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Event: CEC 599     
Date:   Jul 04, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jesus Chico Grande (ranked 158 p4p, 4 weight class) and Eliitti Paavo (ranked 359 p4p, 9 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Grande might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Dead By Dawn by Deicide . Paavo comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Jesus Chico Grande is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

165 cm
32
145 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
155 cm
33
137 lbs
24 - 13 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jesus Chico Grande!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Grande slips under a jab.

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

Paavo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Grande throws a quick inside leg kick.
Grande throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Grande is out of range.
Paavo tests Grande's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Grande moves out of range as Paavo strikes.
Grande tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Grande.
Paavo scores with a nice strike.
Grande throws a leg kick but Paavo moved away.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paavo. That's going to slow Grande down.
Grande fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paavo throws a jab when Grande was well out of range.
Grande quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Paavo has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Grande scoring well with a low kick there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Grande throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
Grande wants to clinch up but Paavo keeps it at a distance.
Paavo thinks about the counter body kick.
Paavo takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Grande moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a body kick.
Grande getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Grande. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo tries to counter by closing the distance.
Paavo throws a low kick, looking for Grande's leg but Grande calmly moves out of range.
Grande misses with a straight left.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Grande throws out the jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Grande misses the target.
Grande tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Paavo counters with a nice uppercut.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Paavo tries to clinch but Grande moves out of range.
Grande slips under a jab from Paavo.
Grande is looking to counter punch.
Grande avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Grande was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Grande misses with a head kick.
Paavo shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo takes one to the side of the head.
Grande takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Grande connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Paavo's hands.
A nice leg kick lands there from Grande.
Paavo looks to land a combination but Grande avoids it well.
Nice straight punches there by Grande. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Grande.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Grande's sensitive parts.
Paavo misses with a double jab.
Paavo darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Grande finds it's way round the side to connect with Paavo's head.
Paavo fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Grande is out of range.
Grande misses with a looping left.
Grande stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Grande tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Grande.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Grande throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Grande keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Grande moved out of range.
Grande uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.

Paavo moves into the clinch.

Paavo pulls guard effortlessly.

Paavo is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Grande has his hands clasped together but Paavo extends and breaks Grande's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Paavo.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Eliitti Paavo!
Eliitti Paavo decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
Jesus Chico Grande was interviewed post fight and said 'Why are you laughing at me!?! Stop laughing at me!!! I don't look like Goofy!'.
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Event: CEC 594     
Date:   Jun 13, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Vyrkyx Dall (ranked 532 p4p, 21 weight class) and Eliitti Paavo (ranked 642 p4p, 25 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Dall might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to The Worm. The crowd seem to be enjoying Paavo's choice of entrance music: Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. 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.

170 cm
30
149 lbs
14 - 10 - 0
155 cm
32
137 lbs
23 - 13 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Vyrkyx Dall!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dall chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Paavo can pounce on him.

Dall is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Paavo's half guard.

Paavo kicks off Dall and gets to his feet.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Dall moves away from the strike by Paavo.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Paavo is looking to score with low kicks.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A quick step to the side and Dall tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Dall checks a leg kick.
Dall throws a nice head kick!
Dall tries to land a leg kick but Paavo saw it coming and moves away.
Paavo only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A jab from Paavo misses.
Dall connects with a leg kick. Paavo looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Dall throws a predictable looking body shot
and Paavo counters with a leg kick.
Paavo jabs at Dall's body.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Dall tried to score with a low kick but Paavo checks it.
Paavo attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Paavo, as that shot connected.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo throws a low kick, looking for Dall's leg but Dall calmly moves out of range.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Dall moved away.
Paavo has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Paavo feints and then cracks Dall's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Dall down.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Good work by Dall as he checks the leg kick.
Dall moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Dall tries to score with a low kick but Paavo moves his leg out of the way.
A slapping leg kick lands for Dall.
Dall fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Dall, as that shot connected.
A big right from Dall misses.
Paavo connects with a solid leg kick.
Paavo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dall.
Dall checks a low kick from Paavo.

Dall dives in and scores a takedown into Paavo's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dall stops Paavo from standing up.
Dall trying to control but Paavo is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall looking to pass the guard.
Dall makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Dall trying to control but Paavo is working from the bottom.

Paavo has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Dall has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
Dall doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Dall blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Paavo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Dall lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Dall avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
A short right from Dall.
Dall struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Dall blocking some punches.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Dall uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall lands a right hand that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Nice body punch from Dall.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo presses Dall against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A short uppercut from Dall.

Dall tightens his grip and picks Paavo up, before dumping him to the ground. Paavo manages to land in guard.

Paavo scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Paavo scores with a decent looking hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo connects with a nice looking jab.
Dall lands a nice shot to the body.
Paavo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dall circles away quickly and effectively.
Dall takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Dall blocks a leg kick.
Dall connects with a body shot.
Dall throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dall lands with an uppercut that bounces Paavo off the cage and back into range.
Dall is looking to wear down Paavo with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Paavo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Dall lands with a good body shot.
Dall throws a poor cross that misses
and Paavo counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Dall thinking.
Paavo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Dall.
Dall blocks a low kick nicely.
Dall changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Paavo tries to avoid it but Dall manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Paavo to the ground. Paavo escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Dall connects with a solid leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Dall. That snapped Paavo's head back.
Dall tests Paavo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Dall 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.
Good exchange - Paavo coming out on top.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Dall is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Paavo takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Dall slips under a jab from Paavo.
Dall misses with a wild body shot.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Dall.
Dall tries to score with a low kick but Paavo moves his leg out of the way.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Eliitti Paavo 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.


Paavo defending well as Dall loads up on a big left hand.
Paavo steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Dall.
Dall looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Dall lands a nice leg kick that just misses Paavo's sensitive parts.
Dall 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.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Dall darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Dall.
Paavo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Paavo checks a leg kick.
Dall keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Paavo throws a jab when Dall was well out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dall. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dall avoids the body shot from Paavo.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
Dall just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Dall checks it well.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Dall's leg. Dall is trying to keep his angry face on.
Dall bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dall is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Paavo.
Dall walks into a left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dall looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Paavo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Dall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Dall fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo fails to land with a series of punches.
It looked like Dall wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Dall connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Dall displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paavo throws out the jab.
Dall swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Dall throws a head kick but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Dall checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Dall connects with a body shot.
Dall takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Paavo tries to bum rush Dall with a series of wild strikes but Dall uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A slapping leg kick lands for Dall.
Paavo moves out of range as Dall strikes.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little jabbing left from Paavo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Paavo avoids a kick to the body.
Dall pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Dall is looking to score with low kicks.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Dall moved out of range.
Dall scores with a leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body punch from Dall.
Dall misses with a leg kick.
Dall looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo throws a one two combo.

It looks like Vyrkyx Dall has been cut.

Paavo rushes Dall and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Dall misses with the head strike.
Dall misses with some punches.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dall misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Still in the clinch, Paavo scores with a nice short uppercut.
A hook to the body from Dall.

Paavo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Dall thuds his right hand into Paavo's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Paavo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
The fighters circling - Paavo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo takes one to the side of the head.
Dall checks a leg kick.
Dall throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Dall misses with a straight left.
Paavo doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Paavo has taken the fight to the clinch.
Dall scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Dall looking to stall.
A left hand lands to the body for Paavo.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Dall takes a shot to the head.
Dall tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo presses Dall against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Dall lands with a short shot to the head.
Dall is trying to drag Paavo to the mat but Paavo just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Paavo prevents a body shot from Dall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall lands a nice shot to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Paavo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Dall tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Dall has a couple of punches blocked by Paavo.
A right handed body shot lands from Paavo.
Dall misses with a hook to the ribs.
Paavo struggles to land a body shot inside as Dall controls his hands.
The referee is keeping an eye on Dall - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo lands a nice uppercut.
Paavo lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
A hook to the body from Paavo.
Paavo presses Dall against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Dall tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Paavo.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Paavo.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Vyrkyx Dall's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Dall misses with a hook. Paavo ducked under it nicely.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Dall misses with an uppercut
and Paavo connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Dall misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
A chopping leg kick lands by Dall.
Paavo takes a jab right on the kisser.
Paavo scores with a punch to the head.
Dall misses with a low kick.
Dall throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dall is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paavo.
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Paavo takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Dall checks the leg kick nicely there.
Dall scores with a jab. Paavo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Paavo tests Dall's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dall throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Some bone on bone action there as Dall checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Paavo slips under a jab from Dall.
Dall scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Decent striking displayed by Dall there.
Dall throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Dall takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Dall. That's going to slow Paavo down.
Paavo fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Dall on the side of the head.
Paavo lands a body shot.
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Dall moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.
Dall comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Dall moved out of range nicely.
Paavo throws a right and a left that both miss.
Dall throwing a counter right hand but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo cracks Dall with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dall works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Paavo throws a shot to the body.
Vyrkyx Dall has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
Dall lands with a hook. Paavo tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Dall counters with a body kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paavo.
Paavo on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Dall lands with an uppercut that bounces Paavo off the cage and back into range.
Dall jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Paavo moves into range and connects with a jab.
Paavo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Dall has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paavo thumps Dall with a low kick.
Paavo misses with the combination.
Dall is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Dall thuds his right hand into Paavo's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Dall chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Paavo can pounce on him.
Paavo lands an overhand right.

Dall is rocked!
Paavo works Dall's body with a nice hook.
Oh Dall is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
and Paavo counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Dall! He's just covering up as Paavo starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:08 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Eliitti Paavo!
In his post fight interview, Eliitti Paavo started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: CEC 589     
Date:   May 18, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Diagoro Yabaisama (ranked 347 p4p, 15 weight class) and Eliitti Paavo (ranked 361 p4p, 18 weight class). Yabaisama comes to the cage accompanied by Liquid Swords. Paavo comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Diagoro Yabaisama could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Eliitti Paavo's chin.

163 cm
34
137 lbs
22 - 14 - 2
155 cm
32
137 lbs
23 - 12 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Diagoro Yabaisama!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Yabaisama moved out of range.

Yabaisama has closed the distance and engaged Paavo in a clinch.
Yabaisama blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short body shot lands from Paavo as the two fighters clinch.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Yabaisama struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Yabaisama tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Paavo just stands there and leans against the cage.
Yabaisama with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Paavo tries to break the clinch but Yabaisama is controlling the position.
Paavo pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Yabaisama tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Yabaisama scores with a nice hook to the head.
Yabaisama misses with the head strike.
Yabaisama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo tries a body shot but Yabaisama blocks it.
Paavo throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Yabaisamas head.
Paavo blocking some punches.
Yabaisama prevents a body shot from Paavo.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo digs a right hand into Yabaisama's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Yabaisama's gas tank.
Yabaisama misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Yabaisama lands a hook to the side of the head.
Yabaisama tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Yabaisama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Yabaisama misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo lands with a short head shot on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Yabaisama.
A nice left hand lands by Yabaisama.
Yabaisama misses with a punch to the body.

Paavo breaks the clinch.
Yabaisama tries to clinch up but Paavo circles away and keeps his distance.
Yabaisama backing away here, and Paavo unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo misses with an attempted mid kick.
Paavo misses with a head kick.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Yabaisama throws a hook to the side of Paavo's head but Paavo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The fighters circling - Paavo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yabaisama is looking to score with low kicks.
Yabaisama misses with a leg kick
and Paavo counters with a stiff right hand.
Yabaisama on the wrong end of a nice jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Yabaisama is able to avoid easily.
Yabaisama jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Yabaisama tries to clinch up but Paavo circles away and keeps his distance.
Yabaisama tries to land a front kick but Paavo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Paavo has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Yabaisama misses with a body shot.
Paavo missing with a left hand there. Yabaisama was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Yabaisama looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Paavo is looking to score with low kicks.
Yabaisama throws a body kick that misses.
That kick from Yabaisama tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Paavo cracks Yabaisama with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Nice defenses there by Yabaisama.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Yabaisama moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Yabaisama.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tests Yabaisama's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yabaisama.
Yabaisama scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Yabaisama drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Paavo listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Yabaisama moves out of range of the body kick from Paavo.
Nice uppercut there from Yabaisama.
Paavo lands a lovely overhand right.
Paavo looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Paavo throws a lazy uppercut
and Yabaisama counters with a left to the body.
Yabaisama keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Yabaisama goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Paavo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Yabaisama avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Paavo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Yabaisama lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Paavo at a distance.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama jabs Paavo right on the nose. Paavo blinks but takes it well.
Yabaisama throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Yabaisama walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Yabaisama throws a front kick that sends Paavo stumbling back into the cage.
Yabaisama lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Yabaisama walks into a straight right hand from Paavo.
Yabaisama lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Paavo tries to work over Yabaisama's front leg with a kick but Yabaisama checks it.
Yabaisama scores with a jab.
Yabaisama scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Paavo takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Paavo misses the jab.
Yabaisama has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Paavo.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Yabaisama 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.
Yabaisama is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Yabaisama throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Yabaisama.
Yabaisama is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paavo.
A jab from Yabaisama misses.
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 Diagoro Yabaisama will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Paavo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Yabaisama's sensitive parts.
Paavo dips to his left and cracks Yabaisama with an uppercut!

Yabaisama has Paavo up against the cage in a clinch.
Yabaisama scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Yabaisama throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Paavos head.

Paavo manages to break the clinch.
A big right from Yabaisama misses.
Yabaisama works Paavo's body with a nice hook.
Decent striking displayed by Paavo there.
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
And Yabaisama counters with a quick kick to the body but Paavo blocks it.
Yabaisama just misses with a punch to the body.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Yabaisama moves in looking to clinch but Paavo pushes him off.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A big right from Paavo misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Yabaisama is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Paavo misses with a hook. Yabaisama ducked under it nicely.
Paavo misses with an uppercut
and Yabaisama counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Yabaisama throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Paavo takes one on the button.
Yabaisama is looking to slow Paavo down with leg kicks.
Paavo lands a nice hook to Yabaisama's body. Yabaisama takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Yabaisama sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Yabaisama staying out of range there.
Paavo scores with a nice strike.
Yabaisama works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Yabaisama swings away with a body shot that misses
and Paavo counters with a body kick that stops Yabaisama in his tracks momentarily.
Paavo is looking to score with low kicks.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Yabaisama is out of range.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Yabaisama sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And Yabaisama counters with a quick kick to the body but Paavo blocks it.
Yabaisama tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Paavo paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Yabaisama just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Yabaisama.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Paavo crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Yabaisama - the referee stops the clock and Paavo gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Yabaisama. Paavo manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
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!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Yabaisama has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Yabaisama and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Yabaisama swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Yabaisama scores with a shot to the body.
Yabaisama throws a body shot but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a looping overhand right but Yabaisama ducks down to avoid it.
Yabaisama checks a low kick from Paavo.
Yabaisama throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
The fight stays on the outside here - Yabaisama looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Yabaisama takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A head kick from Paavo lands but Yabaisama takes it in his stride.
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Yabaisama is able to avoid easily.
Some bone on bone action there as Yabaisama checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Yabaisama does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Paavo dips to his left and cracks Yabaisama with an uppercut!
Yabaisama scores with a push kick.
Yabaisama throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Paavo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Yabaisama throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Yabaisama wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Yabaisama connects with a jab.
Yabaisama looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Paavo misses with a right hand
and Yabaisama counters with a right hand to the body.
Yabaisama tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yabaisama takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Decent striking displayed by Paavo there.
Yabaisama lands with a thumping leg kick.
Yabaisama fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

Yabaisama darts in and clinches Paavo up against the cage.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Yabaisama obliges.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Yabaisama.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Yabaisama.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Yabaisama can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Yabaisama.
A shot in the inside from Yabaisama.
Yabaisama throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Yabaisama.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Yabaisama tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Paavo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A clash of legs there as Paavo blocks the low kick.
Paavo drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A bone on bone clash there as Yabaisama blocks the leg kick.
Yabaisama moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
Yabaisama jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yabaisama takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Yabaisama takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Paavo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paavo tries to move into range but Yabaisama moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yabaisama tries to clinch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yabaisama throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Yabaisama throws a low kick but it's checked well by Paavo.
Nice uppercut there from Yabaisama.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Yabaisama misses with a body shot.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
and Yabaisama counters with a straight right hand.
Paavo throws a body kick that misses.
Yabaisama scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Paavo doesn't seem bothered though.
Some bone on bone action there as Yabaisama checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Paavo misses with a leg kick.
Yabaisama slips under a jab from Paavo.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Yabaisama avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Yabaisama tries to close the distance and clinch but Paavo swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Paavo with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Yabaisama to score with a decent uppercut.
Paavo avoids the head kick by Yabaisama.
Yabaisama connects with a crisp jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Yabaisama counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Yabaisama dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Yabaisama.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Yabaisama keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Paavo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Paavo there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Yabaisama sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Yabaisama throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Yabaisama scores with a jab to the body.
Paavo wants to slow Yabaisama down by chopping away at his legs.
Paavo scores with a kick to the body.
Paavo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Paavo crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Yabaisama - the referee stops the clock and Paavo gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Yabaisama. Paavo manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Paavo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Yabaisama is out of range.
Paavo finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A big right from Yabaisama misses.
Yabaisama stuns Paavo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Yabaisama pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Yabaisama misses with a hook
and Paavo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Yabaisama moved out of range.
Yabaisama waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama tries to clinch up but Paavo circles away and keeps his distance.
Paavo was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Paavo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Yabaisama counters with a nice body shot.
Paavo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Yabaisama moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Yabaisama misses its target.
Yabaisama throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Paavo misses the jab.
Paavo with a hook.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses
and Yabaisama counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
An inside leg kick lands from Yabaisama.
Paavo swings for the body but Yabaisama moves out of range.
Yabaisama blocks a jab.
Yabaisama takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Yabaisama tries to clinch but Paavo is having none of it.
Paavo looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Yabaisama swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jab by Paavo.

Yabaisama closes the distance and clinches.
Yabaisama has a couple of punches blocked by Paavo.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Yabaisama.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Yabaisama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Paavo prevents a body shot from Yabaisama.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Yabaisama.
Paavo has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Still in the clinch, Paavo scores with a nice short uppercut.
Yabaisama throws a head punch that misses.
A body shot lands from Yabaisama.
Yabaisama digs a right hand into Paavo's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Paavo's gas tank.
Yabaisama swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yabaisama doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

It looks like Diagoro Yabaisama has been cut.
Yabaisama misses with a hook from the clinch.

Paavo breaks the clinch.
Yabaisama blocks the body kick.
Paavo closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Yabaisama closes the distance and pushes Paavo back into the cage.
Yabaisama doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo takes a shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tries a body shot but Yabaisama blocks it.
Yabaisama misses with a punch to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo is looking to break free of the clinch but Yabaisama has double underhooks.
Paavo tries to work over Yabaisama's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Yabaisama wants to stall.
Paavo lands with a light punch inside.
Yabaisama swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yabaisama misses with a hook to the ribs.
Yabaisama misses with a punch on the inside.
Yabaisama blocks an uppercut.
Yabaisama doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yabaisama throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo lands a right hand.
Good body shot from Yabaisama.
Yabaisama lands a shoulder strike.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Yabaisama lands a good knee to the midsection. Paavo won't want to take too many of those.
Paavo takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yabaisama lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Diagoro Yabaisama has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Diagoro Yabaisama!

Diagoro Yabaisama tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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RATING
85%

 

Event: CEC 582     
Date:   Apr 18, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 105 p4p, 4 weight class) and Eliitti Paavo (ranked 212 p4p, 9 weight class). Da Silva comes to the cage accompanied by Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Paavo has chosen Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All as his entrance music. Leonardo Da Silva could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Eliitti Paavo's chin.

167 cm
24
140 lbs
13 - 1 - 0
155 cm
32
137 lbs
23 - 11 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Excellent grappler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Paavo has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Da Silva is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Da Silva checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Da Silva slips a straight right by Paavo.
Paavo checks a low kick from Da Silva.
Da Silva will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Da Silva looks for the body kick but Paavo saw that one coming.
Paavo checks a low kick from Da Silva.
Da Silva cracks a nice hook into Paavo's ribs.
Paavo throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Da Silva tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Da Silva.
Paavo misses with a wild body shot.
Paavo throws the left hand but Da Silva avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva scores with a hook to the body. Paavo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Da Silva slips a jab from Paavo.
Paavo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Da Silva counters with a stiff right hand.
Good work by Paavo as he checks the leg kick.
A jab from Da Silva finds it's way through Paavo's defenses.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Da Silva saw it coming and moves away.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Da Silva was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Da Silva does it's job there.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Da Silva lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Da Silva is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Paavo lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Da Silva lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Da Silva fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Paavo checks it well.
Paavo staying out of range there.
Paavo connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Da Silva doesn't seem bothered though.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Da Silva staying out of range there.
Da Silva throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Da Silva fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Paavo tries to score with a low kick but Da Silva moves his leg out of the way.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Da Silva.
Da Silva lands an overhand right.
Paavo misses with a shot to the body
and Da Silva counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
Da Silva throws a front kick that sends Paavo stumbling back into the cage.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Da Silva dips to his left and cracks Paavo with an uppercut!
Da Silva misses with an uppercut.
Paavo missing with a left hand there. Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva sees it coming and checks it nicely.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Da Silva is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Paavo connects with a body shot that sends Da Silva's belly button to the back.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Da Silva throws out the jab.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Da Silva's leg. Da Silva is trying to keep his angry face on.
Da Silva missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Da Silva ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva fires out a quick counter leg kick but Paavo just manages to avoid it.
Da Silva throws a body kick that misses.
Paavo throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Da Silva on the side of the head.
Da Silva works the jab nicely.
Da Silva connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Da Silva throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Da Silva lands a nice leg kick that just misses Paavo's sensitive parts.
Da Silva misses with a looping left.
Da Silva delivers a nice body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva thows a left - swing and a miss!
A bone on bone clash there as Da Silva blocks the leg kick.
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
A solid leg kick lands there for Da Silva.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Da Silva looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
Paavo lands a leg kick that knocks Da Silva off balance momentarily.
Da Silva misses with a hook.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo throws the left hand but Da Silva avoids the punch easily.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Da Silva's calf.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Da Silva swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Paavo takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Da Silva.
Paavo appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.
Da Silva connects with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Da Silva connects with a solid leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva checks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tries to score with a low kick but Da Silva moves his leg out of the way.
Paavo looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
A quick step to the side and Da Silva tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Da Silva checks the leg kick nicely there.
Da Silva throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
The fighters circling - Da Silva throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Da Silva's head but Da Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Da Silva is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Da Silva looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Some bone on bone action there as Da Silva checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Da Silva throws a hook to the side of Paavo's head but Paavo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Paavo takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Da Silva connects with a right hand. Paavo shakes it off.
Paavo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Da Silva.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Paavo takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Da Silva tries a low kick but Paavo avoids it.
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
Da Silva dodges the punch combination from Paavo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Da Silva misses with a looping left.
Leonardo Da Silva is winning the standup battle so far.
Da Silva walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Paavo checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Da Silva moved out of range nicely.
Paavo throws a right and a left that both miss.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
Da Silva on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Da Silva throws a leg kick that misses.
A left lands for Da Silva.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Da Silva, right into the meat.
Da Silva tries to move into range but Paavo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Da Silva throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Da Silva checks a low kick from Paavo.
Da Silva fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Paavo checks it well.
Da Silva misses with an attempted mid kick.
Paavo was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Da Silva misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo 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 cheers as Da Silva lands an impressive looking overhand right. Paavo doesn't seem phased though.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Da Silva.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Da Silva misses with a looping right.
Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Da Silva uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Paavo throws a low kick, looking for Da Silva's leg but Da Silva calmly moves out of range.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Da Silva wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
and Da Silva counters with a straight right hand.
Da Silva takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva misses with an uppercut.
Paavo wants to slow Da Silva down by chopping away at his legs.
Paavo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
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!
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Da Silva sizes up Paavo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A slapping leg kick lands for Da Silva.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva avoids the head kick by Paavo.
Da Silva tried to counter with a leg kick but Paavo avoided it.
Da Silva checks a leg kick.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Paavo was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Da Silva tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Paavo is able to avoid easily.
Paavo wants to land a leg kick but Da Silva is out of range.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Da Silva's leg. Da Silva is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Da Silva circles away quickly and effectively.
Paavo has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A big right from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva lands a lovely overhand right.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo tries to score with a low kick but Da Silva moves his leg out of the way.
Paavo throws a lazy uppercut
and Da Silva counters with a slapping leg kick.
Paavo blocks a leg kick.
Paavo throws a sloppy head kick and Da Silva moves out of range easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva checks it.
Da Silva steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Da Silva misses with a straight right.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.
Paavo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo takes one to the chin there.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Da Silva lands with a nice body kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva moved away.
Da Silva thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Da Silva lands with a cross.
Da Silva cracks Paavo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Da Silva checks a low kick from Paavo.
Da Silva tried to counter with a leg kick but Paavo avoided it.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Paavo might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Da Silva has got the better of the exchanges.
Da Silva swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Paavo slips under a jab from Da Silva.
Good exchange - Da Silva coming out on top.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A low kick from Paavo is predictable there
and Da Silva counters with a nice uppercut.
Da Silva waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Da Silva manages to avoid it.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Paavo.
A bone on bone clash there as Da Silva blocks the leg kick.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Paavo cracks the inside of Da Silva's front leg.
Da Silva keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Da Silva throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo slips under a jab from Da Silva.
Paavo lands with a thumping leg kick.
Paavo misses with a hook. Da Silva ducked under it nicely.
Da Silva appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Da Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Da Silva looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Paavo sizes up Da Silva with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Da Silva blocks a jab.
Da Silva connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Da Silva jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva checks a low kick from Paavo.
As Paavo backs away, Da Silva returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Da Silva checks a leg kick nicely.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Da Silva.
Paavo drops his hands momentarily and Da Silva takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Paavo tests Da Silva's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A big left from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Da Silva pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Da Silva throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Paavo feints a counter leg kick.
Da Silva dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Da Silva throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Da Silva attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo throws an off balance right hand
and Da Silva counters with a leg kick.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo misses the jab.
Paavo takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Paavo swings for the body but Da Silva moves out of range.
Paavo throws a looping overhand right but Da Silva ducks down to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo connects with a body shot.
Da Silva throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Da Silva.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Da Silva lands an overhand right.
Da Silva throws a shot to the body.
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Paavo 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.
Paavo throws a leg kick that is checked
and Da Silva counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A chopping leg kick lands by Da Silva.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Da Silva saw it coming and moves away.
Good standup being displayed there by Da Silva as he connects with a hook.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Paavo throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva backing away here, and Paavo unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Paavo is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Paavo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Da Silva.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Paavo tries to work over Da Silva's front leg with a kick but Da Silva checks it.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Paavo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Da Silva throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Da Silva half committed to a counter leg kick.
Paavo throws a head kick but Da Silva moves out of range.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Paavo's head backwards.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.
Da Silva misses with a kick to the body.
A little jabbing left from Paavo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Da Silva keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Da Silva lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Da Silva checks it well.
A left lands for Paavo.
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Da Silva moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Da Silva to counter with a crisp jab.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Da Silva swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Da Silva with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Da Silva throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Da Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo motions for Da Silva to come forward. Paavo throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Da Silva throwing a counter right hand but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Da Silva lands with an overhand left.
Da Silva thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Paavo if he has to take too many more of those.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a shot to the body
and Da Silva connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Da Silva lands a nice looking kick to the body. Paavo takes a step back to recover.
Da Silva lands a head kick. Paavo smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Paavo throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Paavo throws a front kick aimed at Da Silva's knee but Da Silva avoids it well.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Da Silva lands a jab.
Da Silva is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Paavo can do to turn this around?
A leg kick checked by Da Silva.
Paavo tries to work over Da Silva's front leg with a kick but Da Silva checks it.
Da Silva with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Da Silva saw that one coming.
Da Silva slips a jab and a cross from Paavo.
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Da Silva moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Da Silva checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Da Silva lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A leg kick checked by Da Silva.
Da Silva connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Paavo's hands.
Da Silva lands with a thumping leg kick.
Paavo takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Leonardo Da Silva is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Da Silva throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Da Silva moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Da Silva scores with the left hand. Paavo knows he should have avoided that one.
Paavo has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Da Silva.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva jabs Paavo right on the nose. Paavo blinks but takes it well.
Da Silva keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Da Silva missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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G S C G energy
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
95%

 

Event: CEC 577     
Date:   Mar 25, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo (ranked 182 p4p, 9 weight class) and Diagoro Yabaisama (ranked 327 p4p, 16 weight class). Paavo's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Yabaisama has chosen Liquid Swords as his entrance music. Diagoro Yabaisama 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!

