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Murhaa is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Benton is controlling him.
Murhaa looking for a sweep. Not yet Murhaa, not yet.
Murhaa keeping full guard, as Benton tries to pass.
Benton is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Benton throws out the jab.
Benton misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa feinted there with a counter leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Benton.
Benton uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A good leg kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Benton to score with a decent uppercut.
Murhaa gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Benton rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Murhaa counters with a good low kick that Benton was not able to check.
Benton missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa misses with a series of wild punches.
Benton 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.
Grant Benton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Benton just misses with a punch to the body.
Benton shoots in for a takedown but Murhaa shows good takedown defense.
Murhaa lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Benton backs up against the cage.
Murhaa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Benton sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Benton just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa feinted there with a counter leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Murhaa throws a nice inside leg kick.
Benton throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Benton lands an overhand right.
Murhaa punishes Benton's body with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
That kick from Murhaa tenderised Benton's leg. Benton is trying to keep his angry face on.
Murhaa wants to land a leg kick but Benton is out of range.
Murhaa throws a low kick but it's checked well by Benton.
Murhaa scores with a nice body kick.
Benton takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Benton lands with a shot to the body.
Benton tries to bum rush Murhaa with a series of wild strikes but Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Benton connects with a body shot that sends Murhaa's belly button to the back.
Benton takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a front kick that sends Benton stumbling back into the cage.
Benton has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Benton there as he acknowledges the shot.
Benton misses with a takedown
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa stalks Benton and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Benton's face. Benton staggers backwards, shaken.
Benton scores with a three punch combo!
Benton lands an overhand right.
Murhaa lands the left hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Benton missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Benton lands with an overhand left.
Benton takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Murhaa connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Benton misses with a straight right.
Benton throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Benton tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Murhaa thumps Benton with a low kick.
Benton throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Murhaa throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Benton on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Murhaa. Murhaa obviously looking to wear him down.
Benton scores with a sloppy right hand. Murhaa should have avoided that one.
Murhaa lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Benton!
Murhaa scores with a decent looking hook.
Benton throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Benton throws a shot from downtown. Murhaa moves away and avoids it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa connects with a body shot.
Benton rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Murhaa counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Benton looks to land a combination but Murhaa avoids it well.
It looked like Murhaa was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Benton.
Benton is breathing heavily.
Benton takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Benton lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Murhaa circles away quickly and effectively.
As Benton backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Benton looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
As Benton looks to move away, Murhaa throws a big counter combo but Benton just gets out of the way.
Benton listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Benton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Benton swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Benton swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa throws a sloppy body shot
and Benton counters with a left and a right that stings Murhaa.
Benton closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Murhaa throws a front kick that sends Benton stumbling back into the cage.
Benton throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Murhaa scores with a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Benton with a lazy takedown attempt
and Murhaa counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Murhaa defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Benton.
Benton takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Benton looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Benton walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Benton throws a nice looking combination but Murhaa bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Murhaa lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

It looks like Grant Benton has been cut.
Benton misses with a looping left.
Murhaa throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Benton on the side of the head.
Murhaa scores with a hook.
Murhaa scores with the left hand. Benton knows he should have avoided that one.

Benton is rocked!
Benton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Benton is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
Murhaa lands a leg kick that knocks Benton off balance momentarily.
Murhaa throws a head kick that half lands.
Benton cracks a nice hook into Murhaa's ribs.
Murhaa tests Benton's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa scores with a nice body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Benton seems to have recovered his senses.
Benton has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Benton slips under a jab from Murhaa.
Benton throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Benton's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Benton swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Benton lands a jab-cross combination.
Nice jab there from Murhaa.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Benton misses with a combination
and Murhaa makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Benton.
Murhaa lands a leg kick that knocks Benton off balance momentarily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Murhaa 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 Cesar scores the fight 29:28
Judge Seu Braga scores the fight 29:28
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

A pretty intense looking Phol Murhaa took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.
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Event: RFL 015 Tyyp vs Askren     
Date:   Mar 18, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Chris White. White is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Fugees - Ready or not. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

182 cm
28
184 lbs
18 - 6 - 1
180 cm
32
182 lbs
15 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris White!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Cesar, Matheus Silva and Edson Gomes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.

It looks like Chris White has been cut.
Murhaa 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.
Murhaa dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on White. That did some damage!
White throws a nice looking combination but Murhaa bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Murhaa throws a push kick but White slaps the foot to one side.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa scores with a jab.
Murhaa misses with a right hand
and White counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
White slips a straight right by Murhaa.
Murhaa is looking to slow White down with leg kicks.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract White.
Murhaa throws the left hand but White avoids the punch easily.
White avoids the head kick by Murhaa.
As Murhaa backs off White throws a huge counter combo but Murhaa manages to avoid it all.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
White is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
White keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
White lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Murhaa lands a nice shot that snaps White's head back.
Murhaa misses with the body kick
and White counters with a two punch combo.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A cross from Murhaa lands.
Murhaa dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Murhaa lands a big head kick that sends White tumbling to the mat! Murhaa takes a step backwards and waves White back to his feet - he wants the finish!

White is rocked!
Murhaa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
White is still on wobbly legs! Can Murhaa finish him?
Murhaa fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but White is out of range.
Murhaa lands a glancing blow to the side of White's head.
Murhaa lands a front kick.

Murhaa closes the distance and clinches.
Murhaa looking to throw knees to the head but White is blocking nicely.
White seems to have recovered his senses.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. White was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
White counters with a body kick.
White takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Murhaa misses with a right hand
and White connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

White looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Murhaa holds on and takes a little breather.
Murhaa keeping full guard, as White tries to pass.
Murhaa is pulling down on White's head. It's preventing any offense from White, at least for the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa looking to hit a scissor sweep but White is one step ahead there.
White is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
White working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
White keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
White lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
White stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
Murhaa sets himself, and White steps forward looking for the clinch! Murhaa avoids it this time.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Chris White's cut.
That's time! Murhaa's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Murhaa misses with a right hand
and White counters with a one-two to the body.

