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Event: ORC Submission Grappling 8     
Date:   Jun 29, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Jiu Jitsu (ranked 1696 p4p, 173 weight class) and Igor Byhenikov (ranked 5541 p4p, 496 weight class). Byhenikov is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Harbinger. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




183 cm
36 yrs
214 lbs



184 cm
33 yrs
191 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 3 losses; Jiu Jitsu! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 4 losses; Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Aafke Stam and Radbod Blank.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Byhenikov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Jitsu pinned against the ropes. Jitsu gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Jitsu stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Jitsu wants it to stay on the feet.
Jitsu stuffs the takedown.
Jiu Jitsu has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Igor Byhenikov.

Byhenikov decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Jitsu (0) vs (2) Byhenikov

Jitsu looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Jitsu tries to roll over but Byhenikov keeps him under control.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Jitsu is defending well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jitsu tries to roll over but Byhenikov keeps him under control.

Jitsu looking for submissions off his back.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but Jitsu defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov is trying to control. Jitsu wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but Jitsu defending well.
Jitsu is refusing to be controlled, as Byhenikov sits in half guard.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but Jitsu defending well.
Jitsu is trying to get back to full guard.

Jitsu looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Byhenikov passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Jitsu!
Score +3 for passing guard: Jitsu (0) vs (5) Byhenikov
Byhenikov prevents Jitsu from getting the reversal.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Byhenikov fails to move to back control.
Jitsu working to try and regain half guard.
Byhenikov tries to take Jitsu's back but instead Jitsu uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Byhenikov passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Jitsu (0) vs (8) Byhenikov
Jitsu is looking to reverse the position.
Jitsu prevents Byhenikov from improving position.
Byhenikov trying to control the action but Jitsu is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Jitsu is defending well.

Jitsu actively working from the bottom here.
Byhenikov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Jitsu knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Jitsu looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Byhenikov passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Jitsu (0) vs (11) Byhenikov
Jitsu is trying to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov works to advance to full mount. Jitsu defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Jitsu (0) vs (13) Byhenikov
Byhenikov works his way to his opponent's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Jitsu (0) vs (16) Byhenikov

Jitsu preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov controlling well, preventing Jitsu from escaping the position.

Jitsu is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.

Byhenikov looking for the choke from the back.
Jitsu tries to break free.

Jitsu fending off the submission attempt from Byhenikov.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Byhenikov controlling well, preventing Jitsu from escaping the position.
We've been hearing good reports from Jitsu'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 five minutes gone in the round.
Jitsu tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Jitsu is wriggling around trying to escape.
Byhenikov is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. Jitsu is in real trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Jitsu (0) vs (19) Byhenikov

Jitsu is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Our spies down at at Vendetta Alliance London Gym inform us that Byhenikov has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?

Jitsu defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
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.
Jitsu prevents Byhenikov from getting a body triangle.

Jitsu is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.

Byhenikov is working for the choke. I would put my money on him to finish from this position. He's rolled onto his back and has dragged Jitsu with him. Jitsu is trying to defend but Byhenikov has an arm under the chin now! Jitsu grimaces and is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Igor Byhenikov!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Igor Byhenikov made sure he mentioned KOMBAT KLOTHING, along with how happy he was to win his fight.

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 6     
Date:   Jun 15, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ewen Davis (ranked 356 p4p, 36 weight class) and Igor Byhenikov (ranked 5471 p4p, 509 weight class). Davis comes to the ring accompanied by Atreyu-Ex's and oh's. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!




194 cm
35 yrs
211 lbs



184 cm
32 yrs
191 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 9 wins and 2 losses; Ewen Davis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 3 losses; Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Saam Ante and Radbod Blank.


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

Davis closes the distance and pushes Byhenikov back into the ropes.

Davis turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Davis (4) vs (0) Byhenikov

Davis thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Davis trying to control the action but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov regains half guard.
Davis is controlling the pace.
Byhenikov tries to roll over but Davis keeps him under control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Byhenikov looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Davis is pressing down on Byhenikov's thigh, looking to free his foot. Byhenikov is holding on for now.

Byhenikov looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov is trying to get back to full guard.
Davis is looking to take a break and control but Byhenikov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Byhenikov is defending against the submission attempts here by Davis.
Byhenikov works his way to full guard. Good work.
Byhenikov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Davis trying to control the position from guard on top but Byhenikov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Byhenikov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Davis trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Davis pushes down on Byhenikov's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Byhenikov is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Davis's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Davis's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Davis (4) vs (4) Byhenikov

Byhenikov is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Davis is defending well though. Byhenikov let's go of the attempt for now.
Byhenikov is trying to stick to Davis's back but Davis is turning into Byhenikov. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Byhenikov's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Davis.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davis (6) vs (4) Byhenikov

Byhenikov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Davis can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Davis is pushing down on Byhenikov's leg trying to pass to half guard. Byhenikov is fighting to maintain full guard but Davis has managed to sneak the leg through.
Davis is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Byhenikov!
Score +3 for passing guard: Davis (9) vs (4) Byhenikov
Byhenikov is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Davis controlling the position easily from mount.
Davis wants to control the pace but Byhenikov is squirming around nicely.
Byhenikov sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Byhenikov tries to get to full guard but Davis has control of the leg.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Davis in particular looking to stall.
Byhenikov felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.

Davis is looking for a kimura but Byhenikov is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Davis to get the leverage.
Davis prevents Byhenikov from improving his position.
Well, if Davis is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Davis trying to control the action but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.
Davis prevents Byhenikov from improving his position.
Davis is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Byhenikov!
Score +3 for passing guard: Davis (12) vs (4) Byhenikov
Davis controlling from the full mount.
Byhenikov keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Davis trying to control but Byhenikov is having none of it.
Byhenikov is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov prevents Davis from taking his back.
Byhenikov is trying desperately to improve position.
Davis looking to control but Byhenikov is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Davis controlling the pace for now.
Byhenikov can't escape the position.
Davis looking to control but Byhenikov is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Byhenikov is looking to improve his position but Davis isn't that keen on the idea.
Davis wants to take Byhenikov's back here but Byhenikov is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Byhenikov tries to improve his position but instead Davis has taken his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Davis (15) vs (4) Byhenikov

That's six minutes gone in the round.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Davis's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
I really don't envy Byhenikov right now.
Davis trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Byhenikov doesn't escape.
Byhenikov staying busy and making it hard for Davis to control.
Byhenikov wants to escape the position.

Byhenikov is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Byhenikov rolls, trying to escape but Davis keeps control of the position.

Davis working for a choke but Byhenikov is defending well.
Davis keeps control of the position as Byhenikov tries to break free.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Byhenikov is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Davis is hanging on to Byhenikov's back as he tries to escape.

Davis is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Byhenikov has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

Byhenikov defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Davis's arms.

Davis is looking for the choke from the back position but Byhenikov is controlling his hands well.
Davis is trying to stick to Byhenikov's back but Byhenikov is turning into Davis. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Davis's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Byhenikov.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davis (15) vs (6) Byhenikov
Davis is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov looking to pass the guard.
Davis looking to control.
Davis has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Byhenikov has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Davis (15) vs (9) Byhenikov
Davis is looking to regain half guard here but Byhenikov keeps moving and retains side control.

Byhenikov working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Davis stops Byhenikov from passing to mount.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Davis struggling a bit here.
Byhenikov tries to advance to mount but can't.
Byhenikov working away.
Davis manages to get back to half guard.

Byhenikov 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.
Davis won't allow Byhenikov to pass to mount.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Davis is trying to get back to 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.
Davis moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Byhenikov passes Davis's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Davis is not content to let Byhenikov control the position.
Byhenikov tries to pass to full mount but Davis defends it.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Byhenikov is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Davis trying to control but Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov is trying to control. Davis wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Byhenikov is looking to advance position but Davis won't allow it.
Davis wants to control but Byhenikov is keeping busy.

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

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to control but Davis is keeping him busy.
Davis moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Byhenikov sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Davis's guard.
Davis works his way to full guard. Good work.
Byhenikov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Davis is keeping the position for now.
Byhenikov preventing the sweep.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Davis (15) vs (12) Byhenikov
Byhenikov trying to control the action but Davis is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
You can see the frustration on Davis's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Davis tries to buck Byhenikov off but Byhenikov is having none of it.
Davis manages to get back to half guard.
Byhenikov works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Davis (15) vs (15) Byhenikov
Davis tries to lock up and control but Byhenikov gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Davis defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov avoids the attempt from Davis to control.
Davis really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

Byhenikov goes for an armbar but Davis turns quickly into his guard - lovely anticipation from Davis.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Davis (17) vs (15) Byhenikov
Davis sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Byhenikov's guard.
Davis looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Byhenikov won't allow Davis to pass to mount.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Byhenikov wants to get back to full guard.
Davis is pressing down on Byhenikov's thigh, looking to free his foot. Byhenikov is holding on for now.

And that's the end of the fight!
Davis takes the fight on points by 17 to 15.
Ewen Davis seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 4     
Date:   Jun 08, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Masa Wasa (ranked 2733 p4p, 276 weight class) and Igor Byhenikov (ranked 5453 p4p, 506 weight class). Wasa comes to the ring accompanied by Welcome To The Jungle. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!




177 cm
35 yrs
145 lbs



184 cm
32 yrs
191 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 12 wins and 8 losses; Masa Wasa! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 3 losses; Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Nard Betker and Albert Achterberg.


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

Wasa drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Wasa (4) vs (0) Byhenikov
Wasa wants to control but Byhenikov is keeping him busy.
Byhenikov manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (4) vs (2) Byhenikov
Wasa tries to get to full guard but Byhenikov has control of the leg.
Byhenikov works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Wasa (4) vs (5) Byhenikov

Byhenikov looking for a guillotine from mount but Wasa is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wasa regains half guard.
Byhenikov is looking to advance position but Wasa won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wasa is not content to let Byhenikov control the position.

Wasa is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Byhenikov pulls his head out easily.
Wasa manages to get to full guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Wasa can't keep his opponent in guard - Byhenikov advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Byhenikov has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Wasa (4) vs (8) Byhenikov
Byhenikov is looking to work his way around to Wasa's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Byhenikov is still trying to improve position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov trying to control but Wasa is having none of it.
Wasa regains half guard.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but Wasa defending well.

Byhenikov is working for a kimura but Wasa is defending it quite comfortably.

Byhenikov is working for a submission of some sort.
Byhenikov wants to free his trapped foot but Wasa is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wasa gets back to full guard.
Wasa is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Byhenikov has gone for a leg lock! Wasa slips out almost immediately though and dives into Byhenikov's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (6) vs (8) Byhenikov

Byhenikov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Wasa trying to control the position from guard on top but Byhenikov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Wasa's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (6) vs (10) Byhenikov

Wasa is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Byhenikov preventing the sweep.
Byhenikov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wasa swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Byhenikov pushes down on Wasa's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Byhenikov is working for a kimura but Wasa is defending it quite comfortably.
Byhenikov passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Wasa (6) vs (13) Byhenikov

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov controlling the position easily from mount.
Byhenikov takes Wasa's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Wasa (6) vs (16) Byhenikov
Wasa is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Wasa is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Martial Arts Dojo, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Wasa staying busy and making it hard for Byhenikov to control.

Wasa defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Byhenikov's arms.

Byhenikov 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, Wasa has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

Wasa preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Byhenikov.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Wasa preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Byhenikov.
Wasa looking very determined here, making life difficult for Byhenikov.

Byhenikov working for a choke but Wasa is defending well.

Byhenikov is persistently looking for the submission but Wasa is defending it well.

Byhenikov is looking for the choke from the back position but Wasa is controlling his hands well.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
I really don't envy Wasa right now.
Wasa tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Byhenikov wants to control the pace but Wasa is squirming around nicely.
Wasa prevents Byhenikov from taking his back.

Byhenikov with some aggressive grappling here. He's looking for submissions here, rather than waiting for the opportunity to counter.
Wasa tries to hold on but Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov trying to control but Wasa is having none of it.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov moves to the back.
Score +3 for taking back: Wasa (6) vs (19) Byhenikov

Wasa preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov controlling well, preventing Wasa from escaping the position.

Wasa is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.

Wasa showing good submission defense here.

Wasa 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 Byhenikov gets his way!

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Wasa looking very determined here, making life difficult for Byhenikov.
Byhenikov has the hooks in. Wasa is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.

Byhenikov 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, Wasa has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Wasa prevents Byhenikov from getting a body triangle.

Byhenikov working for a choke but Wasa is defending well.
Byhenikov is looking to control Wasa but Wasa is wriggling around and keeping busy.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Wasa showing good submission defense here.

Byhenikov is persistently looking for the submission but Wasa is defending it well.

Wasa defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Byhenikov's arms.

Wasa defends a prolonged rear naked choke attempt and turns nicely into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (8) vs (19) Byhenikov
Byhenikov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Wasa manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (8) vs (21) Byhenikov

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Wasa tries to land a sweep but no joy.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Wasa is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (10) vs (21) Byhenikov
Wasa wants to control from the top but Byhenikov keeps moving.
Wasa trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Byhenikov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Wasa doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Wasa manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
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.
Byhenikov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Wasa's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (10) vs (23) Byhenikov
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Wasa looking to hit a scissor sweep but Byhenikov is one step ahead there.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov trying to control but Wasa is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov stands and throws Wasa's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Wasa (10) vs (26) Byhenikov
Wasa is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Byhenikov off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Wasa (14) vs (26) Byhenikov
Wasa is hanging on to Byhenikov's back as he tries to escape.
Wasa doesn't have the hooks in and Byhenikov manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Wasa (14) vs (28) Byhenikov
Wasa looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Byhenikov puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Wasa gets back to full guard.
Wasa keeping moving, preventing Byhenikov from controlling successfully.

Wasa looking for a guillotine here but Byhenikov defends easily.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Wasa trying to control the position.
Byhenikov stands and throws Wasa's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Wasa (14) vs (31) Byhenikov

Byhenikov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Wasa is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Wasa struggling a bit here.
Byhenikov advances nicely into full mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Wasa (14) vs (33) Byhenikov

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov looking to control but Wasa is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Byhenikov is looking to work his way around to Wasa's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Byhenikov can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Wasa is looking to escape.
Wasa regains half guard.

Byhenikov is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Wasa sees it coming and defends easily.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Byhenikov seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Wasa has recovered full guard.
Wasa is trying to keep Byhenikov in close.

And that's the end of the fight!
Byhenikov wins on points by 33 to 14.
An out of breath and clearly excited Igor Byhenikov thanked KOMBAT KLOTHING for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).

 

Event: ORC Submission Grappling 1     
Date:   May 18, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Igor Byhenikov (ranked 5262 p4p, 510 weight class) and Percy Schmeiser (ranked 2874 p4p, 311 weight class). Byhenikov comes to the ring accompanied by Harbinger. Schmeiser has chosen David vs Monsanto as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.




184 cm
32 yrs
191 lbs



178 cm
39 yrs
174 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 3 losses; Igor Byhenikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 17 wins and 4 losses; Percy Schmeiser!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Albert Achterberg and Paulsen Ambrosius.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Schmeiser displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Byhenikov.

Schmeiser pushes Byhenikov up against the ropes in a clinch.
Schmeiser tries for a takedown but Byhenikov manages to get underhooks.

Byhenikov jumps into guard, dragging Schmeiser to the mat.
Schmeiser is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Byhenikov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Byhenikov keeping full guard, as Schmeiser tries to pass.
Byhenikov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Schmeiser's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (2) vs (0) Schmeiser
Byhenikov slips nicely into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Schmeiser is controlling Byhenikov's position as best he can from this difficult position.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Byhenikov trying to mount his opponent but Schmeiser defends it.
Schmeiser controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to take a breather but Schmeiser is having none of it.
Byhenikov trying to mount his opponent but Schmeiser defends it.
Byhenikov passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (5) vs (0) Schmeiser
Schmeiser is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Schmeiser really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Byhenikov avoids the attempt from Schmeiser to control.

