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Event: Future FC 11     
Date:   Mar 25, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2845 p4p, 54 weight class) and Bad Boy (ranked 4298 p4p, 174 weight class). Both these guys are coming into the fight with injuries so let's see if that has a bearing on the fight. Anthony Pettis looks tired to me. Hopefully he has got enough gas left in the tank to put in a good performance.

167 cm
36
143 lbs
35 - 18 - 1
170 cm
25
300 lbs
3 - 7 - 0

Excellent boxer
Very quick

Decent boxing
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bad Boy!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Robert Twigg and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Pettis is breathing heavily.
Pettis lands a two punch combo.
Pettis lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Pettis.
Boy connects with a solid leg kick.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Pettis!
Boy throws a low kick but Pettis moves out of range easily.
It looked like Pettis was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
No joy there for Boy, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
Boy misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pettis scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Boy looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Pettis throws a series of punches but Boy moves out of range.
We're hearing some news coming in from back stage. It's official - Boy has eaten all the pies!
Sloppy strikes from Boy. Those never looked like landing.
No joy there for Boy, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Boy moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Pettis moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Pettis lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Pettis scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Boy showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Pettis.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Boy throws a series of punches but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis scores with a one two! Boy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Pettis lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Boy backs up against the ropes.
Pettis lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Pettis.
Boy misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A left and a right from Pettis both land. Nice combination.
Pettis looks to land a combination but Boy avoids it well.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
Pettis shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Boy eats them both and turns towards Pettis to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Pettis moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Pettis looks to land a combination but Boy avoids it well.
Pettis fails to land with a series of punches.
Boy throws a half hearted mid kick.
Pettis is working the combinations to good effect here.
Boy misses with a head kick.
Pettis looks to land a combination. Boy sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis lands a jab-cross combination.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
Pettis scores with a one two! Boy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
Boy has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Boy throws a series of punches but Pettis avoids them all with ease.
Boy fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Boy pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Boy tries a head kick but it misses.
Boy misses with a series of wild punches.
Pettis shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Boy eats them both and turns towards Pettis to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Pettis throws a series of punches but Boy avoids them all with ease.
Pettis lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Pettis.
Pettis moves out of range of the body kick from Boy.
Boy throws a right and a left that Pettis avoids nicely.
Boy lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Pettis scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.
A head kick misses from Boy.
Pettis scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Boy misses with a two punch combination.
Pettis lands a two punch combo.
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!
Pettis lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Pettis.
Pettis tries to bum rush Boy with a series of wild strikes but Boy uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Boy tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Pettis is able to avoid easily.
Pettis scores with a one two! Boy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Sloppy strikes from Pettis. Those never looked like landing.
Boy throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
As Boy looks to move away, Pettis throws a big counter combo but Boy just gets out of the way.
Pettis scores with a three punch combo!
Boy misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
Some wild striking there from Boy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boy misses with a body kick.
Pettis throws a series of strikes that have Boy backpedaling.
Boy takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Pettis shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Boy eats them both and turns towards Pettis to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Boy is looking to score with low kicks.
Sloppy strikes from Pettis. Those never looked like landing.
Boy throws a half hearted mid kick.
Pettis appears to be looking for a big counter.
Boy throws a right and a left that both miss.
Boy is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Pettis.
Bad Boy is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Boy misses with the combination.
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
A combination from Boy does no damage.
Pettis feints a jab promting Boy to slip. Pettis then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Boy slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
A punch combination from Boy misses.
Pettis will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Boy takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Boy fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Pettis avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Pettis lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
A clash of legs there as Pettis blocks the low kick.
Boy misses with a double jab.
Boy throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Boy can do to turn this around?
Boy throws a half hearted mid kick.
Anthony Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.
Boy misses with a series of wild punches.
Boy misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Boy misses with a two punch combination.
Pettis moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Anthony Pettis is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pettis scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Boy avoids a punch combination nicely.
Pettis keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boy takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Pettis lands a two punch combo.
Boy looks to land a combination but Pettis avoids it well.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Boy.
Boy tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Left hook, right uppercut from Pettis.
Boy misses with a kick to the body.
Pettis lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pettis blocks a head kick by Boy.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
Pettis lands a two punch combo.
Boy misses with a wild combination.
Boy fails to land with a series of punches.
Boy has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Boy has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Pettis goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Boy rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pettis moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis blocks a head kick by Boy.
Boy misses with a low kick.
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Boy throws a right and a left that both miss.
Pettis goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Pettis avoids the head kick by Boy.
Pettis lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Pettis.
Boy misses with a two punch combination.
Boy looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Pettis lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Pettis works over Boy's head and body with a nice combination.
Pettis throws a series of strikes that have Boy backpedaling.
Boy lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
Boy will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Boy throws a body kick that misses.
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Pettis avoids the head kick by Boy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boy showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Pettis.
A left and a right from Pettis both land. Nice combination.
Boy takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Pettis!
Pettis's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Pettis duly obliges.
Pettis blocks a head kick by Boy.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Boy's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Boy duly obliges.
Pettis pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Boy back to the ropes. Pettis follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Boy misses with a jab, cross combination.
Pettis stalks Boy and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Boy's face. Boy staggers backwards, shaken.
Pettis throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Boy throws a series of punches but Pettis moves out of range.
Boy throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Pettis throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis scores with a one two! Boy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Pettis's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Pettis duly obliges.
Danga de danga de dang - Pettis scores with a four punch combination!
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Pettis!
Pettis goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Pettis fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Pettis fails to land with a series of punches.
Pettis showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Boy.
Pettis seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Pettis dodges the punch combination from Boy.
Pettis scores with a one two! Boy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Pettis lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Boy throws a low kick, looking for Pettis's leg but Pettis calmly moves out of range.
Pettis looks to land a combination but Boy avoids it well.
Pettis blocks a head kick by Boy.
Boy misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Pettis!
Boy throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Pettis goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Pettis moves out of range of the leg kick from Boy.
A punch combination from Pettis misses.
Boy throws a leg kick but Pettis moved away.
Boy misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pettis scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Pettis moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Boy swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
As Boy looks to move away, Pettis throws a big counter combo but Boy just gets out of the way.
Pettis avoids the head kick by Boy.
Pettis lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Pettis.
A right-left combo lands from Pettis.
Boy misses with a body kick.
A head kick misses from Boy.
Pettis throws a combination. Boy tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Boy looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Pettis lands a two punch combo.
Boy throws a right hand that Pettis ducks under and follows up with a left that Pettis also avoids with ease.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boy slips a jab and a cross from Pettis.
Boy is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Pettis.
Pettis shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Boy eats them both and turns towards Pettis to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Boy misses with a jab, cross combination.
Pettis moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Danga de danga de dang - Pettis scores with a four punch combination!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Danga de danga de dang - Pettis scores with a four punch combination!
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Boy throws a series of punches but Pettis avoids them all with ease.
Pettis lands a jab-cross combination.
Pettis throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Left hook, right uppercut from Pettis.
Pettis scores with a one two! Boy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Boy tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Boy throws a head kick that misses.
Pettis's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Pettis duly obliges.
A head kick misses from Boy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis misses with a double jab.
Boy throws a right and a left that Pettis avoids nicely.
Boy takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
A right-left combo lands from Pettis.
Boy throws a nice looking combination but Pettis bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Pettis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A right-left combo lands from Pettis.
Pettis scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Pettis lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Boy backs up against the ropes.
Boy misses with the combination.
Boy misses with a head kick.
Pettis avoids the head kick by Boy.
Pettis seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Boy is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Pettis.
Pettis dodges the punch combination from Boy.
Boy throws a sloppy head kick and Pettis moves out of range easily.
Pettis went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Boy throws a head kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boy misses with a two punch combination.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
A right-left combo lands from Pettis.
Pettis pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Boy back to the ropes. Pettis follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Boy throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Pettis scores with a one two! Boy had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boy showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Pettis.
Boy swinging wildly here.
Boy wants to land a leg kick but Pettis is out of range.
Pettis throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Pettis lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Boy misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pettis shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Boy eats them both and turns towards Pettis to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Boy misses with a head kick.
Boy throws a leg kick but Pettis moved away.
Pettis moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis feints a jab promting Boy to slip. Pettis then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Boy slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Pettis avoids a kick to the body.
Boy throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A right-left combo lands from Pettis.
Pettis lands with a nice combination. Boy backs away looking to recover.
Boy misses with a series of wild punches.
Boy throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pettis stalks Boy and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Boy's face. Boy staggers backwards, shaken.
A punch combination from Boy misses.
Pettis shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Boy eats them both and turns towards Pettis to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Pettis throws a series of strikes that have Boy backpedaling.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Pettis closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Pettis throws a series of strikes that have Boy backpedaling.
Pettis misses with the combination.
Bad Boy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Anthony Pettis is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Danga de danga de dang - Pettis scores with a four punch combination!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 30:27
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 30:27

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

Anthony Pettis decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Future FC 10     
Date:   Mar 23, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Ricco McGregor (ranked 6964 p4p, 247 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2827 p4p, 53 weight class). Both these guys are coming into the fight with injuries so let's see if that has a bearing on the fight. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Anthony Pettis was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

212 cm
19
300 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
167 cm
36
143 lbs
35 - 17 - 1

Excellent boxer
Very strong

Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ricco McGregor!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Alan Glass and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McGregor fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Pettis looks winded!
Pettis takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
McGregor fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Anthony Pettis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pettis checks a low kick from McGregor.
McGregor throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from McGregor. Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pettis is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sloppy strikes from Pettis. Those never looked like landing.
McGregor throws a wild body kick that Pettis sees coming a mile off.
McGregor lands a jab.
McGregor with a hook.
Pettis throws a series of punches but McGregor avoids them all with ease.
McGregor fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pettis has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
An inside leg kick from McGregor misses.
McGregor scores with a shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A jab from McGregor does it's job there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGregor cracks Pettis with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Pettis swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and McGregor counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Pettis looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
McGregor changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Pettis blocks a head kick by McGregor.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
McGregor connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Pettis throws a combination but it was largely blocked by McGregor.
Pettis walks into a stiff left hand from McGregor.
Pettis takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by McGregor!
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!
McGregor scores with a jab. Pettis acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Pettis looks to land a combination but McGregor avoids it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGregor tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Pettis is able to avoid easily.
McGregor avoids a punch combination nicely.
McGregor looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Pettis checks a leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from McGregor, right into the meat.
Pettis misses with a double jab.
Pettis fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
McGregor cracks Pettis with a right hand to the side of the head.
McGregor cracks Pettis with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Good standup being displayed there by McGregor as he connects with a hook.
McGregor lands with a straight right. Pettis didn't see that one coming.
McGregor is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pettis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pettis lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
McGregor throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
McGregor throws a big shot that misses.
McGregor slips a jab and a cross from Pettis.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McGregor connects with a right hand. Pettis shakes it off.
Donk. McGregor catches Pettis right on the button with a cross.
Ricco McGregor is winning the standup battle so far.
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
McGregor connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Pettis on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Anthony Pettis is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A left lands for McGregor.
McGregor throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
McGregor takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
McGregor scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Pettis doesn't seem bothered though.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
McGregor looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
McGregor is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pettis can do to turn this around?
Pettis throws a combination that misses
and McGregor cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McGregor lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
McGregor's corner calls for a 1-2. McGregor obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Pettis throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGregor throws a shot from downtown. Pettis moves away and avoids it.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
Pettis takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Pettis has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Pettis misses with a two punch combination.
McGregor swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
McGregor wants to land a leg kick but Pettis is out of range.
Danga de danga de dang - Pettis scores with a four punch combination!
McGregor takes a swing at Pettis's ribcage but misses.
McGregor lands a head shot.
Pettis misses with a double jab.
McGregor fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pettis manages to avoid it.
McGregor throws a body shot but no joy.
McGregor throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pettis misses with a few strikes there.
Pettis misses with a combination
and McGregor counters with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
McGregor was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
McGregor dodges the punch combination from Pettis.
McGregor scores with a body shot.
McGregor is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Pettis takes one on the button.
Pettis takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Pettis throws a combination but it was largely blocked by McGregor.
McGregor lunges at Pettis with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Pettis's hand.
A combination from Pettis does no damage.
Pettis fails to land with a series of punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
McGregor uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Pettis misses with a combination
and McGregor counters with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricco McGregor 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.


Left hook, right uppercut from Pettis.
A jab lands there for McGregor.
McGregor connects with a single shot there.
Pettis blocks a head kick by McGregor.
McGregor throws a body shot but no joy.
As McGregor backs off Pettis throws a huge counter combo but McGregor manages to avoid it all.
Pettis throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A looping hook to the body misses from McGregor. Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pettis is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
McGregor ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Pettis moves away from the strike by McGregor.
Pettis scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
A lazy left from McGregor finds it's target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McGregor lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
McGregor misses with a hook. Pettis ducked under it nicely.
As McGregor backs off Pettis throws a huge counter combo but McGregor manages to avoid it all.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Pettis throws a left and a right that both miss
and McGregor makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Pettis misses with a jab, cross combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis checks the leg kick.
Pettis throws a left and a right that both miss
and McGregor counters with a nice uppercut.
Pettis scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
A shot to the liver by McGregor. Beautiful body shot.
Pettis fails to land with a series of punches.
McGregor takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
McGregor throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pettis sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pettis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
McGregor just misses with a punch to the body.
McGregor scores with a shot to the body.
Pettis throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Ricco McGregor is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McGregor throws a body shot but no joy.
Pettis falls off balance throwing a combination
letting McGregor counter with a right hand.
McGregor tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pettis was well out of range. Poor timing from McGregor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McGregor.
Pettis lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
McGregor is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Pettis.
McGregor jabs Pettis to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Pettis throws a series of punches but McGregor moves out of range.
McGregor fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pettis manages to avoid it.
McGregor lands a nice shot to the body.
Pettis throws a left and a right that both miss
letting McGregor counter with a right hand.
McGregor connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Pettis tries to bum rush McGregor with a series of wild strikes but McGregor uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
An attempted straight right counter from McGregor misses the target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pettis misses with a wild combination.
McGregor works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McGregor misses with the combination.
McGregor with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Good leg kick by McGregor there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pettis misses with the combination.
McGregor lands a nice looking body shot.
McGregor throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGregor jabbing away but nothing is landing.
McGregor fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pettis manages to avoid it.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
McGregor avoids a punch combination nicely.
Good standup being displayed there by McGregor as he connects with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis fails to land with a series of punches.
Pettis misses with a few strikes there.
McGregor digs a good body shot into Pettis's ribs.
McGregor throws a head kick that misses.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McGregor.
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pettis throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A combination from Pettis does no damage.
McGregor thuds a left hand into Pettis's body.
McGregor's jab looks to have found its range, popping Pettis under the eye.
Pettis swinging wildly here.
McGregor throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pettis throws a series of strikes that have McGregor backpedaling.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
McGregor works over Pettis's head and body with a nice combination.
McGregor paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Pettis misses with a double jab.
McGregor lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
An inside leg kick from McGregor misses.
Pettis lands a jab-cross combination.
Pettis throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
McGregor throws a front kick aimed at Pettis's knee but Pettis avoids it well.
McGregor throws the left hand but Pettis avoids the punch easily.
McGregor throws a low kick but Pettis avoids it.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
McGregor throws a chopping leg kick but Pettis manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pettis misses with a jab, cross combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Ricco McGregor will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


McGregor changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
McGregor cracks Pettis with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pettis takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Good leg kick by McGregor there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
McGregor takes a swing at Pettis's ribcage but misses.
Pettis throws a right and a left that McGregor avoids nicely.
McGregor throws a right hand that Pettis ducks under and follows up with a left that Pettis also avoids with ease.
McGregor scores with a nice right hand.
Pettis lands a jab-cross combination.
McGregor scores with the left hand. Pettis knows he should have avoided that one.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice cross by McGregor.
A slow jab from McGregor misses its intended target.
McGregor fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Pettis checks it well.
A big left from McGregor misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
McGregor misses with a low kick.
Pettis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
No joy there for Pettis, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
McGregor lands with an overhand left.
Pettis throws a combination but it was largely blocked by McGregor.
Pettis throws a right and a left that both miss.
McGregor swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Pettis takes a shot to the body in his stride.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pettis lands a two punch combo.
McGregor tries to land a leg kick but Pettis saw it coming and moves away.
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!
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
McGregor slips a jab and a cross from Pettis.
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
McGregor slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGregor punishes Pettis's body with a nice straight punch.
Pettis throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and McGregor counters with a right hand to the body.
McGregor throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Pettis stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
McGregor dodges the punch combination from Pettis.
McGregor tries to land a leg kick but Pettis saw it coming and moves away.
Good work by Pettis as he checks the leg kick.
Pettis moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Pettis throws a nice looking combination but McGregor bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
McGregor misses the shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from McGregor. Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pettis misses with a jab, cross combination.
It looked like McGregor was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Pettis.
Pettis throws a combination that misses
and McGregor counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
McGregor lands with a nice combination. Pettis backs away looking to recover.
Anthony Pettis has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ricco McGregor is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Pettis misses with a combination
and McGregor counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Ricco McGregor.
Well McGregor has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 48:47
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 48:47
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricco McGregor!

Ricco McGregor retains his super heavyweight title!
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Event: Future FC 9     
Date:   Mar 21, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2771 p4p, 52 weight class) and Ricco McGregor (ranked 6939 p4p, 242 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
36
143 lbs
35 - 16 - 1
212 cm
19
300 lbs
9 - 2 - 0

Excellent boxer
Very quick

Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ricco McGregor!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Daniel Franklin and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis misses with a few strikes there.
McGregor scores with a jab to the jaw.
Pettis throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
McGregor looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Pettis falls off balance throwing a combination
and McGregor counters with a left to the body.
McGregor scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
McGregor swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Pettis on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
McGregor misses with a low kick.
Anthony Pettis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pettis tries to bum rush McGregor with a series of wild strikes but McGregor uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
That kick from McGregor tenderised Pettis's leg. Pettis is trying to keep his angry face on.
McGregor is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Pettis lands with a nice combination. McGregor backs away looking to recover.
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!
Pettis displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

It looks like Ricco McGregor has been cut.
Pettis dodges the punch combination from McGregor.
Pettis went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Pettis misses with a series of wild punches.
McGregor dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis moves out of range of the strikes.
McGregor lands with a straight right. Pettis didn't see that one coming.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
No joy there for Pettis, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Pettis lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as McGregor backs up against the ropes.
McGregor throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As McGregor looks to move away, Pettis throws a big counter combo but McGregor just gets out of the way.
Pettis throws a left and a right that both miss
and McGregor counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
McGregor lands a nice hook to Pettis's body. Pettis takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
McGregor lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Pettis moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pettis goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
McGregor misses with a low kick.
Pettis throws a nice looking combination but McGregor bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
McGregor misses with a looping right.
Jab from McGregor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGregor looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
No joy there for Pettis, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
McGregor misses with a low kick.
Pettis throws a nice looking combination but McGregor bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Pettis misses with a wild combination.
McGregor throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pettis rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but McGregor moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
McGregor swinging wildly here.
Ricco McGregor is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pettis walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Pettis throws a series of punches but McGregor moves out of range.
McGregor is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Pettis had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
McGregor is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Pettis.
McGregor fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pettis manages to avoid it.
McGregor swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
McGregor swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
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 Anthony Pettis will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ricco McGregor's cut.
That's time! Pettis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Pettis doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
McGregor swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis tries to bum rush McGregor with a series of wild strikes but McGregor uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
McGregor fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Pettis looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Pettis takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Pettis rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but McGregor moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
McGregor fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Pettis on the side of the head.