155 cm
31
137 lbs
23 - 11 - 0
163 cm
34
137 lbs
21 - 13 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Diagoro Yabaisama!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
Paavo throws an off balance right hand
letting Yabaisama counter with a right hand.
Yabaisama staying out of range there.
Yabaisama moves into range and connects with a jab.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Paavo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yabaisama looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Yabaisama blocks a leg kick.
Yabaisama throws a good cross that connects.
Yabaisama steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
We've been informed that Yabaisama 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.
Yabaisama's jab looks to have found its range, popping Paavo under the eye.
Yabaisama lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Yabaisama keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Yabaisama throws a good cross that connects.
Paavo wants to clinch but Yabaisama slips to the side
and Yabaisama counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
A jab from Yabaisama misses.
Yabaisama has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Yabaisama stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Yabaisama lands a really nice looking cross but Paavo seems unphased.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yabaisama avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Yabaisama tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Paavo moves to clinch but Yabaisama breaks away
enabling Yabaisama to counter with a crisp jab.
Paavo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Yabaisama cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Paavo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Paavo is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Yabaisama's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
A combination from Paavo does no damage.
Yabaisama checks a leg kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo lands a right hook to the body.
Yabaisama checks the leg kick.
Yabaisama moves out of range of the strikes.
Yabaisama looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Yabaisama feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Paavos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Paavo seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Yabaisama is just out of range.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
A jab from Yabaisama misses.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Yabaisama looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Yabaisama was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
Yabaisama staying out of range there.
Yabaisama feints a counter leg kick.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Yabaisama moved out of range nicely.
Paavo throws a poor cross that misses
and Yabaisama counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nice defenses there by Paavo.
An attempted straight right counter from Paavo misses the target.
Paavo lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Paavo misses with an uppercut
and Yabaisama connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Yabaisama swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Paavo.
Yabaisama throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Paavo misses with a right hand
and Yabaisama counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Paavo lands a jab.
Paavo throws the left hand but Yabaisama avoids the punch easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
A good leg kick by Yabaisama.
Yabaisama is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Paavo had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Paavo throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Paavo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yabaisama moves out of range as Paavo strikes.
Yabaisama looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paavo connects with a solid leg kick.
Yabaisama looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Yabaisama misses the target.
Yabaisama works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Yabaisama uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a hook
and Yabaisama counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Paavo thinking.
Paavo clobbers Yabaisama with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Yabaisama slips under a jab.
Paavo throws a leg kick that is checked
and Yabaisama counters with a good, hard body kick but Paavo shrugs it off.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Yabaisama is out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A little jabbing left from Yabaisama on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
Yabaisama on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Yabaisama closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Paavo tries to keep at a distance but Yabaisama has taken the fight into the clinch.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Yabaisama works on Paavo's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right from Yabaisama.
Yabaisama misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo misses with a body punch.
Yabaisama goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yabaisama lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yabaisama misses with a body punch.
Yabaisama is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Yabaisama misses with a short punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Yabaisama scores with a nice short uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Yabaisama stuns Paavo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Yabaisama with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Paavo to score with a decent uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Yabaisama.

Paavo drives through and clinches with Yabaisama against the cage.
Yabaisama misses with a body punch.
Paavo takes a shot to the head.
Paavo tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Yabaisama smiles and moves away.
Yabaisama scores with a nice body kick.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yabaisama sizes up Paavo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Yabaisama throws a good cross that connects.
Paavo turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yabaisama takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The crowd cheers as Yabaisama lands an impressive looking overhand right. Paavo doesn't seem phased though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Yabaisama is out of range.
Yabaisama is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Paavo with a body shot.
Paavo scores with the left hand. Yabaisama knows he should have avoided that one.
Yabaisama throws a right and a left that Paavo avoids nicely.
Yabaisama tried to score with a low kick but Paavo checks it.
Yabaisama throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Eliitti Paavo is winning the standup battle so far.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Yabaisama's head but Yabaisama sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yabaisama.
Paavo lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Yabaisama's shoulder, as Yabaisama tries to avoid the shot.
Paavo throws a leg kick that is checked
and Yabaisama counters with a low kick, right behind Paavo 's knee.
Yabaisama keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Paavo lands a jab to Yabaisama's midsection.
Paavo wants to clinch
and Yabaisama counters with a solid body kick.
Paavo stuns Yabaisama with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Yabaisama stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a right hand
and Yabaisama counters with a straight right hand.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Yabaisama throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yabaisama throws a shot to the body.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Yabaisama sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Yabaisama on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Yabaisama's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paavo throws a left and a right that both miss
and Yabaisama counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Yabaisama.
Yabaisama gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Yabaisama's leg. Yabaisama is trying to keep his angry face on.
Yabaisama ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Yabaisama on the side of the head.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Yabaisama.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Paavo gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Paavo managing to block the knees to the body from Yabaisama.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Yabaisama throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo fails to pull guard.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo working aggressively here.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yabaisama digs a right hand underneath Paavo's ribcage. Paavo let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Yabaisama.
Yabaisama pushes Paavo back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Yabaisama working aggressively here.
Yabaisama lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Yabaisama connects with a knee to the head.

It looks like Eliitti Paavo has been cut.
Yabaisama misses with a punch to the body.
Yabaisama lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Yabaisama blocks an elbow strike from Paavo.
A nice right hand lands inside from Yabaisama.
Yabaisama makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yabaisama misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Yabaisama fails to land.
Yabaisama has a couple of punches blocked by Paavo.
Yabaisama misses with a punch on the inside.
Yabaisama misses with a hook to the ribs.
Yabaisama misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo lands a left hand that snaps the head of Yabaisama backwards.
Paavo lands a hook to the side of the head.
Yabaisama swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hand to the body from Yabaisama.
Paavo lands an elbow inside.

Paavo breaks from the clinch.
Paavo misses the body punch
and Yabaisama makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Paavo really felt that one!
A leg kick checked by Yabaisama.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Yabaisama checks it.
Yabaisama stuns Paavo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Paavo rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Yabaisama counters with a stiff right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Diagoro Yabaisama will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Eliitti Paavo's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Yabaisama needs to keep his hands up - Paavo had a free shot at his head there.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Yabaisama swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Yabaisama sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Yabaisama is out of range.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Yabaisama bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo moves to clinch but Yabaisama breaks away
and Yabaisama counters with a nice body kick.
Yabaisama bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo lands a jab to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Yabaisama is out of range.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Yabaisama checks it well.
Yabaisama throws out a counter right but Paavo avoids it with no problem.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Yabaisama moved out of range nicely.
Yabaisama doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Yabaisama slips the punch.
Yabaisama takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Paavo.
Nice cross by Paavo.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Yabaisama has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Yabaisama and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Yabaisama throws a nice outside leg kick.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Yabaisama throws out the jab.
Yabaisama tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Yabaisama.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Yabaisama.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Yabaisama paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nice straight punches there by Paavo. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Paavo.
Paavo clobbers Yabaisama with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Yabaisama throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Paavo missing with a left hand there. Yabaisama was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The crowd cheers as Paavo lands an impressive looking overhand right. Yabaisama doesn't seem phased though.
Paavo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Yabaisama checks it
letting Yabaisama counter with a right hand.
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!
Paavo swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Yabaisama counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Yabaisama only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Paavo will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Yabaisama scores with a leg kick.
Yabaisama throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Paavo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Yabaisama.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Yabaisama sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo thumps Yabaisama with a low kick.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Yabaisama is out of range.
Nice uppercut lands for Paavo. That snapped Yabaisama's head back.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Yabaisama checks it
and Yabaisama counters with a stiff right hand.
Yabaisama checks a low kick from Paavo.
Yabaisama throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo misses with an uppercut
and Yabaisama counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice straight punches there by Paavo. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Paavo.
Paavo throws a lazy uppercut
and Yabaisama counters with a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo thuds his right hand into Yabaisama's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Paavo rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Paavo takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Paavo tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Yabaisama connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice jab there from Paavo.
Yabaisama moves out of range of the strikes.
Yabaisama thuds his right hand into Paavo's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Paavo gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Yabaisama.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Yabaisama tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Yabaisama misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Paavo.

Yabaisama drags the fight down to the ground.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Yabaisama preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Yabaisama is trying to control the position but Paavo postures up.
Yabaisama has a closed guard, preventing Paavo from standing up.

Yabaisama throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Paavo working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Yabaisama 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.
Yabaisama manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Paavo manages to get himself to full guard.


Yabaisama avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yabaisama wants to control from the top but Paavo keeps moving.
Yabaisama trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Eliitti Paavo.
I think Yabaisama 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
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Event: Syn 565 - Into The Abyss     
Date:   Feb 17, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Larusso (ranked 276 p4p, 14 weight class) and Eliitti Paavo (ranked 67 p4p, 3 weight class). Larusso comes to the cage accompanied by Glory of love. Paavo is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
35
144 lbs
37 - 20 - 0
155 cm
31
137 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Daniel Larusso!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Steven Brown and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Larusso gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Paavo.
Paavo avoids the head kick by Larusso.
A good leg kick by Larusso.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo thuds his right hand into Larusso's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Larusso slips a jab from Paavo.
Larusso throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Larusso throws out the jab.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Larusso on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Larusso dips to his left and cracks Paavo with an uppercut!
Paavo scores with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Larusso stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Larusso uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Paavo fails in his attempt to clinch.
Larusso cracks Paavo with a good jab.
Paavo tests Larusso's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Paavo throws the left hand but Larusso avoids the punch easily.
Paavo lands with an uppercut that bounces Larusso off the cage and back into range.
Larusso misses with an uppercut.
Larusso has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Paavo finds it's way round the side to connect with Larusso's head.
Nice cross by Larusso.

Paavo clinches up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso presses Paavo against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Larusso misses with some punches.
Larusso misses with some punches.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Larusso.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Larusso lands a shoulder strike.
Paavo misses with a body punch.
Good body shot from Paavo.
A left hand lands to the body for Paavo.

Larusso manages to break the clinch.
Larusso throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Paavo wants to land a leg kick but Larusso is out of range.
Larusso ducks right into an uppercut from Paavo.

Larusso closes the distance and pushes Paavo back into the cage.
Larusso makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paavo gets through Larusso's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Larusso lands a good knee to the midsection. Paavo won't want to take too many of those.
Larusso looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Larusso.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Larusso's elbow.

Larusso breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Larusso.
A leg kick checked by Larusso.
Larusso lands a head kick. Paavo smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Larusso missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo takes one on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Paavo misses the target.
It looks like Larusso has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Paavo wants to clinch up but Larusso keeps it at a distance.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Larusso sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Paavo slips under a jab.
Paavo slips a straight right by Larusso.
Paavo throws a leg kick which misses Larusso's front leg but catches the back leg as Larusso tries to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso walks into a straight right hand from Paavo.
Paavo misses the jab.
Larusso tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Larusso.
Larusso bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The fighters circle momentarily. Larusso darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A jab from Larusso finds it's way through Paavo's defenses.
Paavo tries to clinch there but Larusso circles away.
Larusso scores with a jab to the body.
Larusso tries to close the distance and clinch but Paavo swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Paavo misses with a wild combination.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
A quick step to the side and Larusso tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice cross by Paavo.
Paavo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Larusso throws a leg kick but Paavo moved away.
Larusso takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Larusso throws a big shot that misses.
Larusso looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Larusso avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Larusso's shoulder, as Larusso tries to avoid the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Larusso moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Larusso misses with a body kick.
Paavo lands a right hook to the body.
Larusso doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Larusso ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Larusso misses with a head kick.
Paavo misses with a double jab.
Larusso uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Paavo has time to react.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Paavo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Larusso has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Larusso is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
A nice leg kick lands there from Larusso.
Larusso throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Larusso lands a nice looking body shot.
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
Larusso throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Larusso throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Larusso - that will leave a mark!
A slapping body kick lands there for Larusso.
Larusso pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Paavo takes a shot to the body in his stride.
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 Daniel Larusso will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Paavo lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo misses with a looping right.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Larusso lands with a right hand.
Larusso connects with a jab.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Larusso misses with a wild body shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Larusso.
Paavo takes a swing at Larusso's ribcage but misses.
Paavo lands a nice shot that snaps Larusso's head back.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Larusso slips under a jab from Paavo.
Paavo misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Larusso misses the shot to the body.
Larusso goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Larusso pulls out of a head kick attempt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Larusso keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Larusso looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Larusso bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Larusso needs to keep his hands up - Paavo had a free shot at his head there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Larusso works Paavo's body with a nice hook.
Nice defenses there by Larusso.
A punch lands to the side of Larusso 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Larusso misses with a kick to the body.
A combination from Paavo does no damage.
Paavo keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Paavo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A little feinted left hand from Larusso on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Paavo checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Larusso misses with a leg kick.
Daniel Larusso is winning the standup battle so far.
Paavo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Larusso.
Paavo misses with a hook. Larusso ducked under it nicely.
Larusso moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Larusso.
Larusso misses with a hook.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Larusso.
Paavo lands a jab to Larusso's midsection.
Larusso moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo thuds a left hand into Larusso's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Larusso clinches.
Paavo working aggressively here.

Larusso breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Larusso attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Paavo takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Larusso looks for the body kick but Paavo saw that one coming.
Larusso fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Larusso.
Paavo throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Larusso on the side of the head.
Good work by Larusso as he checks the leg kick.
Larusso connects with a crisp jab.
Larusso misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Larusso checks it.
The fighters circling - Paavo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo with a hook.
Paavo keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Larusso's head but Larusso sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Larusso looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Larusso throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo blocks the body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso throws a low kick, looking for Paavo's leg but Paavo calmly moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Paavo! But no joy.
Larusso takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Larusso takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Larusso misses the jab.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Larusso keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick from Larusso.
Paavo misses with the combination.
Larusso takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Larusso scores with a crisp jab that stopped Paavo in his tracks.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Larusso throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Larusso shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Paavo connects with an inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Larusso takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Paavo throws a jab when Larusso was well out of range.
A solid body kick from Larusso.
Paavo connects with a single shot there.
Larusso takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Larusso checks a leg kick.
Larusso tests Paavo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Larusso was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
Paavo throws a right hand that misses
and Larusso counters with a straight right hand.
Larusso misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Paavo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Paavo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Larusso steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
A little feinted left hand from Larusso on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Paavo walks forward, straight into a front kick from Larusso.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A slapping body kick lands there for Larusso.
Larusso keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Paavo scores with a decent looking hook.
Paavo cracks Larusso with a right hand to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Larusso moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Larusso throws a quick inside leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Paavo.
Larusso throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Paavo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Larusso throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Paavo.
Paavo lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Larusso looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Larusso moves away from the strike by Paavo.
Larusso checks the leg kick.
Larusso loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Larusso has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Larusso chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Paavo can pounce on him.
Good shot there by Paavo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo misses with a leg kick
and Larusso connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Paavo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Paavo throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Paavo checks the leg kick.
A jab from Paavo finds it's way through Larusso's defenses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
A jab from Paavo misses.
Larusso looks to land a body kick but Paavo moved away.
A chopping leg kick lands by Larusso.
Paavo 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.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Larusso looks for the body kick but Paavo saw that one coming.
Paavo tests Larusso's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Paavo walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Larusso smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Larusso.
Paavo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Paavo with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Larusso slips a jab from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a jab, cross combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Larusso fails with an attempt to clinch.
Larusso cracks Paavo with a right hand to the side of the head.
Paavo throws an off balance right hand
and Larusso counters with a nice body kick.
Larusso looks for the body kick but Paavo saw that one coming.
Larusso throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Larusso throws a hook but Paavo avoids it easily.
Paavo is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Larusso fakes the leg kick and cracks Paavo in the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Larusso.
Paavo has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Larusso throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Paavo steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Larusso.
Larusso looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Paavo throws a low kick but Larusso avoids it.
Larusso lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Larusso misses with a low kick as Paavo jumps back.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Larusso.
Paavo scores with a hook to the body. Larusso takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Good shot there by Paavo.
Larusso ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo connects with a body shot.
Paavo connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Paavo blocks a leg kick.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Larusso bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
Paavo swings widly with a right hand
and Larusso counters with a slapping leg kick.
Paavo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Larusso looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Larusso.
Paavo slips under a jab from Larusso.
Larusso uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Paavo has time to react.
Paavo throws a jab when Larusso was well out of range.
Paavo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Larusso staying out of range there.
Paavo missing with a left hand there. Larusso was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Larusso avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Larusso ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
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!
Paavo throws a leg kick which misses Larusso's front leg but catches the back leg as Larusso tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
Some wild striking there from Larusso.
Larusso throws a head kick that misses.
Larusso uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Paavo has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Larusso.
Larusso throws a front kick aimed at Paavo's knee but Paavo avoids it well.
A jab from Larusso finds it's way through Paavo's defenses.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Larusso.
Paavo scores with a sloppy right hand. Larusso should have avoided that one.
Larusso pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Larusso sets himself, and Paavo steps forward looking for the clinch! Larusso avoids it this time.
Larusso misses with a straight left.
Paavo appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Larusso 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.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Larusso sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Larusso on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Larusso checks it well.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Larusso throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
A punch combination from Paavo misses.
Paavo cracks Larusso with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Larusso explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Daniel Larusso.
I think Larusso has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Daniel Larusso!

Jumping up and down and very excited, Daniel Larusso waved his t-shirt featuring Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)'s logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: Syn 563 - Onslaught     
Date:   Feb 02, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo (ranked 67 p4p, 4 weight class) and Sean Tallon (ranked 707 p4p, 37 weight class). Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

155 cm
31
137 lbs
22 - 10 - 0
169 cm
39
131 lbs
55 - 25 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 55 wins, 25 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Sean Tallon!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Tallon on the side of the head.
Tallon takes a jab right on the kisser.
Paavo keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Paavo takes a swing at Tallon's ribcage but misses.
Tallon staying out of range there.
Tallon fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Tallon throws a low kick but Paavo moves out of range easily.
Paavo scores with a nice strike.
Tallon lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
We've been told by Paavo's head coaches at Gangsterdamage that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Paavo throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Paavo throws a leg kick which misses Tallon's front leg but catches the back leg as Tallon tries to avoid it.

Paavo moves into the clinch.

Paavo breaks from the clinch.
Paavo throws a right hand that misses
and Tallon counters with a straight right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice cross by Tallon.
Paavo chopping away at his opponent's legs.

Tallon clinches with his opponent.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Tallon.
Tallon softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tallon can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
Tallon struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Paavo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo misses with a body punch.
Tallon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tallon lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Nice body punch from Tallon - that landed with a thud.
Tallon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Tallon - that landed with a thud.
A short left from Tallon.

Paavo breaks the clinch.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Tallon flicks out a counter leg kick but Paavo steps away.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tallon.
Tallon misses with a wild body shot.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Tallon misses with a body kick.
Paavo clobbers Tallon with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Paavo misses with an uppercut
and Tallon counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Paavo blocks a low kick nicely.
Paavo lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo tries to clinch up.
Tallon takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tallon.
Tallon digs a good hook to Paavo's body.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tallon.
Tallon throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo lands the left hand.
Tallon on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Paavo throws a leg kick
enabling Tallon to counter with a crisp jab.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tallon, right into the meat.
Tallon connects with a body shot that sends Paavo's belly button to the back.
Paavo digs a good body shot into Tallon's ribs.
Paavo fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Tallon looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Tallon has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Tallon misses with a straight left.
Tallon avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Tallon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Tallon clinches up against the cage.
Tallon tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Paavo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Tallon fails to land.
Still in the clinch, Paavo scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tallon working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Paavo misses with a hook to the ribs.

Paavo breaks from the clinch.

Paavo tries to keep at a distance but Tallon has taken the fight into the clinch.
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tallon's elbow.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Paavo.
Still in the clinch, Tallon scores with a nice short uppercut.
Paavo can't find room to land a body shot as Tallon controls the action.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tallon tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Tallon tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Tallon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tallon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tallon tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tallon tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Paavo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Tallon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Paavo lands with a light punch inside.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Tallon avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Paavo.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tallon throws a head punch that misses.

Paavo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Tallon has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Paavo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A cross from Paavo lands.
Paavo misses with a hook
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
A jab from Tallon misses.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Tallon is looking to chop away at Paavo's legs.
Tallon closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Paavo cracks Tallon with an open hand slap.
Paavo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Paavo, right into the meat.
Paavo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Tallon. Tallon obviously looking to wear him down.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tallon tries to clinch up but Paavo circles away and keeps his distance.
Tallon missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Tallon steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tallon was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
Tallon chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Paavo can pounce on him.
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 Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Tallon 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.
Tallon turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Paavo tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo thumps Tallon with a low kick.
Tallon tries to clinch but Paavo is having none of it.
A telegraphed right hand from Paavo misses the target.
Tallon lands with a hook. Paavo tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Paavo tries to clinch but Tallon is having none of it.
Paavo connects with a looping right hand.
Tallon will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Tallon keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Paavo lands with a hook. Tallon tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Paavo getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo throws a wild body kick that Tallon sees coming a mile off.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The fighters circling - Paavo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tallon throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Paavo is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tallon can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tallon throws a quick inside leg kick.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Tallon misses the shot to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Paavo.
Paavo connects with a single shot there.
Paavo slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Tallon pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A jab from Paavo misses.
Tallon on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Paavo throws a head kick but Tallon moves out of range.
Paavo throws out a powerful jab.
Paavo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Tallon scores with a nice right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Tallon instigates a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo lands an uppercut.

Paavo manages to break the clinch.
Good leg kick by Paavo there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Tallon has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Tallon and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Tallon throws out a counter right but Paavo avoids it with no problem.
Tallon scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Tallon blocks the leg kick.
Tallon is looking to slow Paavo down with leg kicks.
Tallon tries to land a front kick but Paavo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Paavo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Paavo misses with a combination
and Tallon counters with a nice uppercut.
Paavo misses with a hook. Tallon ducked under it nicely.
Paavo scoring well with a low kick there.
Tallon stuns Paavo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Tallon checks a low kick from Paavo.
Tallon steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Paavo.
Tallon wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Tallon slips the punch.
Paavo throws a looping overhand right but Tallon ducks down to avoid it.
Paavo lands a lovely overhand right.
Paavo tried to score with a low kick but Tallon checks it.
Tallon throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Tallon.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tallon throws a nice outside leg kick.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Tallon throws a low kick but it's checked well by Paavo.
Paavo tries to counter by clinching up but Tallon breaks away and moves out of range.
Paavo throws a hook but Tallon avoids it easily.
Paavo takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

Paavo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tallon throws a head punch that misses.
Tallon lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
A short uppercut from Tallon.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Tallon uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Paavo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Tallon's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Tallon slips the punch.
Paavo misses with a hook. Tallon ducked under it nicely.
Tallon tries to counter with a clinch but Paavo shakes him off and moves away.
Tallon connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Tallon lands a jab to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Tallon there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

Paavo has closed the distance and engaged Tallon in a clinch.
Paavo lands a body punch in the clinch.
Sean Tallon seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Tallon blocks an uppercut.
Paavo misses with some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Paavo.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Tallon struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Paavo tries a body shot but Tallon blocks it.
Paavo gets through Tallon's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tallon.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Tallon.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Paavo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tallon blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tallon throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Paavos head.
Tallon lands a body shot.
Tallon tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Tallon back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Tallon throws a low kick but Paavo moves out of range easily.
Eliitti Paavo is winning the standup battle so far.
Paavo tries to clinch up but Tallon circles away and keeps his distance.
Paavo's jab looks to have found its range, popping Tallon under the eye.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tallon moves away.
Tallon swats away the attempt to clinch by Paavo.
Tallon connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Nice defenses there by Tallon.
Tallon lands a nice hook to Paavo's body. Paavo takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A good leg kick by Tallon.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo throws a lazy uppercut
and Tallon counters with a straight right hand.
Tallon uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
Jab by Tallon.
Paavo lands a leg kick that knocks Tallon off balance momentarily.

Paavo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tallon backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tallon tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Tallon back against the cage.
Tallon lands a hook that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tallon's elbow.
Paavo makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tallon's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo lands a left hand.
Paavo blocking some punches.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Paavo prevents a body shot from Tallon.
Tallon lands a nice uppercut.
Tallon misses with some punches.
Tallon working aggressively here.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
A nice right hand lands inside from Tallon.
Tallon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tallon digs a right hand underneath Paavo's ribcage. Paavo let out a lung full of air as it connected.

Paavo manages to break the clinch.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Tallon 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 Paavo has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Paavo and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo misses with a wild combination.
Sean Tallon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Tallon is out of range.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Paavo misses the body punch
and Tallon counters with a nice leg kick.
Paavo misses with a head kick.
Tallon gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Paavo blocks a leg kick.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Tallon slips the punch.
Tallon is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Paavo with a body shot.
Tallon connects with a solid leg kick.
A combination from Paavo does no damage.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tallon swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Tallon has closed the distance and engaged Paavo in a clinch.
Tallon presses Paavo against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Paavo goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
Paavo wants to get back to striking at distance but Tallon won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tallon stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paavo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tallon blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tallon struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Tallon struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Tallon blocks an uppercut.
A right handed body shot lands from Tallon.
Tallon lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Paavo lands a nice shot to the body.
Tallon tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Tallon.
Tallon misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Tallon prevents a body shot from Paavo.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo blocking some punches.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Paavo - that landed with a thud.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tallon cracks Paavo with a nice body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
A short body shot lands from Tallon as the two fighters clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tallon lands with a right to the head.
Tallon misses with a punch to the body.
Tallon lands a shoulder strike.
Paavo throws an elbow but it misses.
Tallon misses with a punch to the body.
Tallon has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Tallon misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Tallon.
Tallon tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tallon's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Tallon can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
Paavo prevents a body shot from Tallon.
Tallon misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
Paavo struggles to land a body shot inside as Tallon controls his hands.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Sean Tallon.
I think Paavo has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Eliitti Paavo!