Byhenikov goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Schmeiser turns into him and now he's in Byhenikov's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (5) vs (2) Schmeiser
Byhenikov 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: Byhenikov (7) vs (2) Schmeiser

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov uses his free foot to push down on Schmeiser's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Schmeiser.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (10) vs (2) Schmeiser
Schmeiser prevents Byhenikov from taking his back.
Schmeiser is looking to improve his position but Byhenikov isn't that keen on the idea.

Byhenikov jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Schmeiser manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Schmeiser is trying to control Byhenikov's posture but Byhenikov avoids it.
Schmeiser felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Schmeiser gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Byhenikov works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (13) vs (2) Schmeiser
Byhenikov is looking to work his way around to Schmeiser's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Byhenikov is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Schmeiser to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Schmeiser shrugs it off.
Byhenikov looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Byhenikov is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. Schmeiser is in real trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (16) vs (2) Schmeiser

Byhenikov is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.
Byhenikov gets his hands free as Schmeiser looks to control.
Byhenikov struggling to keep hold of the position.

Byhenikov has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Byhenikov has the hooks in. Schmeiser is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.

Schmeiser preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Byhenikov.
Schmeiser just trying to survive but Byhenikov is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Byhenikov 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, Schmeiser has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Schmeiser trying to control but not successfully.
Byhenikov is hanging on to Schmeiser's back as he tries to escape.

Byhenikov looking for the RNC.
Byhenikov is trying to control but Schmeiser is trying to escape here - he's now mounted.
Byhenikov mounts Schmeiser! Really nice guard pass there!
Schmeiser tries to hold on but Byhenikov pushes him away.
Byhenikov is looking to work his way around to Schmeiser's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Schmeiser manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Byhenikov tries to pass to full mount but Schmeiser defends it.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Schmeiser does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Byhenikov wants to pass to mount but Schmeiser is defending the position.
Schmeiser makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Schmeiser.
Schmeiser is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Schmeiser is keeping the position.
Byhenikov stopping the sweep attempt from Schmeiser.
Byhenikov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Schmeiser is keeping the position for now.
Byhenikov is working hard here to advance position.
Schmeiser is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Schmeiser is keeping the position.
Schmeiser wants to sweep but no luck.
Byhenikov trying to control the position from guard on top but Schmeiser is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Schmeiser managing to control the position.
Schmeiser looking to hit a scissor sweep but Byhenikov is one step ahead there.
Schmeiser bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Byhenikov's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (4) Schmeiser

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

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Schmeiser is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Byhenikov looking to control but Schmeiser passes into half guard.
Schmeiser is trying to control. Byhenikov wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Byhenikov is trying to get back to full guard.
Schmeiser content to control rather than advance.
Byhenikov wants to improve his position but Schmeiser is controlling well.
Byhenikov wants to get back to full guard but Schmeiser has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (7) Schmeiser
Byhenikov is working to get back to half guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Schmeiser wants to take his opponent's back but Byhenikov doesn't allow it.
Schmeiser wants to control the pace but Byhenikov is squirming around nicely.
Byhenikov sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Byhenikov tries to roll over but Schmeiser keeps him under control.
Schmeiser uses his free foot to push down on Byhenikov's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Byhenikov.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (10) Schmeiser
Schmeiser trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Schmeiser controlling from the full mount.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov tries to reverse the position but Schmeiser maintains control.
Byhenikov regains half guard.
Byhenikov is looking to improve his position.
Schmeiser trying to control from half guard but Byhenikov is working away.
Byhenikov tries to roll over but Schmeiser keeps him under control.
Byhenikov is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Schmeiser jumps into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (13) Schmeiser
Byhenikov is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Schmeiser tries to pass the half guard into mount. Byhenikov knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Byhenikov tries to get to full guard but Schmeiser has control of the leg.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Schmeiser tries to pass to full mount but Byhenikov defends it.
Schmeiser wants to take a breather but Byhenikov is having none of it.
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.
Byhenikov tries to roll over but Schmeiser keeps him under control.
Byhenikov is in trouble now - Schmeiser has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (16) Schmeiser
Schmeiser prevents Byhenikov from getting the reversal.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Schmeiser looking to control and managing it successfully.
Byhenikov is desperately trying to improve his position but Schmeiser has a good base and remains in mount.
Schmeiser controlling from the full mount.
Byhenikov gets back to half guard.
Schmeiser seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Byhenikov gets full guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Schmeiser pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Byhenikov is keeping the position for now.
Schmeiser showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Byhenikov wants to sweep here but Schmeiser controlling him for the moment.

Byhenikov looking for subs off his back but Schmeiser has passed one foot through into half guard.
Byhenikov wants to improve his position but Schmeiser is controlling well.
Byhenikov is not content to let Schmeiser control the position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov works his way to full guard. Good work.

Byhenikov is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Schmeiser rolls with it to try and escape but Byhenikov cranks on the arm and Schmeiser is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 13:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Igor Byhenikov!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Igor Byhenikov waved his t-shirt featuring KOMBAT KLOTHING's logo in front of the cameras.

 

Event: EMP 8     
Date:   Mar 24, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Marco Macotti (ranked 3876 p4p, 414 weight class) and Igor Byhenikov (ranked 5021 p4p, 506 weight class). Macotti comes to the cage accompanied by Drown - Theory of a Deadman. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. Igor Byhenikov has the eye of the tiger tonight.




190 cm
38 yrs
198 lbs



184 cm
31 yrs
191 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 8 losses; Marco Macotti! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 3 losses; Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Atkins and Chris Edwards.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Byhenikov shoots in looking for a takedown but Macotti manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Byhenikov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

Byhenikov drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Macotti (0) vs (4) Byhenikov
Byhenikov passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Macotti!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Macotti (0) vs (6) Byhenikov
Macotti is in all sorts of trouble here.

Byhenikov moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Macotti has worked his arm free - good work by Macotti!
Byhenikov has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Macotti (0) vs (8) Byhenikov
Byhenikov takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.
Score +3 for taking back: Macotti (0) vs (11) Byhenikov
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Macotti defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Byhenikov has the hooks in and he's looking for a rear naked choke here. Macotti is defending well but eventually Byhenikov manages to get an arm under the chin and he's locked on the RNC! Macotti has no choice but to tap now! He does! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Igor Byhenikov!
After the big win, Igor Byhenikov made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors KOMBAT KLOTHING and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.

 

Event: EMPIRE 4     
Date:   Mar 02, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Igor Byhenikov (ranked 4907 p4p, 510 weight class) and Santiago Gracie (ranked 5299 p4p, 537 weight class). Byhenikov kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Harbinger. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




184 cm
31 yrs
191 lbs



183 cm
38 yrs
193 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 3 losses; Igor Byhenikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 6 losses; Santiago Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, William Gold and James Glass.


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

Gracie clinches with his opponent.
Gracie drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Byhenikov gets the underhooks and prevents it.

Gracie has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Byhenikov clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Byhenikov (0) vs (4) Gracie
Byhenikov is keeping busy.
Byhenikov wants to escape the position.
Byhenikov breaks Gracie's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (2) vs (4) Gracie
Gracie is trying to keep Byhenikov in close.
Byhenikov pushes down on Gracie's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Byhenikov is trying to control. Gracie wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but Gracie defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (5) vs (4) Gracie
Gracie is working to get back to half guard.
Gracie is controlling an arm, preventing Byhenikov from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Gracie is trying to escape the mount but Byhenikov keeps good control and instead manages to take Gracie's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (8) vs (4) Gracie
Byhenikov has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Byhenikov tries to keep control of the position but Gracie is staying busy.

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

Gracie is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.

Byhenikov is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Gracie has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie just trying to survive but Byhenikov is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Gracie rolls, trying to escape but Byhenikov keeps control of the position.

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

Byhenikov working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Gracie is trying to break free.
Gracie tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Gracie is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Gracie is trying to escape the mount.
Byhenikov wants to take his opponent's back but Gracie doesn't allow it.

Byhenikov goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Gracie turns into him and now he's in Byhenikov's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (8) vs (6) Gracie
Gracie content to stall in guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Byhenikov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Byhenikov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Gracie trying to control but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Byhenikov is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (10) vs (6) Gracie
Gracie is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Gracie wants to sweep but no luck.

Gracie looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Byhenikov passes into half guard.
Byhenikov frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (13) vs (6) Gracie

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to take Gracie's back here but Gracie is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Gracie tries to hold on but Byhenikov pushes him away.
Byhenikov looking to control but Gracie is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Gracie prevents Byhenikov from taking his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Byhenikov is working hard here to advance position.
Gracie keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Byhenikov pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is desperately trying to improve his position but Byhenikov has a good base and remains in mount.
Gracie gets back to half guard.
Byhenikov passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Gracie!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (6) Gracie
Gracie is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Gracie has given up his back. Will we see Byhenikov going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (19) vs (6) Gracie

Byhenikov is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Gracie knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Gracie for a finish.
I really don't envy Gracie right now.
Gracie rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Gracie wants to control but Byhenikov is keeping busy.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is looking to take a break and control but Gracie is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Gracie is defending well.
The fighters are battling for position here. Gracie manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Gracie 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.
Gracie keeping full guard, as Byhenikov tries to pass.
Byhenikov pushing down on Gracie's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Gracie manages to get to full guard.
Byhenikov tries to free his leg and advance position but Gracie is retaining full guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Gracie keeping moving, preventing Byhenikov from controlling successfully.
Byhenikov tries to free his leg and advance position but Gracie is retaining full guard.
Gracie tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Gracie is trying to control the position but Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov won't allow Gracie to sweep him here.
Byhenikov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Gracie is keeping the position for now.
Byhenikov passes Gracie's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Gracie trying to control but Byhenikov postures up.
Gracie makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Gracie.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is trying to control the position but Byhenikov postures up.
Gracie pulls Byhenikov in to control the position.
Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov trying to control but Gracie is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov stands and throws Gracie's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (22) vs (6) Gracie
Byhenikov tries to advance to mount but can't.
Gracie keeps Byhenikov under control for a moment.
Gracie is not content to let Byhenikov control the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Gracie's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Byhenikov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Gracie is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Gracie is trying to improve his position.

Byhenikov tries for a kimura but Gracie is defending well.
Gracie manages to work his way to half guard, despite Byhenikov's best efforts.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Gracie gets full guard.
Byhenikov works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Byhenikov is thwarting Gracie's attempts to control the position.
Gracie keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Byhenikov is thwarting Gracie's attempts to control the position.

Byhenikov is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Gracie defends it well.
Byhenikov looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
The fighters are battling for position here. Gracie manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Byhenikov trying to control the position from guard on top but Gracie is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is trying to control the position but Byhenikov postures up.
Gracie lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (22) vs (8) Gracie
Byhenikov 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.
Gracie is stalling in the full guard.
Gracie trying to control but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov looking for a sweep. Not yet Byhenikov, not yet.
Gracie content to stall in guard here.
Byhenikov is trying to control the position but Gracie postures up.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Gracie wants to control from the top but Byhenikov keeps moving.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Byhenikov is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (24) vs (8) Gracie
Gracie is trying to keep Byhenikov in close.
Gracie has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Gracie is continuing to stall.
Byhenikov stands and throws Gracie's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (27) vs (8) Gracie
Byhenikov has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Byhenikov (29) vs (8) Gracie

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov moves to the back position.
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (32) vs (8) Gracie

Byhenikov has both hooks in and is working for a choke. Gracie is in real trouble here. Byhenikov gets an arm under the chin and tightens the submission attempt... is this the end? Yes, Gracie is tapping out! Byhenikov wins by rear naked choke!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 13:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Igor Byhenikov!
Igor Byhenikov seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Santiago Gracie was interviewed post fight and said 'You just beat a red belt. That is no easy feat. Congrats buddy. '.

 

Event: TWGC 20 (185lbs, D1): Amsterdam Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Feb 11, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Igor Byhenikov (ranked 4803 p4p, 501 weight class) and Temujin Lee (ranked 1962 p4p, 253 weight class). Byhenikov comes into the arena with Harbinger blaring out of the sound system. This should be a great matchup!




184 cm
31 yrs
191 lbs



186 cm
32 yrs
185 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Igor Byhenikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of St Petersburg, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Temujin Lee!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Daniel Blasius and Radbod Blank.


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

Byhenikov closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Lee did well to prevent Byhenikov getting side control.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Byhenikov (2) vs (0) Lee
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Lee is defending well.
Lee is holding on to half guard well.
Lee moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Byhenikov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Lee swivels though and keeps the full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byhenikov is working hard here to advance position.
Lee looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Byhenikov forces his way into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lee desperately trying to maintain half guard.

Byhenikov is working for a kimura but Lee is defending it quite comfortably.
Byhenikov tries to pass to full mount but Lee defends it.
Lee manages to get to full guard.
Byhenikov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Lee swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Byhenikov passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (5) vs (0) Lee
Lee stops Byhenikov from passing to mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lee is looking to regain half guard here but Byhenikov keeps moving and retains side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lee manages to work his way to half guard, despite Byhenikov's best efforts.
Byhenikov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Lee knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Lee holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Lee is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Byhenikov moves nicely into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (8) vs (0) Lee
We've been hearing good reports from Byhenikov'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.

Byhenikov looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Byhenikov tries to advance to mount but Lee denies him.
Lee is trying to improve his position.
Lee has one of Byhenikov's arms on lockdown, trying to prevent him from doing any damage.
Byhenikov has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Byhenikov (10) vs (0) Lee

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov fails to advance to Lee's back.
Lee is wriggling around trying to escape.
Byhenikov tries to take Lee's back but instead Lee uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Byhenikov wants to pass to mount but Lee is defending the position.
Lee is looking to improve his position.
Lee is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Lee desperately trying to maintain half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Lee gets full guard.
Lee keeping full guard, as Byhenikov tries to pass.
Byhenikov is looking to pass into half guard but Lee pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Lee is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (10) vs (2) Lee
Lee preventing the sweep.
Byhenikov has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Lee has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (10) vs (5) Lee
Byhenikov is looking to regain half guard here but Lee keeps moving and retains side control.
Lee is looking to take a break and control but Byhenikov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Byhenikov is looking to regain half guard here but Lee keeps moving and retains side control.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Lee's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Lee looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Let's hope that Lee 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.
Byhenikov slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Lee trying to control the position from guard on top but Byhenikov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Byhenikov has his foot on Lee's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Lee works his way back into a safe position though.
Byhenikov 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: Byhenikov (12) vs (5) Lee
Byhenikov is looking to advance position but Lee won't allow it.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Lee tries to roll over but Byhenikov keeps him under control.

Byhenikov is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Lee defends it well.
Lee keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

Byhenikov is trying to work for a kimura but Lee is defending well.
Lee keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Lee slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lee is keeping the position for now.
Lee bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Byhenikov's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (12) vs (7) Lee
Lee not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Byhenikov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Byhenikov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Byhenikov 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: Byhenikov (14) vs (7) Lee
Lee won't allow Byhenikov to pass to mount.

Byhenikov is trying to work for a kimura but Lee is defending well.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Lee tries to get to full guard but Byhenikov has control of the leg.
Lee gets back to full guard.
Byhenikov looking to pass the guard.
Lee wants to sweep here but Byhenikov controlling him for the moment.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Lee is pulling down on Byhenikov's head. It's preventing any offense from Byhenikov, at least for the moment.
Lee manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Byhenikov manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (14) vs (9) Lee

Byhenikov looking for a guillotine here but Lee defends easily.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Byhenikov is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Lee preventing the sweep.
Lee sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Byhenikov's guard.
Byhenikov trying to get back to full guard but Lee takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (14) vs (12) Lee

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is trying to escape the mount.
Byhenikov sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Lee is controlling the pace.
Byhenikov tries to roll over but Lee keeps him under control.
Byhenikov is pressing down on Lee's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Byhenikov can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Lee controls the pace.
Lee pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Byhenikov is keeping the position for now.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to sweep but no luck.

Byhenikov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Lee gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Lee trying to control but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.