McGregor cracks Pettis with a left hand that drops him to the canvas, up against the ropes! Can Pettis get back up in time? 3, 4, 5, 6, 7... he's on one knee... 8, 9... he's up! 'Walk towards me' says the referee. Pettis looks steady enough to continue so we're going to continue!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pettis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
McGregor's corner calls for a 1-2. McGregor obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

Pettis is rocked!
McGregor throws a body punch but Pettis moves out of range.
Oh Pettis is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
McGregor cracks Pettis with a perfect right hand that drops him to the mat! Pettis is sitting up but I can't see if he's OK from my position. The referee's count has reached 5,6,7 and Pettis is still not up. Can he make it? 8,9,10! He's out! Pettis could not beat the count!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Ricco McGregor!
Ricco McGregor is the new super heavyweight champion!
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Event: Future FC 8     
Date:   Mar 16, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Ricco McGregor (ranked 6797 p4p, 233 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2700 p4p, 40 weight class). Ricco McGregor is staring across the ring at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

212 cm
19
300 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
167 cm
36
143 lbs
34 - 16 - 1

Excellent boxer
Very strong

Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ricco McGregor!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Tiny Johnson and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis throws a low kick but McGregor moves out of range easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pettis.
McGregor takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A bone on bone clash there as McGregor blocks the leg kick.
A counter left hand to the body from McGregor misses its target.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
McGregor stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
McGregor dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
McGregor looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Pettis pushes McGregor away with a front kick.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
Pettis takes one on the chin but seems OK.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Good leg kick by Pettis there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
McGregor fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
McGregor jabbing away but nothing is landing.
McGregor takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Pettis fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
McGregor is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
McGregor stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGregor looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
McGregor misses with a body shot.
McGregor fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A good leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis cracks the inside of McGregor's front leg.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
McGregor thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pettis misses with a body kick.
Pettis connects with a solid leg kick.
That kick from Pettis tenderised McGregor's leg. McGregor is trying to keep his angry face on.
McGregor checks a leg kick.
A quick step to the side and McGregor tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pettis displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as McGregor throws out the jab.
Pettis is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
McGregor takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
McGregor throws a nice inside leg kick.
McGregor on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pettis. Pettis obviously looking to wear him down.
Anthony Pettis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. McGregor looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
That kick from Pettis tenderised McGregor's leg. McGregor is trying to keep his angry face on.
McGregor throws a hook but Pettis blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Some bone on bone action there as McGregor checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
McGregor swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Pettis buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Good leg kick by Pettis there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pettis buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
McGregor thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pettis lands with a thumping leg kick.
McGregor on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pettis. Pettis obviously looking to wear him down.
McGregor lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
McGregor's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Pettis blocks a head kick by McGregor.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Pettis turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis defending well as McGregor loads up on a big left hand.
Pettis dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on McGregor. That did some damage!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGregor throws a sloppy head kick and Pettis moves out of range easily.
Pettis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Pettis lands a leg kick that knocks McGregor off balance momentarily.
Ricco McGregor is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
McGregor wants to land a leg kick but Pettis is out of range.
Pettis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pettis blocks a low kick nicely.
McGregor tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.
Pettis throws a leg kick which misses McGregor's front leg but catches the back leg as McGregor tries to avoid it.
Pettis avoids the body shot from McGregor.
McGregor moves out of range of the body kick from Pettis.
McGregor motions for Pettis to come forward. McGregor throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pettis misses with a kick to the body.
McGregor scores with a sloppy right hand. Pettis should have avoided that one.
McGregor tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
McGregor lands with a shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab from McGregor misses.
Pettis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Pettis fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
Pettis turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis ducks under a wild hook from McGregor.
Pettis is looking to slow McGregor down with leg kicks.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pettis connects with a solid leg kick.
McGregor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pettis can pounce on him.
Pettis connects with a solid leg kick.
McGregor takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Pettis chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
Pettis is looking to slow McGregor down with leg kicks.
Pettis displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as McGregor throws out the jab.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Pettis buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pettis scores with a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from McGregor. Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
McGregor dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McGregor throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
Good leg kick by Pettis there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. McGregor looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
McGregor stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
McGregor tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
McGregor throws an overhand right that lands on Pettis's shoulder, as Pettis tries to avoid the shot.
McGregor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pettis can pounce on him.
Pettis misses with a kick to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.
Pettis moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pettis throws a lazy body kick
and McGregor counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
McGregor misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A chopping leg kick lands by Pettis.
McGregor throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pettis.
That kick from Pettis tenderised McGregor's leg. McGregor is trying to keep his angry face on.
McGregor takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Pettis fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
McGregor throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Despite the aggression on Pettis's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Pettis takes a jab right on the kisser.
Anthony Pettis is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
McGregor throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
McGregor throws a body shot but no joy.
That kick from Pettis tenderised McGregor's leg. McGregor is trying to keep his angry face on.
Pettis throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
McGregor steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Pettis. That one must have hurt.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Pettis throws a quick inside leg kick.
Pettis lands with a thumping leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pettis.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pettis fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Pettis moves out of range of the body kick from McGregor.
Pettis unleashes a big counter combination but McGregor bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Good leg kick by Pettis there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pettis throws a nice inside leg kick.
McGregor is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Pettis uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from McGregor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis connects with an inside leg kick.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pettis looks for the body kick but McGregor saw that one coming.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
McGregor swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Pettis throws a nice inside leg kick.
Pettis has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pettis, right into the meat.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pettis, right into the meat.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pettis. That's going to slow McGregor down.
Pettis throws a wild body kick that McGregor sees coming a mile off.
McGregor swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Pettis scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Pettis lands a leg kick that knocks McGregor off balance momentarily.
A jab from McGregor misses.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGregor throws a body shot but no joy.
McGregor swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pettis lands a nice leg kick that just misses McGregor's sensitive parts.
McGregor will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Pettis dodges the punch combination from McGregor.
McGregor takes a swing at Pettis's ribcage but misses.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McGregor.
Pettis looks to land a body kick but McGregor moved away.
Pettis throws a leg kick which misses McGregor's front leg but catches the back leg as McGregor tries to avoid it.
Anthony Pettis seems to be getting the better of the standup.
McGregor swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
Pettis moves out of range as McGregor strikes.
McGregor misses with a low kick.
Pettis avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McGregor.
That kick from Pettis tenderised McGregor's leg. McGregor is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pettis slips a jab from McGregor.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pettis.
McGregor tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Pettis lands a nice looking kick to the body. McGregor takes a step back to recover.
McGregor tries to land a leg kick but Pettis saw it coming and moves away.
McGregor misses with a wild body shot.
Pettis slips a jab from McGregor.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pettis, right into the meat.
Pettis fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt McGregor.
Pettis connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
McGregor on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pettis. Pettis obviously looking to wear him down.
McGregor looks to land a left hand but Pettis moved out of range nicely.
Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
McGregor wants to slow Pettis down by chopping away at his legs.
As McGregor backs off Pettis throws a huge counter combo but McGregor manages to avoid it all.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.


Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
Pettis scores with a kick to the body.
Good leg kick by Pettis there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pettis.
McGregor misses with a straight right.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pettis.
Pettis fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and McGregor has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A good leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis lands a front kick.
Pettis looks for the body kick but McGregor saw that one coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McGregor tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pettis was well out of range. Poor timing from McGregor.
Pettis lands a nice leg kick that just misses McGregor's sensitive parts.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. McGregor looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Pettis buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pettis keeps McGregor at a distance using the push kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Pettis throws the kick towards the body but McGregor avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and McGregor has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pettis scores with a spinning back kick!
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.
Pettis fakes the leg kick and cracks McGregor in the body.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. McGregor looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Good leg kick by Pettis there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pettis lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pettis throws a quick inside leg kick.
McGregor stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pettis lands a nice looking body kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
McGregor throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
McGregor has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Pettis.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pettis scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Pettis fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and McGregor has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pettis. That's going to slow McGregor down.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
Pettis scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Pettis fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt McGregor.
An inside leg kick lands from Pettis.
McGregor misses with a straight right.
Pettis fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt McGregor.
Pettis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
McGregor takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
An inside leg kick lands from Pettis.
Pettis bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Pettis avoids the head kick by McGregor.
McGregor misses with a body shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pettis. That's going to slow McGregor down.
Pettis pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Pettis turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
A good leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis keeps McGregor at a distance using the push kick.
McGregor on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pettis. Pettis obviously looking to wear him down.
Pettis is looking to slow McGregor down with leg kicks.
That kick from Pettis tenderised McGregor's leg. McGregor is trying to keep his angry face on.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
McGregor throws an overhand right that lands on Pettis's shoulder, as Pettis tries to avoid the shot.
Pettis lands with a nice body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McGregor misses with a few strikes there.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGregor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pettis can pounce on him.
McGregor throws a lazy right hand but Pettis sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
McGregor stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
Good leg kick by Pettis there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
That kick from Pettis tenderised McGregor's leg. McGregor is trying to keep his angry face on.
Pettis avoids the body shot from McGregor.
Pettis lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pettis lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
Pettis looks for the body kick but McGregor saw that one coming.
McGregor has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Pettis.
Pettis throws a body kick that misses.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Pettis chopping away at his opponent's legs.
McGregor misses with a straight left.
McGregor on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pettis. Pettis obviously looking to wear him down.
Pettis throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
McGregor moves out of range of the body kick from Pettis.
McGregor just misses with a punch to the body.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pettis.
Pettis moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
McGregor moves out of range as Pettis throws a body kick.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Pettis. McGregor shrugs it off though.
McGregor throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As McGregor backs off Pettis throws a huge counter combo but McGregor manages to avoid it all.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
A bone on bone clash there as Pettis blocks the leg kick.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
Pettis misses with a body kick.
A quick step to the side and McGregor tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
McGregor on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pettis. Pettis obviously looking to wear him down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McGregor throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Pettis.
McGregor misses with a low kick as Pettis jumps back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGregor walks forward, straight into a front kick from Pettis.
McGregor misses with a body shot.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
McGregor misses with a body kick.
Pettis unleashes a big counter combination but McGregor bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
McGregor throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pettis chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pettis. That's going to slow McGregor down.
McGregor throws a leg kick but Pettis sees it coming and moves out of range.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
McGregor stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Pettis.
McGregor moves out of range of the body kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pettis.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McGregor.
Pettis lands a leg kick that knocks McGregor off balance momentarily.
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!
Pettis throws a nice inside leg kick.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis feints and then cracks McGregor's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow McGregor down.
Pettis lets loose with a powerful body kick. McGregor will feel that in the morning.
Pettis feints and then cracks McGregor's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow McGregor down.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
Pettis throws a quick inside leg kick.
McGregor takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pettis.
Pettis throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A good leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis connects with an inside leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
McGregor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pettis can pounce on him.
Pettis lands a nice leg kick that just misses McGregor's sensitive parts.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pettis.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pettis.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis throws a low kick, looking for McGregor's leg but McGregor calmly moves out of range.
McGregor is looking to counter punch.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
Despite the aggression on Pettis's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
McGregor throws out a leg kick but Pettis moves out of range and McGregor only half commits.
Pettis lands a nice leg kick that just misses McGregor's sensitive parts.
McGregor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pettis can pounce on him.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
Pettis scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
McGregor throws a right and a left that Pettis avoids nicely.
Pettis cracks the inside of McGregor's front leg.
Pettis scores with a leg kick.
Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
Pettis throws a leg kick that misses.
McGregor misses with a looping right.
Pettis fakes the leg kick and cracks McGregor in the body.
Pettis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pettis chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McGregor throws a jab but it's blocked by Pettis.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from McGregor misses.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pettis turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Pettis moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis lands a nice leg kick that just misses McGregor's sensitive parts.
Pettis moves away from the strike by McGregor.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
McGregor looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
McGregor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pettis can pounce on him.
Pettis fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and McGregor has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An inside leg kick lands from Pettis.
McGregor ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pettis moves away.
Pettis feints and then cracks McGregor's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow McGregor down.
Pettis throws a front kick that sends McGregor stumbling back into the ropes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


McGregor throws a body kick that misses.
Pettis lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
McGregor on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
McGregor thows a left - swing and a miss!
McGregor throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Pettis looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pettis chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Pettis scores with a kick to the midsection.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
McGregor looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
Pettis is looking to slow McGregor down with leg kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
An inside leg kick lands from Pettis.
McGregor takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McGregor misses the shot to the body.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
McGregor looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
McGregor swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Pettis throws a leg kick which misses McGregor's front leg but catches the back leg as McGregor tries to avoid it.
Pettis feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGregor's calf.
McGregor throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pettis is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pettis.
Pettis throws a nice outside leg kick.
McGregor misses with a body shot.
Despite the aggression on Pettis's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pettis, right into the meat.
McGregor tried to score with a low kick but Pettis checks it.
McGregor throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
McGregor takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Pettis defending well as McGregor loads up on a big left hand.
Pettis moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McGregor attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Pettis scores with a spinning back kick!
McGregor tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pettis. That's going to slow McGregor down.
Pettis tries to land a front kick but McGregor steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Pettis buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pettis connects with an inside leg kick.
A jab from McGregor misses.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pettis.
McGregor looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.
Pettis looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pettis staying out of range there.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McGregor.
Pettis lands with a thumping leg kick.
Pettis moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pettis, right into the meat.
Pettis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
McGregor loads up on a big right hand but Pettis slips the punch.
Pettis lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Pettis lands a nice leg kick that just misses McGregor's sensitive parts.
McGregor misses the jab.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.
Pettis thumps McGregor with a low kick.
Pettis buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
McGregor tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pettis was well out of range. Poor timing from McGregor.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pettis, right into the meat.
A looping hook to the body misses from McGregor. Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pettis avoids the body shot from McGregor.
McGregor swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
As McGregor backs off Pettis throws a huge counter combo but McGregor manages to avoid it all.
Pettis lands with a thumping leg kick.
Pettis turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pettis feints and then cracks McGregor's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow McGregor down.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
McGregor tries to score with a low kick but Pettis moves his leg out of the way.
McGregor is looking to wear down Pettis with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Pettis lands a front kick.
Pettis fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and McGregor has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Pettis turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis blocks a jab.
Pettis lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Pettis throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Pettis.
Pettis lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
McGregor takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
McGregor misses with a straight left.
Pettis is looking for the big counter here.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
Pettis slips under a jab.
Ricco McGregor has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Anthony Pettis is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
McGregor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
Pettis scores with a nice body kick.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 44:50
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 44:50
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 44:50

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

Anthony Pettis is the new super heavyweight champion!
An out of breath Anthony Pettis 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: Future FC Grappling 2     
Date:   Mar 14, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2661 p4p, 38 weight class) and Nicky Ryan (ranked 21699 p4p, 133 weight class). This should be fireworks!




167 cm
36 yrs
143 lbs



184 cm
31 yrs
144 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 19 wins and 10 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 8 losses; Nicky Ryan!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Alan Glass and Daniel Franklin.


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

Pettis closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis stalling.
Pettis moves into full mount! Ryan won't be happy about that!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Pettis takes Ryan's back. Could be looking for a rear naked choke here - either way, Ryan is in trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (8) vs (0) Ryan
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Ryan showing good submission defense here.
Pettis controlling from the back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Ryan for as long as he can get away with.
Pettis has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Pettis'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.
Ryan is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pettis is persistently looking for the submission but Ryan is defending it well.
Good control from Pettis.

Pettis has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Ryan has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the back.
Further stalling from Pettis.
Pettis continues to stall.

Pettis is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Ryan is defending well though. Pettis let's go of the attempt for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Ryan tries to escape the position.
Ryan is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Pettis off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.

Pettis is persistently looking for the submission but Ryan is defending it well.
Pettis controlling from the back.
More hug and hope from Pettis.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Ryan preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Pettis.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
I would not like to be Ryan right now.
I really don't envy Ryan right now.
Pettis has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Ryan's body.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Pettis has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Pettis controls the position.

Ryan fending off the submission attempt from Pettis.
Pettis has the hooks in. Ryan is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Ryan trying to control but not successfully.
Pettis slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Pettis.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Ryan tries to escape but Pettis has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.
Ryan tries to escape but Pettis has the hooks in and won't let him break free.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis biding his time, looking for the opening.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Pettis is persistently looking for the submission but Ryan is defending it well.
Pettis is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.

Pettis patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Pettis.
Ryan trying to control the hands but Pettis breaks the grip.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pettis keeps control of the position easily here as Ryan tries to buck him off.
Ryan trying to control the position but Pettis manages to sink in the hooks.

Ryan defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Pettis's arms.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Ryan trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 8 to 0.
During a confident post fight interview, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: Future FC 7     
Date:   Mar 10, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2618 p4p, 33 weight class) and Kile Jr V (ranked 4967 p4p, 65 weight class). Jr V has a niggling injury. He would have liked to come in 100% fit but that's not always possible. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.

167 cm
36
143 lbs
33 - 16 - 1
172 cm
25
163 lbs
6 - 3 - 0

Excellent boxer
Cardio machine

Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Kile Jr V!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Chris Downing and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jr V slips a jab and a cross from Pettis.
A combination from Jr V does no damage.
A little feinted left hand from Pettis on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jr V looks to land a combination but Pettis avoids it well.
Jab from Pettis.
Jr V takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Jr V chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pettis can pounce on him.
Jr V looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jr V looks winded!
Jr V gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Pettis lands a nice looking body shot.
A shot to the liver by Pettis. Beautiful body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jr V takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Jr V needs to keep his hands up - Pettis had a free shot at his head there.
Pettis tests Jr V's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A thudding body kick lands there by Pettis!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jr V walks straight into a perfectly timed right hook, crumpling him to the floor! Jr V is in all kinds of trouble here - can he beat the count? 3,4,5,6,7,8,9....10 - he's out and it's by a long way too - he didn't ever look like beating that count!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:08 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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pop
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RATING
78%

 

Event: FFC Grappling 1     
Date:   Mar 08, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Erberth Santos (ranked 3225 p4p, 44 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2577 p4p, 34 weight class). Pettis has a niggling injury. He would have liked to come in 100% fit but that's not always possible. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!




187 cm
21 yrs
211 lbs



167 cm
36 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 1 losses; Erberth Santos! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 19 wins and 9 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Alan Glass and Cecil Peabody.


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

Santos closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Pettis quickly recovers to half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Santos (2) vs (0) Pettis
Santos controlling the action here.
Pettis wants to get back to full guard.
Pettis wants to control but Santos is keeping busy.
Santos controlling the action here.
Pettis is concentrating on defense, preventing Santos from advancing position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis wants to control but Santos is keeping busy.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Santos is controlling the pace.
Pettis is looking for a sweep. Santos is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Santos trying to control the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Santos is pressing down on Pettis's thigh, looking to free his foot. Pettis is holding on for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Santos prevents Pettis from improving his position.
Santos not doing much here.
Pettis wants to control but Santos is keeping busy.
Pettis is doing well to control the position and prevent Santos from advancing to side control.
Santos with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Santos passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Pettis!
Score +3 for passing guard: Santos (5) vs (0) Pettis
Santos controlling from mount.
Pettis is in all sorts of trouble here.
Santos will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Pettis wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Santos (8) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to survive by controlling the hands.
Santos controlling from the back.
Santos controlling well, preventing Pettis from escaping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Santos just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Santos'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 five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is really stuck here.
Santos biding his time, looking for the opening.
Pettis tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Santos controlling from mount.
Pettis is wriggling around trying to escape.
Santos controlling from the full mount.
Pettis is trying to escape the mount.
Santos looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pettis tries to hold on but Santos pushes him away.
Santos tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Further stalling from Santos.
Santos wants to take Pettis's back here but Pettis is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is working to get back to half guard.
Santos seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Pettis is holding on tight.
Santos controlling his opponent.
Santos looking to control but Pettis is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Santos seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Pettis is holding on tight.
Santos avoids the attempt from Pettis to control.
Pettis has given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Santos (11) vs (0) Pettis

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis can't escape the position.
Santos controlling from the back.
Pettis trying to control the action but Santos just sinks the hooks in.
I really don't envy Pettis right now.
Santos is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
If it seems like I'm not saying a lot, it's just because Santos is stinking the place up with his stalling.
Pettis trying to control but not successfully.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Santos working for a choke but Pettis is defending well.
Pettis tries to escape the position.
Santos really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Pettis.
Pettis trying to control the hands but Santos won't let him.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tries to escape but Santos has the hooks in and won't let him break free.

Pettis fending off the submission attempt from Santos.
Santos has good solid back control here.
Pettis rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Pettis tries to get to full guard but Santos has control of the leg.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Santos looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Pettis trying to control from the bottom.
Well, if Santos 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 twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking to improve his position.
Santos content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Santos is controlling well.
Still in half guard, Santos seems content to control.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Santos seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Pettis for as long as he can get away with.
Pettis is trying is best to control the position here.
Pettis trying to control but Santos postures up.
Santos sitting and controlling from the half guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking for a sweep. Santos is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pettis won't allow Santos to pass to mount.
Santos not doing much here.
Santos prevents Pettis from improving his position.
Pettis looks winded!
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Still in half guard, Santos seems content to control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Santos takes the fight on points by 11 to 0.

 

Event: Future FC 6     
Date:   Mar 06, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2553 p4p, 34 weight class) and Raphael Antunes (ranked 23394 p4p, 245 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.

167 cm
36
143 lbs
32 - 16 - 1
185 cm
28
290 lbs
9 - 7 - 0

Excellent boxer
Cardio machine

Basic striking
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Raphael Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, George Francis and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Antunes tries a head kick but it misses.
Pettis lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Pettis darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Pettis thows a body kick. Antunes tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Antunes walks into a straight right hand from Pettis.
Pettis throws a nice inside leg kick.
Pettis jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Antunes misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Pettis lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

It looks like Raphael Antunes has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pettis scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Pettis connects with a looping right hand.
Antunes throws a left and a right that both miss
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
A decent looking cross lands there for Pettis.

Pettis lands with a right, followed by a left to the temple and Antunes goes down! The ref sends Pettis to a neutral corner so he can begin the count. 3,4,5,6 and Antunes is back to his feet. He seems a little groggy but the referee thinks he's OK to continue, so we're back to the action!

Antunes is rocked!
Antunes drops his guard momentarily, allowing Pettis to crack him with a picture perfect lead left hook! Boom! Down goes Antunes! Oh, he's in big trouble - I don't like his chances here as the referee's count reaches 5. 6,7,8,9...10! He's out! Pettis takes it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:05 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Anthony Pettis!
Our winner, Anthony Pettis, 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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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: Future FC 5     
Date:   Feb 27, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2459 p4p, 34 weight class) and Olivier Louise (ranked 5720 p4p, 81 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

167 cm
36
143 lbs
31 - 16 - 1
166 cm
25
140 lbs
12 - 2 - 0

Excellent boxer
Cardio machine

Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Olivier Louise!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Alan Glass and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis slips under a jab from Louise.
Pettis was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Louise misses with a body punch
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Olivier Louise has been cut.
Pettis throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Pettis throws a big shot that misses.
Louise appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Louise throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Louise scores with a hook to the body. Pettis takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Louise walks into a jab.
Louise misses with a hook
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.

Louise is rocked!
Pettis throws a nasty head kick that just misses. He throws another kick to the head of his opponent and almost takes it off! Louise crumples to the floor and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Anthony Pettis!
A relieved looking Anthony Pettis thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
84%

 

Event: Future FC 4     
Date:   Feb 24, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2438 p4p, 30 weight class) and Olivier Louise (ranked 5592 p4p, 79 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

167 cm
36
143 lbs
30 - 16 - 1
166 cm
25
140 lbs
12 - 1 - 0

Excellent boxer
Cardio machine

Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Olivier Louise!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Frank Dennis and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Louise takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Pettis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Pettis on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Louise misses with a straight left.
Pettis jabs Louise to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Louise has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pettis.
Louise has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Pettis finds it's way round the side to connect with Louise's head.

It looks like Olivier Louise has been cut.
Louise throws a body punch but Pettis moves out of range.
Louise misses with a wild body shot.
Pettis swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Louise.
The fighters circling - Pettis throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Louise fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pettis manages to avoid it.
Louise misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
Louise swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Louise takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A looping hook to the body misses from Louise. Pettis does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis lands a nice hook to Louise's body. Louise takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Pettis throws a leg kick which misses Louise's front leg but catches the back leg as Louise tries to avoid it.
Louise misses with a hook
and Pettis counters with a big right hand that sends Louise crashing to the mat! He's very wobbly - can he beat the count?! 5,6,7,8... he's up! No, he's down again! 9,10! He's done! The referee calls an end to the bout - Pettis takes it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Anthony Pettis!
Our winner, Anthony Pettis, 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
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: Future FC 3     
Date:   Feb 16, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Raphael Antunes (ranked 23364 p4p, 208 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2339 p4p, 33 weight class). Anthony Pettis acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the ring.