Excellent takedown into side control there by White.
Murhaa manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Murhaa keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Murhaa is pressing down on White's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
White scoring with some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from White.
Murhaa pulls White in close to prevent any damage.
Murhaa wants to stand and escape but White is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Murhaa is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Murhaa is pulling down on White's head. It's preventing any offense from White, at least for the moment.
Murhaa is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that White can do to turn this around?
White with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
White postures up in Murhaa's guard and throws a big left but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa wants to get back to his feet but White is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
White avoids the body shot from Murhaa.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
White drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
White avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
White lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
White tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murhaa swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Murhaa throws a front kick aimed at White's knee but White avoids it well.
No joy there for Murhaa, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Murhaa misses with a hook. White ducked under it nicely.
White is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Murhaa swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and White counters with a left and a right that stings Murhaa.
White looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Murhaa is fending him off so far but White persists. Nope, Murhaa circles away and we're back to standing.
Murhaa throws a big counter combination but White scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Murhaa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. White sees it coming and avoids it easily.
White shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Murhaa sprawls well. Murhaa wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. White gets slowly back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Murhaa.
Murhaa blocks a jab.
Nice body kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that is checked

and White counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Murhaa!
Murhaa is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Murhaa moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Murhaa lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Murhaa sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed White's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Murhaa wants to stand but White has hold of a leg and an arm, so he's trapped for now.
Phol Murhaa overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Murhaa throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Chris White's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Murhaa throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
A lazy left from Murhaa finds it's target.
That kick from Murhaa tenderised White's leg. White is trying to keep his angry face on.
Murhaa throws an overhand right that lands on White's shoulder, as White tries to avoid the shot.
Murhaa misses with an attempted mid kick.
White doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa tries a head kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
White walks into a left hand.
Murhaa tries to clinch up but White circles away and keeps his distance.
White unleashes a big counter combination but Murhaa bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
White avoids the head kick by Murhaa.
White unleashes a big counter combination but Murhaa bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa chopping away at his opponent's legs.

White closes the distance and clinches.
White's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Murhaa throws a knee to the head but misses.
Murhaa has White pressed against the cage, preventing White from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Murhaa is working White over against the cage.
Murhaa pushes White back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
White stalling in the clinch but Murhaa improves position.
Murhaa displaying some good clinch control by pressing White up against the cage.
Murhaa is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
White tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa leaning his opponent against the cage.
White blocks a punch to the side of the head.
White can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
Good body shot from Murhaa.
A short left from Murhaa.
White working aggressively here.
White has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands with a left to the head.

That has opened up Chris White's cut even more.
Phol Murhaa has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Murhaa dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
White is trying to push Murhaa away but Murhaa has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A right hand to the body from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a left hand that snaps the head of White backwards.
A shot in the inside from Murhaa.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Chris White is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Murhaa. White shrugs it off though.
Murhaa works the jab nicely.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but White uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa misses with a double jab.
White throws out a counter right but Murhaa avoids it with no problem.

White has taken the fight to the clinch.

Murhaa pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa slaps away a takedown attempt from White, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Murhaa wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
White throws a right and a left that Murhaa avoids nicely.
Murhaa fakes the leg kick and cracks White in the body.
Murhaa wants to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa lands a front kick.
White ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
White throws a counter combo.
Murhaa scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nice body kick there by Murhaa.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jab by Murhaa.
White slips a straight right by Murhaa.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Murhaa 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 Cesar scores the fight 30:27
Judge Matheus Silva scores the fight 30:27
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

A determined Phol Murhaa didn't want to dwell on this fight in his post fight interview. Instead he was more keen to state he wants a title shot. Let's see if he gets it!
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Event: EVO 301: Obliteratii vs Baba     
Date:   Feb 24, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Sven Jergensen. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

182 cm
28
184 lbs
18 - 5 - 1
170 cm
28
170 lbs
19 - 9 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sven Jergensen!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Andrew Berry and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jergensen swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Jergensen lands with a right hand.
Murhaa misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jergensen throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Murhaa.
As Jergensen backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Jergensen is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
A telegraphed right hand from Jergensen misses the target.
Murhaa tried to counter with a leg kick but Jergensen avoided it.
Murhaa blocks a jab.
Jergensen scores with a hook.
Jergensen moves out of range of the leg kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Jergensen as he connects with a hook.
Jergensen moves in looking to clinch but Murhaa pushes him off.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jergensen was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Jergensen defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jergensen tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Jergensen instigates a clinch.
Murhaa is pushing Jergensen up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
Jergensen lands a body shot.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Jergensen.
Jergensen misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Jergensen blocking some punches.
Jergensen scores with a shoulder strike.
Jergensen swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jergensen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
The referee calls for Murhaa to work.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Murhaa holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Jergensen lands with a right to the head.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Jergensen.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen misses with a punch to the body.
Jergensen changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Murhaa fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Jergensen fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jergensen throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Jergensen throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Murhaa's waist but Murhaa gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Jergensen off to one side.
Murhaa 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.
Phol Murhaa has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sven Jergensen.
Jergensen swinging wildly here.
Jergensen checks a low kick from Murhaa.
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!
Jergensen throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jergensen misses with a straight left.
Nice uppercut lands for Murhaa. That snapped Jergensen's head back.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jergensen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Jergensen fails in his attempt to clinch.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Jergensen checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jergensen.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jergensen. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Murhaa blocks a jab.
A big left from Jergensen misses.
Murhaa fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Jergensen checks it well.
Jergensen tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A punch combination from Jergensen misses.
Jergensen scores with a jab to the head.
Jergensen has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Murhaa.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the head.
Murhaa doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jergensen looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jergensen lands the left hand.
Jergensen works Murhaa's body with a nice hook.
Jergensen fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Sven Jergensen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Murhaa gets tackled into the cage by Jergensen. Jergensen maintains the clinch.
Murhaa leaning his opponent against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Murhaa's efforts to push away.
Jergensen tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Jergensen back against the cage.
Jergensen misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jergensen backwards.
Jergensen is looking to take this one to the mat.
Jergensen is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Still in the clinch, Murhaa scores with a nice short uppercut.
Jergensen misses with a punch on the inside.
Jergensen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murhaa working hard to break the clinch.
Murhaa content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Murhaa swings wildly with an uppercut but Jergensen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa gets underhooks to prevent Jergensen's takedown attempt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sven Jergensen 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.


Jergensen takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa throws a quick counter head kick but Jergensen was just out of range.
Jergensen shoots in but Murhaa avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Jergensen tries to clinch up.
Murhaa tried to score with a low kick but Jergensen checks it.
A nice combination there by Jergensen.
Jergensen looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Murhaa avoids a punch combination nicely.
A left lands for Jergensen.
Jergensen blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Jergensen misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Murhaa counters with a left and a right that stings Jergensen.
Murhaa pushes Jergensen away with a front kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jergensen scores with a hook to the body. Murhaa takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Jergensen slips a straight right by Murhaa.
Jergensen lands a body shot.
Murhaa 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.
Jergensen fails with a takedown attempt.
Murhaa cracks the inside of Jergensen's front leg.
Murhaa throws a body punch but Jergensen moves out of range.
Jergensen checks a leg kick.
Jergensen digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
Murhaa keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jergensen.
Jergensen lands a body shot.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Murhaa 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 Jergensen has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Jergensen and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Jergensen misses with a hook to the body
and Murhaa counters with a leg kick.
Jergensen scores with a nice head shot.
Jergensen moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Jergensen.
Jergensen moves away from the strike by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with a two punch combination.
Jergensen bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Murhaa's head.
Jergensen throws a body shot but no joy.
Jergensen takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Jergensen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa tries to score with a low kick but Jergensen moves his leg out of the way.
Jergensen moves in looking to clinch but Murhaa pushes him off.