Lee avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Lee showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to hit a switch here but Lee passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Byhenikov there!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (14) vs (15) Lee
Byhenikov regains half guard.
Byhenikov tries to roll over but Lee keeps him under control.
Byhenikov gets full guard.
Lee stopping the sweep attempt from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov wants to improve his position but instead Lee has moved into half guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Byhenikov trying to get back to full guard but Lee takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (14) vs (18) Lee
Lee moves to the back position.
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (14) vs (21) Lee
Byhenikov tries to escape but Lee has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Lee has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Byhenikov's body.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov rolls, trying to escape but Lee keeps control of the position.
Lee tries to keep control of the position but Byhenikov is staying busy.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Byhenikov wants to control his opponent's hands but Lee gets his hands free.
Lee is hanging on to Byhenikov's back as he tries to escape.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Byhenikov manages to reverse the position and now he's in Lee's guard. Nice work there by Byhenikov.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (21) Lee
Lee manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Byhenikov manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (23) Lee

Byhenikov is looking for a triangle here but Lee uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (16) vs (26) Lee

And that's the end of the fight!
Lee wins on points by 26 to 16.

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 18, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Igor Byhenikov (ranked 4570 p4p, 0 weight class) and Evgeniy Malkin (ranked 2486 p4p, 0 weight class). Byhenikov comes into the arena with Harbinger blaring out of the sound system. Malkin has chosen The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? as his entrance music. Evgeniy Malkin told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!




184 cm
29 yrs
191 lbs



191 cm
40 yrs
210 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Igor Byhenikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Evgeniy Malkin!
The judges for this bout are Dmitry Maklakov, Illya Tyunina and Ivan Kurochkin.


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

Byhenikov shoots in and bounces Malkin off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Byhenikov (2) vs (0) Malkin
Byhenikov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Malkin swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Byhenikov is working hard here to advance position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Byhenikov slips nicely into half guard.
Byhenikov works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (5) vs (0) Malkin
Byhenikov forces the positional change into back control.
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (8) vs (0) Malkin
Malkin wants to control his opponent's hands but Byhenikov gets his hands free.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Byhenikov looking for the choke but no joy.
Malkin trying to control the hands but Byhenikov breaks the grip.
Malkin tries to break free.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Malkin is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Malkin trying to control the hands but Byhenikov won't let him.
Malkin breaks Byhenikov's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (8) vs (2) Malkin
Byhenikov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Malkin manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (10) vs (2) Malkin
Byhenikov trying to control but Malkin is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov tries to free his leg and advance position but Malkin is retaining full guard.
Malkin looking to control.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Byhenikov stopping the sweep attempt from Malkin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov stands and throws Malkin's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (13) vs (2) Malkin

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Byhenikov is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Malkin has escaped the position, nice work there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Malkin is looking for a sweep.
Malkin can't do much from the bottom here.

Byhenikov goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Malkin rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Byhenikov's guard! Nice work there by Malkin!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (13) vs (4) Malkin

Byhenikov is looking for a triangle but Malkin pushes his legs off easily.
Byhenikov keeping moving, preventing Malkin from controlling successfully.
Malkin preventing the sweep.
Malkin pushing down on Byhenikov's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to get back to full guard.
Byhenikov has a hand on Malkin's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Malkin takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (13) vs (7) Malkin
Byhenikov slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Malkin trying to control from half guard but Byhenikov is working away.
Malkin prevents Byhenikov from improving his position.
Byhenikov is pressing down on Malkin's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Malkin is pushing down on Byhenikov's leg trying to pass to half guard. Byhenikov is fighting to maintain full guard but Malkin has managed to sneak the leg through.

Malkin is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Byhenikov moves into full guard.
Malkin sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Byhenikov's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Malkin's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Malkin's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Byhenikov (17) vs (7) Malkin

Malkin fending off the submission attempt from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov tries to keep control of the position but Malkin is staying busy.
Malkin can't escape the position.

Byhenikov is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Malkin has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.

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

Byhenikov working for the choke.
Malkin trying to control the action but Byhenikov just sinks the hooks in.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Byhenikov 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, Malkin has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

Byhenikov looking for the choke from the back.

Byhenikov is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Malkin defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.

Byhenikov working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Malkin tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!

Byhenikov moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Malkin has worked his arm free - good work by Malkin!
Malkin is looking to regain half guard here but Byhenikov keeps moving and retains side control.

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

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov advances to mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Byhenikov (19) vs (7) Malkin
Byhenikov wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Malkin tries to lock up and control but Byhenikov gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Malkin has given up his back. Will we see Byhenikov going for some submissions?
Score +3 for taking back: Byhenikov (22) vs (7) Malkin

Malkin showing good submission defense here.
Malkin just trying to survive but Byhenikov is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

Byhenikov is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.

Byhenikov is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Malkin has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Malkin rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Byhenikov wants to free his trapped foot but Malkin is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Byhenikov prevents Malkin from improving his position.
Byhenikov wants to free his trapped foot but Malkin is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Byhenikov uses his free foot to push down on Malkin's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Malkin.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (25) vs (7) Malkin

Byhenikov is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Malkin has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Malkin!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (25) vs (9) Malkin
Malkin won't allow Byhenikov to sweep him here.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Malkin passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (25) vs (12) Malkin
Byhenikov is looking for a sweep.

Malkin tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
We've been informed that Malkin has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Byhenikov manages to work his way to half guard, despite Malkin's best efforts.

Malkin is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Byhenikov sees it coming and defends easily.
Byhenikov works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Malkin works a leg free and moves into half guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Byhenikov manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Malkin trying to control but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.
Malkin stopping the sweep attempt from Byhenikov.
Malkin stands and throws Byhenikov's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (25) vs (15) Malkin

Malkin is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Byhenikov has escaped the position, nice work there.
Byhenikov tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Malkin wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Byhenikov manages to get back to half guard.
Byhenikov is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Vendetta Alliance London Gym, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Byhenikov gets full guard.
Malkin trying to control but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Byhenikov is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (27) vs (15) Malkin
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Malkin is keeping the position.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Malkin holds on and takes a little breather.
Malkin not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Byhenikov stands and throws Malkin's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Byhenikov (30) vs (15) Malkin
Malkin stops Byhenikov from passing to mount.
Malkin is looking to reverse the position.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Malkin is still trying to improve position.

Byhenikov goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Malkin has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Byhenikov but great work by Malkin.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Byhenikov (30) vs (19) Malkin
Byhenikov sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Malkin prevents Byhenikov from improving his position.

Malkin wants to work for an arm triangle but Byhenikov is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Malkin prevents Byhenikov from improving his position.
Byhenikov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov 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.
Byhenikov wants to improve his position but instead Malkin has moved into half guard.
Byhenikov is refusing to be controlled, as Malkin sits in half guard.

Byhenikov is looking to regain full guard. He's left an arm up in the air though and Malkin has latched onto it... Big trouble! Malkin pivots for an armbar - it's in tight and it Byhenikov is tapping in no time flat! Great counter grappling there from Malkin!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 12:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Evgeniy Malkin!
Evgeniy Malkin made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'Thanks everyone. It's time to hang up gloves.'.

 

Event: TWGC 16 (185lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   May 02, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Lethal Larry and Igor Byhenikov. Chooooooooon! I think Larry might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Promise Man. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




186 cm
29 yrs
188 lbs



184 cm
28 yrs
191 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 3 losses; Lethal Larry! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Columbo Gatti and Lou da Vinci.


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

Larry darts in and clinches Byhenikov up against the cage.
Byhenikov drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Larry gets the underhooks and prevents it.

Larry has hold of one of Byhenikov's legs. Byhenikov is fighting the takedown attempt but Larry gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Larry (2) vs (0) Byhenikov
Byhenikov has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Larry has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Larry (5) vs (0) Byhenikov

Larry tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Larry has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Byhenikov is trying to get back to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Larry tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Larry tries to move to mount but Byhenikov blocks the move with his legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov is looking for a sweep.

Larry wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Byhenikov, who protects the arm well.
Byhenikov gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Byhenikov gets full guard.
Byhenikov wants to sweep but no luck.

Larry drops back looking for a leg! Byhenikov is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Byhenikov manages to kick Larry off! Larry jumps back into Byhenikov's guard.
Byhenikov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Larry is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is trying to control the position but Larry postures up.
Larry pushing down on Byhenikov's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Byhenikov is defending against the submission attempts here by Larry.
Byhenikov slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Byhenikov is trying to control the position but Larry postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Byhenikov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Our spies down at at WildBoar's Pig Pen (Strength and Conditioning) $40 inform us that Byhenikov has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?

Larry drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Byhenikov manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Larry has Byhenikov in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Larry (5) vs (2) Byhenikov
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Larry is keeping the position.

Larry looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Larry working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Byhenikov has passed into half guard!
Larry tries to get to full guard but Byhenikov has control of the leg.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Larry is defending well.
Byhenikov is still trying to improve position.

Larry looking for submissions off his back.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov prevents Larry from improving his position.
Larry makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Larry.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Larry is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Byhenikov is aware though and is defending well.
Byhenikov is pushing down on Larry's leg trying to pass to half guard. Larry is fighting to maintain full guard but Byhenikov has managed to sneak the leg through.

Larry looking for submissions off his back.
Byhenikov wants to control but Larry is keeping him busy.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Larry tries to roll over but Byhenikov keeps him under control.

Byhenikov is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Larry is just riding it out for now. Byhenikov eventually gives up the hold.
Byhenikov is stalling here. Larry is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Byhenikov seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Larry has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Larry (9) vs (2) Byhenikov
Byhenikov manages to get back to half guard.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Larry is trying to work for a kimura but Byhenikov is defending well.
Byhenikov moves into full guard.
Byhenikov keeping full guard, as Larry tries to pass.
Byhenikov wants to sweep here but Larry controlling him for the moment.
Larry wants to pass the guard but Byhenikov is keeping the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Larry (9) vs (4) Byhenikov
Larry keeping full guard, as Byhenikov tries to pass.

Larry has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Byhenikov 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 Larry.
Score +3 for passing guard: Larry (9) vs (7) Byhenikov
Larry is looking for a sweep.
Byhenikov controlling the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Larry manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Larry (11) vs (7) Byhenikov
Byhenikov gets full guard.
Byhenikov wants to sweep here but Larry controlling him for the moment.
Larry passes Byhenikov's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Byhenikov tries to get to full guard but Larry has control of the leg.
Byhenikov keeps trying to improve his position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.

Larry seems to be looking for submissions.
Larry looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Byhenikov is trying to get back to full guard.
Byhenikov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Byhenikov wants to sweep but no luck.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Larry advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Larry (14) vs (7) Byhenikov

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

Larry is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Byhenikov has escaped the position, nice work there.
Byhenikov is looking for a sweep.
Larry moves into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Larry (16) vs (7) Byhenikov

Larry looking for a guillotine from mount but Byhenikov is having none of it.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Larry is dominating on the ground here - he's now on his opponent's back, looking to sink in the hooks. Byhenikov is in real trouble.
Score +3 for taking back: Larry (19) vs (7) Byhenikov
Larry seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Byhenikov rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Byhenikov is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Larry's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Larry's back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Larry (19) vs (11) Byhenikov
Byhenikov controlling well, preventing Larry from escaping the position.
Byhenikov trying to control momentarily.

Larry defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov tries to keep control of the position but Larry is staying busy.

Larry 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 Byhenikov gets his way!
Larry turns into Byhenikov and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Larry (21) vs (11) Byhenikov
Larry stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Byhenikov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Larry advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Larry (24) vs (11) Byhenikov
Byhenikov is trying to get back to half guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Larry thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Larry works to advance to full mount. Byhenikov defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Larry (26) vs (11) Byhenikov

Larry working for a submission but Byhenikov is keeping him at bay.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Byhenikov is in all sorts of trouble here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Larry takes the fight on points by 26 to 11.
Lethal Larry decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: TWGC 16 (185lbs, D1): Las Vegas Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Apr 24, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Aloysius Martin Thesz and Igor Byhenikov. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!




188 cm
39 yrs
181 lbs



184 cm
28 yrs
191 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 7 wins and 6 losses; Aloysius Martin Thesz! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, George Francis and Cecil Peabody.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Byhenikov shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Thesz but Thesz pushes him off and we're back to square one.

Byhenikov decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Thesz (0) vs (2) Byhenikov
Thesz is looking to improve his position.
Byhenikov wants to free his trapped foot but Thesz is holding on for dear life with his legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thesz trying to hold on to Byhenikov's head to control him but Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov trying to mount his opponent but Thesz defends it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thesz tries to roll over but Byhenikov keeps him under control.
Thesz gets back to full guard.
Byhenikov tries to free his leg and advance position but Thesz is retaining full guard.
Byhenikov is stalling in the full guard.
Thesz is trying to keep Byhenikov in close.
Thesz keeping full guard, as Byhenikov tries to pass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thesz 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.

Thesz working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Byhenikov doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Byhenikov manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Thesz not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Byhenikov must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Byhenikov pushing down on Thesz's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Thesz gets back to full guard.
Byhenikov preventing the sweep.
Thesz is working hard here to advance position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Thesz working a defensive guard here.
Byhenikov passes Thesz's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Thesz regains full guard. Nicely done.
Byhenikov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Thesz swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Byhenikov trying to control the position from guard on top but Thesz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Thesz seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Thesz is trying to keep Byhenikov in close.

Thesz throws his legs up looking for a submission but Byhenikov uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Thesz (0) vs (5) Byhenikov
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Thesz prevents Byhenikov from improving position.
Byhenikov trying to control the position but Thesz is working away.
Thesz tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Byhenikov working away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thesz is not content to let Byhenikov control the position.

Byhenikov looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Byhenikov trying to control the action but Thesz is working from the bottom.
Thesz struggling a bit here.
Byhenikov wants to control but Thesz is keeping him busy.
Thesz wants to control but Byhenikov postures up.

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

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov advances to mount.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Thesz (0) vs (7) Byhenikov
Thesz tries to hold on but Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov trying to control but Thesz is having none of it.
Byhenikov controlling his opponent.
Thesz tries to reverse the position but Byhenikov maintains control.
Thesz is squirming around, avoiding Byhenikov's attempts to control the action.
Thesz slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Thesz moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Thesz is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Thesz (2) vs (7) Byhenikov
Thesz passes Byhenikov's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Byhenikov wants to improve his position but Thesz is controlling well.
Thesz wants to pass the guard but Byhenikov is defending well.
Thesz is taking a breather. Byhenikov 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.
Byhenikov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Byhenikov is not content to let Thesz control the position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Thesz is looking to advance position but Byhenikov won't allow it.

Thesz is looking for a kimura here.
Thesz is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Thesz (5) vs (7) Byhenikov
Thesz fails to take his opponent's back.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Thesz tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Byhenikov is trying to escape the mount.
Thesz can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Byhenikov is looking to escape.
Thesz controlling from mount.
Byhenikov is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is squirming around, avoiding Thesz's attempts to control the action.
Byhenikov keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Thesz controlling from mount.
Byhenikov tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Thesz controlling his opponent.
Thesz wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Byhenikov wants to control but Thesz is having none of it.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Thesz looking to control and managing it successfully.
Byhenikov is working to get back to half guard.
Thesz controlling the position easily from mount.
Byhenikov is desperately trying to improve his position but Thesz has a good base and remains in mount.
Thesz tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Byhenikov is working to get back to half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Thesz content just to control the position here.
Byhenikov felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Thesz trying to control but Byhenikov is having none of it.
Byhenikov prevents Thesz from taking his back.
Byhenikov is trying desperately to improve position.
Byhenikov is squirming around, avoiding Thesz's attempts to control the action.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Thesz controlling the pace for now.
Byhenikov is wriggling around trying to escape.
Thesz looking to control but Byhenikov is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Byhenikov can't escape the position.
Thesz with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Thesz tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Byhenikov is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Thesz sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Byhenikov is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Byhenikov can't escape the position.
Byhenikov regains half guard.
Byhenikov is refusing to be controlled, as Thesz sits in half guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Thesz keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Byhenikov is looking to improve his position.
Thesz stalling away here and it's allowed Byhenikov to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Byhenikov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Thesz's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Thesz (5) vs (9) Byhenikov
Thesz is trying to keep Byhenikov in close.
Thesz keeping full guard, as Byhenikov tries to pass.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Byhenikov forces his way into half guard.
Thesz is controlling Byhenikov's trapped leg to prevent Byhenikov from advancing to side control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Byhenikov wins on points by 9 to 5.
An out of breath and clearly excited Igor Byhenikov thanked Venom Combat Sports for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).