Eliitti Paavo tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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Event: Syn 558 - Hate By Design     
Date:   Dec 30, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo (ranked 118 p4p, 9 weight class) and Tomas Marley (ranked 130 p4p, 10 weight class). Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

155 cm
30
137 lbs
21 - 10 - 0
170 cm
34
140 lbs
23 - 14 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tomas Marley!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Phil Schofield and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo clobbers Marley with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Paavo wants to land a leg kick but Marley is out of range.
Marley blocks a low kick nicely.
Marley cracks Paavo with a good jab.
Paavo throws a solid leg kick but Marley takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Paavo.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Marley.
Marley stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Marley.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Marley's head but Marley sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A chopping leg kick lands by Paavo.
Marley blocks a head kick by Paavo.
The fighters circling - Paavo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Marley ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Marley throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo tried to counter with a leg kick but Marley avoided it.
Marley misses with a hook.
Marley scores with a push kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Marley 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.
Paavo tried to score with a low kick but Marley checks it.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Paavo tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Marley manages to circle out of the way.
Marley on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Marley throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Marley.
Paavo throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marley takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Marley missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Marley lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
The crowd cheers as Paavo lands an impressive looking overhand right. Marley doesn't seem phased though.
Marley lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
A head kick misses from Paavo.
Paavo throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Paavo walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Paavo tries a head kick but it misses.
Marley misses with an uppercut.
Paavo lands a jab to the nose.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Marley takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Marley scores with a nice strike.
Marley takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A lazy left from Paavo finds it's target.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Paavo throws a solid leg kick but Marley takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Paavo.
Jab by Marley.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Marley.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Marley is out of range.
Marley scores with a hook to the body. Paavo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Paavo lands a really nice looking cross but Marley seems unphased.
Marley throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Marley is out of range.
Paavo tests Marley's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Marley connects with a nice looking jab.
Paavo throws a nice looking combination but Marley bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Marley lands a lovely overhand right.
Marley tries to move into range but Paavo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Paavo is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Marley throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Paavo drops his hands momentarily and Marley takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Marley throws out the jab.
Marley thows a left - swing and a miss!
Marley scores with a nice head shot.
Marley loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Paavo connects with a good right hand that stumbles Marley. Marley circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Paavo throws a right and a left that both miss.
Marley staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo takes a jab right on the kisser.
Marley looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Marley throws a leg kick but Paavo moved away.
Paavo explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Marley tries a head kick but it misses.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Marley sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Paavo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A big left from Marley misses.
Paavo lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Marley misses with a wild body shot.
Paavo blocks a head kick by Marley.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Paavo blocks a jab.
Paavo tries to counter by clinching up but Marley breaks away and moves out of range.
Marley chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Paavo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Marley.
Marley keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Marley lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Marley swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo with a jab.
Marley defending well as Paavo loads up on a big left hand.
A big right from Marley misses.
Paavo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Good standup being displayed there by Paavo as he connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Marley.
Marley throws a front kick aimed at Paavo's knee but Paavo avoids it well.
Marley thuds his right hand into Paavo's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Marley 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.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Paavo throws a low kick but Marley avoids it.
Paavo slips a jab from Marley.
Marley with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Paavo punishes Marley's body with a nice straight punch.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Marley catches Paavo with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Marley looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
As Marley looks to move away, Paavo throws a big counter combo but Marley just gets out of the way.
Marley misses with a straight right.
Paavo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Marley doesn't seem bothered though.
Marley's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Marley misses with a leg kick.
Marley misses with a straight right.
The crowd are going absolutely nuts as the round comes to an end - what a fantastic round of action!
A slow jab from Marley misses its intended target.
Paavo throws a quick inside leg kick.
A big right from Marley misses.
Marley missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Marley.
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 Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Paavo throws a leg kick but Marley moved away.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Marley moved away.
Marley misses with a low kick as Paavo jumps back.
Paavo connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Marley checks a leg kick.
Marley throws out a counter right but Paavo avoids it with no problem.
A jab from Marley misses.
Paavo misses with a two punch combination.
A decent looking cross lands there for Paavo.
Marley drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Paavo defending well as Marley loads up on a big left hand.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Marley's leg. Marley is trying to keep his angry face on.
Marley lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Paavo at a distance.
Paavo 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.
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Marley saw that one coming.
Marley connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
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!
Paavo throws a leg kick but Marley checks it.
Marley lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo is looking to chop away at Marley's legs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Marley does a little dance to reset his feet.
A bone on bone clash there as Marley blocks the leg kick.
The fighters circling - Marley throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Marley misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Marley moves away and avoids it.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Marley's leg. Marley is trying to keep his angry face on.
Marley misses with a low kick.
Nice body punch from Paavo.
Marley throws a hook to the side of Paavo's head but Paavo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Marley uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Marley misses with a hook. Paavo ducked under it nicely.
Paavo scores with a nice strike.
Marley lands a jab to the nose.
Marley fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Paavo looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Marley throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Marley scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Marley swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Paavo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo throws a low kick, looking for Marley's leg but Marley calmly moves out of range.
Paavo misses with a leg kick.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Marley checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Paavo motions for Marley to come forward. Paavo throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Marley tries a head kick but it misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo slips under a jab from Marley.
Marley misses with a hook. Paavo ducked under it nicely.
Marley has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Paavo finds it's way round the side to connect with Marley's head.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paavo.
Marley lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Eliitti Paavo is winning the standup battle so far.
Paavo connects with a solid leg kick.
Paavo lands with an uppercut that bounces Marley off the cage and back into range.
Marley misses with an uppercut. Paavo saw that one coming.
Paavo feints and then cracks Marley's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Marley down.
Marley lands a glancing blow to the side of Paavo's head.
Marley throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Marley tests Paavo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Marley scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Paavo bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Marley's head.
Marley throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Marley throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Paavo throws a hook but Marley avoids it easily.
A clash of legs there as Paavo blocks the low kick.
Marley misses with a straight left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marley tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Marley.
Marley connects with a body shot that sends Paavo's belly button to the back.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Paavo.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Marley.
Paavo misses with a hook. Marley ducked under it nicely.
Paavo's corner calls for a 1-2. Paavo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Paavo lands a body shot.
Paavo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Marley misses with a straight left.
Paavo tried to score with a low kick but Marley checks it.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Marley was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
Paavo with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Marley to score with a decent uppercut.
Marley misses with a low kick as Paavo jumps back.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Paavo with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Marley misses the jab.
Marley throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Marley misses with a looping left.
Paavo tries to counter by clinching up but Marley breaks away and moves out of range.
Marley avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paavo.
Marley misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Marley has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Paavo.
Paavo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Marley swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Marley lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Marley walks into a straight right hand from Paavo.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Marley sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo scores with a body shot.
Paavo throws a low kick but Marley moves out of range easily.
Nice uppercut there from Paavo.
Paavo comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Marley gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A big right from Marley misses.
Marley throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Marley lands a jab to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Marley throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo connects with a single shot there.
Marley misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Marley back to the cage. Paavo follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Marley moved out of range nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo 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. This is the final round!


Marley ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo defending well as Marley loads up on a big left hand.
As Marley backs away, Paavo returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo misses with a kick to the body.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Marley slips the punch.
Paavo walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Marley checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Paavo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Marley.
Paavo tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Marley manages to circle out of the way.
Paavo misses with a looping right.
Marley tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A slow jab from Marley misses its intended target.
Paavo scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Marley fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Marley scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Paavo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Marley.
Paavo lands a nice shot that snaps Marley's head back.
Marley misses with an uppercut.
Marley throws a hook but Paavo avoids it easily.
Marley has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Marley.
Paavo will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Paavo staying out of range there.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Marley tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Marley.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Marley feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Paavo's calf.
Decent striking displayed by Marley there.
Paavo misses with a kick to the body.
Paavo throws a jab when Marley was well out of range.
Marley lands a glancing blow to the side of Paavo's head.
Paavo pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Marley back to the cage. Paavo follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Marley is looking to score with low kicks.
Marley misses with a looping left.
Paavo lands a jab to Marley's midsection.
Good standup being displayed there by Paavo as he connects with a hook.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A lazy left from Paavo finds it's target.
Paavo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Marley moves away and avoids it.
Marley takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Paavo scores with a hook to the body. Marley takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Marley scores with a nice right hand.
Tomas Marley has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws the left hand but Marley avoids the punch easily.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paavo. That's going to slow Marley down.
Paavo lands a lovely overhand right.
Marley takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Paavo takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Marley moves out of range as Paavo throws a body kick.
Marley throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo scores with a decent looking hook.
Marley lands with an overhand left.
Marley stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Marley loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Marley has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Marley and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Marley's leg. Marley is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo slips under a jab.
Marley waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
Paavo listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Paavo feints and then cracks Marley's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Marley down.
Marley swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice jab there from Paavo.
Marley takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Marley.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A swing and a miss from Marley.
Marley misses with a kick to the body.
Paavo takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Marley slips a straight right by Paavo.
Paavo avoids a kick to the body.
Nice shot lands for Marley.
Marley throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo misses with the combination.
Paavo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Marley scores with a crisp jab that stopped Paavo in his tracks.
Marley jabs Paavo right on the nose. Paavo blinks but takes it well.
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!
Paavo throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Marley.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo digs a good body shot into Marley's ribs.
Marley on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Marley.
Marley throws out a powerful jab.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Marley jumps back.
Paavo throws a body punch but Marley moves out of range.
Marley let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Paavo stalks Marley and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Marley's face. Marley staggers backwards, shaken.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Paavo is rocked!
Marley gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Oh Paavo is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Paavo, right into the meat.
Paavo seems to have got his legs back now.
Marley with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Marley throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Marley avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Paavo connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Marley slips the punch.
Marley takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

Eliitti Paavo was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: Syn 554 - Equilibrium     
Date:   Dec 01, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo (ranked 200 p4p, 11 weight class) and Vincent Oketch (ranked 282 p4p, 16 weight class). Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Vincent Oketch has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Eliitti Paavo's chin.

155 cm
30
137 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
170 cm
33
134 lbs
32 - 19 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Vincent Oketch!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo throws a body punch but Oketch moves out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Oketch shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Paavo sprawls well. Paavo wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Oketch gets slowly back to his feet.
Some bone on bone action there as Oketch checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Paavo stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Paavo wants it to stay on the feet.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Oketch's leg. Oketch is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo throws a body kick that misses.
Oketch appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A left lands for Paavo.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Oketch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo cracks Oketch with a right hand to the side of the head.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Oketch sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
And Oketch tries to counter it with a takedown but Paavo pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Paavo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Oketch.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo leaves Oketch with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Vincent Oketch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Paavo tries a low kick but Oketch avoids it.
Paavo throws a lazy head kick
and Oketch counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nice sprawl there from Paavo as Oketch shoots in.
Paavo lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Oketch looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Paavo is fending him off so far but Oketch persists. Nope, Paavo circles away and we're back to standing.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Oketch sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo connects with a high kick.
Paavo bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Paavo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Oketch blocks a head kick by Paavo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo catches Oketch with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
No joy there for Paavo, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Oketch looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Oketch checks a leg kick.
Paavo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Oketch.
Oketch avoids the head kick by Paavo.
Paavo looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Paavo throws a sloppy head kick and Oketch moves out of range easily.
Paavo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Paavo moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Oketch saw it coming and moves away.
Oketch shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Paavo defends it nicely.
Oketch shoots for a takedown but Paavo saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Paavo bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Oketch's head backwards.
Paavo cracks Oketch with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Oketch takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo lands a leg kick that knocks Oketch off balance momentarily.
Paavo throws a low kick but Oketch moves out of range easily.
Oketch blocks a low kick nicely.
Oketch was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Paavo throws a sloppy body shot
and Oketch counters with a low kick, right behind Paavo 's knee.
Oketch on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

Oketch looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Paavo looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Paavo trying to keep a closed guard but Oketch is proving a slippery customer.
Oketch trying to control the position from guard on top but Paavo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Paavo tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Paavo is trying to control the position but Oketch postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo wants to stand but Oketch is controlling the position.
Oketch advances to half guard.
Paavo tries to get to full guard but Oketch has control of the leg.
Paavo is working hard here to advance position.
Paavo gets full guard.
Paavo wants to sweep but no luck.
Paavo trying to keep a closed guard but Oketch is proving a slippery customer.
Paavo has his hands on Oketch's head, controlling the position.

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

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


A decent looking cross lands there for Paavo.
Oketch takes one to the side of the head.
Oketch on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Eliitti Paavo is winning the standup battle so far.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Oketch.
Paavo missing with a left hand there. Oketch was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo motions for Oketch to come forward. Paavo throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo lands a jab to the head.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A jab from Paavo misses.
Paavo leaves Oketch with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Paavo finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Paavo lands a body shot.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Oketch moved out of range.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Oketch's leg. Oketch is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Oketch is defended easily by Paavo.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Vincent Oketch.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Oketch checks it
and Oketch counters with a nice leg kick.

Paavo gets caught flat footed, as Oketch shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

Paavo pushes Oketch off and scrambles back to his feet.
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!
Oketch takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Oketch.
Paavo keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Paavo dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Oketch. That did some damage!
A jab lands there for Paavo.
Oketch ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Oketch sees it coming and moves out of range.
Paavo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo misses with a hook
and Oketch counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Oketch will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Paavo is looking for a counter combo.
Oketch shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Paavo pinned against the cage. Paavo gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Oketch checks a low kick from Paavo.
Oketch only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Oketch manages to avoid it.

Oketch shoots in and bounces Paavo off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.

Paavo manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Paavo.
Oketch has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Paavo avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Oketch is looking for a takedown.
Paavo lands a left hand.

Oketch wants the takedown. Paavo is fighting it off but Oketch persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Paavo's guard against the cage.
Paavo might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
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!
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Paavo is on top in guard.

Oketch is breathing heavily.
Paavo trying to control the position from guard on top but Oketch is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo pushes down on Oketch's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Paavo seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.

Paavo is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Oketch defends it well.
Oketch wants to control but Paavo is keeping busy.

Oketch looking for submissions off his back.

Oketch looking for submissions off his back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Paavo cracks Oketch with an open hand slap.
Paavo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Paavo tests Oketch's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Paavo misses the body punch
and Oketch counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

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

Paavo scrambles and gets back to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Oketch shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Paavo as he avoids it easily.
Oketch moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo scores with a nice head shot.
Paavo scores with a jab to the jaw.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Paavo lands a jab.
Paavo feints and then cracks Oketch's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Oketch down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oketch shoots for a takedown but Paavo saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Jab by Paavo.
Oketch fails to land the takedown.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Vincent Oketch.
Oketch takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. Oketch looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Paavo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Oketch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Oketch. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice cross by Paavo.
Oketch on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Paavo connects with a looping right hand.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Oketch's leg. Oketch is trying to keep his angry face on.
Nice uppercut lands for Paavo. That snapped Oketch's head back.
Oketch uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Oketch slips the punch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Oketch! But no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Oketch dives in and grabs Paavo's left leg, looking for a takedown. Paavo pushes down on Oketch's head and hops out.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Paavo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Oketch moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Oketch is able to avoid easily.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Oketch sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Oketch misses with a few strikes there.
Horrible takedown attempt by Oketch or perhaps it was just good defense by Paavo, which made it look bad.
Paavo connects with the punch.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
Oketch lands with a thumping leg kick.
Paavo lands with an overhand left.
Oketch misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo connects with a jab.
Vincent Oketch has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oketch throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Paavo's waist but Paavo gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Oketch off to one side.
A telegraphed right hand from Oketch misses the target.
Paavo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo fails to land with a series of punches.
Paavo feints and then cracks Oketch's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Oketch down.
Oketch is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Oketch jumps back.
Paavo lunges at Oketch with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Oketch's hand.
Oketch is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
Oketch feints a counter leg kick.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Paavo with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo cracks the inside of Oketch's front leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings for the body but Oketch moves out of range.
Oketch was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Paavo connects with an inside leg kick.
Paavo throws a half hearted mid kick.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
Oketch displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paavo throws out the jab.
Oketch has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Paavo cracks the inside of Oketch's front leg.
Oketch looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Nice shot by Paavo.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Oketch blocks a jab.
Paavo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Oketch's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paavo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Eliitti Paavo showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Paavo 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

After the fight, Eliitti Paavo 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.
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Event: Syn - Heir To The Throne Final     
Date:   Nov 18, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jong Un Kim (ranked 72 p4p, 3 weight class) and Eliitti Paavo (ranked 95 p4p, 6 weight class). Paavo is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Eliitti Paavo acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

150 cm
34
139 lbs
38 - 13 - 1
155 cm
30
137 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jong Un Kim!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Sam Margolis and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kim blocks a jab.
Kim wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kim has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Lil Wayne Gymnasium in the buildup to the fight.
Kim misses the shot to the body.
Paavo has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Kim is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Kim throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kim is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Paavo throws a hook but Kim blocks it.
Paavo swings for the body but Kim moves out of range.
Kim steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Kim shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Kim misses with a low kick as Paavo jumps back.
A slow jab from Kim misses its intended target.
Kim moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kim on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Paavo. Paavo obviously looking to wear him down.
Crunch! Paavo slams his shin into Kim's torso.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Kim.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Paavo! But no joy.
Kim takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo checks a low kick from Kim.
Kim throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kim is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Paavo throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Kim uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo throws a front kick aimed at Kim's knee but Kim avoids it well.
Kim is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Paavo.
Paavo throws a low kick but Kim moves out of range easily.
Kim fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Paavo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kim fires out a quick counter leg kick but Paavo just manages to avoid it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Kim slips the punch.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kim.
Kim moves into range and connects with a jab.
Paavo is looking to land body kicks.
Paavo defending well as Kim loads up on a big left hand.
Paavo on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kim connects with an inside leg kick.
Kim thuds his shin into the meat of Paavo's side.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Paavo throws the left hand but Kim avoids the punch easily.
Paavo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kim counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kim connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kim lands a nice looking body shot.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Kim, as that shot connected.
Paavo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Paavo misses with a looping left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kim blocks a leg kick.
Kim lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Kim pushes Paavo up against the cage in a clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Kim.
Kim takes a shot to the head.
Kim lands a right hand that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Kim misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A body shot lands from Paavo.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Kim misses with a punch to the body.
Kim lands with a short shot to the head.
Kim working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kim swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo tries to break the clinch but Kim is controlling the position.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Kim misses with the head strike.
Paavo pushes Kim back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kim takes a shot to the head.
Kim swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim misses with the head strike.
Paavo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kim or not.
Kim swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kim can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
Kim scores with a shoulder strike.
A nice left hand lands by Kim.
Kim has Paavo pressed against the cage, preventing Paavo from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Paavo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kim throws a punch but it's blocked by Paavo.

Paavo breaks from the clinch.
Kim throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Paavo on the side of the head.
Kim tries to land a body kick
and Paavo cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Kim closes the distance and clinches.
Kim lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Paavo or not.
Kim has Paavo pressed against the cage.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Kim lands with a light punch inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice body punch from Kim.
Paavo blocking some punches.
Paavo lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kim backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Kim uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kim scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right from Kim on the inside.
Kim tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Paavo breaks the clinch.
Kim lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Paavo at a distance.
Paavo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Paavo connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Kim throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kim takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Kim scores with a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo works the jab nicely.
Kim loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Both fighters circling a little - Kim finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Kim blocks a low kick nicely.
Paavo chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A slow jab from Kim misses its intended target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kim looks to land a body kick but Paavo moved away.
Kim throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paavo tries a low kick but Kim avoids it.
Paavo connects with a jab.
Paavo connects with a high kick.
Kim scoring well with a low kick there.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Kim. Paavo shrugs it off though.
Kim misses with an attempted mid kick.
Nice body punch from Kim.
Jong Un Kim is winning the standup battle so far.
Kim throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
Kim looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Despite the aggression on Paavo's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Paavo lands an overhand right.
Paavo explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Kim, as that shot connected.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Kim counters with a thumping low kick.
Kim lands a jab.
Kim avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kim blocks the body kick.
Kim fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kim ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim misses with a body shot.
Kim tests Paavo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kim misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Paavo was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Paavo walks into a left hand.
A big left from Kim misses.
Kim misses with a straight left.
Paavo takes a jab right on the kisser.
Kim dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Paavo. That did some damage!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Paavo.
Paavo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kim finds it's way round the side to connect with Paavo's head.
Paavo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Paavo clobbers Kim with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Paavo throws a series of punches but Kim moves out of range.
Kim throws a shot to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kim throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Paavo throws a sloppy head kick and Kim moves out of range easily.
Nice shot by Paavo.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Kim sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kim tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Kim counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Paavo thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Kim if he has to take too many more of those.
Kim throws a low kick but it's checked well by Paavo.
Kim keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kim.
Kim misses the shot to the body.
Kim tries to clinch but Paavo is having none of it.
A jab from Kim does it's job there.
Kim throws a low kick but it's checked well by Paavo.
A shot to the liver by Kim. Beautiful body shot.
Paavo checks the leg kick nicely there.
A little jabbing left from Paavo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Paavo throws a head kick that Kim semi-blocks.
Paavo scores with a jab to the body.
Kim scores with a jab to the jaw.
Paavo moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kim takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Paavo throws out a loose jab but Kim uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Kim punishes Paavo's body with a nice straight punch.
Paavo on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Paavo. That did some damage!
Paavo attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Paavo drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim with a jab.
Kim lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Kim avoids the head kick by Paavo.
Kim swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kim bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Paavo's head.
Kim throws a leg kick which misses Paavo's front leg but catches the back leg as Paavo tries to avoid it.
Kim on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Kim throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kim.
Paavo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kim.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Kim is just out of range.
Kim throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo scores with a jab to the head.
Kim catches Paavo with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A solid leg kick lands there for Kim.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Kim.
Kim is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Paavo can do to turn this around?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo checks a low kick from Kim.
Paavo pushes Kim away with a front kick.
Nice cross by Kim.
Paavo scores with a hook to the body. Kim takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kim is looking to land body kicks.
Paavo will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kim throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Kim saw that one coming.
Kim thuds his right hand into Paavo's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Paavo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kim.
Paavo misses with a straight left.
Kim lands a really nice looking cross but Paavo seems unphased.
Paavo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kim misses with a looping right.
Paavo moves into range and connects with a jab.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Kim takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Paavo wants to slow Kim down by chopping away at his legs.
Kim uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Kim misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kim throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Paavo flicks out a counter leg kick but Kim steps away.
Paavo swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Paavo with a nice cross.
Kim dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Paavo. That did some damage!
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Kim moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.
Kim connects with a body shot that sends Paavo's belly button to the back.
Kim throws a leg kick but Paavo checks it.
Kim takes one to the chin there.
Kim moves out of range as Paavo throws a body kick.
Paavo throws a hook but Kim blocks it.
Paavo tries a head kick but it misses.
Kim lets loose with a powerful body kick. Paavo will feel that in the morning.
Kim thumps Paavo with a low kick.
Kim scores with a leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Kim blocks the leg kick.
Kim keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Paavo throws a body punch but Kim moves out of range.
Kim pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kim. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
The fighters circle momentarily. Kim darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim jabs Paavo to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kim throws a low kick but Paavo avoids it.
Paavo attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Kim moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo takes a jab right on the kisser.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Kim is out of range.
Paavo has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kim lands a nice hook to Paavo's body. Paavo takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Paavo 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.
Paavo misses with a wild body shot.
Kim lands a nice shot that snaps Paavo's head back.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Kim checks a leg kick.
Kim misses with a looping right.
Kim ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kim tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Paavo manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kim buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

Kim moves into range and clinches up with Paavo.

Paavo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
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!
Paavo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kim circles away quickly and effectively.
Paavo sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jong Un Kim is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kim scores with a hook.
Kim feints and then cracks Paavo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Paavo down.
Kim moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo lands a jab.
Paavo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kim. Kim obviously looking to wear him down.
Kim tried to score with a low kick but Paavo checks it.
Kim swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kim ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kim connects with a crisp jab.
That kick from Kim tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kim gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Paavo counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Paavo connects with a solid leg kick.
Kim digs a good hook to Paavo's body.
Kim scoring well with a low kick there.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kim checks it well.
Kim lands with a hook. Paavo tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kim misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Kim lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Paavo at a distance.
Kim steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Kim throws out a powerful jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Kim does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kim looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Kim scoring well with a low kick there.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick from Kim.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paavo.
Kim slips under a jab.
Paavo misses the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Kim misses the target.
Kim staying out of range there.
Kim throws a low kick but it's checked well by Paavo.
Kim ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kim moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Kim turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kim misses with a kick to the body
and Paavo counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kim takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a quick inside leg kick.

Kim moves into range and clinches up with Paavo.
Paavo tries a body shot but Kim blocks it.
A short uppercut from Kim.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Jong Un Kim has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Kim.
Kim avoids the elbow strike from Paavo, against the cage.
Paavo pushes Kim back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Kim.
Kim misses with a punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Kim.
Kim struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Kim uses good head movement to avoid it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jong Un Kim showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Kim 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:27
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27

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

Jong Un Kim decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Syn 551 - Salvation     
Date:   Nov 04, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo (ranked 137 p4p, 7 weight class) and Daniel Larusso (ranked 299 p4p, 17 weight class). Paavo kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. The crowd seem to be enjoying Larusso's choice of entrance music: Glory of love. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

155 cm
30
137 lbs
19 - 9 - 0
170 cm
34
144 lbs
34 - 18 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Daniel Larusso!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Richard Clark and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A nice leg kick lands there from Larusso.
Larusso walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Paavo checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Sloppy strikes from Paavo. Those never looked like landing.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Larusso 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 Paavo has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Paavo and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Larusso rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Paavo counters with a body kick.
Paavo throws a combination. Larusso tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Larusso is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
The fighters circling - Larusso throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Larusso moved out of range nicely.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
Paavo lands with a slapping head kick.
Larusso tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo tried to counter with a leg kick but Larusso avoided it.
Larusso slips under a jab from Paavo.
Larusso now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paavo takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo delivers a nice body kick.
Paavo connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Paavo checks a low kick from Larusso.
Larusso slips a jab and a cross from Paavo.
Larusso flicks out a counter leg kick but Paavo steps away.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Larusso connects with a good right hand that stumbles Paavo. Paavo circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso throws a leg kick which misses Paavo's front leg but catches the back leg as Paavo tries to avoid it.
Larusso misses with a low kick.
Larusso misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Larusso throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
We've been informed that Larusso 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.
Paavo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Paavo walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Paavo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Larusso.
Paavo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Larusso's sensitive parts.
Paavo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Larusso's sensitive parts.
Larusso tries to score with a low kick but Paavo moves his leg out of the way.
Larusso checks a leg kick.
Larusso jabs Paavo to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Larusso with a jab.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
Larusso throws a head kick that Paavo semi-blocks.
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!
Paavo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Paavo tests Larusso's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Paavo misses the target.
Paavo throws out a loose jab but Larusso uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo thuds a left hand into Larusso's body.
Paavo works Larusso's body with a nice hook.
Paavo stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Larusso scores with a kick to the midsection.
Paavo blocks a leg kick.
Larusso looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Paavo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Paavo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Paavo chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Larusso can pounce on him.
Larusso wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Larusso's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Paavo connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Larusso scrambles back to his feet.
Larusso pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Paavo cracks Larusso with an open hand slap.
Larusso throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Larusso throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Larusso checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso scores with a spinning back kick!
Paavo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Larusso. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Paavo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Larusso flicks out a counter leg kick but Paavo steps away.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick from Larusso.
Larusso throws a sloppy head kick and Paavo moves out of range easily.
Larusso moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Paavo scoring well with a low kick there.
Paavo avoids a kick to the body.
Paavo lands a nice looking body kick.
Larusso fakes the leg kick and cracks Paavo in the body.
Larusso avoids a punch combination nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Larusso with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Larusso lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Larusso misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Paavo slips under a jab from Larusso.
Paavo slips under a jab.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Larusso's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Paavo connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Larusso scrambles back to his feet.
Larusso throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Larusso with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Larusso throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
Larusso scores with a kick to the body.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Larusso moves away and avoids it.
Larusso throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
Paavo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Larusso.
Paavo backing away here, and Larusso unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Larusso loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Paavo throws a shot to the body.
Larusso misses with an uppercut.
Paavo is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Paavo checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo moves out of range as Larusso strikes.
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 Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Paavo.
Larusso looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Larusso scores with a jab. Paavo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Larusso tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Paavo is able to avoid easily.
Larusso tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Larusso misses with a wild body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Paavo misses the target.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Larusso.
A little feinted left hand from Paavo on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Paavo looks for the body kick but Larusso saw that one coming.
Larusso was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Larusso throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good work by Paavo as he checks the leg kick.
Larusso drops his hands momentarily and Paavo takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Larusso lands a front kick.
Larusso misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo connects with a right hand. Larusso shakes it off.
Larusso lands with a nice body kick.
Paavo looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Larusso with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Larusso works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Larusso is able to avoid easily.
Daniel Larusso seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso staying out of range there.
Paavo lands with a thumping leg kick.
Larusso's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A left lands for Larusso.
Larusso swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Paavo takes one to the chin there.
A bone on bone clash there as Paavo blocks the leg kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Larusso sees it coming and moves out of range.
Paavo takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Larusso does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Larusso bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo scores with a one two! Larusso had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Larusso attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Larusso looks for the body kick but Paavo saw that one coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Larusso avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Larusso throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Paavo scores with a crisp jab that stopped Larusso in his tracks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Paavo.
Larusso swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Larusso lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Paavo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Paavo checks a low kick from Larusso.
Larusso looks to land a right hand but Paavo moved out of range.
Paavo misses with a hook. Larusso ducked under it nicely.
Paavo motions for Larusso to come forward. Paavo throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Larusso throws a low kick, looking for Paavo's leg but Paavo calmly moves out of range.
Larusso throws a nice inside leg kick.
Larusso throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
Larusso digs a good hook to Paavo's body.
Larusso slips a straight right by Paavo.
Larusso moves out of range of the strikes.
A decent looking cross lands there for Paavo.
Paavo takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Larusso checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Paavo. That did some damage!
Paavo cracks Larusso with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Paavo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Larusso. Larusso obviously looking to wear him down.
A big right from Larusso misses.
Paavo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Paavo backing away here, and Larusso unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Larusso.
Paavo dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Larusso. That did some damage!
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
The crowd cheers as Larusso lands an impressive looking overhand right. Paavo doesn't seem phased though.
Larusso throws a hook but Paavo avoids it easily.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Larusso moved out of range.
Larusso swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Larusso scores with a nice head shot.
Paavo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Larusso sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo blocks the body kick.
Larusso connects with a right hand. Paavo shakes it off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Paavo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Paavo looks to land a body kick but Larusso moved away.
Paavo will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Paavo turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Larusso throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and moves out of range.
Paavo misses with a combination
and Larusso counters with a one-two to the body.
Larusso keeps Paavo at a distance using the push kick.
Larusso misses with an uppercut.
Larusso takes a jab right on the kisser.
A jab from Paavo misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Larusso ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Paavo goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Larusso throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Paavo is looking to counter punch.
Paavo closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Paavo throws a hook but Larusso blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Daniel Larusso 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!