185 cm
27
290 lbs
8 - 5 - 0
167 cm
36
143 lbs
29 - 16 - 1

Basic striking
Experienced

Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Raphael Antunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Gwen Towbar and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Antunes throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Danga de danga de dang - Pettis scores with a four punch combination!
Antunes throws a left and a right that both miss
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
Antunes takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Pettis ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Pettis as he connects with a hook.
Antunes throws a lazy head kick
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Antunes 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!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Pettis.

It looks like Raphael Antunes has been cut.
Antunes takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Antunes misses with a combination
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pettis lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Antunes misses with an uppercut
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis sizes up Antunes with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Antunes closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Antunes throws a lazy head kick
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Antunes throws a leg kick
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A head kick by Antunes misses
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Antunes is rocked!
Antunes has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Antunes there as he acknowledges the shot.
Oh Antunes is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Pettis throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Antunes stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Antunes is breathing heavily.
Antunes is wiping some vaseline out of his eye. Pettis doesn't give a rats ass about fair play and cracks him with a massive hook to the side of the head! Antunes crumples to the floor out cold! The cornerman is going to be in Antunes's bad books for that mishap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Anthony Pettis!
A very excited looking Anthony Pettis 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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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
81%

 

Event: Future FC 2     
Date:   Feb 09, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2245 p4p, 27 weight class) and Al Ain Habbawe (ranked 5441 p4p, 75 weight class). The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
36
143 lbs
28 - 16 - 1
175 cm
25
160 lbs
3 - 1 - 0

Excellent boxer
Cardio machine

Basic striking
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Al Ain Habbawe!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Robert Twigg and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Habbawe throws a lazy uppercut
and Habbawe takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Habbawe throws a lazy uppercut
and Habbawe takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Habbawe throws an off balance right hand
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pettis changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Pettis connects with a nice looking jab.

It looks like Al Ain Habbawe has been cut.
Pettis throws out a powerful jab.
Habbawe takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Habbawe misses with a shot to the body
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pettis scores with a one two! Habbawe had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Habbawe throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.

Habbawe is rocked!
Habbawe throws a lazy head kick
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Habbawe misses with a body shot
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Habbawe is still on wobbly legs! Can Pettis finish him?
Habbawe throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a straight right that drops Habbawe to the canvas! Will Habbawe beat the count? He's still wobbly and as the count reaches 7, he's still struggling to make it. 8...9...10. He's out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Anthony Pettis!
A very excited looking Anthony Pettis 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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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
96%

 

Event: TWGC 24 (135lbs, D2): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Jan 29, 2019

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Charlie Theron (ranked 13996 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2074 p4p, 31 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!




175 cm
26 yrs
144 lbs



167 cm
36 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Charlie Theron! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 19 wins and 8 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Atkins and Daniel Bishop.


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

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Theron has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Pettis is trying to keep an underhook but Theron manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Theron (2) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis is trying to get back to full guard.

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

Theron seems to be working for a kimura but Pettis defends the submission attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis trying to control from the bottom.

Theron seems to be looking for submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Theron seems to be working for a kimura but Pettis defends the submission attempt.
Theron wants to take a breather but Pettis is having none of it.
The fighters are battling for position here. Pettis manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Theron from controlling successfully.
Theron passes Pettis's left leg - he's now in half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Theron prevents Pettis from improving his position.
Pettis wants to control but Theron is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Theron is looking to take a break and control but Pettis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Pettis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Theron is thwarting Pettis's attempts to control the position.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Theron is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Pettis is just riding it out for now. Theron eventually gives up the hold.
Pettis is looking to improve his position.

Theron seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Pettis has recovered full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pettis looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Theron from controlling successfully.
Pettis trying to control the position here.
Theron wants to control from the top but Pettis keeps moving.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis keeping full guard, as Theron tries to pass.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Theron from controlling successfully.
Pettis seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Theron preventing the sweep.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Theron looking to sit in guard and control but Pettis gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Theron (2) vs (2) Pettis
Pettis wants to control from the top but Theron keeps moving.
Theron is pulling down on Pettis's head. It's preventing any offense from Pettis, at least for the moment.
Theron trying to keep a closed guard but Pettis is proving a slippery customer.
Pettis is looking to pass into half guard but Theron pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Theron is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Theron (4) vs (2) Pettis
Theron trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Theron has gone for a leg lock! Pettis slips out almost immediately though and dives into Theron's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Theron (4) vs (4) Pettis
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Theron bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pettis's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Theron (6) vs (4) Pettis
Pettis working a defensive guard here.
Theron is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Theron wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Theron from controlling successfully.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is pulling down on Theron's head to control his posture.
Theron trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Theron won't allow Pettis to sweep him here.
Theron tries to free his leg and advance position but Pettis is retaining full guard.
Pettis looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Theron trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Pettis is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Theron (6) vs (6) Pettis
Pettis pushes down on Theron's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Theron is refusing to be controlled, as Pettis sits in half guard.
Pettis is thwarting Theron's attempts to control the position.
Theron tries to roll over but Pettis keeps him under control.
Well, if Pettis 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 ten minutes gone in the round.
Theron wants to get back to full guard.
Theron is trying to control but can't.
Theron is not content to let Pettis control the position.
Pettis keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Theron is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Pettis seems to be working for a kimura but Theron defends the submission attempt.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to control but Theron is keeping him busy.
Theron is looking to improve his position.
Pettis controlling the action here.
Theron tries to roll over but Pettis keeps him under control.
Theron keeping control of the position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Theron continues to stall.
Theron won't allow Pettis to pass to mount.
Theron is controlling Pettis's trapped leg to prevent Pettis from advancing to side control.
Theron is looking to improve his position.
Pettis controlling the action here.
It looks like Pettis 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 thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is thwarting Theron's attempts to control the position.
Pettis content to control rather than advance.
Theron has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pettis is working away from the top position though.
Pettis is pressing down on Theron's thigh, looking to free his foot. Theron is holding on for now.
Pettis controlling the action here.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Theron makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Theron.
Pettis slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Theron working a defensive guard here.
Pettis is stalling in the full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Theron tries to land a sweep but no joy.

And that's the end of the fight!
As we have tied on points, we go to a tie breaker and Theron gets a bonus point for attempting more subs.
Theron takes the fight on points by 7 to 6.

 

Event: TWGC 24 (135lbs, D2): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Jan 20, 2019

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1956 p4p, 0 weight class) and Noah Jones (ranked 3036 p4p, 146 weight class). Jones has chosen Barrels of Whiskey as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
36 yrs
143 lbs



168 cm
34 yrs
140 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 18 wins and 8 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Noah Jones!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Igor Prikhodko and Dmitry Maklakov.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Jones fails to land the takedown.

Pettis looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Jones
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Jones does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Pettis wants to free his trapped foot but Jones is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Pettis prevents Jones from improving his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jones is trying to maintain the position but Pettis is very close to passing his half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Jones is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pettis pulls his head out easily.
Jones is looking for a sweep. Pettis is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jones won't allow Pettis to pass to mount.
Jones gets full guard.
Jones looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Jones is trying to control the position but Pettis postures up.
Pettis looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Jones looking for a sweep. Not yet Jones, not yet.
Pettis wants to pass the guard but Jones is keeping the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis stands and throws Jones's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Jones
Jones looks to move to half guard but instead Pettis has passed into mount! Damn!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (7) vs (0) Jones
Jones prevents Pettis from taking his back.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Jones tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pettis takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Jones sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jones slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Jones is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Pettis is aware though and is defending well.

Jones throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Jones has his foot on Pettis's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Pettis works his way back into a safe position though.

Jones throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Jones looking for a sweep. Not yet Jones, not yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jones is controlling Pettis's posture.
Jones looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pettis is one step ahead there.

Jones is looking for a triangle here but Pettis uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (10) vs (0) Jones
Pettis works to advance to full mount. Jones defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (12) vs (0) Jones

Pettis throws some shoulder strikes here and then postures up. Oh, he's gone for an armbar! Jones has his hands clasped together but Pettis breaks the hold and Jones is forced to tap! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over! That was lightning fast by Pettis!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Anthony Pettis!
During a confident post fight interview, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 17, 2019

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Toshi Harada (ranked 7784 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2263 p4p, 0 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Harada might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Killing In The Name. Anthony Pettis is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

173 cm
18
148 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
167 cm
36
143 lbs
27 - 16 - 1
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Toshi Harada!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Chris Dean, Damien Edna and Ron Honeybunn.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harada showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Pettis.
Pettis tries for a takedown but Harada sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Harada misses the shot to the body.
Pettis shoots in looking for a takedown. Harada tries to sprawl out of it but Pettis keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Harada manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis controlling the pace.
Pettis is thwarting Harada's attempts to control the position.
Pettis not doing much here.
Harada is trying to stand up here but Pettis is controlling him well.
Harada keeps control of the position for the meantime.

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.
Harada tries to kick Pettis off but Pettis keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Harada is looking to improve his position.
Pettis looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pettis darts in looking for a takedown but Harada gets double underhooks and turns Pettis into the cage.
Toshi Harada has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anthony Pettis.
Pettis shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Harada pinned against the cage. Harada gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

Pettis fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Harada to the ground. Pettis is now in Harada's guard.
Harada is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Pettis dives into side control.
Harada definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Harada is trying to buck Pettis off.
Pettis remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Harada tries to get back to half guard but can't.

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.
Pettis moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Harada is trying to get back to half guard.

Pettis is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Harada is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Pettis takes a little break here. Harada wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Harada wants to get back to his feet but Pettis is dominant here and he's now got Harada's back!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pettis fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Harada avoids it really well and circles away.
Pettis shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Harada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Harada throws a head kick that misses.
Pettis feints the counter takedown.
Pettis shoots in looking for a takedown but Harada manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Pettis's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Toshi Harada has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anthony Pettis.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
It looked like Harada wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Pettis tries for a takedown but Harada circles away easily
and Harada counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harada throws a right hand that Pettis ducks under and follows up with a left that Pettis also avoids with ease.
Pettis scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Harada doesn't seem bothered though.
Pettis tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Harada swivels and escapes.
Harada displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Nice takedown defense from Harada. No joy for Pettis on that attempt.
Harada stuffs the takedown attempt from Pettis. Pettis gets slowly back to his feet.
Pettis fails with the takedown
and Harada counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis shoots and misses
and Harada connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pettis with a lazy takedown attempt
and Harada counters with a nice uppercut.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Pettis.
Harada is looking for a counter combo.
Pettis fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
It looked like Harada wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pettis gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Harada counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pettis shoots in but no luck this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Harada defends it nicely.
Toshi Harada is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pettis takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Pettis with a poor takedown
and Harada cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pettis looks for a takedown but Harada sprawls well.
Harada swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harada dips to his left and cracks Pettis with an uppercut!

Pettis shoots in and gets a takedown into Harada's guard.
Harada is looking to stand back up but Pettis counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Harada.

Pettis controlling the pace.
Harada has his hands clasped together around Pettis's back. He's all about the action.
Harada tries to roll over but Pettis keeps him under control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Toshi Harada 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.


Harada stuffs the takedown.
A little feinted left hand from Harada on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

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

Harada has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Pettis can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Harada trying to keep a closed guard but Pettis is proving a slippery customer.
Harada is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis stopping the sweep attempt from Harada.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harada wants to hit a switch here but Pettis passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Harada there!
Pettis is trying to take his opponent's back.
Harada tries to control Pettis's body but Pettis pushes him off. Harada squirms to his side and now Pettis has his back!
Harada is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
Harada wants to escape the position.

Harada wants to get back to his feet. He's half way up but Pettis drags him back down with a jolt, managing to get his forearm deep under Harada 's chin! Harada is in real trouble! His face is turning bright red and he's forced to tap! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
A very excited looking Anthony Pettis 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.
Toshi Harada spoke after the fight, saying 'What a joke. I am here to develop my skills, it is a shame you have older experienced fighters run by gutless managers hiding in QFC looking for mismatches to get easy wins. Gutless, pathetic losers!'.
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RATING
37%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 19, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2525 p4p, 0 weight class) and Vasyl Lomachenko (ranked 3451 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
35
143 lbs
26 - 16 - 1
170 cm
28
130 lbs
4 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Vasyl Lomachenko!
The judges for this bout are Donatello Bradman, Francis DeMontford and Summer Carpenter.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lomachenko looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Lomachenko 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.
Pettis swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sloppy strikes from Pettis. Those never looked like landing.

Pettis scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

Lomachenko throws Pettis to one side and escapes!
Lomachenko swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Pettis.
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!
Lomachenko misses with a body shot.
Pettis appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Lomachenko lands with a straight right. Pettis didn't see that one coming.
Lomachenko swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Lomachenko rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pettis moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A swing and a miss from Lomachenko.
Lomachenko throws the left hand but Pettis avoids the punch easily.
Pettis attempts a counter takedown but Lomachenko avoids it well and moves away.
Lomachenko tries to bum rush Pettis with a series of wild strikes but Pettis uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Lomachenko tries to sprawl but Pettis drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Lomachenko is looking to escape.
Pettis performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lomachenko wants to stand back up but Pettis manages to pass into side control.
Pettis content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
Lomachenko wants to get back to his feet.
Pettis taking a breather here.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Lomachenko can do anything to dispel that myth.
Lomachenko wants to get back to his feet.
Pettis tries to move into full mount but can't pass Lomachenko's legs.

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.

Pettis tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Lomachenko tries to get back to his feet but has found himself mounted instead. Damn, that's gotta suck.
Lomachenko is looking to get back to his feet - it's going to be hard from this position.
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.
Lomachenko is trying to escape but when you're mounted that's not too easy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lomachenko is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.
Pettis is looking to work his way around to Lomachenko's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lomachenko is really trying hard to get back to his feet.
Pettis with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Pettis moves to back control.
Lomachenko is trying to stand back up.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Pettis'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.
Lomachenko trying to get back to his feet but Pettis is in full control for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis has good solid back control here.
Lomachenko is trying to stand back up.
Pettis keeps control of the position easily here as Lomachenko tries to buck him off.

Lomachenko is looking to escape but he's done so without protecting himself and Pettis manages to counter with a nice rear naked choke! Lomachenko is in trouble and he's forced to tap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: TWGC 23 (145lbs, D1): Sydney Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 08, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rafael Mendes (ranked 2699 p4p, 139 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2363 p4p, 0 weight class). I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!




175 cm
25 yrs
143 lbs



167 cm
35 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 2 losses; Rafael Mendes! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 18 wins and 7 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Damien Edna, Ben Hemmingworth and Darius Henderson.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Mendes shoots in for a takedown but Pettis shows good takedown defense.
Pettis tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Mendes.
Mendes tries for a takedown but Pettis sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Pettis changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rafael Mendes. That's going to take a lot out of him.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mendes is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Pettis wants to take the fight to the mat but Mendes manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Mendes is looking for a takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Mendes.
Mendes is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Pettis pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Mendes gets underhooks to prevent Pettis's takedown attempt.
Pettis goes for a takedown in the clinch but Mendes prevents it.
Mendes drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Pettis gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Pettis gets underhooks to prevent Mendes's takedown attempt.

Mendes has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Pettis clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Mendes (4) vs (0) Pettis

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis rolls, trying to escape but Mendes keeps control of the position.
Pettis trying to control the hands but Mendes won't let him.
Pettis tries to break free.
Pettis is still trying to improve position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mendes trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Pettis doesn't escape.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Pettis just looking to survive in the bad position.
Pettis just trying to survive but Mendes is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mendes is looking to control Pettis but Pettis is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Pettis trying to control the hands but Mendes won't let him.
Pettis is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Mendes not allowing Pettis to control his hands.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Mendes is looking to control Pettis but Pettis is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Mendes is hanging on to Pettis's back as he tries to escape.
Mendes is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Mendes has the hooks in. Pettis is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Good control from Mendes.
Pettis wants to escape the position.

Mendes looking to finish the fight with a rear naked choke. Pettis is controlling Mendes 's left arm and he spins nicely into guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Mendes (4) vs (2) Pettis
Mendes can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Pettis controls the pace.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is pushing down on Mendes's leg trying to pass to half guard. Mendes is fighting to maintain full guard but Pettis has managed to sneak the leg through.
Pettis is trying to control the action in half guard but Mendes is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Pettis is pressing down on Mendes's thigh, looking to free his foot. Mendes is holding on for now.
Pettis seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is trying to control the action in half guard but Mendes is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Pettis prevents Mendes from improving his position.
Pettis is taking a breather. Mendes 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.

Pettis is trying to improve position by moving to mount. Mendes has hold of his neck though and manages to move into guard! All of a sudden, Pettis is in a lot of trouble! Mendes is straining to finish and he's done it! Pettis taps out! Amazing!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Rafael Mendes!
Rafael Mendes thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: RVT 9 - Charles vs Philips 3     
Date:   Oct 18, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Gustavo Santos (ranked 1836 p4p, 79 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 1758 p4p, 76 weight class). Pettis has a niggling injury. He would have liked to come in 100% fit but that's not always possible. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Anthony Pettis was going to win. Let's see if he was right.




175 cm
35 yrs
137 lbs



167 cm
35 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Gustavo Santos! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 18 wins and 6 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Cesar, Mauricio Rocha and Luis Engracia.


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

Santos closes the distance and clinches.

Santos gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Pettis regains guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Santos (2) vs (0) Pettis
Santos controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

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

Pettis is looking for a triangle but Santos pushes his legs off easily.

Pettis has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Santos 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 Pettis.
Score +3 for passing guard: Santos (5) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis looks winded!
Pettis trying to remain calm as Santos controls from the top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Santos is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Santos (7) vs (0) Pettis
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Santos looking to control and managing it successfully.
Pettis is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Santos content just to control the position here.
Pettis gets back to half guard.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Santos in particular looking to stall.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Santos in particular looking to stall.
Santos tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pettis knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Santos pulls his head out easily.
Santos trying to control the pace.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Santos seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Santos works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Santos (10) vs (0) Pettis

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Santos sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is in all sorts of trouble here.
Santos tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Pettis regains half guard.
Santos with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Santos is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Santos is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Santos (13) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis is working to get back to half guard.
Santos tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Santos has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Pettis is desperately trying to improve his position but Santos has a good base and remains in mount.
Santos controlling from mount.
Santos'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.
Pettis is desperately trying to improve his position but Santos has a good base and remains in mount.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis gets back to half guard.
Still in half guard, Santos seems content to control.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Santos is figuring out what he wants to do next.

Santos moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Pettis.
Score +3 for passing guard: Santos (16) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis is looking for a sweep.
A lull in the action here.
Santos has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Pettis!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Santos (18) vs (0) Pettis

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis can't escape the position.
Santos controlling from the full mount.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Santos.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pettis really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Santos controlling from the full mount.
Pettis is looking to improve his position but Santos isn't that keen on the idea.
Santos controlling the position easily from mount.

Santos wants to finish this one by submission but Pettis is holding onto his waist, trying to prevent any attacks from Santos.
Santos content just to control the position here.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Santos (18) vs (2) Pettis
Santos pulls Pettis in close to prevent any damage.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Santos is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Santos (20) vs (2) Pettis

Pettis is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Santos is aware though and is defending well.
Santos sitting in guard, not really doing much.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Santos avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Pettis isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Santos stacks Pettis on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Santos!
Score +3 for passing guard: Santos (23) vs (2) Pettis
Santos slows the pace down.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is trying to improve his position.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Pettis tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Santos presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Santos (25) vs (2) Pettis
Santos takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Santos continues to hold on tight.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Santos seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Pettis for as long as he can get away with.
Pettis is wriggling around trying to escape.
Santos looking to control and managing it successfully.
Pettis tries to reverse the position but Santos maintains control.
Pettis is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Santos content just to control the position here.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Further stalling from Santos.
Pettis gets back to half guard.
Santos is taking a breather. Pettis 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.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Santos pulls his head out easily.
Santos not doing much here.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Santos pulls his head out easily.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Santos slows the pace down in half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Santos takes the fight on points by 25 to 2.

 

Event: RVT 8 - Charles vs Jr     
Date:   Oct 16, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1739 p4p, 75 weight class) and Olivier Louise (ranked 3187 p4p, 138 weight class). Pettis has a slight injury, which hopefully won't affect the fight too much. 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!




167 cm
34 yrs
143 lbs



166 cm
23 yrs
140 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 17 wins and 6 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Olivier Louise!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Daniel Cesar and Paulo Santos.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Louise tries to close the distance and clinch but Pettis swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Pettis changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Pettis swats away the attempt to clinch by Louise.
Pettis half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Louise doesn't manage to clinch there - Pettis circles away.
Louise tries to clinch

and Pettis counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Louise

Pettis drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Pettis jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Pettis is breathing heavily.

Louise is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Pettis is aware though and is defending well.
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.

Louise looking for a guillotine here but Pettis defends easily.
Louise really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Pettis. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis drops back looking for a leg! Louise is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Louise manages to kick Pettis off! Pettis jumps back into Louise's guard.
Louise is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Pettis is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Louise is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Pettis is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

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

Pettis thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Louise swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Louise had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pettis defends it easily.

Pettis is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

Louise throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Pettis thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Louise is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Pettis thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Louise controls Pettis momentarily but Pettis frees himself.

Pettis drops back, looking for a kneebar! Louise looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Louise looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Louise!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Pettis (2) vs (4) Louise

Louise looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Pettis is not content to let Louise control the position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis gets back to half guard.
Louise is trying to control the action in half guard but Pettis is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Louise seems to be working for a kimura but Pettis defends the submission attempt.
Louise wants to take a breather but Pettis is having none of it.
Louise is just content to waste time from the top position. Pettis takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.