Jergensen looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Murhaa holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Jergensen.
Jergensen missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Jergensen has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is trying to maintain the position but Jergensen is very close to passing his half guard.
Jergensen throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Murhaa to regain full guard.
Jergensen postures up in Murhaa's guard and throws a big left but Murhaa blocks it.
Jergensen tries to free his leg and advance position but Murhaa is retaining full guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Murhaa holds on and takes a little breather.
Jergensen advances position into side control!
Murhaa can't do much from the bottom here.
Murhaa isn't going anywhere.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen is putting a hurting on Murhaa here, landing some big shots from side control.
Jergensen throwing strikes but Murhaa manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Jergensen wants to control but Murhaa postures up.
Murhaa tries to move to mount but Jergensen blocks the move with his legs.
Murhaa wants to control but Jergensen is keeping him busy.
You can see the frustration on Jergensen's face as Murhaa controls the position.
Jergensen has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Jergensen struggling a bit here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Sven Jergensen will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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!


No luck for Jergensen with that takedown attempt.
Sven Jergensen seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jergensen connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Some wild striking there from Jergensen.
Jergensen lunges at Murhaa with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Murhaa's hand.
Jergensen misses with a takedown
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Murhaa scores with a jab. Jergensen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Jergensen shoots in for a takedown but Murhaa shows good takedown defense.
Phol Murhaa has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sven Jergensen.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jergensen throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Jergensen avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Jergensen checks a leg kick.
Jergensen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jergensen swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Murhaa lands with a nice body kick.
Jergensen looks for a takedown but Murhaa sprawls well.
Murhaa takes a swing at Jergensen's ribcage but misses.
Murhaa sets himself, and Jergensen steps forward looking for the clinch! Murhaa avoids it this time.
Murhaa misses with an attempted mid kick.
A big left from Jergensen misses.
Murhaa fires out a quick counter leg kick but Jergensen just manages to avoid it.
Murhaa lands a jab to Jergensen's midsection.
Murhaa throws a sloppy head kick and Jergensen moves out of range easily.
Jergensen ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jergensen.
A slow jab from Jergensen misses its intended target.
Murhaa takes one on the button.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Jergensen is just out of range.
Jergensen lands a nice shot that snaps Murhaa's head back.
Jergensen throws a series of punches but Murhaa avoids them all with ease.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Jergensen is able to avoid easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Jergensen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murhaa swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Murhaa takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Jergensen looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Jergensen throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.
Murhaa is looking to score with low kicks.
Jergensen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa cracks the inside of Jergensen's front leg.
Jergensen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Jergensen just misses with a punch to the body.
Donk. Jergensen catches Murhaa right on the button with a cross.
Jergensen misses with a body shot.
Jergensen misses with a body shot.
Murhaa takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen cracks a nice hook into Murhaa's ribs.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa tries to land a leg kick but Jergensen saw it coming and moves away.
Jergensen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Murhaa lands with a thumping leg kick.
Jergensen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Murhaa gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Jergensen throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Jab, jab by Jergensen - just one landing.
Jergensen checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jergensen bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Murhaa takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Murhaa swats away the attempt to clinch by Jergensen.
Jergensen takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jergensen misses with a body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Murhaa.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jergensen misses with an uppercut.
Murhaa getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Murhaa throws a right hand that misses

and Jergensen moves into the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Murhaa pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jergensen. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jergensen misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Jergensen.
Murhaa takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Jergensen clinches with his opponent.
Jergensen misses with a hook to the ribs.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.

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 Phol Murhaa.
I think Jergensen 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 28:29
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sven Jergensen!

After the fight, Sven Jergensen was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
Phol Murhaa spoke after the fight, saying 'vittu'.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: EVO 294     
Date:   Jan 28, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Aleksander Kawulski and Phol Murhaa. Kawulski's entrance music is DMX - Slippin'. A fine choice. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

181 cm
27
180 lbs
18 - 6 - 0
182 cm
27
184 lbs
18 - 4 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Hellbent
MayheM sportswear

Hellbent
Lion Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Aleksander Kawulski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Ackerman and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Kawulski swings widly with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Kawulski uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Murhaa has time to react.
Kawulski throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kawulski walks into a straight right hand from Murhaa.
Aleksander Kawulski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jab, jab by Murhaa - just one landing.
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but Kawulski moved out of range nicely.
Kawulski dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Murhaa.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. Kawulski was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kawulski has been working on his boxing with his coaches at School Of Fighting in the buildup to the fight.
A jab from Murhaa does it's job there.

Kawulski shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Murhaa napping and manages to drive through into side control!
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa taking punishment in the form of punches.
Murhaa sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Kawulski seems to be working for a kimura but Murhaa defends the submission attempt.
Kawulski throws a strike but Murhaa avoids it easily and moves to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa keeping moving, preventing Kawulski from controlling successfully.
Murhaa keeping full guard, as Kawulski tries to pass.
Kawulski is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Kawulski trying to control the position from guard on top but Murhaa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kawulski scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Murhaa seems keen to control Kawulski's posture.
Murhaa avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Murhaa seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Murhaa trying to control the position.
Kawulski tries to free his leg and advance position but Murhaa is retaining full guard.
Kawulski 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.
Kawulski is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Murhaa working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Kawulski.
Kawulski trying to control the position from guard on top but Murhaa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Murhaa is trying to control the position from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Murhaa connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
Kawulski is looking to counter punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a body punch but Kawulski moves out of range.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses.
Kawulski misses with a double jab.

Kawulski bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Murhaa can't do much from the bottom here.
Murhaa is looking to reverse the position.
Murhaa managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Kawulski.
A lull in the action here as Kawulski stalls from top position.
Kawulski works to advance to full mount. Murhaa defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Murhaa tries to hold on but Kawulski postures up.
Murhaa is squirming around, avoiding Kawulski's attempts to control the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Kawulski tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Kawulski thowing shots but they're missing.
Kawulski throws some wild stikes that Murhaa manages to avoid easily.
Kawulski putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa tries to lock up and control but Kawulski gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kawulski lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kawulski connects with a good right hand that stumbles Murhaa. Murhaa circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Kawulski fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Kawulski misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Murhaa appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Murhaa takes one on the button.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Kawulski.
Kawulski dips to his left and cracks Murhaa with an uppercut!