Larusso throws a head kick that misses.
Paavo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Larusso throws a low kick, looking for Paavo's leg but Paavo calmly moves out of range.
Larusso avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Paavo cracks the inside of Larusso's front leg.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo looks to land a combination but Larusso avoids it well.
Paavo throws a poor cross that misses
and Larusso counters with a thumping low kick.
Larusso fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paavo tries to move into range but Larusso moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Larusso throws out a powerful jab.
Paavo lands a nice looking kick to the body. Larusso takes a step back to recover.
Larusso throws a body shot but no joy.
Larusso misses with a hook.
Larusso scoring well with a low kick there.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paavo throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Larusso on the side of the head.
Larusso staying out of range there.
Larusso throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Larusso cracks Paavo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Paavo lands with a right hand.
Larusso throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Larusso.
Paavo checks a leg kick nicely.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Larusso attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Paavo. That snapped Larusso's head back.
Larusso tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Larusso appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Larusso blocks the body kick.
Larusso looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Larusso does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Larusso lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo lands with an overhand left.
Larusso misses with an attempted mid kick.
Paavo tries to work over Larusso's front leg with a kick but Larusso checks it.
Paavo scores with a punch to the head.
Larusso throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paavo went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Larusso blocks a jab.
Larusso takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Larusso.
Larusso wants to slow Paavo down by chopping away at his legs.
Nice shot by Larusso.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Paavo fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Larusso looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Larusso scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Paavo looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Paavo checks the leg kick nicely there.
Larusso throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Larusso. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Larusso slips a jab from Paavo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Larusso cracks Paavo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Larusso keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
A low kick from Larusso is predictable there
letting Paavo counter with a right hand.
Paavo throws a head kick that half lands.
A clash of legs there as Larusso blocks the low kick.
A little jabbing left from Larusso on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Larusso looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
A clash of legs there as Paavo blocks the low kick.
Larusso is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Larusso feints and then cracks Paavo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Paavo down.
Larusso getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Paavo is looking to score with low kicks.
Larusso is looking to score with low kicks.
A looping hook to the body misses from Larusso. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Larusso 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 Paavo has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Paavo and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Paavo seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Larusso checks it.
Larusso throws a front kick aimed at Paavo's knee but Paavo avoids it well.
Paavo's corner calls for a 1-2. Paavo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Larusso.
Paavo checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Paavo cracks Larusso with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Larusso checks a low kick from Paavo.
It seemed like Larusso was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
Paavo scores with a nice right hand.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Larusso 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 Paavo has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Paavo and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Paavo looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Larusso sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Larusso saw that one coming.
Larusso slips a jab from Paavo.
And Larusso responds with a good body kick, but Paavo manages to step out the way in time.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Larusso is out of range.
Larusso looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paavo throws a hook but Larusso blocks it.
Paavo tries a head kick but it misses.
Larusso moves out of range of the strikes.
A thudding body kick lands there by Larusso!
A nice inside leg kick there by Larusso. That's going to slow Paavo down.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Eliitti Paavo.
I think Paavo has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 29:28
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

After the fight, Eliitti Paavo 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.
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Event: Syn 548 - Institutionalized     
Date:   Oct 14, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo (ranked 48 p4p, 3 weight class) and Aslak Aas (ranked 81 p4p, 5 weight class). Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Aas has chosen Nunnuka Nunnuka as his entrance music. Aslak Aas has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Eliitti Paavo's chin.

155 cm
29
137 lbs
19 - 8 - 0
166 cm
37
140 lbs
30 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Aslak Aas!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, William Gold and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Aas scores with a punch to the head.
Aas looks to land a right hand but Paavo moved out of range.
It looked like Paavo was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Aas.
A combination from Aas does no damage.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Aas has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Aas and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Paavo wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Aas looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Paavo throws a body kick that misses.
Nice shot lands for Aas.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Aas.
Aas throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo throws the left hand but Aas avoids the punch easily.
Paavo lands with a straight right. Aas didn't see that one coming.
Aas looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
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!
Paavo tries to move into range but Aas moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Aas connects with the punch.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Paavo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Paavo swings away with a body shot that misses
and Aas cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Aas lands a lovely overhand right.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo defending well as Aas loads up on a big left hand.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo scores with a crisp jab that stopped Aas in his tracks.
Aas looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Aas is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Aas lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Paavo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Aas might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Paavo tries to land a front kick but Aas steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Aas swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A chopping leg kick lands by Paavo.
Aas throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo throws a body punch but Aas moves out of range.
Aas lands a jab.
Paavo missing with a left hand there. Aas was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Aas wants to clinch up but Paavo keeps it at a distance.
Aas has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Paavo pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Aas back to the cage. Paavo follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Aas digs a good body shot into Paavo's ribs.
Aas throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice straight punches there by Aas. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Aas.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aas manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Aas rushes Paavo and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Paavo throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Aas misses with a short punch on the inside.
Aas throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Paavos head.
Paavo gets through Aas's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Aas misses with a short punch on the inside.
Aas lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Aas lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Aas misses with some punches.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Paavo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Paavo working aggressively here.

Paavo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Aas throws out the jab.
A leg kick checked by Aas.
Paavo throws a nice looking combination but Aas bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Aas is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Aas throws a hook to the side of Paavo's head but Paavo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aas checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Aas throws out a counter right but Paavo avoids it with no problem.
Paavo throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aas is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Paavo had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aas lands with a shot to the body.
Aas moves in looking to clinch but Paavo pushes him off.
Aas throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
A jab from Aas misses.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Aas throws a leg kick but Paavo checks it.
Aas misses with a right hand
and Aas takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
No joy there for Aas, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Aas lands a jab.
Paavo works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A clash of legs there as Aas blocks the low kick.
Aas avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Aas swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Aas thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aas throws a big shot that misses.
As Aas backs away, Paavo returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Paavo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big left from Aas misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aas is looking to clinch.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo defending well as Aas loads up on a big left hand.
A big right from Aas misses.
Aas scores with a nice head shot.
Aas looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Paavo wants to land a leg kick but Aas is out of range.
Aas ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
No joy there for Paavo, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Paavo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Nice defenses there by Paavo.
Aas misses with the combination.
Good exchange - Paavo coming out on top.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Aas misses the shot to the body.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aas is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paavo.
Aas 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.

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


Aas lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Paavo circles away quickly and effectively.
Paavo connects with a body shot.
Aas throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Aas lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Paavo circles away quickly and effectively.
Paavo checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo lands with an overhand left.
Paavo misses with a wild combination.
Paavo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Aas's sensitive parts.
Paavo throws a low kick, looking for Aas's leg but Aas calmly moves out of range.
Aas avoids a kick to the body.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Aas.
Aas throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aas misses with a body shot.
Paavo 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.
Paavo thumps Aas with a low kick.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Aas throws a nice outside leg kick.
A punch combination from Aas misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Aas uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Paavo has time to react.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aas loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
A lazy left from Paavo finds it's target.
A telegraphed right hand from Aas misses the target.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Aas.
Paavo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Aas takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Paavo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A big left from Aas misses.
Aas throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
That kick from Aas tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Aas takes the fight into the clinch.
Paavo misses with some punches.

Paavo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Aslak Aas seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A slapping leg kick lands for Aas.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Aas cracks Paavo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Aas throws out the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo wants to slow Aas down by chopping away at his legs.
Paavo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Aas misses with a body shot.
Paavo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Aas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Aas.
Aas checks a leg kick nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aas! But no joy.
Paavo throws a sloppy head kick and Aas moves out of range easily.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Aas slips the punch.
Aas jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Paavo blocks a jab.
Aas takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
A cross from Paavo lands.
Paavo swings for the body but Aas moves out of range.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A combination from Aas does no damage.
Aas throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Paavo, right into the meat.
Paavo clobbers Aas with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aas throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Aas looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Paavo throws a leg kick which misses Aas's front leg but catches the back leg as Aas tries to avoid it.
Paavo lands a lovely overhand right.
Paavo staying out of range there.
Aas throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Aas lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Aas misses with a looping right.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Aas looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paavo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Paavo on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Aas throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Paavo misses with a body kick.
Nice defenses there by Paavo.
Aas looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
The crowd cheers as Paavo lands an impressive looking overhand right. Aas doesn't seem phased though.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aas lands a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aas throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Paavo plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Paavo punishes Aas's body with a nice straight punch.
Aas looks to land a combination but Paavo avoids it well.
Paavo lands a really nice looking cross but Aas seems unphased.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo connects with a right hand. Aas shakes it off.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Aas misses with the combination.
The fighters circling - Aas throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aas's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Aas.
Paavo feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Paavo.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo throws out a powerful jab.
Paavo chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Aas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Aas on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Aas lands with a good body shot.
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 Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Paavo scores with a sloppy right hand. Aas should have avoided that one.
Aas works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Aas bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Paavo's head backwards.
Paavo buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Aas throws a hook but Paavo avoids it easily.
Aas lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Aas checks the leg kick.
Paavo blocks a jab.
Paavo scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Aas throws out a counter right but Paavo avoids it with no problem.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Aas throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
Aas lands a slapping body shot.
Aas feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Paavos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aas dodges the punch combination from Paavo.
Aas has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Aas misses with a hook.
Paavo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Aas throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Aas throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Paavo with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Aas to score with a decent uppercut.
Paavo slips under a jab.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Aas wants to clinch.
Good leg kick by Paavo there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Paavo throws a low kick but Aas moves out of range easily.
Aas throws a counter combo.
Paavo looks to land a body kick but Aas moved away.
Paavo ducks right into an uppercut from Aas.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Aas.
It looks like Paavo has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Paavo fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Aas.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aas! But no joy.
Paavo slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aas takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aas takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Aas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Aas.
Aas just misses with a punch to the body.
Aas throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Aas has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Paavo.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Aas throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
Aas misses with a hook.
Paavo is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Aas scores with a jab.
A combination from Aas does no damage.
Aas throws a series of punches but Paavo moves out of range.
Aas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Aas 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.
Aas throws a hook but Paavo avoids it easily.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
An attempted straight right counter from Paavo misses the target.
Paavo throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Paavo throws a low kick but Aas avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aas tries to close the distance and clinch up but Paavo swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Aas darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Aas takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Paavo defending well as Aas loads up on a big left hand.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Aas's shoulder, as Aas tries to avoid the shot.
A clash of legs there as Aas blocks the low kick.
Paavo defending well as Aas loads up on a big left hand.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aas.
Paavo is looking to score with low kicks.
Paavo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Aas.
Aas getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Aas scores with a crisp jab that stopped Paavo in his tracks.
Aas missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo is looking to counter with head kicks.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Aas uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Paavo has time to react.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Aas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aas now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aas cracks a nice hook into Paavo's ribs.
Nice straight punches there by Aas. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Aas.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Aas misses with a hook.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Aas throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Paavo slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Aas.
Paavo moves out of range as Aas strikes.
Paavo looks for the body kick but Aas saw that one coming.
Aas bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Aas was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Paavo sizes up Aas with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Aas lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Aas misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Aslak Aas just about did enough to take it.
That's time! Paavo's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Paavo throws a hook but Aas blocks it.
Paavo is looking to land body kicks.
Paavo scores with a decent looking hook.
Aas misses with a low kick as Paavo jumps back.
Aas misses with a right hand
and Paavo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Aas loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Aas is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paavo.
Paavo throws the left hand but Aas avoids the punch easily.
Aas lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A lazy left from Paavo finds it's target.
Aas misses with a straight left.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Aas will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Aas.
Paavo dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Aas. That did some damage!
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Aas.
Both fighters circling a little - Aas finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo moves out of range as Aas strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aas takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Paavo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aas.
Aas avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Aas throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Aas throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aas on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Aas fails to land with a series of punches.
Aas ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aas takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Paavo closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Aas misses with a leg kick.
Aas checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Decent striking displayed by Aas there.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paavo lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Aas keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo moves into range and connects with a jab.
Aas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aas takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Aas swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A big right from Aas misses.
A big right from Aas misses.
Aas misses with a straight right.
Aas throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo throws a hook but Aas avoids it easily.
Paavo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Aas is looking to chop away at Paavo's legs.
Paavo throws a looping overhand right but Aas ducks down to avoid it.
Aas throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paavo.
Paavo scores with a sloppy right hand. Aas should have avoided that one.
Paavo scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Aas waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
Nice jab there from Paavo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo cracks Aas with a good jab.
Paavo throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Aas throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Paavo counters with a two punch combo.
Paavo stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Aas ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo lands a nice looking kick to the body. Aas takes a step back to recover.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aas.
Paavo walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Jab by Aas.
A swing and a miss from Aas.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aas.
Paavo throws a head kick but Aas moves out of range.
Aas wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Aas takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aas with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Paavo to score with a decent uppercut.
Aas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Aas finds it's way round the side to connect with Paavo's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aas misses with a looping left.
Aas throws a head kick that misses
and Paavo cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Aas gets in close and instigates a clinch.

Paavo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo scores with a hook to the body. Aas takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Aas.
Paavo throwing a counter right hand but Aas manages to avoid it.
Aas pivots, looking for a leg kick but Paavo is out of range and Aas settles back down.
Aas swings widly with a right hand
and Paavo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Paavo on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Aas throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paavo. That's going to slow Aas down.
Aas misses with a lunging right hand
letting Paavo counter with a right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Aas.
Aas takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aas sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Aas misses with a straight right.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo had his way with Aslak Aas in that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Aas tests Paavo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The fighters circling - Aas throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aas on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Paavo slips a straight right by Aas.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Paavo. Aas shrugs it off though.
A jab from Aas misses.
Aas scoring well with a low kick there.
Paavo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Aas finds it's way round the side to connect with Paavo's head.
Aas fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Nice jab there from Aas.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Aas sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo lands with an uppercut that bounces Aas off the cage and back into range.
Aas throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo throws a looping overhand right but Aas ducks down to avoid it.
Aas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Aas.
Paavo feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab by Aas.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Aas.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Aas saw that one coming.
Aas tried to score with a low kick but Paavo checks it.
Paavo swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Aas.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aas.
Aas with a hook.
Aas throws an off balance right hand
and Paavo counters with an inside leg kick.
Paavo misses with a hook. Aas ducked under it nicely.
Nice uppercut lands for Paavo. That snapped Aas's head back.
Aas checks the leg kick.
Aas feints a counter leg kick.
Aas stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Aas is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paavo.
Paavo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Paavo swings widly with a right hand
and Aas counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Aas changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Aas throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aas drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Paavo misses with a wild body shot.
Aas only half commits to the counter leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo misses the body punch
and Aas counters with a straight right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo thumps Aas with a low kick.
Paavo takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Paavo takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Good standup being displayed there by Aas as he connects with a hook.
Aas keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Paavo throws a wild body kick that Aas sees coming a mile off.
Aas throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
That kick from Aas tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo throws a body punch but Aas moves out of range.
Paavo slips a straight right by Aas.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Paavo.
Aas just misses with a punch to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Paavo misses the target.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Aas has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aas.
Paavo is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Aas throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Aas checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The fighters circling - Aas throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo misses with a kick to the body.
Paavo scores with a decent looking hook.
Aas misses with a right hand
and Paavo counters with a stiff right hand.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aas.
Nice cross by Aas.
Aas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Paavo connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Aas's hands.
Aas tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Aas misses with a hook. Paavo ducked under it nicely.
Aas takes a jab right on the kisser.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Aas.
A low kick from Paavo is predictable there
and Aas counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A slow jab from Aas misses its intended target.
Aas takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aas tries to clinch but Paavo is having none of it.
Aas pivots, looking for a leg kick but Paavo is out of range and Aas settles back down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo walks into a straight right hand from Aas.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. Aas looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Aas's head but Aas sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aas throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo keeps Aas at a distance using the push kick.
Aas throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Aas scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Aas checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Paavo, right into the meat.
Some bone on bone action there as Aas checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Aas throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
Aas lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A swing and a miss from Aas.
Aas avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Aas misses with an uppercut. Paavo saw that one coming.
Aas misses with a looping left.
Paavo checks a low kick from Aas.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aslak Aas comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Aas 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 47:48
Judge William Gold scores the fight 48:48
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Aslak Aas!

Aslak Aas bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Syn 542 - Apotheosis     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo (ranked 13 p4p, 1 weight class) and Mordecai Sackett (ranked 58 p4p, 2 weight class). Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Mordecai Sackett will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

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137 lbs
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29
137 lbs
25 - 7 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mordecai Sackett!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Donald Grub and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sackett takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Paavo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sackett sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo doesn't manage to clinch there - Sackett circles away.
Sackett was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Paavo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Sackett checks a low kick from Paavo.
Sackett swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sackett scores with a jab.
Paavo takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Sackett works the jab nicely.

Paavo clinches up with Sackett and pushes him back against the cage.

Paavo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sackett lands a slapping body shot.
Paavo swings widly with a right hand
and Sackett connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo lands an overhand right.
Sackett swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo scores with a jab. Sackett acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sackett.
As Sackett tries to get set, Paavo tries to push him back and clinch up but Sackett manages to avoid the attempt.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sackett.
Paavo is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Sackett.
Paavo jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick from Sackett.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Paavo.
Sackett checks a leg kick.
Paavo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Sackett lands the left hand.
Sackett lunges at Paavo with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Paavo's hand.
Good leg kick by Sackett there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Sackett moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Nice shot by Sackett.
Sackett misses with a low kick.
Paavo fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sackett is out of range.
Paavo is looking to slow Sackett down with leg kicks.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sackett. That's going to slow Paavo down.
Paavo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sackett throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Paavo is looking to counter the offense by Sackett and move into the clinch.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Sackett.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Sackett's head.
Paavo is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sackett.
Sackett checks the leg kick nicely there.
Sackett throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sackett is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A leg kick checked by Sackett.
Sackett throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sackett throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
Paavo wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Paavo has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gangsterdamage in the buildup to the fight.
Paavo throws the left hand but Sackett avoids the punch easily.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Sackett is out of range.
Sackett throws out a counter right but Paavo avoids it with no problem.
Sackett swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Sackett thows a body kick. Paavo tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Sackett paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Sackett avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sackett scores with a jab to the body.
Sackett tried to score with a low kick but Paavo checks it.
Sackett slips a straight right by Paavo.
Paavo throws a front kick aimed at Sackett's knee but Sackett avoids it well.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sackett. Sackett circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Sackett jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Paavo throws a body punch but Sackett moves out of range.
Sackett throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Sackett is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo is looking to clinch but Sackett is avoiding it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Paavo.
The fight stays on the outside here - Paavo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Some bone on bone action there as Paavo checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch but Sackett swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Sackett walks into a left hand.
Sackett blocks a low kick nicely.
Sackett unleashes a big counter combination but Paavo bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Sackett wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Sackett goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Sackett is just out of range.
Paavo takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sackett uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sackett's calf.
Sackett takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Paavo lands with a nice body punch.
Sackett throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A bone on bone clash there as Paavo blocks the leg kick.
Sackett throws an off balance right hand
and Paavo counters with an outside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo connects with an inside leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sackett throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sackett takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sackett moves away from the strike by Paavo.
Sackett counters with a body kick.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Sackett paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Sackett misses with an uppercut. Paavo saw that one coming.
Paavo wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Sackett misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sackett connects with a looping right hand.
Sackett feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Paavo's calf.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Sackett moves away and avoids it.
Sackett misses the shot to the body.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Sackett's shoulder, as Sackett tries to avoid the shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo takes a swing at Sackett's ribcage but misses.
And Sackett responds with a good body kick, but Paavo manages to step out the way in time.
Sackett chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Paavo can pounce on him.
Sackett is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Paavo had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Sackett throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Paavo lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Mordecai Sackett will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Paavo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sackett. Sackett obviously looking to wear him down.
Paavo throws the left hand but Sackett avoids the punch easily.
Sackett's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Sackett connects with a jab.
Sackett lands a nice looking kick to the body. Paavo takes a step back to recover.
Sackett throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Sackett - that will leave a mark!
Sackett cracks Paavo with a right hand to the side of the head.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Sackett moved out of range.
Sackett motions for Paavo to come forward. Sackett throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Sackett lets loose with a powerful body kick. Paavo will feel that in the morning.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paavo.
Paavo wants to slow Sackett down by chopping away at his legs.
Sackett misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick from Sackett.
Paavo swings for the body but Sackett moves out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sackett works the jab nicely.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Sackett.
Sackett throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Sackett misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sackett throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sackett connects with a good right hand that stumbles Paavo. Paavo circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Sackett scores with a shot to the body.
Paavo throws a hook but Sackett avoids it easily.
Paavo is looking to clinch but Sackett is avoiding it.
Paavo blocks the body kick.
A little feinted left hand from Paavo on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Sackett sees it coming and moves out of range.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Sackett jumps back.
Sackett throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Sackett scores with a jab to the jaw.
Paavo slips a jab from Sackett.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Sackett misses with a looping left.
Paavo throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sackett lands a right hook to the body.
Donk. Sackett catches Paavo right on the button with a cross.
Paavo on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sackett throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Sackett slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo wants to slow Sackett down by chopping away at his legs.
Sackett swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Nice jab there from Sackett.
An inside leg kick lands from Sackett.
Sackett misses with a lunging right hand
and Paavo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Paavo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
The fighters circling - Paavo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Sackett sizes up Paavo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Sackett swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Sackett throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sackett catches Paavo with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
That kick from Sackett tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paavo. That's going to slow Sackett down.
Decent striking displayed by Paavo there.
Sackett is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Sackett just misses with a punch to the body.
Sackett just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sackett swats him away and circles back towards the center.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sackett ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Sackett swats away the attempt to clinch by Paavo.
Paavo will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Paavo takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Paavo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sackett swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Paavo is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Paavo misses with a looping right.
It seemed like Sackett was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sackett checks a leg kick.
Sackett throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
A thudding body kick lands there by Sackett!
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sackett checks it well.
Sackett thinks about the counter body kick.
Paavo defending well as Sackett loads up on a big left hand.
Sackett takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Sackett throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sackett checks it well.
Sackett misses with a looping left.
Sackett ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a chopping leg kick but Sackett manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Sackett gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Paavo.
Sackett lands a nice looking kick to the body. Paavo takes a step back to recover.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo cracks a nice hook into Sackett's ribs.
Sackett takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
A slapping body kick lands there for Sackett.
Paavo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sackett let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Paavo darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Paavo lands a head shot.
Good leg kick by Sackett there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Paavo slips a straight right by Sackett.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sackett throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Paavo looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sackett throws a nice head kick!
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Paavo lands with an uppercut that bounces Sackett off the cage and back into range.
Paavo gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Sackett moves out of range of the strikes.
Mordecai Sackett seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sackett moves forwards but Paavo connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Sackett takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
An inside leg kick from Paavo misses.
Sackett tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sackett fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Sackett takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Sackett throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo moves out of range of the leg kick from Sackett.
Sackett scores with a body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Sackett does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An inside leg kick from Sackett misses.
Sackett throws a leg kick but Paavo checks it.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Sackett sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sackett. That's going to slow Paavo down.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Paavo is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Sackett lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A left lands for Paavo.
Paavo tries a low kick but Sackett avoids it.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sackett ducks right into an uppercut from Paavo.
Sackett swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Sackett lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sackett swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
It looked like Paavo wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Sackett moves away and avoids it.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Sackett is out of range.
Paavo misses with a two punch combination.
Sackett throws a good cross that connects.
Paavo walks into a stiff left hand from Sackett.
Sackett swats away the attempt to clinch by Paavo.
Sackett throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo throws a quick inside leg kick.
Sackett throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
Sackett has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Nice uppercut there from Sackett.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Sackett throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
As Sackett backs away, Paavo returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Sackett moves away and avoids it.
Paavo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sackett. Sackett obviously looking to wear him down.
Sackett moves out of range as Paavo strikes.
Sackett just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo scores with a sloppy right hand. Sackett should have avoided that one.
Sackett throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Paavo shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Sackett lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Sackett is just out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sackett.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sackett throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Sackett cracks Paavo with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Paavo throws out a loose jab but Sackett uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo motions for Sackett to come forward. Paavo throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sackett scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Paavo fails in his attempt to clinch.
Sackett jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sackett misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Paavo wants to clinch.
Sackett works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sackett moves out of range as Paavo strikes.
Paavo blocks the body kick.
Sackett 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.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sackett. That's going to slow Paavo down.
A bone on bone clash there as Sackett blocks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws the left hand but Sackett avoids the punch easily.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Sackett slips the punch.
Sackett misses the jab.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sackett.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sackett sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sackett misses with a straight left.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sackett throws out the jab.
Sackett throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo tried to counter with a leg kick but Sackett avoided it.
Sackett looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Paavo punishes Sackett's body with a nice straight punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Paavo scoring well with a low kick there.
Sackett displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paavo throws out the jab.
The fighters circling - Paavo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo moves in looking to clinch but Sackett pushes him off.
Paavo misses with a left hand
letting Sackett counter with a right hand.
Sackett tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Sackett.
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sackett moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mordecai Sackett really dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Sackett is looking to slow Paavo down with leg kicks.
Paavo is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sackett darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Sackett throws a right hand that misses
letting Paavo counter with a right hand.
Sackett takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Paavo throws a big counter combination but Sackett scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Sackett throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sackett steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Sackett throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Sackett blocks the leg kick.
Sackett stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Paavo scoring well with a low kick there.
Sackett misses with a low kick.
Sackett misses the shot to the body.
Paavo wants to clinch.
Paavo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Sackett.
Sackett wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Sackett misses with a kick to the body.
Sackett ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sackett.
Sackett throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sackett misses with a hook
and Paavo connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sackett smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Paavo misses with a straight left.
Paavo throws a right and a left that both miss.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Sackett misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Both fighters circling a little - Sackett finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Sackett.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings for the body but Sackett moves out of range.
Paavo wants to slow Sackett down by chopping away at his legs.
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!
Paavo cracks Sackett with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Sackett scores with a hook.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Sackett pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sackett moves away.
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Sackett looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Sackett.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sackett.
Paavo walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sackett checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Sackett.
Paavo half committed to a counter leg kick.
Paavo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sackett.