Pettis has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Louise doesn't defend quickly enough and Pettis has managed to lock this one up! Can Louise escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Pettis on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: RVT 7 - Charles vs Philips II     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2027 p4p, 81 weight class) and Bashaad Al Hammad (ranked 21498 p4p, 257 weight class). Anthony Pettis is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

167 cm
34
143 lbs
25 - 16 - 1
179 cm
31
160 lbs
8 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Basic striking
Granite chin

Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)

Woodshins' Ship



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Bashaad Al Hammad!
The judges for this bout are Luis Engracia, Alexandre Firmino and Matheus Silva.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Al Hammad throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Al Hammad misses with a left hand
and Pettis counters with a left and a right that stings Al Hammad.
Al Hammad throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Al Hammad fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Pettis half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Al Hammad falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pettis counters with a two punch combo.
Al Hammad swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Pettis throws a big counter combination but Al Hammad scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Al Hammad swings widly with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Al Hammad takes a swing at Pettis's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Pettis was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Al Hammad misses with a hook
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Al Hammad misses with a two punch combination.
Pettis seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
A slow jab from Al Hammad misses its intended target.
Pettis is looking for a counter combo.
Al Hammad throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a left and a right that stings Al Hammad.
Pettis slips a straight right by Al Hammad.
Pettis is looking for a counter combo.
Al Hammad throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Pettis makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al Hammad misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
Al Hammad misses with a combination
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Al Hammad misses with a jab to the body
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Al Hammad misses with the body kick
and Pettis counters with a thumping low kick.
Sloppy strikes from Al Hammad. Those never looked like landing.
Al Hammad misses with a lunging right hand
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Al Hammad misses with an uppercut. Pettis saw that one coming.
Pettis went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Al Hammad throws a body kick that misses
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashaad Al Hammad seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A low kick from Al Hammad is predictable there
and Pettis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Al Hammad misses with a double jab
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Al Hammad misses with a right hand
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al Hammad misses with a body punch
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A head kick by Al Hammad misses
and Pettis counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Al Hammad misses with a combination
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Al Hammad throws a combination that misses
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Al Hammad swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al Hammad misses with a hook
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al Hammad gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Pettis counters with a nice body shot.
Al Hammad throws a right hand that misses
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Al Hammad rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Pettis counters with a one-two to the body.
A low kick from Al Hammad is predictable there
and Pettis counters with a one-two to the body.
Al Hammad misses with a lunging right hand
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Al Hammad misses with a lunging right hand
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a three punch combo that has Al Hammad backing up. Al Hammad nods at Pettis to acknowledge the strikes.
Al Hammad throws a left and a right that both miss
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Pettis is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Al Hammad falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pettis counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al Hammad thinking.
Al Hammad misses with a leg kick
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Al Hammad throws a right hand that misses
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al Hammad throws a left and a right that both miss
and Pettis counters with a nice body shot.
Al Hammad throws an off balance right hand
and Pettis counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Al Hammad misses with the body kick
and Pettis counters with a thumping low kick.
Al Hammad throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Al Hammad misses with an uppercut
and Pettis counters with a nice body kick.
Al Hammad misses with a double jab
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad misses with a leg kick
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al Hammad misses with an uppercut
and Pettis counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al Hammad thinking.
Al Hammad misses the body punch
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.
Al Hammad misses with a combination
and Pettis counters with a left and a right that stings Al Hammad.
A head kick by Al Hammad misses
and Pettis makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Al Hammad swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Pettis counters with a nice body shot.
A lazy body kick from Al Hammad

and Pettis counters with a nice double leg into side control. Al Hammad won't be happy with that.
Al Hammad looks winded!

Pettis working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.

Pettis is trying to get an arm triangle but Al Hammad is defending well.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Pettis advances to full mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Al Hammad misses with a left hand
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Al Hammad throws a head kick that misses
and Pettis counters with a series of strikes. Al Hammad will be more careful next time no doubt.
Al Hammad misses with a double jab
and Pettis counters with a two punch combo.
A low kick from Al Hammad misses
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Pettis is working the combinations to good effect here.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick
and Pettis counters with a two punch combo.
Al Hammad swings widly with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a two punch combo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al Hammad throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Pettis counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al Hammad thinking.
Al Hammad throws an off balance right hand
and Pettis counters with a left and a right that stings Al Hammad.
Al Hammad swings away with a body shot that misses
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Al Hammad throws a lazy uppercut
and Pettis counters with a body kick that stops Al Hammad in his tracks momentarily.
Al Hammad misses with a body punch
and Pettis counters with a one-two to the body.
Al Hammad rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Pettis counters with a leg kick.
Al Hammad throws a combination that misses
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Al Hammad misses
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A shot to the body from Al Hammad misses
and Al Hammad takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Al Hammad misses with a jab to the body
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Al Hammad just misses with a punch to the body.
Al Hammad swings away with a body shot that misses
and Pettis counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Al Hammad is breathing heavily.
Al Hammad misses with a combination
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Al Hammad throws a right hand that misses
and Pettis counters with a right hand to the body.
Al Hammad misses with a lunging right hand
and Pettis counters with a leg kick.
Al Hammad misses with a hook
and Pettis counters with a three punch combo that has Al Hammad backing up. Al Hammad nods at Pettis to acknowledge the strikes.
Anthony Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Al Hammad rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Pettis counters with a nice leg kick.
Al Hammad misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Pettis counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Al Hammad swings widly with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Al Hammad can do to turn this around?
Al Hammad looks to throw the jab but Pettis is out of range.
It looked like Pettis was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Al Hammad swings away with a body shot that misses
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Pettis avoids the body shot from Al Hammad.
It looked like Pettis was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Al Hammad misses with a body punch
and Pettis counters with a left and a right that stings Al Hammad.
Al Hammad throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Al Hammad misses with a right hand
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Al Hammad tries to land a body kick
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick
and Pettis makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Al Hammad misses with the body kick
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al Hammad misses the body punch
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Al Hammad throws a combination that misses
and Pettis counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al Hammad thinking.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick that is checked
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.
Al Hammad misses with a body punch
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al Hammad has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
A shot to the body from Al Hammad misses
and Pettis counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Al Hammad misses with a left hand
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Al Hammad swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Pettis counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al Hammad thinking.
Al Hammad misses with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a one-two to the body.
Al Hammad tries to land a body kick
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Al Hammad throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Al Hammad misses with a hook
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al Hammad misses with a lunging right hand
and Pettis counters with a left and a right that stings Al Hammad.
Al Hammad misses with a shot to the body
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Anthony Pettis is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Al Hammad throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Al Hammad throws a combination that misses
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Al Hammad misses with a hook
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad throws a combination that misses
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Al Hammad misses with a combination
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Al Hammad swings away with a body shot that misses
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick
and Pettis counters with a nice low kick that buckles Al Hammad's knee momentarily.
Al Hammad misses with a body shot
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
Al Hammad misses with a hook. Pettis ducked under it nicely.
Al Hammad falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
Al Hammad misses with a combination
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick
and Pettis counters with a low kick, right behind Al Hammad 's knee.
Al Hammad throws a lazy head kick
and Pettis counters with a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Al Hammad misses with a body shot
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Al Hammad pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Al Hammad swings widly with a right hand
and Al Hammad takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Al Hammad swings away with a body shot that misses
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Al Hammad throws a big shot that misses.
As Al Hammad looks to move away, Pettis throws a big counter combo but Al Hammad just gets out of the way.
Al Hammad throws the left hand but Pettis avoids the punch easily.
Al Hammad throws a body kick that misses
and Pettis counters with a left to the body.
Al Hammad throws a lazy head kick
and Pettis counters with a right hand to the body.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick that is checked
and Pettis counters with a left to the body.
Al Hammad throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pettis counters with a two punch combo.
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!
Al Hammad throws a head kick that misses
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al Hammad throws a right hand that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Al Hammad takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Al Hammad throws a leg kick that is checked
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al Hammad misses the body punch
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al Hammad throws a head kick that misses
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Al Hammad throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Pettis counters with a left to the body.
Al Hammad throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Al Hammad misses with a leg kick
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Al Hammad misses with a shot to the body
and Pettis counters with a two punch combo.
Al Hammad looks to throw a body kick
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Al Hammad falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pettis counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Al Hammad throws a body kick that misses
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al Hammad misses with a hook
and Pettis counters with a three punch combo that has Al Hammad backing up. Al Hammad nods at Pettis to acknowledge the strikes.

Al Hammad is rocked!
A low kick from Al Hammad misses
and Pettis counters with a series of strikes. Al Hammad will be more careful next time no doubt.
Al Hammad is still on wobbly legs! Can Pettis finish him?
Al Hammad misses with a shot to the body

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

Pettis escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Al Hammad misses with a jab to the body
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Al Hammad throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Pettis scores with a counter punch that sends Al Hammad to the canvas! Pettis smells blood - he's punishing Al Hammad with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Al Hammad has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:06 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: RVT 6 - Santos vs Philips II     
Date:   Oct 11, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1994 p4p, 77 weight class) and Kile Jr (ranked 3342 p4p, 148 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
34 yrs
143 lbs



209 cm
25 yrs
300 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 16 wins and 6 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 2 losses; Kile Jr!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Cesar, Mauricio Rocha and Alexandre Firmino.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Jr is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Jr wants to clinch.
Pettis feinted with a counter takedown.
Jr tries to close the distance and clinch but Pettis swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jr wants to clinch up but Pettis keeps it at a distance.
Pettis tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Jr manages to circle out of the way.
Pettis keeps the fight on the outside.
Pettis attempts a counter takedown but Jr avoids it well and moves away.
Pettis keeps the fight on the outside.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Jr closes the distance and clinches.
Pettis goes for a takedown attempt but Jr pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - Jr looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Pettis feinted with a counter takedown.
Jr tries to clinch

and Pettis counters with a nice double leg into side control. Jr won't be happy with that.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Pettis (4) vs (0) Jr

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

Pettis is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Jr has escaped the position, nice work there.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Pettis is working for what looks like an arm triangle here. Jr is trying to escape and Pettis transitions quickly into an armbar! He's slapped it on tight and Jr is forced to tap! Nice work there by Pettis! Very nice indeed!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Anthony Pettis!
An out of breath Anthony Pettis thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: RVT 5 - Charles vs Philips     
Date:   Sep 29, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2183 p4p, 74 weight class) and Leonard Rocambole (ranked 8086 p4p, 211 weight class). Anthony Pettis could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Leonard Rocambole's chin.

167 cm
34
143 lbs
24 - 16 - 1
180 cm
26
295 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Brawler
Knockout power

Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
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 Rio de Janeiro, Leonard Rocambole!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Mauricio Rocha and Edson Gomes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rocambole shoots in and gets a takedown into Pettis's guard.
We're hearing some news coming in from back stage. It's official - Rocambole has eaten all the pies!

Pettis is looking for a triangle but Rocambole pushes his legs off easily.

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

Pettis is looking for a triangle but Rocambole pushes his legs off easily.

Pettis throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Rocambole defends well.

Pettis looking for a triangle here. Rocambole is fighting it but it looks tight! Pettis pulls the arm across and this one won't last much longer! Nope, Rocambole is tapping out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Anthony Pettis!
A victorious Anthony Pettis thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: RVT 4 - Charles vs Pettis II     
Date:   Sep 22, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1402 p4p, 41 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2080 p4p, 61 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
24
138 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
167 cm
34
143 lbs
24 - 15 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rubens Charles!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Luis Engracia and Leandro Rodrigues.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Charles manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Pettis on his heels. He'll look to pass Pettis's guard now, I'm sure.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Charles sitting in guard here, content to control.

Pettis 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.

Pettis is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles controls from within his opponent's guard.

Pettis throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pettis escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Charles gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Charles is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Charles defends well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pettis throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Charles passes into half guard.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Pettis prevents Charles from getting a body triangle.
Charles controls the position.
Pettis is in bad spot here.

Charles patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Pettis looking very determined here, making life difficult for Charles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Charles is controlling well.

Pettis manages to escape and get back to his feet!

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for subs off his back but Charles has passed one foot through into half guard.
Charles trying to pass the guard but Pettis defending well.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis is looking to get back to full guard here but Charles has managed to pass to side control instead.
Pettis tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Charles shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Pettis napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Pettis is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Charles off and has taken his back!

Pettis goes for a risky armbar from back mount and it's not paid off. Charles escapes and is now in half guard on top.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles not doing much here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis with the active half guard here but Charles passes nicely into side control.
Pettis gets back to half guard.

Pettis looking for a kimura from the bottom but Charles passes into side control!
Charles tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.
Rubens Charles overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pettis prevents Charles from moving into mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Charles prevents Pettis from escaping the position.
Pettis tries to improve position but can't.
Pettis is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Charles asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard.
Charles trying to control the position but Pettis is working away.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Charles is working for a kimura but Pettis is defending it quite comfortably.
Charles seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pettis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

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.
Pettis works his way to full guard. Good work.
Charles slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Pettis tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Charles's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles 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.



Charles shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Pettis napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Pettis is looking to regain half guard here but Charles keeps moving and retains side control.
Pettis bucks up and tries to throw Charles off but instead Charles has got his back!
Pettis rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Charles moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Pettis.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Charles off and has taken his back!
Pettis keeps control of the position as Charles tries to break free.

Pettis has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Charles trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Charles tries to break free.
Pettis is trying to stick to Charles's back but Charles is turning into Pettis. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Pettis's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Charles.
Charles engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking for a sweep.
Pettis sneaks back into half guard.
Charles looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Charles tries to pass to full mount but Pettis defends it.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charles with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Charles has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Charles moves into full mount! Pettis won't be happy about that!
Pettis is trying to escape the mount.
Pettis regains half guard.

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

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Charles is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Rubens Charles did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.



Charles scores with a takedown into Pettis's guard.

Pettis is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Charles passes Pettis's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is looking to improve his position.

Pettis has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Charles escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Charles!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis tries to buck Charles off but Charles is having none of it.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Charles's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Charles is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pettis can do to turn this around?

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Pettis is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Charles is controlling the pace.
Pettis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

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.
Charles controlling the pace.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles is looking to take a break and control but Pettis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles prevents Pettis from improving his position.
Charles looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Charles shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Pettis manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Pettis is wriggling around but Charles manages to pass to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.


Pettis actively working from the bottom here.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Charles in particular looking to stall.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Charles is looking to advance position but Pettis won't allow it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Charles pushes past his half guard into mount!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rubens Charles had his way with Anthony Pettis in 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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!



Charles drives through with a takedown into Pettis's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

Pettis 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.

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Charles passes into half guard.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Charles works his foot free and advances to mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charles prevents Pettis from getting the reversal.
Pettis has given up his back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Charles keeps control of the position as Pettis tries to break free.
Charles trying to control momentarily.
Charles is hanging on to Pettis's back as he tries to escape.

Charles looking for the choke from the back.
Pettis is trying to get back to his feet but Charles has full control of the position and if anything, Pettis has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Pettis tries to break free.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to get back to his feet but Charles is in full control for now.

Pettis manages to stand up with Charles still on his back. Eventually Charles drops to his feet and we're back in the standing position.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Charles.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pettis tries to get to full guard but Charles has control of the leg.

Pettis looking for a kimura from the bottom but Charles passes into side control!
Pettis is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Charles gets to mount! Pettis was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Charles prevents Pettis from getting the reversal.
Charles can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Pettis is looking to escape.
Pettis is trying to escape the mount.
Pettis regains half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Anthony Pettis has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rubens Charles is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Charles tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pettis knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Emerson Jorge scores the fight 50:45
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 49:46
Judge Leandro Rodrigues scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rubens Charles!

Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
A relieved looking Rubens Charles 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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32%

 

Event: RVT 3 - Charles vs Pettis     
Date:   Sep 20, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Rubens Charles (ranked 1401 p4p, 42 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2043 p4p, 59 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!




170 cm
24 yrs
138 lbs



167 cm
34 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 12 wins and 6 losses; Rubens Charles! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 16 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Paulo Santos, Matheus Silva and Luis Engracia.


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

Pettis takes the fight into the clinch.
Charles fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Charles tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Pettis smiles and moves away.

Charles shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Pettis napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Charles (4) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Charles wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Pettis gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles prevents Pettis from improving his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Charles wants to pass to mount but Pettis is defending the position.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Charles wants to pass to mount but Pettis is defending the position.

Pettis with the active half guard here but Charles passes nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (7) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis gets back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (10) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Charles content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Pettis makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Pettis.

Pettis working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Charles has passed into half guard!

Pettis looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Charles pushes past his half guard into mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (13) vs (0) Pettis

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Charles takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Pettis regains half guard.

Pettis actively working from the bottom here.
Charles stalling.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is pressing down on Charles's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Charles's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Pettis keeping full guard, as Charles tries to pass.

Pettis has an active guard here but Charles has managed to pass into half guard.
Pettis wants to get back to full guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Charles sitting and controlling from the half guard.

Pettis with the active half guard here but Charles passes nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (16) vs (0) Pettis

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is not content to let Charles control the position.
Pettis is trying to get back to half guard.

Charles is trying to get an arm triangle but Pettis is defending well.
Charles tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.
Pettis gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking for a sweep. Charles is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Charles seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pettis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Charles with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Charles pulls his head out easily.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Charles is controlling well.

Pettis looking for subs from the bottom but Charles mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (19) vs (0) Pettis

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is in all sorts of trouble here.

Charles with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Pettis is working to get back to half guard.
Charles controlling from mount.
Pettis tries to improve his position but instead Charles has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (22) vs (0) Pettis
I would not like to be Pettis right now.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is in bad spot here.
Pettis is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Charles biding his time, looking for the opening.
Charles has the hooks in. Pettis is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Charles slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Charles's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Pettis wants to escape the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Charles controlling the positon.
Charles keeps control of the position as Pettis tries to break free.
Charles biding his time, controlling Pettis.
Pettis rolls, trying to escape but Charles keeps control of the position.
Pettis turns into Charles and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (22) vs (2) Pettis

Pettis drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Charles manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Pettis has Charles in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (24) vs (2) Pettis

Pettis working for submissions but it's allowed Charles to get to half guard.
Pettis looks winded!

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis is in trouble now - Charles has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Charles (27) vs (2) Pettis
Charles tries to control but Pettis wriggling away.
Pettis working to try and regain half guard.
Pettis tries to improve his position but instead Charles has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Charles (30) vs (2) Pettis

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Charles has the hooks in. Pettis is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Charles biding his time, controlling Pettis.
Pettis is really stuck here.
Pettis turns into Charles and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Charles (30) vs (4) Pettis

Pettis drops back, looking for a kneebar! Charles looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Charles looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Charles!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Charles (34) vs (4) Pettis
Charles slows the pace down.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Charles tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.
Pettis tries to improve position but can't.
Charles trying to control the position but Pettis is working away.
Pettis tries to improve position but can't.
Charles controls the position.
Pettis tries to bench press Charles off him but Charles keeps the position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Charles off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Charles (34) vs (8) Pettis
Charles looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

Charles defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Pettis gets his hands free as Charles looks to control.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Pettis working for a choke but Charles is defending well.

Pettis looking to break Charles's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Charles remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Pettis will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!
Charles wants to escape the position.

Pettis is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Charles is defending well though. Pettis let's go of the attempt for now.

Pettis is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Charles is defending well though. Pettis let's go of the attempt for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis working for a choke but Charles is defending well.

Pettis working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Charles takes the fight on points by 34 to 8.
Rubens Charles retains his super heavyweight title!
A victorious Rubens Charles thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: RVT 2 - Charles vs Dos Santos     
Date:   Sep 15, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2461 p4p, 66 weight class) and Anthony Birchack (ranked 7370 p4p, 208 weight class). Anthony Pettis could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Anthony Birchack's chin.

167 cm
34
143 lbs
23 - 15 - 1
159 cm
29
138 lbs
13 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Determined

Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Anthony Birchack!
The judges for this bout are Paulo Santos, Leandro Rodrigues and Felipe Paraventi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis throws a nice looking combination but Birchack bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Birchack feints the counter takedown.
Pettis moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis punishes Birchack's body with a nice straight punch.
Anthony Pettis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pettis moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Donk. Pettis catches Birchack right on the button with a cross.

Nice combo by Pettis! Oh, that's hurt him - Birchack falls to the canvas and Pettis follows him into side control.

Birchack is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Birchack tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Pettis presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Birchack is still in real trouble! Can Pettis finish him?
Birchack manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Birchack tries to roll over but Pettis keeps him under control.
Birchack seems to have recovered his senses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Well, if Pettis 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.
Birchack is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pettis passes to full mount!
Birchack is working to get back to half guard.
Pettis looking to control and managing it successfully.
Birchack keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis content just to control the position here.
Birchack is trying desperately to improve position.
Pettis manages to capitalize on a mistake by Birchack to take his back!
Birchack tries to escape but Pettis has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Pettis controls the action.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis is hanging on to Birchack's back as he tries to escape.

Birchack has hold of Pettis's leg, trying to break free but it's let Pettis lock up a rear naked choke! This could be big trouble! Birchack is turning an unusual color here… he's out! Pettis throws him to one side and jumps onto the cage to celebrate with his fans.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Our winner, Anthony Pettis, 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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FIGHT
RATING
50%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 14, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Fyodor Pending (ranked 8979 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2495 p4p, 0 weight class). 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?

150 cm
54
130 lbs
60 - 94 - 0
167 cm
34
143 lbs
22 - 15 - 1
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Good chin
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 60 wins, 94 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Fyodor Pending!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Robert Twigg and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis lands with a thumping leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Pettis lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pending doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd cheers as Pettis lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pending doesn't seem phased though.
Pettis scores with a shot to the body.
Pettis lands with a good body shot.
Left hook, right uppercut from Pettis.
Pettis lands a jab to Pending's midsection.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A decent looking cross lands there for Pettis.
Good standup being displayed there by Pettis as he connects with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pending drops his hands momentarily and Pettis takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Pettis smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Pending is rocked!
Pettis is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.

Pettis is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Pending's half guard.
Pettis perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Pettis's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pending looking for submissions off his back.

Pettis is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Pending defends it well.

Pettis is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Pending defends it well.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pettis seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
It looks like Pettis 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.
Pending is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Pettis jumps into side control!
Pettis controlling the position from side mount.
Pettis advances to full mount.
Pending tries to control the position but Pettis now has his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pending wants to escape the position.
Pettis slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pettis is working on the RNC. He looks like he's got it but Pending won't tap... Oh, he's out! The ref rips Pettis off his unconscious opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
41%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 09, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3083 p4p, 0 weight class) and Kieran Mistry (ranked 5223 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

167 cm
34
143 lbs
21 - 15 - 1
171 cm
34
144 lbs
18 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kieran Mistry!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Chris Downing and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis walks into a jab.
Mistry scores with a nice strike.
Mistry slips under a jab from Pettis.
Pettis moves out of range of the strikes.
Pettis bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Mistry throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A slow jab from Mistry misses its intended target.
Pettis changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Mistry tries to avoid it but Pettis manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Mistry to the ground. Mistry escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Pettis swings widly with a right hand
and Mistry counters with a one-two to the body.
Mistry looks to score with a jab to the body but Pettis is just out of range.
Mistry lunges at Pettis with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Pettis's hand.
Mistry throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
An attempted straight right counter from Pettis misses the target.
Mistry throws a body punch but Pettis moves out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mistry takes a swing at Pettis's ribcage but misses.

