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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

Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)



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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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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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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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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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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pop
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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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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!
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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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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
30%

 

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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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
75%

 

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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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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RATING
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: Pettis (10) vs (0) Randhawa
Pettis working away.
Randhawa tries to get back to half guard but can't.
You can see the frustration on Randhawa's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa is looking to regain half guard here but Pettis keeps moving and retains side control.
Randhawa is trying to control Pettis's posture but Pettis avoids it.
Randhawa prevents Pettis from moving into mount.
Randhawa is looking for a sweep.
Pettis slows the pace down.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Randhawa can't do much from the bottom here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa is looking for a sweep.
Randhawa wants to control but Pettis postures up.
Pettis taking a breather here.
Pettis trying to control the action but Randhawa is working from the bottom.
Randhawa is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to lay and pray for a moment but Randhawa keeps working.
Randhawa is trying to improve his position.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Randhawa regains half guard.
Pettis controlling the action here.
Randhawa wants to improve his position but Pettis is controlling well.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pettis performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Randhawa wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pettis takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Randhawa is looking to control Pettis's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Randhawa avoid being mounted?
Randhawa works his way to full guard. Good work.
Pettis controlling from the top 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.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
Pettis passes Randhawa's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Pettis looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Randhawa wants to get back to full guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa 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 (10) vs (4) Randhawa

Pettis preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Randhawa.
Randhawa doesn't have the hooks in and Pettis manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pettis (12) vs (4) Randhawa
Randhawa trying to keep a closed guard but Pettis is proving a slippery customer.
Randhawa tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pettis stays in close to Randhawa's body and controls the position.

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

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Randhawa wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
Pettis stays in close to Randhawa's body and controls the position.
Randhawa is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis pushing down on Randhawa's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Pettis with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Randhawa is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pettis pulls his head out easily.
Randhawa is trying to get back to full guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Randhawa tries to roll over but Pettis keeps him under control.
Randhawa is refusing to be controlled, as Pettis sits in half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Randhawa moves into full guard.
Pettis is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis takes the fight on points by 12 to 4.

 

Event: TWGC 16 (145lbs, D2): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   May 02, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Daniel Ryan and Anthony Pettis. Ryan kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is I'd Love to Knock the Hell out of You by Hank Williams, Jr. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!




183 cm
42 yrs
159 lbs



167 cm
28 yrs
144 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Daniel Ryan! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are John Roberts, Joseph Jones and Jorge Garcia.


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

Pettis pushes Ryan up against the cage in a clinch.
Ryan has Pettis pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Pettis manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.

Pettis lands a takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Ryan (0) vs (2) Pettis
Ryan looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pettis is one step ahead there.
Ryan will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Ryan can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Pettis controls the pace.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Ryan throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Ryan looking for a guillotine here but Pettis defends easily.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking to pass the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Ryan throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

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

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

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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Ryan looking to control but Pettis passes into half guard.
Ryan won't allow Pettis to pass to mount.
Ryan manages to get to full guard.
Pettis controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is pushing down on Ryan's leg trying to pass to half guard. Ryan is fighting to maintain full guard but Pettis has managed to sneak the leg through.
Ryan wants to improve his position but Pettis is controlling well.

Ryan actively working from the bottom here.
Ryan is looking to control Pettis's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Ryan avoid being mounted?
Pettis stalling.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pettis passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Ryan (0) vs (5) Pettis

Pettis looking to secure an arm triangle but Ryan defends it well.
Ryan looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Ryan (0) vs (8) Pettis

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Ryan turns into Pettis and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Ryan (2) vs (8) Pettis
Pettis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Ryan stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pettis swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pettis has his hands on Ryan's head, controlling the position.
Our spies down at at Johnson MMA inform us that Pettis has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Pettis controls Ryan momentarily but Ryan frees himself.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Ryan from controlling successfully.
Ryan slips nicely into half guard.
Pettis trying to hold on to Ryan's head to control him but Ryan postures up.

Ryan wants to work for an arm triangle but Pettis is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Pettis makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Pettis.
Ryan pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pettis is keeping the position for now.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Ryan is working hard here to advance position.

Ryan 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 Ryan has Pettis in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Ryan (2) vs (10) Pettis
Pettis controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Ryan looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Ryan keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
Ryan is looking to sweep but instead, Pettis has passed into half guard.
Pettis takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tries to pass to full mount but Ryan defends it.

Ryan actively working from the bottom here.

Ryan looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis wants to pass to mount but Ryan is defending the position.

Ryan is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pettis pulls his head out easily.
Pettis is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Ryan looking for submissions off his back.
Ryan tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Ryan trying to control from the bottom.
Pettis with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Ryan is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pettis pulls his head out easily.
Pettis controlling the action here.

Ryan looking for submissions off his back.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Ryan works his way to full guard. Good work.
Pettis slips nicely into half guard.
Ryan is trying to get back to full guard.
Pettis is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Ryan (2) vs (13) Pettis
Pettis tries to control but Ryan wriggling away.
Ryan is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Ryan to control.
Pettis looking to control and managing it successfully.
Pettis tries to push Ryan's head away but Ryan is holding on tight.
Pettis content just to control the position here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis wins on points by 13 to 2.

 

Event: TWGC 16 (145lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - R2     
Date:   Apr 24, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Paulo Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




167 cm
28 yrs
144 lbs



177 cm
25 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 1 wins and 1 losses; Anthony Pettis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Paulo Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Thiago Cunha and Leandro Rodrigues.


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

Pettis moves into the clinch.

Pettis has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is trying to keep an underhook but Pettis manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Pettis (2) vs (0) Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is in trouble now - Pettis has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pettis (5) vs (0) Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera tries to reverse the position but Pettis maintains control.
Pettis content just to control the position here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera tries to lock up and control but Pettis gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis moves to back control.
Score +3 for taking back: Pettis (8) vs (0) Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.

Pettis is looking for the choke from the back position but Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is controlling his hands well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from the back.
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.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is defending well here and trying to improve his 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.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is really stuck here.
Pettis controls the position.

Pettis working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Pettis biding his time, looking for the opening.
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.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera just trying to survive but Pettis is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Pettis is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.

Pettis is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pettis is persistently looking for the submission but Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is defending it well.
Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera trying to control the hands but Pettis breaks the grip.
Good control from Pettis.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Pettis is working for the choke. It looks like he might have got it... has he...? Yes! Da Santa Michael Dos Oliviera is tapping out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Anthony Pettis!

 

Event: TWGC 16 (145lbs, D2): Rio de Janeiro Qu - Round 1     
Date:   Apr 23, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Nik Snow and Anthony Pettis. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




178 cm
23 yrs
159 lbs



167 cm
28 yrs
144 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Nik Snow! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Anthony Pettis!
The judges for this bout are Thiago Cunha, Mauricio Rocha and Emerson Jorge.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Pettis tries to clinch but Snow moves out of range.

Snow gets tackled into the cage by Pettis. Pettis maintains the clinch.
Snow jumps guard but Pettis turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Snow 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. Snow gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.

Pettis gets tackled into the cage by Snow. Snow maintains the clinch.
Snow is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Pettis to keep the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Nik Snow. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Snow jumps guard and drags Pettis to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pettis wants to control from the top but Snow keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis passes into half guard.
Pettis looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Snow wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Snow actively working from the bottom here.
My spies in Johnson MMA inform me that Pettis has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Snow is looking to improve his position.
Snow is trying to control but Pettis manages to pass to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Snow (0) vs (3) Pettis
Pettis wants to take Snow's back but he can't do it this time.
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 controlling from the full mount.
Pettis trying to control but Snow is having none of it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Snow tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controlling from mount.
Snow wants to control but Pettis is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Snow is looking to escape.
Pettis content just to control the position here.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Snow to control.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pettis looking to control but Snow is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Snow definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Snow tries to control Pettis's body but Pettis pushes him off. Snow squirms to his side and now Pettis has his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Snow (0) vs (6) Pettis
Pettis has good solid back control here.
A lull in the action here.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Good control from Pettis.
Snow trying to control the action but Pettis just sinks the hooks in.
Pettis is looking to control Snow but Snow is wriggling around and keeping busy.