Paavo closes the distance and clinches.
Paavo scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Paavo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Paavo shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Sackett throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Sackett's shoulder, as Sackett tries to avoid the shot.
The fighters circling - Sackett throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo punishes Sackett's body with a nice straight punch.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch but Sackett swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Paavo cracks Sackett with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sackett takes one on the button.
Sackett scores with a nice body kick.
Paavo stalks Sackett and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Sackett's face. Sackett staggers backwards, shaken.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sackett tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo slips under a jab from Sackett.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sackett thuds a left hand into Paavo's body.
Paavo moves in looking to clinch but Sackett pushes him off.
It seemed like Sackett was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sackett cracks Paavo with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Sackett misses with a body kick.
Paavo slips a straight right by Sackett.
Sackett keeps the fight on the outside.
Paavo lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sackett checks a leg kick.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Sackett keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Sackett missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sackett scores with a nice strike.
Sackett wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.

Paavo gets a clinch.
Sackett blocking some punches.
Sackett scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Sackett goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Sackett lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sackett goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sackett is able to avoid easily.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick from Sackett.
Paavo is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Sackett.
Sackett walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Paavo checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Sackett keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Sackett shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Paavo tries to counter by clinching up but Sackett breaks away and moves out of range.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Sackett saw it coming and moves away.
Paavo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Paavo's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Sackett connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Paavo scrambles back to his feet.
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sackett is able to avoid easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo fails with an attempt to clinch.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Sackett moved out of range.
Sackett looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Sackett throws a low kick but Paavo moves out of range easily.
Paavo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sackett takes a jab right on the kisser.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Sackett.
Paavo scores with a leg kick.
Paavo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Sackett circles away quickly and effectively.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sackett. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sackett was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
Sackett looks to land a body kick but Paavo moved away.
Nice body punch from Paavo.
Paavo moves out of range as Sackett throws a body kick.
Sackett throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Sackett listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Sackett looks to land a right hand but Paavo moved out of range.
Sackett throws a body kick that misses.
Paavo tests Sackett's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Paavo is looking to slow Sackett down with leg kicks.
Sackett swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sackett throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Sackett throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
A jab from Paavo misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo wants to clinch up but Sackett keeps it at a distance.
Good standup being displayed there by Sackett as he connects with a hook.
Nice jab there from Sackett.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sackett.
The fighters circling - Sackett throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Sackett fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Paavo checks it well.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Sackett. Paavo shrugs it off though.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Sackett is out of range.
Sackett walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Sackett's leg. Sackett is trying to keep his angry face on.

Sackett tries to keep at a distance but Paavo has taken the fight into the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Sackett fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo is trying to break free.
Sackett working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Sackett tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Sackett keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Paavo's efforts to push away.
Sackett is trying to break the clinch but Paavo has him pressed against the cage.
Sackett misses with some punches.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Sackett misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sackett swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Paavo lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sackett gets through Paavo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Paavo breaks from the clinch.
Nice uppercut there from Paavo.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Paavo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A little jabbing left from Sackett on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Paavo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Paavo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sackett.
Jab, jab by Paavo - just one landing.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Sackett swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sackett lands the left hand.
Nice jab there from Sackett.
Sackett thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Paavo if he has to take too many more of those.
Sackett scores with a jab to the jaw.
Paavo on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Paavo takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Mordecai Sackett.
I think Sackett 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Glass scores the fight 46:49
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mordecai Sackett!

Mordecai Sackett is the new bantamweight champion!
Mordecai Sackett was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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FIGHT
RATING
82%

 

Event: Syn 539 - Luminous     
Date:   Aug 11, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jong Un Kim and Eliitti Paavo. The crowd seem to be enjoying Paavo's choice of entrance music: Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

150 cm
33
138 lbs
36 - 11 - 1
155 cm
29
137 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jong Un Kim!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kim just misses with a punch to the body.
Kim jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kim throws out the jab.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Kim takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
Paavo takes a swing at Kim's ribcage but misses.
Kim misses with a straight right.
Paavo 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.
Paavo slips under a jab from Kim.
Kim tries a low kick but Paavo avoids it.

Kim moves into range and clinches up with Paavo.
A short right from Kim.
Paavo lands with a light punch inside.
Kim throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.

Paavo manages to break the clinch.
Paavo tries to work over Kim's front leg with a kick but Kim checks it.
Paavo staying out of range there.
Paavo tries to clinch but Kim moves out of range.
Kim appears to be looking for a big counter.
A jab lands there for Paavo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kim throws out the jab.
Kim fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim scores with a hook to the body. Paavo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Kim swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Paavo checks a low kick from Kim.
Paavo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Paavo scores with a punch to the head.
A jab from Kim misses.
Kim lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
Kim lands a nice hook to Paavo's body. Paavo takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Paavo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Paavo throws a push kick but Kim slaps the foot to one side.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Kim thows a left - swing and a miss!
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kim was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
Paavo blocks a jab.
Kim checks the leg kick.
Kim lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Kim lands a nice looking body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kim throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Kim tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Kim.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kim throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo throws a right hand that misses
and Kim cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kim is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
A good leg kick by Kim.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Paavo checks a leg kick.
Kim steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Kim swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kim avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kim scores with a sloppy right hand. Paavo should have avoided that one.
Kim pivots, looking for a leg kick but Paavo is out of range and Kim settles back down.
Paavo steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Kim. That one must have hurt.
Kim walks into a left hand.
Kim takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kim throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo misses with a left hand
and Kim counters with a right hand to the body.
Kim thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Paavo if he has to take too many more of those.
Kim attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Kim saw that one coming.
Kim scores with a nice right hand.
Kim lands a nice leg kick that just misses Paavo's sensitive parts.
Kim connects with a looping right hand.
Kim closes the distance and lands a one-two.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kim.
Kim looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kim lands an overhand right.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Kim.
Kim misses with a two punch combination.
Paavo throws out a counter right but Kim avoids it with no problem.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Kim sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kim throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Kim moved out of range.
A low kick from Paavo misses

and Kim holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.

Paavo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Paavo tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Kim counters with a one-two to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kim throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo drops his hands momentarily and Kim takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kim sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kim has time to react.
Kim pushes Paavo away with a front kick.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kim.
Paavo misses with a kick to the body.
Kim looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Kim tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Paavo is able to avoid easily.
Kim finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kim swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Paavo.
Kim throws a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kim misses with a straight right.
Paavo scores with the left hand. Kim knows he should have avoided that one.
Kim throws a body kick that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jong Un Kim dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Kim swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kim blocks a leg kick.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kim checks it well.
Paavo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kim tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Kim.
Kim checks a leg kick.
Paavo scores with a jab to the jaw.
Kim lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Paavo at a distance.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Kim.
Paavo needs to keep his hands up - Kim had a free shot at his head there.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Paavo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paavo tries to bum rush Kim with a series of wild strikes but Kim uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Paavo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Paavo lands a body shot in the clinch.
Come on Kim - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
A body shot lands from Kim.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike.
Kim lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kim creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kim swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Kim uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kim swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Kim lands with a right to the head.
Kim blocking some punches.
Kim is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Paavo can do to turn this around?
Paavo scores with a nice hook to the head.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Kim lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kim struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Paavo working aggressively here.
Kim working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kim misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kim misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Kim.
Paavo lands a hook that snaps the head of Kim backwards.
Paavo scores with a shot to the side of Kim's head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Kim prevents a body shot from Paavo.
Kim lands an uppercut.
Kim misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo lands with a left to the head.
Kim blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Paavo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
The referee calls for Kim to work.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kim.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Kim avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Kim lands a body punch in the clinch.
Paavo takes a shot to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
Kim jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Paavo walks away with a smile on his face. Kim gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Nice defenses there by Paavo.
Paavo blocks a low kick nicely.
Kim avoids a punch combination nicely.
Kim blocks a jab.
Kim misses with an attempted mid kick.
Paavo slips under a jab.
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kim moves away.
Kim throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jong Un Kim is winning the standup battle so far.
Kim misses with a straight right.
Paavo tries to land a front kick but Kim steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kim throws a leg kick but Paavo moved away.
Kim blocks a low kick nicely.
Kim cracks a nice hook into Paavo's ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Kim does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kim fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Decent striking displayed by Kim there.
Kim defending well as Paavo loads up on a big left hand.
It looked like Kim wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kim lands a nice shot that snaps Paavo's head back.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kim takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Paavo moves out of range as Kim strikes.
Paavo clobbers Kim with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kim looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo flicks out a counter leg kick but Kim steps away.
Kim fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo jabs at Kim's body.
Paavo moves out of range as Kim throws a body kick.
A low kick from Kim is predictable there
and Paavo counters with a leg kick.
Kim slips under a jab.
Paavo misses with the combination.
A cross from Kim lands.
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 Jong Un Kim will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Kim throws a leg kick but Paavo checks it.
Paavo throws a looping overhand right but Kim ducks down to avoid it.
Donk. Kim catches Paavo right on the button with a cross.
The crowd cheers as Paavo lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kim doesn't seem phased though.
Paavo blocks a jab.
A lazy left from Kim finds it's target.
A big left from Kim misses.
Paavo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kim.
Kim bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo cracks Kim with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Paavo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Kim tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Kim.
Paavo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kim.
Paavo connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kim momentarily.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Kim.
Kim sets himself, and Paavo steps forward looking for the clinch! Kim avoids it this time.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Paavo moves into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo scores with a shot to the side of Kim's head.

Kim breaks from the clinch.
Kim tries a head kick but it misses.
Paavo checks a leg kick nicely.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Kim.
Kim swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo tries to land a front kick but Kim steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A shot to the body from Kim misses
and Paavo makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kim's calf.
Kim uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
Kim throws a right hand that misses
and Paavo counters with a body kick that stops Kim in his tracks momentarily.
Paavo tries a low kick but Kim avoids it.
Kim takes one on the button.
Kim throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kim ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo throws a hook but Kim blocks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Kim does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Paavo.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo tries to clinch up but Kim circles away and keeps his distance.
Kim lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Paavo slips under a jab.
Kim loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Kim misses with a hook. Paavo ducked under it nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kim. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kim on the side of the head.
Paavo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kim connects with a body shot that sends Paavo's belly button to the back.
Kim checks a low kick from Paavo.
Kim slips under a jab from Paavo.
Kim avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Kim lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
A lazy body kick from Kim
and Paavo counters with a nice body shot.
Kim tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Paavo is able to avoid easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo thuds a left hand into Kim's body.

Paavo has Kim up against the cage in a clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Paavo.
Paavo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike.
Kim tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Jong Un Kim has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Kim.
Paavo is trying to break the clinch but Kim has him pressed against the cage.
Kim taking a breather.
Kim throws a punch but it's blocked by Paavo.
Kim working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Paavo works on Kim's body with a couple of short punches.
Kim tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kim's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Paavo lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo misses with some punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kim misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kim swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kim throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Kim.
Kim blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kim leaning against his opponent.

Kim breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kim throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kim.
Kim misses with a leg kick
and Paavo counters with a straight right hand.
Kim missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kim moves away.
Paavo staying out of range there.
Paavo throws out a counter right but Kim avoids it with no problem.
Kim fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo lands a jab to the nose.
Kim doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kim throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
A big left from Kim misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Paavo swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kim.
Kim throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
Kim misses with a straight right.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kim just misses with a punch to the body.
Kim throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Kim slips the punch.
Paavo misses with a straight left.
A telegraphed right hand from Kim misses the target.
Kim thumps Paavo with a low kick.
Paavo is looking to land body kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kim. That did some damage!
Paavo tries to clinch but Kim moves away
and Kim counters with a slapping leg kick.
Paavo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kim.
Paavo connects with an inside leg kick.
Kim misses with a hook
and Paavo counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kim swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kim tries to land a body kick
and Paavo counters with a low kick, right behind Kim 's knee.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Paavo lands with a shot to the body.
Kim scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Kim's head but Kim sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kim is looking to chop away at Paavo's legs.
Kim connects with an inside leg kick.
Kim throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Kim looks to land a body kick but Paavo moved away.
A little jabbing left from Paavo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kim blocks a jab.
Kim throws a right hand that misses
and Paavo counters with a one-two to the body.
Kim lands with a nice body kick.
Kim scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kim misses with an uppercut.
Paavo moves out of range as Kim strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Paavo gets a clinch.
Paavo pushes Kim back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A hook to the body from Paavo.
Paavo working aggressively here.

Paavo breaks the clinch.
Paavo moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kim.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Paavo! But no joy.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kim misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Kim's head but Kim sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kim wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Paavo chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kim can pounce on him.
Paavo lands a jab.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Kim jumps back.
Kim drops his hands momentarily and Paavo takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Paavo attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Kim on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
And Kim counters with a quick kick to the body but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A jab from Paavo does it's job there.
Kim takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kim takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Kim tries to counter by clinching up but Paavo breaks away and moves out of range.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Paavo.
Kim looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Paavo takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Paavo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Paavo smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Kim sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kim scores with a jab to the jaw.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Kim moved out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kim gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kim feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Paavo's calf.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Kim misses with a right hand
and Paavo counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kim thinking.
Kim throws a quick inside leg kick.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kim paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kim throws out a leg kick but Paavo moves out of range and Kim only half commits.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kim sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kim blocks a leg kick.
Kim fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Paavo scores with a decent looking hook.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kim stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo throws a low kick but Kim moves out of range easily.
A quick step to the side and Kim tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kim lets loose with a powerful body kick. Paavo will feel that in the morning.
A telegraphed right hand from Paavo misses the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


A big right from Kim misses.
Kim misses with a body shot.
Paavo lands a jab to the nose.
Kim throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kim lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Paavo is looking to clinch.
Paavo throws an off balance right hand
and Kim counters with a nice uppercut.
Kim dips to his left and cracks Paavo with an uppercut!
Paavo takes one to the side of the head.
Kim scores with a crisp jab that stopped Paavo in his tracks.
Kim scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kim misses the shot to the body.
Kim keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Kim misses the target.
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Kim saw that one coming.
Kim was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Both fighters circling a little - Paavo finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kim lands an overhand right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Kim.
Paavo with a nice cross.
Paavo lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Kim has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Kim there as he acknowledges the shot.
Kim connects with a single shot there.
Paavo jabs at Kim's body.
Paavo throws a sloppy head kick and Kim moves out of range easily.
Paavo lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Paavo scores with the left hand. Kim knows he should have avoided that one.
Kim keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
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!
Kim lands the left hand.
Kim thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kim throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
Kim fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paavo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Paavo tries to counter by closing the distance.
Kim is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kim throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and moves out of range.
Kim keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim misses with a low kick.
Paavo appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Kim keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim blocks a jab.
Paavo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Paavo there as he acknowledges the shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kim.
Kim misses the shot to the body.
Paavo throws the left hand but Kim avoids the punch easily.
Kim seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Paavo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Kim ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kim.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kim uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Paavo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kim half committed to a counter leg kick.
Paavo goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Paavo takes a swing at Kim's ribcage but misses.
Kim throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
Paavo scores with a nice strike.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Kim is out of range.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kim.
Paavo is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Paavo takes one to the chin there.
Kim moves out of range as Paavo throws a body kick.
Kim is looking to counter punch.
Kim uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kim.
Paavo takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kim paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo takes a swing at Kim's ribcage but misses.
Kim checks the leg kick.
Kim stuns Paavo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kim takes one to the side of the head.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Paavo crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Kim - the referee stops the clock and Paavo gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Kim. Paavo manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Paavo lands with a nice body punch.
Kim throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kim swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Kim walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Paavo lands a nice shot to the body.
Kim keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Paavo throws a series of punches but Kim moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Kim manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo throws the left hand but Kim avoids the punch easily.
Kim throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo misses with a double jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Jong Un Kim.
I think Kim has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:49
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 48:47
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 47:49

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Eliitti Paavo!

Eliitti Paavo is the new bantamweight champion!
Eliitti Paavo 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.
Jong Un Kim was interviewed post fight and said 'I'll have to drop some bombs on ya.'.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
85%

 

Event: EPL 12 Finale     
Date:   Jul 21, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo and Bastyn Dall. Paavo's entrance music is Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. A fine choice. Dall comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Beast kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Bastyn Dall has the eye of the tiger tonight.

155 cm
28
137 lbs
17 - 7 - 0
170 cm
30
135 lbs
20 - 14 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bastyn Dall!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Phil Schofield and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dall.
Dall throws a hook to the side of Paavo's head but Paavo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Dall misses with a wild body shot.
Paavo scores with a decent looking hook.
Dall blocks a leg kick.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Dall's head but Dall sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've been told by Paavo's head coaches at Gangsterdamage that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Dall throws a quick inside leg kick.
Both fighters circling a little - Dall finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Dall checks it
and Dall cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Dall scores with a body shot.
Dall misses with a series of wild punches.
Paavo is looking to score with low kicks.
Paavo doesn't manage to clinch there - Dall circles away.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dall moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dall throws a nice outside leg kick.
Dall throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo throws a jab when Dall was well out of range.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Dall, right into the meat.
Dall throws a poor cross that misses

and Paavo counters by moving into the clinch.
Paavo scores with a nice hook to the head.

Dall manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Paavo wants to stand but Dall is controlling his posture from full guard.
Our spies down at at Sweat inform us that Dall has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Paavo might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Dall keeping full guard, as Paavo tries to pass.
Dall controls Paavo momentarily but Paavo frees himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Dall is looking for a triangle but Paavo pushes his legs off easily.
Paavo trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Dall looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Dall has a closed guard, preventing Paavo from standing up.
Dall wants to sweep here but Paavo controlling him for the moment.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Dall is working an open guard so Paavo takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Paavo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Paavo scores with a kick to the midsection.
Dall throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Dall fails with a takedown attempt.
Dall is looking to chop away at Paavo's legs.
Dall uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
Paavo throws a low kick but Dall moves out of range easily.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dall sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Dall feints the counter takedown.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Paavo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Dall manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo avoids a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Dall sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Paavo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Dall has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Dall lands the left hand.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Dall stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Dall throws a head kick but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo misses with a straight left.
A swing and a miss from Dall.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Dall's shoulder, as Dall tries to avoid the shot.
Dall scores with a leg kick.
Paavo throws a hook but Dall blocks it.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Dall.
Dall looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Dall looks for a takedown but Paavo sprawls well.
An attempted straight right counter from Paavo misses the target.
Paavo clobbers Dall with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dall uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Paavo throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

Paavo has closed the distance and engaged Dall in a clinch.

Dall manages to break the clinch.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dall.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dall throws a counter combo.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dall.
Dall looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Dall misses with a body shot.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Dall looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Dall moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Bastyn Dall seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Dall.
Dall lands with a slapping head kick.
Dall ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Paavo fails to land with a series of punches.
Paavo misses with a series of wild punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dall.
Paavo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Paavo is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Dall's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Dall looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Paavo throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dall.
Paavo throws a front kick that sends Dall stumbling back into the cage.
Paavo feints and then cracks Dall's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Dall down.
Dall fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Dall checks it.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Dall checks it.
Dall fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Dall scores with a push kick.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Dall.
Paavo takes a shot right to the bread basket.

Dall scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

Paavo throws Dall to one side and escapes!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Paavo is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Dall missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dall moves out of range of the body kick.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Paavo sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Dall avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Dall saw it coming and moves away.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paavo. That's going to slow Dall down.
Dall checks a low kick from Paavo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall throws a low kick but Paavo moves out of range easily.
Dall looks to land a right hand but Paavo moved out of range.
Dall pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Paavo throws a jab when Dall was well out of range.
Dall waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
A head kick misses from Dall.
Dall jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Paavo shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Dall is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A punch lands to the side of Paavo 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Dall tries to land a leg kick but Paavo saw it coming and moves away.
An inside leg kick from Paavo misses.
Paavo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Dall will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Paavo with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Dall throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Paavo cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Dall slips under a jab from Paavo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall misses with a kick to the body

and Paavo moves into the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Dall.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dall working hard to break the clinch.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Dall working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A shot in the inside from Paavo.
Paavo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Dall tries to stall but Paavo uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Paavo misses with an elbow over the top.
Dall blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Good body shot from Dall.
Dall tries to pull guard but Paavo holds him up against the cage and eventually Dall drops back down to his feet.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bastyn Dall.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Paavo lands a left hand.

Dall pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A thudding body kick lands there by Dall!
Dall stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo connects with a single shot there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dall lands a slapping body shot.
Dall is looking to score with low kicks.
Paavo throws a quick inside leg kick.
Dall finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Dall.
And Dall tries to counter it with a takedown but Paavo pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Dall moves away and avoids it.
Paavo backing away here, and Dall unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dall.
Dall looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Dall swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Dall blocks the body kick.
Dall misses with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Dall throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A jab from Paavo finds it's way through Dall's defenses.
Dall throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and moves out of range.
Dall avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An inside leg kick from Dall misses.
Paavo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Dall with the counter takedown but Paavo avoids it easily.
Paavo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Dall will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Paavo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dall throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Paavo doesn't manage to clinch there - Dall circles away.
Dall takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Dall moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Dall lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Paavo throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Dall with the counter takedown but Paavo avoids it easily.
Dall tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo fails in his attempt to clinch.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dall manages to avoid it.
Dall connects with a high kick.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Dall slips the punch.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Dall swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Paavo connects with an inside leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Dall fakes the leg kick and cracks Paavo in the body.
Paavo moves out of range as Dall throws a body kick.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Dall will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Paavo tries to counter by clinching up but Dall breaks away and moves out of range.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
Paavo lands with a shot to the body.
Dall shoots in but no luck this time.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Dall, right into the meat.
Dall throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
Paavo connects with a right hand. Dall shakes it off.
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Dall throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo checks the leg kick.
Dall loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Dall is looking to score with low kicks.
Paavo looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Paavo fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Dall looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Paavo tried to score with a low kick but Dall checks it.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Dall slips the punch.
Dall with a nice cross.
Dall looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Dall getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Dall uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
Dall throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Paavo appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a chopping leg kick but Dall manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A punch combination from Paavo misses.
Dall cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Dall moved out of range.
Dall drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Paavo defends it well.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A slapping leg kick lands for Dall.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Dall is just out of range.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Dall throws a nice outside leg kick.
Paavo wants to clinch.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Dall saw it coming and moves away.
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Paavo turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Dall lands a jab to the nose.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Eliitti Paavo did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Dall throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Paavo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Paavo scores with a jab to the body.
Paavo connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Dall misses with a body punch
and Paavo counters with an outside leg kick.
Dall misses with a hook.
Paavo misses with a body kick.
Paavo moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Donk. Dall catches Paavo right on the button with a cross.
Paavo 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.
Dall drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Paavo defends it well.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Paavo.
Dall stuns Paavo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Dall jumps back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall's corner calls for a 1-2. Dall obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Paavo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Paavo moves into the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Paavo.
Paavo lands with a right to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Dall.

Dall pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Dall blocks a leg kick.
Dall misses with a head kick.
Paavo wants to clinch up but Dall keeps it at a distance.
Paavo misses with a looping right.
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Dall moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.
Paavo throws a hook but Dall blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Dall.
Dall throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Dall looks for a takedown but Paavo sprawls well.
Dall slips under a jab from Paavo.
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!
Paavo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dall tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Dall.
Paavo throws a leg kick that misses.
Dall looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Dall takes one to the chin there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Dall has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Dall and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Dall throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
An inside leg kick from Dall misses.
Dall fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Paavo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Paavo tries to work over Dall's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Dall swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Dall takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Paavo lands a body punch in the clinch.
Paavo gets through Dall's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Paavo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Paavo moves out of range of the leg kick from Dall.
Dall on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Paavo takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Paavo closes the distance and pushes Dall back into the cage.
Paavo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Paavo just misses with a elbow thrown towards Dall's brow.
Paavo throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Dalls head.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Paavo as Dall tries to tie him up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Paavo is keeping busy.
A frustrated look appears on Dall's face as he tries to break the clinch.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Dall misses with the head strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo misses with an elbow strike.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Paavo.
Dall working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Dall misses with the head strike.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Dall has a couple of punches blocked by Paavo.
Dall tries to break the clinch but Paavo is controlling the position.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Dall uses good head movement to avoid it.

Dall pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A big left from Paavo misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo had his way with Bastyn Dall in that round.
That's time! Paavo's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Dall tried to score with a low kick but Paavo checks it.
Dall takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Paavo fakes the leg kick and cracks Dall in the body.
Paavo lands a nice looking body kick.
Dall throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Dall scores with a sloppy right hand. Paavo should have avoided that one.
Good standup being displayed there by Dall as he connects with a hook.
Paavo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dall.
Dall misses with a low kick.
A big left from Dall misses.
Dall jabs Paavo to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
Paavo closes the distance and lands a one-two.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Paavo as he avoids it easily.
Crunch! Dall slams his shin into Paavo's torso.
Paavo lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Dall slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Paavo throws out a powerful jab.
Dall scoring well with a low kick there.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dall sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Dall scores with a jab to the body.
Dall throws out a leg kick but Paavo moves out of range and Dall only half commits.
Dall on the wrong end of a kick to the body.

Paavo has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Paavo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Bastyn Dall has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Dall with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Paavo digs a good body shot into Dall's ribs.
Dall works Paavo's body with a nice hook.
Dall connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Paavo 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.

Paavo forces Dall back against the cage and clinches.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Eliitti Paavo has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Stalling in the clinch from Dall.
Dall misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Dall.
Paavo lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Dall presses Paavo against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

Paavo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Dall misses with a low kick.
Dall lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Dall keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Dall has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Dall and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Paavo lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Paavo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Dall ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Paavo misses with an attempted mid kick.
Dall drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Paavo defends it well.
Paavo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Dall's sensitive parts.
Paavo checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Dall has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Dall swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Nice jab there from Paavo.
Dall looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Paavo is fending him off so far but Dall persists. Nope, Paavo circles away and we're back to standing.
Paavo moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick from Dall.
Paavo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dall is looking to score with low kicks.
Dall takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Paavo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Paavo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Dall.
Dall looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Dall throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Dall connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Dall saw it coming and moves away.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dall throws out the jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Dall fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Paavo.
Paavo will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Paavo takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:46
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:47
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

Eliitti Paavo retains his bantamweight title!
In his post fight interview, Eliitti Paavo started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Ascension 0624     
Date:   Jun 24, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo and William Blake. Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Blake comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Dead Man kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

155 cm
28
137 lbs
16 - 7 - 0
160 cm
29
141 lbs
27 - 12 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, William Blake!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Paavo drives through and clinches with Blake against the cage.

Paavo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Blake fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Good work by Blake as he checks the leg kick.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Blake has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.

Paavo darts in and clinches Blake up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Blake fails to land.

Blake has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Paavo clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Blake is trying to stick to Paavo's back but Paavo is turning into Blake. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Blake's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Paavo.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blake looking to hit a scissor sweep but Paavo is one step ahead there.
Blake not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Paavo slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Paavo has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo wanted to stand there but Blake had control of the position.
Blake wants to sweep but no luck.

Blake is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Paavo controlling from the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Paavo wants to stand but Blake is controlling his posture from full guard.
Blake looking to control.
Paavo controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Blake is trying to keep Paavo in close.
Paavo's corner is telling him to maintain position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blake lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Blake looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Paavo is fending him off so far but Blake persists. Nope, Paavo circles away and we're back to standing.
Blake finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Paavo lands with a thumping leg kick.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Blake cracks Paavo with an open hand slap.
Paavo lands with a straight right. Blake didn't see that one coming.
Blake tries to clinch but Paavo is having none of it.
Paavo wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo misses with a head kick.
Blake misses with a kick to the body.
Blake tries to work over Paavo's front leg with a kick but Paavo checks it.
Paavo tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Blake manages to circle out of the way.
Blake lands with a hook. Paavo tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Blake scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Blake uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tries a low kick but Blake avoids it.
Blake feints the counter takedown.
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!
Blake cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.
Blake keeps Paavo at a distance using the push kick.
Blake darts in looking for a takedown but Paavo gets double underhooks and turns Blake into the cage.
Paavo throws a hook but Blake avoids it easily.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A shot to the liver by Paavo. Beautiful body shot.
Blake ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Paavo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Paavo stuffs the takedown.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of William Blake.
Blake looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo lands with a nice combination. Blake backs away looking to recover.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
Paavo cracks Blake with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Blake looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Paavo is fending him off so far but Blake persists. Nope, Paavo circles away and we're back to standing.
Paavo misses with a leg kick

and Blake counters with a shoot takedown. Paavo fights it but they end up in guard.
Paavo wants to get back to his feet but Blake passes into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Blake feints and then cracks Paavo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Paavo down.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Paavo checks a leg kick.
Paavo slips a straight right by Blake.
Paavo is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Blake.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blake.
A lazy left from Paavo finds it's target.
Blake works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch but Blake swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blake throws out the jab.
A lazy body kick from Paavo

and Blake counters with a nice double leg into side control. Paavo won't be happy with that.