 

Event: TWGC 16 (185lbs, D1): Las Vegas Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Apr 23, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and James Penn. Byhenikov kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Harbinger. Penn has chosen Everything in its right place as his entrance music. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.




184 cm
28 yrs
191 lbs



181 cm
29 yrs
185 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the middleweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Igor Byhenikov! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 4 losses; James Penn!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Daniel Franklin and Tiny Johnson.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Penn looks for a takedown but Byhenikov sprawls well.
Penn will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Penn changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Byhenikov tries to avoid it but Penn manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Byhenikov to the ground. Byhenikov escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Igor Byhenikov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of James Penn.

Byhenikov shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Penn's guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Byhenikov (2) vs (0) Penn
Penn keeping moving, preventing Byhenikov from controlling successfully.
Byhenikov passes into half guard.
Well, if Byhenikov 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.
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.
Penn is trying to control but can't.
Byhenikov is pressing down on Penn's thigh, looking to free his foot. Penn is holding on for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov wants to take a breather but Penn is having none of it.
Penn is pressing down on Byhenikov's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Penn tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Byhenikov slips nicely into half guard.
Byhenikov wants to pass to mount but Penn is defending the position.

Penn looking for submissions off his back.
Byhenikov working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Penn's thigh. Penn counters though and makes it back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Penn is looking for a triangle but Byhenikov pushes his legs off easily.
Byhenikov has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Byhenikov trying to control the position from guard on top but Penn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Byhenikov trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Penn manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (2) vs (2) Penn
Byhenikov pulls Penn in close to prevent any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Penn trying to control but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov wants to sweep but no luck.
Penn looking to pass the guard.
Penn won't allow Byhenikov to sweep him here.
Byhenikov is trying to hold Penn in close to prevent damage but Penn has managed to pass into half guard.
Penn is keen to just control but Byhenikov is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Penn trying to move into half guard but instead Byhenikov has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (4) vs (2) Penn
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Penn is keeping the position.
Penn 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.
Byhenikov trying to move into half guard but instead Penn has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Byhenikov (4) vs (4) Penn
Penn content to stall in guard here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Byhenikov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Penn trying to control but Byhenikov is working from the bottom.
Byhenikov wants to sweep here but Penn controlling him for the moment.
Byhenikov keeping full guard, as Penn tries to pass.
Byhenikov working a defensive guard here.
Penn stopping the sweep attempt from Byhenikov.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Penn trying to control the position from guard on top but Byhenikov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Byhenikov is working for submissions here. He's thrown up his legs looking for a triangle but Penn frees his head nicely. Oh but Byhenikov has switched to an armbar! Penn is tapping furiously! Lovely submission there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Igor Byhenikov!
Igor Byhenikov made sure to mention his sponsor, Venom Combat Sports in his post fight interview.

 

Event: VFA Wednesday Fights 6     
Date:   Mar 15, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Igor Kusilutka. Byhenikov's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Harbinger. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

184 cm
27
193 lbs
8 - 8 - 0
189 cm
33
198 lbs
21 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Venom Combat Sports

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Igor Kusilutka!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Paul Aken and Daniel Blasius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kusilutka looks to land a right hand but Byhenikov moved out of range.
A combination from Kusilutka does no damage.
Kusilutka misses with the combination.
Byhenikov avoids the head kick by Kusilutka.
Byhenikov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Byhenikov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Vendetta Alliance London Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Kusilutka misses with a double jab.
A swing and a miss from Kusilutka.
Byhenikov went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Byhenikov lands with a nice body punch.
Kusilutka takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Byhenikov's corner calls for a 1-2. Byhenikov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

It looks like Igor Kusilutka has been cut.
Kusilutka moves forwards but Byhenikov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A big left from Kusilutka misses.
Kusilutka throws a right and a left that Byhenikov avoids nicely.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Byhenikov scores with a nice right hand.
An inside leg kick lands from Byhenikov.
Kusilutka throws a lazy head kick

and Byhenikov counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Byhenikov dodges an elbow strike from Kusilutka.
Byhenikov scores with a shot to the side of Kusilutka's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Kusilutka just misses with a elbow thrown towards Byhenikov's brow.
Byhenikov is leaning against Kusilutka and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Byhenikov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kusilutka looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Byhenikov lands a shoulder strike.
A short right from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov throws a punch but it's blocked by Kusilutka.

Kusilutka breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Byhenikov misses with an uppercut.
Kusilutka has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Byhenikov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kusilutka throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Byhenikov counters with a stiff right hand.
Kusilutka connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Byhenikov's hands.
Byhenikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kusilutka fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Kusilutka thows a left - swing and a miss!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kusilutka misses with an uppercut. Byhenikov saw that one coming.
Byhenikov throws a right and a left that Kusilutka avoids nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Byhenikov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kusilutka walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kusilutka takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kusilutka on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Byhenikov scoring well with a low kick there.
Byhenikov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Despite the aggression on Kusilutka's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Kusilutka misses with an uppercut. Byhenikov saw that one coming.
Kusilutka throws a hook but Byhenikov blocks it.
Byhenikov throws the left hand but Kusilutka avoids the punch easily.
A little jabbing left from Kusilutka on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kusilutka swings widly with a right hand
enabling Byhenikov to counter with a crisp jab.
Good exchange - Byhenikov coming out on top.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick
letting Kusilutka counter with a right hand.
Jab by Kusilutka.

Byhenikov is rocked!
Kusilutka finds Byhenikov's off switch, with a big overhand right that connects perfectly to the side of the head! Byhenikov flops back against the cage, eyes gazing into the distance. Kusilutka lands an unnecessary shot before the referee has time to step in and end the fight. Brutal stuff but I'm sure Byhenikov will be OK.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Igor Kusilutka!
An out of breath Igor Kusilutka thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: VFA Wednesday Fights 2     
Date:   Feb 15, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Max Power and Igor Byhenikov. Power's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Easy Rider. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
35
203 lbs
19 - 6 - 1
184 cm
27
193 lbs
8 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Venom Combat Sports



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Max Power!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Saam Ante and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Byhenikov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Power drops his hands momentarily and Byhenikov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Power ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Byhenikov moves away.
Byhenikov thumps Power with a low kick.
Byhenikov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Power.
Byhenikov throws an overhand right that lands on Power's shoulder, as Power tries to avoid the shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Byhenikov as he connects with a hook.
Byhenikov fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Power misses with an uppercut
and Byhenikov counters with a nice leg kick.
Power misses the body punch
enabling Byhenikov to counter with a crisp jab.
We've been told by Power's head coaches at Elite Strikers that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Power thows a left - swing and a miss!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Power gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Byhenikov.
Power slips a jab from Byhenikov.
Power stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Byhenikov.
Power with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Byhenikov to score with a decent uppercut.
Power checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov connects with a crisp jab.
Byhenikov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Power throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Byhenikov sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Byhenikov gets caught napping as Power dives in and scores a takedown. Byhenikov manages to retain guard.
Power wants to control from the top but Byhenikov keeps moving.
Byhenikov tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Byhenikov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Power can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Byhenikov wants to sweep but no luck.
Power is looking to work some ground and pound but Byhenikov has wrist control.
Byhenikov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Power postures up and lands a big shot to Byhenikov's brow.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Power won't allow Byhenikov to sweep him here.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Power accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Byhenikov preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Power landing some decent shots from guard.
Byhenikov looking to control.
Byhenikov wants to sweep here but Power controlling him for the moment.
Byhenikov avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Power in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Power passes into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Byhenikov wants to sweep but Power has passed to side control!
Power looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Byhenikov is avoiding damage well.
Power throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Byhenikov works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is not content to let Power control the position.
Byhenikov makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Byhenikov.
Power 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.
Power in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Byhenikov wants to stand but Power is controlling the position.
Power postures up and lands a big shot to Byhenikov's brow.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Byhenikov is on top in guard.

Byhenikov looking to pass the guard.
Byhenikov preventing the sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Power is trying to control the position but Byhenikov postures up.
Byhenikov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Byhenikov wants to pass the guard but Power is keeping the position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Power is on top in guard.

Byhenikov looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Power puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Byhenikov wants to improve his position but Power is controlling well.

Power 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.
Power wants to pass to mount but Byhenikov is defending the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Igor Byhenikov 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.


Some wild striking there from Byhenikov.
Power misses with a low kick.
Byhenikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Power.
Power is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Power moves out of range of the body kick.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Byhenikov - that will leave a mark!
Power throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Byhenikov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Power just misses with a punch to the body.
Byhenikov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Byhenikov stalks Power and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Power's face. Power staggers backwards, shaken.
Power tries to score with a low kick but Byhenikov moves his leg out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Power throws a sloppy body shot
and Byhenikov counters with a solid body kick.
Power ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Byhenikov moves away.
Byhenikov lands with a straight right. Power didn't see that one coming.
Power takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Byhenikov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Power on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Byhenikov. Byhenikov obviously looking to wear him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power checks a leg kick nicely.
Byhenikov lands a jab to Power's midsection.
A chopping leg kick lands by Byhenikov.
Power checks the leg kick.
Byhenikov misses with a straight right.
Power tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Byhenikov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A big right from Power misses.
Byhenikov scores with a decent looking hook.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Byhenikov.
A big right from Byhenikov misses.
Nice body kick from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov tries to score with a low kick but Power moves his leg out of the way.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Byhenikov misses with a looping right.
Byhenikov connects with the punch.
Power is looking to wear down Byhenikov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power misses with an uppercut.
Byhenikov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Donk. Power catches Byhenikov right on the button with a cross.
Igor Byhenikov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Some bone on bone action there as Byhenikov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Byhenikov throws a hook but Power avoids it easily.
Byhenikov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Power.
Byhenikov moves away from the strike by Power.
Power keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Power dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Byhenikov. That did some damage!
Byhenikov misses with a body shot.
Byhenikov scores with a body shot.
Byhenikov thumps Power with a low kick.
Power on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Igor Byhenikov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Byhenikov throws out a loose jab but Power uses good head movement to avoid it.
Power looks to land a left hand but Byhenikov moved out of range nicely.
Byhenikov missing with a left hand there. Power was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Byhenikov.
Power lands a head shot.
Byhenikov lands a nice looking body shot.
Power feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Byhenikov's calf.
Power throws a push kick but Byhenikov slaps the foot to one side.
Byhenikov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Byhenikov cracks Power with a right hand to the side of the head.
Byhenikov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Max Power seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Byhenikov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Power moves away.
Byhenikov jabs Power to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Power waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Byhenikov.
Power is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Byhenikov.
Byhenikov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Power with a body shot.
Byhenikov scores with a nice body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Byhenikov feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Power's calf.
Power uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Byhenikov has time to react.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Power ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Power swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Byhenikov counter with a right hand.
Power throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Power takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Byhenikov thumps Power with a low kick.
Byhenikov lands a nice shot to the body.
Byhenikov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A low kick from Power is predictable there
and Byhenikov counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Byhenikov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Power pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Byhenikov follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Power throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Byhenikov. Power shrugs it off though.
Power throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Power throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Byhenikov.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Igor Byhenikov 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!


Byhenikov throws a nice outside leg kick.
Byhenikov dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Power. That did some damage!
Power jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Byhenikov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Power in his tracks.
Power is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Byhenikov throws a shot from downtown. Power moves away and avoids it.
Byhenikov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Power throws a jab but it's blocked by Byhenikov.
Byhenikov lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Byhenikov throws the left hand but Power avoids the punch easily.
Byhenikov scores with a jab.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Byhenikov.
Power shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Byhenikov eats them both and turns towards Power to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Power will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Byhenikov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

Byhenikov is rocked!
Power cracks Byhenikov with a left hook right on the temple and Byhenikov goes down! He's out! Referee! Stop the fight! Power lands a few more punches before the dopey ref steps in - hopefully Byhenikov is OK!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Max Power!
A relieved looking Max Power 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: VFA 1 Lynch vs. Byhenikov     
Date:   Jan 21, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Akeel Lynch and Igor Byhenikov. The crowd seem to be enjoying Byhenikov's choice of entrance music: Harbinger. On his way into the cage it seems that Akeel Lynch has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Akeel Lynch seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

185 cm
32
203 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
184 cm
26
193 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Akeel Lynch!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Patrick Alders and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov slips a straight right by Lynch.
Byhenikov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Byhenikov misses with a hook. Lynch ducked under it nicely.
A jab from Byhenikov finds it's way through Lynch's defenses.
Byhenikov throws a nice inside leg kick.
Byhenikov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Lynch rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Byhenikov counters with a straight right hand.
Lynch misses with a straight right.
A countering left hand to the body from Byhenikov misses.
Byhenikov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Lynch throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Byhenikov on the side of the head.
Byhenikov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Lynch misses with a straight right.
Byhenikov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Lynch with a poor takedown
and Byhenikov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Lynch ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Byhenikov moves away.
Lynch throws a poor cross that misses
and Byhenikov counters with a slapping leg kick.
Byhenikov works Lynch's body with a nice hook.
Lynch looks to score with a jab to the body but Byhenikov is just out of range.
Lynch misses the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov throws out a loose jab but Lynch uses good head movement to avoid it.
Byhenikov takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A jab from Lynch misses.
Byhenikov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Byhenikov walks into a left hand.
Byhenikov stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Byhenikov wants it to stay on the feet.
Lynch dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Byhenikov scores with a leg kick.
Lynch tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Lynch scores with a nice right hand.
Byhenikov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Byhenikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lynch lands an overhand right.
Byhenikov staying out of range there.
Lynch throws a shot from downtown. Byhenikov moves away and avoids it.
Byhenikov scores with a leg kick.
Lynch throws a looping overhand right but Byhenikov ducks down to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Byhenikov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lynch.
Byhenikov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Byhenikov lets loose with a powerful body kick. Lynch will feel that in the morning.
Lynch throws a hook to the side of Byhenikov's head but Byhenikov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Byhenikov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Lynch scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Byhenikov fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Akeel Lynch seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Byhenikov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lynch.
Byhenikov tries to bum rush Lynch with a series of wild strikes but Lynch uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Lynch misses with a hook. Byhenikov ducked under it nicely.
Lynch shoots in and drives through. Byhenikov sprawls well.
Byhenikov only half commits to the counter leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Akeel Lynch. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Lynch walks into a straight right hand from Byhenikov.
Lynch uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Byhenikov.
A little feinted left hand from Lynch on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Byhenikov throws a front kick aimed at Lynch's knee but Lynch avoids it well.
An attempted straight right counter from Lynch misses the target.
Byhenikov connects with a crisp jab.
Byhenikov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Byhenikov throws a poor cross that misses
and Lynch counters with a straight right hand.