That's seven 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.
Snow staying busy and making it hard for Pettis to control.
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.
Snow wants to control his opponent's hands but Pettis gets his hands free.

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.
Snow trying to control the action but Pettis just sinks the hooks in.
A lull in the action here.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Snow looking to stop the rear naked choke attempt by controlling the hands.
Pettis is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Pettis is not going to allow Snow to sit and survive in this position.
Snow really must keep his cool here. He's controlling one of Pettis's hands and whilst he does that, he's got a chance of escaping the position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pettis avoiding Snow 's attempts to control his hands.
Pettis controlling from the back.
Pettis's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Snow looking to control the position.
Snow looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
Pettis wants to control but Snow manages to buck him off and is now in Pettis's guard! Nice work there by Snow!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Snow (2) vs (6) Pettis

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Snow controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Pettis looking to control.
Pettis controlling the position.
Snow is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Pettis seems keen to control Snow's posture.
Snow slips nicely into half guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pettis has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Snow is working away from the top position though.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Snow is controlling well.
Pettis is controlling Snow's trapped leg to prevent Snow from advancing to side control.
Snow trying to control from Pettis's half guard. Pettis has other ideas though and has regained full guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Snow is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Snow being controlled here momentarily.
Snow wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pettis wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pettis wins on points by 6 to 2.

 

Event: IFL 3-     
Date:   Apr 08, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Paulo Barbosa. 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 Paulo Barbosa was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

167 cm
28
144 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
166 cm
23
134 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Decent wrestler
Brawler
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 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 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, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Barbosa!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Edson Gomes and Paulo Santos.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A left lands for Pettis.
Pettis works over Barbosa's head and body with a nice combination.
Barbosa tries to close the distance and clinch up but Pettis swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Pettis ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Pettis throws a nice inside leg kick.
Pettis keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Pettis swats away the attempt to clinch by Barbosa.
Pettis is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barbosa lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
Pettis is looking to counter punch.
Pettis lands with a right hand.
Barbosa shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Barbosa 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.
Pettis catches Barbosa with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis scores with a leg kick.
Pettis scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Barbosa tries to clinch up
and Pettis counters with a nice body shot.
Barbosa shoots in for a takedown but Pettis shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Paulo Barbosa.
Nice sprawl there from Pettis as Barbosa shoots in.
Barbosa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pettis. Pettis obviously looking to wear him down.
Pettis cracks Barbosa with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Barbosa shoots in looking for a takedown. Pettis tries to sprawl out of it but Barbosa keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Pettis manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Barbosa dives in and grabs Pettis's left leg, looking for a takedown. Pettis pushes down on Barbosa's head and hops out.
Barbosa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
Barbosa on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Pettis throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Barbosa stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Barbosa fails with the takedown
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pettis uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Barbosa.
Pettis scores with a hook.
Barbosa with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Pettis to score with a decent uppercut.
Pettis's jab looks to have found its range, popping Barbosa under the eye.
Pettis is breathing heavily.
Barbosa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis throws a series of punches but Barbosa avoids them all with ease.
Pettis throws a sloppy head kick and Barbosa moves out of range easily.
Barbosa misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pettis.
Pettis misses with a wild body shot.
And Barbosa tries to counter it with a takedown but Pettis pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Pettis misses with a body shot.
Pettis goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Barbosa darts in looking for a takedown but Pettis gets double underhooks and turns Barbosa into the cage.
Pettis bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Barbosa's head backwards.
Pettis slaps away a takedown attempt from Barbosa, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Pettis stalks Barbosa and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Barbosa's face. Barbosa staggers backwards, shaken.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head kick by Barbosa misses
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
Pettis thumps Barbosa with a low kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Barbosa doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Pettis counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Barbosa thinking.
Left hook, right uppercut from Pettis.
Pettis lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Barbosa circles away quickly and effectively.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Barbosa.
Pettis scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
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!


Barbosa looks for a takedown but Pettis sprawls well.

Pettis closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Barbosa did well to prevent Pettis getting side control.
Barbosa is trying to escape back to his feet but Pettis uses the scramble to pass into side control.
Pettis is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barbosa wants to get back to his feet.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Pettis in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Barbosa struggling a bit here.
Pettis content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Barbosa for as long as he can get away with.
Pettis works to advance to full mount. Barbosa defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Pettis sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Barbosa tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Barbosa wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Pettis.
Barbosa really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Pettis throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Pettis controlling the pace for now.
Barbosa tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Barbosa is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Barbosa is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Barbosa wants to hold on but Pettis pushes him away.
Pettis controlling his opponent.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pettis lands a heavy elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Barbosa lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
Pettis connects with a right hand. Barbosa shakes it off.
Pettis lands with a good body shot.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Barbosa is defended easily by Pettis.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A quick step to the side and Pettis tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Barbosa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Barbosa takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Barbosa shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
A cross from Pettis lands.
Pettis defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Barbosa.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Paulo Barbosa.
Pettis changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Barbosa tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Paulo Barbosa is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pettis throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Barbosa stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Barbosa has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Pettis finds it's way round the side to connect with Barbosa's head.
A shot to the liver by Pettis. Beautiful body shot.
Barbosa is trying desperately to land a takedown but Pettis is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Barbosa.
Barbosa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Nice takedown defense from Barbosa. No joy for Pettis on that attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Barbosa tries to close the distance and clinch up but Pettis swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Pettis throws a push kick but Barbosa slaps the foot to one side.
Paulo Barbosa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A combination from Pettis does no damage.
Barbosa misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Pettis wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
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 body shot but no joy.
Barbosa shoots in for a takedown but Pettis shows good takedown defense.
Barbosa darts in looking for a takedown but Pettis gets double underhooks and turns Barbosa into the cage.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
Pettis throws a body shot but no joy.
Barbosa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis jabs at Barbosa's body.
Pettis throws a body punch but Barbosa moves out of range.
Barbosa drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Pettis defends it well.
Barbosa shoots for a double leg takedown but Pettis sprawls well. He's pushed Barbosa's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Barbosa steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Pettis. That one must have hurt.
Pettis lands a glancing blow to the side of Barbosa's head.
Barbosa takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Barbosa tries to land a front kick but Pettis steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Barbosa shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pettis lands with a shot to the body.
Anthony Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Barbosa takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Barbosa throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.
Pettis lands with a thumping leg kick.
Pettis scores with a nice right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pettis fails with a takedown attempt.
Barbosa fails with a takedown attempt.
Barbosa doesn't succeed with the takedown
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
Paulo Barbosa 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.
Pettis lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

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 Emerson Jorge scores the fight 30:26
Judge Edson Gomes scores the fight 30:25
Judge Paulo Santos scores the fight 30:25

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anthony Pettis!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: IFL 2- Pablo vs Pettis 2     
Date:   Apr 01, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Daniello Pablo. 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 Daniello Pablo was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

167 cm
28
144 lbs
13 - 8 - 0
175 cm
36
145 lbs
19 - 28 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 19 wins, 28 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Daniello Pablo!
The judges for this bout are Felipe Paraventi, Luis Engracia and Mauricio Rocha.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pablo fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Nice body punch from Pettis.
Nice jab there from Pettis.
Pettis misses with a straight right.
Pablo fails with the takedown
letting Pettis counter with a right hand.
A cross from Pettis lands.
Pettis misses with a straight left.
Pablo will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
A little feinted left hand from Pettis on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Pablo dives in for a single leg takedown but Pettis sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Pablo with a lazy takedown attempt
and Pettis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Pettis scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
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!
Pablo shoots in but Pettis avoids the takedown attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pablo shoots in and gets a takedown into Pettis's guard.
Pettis manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pablo manages to get himself to full guard.

