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Event: TWGC 20 (185lbs, D2): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Feb 12, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Zander Harland (ranked 9257 p4p, 622 weight class) and Mike Schultz (ranked 21658 p4p, 0 weight class). Harland comes to the cage accompanied by We Don't Know. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




165 cm
32 yrs
157 lbs



190 cm
24 yrs
200 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 5 losses; Mike Schultz!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Shigeki Fujiwara and Ren Mimura.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Harland darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (0) Schultz
Harland is looking to take a break and control but Schultz is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Harland seems to be working for a kimura but Schultz defends the submission attempt.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Schultz is defending against the submission attempts here by Harland.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Harland is trying to work for a kimura but Schultz is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Schultz is doing well to control the position and prevent Harland from advancing to side control.

Harland is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Schultz defends it well.
Harland is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Schultz does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Harland is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Harland seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

Harland is working for a kimura but Schultz is defending it quite comfortably.
Schultz is doing well to control the position and prevent Harland from advancing to side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Harland is trying to control. Schultz wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Harland is looking for a kimura here.

Harland is trying to work for a kimura but Schultz is defending well.
Still in half guard, Harland seems content to control.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Harland seems to be looking for submissions.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Schultz keeps working.
Harland is pressing down on Schultz's thigh, looking to free his foot. Schultz is holding on for now.
Schultz is refusing to be controlled, as Harland sits in half guard.
Schultz regains full guard. Nicely done.
Harland trying to control but Schultz is working from the bottom.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Harland controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Schultz keeping full guard, as Harland tries to pass.
Schultz keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Schultz pulls Harland in to control the position.
Harland wants to control from the top but Schultz keeps moving.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Harland content to stall in guard here.
Schultz is pulling down on Harland's head. It's preventing any offense from Harland, at least for the moment.
Harland controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Harland trying to control but Schultz is working from the bottom.
Schultz controls Harland momentarily but Harland frees himself.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Harland forces his way into half guard.
Schultz is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Harland is looking to take a break and control but Schultz is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Schultz keeping control of the position.
Harland trying to control from half guard but Schultz is working away.
Well, if Harland is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Harland is working for a kimura but Schultz is defending it quite comfortably.
Harland trying to control the action but Schultz is working from the bottom.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Harland in particular looking to stall.

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

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Harland trying to mount his opponent but Schultz defends it.

Harland is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Schultz defends it well.
Schultz is looking for a sweep. Harland is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Harland is keen to just control but Schultz is a slippery customer.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

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

Harland seems to be working for a kimura but Schultz defends the submission attempt.

Harland wants to work for an arm triangle but Schultz is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Harland is just content to waste time from the top position. Schultz takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Harland trying to control but Schultz is working from the bottom.
Schultz wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Harland might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Harland drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Schultz manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Harland has Schultz in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (2) Schultz
Harland wants to sweep but no luck.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Schultz sitting in guard here, content to control.

Schultz avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Schultz preventing the sweep.
Harland is trying to keep Schultz in close.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Harland can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Schultz controls the pace.
Schultz trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Schultz pushing down on Harland's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Schultz is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Harland tries to roll over but Schultz keeps him under control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland trying to control here.

And that's the end of the fight!
As we have tied on points, we go to a tie breaker and Harland gets a bonus point for attempting more subs.
Harland takes the fight on points by 3 to 2.
A victorious Zander Harland thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: TWGC 20 (185lbs, D2): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Feb 11, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Zander Harland (ranked 9238 p4p, 621 weight class) and Jackson Livity (ranked 1020 p4p, 140 weight class). Harland's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, We Don't Know. Livity has chosen James Brown - It's a Man's world as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




165 cm
32 yrs
157 lbs



188 cm
21 yrs
185 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Jackson Livity!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Kenichi Hosakawa and Ren Mimura.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Harland tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Livity swivels and escapes.
Livity wants to counter the offense by Harland and move into the clinch position.

Livity moves into range and clinches up with Harland.
Livity is working for takedown but Harland is calmly controlling the position for now.
Livity has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Harland avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.

Harland is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Livity can't fight it off and eventually Harland manages to take the fight to the floor. Livity looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (0) Livity
Livity being controlled here, momentarily.
Our spies down at at Heart Cave (8 elites, 4 double-elites, 1 triple) inform us that Livity has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Harland seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Livity for as long as he can get away with.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Livity is trying to control the position but Harland postures up.
Harland stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Livity swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Livity is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is really struggling to control Livity but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Harland pushing down on Livity's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Harland is working for a submission of some sort.
Livity is trying to get back to full guard.
Livity is trying to control but can't.
Harland is looking to advance position but Livity won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland controlling the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Livity wants to improve his position but Harland is controlling well.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Livity regains full guard. Nicely done.
Harland trying to control but Livity is working from the bottom.

Livity looking for a guillotine here but Harland defends easily.

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

Harland drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Livity manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Harland has Livity in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (2) Livity

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland managing to control the position.
Harland has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Harland managing to control the position.
Livity trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Livity pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Harland is keeping the position for now.

Harland is looking for a triangle but Livity pushes his legs off easily.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Harland holds on and takes a little breather.
Harland might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Livity won't allow Harland to sweep him here.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Harland is pulling down on Livity's head to control his posture.
Livity trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Livity tries to free his leg and advance position but Harland is retaining full guard.
Harland wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Livity trying to move into half guard but instead Harland has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (4) vs (2) Livity

Livity working for a triangle but Harland defends it easily.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to pass the guard but Livity is keeping the position.
Harland passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (7) vs (2) Livity
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Livity keeps working.

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

Harland is trying to get an arm triangle but Livity is defending well.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Harland is trying to get an arm triangle but Livity is defending well.

Harland is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Livity knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

Harland tries for a kimura but Livity is defending well.
Livity tries to improve position but can't.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Harland takes a little break here. Livity wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Harland trying to control the position but Livity is working away.
Livity tries to bench press Harland off him but Harland keeps the position.
Livity is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

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

Harland is trying to get an arm triangle but Livity is defending well.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Livity is looking for a sweep.
Harland controlling the position.
Livity tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Harland wants to control for a moment but Livity uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.

Harland is looking for a kimura here.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Harland is thwarting Livity's attempts to control the position.
Harland tries to pass the half guard into mount. Livity knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Harland is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Livity trying to hold on to Harland's head to control him but Harland postures up.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Harland is taking a breather. Livity says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Harland is keen to just control but Livity is a slippery customer.
Livity won't allow Harland to pass to mount.
Livity is not content to let Harland control the position.

Harland is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Livity sees it coming and defends easily.

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

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Livity wants to control but Harland is keeping busy.

Harland is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Harland trying to pass the guard but Livity defending well.

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

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Livity actively working from the bottom here.
Harland slows the pace down in half guard.
Livity trying to hold on to Harland's head to control him but Harland postures up.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Livity wants to sweep but Harland has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (10) vs (2) Livity

And that's the end of the fight!
Harland takes the fight on points by 10 to 2.
After winning the bout, Zander Harland thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Dec 05, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1755 p4p, 80 weight class) and Zander Harland (ranked 7399 p4p, 0 weight class). Harland has chosen We Don't Know as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!




167 cm
31 yrs
143 lbs



165 cm
31 yrs
157 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 2 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Saam Ante and Paulsen Ambrosius.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Harland shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Harland was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Pettis (0) vs (4) Harland
Pettis struggling a bit here.
Pettis is being controlled here.
Pettis is looking for a sweep.

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

Harland is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Pettis is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland working away.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Harland looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Pettis is trying to control Harland's posture but Harland avoids it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Harland in side control, working for a kimura. He's got hold of an arm and he's torquing it... Pettis is tapping! That's the end of the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Zander Harland!
Zander Harland is the new lightweight champion!
A victorious Zander Harland thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Dec 04, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Zander Harland (ranked 7366 p4p, 0 weight class) and Annoying Kids (ranked 7003 p4p, 0 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Harland might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to We Don't Know. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




165 cm
31 yrs
157 lbs



178 cm
24 yrs
168 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Annoying Kids!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Paul Aken and Saam Ante.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Kids moves into range and clinches up with Harland.
Harland is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Kids is looking for a takedown.
Harland is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Kids wants a takedown.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Annoying Kids.
Kids can't get the takedown.

Kids is fighting off a takedown attempt but Harland is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Kids to the mat. Kids regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (0) Kids
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland wants to control from the top but Kids keeps moving.
Kids looking to hit a scissor sweep but Harland is one step ahead there.
Harland slips nicely into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Harland is working for a kimura but Kids is defending it quite comfortably.
Harland looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kids is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Harland is keen to just control but Kids is a slippery customer.
Kids is looking to improve his position.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Harland in particular looking to stall.
Harland trying to pass the guard but Kids defending well.
Harland looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Kids gets full guard.
Kids wants to sweep here but Harland controlling him for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kids bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Harland's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (2) Kids
Kids tries to free his leg and advance position but Harland is retaining full guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Harland holds on and takes a little breather.
Harland looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kids is one step ahead there.

Harland is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kids is aware though and is defending well.

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

Harland working for a triangle but Kids defends it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland keeping full guard, as Kids tries to pass.
Harland is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Kids wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.
Harland keeping full guard, as Kids tries to pass.
Kids slips nicely into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kids wants to free his trapped foot but Harland is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Harland slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kids stands and throws Harland's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (2) vs (5) Kids

Kids swings around for an armbar but Harland sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Kids's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (4) vs (5) Kids
Harland won't allow Kids to sweep him here.
Harland tries to free his leg and advance position but Kids is retaining full guard.
Kids is trying to control the position but Harland postures up.
Harland pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kids is keeping the position for now.
Kids is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Kids keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Harland postures up.
Harland wants to control from the top but Kids keeps moving.

Kids looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Kids is trying to control the position from the bottom.

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

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to pass the guard but Kids is keeping the position.

Kids working for a triangle but Harland defends it easily.
Harland stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kids swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Kids is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kids is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to control from the top but Kids keeps moving.
Harland looking to pass the guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Kids is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kids is trying to keep Harland in close.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Kids is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kids tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Harland pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kids is keeping the position for now.
Harland wants to control from the top but Kids keeps moving.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Harland preventing the sweep.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kids is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (4) vs (7) Kids
Kids trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
My spies in Rabid Dog inform me that Kids has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kids postures up.
Harland seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Harland'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.
Kids tries to free his leg and advance position but Harland is retaining full guard.
Kids trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Kids being controlled here momentarily.
Kids pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Harland is keeping the position for now.
Harland seems keen to control Kids's posture.
Harland looking to hit a scissor sweep but Kids is one step ahead there.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Kids pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Harland is keeping the position for now.

Kids sitting in guard doing not very much at all here. Harland doesn't need a second invitation though! He's locked up a guillotine and he's squeezing tight! That is tiiiiiiiiight! Kids paying the price for stalling here - he's pushing hard on the arm trying to free himself but it's no use! He's tapped! WOW, quick submission from Harland - great work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 11:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Zander Harland!
During a confident post fight interview, Zander Harland thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
The defeated Annoying Kids had this to say: 'Motha fuckles'.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 03, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Zander Harland (ranked 7343 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rubens Charles (ranked 8772 p4p, 320 weight class). Harland comes to the cage accompanied by We Don't Know. Rubens Charles told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!




165 cm
31 yrs
157 lbs



170 cm
21 yrs
149 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 8 wins and 3 losses; Rubens Charles!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Nard Betker and Saam Ante.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Charles looking to score a takedown here. Harland is defending well but Charles drives through and ends up in Harland's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Harland (0) vs (2) Charles
Harland tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Harland has his foot on Charles's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Charles works his way back into a safe position though.
Harland seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

Harland looking for a guillotine here but Charles defends easily.
Harland pulls Charles in close to prevent any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles preventing the sweep.
Charles wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.
Charles trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Harland manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (2) Charles
Harland controls from within his opponent's guard.
Harland trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland passes Charles's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (5) vs (2) Charles

Harland jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Charles manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Charles is trying to control Harland's posture but Harland avoids it.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

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

Harland working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Charles is trying to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to control but Charles is keeping him busy.
Harland moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Harland has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Charles is not content to let Harland control the position.
Charles regains half guard there - taking advantage of Harland's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Harland is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Harland is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Charles has managed to free his arm - good work.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Harland trying to control from Charles's half guard. Charles has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Harland passes into half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Harland seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Charles does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Charles won't allow Harland to pass to mount.

Harland is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Charles sees it coming and defends easily.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Harland is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Harland trying to advance position but Charles counters by regaining guard.
Harland won't allow Charles to sweep him here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Harland looking to pass the guard.
Charles looking to control.
Harland trying to control but Charles is working from the bottom.
Harland tries to free his leg and advance position but Charles is retaining full guard.
Charles looking for a sweep. Not yet Charles, not yet.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Charles is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Charles is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Harland stays in close to Charles's body and controls the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to control from the top but Charles keeps moving.
Charles lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (5) vs (4) Charles
Harland looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Harland is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Charles wants to pass the guard but Harland is keeping the position.
Harland has Charles pulled in close to control his posture.
Charles content to stall in guard here.
Harland wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Harland has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Harland looking for a sweep. Not yet Harland, not yet.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Harland pulls Charles in close to prevent any damage.
Harland wants to sweep here but Charles controlling him for the moment.
Harland pulls Charles in close to his closed guard and prevents Charles from doing any damage or advancing position.
Harland wants to sweep but no luck.
Charles pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Harland is keeping the position for now.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Harland has Charles pulled in close to control his posture.

Charles avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Harland is controlling Charles's posture.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Charles looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
It looks like Charles might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Harland pulls Charles in close to prevent any damage.
Harland tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Harland takes the fight on points by 5 to 4.
A relieved looking Zander Harland thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Nov 25, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Nero Burningrom (ranked 18759 p4p, 0 weight class) and Zander Harland (ranked 6996 p4p, 0 weight class). Harland is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: We Don't Know. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!




199 cm
34 yrs
144 lbs



165 cm
31 yrs
160 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 4 losses; Nero Burningrom! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Roosa Järviläinen and Anni Minnemäki.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Burningrom tries to clinch but Harland is having none of it.
Burningrom sets himself, and Harland steps forward looking for the clinch! Burningrom avoids it this time.
Burningrom darts in trying to clinch

so Harland counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Burningrom (0) vs (2) Harland
Burningrom controls Harland momentarily but Harland frees himself.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Harland 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.
My spies in 3Band MMA ($500/week) inform me that Harland has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Harland pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Burningrom is keeping the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Harland wants to control from the top but Burningrom keeps moving.

Burningrom is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Harland is aware though and is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Burningrom looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Harland's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Burningrom will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Harland wants to control from the top but Burningrom keeps moving.

Burningrom is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Harland defends well.
Burningrom is trying to keep Harland in close.
Harland wants to control from the top but Burningrom keeps moving.
Harland's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Burningrom is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Let's hope that Harland 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.
Burningrom not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Harland tries to free his leg and advance position but Burningrom is retaining full guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Burningrom'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.
Burningrom trying to keep a closed guard but Harland is proving a slippery customer.
Harland is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Burningrom is trying to keep Harland in close.
Harland must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Harland pushes down on Burningrom's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Burningrom controlling the position well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Harland 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.
Burningrom is looking for a sweep. Harland is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Burningrom wants to control the action here but instead Harland manages to pass to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Burningrom (0) vs (5) Harland
Harland wants to take his opponent's back but Burningrom doesn't allow it.
Harland content just to control the position here.
Harland wants to take Burningrom's back here but Burningrom is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Burningrom tries to lock up and control but Harland gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to take Burningrom's back here but Burningrom is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Harland avoids the attempt from Burningrom to control.
Harland sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Burningrom looks out of his depth in this position - he's holding on tight.

Harland has control of Burningrom's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Burningrom regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Harland controlling the position easily from mount.

Harland working for a submission but Burningrom is keeping him at bay.
Harland trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Burningrom is trying desperately to improve position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom regains half guard.
Burningrom is trying to get back to full guard.

Harland is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Burningrom holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Burningrom trying to hold on to Harland's head to control him but Harland postures up.

Harland is looking for a kimura here.
Harland slows the pace down in half guard.

Harland is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom is looking to improve his position.
Harland tries to pass the half guard into mount. Burningrom knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Harland sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Burningrom trying to control but Harland postures up.
Burningrom wants to get back to full guard.
Burningrom is working hard here to advance position.
Harland seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Burningrom trying to control but Harland postures up.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom is not content to let Harland control the position.
Burningrom is looking to control Harland's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Burningrom avoid being mounted?

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

Harland is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Burningrom is just riding it out for now. Harland eventually gives up the hold.
Burningrom wants to control but Harland is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Harland is looking for a kimura but Burningrom is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Harland to get the leverage.
Burningrom works his way to full guard. Good work.

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

Burningrom is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Harland is aware though and is defending well.
Harland's corner is telling him to maintain position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom wants to control the position but Harland says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Harland takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Burningrom is looking to control Harland's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Burningrom avoid being mounted?
Harland performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

Harland seems to be looking for submissions.
Burningrom is looking to improve his position.

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

Harland is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Burningrom defends it well.
Burningrom moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Burningrom looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Harland trying to control but Burningrom is working from the bottom.
Burningrom is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Burningrom is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Burningrom keeping full guard, as Harland tries to pass.
Harland works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Burningrom trying to control but Harland postures up.
Burningrom wants to get back to full guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Harland is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

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

Harland seems to be looking for submissions.
Harland content to control rather than advance.

Harland is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Burningrom sees it coming and defends easily.
Burningrom wants to control but Harland is keeping busy.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Harland sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Burningrom is controlling Harland's position as best he can from this difficult position.
The fighters are battling for position here. Burningrom manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Harland wants to control from the top but Burningrom keeps moving.
Harland is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Burningrom keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Burningrom (0) vs (8) Harland
Burningrom gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Burningrom wants to improve his position but Harland is controlling well.

Harland is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Burningrom has managed to free his arm - good work.
Burningrom really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom wants to control but Harland is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Burningrom is defending against the submission attempts here by Harland.
Burningrom has a hand on Harland's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Harland takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Burningrom (0) vs (11) Harland
Burningrom tries to hold on but Harland postures up.
Harland controlling the position easily from mount.
Harland can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Burningrom is looking to escape.
Burningrom is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Harland content just to control the position here.
Harland wants to take Burningrom's back here but Burningrom is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

Harland is working for a guillotine from mount but Burningrom frees his head quite easily.
Burningrom holds on to Harland around his waist, trying desperately to prevent any attacks.
Harland trying to control but Burningrom is having none of it.

Harland jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Burningrom manages to avoid the submission attempt.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Burningrom struggling a bit here.

Harland is trying to get an arm triangle but Burningrom is defending well.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Burningrom keeps working.
Burningrom is looking for a sweep.