Byhenikov is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lynch was well out of range. Poor timing from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov is still on wobbly legs! Can Lynch finish him?
Byhenikov moves out of range as Lynch strikes.
Lynch moves out of range of the strikes.
Byhenikov seems to have recovered his senses.
Byhenikov tests Lynch's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lynch. Byhenikov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Byhenikov connects with a solid leg kick.
Lynch fails with the takedown
and Byhenikov counters with a head kick. That will keep Lynch thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Lynch misses with a hook. Byhenikov ducked under it nicely.
Lynch ducks right into an uppercut from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov misses with a few strikes there.
Byhenikov stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Byhenikov wants it to stay on the feet.
A slow jab from Lynch misses its intended target.
Lynch loads up on a big right hand but Byhenikov slips the punch.
Igor Byhenikov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Byhenikov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Byhenikov throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Lynch is looking to counter punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lynch tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Lynch tries to clinch but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov connects with an inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov tries to land a front kick but Lynch steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Byhenikov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Byhenikov ducks right into an uppercut from Lynch.
Byhenikov avoids the body shot from Lynch.
Lynch on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Byhenikov has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
Lynch misses with an uppercut
and Byhenikov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Lynch.
Byhenikov lands a jab to the nose.
Byhenikov fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Byhenikov moves out of range as Lynch strikes.
Byhenikov throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Lynch steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Byhenikov.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Byhenikov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Lynch throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Byhenikov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Byhenikov throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Byhenikov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lynch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Byhenikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lynch was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Lynch slips a jab from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov lands a right hook to the body.
Lynch tries to clinch but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov swings for the body but Lynch moves out of range.
Byhenikov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Lynch throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Byhenikov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Byhenikov clobbers Lynch with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Byhenikov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

Lynch is rocked!
A telegraphed right hand from Lynch misses the target.
Oh Lynch is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Lynch.
Byhenikov scores with a jab. Lynch acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Byhenikov throws a monster overhand right that drops Lynch! Byhenikov follows up with more strikes from mount and the fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:44 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Igor Byhenikov!
During a confident post fight interview, Igor Byhenikov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Akeel Lynch spoke after the fight, saying 'he sucked my cock to win this fight'.
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Event: CFC 407     
Date:   Nov 11, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Victor Tellegio. Byhenikov's entrance music is Harbinger. A fine choice. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

184 cm
26
193 lbs
6 - 7 - 0
180 cm
25
190 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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King of Clothes
Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Victor Tellegio!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Robert Douchet and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tellegio moves away.
Tellegio 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.
Tellegio tries a head kick but it misses.
Byhenikov digs a good hook to Tellegio's body.
A head kick by Tellegio misses
and Byhenikov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Byhenikov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tellegio.
Tellegio throws a shot from downtown. Byhenikov moves away and avoids it.
Byhenikov quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Tellegio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tellegio blocks a low kick nicely.
A head kick from Byhenikov lands but Tellegio takes it in his stride.
Tellegio moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Byhenikov throws a quick inside leg kick.
Tellegio throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Byhenikov blocks a head kick by Tellegio.
Byhenikov lands a jab to the nose.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tellegio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Byhenikov lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Tellegio throws a head kick but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Byhenikov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Byhenikov jabs Tellegio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Tellegio throws a front kick aimed at Byhenikov's knee but Byhenikov avoids it well.
Tellegio catches Byhenikov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Tellegio slips a jab from Byhenikov.
Tellegio fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Tellegio throws a body shot but no joy.
Byhenikov seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Byhenikov throws a jab when Tellegio was well out of range.
Tellegio moves out of range of the body kick.
Tellegio lands a leg kick that knocks Byhenikov off balance momentarily.
Byhenikov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Byhenikov scores with a one two! Tellegio had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
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 inside leg kick there by Byhenikov. That's going to slow Tellegio down.
Byhenikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tellegio tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tellegio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Byhenikov's calf.
Byhenikov scores with a jab to the body.
Tellegio tries to clinch up.
A quick step to the side and Byhenikov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Byhenikov with a nice cross.
Tellegio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Byhenikov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Tellegio in his tracks.
Byhenikov jabs Tellegio right on the nose. Tellegio blinks but takes it well.
Byhenikov blocks a head kick by Tellegio.
Byhenikov lands with a right hand.
Byhenikov misses with a wild body shot.
Byhenikov sets himself, and Tellegio steps forward looking for the clinch! Byhenikov avoids it this time.
Tellegio tries a head kick but it misses.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Byhenikov.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick but Tellegio checks it.
Byhenikov sets himself, and Tellegio steps forward looking for the clinch! Byhenikov avoids it this time.
Tellegio misses the shot to the body.
Byhenikov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Tellegio has time to react.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Byhenikov, right into the meat.
Byhenikov with a nice cross.
The fighters circling - Byhenikov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Good standup being displayed there by Byhenikov as he connects with a hook.
Byhenikov lands with a straight right. Tellegio didn't see that one coming.
Byhenikov throws a right hand that Tellegio ducks under and follows up with a left that Tellegio also avoids with ease.
Byhenikov keeps Tellegio at a distance using the push kick.
Tellegio wants to clinch.
Byhenikov scores with a decent looking hook.
Byhenikov misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tellegio keeps Byhenikov at a distance using the push kick.
Tellegio moves forwards but Byhenikov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Decent striking displayed by Byhenikov there.
Byhenikov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Byhenikov, right into the meat.
Byhenikov is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Tellegio checks a leg kick nicely.
Tellegio moves out of range as Byhenikov throws a body kick.
Tellegio is looking to score with low kicks.
Byhenikov misses with a low kick.
Byhenikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Byhenikov lands a nice hook to Tellegio's body. Tellegio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A clash of legs there as Byhenikov blocks the low kick.
Byhenikov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Tellegio looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Tellegio fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Tellegio staying out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tellegio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Byhenikov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tellegio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Byhenikov throws out the jab.
Donk. Byhenikov catches Tellegio right on the button with a cross.
Byhenikov is looking to clinch but Tellegio is avoiding it.
Byhenikov is looking to clinch but Tellegio is avoiding it.
Byhenikov throws a body shot but no joy.
Byhenikov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tellegio can do to turn this around?
Tellegio swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Byhenikov counters with a nice body kick.
Tellegio moves in looking to clinch but Byhenikov pushes him off.
Byhenikov connects with a body shot that sends Tellegio's belly button to the back.
Byhenikov throws a front kick aimed at Tellegio's knee but Tellegio avoids it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byhenikov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Tellegio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Byhenikov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Byhenikov connects with a crisp jab.
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Tellegio.
Byhenikov scores with a jab to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov misses with a body kick.
Byhenikov connects with a single shot there.
Tellegio with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Byhenikov jabs Tellegio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Tellegio looks to land a right hand but Byhenikov moved out of range.
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Tellegio.
Byhenikov appears to be looking for a big counter.
A big right from Tellegio misses.
Tellegio throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Tellegio closes the distance and pushes Byhenikov back into the cage.
Tellegio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Byhenikov can't find room to land a body shot as Tellegio controls the action.
Byhenikov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tellegio can't find room to land a body shot as Byhenikov controls the action.
Tellegio misses with the head strike.
Tellegio swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Byhenikov escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Tellegio walks into a stiff left hand from Byhenikov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Byhenikov misses with a leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Byhenikov.
Byhenikov misses with a body kick.
Byhenikov lands a front kick.
A shot to the liver by Byhenikov. Beautiful body shot.
Tellegio has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

Tellegio darts in and clinches Byhenikov up against the cage.
Byhenikov lands a nice shot to the body.
Byhenikov swings wildly with an uppercut but Tellegio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Byhenikov misses with the head strike.
Tellegio tries a knee to the head but Byhenikov blocks it.
Byhenikov blocks an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Byhenikov.
Tellegio is breathing heavily.
A shot in the inside from Byhenikov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Byhenikov breaks the clinch.
Byhenikov pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
An inside leg kick from Tellegio misses.
Tellegio takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Tellegio misses with an uppercut. Byhenikov saw that one coming.
Byhenikov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Tellegio throws a left and a right that both miss
and Byhenikov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Byhenikov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Byhenikov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Byhenikov throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Byhenikov lands with a shot to the body.
Byhenikov tests Tellegio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Byhenikov scores with a nice right hand.
Byhenikov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tellegio throws a leg kick that is checked
and Tellegio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tellegio throws a leg kick
and Byhenikov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Tellegio thinking.
Byhenikov throws a quick inside leg kick.
Byhenikov moves away from the strike by Tellegio.
Tellegio closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Byhenikov throws a jab when Tellegio was well out of range.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Byhenikov - that will leave a mark!
Byhenikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tellegio ducks right into an uppercut from Byhenikov.
A jab from Byhenikov finds it's way through Tellegio's defenses.
Igor Byhenikov is winning the standup battle so far.
Byhenikov thows a body kick. Tellegio tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Tellegio has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Byhenikov.
Tellegio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Byhenikov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Victor Tellegio is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Byhenikov clobbers Tellegio with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Tellegio misses with a wild body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Igor Byhenikov dominated that second round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Danga de danga de dang - Byhenikov scores with a four punch combination!

Tellegio drives through and clinches with Byhenikov against the cage.
Tellegio lands an uppercut.
A body shot lands from Tellegio.
Byhenikov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tellegio throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Byhenikov is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Tellegio misses with an elbow strike.
A short right from Byhenikov on the inside.
Byhenikov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tellegio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Tellegio.
Byhenikov avoiding damage as Tellegio throws knees to the body.
Tellegio missing with knees to the body.
Byhenikov goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Victor Tellegio seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Tellegio missing with knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
With the fighters up against the cage, Tellegio throws an elbow but misses.
Byhenikov misses with a body punch.
Byhenikov lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Tellegio fails to land.
Byhenikov throws a head punch that misses.
Byhenikov wants to break free but Tellegio has control.
Byhenikov lands a shoulder strike.
Byhenikov misses with a punch to the body.
Byhenikov misses with a short punch on the inside.
Byhenikov throws a head punch that misses.
Tellegio scores with a shot to the side of Byhenikov's head.
Tellegio throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Byhenikov blocks it with crossed arms.
Tellegio with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Tellegio misses with a punch to the body.
Tellegio misses with a punch on the inside.
Byhenikov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tellegios head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tellegio prevents a body shot from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov lands a hook that snaps the head of Tellegio backwards.
Byhenikov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Byhenikov pushes Tellegio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Tellegio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Byhenikov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tellegio throws a counter combo.
Byhenikov swings for the body but Tellegio moves out of range.
Despite the aggression on Tellegio's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
No joy there for Byhenikov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Tellegio stuns Byhenikov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Tellegio throws a head kick but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Byhenikov tries to bum rush Tellegio with a series of wild strikes but Tellegio uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A nice inside leg kick there by Byhenikov. That's going to slow Tellegio down.
Byhenikov wants to slow Tellegio down by chopping away at his legs.
Tellegio dips to his left and cracks Byhenikov with an uppercut!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tellegio takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Byhenikov misses with a looping left.
Tellegio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Byhenikov misses with a wild body shot.
Byhenikov just misses with a punch to the body.
Byhenikov cracks Tellegio with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Byhenikov lunges at Tellegio with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Tellegio's hand.
Byhenikov throws a shot to the body.
Byhenikov throws a chopping leg kick but Tellegio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tellegio, right into the meat.
Tellegio moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Victor Tellegio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tellegio misses with a right hand
and Byhenikov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Good work by Tellegio as he checks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tellegio.
Byhenikov jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
A head kick misses from Tellegio.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tellegio with a jab.
Tellegio moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Tellegio takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Byhenikov misses with a body kick.
A lazy left from Byhenikov finds it's target.
Byhenikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Byhenikov throws the left hand but Tellegio avoids the punch easily.
Byhenikov scores with a jab.
A shot to the liver by Byhenikov. Beautiful body shot.
Byhenikov connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Donk. Byhenikov catches Tellegio right on the button with a cross.
Tellegio swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Tellegio on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

And that's the end of the fight!
Igor Byhenikov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Byhenikov 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 Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 30:27
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Igor Byhenikov!

A relieved looking Igor Byhenikov 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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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
77%

 

Event: CFC 389     
Date:   Aug 26, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Judah and Igor Byhenikov. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. 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 Igor Byhenikov was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

188 cm
24
195 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
184 cm
25
193 lbs
6 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Daniel Judah!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Gregory Folan and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Judah walks into a left hand.

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

It looks like Igor Byhenikov has been cut.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Judah.
Judah goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Judah drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Byhenikov right on the button. Byhenikov goes down! Judah follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! Judah gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Daniel Judah!
A relieved looking Daniel Judah thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: LEGACY! 78     
Date:   Jul 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Mack Branco and Igor Byhenikov. Branco's entrance music is Stranglehold. A fine choice. Byhenikov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Harbinger kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
24
195 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
184 cm
24
193 lbs
6 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
King of Fists

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mack Branco!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Robert Douchet and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Branco looks to land a body kick but Byhenikov moved away.
Branco misses with a body shot.
Byhenikov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Branco avoids a punch combination nicely.
Byhenikov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Byhenikov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A jab from Branco misses.
Byhenikov connects with a high kick.

It looks like Mack Branco has been cut.
Branco throws a sloppy body shot
and Byhenikov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Byhenikov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Branco.
Branco connects with the punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Branco moves out of range as Byhenikov throws a body kick.
Byhenikov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
An inside leg kick lands from Byhenikov.
Branco throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Branco walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Byhenikov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Byhenikov only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Byhenikov tries to work over Branco's front leg with a kick but Branco checks it.
Byhenikov wants to slow Branco down by chopping away at his legs.
Branco was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A low kick from Byhenikov is predictable there
and Branco counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Branco lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Byhenikov circles away quickly and effectively.
Branco has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Branco throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Byhenikov on the side of the head.
Byhenikov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Branco throws a head kick that misses.
A head kick misses from Branco.
Byhenikov misses with a low kick.
Branco shoots in and drives through. Byhenikov sprawls well.
Byhenikov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Byhenikov throws a quick inside leg kick.
Branco looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Byhenikov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Branco with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Byhenikov connects with a solid leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A left lands for Branco.
Byhenikov finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A low kick from Byhenikov misses
and Branco counters with a nice leg kick.
Byhenikov does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Branco half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Branco takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Branco throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Byhenikov counters with a straight right hand.
Byhenikov misses with an uppercut.
Byhenikov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Byhenikov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Branco manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Byhenikov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Branco blocks the body kick.
Branco thows a left - swing and a miss!
Byhenikov misses the shot to the body.
Byhenikov tries to clinch up but Branco circles away and keeps his distance.
Byhenikov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Branco with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Byhenikov walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Branco checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Byhenikov drops his hands momentarily and Branco takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Byhenikov throws a push kick but Branco slaps the foot to one side.
Branco fires out a quick counter leg kick but Byhenikov just manages to avoid it.
Branco looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Byhenikov is looking to slow Branco down with leg kicks.
Branco looks for a takedown but Byhenikov sprawls well.
Byhenikov 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.
Branco takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Branco 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.
Byhenikov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Branco takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Crunch! Branco slams his shin into Byhenikov's torso.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Byhenikov. Branco shrugs it off though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick but Branco moved away.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Branco throws a front kick that sends Byhenikov stumbling back into the cage.
Branco throws a body kick that misses.
Byhenikov flicks out a counter leg kick but Branco steps away.
Branco checks the leg kick nicely there.
Branco takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Byhenikov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Branco lands a glancing blow to the side of Byhenikov's head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Byhenikov. Branco does a little dance to reset his feet.
Branco feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Byhenikov's calf.
Branco has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Branco there as he acknowledges the shot.
Branco takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Byhenikov connects with a right hand. Branco shakes it off.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Byhenikov feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Branco's calf.
Branco is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
A slow jab from Branco misses its intended target.
Branco throws a body shot but no joy.
Branco swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Igor Byhenikov will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Mack Branco's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Branco checks a low kick from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Branco throws out the jab.
Byhenikov throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
The fighters circling - Branco throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Branco.
Branco is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Branco misses with an uppercut.
Branco fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Byhenikov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Byhenikov throws a right hand that Branco ducks under and follows up with a left that Branco also avoids with ease.
Byhenikov throws a shot from downtown. Branco moves away and avoids it.
Branco attempts a counter takedown but Byhenikov avoids it well and moves away.
Branco ducks right into an uppercut from Byhenikov.
Branco checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Branco throws a low kick but it's checked well by Byhenikov.
Branco thows a left - swing and a miss!
Branco misses with a kick to the body.
Branco moves out of range of the leg kick from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Branco.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Branco takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Byhenikov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick but Branco sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Byhenikov throws a half hearted mid kick.
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Branco.
Byhenikov lands a lovely overhand right.
Byhenikov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Branco moves away.
Branco takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Byhenikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Byhenikov lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Byhenikov tries to land a front kick but Branco steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Byhenikov ducks under a wild hook from Branco.
Byhenikov is looking to chop away at Branco's legs.
Byhenikov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Branco takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Branco scores with a jab. Byhenikov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Branco instigates a clinch.
Branco has a couple of punches blocked by Byhenikov.
A shot in the inside from Branco.
Branco tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Branco fails to pull guard.
Branco misses with a hook to the ribs.
Branco trying to stall but Byhenikov improves his position.
Byhenikov gets through Branco's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Byhenikov lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Branco tries to stall but Byhenikov uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Branco lands a hook that snaps the head of Byhenikov backwards.
Byhenikov struggles to land a body shot inside as Branco controls his hands.
Byhenikov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Byhenikov escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nice body punch from Branco.
Branco takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Branco connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Branco. That snapped Byhenikov's head back.