Pettis is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Pettis chips away with some ground and pound.

Pablo throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Pablo working a defensive guard here.

That's two 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.

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

Pablo is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Pettis trying to control the position from guard on top but Pablo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pablo has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Pettis 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 Pablo.
Pablo tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pettis throws an elbow but Pablo slips to the side and avoids it well.
Pablo trying to remain calm as Pettis controls from the top position.
Pablo 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 takes a little break here. Pablo wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Pablo is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Pettis working the ground and pound from side control.
Pablo manages to get back to half guard.
Pablo avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pettis.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pablo is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pablo is staying active underneath Pettis, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pablo jabs Pettis to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pablo can do to turn this around?
Pettis stuffs the takedown attempt from Pablo. Pablo gets slowly back to his feet.
Pablo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pettis.
Pettis throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

Pablo feints and as Pettis raises his hands in defense, Pablo changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.

Pettis working for a triangle but Pablo defends it easily.
Pablo postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo advances position into side control!
Anthony Pettis overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pettis dodges the ground and pound from Pablo.
Pettis is looking for a sweep.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
You can see the frustration on Pettis's face as Pablo controls the position.
Pettis is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Pablo asserts his dominance and retains side control.

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.
You can see the frustration on Pettis's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Pablo is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Pettis knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Pablo working away.
Pablo lands a few punches from side control.

Pablo is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Pettis knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Pablo throws an elbow but Pettis slips to the side and avoids it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Pablo is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Pettis has escaped the position, nice work there.
Pablo in side control, throwing shots but Pettis defends.
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pablo scoring with punches from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Pettis regains half guard, as Pablo was trying to land strikes.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pablo trying to mount his opponent but Pettis defends it.
Pablo 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.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Pablo throwing shots but Pettis is blocking nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Daniello Pablo showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action!


Pettis misses with a wild combination.
Pablo swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Pettis connects with a crisp jab.
Pettis lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pablo takes one to the chin there.
Daniello Pablo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pettis keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Pettis tries to counter with a takedown but Pablo is quick to defend against it.
Pettis throws a head kick but Pablo moves out of range.
Pablo misses with a takedown attempt - Pettis sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis stuffs the takedown.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
Pettis fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Pablo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis lands a nice looking body shot.
Pettis throws a body punch but Pablo moves out of range.
Pettis slaps away a takedown attempt from Pablo, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Pettis lands a body shot.
A jab from Pettis finds it's way through Pablo's defenses.
Pettis bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A big right from Pettis misses.
Anthony Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.
Pablo shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Pettis sprawls well. Pettis wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Pablo gets slowly back to his feet.
As Pablo looks to move away, Pettis throws a big counter combo but Pablo just gets out of the way.
Pablo looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo misses with a takedown attempt
and Pettis counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pablo takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Pablo shoots for a double leg takedown but Pettis sprawls well. He's pushed Pablo's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Pettis looks to land a combination but Pablo avoids it well.
Pettis cracks Pablo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pablo changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Pettis tries to avoid it but Pablo manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Pettis to the ground. Pettis escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Pettis takes a swing at Pablo's ribcage but misses.
Pablo drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Pettis defends it well.
Pablo fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Pettis avoids it really well and circles away.
Pettis digs a good hook to Pablo's body.
Pablo takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pablo will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Pettis throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Pettis's corner calls for a 1-2. Pettis obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Pablo fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Pettis throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Pablo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A combination from Pettis does no damage.
Pettis just misses with a punch to the body.
Pablo shoots in for a double leg but Pettis sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Pettis is looking to land body kicks.
Pettis throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A left lands for Pettis.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pettis with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

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

Pablo is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Pettis presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Pablo fails to pull guard.

Pablo has hold of one of Pettis's legs. Pettis is fighting the takedown attempt but Pablo gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Pettis is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Pablo throws a big right hand that misses.
Pettis pulls Pablo in close to prevent any damage.
Pablo stopping the sweep attempt from Pettis.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis clearly takes that round.
That's time! Pettis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



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

Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Pablo defends well.
Pablo looking to sit in guard and control but Pettis gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 4, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Daniello Pablo! Daniello Pablo retains his bantamweight title!
Our winner, Daniello Pablo, 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.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
43%

 

Event: IFL 1- Pettis vs Pablo     
Date:   Mar 18, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Daniello Pablo. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

167 cm
28
144 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
175 cm
35
143 lbs
18 - 28 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Pettis!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 18 wins, 28 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Daniello Pablo!
The judges for this bout are Alexandre Firmino, Edson Gomes and Matheus Silva.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pablo fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Pablo shoots for a takedown but Pettis saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Pettis attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Pablo closes this distance looking for a takedown but Pettis circles away.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
Pablo shoots in but no luck this time.

Pablo gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Pettis to score an easy takedown into full guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

Pablo working for a triangle but Pettis defends it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis content to stall in guard here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo working a defensive guard but Pettis passes into half guard.
Pettis tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pablo knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Pettis thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Pablo's head.
Pettis landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Pablo wants to get back to full guard.
Pettis sitting and controlling from the half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo is pressing down on Pettis's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Pablo keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
Pettis passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Pablo tries to buck Pettis off but Pettis is having none of it.
Pablo trying to remain calm as Pettis controls from the top position.
Pettis misses with the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis controls the position.
Pettis trying to control the position but Pablo is working away.
Pablo is trying to get back to half guard.
Pablo seems a little lost for a moment, as Pettis dominates the positioning.
Pablo avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Pettis.
Pablo parries the strikes from Pettis easily there. Pettis is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Pablo to escape.
Pablo tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
Pettis trying to control but Pablo is having none of it.
Pablo is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pablo tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.
Pettis wants to control the pace but Pablo is squirming around nicely.
Pettis throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Pablo because Pettis loaded up on that one.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pablo holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Pettis tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Pettis thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
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!



Pettis gets a takedown into half guard.

Pablo has one foot on Pettis's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
Nice sprawl there from Pettis as Pablo shoots in.

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

Pablo scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pablo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pettis circles away quickly and effectively.
Pettis tried to counter with a leg kick but Pablo avoided it.
Pablo fails to land the takedown.
A combination from Pablo does no damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Daniello Pablo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pablo misses with a takedown
and Pettis counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
Some bone on bone action there as Pablo checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
It seemed like Pablo was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Pablo gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pettis sitting in guard here, content to control.
Pettis wants to control from the top but Pablo keeps moving.
Pablo is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Pettis is controlling him.
Pettis postures up in Pablo's guard and throws a big left but Pablo blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo keeping moving, preventing Pettis from controlling successfully.
Anthony Pettis overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pettis works over Pablo with some ground and pound from guard.
Pettis stopping the sweep attempt from Pablo.
Pettis controls from within his opponent's guard.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pablo can do to turn this around?

Pettis avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Pablo manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pettis manages to get himself to full guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis trying to keep a closed guard but Pablo is proving a slippery customer.

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

Pettis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pablo defends it easily.
Pablo trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Pablo distracts Pettis with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Pettis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pablo defends it easily.
Pablo landing some decent shots from guard.