Harland wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Burningrom, who protects the arm well.
Burningrom tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

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

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Harland wins on points by 11 to 0.
A victorious Zander Harland thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Nov 24, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Zander Harland (ranked 6967 p4p, 0 weight class) and Sub Man (ranked 7232 p4p, 0 weight class). Harland comes to the cage accompanied by We Don't Know. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




165 cm
31 yrs
160 lbs



168 cm
19 yrs
149 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Zander Harland! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Sub Man!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Anni Minnemäki and Matti Vanhoillinen.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Harland tries to sprawl but Man drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Harland (0) vs (2) Man
Man is keen to just control but Harland is a slippery customer.
Man tries to pass the half guard into mount. Harland knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Man seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Harland does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Man is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

Man is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Harland is just riding it out for now. Man eventually gives up the hold.
Harland gets full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Man trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.
Man stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Harland swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Harland is adopting a defensive guard.
Man looking to sit in guard and control but Harland gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (2) Man
Man is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Harland preventing the sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Man is trying to control the position but Harland postures up.
Man bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Harland's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (2) vs (4) Man
Harland looking to hit a scissor sweep but Man is one step ahead there.
Man trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland is controlling Man's posture.
Man looking to pass the guard.
Man is fighting to break Harland's control of his arms but Harland is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Man wants to pass the guard but Harland is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Man manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (4) vs (4) Man
Man lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (4) vs (6) Man
Harland controlling Man's posture.
Man looking to sit in guard and control but Harland gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (6) vs (6) Man
Harland trying to control but Man is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Harland drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Harland jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Harland is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Man controlling the position.

Man looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Harland has picked Man up and slammed him! Man can't keep hold of the triangle and Harland manages to pass to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (9) vs (6) Man
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

Harland goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Man rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Harland's guard! Nice work there by Man!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (9) vs (8) Man
Man is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Man trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Man looking to sit in guard and control but Harland gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (11) vs (8) Man
Harland is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

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

Harland drops back looking for a leg! Man is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Man manages to kick Harland off! Harland jumps back into Man's guard.
Harland content to stall in guard here.
Man looking to control.
Harland sitting in guard, not really doing much.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Harland drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Harland jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Man wants to control but Harland passes easily into half guard.
Harland wants to pass the guard but Man is defending well.
Harland is working hard here to advance position.
Man trying to control but Harland postures up.
Man is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Harland's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Harland's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Harland (11) vs (12) Man
Harland wants to escape the position.
Harland breaks Man's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (13) vs (12) Man
Man can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Harland controls the pace.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Harland tries to free his leg and advance position but Man is retaining full guard.
Man is trying to control the position but Harland postures up.
Man is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (13) vs (14) Man
Man is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Man pushes down on Harland's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Man is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Man wants to control but Harland is keeping him busy.
Man is just content to waste time from the top position. Harland takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Harland is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Harland keeping full guard, as Man tries to pass.
Man trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland pulls Man in close to prevent any damage.
Harland keeping moving, preventing Man from controlling successfully.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Man stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Harland swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Man must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Harland has Man pulled in close to control his posture.
Man wants to pass the guard but Harland is keeping the position.
Man preventing the sweep.
Man tries to free his leg and advance position but Harland is retaining full guard.
Man trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.
Harland pulls Man in to control the position.
Man wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Man controls from within his opponent's guard.
Harland keeping moving, preventing Man from controlling successfully.
Man might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Harland haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Harland is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Harland (15) vs (14) Man

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Man is trying to control the position but Harland postures up.
Harland is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Harland seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Man for as long as he can get away with.
Man is trying to control the position but Harland postures up.
Harland's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Man not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Harland controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Man wants to hit a switch here but Harland passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Man there!
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (18) vs (14) Man

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

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

Harland has control of Man's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Man regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Harland trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Harland prevents Man from getting the reversal.
Man wants to hold on but Harland pushes him away.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Man defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Harland.
Man is trying desperately to improve position.

Harland looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.
Harland controlling the position easily from mount.

Man defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Harland.
Man keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Man regains half guard.
Man wants to get back to full guard but Harland has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Harland (21) vs (14) Man

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Man wants to hold on but Harland pushes him away.
Man is in all sorts of trouble here.

Harland is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Man to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Man shrugs it off.

Harland is working for a guillotine from mount but Man frees his head quite easily.

Harland working for a guillotine from mount but Man is in no mood to give up.
Harland is trying to take his opponent's back.
Man slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Harland seems to be looking for submissions.
Man tries to get to full guard but Harland has control of the leg.

And that's the end of the fight!
Harland takes the fight on points by 21 to 14.
A victorious Zander Harland thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Oct 20, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland (ranked 5629 p4p, 0 weight class) and Glen Taylor (ranked 3369 p4p, 0 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Harland might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to We Don't Know. Zander Harland could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Glen Taylor's chin.

165 cm
30
166 lbs
12 - 17 - 0
175 cm
25
162 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Glen Taylor!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Harland tries to counter with a takedown but Taylor is quick to defend against it.
Taylor misses with a body shot.
Taylor misses the shot to the body.
Taylor throws an overhand right that lands on Harland's shoulder, as Harland tries to avoid the shot.
Harland drops down looking for a counter takedown but Taylor sprawls and moves away.
Harland shoots in and drives through. Taylor sprawls well.
Taylor throws a lazy right hand but Harland sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Taylor lands a nice looking body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Taylor leaves Harland with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
A decent looking cross lands there for Taylor.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taylor throws a looping overhand right but Harland ducks down to avoid it.
Taylor 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.
Taylor throws a jab when Harland was well out of range.
Harland takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Harland closes the distance and clinches up with Taylor, looking for a takedown. Harland pushes Taylor against the cage but Taylor circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Taylor stuns Harland with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Glen Taylor seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Taylor stuns Harland with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Taylor tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harland was well out of range. Poor timing from Taylor.
Harland walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Taylor misses with a double jab

and Harland counters with a shoot takedown. Taylor fights it but they end up in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Harland throws an elbow that misses. Taylor uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Harland's guard. Nice move by Taylor!

The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Harland seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Harland is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Taylor's head.
Harland with the ground and pound but Taylor uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Harland throws a big elbow that misses.
Taylor avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Harland is stalling in the full guard.
Harland looking to sit in guard and control but Taylor gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

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.
Harland bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Taylor's guard.

Taylor preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Taylor is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Taylor tries to land a sweep but no joy.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Taylor utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Harland throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Taylor works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Harland controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Glen Taylor 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.


Taylor scores with a sloppy right hand. Harland should have avoided that one.
Taylor takes a swing at Harland's ribcage but misses.
Taylor throws a looping overhand right but Harland ducks down to avoid it.
Harland defending well as Taylor loads up on a big left hand.
Taylor has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Taylor fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Harland manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice combination there by Taylor.
Taylor with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Harland changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Taylor tries to avoid it but Harland manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Taylor to the ground. Taylor escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Taylor scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Taylor swinging wildly here.
Harland shoots in for a takedown but Taylor shows good takedown defense.
Taylor is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Taylor connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Taylor misses the shot to the body.
Harland looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Taylor is fending him off so far but Harland persists. Nope, Taylor circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Taylor will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Harland changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland shoots in but no luck this time.
Harland sets himself, and Taylor steps forward looking for the clinch! Harland avoids it this time.
Harland on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Taylor lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Taylor scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Taylor displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Harland.
Harland shoots for a takedown but Taylor saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Harland takes one on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Taylor throws a lazy right hand but Harland sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Harland half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Harland takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Harland tries to clinch up but Taylor circles away and keeps his distance.
Taylor lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Harland is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Harland shoots for a double leg takedown but Taylor sprawls well. He's pushed Harland's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Harland takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Harland dodges the punch combination from Taylor.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Taylor misses with a lunging right hand

and Harland counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Harland is working Taylor over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Harland is looking to work some ground and pound but Taylor has wrist control.
Taylor has control of Harland's left arm, preventing Harland from doing any damage.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Harland working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Harland missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Harland with a flurry of punches that miss.
Harland missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Harland loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



A momentary lapse in concentration from Taylor enables Harland to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Taylor manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Harland throwing strikes from guard but Taylor blocks nicely.
Harland throwing strikes from guard but Taylor blocks nicely.
Taylor avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Harland throws an elbow that misses. Taylor uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Harland's guard. Nice move by Taylor!

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Taylor postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Taylor controlling from the top position.
Taylor wants to stand but Harland has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Taylor trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.
Taylor must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Harland is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Taylor slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
Harland slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
Harland wants to control from the top but Taylor keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Harland is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Harland's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Glen Taylor is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Harland working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Harland working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Harland throws a strike but Taylor rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Harland looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Taylor looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland trying to keep a closed guard but Taylor is proving a slippery customer.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zander Harland showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Taylor 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Glen Taylor!

Post fight, Glen Taylor stared into the camera and said 'It's TIME, GAME TIME BITCHES!'.
Zander Harland was interviewed post fight and said 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Oct 14, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Danny Charles (ranked 18585 p4p, 0 weight class) and Zander Harland (ranked 17727 p4p, 0 weight class). Harland has chosen We Don't Know as his entrance music. Zander Harland has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Danny Charles's chin.

178 cm
28
170 lbs
14 - 21 - 0
165 cm
30
163 lbs
11 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Danny Charles!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Charles fails with a takedown attempt.
Charles looks to score with a jab to the body but Harland is just out of range.
Harland shoots for a double leg takedown but Charles sprawls well. He's pushed Harland's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

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

Charles looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Harland won't allow Charles to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Charles preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Charles looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Charles has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Harland is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Charles.
Harland scoring with punches from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Harland tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Harland has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Charles is working to avoid the ground and pound but Harland connects with a decent elbow.
Harland has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Harland trying to control the position but Charles is working away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland lands a nice forearm strike.

Harland thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Harland scores with a couple of short elbows.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles defending against the ground and pound.
You can see the frustration on Charles's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Charles is looking for a sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.

Charles is rocked!
Harland in side control here. He's dropped a big elbow there and Charles looks hurt! Oh, he is hurt! Harland turns on the heat and pounds him out for a TKO victory! Good killer instinct there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Zander Harland!
After winning the bout, Zander Harland 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: OFC: Blood Night XLII     
Date:   Aug 16, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jose Cronos and Zander Harland. Cronos comes into the arena with Sandstorm blaring out of the sound system. Harland has chosen We Don't Know as his entrance music. Jose Cronos has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

178 cm
40
145 lbs
35 - 25 - 0
165 cm
29
153 lbs
11 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 25 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Jose Cronos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Yves DeLean and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cronos throws a combination. Harland tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Jose Cronos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Harland closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Cronos did well to prevent Harland getting side control.
Cronos works his way to full guard. Good work.

Cronos looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Harland wants to control from the top but Cronos keeps moving.
Harland won't allow Cronos to sweep him here.
Harland throws a strike but Cronos rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Cronos trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cronos is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cronos wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.
Harland is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Harland manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Cronos manages to get himself to full guard.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland stops Cronos from standing up.
Harland looking to pass the guard.
Harland wants to control from the top but Cronos keeps moving.
Cronos controlling Harland's posture.

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.
Harland throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Cronos works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Harland content to stall in guard here.
Harland throwing strikes from guard but Cronos blocks nicely.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Cronos holds on and takes a little breather.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Harland pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Cronos is keeping the position for now.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Cronos lands a jab to the nose.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Cronos but Cronos pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Cronos looks to land a combination but Harland avoids it well.
Harland dodges the punch combination from Cronos.
Cronos throws a right hand that Harland ducks under and follows up with a left that Harland also avoids with ease.
Cronos tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Harland wants to counter the offense by Cronos and move into the clinch position.

Harland gets the takedown into side control.
Harland landing strikes.
Harland working the head with strikes.
Cronos is not content to let Harland control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cronos is looking for a sweep.
Harland looks up at the clock and then as Cronos takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Harland smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Cronos is trying to improve his position.
Harland wants to control but Cronos is keeping him busy.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
I wouldn't like to be where Cronos is right now.
Cronos takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Cronos manages to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cronos lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Harland circles away quickly and effectively.
Cronos misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jose Cronos is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Harland tries for a takedown but Cronos circles away easily
and Cronos counters with a nice uppercut.
Harland tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Cronos manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Cronos looks to land a combination but Harland avoids it well.

Harland shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Cronos is trying to defend but Harland finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cronos gets full guard.
Harland throws a strike but Cronos rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Cronos trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cronos is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Harland can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland controls Cronos momentarily but Cronos frees himself.
Cronos won't allow Harland to sweep him here.
Harland looking to control.
Cronos will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Cronos pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Harland is keeping the position for now.
Harland looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Cronos puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.

Cronos is trying to work for a kimura but Harland is defending well.

Cronos is looking for a kimura here.
Cronos wants to lay and pray for a moment but Harland keeps working.
Cronos prevents Harland from improving his position.
Harland moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cronos postures up.
Harland has his hands on Cronos's head, controlling the position.
Cronos trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Cronos throws a head kick but Harland moves out of range.
Cronos slaps away a takedown attempt from Harland, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Cronos went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Harland shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Cronos pinned against the cage. Cronos gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Jose Cronos has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
A combination from Cronos does no damage.
Harland changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Jose Cronos is winning the standup battle so far.
Cronos just misses with a punch to the body.
Harland is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Cronos misses with a double jab.
Harland takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Cronos scores with a jab. Harland acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland shoots and misses
and Cronos cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Harland dodges the punch combination from Cronos.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jose Cronos 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!


Cronos throws a nice looking combination but Harland bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Cronos lands a nice looking body shot.
No luck for Harland with that takedown attempt.
Harland tries to close the distance and clinch up but Cronos swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Harland fails with the takedown
and Cronos counters with a lovely shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cronos throws a nice head kick!
Cronos uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Harland tries to move into range but Cronos moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jose Cronos is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good exchange - Cronos coming out on top.

Harland gets a clinch.
Cronos is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Harland tries for a takedown but Cronos manages to get underhooks.
Jose Cronos has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Harland has Cronos pressed against the cage, preventing Cronos from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Harland looking for a takedown.

Cronos breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Cronos looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Cronos throws a nice looking combination but Harland bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
It seemed like Harland was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Cronos cracks Harland with a right hand to the side of the head.
A punch combination from Cronos misses.
Cronos rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Harland moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A little jabbing left from Harland on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Cronos is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Cronos tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harland was well out of range. Poor timing from Cronos.
Cronos connects with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cronos misses with a head kick.
Cronos lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Harland circles away quickly and effectively.
Cronos lands a nice shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harland with a poor takedown
and Cronos counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Good leg kick by Cronos there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Cronos misses with the combination.
Cronos throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A solid leg kick lands there for Cronos.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cronos scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Cronos lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Harland circles away quickly and effectively.

Cronos gets caught napping as Harland dives in and scores a takedown. Cronos manages to retain guard.
Cronos wants to stand up but Harland is controlling him.
Harland chips away with some ground and pound.
Cronos is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Harland controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cronos manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Harland manages to get himself to full guard.

Harland working a defensive guard here.
Cronos tries to free his leg and advance position but Harland is retaining full guard.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Zander Harland has got the better of the ground game so far.
Cronos trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland wants to sweep here but Cronos controlling him for the moment.
Cronos is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jose Cronos showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Cronos, 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 Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jose Cronos!

A very excited looking Jose Cronos rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
Zander Harland spoke after the fight, saying 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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RATING
38%

 

Event: Ascension 0715     
Date:   Jul 15, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Rich Junior. Chooooooooon! I think Harland might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to We Don't Know. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
29
153 lbs
11 - 15 - 0
175 cm
33
159 lbs
18 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Rich Junior!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Taro Takaoka and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Junior misses with a takedown attempt
and Harland counters with a stiff right hand.

Junior shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Harland napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Junior lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Harland down.
Junior cracks Harland with a big right hand but Harland just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Junior lands some shots froms side control.
Junior throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Harland works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Harland avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Junior.

Junior is working for a submission of some sort.
Junior not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Junior is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Harland doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Junior.
Junior throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Junior winds up and cracks Harland with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

Junior seems to be looking for submissions.
Harland trying to control from the bottom.
Harland is pressing down on Junior's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Harland tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Junior loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Junior throws a big elbow that misses.
Junior is looking to advance position but Harland has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Junior keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Junior wants to control but Harland is having none of it.
Junior manages to regain half guard. Good work.

Junior looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Harland wants to work for an arm triangle but Junior is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Junior trying to control but Harland postures up.
Harland drops an elbow to the side of Junior's head.

Junior looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Harland lands with a punch from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland 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.
Harland takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Junior wants to improve his position but Harland is controlling well.
Harland is trying to control the action in half guard but Junior is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Junior is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Harland pulls his head out easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland lands with a punch from half guard.
Harland working over Junior with some ground and pound. Junior looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Junior trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are battling for position here. Junior manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Junior wants to sweep but no luck.
Harland controls from within his opponent's guard.
Junior keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Junior looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Harland postures up and lands a big shot to Junior's brow.
Harland slips nicely into half guard.
Junior tries to roll over but Harland keeps him under control.
Harland content to control rather than advance.
Junior is trying to get back to full guard.
Harland wants to take a breather but Junior is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Harland gets caught napping as Junior dives in and scores a takedown. Harland manages to retain guard.
Junior has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Junior working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Harland looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Junior trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Harland manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Harland throwing strikes but missing.
Harland with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Junior is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Harland throws a strike but Junior rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Junior is fighting to break Harland's control of his arms but Harland is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Junior loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Junior loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Junior throws an elbow that misses. Harland uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Junior's guard. Nice move by Harland!

Junior looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Junior lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Harland is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Junior trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Junior postures up and lands a big shot to Harland's brow.
Junior sitting in guard here, content to control.
Junior is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Harland looking to control.
Junior trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Junior throwing strikes but missing.
Junior throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Harland works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Harland utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Junior postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Harland is controlling Junior's posture.
Harland is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Junior is looking for a sweep. Harland is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Harland winds up and cracks Junior with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland lands strikes from half guard.

Junior looking for submissions off his back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Junior has hold of a guillotine but he's not going to be able to crank on it really with only half guard, so it's no trouble for Harland. Oh but Junior has got full guard now! Oh boy! This one could be over very soon! Harland goes limp - he's gone! Junior jumps up and celebrates with the crowd - fantastic submission finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:19 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Rich Junior!
A victorious Rich Junior thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
Zander Harland spoke after the fight, saying 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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Event: Ascension 0624     
Date:   Jun 24, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bung Popper and Zander Harland. Popper comes to the cage accompanied by Runnin with the Devil. Harland has chosen We Don't Know as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
35
154 lbs
21 - 10 - 0
165 cm
29
153 lbs
11 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bung Popper!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Hirohito Nitta and Shirou Masuda.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Popper bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Harland's head.
No luck for Harland with that takedown attempt.
Popper swings widly with a right hand
and Harland counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Popper stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
No joy there for Popper, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Harland steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Popper.
Harland takes one to the side of the head.
Harland defending well as Popper loads up on a big left hand.
Harland moves out of range as Popper strikes.
Harland feints the counter takedown.
Bung Popper seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Popper thuds a left hand into Harland's body.
Popper throws out a loose jab but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Harland takes a shot right to the bread basket.
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!
Popper takes a swing at Harland's ribcage but misses.
Harland tries to counter with a clinch but Popper shakes him off and moves away.
Harland walks into a jab.
Popper definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Harland walks into a straight right hand from Popper.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Popper throws an off balance right hand
and Harland makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Popper throws a jab when Harland was well out of range.
Popper misses with a looping right.
Harland is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Popper connects with a single shot there.
Harland takes a jab right on the kisser.
Popper connects with a body shot that sends Harland's belly button to the back.
Popper lands a jab to Harland's midsection.
Popper misses the shot to the body.
Popper lands a nice shot to the body.
Popper throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Harland sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Harland shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Popper manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
My spies in 3Band MMA ($500/week) inform me that Harland has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
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!
Harland wants to control from the top but Popper keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Popper preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Harland throwing strikes from guard but Popper blocks nicely.
Harland has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Harland keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Popper's head.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Popper is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Popper wants to get back to his feet but Harland is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Harland keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Popper.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Left hook, right uppercut from Popper.
Harland will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Popper connects with a body shot.
Popper lands a lovely overhand right.
Nice defenses there by Harland.
Harland now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Popper throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Popper misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Harland counters with a straight right hand.
Harland ducks right into an uppercut from Popper.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Popper lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

Harland is rocked!
Popper throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Harland stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Horrible takedown attempt by Harland or perhaps it was just good defense by Popper, which made it look bad.
Bung Popper has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland needs to keep his hands up - Popper had a free shot at his head there.
Harland is still on wobbly legs! Can Popper finish him?
Popper drops Harland with a straight right hand, right on the button! Popper follows him down to the mat and pounds him out with hammerfists until the referee jumps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:16 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bung Popper!
A victorious Bung Popper thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
The defeated Zander Harland had this to say: 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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Event: EPL 12.4     
Date:   May 24, 2017

Squiggy Squirrelly had a terrible time trying to make weight. After initially coming in at 154.5, he had two hours to make the official fight weight. Stepping on the scales for a second time, he still failed to make the required weight and after much deliberation, his fight with Zander Harland was cancelled.