Pettis closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Mistry quickly recovers to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Pettis uses his free foot to push down on Mistry's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Mistry.
Mistry wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Pettis has good solid back control here.
Mistry wants to get back to his feet.
Pettis trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Mistry doesn't escape.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mistry is trying to get back to his feet but Pettis has full control of the position and if anything, Mistry has just worked his way into a worse spot.

Mistry is squirming around looking to escape but he's just wriggling himself into more trouble. Pettis sinks in the hooks and manages to tighten his grip on a rear naked choke. Mistry has no choice but to tap and Pettis jumps to his feet to celebrate and slick submission win!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis 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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RATING
48%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 02, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Nigel Nobody (ranked 3902 p4p, 154 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 4508 p4p, 0 weight class). There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

162 cm
24
138 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
167 cm
34
143 lbs
20 - 15 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nigel Nobody!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Alan Glass and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nobody has his takedown stuffed
and Pettis makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Nobody doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Pettis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Pettis digs a good hook to Nobody's body.
Nobody avoids a punch combination nicely.

Nobody gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Pettis slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis trying to control but Nobody is working from the bottom.
Nobody wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nobody wants to hit a switch here but Pettis passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Nobody there!
Nobody looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Nobody manages to reverse the position and now he's in Pettis's guard. Nice work there by Nobody.

Pettis has his foot on Nobody's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Nobody works his way back into a safe position though.

Nobody avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Nobody avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Nobody got a little sloppy there for a moment and Pettis has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Nobody has managed to get both his arms back between Pettis's legs - danger averted.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nobody stands up over Pettis, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Pettis is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Nobody is looking to work some ground and pound but Pettis has wrist control.

Pettis is looking for a triangle but Nobody pushes his legs off easily.

Pettis is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Nobody throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pettis works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

Pettis pushes a forearm under Nobody's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Nobody is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Anthony Pettis!
A relieved looking Anthony Pettis thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
Nigel Nobody spoke after the fight, saying 'I am Nobody!'.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
39%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jul 27, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Masakazu Aoki (ranked 16064 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 3438 p4p, 0 weight class). Anthony Pettis is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

168 cm
33
147 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
167 cm
34
143 lbs
20 - 14 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight 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 Las Vegas, Masakazu Aoki!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Tiny Johnson and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Aoki fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Pettis to the ground. Aoki is now in Pettis's guard.
Pettis keeping full guard, as Aoki tries to pass.
Aoki passes Pettis's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Pettis controlling the position for now.

Aoki is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Pettis has managed to free his arm - good work.
Aoki tries to pass to full mount but Pettis defends it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pettis looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Aoki is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Pettis sees it coming and defends easily.

Aoki is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control from the bottom.
Aoki tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pettis knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Aoki wants to take a breather but Pettis is having none of it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Masakazu Aoki!
Masakazu Aoki decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jul 09, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Fyodor Pending (ranked 8989 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 3891 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

150 cm
53
130 lbs
60 - 92 - 0
167 cm
33
143 lbs
19 - 14 - 1
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Good chin
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $100)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 60 wins, 92 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Fyodor Pending!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Stewart Dunkirk and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Pettis scores with a one two! Pending had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

It looks like Fyodor Pending has been cut.
Pettis scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Pettis drops Pending with a left right combo! Pettis follows him down to the ground into side control.

Pending is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pending is trying to work for a sweep but Pettis has mounted him!
Pettis sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pending tries to control the position but Pettis now has his back.
Good control from Pettis.
Pending is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.

Pettis is working on the RNC. He looks like he's got it but Pending won't tap... Oh, he's out! The ref rips Pettis off his unconscious opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis 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: ADCC - World Challenge     
Date:   Jun 22, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3578 p4p, 305 weight class) and Nicky Ryan (ranked 7363 p4p, 472 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs



184 cm
28 yrs
150 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 15 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 5 losses; Nicky Ryan!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Robert Twigg and Daniel Franklin.


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

Pettis has managed to clinch.
Ryan jumps guard but Pettis stands there with Ryan around his waist. Ryan gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Pettis has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Ryan regains guard immediately.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Ryan holds on and takes a little breather.
Pettis sitting in guard here, content to control.
Pettis'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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ryan being controlled here, momentarily.
Pettis postures up.

Ryan is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Pettis is aware though and is defending well.
Ryan can't keep his opponent in guard - Pettis advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ryan wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tries to pass to full mount but Ryan defends it.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Ryan wants to get back to full guard.
Pettis performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is trying to maintain the position but Pettis is very close to passing his half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis controlling the pace.

Ryan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pettis slows the pace down in half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Ryan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Pettis is looking for a kimura but Ryan is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Pettis to get the leverage.
Ryan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pettis is working away from the top position though.
Ryan is looking for a sweep. Pettis is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pettis moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Ryan

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (7) vs (0) Ryan
Ryan is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Ryan tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.
Pettis controlling from the full mount.
Ryan can't escape the position.
Pettis controlling his opponent.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is desperately trying to improve his position but Pettis has a good base and remains in mount.
Ryan is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Ryan tries to control the position but Pettis now has his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (10) vs (0) Ryan
You can see the frustration on Ryan's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Ryan is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Pettis off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Ryan trying to control but not successfully.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Pettis seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.

Pettis looking for the choke but no joy.
Ryan is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Ryan wants to control his opponent's hands but Pettis gets his hands free.
Ryan is in bad spot here.
Ryan keeps trying to improve his position.
Pettis biding his time, looking for the opening.
Ryan tries to break free.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the back.

Pettis has managed to slip his arm under Ryan's chin. This could be all over... yep, Ryan is tapping out! Submission win for Pettis.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
Anthony Pettis seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: ADCC - Road to Vegas     
Date:   Jun 19, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3552 p4p, 305 weight class) and Victor Kowalevitz (ranked 6426 p4p, 450 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs



180 cm
24 yrs
148 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 14 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Victor Kowalevitz!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Stewart Dunkirk and Gwen Towbar.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Kowalevitz closes this distance looking for a takedown but Pettis circles away.
Kowalevitz with a lazy takedown attempt

and Pettis counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Kowalevitz!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Pettis (4) vs (0) Kowalevitz
Kowalevitz tries to bench press Pettis off him but Pettis keeps the position.
Kowalevitz is trying to work for a sweep but Pettis has mounted him!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (6) vs (0) Kowalevitz
Kowalevitz tries to reverse the position but Pettis maintains control.
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.
Pettis prevents Kowalevitz from getting the reversal.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kowalevitz tries to improve his position but instead Pettis has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (9) vs (0) Kowalevitz

Pettis patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
Kowalevitz is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Kowalevitz.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Pettis working from the back looking to end the fight with a rear naked choke. Kowalevitz is doing well to defend. Pettis seems to have got his hand under the chin though and he's sunk the choke in! Kowalevitz is forced to tap and this one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
A victorious Anthony Pettis thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: ADCC- Tournament     
Date:   Jun 16, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3528 p4p, 304 weight class) and Nicky Ryan (ranked 7091 p4p, 472 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs



184 cm
28 yrs
154 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 13 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 4 losses; Nicky Ryan!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Emerson Jorge and Thiago Cunha.


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

Pettis has managed to clinch.

Pettis gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis controlling from the top position.

Pettis got a little sloppy there for a moment and Ryan has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Pettis has managed to get both his arms back between Ryan's legs - danger averted.
Pettis might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Ryan wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis stays in close to Ryan's body and controls the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ryan looking to control but Pettis passes into half guard.
Ryan is trying to maintain the position but Pettis is very close to passing his half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis wants to free his trapped foot but Ryan is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Ryan is trying to get back to full guard.
Ryan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pettis is working away from the top position though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis stalling.
Pettis is pressing down on Ryan's thigh, looking to free his foot. Ryan is holding on for now.
Ryan is trying to control but can't.
Pettis passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Ryan!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ryan reaches up to try and control the position but Pettis seems to have an arm triangle now! Uh oh! Ryan rolls and tries to escape and now Pettis has his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (8) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis is not going to allow Ryan to sit and survive in this position.
Pettis seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
You can see the frustration on Ryan's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the back.
I really don't envy Ryan right now.
Pettis controlling from the back.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ryan is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Pettis.
Pettis gets his hands free as Ryan looks to control.
Pettis is trying to stick to Ryan's back but Ryan is turning into Pettis. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Pettis's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Ryan.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (8) vs (2) Ryan
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Ryan from controlling successfully.
Pettis has his hands on Ryan's head, controlling the position.
Ryan must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Ryan wants to control from the top but Pettis keeps moving.
Ryan might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Pettis haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Pettis is controlling Ryan's posture.

Pettis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Ryan defends it easily.

Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Ryan defends well.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Ryan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pettis is keeping the position for now.
Ryan wants to control from the top but Pettis keeps moving.
Ryan wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
Ryan is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Ryan looking to sit in guard and control but Pettis gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (10) vs (2) Ryan
Pettis passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (13) vs (2) Ryan

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling the position from side mount.
Ryan tries to improve position but can't.
Ryan manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

Ryan looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is looking to improve his position.
Pettis passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Ryan!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (16) vs (2) Ryan
Pettis looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Ryan to control.
Ryan really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.
Pettis has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Ryan reaches up to try and control the position but Pettis seems to have an arm triangle now! Uh oh! Ryan rolls and tries to escape and now Pettis has his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (19) vs (2) Ryan
Pettis keeps control of the position easily here as Ryan tries to buck him off.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Pettis.
Ryan tries to break free.
Pettis has good solid back control here.
Ryan is really stuck here.
Pettis slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.
Ryan trying to control the position but Pettis manages to sink in the hooks.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Ryan tries to escape the position.
I would not like to be Ryan right now.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis continues to hold on tight.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 19 to 2.
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: ADCC - Super Challenge     
Date:   Jun 15, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3524 p4p, 362 weight class) and Gabriel Arges (ranked 3893 p4p, 394 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.




167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs



180 cm
18 yrs
200 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 12 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Gabriel Arges!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Matheus Silva and Emerson Jorge.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Arges doesn't manage to clinch there - Pettis circles away.
Arges is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Pettis takes the fight into the clinch.
Arges tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Pettis smiles and moves away.
Pettis keeps the fight on the outside.

Arges tries to keep at a distance but Pettis has taken the fight into the clinch.

Pettis gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Arges regains guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Arges
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Arges can do anything to dispel that myth.
Arges wants to hit a switch here but Pettis passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Arges there!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Arges
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arges has given up his back. Will we see Pettis going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (8) vs (0) Arges

Pettis tightening his grip on Arges, looking for the choke.
Pettis keeps control of the position as Arges tries to break free.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.

Arges tries to escape but he's let his defenses down in doing so and Pettis has slipped in the rear naked choke! Oh, that's tiiiiiiiiight! Arges is tapping! This one is aaaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis is the new heavyweight champion!
Our winner, Anthony Pettis, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: ADCC - Finals     
Date:   Jun 14, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3515 p4p, 299 weight class) and Nicky Ryan (ranked 7032 p4p, 465 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs



184 cm
28 yrs
155 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 11 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 3 losses; Nicky Ryan!
The judges for this bout are Thiago Cunha, Paulo Santos and Felipe Paraventi.


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

Pettis moves into the clinch.
Ryan is trying to pull guard but Pettis turns him against the ropes and we stay in the clinch.

Pettis has picked Ryan up - he's going for a ride! Pettis dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Ryan

Ryan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pettis has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis controlling from the full mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ryan working to try and regain half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the full mount.
Ryan wants to control but Pettis is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Ryan for as long as he can get away with.
Ryan is looking to improve his position but Pettis isn't that keen on the idea.
Pettis looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is trying to escape the mount but Pettis keeps good control and instead manages to take Ryan's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (8) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis controlling from the back.
Ryan trying to control but not successfully.
Pettis has the hooks in. Ryan is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for the RNC.
Pettis is not going to allow Ryan to sit and survive in this position.
Pettis biding his time, controlling Ryan.
Pettis not allowing Ryan to control his hands.
Ryan is really stuck here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoiding Ryan 's attempts to control his hands.
Good control from Pettis.
Ryan just trying to survive but Pettis is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Ryan trying to control the action but Pettis just sinks the hooks in.
Pettis has good solid back control here.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis doesn't have the hooks in and Ryan manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (8) vs (2) Ryan

Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Ryan defends well.
Pettis trying to control the position.

Ryan avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Pettis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
An out of breath Anthony Pettis thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: ADCC - Qualifiers 2     
Date:   Jun 13, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3518 p4p, 296 weight class) and Victor Kowalevitz (ranked 6191 p4p, 436 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs



180 cm
24 yrs
148 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Victor Kowalevitz!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Edson Gomes and Luis Engracia.


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

Pettis rushes Kowalevitz and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Pettis has hold of one of Kowalevitz's legs. Kowalevitz is fighting the takedown attempt but Pettis gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Kowalevitz

Kowalevitz looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Pettis wants to pass the guard but Kowalevitz is keeping the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kowalevitz tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kowalevitz can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Pettis controls the pace.
Pettis works a leg free and moves into half guard.

Kowalevitz actively working from the bottom here.
Kowalevitz trying to get back to full guard but Pettis takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Kowalevitz
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis seems to be looking to move to his opponent's back but Kowalevitz is holding on tight.
Pettis sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Kowalevitz is wriggling around trying to escape.
Kowalevitz sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Kowalevitz is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Pettis jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (8) vs (0) Kowalevitz
Pettis is staying tight to Kowalevitz's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Kowalevitz tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pettis wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Kowalevitz tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Pettis presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (10) vs (0) Kowalevitz

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Kowalevitz for as long as he can get away with.
Kowalevitz is wriggling around trying to escape.
Pettis controlling from mount.
Kowalevitz is desperately trying to improve his position but Pettis has a good base and remains in mount.
Kowalevitz slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Pettis is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Kowalevitz!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (13) vs (0) Kowalevitz
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kowalevitz is in all sorts of trouble here.
Kowalevitz sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Kowalevitz wants to sweep but Pettis has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (16) vs (0) Kowalevitz
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Pettis advances nicely into full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (18) vs (0) Kowalevitz
Pettis controlling his opponent.
Kowalevitz tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Kowalevitz tries to improve his position but Pettis has taken his back! Pettis has a choke - it's sunk in pretty tight... Will Kowalevitz tap? No... maybe... yes! He's tapped! Pettis pushes Kowalevitz away and gets up to celebrate with his corner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis retains his featherweight title!
Our winner, Anthony Pettis, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: ADCC - Qualifiers 1     
Date:   Jun 12, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3510 p4p, 297 weight class) and Nicky Ryan (ranked 6977 p4p, 459 weight class). Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.




167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs



184 cm
28 yrs
156 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 5 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Sydney, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 2 losses; Nicky Ryan!
The judges for this bout are Felipe Paraventi, Mauricio Rocha and Matheus Silva.


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

Pettis drives through with a takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Ryan
Pettis sitting in guard, not really doing much.

Ryan looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Pettis passes into half guard.
Pettis is thwarting Ryan's attempts to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pettis takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Ryan for as long as he can get away with.
Ryan is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Well, if Pettis 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.
Ryan wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy.
Pettis prevents Ryan from improving his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is pressing down on Ryan's thigh, looking to free his foot. Ryan is holding on for now.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Ryan is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Ryan tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis works his way into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Ryan
Ryan is trying to work for a sweep but Pettis has mounted him!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (7) vs (0) Ryan
Ryan tries to lock up and control but Pettis gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Ryan might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Pettis haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Pettis controlling the pace for now.
Pettis pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

Ryan tries to improve his position but Pettis has taken his back! Pettis has a choke - it's sunk in pretty tight... Will Ryan tap? No... maybe... yes! He's tapped! Pettis pushes Ryan away and gets up to celebrate with his corner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
Anthony Pettis is the new featherweight champion!
After winning the bout, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 25, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2651 p4p, 0 weight class) and Demetrious Jorgensen (ranked 3071 p4p, 0 weight class). The key to victory for Anthony Pettis has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

167 cm
33
143 lbs
19 - 13 - 1
165 cm
35
143 lbs
15 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Demetrious Jorgensen!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Andrew Berry and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A combination from Pettis does no damage.
Jorgensen gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Jorgensen shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Pettis is trying to defend but Jorgensen finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Jorgensen has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at London MMA Club. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Pettis wants to control but Jorgensen is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pettis slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Jorgensen is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Jorgensen working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pettis tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jorgensen advances position into side control!
Pettis is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jorgensen working away.
Pettis gets back to half guard.
Pettis regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Jorgensen.
Jorgensen with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

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

Jorgensen is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Jorgensen's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control but Jorgensen is working from the bottom.
Jorgensen 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.
Jorgensen is trying to hold Pettis in close to prevent damage but Pettis has managed to pass into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jorgensen trying to control from the bottom.
Jorgensen wants to improve his position but Pettis is controlling well.
Jorgensen is controlling Pettis's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Jorgensen trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Pettis manages to pass to mount!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jorgensen is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Jorgensen tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.
Pettis looking to control and managing it successfully.
Jorgensen is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Jorgensen prevents Pettis from taking his back.
Pettis is working hard here to advance position.
Pettis takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to control the pace but Jorgensen is squirming around nicely.
Pettis sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Jorgensen working to try and regain half guard.
Pettis can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Jorgensen is looking to escape.
Jorgensen is looking to get to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis forces the positional change into back control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jorgensen blocks a jab.
Pettis is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Jorgensen blocks a jab.
Jorgensen changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Jorgensen uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pettis.
Jorgensen shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Pettis as he avoids it easily.

Jorgensen bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Pettis is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
Pettis takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Pettis is pushing Jorgensen's head away, looking to escape. Jorgensen manages to hold on to the position though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

Pettis sneaks out the side door and pushes Jorgensen away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Pettis has one foot on Jorgensen's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
Jorgensen walks into a straight right hand from Pettis.
A slow jab from Pettis misses its intended target.
Pettis misses with a double jab.
Jorgensen changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Pettis tries to avoid it but Jorgensen manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Pettis to the ground. Pettis escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Pettis on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jorgensen closes the distance and clinches up with Pettis, looking for a takedown. Jorgensen pushes Pettis against the cage but Pettis circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Demetrious Jorgensen.
Jorgensen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jorgensen fails with the takedown
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Jorgensen gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Pettis counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jorgensen looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Pettis is fending him off so far but Jorgensen persists. Nope, Pettis circles away and we're back to standing.
Jorgensen shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Pettis pinned against the cage. Pettis gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Jorgensen shoots in but no luck this time.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Pettis.
Pettis remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Jorgensen is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control the position but Jorgensen is working away.
Pettis is really struggling to control Jorgensen but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Jorgensen looking for a sweep but Pettis has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Jorgensen tries to improve his position but instead Pettis has taken his back!
Jorgensen tries to escape but Pettis has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Jorgensen tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.
Jorgensen wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
What can Jorgensen do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Pettis controlling well, preventing Jorgensen from escaping the position.
Jorgensen is still trying to improve position.
Pettis has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Jorgensen's body.
Pettis is looking to control Jorgensen but Jorgensen is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Anthony Pettis overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Jorgensen rolls, trying to escape but Pettis keeps control of the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Jorgensen scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Jorgensen misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Pettis can't do much from the bottom here.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jorgensen can do to turn this around?
Jorgensen in side control lands a decent elbow.
Pettis managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Jorgensen.
Jorgensen is working Pettis over with some ground and pound from side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Jorgensen.
Pettis wants to control but Jorgensen postures up.
Check out the look on Jorgensen's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jorgensen working the head with strikes.
Pettis taking punishment in the form of punches.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
Jorgensen tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Pettis wants to control but Jorgensen postures up.
Pettis taking a bit of punishment here - Jorgensen scoring with strikes.
Jorgensen throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Jorgensen lands some shots froms side control.
Pettis can't do much from the bottom here.
Jorgensen cracks Pettis with a big right hand but Pettis just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
You can see the frustration on Pettis's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Jorgensen working the ground and pound from side control.
Jorgensen creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Pettis regains half guard.
Jorgensen landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
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. Jorgensen connects with a nice short shot to Pettis's temple.

Pettis is rocked!
Jorgensen slips a nice elbow through Pettis's hands, connecting with Pettis's forehead.
Oh Pettis is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Pettis wants to control but Jorgensen is keeping busy.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice strikes from Jorgensen there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jorgensen scores with a big shot! Pettis's head bounced off the canvas with a huge thud! More strikes land and the referee has jumped in to save Pettis! He was hurt real bad - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:21 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Demetrious Jorgensen!
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
52%

 

Event: DARE SUB OPEN GP 1ST RD     
Date:   May 23, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Pablo Pablos (ranked 3346 p4p, 166 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2631 p4p, 133 weight class). Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!




175 cm
39 yrs
142 lbs



167 cm
33 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 2 losses; Pablo Pablos! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 4 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Donald Grub and James Atkins.


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

Pablos scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pablos (2) vs (0) Pettis
Pablos looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Pablos is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Pettis still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Pettis has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Pablos (2) vs (4) Pettis
Pablos is trying to control Pettis's posture but Pettis avoids it.
Pablos tries to improve position but can't.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablos is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Pettis's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Pablos tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Pablos makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Pablos.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pablos looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Pettis passes into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pablos (2) vs (7) Pettis
Pettis gets to mount! Pablos was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pablos (2) vs (9) Pettis
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.
Pablos tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pablos is working hard here to advance position.
Pablos tries to lock up and control but Pettis gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Pablos is trying to escape the mount.
Pablos manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Pablos is trying to get back to full guard.
Pablos is looking to get back to full guard here but Pettis has managed to pass to side control instead.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pablos (2) vs (12) Pettis

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pablos is looking for a sweep.
Pablos is trying to control Pettis's posture but Pettis avoids it.
Pablos tries to improve position but can't.
Pettis is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Pablos's shoulder. That is not cool.
Pettis trying to control the action but Pablos is working from the bottom.
Pablos is trying to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control the action but Pablos is working from the bottom.
Pettis takes a little break here. Pablos wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Pablos sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Pablos wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pettis is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

Pablos actively working from the bottom here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Pablos looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pablos is staying active underneath Pettis, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Pettis trying to control from Pablos's half guard. Pablos has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Pablo Pablos!
A victorious Pablo Pablos 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:   Apr 16, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Demitrious Johnson (ranked 22598 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 2593 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

156 cm
27
140 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
167 cm
32
143 lbs
18 - 13 - 1
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Demitrious Johnson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Thiago Cunha, Emerson Jorge and Luis Engracia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Pettis goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Pettis lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Pettis enables Johnson to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Pettis manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.