Pettis throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Pettis manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pablo manages to get himself to full guard.

Pettis postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Daniello Pablo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Pettis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Pablo moves to clinch but Pettis breaks away
and Pettis counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pettis displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Pablo.
Pettis scores with a jab to the jaw.
Pablo darts in looking for a takedown but Pettis gets double underhooks and turns Pablo into the cage.
Pettis appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Pablo is trying hard to land a takedown here. Pettis sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Daniello Pablo.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pettis. Pablo does a little dance to reset his feet.

Pettis closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Pablo quickly recovers to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Pettis is keen to just control but Pablo is a slippery customer.
Still in half guard, Pettis seems content to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pettis.
Pettis throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pablo tries to push off, looking to stand up, but Pettis manages to move to mount!
Pettis scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Pettis thowing shots but they're missing.
Pettis tries to control but Pablo wriggling away.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Pablo to control.
Pettis controlling the position easily from mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo working to try and regain half guard.
Pablo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Pettis looking to ground and pound but Pablo is blocking nicely.
Pablo working to try and regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to control the pace but Pablo is squirming around nicely.
Pablo is wriggling around trying to escape.
Pettis controlling from mount.
Pablo tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pablo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pablo is wriggling around trying to escape.
Pettis lands a big elbow.
Pettis content just to control the position here.
Pablo really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Pablo regains half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Pettis throwing shots but Pablo is blocking nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis clearly takes that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Pettis shoots in but no luck this time.
Pettis throws a leg kick that is checked

and Pablo counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Pettis!
Pablo looks up at the clock and then as Pettis takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Pablo smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Pettis tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Pettis is trying to control Pablo's posture but Pablo avoids it.
Pablo controlling from side mount.
Pettis takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo is working Pettis over with some ground and pound from side control.
My spies in Barbell Brigade - $1000 inform me that Pablo has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Pettis tries to buck Pablo off but Pablo is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis is not content to let Pablo control the position.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
Pettis is trying to improve his position.
Pablo scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Pettis to see if he's OK.
Pablo trying to control the action but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Pettis tries to buck Pablo off but Pablo is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Pablo controls the position.
Pettis is looking to regain half guard here but Pablo keeps moving and retains side control.
Pettis is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Pablo wants to pass to mount but Pettis is defending the position.
Pablo scoring with strikes to the body and head.

Pablo seems to be working for a kimura but Pettis defends the submission attempt.
Pablo lands with a punch from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pablo 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.
Pablo throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pettis tries to kick Pablo off but Pablo keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pablo takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

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.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Pablo lands a nice short elbow.
Pettis wants to improve his position but Pablo is controlling well.
Pettis works his way to full guard. Good work.
Pablo trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Pettis working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Pablo doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Pablo manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Pablo wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Daniello Pablo dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Pettis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Pettis ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

Pablo looking to score a takedown here. Pettis is defending well but Pablo drives through and ends up in Pettis's guard.

Pettis has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Pablo has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.

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

Pablo looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Pettis!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pablo scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Pettis to see if he's OK.

Pablo is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Pettis knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Pettis is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
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 one minute gone in the round.
Pablo working away.
Pettis manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Pettis is trying to get back to full guard.
Pettis is working hard here to advance position.

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.
Pablo prevents Pettis from standing back up.

Pettis is trying to control Pablo's posture. Pablo takes advantage of the lull and advances to side control. He also appears to have an arm triangle here! Uh oh, big trouble for Pettis! Pablo is rotating here... this could be the end... Pettis is out! Pablo has ended this one emphatically! Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:27 of round 5, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Daniello Pablo!
Daniello Pablo is the new bantamweight champion!
An out of breath Daniello Pablo thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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RATING
42%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 13, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Daniello Pablo. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
28
144 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
175 cm
35
144 lbs
18 - 27 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
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 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 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, 27 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Daniello Pablo!
The judges for this bout are Illya Tyunina, Sergei Dronov and Vladimir Khabensky.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pettis changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Pablo looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Pablo taking a bit of punishment here - Pettis scoring with strikes.
Pettis happy to just control the position for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pablo tries to improve position but can't.
Pablo dodges the ground and pound from Pettis.
Pablo tries to improve position but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pablo struggling a bit here.
Pablo tries to get back to half guard but can't.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo wants to get back to his feet but Pettis is dominant here and he's now got Pablo's back!

That's one minute gone in the round.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pettis controlling the positon.
Pettis seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Pablo for as long as he can get away with.
Pettis has the hooks in. Pablo is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Pablo is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Pettis.
Pettis tries to keep control of the position but Pablo is staying busy.
Pablo turns into Pettis and is now in his guard.
Pettis looking to control.
Pablo trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pablo pushing down on Pettis's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
My spies in Barbell Brigade - $1000 inform me that Pablo has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pettis looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Pettis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Pablo lands a nice short elbow.
Nice strikes from Pablo there.

Pettis has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Pablo escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Pablo!
Pettis is looking to reverse the position.
Pablo creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Pettis manages to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pablo uses his free foot to push down on Pettis's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Pettis.
Pablo cracks Pettis with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Pettis slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.
Pettis blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pablo.

Pettis looking for submissions off his back.

Pettis makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Pettis lands with a nice body punch.
Pettis connects with a body shot that sends Pablo's belly button to the back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pablo shoots in but no luck this time.
Pablo shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Pettis as he avoids it easily.

Pettis shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pettis wants to free his trapped foot but Pablo is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Pettis wants to control but Pablo is keeping him busy.
Pablo moves into full guard.
Pettis's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Pablo is trying to keep Pettis in close.
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 referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Pablo has his takedown stuffed
and Pettis counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Pablo shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Pettis as he avoids it easily.

Pablo shoots in and bounces Pettis off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.

Pettis has an active guard here but Pablo has managed to pass into half guard.
Pettis is concentrating on defense, preventing Pablo from advancing position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo trying to control from Pettis's half guard. Pettis has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Daniello Pablo has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pettis looking to control.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pablo is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Pablo postures up.
Pablo throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Pablo is stalling in the full guard.
Pablo preventing the sweep.

Pettis working for submissions but it's allowed Pablo to get to half guard.
Pablo not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

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 looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pablo lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Pettis wants to get back to his feet.
Pablo has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pablo working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Pettis is positioning himself well to prevent Pablo advancing to mount.
Pettis is trying to maintain the position but Pablo is very close to passing his half guard.
Pettis tries to roll over but Pablo keeps him under control.
Pettis has hold of Pablo's hands but Pablo slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pablo thows a huge punch but Pettis dodges it nicely.
Pettis is looking to improve his position.
Pettis has hold of Pablo's hands but Pablo slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Pettis has hold of Pablo's hands but Pablo slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Pablo thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Pablo is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Pettis tries to roll over but Pablo keeps him under control.
Pettis is staying active underneath Pablo, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

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

Pettis looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Pablo pushes past his half guard into mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis wants to hold on but Pablo pushes him away.

Pablo is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Pettis has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Pettis!

Pablo is looking for a triangle but Pettis pushes his legs off easily.
Pablo avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Pablo is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Pettis slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Daniello Pablo showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
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.


No luck with that takedown attempt from Pablo.
Pablo shoots in and drives through. Pettis sprawls well.