Kawulski closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Kawulski lands in his opponent's guard.
Murhaa trying to keep a closed guard but Kawulski is proving a slippery customer.
Kawulski working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Murhaa holds on and takes a little breather.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa controls Kawulski momentarily but Kawulski frees himself.
Aleksander Kawulski overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Murhaa wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Kawulski is now in half guard.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Kawulski.
Kawulski not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Murhaa is refusing to be controlled, as Kawulski sits in half guard.
Kawulski is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Kawulski is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Murhaa can do to turn this around?
Kawulski looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kawulski slips a nice elbow through Murhaa's hands, connecting with Murhaa's forehead.
Murhaa is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Kawulski is looking to advance position but Murhaa won't allow it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Aleksander Kawulski!
Aleksander Kawulski thanked the fans post fight for their support.
Phol Murhaa was interviewed post fight and said 'vittu'.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: EVO 185 Olympics Finals     
Date:   Dec 29, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Pony Mclovin. Mclovin has chosen Redbone- Come And Get Your Love as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
27
184 lbs
17 - 4 - 1
183 cm
30
184 lbs
22 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Lion Fightwear

Hellbent
King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pony Mclovin!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Andrew Berry and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa tries to work over Mclovin's front leg with a kick but Mclovin checks it.
Mclovin only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Mclovin throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Mclovin bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Murhaa's head backwards.
A punch combination from Mclovin misses.
We've been informed that Mclovin has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Mclovin tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Murhaa has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Elite Strikers in the buildup to the fight.
Mclovin throws a front kick aimed at Murhaa's knee but Murhaa avoids it well.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mclovin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Murhaa can pounce on him.
Murhaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mclovin.
Mclovin feints and then cracks Murhaa's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Murhaa down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good exchange - Murhaa coming out on top.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Mclovin sees it coming and moves out of range.
Mclovin is trying to counter with his kicks.
Murhaa lands with a hook. Mclovin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murhaa swings for the body but Mclovin moves out of range.
Mclovin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mclovin lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Murhaa takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Murhaa lands a jab to the head.
Murhaa misses with a hook. Mclovin ducked under it nicely.
Murhaa thows a leg kick but Mclovin checks it
and Mclovin counters with a leg kick.
Mclovin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Murhaa tries to score with a low kick but Mclovin moves his leg out of the way.
Mclovin feints a counter leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a hook. Mclovin ducked under it nicely.
Mclovin throws a combination. Murhaa tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Murhaa tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Mclovin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa throws a shot from downtown. Mclovin moves away and avoids it.
Mclovin lands a leg kick that knocks Murhaa off balance momentarily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mclovin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Murhaa attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Mclovin 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.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses.
Murhaa throws a hook to the side of Mclovin's head but Mclovin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Murhaa ducks right into an uppercut from Mclovin.
Murhaa thows a leg kick but Mclovin checks it
and Mclovin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mclovin delivers a nice body kick.
Mclovin throws a body kick that misses.
Mclovin connects with a leg kick. Murhaa looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Murhaa takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Mclovin looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Mclovin.
Mclovin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Murhaa.
A slow jab from Mclovin misses its intended target.
Mclovin defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Mclovin misses with a hook.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Mclovin's sensitive parts.
Murhaa throws a series of punches but Mclovin avoids them all with ease.
Mclovin throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Murhaa.
Mclovin checks a leg kick.
Murhaa catches Mclovin with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Mclovin was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Murhaa cracks Mclovin with a good jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Mclovin doesn't seem bothered though.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mclovin throws a one two combo.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Mclovin.
Murhaa was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Mclovin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Mclovin.
Mclovin misses with a kick to the body

and Murhaa counters by clinching up.
Mclovin blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mclovin keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Murhaa's efforts to push away.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Murhaa gets through Mclovin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa avoiding damage as Mclovin throws knees to the body.
Mclovin jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Murhaa walks away with a smile on his face. Mclovin gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Pony Mclovin 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.


Murhaa swings for the body but Mclovin moves out of range.
Mclovin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Pony Mclovin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mclovin moves away.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mclovin manages to avoid it.
Mclovin checks a low kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Mclovin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mclovin lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Murhaa lands a right hook to the body.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa throws a body punch but Mclovin moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mclovin takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Murhaa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Murhaa misses with a hook
and Mclovin makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Murhaa really felt that one!
Murhaa pulls out of a head kick attempt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa moves away from the strike by Mclovin.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mclovin throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Murhaa slips a jab and a cross from Mclovin.
Murhaa misses with a left hand
and Mclovin counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but Mclovin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Mclovin throws a leg kick but Murhaa checks it.
That kick from Murhaa tenderised Mclovin's leg. Mclovin is trying to keep his angry face on.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A telegraphed right hand from Mclovin misses the target.
Mclovin throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Mclovin ducks down to avoid it.
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
A big right from Murhaa misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Mclovin checks a leg kick.
Mclovin throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Murhaa throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Mclovin's sensitive parts.
Murhaa moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa throws a right hand that Mclovin ducks under and follows up with a left that Mclovin also avoids with ease.
Murhaa keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Murhaa lands with a hook. Mclovin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Mclovin walks into a jab.
Murhaa lands a jab to the head.
Mclovin throws a leg kick
and Murhaa counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mclovin looks for the body kick but Murhaa saw that one coming.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murhaa throws a jab when Mclovin was well out of range.
Murhaa jabs at Mclovin's body.
Murhaa throws a sloppy body shot
and Mclovin counters with a nice kick to the body.
Mclovin throws a front kick aimed at Murhaa's knee but Murhaa avoids it well.
Mclovin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And Mclovin responds with a good body kick, but Murhaa manages to step out the way in time.
Mclovin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Murhaa fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Mclovin keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Mclovin's corner calls for a 1-2. Mclovin obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Mclovin takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mclovin slips a straight right by Murhaa.
Murhaa moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromMclovin.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Mclovin crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Murhaa - the referee stops the clock and Mclovin gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Murhaa. Mclovin manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mclovin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
Murhaa throwing a counter right hand but Mclovin manages to avoid it.
Mclovin scores with a leg kick.
Murhaa lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Murhaa throws a leg kick
and Mclovin counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A swing and a miss from Murhaa.
Mclovin moves away from the strike by Murhaa.
Mclovin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Mclovin stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
Mclovin lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Mclovin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
As Mclovin backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Mclovin moved away.
Despite the aggression on Mclovin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Phol Murhaa 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. This is the final round!