 

Event: EPL 12.1     
Date:   May 03, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Umberto Sotto Jr and Zander Harland. Harland has chosen We Don't Know as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

176 cm
39
146 lbs
25 - 28 - 2
165 cm
28
153 lbs
11 - 13 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

Perkele!

Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 28 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Umberto Sotto Jr!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Gwen Towbar and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sotto Jr misses with a hook.
Harland shoots in for a takedown but Sotto Jr shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Sotto Jr is looking to counter with a body kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sotto Jr.
Harland on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Sotto Jr lands a really nice looking cross but Harland seems unphased.
Sotto Jr looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Sotto Jr lands a slapping body shot.
Harland walks into a jab.
Horrible takedown attempt by Harland or perhaps it was just good defense by Sotto Jr, which made it look bad.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sotto Jr lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sotto Jr lunges at Harland with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Harland's hand.
Harland takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Harland avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sotto Jr pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

Harland closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Harland is trying to control the action in half guard but Sotto Jr is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Sotto Jr is positioning himself well to prevent Harland advancing to mount.
Harland keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Harland missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Harland not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Harland trying to control the action but Sotto Jr is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Sotto Jr's head.
Sotto Jr tries to get to full guard but Harland has control of the leg.
Ground and pound from Harland.
Harland throwing shots but Sotto Jr is blocking nicely.
Sotto Jr wants to control but Harland is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Harland is looking to take a break and control but Sotto Jr is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Still in half guard, Harland seems content to control.
Sotto Jr wants to control but Harland is keeping busy.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Harland is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sotto Jr looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Harland working Sotto Jr over with strikes.
Harland prevents Sotto Jr from improving his position.
Harland wants to control but Sotto Jr is keeping him busy.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Nice body punch from Sotto Jr.
Sotto Jr fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Harland has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Sotto Jr swivels and escapes.
Umberto Sotto Jr has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Harland shoots in for a takedown but Sotto Jr shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Sotto Jr is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Harland walks into a left hand.
Harland has his takedown stuffed
and Sotto Jr counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Harland shoots and misses
and Sotto Jr counters with a nice body shot.
Sotto Jr throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sotto Jr.
Umberto Sotto Jr is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
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!
Sotto Jr's jab looks to have found its range, popping Harland under the eye.
Harland slips a jab from Sotto Jr.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Sotto Jr counters with a nice uppercut.
Sotto Jr lands a leg kick that knocks Harland off balance momentarily.
Sotto Jr scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sotto Jr defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Harland.
Harland shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Sotto Jr as he jumps to the side.
It looked like Sotto Jr wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Umberto Sotto Jr has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sotto Jr, right into the meat.
Harland looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Sotto Jr is fending him off so far but Harland persists. Nope, Sotto Jr circles away and we're back to standing.
An inside leg kick lands from Sotto Jr.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sotto Jr throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Harland misses with a takedown attempt
and Sotto Jr counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Umberto Sotto Jr seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Harland with a lazy takedown attempt
and Sotto Jr counters with a stiff right hand.
Sotto Jr lands with a nice body punch.
Harland on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Harland with a poor takedown
and Sotto Jr counters with a straight right hand.
Decent striking displayed by Sotto Jr there.
Sotto Jr is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Harland can do to turn this around?
Sotto Jr throws a front kick that sends Harland stumbling back into the cage.
Harland looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

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!
Harland takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Harland is breathing heavily.
Harland takes a jab right on the kisser.
Sotto Jr thuds his right hand into Harland's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Sotto Jr scores with a shot to the body.
Harland tries to move into range but Sotto Jr moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Harland is rocked!
Sotto Jr is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Sotto Jr drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Harland right on the button. Harland goes down! Sotto Jr follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! Sotto Jr gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Umberto Sotto Jr!
Umberto Sotto Jr thanked the fans post fight for their support.
The defeated Zander Harland had this to say: 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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Event: Ascension 0329     
Date:   Mar 29, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Rubin Carter and Zander Harland. Harland is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: We Don't Know. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

173 cm
32
154 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
165 cm
28
153 lbs
11 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rubin Carter!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Daniel Franklin and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Carter scores with a head kick. Harland tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Carter lands a nice leg kick that just misses Harland's sensitive parts.

Harland gets tackled into the cage by Carter. Carter maintains the clinch.
Carter is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Harland is defending well for now.
Harland takes a knee to the side of the body.
Carter misses with a punch on the inside.
Harland is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Carter lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
A hook to the body from Carter.
Harland tries to work over Carter's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Carter manages to break the clinch.
Carter scores with a jab to the jaw.
Harland misses with a takedown
letting Carter counter with a right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Carter gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Harland to score an easy takedown into full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Carter tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Harland scoring with some ground and pound.

Harland got a little sloppy there for a moment and Carter has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Harland has managed to get both his arms back between Carter's legs - danger averted.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Harland accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

Carter working for a triangle but Harland defends it easily.
Carter working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Harland.
Carter controlling Harland's posture.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Carter is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Carter seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Carter is on top in guard.

Carter sitting in guard here, content to control.
Our spies down at at 3Band MMA ($500/week) inform us that Harland has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Carter pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Harland is keeping the position for now.
Carter trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.
Carter is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Carter wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.
Harland has control of Carter's left arm, preventing Carter from doing any damage.
Harland trying to control the position.
Carter wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Carter looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Carter misses with a body kick.
Harland gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Carter makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Rubin Carter has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Harland circles away from the clinch attempt

and Harland counters with a shoot takedown. Carter fights it but they end up in guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Carter looking for a guillotine here but Harland defends easily.
Harland stays in close to Carter's body and controls the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Carter throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Harland shoots and misses
and Carter counters with a series of strikes. Harland will be more careful next time no doubt.
Harland shoots and misses
and Harland takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Carter works over Harland's head and body with a nice combination.
Carter works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Carter connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Carter is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Harland can do to turn this around?
Harland shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Carter finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Rubin Carter has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Carter throws a sloppy head kick and Harland moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Carter with a jab.

Carter gets a clinch.
Carter lands a hook that snaps the head of Harland backwards.
Carter lands a body shot in the clinch.
Carter tries to land a knee to the head but Harland blocks with his arms.
Harland is looking to take this one to the mat.
Carter landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Carter throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Harland blocks it with crossed arms.
Harland goes for a takedown attempt but Carter pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Harland closes the distance and clinches up with Carter, looking for a takedown. Harland pushes Carter against the cage but Carter circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Harland shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Carter as he avoids it easily.
Harland is breathing heavily.
No luck for Harland with that takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Harland.
Carter stalks Harland and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Harland's face. Harland staggers backwards, shaken.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Carter lands an overhand right.
Harland fails to land the takedown.
Carter appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
As Harland backs away, Carter returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rubin Carter is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Harland shoots in but no luck this time.
Carter wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Harland takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Carter stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Carter wants it to stay on the feet.
Carter stuns Harland with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Harland with a lazy takedown attempt
enabling Carter to counter with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Carter misses with a head kick.
Harland looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Harland has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Carter after a bit of a struggle.
Carter unloads a knee to the mid-section.
A short uppercut from Carter.
The referee is keeping an eye on Carter - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Harland looking to slow down the pace here.
Carter using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Harland has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Carter is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Knees to the body from Carter.
Carter lands with a short shot to the head.

Carter breaks from the clinch.
Carter lands with a kick to the temple. Harland shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Carter closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

Harland wants the takedown. Carter is fighting it off but Harland persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Carter's guard against the cage.

Carter wriggles free and stands up.
Carter jabs at Harland's body.
Harland with a lazy takedown attempt
and Carter cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Harland takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Carter is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Carter catches Harland with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Carter fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
enabling Carter to counter with a crisp jab.
Harland changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Carter tries to avoid it but Harland manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Carter to the ground. Carter escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Rubin Carter has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Carter tries a head kick but it misses.
Harland tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

Carter rushes Harland and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Carter lands with a light punch inside.
A short uppercut from Carter.
A right handed body shot lands from Carter.
Harland takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Carter tries a body shot but Harland blocks it.
Carter is leaning against Harland and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Carter landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
A short right from Carter.
Rubin Carter is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Carter is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

Carter ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Carter no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Carter looking to hit a scissor sweep but Harland is one step ahead there.
Carter pulls Harland in close to prevent any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Harland accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Carter seems keen to control Harland's posture.
Harland scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Carter is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Rubin Carter overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Harland throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Harland stopping the sweep attempt from Carter.
Harland controlling from the top position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Harland takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Carter lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Harland fails to land the takedown.
Carter stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Carter buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Harland takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

And that's the end of the fight!
Rubin Carter showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Carter 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 Alan Glass scores the fight 30:26
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 30:26
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rubin Carter!

An out of breath Rubin Carter thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Zander Harland was interviewed post fight and said 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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RATING
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Event: Ascenssion 0222     
Date:   Feb 22, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Olympia Unchained. Harland's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, We Don't Know. Unchained is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Murphy Lee (feat. King Jacob & Prentiss Church) - Stomp (Explicit). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
27
153 lbs
11 - 11 - 0
177 cm
35
154 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Olympia Unchained!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Chris Edwards and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Unchained misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Unchained scores with a one two! Harland had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

Harland throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Unchained tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Harland is in Unchained's guard.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
Unchained will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
Unchained 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.
Harland postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Harland is working Unchained over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Harland works over Unchained with some ground and pound from guard.
Unchained looking to hit a scissor sweep but Harland is one step ahead there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland prevents Unchained from getting back to his feet.
Harland looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
Unchained keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Unchained looking to control.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Harland accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Harland stops Unchained from standing up.
Unchained managing to control the position.
Harland working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Unchained's head.
Unchained seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Harland trying to control but Unchained is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Unchained is adopting a defensive guard.
Harland controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Unchained thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Harland if he has to take too many more of those.
Harland misses with a takedown
and Unchained connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Harland takes a head kick and keeps coming.

It looks like Zander Harland has been cut.

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

Harland is rocked!
Harland closes this distance looking for a takedown but Unchained circles away.
Oh Harland is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Olympia Unchained is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Harland fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Unchained is looking to slow Harland down with leg kicks.
Unchained lands a big right hook! Harland looks hurt but is still standing! Unchained lands a left jab and another right hook! This time Harland falls down and Unchained dives in with a huge hammer fist! Harland's eyes roll back! The referee calls for the bell and Unchained runs up the cage to celebrate with his fans!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:08 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Olympia Unchained!
A relieved looking Olympia Unchained thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
Zander Harland was interviewed post fight and said 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 31, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Testing Inprogress. Harland kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is We Don't Know. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

165 cm
27
152 lbs
10 - 11 - 0
190 cm
31
155 lbs
14 - 11 - 2
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Testing Inprogress!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Donald Grub and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Inprogress tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harland was well out of range. Poor timing from Inprogress.

Harland bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.

Harland is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Inprogress is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Inprogress tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Harland wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Inprogress avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Harland.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Harland creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Inprogress sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland cracks Inprogress with a big right hand but Inprogress just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Inprogress parries the strikes from Harland easily there. Harland is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Inprogress to escape.
Harland tries to score with some ground and pound. Inprogress controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Harland trying to control the action but Inprogress is working from the bottom.
Harland taking a breather here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland working the ground and pound but Inprogress is defending the strikes.
Inprogress takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Inprogress keeps working.
Inprogress manages to work his way to half guard, despite Harland's best efforts.
Inprogress is pressing down on Harland's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Harland content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
Inprogress preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Harland might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to control from the top but Inprogress keeps moving.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Harland throws a big right hand that misses.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Inprogress is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland throws a big right hand that misses.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Harland accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Inprogress looking for a sweep. Not yet Inprogress, not yet.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Inprogress is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland preventing the sweep.
Harland working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Harland is stalling in the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland trying to control but Inprogress is working from the bottom.
Harland throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Harland postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Harland scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Harland throws an elbow that misses. Inprogress uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Harland's guard. Nice move by Inprogress!

Harland has his hands on Inprogress's head, controlling the position.
Inprogress looking to pass the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants to sweep here but Inprogress controlling him for the moment.
Inprogress stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Harland swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Inprogress passes Harland's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Inprogress moves nicely into side control.
Harland is trying to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Inprogress.
Testing Inprogress seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Inprogress lands an overhand right.
Inprogress feints a jab promting Harland to slip. Inprogress then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Harland slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Inprogress scores with a jab.
Harland is trying hard to land a takedown here. Inprogress sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Inprogress jabs Harland to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Inprogress scores with a spinning back kick!
Inprogress stuffs the takedown attempt from Harland. Harland gets slowly back to his feet.
Inprogress is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

Harland gets the takedown into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Inprogress keeps working.
Harland scoring with punches from side control.
Harland works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Harland tries to score with some ground and pound. Inprogress controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Harland sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Inprogress is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Harland lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Inprogress down.
Harland throws an elbow but Inprogress slips to the side and avoids it well.

Harland is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Inprogress is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Harland trying to control the position but Inprogress is working away.
Harland tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Inprogress sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Harland sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Inprogress defending well though.
Inprogress wants to get back to full guard.
Inprogress on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Harland seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Harland is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Inprogress can do to turn this around?
Inprogress blocking the ground and pound attempt from Harland.

Harland is working for a kimura but Inprogress is defending it quite comfortably.
Harland not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Harland seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Inprogress does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Harland is looking to stall here but Inprogress recovers full guard.
Inprogress trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland trying to control but Inprogress is working from the bottom.
Inprogress is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Inprogress looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Harland passes into half guard.
Inprogress blocking the ground and pound attempt from Harland.
Zander Harland overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Harland looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Harland not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Inprogress wants to improve his position but Harland is controlling well.
Inprogress blocking the ground and pound attempt from Harland.
Harland sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Inprogress defending well though.
Inprogress moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Harland chips away with some ground and pound.
Inprogress has momentary wrist control but Harland slips an elbow through the middle.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
Inprogress tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Inprogress is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Zander Harland 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!


A good leg kick by Inprogress.
A jab from Inprogress does it's job there.
Inprogress throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Harland changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Harland takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Inprogress throws a leg kick that is checked

and Harland counters with a takedown into side control.
Inprogress takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Inprogress keeps working.
Harland is working Inprogress over with some ground and pound from side control.

Inprogress is rocked!
An elbow from Harland crashes against the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Inprogress is looking to regain half guard here but Harland keeps moving and retains side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland trying to control the action but Inprogress is working from the bottom.
Harland scores with a couple of short elbows.
Harland scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Inprogress to see if he's OK.
Inprogress tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Inprogress on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Inprogress parries the strikes from Harland easily there. Harland is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Inprogress to escape.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland working the head and body with strikes.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Inprogress keeps working.
Harland working the ground and pound from side control.
Harland looks up at the clock and then as Inprogress takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Harland smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Sloppy strikes there by Harland.
Inprogress is not content to let Harland control the position.
Harland working away.
Inprogress is trying to get back to half guard.
Inprogress regains half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Harland missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Inprogress avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Harland.
Harland missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Harland throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Inprogress tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Harland has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Harland unloading with bombs!
Testing Inprogress has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland punishing his opponent with strikes.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Harland cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Inprogress is still in real trouble! Can Harland finish him?
Inprogress tries to hold on but Harland pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Harland with the ground and pound from mount.
Harland postures up and throws a big right hand. BOOM! Right on the button! Inprogress is out cold - huge knockout for Harland!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:31 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Zander Harland!
Our winner, Zander Harland, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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RATING
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Event: EVO 273: Alvado vs Taisto     
Date:   Oct 19, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Mustafa Khan. Harland comes to the cage accompanied by We Don't Know. Mustafa Khan will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

165 cm
26
152 lbs
10 - 10 - 0
187 cm
42
149 lbs
27 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Powerful

Voodoo Nutrition
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Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mustafa Khan!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Phil Schofield and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Khan is trying hard to land a takedown here. Harland sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Khan throws a sloppy head kick and Harland moves out of range easily.
Khan misses with a combination

and Harland counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Harland.

Khan pushes Harland off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.

Khan gets a double leg takedown into Harland's guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Harland is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Harland not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Harland wants to sweep here but Khan controlling him for the moment.
Harland managing to control the position.
Harland might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Harland preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Harland looking to hit a scissor sweep but Khan is one step ahead there.

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

Harland controlling from the top position.
Khan trying to strike off his back.
Khan has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Harland is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Harland distracts Khan with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Khan looking for a guillotine here but Harland defends easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Khan looking for subs off his back but Harland has passed one foot through into half guard.
Harland is looking to take a break and control but Khan is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Harland is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

Khan actively working from the bottom here.
Harland looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Khan with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Harland keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Harland lands strikes from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Harland'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.
Harland working the head and body with strikes.
Khan taking some punishment here, with Harland in his half guard.
Nice strikes from Harland there.
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. Harland connects with a nice short shot to Khan's temple.
Harland content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

Khan makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Khan shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Harland as he jumps to the side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Khan bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Harland is trying to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Khan is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Harland knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Harland regains half guard, as Khan was trying to land strikes.

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

Khan is working for a kimura but Harland is defending it quite comfortably.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Good work by Harland as he checks the leg kick.
Khan shoots in looking for a takedown. Harland tries to sprawl out of it but Khan keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Harland manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Harland changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Harland takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

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

Khan manages to escape and get back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Harland gets caught flat footed, as Khan shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Khan preventing the sweep.
Khan slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

Khan is trying to get an arm triangle but Harland is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Khan wants to control but Harland is keeping him busy.
Harland is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Khan's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Khan is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Khan trying to mount his opponent but Harland defends it.
Harland keeping control of the position.
Harland trying to control from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Khan is looking to advance position but Harland won't allow it.
Harland taking some punishment here, with Khan in his half guard.
Khan is thwarting Harland's attempts to control the position.
Khan has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Khan tries to pass to full mount but Harland defends it.
Harland trying to control from the bottom.
Khan prevents Harland from improving his position.
Mustafa Khan has got the better of the ground game so far.
Harland on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Khan trying to control the action but Harland is working from the bottom.