Pablo looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Pablo is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Pettis is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Pettis is trying to escape the mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pablo lands a big elbow.
Pettis is working to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis is really trying hard to get back to his feet.
Pablo scoring with strikes but Pettis is staying in there.
Pablo working Pettis over with strikes here.
Pettis sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Pablo working the head and body with strikes.
Pettis on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Pettis wants to get back to his feet.
Pablo trying to control the action but Pettis is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pablo is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Pettis is looking for a sweep. Pablo is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pablo is stalling here. Pettis is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Pablo seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Pettis has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Pablo is trying to control Pettis's posture but Pettis avoids it.
Pablo 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.
Pablo wants to control but Pettis postures up.
Pablo tries to bench press Pettis off him but Pettis keeps the position.
Pablo struggling a bit here.
Pettis content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pablo is looking for a sweep.
Pablo taking punishment in the form of punches.
Pettis is looking to take a break and control but Pablo is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Pablo struggling a bit here.
Pettis just content to control the position.

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 gets to mount! Pablo was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Pablo tries to lock up and control but Pettis gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
The referee warns Pablo that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Pablo tries to hold on but Pettis postures up.
Pettis unloads with some shots from mount but Pablo bucks and avoids them well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pablo working to try and regain half guard.
Pettis punching from mount but Pablo doing a good job of avoiding damage.

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 Anthony Pettis.
I think Pettis 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 Illya Tyunina scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sergei Dronov scores the fight 29:28
Judge Vladimir Khabensky scores the fight 29:28

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

Daniello Pablo was interviewed post fight and said 'Thanks my sponsors and fans !!! osss'.
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FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 06, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Luana Peroba Filgueiras. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
28
144 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
167 cm
42
140 lbs
17 - 30 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Dangerous knees
Heavy handed

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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, 7 losses and 0 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 17 wins, 30 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Luana Peroba Filgueiras!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Igor Prikhodko and Sergei Dronov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pettis closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Filgueiras to the mat! Filgueiras manages to get full guard.
Pettis content to stall in guard here.
Filgueiras wants to sweep here but Pettis controlling him for the moment.
Pettis not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Filgueiras is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Pettis is controlling him.
Pettis wants to pass the guard but Filgueiras is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
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.
Filgueiras wants to sweep but no luck.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Filgueiras is trying to control the position but Pettis postures up.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pettis shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Filgueiras sprawls well. Filgueiras wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Pettis gets slowly back to his feet.
Pettis throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Filgueiras shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Pettis as he avoids it easily.
We've been hearing reports that Pettis has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.

Pettis drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Pettis working away.
Filgueiras is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Pettis's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Filgueiras connecting with a few gentle strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Filgueiras is trying to maintain the position but Pettis is very close to passing his half guard.
Pettis throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pettis is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Filgueiras wants to control but Pettis is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Filgueiras tries to kick Pettis off but Pettis keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Filgueiras is trying to control but can't.
Filgueiras 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.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Pettis feints and as Filgueiras raises his hands in defense, Pettis changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pettis is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Filgueiras trying to keep a closed guard but Pettis is proving a slippery customer.
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.
Filgueiras wants to sweep but no luck.

Filgueiras is looking for a triangle but Pettis pushes his legs off easily.
Pettis working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Filgueiras's head.

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 content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Pettis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pettis's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Filgueiras is striking off his back. Pettis thinks nothing of it though and passes easily into half guard.
Filgueiras wants to get back to full guard.
Pettis throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Pettis working the head and body with strikes.
Pettis is thwarting Filgueiras's attempts to control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Filgueiras scrambles, trying to get to his feet, but Pettis manages to mount him!
Pettis trying to control but he's not successful this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Filgueiras misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Filgueiras walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Pettis with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Pettis scores with a jab to the body.
Filgueiras shoots in for a takedown but Pettis shows good takedown defense.

Pettis closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Pettis controlling the pace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Filgueiras is in trouble now - Pettis has advanced to mount!
Pettis is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Filgueiras 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.
Pettis not doing much here.
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.

Filgueiras looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Filgueiras is trying to control but Pettis manages to pass to mount!
Pettis with good strikes from the mount here!
Pettis raining down shots from the mount!
Filgueiras is flailing around like a fish out of water, trying to land strikes.
Pettis controlling from mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Filgueiras is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Filgueiras can do to turn this around?
Filgueiras is looking to get to half guard.
Pettis throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Pettis controlling from mount.
Filgueiras can't escape the position.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Pettis cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Filgueiras really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Pettis throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Filgueiras because Pettis loaded up on that one.
Pettis lands a big shot there that rocks Filgueiras but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Pettis is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Pettis with a couple of short strikes.
Pettis avoids the attempt from Filgueiras to control.
Pettis landing strikes, looking to finish!
Pettis has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Filgueiras is wriggling around trying to escape.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pettis misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.
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!


Filgueiras shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Pettis but Pettis pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Pettis rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Filgueiras moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Pettis closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Filgueiras quickly recovers to half guard.
Filgueiras wants to stand back up but Pettis manages to pass into side control.
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 Filgueiras's shoulder. That is not cool.
Pettis lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The strikes coming from Pettis are missing the target in this wave of attacks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis happy to just control the position for now.
Filgueiras wants to control but Pettis postures up.
Filgueiras is not content to let Pettis control the position.
Filgueiras is letting Pettis control him for a moment.
Pettis landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Pettis wants to control but Filgueiras is keeping him busy.
Filgueiras gets back to half guard.

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.
Filgueiras is trying to get back to full guard.
Pettis frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Filgueiras is trying desperately to improve position.
Filgueiras is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Pettis misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Filgueiras's corner are shouting for him to stand up but that's bad cornering - how is he meant to stand up when he's mounted? He should be looking to improve his position on the ground before trying to stand back up.
Pettis is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Pettis looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Pettis content just to control the position here.
Luana Peroba Filgueiras has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis scoring with strikes but Filgueiras is staying in there.
Filgueiras is working to get back to half guard.
Pettis punching from mount but Filgueiras doing a good job of avoiding damage.
Pettis controlling his opponent.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Filgueiras is bucking up trying to escape but Pettis cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Anthony Pettis is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Filgueiras is looking to get back to his feet - it's going to be hard from this position.

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 Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 30:27
Judge Igor Prikhodko scores the fight 30:27
Judge Sergei Dronov scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anthony Pettis!
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Event: GFC 54: Wong vs Lockyer 2     
Date:   Nov 26, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Johnny Whiteside. The crowd seem to be enjoying Whiteside's choice of entrance music: Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare. This should be a great matchup!

167 cm
26
144 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
160 cm
27
148 lbs
12 - 12 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Brawler
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 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 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, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Johnny Whiteside!
The judges for this bout are Fedor Mirinova, Konstantin Menshow and Dmitry Maklakov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Whiteside has time to react.
Nice takedown defense from Pettis. No joy for Whiteside on that attempt.
Pettis misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jab by Whiteside.
Good standup being displayed there by Pettis as he connects with a hook.
Pettis throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Whiteside is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Pettis's half guard.
Whiteside is looking to take a break and control but Pettis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pettis trying to control but Whiteside postures up.
Whiteside takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Pettis is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Whiteside pulls his head out easily.
Pettis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Whiteside maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Pettis could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but Whiteside has cracked it and Pettis is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by Whiteside!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Johnny Whiteside!
A pretty intense looking Johnny Whiteside took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.
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Event: GFC 49: Laine vs Walian     
Date:   Nov 05, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Cormac Maguire. Anthony Pettis has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