Paavo throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
Paavo lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Eliitti Paavo is winning the standup battle so far.
Blake throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Blake misses with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake cracks a nice hook into Paavo's ribs.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Blake crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Paavo - the referee stops the clock and Blake gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Paavo. Blake manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Blake.
Paavo throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Blake counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice straight punches there by Paavo. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Paavo.
Blake slips a jab and a cross from Paavo.
Paavo swings for the body but Blake moves out of range.
Blake fails with a takedown attempt.
Paavo cracks Blake with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Paavo's corner calls for a 1-2. Paavo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Paavo tried to score with a low kick but Blake checks it.
Paavo throws a chopping leg kick but Blake manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blake shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Paavo pinned against the cage. Paavo gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Paavo tries to land a front kick but Blake steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Blake takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Blake will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
An attempted straight right counter from Paavo misses the target.
Blake buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Blake lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
An inside leg kick from Paavo misses.
It looks like Paavo has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
A bone on bone clash there as Blake blocks the leg kick.
Blake lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
Blake takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Blake is looking to land body kicks.
Paavo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Blake does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Blake counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Blake loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Some bone on bone action there as Paavo checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Paavo throws a leg kick

so Blake counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Paavo not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Blake trying to control but Paavo is working from the bottom.
Paavo is controlling Blake's posture.
Paavo wants to stand but Blake is controlling the position.
Blake connects with a couple of short punches.
Paavo wants to stand and escape but Blake is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blake sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Paavo's guard.
Paavo wants to get back to his feet.
Paavo is looking for a sweep. Blake is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Paavo is looking to escape.
Blake is keen to just control but Paavo is a slippery customer.
Paavo is looking to improve his position.
Blake takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Paavo taking some punishment here, with Blake in his half guard.
Paavo works his way to full guard. Good work.
Paavo keeping moving, preventing Blake from controlling successfully.
Blake works over Paavo with some ground and pound from guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but William Blake will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Blake feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Paavos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Paavo misses with a left hand

and Blake decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Paavo's guard.
Paavo tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Blake pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Paavo is keeping the position for now.
Blake lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Paavo manages to escape and get back to his feet.

Paavo forces Blake back against the cage and clinches.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blake fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Blake has Paavo pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Paavo manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Paavo lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blake misses with the head strike.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Blake struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Blake.
Paavo digs a right hand into Blake's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Blake's gas tank.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Paavo tries to work over Blake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice left hand lands by Blake.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Blake uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blake lands a right hand that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.

Paavo breaks from the clinch.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses.
Blake misses with an uppercut. Paavo saw that one coming.
It looked like Paavo wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake lands a jab.
Blake staying out of range there.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
and Blake counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Paavo thinking.
The fight stays on the outside here - Paavo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Blake waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blake scores with a decent looking hook.
Paavo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A swing and a miss from Blake.
Blake looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Paavo throws a quick inside leg kick.

Paavo darts in and clinches Blake up against the cage.
Blake misses with the head strike.
Blake lands with a left to the head.
Blake misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Blake.
Blake throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Paavos head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice right hand lands inside from Blake.
Blake goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blake swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blake doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blake lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Blake works on Paavo's body with a couple of short punches.

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

Paavo clinches up with Blake and pushes him back against the cage.
Blake makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short uppercut from Paavo.
Blake prevents a body shot from Paavo.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blake.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blake.
Blake tries a head kick but it misses.
Paavo scoring well with a low kick there.
Paavo blocks the body kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Blake sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo throws a jab when Blake was well out of range.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Blake's shoulder, as Blake tries to avoid the shot.
Blake uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
Blake is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Paavo with a body shot.
Paavo takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Jab from Paavo.
Blake slips under a jab.
Paavo wants to clinch up but Blake keeps it at a distance.
Blake throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Blake throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but William Blake just about did enough to take it.
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.


Paavo throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Paavo moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromBlake.
Paavo on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Blake. Blake obviously looking to wear him down.
Paavo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Blake is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

Blake gets a double leg takedown into Paavo's guard.
Paavo looking to hit a scissor sweep but Blake is one step ahead there.
Blake trying to control the position from guard on top but Paavo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blake postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Blake won't allow Paavo to get back to his feet.
Blake working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Paavo's head.
William Blake has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Paavo is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Blake struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Blake stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Paavo gets underhooks to prevent Blake's takedown attempt.
Paavo working aggressively here.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike.
Blake misses with the head strike.
Paavo struggles to land a body shot inside as Blake controls his hands.

Blake breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Paavo feints a jab promting Blake to slip. Paavo then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Blake slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Blake misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo scores with a punch to the head.
A left lands for Paavo.
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!
Blake blocks a jab.
Blake uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Blake drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Paavo defends it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake throws a leg kick which misses Paavo's front leg but catches the back leg as Paavo tries to avoid it.
Blake uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

Blake dives in and scores a takedown into Paavo's guard.

Paavo is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blake lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Blake struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Paavo lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Blake goes for a takedown attempt but Paavo pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Blake throws a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings for the body but Blake moves out of range.
Paavo tried to score with a low kick but Blake checks it.
Paavo doesn't manage to clinch there - Blake circles away.
Blake cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.

Paavo has taken the fight to the clinch.
Blake lands with a short shot to the head.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Blake tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Blake back against the cage.
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Blake uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blake scores with a nice hook to the head.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Blake.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
Blake lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo can't find room to land a body shot as Blake controls the action.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Blake softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Eliitti Paavo has scored more points in the clinch so far.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blake's elbow.
Paavo lands a right hand that snaps the head of Blake backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Still in the clinch, Paavo scores with a nice short uppercut.
A short left from Paavo.
Blake goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blake prevents a body shot from Paavo.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Blake avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Blake misses with a body punch.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo scores with a shot to the side of Blake's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo had his way with William Blake in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Blake lands a nice leg kick that just misses Paavo's sensitive parts.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Blake paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Blake jumps back.
That kick from Blake tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Blake uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Paavo throws a series of strikes that have Blake backpedaling.
Paavo's jab looks to have found its range, popping Blake under the eye.
Blake cracks a nice hook into Paavo's ribs.
Paavo throws a hook but Blake avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good leg kick by Blake there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blake.
Blake slips under a jab.
Blake throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
Blake scoring well with a low kick there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Blake misses.
Blake lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo slips a straight right by Blake.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Blake ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Paavo lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo needs to keep his hands up - Blake had a free shot at his head there.
Blake misses with a hook. Paavo ducked under it nicely.
Blake looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
The fighters circling - Blake throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Paavo has Blake up against the cage in a clinch.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blake.
Paavo scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Paavos head.
Blake has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Blake blocks a body shot from Paavo.
Paavo is leaning against Blake and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Blake is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Blake lands a shoulder strike.
Paavo lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Blake misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Blake uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo misses with a body punch.
Blake tries to break free but Paavo pushes him back against the cage.
Paavo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
Blake drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Paavo gets the underhooks and prevents it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blake takes a shot to the head.
Paavo has Blake pressed against the cage, preventing Blake from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Paavo tries to work over Blake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Blake.
Blake misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.

Paavo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blake throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paavo stuns Blake with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Blake takes one to the side of the head.
A chopping leg kick lands by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Blake jumps back.
Paavo moves in looking to clinch but Blake pushes him off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A quick step to the side and Paavo tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo tries to land a body kick

and Blake counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Blake.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blake trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Paavo trying to control the position here.
Blake is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Blake stopping the sweep attempt from Paavo.
Paavo lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Paavo wants to get up but he can't break Blake's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Eliitti Paavo.
I think Paavo has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 48:47
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 48:47
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

Eliitti Paavo retains his bantamweight title!
Eliitti Paavo 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.
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FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: Ascension 0603     
Date:   Jun 03, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo and Sam Quint. Paavo comes into the arena with Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All blaring out of the sound system. 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.

155 cm
28
137 lbs
15 - 7 - 0
170 cm
34
132 lbs
24 - 8 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sam Quint!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Frank Dennis and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice body punch from Paavo.
Danga de danga de dang - Paavo scores with a four punch combination!
Paavo misses with a hook to the body
and Quint counters with a good low kick that Paavo was not able to check.
Quint throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Nice cross by Quint.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Quint sees it coming and moves out of range.

Paavo gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Quint controlling the action here for a moment.
Quint goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Paavo.
Quint is stalling here.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo lands a right hand.

It looks like Sam Quint has been cut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Quint.
Quint misses with a body punch.
Quint lands a left hand.
Paavo lands a shot to the body.
Paavo blocking some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quint tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Quint back against the cage.
Quint is leaning against Paavo and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Paavo struggles to land a body shot inside as Quint controls his hands.
Paavo lands a right hand.
Quint has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

Paavo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Quint sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Quint throws a big shot that misses.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Quint saw that one coming.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Quint misses with a straight right.
Paavo throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Quint's head but Quint sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Quint steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Paavo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Quint manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Quint slips the punch.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Paavo takes one to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Quint throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Quint.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo throws a quick inside leg kick.
Quint looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo fires out a quick counter leg kick but Quint just manages to avoid it.
Quint misses with a looping left.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Quint swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Paavo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Quint.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Paavo, right into the meat.
Paavo moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Paavo misses with a kick to the body
and Quint counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Quint connects with a high kick.

It looks like Eliitti Paavo has been cut.
Quint throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
It looked like Paavo was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Quint.
Quint moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A punch lands to the side of Quint 's head but he takes it in his stride.
An inside leg kick from Quint misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Paavo.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Quint turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Quint misses with a leg kick.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo connects with a nice looking jab.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Quint was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
Quint throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo slips under a jab from Quint.
A clash of legs there as Paavo blocks the low kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Quint.
Paavo misses with a wild body shot.
Paavo bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Quint's head backwards.
Good work by Quint as he checks the leg kick.
Paavo tries to clinch up but Quint circles away and keeps his distance.
Paavo slips a jab from Quint.
Paavo throws a leg kick which misses Quint's front leg but catches the back leg as Quint tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Quint's calf.
Quint pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo looks to land a body kick but Quint moved away.
Paavo scores with a hook.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
That kick from Quint tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo throws a body punch but Quint moves out of range.
Quint looks like he wants to counter punch here.

Paavo rushes Quint and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Quint tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Paavo.
Paavo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Quint or not.
Quint can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Quint.
Quint trying to stall but Paavo improves his position.

Paavo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Quint looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Quint throws a looping overhand right but Paavo ducks down to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Paavo misses with a low kick as Quint jumps back.
A little jabbing left from Quint on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Paavo moves out of range of the leg kick from Quint.
Quint will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Paavo is looking to wear down Quint with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Paavo throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Quint.
Quint misses the shot to the body.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Quint's head but Quint sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Quint misses with a leg kick
and Paavo counters with a nice uppercut.
Paavo moves into range and connects with a jab.
Quint tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Quint.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Quint doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A left lands for Paavo.
Paavo goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo throws out a powerful jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo throws a push kick but Quint slaps the foot to one side.
Nice defenses there by Paavo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo connects with a body shot that sends Quint's belly button to the back.
Nice body punch from Paavo.
Paavo jabs at Quint's body.
Paavo misses with a body kick.
Paavo lands the left hand.
Paavo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Paavo there as he acknowledges the shot.
Quint looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Paavo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paavo backing away here, and Quint unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Quint throws a chopping leg kick but Paavo manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Paavo lands with an overhand left.
Quint blocks a low kick nicely.
Quint keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Quint has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Quint there as he acknowledges the shot.
Paavo is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Quint swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo pivots, looking for a leg kick but Quint is out of range and Paavo settles back down.
Paavo will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Quint is able to avoid easily.
Quint throws a low kick but Paavo moves out of range easily.
Quint rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Paavo counters with a leg kick.
Paavo throws a solid leg kick but Quint takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Paavo.
Quint scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Quint throws a leg kick which misses Paavo's front leg but catches the back leg as Paavo tries to avoid it.
Quint bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Quint throws out a counter right but Paavo avoids it with no problem.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Paavo is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Quint staying out of range there.
Quint avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Quint throws a low kick but it's checked well by Paavo.
Paavo fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Quint there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Paavo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Paavo backing away here, and Quint unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Quint lands a glancing blow to the side of Paavo's head.
Quint scores with a punch to the head.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Paavo is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Quint can do to turn this around?
Paavo scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Paavo tries to clinch but Quint moves out of range.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Paavo stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Quint fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Paavo.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Quint.
Paavo avoids the head kick by Quint.
Quint on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Quint throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Paavo seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Paavo moves out of range as Quint throws a body kick.

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

Quint gets tackled into the cage by Paavo. Paavo maintains the clinch.
Quint working aggressively here.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Eliitti Paavo has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo tries a body shot but Quint blocks it.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo scores with a shot to the side of Quint's head.
Quint lands a left hand that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Quint swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Paavo lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Quint misses with some punches.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Paavo is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Quint lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Quint turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Quint comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Paavo takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Quint slips under a jab.
Quint checks the leg kick.
Quint misses with a low kick.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Quint throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Quint throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Quint on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo 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.
Quint jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo jabs at Quint's body.
Quint throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo lands with a kick to the ribs.
Good shot there by Paavo.
Quint throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Quint uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Quint.
Quint misses with a body shot.

Paavo darts in and clinches Quint up against the cage.
Quint wants to stall.
Quint tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike.
Paavo 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.
A short body shot lands from Quint as the two fighters clinch.
Quint slowing the pace effectively.
Quint presses Paavo against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Quint fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo lands with a light punch inside.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.

Quint breaks the clinch.
Eliitti Paavo is winning the standup battle so far.
Quint scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Paavo 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 nice combination there by Paavo.
Paavo turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Quint cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Quint is out of range.
Paavo looks for the body kick but Quint saw that one coming.
Paavo with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Paavo with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Quint paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nice body kick there by Paavo.
Quint slips under a jab from Paavo.
Paavo lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Quint backs up against the cage.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Quint throws out the jab.
Paavo moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo throws a front kick aimed at Quint's knee but Quint avoids it well.
Quint swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Quint bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A slow jab from Quint misses its intended target.
Quint cracks Paavo with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Nice shot lands for Paavo.
Paavo lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo feints and then cracks Quint's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Quint down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Quint misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Paavo walks into a stiff left hand from Quint.
Paavo fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Quint has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Paavo tries to clinch up.
Paavo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Quint.
Paavo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Quint circles away quickly and effectively.
Quint lands a nice shot to the body.
Quint throws an overhand right that lands on Paavo's shoulder, as Paavo tries to avoid the shot.
Paavo uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Paavo takes a jab right on the kisser.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Quint throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Quint's shoulder, as Quint tries to avoid the shot.
Paavo throws a jab when Quint was well out of range.
Quint has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Quint lands with a kick to the ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Eliitti Paavo did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Quint lands an overhand right.
Paavo slips under a jab.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Quint.
Paavo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Quint moves away.

Paavo moves into range and clinches up with Quint.

Quint breaks from the clinch.
Paavo connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Quint takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Paavo throws a body punch but Quint moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quint throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Quint.
Quint thows a leg kick but Paavo checks it
and Paavo counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quint misses the jab.
Quint throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Quint bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Paavo's head backwards.
Paavo lands a jab to the nose.
Quint missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Quint lands a nice looking body shot.
Quint steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Paavo throws out a loose jab but Quint uses good head movement to avoid it.
Quint ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Quint misses with a low kick.
Paavo goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Paavo throws a lazy uppercut
and Quint counters with a straight right hand.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Quint is just out of range.
Quint throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Quint misses with a straight left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo slips a straight right by Quint.
Paavo moves away from the strike by Quint.
Quint throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Nice body punch from Paavo.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Quint plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jab by Paavo.
A looping hook to the body misses from Quint. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Quint keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Quint misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Quint throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Quint.
Paavo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice body kick from Quint.
A leg kick checked by Quint.
Quint only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Quint feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Paavos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Quint.
Quint lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Quint sizes up Paavo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Quint displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paavo throws out the jab.
Paavo misses with a straight right.
Quint looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Quint misses with a hook. Paavo ducked under it nicely.
Quint throws a leg kick that is checked
and Paavo counters with a nice uppercut.
Quint throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Decent striking displayed by Paavo there.
Quint moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Paavo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Paavo throws a leg kick that is checked
and Quint counters with a good low kick that Paavo was not able to check.
Quint lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paavo scores with a nice body kick.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Quint is looking to slow Paavo down with leg kicks.
Paavo slips a jab from Quint.
Paavo throws a right and a left that Quint avoids nicely.
Paavo checks a leg kick.

Paavo has Quint up against the cage in a clinch.
Paavo digs a right hand into Quint's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Quint's gas tank.

Quint manages to break the clinch.
Quint takes one to the chin there.
Paavo looks to land a combination but Quint avoids it well.
Quint lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Quint misses with a looping right.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Quint.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Sam Quint will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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!


Paavo stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Paavo checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo stuns Quint with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Paavo moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Paavo moves to clinch but Quint breaks away
and Quint counters with a leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Paavo checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Quint throws a good cross that connects.
Quint misses with a left hand
and Paavo makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quint feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Paavo's calf.

Paavo darts in and clinches Quint up against the cage.
Quint working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Quint is looking to break free of the clinch but Paavo has double underhooks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quint misses with some punches.

Quint escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Paavo checks a low kick from Quint.
Quint throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Paavo connects with a good right hand that stumbles Quint. Quint circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Paavo moves into the clinch successfully.
Quint has had enough of the clinch but Paavo keeps him there for the moment.
Quint working hard to break the clinch.
Quint misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Quint blocks an uppercut.
Quint tries to circle away but Paavo has him pinned against the cage.

Quint pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo lands a leg kick that knocks Quint off balance momentarily.
Quint displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paavo throws out the jab.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Quint sees it coming and moves out of range.
Sam Quint has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo slips under a jab from Quint.
Quint cracks Paavo with an open hand slap.
Quint keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Quint tries a head kick but it misses.
Paavo throws a good cross that connects.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo scores with a nice right hand.
Paavo cracks Quint with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Quint dips to his left and cracks Paavo with an uppercut!
Quint checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Quint waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
Quint scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Paavo takes one to the side of the head.
Paavo bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Paavo scores with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Quint connects with a solid leg kick.
Quint lands a nice shot that snaps Paavo's head back.
Paavo connects with a body shot that sends Quint's belly button to the back.
Quint drops his hands momentarily and Paavo takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
Paavo jabs Quint right on the nose. Quint blinks but takes it well.
Paavo dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Quint. That did some damage!
Quint misses with a low kick.
Paavo thuds his shin into the meat of Quint's side.
Quint throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo punishes Quint's body with a nice straight punch.
Quint tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Quint.
Quint swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Quint tries a low kick but Paavo avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Quint pivots, looking for a leg kick but Paavo is out of range and Quint settles back down.
Quint on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Quint throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and moves out of range.
Paavo fires out a quick counter leg kick but Quint just manages to avoid it.
Paavo takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
Nice body kick from Paavo.
Paavo dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Quint. That did some damage!
Paavo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Paavo blocks a jab.
Quint has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Paavo.
Quint throws out a leg kick but Paavo moves out of range and Quint only half commits.
A looping hook to the body misses from Quint. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Nice uppercut there from Paavo.
Paavo connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Quint.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 49:46
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 49:46
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

Eliitti Paavo retains his bantamweight title!
Eliitti Paavo 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.
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FIGHT
RATING
81%

 

Event: Ascension 0513     
Date:   May 13, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between William Blake and Eliitti Paavo. Blake comes to the cage accompanied by Dead Man. Paavo has chosen Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All as his entrance music. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Eliitti Paavo enters the cage!

160 cm
28
141 lbs
26 - 11 - 2
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28
137 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, William Blake!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, George Francis and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blake. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
and Blake counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Blake ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Paavo sizes up Blake with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Paavo circles away from the clinch attempt
and Paavo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Blake uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Blake throwing a counter right hand but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
and Paavo takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Paavo throws a leg kick which misses Blake's front leg but catches the back leg as Blake tries to avoid it.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blake.
An attempted straight right counter from Blake misses the target.
Blake shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Paavo pinned against the cage. Paavo gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Paavo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Blake throws an off balance right hand
and Paavo counters with a nice uppercut.
Paavo misses with a wild body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blake. Paavo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blake slips a jab and a cross from Paavo.
Blake takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Blake tries to move into range but Paavo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Blake throws a right and a left that both miss.
Blake tries to move into range but Paavo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Blake throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Paavo wants to slow Blake down by chopping away at his legs.
Paavo takes a swing at Blake's ribcage but misses.
Blake throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo lands a jab to the nose.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Blake paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Blake misses with an uppercut.
Paavo moves into range and connects with a jab.

Blake throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Paavo was covering up waiting for the punch and Blake finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Paavo tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Blake stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Paavo swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Paavo utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Blake wants to pass the guard but Paavo is keeping the position.
Blake postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blake is looking to work some ground and pound but Paavo has wrist control.
Blake wants to pass the guard but Paavo is keeping the position.
Paavo looking for a sweep. Not yet Paavo, not yet.
Blake seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Paavo has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Blake has passed into side control.
Paavo tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Paavo pushes Blake away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Blake gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Blake grinds an elbow into Paavo's temple.

Blake is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Paavo knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Paavo is trying to work for a sweep but Blake has mounted him!
Blake working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Paavo is desperately trying to improve his position but Blake has a good base and remains in mount.
Paavo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blake connects with a jab.
Blake looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Blake needs to keep his hands up - Paavo had a free shot at his head there.
Paavo tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Blake throws a leg kick but Paavo moved away.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Blake swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Blake, as that shot connected.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo catches Blake with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Paavo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Blake doesn't seem bothered though.
Paavo lands a right hook to the body.
Blake tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Blake.
Paavo scores with a jab. Blake acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Blake lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Blake jumps back.
Paavo lands a leg kick that knocks Blake off balance momentarily.
Blake is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paavo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Blake cracks a nice hook into Paavo's ribs.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Blake paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Paavo comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Blake lands a jab to the nose.
Blake pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Blake throws a front kick aimed at Paavo's knee but Paavo avoids it well.
Blake gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Paavo counters by moving into the clinch.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo lands a body punch.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Blake uses good head movement to avoid it.
A shot in the inside from Paavo.
Paavo is trying to force a seperation but Blake has the dominant position.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Paavo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blake tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short left from Paavo.

It looks like William Blake has been cut.
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!
Blake lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blake scores with a nice hook to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Paavo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Blake blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blake's elbow.
Blake tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Paavo misses with a punch to the body.
Blake misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo working hard to break the clinch.
Paavo misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Blake fails to land.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blake swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo can't find room to land a body shot as Blake controls the action.
I was talking to Blake's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A left hand lands to the body for Blake.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
Blake swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Paavo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Paavo wants to counter with a clinch but Blake pushes him away.
Paavo avoids a kick to the body.
Blake avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nice defenses there by Blake.
Blake throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Blake misses with an uppercut. Paavo saw that one coming.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Blake's leg. Blake is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo tries to clinch
letting Blake counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blake fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Paavo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blake.
Paavo feints a counter leg kick.
Paavo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blake.
Blake looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
A countering left hand to the body from Paavo misses.
Blake tries to clinch up.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo throws a solid leg kick but Blake takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Paavo.
A swing and a miss from Blake.
Blake is looking to clinch but Paavo is avoiding it.
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
Blake lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Blake moves into the clinch.
Paavo misses with a punch to the body.
Blake misses with some punches.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blake tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on William Blake's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Paavo throws out a powerful jab.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Paavo throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Blake stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Paavo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Blake thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blake misses the jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Blake.
Blake misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Paavo.
Paavo lands a nice shot to the body.
Blake with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Paavo to score with a decent uppercut.
Blake throws a front kick that sends Paavo stumbling back into the cage.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blake.
Blake throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Blake chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Paavo can pounce on him.
Paavo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Blake finds it's way round the side to connect with Paavo's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blake tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Blake.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blake takes a swing at Paavo's ribcage but misses.
A low kick from Paavo misses
and Blake counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Blake throws a leg kick but Paavo checks it.
Paavo avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Paavo is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Blake looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Blake throws a leg kick but Paavo sees it coming and moves out of range.
Blake ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Paavo blocks a leg kick.

Paavo gets tackled into the cage by Blake. Blake maintains the clinch.
Nice body punch from Blake.
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Blake.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Nice body punch from Blake.
Blake fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Blake misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Blake throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Blake.
Blake throws a leg kick that misses.
Paavo defending well as Blake loads up on a big left hand.
Blake checks the leg kick nicely there.

Blake closes the distance and clinches.
Blake lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Blake scores with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Blake fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo tries to work over Blake's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Paavo blocking some punches.

Paavo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blake.
Blake moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromPaavo.
Blake tries to close the distance and clinch up but Paavo swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blake.
Blake swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Blake closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Blake throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Blake tries to land a front kick but Paavo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Blake uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Blake looks for a takedown but Paavo sprawls well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jab from Blake.
Paavo takes a swing at Blake's ribcage but misses.
Blake scores with a jab. Paavo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Paavo walks into a stiff left hand from Blake.
Paavo misses with a straight left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo throws a series of punches but Blake moves out of range.
Paavo connects with a body shot that sends Blake's belly button to the back.
Paavo tests Blake's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Paavo scores with a leg kick.

Blake pushes Paavo up against the cage in a clinch.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Blake.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but William Blake did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on William Blake's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.



Paavo gets a clinch.
Blake working aggressively here.
Blake lands with a right to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Paavo.
Blake lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Paavo misses with a punch to the body.
Blake goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Paavo pushes Blake back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Blake blocks an uppercut.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo tries to circle away but Blake has him pinned against the cage.
Blake lands a body shot in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blake lands a shot to the body.