Johnson avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Pettis is pulling down on Johnson's head to control his posture.
Johnson has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Pettis is proving hard to escape from.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis pulls Johnson in close to his closed guard and prevents Johnson from doing any damage or advancing position.
Let's hope that Pettis 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.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Pettis tries to land a sweep but no joy.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pettis lands a head shot.

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.
Pettis scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

It looks like Demitrious Johnson has been cut.

Johnson fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Pettis sprawls well initially but Johnson persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Pettis is concentrating on defense, preventing Johnson from advancing position.
Johnson throwing shots but Pettis is blocking nicely.
Johnson stalling away here and it's allowed Pettis to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Johnson trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Johnson postures up in Pettis's guard and throws a big left but Pettis blocks it.
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.
Johnson trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pettis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

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

Pettis shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Johnson napping and manages to drive through into side control!
You can see the frustration on Johnson's face as Pettis controls the position.
It looks like Pettis 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.
You can see the frustration on Johnson's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Johnson avoids a punch combination nicely.

Pettis fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Johnson to the ground. Pettis is now in Johnson's guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis passes Johnson's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Pettis stalling.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Demitrious Johnson'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.



Johnson darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Johnson wants to take a breather but Pettis is having none of it.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Johnson in particular looking to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is trying to get back to full guard.
Johnson trying to control from half guard but Pettis is working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnson prevents Pettis from improving his position.

Johnson 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.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Pettis controlling the position for now.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

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

Pettis gets a double leg takedown into Johnson's guard.
Johnson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Johnson throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Pettis escapes and throws Johnson's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Johnson tries to control but Pettis manages to take his back.

Pettis looking to break Johnson's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Johnson remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Pettis will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Johnson showing good submission defense here.
Even with his hooks in, Pettis manages to miss with strikes from the back.

Pettis has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Johnson has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Johnson trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Pettis controls the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnson is really stuck here.
Pettis keeps control of the position easily here as Johnson tries to buck him off.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Demitrious Johnson's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.



Johnson closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Johnson in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Pettis sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Johnson throwing shots but Pettis is blocking nicely.
Pettis wants to get back to full guard.
Pettis is not content to let Johnson control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is looking to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Pettis gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Johnson to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Johnson could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Pettis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnson wants to control from the top but Pettis keeps moving.
Pettis pulls Johnson in close to prevent any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking for a sweep. Not yet Pettis, not yet.
Pettis is still trying to improve position.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pettis scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

Pettis feints and as Johnson raises his hands in defense, Pettis changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Johnson 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.
Pettis is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Johnson not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Pettis looking to pass the guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pettis forces his way into half guard.
Demitrious Johnson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Anthony Pettis is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Johnson punching from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Anthony Pettis.
Well Pettis 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 Thiago Cunha scores the fight 27:30
Judge Emerson Jorge scores the fight 27:30
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 27:30

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

A relieved looking Anthony Pettis thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Apr 13, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Birchack (ranked 5279 p4p, 0 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 3250 p4p, 0 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Anthony Birchack's chin.

159 cm
27
138 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
167 cm
32
143 lbs
17 - 13 - 1
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Experienced
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Anthony Birchack!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Mauricio Rocha and Leandro Rodrigues.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pettis shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Birchack napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Birchack tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Birchack looking for a sweep but Pettis has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Birchack is looking to get to half guard.
Birchack throws a strike from the bottom but Pettis uses the opportunity to take his back.
Birchack wants to escape the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Birchack is working hard here to advance position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis biding his time, controlling Birchack.
Birchack is really stuck here.

Pettis has got one arm under Birchack's chin. This could be trouble... Birchack trying to control the other hand but Pettis gets it free and sqeezes tight - just a matter of time now! Yep, Birchack has tapped out! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!
A victorious Anthony Pettis thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: DUEL#137 Champion vs Champion     
Date:   Mar 17, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 3032 p4p, 258 weight class) and Gustavo Santos (ranked 3347 p4p, 279 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Anthony Pettis has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Anthony Pettis seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

167 cm
32
143 lbs
17 - 12 - 1
175 cm
32
137 lbs
28 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Gustavo Santos!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, David Schapiro and Reed Andrews.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Santos moves in looking to clinch but Pettis pushes him off.
Santos tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Pettis manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
An attempted straight right counter from Pettis misses the target.
Pettis looks to score with a jab to the body but Santos is just out of range.
Pettis comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

Santos gets a clinch.
Pettis is trying to break free.
Santos'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.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is trying to break free.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis can't break the clinch.
Santos tries to work over Pettis's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Pettis escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Santos tries to clinch but Pettis moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and Pettis tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Santos thuds a left hand into Pettis's body.

Santos clinches with his opponent.
Santos misses with a body punch.

Pettis breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Santos wants to clinch
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pettis circles away from the clinch attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Santos gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Pettis wants to break the clinch but can't.
Santos scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Santos will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Pettis up against the cage.
Santos leaning against his opponent.
Nice body punch from Santos.
Santos lands a shot to the body.
Pettis wants to break free but Santos has control.
Pettis blocks a body shot from Santos.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis letting Santos take a breather here.
Santos slows down the pace here.
Santos receives a warning from the referee for stalling.
Santos keeps control of Pettis as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Santos tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Santos struggles to land a body shot inside as Pettis controls his hands.

Pettis breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Santos pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pettis thows a left - swing and a miss!
Santos looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

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.
Santos with a jab.
Santos tries to clinch up.
Santos is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Pettis.
Pettis controlling the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Santos manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Gustavo Santos will probably get the nod.
That's time! Pettis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Santos tries to clinch there but Pettis circles away.
Pettis throws a shot to the body.
Santos is looking to clinch.
Pettis seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.

Santos instigates a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Santos.
A body shot lands from Santos.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Pettis wants to break free but Santos has control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Santos taking a breather.
Santos is pushing Pettis up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Santos.
Pettis working hard to break the clinch.
Santos lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Pettis can't break the clinch.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Santos takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
A right hook to the body lands for Santos.

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

Pettis gets tackled into the cage by Santos. Santos maintains the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Gustavo Santos.
Santos misses with a looping right.
Pettis was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

Santos closes the distance and clinches.
Pettis wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Santos has him pressed against the cage.
Santos dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Santos swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A hook to the body from Santos.
Pettis is trying to break free.
Santos keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Pettis's efforts to push away.
The referee is keeping an eye on Santos - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Santos is working Pettis over against the cage.
Santos tries to throw a body punch but Pettis avoids it by throwing Santos back against the cage.
Santos throws a head punch that misses.
Santos keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Pettis's efforts to push away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Pettis is trying to break the clinch but Santos has him pressed against the cage.
Pettis tries to circle away but Santos has him pinned against the cage.
A right hand to the body from Santos.
Pettis wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Santos manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Santos misses with a hook to the ribs.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Santos keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Pettis's efforts to push away.
Stalling in the clinch from Santos.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gustavo Santos 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!


Santos listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Santos slips a jab from Pettis.
Pettis lands a glancing blow to the side of Santos's head.
Santos throws a lazy right hand but Pettis sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Pettis swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Pettis scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Pettis fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Santos tries to counter with a clinch but Pettis shakes him off and moves away.
A combination from Santos does no damage.
Santos tries to clinch but Pettis moves away
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

It looks like Gustavo Santos has been cut.
Santos closes the distance but Pettis moves to the side
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
No luck for Pettis with that takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Santos.
Santos tries to clinch but Pettis moves out of range.

Pettis fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Santos sprawls well initially but Pettis persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Santos is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Santos is refusing to be controlled, as Pettis sits in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Santos is looking to improve his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Santos moves into full guard.
Pettis forces his way into half guard.
Santos tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Pettis with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Santos works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis preventing the sweep.
Pettis slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Santos is trying to improve his position.
Santos has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Santos manages to get back to half guard.
Gustavo Santos is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Santos controlling the position for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Santos is refusing to be controlled, as Pettis sits in half guard.
Santos is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Pettis jumps into side control!
Santos tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pettis wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Pettis working away.
Santos is being controlled here.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Santos looking for a takedown here - he's got it.

Pettis uses the cage to get back to his feet.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jorge Garcia scores the fight 28:29
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 29:29
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Gustavo Santos!
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Event: TWGC 20 (145lbs, D1): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Feb 11, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 2492 p4p, 124 weight class) and Sergey Keosayan (ranked 810 p4p, 104 weight class). I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!




167 cm
32 yrs
143 lbs



169 cm
35 yrs
151 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 3 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Sergey Keosayan!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Taro Takaoka.


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

Keosayan takes the fight into the clinch.
Pettis has Keosayan pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Keosayan manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.

Pettis is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Keosayan can't fight it off and eventually Pettis manages to take the fight to the floor. Keosayan looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Keosayan
Keosayan is trying to control the position but Pettis postures up.
Keosayan wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.

Keosayan has his feet on Pettis's thighs here. He's pushed Pettis off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Pettis screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Sergey Keosayan!
Our winner, Sergey Keosayan, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: DUEL#120 Feltre vs Falcao     
Date:   Jan 06, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Johnny Pearson (ranked 781 p4p, 34 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 1793 p4p, 85 weight class). Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

174 cm
24
138 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
167 cm
31
143 lbs
17 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Johnny Pearson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, David Schapiro and Lou da Vinci.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Pearson.
Pearson tries to clinch
and Pettis counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Pearson wants to clinch.
Pettis moves out of range as Pearson throws a body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pettis. Pearson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pettis throws an ugly left hook that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Pearson pushes Pettis away with a front kick.
Pearson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Pettis's head backwards.
Pearson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pearson lands a front kick.
Johnny Pearson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pearson misses with a body kick.
Pettis walks into a left hand.
Pearson scores with a punch to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Pearson jabs at Pettis's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis gets tackled into the cage by Pearson. Pearson maintains the clinch.
A frustrated look appears on Pettis's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Pearson lands an elbow just above Pettis 's eye.
Pettis has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Pettis is trying to break free.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pettis.
Pearson keeps control of Pettis as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Pearson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Pettis backwards.
Pearson using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Pearson lands a nice knee to the body.
Pearson lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pearson lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Pettis managing to block the knees to the body from Pearson.
A short uppercut from Pearson.
Pearson has a couple of punches blocked by Pettis.
Pearson working Pettis over with knees to the body.

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!
A nice glancing elbow lands by Pearson.

It looks like Anthony Pettis has been cut.
Pearson throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Pearson lands a body punch in the clinch.
Pearson crunches a lovely knee into Pettis's ribcage.
Pettis looks winded!
Pettis takes an elbow to the forehead.
Pearson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pettis's elbow.
Pettis is trying to break the clinch but Pearson has him pressed against the cage.
Pettis is trying to break free.
Pearson cracks Pettis with a nice body shot.
Pearson scores with a shoulder strike.
Pearson tries to land knees in the clinch but Pettis avoids the damage to the body.
Pearson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pettis has had enough of the clinch but Pearson keeps him there for the moment.
Pearson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pettiss head.
Pearson lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Pearson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pearson digs a right hand underneath Pettis's ribcage. Pettis let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pearson works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Pearson lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Pearson is leaning against Pettis and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Pearson makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Pearson.
Pearson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Pettis avoids the elbow strike from Pearson, against the cage.
Good body shot from Pearson.
Pearson trying to land knees to the body.
Pearson lands a body punch.
Pearson trying to land knees to the body.
Pearson comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
A body shot lands from Pearson.
Pearson landing knees to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pearson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pettis backwards.
Pearson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pettiss head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pearson lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Pearson working Pettis over with knees to the body.
Pearson lands a body punch in the clinch.
Pearson lands a left hand.
Pearson digs a right hand underneath Pettis's ribcage. Pettis let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Pearson obliges.
Pearson pushes Pettis back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pettis prevents a body shot from Pearson.
Pearson using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Pearson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pettis's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Pettis takes a shot to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pettis blocking some punches.
Pearson lands an elbow inside that Pettis shrugs off.

Pettis escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Pettis changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Pearson tries to avoid it but Pettis manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Pearson to the ground. Pearson escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pearson is looking to slow Pettis down with leg kicks.
Pearson cracks a nice hook into Pettis's ribs.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Pearson - that will leave a mark!
Pearson closes the distance but Pettis moves to the side
and Pettis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Pearson with a nice cross.
A decent looking cross lands there for Pearson.
Pearson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Pearson scores with a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pearson lands with an uppercut that bounces Pettis off the cage and back into range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pearson.
Johnny Pearson is winning the standup battle so far.
Pettis lands a slapping body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pearson tries to clinch there but Pettis circles away.
A countering left hand to the body from Pettis misses.
We've been told by Pearson's head coaches at Midnight MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
A slapping body kick lands there for Pearson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Pettis fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pearson manages to avoid it.

Pearson clinches.
Pearson is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Pettis is breathing heavily.
Pearson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Pearson lands a left hand.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pearson.
Still in the clinch, Pearson scores with a nice short uppercut.
Pearson putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Pettis in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Johnny Pearson has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Pearson lands a nice uppercut.
Pearson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Pettis is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pearson lands a hook that snaps the head of Pettis backwards.
Pettis is still on wobbly legs! Can Pearson finish him?
Pettis wants to get back to striking at distance but Pearson won't allow it.
Pearson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pettis backwards.
Knees in the clinch landing for Pearson.
Nice elbow from Pearson.
Pearson creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Pettis's defenses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pearson makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Pettis's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Pearson lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Pettis to his knees! Pearson keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:13 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Johnny Pearson!
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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 Anthony Pettis (ranked 1748 p4p, 80 weight class) and Manny Puno (ranked 3580 p4p, 0 weight class). Anthony Pettis had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business




167 cm
31 yrs
143 lbs



180 cm
27 yrs
158 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 8 wins and 2 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 4 losses; Manny Puno!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Aafke Stam and Radbod Blank.


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

Pettis moves into range and clinches up with Puno.

Puno tightens his grip and picks Pettis up, before dumping him to the ground. Pettis manages to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (0) vs (2) Puno
Pettis looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Pettis being controlled here, momentarily.
Pettis is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Puno engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis looking to hit a scissor sweep but Puno is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Puno slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pettis might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Puno is continuing to stall.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Puno trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Pettis manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (2) Puno
Puno is controlling Pettis's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puno tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pettis being controlled here momentarily.
Pettis's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Puno looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Puno seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The adventures of Puno the control monster continue. Boring.
Puno keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Puno wants to sweep but no luck.
Puno pulls Pettis in to control the position.
Puno looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control the position from guard on top but Puno is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Pettis slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pettis looking to pass the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Puno is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.
Puno has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Canadian Elite Bruins Gym. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Puno looking for a sweep. Not yet Puno, not yet.
Pettis wants to control from the top but Puno keeps moving.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Puno is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pettis controls from within his opponent's guard.
Pettis stopping the sweep attempt from Puno.
Pettis is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Puno trying to control the position here.
Pettis postures up.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis 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.
Puno looking for a sweep. Not yet Puno, not yet.
Pettis being controlled here momentarily.
Puno wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
Puno is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Puno's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Puno keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Puno seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Puno tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Puno is trying to keep Pettis in close.
Pettis is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Puno wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Puno has control of Pettis's left arm, preventing Pettis from doing any damage.
Puno keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
Puno is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.
Puno looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pettis is one step ahead there.
Puno has his hands on Pettis's head, controlling the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pettis content to stall in guard here.
Pettis won't allow Puno to sweep him here.
Puno pulls Pettis in close to prevent any damage.
Pettis not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Puno is adopting a defensive guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Puno 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.
Puno not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Puno has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Pettis tries to free his leg and advance position but Puno is retaining full guard.
Puno has his hands on Pettis's head, controlling the position.
Pettis stands and throws Puno's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (2) Puno

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis working away.
Pettis works to advance to full mount. Puno defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (7) vs (2) Puno
Pettis trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Puno is squirming around, avoiding Pettis's attempts to control the action.
Puno is working to get back to half guard.
Puno is squirming around, avoiding Pettis's attempts to control the action.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Puno is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis controlling from mount.
Puno is squirming around, avoiding Pettis's attempts to control the action.
Pettis prevents Puno from getting the reversal.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Puno to control.
Pettis moves to the back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (10) vs (2) Puno
Puno tries to escape the position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Despite being in a bad position, Puno is controlling the hands, preventing any submission attempts.
Puno is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Puno staying busy and making it hard for Pettis to control.
Puno is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Pettis off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.
Puno trying to control the hands but Pettis won't let him.
Puno tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis works his way to his opponent's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (13) vs (2) Puno
Puno rolls, trying to escape but Pettis keeps control of the position.
Pettis tries to get the hooks in deep but Puno pushed the leg off.
Puno's corner are yelling at him, telling him to just focus on controlling Pettis's hands.
Puno is trying to break free.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Puno looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Puno tries to roll but Pettis sticks to his back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 13 to 2.
During a confident post fight interview, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

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 David McCarthy (ranked 3795 p4p, 350 weight class) and Anthony Pettis (ranked 1740 p4p, 80 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think McCarthy might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Chamillionaire - Ridin' ft. Krayzie Bone. David McCarthy had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business




180 cm
34 yrs
166 lbs



167 cm
31 yrs
143 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 2 wins and 1 losses; David McCarthy! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 2 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Nard Betker and Paul Aken.


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

McCarthy shoots in and gets a takedown into Pettis's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: McCarthy (2) vs (0) Pettis
Pettis tries to land a sweep but no joy.
McCarthy controls from within his opponent's guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Anthony Pettis!
Our winner, Anthony Pettis, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - R2     
Date:   Nov 25, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1737 p4p, 81 weight class) and Jack McDonald (ranked 4845 p4p, 0 weight class). McDonald is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Three Little Birds. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
31 yrs
143 lbs



175 cm
20 yrs
145 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 6 wins and 2 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Jack McDonald!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Daniel Cesar and Alexandre Firmino.


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

Pettis clinches with his opponent.

McDonald pulls guard successfully.
Pettis trying to control but McDonald is working from the bottom.
Pettis's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Pettis wants to control from the top but McDonald keeps moving.
Pettis sitting in guard here, content to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. McDonald is keeping the position for now.
McDonald seems keen to control Pettis's posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McDonald keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
McDonald looking to control.
McDonald 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.
McDonald pulls Pettis in close to his closed guard and prevents Pettis from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McDonald keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Pettis is stalling in the full guard.
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.
Pettis trying to control the position from guard on top but McDonald is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
McDonald pulls Pettis in close to his closed guard and prevents Pettis from doing any damage or advancing position.
Pettis passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (3) vs (0) McDonald
McDonald prevents Pettis from improving position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McDonald holding on.
You can see the frustration on McDonald's face as Pettis controls the position.
Pettis tries to advance to mount but can't.
McDonald can't do much from the bottom here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to control but McDonald is keeping him busy.
Pettis advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (5) vs (0) McDonald
Pettis content just to control the position here.
McDonald just holding on.
Pettis takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is looking to take McDonald's back but instead McDonald gets back to half guard. Nice work.
Pettis content to control rather than advance.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
McDonald wants to improve his position but Pettis is controlling well.
McDonald has a hand on Pettis's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Pettis takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (8) vs (0) McDonald
McDonald has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
McDonald tries to hold on but Pettis pushes him away.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
McDonald prevents Pettis from taking his back.
McDonald keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Pettis controlling the pace for now.
McDonald is working to get back to half guard.
Pettis wants to control the pace but McDonald is squirming around nicely.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
McDonald tries to lock up and control but Pettis gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
McDonald is looking to get to half guard.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Pettis'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.
McDonald is looking to get to half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Pettis is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. McDonald is in real trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (11) vs (0) McDonald
Pettis biding his time, controlling McDonald.
Pettis is trying to stick to McDonald's back but McDonald is turning into Pettis. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Pettis's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by McDonald.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (11) vs (2) McDonald

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
McDonald postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
McDonald looking to pass the guard.
Pettis can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as McDonald controls the pace.
Pettis 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.
Pettis is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing McDonald from controlling successfully.
Pettis has his hands on McDonald's head, controlling the position.
McDonald 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.
McDonald looking to pass the guard.
McDonald not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
McDonald slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (11) vs (5) McDonald

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
McDonald trying to control the pace.
It looks like McDonald 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.
McDonald stalling away here and it's allowed Pettis to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Pettis wants to sweep but no luck.
McDonald passes into half guard.
Pettis is trying is best to control the position here.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
McDonald keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Let's hope that McDonald 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.
Pettis is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute McDonald jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (11) vs (8) McDonald
McDonald advances to full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (11) vs (10) McDonald
McDonald controlling from the full mount.
Pettis keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
McDonald fails to move to back control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 11 to 10.
A victorious Anthony Pettis 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): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1     
Date:   Nov 24, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1733 p4p, 79 weight class) and Rafael Mendes (ranked 4915 p4p, 239 weight class). Anthony Pettis has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




167 cm
31 yrs
143 lbs



175 cm
21 yrs
143 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 5 wins and 2 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 1 losses; Rafael Mendes!
The judges for this bout are Paulo Santos, Leandro Rodrigues and Thiago Cunha.


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

Pettis drives through and clinches with Mendes against the cage.

Pettis has picked Mendes up - he's going for a ride! Pettis dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Mendes
Pettis content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

Mendes is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pettis pulls his head out easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis wants to pass to mount but Mendes is defending the position.
Mendes has a hand on Pettis's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Pettis takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Mendes

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to take Mendes's back but he can't do it this time.
Mendes regains half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mendes is doing well to control the position and prevent Pettis from advancing to side control.
Pettis is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Pettis is thwarting Mendes's attempts to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Pettis is pressing down on Mendes's thigh, looking to free his foot. Mendes is holding on for now.
Pettis is working hard here to advance position.
Mendes keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Mendes wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Mendes is looking to improve his position.
Mendes moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Mendes controls Pettis momentarily but Pettis frees himself.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Mendes is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Mendes keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Pettis is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Mendes managing to control the position.
Pettis looking to pass the guard.
Pettis trying to control but Mendes is working from the bottom.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking to pass the guard.
Pettis passes into half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Pettis in particular looking to stall.
Pettis wants to free his trapped foot but Mendes is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Mendes has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pettis is working away from the top position though.
Pettis takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Pettis is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (8) vs (0) Mendes
Pettis wants to take Mendes's back but he can't do it this time.
Pettis takes Mendes's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (11) vs (0) Mendes

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is riding his opponent, not letting Mendes buck him off.
Pettis is not going to allow Mendes to sit and survive in this position.
Pettis controlling from the back.
Mendes staying busy and making it hard for Pettis to control.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Mendes's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is not going to allow Mendes to sit and survive in this position.
Mendes is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis'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.
Pettis keeps control of the position as Mendes tries to break free.