167 cm
26
144 lbs
10 - 6 - 0
169 cm
48
131 lbs
50 - 18 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
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 10 wins, 6 losses and 0 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 50 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cormac Maguire!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Ivan Kurochkin and Fedor Mirinova.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis throws a leg kick but Maguire sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Maguire throws a quick inside leg kick.
Pettis lands a nice hook to Maguire's body. Maguire takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Maguire moves away from the strike by Pettis.
Maguire tries a quick counter leg kick but Pettis is wise to it.
A decent looking cross lands there for Maguire.
Maguire takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Maguire.
Pettis was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Pettis misses with a leg kick
and Maguire connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Maguire checks the leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Maguire lands a jab to Pettis's midsection.
Maguire misses with an uppercut. Pettis saw that one coming.
Maguire avoids the body shot from Pettis.
Maguire throws a big counter head kick but Pettis avoids it with no problem.
A good leg kick by Maguire.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maguire takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Maguire walks into a left hand.
Pettis lunges at Maguire with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Maguire's hand.
Pettis scores with the left hand. Maguire knows he should have avoided that one.
Maguire lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Maguire looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A big right from Pettis misses.
Maguire checks a leg kick nicely.
Pettis swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pettis's corner calls for a 1-2. Pettis obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Maguire lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Maguire misses with an uppercut. Pettis saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Maguire.
Pettis misses with a body shot.
Pettis scoring well with a low kick there.
Pettis lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Maguire on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Pettis moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Maguire moves out of range of the leg kick from Pettis.
Maguire tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pettis was well out of range. Poor timing from Maguire.
Pettis tries to work over Maguire's front leg with a kick but Maguire checks it.
A jab from Pettis finds it's way through Maguire's defenses.
Pettis misses with a two punch combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis tries to work over Maguire's front leg with a kick but Maguire checks it.
Pettis throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Pettis ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pettis misses with an uppercut. Maguire saw that one coming.
Maguire listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Maguire takes one to the side of the head.
Pettis throws a series of punches but Maguire moves out of range.
Nice defenses there by Maguire.
Pettis is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Pettis fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A low kick from Maguire is predictable there
and Pettis counters with a stiff right hand.
Pettis throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Good work by Pettis as he checks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Maguire steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pettis.
Maguire flicks out a counter leg kick but Pettis steps away.
Pettis blocks a leg kick.
Maguire throws a head kick but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis avoids the head kick by Maguire.
Maguire walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Good exchange - Pettis coming out on top.
Pettis rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Maguire moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pettis uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Pettis avoids a punch combination nicely.
Pettis throws a shot 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!


Pettis swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
It seemed like Maguire was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Pettis displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Pettis digs a good body shot into Maguire's ribs.
A jab from Pettis does it's job there.
Maguire checks a leg kick.
Maguire feints a counter leg kick.
A punch lands to the side of Maguire 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Pettis throws a body punch but Maguire moves out of range.
Maguire on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Maguire slips a jab and a cross from Pettis.
Pettis is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Maguire can do to turn this around?
Nice cross by Maguire.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pettis lands with an overhand left.
Maguire shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Pettis swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Maguire.
Pettis jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Pettis looks to land a left hand but Maguire moved out of range nicely.
Pettis ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Maguire moves away.
Pettis walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Maguire checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A low kick from Maguire is predictable there
and Pettis counters with a nice uppercut.
Pettis punishes Maguire's body with a nice straight punch.
Pettis lands a nice shot to the body.
Maguire misses with a looping left.
Pettis was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Maguire throws a low kick but Pettis avoids it.
Pettis misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Maguire might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Pettis has got the better of the exchanges.
Maguire pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Pettis has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Maguire.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Maguire takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Pettis moves away from the strike by Maguire.
Anthony Pettis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Maguire feints and then cracks Pettis's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pettis down.
Pettis swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Maguire takes a jab right on the kisser.
Anthony Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.
Pettis misses with a series of wild punches.
Maguire has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Maguire there as he acknowledges the shot.
Pettis ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Maguire walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis blocks a leg kick.
Maguire scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Pettis keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Maguire.
Pettis appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Maguire keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pettis takes a swing at Maguire's ribcage but misses.
Pettis lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Maguire circles away quickly and effectively.
Maguire takes a jab right on the kisser.
Pettis has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Maguire on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Maguire misses with a body punch
and Pettis connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Maguire tries to land a leg kick but Pettis saw it coming and moves away.
An attempted straight right counter from Pettis misses the target.
Pettis throws a shot to the body.
Pettis swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Maguire dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Pettis. That did some damage!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Maguire throws a low kick, looking for Pettis's leg but Pettis calmly moves out of range.
Pettis appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Pettis fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Maguire manages to avoid it.
Maguire scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Pettis lands with a shot to the body.
Pettis pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Maguire back to the cage. Pettis follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Pettis scores with a nice strike.
Pettis checks the leg kick.
Pettis displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Pettis misses the shot to the body.
Pettis tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Maguire on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Anthony Pettis 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Pettis fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Maguire on the side of the head.
Pettis avoids a punch combination nicely.
Pettis throws a lazy right hand but Maguire sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Maguire tries to work over Pettis's front leg with a kick but Pettis checks it.
A punch combination from Pettis misses.
Nice body punch from Pettis.
Pettis steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Maguire.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Maguire avoids a punch combination nicely.
Pettis bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Maguire's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Maguire misses.
Maguire throws a chopping leg kick but Pettis manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pettis throws a right and a left that both miss.
Maguire tries to work over Pettis's front leg with a kick but Pettis checks it.
Maguire chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Pettis cracks Maguire with a right hand to the side of the head.
Pettis fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Maguire manages to avoid it.
Maguire appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Maguire.
A jab from Pettis misses.
Maguire misses with a leg kick
and Pettis makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Pettis changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Cormac Maguire has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Maguire looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Pettis swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Maguire counters with a slapping leg kick.
Maguire moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pettis fails to land with a series of punches.
Pettis moves out of range as Maguire strikes.
Pettis ducks under a wild hook from Maguire.
Maguire has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A big right from Maguire misses.
Pettis was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pettis throws a leg kick but Maguire checks it.
Maguire connects with a solid leg kick.
Maguire dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Good work by Maguire as he checks the leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Maguire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pettis.
Nice straight punches there by Pettis. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Pettis.
Pettis throws a nice looking combination but Maguire bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Maguire moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
No joy there for Pettis, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Maguire keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pettis.
Pettis defending well as Maguire loads up on a big left hand.
Maguire throws an overhand right that lands on Pettis's shoulder, as Pettis tries to avoid the shot.
It looked like Pettis wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Jab, jab by Pettis - just one landing.
Pettis tries to land a leg kick but Maguire saw it coming and moves away.
Pettis uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Maguire.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Maguire works the jab nicely.
Maguire throws a leg kick which misses Pettis's front leg but catches the back leg as Pettis tries to avoid it.
Pettis tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Maguire was well out of range. Poor timing from Pettis.
Pettis misses the shot to the body.
Maguire is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely 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!
Maguire throws a quick inside leg kick.
Maguire uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pettis.
Pettis ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Maguire moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pettis misses with a left hand
and Maguire counters with a thumping low kick.
Left hook, right uppercut from Pettis.

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 Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 30:27
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 30:27
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Anthony Pettis!
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Event: UPF 37: Michael Vs. Borat     
Date:   Feb 06, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Antero Vipunen. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

167 cm
23
144 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
160 cm
23
145 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Good chin
Dangerous GnP
Good kicks
Solid 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 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 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, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Antero Vipunen!
The judges for this bout are Micheangelo Fripello, Josh West and Roger Salmon.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis throws a front kick aimed at Vipunen's knee but Vipunen avoids it well.
Vipunen looks to throw the jab but Pettis is out of range.
Vipunen throws a hook but Pettis blocks it.
Vipunen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pettis sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pettis throws a shot from downtown. Vipunen moves away and avoids it.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Pettis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

Vipunen throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Pettis was covering up waiting for the punch and Vipunen finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Vipunen distracts Pettis with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis is trying to keep Vipunen in close.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vipunen postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Pettis not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Pettis is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vipunen landing with the ground and pound.
Vipunen works over Pettis with some ground and pound from guard.
Pettis has Vipunen pulled in close to control his posture.