Khan is looking for a kimura but Harland is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Khan to get the leverage.
Khan wants to take a breather but Harland is having none of it.
Khan throwing shots but Harland is blocking nicely.

Harland is defending against the submission attempts here by Khan.
Harland regains full guard. Nicely done.
Khan throws a big right hand that misses.
Khan wants to get up but he can't break Harland's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Harland utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Harland is trying to control the position but Khan postures up.
Khan trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Mustafa Khan is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Khan tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Harland defends well and Khan ends up having to push Harland into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Khan fails to land the takedown.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mustafa Khan.

Khan shoots in and gets a takedown into Harland's guard.
Harland working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Khan.

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

The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Khan working for a triangle but Harland defends it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Khan shoots in for a double leg but Harland sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
It looked like Harland wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

Khan shoots in and gets a takedown into Harland's guard.
Harland looking to control.
Khan wants to pass the guard but Harland is keeping the position.
Harland bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Khan's guard.

Harland is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Khan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland with a nice head shot there.
Harland has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Khan looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Harland controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Khan's head.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Khan looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Khan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Khan keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland landing with the ground and pound.
Harland trying to control but Khan is working from the bottom.

Khan had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Harland defends it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland stands up over Khan, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

Khan looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Harland sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Harland scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Harland content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Khan pulls Harland in close to his closed guard and prevents Harland from doing any damage or advancing position.

Khan has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Harland is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Khan.
Harland connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Khan some visible discomfort.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Harland thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland wants to control but Khan is keeping him busy.
Harland cracks Khan with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Harland trying to control the action but Khan is working from the bottom.
Khan is looking to reverse the position.
Harland taking a break here but Khan is having none of it and regains half guard.
Harland trying to control from half guard but Khan is working away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Khan trying to control but Harland postures up.
Khan is looking to improve his position.

Khan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Khan trying to control from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

Khan looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Khan takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Khan is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Harland pulls his head out easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zander Harland showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Khan 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 Atkins scores the fight 28:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Mustafa Khan!

Mustafa Khan thanked the fans post fight for their support.
The defeated Zander Harland had this to say: 'Just don't know what happened. I had it. It was mine for the taking.'.
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Event: Infinity: Jungle Warfare     
Date:   Sep 07, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Fredrik Stenberg. Harland comes to the cage accompanied by Bawitdaba. Zander Harland could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Fredrik Stenberg's chin.

165 cm
25
152 lbs
10 - 9 - 0
177 cm
25
149 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Fredrik Stenberg!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Johanna Lukiainen and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland walks into a stiff left hand from Stenberg.
Stenberg lands with an overhand left.
Stenberg lands a jab to the nose.
Stenberg moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Harland takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Jab from Stenberg.
Stenberg lands a head shot.
Stenberg scores with a sloppy right hand. Harland should have avoided that one.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Stenberg scores with a jab. Harland acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Stenberg scores with a nice right hand.
Stenberg has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Harland is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Stenberg misses with a body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Harland on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Harland takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Stenberg stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Stenberg wants it to stay on the feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is trying hard to land a takedown here. Stenberg sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Stenberg bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Stenberg lands with a good body shot.
Harland doesn't succeed with the takedown
enabling Stenberg to counter with a crisp jab.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Harland takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Stenberg catches Harland with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Stenberg catches Harland with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A lazy left from Stenberg finds it's target.
Harland shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Stenberg pinned against the cage. Stenberg gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stenberg scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Harland fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Stenberg tests Harland's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Stenberg misses with a double jab.
Harland changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Harland shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Stenberg pinned against the cage. Stenberg gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland walks into a left hand.
Harland looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Harland tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Stenberg defends well and Harland ends up having to push Stenberg into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Stenberg throws out a counter right but Harland avoids it with no problem.
Harland shoots for a double leg takedown but Stenberg sprawls well. He's pushed Harland's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
A little jabbing left from Stenberg on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Harland shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Stenberg defends it nicely.
Stenberg lands with a nice body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stenberg dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Stenberg digs a good body shot into Harland's ribs.
Harland on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Stenberg throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Harland on the side of the head.
Harland shoots in but Stenberg avoids the takedown attempt easily.
It seemed like Stenberg was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stenberg has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Stenberg connects with the punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stenberg displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Harland.
Stenberg lands the left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Harland closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Stenberg is not content to let Harland control the position.
Stenberg gets full guard.
Harland wants to control from the top but Stenberg keeps moving.

Stenberg has his foot on Harland's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Harland works his way back into a safe position though.
Harland controls from within his opponent's guard.

Stenberg is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Harland defends well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

Harland avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Stenberg has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Harland can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Harland stands up over Stenberg, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Stenberg tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Harland controlling from the top position.
Harland looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stenberg is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Harland has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Stenberg keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Stenberg looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Stenberg is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Harland defends well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland postures up in Stenberg's guard and throws a big left but Stenberg blocks it.
Harland throws a big right hand that misses.
Stenberg is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Stenberg is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stenberg controls Harland momentarily but Harland frees himself.
Harland is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Stenberg throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Stenberg swings for the body but Harland moves out of range.
Harland gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Stenberg counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Stenberg connects with a body shot.
Stenberg cracks Harland with a good jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stenberg connects with a nice looking jab.
Stenberg scores with a hook to the body. Harland takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Nice sprawl there from Stenberg as Harland shoots in.
Harland takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Harland closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Harland lands in his opponent's guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stenberg has control of Harland's left arm, preventing Harland from doing any damage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland postures up.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Stenberg is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Fredrik Stenberg showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Stenberg throws a shot to the body.

Stenberg shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Stenberg is nestled in close to Harland, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Harland is staying active underneath Stenberg, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Stenberg drops an elbow to the side of Harland's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Stenberg is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Harland has managed to free his arm - good work.
Harland moves into full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland trying to keep a closed guard but Stenberg is proving a slippery customer.
Stenberg looking to sit in guard and control but Harland gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Harland throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Harland with a flurry of punches that miss.
Harland wants to control from the top but Stenberg keeps moving.
Stenberg working a defensive guard here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Stenberg is looking for a triangle but Harland pushes his legs off easily.
Harland wants to pass the guard but Stenberg is keeping the position.
Stenberg being controlled here, momentarily.

Stenberg working for submissions but it's allowed Harland to get to half guard.
Stenberg trying to control from the bottom.
Harland seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland is trying to control the action in half guard but Stenberg is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Stenberg gets back to full guard.
Stenberg keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland postures up.

Stenberg looking for a guillotine here but Harland defends easily.
Harland throws a big right hand that misses.
Harland's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Stenberg avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Fredrik Stenberg is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Stenberg has his hands on Harland's head, controlling the position.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Harland slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Stenberg is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland shoots in looking for a takedown but Stenberg manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Harland's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Harland tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Stenberg swivels and escapes.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Stenberg jabs Harland right on the nose. Harland blinks but takes it well.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Stenberg, as that shot connected.
Harland looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

And that's the end of the fight!
Fredrik Stenberg comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Stenberg 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 Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 26:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 26:30
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Fredrik Stenberg!

Fredrik Stenberg 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: Infinity: Freedom Fighters     
Date:   Aug 07, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Where Yo Girl. Harland's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Bawitdaba. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

165 cm
25
152 lbs
9 - 9 - 0
172 cm
25
155 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Where Yo Girl!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Ben Zyskovitsi and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Harland closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
I was talking to Harland's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Yo Girl trying to land knees to the body.
Yo Girl misses with a knee to the head.
Yo Girl prevents a takedown attempt there.

Harland wants the takedown. Yo Girl is fighting it off but Harland persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Yo Girl's guard against the cage.
Yo Girl wants to get back to his feet but Harland passes into half guard.
Yo Girl really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Harland. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

Yo Girl is not content to let Harland control the position.
Harland trying to control the pace.
Harland drops an elbow to the side of Yo Girl's head.
Harland wants to control but Yo Girl is keeping him busy.
Harland seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Harland looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Yo Girl defending well though.
Harland slows the pace down in half guard.
Harland prevents Yo Girl from improving his position.
Harland is keen to just control but Yo Girl is a slippery customer.
The fighters are battling for position here. Yo Girl manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Yo Girl keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland controls from within his opponent's guard.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Yo Girl can do anything to dispel that myth.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Harland accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Harland is in close to Yo Girl's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Harland postures up in Yo Girl's guard and throws a big left but Yo Girl blocks it.
Harland stops Yo Girl from standing up.
Harland content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Yo Girl is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Yo Girl wants to sweep here but Harland controlling him for the moment.
Harland loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Harland with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Harland postures up and lands a big shot to Yo Girl's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yo Girl looking to hit a scissor sweep but Harland is one step ahead there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Harland is in close to Yo Girl's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Harland landing with the ground and pound.
Yo Girl managing to control the position.
Harland throwing strikes from guard but Yo Girl blocks nicely.
Harland is working Yo Girl over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Yo Girl avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Yo Girl wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Harland 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.
Yo Girl has momentary wrist control but Harland slips an elbow through the middle.
Yo Girl trying to control the position.
Harland with a nice head shot there.
Yo Girl working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Harland.
Harland wants to control from the top but Yo Girl keeps moving.
Harland with a flurry of punches that miss.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


No luck for Harland with that takedown attempt.
Yo Girl scores with a three punch combo!

Harland shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Yo Girl is trying to defend but Harland finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Harland wants to control but Yo Girl is keeping him busy.
Harland prevents Yo Girl from improving his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Harland throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Harland throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yo Girl is trying to stand back up but Harland is controlling him
Harland throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Yo Girl is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Harland scores with a couple of nice shots.
Yo Girl wants to get back to full guard.
Harland 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.
Yo Girl blocking the ground and pound attempt from Harland.
Yo Girl avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Harland.
Harland is nestled in close to Yo Girl, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Harland missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Harland is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Yo Girl can do to turn this around?
Harland throwing shots but Yo Girl is blocking nicely.
Harland is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Yo Girl reverses the position - he's now on top in Harland's guard.
Harland pulls Yo Girl in close to prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland looking to hit a scissor sweep but Yo Girl is one step ahead there.

Yo Girl stands up from Harland's guard - Yo Girl perhaps looking for a knockout.
Yo Girl keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland fails with a takedown attempt.
Yo Girl lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Where Yo Girl is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Harland takes a head kick and keeps coming.
A left lands for Yo Girl.
Harland with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Yo Girl to score with a decent uppercut.
Where Yo Girl is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Yo Girl pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
As Yo Girl backs away, Harland returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Yo Girl lands with a nice combination. Harland backs away looking to recover.

Harland clinches with his opponent.
Harland lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Yo Girl.
Harland goes for a takedown attempt but Yo Girl pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yo Girl misses with a series of wild punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yo Girl connects with a single shot there.
Harland fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Harland fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Yo Girl avoids it really well and circles away.
Despite the aggression on Yo Girl's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Harland tries to clinch up.
A jab from Yo Girl does it's job there.
Harland shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Yo Girl sprawls well. Yo Girl wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Harland gets slowly back to his feet.
Harland fails with the takedown.
Harland on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Where Yo Girl showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Yo Girl, as that shot connected.
Harland with a lazy takedown attempt
and Yo Girl counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Harland gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Harland is working for takedown but Yo Girl is calmly controlling the position for now.
Harland wants a takedown but no success here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Harland misses with a body punch.

Yo Girl escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Harland shoots in but Yo Girl avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Harland blocks a head kick by Yo Girl.

Harland fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Yo Girl, pushing him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yo Girl is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Harland prevents a body shot from Yo Girl.
Harland is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Yo Girl gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Yo Girl working hard to break the clinch.
Harland has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Yo Girl is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yo Girl is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.

Harland turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Harland manages to end up in side control.
Yo Girl is looking to reverse the position.
Harland working away.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yo Girl keeps working.
Yo Girl dodges the ground and pound from Harland.
Yo Girl tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Yo Girl manages to work his way to half guard, despite Harland's best efforts.
Yo Girl keeping control of the position.
Harland throwing shots but Yo Girl is blocking nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Yo Girl's head.
Yo Girl avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Harland.
Yo Girl tries to roll over but Harland keeps him under control.
Yo Girl is looking to escape.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Harland drops an elbow to the side of Yo Girl's head.
Ground and pound from Harland.
Nice strikes from Harland there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Yo Girl defending well though.
Harland drops an elbow to the side of Yo Girl's head.
Harland throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Yo Girl tries to roll over but Harland keeps him under control.
Yo Girl on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Harland is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Harland throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Harland controlling the action here.
Harland working the head and body with strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yo Girl keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Harland thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Harland is trying to control. Yo Girl wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Harland slips a nice elbow through Yo Girl's hands, connecting with Yo Girl's forehead.
Harland trying to control the pace.
Harland is trying to control the action in half guard but Yo Girl is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Yo Girl on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Zander Harland overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Harland lands a nice short elbow.
Harland lands with a punch from half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zander Harland showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Harland 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 Anni Minnemäki scores the fight for Zander Harland!
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight for Zander Harland!
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight for Zander Harland!

Zander Harland wins by unanimous decision!

During a confident post fight interview, Zander Harland thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
In defeat, Where Yo Girl stepped up to the mic, saying 'Three loses in a row!? This can't be real. All of you are on steroids! Yeah I said it, EVERYONE IS ON STEROIDS!!!'.
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Event: Infinity: Unfinished Buisness     
Date:   Jul 17, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Gus Pappas. Harland's entrance music is Bawitdaba. A fine choice. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

165 cm
25
152 lbs
8 - 9 - 0
172 cm
31
157 lbs
11 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gus Pappas!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Matti Vanhoillinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pappas paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

Harland darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Harland not doing much here.
Harland sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pappas defending well though.
Pappas is trying to get back to full guard.
Harland controlling the action here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pappas is trying to get back to full guard.
Pappas trying to control from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland wants to take a breather but Pappas is having none of it.
Pappas taking some punishment here, with Harland in his half guard.
Harland is trying to control. Pappas wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Harland seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Harland missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Pappas is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Harland's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Harland's back!
Harland looking to stop the rear naked choke attempt by controlling the hands.
A lull in the action here.
Pappas biding his time, looking for the opening.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland staying busy and making it hard for Pappas to control.
I really don't envy Harland right now.
Harland manages to reverse the position and now he's in Pappas's guard. Nice work there by Harland.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Harland wants to control but Pappas is keeping him busy.
Harland content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Pappas is trying to control but can't.
Harland trying to control the action but Pappas is working from the bottom.
Pappas has hold of Harland's hands but Harland slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Harland thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Harland wants to take a breather but Pappas is having none of it.
Harland not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Harland missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Harland is pressing down on Pappas's thigh, looking to free his foot. Pappas is holding on for now.
Harland is trying to control. Pappas wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Harland not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Harland in particular looking to stall.
Harland misses with a head shot. Pappas uses the momentum to regain guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pappas working a defensive guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Harland drives through with a takedown into guard.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Harland wants to control from the top but Pappas keeps moving.
Harland is looking to work some ground and pound but Pappas has wrist control.
Harland throws a strike but Pappas rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Pappas trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pappas lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Pappas trying to control the position from guard on top but Harland is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pappas tries to free his leg and advance position but Harland is retaining full guard.
Pappas looking to sit in guard and control but Harland gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Harland stopping the sweep attempt from Pappas.
Pappas utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Harland throws an elbow that misses. Pappas uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Harland's guard. Nice move by Pappas!

Pappas really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Harland. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Harland managing to control the position.
Pappas wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pappas being controlled here momentarily.
Harland is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Harland pulls Pappas in close to prevent any damage.
Harland trying to keep a closed guard but Pappas is proving a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Harland is pulling down on Pappas's head. It's preventing any offense from Pappas, at least for the moment.

Pappas gets to his feet. Harland looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Harland tries for a takedown but Pappas sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Nice defenses there by Harland.

Pappas gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Harland to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Pappas is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland 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.
Pappas pulls Harland in close to prevent any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Pappas is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Harland is looking to work some ground and pound but Pappas has wrist control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland landing some decent shots from guard.
Pappas not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Zander Harland 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!


Pappas throws a front kick aimed at Harland's knee but Harland avoids it well.
Pappas misses with a low kick.

Harland bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Pappas can't do much from the bottom here.
Zander Harland overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Harland is chipping away with strikes.
Pappas is trying to get back to half guard.
Pappas is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Harland's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pappas is looking to improve his position.
Pappas on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Pappas is refusing to be controlled, as Harland sits in half guard.
Harland sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Harland missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Pappas trying to hold on to Harland's head to control him but Harland postures up.
Harland winds up and cracks Pappas with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Harland missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

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.
Harland sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pappas defending well though.
Nice strikes from Harland there.
Harland seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Pappas wants to get back to his feet.
Harland with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Zander Harland is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Harland not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Harland content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Harland has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Harland fails with the takedown
and Pappas counters with a big head kick but Harland shrugs it off.
Gus Pappas has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Harland shoots in and drives through. Pappas sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Pappas misses with a leg kick

so Harland counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Harland tries to free his leg and advance position but Pappas is retaining full guard.
Harland sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Harland won't allow Pappas to sweep him here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Harland stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pappas swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Harland slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland throws a big right hand that misses.

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

Harland looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Harland seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zander Harland showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Harland, 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 Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Zander Harland!

An out of breath Zander Harland thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: Infinity: Broken Dreams     
Date:   May 25, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Walter Frost. Harland's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Bawitdaba. Walter Frost will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

165 cm
24
152 lbs
8 - 8 - 0
180 cm
23
145 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Walter Frost!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Matti Vanhoillinen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Frost throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Frost scores with a jab to the head.
Frost's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Frost duly obliges.
Frost misses with a looping right.
Frost lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Horrible takedown attempt by Harland or perhaps it was just good defense by Frost, which made it look bad.
Frost works over Harland's head and body with a nice combination.
Frost is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Frost misses with a shot to the body

and Harland decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Frost's guard.
Harland with a flurry of punches that miss.
Frost has momentary wrist control but Harland slips an elbow through the middle.
Frost keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Harland'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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Harland missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Frost is looking to stand up but Harland isn't so interested in that idea.
Harland might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Frost avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Frost is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Walter Frost is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Frost looks to land a combination but Harland avoids it well.
It appears Harland was looking to counter with a kick there.
Frost uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Frost looks to score with a jab to the body but Harland is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland moves away from the strike by Frost.
Harland went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Some bone on bone action there as Frost checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Harland uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Frost.
Harland was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Harland steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Frost.
Harland is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Frost.
Frost lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Frost throws a jab but it's blocked by Harland.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice body punch from Frost.
Frost throws a looping overhand right but Harland ducks down to avoid it.
Frost throws a combination. Harland tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Frost moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Frost swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Harland. Frost does a little dance to reset his feet.
Frost lands a right hook to the body.
Harland takes one to the side of the head.
Frost throws a series of punches but Harland moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frost throws the left hand but Harland avoids the punch easily.
Harland looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
No joy there for Frost, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Frost misses with an uppercut

and Harland counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Harland looks to land a strike but Frost avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Frost keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Frost wants to stand and escape but Harland is having none of it.
Harland working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Frost is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Harland misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Frost breaks from the clinch.
Harland misses the shot to the body.
Frost is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Frost swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Frost throws a nice looking combination but Harland bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Harland tries to score a power double leg takedown but Frost sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Harland somewhat.
Harland shoots in for a takedown but Frost shows good takedown defense.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Harland moves away from the strike by Frost.
Nice defenses there by Frost.
Frost thuds a left hand into Harland's body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Harland looks to throw the jab but Frost is out of range.
Frost throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Harland closes the distance and clinches up with Frost, looking for a takedown. Harland pushes Frost against the cage but Frost circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Frost, as that shot connected.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Harland gets a clinch.
A right hand to the body from Harland.