Paavo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Blake fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Paavo on the side of the head.
A big right from Blake misses.
Blake looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo throws a hook but Blake blocks it.
Blake was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Blake works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Blake keeps the fight on the outside.
Blake swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo wants to slow Blake down by chopping away at his legs.
Blake looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Blake tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Paavo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Blake.
Blake lands with a shot to the body.
Blake tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Paavo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Blake moves into range and clinches up with Paavo.
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blake's elbow.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A right hook to the body lands for Paavo.
Blake tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Blake.
Paavo blocking some punches.
Blake misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Blake blocks an uppercut.
Blake misses with a punch on the inside.
Blake struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blake.
Paavo pushes Blake back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Paavo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blake looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Blake walks into a jab.
Blake is looking to slow Paavo down with leg kicks.
Paavo blocks a jab.
Blake goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Blake throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Blake swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Blake wants to clinch.
Paavo throws out a counter right but Blake avoids it with no problem.
Blake pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Blake moved out of range nicely.
Blake lands with a thumping leg kick.
Blake connects with the punch.
Blake checks a low kick from Paavo.
Blake is looking to counter punch.
Paavo misses with a hook. Blake ducked under it nicely.
Blake avoids the head kick by Paavo.
Paavo checks a leg kick.
Blake walks into a straight right hand from Paavo.
Paavo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blake.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Blake looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Nice cross by Blake.
Blake throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Paavo's waist but Paavo gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Blake off to one side.
Paavo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Blake manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Paavo jabs at Blake's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo misses with a combination
enabling Blake to counter with a crisp jab.
Blake is looking to slow Paavo down with leg kicks.
Blake scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Paavo doesn't seem bothered though.
Paavo uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Blake has time to react.
Blake throws out a leg kick but Paavo moves out of range and Blake only half commits.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

William Blake had his way with Eliitti Paavo in that round.
The cut man is working on William Blake's cut.
That's time! Blake's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Blake moves out of range as Paavo strikes.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blake takes one to the chin there.
Blake throws a front kick aimed at Paavo's knee but Paavo avoids it well.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Blake's calf.
Paavo slips under a jab from Blake.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Blake moves away and avoids it.
Blake swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Blake avoids a punch combination nicely.
Blake tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Paavo manages to circle out of the way.
Paavo misses with a left hand
and Paavo takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jab from Blake.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blake lands with a nice body punch.
Paavo throws a hook but Blake avoids it easily.
Blake fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Paavo.
Blake misses with an uppercut.
Blake blocks a jab.
Blake looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Blake.
Blake quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Paavo connects with a body shot that sends Blake's belly button to the back.
Blake blocks a leg kick.
Blake misses with a body shot.
Blake avoids a punch combination nicely.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Paavo walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Paavo swings for the body but Blake moves out of range.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Blake sees it coming and avoids it easily.
An inside leg kick from Paavo misses.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Blake checks it
and Blake makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Paavo tries to clinch but Blake moves away
and Blake counters with a leg kick.
Paavo chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Blake can pounce on him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Paavo.
Paavo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo lands with a thumping leg kick.
Paavo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blake shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Blake misses with a body kick.
Blake slips under a jab from Paavo.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Blake tries a low kick but Paavo avoids it.
Paavo scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Paavo's corner calls for a 1-2. Paavo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Paavo takes a swing at Blake's ribcage but misses.
Blake swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A jab from Paavo does it's job there.

Blake pushes Paavo up against the cage in a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blake lands a nice uppercut.
Blake pushes Paavo back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short left from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blake.
Paavo lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo lands a left hand.
Blake lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Blake struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Blake blocks a body shot from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo is trying to break the clinch but Blake has him pressed against the cage.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Blake fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blake tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blake misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blake has Paavo pressed against the cage, preventing Paavo from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blake prevents a body shot from Paavo.
Good body shot from Blake.
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!
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right from Paavo.
Paavo working aggressively here.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Paavo.

Blake is rocked!
Blake lands an uppercut.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Blake uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blake lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Eliitti Paavo.
I think Paavo 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 50:47
Judge George Francis scores the fight 47:48
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Eliitti Paavo!

Eliitti Paavo is the new bantamweight champion!
Eliitti Paavo was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: Ascension 0415     
Date:   Apr 15, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Vincent Oketch and Eliitti Paavo. Paavo is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. This should be fireworks!

170 cm
30
134 lbs
27 - 15 - 1
155 cm
27
137 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vincent Oketch!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Cecil Peabody and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Oketch throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
Paavo misses with a looping right.
An attempted straight right counter from Oketch misses the target.
Paavo on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A head kick from Oketch lands but Paavo takes it in his stride.
Paavo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo feints and then cracks Oketch's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Oketch down.
Oketch swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Oketch avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Paavo tries to land a body kick
and Oketch counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A head kick misses from Paavo.
Paavo sizes up Oketch with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
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!
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch but Oketch swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Paavo wants to clinch up but Oketch keeps it at a distance.
Paavo throws a head kick but Oketch moves out of range.
Oketch half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oketch throws a leg kick but Paavo moved away.
Jab from Paavo.
Paavo moves in looking to clinch but Oketch pushes him off.
Paavo staying out of range there.
Oketch dodges the punch combination from Paavo.
Nice defenses there by Oketch.
Paavo tries to clinch there but Oketch circles away.
Oketch fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Paavo swings away with a body shot that misses
and Oketch counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Good leg kick by Paavo there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Oketch 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.
Oketch moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromPaavo.
Oketch dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Paavo. That did some damage!
Oketch tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Oketch misses with a wild body shot.
Paavo scores with a spinning back kick!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paavo. That's going to slow Oketch down.
Oketch misses with a looping right.
Paavo throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Oketch takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Oketch moves out of range of the strikes.
A leg kick checked by Oketch.

Paavo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Paavo misses with a body punch.
Oketch blocks a body shot from Paavo.
Paavo lands a nice uppercut.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Oketch avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Oketch tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Paavo avoids it.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oketch ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Oketch misses the body punch
and Paavo counters with a nice uppercut.
Oketch misses the shot to the body.
Paavo looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paavo takes a swing at Oketch's ribcage but misses.
Paavo lands with a nice body punch.
Oketch pivots, looking for a leg kick but Paavo is out of range and Oketch settles back down.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Oketch throws an off balance right hand
and Paavo counters with a straight right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Oketch misses the target.
Oketch lands with a cross.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
As Paavo backs away, Oketch returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Both fighters circling a little - Paavo finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Paavo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
It looked like Oketch wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo darts in trying to clinch
and Oketch counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Oketch ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Paavo slips a jab from Oketch.
Paavo slips a jab from Oketch.
Paavo looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Paavo tries a head kick but it misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paavo.
Oketch throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Paavo on the side of the head.
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Oketch throws a leg kick but Paavo checks it.
Oketch connects with an inside leg kick.
Oketch lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Paavo throws a good cross that connects.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Paavo looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Paavo throws a low kick, looking for Oketch's leg but Oketch calmly moves out of range.
It looked like Oketch wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A leg kick checked by Oketch.
Oketch feinted with a counter takedown.
Oketch misses with an uppercut. Paavo saw that one coming.
Paavo connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Oketch moves out of range as Paavo strikes.
Paavo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Paavo throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Oketch counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Oketch throwing a counter right hand but Paavo manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Oketch moves out of range as Paavo strikes.
Paavo goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Oketch feints and then cracks Paavo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Paavo down.
Oketch tries to clinch up but Paavo circles away and keeps his distance.
Paavo wants to counter the offense by Oketch and move into the clinch position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oketch swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Paavo, right into the meat.
Oketch blocks a head kick by Paavo.
Paavo tries to clinch up but Oketch circles away and keeps his distance.
Paavo misses with a leg kick
and Oketch counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Oketch throws out a leg kick but Paavo moves out of range and Oketch only half commits.
Oketch scores with a shot to the body.

Paavo darts in and clinches Oketch up against the cage.
Oketch tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paavo working aggressively here.
Oketch misses with some punches.
Oketch blocking some punches.

Oketch manages to break the clinch.
Paavo walks into a left hand.
Oketch keeps the fight on the outside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Oketch saw it coming and moves away.
A jab from Paavo finds it's way through Oketch's defenses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Oketch.
Paavo flicks out a counter leg kick but Oketch steps away.
Paavo chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Oketch.
Paavo thinks about the counter body kick.
Paavo tries a head kick but it misses.
Paavo chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Paavo connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Paavo chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Oketch can pounce on him.
Oketch takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Oketch ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo is looking to land body kicks.
Oketch throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Paavo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Paavo clinches with his opponent.
A short left from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Oketch lands with a right to the head.
Paavo misses with a punch to the body.
Oketch swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Oketch or not.
Oketch tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Paavo avoids it.
Paavo blocks an elbow strike.
Oketch misses with a hook from the clinch.

Oketch escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Paavo misses with a low kick as Oketch jumps back.
Oketch throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Paavo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Oketch sizes up Paavo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Oketch scores with a one two! Paavo had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Oketch tests Paavo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Oketch throws a leg kick
and Paavo counters with a nice low kick that buckles Oketch's knee momentarily.

Paavo has taken the fight to the clinch.
A hook to the body from Paavo.
A short right from Oketch on the inside.
Oketch misses with a body punch.
Oketch is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Paavo works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Oketch misses with a short punch on the inside.
Oketch tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paavo lands with a light punch inside.

Oketch escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Paavo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Paavo misses with the combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Oketch's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Oketch lands a nice leg kick that just misses Paavo's sensitive parts.

Oketch forces Paavo back against the cage and clinches.
Oketch misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Oketch avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Oketch uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Paavo scores with a shot to the side of Oketch's head.
Paavo tries to work over Oketch's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Oketch blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Oketch misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Paavo misses with the head strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short right from Oketch.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short uppercut from Paavo.
Oketch tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Paavo avoids it.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Oketch.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Oketch lands a body shot in the clinch.
Oketch tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Oketch lands a shoulder strike.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Paavo throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Oketchs head.
A shot in the inside from Oketch.
Oketch tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Oketch stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Oketch misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
A short left from Oketch.
Paavo lands a body punch.
Paavo scores with a hook to the body.
Oketch scores with a shoulder strike.
Paavo blocks an uppercut.
Oketch blocks an uppercut.
Oketch misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Oketch throws a punch but it's blocked by Paavo.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
A nice left hand lands by Paavo.
Oketch misses with some punches.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Oketch just misses with a elbow thrown towards Paavo's brow.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Oketch.
Oketch scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vincent Oketch has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oketch prevents a body shot from Paavo.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Oketch is leaning against Paavo and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Oketch is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Paavo is defending well for now.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Oketch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Oketch working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch on the inside from Oketch fails to land.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Oketch struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Oketch swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo pushes Oketch back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Oketch swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo misses with some punches.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo misses with some punches.
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!
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Paavo.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Paavo.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Oketch.
Oketch has a couple of punches blocked by Paavo.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Oketch tries to land knees in the clinch but Paavo avoids the damage to the body.
Paavo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Paavo lands with a right to the head.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 28:30
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

A very excited looking Eliitti Paavo rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: Ascension 0401     
Date:   Apr 01, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between William Blake and Eliitti Paavo. Blake comes to the cage accompanied by Dead Man. Paavo has chosen Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

160 cm
28
141 lbs
24 - 11 - 2
155 cm
27
137 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)
Hellbent

Aspire Clothing
Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, William Blake!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Cecil Peabody and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Blake checks a leg kick.
Blake fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Paavo checks it well.
Blake fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Paavo connects with a looping right hand.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Blake sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A jab from Paavo does it's job there.
Blake ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Blake was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Blake scores with a nice strike.
Blake looks to land a right hand but Paavo moved out of range.
Blake keeps the fight on the outside.
Paavo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Blake looks to land a body kick but Paavo moved away.
Blake swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo throws a left and a right that both miss
and Blake counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Blake scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Blake throws a low kick but Paavo moves out of range easily.
Blake misses with a jab to the body
and Paavo counters with a right hand to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Blake is just out of range.
Blake scores with a hook to the body. Paavo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Paavo lands a really nice looking cross but Blake seems unphased.
Blake lands with a right hand.
Blake looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Blake is able to avoid easily.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
An attempted straight right counter from Blake misses the target.
Blake looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Blake moved out of range nicely.
Blake tries to land a front kick but Paavo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Paavo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Paavo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo digs a good hook to Blake's body.
Paavo moves in looking to clinch but Blake pushes him off.
Paavo throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Blake counters with a nice body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Blake.
Paavo blocks a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blake misses with a body shot.
Blake dives in and grabs Paavo's left leg, looking for a takedown. Paavo pushes down on Blake's head and hops out.
Blake tried to score with a low kick but Paavo checks it.
Paavo thuds a left hand into Blake's body.
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Blake counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Paavo jabs Blake to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Blake stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Paavo.
Paavo swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Blake fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Blake uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paavo.
Blake dives in for a single leg takedown but Paavo sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Paavo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Blake's calf.
Paavo tries to clinch but Blake moves out of range.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blake.
Paavo appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Paavo's corner calls for a 1-2. Paavo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blake connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Blake misses with a low kick.
Paavo flicks out a counter leg kick but Blake steps away.
Blake misses the shot to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Blake moves away and avoids it.
Blake lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Blake misses with a straight left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paavo. Blake does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paavo keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Paavo throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Blake cracks Paavo with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Blake walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Paavo checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Blake cracks Paavo with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Paavo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo throws a lazy head kick
and Blake counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Paavo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo throws a combination that misses
and Blake counters with a nice uppercut.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It looked like Blake was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Paavo.
Paavo fails with an attempt to clinch.
Blake connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Blake 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.
Blake avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Blake waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
Paavo throws a quick inside leg kick.
Blake clobbers Paavo with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Blake connects with a solid leg kick.
Blake fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Blake.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for William Blake. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Nice uppercut there from Blake.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A nice leg kick lands there from Blake.
Blake throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Blake.
Paavo walks into a jab.
Blake walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Paavo checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Paavo tries a head kick but it misses.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Blake keeps Paavo at a distance using the push kick.
Blake checks a low kick from Paavo.
Blake is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Paavo can do to turn this around?
Blake checks the leg kick.
Blake throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Blake scores with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blake misses with a low kick.
Paavo swings for the body but Blake moves out of range.
Blake feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Blake misses with a low kick.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blake manages to avoid it.
A big right from Blake misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Paavo fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Blake, pushing him back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blake.
Blake is looking to take this one to the mat.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Blake prevents a body shot from Paavo.
Blake blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blake.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Blake lands a shot to the body.
Blake scores with a shot to the side of Paavo's head.
Paavo lands with a left to the head.
Blake throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Blake.
Blake scores with a shoulder strike.
Nice body punch from Paavo.

Paavo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Paavo takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo misses with a leg kick
and Blake counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Blake throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Blake shoots for a double leg takedown but Paavo sprawls well. He's pushed Blake's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Blake sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Blake misses with an uppercut.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Blake's leg. Blake is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo misses with a leg kick
enabling Blake to counter with a crisp jab.
Blake slips a jab from Paavo.
Blake keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Blake.
Paavo motions for Blake to come forward. Paavo throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A swing and a miss from Blake.
Blake ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Blake shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Paavo as he jumps to the side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for William Blake. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tests Blake's chin there with a solid looking shot.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Blake's leg. Blake is trying to keep his angry face on.
Blake swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Paavo.
Blake lands a lovely overhand right.
Paavo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blake.
Blake shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Paavo but Paavo pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Blake misses with an attempted mid kick.
Paavo tries to counter by closing the distance.

Blake shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Paavo is trying to defend but Blake finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Paavo is looking for a sweep. Blake is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Paavo manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Blake keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Paavo breaks from the clinch.
Paavo misses with a right hand

and Blake holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Blake goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Blake avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Blake blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Paavo can't break the clinch.
Blake is leaning against Paavo and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Blake swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blake takes a shot to the head.
Blake goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blake swings away with an uppercut that misses.
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 William Blake will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. And we move into the final round!


Paavo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Blake.
Blake bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Paavo takes one to the chin there.
Blake scores with a hook to the body. Paavo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Paavo clinches.
Paavo has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A right handed body shot lands from Paavo.
Blake misses with a short punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Blake.
Blake lands a nice uppercut.
Blake misses with some punches.
Blake tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Paavo.
Blake doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blake has a couple of punches blocked by Paavo.

Paavo breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A good leg kick by Blake.
Blake lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Paavo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Blake is looking to counter punch.
Paavo throws a leg kick that is checked
and Blake cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Paavo fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Blake looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Blake tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Blake just misses with a punch to the body.
Blake looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Blake's leg. Blake is trying to keep his angry face on.
Blake throws a low kick, looking for Paavo's leg but Paavo calmly moves out of range.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Paavo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Blake throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
Blake fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Paavo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Blake ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blake takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Paavo cracks Blake with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Paavo walks into a straight right hand from Blake.

Paavo fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Blake, pushing him back against the cage.
Blake lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Blake doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Blake.
Blake lands a hook that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Blake lands with a right to the head.
Blake tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blake.
A head punch on the inside from Blake fails to land.
Blake lands a body shot in the clinch.
Blake lands with a short head shot on the inside.
William Blake has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Blake avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Blake's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Blake lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Paavo is trying to break the clinch but Blake is controlling him.
Blake lands with a short shot to the head.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Blake is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Paavo gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Blake lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Blake avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Blake gets through Paavo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Blake uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Blake stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Blake or not.
Blake blocking some punches.
Blake scores with a hook to the body.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Blake.
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!
Blake lands with a light punch inside.
Paavo blocking some punches.
Blake lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Blake lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Blake manages to break the clinch.
Paavo needs to keep his hands up - Blake had a free shot at his head there.
Paavo on the wrong end of a nice jab.

Paavo is rocked!
Paavo throws a series of punches but Blake moves out of range.
Paavo is still on wobbly legs! Can Blake finish him?
Paavo's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Blake connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Paavo scrambles back to his feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Blake drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Paavo regains half guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge George Francis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... William Blake!

William Blake decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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FIGHT
RATING
77%

 

Event: Ascension 0318     
Date:   Mar 18, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo and Yong Wright. Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Wright has chosen Neon Indian - Slumlord as his entrance music. Eliitti Paavo could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Yong Wright's chin.

155 cm
27
137 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
165 cm
37
146 lbs
18 - 13 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Perkele!

Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Yong Wright!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Daniel Franklin and George Francis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wright lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Wright connects with a solid leg kick.
Paavo lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Paavo cracks Wright with a right hand to the side of the head.
Wright is looking to score with low kicks.

Paavo clinches up with Wright and pushes him back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Wright fails to land.
Wright has a couple of punches blocked by Paavo.
Paavo lands a nice uppercut.
Wright misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Paavo.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A shot in the inside from Paavo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Wright creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Paavo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wright backwards.
Wright swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Paavo lands a body punch.
Wright tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Wright back against the cage.
Paavo lands a shoulder strike.
Paavo lands an uppercut.

Wright is rocked!
Wright misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wright is still on wobbly legs! Can Paavo finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo lands with a short shot to the head.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wright throws a head punch that misses.

Paavo drops Wright onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Wright is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Paavo creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Wright's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Wright drops to his knees and Paavo pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Eliitti Paavo!
After the fight, Eliitti Paavo 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.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
86%

 

Event: Ascension 0218     
Date:   Feb 18, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo and Fujiwara Tsuyoshi. Paavo's entrance music is Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. A fine choice. Tsuyoshi comes into a darkened arena with his song building. WHISPERED - HOLD THE SWORD kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

155 cm
27
137 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
172 cm
26
145 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Fast

Perkele!

King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Fujiwara Tsuyoshi!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Stewart Dunkirk and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tsuyoshi misses with an uppercut. Paavo saw that one coming.
Tsuyoshi throws a series of punches but Paavo avoids them all with ease.
Tsuyoshi misses with a looping left.
Paavo is looking to counter with a body kick.
A shot to the liver by Tsuyoshi. Beautiful body shot.
Paavo doesn't manage to clinch there - Tsuyoshi circles away.
Tsuyoshi throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

It looks like Eliitti Paavo has been cut.
Tsuyoshi throws a leg kick that misses.
Tsuyoshi throws a good cross that connects.
Tsuyoshi throws a leg kick that misses.
Tsuyoshi throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Tsuyoshi misses with a two punch combination.
Tsuyoshi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Paavo misses with a hook. Tsuyoshi ducked under it nicely.
Tsuyoshi on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A solid body kick from Paavo.
Paavo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Tsuyoshi throws a leg kick
and Paavo counters with a straight right hand.
Tsuyoshi looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
Paavo jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Tsuyoshi throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Tsuyoshi throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Fujiwara Tsuyoshi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tsuyoshi takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsuyoshi just misses with a punch to the body.
Tsuyoshi throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo throws a sloppy head kick and Tsuyoshi moves out of range easily.

Paavo fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Tsuyoshi, pushing him back against the cage.
Tsuyoshi missing with knees to the body.
Paavo throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Tsuyoshi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tsuyoshi throws an elbow but it misses.
Tsuyoshi missing with knees to the body.
Paavo avoiding damage as Tsuyoshi throws knees to the body.
Paavo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tsuyoshi backwards.
Paavo managing to block the knees to the body from Tsuyoshi.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tsuyoshi is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Paavo is defending well for now.
Paavo pushes Tsuyoshi back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tsuyoshi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Paavo managing to block the knees to the body from Tsuyoshi.
Tsuyoshi misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Paavo.
Paavo managing to block the knees to the body from Tsuyoshi.
Tsuyoshi tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Paavo avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Tsuyoshi missing with knees to the body.
Tsuyoshi softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Paavo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Paavo pushes Tsuyoshi back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo struggles to land a body shot inside as Tsuyoshi controls his hands.
Tsuyoshi tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Paavo avoids it.
Tsuyoshi's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Paavo jumps guard and drags Tsuyoshi to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.

Paavo is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Tsuyoshi is aware though and is defending well.

Paavo had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Tsuyoshi defends it easily.
Tsuyoshi trying to control but Paavo is working from the bottom.
Paavo looking to hit a scissor sweep but Tsuyoshi is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Tsuyoshi has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Paavo is proving hard to escape from.
Paavo looking to control.
Paavo looking for a sweep. Not yet Paavo, not yet.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Tsuyoshi seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Paavo wants to sweep here but Tsuyoshi controlling him for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.

Paavo looking for a guillotine here but Tsuyoshi defends easily.

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

Paavo is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Paavo looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Tsuyoshi slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
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 Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Eliitti Paavo's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Paavo fails to land with a series of punches.
Tsuyoshi misses with a straight right.
Tsuyoshi digs a good hook to Paavo's body.
Paavo wants to clinch.
Paavo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tsuyoshi.
Tsuyoshi lands with a nice body punch.
Paavo throws a body kick that misses.
Paavo throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Nice defenses there by Paavo.
Nice shot lands for Paavo.
Tsuyoshi connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo catches Tsuyoshi with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Tsuyoshi scores with a sloppy right hand. Paavo should have avoided that one.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jab, jab by Paavo - just one landing.
Paavo connects with a right hand. Tsuyoshi shakes it off.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paavo tries to bum rush Tsuyoshi with a series of wild strikes but Tsuyoshi uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo walks into a left hand.
Tsuyoshi on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Tsuyoshi swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Tsuyoshi misses the target.

Paavo has taken the fight to the clinch.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tsuyoshi tries to land knees in the clinch but Paavo avoids the damage to the body.
With the fighters up against the cage, Tsuyoshi throws an elbow but misses.
Eliitti Paavo has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Paavo scores with a shoulder strike.
Tsuyoshi lands an elbow that stopped Paavo in his tracks for a moment.
Tsuyoshi misses with a body punch.
Paavo tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Tsuyoshi just stands there and leans against the cage.
Tsuyoshi can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
Tsuyoshi working Paavo over with knees to the body.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Tsuyoshi.
A short body shot lands from Paavo as the two fighters clinch.
Tsuyoshi trying to land knees to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Paavo manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Paavo is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo trying to control the position.
Paavo bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Tsuyoshi's guard.

Paavo slips nicely into half guard.
Paavo keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Paavo works his way into full mount!
Paavo controlling the pace for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo trying to control but Tsuyoshi is having none of it.
Eliitti Paavo overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Tsuyoshi tries to hold on but Paavo pushes him away.
Tsuyoshi is squirming around, avoiding Paavo's attempts to control the action.

Paavo wants to finish this one by submission but Tsuyoshi is holding onto his waist, trying to prevent any attacks from Paavo.

Paavo has hold of Tsuyoshi's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Tsuyoshi manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Paavo can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Tsuyoshi is looking to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Paavo avoids the attempt from Tsuyoshi to control.

Paavo swings around for an armbar and he's got it! Wow, that came out of nowhere! What a finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:46 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Eliitti Paavo!
After the fight, Eliitti Paavo 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.
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Event: Ascension 0211     
Date:   Feb 11, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Eliitti Paavo and Clint Cartwright. Paavo comes to the cage accompanied by Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Cartwright has chosen Total Domination as his entrance music. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

155 cm
27
137 lbs
10 - 6 - 0
170 cm
30
141 lbs
15 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Clint Cartwright!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Donald Grub and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo swats away the attempt to clinch by Cartwright.
Cartwright displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paavo throws out the jab.
Cartwright fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Paavo avoids it really well and circles away.
Paavo scores with a nice body kick.
Cartwright looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Paavo is fending him off so far but Cartwright persists. Nope, Paavo circles away and we're back to standing.
Paavo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo misses with an uppercut

and Cartwright counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Paavo!

Paavo throws Cartwright to one side and escapes!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cartwright tries to close the distance and clinch but Paavo swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Paavo clinches up against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Paavo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo is pressed up against the cage. Cartwright has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Paavo down to the mat. Paavo avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Clint Cartwright.
Paavo throws a leg kick which misses Cartwright's front leg but catches the back leg as Cartwright tries to avoid it.
Paavo misses with a double jab.
Paavo lands an overhand right.
Paavo lands with a right hand.
Cartwright shoots in looking for a takedown but Paavo manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Cartwright's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
A jab from Paavo does it's job there.
Cartwright tries to move into range but Paavo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Cartwright moved out of range.
Cartwright gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Paavo counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

Paavo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Paavo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo misses with a punch to the body.

Cartwright is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Paavo can't fight it off and eventually Cartwright manages to take the fight to the floor. Paavo looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo is looking to stand up but Cartwright isn't so interested in that idea.
Paavo keeping full guard, as Cartwright tries to pass.
Paavo pulls Cartwright in close to prevent any damage.
Paavo wants to get back to his feet but Cartwright is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Cartwright looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Cartwright throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Cartwright throwing strikes from guard but Paavo blocks nicely.
Paavo seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Cartwright throwing strikes but missing.
Cartwright throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Paavo works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Cartwright has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Cartwright working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Paavo looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Paavo preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Paavo looking for a sweep. Not yet Paavo, not yet.
Paavo controlling Cartwright's posture.

Paavo uses the cage to get back to his feet.

Paavo clinches up with Cartwright and pushes him back against the cage.
Cartwright looking for a takedown.
Cartwright fails to pull guard.
Cartwright lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Cartwright jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Paavo walks away with a smile on his face. Cartwright gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Cartwright checks it

and Cartwright counters with a nice double leg into guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Paavo is adopting a defensive guard.
Cartwright scoring with punches to the head and body.
Cartwright landing some decent shots from guard.
Paavo seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Cartwright won't allow Paavo to get back to his feet.
Cartwright looking to pass the guard.
Paavo is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Cartwright throwing strikes but missing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Paavo misses with a hook. Cartwright ducked under it nicely.

Paavo clinches with his opponent.
Cartwright tries to score a body lock takedown but Paavo shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Paavo lands with a left to the head.
Cartwright goes for a takedown in the clinch but Paavo prevents it.
Cartwright blocking some punches.
Cartwright tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Clint Cartwright.
Paavo lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Cartwright.
Cartwright tries to pull guard but Paavo holds him up against the cage and eventually Cartwright drops back down to his feet.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cartwright.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short right from Paavo on the inside.
Cartwright is looking for a takedown.
Cartwright drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Cartwright tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cartwrights head.
Paavo is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cartwright can do to turn this around?
Cartwright tries to pull guard but Paavo forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cartwright has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Paavo is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Paavo scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.

Cartwright gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Paavo regains guard.

Paavo has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Cartwright has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
Eliitti Paavo has scored more points in the clinch so far.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cartwright jumps guard but Paavo turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Paavo is pressed up against the cage. Cartwright has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Paavo down to the mat. Paavo avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Cartwright looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Paavo is fending him off so far but Cartwright persists. Nope, Paavo circles away and we're back to standing.
An attempted straight right counter from Paavo misses the target.
Cartwright is breathing heavily.
Cartwright takes a body punch but keeps moving.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Cartwright.
Paavo fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Cartwright on the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Paavo gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A short right from Paavo.
Cartwright wants to take the fight to the mat but Paavo manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Paavo scores with a nice hook to the head.
Paavo is pressed up against the cage. Cartwright has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Paavo down to the mat. Paavo avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cartwright fails with an attempt to clinch.

Paavo clinches.
Paavo lands a hook that snaps the head of Cartwright backwards.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cartwright changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Paavo fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Cartwright takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Cartwright slips under a jab.
Nice defenses there by Cartwright.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Cartwright changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Paavo lands a nice shot to the body.
Cartwright tries to clinch but Paavo moves out of range.
Cartwright takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Eliitti Paavo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Paavo lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Paavo shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Cartwright eats them both and turns towards Paavo to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Cartwright is working for takedown but Paavo is calmly controlling the position for now.
Cartwright changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Paavo fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Paavo is looking to slow Cartwright down with leg kicks.
Paavo misses with a leg kick.
Paavo is looking to chop away at Cartwright's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Cartwright with a lazy takedown attempt

and Paavo moves into the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cartwright has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Paavo after a bit of a struggle.
Cartwright wants a takedown but no success here.
Paavo tries a body shot but Cartwright blocks it.
Cartwright wants a takedown.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Paavo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo gets underhooks to prevent Cartwright's takedown attempt.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cartwright.