Murhaa scoring well with a low kick there.
Mclovin on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Murhaa lands a nice hook to Mclovin's body. Mclovin takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Murhaa tests Mclovin's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Mclovin misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Mclovin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice uppercut lands for Murhaa. That snapped Mclovin's head back.
Murhaa sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Mclovin lands a jab to the head.
Murhaa throws a low kick but it's checked well by Mclovin.
Murhaa lands the left hand.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Mclovin sees it coming and moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa throws a leg kick
and Mclovin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A combination from Mclovin does no damage.
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Mclovin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Murhaa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mclovin slips a jab from Murhaa.
Mclovin throws a counter combo.
Murhaa keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Murhaa is looking to score with low kicks.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Mclovin takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Nice defenses there by Mclovin.
Murhaa checks the leg kick nicely there.
Mclovin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Murhaa tries to counter by clinching up but Mclovin breaks away and moves out of range.
Murhaa works Mclovin's body with a nice hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A leg kick checked by Mclovin.
Mclovin tries a quick counter leg kick but Murhaa is wise to it.
Mclovin throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Mclovin is looking to land body kicks.
Mclovin stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
Mclovin scores with a punch to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mclovin lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Murhaa fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Mclovin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Mclovin thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
Murhaa throws an off balance right hand
and Mclovin counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Mclovin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Mclovin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a body punch
letting Mclovin counter with a right hand.
Mclovin ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a hook but Mclovin blocks it.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Mclovin lands a head kick!
Mclovin throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Mclovin throws a head kick that misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Murhaa.
Mclovin works Murhaa's body with a nice hook.
Mclovin avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Mclovin blocks the leg kick.
Mclovin misses with the combination.
Murhaa is looking to counter the offense by Mclovin and move into the clinch.
Mclovin wants to slow Murhaa down by chopping away at his legs.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mclovin.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa cracks Mclovin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Murhaa showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Mclovin.
Murhaa throws out a powerful jab.
Mclovin is looking to land body kicks.
Murhaa throws a lazy head kick
and Mclovin counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Phol Murhaa.
Well Murhaa 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 Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

After the big win, Phol Murhaa made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Lion Fightwear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: EVO 278: Sykk vs Ridgeway     
Date:   Nov 13, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and AJ The Perfectionist. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

182 cm
27
184 lbs
16 - 4 - 1
170 cm
24
176 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Lion Fightwear
MayheM sportswear

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, AJ The Perfectionist!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Colin Fotheringham and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Murhaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
A punch lands to the side of Murhaa 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Murhaa jabs at The Perfectionist's body.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
The Perfectionist blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and The Perfectionist counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.
The Perfectionist bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Murhaa closes the distance and clinches.
The Perfectionist doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Murhaa misses with a short punch on the inside.
The Perfectionist misses with a body punch.
Murhaa 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!
Murhaa is trying to break free.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
The Perfectionist blocks a body shot from Murhaa.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The Perfectionist is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
The Perfectionist blocking some punches.
Murhaa lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of The Perfectionist backwards.
Murhaa blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for The Perfectionist.
Murhaa lands with a right to the head.
The Perfectionist can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
The Perfectionist struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
The Perfectionist working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Murhaa displaying some good clinch control by pressing The Perfectionist up against the cage.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt The Perfectionist or not.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
The Perfectionist doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa lands a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The Perfectionist throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Murhaas head.
The Perfectionist is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
The Perfectionist has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Murhaa seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if The Perfectionist can turn it around.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
The Perfectionist tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Murhaa lands a left hand.
Murhaa is looking to control The Perfectionist's arms but The Perfectionist gets an underhook and turns him. Now Murhaa has his back to the cage.
Murhaa trying to control the position but instead, The Perfectionist has worked for underhooks and has pushed Murhaa into the cage.
Murhaa seems a little flustered. He's come in with the intention of controlling the clinch but The Perfectionist is preventing him from doing so, at least for the moment.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
The Perfectionist slowing the pace effectively.
Murhaa is trying to break free.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands a shoulder strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murhaa.
Murhaa lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The Perfectionist lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The Perfectionist gets through Murhaa's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The Perfectionist tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
The Perfectionist cracks Murhaa with a nice body shot.
The Perfectionist lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murhaa's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The Perfectionist throws a head punch that misses.
The Perfectionist misses with a hook from the clinch.
The Perfectionist presses Murhaa against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The Perfectionist tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The Perfectionist lands with a right to the head.
The Perfectionist can't find room to land a body shot as Murhaa controls the action.
Murhaa misses with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