Harland gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Frost regains guard.
Frost is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Harland is controlling him.
Frost keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
We've been hearing good reports from Harland'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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.
Frost keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Frost works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland won't allow Frost to get back to his feet.
Harland postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Frost is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Frost has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Frost lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Harland circles away quickly and effectively.
Frost scores with a nice right hand.
Harland ducks under a wild hook from Frost.
Harland takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Harland displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Frost throws out the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Harland misses the target.
Harland is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Frost lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Frost connects with a single shot there.
Harland has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Harland takes a body punch but keeps moving.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Frost takes a swing at Harland's ribcage but misses.
Harland moves out of range of the strikes.
Frost swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Frost falls off balance throwing a combination
and Harland counters with a nice body shot.
No joy there for Frost, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A punch combination from Frost misses.
Frost misses with a straight right.
Frost cracks Harland with a good jab.
Frost misses with a series of wild punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland slips a jab from Frost.
Frost ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Harland moves away.
As Frost tries to get set, Harland tries to push him back and clinch up but Frost manages to avoid the attempt.
Harland uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Frost.
Frost lands a jab.
Harland shoots for a double leg takedown but Frost sprawls well. He's pushed Harland's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.

Harland throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Frost was covering up waiting for the punch and Harland finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Harland working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

Frost manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Frost wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Frost has a couple of punches blocked by Harland.
Frost is looking to break free of the clinch but Harland has double underhooks.
Frost working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland swings wildly with an uppercut but Frost uses good head movement to avoid it.

Frost manages to break the clinch.
Frost lands a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Frost keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Harland.
A cross from Frost lands.
Frost misses with a looping left.
Frost misses with a lunging right hand

and Harland counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Frost wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Frost's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Frost throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Harland sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Harland throws a head kick that misses.
Harland doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Harland attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Nice shot lands for Frost.
Frost fails to land with a series of punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Walter Frost showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Jab by Frost.

Harland moves into the clinch.
Frost is trying to break free.
Harland tries a body shot but Frost blocks it.
Frost is trying to break the clinch but Harland has him pressed against the cage.
Frost tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Harland's elbow.
Harland lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Frost.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.
Frost wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Harland has him pressed against the cage.
Frost lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Frost avoiding damage.
Harland misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland keeps control of Frost as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Frost.
Harland pressing his opponent against the cage.
Frost is trying to break the clinch but Harland is controlling him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Harland has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Frost is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Harland scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Harland lands a hook that snaps the head of Frost backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Frost creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Harland lands an elbow inside that Frost shrugs off.
Frost is stalling here.
Harland prevents a body shot from Frost.
Harland drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Frost gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Frost just leaning against Harland, taking a breather.
Zander Harland has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Frost breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Harland throws a leg kick but Frost checks it.
Walter Frost 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.
Harland takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Frost misses with a hook.
Frost throws a nice looking combination but Harland bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Frost takes a swing at Harland's ribcage but misses.
Frost takes a swing at Harland's ribcage but misses.
Harland changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Walter Frost seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Frost throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Harland sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Harland connects with a body shot that sends Frost's belly button to the back.
Harland looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Frost misses with a jab, cross combination.
Harland thinks about countering with a head kick.
A jab from Frost misses.
Frost connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Frost throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Harland counters by clinching up.
A right handed body shot lands from Harland.
Frost takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Harland looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Harland tries to work over Frost's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland lands an elbow inside.
Harland throws a punch but it's blocked by Frost.
Harland tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Harland is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Frost gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Harland dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Harland throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Frost throws a head punch that misses.
Harland tries a body shot but Frost blocks it.
Harland misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Frost wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Harland has him pressed against the cage.

Harland tightens his grip and picks Frost up, before dumping him to the ground. Frost manages to land in guard.
Harland 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.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Harland throws a big right hand that misses.

Frost wriggles free and stands up.
Frost blocks a jab.
Harland on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Frost misses with a two punch combination.
Frost looks to land a combination. Harland sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Nice jab there from Frost.
A combination from Frost does no damage.
Harland fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Walter Frost.
I've got Frost 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 Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Walter Frost!

Walter Frost took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Bloodlust Horde Fightwear for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: Infinity: Gods of Pain     
Date:   Apr 30, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jesus Montalban and Zander Harland. Harland is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Bawitdaba. Zander Harland told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

173 cm
24
145 lbs
13 - 3 - 0
165 cm
24
152 lbs
8 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jesus Montalban!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Tarja Halkonen and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland with a lazy takedown attempt
and Montalban counters with a nice body shot.
Harland misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Montalban.
A little feinted left hand from Montalban on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Harland throws a left and a right that both miss
and Montalban counters with a nice uppercut.
Harland misses with a combination
enabling Montalban to counter with a crisp jab.
Harland misses with a takedown
and Montalban counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland throws a predictable looking body shot
and Montalban cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland wants to clinch
and Montalban cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A shot to the body from Harland misses
and Montalban counters with a thumping low kick.
Harland dives in and grabs Montalban's left leg, looking for a takedown. Montalban pushes down on Harland's head and hops out.
Jesus Montalban has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.

Harland rushes Montalban and presses him up against the cage.
Montalban trying to stall but Harland improves his position.
Harland blocks a body shot from Montalban.
Harland swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Montalban.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Harland tries to work over Montalban's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Montalban manages to break the clinch.
Montalban looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland with a hook.
Harland misses with a takedown attempt - Montalban sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Montalban was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Harland tries for a takedown but Montalban circles away easily
and Montalban counters with a nice body shot.
Harland on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Harland misses with a takedown attempt - Montalban sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Montalban turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Harland fails with the takedown
enabling Montalban to counter with a crisp jab.
Harland misses with a takedown attempt
and Montalban counters with a leg kick.
Harland misses with a shot to the body
and Montalban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Montalban swats away the attempt to clinch by Harland.
Montalban is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Harland misses
and Montalban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Harland fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A shot to the body from Harland misses
and Montalban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Harland throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Montalban.
Montalban connects with an inside leg kick.
Zander Harland seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Harland digs a good body shot into Montalban's ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A lazy left from Montalban finds it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland darts in trying to clinch
letting Montalban counter with a right hand.
Nice uppercut there from Montalban.
Harland chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Montalban can pounce on him.
Montalban jabs at Harland's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland tries to clinch up but Montalban circles away and keeps his distance.
Harland stuns Montalban with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland ducks right into an uppercut from Montalban.

Harland 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.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Montalban avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Harland showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Montalban looking to hit a scissor sweep but Harland is one step ahead there.
Montalban keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Harland throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Montalban seems keen to control Harland's posture.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Montalban is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Harland throws an elbow that misses. Montalban uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Harland's guard. Nice move by Montalban!

Harland has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Montalban seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Montalban wants to stand and escape but instead Harland has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
My spies in SP ICON sucks donkey dick inform me that Harland has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Harland throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Montalban works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Harland wants to control from the top but Montalban keeps moving.
Harland landing with the ground and pound.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland throws a poor cross that misses
letting Montalban counter with a right hand.
Montalban dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Harland shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Montalban but Montalban pushes him off and we're back to square one.
It looked like Montalban wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Harland doesn't manage to clinch there - Montalban circles away.
Montalban was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Harland looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland is keen to just control but Montalban is a slippery customer.
Harland has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Montalban regains full guard. Nicely done.
Montalban is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Harland can do to turn this around?
Harland throws an elbow that misses. Montalban uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Harland's guard. Nice move by Montalban!

There's a bit of a scramble here and now Harland is on top in guard.

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

Montalban sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Harland regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland has a closed guard, preventing Montalban from standing up.
Harland tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Harland trying to control the position.
Montalban won't allow Harland to sweep him here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Montalban 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.
Montalban won't allow Harland to sweep him here.
Montalban has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Harland misses with a jab to the body
and Montalban counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Harland thinking.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Harland gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
letting Montalban counter with a right hand.
Harland misses with an uppercut.

Harland gets a clinch.

Montalban breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Montalban lands a jab to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland just misses with a punch to the body.
Harland has his takedown stuffed
and Montalban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesus Montalban clearly takes 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.


Harland closes the distance looking to clinch
and Montalban counters with a straight right hand.
Harland shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Montalban as he jumps to the side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland misses with a body shot
and Montalban counters with a nice uppercut.
Harland throws a body shot but no joy.
Harland throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Montalban stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Montalban will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A nice side step and Harland releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Harland is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Montalban rather than just go for the knockout.
Harland has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Harland there as he acknowledges the shot.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Harland has Montalban pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Montalban manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Harland has a couple of punches blocked by Montalban.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland lands a shot to the body.
Montalban misses with a body punch.
Harland tries to work over Montalban's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Montalban prevents a body shot from Harland.
A shot in the inside from Montalban.

Montalban breaks the clinch.
Montalban lands an overhand right.
Montalban connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Harland momentarily.
Harland lands with a good body shot.

Harland shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Harland showed some decent athleticism there.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Harland in particular looking to stall.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland thows a huge punch but Montalban dodges it nicely.
Harland not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Harland landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Harland is trying to control. Montalban wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Harland throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Montalban has his hands clasped together around Harland's back. He's all about the action.
Harland sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Montalban defending well though.
Montalban on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Montalban tries to get out of the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Nice strikes from Harland there.
Harland missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Harland throwing shots but Montalban is blocking nicely.
Montalban is looking to escape.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
A left and a right from Montalban both land. Nice combination.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland tries to clinch up
and Montalban counters with a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesus Montalban had his way with Zander Harland in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Jab by Harland.
Harland shoots and misses
and Montalban counters with a stiff right hand.
Montalban throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A shot to the liver by Montalban. Beautiful body shot.
Harland stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Montalban.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the body from Harland misses
and Montalban counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Montalban connects with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Harland misses with a looping left.
Harland moves to clinch but Montalban breaks away
and Montalban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Jesus Montalban is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Harland.
Harland shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
enabling Montalban to counter with a crisp jab.
Jesus Montalban has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Harland misses
and Montalban counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A shot to the body from Harland misses
and Montalban counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Harland has his takedown stuffed
and Harland takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland misses with a jab to the body
and Montalban counters with a nice uppercut.
Harland doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland is trying hard to land a takedown here. Montalban sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Harland with a poor takedown
and Montalban counters with a right hand to the body.
Jesus Montalban is winning the standup battle so far.
Harland is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Harland takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Harland swings widly with a right hand
and Montalban counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Harland lands with a shot to the body.
Montalban ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Montalban there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Harland jabs at Montalban's body.
Harland misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Montalban cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Montalban moves out of range as Harland strikes.
It appears Montalban was looking to counter with a kick there.
Montalban walks into a straight right hand from Harland.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Montalban lands a right hook to the body.
Jesus Montalban is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Harland with a lazy takedown attempt
and Montalban cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jesus Montalban showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Montalban, 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 Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 50:45
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 49:46
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 50:45

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

Jesus Montalban retains his featherweight title!
An out of breath and clearly excited Jesus Montalban thanked Bos Energy MMA159.4 for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: Infinity: HW Tourny Rd 2     
Date:   Mar 02, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Mashrafe Mortaza. Harland comes to the cage accompanied by Bawitdaba. Mashrafe Mortaza is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

165 cm
23
152 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
170 cm
28
155 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Granite chin
Powerful takedowns
Basic striking
Powerful

Machiavelli Boutique

Machiavelli Boutique
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mashrafe Mortaza!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Johanna Lukiainen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland missing with a left hand there. Mortaza was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A shot to the liver by Harland. Beautiful body shot.
Harland swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Harland connects with the punch.
Mortaza blocks a jab.
Mortaza takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Mortaza has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Mortaza moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Harland misses with an uppercut. Mortaza saw that one coming.

Mortaza shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Mortaza wants to control from the top but Harland keeps moving.

Harland looking for a guillotine here but Mortaza defends easily.
Mortaza throws a big right hand that misses.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland wants to sweep but no luck.
Mortaza stands and throws Harland's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mortaza misses with the ground and pound.
Harland gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Harland wants to control but Mortaza is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Mortaza trying to control from Harland's half guard. Harland has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Mortaza looking to pass the guard.

Harland escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Mortaza gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Harland is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Harland perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mortaza is not content to let Harland control the position.
Harland trying to control from Mortaza's half guard. Mortaza has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Mortaza is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mortaza is keeping the position for now.
Mortaza has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Harland is stalling in the full guard.

Mortaza throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland stopping the sweep attempt from Mortaza.
We've been hearing that Harland has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Mortaza tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Harland pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mortaza is keeping the position for now.
Harland trying to control but Mortaza is working from the bottom.
Harland stays in close to Mortaza's body and controls the position.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Harland missing with a left hand there. Mortaza was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Mashrafe Mortaza seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice sprawl there from Harland as Mortaza shoots in.
Mortaza ducks under a wild hook from Harland.
Harland fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Mortaza shoots for a takedown but Harland saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Harland scores with the left hand. Mortaza knows he should have avoided that one.
Decent striking displayed by Harland there.
Harland slaps away a takedown attempt from Mortaza, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mashrafe Mortaza.
Harland scores with a shot to the body.
Harland throws an overhand right that lands on Mortaza's shoulder, as Mortaza tries to avoid the shot.
Harland moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Mortaza shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Harland sprawls well. Harland wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Mortaza gets slowly back to his feet.
Harland throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Zander Harland is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Harland lands a nice shot that snaps Mortaza's head back.
Mortaza tries to score a power double leg takedown but Harland sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Mortaza somewhat.
It looked like Harland was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Mortaza.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mortaza with a lazy takedown attempt
and Harland counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Harland throws the left hand but Mortaza avoids the punch easily.

Mortaza closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Harland to the mat! Harland manages to get full guard.

Harland has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Mortaza can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Harland keeping full guard, as Mortaza tries to pass.
Harland not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland is controlling Mortaza's posture.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Harland is on top in guard.


Harland drops back looking for a leg! Mortaza is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Mortaza manages to kick Harland off! Harland jumps back into Mortaza's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Mortaza is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Harland wants to pass the guard but Mortaza is keeping the position.
Mortaza tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Harland tries to free his leg and advance position but Mortaza is retaining full guard.
Harland sitting in guard here, content to control.

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.
Mortaza keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland sitting in guard here, content to control.
Harland wants to control from the top but Mortaza keeps moving.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
The fighters circle momentarily. Harland darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Mortaza has his takedown stuffed
and Harland counters with a straight right hand.
Mortaza shoots in but no luck this time.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mashrafe Mortaza.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Harland wants it to stay on the feet.
Harland displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Mortaza.
Harland swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Mortaza fails with the takedown
and Harland counters with a nice uppercut.
Mortaza closes the distance and clinches up with Harland, looking for a takedown. Mortaza pushes Harland against the cage but Harland circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Mortaza is breathing heavily.
Harland jabs Mortaza right on the nose. Mortaza blinks but takes it well.
Mortaza takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Harland, as that shot connected.
Mortaza shoots in but Harland avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Harland misses with a jab, cross combination.
Harland throws a lazy right hand but Mortaza sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Harland cracks a nice hook into Mortaza's ribs.
Mortaza walks into a straight right hand from Harland.
Zander Harland is winning the standup battle so far.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Harland scores with a nice head shot.
Harland misses with a straight left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
No luck for Mortaza with that takedown attempt.
Mortaza takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mortaza drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Mortaza ducks under a wild hook from Harland.
Mortaza keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Harland.
Mortaza swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Harland throwing a counter right hand but Mortaza manages to avoid it.
No luck for Mortaza with that takedown attempt.
An attempted straight right counter from Harland misses the target.
A jab lands there for Harland.
Mortaza shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Harland as he jumps to the side.
Harland scores with a hook to the body. Mortaza takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Mortaza misses with a takedown
and Harland cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland lands an overhand right.
Mortaza tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Harland defends well and Mortaza ends up having to push Harland into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Mortaza fails with a takedown attempt.
Harland waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mortaza.
Harland lands the left hand.
Mortaza takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Mortaza blocks a jab.
Harland 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.
Mortaza has a takedown stuffed.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mashrafe Mortaza.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mortaza tries for a takedown but Harland sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Harland misses its target.
Harland's corner calls for a 1-2. Harland obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Harland scores with a decent looking hook.
Harland works the jab nicely.

Mortaza is rocked!
Mortaza takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice cross by Harland.
Mortaza is still on wobbly legs! Can Harland finish him?
Mortaza fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Mortaza shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Harland counters with a crisp right that sends Mortaza to the canvas! Harland follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Zander Harland!
After winning the bout, Zander Harland 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: Infinity: FW Title Tourny Rd 1     
Date:   Feb 06, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Marcus Quinn. Harland kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Bawitdaba. Quinn is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Crisis by Twista Feat. Tech N9ne. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

165 cm
23
152 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
179 cm
23
152 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

Machiavelli Boutique

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Marcus Quinn!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Roosa Järviläinen and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Quinn fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Harland, pushing him back against the cage.
Quinn wants a takedown but no success here.
Quinn lands with a right to the head.
Harland effectively controlling the action here.
Quinn lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Quinn tries to pull guard but Harland holds him up against the cage and eventually Quinn drops back down to his feet.
Quinn has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Harland is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Marcus Quinn.
Quinn looking for a takedown.
Quinn lands a body punch.
Harland fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Quinn is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

Harland gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Harland working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Quinn's head.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.

Quinn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Harland can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
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!
Harland loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland connects with a couple of short punches.
Harland distracts Quinn with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Quinn is looking for a triangle but Harland pushes his legs off easily.
Harland is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.
Harland with a nice head shot there.
Harland working some strikes from top position.
Quinn keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Harland content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Quinn has locked up a guillotine! Quinn's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Harland is holding on here and Quinn must be using up a lot of energy. Harland has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Quinn gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Marcus Quinn!
A relieved looking Marcus Quinn 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: DFC Excursion 40     
Date:   Dec 12, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Kicky McLegs and Zander Harland. Harland has chosen Bawitdaba as his entrance music. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

158 cm
28
152 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
165 cm
22
152 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Machiavelli Boutique
Instinct



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Kicky McLegs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Sam Margolis and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McLegs lands an overhand right.
Harland ducks under a wild hook from McLegs.
McLegs misses with a hook. Harland ducked under it nicely.
McLegs lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Donk. McLegs catches Harland right on the button with a cross.
A telegraphed right hand from McLegs misses the target.
The fighters circling - Harland throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jab, jab by Harland - just one landing.