Byhenikov is rocked!
Byhenikov gets caught by a big overhand right and goes down! Branco gets on top of him and starts throwing some serious punches until the ref intervenes and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mack Branco!
Mack Branco decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
In defeat, Igor Byhenikov stepped up to the mic, saying 'You have Epic walk-in music,..I am a big fan.'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: LEGACY! 70     
Date:   Jun 17, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Lauri Pekkarinen. Byhenikov comes into the arena with Harbinger blaring out of the sound system. Pekkarinen comes into a darkened arena with his song building. For Heavy Metal we will die! kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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.

184 cm
24
198 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
188 cm
24
193 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Lauri Pekkarinen!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Steve Smith and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Byhenikov there as he acknowledges the shot.

It looks like Igor Byhenikov has been cut.
Byhenikov is looking to chop away at Pekkarinen's legs.
Byhenikov throws a head kick that misses.

Pekkarinen shoots in and bounces Byhenikov off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Pekkarinen stands up over Byhenikov, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Byhenikov preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pekkarinen wants to pass the guard but Byhenikov is keeping the position.
Byhenikov 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.
Pekkarinen trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pekkarinen stopping the sweep attempt from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov is working hard here to advance position.
Pekkarinen in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pekkarinen distracts Byhenikov with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Byhenikov wants to sweep but no luck.

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

Byhenikov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Pekkarinen can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Byhenikov preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pekkarinen chips away with some ground and pound.
Pekkarinen makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

Byhenikov is rocked!
Pekkarinen postures up from his opponent's guard, before exploding into some vicious ground and pound! Byhenikov covers up, he's hurt! Pekkarinen keeps throwing the strikes, glancing at the referee... Will he stop it?? One more big shot from Pekkarinen and the ref steps in to end the fight! Pekkarinen can't hide his delight as he celebrates with his corner.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lauri Pekkarinen!
After the fight, Lauri Pekkarinen was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
Igor Byhenikov was interviewed post fight and said 'You have Epic walk-in music,..I am a big fan.'.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: LEGACY! 67     
Date:   May 21, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Cole Orion and Igor Byhenikov. Byhenikov is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Harbinger. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
23
196 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
184 cm
24
198 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cole Orion!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Dillan Fox and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov moves out of range of the body kick.
Orion avoids a kick to the body.
Byhenikov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Orion scores with a hook to the body. Byhenikov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Orion scores with a spinning back kick!
We've been informed that Byhenikov has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Orion swings for the body but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov moves away from the strike by Orion.
Byhenikov is looking to land body kicks.
Byhenikov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Orion quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Byhenikov swings for the body but Orion moves out of range.
Orion half committed to a counter leg kick.
Byhenikov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Byhenikov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Byhenikov lands with a shot to the body.
Byhenikov throws a body punch but Orion moves out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Orion on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
An inside leg kick lands from Orion.
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!
Orion takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Orion tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Byhenikov is able to avoid easily.
It seemed like Byhenikov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Byhenikov lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov slips a jab and a cross from Orion.
Byhenikov takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Orion scores with a kick to the body.
Orion just misses with a punch to the body.
Orion misses with a straight left.
Byhenikov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Byhenikov scores with a jab to the head.
Orion connects with an inside leg kick.
Orion displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Byhenikov throws out the jab.
Byhenikov throws out a leg kick but Orion moves out of range and Byhenikov only half commits.
A swing and a miss from Byhenikov.
Orion tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Byhenikov was well out of range. Poor timing from Orion.
Orion pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Byhenikov throws a hook but Orion avoids it easily.
Orion throws a sloppy head kick and Byhenikov moves out of range easily.
Byhenikov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Byhenikov stuns Orion with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Orion on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A combination from Byhenikov does no damage.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick
and Orion counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Byhenikov feints a jab promting Orion to slip. Byhenikov then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Orion slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Orion throws a leg kick which misses Byhenikov's front leg but catches the back leg as Byhenikov tries to avoid it.
Nice body kick from Orion.
Byhenikov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Orion throws a good cross that connects.
Orion 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.
Byhenikov swinging wildly here.
Orion avoids the body shot from Byhenikov.
It looked like Orion wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Orion throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Orion slips under a jab from Byhenikov.
Orion half committed to a counter leg kick.
Orion scoring well with a low kick there.
Byhenikov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov moves out of range as Orion strikes.
Byhenikov cracks Orion with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Orion looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Orion misses with a low kick.
Orion chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Orion throws a shot to the body.

Orion rushes Byhenikov and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Orion just misses with a elbow thrown towards Byhenikov's brow.
Byhenikov is trying to break free.
Orion scores with a hook to the body.
Orion lands an elbow inside.
Orion is stalling here.
Orion blocks an uppercut.
Byhenikov misses with a punch to the body.

Byhenikov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Byhenikov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Orion motions for Byhenikov to come forward. Orion throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick from Byhenikov misses.
Byhenikov misses with a head kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Orion lands with an overhand left.
Orion digs a good body shot into Byhenikov's ribs.
Orion lets loose with a powerful body kick. Byhenikov will feel that in the morning.
Orion feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Byhenikov's calf.
Byhenikov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Orion sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Orion is looking to counter with a body kick.
Byhenikov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Orion throws out the jab.
Orion tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Byhenikov was well out of range. Poor timing from Orion.
Byhenikov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Orion appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Orion scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Orion lands a nice shot that snaps Byhenikov's head back.

Byhenikov is rocked!
Byhenikov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Orion throws a pinpoint strike between Byhenikov's hands that connects right on the jaw and sends Byhenikov crashing to the floor! He's out before he even hits the mat and Orion scores a great knockout victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Cole Orion!
Our winner, Cole Orion, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Havoc Midweek Madness 8     
Date:   Apr 13, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Abdullah Zaire and Igor Byhenikov. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. Igor Byhenikov will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

183 cm
23
198 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
184 cm
23
198 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Great low kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Abdullah Zaire!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Reed Andrews, John Kavanagh and Lou da Vinci.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Zaire stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Byhenikov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Zaire misses with a low kick.
Zaire takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Zaire throws a chopping leg kick but Byhenikov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Zaire misses with a low kick as Byhenikov jumps back.
Zaire looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Zaire takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick that misses.
Byhenikov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Zaire throws out a leg kick but Byhenikov moves out of range and Zaire only half commits.
Byhenikov misses with a low kick as Zaire jumps back.
A low kick from Byhenikov misses
and Zaire counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Zaire tries to land a front kick but Byhenikov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Zaire takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Zaire misses with a body kick.
Byhenikov misses with a hook. Zaire ducked under it nicely.
Byhenikov avoids a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov lands a nice shot to the body.
Igor Byhenikov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Zaire takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Zaire tries to bum rush Byhenikov with a series of wild strikes but Byhenikov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Zaire scores with a leg kick.
Zaire throws a sloppy head kick
and Byhenikov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Byhenikov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Zaire.
Zaire is looking to score with low kicks.
Byhenikov connects with an inside leg kick.
Byhenikov blocks the body kick.
Zaire lands a leg kick that knocks Byhenikov off balance momentarily.
Byhenikov thumps Zaire with a low kick.
Zaire throws a half hearted mid kick.
Byhenikov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Zaire.
Zaire throws out a loose jab but Byhenikov uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Byhenikov is looking to clinch but Zaire is avoiding it.
Zaire drops down looking for a counter takedown but Byhenikov sprawls and moves away.
Byhenikov scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov avoids a kick to the body.
Zaire has been working on his boxing with his coaches at White Eagle in the buildup to the fight.
Zaire gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Byhenikov.
Byhenikov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Zaire.
Byhenikov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Byhenikov has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Byhenikov misses with a looping left.
Zaire feinted with a counter takedown.
Byhenikov works Zaire's body with a nice hook.
Byhenikov looks to land a combination. Zaire sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Byhenikov throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Byhenikov lands with a hook. Zaire tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Zaire chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Byhenikov can pounce on him.
Byhenikov throws a body punch but Zaire moves out of range.
Zaire defending well as Byhenikov loads up on a big left hand.
A decent looking cross lands there for Byhenikov.
Zaire misses with a head kick.
Byhenikov misses with a few strikes there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Zaire.
Byhenikov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Zaire throws a low kick, looking for Byhenikov's leg but Byhenikov calmly moves out of range.
Byhenikov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Zaire throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Byhenikov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Byhenikov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Zaire had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
A jab from Zaire misses.
Zaire throws a body punch but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov lands with a hook. Zaire tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Byhenikov cracks Zaire with a good jab.
Byhenikov lands a jab to Zaire's midsection.
Zaire thumps Byhenikov with a low kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Zaire.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Byhenikov lands with a nice body punch.
Byhenikov throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Zaire.
Zaire avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Byhenikov throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov with a nice cross.
Zaire takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Byhenikov checks the leg kick nicely there.
A little jabbing left from Byhenikov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A combination from Byhenikov does no damage.
Byhenikov cracks the inside of Zaire's front leg.
Byhenikov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Zaire. Zaire circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Byhenikov lands a really nice looking cross but Zaire seems unphased.
Byhenikov motions for Zaire to come forward. Byhenikov throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Zaire wants to slow Byhenikov down by chopping away at his legs.
Byhenikov lands an overhand right.
Zaire pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Byhenikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Zaire.
Zaire showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Byhenikov.
Zaire takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Igor Byhenikov dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Byhenikov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Zaire drops down looking for a counter takedown but Byhenikov sprawls and moves away.
Zaire is looking to chop away at Byhenikov's legs.
Byhenikov misses with a body shot.
Zaire with a jab.
Byhenikov shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Zaire eats them both and turns towards Byhenikov to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Byhenikov dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Zaire. That did some damage!
Zaire avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A telegraphed right hand from Byhenikov misses the target.
Igor Byhenikov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Zaire throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Byhenikov counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Zaire ducks under a wild hook from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov misses with a body shot
and Zaire makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Zaire throws a low kick but Byhenikov moves out of range easily.
Byhenikov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Byhenikov lets loose with a powerful body kick. Zaire will feel that in the morning.
Zaire looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Byhenikov misses with a low kick.
Zaire looks to land a right hand but Byhenikov moved out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Zaire at a distance.
Byhenikov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
A shot to the liver by Byhenikov. Beautiful body shot.
Zaire blocks a leg kick.
Byhenikov moves out of range of the leg kick from Zaire.
Jab by Byhenikov.
Zaire ducks right into an uppercut from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov throws a push kick but Zaire slaps the foot to one side.
Zaire misses the jab.
A leg kick checked by Zaire.
Byhenikov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Byhenikov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Zaire.
Zaire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Byhenikov.
Zaire throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Byhenikov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Byhenikov wants to slow Zaire down by chopping away at his legs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Zaire stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Byhenikov.
The fighters circling - Zaire throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Zaire tried to score with a low kick but Byhenikov checks it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Zaire lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Byhenikov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Byhenikov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Byhenikov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Zaire misses with a low kick.
A clash of legs there as Byhenikov blocks the low kick.
Byhenikov throws a jab when Zaire was well out of range.
Good work by Byhenikov as he checks the leg kick.
Byhenikov fails with an attempt to clinch.
Zaire takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Byhenikov tries to bum rush Zaire with a series of wild strikes but Zaire uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Zaire fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Byhenikov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Nice body kick from Zaire.
Byhenikov misses with a wild combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zaire thows a leg kick but Byhenikov checks it
and Byhenikov counters with a nice uppercut.
Byhenikov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Byhenikov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Zaire.
A big right from Byhenikov misses.
Zaire feinted with a counter takedown.
Zaire shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nice body kick there by Byhenikov.
Byhenikov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Zaire.
Zaire throws a leg kick that is checked
and Byhenikov counters with a nice uppercut.
Zaire looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Zaire displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Byhenikov throws out the jab.
Zaire changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Zaire fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Byhenikov.
A telegraphed right hand from Byhenikov misses the target.
Zaire tries a head kick but it misses.
Zaire throws a chopping leg kick but Byhenikov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Byhenikov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zaire chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Byhenikov can pounce on him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Zaire circles away from the clinch attempt.
Zaire tries to counter with a takedown but Byhenikov is quick to defend against it.
Zaire scoring well with a low kick there.
Zaire throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A bone on bone clash there as Byhenikov blocks the leg kick.
Zaire throws an overhand right that lands on Byhenikov's shoulder, as Byhenikov tries to avoid the shot.
Byhenikov wants to clinch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Byhenikov. Zaire does a little dance to reset his feet.
Byhenikov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Zaire. Zaire obviously looking to wear him down.
Byhenikov slips a straight right by Zaire.
Byhenikov blocks the body kick.
Byhenikov checks the leg kick nicely there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Igor Byhenikov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Zaire looks to throw the jab but Byhenikov is out of range.
Zaire misses with a straight left.
Byhenikov wants to counter the offense by Zaire and move into the clinch position.
Byhenikov connects with a right hand. Zaire shakes it off.
Zaire looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Zaire keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov moves out of range as Zaire throws a body kick.
Byhenikov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Zaire misses with a right hand

and Byhenikov moves into the clinch.
Zaire blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Zaire with a knee to the head.
Byhenikov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Byhenikov gets through Zaire's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Zaire missing with knees to the body.
Zaire missing with knees to the body.
Zaire working aggressively here.
A nice right hand lands inside from Byhenikov.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Byhenikov pushes Zaire back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Byhenikov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Byhenikov misses with the head strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov lands a hook that snaps the head of Zaire backwards.
Zaire controlling the action here for a moment.
Byhenikov scores with a shot to the side of Zaire's head.
Zaire is trying to pull guard but Byhenikov has him pressed against the cage.
Zaire wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Byhenikov has him pressed against the cage.
Byhenikov throws a punch but it's blocked by Zaire.
A short uppercut from Byhenikov.

Zaire pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Byhenikov throws a poor cross that misses
and Zaire counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Byhenikov lands a nice leg kick that just misses Zaire's sensitive parts.
Zaire looks to land a body kick but Byhenikov moved away.
Byhenikov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Byhenikov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Byhenikov misses with a series of wild punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov is looking to slow Zaire down with leg kicks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Zaire takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Byhenikov blocks a low kick nicely.
Byhenikov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Byhenikov lands a head kick. Zaire smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Zaire motions for Byhenikov to come forward. Zaire throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Byhenikov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Zaire.
Zaire slips a jab and a cross from Byhenikov.
Zaire attempts a counter takedown but Byhenikov avoids it well and moves away.
Byhenikov lands a head shot.
Zaire checks a leg kick nicely.
Byhenikov misses with a wild body shot.
Byhenikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Zaire manages to avoid it.
Zaire pushes Byhenikov away with a front kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zaire dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Byhenikov. That did some damage!
Zaire finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Zaire moves away from the strike by Byhenikov.
Zaire blocks a jab.
Byhenikov lands a right hook to the body.
Byhenikov is looking to chop away at Zaire's legs.
Zaire fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Byhenikov is out of range.
Zaire misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Byhenikov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Zaire feinted with a counter takedown.
Byhenikov feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Zaire's calf.
Zaire uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Byhenikov.
Zaire lands a nice shot that snaps Byhenikov's head back.
A thudding body kick lands there by Zaire!
Zaire is looking to chop away at Byhenikov's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov throws a body punch but Zaire moves out of range.
Zaire tries to counter with a takedown but Byhenikov is quick to defend against it.
Zaire has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Byhenikov.
Zaire throws a low kick but it's checked well by Byhenikov.
Zaire tries a low kick but Byhenikov avoids it.
Zaire dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Byhenikov. That did some damage!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A chopping leg kick lands by Zaire.
Zaire takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Byhenikov throws a shot from downtown. Zaire moves away and avoids it.
Byhenikov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Byhenikov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Zaire finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nice cross by Byhenikov.
Abdullah Zaire has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Byhenikov chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Byhenikov misses with a wild body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Igor Byhenikov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Byhenikov 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 Reed Andrews scores the fight 27:30
Judge John Kavanagh scores the fight 27:30
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Igor Byhenikov!