Pettis working for a triangle but Vipunen defends it easily.
Vipunen lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Vipunen has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vipunen is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vipunen connects with a couple of short punches.
Vipunen stops Pettis from standing up.

Pettis is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Vipunen lands a couple of elbows.

Pettis is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Vipunen is aware though and is defending well.
Vipunen is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Vipunen landing some decent shots from guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pettis throws his legs up looking for a submission but Vipunen uses it to pass to side control.
Pettis is breathing heavily.
Vipunen grinds an elbow into Pettis's temple.
Vipunen working the head with strikes.
Vipunen is putting a hurting on Pettis here, landing some big shots from side control.
Pettis is working to avoid the ground and pound but Vipunen connects with a decent elbow.
Vipunen grinds an elbow into Pettis's temple.
Vipunen has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Pettis!
Pettis is desperately trying to improve his position but Vipunen has a good base and remains in mount.
Vipunen postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Pettis looks a forlorn figure.
Vipunen raining down hammerfists from mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is squirming around, avoiding Vipunen's attempts to control the action.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vipunen is landing with some decent strikes but Pettis is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Pettis is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Palace of Pain Gym - VCL - Rio, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Pettis is in a horrible position here. Vipunen smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Pettis is desperately trying to improve his position but Vipunen has a good base and remains in mount.
The referee warns Pettis that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Pettis in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Pettis is not a happy chappy… he wants out of there.
Vipunen with the ground and pound from mount.

Pettis is rocked!
Vipunen breaks from Pettis's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Oh Pettis is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Vipunen loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Pettis scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Vipunen land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Vipunen stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Antero Vipunen!
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Event: UPF 32: Clegane Vs. De Vries     
Date:   Jan 02, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Frank Rizzo. 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 Frank Rizzo was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

167 cm
23
144 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
162 cm
22
143 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Good chin
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Granite chin

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Machine Fight Gear



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 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 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 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Frank Rizzo!
The judges for this bout are Paul Gruel, Micheangelo Fripello and Roger Salmon.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pettis defending well as Rizzo loads up on a big left hand.
Pettis throwing a counter right hand but Rizzo manages to avoid it.
Pettis scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!

Rizzo gets a clinch.
Pettis is looking to break free of the clinch but Rizzo has double underhooks.

Pettis's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rizzo shoots in but Pettis avoids the takedown attempt easily.

Rizzo moves into range and clinches up with Pettis.
Pettis wants to break free but Rizzo has control.
Pettis wants to break the clinch but can't.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rizzo slows down the pace here.
Pettis wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Pettis wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Rizzo 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.
Rizzo tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Pettis avoids it.
Rizzo swings wildly with an uppercut but Pettis uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pettis working hard to break the clinch.
Rizzo pressing his opponent against the cage.

Rizzo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Some wild striking there from Pettis.
Pettis lands a leg kick that knocks Rizzo off balance momentarily.
Rizzo tries to clinch up but Pettis circles away and keeps his distance.
Pettis throwing a counter right hand but Rizzo manages to avoid it.
Rizzo has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Pettis duly obliges.

Rizzo rushes Pettis and presses him up against the cage.
Rizzo leaning his opponent against the cage.
Rizzo jumps guard but Pettis turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Pettis can't break the clinch.
Pettis blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pettis blocks a body shot from Rizzo.
Rizzo content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Stalling in the clinch from Rizzo.
Rizzo tries to work over Pettis's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

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

Rizzo moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pettis.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rizzo struggles to land a body shot inside as Pettis controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pettis blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rizzo controlling the action here for a moment.
Rizzo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Pettis or not.
Rizzo tries to throw a body punch but Pettis avoids it by throwing Rizzo back against the cage.
Pettis is trying to break free.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Rizzo obliges.
Rizzo keeps control of Pettis as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Pettis is looking to break free of the clinch but Rizzo has double underhooks.

Rizzo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rizzo on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Rizzo has taken the fight to the clinch.

Rizzo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Pettis looks to land a combination but Rizzo avoids it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis misses with a double jab
and Rizzo counters with a nice kick to the body.
Frank Rizzo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rizzo throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Pettis is breathing heavily.
Rizzo shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Pettis but Pettis pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frank Rizzo.

Rizzo gets in close and instigates a clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Rizzo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rizzo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Rizzo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Pettis circles away from the clinch attempt.

Rizzo lands a head kick that stumbles Pettis and the fighters go to the mat.

It looks like Anthony Pettis has been cut.
Rizzo postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rizzo scoring with some ground and pound.

Rizzo avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Frank Rizzo dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Anthony Pettis's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Pettis digs a good body shot into Rizzo's ribs.
Pettis tries to land a front kick but Rizzo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rizzo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Pettis is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Rizzo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pettis throws out the jab.
Rizzo wants to counter the offense by Pettis and move into the clinch position.

Pettis gets tackled into the cage by Rizzo. Rizzo maintains the clinch.
Rizzo works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Rizzo tries a body shot but Pettis blocks it.
Rizzo prevents Pettis from breaking the clinch.
Rizzo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rizzo has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Pettis is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Pettis looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Rizzo has Pettis pushed against the cage.
Pettis wants to break the clinch but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rizzo breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rizzo will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.

Rizzo manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Pettis on his heels. He'll look to pass Pettis's guard now, I'm sure.
Rizzo looking to pass the guard.
Rizzo not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Pettis is looking for a triangle but Rizzo pushes his legs off easily.
Rizzo postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis struggling a bit here.
Rizzo in side control lands a decent elbow.
Rizzo connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Pettis some visible discomfort.
Pettis is trying to improve his position.
Rizzo scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Pettis to see if he's OK.
Pettis is looking to reverse the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Rizzo tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Rizzo has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Rizzo wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Pettis, who protects the arm well.
Rizzo tries to advance to mount but Pettis denies him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rizzo lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Rizzo has knee on belly and moves into mount.

Rizzo jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Pettis is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Pettis and Rizzo has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
Rizzo lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Rizzo controls the position.
Pettis is working to avoid the ground and pound but Rizzo connects with a decent elbow.
Rizzo scores with a couple of short elbows.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is pushing Rizzo's head away, looking to escape. Rizzo manages to hold on to the position though.

Rizzo tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Rizzo has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Pettis wants to control but Rizzo postures up.
Pettis manages to work his way to half guard, despite Rizzo's best efforts.
Pettis is trying to stand.
Frank Rizzo has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pettis trying to control but Rizzo postures up.
Pettis is not content to let Rizzo control the position.
Rizzo has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis wants to get back to full guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Rizzo connects with a nice short shot to Pettis's temple.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Frank Rizzo showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Anthony Pettis's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!



Rizzo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Rizzo is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Pettis pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Rizzo lands with a short shot to the head.

Pettis breaks the clinch.

Rizzo darts in and clinches Pettis up against the cage.
Rizzo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rizzo lands a left hand.
Rizzo is trying to drag Pettis to the mat but Pettis just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

Rizzo pulls guard successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis trying to control the position from guard on top but Rizzo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Rizzo 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis is working Rizzo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Rizzo pulls Pettis in close to his closed guard and prevents Pettis from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rizzo keeping full guard, as Pettis tries to pass.
Rizzo has a closed guard, preventing Pettis from standing up.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Rizzo throws some sloppy strikes off his back.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Rizzo blocks a leg kick.