Harland closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harland creates some space and throws a big elbow, but McLegs sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Harland lands an elbow.
McLegs tries to improve position but can't.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Harland working his ground and pound in the gym.
McLegs is not content to let Harland control the position.
Harland working the ground and pound but McLegs is defending the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is looking to take a break and control but McLegs is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Harland cracks McLegs with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Harland lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear McLegs down.
McLegs is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at Brown House that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
McLegs is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Harland working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Harland postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Harland grinds an elbow into McLegs's temple.
McLegs parries the strikes from Harland easily there. Harland is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable McLegs to escape.
McLegs takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The ground and pound from Harland seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Harland throws an elbow but McLegs slips to the side and avoids it well.
Harland postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Harland tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Harland scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at McLegs to see if he's OK.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
McLegs is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Harland in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
McLegs is breathing heavily.
Harland working the ground and pound.
Harland fails to land a wild elbow strike.
McLegs knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Harland on the ground.
Harland controls the position.
Harland looks up at the clock and then as McLegs takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Harland smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
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!
Harland cracks McLegs with a big right hand but McLegs just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland working the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused McLegs some visible discomfort.
McLegs wants to control but Harland postures up.
Harland has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Harland throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Harland looking to punish the body of his opponent here but McLegs is avoiding damage well.
Harland working the ground and pound from side control.
Harland scores with punches from side control.
Harland in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
McLegs takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Harland misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Harland misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Harland grinds an elbow into McLegs's temple.
McLegs parries the strikes from Harland easily there. Harland is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable McLegs to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McLegs is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Harland working the ground and pound.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
McLegs takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Harland in side control here. He's dropped a big elbow there and McLegs looks hurt! Oh, he is hurt! Harland turns on the heat and pounds him out for a TKO victory! Good killer instinct there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Zander Harland!
A very excited looking Zander Harland 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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46%

 

Event: DFC Excursion 37     
Date:   Nov 21, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower and Zander Harland. Harland has chosen Bawitdaba as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!

165 cm
21
156 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
165 cm
22
152 lbs
6 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

KAISER

Machiavelli Boutique
Instinct



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Phil Schofield and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a right hand to the body.

Harland is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Gower's half guard.
Gower tries to roll over but Harland keeps him under control.
Ground and pound from Harland.
Gower keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Gower is looking for a sweep. Harland is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nice strikes from Harland there.
Harland throwing shots but Gower is blocking nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Gower to regain full guard.
Harland won't allow Gower to sweep him here.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
Harland preventing the sweep.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower wants to get back to his feet but Harland is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Harland is stalling in the full guard.
Gower is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland works over Gower with some ground and pound from guard.
Harland stopping the sweep attempt from Gower.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Gower is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Harland working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.

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.
Harland keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Gower's head.
Harland working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Gower's head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gower is adopting a defensive guard.
Harland wants to control from the top but Gower keeps moving.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Gower tries to sprawl but Harland drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Gower trying to control from the bottom.
Gower tries to roll over but Harland keeps him under control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland lands strikes from half guard.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Harland lands a nice short elbow.
Harland seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Harland thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Harland has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Harland wants to control but Gower is keeping him busy.
Harland thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Gower on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Harland throwing shots but Gower is blocking nicely.
Harland scoring with strikes to the body and head.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Harland not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Gower with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Harland looks to land a strike but Gower avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Harland being controlled here momentarily.
Harland postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Harland preventing the sweep.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland misses with a wild body shot.
Harland throws a lazy uppercut
and Gower counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gower swings for the body but Harland moves out of range.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Grindhouse that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Harland has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Nice takedown defense from Gower. No joy for Harland on that attempt.
Harland on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Harland on the side of the head.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Harland moves away.
Harland appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Gower wants it to stay on the feet.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes there by Harland.
Harland throws a strike aimed at the side of Gower's head but Gower avoids it well.
Zander Harland has got the better of the ground game so far.
Harland working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Harland looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Gower is avoiding damage well.
Harland throws a strike aimed at the side of Gower's head but Gower avoids it well.
Harland landing strikes.
Harland fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Harland working away.
Harland lands some shots froms side control.
Harland looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Gower is avoiding damage well.
Gower can't do much from the bottom here.
Harland working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland throwing strikes but Gower manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Harland is looking to reverse the position.

Gower decides to stand up, so the ref orders Harland to his feet.
Gower lands a head shot.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower lands a nice looking body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harland takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Gower punishes Harland's body with a nice straight punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Gower changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Harland counters with a nice uppercut.

Harland drives through with a takedown into guard.
Harland with a flurry of punches that miss.
Harland is looking to work some ground and pound but Gower has wrist control.
Harland loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Harland is looking to work some ground and pound but Gower has wrist control.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Gower manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Harland is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Gower is keeping busy.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Harland stopping the sweep attempt from Gower.
Harland missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Gower has momentary wrist control but Harland slips an elbow through the middle.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.
Harland scoring with punches to the head and body.
Harland working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Gower looking for a sweep. Not yet Gower, not yet.
Harland postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Gower wants to sweep but no luck.
Gower avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Gower working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Harland.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Harland throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Harland shoots in looking for a takedown. Gower tries to sprawl out of it but Harland keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Gower manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Gower connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Gower went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Gower lands with a hook. Harland tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Harland scores with a takedown into Gower's guard.
Gower not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Gower utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Gower is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Harland wants to control but Gower is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland tries to get to full guard but Gower has control of the leg.
Harland moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Harland is controlling Gower's posture.
Harland has a closed guard, preventing Gower from standing up.
Harland controls Gower momentarily but Gower frees himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland tries to land a sweep but no joy.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Harland fails with a takedown attempt.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower throws a jab when Harland was well out of range.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.

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.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Harland takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Gower looks to throw the jab but Harland is out of range.
Harland staying out of range there.
Harland drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gower defends it well.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Gower, as that shot connected.
Gower avoids the body shot from Harland.
Gower was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Gower lands an overhand right.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Harland.
Harland shoots in looking for a takedown. Gower tries to sprawl out of it but Harland keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Gower manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland shoots for a takedown but Gower saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Harland takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Gower lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Harland circles away quickly and effectively.
It seemed like Harland was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Harland shoots in looking for a takedown. Gower tries to sprawl out of it but Harland keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Gower manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Harland on the wrong end of a nice jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Harland is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Harland.
Harland needs to keep his hands up - Gower had a free shot at his head there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower is looking to clinch.
Harland with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Gower to score with a decent uppercut.
Harland circles away from the clinch attempt.
No joy there for Gower, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Gower connects with a good right hand that stumbles Harland. Harland circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Gower.
Gower moves out of range as Harland strikes.

Gower clinches up against the cage.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Harland's elbow.
A short right from Gower on the inside.
Stalling in the clinch from Harland.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Harland backwards.
Harland taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Gower.
Gower misses with the head strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Harland drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
A short right from Gower.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower trying to stall but Harland improves his position.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower prevents a takedown attempt there.
Harland displaying some good clinch control by pressing Gower up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Harland gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Harland is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Gower is defending well.
Harland drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Gower gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Harland is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Gower works on Harland's body with a couple of short punches.
Harland is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Harland drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Gower pushes Harland back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower blocks an elbow strike from Harland.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
Harland blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Harland.
Gower lands a hook that snaps the head of Harland backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower blocking some punches.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Harland tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Harland back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower had his way with Zander Harland in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Harland shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Harland manages to avoid it.
Gower swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Harland blocks a jab.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Harland was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Harland looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Harland keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gower.
Gower blocks a jab.
As Harland tries to get set, Gower tries to push him back and clinch up but Harland manages to avoid the attempt.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Gower dips to his left and cracks Harland with an uppercut!
Nice uppercut lands for Gower. That snapped Harland's head back.
Harland shoots in looking for a takedown but Gower manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Harland's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland blocks a jab.
Harland moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Gower lands a jab to Harland's midsection.
Gower connects with a single shot there.

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

Gower manages to escape and get back to his feet!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The crowd cheers as Gower lands an impressive looking overhand right. Harland doesn't seem phased though.

Gower has closed the distance and engaged Harland in a clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Harland pushes off an throws an elbow but Gower leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Harland taking a breather.
Harland tries for a takedown but Gower manages to get underhooks.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland wants a takedown.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Harland looks to throw an elbow but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Gower takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Harland has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A right hook to the body lands for Gower.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Harland is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Gower pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Harland can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Jeff Gower has scored more points in the clinch so far.
The referee is keeping an eye on Harland - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.

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.
Harland has Gower pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Gower manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Harland misses with a punch on the inside.
Harland looking for a takedown.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Harland can't get the takedown.
Gower blocks a body shot from Harland.
Harland throws a head punch that misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jeff Gower showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Gower has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Glass scores the fight 49:46
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:46
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:46

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

Jeff Gower retains his featherweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Jeff Gower thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: DFC Excursion 30     
Date:   Sep 25, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between John Lord and Zander Harland. Zander Harland is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

167 cm
27
150 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
165 cm
21
152 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

Spartan Nutrition

Machiavelli Boutique
Instinct



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, John Lord!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Sam Margolis and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lord throws a good cross that connects.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Harland 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.

Harland closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Lord quickly recovers to half guard.
Harland not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Harland prevents Lord from standing back up.
Lord tries to get to full guard but Harland has control of the leg.
Harland trying to control from half guard but Lord is working away.
Lord wants to get back to his feet.
Lord is looking for a sweep. Harland is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lord blocking the ground and pound attempt from Harland.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Harland scores with a nice strike.

Harland clinches.
Lord trying to control the position but instead, Harland has worked for underhooks and has pushed Lord into the cage.
Harland avoiding damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Lord tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lord has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Lord avoids a wild elbow strike from Harland.
Lord misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Lord fails to land.
Harland lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

It looks like John Lord has been cut.
Lord has a couple of punches blocked by Harland.

Harland gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Lord avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Lord keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lord wants to get back to his feet but Harland is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lord avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Lord holds on and takes a little breather.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Lord working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Harland.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Harland moves out of range of the strikes.
A left lands for Lord.
Lord moves away from the strike by Harland.
A telegraphed right hand from Harland misses the target.
A big left from Lord misses.
Harland takes one to the side of the head.

Harland 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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Lord is on top in guard.
Lord stopping the sweep attempt from Harland.
Harland has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Lord not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Harland wants to sweep but no luck.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Harland bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Lord's head.
Nice body punch from Lord.
Lord definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Lord uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Harland.

Harland has taken the fight to the clinch.
Lord misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lord is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Harland struggles to land a body shot inside as Lord controls his hands.
Lord can't find room to land a body shot as Harland controls the action.
Lord scores with a shoulder strike.
Lord has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Harland scores with a hook to the body.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Harland.

Harland has clasped his hands together around Lord's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Lord can't do much from the bottom here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Lord throws a left and a right that both miss

and Harland counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Harland working the head and body with strikes.
Harland not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Lord tries to roll over but Harland keeps him under control.
Lord is trying to control but can't.
Harland is looking to take a break and control but Lord is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Lord tries to push off, looking to stand up, but Harland manages to move to mount!
Lord is in all sorts of trouble here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Harland has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Harland in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Harland lands with some strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lord is looking to get to half guard.
Lord is really trying hard to get back to his feet.
Lord wants to control but Harland is having none of it.
Lord is trying to get back to his feet but can't.
Harland with the ground and pound from mount.
Harland with good strikes from the mount here!
Harland lands a big shot to the head and Lord winces in pain. He's tapped out due to strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Zander Harland!
A very excited looking Zander Harland 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.
John Lord was interviewed post fight and said 'With God's guidance, I will come back stronger and better. May the Lord be with you all.'.
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Event: DFC Excursion 27     
Date:   Sep 05, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower and Zander Harland. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

165 cm
20
156 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
165 cm
21
152 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

Spartan Nutrition

Machiavelli Boutique
Instinct



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Chris Edwards and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower tries to clinch but Harland is having none of it.
Harland slips under a jab.
Gower swings for the body but Harland moves out of range.
Gower lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Harland shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Gower tests Harland's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Gower rushes Harland and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Gower lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Gower lands a hook to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Gower misses with some punches.
Gower misses with the head strike.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Harland 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.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Harland's head.
Gower lands with a left to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland blocks a body shot from Gower.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Harland's elbow.
Gower slowing the pace effectively.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower avoids the elbow strike from Harland, against the cage.
Harland lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Harland tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower taking a breather.
A short left from Gower.
A body shot lands from Gower.
Gower blocks an elbow strike.
Harland is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower takes an elbow to the temple.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Gower takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Gower tries to work over Harland's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Harland.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Harland controls his hands.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Harland's ribcage. Harland let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gower lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower lands a shot to the body.
A body shot lands from Gower.
Gower scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower is stalling here.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Harland controls his hands.
Harland goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower avoiding damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower lands a left hand.
Gower dodges an elbow strike from Harland.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
A short right from Gower on the inside.

Harland breaks from the clinch.
Gower stalks Harland and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Harland's face. Harland staggers backwards, shaken.
Gower moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland jabs Gower to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Harland swings widly with a right hand
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Harland moves away and avoids it.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Harland slips under a jab.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
A big left from Gower misses.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Harland moves away.
Harland changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gower feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Harlands jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Gower lands a two punch combo.
Harland blocks a jab.
Harland misses with an uppercut
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Harland slips a jab from Gower.
Gower is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower jabs at Harland's body.
Gower scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Gower scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Harland takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Harland takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Gower as he connects with a hook.
Harland throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Nice cross by Gower.
Gower ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Harland works the jab nicely.
Harland doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nice uppercut lands for Gower. That snapped Harland's head back.
Harland scores with a nice head shot.
Harland cracks a nice hook into Gower's ribs.
Gower fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Nice shot lands for Gower.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Gower throws a shot to the body.
Harland takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Harland misses the jab.
Harland throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Gower counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
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!
Harland's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Gower lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Harland.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower misses with the head strike.

Harland pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Harland swats away the attempt to clinch by Gower.
Harland with a lazy takedown attempt
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Harland moves away.
Harland takes a jab right on the kisser.
Harland takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Harland lands with an uppercut that bounces Gower off the cage and back into range.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Harland moves away.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Harland stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gower works Harland's body with a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower connects with a body shot.
Gower is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Harland can do to turn this around?
Gower throws a good cross that connects.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Harland looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Harland takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Harland ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Gower tries to close the distance and clinch but Harland swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Jab from Gower.
Gower wants to clinch up but Harland keeps it at a distance.
Harland misses with a straight left.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Harland.
Gower was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Harland manages to avoid it.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Harland manages to avoid it.
Gower wants to clinch up but Harland keeps it at a distance.
A nice side step and Harland releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Gower lands a lovely overhand right.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Harland swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Harland misses with a body shot.
Gower slips a straight right by Harland.
Harland is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Gower takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Gower's jab looks to have found its range, popping Harland under the eye.
Gower tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Harland paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Harland throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Harland moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harland was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Harland throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Harland misses with an uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Harland does a little dance to reset his feet.
Harland avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gower staying out of range there.
Gower is looking to counter punch.
Good shot there by Harland.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower scores with a nice strike.
Gower misses with a hook. Harland ducked under it nicely.
Harland looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Gower does it's job there.
Harland throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Harland walks into a straight right hand from Gower.
Harland rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower throws a hook but Harland blocks it.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Harland.
Gower is looking to counter the offense by Harland and move into the clinch.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Harland moved out of range.
Gower misses with a hook to the body
and Harland counters with a right hand to the body.
Harland takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Gower tests Harland's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Harland is rocked!
Gower cracks Harland with a hook to the temple - Harland is on wobbly legs here! Gower swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Harland falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Gower wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:53 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Jeff Gower!
Jeff Gower retains his featherweight title!
Our winner, Jeff Gower, 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: Dissolution Fight Night 24     
Date:   Aug 15, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Stefan Katzin and Zander Harland. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

175 cm
27
140 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
165 cm
21
152 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Machiavelli Boutique
Instinct



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Stefan Katzin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Chris Edwards and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Katzin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Katzin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Katzin throws a head kick but Harland moves out of range.
Katzin misses with a head kick.
Katzin throws a head kick but Harland moves out of range.

Harland shoots in and bounces Katzin off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Katzin trying to keep a closed guard but Harland is proving a slippery customer.
Harland lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Harland has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland throwing strikes from guard but Katzin blocks nicely.
Katzin keeping moving, preventing Harland from controlling successfully.
Harland is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Harland trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Katzin looking to control.
Harland content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Harland postures up and lands a big shot to Katzin's brow.
Katzin knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Harland on the ground.
Harland stays in close to Katzin's body and controls the position.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.
Katzin utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Harland postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Katzin looking to control.
Harland stands up over Katzin, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Katzin wants to stand up but Harland is controlling him.
Harland lands a couple of elbows.
Harland's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Harland trying to control but Katzin is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Harland throwing strikes but missing.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Harland is working Katzin over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland throws a big elbow that misses.
Harland is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Harland distracts Katzin with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Katzin has momentary wrist control but Harland slips an elbow through the middle.
Harland passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Harland connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Katzin some visible discomfort.
Harland scoring with punches from side control.
Katzin is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Harland has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Katzin struggling a bit here.
Harland lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland in side control, throwing shots but Katzin defends.
Harland scoring with punches and elbows.
Katzin takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Harland working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Katzin struggling a bit here.
Harland lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Katzin down.
Harland is chipping away with strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harland is working Katzin over with some ground and pound from side control.
Harland landing strikes.
Katzin is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Harland landing a few strikes.
Katzin is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Katzin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

Harland has Katzin up against the cage in a clinch.
Harland keeps control of Katzin as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Nice body punch from Harland.
Katzin blocks an elbow strike.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland blocking some punches.
Harland has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Katzin working hard to break the clinch.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
Katzin looking to slow down the pace here.
Katzin working hard to break the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland lands an elbow inside that Katzin shrugs off.

It looks like Stefan Katzin has been cut.
Katzin wants to break free but Harland has control.
Katzin wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Harland stalling the fight.
Harland lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Katzin tries to break the clinch but Harland is controlling the position.

Harland lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.

Katzin makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Katzin takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Harland takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Harland digs a good body shot into Katzin's ribs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Katzin throws a head kick that misses.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Harland waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Katzin.
Katzin throws a sloppy head kick and Harland moves out of range easily.

Harland gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Harland is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Nice elbow from Harland.
Harland lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Katzin is trying to break the clinch but Harland has him pressed against the cage.
Katzin has had enough of the clinch but Harland keeps him there for the moment.
Harland is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Katzin looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Katzin looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Katzin dodges an elbow strike from Harland.
Harland will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Katzin up against the cage.
Katzin is trying to push Harland away but Harland has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Katzin tries to break free but Harland pushes him back against the cage.
Harland throws an elbow but it misses.
Harland struggles to land a body shot inside as Katzin controls his hands.
Harland lands an elbow that stopped Katzin in his tracks for a moment.
Katzin wants to get back to striking at distance but Harland won't allow it.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Harland just misses with a elbow thrown towards Katzin's brow.

Harland turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Harland manages to end up in side control.
Harland lands a decent elbow from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Harland fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Harland working away.
Harland landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Katzin takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Harland scores with punches from side control.
Katzin is working to avoid the ground and pound but Harland connects with a decent elbow.

Stefan Katzin's cut is getting worse.
Harland cracks Katzin with a big right hand but Katzin just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Harland controls the position.
Harland working the ground and pound from side control.

Katzin is rocked!
Harland scoring with punches from side control.
Oh Katzin is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!