Mendes is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Pettis gets his way!
Pettis really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Mendes.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Mendes trying to control the position but Pettis manages to sink in the hooks.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 11 to 0.
During a confident post fight interview, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: C22: Roy vs Pappalardo     
Date:   Sep 09, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis (ranked 1904 p4p, 97 weight class) and Ove Sundberg (ranked 5655 p4p, 296 weight class). Anthony Pettis had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

167 cm
30
143 lbs
16 - 11 - 1
158 cm
28
138 lbs
18 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Ove Sundberg!
The judges for this bout are Leandro Rodrigues, Mauricio Rocha and Alexandre Firmino.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Sundberg, as that shot connected.
Sundberg on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Pettis jabs at Sundberg's body.
Pettis slips a jab and a cross from Sundberg.
Pettis throws a shot from downtown. Sundberg moves away and avoids it.
Sundberg ducks under a wild hook from Pettis.
Pettis catches Sundberg with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A big right from Sundberg misses.
Sundberg uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pettis.
Sundberg moves out of range of the body kick.
Sundberg with a jab.
Sundberg walks into a straight right hand from Pettis.
A swing and a miss from Sundberg.
Pettis was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pettis catches Sundberg with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pettis attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sundberg.
A swing and a miss from Sundberg.
Pettis connects with an inside leg kick.
Pettis cracks Sundberg with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Pettis misses with a jab, cross combination.
Pettis connects with a nice looking jab.

Pettis fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Sundberg sprawls well initially but Pettis persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Sundberg regains full guard. Nicely done.
Sundberg looks winded!
Pettis looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Sundberg looking to control.
Pettis controls from within his opponent's guard.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Sundberg misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking to score a takedown here. Sundberg is defending well but Pettis drives through and ends up in Sundberg's guard.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis 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.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Sundberg for as long as he can get away with.
Sundberg keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Pettis looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've been informed that Sundberg has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Pettis tries to free his leg and advance position but Sundberg is retaining full guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sundberg gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Pettis thuds a left hand into Sundberg's body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sundberg misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pettis connects with a body shot.
Pettis lands a jab.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sundberg can do to turn this around?
Sundberg steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Despite the aggression on Sundberg's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Pettis lands with a hook. Sundberg tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Pettis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ove Sundberg seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pettis connects with a nice looking jab.
Pettis throws an overhand right that lands on Sundberg's shoulder, as Sundberg tries to avoid the shot.
Pettis throws a hook but Sundberg blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis throws a big shot that misses.
Sundberg scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nice shot lands for Sundberg.
Pettis is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Sundberg is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pettis.
Pettis seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Sundberg is breathing heavily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sundberg misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sundberg slips under a jab from Pettis.
Pettis darts in looking for a takedown but Sundberg gets double underhooks and turns Pettis into the cage.
Pettis scores with a body shot.
Pettis dives in for a single leg takedown but Sundberg sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
A jab from Pettis finds it's way through Sundberg's defenses.
Anthony Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.
Pettis scores with a hook.
Pettis sizes up Sundberg with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Pettis darts in looking for a takedown but Sundberg gets double underhooks and turns Pettis into the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Anthony Pettis. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Pettis takes a swing at Sundberg's ribcage but misses.
Pettis throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Sundberg looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Pettis scores with a jab to the body.
Pettis throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pettis drops down and drives through with a powerful 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!
Sundberg can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Pettis controls the pace.
Pettis passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Pettis tries to move into full mount but can't pass Sundberg's legs.
Pettis advances to full mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Pettis controlling from the full mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Sundberg defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Pettis.

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.
Pettis controlling from mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sundberg looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nice sprawl there from Sundberg as Pettis shoots in.
Pettis keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sundberg.

Pettis 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.
Pettis is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Sundberg is trying to control the position from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis slips nicely into half guard.
Sundberg takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sundberg wants to improve his position but Pettis is controlling well.
Pettis sitting and controlling from the half guard.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.

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.

Pettis is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Sundberg has managed to free his arm - good work.
Pettis stalling.
Sundberg trying to control but Pettis postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling the action here.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Pettis lands with a straight right. Sundberg didn't see that one coming.
Sundberg misses with the combination.
Pettis attempts a counter takedown but Sundberg avoids it well and moves away.
Sundberg throws a shot from downtown. Pettis moves away and avoids it.
Sundberg fails to land with a series of punches.
Sundberg needs to keep his hands up - Pettis had a free shot at his head there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Sundberg misses.
Pettis cracks Sundberg with an open hand slap.
Pettis steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sundberg.
Sundberg walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Pettis connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sundberg momentarily.
Pettis keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Anthony Pettis!
After winning the bout, Anthony Pettis 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: C17: Lowe vs Seery     
Date:   Aug 12, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Mana Festation. 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?

167 cm
29
143 lbs
16 - 10 - 1
166 cm
26
139 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mana Festation!
The judges for this bout are Seu Braga, Paulo Santos and Thiago Cunha.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis scores with a jab to the body.
Festation is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pettis. Festation does a little dance to reset his feet.
Festation only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Festation uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pettis.
Festation looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pettis swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Festation shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Festation steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Nice cross by Pettis.
Festation looks to land a body kick but Pettis moved away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis misses with a hook.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
Festation moves away from the strike by Pettis.
Pettis bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Festation's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Festation misses with a kick to the body.
Festation lands with a kick to the ribs.
Pettis moves out of range of the body kick from Festation.
Festation goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Nice body kick from Festation.
Festation chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Pettis pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Festation avoids a punch combination nicely.
Festation thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Pettis if he has to take too many more of those.
Festation throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Festation. Beautiful body shot.
Pettis avoids a kick to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Pettis misses the target.
Pettis takes one on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pettis lands with a nice body punch.
A big right from Pettis misses.
Festation moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Pettis moves out of range as Festation throws a body kick.
Festation throws a push kick but Pettis slaps the foot to one side.
Pettis is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Festation.
Pettis takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis throws a series of punches but Festation avoids them all with ease.
Festation tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Pettis stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Festation.
Pettis throws a lazy right hand but Festation sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Festation looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Pettis appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Festation misses with a low kick.
Festation scores with a nice body kick.
Pettis moves out of range as Festation throws a body kick.
Pettis takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Festation connects with a body shot.
Festation lands with a slapping head kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis blocks the body kick.
Pettis dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pettis takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Pettis throws a body shot but no joy.
Festation throws a nice inside leg kick.
Festation with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Festation finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Festation throws a leg kick but Pettis sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Festation scores with a kick to the midsection.
Festation scores with a kick to the body.
Festation steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mana Festation 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.


Pettis misses the shot to the body.
Pettis misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Festation.
A shot to the body from Pettis misses
and Festation counters with an outside leg kick.
Festation closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Festation attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Festation takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Festation feints and then cracks Pettis's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pettis down.

Pettis looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Festation pulls Pettis in close to his closed guard and prevents Pettis from doing any damage or advancing position.
We've been hearing good reports from Pettis'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.
Pettis stopping the sweep attempt from Festation.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Festation keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Festation trying to keep a closed guard but Pettis is proving a slippery customer.
Pettis advances to half guard.
Pettis is taking a breather. Festation 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.
Festation pushes Pettis off looking to stand but Pettis dives back in and keeps control.
Festation tries to roll over but Pettis keeps him under control.
Festation is staying active underneath Pettis, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Festation desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Festation is looking to get back to full guard here but Pettis has managed to pass to side control instead.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Festation is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Festation is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Pettis is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Festation has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Festation is looking to get to half guard.
Festation keeps trying to improve his position.
Festation is trying to escape the mount but Pettis keeps good control and instead manages to take Festation's back.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Festation wants to escape the position.
Festation trying to control the hands but Pettis breaks the grip.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Festation can't escape the position.
Festation is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Pettis.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Festation for as long as he can get away with.
Pettis avoiding Festation 's attempts to control his hands.
Festation tries to roll but Pettis sticks to his back.
Pettis is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Pettis keeps control of the position as Festation tries to break free.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.
Festation is in bad spot here.
Festation trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Festation is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.

Pettis is persistently looking for the submission but Festation is defending it well.
Festation is trying to get back to his feet but Pettis has full control of the position and if anything, Festation has just worked his way into a worse spot.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis is trying to stick to Festation's back but Festation is turning into Pettis. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Pettis's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Festation.
Pettis being controlled here, momentarily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis 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!


Festation uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pettis.
A low kick from Festation is predictable there
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Pettis moves out of range of the body kick.
Pettis blocks the body kick.
Pettis looks to throw a body kick
and Festation counters with a slapping leg kick.
Mana Festation seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Festation ducks right into an uppercut from Pettis.
Pettis looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Festation thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Pettis if he has to take too many more of those.
Festation misses with a series of wild punches.
Pettis appears to be looking for a big counter.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Festation lands a front kick.
Pettis will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Festation misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A shot to the body from Pettis misses
and Pettis takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Pettis checks a low kick from Festation.
A solid leg kick lands there for Festation.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pettis. Festation does a little dance to reset his feet.
Festation swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Pettis checks the leg kick nicely there.
Mana Festation is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Festation looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Festation misses with a kick to the body

and Pettis counters with a shoot takedown. Festation fights it but they end up in guard.
Pettis preventing the sweep.
Festation is trying to keep Pettis in close.
Pettis trying to control the position from guard on top but Festation is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Anthony Pettis overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Festation is looking to stand back up but Pettis counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Festation.
Festation keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Pettis controlling the action here.
Festation gets back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Festation pulls Pettis in close to prevent any damage.
Pettis looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Festation wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
Pettis pushing down on Festation's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Festation is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

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.
Pettis stalling.
Pettis'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.
Festation is trying to control but can't.
Festation tries to kick Pettis off but Pettis keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Festation works his way to full guard. Good work.
Festation is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Festation wants to stand and escape but Pettis is having none of it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Festation being controlled here, momentarily.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Festation.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mana Festation comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Festation 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 Seu Braga scores the fight 28:29
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 28:29
Judge Thiago Cunha scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mana Festation!
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Event: C14: Obamacare vs Westlund     
Date:   Jul 22, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Victor Szczęsny. 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.

167 cm
29
143 lbs
16 - 9 - 1
225 cm
37
135 lbs
35 - 18 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

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Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Victor Szczęsny!
The judges for this bout are Luis Engracia, Alexandre Firmino and Edson Gomes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis throws a chopping leg kick but Szczęsny manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pettis throws a series of punches but Szczęsny moves out of range.
Szczęsny throws a sloppy head kick and Pettis moves out of range easily.
It looked like Pettis was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Szczęsny is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Szczęsny dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Pettis. That did some damage!
Szczęsny's jab looks to have found its range, popping Pettis under the eye.
Good work by Pettis as he checks the leg kick.
Szczęsny doesn't manage to clinch there - Pettis circles away.
Szczęsny keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pettis.
Szczęsny wants to slow Pettis down by chopping away at his legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Szczęsny can pounce on him.
Szczęsny jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pettis was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pettis throws a jab but it's blocked by Szczęsny.
A head kick from Szczęsny lands but Pettis takes it in his stride.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Szczęsny moves away.
Szczęsny now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Pettis misses with a lunging right hand
and Szczęsny counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Pettis tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Szczęsny was well out of range. Poor timing from Pettis.
Szczęsny feints and then cracks Pettis's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pettis down.
Pettis tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Szczęsny swivels and escapes.

Szczęsny pushes Pettis up against the cage in a clinch.
Pettis takes a knee to the side of the body.
Pettis is trying to push Szczęsny away but Szczęsny has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Pettis takes a shot to the head.
Pettis tries to break free but Szczęsny pushes him back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Szczęsny lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Pettis wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Szczęsny lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pettis dodges an elbow strike from Szczęsny.
Pettis can't break the clinch.
Szczęsny prevents Pettis from breaking the clinch.
Pettis is trying to break the clinch but Szczęsny is controlling him.
Szczęsny with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Pettis working hard to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Szczęsny lands with a light punch inside.
Pettis is trying to break the clinch but Szczęsny is controlling him.
Pettis wants to break free but Szczęsny has control.
Szczęsny tries to work over Pettis's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Szczęsny gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Pettis wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Szczęsny misses with a body punch.
Pettis is trying to break the clinch but Szczęsny has him pressed against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is trying to force a seperation but Szczęsny has the dominant position.
Szczęsny lands with a right to the head.
Szczęsny lands a damaging elbow.
Pettis tries to break the clinch but Szczęsny is controlling the position.
Szczęsny keeps control of Pettis as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Szczęsny scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Szczęsny with a knee to the head.
Szczęsny keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Pettis's efforts to push away.
Szczęsny prevents Pettis from breaking the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Szczęsny misses with a wild body shot.
Szczęsny uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pettis.
Pettis tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Szczęsny was well out of range. Poor timing from Pettis.
Pettis tries a low kick but Szczęsny avoids it.
Szczęsny steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Szczęsny throws a shot to the body.
Szczęsny misses with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Szczęsny is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Szczęsny throws a series of strikes that have Pettis backpedaling.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Szczęsny misses with a head kick.
Pettis just misses with a punch to the body.
Szczęsny pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Szczęsny tries a head kick but it misses.
Victor Szczęsny is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Szczęsny misses with an uppercut.
Pettis tried to counter with a leg kick but Szczęsny avoided it.
Victor Szczęsny seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Szczęsny throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Pettis's head.
Pettis misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Szczęsny counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Pettis is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Szczęsny lets loose with a powerful body kick. Pettis will feel that in the morning.
Pettis throws a series of punches but Szczęsny moves out of range.
Szczęsny throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Pettis's head.
Szczęsny tries a head kick but it misses.
Szczęsny thuds his shin into the meat of Pettis's side.
A jab from Szczęsny finds it's way through Pettis's defenses.
Pettis is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Szczęsny's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Decent striking displayed by Szczęsny there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Szczęsny steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Szczęsny.
Szczęsny jabs Pettis to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Pettis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Szczęsny throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Szczęsny lets loose with a powerful body kick. Pettis will feel that in the morning.
Pettis is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Szczęsny.
Pettis fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Szczęsny is out of range.
Pettis walks into a straight right hand from Szczęsny.
Pettis misses the shot to the body.
Pettis is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Szczęsny.
Pettis throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pettis ducks right into an uppercut from Szczęsny.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis throws a body punch but Szczęsny moves out of range.
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Szczęsny works over Pettis's head and body with a nice combination.
Szczęsny tests Pettis's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Szczęsny connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Szczęsny.
Pettis feinted with a counter takedown.
Szczęsny throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Szczęsny checks a leg kick.
Szczęsny has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Nice body punch from Szczęsny.
Szczęsny throws a solid leg kick but Pettis takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Szczęsny.
Pettis throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Szczęsny counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The fighters circling - Pettis throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Good leg kick by Szczęsny there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Szczęsny lets loose with a powerful body kick. Pettis will feel that in the morning.
Pettis misses with a right hand
and Szczęsny makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A chopping leg kick lands by Szczęsny.
Good shot there by Szczęsny.
Szczęsny connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Pettis tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Pettis ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Szczęsny moves away.
Szczęsny throws a lazy right hand but Pettis sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Szczęsny tries a head kick but it misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


That kick from Szczęsny tenderised Pettis's leg. Pettis is trying to keep his angry face on.
Pettis misses with a right hand
and Szczęsny connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice body punch from Pettis.
Szczęsny goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Szczęsny scores with a body shot.
A good leg kick by Szczęsny.
Szczęsny lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Good leg kick by Szczęsny there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Szczęsny thuds his shin into the meat of Pettis's side.
Pettis throws a body shot but no joy.
Szczęsny misses with a low kick.
Szczęsny avoids the body shot from Pettis.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis misses with a wild body shot.
Pettis throws a sloppy body shot
and Szczęsny counters with a nice uppercut.
Szczęsny is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Pettis throws a body shot but no joy.
Pettis is looking to wear down Szczęsny with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Pettis on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Pettis is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Szczęsny is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A slapping leg kick lands for Szczęsny.
Szczęsny lunges at Pettis with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Pettis's hand.
Pettis swats away the attempt to clinch by Szczęsny.
Pettis stuns Szczęsny with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Szczęsny scoring well with a low kick there.
Szczęsny has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A slapping leg kick lands for Szczęsny.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Szczęsny - that will leave a mark!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pettis takes a swing at Szczęsny's ribcage but misses.
Victor Szczęsny seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Szczęsny misses with a head kick.
Szczęsny jabs Pettis right on the nose. Pettis blinks but takes it well.
Pettis blocks a jab.
Szczęsny connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Szczęsny misses with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis with a lazy takedown attempt

and Szczęsny counters by moving into the clinch.
Szczęsny pushes off an throws an elbow but Pettis leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Szczęsny pushes off an throws an elbow but Pettis leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.

Pettis pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Pettis swinging wildly here.
Szczęsny lands an overhand right.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pettis blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Szczęsny misses with a wild body shot.
Szczęsny connects with an inside leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Szczęsny.
Szczęsny connects with an inside leg kick.
A good leg kick by Szczęsny.
Victor Szczęsny is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Pettis looks to score with a jab to the body but Szczęsny is just out of range.
Pettis throws a body shot but no joy.
Szczęsny throws the left hand but Pettis avoids the punch easily.
Pettis thows a left - swing and a miss!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Szczęsny uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Anthony Pettis has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Szczęsny scores with a jab to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Victor Szczęsny comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Szczęsny 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 Luis Engracia scores the fight 27:30
Judge Alexandre Firmino scores the fight 27:30
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Victor Szczęsny!

An intense looking Victor Szczęsny took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'Come on Patrick Seery, lets, go for a trilogy while we can! '.
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Event: TWGC 17 (135lbs, D2): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Jul 02, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Aldo Crespo. Crespo has chosen Silent Lucidity as his entrance music. Pettis has a slight injury, which hopefully won't affect the fight too much. Aldo Crespo acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.




167 cm
29 yrs
143 lbs



185 cm
21 yrs
147 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the bantamweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 1 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Aldo Crespo!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Kenichi Hosakawa and Yuuki Gou.


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

Crespo gets tackled into the cage by Pettis. Pettis maintains the clinch.
Pettis has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Crespo avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Crespo is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Pettis pulls him back up using the underhooks.

Pettis gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Crespo
Pettis is breathing heavily.
Pettis wants to control from the top but Crespo keeps moving.
Crespo seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Crespo is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Crespo working a defensive guard here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crespo 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: Pettis (2) vs (2) Crespo
We've been hearing good reports from Pettis'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 one minute gone in the round.

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

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

Crespo is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Pettis doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Crespo.
Pettis keeps control of the position for the meantime.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crespo is trying to control. Pettis wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Crespo is trying to work for a kimura but Pettis is defending well.
My spies in Hellfire Antechamber inform me that Crespo has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Crespo wants to take a breather but Pettis is having none of it.

Crespo is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Pettis sees it coming and defends easily.
Crespo seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pettis does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Crespo is trying to work for a kimura but Pettis is defending well.

Crespo 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Crespo is looking for a kimura here.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Crespo is looking for a kimura but Pettis is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Crespo to get the leverage.
Crespo is looking to take a break and control but Pettis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Crespo is looking for a kimura here.
Crespo stalling.
Pettis trying to control from the bottom.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Crespo content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

Crespo is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Crespo is keen to just control but Pettis is a slippery customer.

Crespo is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Pettis doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Crespo.
Crespo slows the pace down in half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Crespo wants to work for an arm triangle but Pettis is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Pettis is trying to control but can't.
Crespo wants to control but Pettis is keeping him busy.
Crespo tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pettis knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

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

Crespo is looking for a kimura here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Crespo trying to control from Pettis's half guard. Pettis has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Crespo trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Crespo wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis 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: Pettis (4) vs (2) Crespo
Pettis is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Crespo is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Pettis's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Pettis's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Pettis (4) vs (6) Crespo

Crespo has the hooks in and he's looking for a rear naked choke here. Pettis is defending well but eventually Crespo manages to get an arm under the chin and he's locked on the RNC! Pettis has no choice but to tap now! He does! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Aldo Crespo!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Aldo Crespo waved his t-shirt featuring RAGS of a RONIN's logo in front of the cameras.

 

Event: Combate 10: Aas vs Pouko     
Date:   Jun 24, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Desmond Fairbanks and Anthony Pettis. 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.

173 cm
21
142 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
167 cm
29
144 lbs
15 - 9 - 1
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

House of Valor

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Desmond Fairbanks!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Emerson Jorge and Edson Gomes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fairbanks.
A countering left hand to the body from Pettis misses.
Pettis loads up on a big right hand but Fairbanks slips the punch.
Fairbanks throws a combination that misses
and Fairbanks takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fairbanks has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Tōshi in the buildup to the fight.
Fairbanks lands a lovely overhand right.
Fairbanks misses with a looping right.
Fairbanks jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pettis misses with a lunging right hand
and Fairbanks counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pettis lands with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Fairbanks.
Good shot there by Pettis.
Pettis lunges at Fairbanks with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Fairbanks's hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fairbanks looks to land a left hand but Pettis moved out of range nicely.
Fairbanks throws a good cross that connects.
Fairbanks clobbers Pettis with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Pettis throws a nice looking combination but Fairbanks bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A little feinted left hand from Fairbanks on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Fairbanks scores with a hook.
Pettis shoots in looking for a takedown but Fairbanks manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Pettis's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Fairbanks was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Fairbanks will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Pettis looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Fairbanks takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nice defenses there by Pettis.
Pettis looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis throws a body shot but no joy.
Pettis misses with a body shot
and Fairbanks counters with a stiff right hand.
Fairbanks is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Pettis with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A slow jab from Fairbanks misses its intended target.
Fairbanks dips to his left and cracks Pettis with an uppercut!
A telegraphed right hand from Fairbanks misses the target.
Pettis swings for the body but Fairbanks moves out of range.
Pettis connects with a body shot.
Pettis throws the left hand but Fairbanks avoids the punch easily.
A little feinted left hand from Fairbanks on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A swing and a miss from Fairbanks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Fairbanks throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
Pettis looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Good standup being displayed there by Pettis as he connects with a hook.
Fairbanks misses with a hook.
Pettis looks to score with a jab to the body but Fairbanks is just out of range.
Fairbanks staying out of range there.
Pettis fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Fairbanks rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pettis dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pettis misses with an attempted mid kick.
A little feinted left hand from Fairbanks on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Pettis slips a straight right by Fairbanks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fairbanks misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
Pettis fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fairbanks manages to avoid it.
Fairbanks throwing a counter right hand but Pettis manages to avoid it.
Decent striking displayed by Pettis there.
Fairbanks misses with a lunging right hand
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
Left hook, right uppercut from Fairbanks.
Fairbanks throws a looping overhand right but Pettis ducks down to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Anthony Pettis will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Pettis keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fairbanks.
Pettis takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Fairbanks takes one to the side of the head.
Pettis defending well as Fairbanks loads up on a big left hand.
Fairbanks cracks Pettis with a good jab.
Fairbanks throws out a loose jab but Pettis uses good head movement to avoid it.
As Fairbanks backs off Pettis throws a huge counter combo but Fairbanks manages to avoid it all.
Pettis uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Fairbanks misses.
Pettis misses with a looping left.
Desmond Fairbanks is winning the standup battle so far.
Pettis throws a shot from downtown. Fairbanks moves away and avoids it.
Fairbanks throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pettis sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fairbanks throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
Fairbanks looks to land a right hand but Pettis moved out of range.
Fairbanks walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Pettis uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Pettis throws a left and a right that both miss
and Fairbanks counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Fairbanks misses with a looping left.