A relieved looking Igor Byhenikov 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: Causing Havoc 55     
Date:   Mar 11, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Matt Cooke and Igor Byhenikov. Byhenikov is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Harbinger. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
20
203 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
184 cm
23
198 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KAISER

Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Cooke!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Patrick Alders and Paulsen Ambrosius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cooke attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Byhenikov is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Byhenikov connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Byhenikov tries a low kick but Cooke avoids it.
Cooke moves out of range as Byhenikov strikes.
Byhenikov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Cooke misses with an attempted mid kick.
Byhenikov slips a straight right by Cooke.
A swing and a miss from Byhenikov.
Nice defenses there by Byhenikov.
Cooke swings for the body but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Cooke.
Cooke looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Byhenikov tries to clinch there but Cooke circles away.
Cooke motions for Byhenikov to come forward. Cooke throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Cooke misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Byhenikov only half commits to the counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byhenikov throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Cooke.
Cooke takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Byhenikov does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Cooke throws a body punch but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Cooke throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Cooke buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov throws the kick towards the body but Cooke avoids it.
Byhenikov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Byhenikov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A low kick from Cooke misses
and Byhenikov counters with a nice uppercut.
Cooke throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Byhenikov tries a low kick but Cooke avoids it.
Cooke takes a swing at Byhenikov's ribcage but misses.
Cooke throws a head kick that misses.
Byhenikov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Cooke tries to land a front kick but Byhenikov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Byhenikov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Cooke.
Byhenikov checks a leg kick.
Byhenikov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Byhenikov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Cooke moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Cooke misses with a wild body shot.
Cooke backing away here, and Byhenikov unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Cooke throws a sloppy head kick and Byhenikov moves out of range easily.
Cooke moves out of range as Byhenikov strikes.
Byhenikov misses with a kick to the body.
Matt Cooke seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cooke throws a hook but Byhenikov avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov just misses with a punch to the body.
Byhenikov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Byhenikov 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.
Cooke throws a sloppy head kick and Byhenikov moves out of range easily.
Cooke throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Cooke plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Cooke pivots, looking for a leg kick but Byhenikov is out of range and Cooke settles back down.
Byhenikov appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Byhenikov scores with a nice body kick.
Byhenikov throws a nice inside leg kick.
Byhenikov looks to land a combination but Cooke avoids it well.
Good work by Byhenikov as he checks the leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Byhenikov blocks the leg kick.
Byhenikov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Cooke throws a hook to the side of Byhenikov's head but Byhenikov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Byhenikov throws a hook to the side of Cooke's head but Cooke sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cooke keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
It appears Cooke was looking to counter with a kick there.
Cooke clobbers Byhenikov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A cross from Byhenikov lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Byhenikov misses.
Byhenikov avoids the body shot from Cooke.
Cooke ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Byhenikov moves away.
Byhenikov walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Cooke checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Cooke fails with an attempt to clinch.
Cooke jabs Byhenikov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Cooke's jab looks to have found its range, popping Byhenikov under the eye.
Cooke misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov moves out of range of the body kick.
Cooke walks into a left hand.
Cooke misses with a wild body shot.
Cooke cracks Byhenikov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Byhenikov cracks Cooke with a good jab.
Byhenikov cracks Cooke with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Byhenikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cooke lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Byhenikov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Cooke misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cooke moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Byhenikov tries to score with a low kick but Cooke moves his leg out of the way.
Byhenikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Byhenikov walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Cooke checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Nice body kick there by Cooke.
Cooke thumps Byhenikov with a low kick.
Cooke throws a body punch but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Cooke's head backwards.
Cooke misses with a leg kick.
Byhenikov throws a jab when Cooke was well out of range.
Byhenikov slips a jab and a cross from Cooke.
Byhenikov misses with a looping left.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Byhenikov.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cooke lands a leg kick that knocks Byhenikov off balance momentarily.
Cooke throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Byhenikov fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Cooke, pushing him back against the cage.
A short right from Byhenikov.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cooke throws a body shot but no joy.
Byhenikov defending well as Cooke loads up on a big left hand.
Byhenikov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Igor Byhenikov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Byhenikov checks a low kick from Cooke.
Cooke 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.
Cooke throws a hook but Byhenikov avoids it easily.
Byhenikov throws a looping overhand right but Cooke ducks down to avoid it.
Byhenikov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Cooke misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Byhenikov.
Cooke moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromByhenikov.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Byhenikov.

Cooke gets tackled into the cage by Byhenikov. Byhenikov maintains the clinch.
Cooke tries to stall but Byhenikov uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Byhenikov throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cooke.
Cooke throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byhenikov works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Byhenikov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Byhenikov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Byhenikov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cooke lands a shoulder strike.
Cooke is looking to control Byhenikov's arms but Byhenikov gets an underhook and turns him. Now Cooke has his back to the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cooke misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cooke lands a body shot.
Byhenikov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cookes head.
Cooke prevents a body shot from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov lands with a left to the head.
Cooke has Byhenikov pressed against the cage, preventing Byhenikov from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Cooke scores with a shot to the side of Byhenikov's head.
Byhenikov lands a left hand.
Cooke tries to throw a body punch but Byhenikov avoids it by throwing Cooke back against the cage.
Cooke working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Cooke pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Cooke misses with a low kick.
Cooke checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A chopping leg kick lands by Cooke.
Cooke moves out of range of the body kick.
Byhenikov misses with a wild body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Cooke.
Cooke tries a head kick but it misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cooke lands a nice hook to Byhenikov's body. Byhenikov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Cooke checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Good work by Byhenikov as he checks the leg kick.
Byhenikov avoids the body shot from Cooke.
Cooke fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Byhenikov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Cooke is looking to wear down Byhenikov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Cooke fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Byhenikov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Byhenikov lands a slapping body shot.
Byhenikov tries to land a leg kick but Cooke saw it coming and moves away.
Cooke throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Cooke stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Byhenikov.
Cooke swings for the body but Byhenikov moves out of range.
Byhenikov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Byhenikov tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Cooke is able to avoid easily.
Cooke lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Byhenikov scores with a leg kick.
Byhenikov looks to land a right hand but Cooke moved out of range.
Byhenikov swings widly with a right hand
and Cooke connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Byhenikov misses with an uppercut.
Cooke will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Byhenikov fails with an attempt to clinch.
Cooke is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Byhenikov.
Cooke looks for the body kick but Byhenikov saw that one coming.
Byhenikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cooke is looking to counter punch.
A clash of legs there as Byhenikov blocks the low kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Cooke misses the target.
Byhenikov is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Byhenikov throws the left hand but Cooke avoids the punch easily.
Cooke missing with a left hand there. Byhenikov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Cooke lands with a kick to the ribs.
Cooke throws out a loose jab but Byhenikov uses good head movement to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Byhenikov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Cooke misses with a low kick.
Cooke throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Byhenikov to counter with a crisp jab.
Byhenikov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Cooke on the side of the head.
Byhenikov throws the left hand but Cooke avoids the punch easily.
Cooke was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov checks a leg kick nicely.
Byhenikov avoids the head kick by Cooke.
Byhenikov tries to land a front kick but Cooke steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Cooke was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Byhenikov misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cooke looks to score with a jab to the body but Byhenikov is just out of range.
Cooke connects with the punch.
Cooke displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Byhenikov throws out the jab.
Cooke moves out of range of the body kick from Byhenikov.
Cooke fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Cooke takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Cooke jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Byhenikov misses with a body kick.
Byhenikov thuds a left hand into Cooke's body.
Byhenikov looks to land a body kick but Cooke moved away.
Cooke was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Byhenikov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Byhenikov tries to clinch but Cooke is having none of it.
Cooke attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
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 Matt Cooke 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. This is the final round!


Byhenikov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Cooke fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Byhenikov manages to avoid it.
Cooke scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Byhenikov avoids the body shot from Cooke.
Cooke scores with a jab.

Byhenikov closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Cooke blocks an uppercut.
Byhenikov working aggressively here.
Cooke lands a nice knee to the body.
Cooke is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Cooke is trying to break free.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byhenikov lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Cooke taking a breather.
Cooke tries to stall but Byhenikov uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Cooke tries to stall but Byhenikov uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Byhenikov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Byhenikov works on Cooke's body with a couple of short punches.
Byhenikov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cooke's elbow.
Igor Byhenikov seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cooke looking to slow down the pace here.
Byhenikov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Byhenikov blocks the elbow strike.
Byhenikov throws a punch but it's blocked by Cooke.
Cooke blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Byhenikov working aggressively here.
Byhenikov working aggressively here.
Byhenikov misses with the head strike.
Cooke lands a shoulder strike.
A short left from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov swings wildly with an uppercut but Cooke uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cooke lands a body shot in the clinch.
Cooke lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Byhenikov swings wildly with an uppercut but Cooke uses good head movement to avoid it.
Byhenikov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Cooke blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Byhenikov takes a shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Byhenikov.
Cooke is trying to stall.
A short uppercut from Cooke.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Byhenikov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Byhenikov digs a right hand into Cooke's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Cooke's gas tank.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Byhenikov blocks an uppercut.
Byhenikov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cooke blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Cooke fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Byhenikov misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Cooke escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Cooke misses with a low kick.
Byhenikov tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Cooke is able to avoid easily.
Byhenikov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Cooke swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Cooke slips a straight right by Byhenikov.
Cooke jabs Byhenikov right on the nose. Byhenikov blinks but takes it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Byhenikov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A swing and a miss from Cooke.
Byhenikov throws a big shot that misses.
Cooke looks for the body kick but Byhenikov saw that one coming.
Byhenikov just misses with a punch to the body.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick that misses.
Cooke scores with a spinning back kick!
Byhenikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cooke connects with a nice looking jab.
A jab lands there for Cooke.
Byhenikov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Cooke looks to score with a jab to the body but Byhenikov is just out of range.
Byhenikov blocks a low kick nicely.
Byhenikov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Cooke feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Byhenikov with a nice cross.
A punch combination from Byhenikov misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov tries to work over Cooke's front leg with a kick but Cooke checks it.
A swing and a miss from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov throws a big shot that misses.
Cooke buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cooke scores with a nice head shot.
A head kick misses from Byhenikov.
Cooke ducks right into an uppercut from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov dips to his left and cracks Cooke with an uppercut!
Byhenikov defending well as Cooke loads up on a big left hand.
Byhenikov fails in his attempt to clinch.
Byhenikov connects with a right hand. Cooke shakes it off.
Cooke slips under a jab from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Cooke throws a lazy right hand but Byhenikov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Byhenikov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Byhenikov misses with an uppercut.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Igor Byhenikov.
I think Byhenikov 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 Radbod Blank scores the fight 30:28
Judge Patrick Alders scores the fight 28:30
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Igor Byhenikov!

During a confident post fight interview, Igor Byhenikov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Causing Havoc 52     
Date:   Feb 20, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Neal Bob. Chooooooooon! I think Byhenikov might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Harbinger. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

184 cm
22
198 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
183 cm
22
199 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Arcticus University: London

Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Neal Bob!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Wagner Zegers and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov misses with a hook. Bob ducked under it nicely.
Byhenikov scores with a punch to the head.
Byhenikov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bob misses with a left hand
letting Byhenikov counter with a right hand.
A big left from Bob misses.
A punch lands to the side of Byhenikov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Byhenikov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bob misses with a wild combination.
Byhenikov on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bob cracks Byhenikov with a hook to the temple - Byhenikov is on wobbly legs here! Bob swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Byhenikov falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Bob wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Neal Bob!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Neal Bob waved his t-shirt featuring Arcticus University: London's logo in front of the cameras.
Igor Byhenikov was interviewed post fight and said 'I almost let you win JUST because of how good you look in Arcticus gear. =) '.
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Event: Causing Havoc 49     
Date:   Jan 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Alexey Alexandrov and Igor Byhenikov. Byhenikov has chosen Harbinger as his entrance music. Alexey Alexandrov has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

192 cm
22
200 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
184 cm
22
198 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent MT
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Alexey Alexandrov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Albert Achterberg and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice sprawl there from Byhenikov as Alexandrov shoots in.
Byhenikov lands the left hand.
Alexandrov fails with the takedown
letting Byhenikov counter with a right hand.
Alexandrov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Byhenikov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Alexey Alexandrov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Alexandrov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A left lands for Byhenikov.

Alexandrov is rocked!
Alexandrov on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Oh Alexandrov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Alexandrov with a poor takedown

and Byhenikov counters with a nice right hand that sends Alexandrov toppling to the canvas! Alexandrov scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Byhenikov finish him?!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Byhenikov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Byhenikov lands a monster head kick that reverborates around the arena! The crowd goes wild as Alexandrov crumples to the floor! Byhenikov milks the crowd's applause and if that isn't knockout of the night, I will be very surprised!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:45 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Igor Byhenikov!
A very excited looking Igor Byhenikov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Causing Havoc 46     
Date:   Jan 09, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Eder Falcao. Byhenikov comes to the cage accompanied by Harbinger. Falcao has chosen Itsy Bitsy Spider as his entrance music. Eder Falcao acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

184 cm
22
198 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
185 cm
21
200 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Arcticus University: London

Machiavelli Boutique
Instinct



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Eder Falcao!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Saam Ante and Albert Achterberg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov misses with a hook to the body
and Falcao counters with a stiff right hand.

It looks like Igor Byhenikov has been cut.
Falcao has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Byhenikov is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Falcao throws a lazy head kick
and Byhenikov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Byhenikov gets caught by a brutal right hook which buckles his knees! Byhenikov tries to backpedal with his spaghettilegs but Falcao is headhunting and goes for the kill. A jab and a right hook connect and Byhenikov buckles badly as his eyes roll back. The referee steps in and saves Byhenikov!! Byhenikov is complaining but he was clearly out on his feet. Falcao throws his mouthpiece into the crowd. Mmmm spit-tastic.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:15 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Eder Falcao!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Eder Falcao waved his t-shirt featuring Instinct 's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: Causing Havoc 43     
Date:   Dec 19, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Bruno Bezerra. Byhenikov comes to the cage accompanied by Harbinger. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

184 cm
22
198 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
184 cm
21
191 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Bruno Bezerra!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Nard Betker and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slapping body kick lands there for Bezerra.
A big right from Byhenikov misses.
Byhenikov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bezerra has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Byhenikov.
Byhenikov throws a shot from downtown. Bezerra moves away and avoids it.
Byhenikov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bezerra lands with a straight right. Byhenikov didn't see that one coming.
Bezerra buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Bruno Bezerra seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bezerra fails in his attempt to clinch.
Byhenikov swings for the body but Bezerra moves out of range.
Bezerra moves out of range as Byhenikov strikes.
Byhenikov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Byhenikov lands with a shot to the body.
A low kick from Bezerra misses
and Byhenikov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bezerra throws a lazy head kick
and Byhenikov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bezerra is looking to clinch but Byhenikov is avoiding it.
Bezerra misses with a body kick.
Byhenikov throws a series of strikes that have Bezerra backpedaling.
That kick from Bezerra tenderised Byhenikov's leg. Byhenikov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Byhenikov misses with a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bezerra tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Byhenikov throws the left hand but Bezerra avoids the punch easily.
Byhenikov throws a big shot that misses.