Stefan Katzin's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Zander Harland!
Zander Harland thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: AXF 13     
Date:   Jun 20, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Marcus Quinn. Quinn is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Crisis by Twista Feat. Tech N9ne. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

165 cm
20
152 lbs
3 - 4 - 0
179 cm
20
152 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Marcus Quinn!
The judges for this bout are Hugh Johnson, Summer Carpenter and Steve Erwin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Harland has managed to clinch.
Quinn is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Harland gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Quinn can't get the takedown.

Harland has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Quinn clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Quinn trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Harland is hanging on to Quinn's back as he tries to escape.
Harland throwing strikes from the back - he gets a warning from the referee for striking the back of the head but all these shots are hurting Quinn!
Quinn trying to control the position but Harland manages to sink in the hooks.
Will Harland go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Quinn tries to break free.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is punishing Quinn with strikes - can he finish him?!
Quinn is trying to break free.
Quinn manages to reverse the position and now he's in Harland's guard. Nice work there by Quinn.
Quinn throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Harland trying to keep a closed guard but Quinn is proving a slippery customer.
Quinn is in close to Harland's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Quinn scoring with some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Quinn is pushing down on Harland's leg trying to pass to half guard. Harland is fighting to maintain full guard but Quinn has managed to sneak the leg through.
Quinn is trying to control the action in half guard but Harland is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Harland keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quinn thows a huge punch but Harland dodges it nicely.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Quinn lands a nice short elbow.
Quinn throwing shots but Harland is blocking nicely.
Quinn wants to pass the guard but Harland is defending well.
Harland might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Harland is looking for a sweep. Quinn is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Quinn thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Harland's head.
Quinn trying to control from Harland's half guard. Harland has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Quinn trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Quinn trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Quinn with a flurry of punches that miss.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Quinn throwing strikes from guard but Harland blocks nicely.
Quinn stands up over Harland, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Harland keeping full guard, as Quinn tries to pass.
Quinn throwing strikes from guard but Harland blocks nicely.
Quinn is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Quinn trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.
Quinn passes Harland's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Harland regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Quinn.
Quinn lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Quinn landing some decent shots from guard.

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

The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Quinn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Zander Harland will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Harland is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Quinn throws a low kick but Harland moves out of range easily.

Harland shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Quinn napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Quinn is looking for a sweep.
Quinn on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quinn tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Quinn keeps working.
Quinn is trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is trying to ground and pound but Quinn uses the momentary lack of control by Harland to regain half guard.
Harland working over Quinn with some ground and pound. Quinn looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Harland wants to take a breather but Quinn is having none of it.
Quinn tries to get to full guard but Harland has control of the leg.

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.

Quinn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Harland pulls his head out easily.
Harland slips a nice elbow through Quinn's hands, connecting with Quinn's forehead.
Ground and pound from Harland.
Harland is keen to just control but Quinn is a slippery customer.
Harland looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Quinn with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Harland performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Quinn moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Quinn utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Quinn fails with a takedown attempt.

Quinn closes the distance and clinches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Quinn tries to score a body lock takedown but Harland shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Quinn is trying to pull guard but Harland turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Marcus Quinn.
Harland looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Quinn blocks an elbow strike from Harland.
Quinn is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Harland is defending well.
Harland is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
Quinn blocks a body shot from Harland.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland misses with a body punch.
Harland is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.

Quinn gets control of Harland's arms and successfully pulls guard. Quinn will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Quinn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harland was well out of range. Poor timing from Quinn.

Quinn moves into the clinch.
Quinn tries to pull guard but Harland holds him up against the cage and eventually Quinn drops back down to his feet.
Quinn is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Harland is defending well.
Harland prevents the takedown attempt.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Marcus Quinn.
Harland holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Quinn blocks an elbow strike.
Quinn changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Harland fights it off and pushes away nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Quinn but Quinn pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Quinn shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Harland sprawls well. Harland wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Quinn gets slowly back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Horrible takedown attempt by Harland or perhaps it was just good defense by Quinn, which made it look bad.
Quinn shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Harland as he jumps to the side.
A quick step to the side and Harland tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A telegraphed right hand from Harland misses the target.
Harland throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Quinn shoots for a double leg takedown but Harland sprawls well. He's pushed Quinn's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Harland fails in his attempt to clinch.
Quinn feints the counter takedown.
Harland misses with a looping left.
Harland throws a hook but Quinn blocks it.
Quinn wants to counter with a clinch but Harland pushes him away.
Zander Harland is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Harland instigates a clinch.
Quinn goes for a takedown in the clinch but Harland prevents it.
Quinn tries to pull guard but Harland holds him up against the cage and eventually Quinn drops back down to his feet.
Harland prevents a takedown attempt there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland wants a takedown but no success here.
Quinn can't get the takedown.
Harland stalling in the clinch.
Quinn is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Harland to keep the fight standing.
Quinn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Quinn goes for a takedown in the clinch but Harland prevents it.
Quinn can't get the takedown.
Quinn takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland prevents a takedown attempt there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Quinn misses with a hook to the ribs.
Quinn struggles to land a body shot inside as Harland controls his hands.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
Harland is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Quinn can do to turn this around?
Harland prevents a body shot from Quinn.
Harland throws an elbow that misses.
Quinn is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Harland is defending well.
Quinn is working for takedown but Harland is calmly controlling the position for now.
Quinn tries to pull guard but Harland holds him up against the cage and eventually Quinn drops back down to his feet.

Quinn gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Quinn wants to pass the guard but Harland is defending well.
Marcus Quinn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland is trying is best to control the position here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zander Harland showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Harland 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 Hugh Johnson scores the fight 30:27
Judge Summer Carpenter scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Erwin scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Zander Harland!

During a confident post fight interview, Zander Harland thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: AXF '9     
Date:   May 23, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Gene Parmesan. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

165 cm
20
152 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
160 cm
20
145 lbs
5 - 1 - 1
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Good gas tank

KnockOut

GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Gene Parmesan!
The judges for this bout are Francis DeMontford, Eliza Hachem and Hugh Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Harland misses with a body kick.
Harland tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Parmesan manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Parmesan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Harland.

Parmesan gets a clinch.
Harland is struggling to control the position.
Harland blocking some punches.
Parmesan tries to throw a body punch but Harland avoids it by throwing Parmesan back against the cage.
Harland throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Parmesan lands an uppercut.
Parmesan blocks an elbow strike.
Harland throws an elbow that misses.
Parmesan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Harland's elbow.
Parmesan swings wildly with an uppercut but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Parmesan lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Harland backwards.
Come on Harland - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Parmesan avoiding damage as Harland throws knees to the body.
Parmesan avoids the elbow strike from Harland, against the cage.
Parmesan on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Parmesan throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Parmesan tries to pull guard but Harland won't allow it.
Harland blocks an uppercut.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Parmesan blocks the elbow strike.
Parmesan lands an uppercut.
Parmesan dodges an elbow strike from Harland.
Parmesan misses with some punches.
We've been hearing reports that Harland has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Parmesan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Harland as Parmesan tries to tie him up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Parmesan is trying to stall.
Harland blocks a body shot from Parmesan.
Harland blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Harland has Parmesan pressed against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Parmesan avoiding damage.
Harland lands an elbow just above Parmesan 's eye.
Parmesan looking to stall.
Harland is trying to stall.
Harland leaning his opponent against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Parmesan is trying to break the clinch but Harland is controlling him.
Parmesan lands with a right to the head.
Parmesan lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Harland backwards.
Harland blocks a body shot from Parmesan.
Harland is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Parmesan misses with a punch to the body.
Parmesan lands with a left to the head.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Harland stalling in the clinch but Parmesan improves position.
A head punch on the inside from Parmesan fails to land.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

Parmesan pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Harland ducks right into an uppercut from Parmesan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Parmesan fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Harland avoids the body shot from Parmesan.
Harland half committed to a counter leg kick.
Parmesan misses with a wild body shot.
Harland moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Parmesan 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.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A big right from Harland misses.
Parmesan scores with a nice right hand.
Parmesan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Parmesan lands a right hook to the body.
Parmesan misses with an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Parmesan pushes Harland up against the cage in a clinch.
Parmesan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gene Parmesan seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Harland is trying to maintain a safe position but Parmesan gets an underhook and turns Harland into the cage.
Parmesan gets through Harland's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Parmesan taking a breather.
Harland missing with knees to the body.

Parmesan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Harland misses with a kick to the body.
Parmesan throws a jab when Harland was well out of range.
A quick step to the side and Harland tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland walks into a straight right hand from Parmesan.
Harland uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Parmesan.
Parmesan misses with a hook.
Parmesan has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Parmesan has Harland up against the cage in a clinch.
Parmesan has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Harland seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Parmesan can turn it around.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Parmesan's efforts to push away.
Harland lands an elbow inside that Parmesan shrugs off.
Harland taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Parmesan fails to land.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Harland manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Harland tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Parmesan avoids it.
Parmesan taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
A nice left hand lands by Parmesan.
Stalling in the clinch from Harland.
Harland throws an elbow that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Parmesan.
Harland wants to stall.
Parmesan swings wildly with an uppercut but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Harland slows down the pace here.
Parmesan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Harland prevents a body shot from Parmesan.
Parmesan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Harland throws an elbow but it misses.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Parmesan.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Harland takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Harland looks to throw an elbow but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Parmesan slowing the pace effectively.
Harland throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Parmesan throws a head punch that misses.
Harland throws an elbow that misses.
Parmesan avoids a wild elbow strike from Harland.
Parmesan tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Parmesan fails to pull guard.

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

Harland clinches.
Parmesan swings wildly with an uppercut but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Parmesan avoids a wild elbow strike from Harland.
Parmesan pushes Harland back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland moves out of range as Parmesan strikes.
Harland is looking to counter with a body kick.
A swing and a miss from Harland.
Harland swings for the body but Parmesan moves out of range.
Parmesan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Parmesan fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Harland, pushing him back against the cage.
Parmesan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harland looks to throw an elbow but misses.

Parmesan manages to break the clinch.

Parmesan moves into the clinch.
Harland blocks an uppercut.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
Parmesan avoids the elbow strike from Harland, against the cage.
Parmesan jumps guard but Harland turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Parmesan checks a low kick from Harland.
Harland tries to move into range but Parmesan moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Parmesan blocks a leg kick.
Parmesan throws a good cross that connects.
Harland misses with a body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Parmesan. Harland does a little dance to reset his feet.
Harland throws a quick counter kick to the body but Parmesan avoids it.
Parmesan clobbers Harland with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

Parmesan clinches up with Harland and pushes him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Parmesan on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Harland is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Parmesan is defending well for now.
Parmesan is trying to break free.
Parmesan misses with a punch to the body.
Harland trying to land knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Parmesan scores with a shot to the side of Harland's head.
Harland is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Parmesan is defending well for now.
A shot in the inside from Parmesan.
Harland is looking to control Parmesan's arms but Parmesan gets an underhook and turns him. Now Harland has his back to the cage.
Parmesan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Parmesan lands a hook to the side of the head.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
A short body shot lands from Parmesan as the two fighters clinch.
Parmesan blocks the elbow strike.
Parmesan doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Harland pushes off an throws an elbow but Parmesan leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Harland keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Parmesan's efforts to push away.
Parmesan tries to work over Harland's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Parmesan doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland stalls.
Harland trying to land knees to the body.
Parmesan lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Parmesan drops down looking for an ankle pick but Harland pulls his leg out and moves away.

Parmesan clinches up with Harland and pushes him back against the cage.
Harland throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Parmesan lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Harland is looking to control Parmesan's arms but Parmesan gets an underhook and turns him. Now Harland has his back to the cage.
Parmesan lands a left hand.
Parmesan blocks an elbow strike.
Parmesan misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland throws an elbow that misses.
Harland blocks a body shot from Parmesan.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
Harland blocking some punches.
Harland gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Parmesan lands with a light punch inside.
Parmesan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Parmesan takes a knee to the side of the body.
Parmesan lands a body shot in the clinch.
Parmesan stalling.
Parmesan blocks an elbow strike.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Parmesan takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

Parmesan gets control of Harland's arms and successfully pulls guard. Parmesan will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Parmesan striking off his back but it's not causing Harland any problems.
Parmesan working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Harland.
Harland postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Parmesan is trying to keep Harland in close.
Parmesan bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Harland's guard.

Parmesan throws a big right hand that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Harland keeping moving, preventing Parmesan from controlling successfully.
Parmesan is pushing down on Harland's leg trying to pass to half guard. Harland is fighting to maintain full guard but Parmesan has managed to sneak the leg through.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Parmesan slows the pace down in half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gene Parmesan comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Parmesan 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 Francis DeMontford scores the fight 27:30
Judge Eliza Hachem scores the fight 27:30
Judge Hugh Johnson scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gene Parmesan!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Event: AXF '5     
Date:   Apr 25, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Frankie Vercini. Frankie Vercini has the eye of the tiger tonight.

165 cm
20
152 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
172 cm
20
153 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Powerful

KnockOut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Frankie Vercini!
The judges for this bout are Ron Honeybunn, John Mangel and Damien Edna.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Harland rushes Vercini and presses him up against the cage.
Harland throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Vercini blocks it with crossed arms.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
We've been hearing reports that Harland has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Vercini blocks an elbow strike from Harland.
Vercini taking a breather.
Harland controlling the action here for a moment.
Harland will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Vercini up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Harland lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Harland stops a takedown attempt from Vercini.
Vercini takes an elbow to the forehead.
Harland trying to land knees to the body.
Harland misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Vercini.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Harland lands an elbow that stopped Vercini in his tracks for a moment.
Vercini avoids the elbow strike from Harland, against the cage.
Harland with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Vercini dodges an elbow strike from Harland.
Harland trying to land knees to the body.
Harland tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vercini avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Harland just misses with a elbow thrown towards Vercini's brow.
Harland comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Harland leaning his opponent against the cage.
Vercini tries to pull guard but Harland holds him up against the cage and eventually Vercini drops back down to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Harland using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Vercini has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Harland dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Vercini is trying to pull guard but Harland turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frankie Vercini.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland lands a knee to the head.
Harland tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Vercini avoids it.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland lands an elbow that stopped Vercini in his tracks for a moment.
Harland connects with a nasty looking knee right to Vercini's face.
Vercini dodges an elbow strike from Harland.
Come on Harland - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Vercini is looking to control Harland's arms but Harland gets an underhook and turns him. Now Vercini has his back to the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland avoiding damage.
Vercini avoids a wild elbow strike from Harland.
Harland missing with knees to the body.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland lands an elbow just above Vercini 's eye.
Harland is pushing Vercini up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Vercini trying to stall but Harland improves his position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A swing and a miss from Harland.
Vercini throws a low kick, looking for Harland's leg but Harland calmly moves out of range.

Vercini tries to keep at a distance but Harland has taken the fight into the clinch.
Vercini blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Harland tries to land knees in the clinch but Vercini avoids the damage to the body.
Harland lands a damaging elbow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice elbow from Harland.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Vercini avoids the elbow strike from Harland, against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vercini tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Harland smiles and moves away.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Harland slowing the pace effectively.
Harland is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vercini can do to turn this around?
The referee is keeping an eye on Harland - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Vercini blocks an elbow strike from Harland.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Harland comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Harland dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Vercini tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Harland just stands there and leans against the cage.
Harland missing with knees to the body.
Harland pushes off an throws an elbow but Vercini leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Harland tries to land knees in the clinch but Vercini avoids the damage to the body.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Vercini trying to stall but Harland improves his position.
Vercini takes an elbow to the temple.
Vercini blocks the elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Vercini avoids a wild elbow strike from Harland.
Harland lands an elbow that stopped Vercini in his tracks for a moment.
Vercini being controlled against the cage.
Vercini avoiding damage as Harland throws knees to the body.
Harland taking a breather.
Harland's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Vercini goes for a takedown in the clinch but Harland prevents it.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frankie Vercini.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vercini tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Harland smiles and moves away.
Harland closes the distance but Vercini moves to the side

and Vercini counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Vercini wants to take a breather but Harland is having none of it.
Vercini wants to free his trapped foot but Harland is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Harland is defending against the submission attempts here by Vercini.
Harland is refusing to be controlled, as Vercini sits in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A swing and a miss from Vercini.
Harland stuffs the takedown.
As Vercini tries to get set, Harland tries to push him back and clinch up but Vercini manages to avoid the attempt.
Harland swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vercini drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Harland defends it well.
Vercini throws out a loose jab but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Harland is looking to counter with a body kick.
Harland ducks under a wild hook from Vercini.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland slips under a jab.

Harland moves into the clinch.
Vercini is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Harland to keep the fight standing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A bit of stalling here from Harland.
Harland is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Vercini is defending well for now.
Harland will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Vercini up against the cage.
Harland prevents the takedown attempt.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frankie Vercini.
Harland throws an elbow but it's blocked.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Vercini avoiding damage as Harland throws knees to the body.
Harland prevents the takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Vercini tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Harland just stands there and leans against the cage.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Harland.
Harland with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Harland using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Vercini has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Harland has Vercini pushed against the cage.
Zander Harland is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vercini wants a takedown but no success here.
Harland stalling.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vercini avoiding damage as Harland throws knees to the body.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Vercini tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Harland's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Harland effectively controlling the action here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Vercini drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harland throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zander Harland showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Harland, 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 Ron Honeybunn scores the fight 30:26
Judge John Mangel scores the fight 30:26
Judge Damien Edna scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Zander Harland!

Our winner, Zander Harland, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
28%

 

Event: AXF '1     
Date:   Mar 27, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Markku Huntti and Zander Harland. Huntti's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, The Infamous Atomic Butt Drop. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

166 cm
19
151 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
165 cm
19
152 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Very quick
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

DC Unrivaled

KnockOut



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Markku Huntti!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Skip Squint, Francis DeMontford and Damien Edna.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Huntti feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Harland's calf.
Harland misses with a body kick.
Jab by Huntti.
Huntti scores with a shot to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Huntti checks a leg kick.
Harland looks to throw a body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Harland throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Huntti keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Huntti misses with an uppercut.
Huntti stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Huntti wants it to stay on the feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huntti connects with an inside leg kick.
Harland tries a low kick but Huntti avoids it.
Harland closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Huntti checks a leg kick.
Huntti swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Huntti 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.
Huntti lands with a good body shot.
A bone on bone clash there as Harland blocks the leg kick.
Harland shoots in for a takedown but Huntti shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Huntti connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Markku Huntti seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Harland looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Markku Huntti has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Huntti lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Harland dives in for a single leg takedown but Huntti sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Huntti lands a body shot.