Murhaa pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Murhaa pushes The Perfectionist away with a front kick.
We've been told by Murhaa's head coaches at Elite Strikers that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
The Perfectionist throws a leg kick
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by The Perfectionist. The Perfectionist obviously looking to wear him down.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist tries to clinch up.
Good standup being displayed there by Murhaa as he connects with a hook.
Murhaa misses with a hook to the body
and The Perfectionist counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The Perfectionist lands with a thumping leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but The Perfectionist sees it coming and moves out of range.
Murhaa swings widly with a right hand
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A clash of legs there as Murhaa blocks the low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Murhaa misses the target.
Murhaa falls off balance throwing a combination
and The Perfectionist counters with a low kick, right behind Murhaa 's knee.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but The Perfectionist sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Murhaa pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The Perfectionist lands a nice shot that snaps Murhaa's head back.
The Perfectionist uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murhaa.
Murhaa slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The Perfectionist moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Murhaa just misses with a punch to the body.
The Perfectionist thinks about the counter body kick.
The Perfectionist slips under a jab.
The Perfectionist misses with a low kick.
The Perfectionist walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa is looking to clinch.
The Perfectionist attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa throws a poor cross that misses
enabling The Perfectionist to counter with a crisp jab.
The Perfectionist takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Murhaa is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that The Perfectionist can do to turn this around?
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but The Perfectionist moved out of range nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Perfectionist throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The Perfectionist throws a head kick that Murhaa semi-blocks.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Murhaa checks a low kick from The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa checks a leg kick nicely.
The Perfectionist avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Murhaa connects with an inside leg kick.
The Perfectionist delivers a nice body kick.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but The Perfectionist paws at him with a jab and circles away.
It seemed like The Perfectionist was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The Perfectionist turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The Perfectionist throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
The Perfectionist lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A left lands for The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa lands with a nice body punch.
Murhaa moves out of range of the body kick.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist's jab looks to have found its range, popping Murhaa under the eye.
Murhaa listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as The Perfectionist throws out the jab.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
The Perfectionist with a jab.
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but The Perfectionist moved out of range nicely.
Murhaa is looking to clinch.
The Perfectionist takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
The Perfectionist swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by The Perfectionist.
Murhaa tries to clinch up.
Despite the aggression on The Perfectionist's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
A solid leg kick lands there for Murhaa.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a leg kick which misses The Perfectionist's front leg but catches the back leg as The Perfectionist tries to avoid it.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. The Perfectionist was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa tries to land a leg kick but The Perfectionist saw it coming and moves away.
Murhaa throws a push kick but The Perfectionist slaps the foot to one side.
The Perfectionist looks to score with a jab to the body but Murhaa is just out of range.
Nice shot by Murhaa.
The Perfectionist scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The Perfectionist tries a quick counter leg kick but Murhaa is wise to it.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but The Perfectionist sees it coming and checks it nicely.
The Perfectionist lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.
Murhaa throws a right and a left that The Perfectionist avoids nicely.
Murhaa misses with a low kick.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
letting The Perfectionist counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but The Perfectionist was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist misses with a straight right.
The Perfectionist throws a body shot but no joy.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Murhaa 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 The Perfectionist has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from The Perfectionist and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
AJ The Perfectionist seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murhaa throws a hook but The Perfectionist blocks it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The Perfectionist moves out of range of the leg kick from Murhaa.
Phol Murhaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slow jab from Murhaa misses its intended target.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
The Perfectionist throws a sloppy body shot
and Murhaa counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The Perfectionist throws out a powerful jab.
The Perfectionist lands a head kick. Murhaa smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The Perfectionist throws a head kick that misses.
Murhaa throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but AJ The Perfectionist will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Murhaa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
The Perfectionist cracks the inside of Murhaa's front leg.
Murhaa thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on The Perfectionist if he has to take too many more of those.
Murhaa lands with a good body shot.
Murhaa throws a good cross that connects.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut
and The Perfectionist counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Murhaa with a nice cross.
The Perfectionist takes one to the side of the head.
The Perfectionist throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but The Perfectionist ducks down to avoid it.
The Perfectionist pivots, looking for a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range and The Perfectionist settles back down.
A shot to the liver by Murhaa. Beautiful body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to The Perfectionist's calf.
The Perfectionist throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a lazy right hand but The Perfectionist sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The fighters circle momentarily. The Perfectionist darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by The Perfectionist.
A low kick from The Perfectionist is predictable there
and Murhaa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Murhaa is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Murhaa lands with a good body shot.
The Perfectionist goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Murhaa scores with a crisp jab that stopped The Perfectionist in his tracks.
Murhaa throws a sloppy body shot
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and The Perfectionist is able to avoid easily.
Nice defenses there by The Perfectionist.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from The Perfectionist.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The Perfectionist misses with a left hand
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist moves out of range of the body kick from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Murhaa moves into the clinch.
The Perfectionist blocks an uppercut.
Murhaa throws a head punch that misses.
The Perfectionist throws a head punch that misses.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Nice body punch from The Perfectionist - that landed with a thud.
Murhaa blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The Perfectionist blocking some punches.
Murhaa has a couple of punches blocked by The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Murhaa misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Perfectionist working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Murhaa lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt The Perfectionist or not.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa tries a body shot but The Perfectionist blocks it.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Murhaa.
Murhaa lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The Perfectionist taking a breather.
The Perfectionist swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murhaa digs a right hand into The Perfectionist's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on The Perfectionist's gas tank.
A short left from Murhaa.
The Perfectionist lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murhaa struggles to land a body shot inside as The Perfectionist controls his hands.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
The Perfectionist lands with a left to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Murhaa escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Murhaa fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with The Perfectionist, pushing him back against the cage.
The Perfectionist swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from The Perfectionist.
The Perfectionist misses with a punch on the inside.
The Perfectionist lands with a light punch inside.
The Perfectionist tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The Perfectionist keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Murhaa's efforts to push away.
Murhaa doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The Perfectionist tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murhaa's elbow.
The Perfectionist lands a hook to the side of the head.
Murhaa has had enough of the clinch but The Perfectionist keeps him there for the moment.
Murhaa wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but The Perfectionist has him pressed against the cage.
Murhaa is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phol Murhaa showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Murhaa 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phol Murhaa!

A determined Phol Murhaa didn't want to dwell on this fight in his post fight interview. Instead he was more keen to state he wants a title shot. Let's see if he gets it!
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Event: PFC 51     
Date:   Sep 16, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Frank Underwood. Phol Murhaa has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

182 cm
26
184 lbs
16 - 3 - 1
178 cm
26
173 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

MayheM sportswear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Frank Underwood!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Daniel Franklin and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Underwood blocks the body kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Underwood feints a counter leg kick.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Underwood lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Underwood connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Underwood throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.

Underwood tries to keep at a distance but Murhaa has taken the fight into the clinch.
Murhaa 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.

Murhaa breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Underwood throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Murhaa was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Underwood connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Underwood jabs Murhaa right on the nose. Murhaa blinks but takes it well.
Murhaa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Underwood.
Underwood scoring well with a low kick there.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Underwood moves away.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Underwood.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice shot lands for Murhaa.
Underwood 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.
Murhaa lands with a straight right. Underwood didn't see that one coming.
Underwood takes one to the chin there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Underwood lands an overhand right.
Underwood will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Underwood lands a really nice looking cross but Murhaa seems unphased.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Underwood, right into the meat.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Underwood.
Murhaa has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Murhaa there as he acknowledges the shot.
Underwood steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Underwood chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Nice body kick from Underwood.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Underwood throws out a loose jab but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murhaa lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Good shot there by Underwood.
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!
Underwood lands with a thumping leg kick.
Underwood throws a jab but it's blocked by Murhaa.
Underwood tries to land a body kick
and Murhaa counters with a nice low kick that buckles Underwood's knee momentarily.
Murhaa cracks the inside of Underwood's front leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Underwood blocks a head kick by Murhaa.
Underwood scores with a kick to the midsection.
Underwood tries to land a leg kick but Murhaa saw it coming and moves away.
Underwood scores with a hook.
Murhaa scoring well with a low kick there.
Underwood walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Murhaa takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Underwood misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Underwood gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Underwood misses with a leg kick.
Underwood swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Underwood connects with a jab.

Murhaa closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Murhaa working aggressively here.
Underwood makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Underwood fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Underwood lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Murhaa backwards.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
A battle for position here, against the cage.

Murhaa breaks from the clinch.
Underwood is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Underwood misses with a leg kick
and Murhaa counters with a one-two to the body.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Underwood looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Underwood throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
As Underwood backs away, Murhaa returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Murhaa misses its target.
A nice inside leg kick there by Murhaa. That's going to slow Underwood down.
Underwood lands a jab to Murhaa's midsection.
Underwood cracks Murhaa with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Underwood thows a body kick. Murhaa tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Murhaa wants to clinch up but Underwood keeps it at a distance.
Underwood is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Murhaa had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Underwood throws a poor cross that misses
and Murhaa connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Underwood misses with a looping left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A solid body kick from Underwood.
Murhaa slips under a jab.
Murhaa scores with a crisp jab that stopped Underwood in his tracks.
Underwood misses with a wild body shot.
Underwood on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Underwood with a nice cross.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Underwood.
Murhaa misses with a straight right.
Underwood scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Underwood has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Underwood there as he acknowledges the shot.
Underwood throws a leg kick that is checked

and Murhaa moves into the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Underwood tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Murhaa tries a body shot but Underwood blocks it.