Cartwright has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Paavo uses from the top position.
Clint Cartwright has got the better of the ground game so far.
Paavo engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

Paavo decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eliitti Paavo dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Paavo.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Cartwright changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Cartwright doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Cartwright fails to land the takedown.
A left lands for Paavo.
Paavo swings for the body but Cartwright moves out of range.
Cartwright with the counter takedown but Paavo avoids it easily.
Paavo throws a shot from downtown. Cartwright moves away and avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Paavo darts in and clinches Cartwright up against the cage.
Cartwright tries to score a body lock takedown but Paavo shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Cartwright goes for a takedown in the clinch but Paavo prevents it.
Eliitti Paavo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Clint Cartwright.
Paavo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short left from Paavo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cartwright drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Paavo.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Cartwright.
Cartwright is trying to pull guard but Paavo has him pressed against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Paavo.
Paavo gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Cartwright.
Cartwright takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Paavo scores with a shoulder strike.
Cartwright looking for a takedown.
Paavo is pressed up against the cage. Cartwright has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Paavo down to the mat. Paavo avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Paavo lands a nice hook to Cartwright's body. Cartwright takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cartwright dives in for a single leg takedown but Paavo sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Jab by Paavo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo connects with a single shot there.
Cartwright has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Paavo.
Cartwright tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo slaps away a takedown attempt from Cartwright, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Paavo uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Paavo tries to land a front kick but Cartwright steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Cartwright tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Cartwright shoots in but no luck this time.

Paavo closes the distance and pushes Cartwright back into the cage.
A short right from Paavo on the inside.
Paavo is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Cartwright fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Paavo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Cartwright is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Paavo pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Paavo presses Cartwright against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo lands a left hand.
Cartwright blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Paavo.
Cartwright blocking some punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Paavo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Cartwright is rocked!
Paavo is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Cartwright is still on wobbly legs! Can Paavo finish him?
A right hook to the body lands for Paavo.
Cartwright seems to have recovered his senses.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cartwright has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Paavo is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A shot in the inside from Paavo.
Paavo presses Cartwright against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Paavo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Cartwright or not.
Paavo pushes Cartwright back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Paavo scores with a shoulder strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo is working Cartwright over against the cage.
Paavo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cartwright backwards.
Cartwright drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Clint Cartwright has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo lands a left hand that snaps the head of Cartwright backwards.
Cartwright blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cartwright has Paavo pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Paavo manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Cartwright drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.

Cartwright jumps guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Paavo controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Paavo trying to stand up but can't free himself from Cartwright's guard.
Paavo controls from within his opponent's guard.
Cartwright trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:25
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 30:25
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 30:25

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Eliitti Paavo!

In his post fight interview, Eliitti Paavo started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: CFC 412     
Date:   Dec 07, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Ravi Vamoosh and Eliitti Paavo. Vamoosh's entrance music is The Roaring Tiger. A fine choice. Paavo has chosen Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All as his entrance music. 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.

171 cm
27
148 lbs
17 - 6 - 1
155 cm
26
137 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

PED Nutrition
Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ravi Vamoosh!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Vamoosh.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Vamoosh checks it
and Vamoosh counters with a straight right hand.
Paavo walks into a stiff left hand from Vamoosh.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vamoosh.
Vamoosh throws a push kick but Paavo slaps the foot to one side.
A nice leg kick lands there from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Paavo throws a leg kick
and Vamoosh counters with a straight right hand.
Vamoosh tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Vamoosh.
Paavo tries to counter by closing the distance.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Vamoosh misses with a looping right.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vamoosh.
Paavo swings widly with a right hand
and Vamoosh counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Paavo thinking.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vamoosh missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vamoosh takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo misses with a body kick.
Vamoosh blocks a low kick nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo blocks a low kick nicely.
Paavo swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Vamoosh bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Paavo's head.
Vamoosh is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Vamoosh, as that shot connected.
Paavo walks forward, straight into a front kick from Vamoosh.
Paavo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Vamoosh manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Vamoosh cracks Paavo with an open hand slap.
Vamoosh misses with a lunging right hand

and Paavo counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Vamoosh lands a body shot.
Vamoosh tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vamoosh.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Paavo on the inside.
Vamoosh misses with the head strike.
Vamoosh blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Paavo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vamoosh misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Vamoosh blocks a body shot from Paavo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo blocking some punches.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo tries a body shot but Vamoosh blocks it.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vamoosh blocks a body shot from Paavo.
Vamoosh misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Vamoosh blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vamoosh lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Paavo backwards.
Vamoosh misses with a punch on the inside.
Vamoosh looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Vamoosh tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Paavo lands a left hand.
Vamoosh lands a body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Vamoosh.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vamoosh tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vamoosh blocks an uppercut.
Vamoosh tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vamoosh tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Paavo prevents a body shot from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Vamoosh tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vamoosh tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Vamoosh back against the cage.
Paavo goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Paavo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Vamoosh blocks an uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Vamoosh.
A right hook to the body lands for Vamoosh.
A nice left hand lands by Paavo.
Vamoosh lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Paavo.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vamoosh pushes Paavo back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vamoosh tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo lands a right hand.
Come on Vamoosh - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Vamoosh uses good head movement to avoid it.
Still in the clinch, Paavo scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vamoosh blocks an uppercut.
Paavo can't find room to land a body shot as Vamoosh controls the action.
Paavo blocking some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Vamoosh lands a body punch in the clinch.
A short right from Paavo.
Vamoosh doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo lands a shot to the body.

Vamoosh breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Paavo walks into a left hand.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Paavo. Vamoosh shrugs it off though.
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 Ravi Vamoosh will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Vamoosh takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Paavo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vamoosh quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Paavo is looking to chop away at Vamoosh's legs.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Vamoosh.
Paavo walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Vamoosh checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Vamoosh is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Vamoosh checks a leg kick.

Vamoosh feints and as Paavo raises his hands in defense, Vamoosh changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Paavo not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Paavo preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Vamoosh wants to control from the top but Paavo keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vamoosh won't allow Paavo to get back to his feet.
Vamoosh engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Vamoosh throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Paavo works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vamoosh scoring with punches to the head and body.
Vamoosh throws an elbow that misses. Paavo uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Vamoosh's guard. Nice move by Paavo!

Paavo is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Paavo trying to control but Vamoosh is working from the bottom.
Paavo is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Vamoosh will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Vamoosh wants to sweep here but Paavo controlling him for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Vamoosh wants to sweep here but Paavo controlling him for the moment.
Paavo trying to control but Vamoosh is working from the bottom.

Vamoosh working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Paavo doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Paavo manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Paavo is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Paavo.
Paavo is looking to clinch.
Paavo misses with a few strikes there.
Vamoosh lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Vamoosh keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Vamoosh lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Vamoosh.
Vamoosh misses with a body shot.
Paavo throws out a counter right but Vamoosh avoids it with no problem.
Paavo drops his hands momentarily and Vamoosh takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Jab by Vamoosh.
Vamoosh pushes Paavo away with a front kick.
Paavo is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Paavo scores with a kick to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Vamoosh. That one must have hurt.
Vamoosh misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh throws a low kick but Paavo avoids it.
Paavo tries to land a front kick but Vamoosh steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Vamoosh lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Paavo at a distance.
Paavo misses with a leg kick.
Vamoosh bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Paavo's head backwards.
Vamoosh fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Paavo.

Paavo instigates a clinch.
Vamoosh swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vamoosh tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paavo's elbow.
Vamoosh looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

Vamoosh breaks from the clinch.
Vamoosh uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Paavo takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Vamoosh looks to score with a jab to the body but Paavo is just out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ravi Vamoosh dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Paavo misses with a straight right.
And Vamoosh counters with a quick kick to the body but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Vamoosh sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo misses with a wild body shot.
Vamoosh pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Vamoosh throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Vamoosh defending well as Paavo loads up on a big left hand.

Paavo has Vamoosh up against the cage in a clinch.
Vamoosh blocks an uppercut.
Vamoosh goes for a takedown in the clinch but Paavo prevents it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vamoosh goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Vamoosh.

Vamoosh breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vamoosh moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Paavo closes the distance and pushes Vamoosh back into the cage.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Vamoosh.
Vamoosh tries a body shot but Paavo blocks it.

Vamoosh breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Paavo wants to clinch.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Vamoosh loads up on a big right hand but Paavo slips the punch.
Vamoosh throws a low kick, looking for Paavo's leg but Paavo calmly moves out of range.
Vamoosh looks to land a right hand but Paavo moved out of range.
Paavo steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Vamoosh.
Paavo bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vamoosh's head backwards.
Paavo scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A head kick from Vamoosh lands but Paavo takes it in his stride.
Vamoosh on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Paavo. Paavo obviously looking to wear him down.
Paavo slips a straight right by Vamoosh.
Paavo looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vamoosh tries to score with a low kick but Paavo moves his leg out of the way.
Paavo counters with a body kick.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
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!
Vamoosh throws a lazy right hand but Paavo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Paavo checks a low kick from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Paavo goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Vamoosh ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Paavo.
Vamoosh throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Paavo's head.

It looks like Eliitti Paavo has been cut.
Paavo feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Vamooshs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Paavo 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 Vamoosh has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Vamoosh and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Vamoosh scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Paavo ducks under a wild hook from Vamoosh.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Vamoosh checks it.
Paavo tries to work over Vamoosh's front leg with a kick but Vamoosh checks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh throws a chopping leg kick but Paavo manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Paavo is looking to chop away at Vamoosh's legs.
It looked like Vamoosh was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Paavo.
Paavo wants to clinch up but Vamoosh keeps it at a distance.
Paavo lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vamoosh at a distance.
Vamoosh connects with a good right hand that stumbles Paavo. Paavo circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A combination from Paavo does no damage.
A slapping body kick lands there for Vamoosh.
Vamoosh lets loose with a powerful body kick. Paavo will feel that in the morning.
Vamoosh is looking to slow Paavo down with leg kicks.
Paavo cracks the inside of Vamoosh's front leg.
Vamoosh scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Vamoosh misses the jab.
A jab from Paavo misses.
Nice sprawl there from Paavo as Vamoosh shoots in.
Vamoosh lunges at Paavo with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Paavo's hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo throws a body kick that misses.
Paavo takes a body punch but keeps moving.
That kick from Vamoosh tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Vamoosh goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Paavo misses with a leg kick
and Vamoosh connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Vamoosh throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo throws a wild body kick that Vamoosh sees coming a mile off.
Vamoosh throws a quick counter kick to the body but Paavo avoids it.
Vamoosh walks into a stiff left hand from Paavo.
Vamoosh throws a hook but Paavo avoids it easily.
Nice cross by Vamoosh.
Ravi Vamoosh is winning the standup battle so far.
Paavo throws a low kick but Vamoosh moves out of range easily.
Vamoosh lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo takes one to the chin there.
Ravi Vamoosh is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Vamoosh blocks the body kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Ravi Vamoosh.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Vamoosh, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ravi Vamoosh!

Our winner, Ravi Vamoosh, 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: CFC 409     
Date:   Nov 18, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jiri Sayonara and Eliitti Paavo. Sayonara comes to the cage accompanied by Edge Of The Blade. Paavo is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

178 cm
26
147 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
155 cm
26
137 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jiri Sayonara!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Elvis Blanc and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sayonara avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Sayonara lands a jab.
Nice defenses there by Sayonara.
Sayonara lands with a thumping leg kick.

Paavo moves into the clinch successfully.
Sayonara struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Sayonara fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sayonara backwards.
I was talking to Sayonara's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Paavo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sayonara backwards.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sayonara misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sayonara.
Paavo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sayonara's elbow.
Sayonara tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Sayonara.
Paavo cracks Sayonara with a nice body shot.
Sayonara doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Paavo lands a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sayonara lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Sayonara goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sayonara lands a nice uppercut.
Paavo lands a right hand.
Sayonara misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sayonara misses with a knee strike.
Paavo throws a punch but it's blocked by Sayonara.
Sayonara misses with a punch on the inside.
Sayonara throws a punch but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Paavo has a couple of punches blocked by Sayonara.
Sayonara lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Paavo lands with a right to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Paavo.
Paavo digs a right hand into Sayonara's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Sayonara's gas tank.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sayonara.
Sayonara struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sayonara.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paavo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sayonara.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sayonara.
Sayonara stalling the fight.
Paavo scores with a nice hook to the head.
Paavo misses with the head strike.
Sayonara tries to work over Paavo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sayonara struggles to land a body shot inside as Paavo controls his hands.
Sayonara tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Sayonara back against the cage.
Paavo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Paavo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sayonara prevents a body shot from Paavo.
Sayonara tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Paavo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sayonara misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sayonara tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Sayonara back against the cage.
Sayonara stalling the fight.
Paavo tries to work over Sayonara's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Sayonara misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sayonara tries to stall but Paavo uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Sayonara is leaning against Paavo and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Paavo lands with a left to the head.
A short uppercut from Sayonara.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
Paavo prevents a body shot from Sayonara.
Sayonara blocks an uppercut.
Paavo lands with a left to the head.
Paavo gets through Sayonara's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Sayonara tries to stall but Paavo uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

Sayonara pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Sayonara throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Sayonara throws a low kick, looking for Paavo's leg but Paavo calmly moves out of range.
Good work by Paavo as he checks the leg kick.
Paavo misses the jab.
Both fighters circling a little - Sayonara finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Sayonara just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo moves out of range of the leg kick from Sayonara.
Paavo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo blocks a low kick nicely.
Sayonara slips a jab from Paavo.
Paavo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Paavo there as he acknowledges the shot.
Nice jab there from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a shot to the body
and Sayonara counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Paavo tries to close the distance and clinch but Sayonara swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Some bone on bone action there as Paavo checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Paavo let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Nice cross by Sayonara.
Paavo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A low kick from Sayonara misses
and Paavo counters with a nice body kick.
Sayonara scores with a nice body kick.
Sayonara lets loose with a powerful body kick. Paavo will feel that in the morning.
Paavo throws a body kick that misses.
Sayonara feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Paavo throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sayonara throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Paavo counter with a right hand.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Eliitti Paavo will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Sayonara is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Sayonara moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.
Sayonara bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sayonara's calf.
Sayonara uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Paavo works Sayonara's body with a nice hook.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Paavo takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Sayonara moves out of range of the strikes.
A low kick from Paavo is predictable there
and Sayonara counters with a nice uppercut.
Sayonara throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Sayonara sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paavo tries to clinch there but Sayonara circles away.
Nice defenses there by Sayonara.
Sayonara tries to land a front kick but Paavo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Paavo misses with a left hand
and Sayonara counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo throws an overhand right that lands on Sayonara's shoulder, as Sayonara tries to avoid the shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Sayonara misses the target.
Sayonara checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Paavo misses with a body kick.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Sayonara is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Jab from Sayonara.
Sayonara thumps Paavo with a low kick.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sayonara is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Paavo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sayonara's sensitive parts.
Sayonara digs a good hook to Paavo's body.

Paavo moves into the clinch.
Sayonara swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Sayonara fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Sayonara.
Paavo presses Sayonara against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Paavo scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paavo misses with a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Sayonara breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sayonara lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
Sayonara throws the kick towards the body but Paavo avoids it.
Sayonara takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Sayonara throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Sayonara connects with a crisp jab.
Sayonara is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Sayonara tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Paavo paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Paavo feints and then cracks Sayonara's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sayonara down.
Decent striking displayed by Paavo there.
Sayonara takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Paavo forces Sayonara back against the cage and clinches.
Paavo throws a head punch that misses.
Paavo struggles to land a body shot inside as Sayonara controls his hands.
Sayonara tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Sayonara back against the cage.
Sayonara tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Sayonara back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paavo.
Paavo misses with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sayonara breaks the clinch.
Paavo throws a lazy head kick
and Sayonara counters with a solid body kick.
Jiri Sayonara is winning the standup battle so far.
Paavo misses with a left hand
and Sayonara counters with a stiff right hand.
Paavo throws a solid leg kick but Sayonara takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Paavo.
A good leg kick by Paavo.
Sayonara connects with a crisp jab.
Paavo is looking to clinch.
Sayonara scores with a decent looking hook.
Good exchange - Paavo coming out on top.
Sayonara throws a leg kick that misses.
Sayonara throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo takes a swing at Sayonara's ribcage but misses.
Sayonara looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Sayonara misses the shot to the body.
Paavo is trying to counter with his kicks.
Sayonara jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A nice side step and Paavo releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sayonara scores with a nice strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sayonara looks to land a body kick but Paavo moved away.
A shot to the body from Paavo misses
letting Sayonara counter with a right hand.
Sayonara misses with a low kick.
Sayonara throws a series of punches but Paavo avoids them all with ease.
Sayonara's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Paavo connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Sayonara scrambles back to his feet.
Paavo tries to clinch
and Sayonara counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Paavo throws a lazy right hand but Sayonara sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sayonara was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sayonara is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Paavo checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Paavo stalks Sayonara and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Sayonara's face. Sayonara staggers backwards, shaken.

It looks like Jiri Sayonara has been cut.
Paavo stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

Sayonara is rocked!
Sayonara misses with a straight left.
Oh Sayonara is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Sayonara misses with a body kick.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Paavo creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Sayonara's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Sayonara drops to his knees and Paavo pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Eliitti Paavo!
A very excited looking Eliitti Paavo 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: CFC 404 TOKYO     
Date:   Oct 29, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Alex Coxall and Eliitti Paavo. Paavo comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

167 cm
35
135 lbs
12 - 7 - 1
155 cm
25
137 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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PED Nutrition
Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Alex Coxall!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coxall pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Paavo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Paavo lands with a right hand.
A head kick from Coxall lands but Paavo takes it in his stride.

Coxall has managed to clinch.
Paavo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Coxall blocks an uppercut.
Paavo working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch on the inside from Paavo fails to land.
I was talking to Coxall's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Coxall misses with a hook from the clinch.
Paavo can't find room to land a body shot as Coxall controls the action.
Coxall swings wildly with an uppercut but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coxall digs a right hand into Paavo's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Paavo's gas tank.
Coxall can't find room to land a body shot as Paavo controls the action.
Paavo blocks a body shot from Coxall.
Paavo tries a body shot but Coxall blocks it.
Paavo is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Coxall is keeping busy.
Stalling in the clinch from Coxall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Coxall backwards.
Paavo lands a body shot in the clinch.
Paavo stalling in the clinch but Coxall improves position.
Paavo keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Coxall's efforts to push away.
Paavo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Coxall tries to throw a body punch but Paavo avoids it by throwing Coxall back against the cage.
Paavo tries to throw a body punch but Coxall avoids it by throwing Paavo back against the cage.
Paavo struggles to land a body shot inside as Coxall controls his hands.
Coxall lands a shoulder strike.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Coxall blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Coxall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coxall lands a body punch.

Coxall drags the fight down to the ground.

Coxall working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Paavo doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Oh but Coxall is tightening it up a little... Paavo has to be careful here... He's got his foot tucked under now, this looks tight! Paavo reacted too slowly and this one could be over in a matter of seconds! YES! Paavo taps out! Nice BJJ there by Coxall!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Alex Coxall!
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Event: CFC 397     
Date:   Oct 07, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Larusso and Eliitti Paavo. Larusso comes to the cage accompanied by Glory of love. Paavo has chosen Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All as his entrance music. Daniel Larusso could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Eliitti Paavo's chin.

170 cm
29
144 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
155 cm
25
137 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Daniel Larusso!
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 Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Steve Smith and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Larusso throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Paavo slips a straight right by Larusso.
Paavo swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Larusso moves out of range of the body kick from Paavo.
Paavo checks a low kick from Larusso.
Larusso misses with a hook.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Larusso connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Paavo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Larusso.
Paavo misses with an uppercut.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Larusso checks it
and Larusso counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
A jab from Paavo misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Larusso connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Paavo needs to keep his hands up - Larusso had a free shot at his head there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A slow jab from Larusso misses its intended target.
A clash of legs there as Larusso blocks the low kick.
Larusso throwing a counter right hand but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Larusso missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Larusso throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo tries to counter with a clinch but Larusso shakes him off and moves away.
Larusso lands a head kick. Paavo smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Larusso throws out a loose jab but Paavo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paavo is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Larusso wants to slow Paavo down by chopping away at his legs.
A bone on bone clash there as Paavo blocks the leg kick.
Paavo digs a good hook to Larusso's body.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Larusso manages to avoid it.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
Larusso moves away from the strike by Paavo.
A thudding body kick lands there by Larusso!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Paavo, as that shot connected.
Paavo connects with a leg kick. Larusso looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Larusso digs a good body shot into Paavo's ribs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Paavo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Larusso is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Larusso keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Larusso uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a head kick.
Larusso scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A big left from Larusso misses.
Paavo looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paavo scores with a hook to the body. Larusso takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Larusso looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
Larusso blocks a low kick nicely.
Larusso thinks about countering with a head kick.
Paavo throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Larusso throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paavo looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paavo misses the jab.
Paavo takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Larusso avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Larusso throws a quick counter head kick but Paavo was just out of range.
Paavo throws a shot to the body.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Paavo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Larusso moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso throws a leg kick but Paavo moved away.
Larusso lands a jab to Paavo's midsection.
Paavo walks into a jab.
Paavo moves out of range of the body kick.
Larusso connects with a body shot that sends Paavo's belly button to the back.
Good leg kick by Larusso there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Larusso feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Paavos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Nice body punch from Larusso.
Larusso throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Larusso misses with an uppercut.
Larusso throws a head kick that Paavo semi-blocks.
Larusso waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
Larusso throws a lazy uppercut
and Paavo finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Larusso throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Paavo explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Larusso misses with a straight right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Larusso eats them both and turns towards Paavo to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Paavo takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Larusso manages to avoid it.
Larusso throws the left hand but Paavo avoids the punch easily.
Paavo looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Larusso is looking to land body kicks.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
A punch lands to the side of Larusso 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Larusso tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo swings for the body but Larusso moves out of range.
It looked like Larusso was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Paavo.
Paavo misses with a looping right.
Larusso catches Paavo with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Larusso misses with a right hand
and Paavo makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Larusso moved out of range nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paavo checks a low kick from Larusso.
Paavo tries to counter with a clinch but Larusso shakes him off and moves away.
Paavo throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Larusso.
Larusso has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Paavo finds it's way round the side to connect with Larusso's head.
Paavo tries to clinch but Larusso is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Larusso uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Larusso tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Paavo there as he acknowledges the shot.
Larusso throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Larusso missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Paavo throws a leg kick that misses.
Larusso lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Paavo drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Larusso lands with a kick to the ribs.
Larusso tests Paavo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Larusso.
Larusso delivers a nice body kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Paavo throws a combination that misses
and Larusso counters with a leg kick.
Larusso uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Larusso was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso avoids a kick to the body.
Paavo misses with a hook. Larusso ducked under it nicely.
Larusso fires out a quick counter leg kick but Paavo just manages to avoid it.
Paavo slips under a jab from Larusso.
A nice side step and Paavo releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A swing and a miss from Larusso.
Larusso with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Larusso uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Paavo just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromLarusso.
Paavo throws a wild body kick that Larusso sees coming a mile off.
Paavo feints and then cracks Larusso's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Larusso down.
Paavo cracks Larusso with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A nice combination there by Paavo.
Paavo throws a head kick that misses.
Larusso ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Larusso swats away the attempt to clinch by Paavo.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Larusso moved out of range.
Larusso moves out of range of the strikes.
Larusso is looking to score with low kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Larusso pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Larusso is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Paavo can do to turn this around?
Larusso ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Larusso scores with a nice strike.
Larusso lands a leg kick that knocks Paavo off balance momentarily.
Larusso moves away from the strike by Paavo.
Larusso throws a sloppy head kick and Paavo moves out of range easily.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Paavo might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Larusso has got the better of the exchanges.
Paavo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Larusso saw it coming and moves away.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Larusso pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Larusso moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Larusso misses with a head kick.
Paavo throws a series of punches but Larusso moves out of range.
Larusso bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Larusso misses with a wild body shot.
Larusso missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Larusso throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Larusso fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Larusso looks to land a left hand but Paavo moved out of range nicely.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Paavo just misses with a punch to the body.
Paavo lands a slapping body shot.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo looks for the body kick but Larusso saw that one coming.
Larusso uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Larusso ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Larusso throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
An inside leg kick from Larusso misses.
Larusso swings and misses with a hook to the body.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Larusso's leg. Larusso is trying to keep his angry face on.
Larusso scores with a head kick. Paavo tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
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 slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Paavo is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Larusso moved out of range.
Paavo's jab looks to have found its range, popping Larusso under the eye.
Paavo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paavo attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Larusso throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Paavo counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Paavo lands a body shot in the clinch.
Paavo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Larusso takes a shot to the head.
Paavo misses with a punch on the inside.
Paavo misses with a body punch.
Larusso blocking some punches.
Paavo swings wildly with an uppercut but Larusso uses good head movement to avoid it.
Larusso misses with a hook to the ribs.
Paavo lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Paavo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
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 Daniel Larusso will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
Larusso connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Paavo pushes Larusso away with a front kick.
Paavo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Larusso.
Paavo moves out of range of the leg kick from Larusso.
Larusso moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Daniel Larusso is winning the standup battle so far.
Larusso shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Paavo unleashes a big counter combination but Larusso bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Paavo checks a leg kick.
Paavo turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Paavo blocks the leg kick.
Paavo on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Larusso slips under a jab.
Paavo misses with a hook. Larusso ducked under it nicely.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Larusso's leg. Larusso is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo loads up on a big right hand but Larusso slips the punch.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Larusso throws out the jab.
Larusso scores with a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Paavo.
Larusso misses with a body shot.
Larusso lands a jab to the head.
Larusso blocks a head kick by Paavo.
Larusso half committed to a counter leg kick.
Paavo dips to his left and cracks Larusso with an uppercut!
Larusso misses with a straight right.
A chopping leg kick lands by Larusso.
Paavo scores with a shot to the body.
Paavo misses with a head kick.
Larusso has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Good work by Larusso as he checks the leg kick.
Paavo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Larusso.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Paavo, as that shot connected.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo avoids the body shot from Larusso.
Larusso on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Paavo defending well as Larusso loads up on a big left hand.
Paavo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Larusso is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Larusso throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Larusso looks to throw the jab but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Paavo checks a low kick from Larusso.
Larusso jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Larusso avoids a punch combination nicely.
Paavo thuds his shin into the meat of Larusso's side.
Paavo takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
A solid body kick from Larusso.
A head kick misses from Paavo.
Paavo has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Larusso.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Larusso.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.
Larusso scores with a leg kick.
Jab, jab by Larusso - just one landing.
Paavo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Larusso missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A nice side step and Paavo releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Larusso misses the target.
Paavo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Paavo misses with a left hand
and Larusso counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Larusso throws a body kick that misses.
Paavo jabs Larusso to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Paavo thows a leg kick but Larusso checks it
and Larusso counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Larusso throws a body punch but Paavo moves out of range.
Larusso throws a hook but Paavo avoids it easily.
Paavo takes one on the chin but seems OK.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paavo misses with a leg kick
and Larusso counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Larusso was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.
An attempted straight right counter from Larusso misses the target.
Paavo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paavo misses with an uppercut
and Larusso counters with a stiff right hand.
Paavo misses with a leg kick
and Larusso counters with an outside leg kick.
Paavo takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Paavo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Larusso throws a nice inside leg kick.
Larusso moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Larusso lands a nice looking body kick.
Daniel Larusso is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Larusso tries to score with a low kick but Paavo moves his leg out of the way.
Larusso throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Larusso avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Paavo throws a combination that misses
and Larusso counters with a lovely straight right hand!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Daniel Larusso!

After the big win, Daniel Larusso made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$) and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.