Harland moves into the clinch.
Huntti managing to block the knees to the body from Harland.
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!
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Harland as Huntti tries to tie him up.
Huntti swings wildly with an uppercut but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Huntti misses with the head strike.
Harland blocks an uppercut.
Huntti blocks the elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Huntti.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Harland missing with knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Huntti fails to land.
Huntti blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Harland trying to land knees to the body.
The referee is keeping an eye on Harland - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Huntti blocks the elbow strike.
Huntti taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Huntti misses with a hook to the ribs.
Huntti slows down the pace here.
Huntti avoiding damage as Harland throws knees to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Huntti.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Huntti is defending well for now.
Harland is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Huntti creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Harland lands an elbow just above Huntti 's eye.
A body shot lands from Huntti.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Harland.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
A left hand lands to the body for Huntti.
Harland wants a takedown.
Huntti misses with a hook from the clinch.
Harland blocks a body shot from Huntti.
Huntti is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Harland misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Huntti.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Markku Huntti dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Huntti throws a lazy head kick

and Harland counters with a nice double leg into side control. Huntti won't be happy with that.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Huntti keeps working.
Huntti struggling a bit here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Huntti regains half guard there - taking advantage of Harland's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Huntti is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huntti avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Harland.
Huntti is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Harland can do to turn this around?
Harland is keen to just control but Huntti is a slippery customer.
Huntti is trying to control but can't.
Harland throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Harland defending well as Huntti loads up on a big left hand.
Harland shoots in looking for a takedown but Huntti manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Harland's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Harland has his takedown stuffed
and Huntti makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Harland tries to clinch but Huntti is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Huntti throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Harland stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Harland walks into a straight right hand from Huntti.
Harland stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Huntti.
Harland closes the distance but Huntti moves to the side
and Huntti counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Harland thinking.
Markku Huntti is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A solid leg kick lands there for Huntti.
Harland shoots in looking for a takedown. Huntti tries to sprawl out of it but Harland keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Huntti manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Huntti looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Markku Huntti has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Huntti counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Huntti fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Good leg kick by Huntti there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Huntti cracks Harland with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Huntti throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Markku Huntti is winning the standup battle so far.
Harland shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Huntti pinned against the cage. Huntti gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Harland moves to clinch but Huntti breaks away
and Huntti counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Harland thinking.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Harland takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Harland tries for a takedown but Huntti circles away easily
and Huntti cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A slapping body kick lands there for Huntti.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Huntti tests Harland's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Huntti.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harland throws a half hearted mid kick.
Harland shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Huntti sprawls well. Huntti wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Harland gets slowly back to his feet.
That kick from Huntti tenderised Harland's leg. Harland is trying to keep his angry face on.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A low kick from Harland misses
and Huntti counters with a good low kick that Harland was not able to check.
Huntti lands a jab to the nose.
Harland shoots and misses
and Huntti counters with a three punch combo that has Harland backing up. Harland nods at Huntti to acknowledge the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Huntti. Harland does a little dance to reset his feet.
Harland drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Huntti defends it well.
Huntti lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A head kick misses from Huntti.
A solid leg kick lands there for Huntti.
Huntti scores with a hook to the body. Harland takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Huntti moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Huntti blocks the body kick.
Huntti throws a sloppy head kick and Harland moves out of range easily.
A slapping body kick lands there for Huntti.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Huntti counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Huntti throws a nice outside leg kick.
Harland bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

Harland moves into the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Huntti throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Harlands head.
A short right from Huntti.
Huntti blocks the elbow strike.
Huntti stalling in the clinch.
Zander Harland has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Harland tries to land knees in the clinch but Huntti avoids the damage to the body.
Huntti blocks the elbow strike.
Harland is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Huntti is leaning against Harland and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland landing knees to the body.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Zander Harland seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Huntti lands a shoulder strike.
Huntti avoids the elbow strike from Harland, against the cage.
Huntti dodges an elbow strike from Harland.
Huntti has a couple of punches blocked by Harland.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
A shot in the inside from Huntti.

Huntti's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Harland darts in trying to clinch
and Huntti counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland throws a body kick that misses
and Huntti counters with a nice leg kick.
Huntti blocks the body kick.
Huntti lands with an overhand left.
Huntti lands a jab to Harland's midsection.
Huntti dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Harland shoots and misses
and Huntti counters with a nice body shot.
Markku Huntti has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Harland takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A leg kick checked by Huntti.
Harland throws a low kick but it's checked well by Huntti.

And that's the end of the fight!
Markku Huntti showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Huntti, 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 Skip Squint scores the fight 30:27
Judge Francis DeMontford scores the fight 30:27
Judge Damien Edna scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Markku Huntti!

Our winner, Markku Huntti, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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RATING
44%

 

Event: Prestige VIII     
Date:   Mar 08, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Andrew Wood and Zander Harland. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

176 cm
19
152 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
165 cm
19
152 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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KnockOut



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Andrew Wood!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Ben Hemmingworth, Winston Howard and Francis DeMontford.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wood doesn't succeed with the takedown

and Harland counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Wood drops down looking for an ankle pick but Harland pulls his leg out and moves away.
Harland leaves Wood with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Andrew Wood. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nice sprawl there from Harland as Wood shoots in.
Wood fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Wood shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Harland as he jumps to the side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wood moves out of range of the body kick from Harland.
Wood appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Wood lunges at Harland with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Harland's hand.

Harland has closed the distance and engaged Wood in a clinch.
Harland putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Wood in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Harland lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wood is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Harland pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Harland lands an elbow inside that Wood shrugs off.
Wood takes an elbow to the forehead.
Harland looking to throw knees to the head but Wood is blocking nicely.
Harland creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Wood's defenses.
Harland misses with an elbow over the top.
Wood has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Harland is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

Wood gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Harland regains guard.
Wood sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Harland keeping moving, preventing Wood from controlling successfully.
Harland has his hands on Wood's head, controlling the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland looking for a sweep. Not yet Harland, not yet.
Wood trying to control but Harland is working from the bottom.
Wood is stalling in the full guard.
Harland really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Wood. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Harland trying to control the position.
Harland controlling Wood's posture.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wood takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Harland has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Harland there as he acknowledges the shot.
Wood misses with a takedown attempt - Harland sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Wood shoots in and drives through. Harland sprawls well.
Wood dives in and grabs Harland's left leg, looking for a takedown. Harland pushes down on Wood's head and hops out.
Wood shoots in and drives through. Harland sprawls well.
Wood shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Harland but Harland pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Harland tries to counter with a clinch but Wood shakes him off and moves away.
Wood looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Andrew Wood seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Harland closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Wood wants a takedown but no success here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland prevents a takedown attempt there.
Wood blocks an elbow strike.
With the fighters up against the cage, Harland throws an elbow but misses.
Wood blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Harland creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Wood drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Harland gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Wood changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Harland fights it off and pushes away nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice cross by Wood.
Good work by Wood as he checks the leg kick.
Harland is looking to land body kicks.
Wood fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Wood throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Harland counters by clinching up.
Harland misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Wood.
Wood tries to score a body lock takedown but Harland shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland gets underhooks to prevent Wood's takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Andrew Wood. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Harland trying to land knees to the body.
Wood is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Harland gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Harland tries to land knees in the clinch but Wood avoids the damage to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland has Wood pushed against the cage.
Harland is struggling to control the position.
Wood takes an elbow to the temple.
Harland prevents a takedown attempt there.
Harland has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wood wants a takedown but no success here.
Wood drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Harland gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Wood goes for a takedown attempt but Harland pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Wood shoots and misses

and Harland counters by clinching up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Harland connects with a nasty looking knee right to Wood's face.

Wood is rocked!
Harland gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Oh Wood is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Harland pulls back and lands a big elbow that stuns Wood! Harland unloads with more strikes and Wood sinks to his knees! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Zander Harland!
A relieved looking Zander Harland 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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35%

 

Event: Prestige VI     
Date:   Feb 13, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and PePe Hapitchou. Hapitchou has chosen Blackalicious - Sky is falling as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
19
152 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
175 cm
19
150 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

KnockOut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, PePe Hapitchou!
The judges for this bout are Summer Carpenter, Steve Erwin and Darius Henderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harland throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hapitchou slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Harland tries to land a body kick
and Hapitchou counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Harland slips a straight right by Hapitchou.
Harland takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Nice uppercut lands for Hapitchou. That snapped Harland's head back.
Harland gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Hapitchou.
Hapitchou throws a leg kick but Harland sees it coming and checks it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hapitchou misses with a hook

and Harland counters with a nice double leg into side control. Hapitchou won't be happy with that.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Harland working the ground and pound.
An elbow from Harland crashes against the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hapitchou is not content to let Harland control the position.
Harland is putting a hurting on Hapitchou here, landing some big shots from side control.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Hapitchou keeps working.
Hapitchou manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Harland tries to roll over but Hapitchou keeps him under control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hapitchou passes the guard and advances to mount!
Harland is working to get back to half guard.
Hapitchou wants to control the pace but Harland is squirming around nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland is in all sorts of trouble here.
Harland wants to control but Hapitchou is having none of it.
Harland blocking the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland working to try and regain half guard.
Harland is squirming around, avoiding Hapitchou's attempts to control the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Harland tries to hold on but Hapitchou pushes him away.
Harland slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Harland trying to hold on to Hapitchou's head to control him but Hapitchou postures up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Harland trying to control but Hapitchou postures up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hapitchou lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hapitchou defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Harland.
Hapitchou is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Harland with a body shot.

Harland darts in and clinches Hapitchou up against the cage.
Harland slows down the pace here.
Hapitchou dodges an elbow strike from Harland.
Hapitchou tries to pull guard but Harland won't allow it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hapitchou is trying to pull guard but Harland has him pressed against the cage.
Harland throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Harland stalling.
Hapitchou is trying to pull guard but Harland has him pressed against the cage.
Zander Harland has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of PePe Hapitchou.
Harland tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hapitchou avoids it.
Hapitchou tries to pull guard but Harland won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hapitchou on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Harland throws an elbow that misses.
Harland just leaning against Hapitchou, taking a breather.

Hapitchou jumps into guard, dragging Harland to the mat.
Harland trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Harland throwing strikes from guard but Hapitchou blocks nicely.
Hapitchou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Harland has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Hapitchou utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Harland in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Hapitchou is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Harland trying to control the position from guard on top but Hapitchou is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Harland is looking to clinch but Hapitchou is avoiding it.
Harland looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hapitchou lands the left hand.
Nice shot lands for Hapitchou.
Harland bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
As Hapitchou tries to get set, Harland tries to push him back and clinch up but Hapitchou manages to avoid the attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hapitchou scores with a jab to the head.
Harland has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Harland there as he acknowledges the shot.
Hapitchou has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Hapitchou moves out of range of the body kick from Harland.
Harland uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hapitchou.
Harland cracks the inside of Hapitchou's front leg.
PePe Hapitchou seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hapitchou scores with the left hand. Harland knows he should have avoided that one.
Hapitchou 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.
Harland gets cracked there but stands up to it.

Harland takes the fight into the clinch.
Hapitchou tries to pull guard but Harland forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Hapitchou dodges an elbow strike from Harland.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

It looks like PePe Hapitchou has been cut.
Hapitchou tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Harland just stands there and leans against the cage.
Hapitchou wants to get back to striking at distance but Harland won't allow it.
Harland has Hapitchou pressed against the cage.
Hapitchou jumps guard but Harland turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Hapitchou on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hapitchou managing to block the knees to the body from Harland.
Hapitchou working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hapitchou tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Hapitchou blocks an elbow strike from Harland.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Hapitchou has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hapitchou is trying to pull guard but Harland turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

Harland has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Hapitchou clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Hapitchou staying busy and making it hard for Harland to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Zander Harland dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on PePe Hapitchou's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Hapitchou scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Good leg kick by Hapitchou there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

Harland gets a double leg takedown into Hapitchou's guard.
Harland trying to control but Hapitchou is working from the bottom.

Hapitchou has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Harland should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Hapitchou has tightened it up now! Harland should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). PePe Hapitchou!
A very excited looking PePe Hapitchou 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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pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
46%

 

Event: Prestige V     
Date:   Jan 25, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Zander Harland and Greg Dundee. Greg Dundee will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

165 cm
18
152 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
167 cm
18
144 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Determined

KnockOut
Kangaroo Punch (Formally Happy Pills) - Laundry 90

Kangaroo Punch (Formally Happy Pills) - Laundry 90



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Zander Harland!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Greg Dundee!
The judges for this bout are Darius Henderson, Donatello Bradman and Winston Howard.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dundee misses with a hook.
We've been hearing reports that Harland has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Dundee misses with an uppercut. Harland saw that one coming.
Harland wants to clinch
and Dundee counters with a stiff right hand.
Dundee scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Harland gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Dundee counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dundee connects with the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland with a poor takedown
and Dundee cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Harland takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Dundee connects with a body shot.
Harland shoots and misses
letting Dundee counter with a right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dundee changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Harland walks into a left hand.
Greg Dundee seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dundee throws a looping overhand right but Harland ducks down to avoid it.
Harland keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dundee.
A big right from Dundee misses.
Harland feinted with a counter takedown.
Dundee throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dundee throws a lazy right hand but Harland sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Harland changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Dundee throws a poor cross that misses

and Harland counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Dundee!
Harland looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Dundee is avoiding damage well.
Harland working the ground and pound but Dundee is defending the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dundee takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Harland in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Harland working away.
Harland in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Dundee is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Dundee managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Harland.
Harland in side control lands a decent elbow.
Harland wants to lay and pray for a moment but Dundee keeps working.
Harland in side control, throwing shots but Dundee defends.
Dundee is trying to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dundee dodges the ground and pound from Harland.
Dundee really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Harland. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Dundee is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Harland throws an elbow but Dundee slips to the side and avoids it well.
Dundee is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Harland has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Dundee!
Dundee working to try and regain half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Harland fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dundee taking shots to the head.
Harland working the ground and pound effectively.
Harland scoring with strikes but Dundee is staying in there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harland trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Harland scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Dundee?

Dundee is rocked!
Harland looking to finish Dundee with some ground and pound. This is bad for Dundee!
Harland looking to control and managing it successfully.
Harland with good strikes from the mount here!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Zander Harland 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.



Harland moves into the clinch successfully.
Dundee doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Dundee fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Dundee wants to get back to striking at distance but Harland won't allow it.
Dundee misses with a body punch.
Harland creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Dundee's defenses.
Still in the clinch, Dundee scores with a nice short uppercut.
Dundee gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Harland.
Dundee doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland blocks an uppercut.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Dundee is trying to break the clinch but Harland is controlling him.
Harland can't get the takedown.
Dundee tries to throw a body punch but Harland avoids it by throwing Dundee back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Dundee pulls him back up using the underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dundee has a couple of punches blocked by Harland.
Harland pushes off an throws an elbow but Dundee leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Harland.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Dundee struggles to land a body shot inside as Harland controls his hands.
Harland is trying to stall.
Dundee struggles to land a body shot inside as Harland controls his hands.
Harland is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dundee can do to turn this around?
Dundee doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Dundee tries to work over Harland's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dundee lands a body shot.
Dundee lands a right hand.
Harland is working for takedown but Dundee is calmly controlling the position for now.
Dundee misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harland misses with an elbow strike.
Harland throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.

Dundee breaks the clinch.
Dundee changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A punch combination from Dundee misses.
Harland half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Harland.
Harland defending well as Dundee loads up on a big left hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Dundee misses the target.
Greg Dundee seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Dundee misses with a few strikes there.
Harland ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Harland defending well as Dundee loads up on a big left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Dundee sprawls well. Dundee wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Harland gets slowly back to his feet.
Greg Dundee is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dundee throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Dundee throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Harland stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Dundee throws a left and a right that both miss

and Harland counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Harland.
Dundee is adopting a defensive guard.
Harland missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dundee trying to control the position.
Harland stopping the sweep attempt from Dundee.
Harland throws a big elbow that misses.
Harland looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Dundee looking to control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Harland controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

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

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


Dundee jabs at Harland's body.
Dundee throws out a loose jab but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.
Harland drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Harland ducks under a wild hook from Dundee.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Harland is defended easily by Dundee.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harland shoots in but no luck this time.
Harland walks into a straight right hand from Dundee.
Dundee throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Harland attempts a counter takedown but Dundee avoids it well and moves away.
Nice uppercut there from Dundee.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harland gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Harland throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Dundee's waist but Dundee gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Harland off to one side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Zander Harland. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dundee jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Dundee getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Harland slips under a jab from Dundee.
Harland doesn't manage to clinch there - Dundee circles away.
Dundee stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Dundee wants it to stay on the feet.
The fighters circling - Dundee throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Harland goes for a double leg but Dundee avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Dundee continues to drive forward.
Harland shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Dundee as he avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dundee dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dundee with a nice cross.
Harland walks into a straight right hand from Dundee.
Dundee connects with a 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!
Some wild striking there from Dundee.
Dundee swings for the body but Harland moves out of range.
Harland has his takedown stuffed
and Dundee counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Horrible takedown attempt by Harland or perhaps it was just good defense by Dundee, which made it look bad.
It seemed like Dundee was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Dundee lands a slapping body shot.
A big left from Dundee misses.
Harland gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Harland misses with a takedown attempt - Dundee sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Dundee throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dundee throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Harland changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harland uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Dundee.
A punch lands to the side of Harland 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Harland bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dundee works Harland's body with a nice hook.
A left lands for Dundee.

Harland clinches up with Dundee and pushes him back against the cage.
Harland blocking some punches.
Harland lands an elbow just above Dundee 's eye.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dundee lands a shoulder strike.
Dundee tries to throw a body punch but Harland avoids it by throwing Dundee back against the cage.
Dundee swings wildly with an uppercut but Harland uses good head movement to avoid it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Greg Dundee comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Dundee 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 Darius Henderson scores the fight 27:29
Judge Donatello Bradman scores the fight 27:29
Judge Winston Howard scores the fight 27:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Greg Dundee!
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
46%

 

Event: Prestige II     
Date:   Jan 03, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Azadshatru Singh and Zander Harland. Singh comes to the cage accompanied by Bohemia ft. Aman All Around the World. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

190 cm
18
155 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
165 cm
18
152 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
KO power
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

Kangaroo Punch (Formally Happy Pills) - Laundry 90

Kangaroo Punch (Formally Happy Pills) - Laundry 90



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Azadshatru Singh!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Zander Harland!
The judges for this bout are Winston Howard, Ron Honeybunn and Francis DeMontford.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Singh stuffs the takedown.
An attempted straight right counter from Singh misses the target.
Harland closes the distance and clinches up with Singh, looking for a takedown. Harland pushes Singh against the cage but Singh circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Harland misses with a takedown attempt - Singh sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Azadshatru Singh has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Zander Harland.
Singh avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Singh keeps the fight on the outside.
Harland gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Singh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Singh scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Harland.
Harland takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Singh swings for the body but Harland moves out of range.
Singh is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.

Harland drives through and clinches with Singh against the cage.
Singh lands a hook to the side of the head.

Harland gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Harland working Singh over with strikes.
Harland prevents Singh from improving his position.
Singh is staying active underneath Harland, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Singh holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Singh really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Singh trying to control here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Harland uses his free foot to push down on Singh's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Singh.
Singh really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Singh blocking the ground and pound.
Harland throws some wild stikes that Singh manages to avoid easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Singh tries to hold on but Harland pushes him away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harland throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Harland landing shots from mount.
Harland thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Harland scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Singh?

Singh is rocked!
Harland wants to control the pace but Singh is squirming around nicely.
Singh on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Singh tries to get out of the position.
Singh is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harland lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Oh Singh is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
A big strike lands for Harland! That's really hurt Singh and he's turned his back - Harland keeps firing away and the ref dives in to stop the fight! Harland jumps to his feet to celebrate the victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Zander Harland!
Azadshatru Singh spoke after the fight, saying 'Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting pussy so mothafucka!! i fucking demand a rematch or else get me some pussy to fuck hard.'.
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B
G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
38%

 

 
 
 
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