Pettis looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Pettis controlling from the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fairbanks manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pettis manages to get himself to full guard.

Fairbanks wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
Fairbanks trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Fairbanks looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Fairbanks passes into side control.
Fairbanks trying to control the action but Pettis is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Fairbanks controls the position.
Fairbanks tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.
Fairbanks trying to control the position but Pettis is working away.
Pettis can't do much from the bottom here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
A lull in the action here.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pettis is not content to let Fairbanks control the position.
Pettis is looking to reverse the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Fairbanks is looking to take a break and control but Pettis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Fairbanks advances to full mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Desmond Fairbanks dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Fairbanks avoids a punch combination nicely.
A little feinted left hand from Fairbanks on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Fairbanks lands the left hand.
Pettis lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Fairbanks connects with a right hand. Pettis shakes it off.
Fairbanks throws a right hand that misses
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fairbanks misses with a looping right.
Pettis bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Fairbanks misses with a straight left.
Pettis ducks under a wild hook from Fairbanks.
It seemed like Pettis was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fairbanks misses with a hook
and Fairbanks takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Pettis works the jab nicely.
Fairbanks lands with a hook. Pettis tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Pettis lands with an uppercut that bounces Fairbanks off the cage and back into range.
Pettis pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pettis throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pettis swings widly with a right hand
and Fairbanks counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pettis misses the body punch
letting Fairbanks counter with a right hand.
Pettis slips a jab from Fairbanks.
Pettis swings widly with a right hand
and Fairbanks counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Pettis.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fairbanks scores with a crisp jab that stopped Pettis in his tracks.
Pettis lands a head shot.
Fairbanks slips under a jab from Pettis.
Pettis uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fairbanks.
Pettis doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Fairbanks waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pettis.
Fairbanks slips under a jab from Pettis.
Pettis with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Fairbanks misses with a hook. Pettis ducked under it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fairbanks connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Pettis's hands.
A slow jab from Fairbanks misses its intended target.
Pettis throws a shot from downtown. Fairbanks moves away and avoids it.
Pettis looks to land a right hand but Fairbanks moved out of range.
Fairbanks throws a hook but Pettis blocks it.
Pettis waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Fairbanks.
Fairbanks misses the shot to the body.
Pettis misses with an uppercut. Fairbanks saw that one coming.
Pettis lands with a straight right. Fairbanks didn't see that one coming.
Fairbanks throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pettis sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fairbanks jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pettis waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Fairbanks.
Pettis slips a jab from Fairbanks.
Fairbanks uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Fairbanks was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Fairbanks misses with a right hand
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Fairbanks misses with a left hand
and Pettis cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fairbanks throws an off balance right hand
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Fairbanks uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Fairbanks throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Pettis appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Anthony Pettis.
I think Pettis 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 Mauricio Rocha scores the fight 28:29
Judge Emerson Jorge scores the fight 29:29
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Anthony Pettis!

A victorious Anthony Pettis thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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49%

 

Event: Combate 8: Obamacare vs Jung     
Date:   Jun 10, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Vinnie Longworth and Anthony Pettis. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

168 cm
36
145 lbs
26 - 17 - 1
167 cm
29
144 lbs
14 - 9 - 1
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Vinnie Longworth!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Thiago Cunha and Daniel Cesar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Longworth moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Longworth lands the left hand.
Longworth throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Longworth shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Pettis but Pettis pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Longworth looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Longworth throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Pettis's waist but Pettis gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Longworth off to one side.
Nice cross by Longworth.
Pettis defending well as Longworth loads up on a big left hand.
Pettis is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Nice cross by Longworth.
Longworth throws out a powerful jab.
Longworth throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
A jab from Longworth misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pettis on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
The crowd cheers as Pettis lands an impressive looking overhand right. Longworth doesn't seem phased though.
Longworth looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Pettis lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis scores with the left hand. Longworth knows he should have avoided that one.
Pettis throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Longworth sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pettis connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Longworth momentarily.
Pettis uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Longworth.
Pettis moves out of range of the body kick from Longworth.
Pettis looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

Longworth shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Pettis napping and manages to drive through into side control!
An elbow from Longworth crashes against the mat.

Longworth swings around for an armbar but Pettis sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Longworth's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pettis slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Longworth.
My spies in Combate Gym 🇧🇷 inform me that Pettis has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Pettis passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Longworth!
Longworth looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
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.
Longworth is keeping busy.
Longworth tries to break free.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Longworth turns into Pettis and is now in his guard.
Longworth throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Longworth tries to free his leg and advance position but Pettis is retaining full guard.
Pettis managing to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Longworth trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Pettis utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pettis not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis has control of Longworth's left arm, preventing Longworth from doing any damage.
Pettis can't keep his opponent in guard - Longworth advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Longworth looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Pettis with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Pettis taking some punishment here, with Longworth in his half guard.
Longworth performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Longworth throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Pettis to regain full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Pettis holds on and takes a little breather.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Pettis is on top in guard.

Pettis stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Longworth swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pettis trying to control the position from guard on top but Longworth is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Longworth bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pettis's guard.

Longworth working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Longworth is looking to work some ground and pound but Pettis has wrist control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Longworth cracks Pettis with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Pettis throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Pettis has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Longworth.
Longworth misses with a takedown attempt - Pettis sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Pettis misses.
Longworth with a lazy takedown attempt
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Longworth defending well as Pettis loads up on a big left hand.
Pettis misses with a wild body shot.
Nice body punch from Longworth.
Longworth comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Pettis misses with a double jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Longworth missing with a left hand there. Pettis was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Pettis throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A big left from Longworth misses.
Longworth throws a sloppy head kick and Pettis moves out of range easily.
A shot to the body from Longworth misses
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis throws a good cross that connects.
Pettis on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A bone on bone clash there as Longworth blocks the leg kick.
Pettis steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Longworth.
Pettis slips under a jab.
It seemed like Pettis was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Longworth drives through with a takedown into guard.
Longworth showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Longworth working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Longworth wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
Longworth lands a couple of digs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Vinnie Longworth overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pettis is controlling Longworth's posture.
Pettis wants to stand but Longworth is controlling the position.
Longworth landing with the ground and pound.
Pettis seems keen to control Longworth's posture.
Longworth is looking to work some ground and pound but Pettis has wrist control.

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

The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pettis stands and throws Longworth's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Longworth tries to improve position but can't.
Longworth is working hard here to advance position.
Longworth struggling a bit here.
Longworth trying to remain calm as Pettis controls from the top position.
Longworth is looking for a sweep.
Longworth struggling a bit here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Longworth is trying to improve his position.
Longworth trying to control but Pettis flips him over like a cheap hooker and has his back!
A lull in the action here.
Longworth rolls, trying to escape but Pettis keeps control of the position.
Pettis controlling the position well here. Longworth rolled but Pettis kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Longworth wants to escape the position.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Pettis's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Longworth misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
Longworth throws an off balance right hand
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pettis on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Longworth fakes the leg kick and cracks Pettis in the body.
Longworth misses with a body shot.
Longworth darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Longworth tries to land a leg kick but Pettis saw it coming and moves away.
Pettis let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Longworth dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Longworth misses with a hook
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Longworth avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Longworth gets cracked there but stands up to it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Longworth takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Longworth darts in looking for a takedown but Pettis gets double underhooks and turns Longworth into the cage.
Longworth tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Longworth moves out of range as Pettis strikes.
Longworth throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Longworth throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Longworth misses with a series of wild punches.
Pettis with the counter takedown but Longworth avoids it easily.
Longworth misses with a body shot.
Pettis keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Longworth.
Longworth lets loose with a powerful body kick. Pettis will feel that in the morning.
Longworth pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pettis takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Longworth misses with a wild combination.
Longworth throws a big shot that misses.
Longworth shoots in for a double leg but Pettis sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Longworth throws a lazy right hand but Pettis sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Pettis is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis moves out of range as Longworth strikes.
Longworth slips a straight right by Pettis.
Pettis avoids a punch combination nicely.
Longworth on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Pettis moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice defenses there by Pettis.
Longworth looks to land a right hand but Pettis moved out of range.
Longworth shoots and misses
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Vinnie Longworth. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Pettis walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Longworth throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pettis sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Longworth throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Pettis! But no joy.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Pettis cracks Longworth with an open hand slap.
Pettis avoids the body shot from Longworth.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Longworth.
Pettis connects with a right hand. Longworth shakes it off.
Longworth comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Longworth is looking to chop away at Pettis's legs.
Longworth throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.
Longworth takes one on the button.

Longworth scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.

Pettis makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pettis lands a right hook to the body.
Longworth misses the shot to the body.
Pettis checks a low kick from Longworth.
Pettis is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Longworth's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Pettis connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Longworth scrambles back to his feet.
Longworth swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Longworth misses.
Pettis slips under a jab from Longworth.
Pettis connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Pettis works Longworth's body with a nice hook.
Pettis misses with a straight left.

Pettis closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Longworth quickly recovers to half guard.
Longworth works his way to full guard. Good work.
Longworth wants to improve his position but instead Pettis has moved into half guard.
Longworth wants to control the action here but instead Pettis manages to pass to full mount!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Longworth is trying desperately to improve position.
Longworth throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.

And that's the end of the fight!
Anthony Pettis comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Pettis 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 Alexandre Firmino scores the fight 28:30
Judge Thiago Cunha scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Cesar scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Anthony Pettis!

During a confident post fight interview, Anthony Pettis thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Combate 4: Lutadores     
Date:   May 20, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Vinnie Longworth and Anthony Pettis. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

168 cm
36
145 lbs
26 - 17 - 0
167 cm
28
144 lbs
14 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Vinnie Longworth!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Seu Braga, Mauricio Rocha and Alexandre Firmino.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A swing and a miss from Longworth.
A nice side step and Pettis releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Longworth swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
Longworth throws a jab when Pettis was well out of range.
Longworth swinging wildly here.
Longworth misses with a lunging right hand
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
Longworth pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Longworth rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
Longworth throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Longworth misses with a hook.
Longworth lands with a hook. Pettis tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Longworth - that will leave a mark!
Pettis staying out of range there.
Longworth misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
Pettis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pettis 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.
Longworth connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Pettis momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Longworth looks to throw the jab but Pettis is out of range.
Pettis let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis slips a straight right by Longworth.
Pettis walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Pettis punishes Longworth's body with a nice straight punch.
Longworth is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pettis.
Longworth lands an overhand right.
Longworth shoots in for a takedown but Pettis shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Pettis swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Longworth fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pettis manages to avoid it.
Vinnie Longworth seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pettis throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Longworth stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Longworth throws a hook to the side of Pettis's head but Pettis sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Longworth.
Longworth rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Pettis counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Longworth lands a head shot.
Longworth swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Longworth with a lazy takedown attempt
and Longworth takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pettis looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Pettis comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Longworth throws a poor cross that misses
and Pettis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Pettis loads up on a big right hand but Longworth slips the punch.
Nice cross by Longworth.
Pettis wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Pettis throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Longworth throwing a counter right hand but Pettis manages to avoid it.
Longworth throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Longworth throws a front kick that sends Pettis stumbling back into the cage.
Longworth lands a nice looking body shot.
Longworth misses with a body kick.
Pettis is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Pettis throws a shot to the body.
Longworth avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

Longworth 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 ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis wants to sweep here but Longworth controlling him for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Longworth loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Longworth trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pettis controls Longworth momentarily but Longworth frees himself.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Longworth's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Longworth passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Longworth working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.

Longworth looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Longworth slows the pace down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Longworth swings around for an armbar but Pettis sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Longworth's guard.
Pettis showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Pettis postures up.
Pettis stays in close to Longworth's body and controls the position.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Longworth is looking for a triangle but Pettis pushes his legs off easily.
Pettis content to stall in guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Longworth walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Longworth swings widly with a right hand
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Longworth dips to his left and cracks Pettis with an uppercut!
Pettis misses with a straight right.
Longworth throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pettis works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Pettis showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Longworth.
Pettis slips under a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Longworth throws a sloppy body shot
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Longworth throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Decent striking displayed by Longworth there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Longworth throws a head kick that misses
and Pettis counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.

Pettis gets caught flat footed, as Longworth shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis is looking for a triangle but Longworth pushes his legs off easily.
Longworth stands up over Pettis, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Longworth controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Longworth throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Longworth postures up and lands a big shot to Pettis's brow.
Pettis avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Longworth trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Longworth pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pettis is keeping the position for now.
Pettis tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Longworth from controlling successfully.
Longworth missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Longworth stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pettis swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Longworth with a nice head shot there.
Longworth with a flurry of punches that miss.

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


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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Longworth controls Pettis momentarily but Pettis frees himself.
Longworth keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

Pettis got a little sloppy there for a moment and Longworth has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Pettis has managed to get both his arms back between Longworth's legs - danger averted.
Longworth not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.

Longworth is looking for a triangle but Pettis pushes his legs off easily.
Longworth trying to control the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Longworth tests Pettis's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Pettis tried to score with a low kick but Longworth checks it.
Longworth swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis slips under a jab from Longworth.
Pettis is looking for the big counter here.
Pettis comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Longworth lands a jab.
Pettis will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Longworth is looking to counter punch.
Longworth with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Vinnie Longworth will probably get the nod.
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.


Longworth swings widly with a right hand
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A big right from Longworth misses.
Vinnie Longworth is winning the standup battle so far.
Pettis dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pettis takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Pettis throws a hook but Longworth avoids it easily.
Pettis moves out of range as Longworth throws a body kick.
Longworth misses with a body shot.
Nice defenses there by Longworth.
Nice defenses there by Pettis.
Longworth on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Longworth throws a lazy head kick
and Longworth takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Pettis ducks under a wild hook from Longworth.
Longworth shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Pettis but Pettis pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Pettis scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Longworth.
Longworth misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
A clash of legs there as Longworth blocks the low kick.
Pettis with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Longworth to score with a decent uppercut.
Longworth changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Longworth is looking to slow Pettis down with leg kicks.
A head kick misses from Longworth.
Longworth looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Pettis! But no joy.
Pettis misses with a looping left.
Pettis checks a low kick from Longworth.
Longworth comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A combination from Longworth does no damage.
Longworth misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Longworth misses the target.
Pettis throws a half hearted mid kick.
Longworth misses with an uppercut. Pettis saw that one coming.
Longworth misses with a left hand
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Longworth fails to land with a series of punches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Longworth throws an off balance right hand
and Pettis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Pettis loads up on a big right hand but Longworth slips the punch.
Longworth takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Pettis scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Longworth dodges the punch combination from Pettis.
Pettis throws a leg kick but Longworth checks it.
Longworth with a poor takedown
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Longworth throws out a leg kick but Pettis moves out of range and Longworth only half commits.
Pettis changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoids the body shot from Longworth.
It seemed like Pettis was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Longworth misses with a kick to the body
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Longworth shoots for a takedown but Pettis saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Vinnie Longworth. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Longworth swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Pettis swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Pettis uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Longworth.
Longworth keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Longworth shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Longworth was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Pettis takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Longworth creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Pettis sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Pettis tries to buck Longworth off but Longworth is having none of it.
Pettis regains half guard, as Longworth was trying to land strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Longworth takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Longworth trying to mount his opponent but Pettis defends it.
The fighters are battling for position here. Pettis manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pettis is controlling Longworth's posture.
Longworth wants to control from the top but Pettis keeps moving.
Pettis lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Anthony Pettis.
I think Longworth 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 Seu Braga scores the fight 29:29
Judge Mauricio Rocha scores the fight 28:29
Judge Alexandre Firmino scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a majority draw!
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Event: TWGC 16 (145lbs, D2): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   May 04, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Jonas Putin. Putin comes into a darkened arena with his song building. "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
28 yrs
144 lbs



166 cm
38 yrs
159 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Jonas Putin!
The judges for this bout are David Schapiro, Steve Montenegro and John Roberts.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Pettis moves in looking to clinch but Putin pushes him off.
Putin tries to counter by closing the distance.

Pettis closes the distance and clinches.
Putin tries to pull guard but Pettis forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Putin tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Pettis smiles and moves away.
Pettis tries to clinch but Putin moves out of range.
Putin tries to counter with a clinch but Pettis shakes him off and moves away.
Putin 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.

Pettis darts in and clinches Putin up against the cage.
Putin jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Pettis walks away with a smile on his face. Putin gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jonas Putin.

Pettis has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Putin tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

Putin has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Pettis uses from the top position.
Putin controlling the position.
Pettis pushing down on Putin's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Putin is refusing to be controlled, as Pettis sits in half guard.
Pettis passes into side control, despite Putin's attempt to control the position.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (3) vs (0) Putin
Pettis wants to lay and pray for a moment but Putin keeps working.
Pettis just content to control the position.
You can see the frustration on Putin's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Putin tries to bench press Pettis off him but Pettis keeps the position.
Putin prevents Pettis from improving position.
Putin is not content to let Pettis control the position.
Putin tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pettis wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to control but Putin is keeping him busy.
Putin is looking for a sweep.
Putin can't do much from the bottom here.
Putin is looking to reverse the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Putin regains half guard.
Pettis sitting and controlling from the half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Putin has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pettis is working away from the top position though.
Pettis wants to pass to mount but Putin is defending the position.
Pettis slows the pace down in half guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Putin is controlling Pettis's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Putin is refusing to be controlled, as Pettis sits in half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Putin is trying to maintain the position but Pettis is very close to passing his half guard.
Putin won't allow Pettis to pass to mount.
We've been hearing good reports from Pettis'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.
Pettis wants to take a breather but Putin is having none of it.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but Putin defending well.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Putin tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Putin keeping control of the position.
Pettis slows the pace down in half guard.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Putin for as long as he can get away with.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to take a breather but Putin is having none of it.
Pettis controlling the action here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Putin!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (6) vs (0) Putin
Putin is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Putin manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Putin wants to improve his position but Pettis is controlling well.
Putin is staying active underneath Pettis, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Pettis tries to pass the half guard into mount. Putin knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Putin is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Pettis.
Putin makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Putin.
Putin pulls Pettis in close to his closed guard and prevents Pettis from doing any damage or advancing position.
Pettis not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to control but Putin is working from the bottom.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pettis is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Putin is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Putin wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
Putin is pulling down on Pettis's head to control his posture.
Putin wants to sweep but no luck.
Pettis passes Putin's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Putin regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Putin is keeping the position for now.
Pettis stays in close to Putin's body and controls the position.
Putin tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pettis tries to free his leg and advance position but Putin is retaining full guard.
Pettis is working hard here to advance position.
Pettis wants to control from the top but Putin keeps moving.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Putin keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Pettis passes Putin's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Pettis is trying to control the action in half guard but Putin is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Putin tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Putin is trying is best to control the position here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 6 to 0.
Anthony Pettis is the new featherweight champion!

 

Event: TWGC 16 (145lbs, D2): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   May 03, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Prathamesh Randhawa. The crowd seem to be enjoying Randhawa's choice of entrance music: Dhoom Taana. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
28 yrs
144 lbs



180 cm
33 yrs
151 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 1 losses; Prathamesh Randhawa!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Reed Andrews and Franklyn Lucas.


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

Pettis rushes Randhawa and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Randhawa changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Pettis fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Randhawa changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Pettis tries to avoid it but Randhawa manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Pettis to the ground. Pettis escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Randhawa misses with a takedown attempt - Pettis sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Prathamesh Randhawa.
Randhawa looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Pettis is fending him off so far but Randhawa persists. Nope, Pettis circles away and we're back to standing.

Pettis closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Randhawa tries for a takedown but Pettis manages to get underhooks.

Pettis is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Randhawa can't fight it off and eventually Pettis manages to take the fight to the floor. Randhawa looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Randhawa
Randhawa tries to land a sweep but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Randhawa looking to control but Pettis passes into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis seems to be looking for submissions.
Pettis is thwarting Randhawa's attempts to control the position.
Randhawa manages to get to full guard.
Pettis sitting in guard here, content to control.
Pettis works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Randhawa is trying to maintain the position but Pettis is very close to passing his half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Randhawa actively working from the bottom here.
Randhawa is looking to improve his position.

Randhawa looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Randhawa wants to get back to full guard but Pettis has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Randhawa
Randhawa has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Randhawa can't do much from the bottom here.
Randhawa prevents Pettis from moving into mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa is looking for a sweep.
Pettis wants to control but Randhawa is keeping him busy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.

Pettis looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Pettis gets to mount! Randhawa was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Pettis (7) vs (0) Randhawa
Randhawa is desperately trying to improve his position but Pettis has a good base and remains in mount.
Randhawa tries to lock up and control but Pettis gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa is working to get back to half guard.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
We've been hearing good reports from Pettis'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.
Randhawa keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Pettis tries to control but Randhawa wriggling away.
Randhawa tries to reverse the position but Pettis maintains control.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa is squirming around, avoiding Pettis's attempts to control the action.
Pettis prevents Randhawa from getting the reversal.
Randhawa is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Randhawa regains half guard.
Randhawa is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Pettis jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: P