Rizzo rushes Pettis and presses him up against the cage.
Pettis is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Rizzo is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Pettis pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Anthony Pettis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frank Rizzo.
Pettis blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rizzo looking for a takedown.
Rizzo keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Pettis's efforts to push away.
Pettis tries to break the clinch but Rizzo is controlling the position.

Pettis is fighting off a takedown attempt but Rizzo is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Pettis to the mat. Pettis regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.

Pettis scrambles and gets back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rizzo is looking to clinch but Pettis is avoiding it.
Pettis throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Anthony Pettis is winning the standup battle so far.
Rizzo moves to clinch but Pettis breaks away
and Pettis counters with a straight right hand.

Rizzo gets a clinch.
Pettis wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Rizzo lands with a right to the head.
Rizzo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Still in the clinch, Rizzo scores with a nice short uppercut.
Pettis has had enough of the clinch but Rizzo keeps him there for the moment.
Rizzo using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Pettis has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Rizzo tries to throw a body punch but Pettis avoids it by throwing Rizzo back against the cage.
Rizzo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is trying to force a seperation but Rizzo has the dominant position.
Pettis blocks an uppercut.
A frustrated look appears on Pettis's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Rizzo throws an elbow that misses.
Pettis is trying to break free.
Rizzo 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.
Pettis prevents a body shot from Rizzo.
Rizzo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pettis has had enough of the clinch but Rizzo keeps him there for the moment.
Frank Rizzo is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Rizzo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Pettis or not.
Anthony Pettis has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rizzo can't find room to land a body shot as Pettis controls the action.
Rizzo makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 27:30
Judge Micheangelo Fripello scores the fight 27:30
Judge Roger Salmon scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Frank Rizzo!

Jumping up and down and very excited, Frank Rizzo waved his t-shirt featuring Machine Fight Gear's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: UPF 27: Ramazanov Vs Boskins     
Date:   Nov 28, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Pettis and Pitt Steel. The key to victory for Anthony Pettis has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

167 cm
22
144 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
155 cm
19
146 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Good chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Likes musicals

Spartan Nutrition

Zenith Nutrition (160q)
Machine Fight Gear



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 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 Hilo, Pitt Steel!
The judges for this bout are Paul Gruel, Micheangelo Fripello and Roger Salmon.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice straight punches there by Pettis. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Pettis.
Pettis lands a right hook to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pettis. That's going to slow Steel down.
Steel misses with a shot to the body
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Pettis tests Steel's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Pettis throws a combination. Steel tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

Steel scores with a takedown into Pettis's guard.
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 keeping moving, preventing Steel from controlling successfully.
Steel 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 is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Steel is aware though and is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Steel accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Steel trying to control the position from guard on top but Pettis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pettis utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Steel working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pettis's head.
Steel controlling from the top position.

Pettis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Steel defends it easily.
Steel working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Steel trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Steel told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Pettis will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Steel looking to sit in guard and control but Pettis gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pettis is fighting to break Steel's control of his arms but Steel is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Pettis won't allow Steel to sweep him here.
Pettis showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Pettis stopping the sweep attempt from Steel.
Pettis wants to stand and escape but instead Steel has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.

Steel avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Steel is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

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

Steel avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Pettis has momentary wrist control but Steel slips an elbow through the middle.

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.
Steel controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Steel scoring with some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Steel postures up and lands a big shot to Pettis's brow.

Pettis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Steel defends well.
Steel trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Steel passes Pettis's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Steel is keen to just control but Pettis is a slippery customer.
Steel content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Steel working over Pettis with some ground and pound. Pettis looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Steel throws a body kick that misses.
Pettis was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Steel throws a sloppy head kick and Pettis moves out of range easily.
Steel pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Pettis keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Steel.
Steel throws a body punch but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis just misses with a punch to the body.
Steel swings for the body but Pettis moves out of range.
Steel throws a hook but Pettis avoids it easily.
Steel throws the left hand but Pettis avoids the punch easily.
Pettis throwing a counter right hand but Steel manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pettis seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Steel throws a head kick but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis slips under a jab.
Pettis scores with a nice right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pettis dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Steel. That snapped Pettis's head back.
Pettis throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pettis throws a big shot that misses.
Steel delivers a nice body kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pettis.
Steel is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Good leg kick by Steel there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Steel tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Steel misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Pettis to counter with a crisp jab.
Pettis connects with a solid leg kick.
Steel slips under a jab from Pettis.
Steel tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Steel is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Steel throws a head kick but Pettis moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pettis is looking to score with low kicks.
Steel throws a head kick that misses.
Pitt Steel seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Steel misses with an uppercut. Pettis saw that one coming.
Steel scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Steel throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Steel misses the shot to the body.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Steel.
Steel pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Steel pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pettis pivots, looking for a leg kick but Steel is out of range and Pettis settles back down.
Steel throws a head kick but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Steel.
A little feinted left hand from Pettis on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Steel throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Steel connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Pettis momentarily.
Steel misses with a jab, cross combination.
Pettis is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Steel on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Steel misses with a head kick.
Pettis fails to land with a series of punches.
Anthony Pettis is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pettis fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Steel shoots in and drives through. Pettis sprawls well.
An attempted straight right counter from Pettis misses the target.
A slapping body kick lands there for Pettis.
Steel tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pettis was well out of range. Poor timing from Steel.
Steel fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pettis. Steel does a little dance to reset his feet.
Steel steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Pettis.
A jab from Steel misses.
Pettis throws a hook but Steel blocks it.
Steel follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.

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

Pettis has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Steel is on him like a limpet, forcing Pettis back against the cage.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Steel changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Pettis fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Steel moves out of range of the leg kick from Pettis.
Steel tries to clinch but Pettis moves out of range.
Pettis was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Good exchange - Pettis coming out on top.
Pettis throws a nice looking combination but Steel bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Pettis throws a leg kick but Steel sees it coming and moves out of range.
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 Anthony Pettis will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Pettis misses with an uppercut.
Steel tries to score with a low kick but Pettis moves his leg out of the way.
Pettis misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Pettis scores with a shot to the body.

Steel has closed the distance and engaged Pettis in a clinch.
Pettis is looking to break free of the clinch but Steel has double underhooks.

Pettis breaks from the clinch.
Steel takes a swing at Pettis's ribcage but misses.
Pettis fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Steel looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pettis throws a nice inside leg kick.
A nice combination there by Pettis.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A head kick misses from Steel.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pettis looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Steel engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Steel working some strikes from top position.
Steel postures up and lands a big shot to Pettis's brow.
Steel sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Steel working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Steel landing with the ground and pound.

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

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.
Steel with a nice head shot there.
Steel wants to pass the guard but Pettis is keeping the position.
Steel keeps trying to improve his position.
Steel looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Steel trying to control but Pettis is working from the bottom.
Steel lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Pettis keeping moving, preventing Steel from controlling successfully.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Steel trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three 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.

Pettis content to control rather than advance.
Steel tries to get to full guard but Pettis has control of the leg.
Pettis wants to stand up but Steel has a hold of him and won't allow it.
Steel is trying to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Pettis wants to control but Steel is keeping him busy.
Pettis is thwarting Steel's attempts to control the position.
Pettis wants to take a breather but Steel is having none of it.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
A looping hook to the body misses from Pettis. Steel does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pettis has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Steel finds it's way round the side to connect with Pettis's head.
Pitt Steel 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.
Steel misses with a body kick.

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 Anthony Pettis.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Pettis, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 30:28
Judge Micheangelo Fripello scores the fight 29:29
Judge Roger Salmon scores the fight 30:28

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