Underwood escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Underwood tests Murhaa's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Murhaa rushes Underwood and presses him up against the cage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Underwood lands a jab.
The fighters circle momentarily. Underwood darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Underwood throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Underwood.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Underwood lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Underwood throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A quick step to the side and Murhaa tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Underwood misses with a low kick as Murhaa jumps back.
Murhaa rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Underwood moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Frank Underwood seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Underwood jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Murhaa misses with a body shot
and Underwood cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Underwood lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.
Murhaa has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Underwood.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Underwood, right into the meat.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Underwood throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
The fighters circling - Underwood throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a straight left.
Murhaa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Underwood.
Murhaa will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Underwood defending well as Murhaa loads up on a big left hand.
Underwood has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Underwood does a little dance to reset his feet.
Underwood uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.
Underwood throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Murhaa. That's going to slow Underwood down.
Murhaa tests Underwood's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Underwood misses with a straight left.
Underwood takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Underwood throws a body kick that misses.
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but Underwood moved out of range nicely.
Underwood throws a half hearted mid kick.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Underwood in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Underwood avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Murhaa lands a glancing blow to the side of Underwood's head.
Murhaa throws a front kick that sends Underwood stumbling back into the cage.
Murhaa takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Underwood appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Underwood was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Underwood just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Underwood. That did some damage!
Murhaa is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A big right from Murhaa misses.
Underwood only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Murhaa moves out of range as Underwood strikes.
Underwood takes a jab right on the kisser.
Underwood fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Underwood walks into a straight right hand from Murhaa.
Underwood with a hook.
Underwood cracks Murhaa with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Murhaa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Underwood appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Murhaa throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Underwood on the side of the head.
Underwood walks into a left hand.
Murhaa loads up on a big right hand but Underwood slips the punch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Underwood! But no joy.
Murhaa throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Underwood counters with a nice body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Underwood dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Murhaa. That did some damage!
A jab from Murhaa misses.
Murhaa gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Underwood looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Underwood ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.
The crowd cheers as Murhaa lands an impressive looking overhand right. Underwood doesn't seem phased though.
Murhaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Underwood.
Underwood throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Underwood throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Murhaa takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
Underwood appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Underwood thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Underwood throws a big shot that misses.
Underwood throws a nice inside leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Underwood does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa 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.
Murhaa tries to clinch up but Underwood circles away and keeps his distance.
A jab from Underwood misses.
Murhaa was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Underwood feints and then cracks Murhaa's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Underwood doesn't seem bothered though.
Underwood stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Underwood throws a leg kick that misses.
Underwood misses with an uppercut.
And Murhaa counters with a quick kick to the body but Underwood blocks it.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Underwood moved out of range.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Underwood throws a head kick that misses.
Underwood misses with a body kick.
Murhaa lands with an overhand left.
Murhaa wants to land a leg kick but Underwood is out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Frank Underwood will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Murhaa lands a slapping body shot.
Murhaa throws a front kick aimed at Underwood's knee but Underwood avoids it well.
Murhaa takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The fighters circling - Underwood throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Underwood tries to work over Murhaa's front leg with a kick but Murhaa checks it.
Underwood ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Underwood slips a straight right by Murhaa.
Underwood misses with a looping left.
It looked like Murhaa was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Underwood.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Underwood.
Underwood avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Underwood throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa slips under a jab from Underwood.
Murhaa smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Nice uppercut lands for Murhaa. That snapped Underwood's head back.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Underwood swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Underwood misses with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Murhaa is looking to clinch.
Underwood was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Underwood thuds his shin into the meat of Murhaa's side.
Murhaa scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Underwood scores with a leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Murhaa's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Murhaa duly obliges.
Underwood misses with a straight left.
Underwood throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa fakes the leg kick and cracks Underwood in the body.
Underwood feints and then cracks Murhaa's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa is looking to slow Underwood down with leg kicks.
Underwood swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Murhaa is looking to counter punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa slips a jab from Underwood.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Underwood.
Murhaa seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Murhaa rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Underwood moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa tries to clinch up but Underwood circles away and keeps his distance.
Underwood misses the shot to the body.
Underwood throws a sloppy body shot
and Murhaa counters with a nice uppercut.
Underwood will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
And Murhaa counters with a quick kick to the body but Underwood blocks it.
Murhaa connects with a good right hand that stumbles Underwood. Underwood circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Underwood was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Murhaa avoids a kick to the body.
Underwood moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Murhaa with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
Underwood has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Murhaa finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Underwood moved out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Underwood! But no joy.
Murhaa cracks Underwood with a good jab.
Murhaa fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Underwood on the side of the head.
Murhaa tests Underwood's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A thudding body kick lands there by Murhaa!
Underwood lands with a thumping leg kick.
Murhaa rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Underwood counters with a straight right hand.
Underwood throws a push kick but Murhaa slaps the foot to one side.
Underwood throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Underwood swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Underwood thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
Underwood throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Underwood was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Murhaa ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Underwood ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Murhaa, right into the meat.
Underwood scores with a nice strike.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Underwood.
Underwood scores with a kick to the midsection.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Underwood moves away.
Underwood takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
An inside leg kick from Underwood misses.
Underwood lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Underwood.
Murhaa connects with a looping right hand.
Murhaa takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Frank Underwood is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa lands a glancing blow to the side of Underwood's head.
That kick from Underwood tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Underwood blocks a jab.
Murhaa throws a hook but Underwood avoids it easily.
Underwood slips a straight right by Murhaa.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A solid body kick from Murhaa.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 28:29
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Frank Underwood!

A very excited looking Frank Underwood made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
In defeat, Phol Murhaa stepped up to the mic, saying 'vittu'.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
84%

 

Event: PFC 48     
Date:   Aug 26, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Phol Murhaa and Bryant Baez. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

182 cm
26
178 lbs
15 - 3 - 1
183 cm
26
177 lbs
16 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Arcticus University: London

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Bryant Baez!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Alan Glass and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baez moves out of range of the body kick.
A head kick misses from Baez.
Murhaa drops his hands momentarily and Baez takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've been informed that Baez has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Baez misses with a shot to the body
letting Murhaa counter with a right hand.
Baez misses with a hook.
Murhaa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baez.
Good standup being displayed there by Baez as he connects with a hook.
Baez lands with a hook. Murhaa tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Murhaa stuns Baez with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Murhaa throws out a powerful jab.
Baez misses with a head kick.
Murhaa throws a sloppy body shot
letting Baez counter with a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa misses with a looping left.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
Murhaa scores with the left hand. Baez knows he should have avoided that one.
Baez throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Baez tries a head kick but it misses.
Baez scores with a decent looking hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baez misses the jab.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Baez listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Baez is looking to land body kicks.
Murhaa lands an overhand right.

Baez has closed the distance and engaged Murhaa in a clinch.
Murhaa tries to throw a body punch but Baez avoids it by throwing Murhaa back against the cage.