Bezerra pushes Byhenikov up against the cage in a clinch.
Byhenikov struggles to land a body shot inside as Bezerra controls his hands.
Bezerra lands an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Bezerra.
Bezerra misses with a body punch.
Bezerra misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Byhenikov is trying to break the clinch but Bezerra has him pressed against the cage.
Bezerra struggles to land a body shot inside as Byhenikov controls his hands.
Bezerra lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Bezerra blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bezerra lands a nice shot to the body.
Bezerra misses with a hook to the ribs.
Byhenikov tries a body shot but Bezerra blocks it.
Bezerra misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bezerra tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bezerra blocking some punches.
Bezerra can't find room to land a body shot as Byhenikov controls the action.
Bezerra struggles to land a body shot inside as Byhenikov controls his hands.
Byhenikov is looking to break free of the clinch but Bezerra has double underhooks.
Bezerra can't find room to land a body shot as Byhenikov controls the action.
Byhenikov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Byhenikov misses with a punch on the inside.
Byhenikov digs a right hand underneath Bezerra's ribcage. Bezerra let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Bezerra tries to throw a body punch but Byhenikov avoids it by throwing Bezerra back against the cage.
Bezerra prevents a body shot from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov blocks a body shot from Bezerra.

Byhenikov breaks the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Some bone on bone action there as Byhenikov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Bezerra tries to clinch up
and Byhenikov counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bezerra gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Bezerra struggles to land a body shot inside as Byhenikov controls his hands.
Bezerra tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Byhenikov's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Byhenikov.
Bezerra lands a body punch.
Bezerra softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bezerra misses with a punch to the body.
Bezerra lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Byhenikov backwards.
Bezerra has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Byhenikov seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Bezerra can turn it around.
Bezerra tries to throw a body punch but Byhenikov avoids it by throwing Bezerra back against the cage.
Good body shot from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov misses with some punches.
Byhenikov working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Byhenikov has had enough of the clinch but Bezerra keeps him there for the moment.
Byhenikov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Bezerras head.
A right hand to the body from Byhenikov.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Byhenikov.
Still in the clinch, Byhenikov scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bezerra tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bezerra misses with some punches.
Bezerra tries to throw a body punch but Byhenikov avoids it by throwing Bezerra back against the cage.
Byhenikov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bezerra misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Byhenikov struggles to land a body shot inside as Bezerra controls his hands.
Bezerra tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Byhenikov can't find room to land a body shot as Bezerra controls the action.
Byhenikov misses with the head strike.
Byhenikov misses with a punch to the body.
Bezerra swings wildly with an uppercut but Byhenikov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bezerra can't find room to land a body shot as Byhenikov controls the action.
Byhenikov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bezerra's elbow.
Bezerra misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bezerra lands a hook that snaps the head of Byhenikov backwards.
Bezerra can't find room to land a body shot as Byhenikov controls the action.
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 Igor Byhenikov will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Bezerra throws a body punch but Byhenikov moves out of range.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Bezerra in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Bezerra looks to clinch
and Byhenikov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Byhenikov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Bezerra. Bezerra obviously looking to wear him down.
Byhenikov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Byhenikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Byhenikov lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Bezerra misses with a leg kick
and Byhenikov counters with a two punch combo.
Nice straight punches there by Byhenikov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Byhenikov.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Byhenikov misses the shot to the body.
Bezerra pivots, looking for a leg kick but Byhenikov is out of range and Bezerra settles back down.
Bezerra throws a nice head kick!
Igor Byhenikov is winning the standup battle so far.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Bezerra dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bezerra misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Byhenikov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bezerra looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Byhenikov lands a jab to Bezerra's midsection.
Byhenikov throws a body punch but Bezerra moves out of range.
Byhenikov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bezerra misses with a hook
and Byhenikov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bruno Bezerra is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Bezerra tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Byhenikov throws a hook to the side of Bezerra's head but Bezerra sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Byhenikov shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Bezerra eats them both and turns towards Byhenikov to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

Bezerra is rocked!
Byhenikov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Bezerra.
Bezerra throws a half hearted mid kick.
Byhenikov throws a leg kick which misses Bezerra's front leg but catches the back leg as Bezerra tries to avoid it.
Bezerra does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
It looked like Byhenikov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Byhenikov lands a nice shot to the body.
Byhenikov throws a body punch but Bezerra moves out of range.
Byhenikov moves out of range of the body kick.
Byhenikov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Bezerra tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Byhenikov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Byhenikov tried to counter with a leg kick but Bezerra avoided it.
Bezerra looking to land some kicks to the body here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Byhenikov throws a wild body kick that Bezerra sees coming a mile off.
Bezerra throws a head kick that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov misses with a kick to the body.
A shot to the liver by Byhenikov. Beautiful body shot.
Byhenikov cracks Bezerra with a good jab.
Byhenikov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bezerra.
Byhenikov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bezerra wants to counter the offense by Byhenikov and move into the clinch position.
Byhenikov lands a nice hook to Bezerra's body. Bezerra takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bezerra is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bezerra throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A thudding body kick lands there by Bezerra!
The fighters circling - Byhenikov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Byhenikov throws a right and a left that Bezerra avoids nicely.
Byhenikov lands with a cross.
Bezerra displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Byhenikov throws out the jab.
Byhenikov throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Bezerra.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byhenikov moves out of range of the body kick from Bezerra.
Byhenikov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Bezerra throws a solid leg kick but Byhenikov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Bezerra.
A clash of legs there as Byhenikov blocks the low kick.
As Bezerra backs away, Byhenikov returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

Bezerra takes the fight into the clinch.
Byhenikov misses with the head strike.
Byhenikov lands with a light punch inside.
Byhenikov lands a body shot.
Bezerra tries to work over Byhenikov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bezerra scores with a shoulder strike.

Byhenikov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bezerra wants to land a leg kick but Byhenikov is out of range.
Byhenikov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bezerra can do to turn this around?
A right-left combo lands from Byhenikov.
Bezerra sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
A slapping body kick lands there for Bezerra.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Byhenikov is looking to slow Bezerra down with leg kicks.
Bezerra misses with a head kick.
Bezerra tries to clinch up.
Byhenikov lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Byhenikov swats away the attempt to clinch by Bezerra.
Bezerra fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Byhenikov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A head kick misses from Bezerra.
Bezerra lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bezerra tries to clinch up.
Byhenikov checks the leg kick.
Byhenikov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bezerra misses with a shot to the body
and Byhenikov counters with a stiff right hand.
Bezerra tries to clinch but Byhenikov is having none of it.
Byhenikov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Byhenikov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Igor Byhenikov 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!


Bezerra throws a nice head kick!
That kick from Byhenikov tenderised Bezerra's leg. Bezerra is trying to keep his angry face on.
Bezerra wants to clinch up but Byhenikov keeps it at a distance.
Bezerra checks a low kick from Byhenikov.
Bezerra thuds his shin into the meat of Byhenikov's side.
Bezerra throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Byhenikov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bezerra thinking.
Bezerra throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Byhenikov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bezerra takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bezerra tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bezerra walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Bezerra throws a leg kick but Byhenikov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Byhenikov checks a low kick from Bezerra.
Byhenikov throwing a counter right hand but Bezerra manages to avoid it.
Byhenikov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Byhenikov throws a right hand that Bezerra ducks under and follows up with a left that Bezerra also avoids with ease.
Byhenikov takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Byhenikov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bezerra throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Byhenikov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Byhenikov throws a big shot that misses.
Bezerra is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Bezerra misses with a body kick.
Bezerra throws a leg kick
and Byhenikov counters with a nice body kick.
Bezerra moves out of range of the strikes.
Byhenikov lands with a nice combination. Bezerra backs away looking to recover.
Bezerra lands a nice leg kick that just misses Byhenikov's sensitive parts.
Bezerra throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Byhenikov will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Bezerra tries a head kick but it misses.
Bezerra takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bezerra thows a leg kick but Byhenikov checks it
and Byhenikov counters with a straight right hand.
Bezerra tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Byhenikov is able to avoid easily.
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!
Byhenikov lands with an overhand left.
Bezerra tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bezerra avoids the body shot from Byhenikov.
Bruno Bezerra has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bezerra throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bezerra pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Byhenikov throws a big counter combination but Bezerra scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Bezerra closes the distance but Byhenikov moves to the side
and Byhenikov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bezerra is still on wobbly legs! Can Byhenikov finish him?
Jab by Byhenikov.
Byhenikov blocks the body kick.
Bezerra throws a push kick but Byhenikov slaps the foot to one side.
Bezerra tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Byhenikov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Bezerra wants to clinch up but Byhenikov keeps it at a distance.
Bezerra on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Bezerra is looking to score with low kicks.
Byhenikov is looking for a counter combo.
Byhenikov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bezerra's hands.
Byhenikov avoids the head kick by Bezerra.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov throws out a leg kick but Bezerra moves out of range and Byhenikov only half commits.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bezerra feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Byhenikov's calf.
Byhenikov lands a head shot.
Byhenikov cracks Bezerra on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Bezerra falls backwards against the cage. Byhenikov follows up with more strikes that drop Bezerra to his knees. Byhenikov keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Bezerra! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:15 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Igor Byhenikov!
During a confident post fight interview, Igor Byhenikov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Causing Havoc 39     
Date:   Nov 21, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Don Rhodes. Byhenikov's entrance music is Consequence. A fine choice. 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.

184 cm
21
202 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
175 cm
21
190 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Don Rhodes!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Radbod Blank and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rhodes tries to clinch up.
Byhenikov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Byhenikov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Rhodes uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Byhenikov.
Rhodes walks forward, straight into a front kick from Byhenikov.
Rhodes gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rhodes throws a low kick but Byhenikov moves out of range easily.
Byhenikov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Byhenikov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rhodes closes the distance looking to clinch
and Byhenikov counters with a nice body shot.
Rhodes looks to clinch
enabling Byhenikov to counter with a crisp jab.
Rhodes slips a jab from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov scores with a nice right hand.
Byhenikov lands a glancing blow to the side of Rhodes's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Byhenikov throws a right hand that misses
and Rhodes counters with a stiff right hand.
Byhenikov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rhodes on the side of the head.

Rhodes is rocked!

Rhodes gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Byhenikov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rhodes is still on wobbly legs! Can Byhenikov finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Rhodes fails to land.
Byhenikov avoids the elbow strike from Rhodes, against the cage.

Byhenikov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rhodes seems to have recovered his senses.
Rhodes uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rhodes.

Rhodes closes the distance and clinches.
Rhodes struggles to land a body shot inside as Byhenikov controls his hands.
Byhenikov lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rhodes lands a right hand.

Rhodes manages to break the clinch.
Rhodes tries to close the distance and clinch up but Byhenikov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Byhenikov just misses with a punch to the body.
Rhodes is looking to clinch but Byhenikov is avoiding it.
Rhodes fails with an attempt to clinch.
Byhenikov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Rhodes fails in his attempt to clinch.
A big right from Byhenikov misses.
Don Rhodes seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Byhenikov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rhodes doesn't manage to clinch there - Byhenikov circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rhodes looks to clinch
letting Byhenikov counter with a right hand.
Rhodes misses with an uppercut
and Byhenikov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Some wild striking there from Byhenikov.
Byhenikov misses with an uppercut. Rhodes saw that one coming.
Byhenikov looks to throw the jab but Rhodes is out of range.
Rhodes moves in looking to clinch but Byhenikov pushes him off.
Rhodes is looking to clinch.
Rhodes throws the left hand but Byhenikov avoids the punch easily.
Rhodes is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Byhenikov throws out a loose jab but Rhodes uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rhodes wants to counter with a clinch but Byhenikov pushes him away.
Byhenikov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Rhodes tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Byhenikov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rhodes on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A slow jab from Byhenikov misses its intended target.
Byhenikov misses with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rhodes slips under a jab.
Rhodes takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Rhodes tries to close the distance and clinch up but Byhenikov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rhodes. Byhenikov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rhodes doesn't manage to clinch there - Byhenikov circles away.
Rhodes tries to clinch there but Byhenikov circles away.

Rhodes closes the distance and clinches.
Rhodes blocks a body shot from Byhenikov.
Rhodes tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short right from Byhenikov on the inside.
Rhodes is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Byhenikov prevents a body shot from Rhodes.

Byhenikov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Byhenikov is looking to chop away at Rhodes's legs.
Rhodes is looking to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rhodes lands a glancing blow to the side of Byhenikov's head.
Rhodes slips under a jab.
Byhenikov swats away the attempt to clinch by Rhodes.
A swing and a miss from Rhodes.
Byhenikov looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Rhodes tries to close the distance and clinch up but Byhenikov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rhodes tries to move into range but Byhenikov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Byhenikov throws a leg kick that misses.
Byhenikov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Byhenikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rhodes fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rhodes misses with a looping right.
Byhenikov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Rhodes wants to clinch.
Byhenikov seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Rhodes walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rhodes tries to clinch up
and Byhenikov comes in over the top with a devastating right hand! Rhodes stumbles back against the cage, looking to regain his senses but Byhenikov is on him like rabid pit bull! Rhodes slumps to the ground under a storm of punches and this fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Igor Byhenikov!
During a confident post fight interview, Igor Byhenikov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Excursion 32: TBS vs Vendetta     
Date:   Oct 09, 2015

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Igor Byhenikov and Kazimir Evgeni. Byhenikov comes to the cage accompanied by Untouchable. Evgeni comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Bones - Trash kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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.

184 cm
21
202 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
189 cm
26
196 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

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Arcticus University: London
Instinct



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Kazimir Evgeni!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Donald Grub and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byhenikov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Byhenikov lands with a straight right. Evgeni didn't see that one coming.
Nice cross by Byhenikov.

It looks like Kazimir Evgeni has been cut.
Good shot there by Byhenikov.
Byhenikov misses with a body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Evgeni! But no joy.

Byhenikov moves into the clinch.
I was talking to Byhenikov's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Byhenikov cracks Evgeni with a nice body shot.
Evgeni misses with the head strike.
Byhenikov digs a right hand underneath Evgeni's ribcage. Evgeni let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short body shot lands from Byhenikov as the two fighters clinch.
Byhenikov presses Evgeni against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Byhenikov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Byhenikov scores with a shot to the side of Evgeni's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byhenikov lands with a light punch inside.
A short right from Byhenikov on the inside.
A short uppercut from Byhenikov.
A shot in the inside from Byhenikov.
Evgeni doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Byhenikov breaks the clinch.
Byhenikov connects with the punch.

Evgeni is rocked!
Evgeni sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Evgeni looks winded!
Byhenikov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Evgeni is still on wobbly legs! Can Byhenikov finish him?
Evgeni ducks into an uppercut from Byhenikov and that's knocked him out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Igor Byhenikov!
A relieved looking Igor Byhenikov thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
In defeat, Kazimir Evgeni stepped up to the mic, saying 'I couldn't pull it off. I want to thank the fans who came to support this fight. Full credit to Igor for bringing his A-game. He was the better fighter. Much respect. For now I will just relax with my family and see what my manager has next for me. Maybe I'll drop down to 185? We'll see.'.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 27, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ethan Darcy and Igor Byhenikov. Byhenikov has chosen Fatal as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

185 cm
25
192 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
184 cm
18
190 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Cuts easily
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Experienced

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ethan Darcy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Igor Byhenikov!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, Dean Styles and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Darcy closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Byhenikov's guard.
Darcy lands a couple of elbows.
Darcy sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Byhenikov trying to keep a closed guard but Darcy is proving a slippery customer.
Darcy sitting in guard here, content to control.

Darcy 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.
Byhenikov wants to sweep here but Darcy controlling him for the moment.

Byhenikov is trying to stand and escape. In the scramble, Darcy has locked hold of an arm and he's managed to lock on an armbar - Byhenikov taps out instantly and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Ethan Darcy!
An out of breath Ethan Darcy 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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