Murhaa's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Murhaa with a hook.
Baez checks a low kick from Murhaa.
Baez tries to counter with a clinch but Murhaa shakes him off and moves away.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Baez ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa tries to score with a low kick but Baez moves his leg out of the way.
Baez throws a big counter head kick but Murhaa avoids it with no problem.
A big left from Murhaa misses.
A jab from Murhaa finds it's way through Baez's defenses.
Murhaa takes one to the chin there.
We've been told by Murhaa's head coaches at Elite Strikers that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Baez.
Murhaa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baez slips under a jab.
Murhaa buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Baez.
Murhaa misses with a combination
and Baez counters with a one-two to the body.
Murhaa throws a nice inside leg kick.
Baez throws a head kick that misses.
Baez lands a nice shot to the body.
Murhaa scores with a nice strike.
Baez misses with a looping left.
Murhaa cracks Baez with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Murhaa takes a kick to the side of the head.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Baez pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that is checked
and Baez connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Baez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Baez checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Baez ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

Murhaa clinches with his opponent.
Baez misses with a hook to the ribs.
A right handed body shot lands from Baez.
Baez lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Murhaa or not.
A short right from Baez on the inside.
A short right from Murhaa on the inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
A right hook to the body lands for Murhaa.
Baez lands a left hand.
Baez misses with a hook to the ribs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Murhaa.
Baez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Baez tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Murhaa avoids it.
Baez lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Baez looking to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baez misses with a body punch.
Murhaa misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa tries to work over Baez's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murhaa lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Baez backwards.
Murhaa misses with some punches.
Baez pushes Murhaa back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Murhaa blocks an uppercut.
Baez misses with a hook from the clinch.
Baez struggles to land a body shot inside as Murhaa controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Baez.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Baez creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Baez tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
Baez misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa presses Baez against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Murhaa.
Murhaa pressing his opponent against the cage.
Murhaa lands with a left to the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Baez cracks a nice hook into Murhaa's ribs.
Baez throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Murhaa.
Murhaa pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Baez back to the cage. Murhaa follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Baez uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baez tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Baez to score with a decent uppercut.
Murhaa connects with a crisp jab.
Murhaa ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Murhaa has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Murhaa there as he acknowledges the shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murhaa lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by Baez.
Baez misses with a head kick.
Murhaa looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Baez throws a head kick but Murhaa moves out of range.
Baez connects with the punch.
Murhaa looks to land a left hand but Baez moved out of range nicely.
Baez is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Murhaa with a body shot.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by Baez.
Murhaa scores with a hook to the body. Baez takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Left hook, right uppercut from Baez.
A slapping body kick lands there for Murhaa.
Murhaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murhaa pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Murhaa wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A punch lands to the side of Baez 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Baez is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
An inside leg kick lands from Baez.
Baez throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Murhaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Baez throws a sloppy head kick and Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Baez tries to clinch up but Murhaa circles away and keeps his distance.
Murhaa fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baez avoids a kick to the body.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Baez lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses
and Baez counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Murhaa tests Baez's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Baez's sensitive parts.
Baez throws a lazy head kick
and Murhaa counters with an inside leg kick.
Baez misses with a body shot.
Murhaa defending well as Baez loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa throws a push kick but Baez slaps the foot to one side.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baez moves away.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by Baez.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Baez.
Bryant Baez seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Baez jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Baez fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murhaa manages to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Murhaa on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Baez.
Baez throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Murhaa is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa avoids the head kick by Baez.
A counter left hand to the body from Murhaa misses its target.
Baez lands with a hook. Murhaa tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Murhaa is looking to slow Baez down with leg kicks.
Baez misses with a head kick.
Murhaa takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Baez tries to clinch but Murhaa is having none of it.
Baez throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Baez throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Murhaa connects with a body shot that sends Baez's belly button to the back.

Baez gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa just leaning against Baez, taking a breather.
A body shot lands from Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to stall but Baez uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Baez blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murhaa tries a body shot but Baez blocks it.
Baez working aggressively here.
Baez misses with a punch on the inside.
Murhaa lands a right hand.
A short right from Baez.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Baez.
Murhaa is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Baez working aggressively here.

Murhaa manages to break the clinch.
Baez takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Baez tries to clinch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa avoids the body shot from Baez.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Baez's head backwards.
Nice shot by Baez.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Murhaa, right into the meat.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Bryant Baez will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Baez throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Murhaa.
Baez tries to clinch but Murhaa is having none of it.
Murhaa swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Baez is looking to land body kicks.
Baez scores with a hook to the body. Murhaa takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Baez tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Baez.
Murhaa swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Baez throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Baez misses with a head kick.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Baez misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murhaa.
Baez walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baez scores with a jab to the body.
Baez looks to throw the jab but Murhaa is out of range.
Baez uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that is checked
and Baez connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Baez gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baez avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murhaa throws a leg kick that is checked
and Baez counters with a two punch combo.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baez is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Baez - that will leave a mark!

Baez rushes Murhaa and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
The referee is keeping an eye on Baez - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Murhaa lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Baez backwards.
Murhaa lands a nice uppercut.
Murhaa lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short uppercut from Murhaa.
A hook to the body from Baez.
Baez fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Baez working aggressively here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short left from Murhaa.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice body kick from Baez.
Baez is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Baez blocks a jab.
Murhaa will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Baez misses with a body kick.
Murhaa misses with a kick to the body.
Murhaa looks to score with a jab to the body but Baez is just out of range.
Baez tries to land a leg kick but Murhaa saw it coming and moves away.
Murhaa takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Murhaa with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Murhaa bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Baez's head.
Murhaa avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a good cross that connects.
A good leg kick by Murhaa.
Baez throws a head kick but Murhaa moves out of range.

Murhaa moves into the clinch.
Baez tries to work over Murhaa's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Baez's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Baez using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Murhaa has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Stalling in the clinch from Murhaa.
Baez cracks Murhaa with a nice body shot.
Baez tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Baez back against the cage.
Baez swings wildly with an uppercut but Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Baez blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A body shot lands from Baez.
Murhaa is trying to break the clinch but Baez is controlling him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baez blocks a body shot from Murhaa.
Baez effectively controlling the action here.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Baez misses with some punches.
Murhaa lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Murhaa creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa tries to throw a body punch but Baez avoids it by throwing Murhaa back against the cage.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.

Murhaa breaks the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Baez darts in and clinches Murhaa up against the cage.
Murhaa trying to control the position but instead, Baez has worked for underhooks and has pushed Murhaa into the cage.
Baez stalling against the cage.
Baez misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Murhaa.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Murhaa takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Murhaa dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Baez misses with an uppercut
and Murhaa counters with a solid body kick.
Baez is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Murhaa.
Baez throws a head kick that misses.
Baez tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Murhaa swings for the body but Baez moves out of range.
Baez throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Baez closes the distance and takes a jab right on the n