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Event: GAMMA#733 Lord v Yeboah     
Date:   Sep 22, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 44 p4p, 7 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 11 p4p, 2 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Partio's choice of entrance music: Sininen sunnuntai. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
33
156 lbs
28 - 10 - 2
185 cm
31
160 lbs
20 - 9 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Aspire Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 28 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Partio looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Gower is fending him off so far but Partio persists. Nope, Gower circles away and we're back to standing.
Partio throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Partio connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Gower takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Partio tries to keep at a distance but Gower has taken the fight into the clinch.
Partio lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Partio wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Partio defending well as Gower loads up on a big left hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Partio blocks the body kick.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Partio lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Gower at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A cross from Partio lands.
Partio lands a head shot.
Gower misses with a leg kick

and Partio counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Gower!
Partio throws an elbow but Gower slips to the side and avoids it well.
The ground and pound from Partio seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Partio landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Gower keeps Partio under control for a moment.
Partio with the ground and pound but Gower regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Partio is keen to just control but Gower is a slippery customer.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Partio in particular looking to stall.
Partio thows a huge punch but Gower dodges it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Gower's head.
Partio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Partio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Partio is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Gower reverses the position - he's now on top in Partio's guard.
Partio wants to sweep here but Gower controlling him for the moment.
Gower wants to stand but Partio is controlling his posture from full guard.
Gower might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Gower won't allow Partio to sweep him here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Partio throws his legs up looking for a submission but Gower uses it to pass to side control.
Partio is trying to improve his position.
You can see the frustration on Partio's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Partio sneaks back into half guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Partio wants to get back to full guard.
Partio slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Partio manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Gower manages to get himself to full guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio chips away with some ground and pound.
Partio throws a big right hand that misses.
Partio pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Gower is keeping the position for now.
Gower is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Partio with a flurry of punches that miss.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Gower is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Gower.
Partio shoots in and drives through. Gower sprawls well.
Gower throws a leg kick but Partio moved away.
Partio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Partio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Partio throws a big shot that misses.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Partio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Partio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Gower is able to avoid easily.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Partio is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Partio sees coming a mile off.
A punch lands to the side of Gower 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Partio moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a leg kick but Gower checks it.
Gower throws a leg kick but Partio moved away.

Gower gets a clinch.
Partio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Partio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Partio wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Partio lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Partio lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Partio lands with a right to the head.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Partio.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.
Partio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A short uppercut from Partio.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Partio escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gower misses with the body kick

and Partio counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Partio.
Partio trying to control but Gower is working from the bottom.
Gower working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Partio.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio postures up.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Partio is looking to work some ground and pound but Gower has wrist control.
Gower avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Partio wants to control from the top but Gower keeps moving.
Partio 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.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Partio lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Partio won't allow Gower to get back to his feet.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Gower is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio postures up in Gower's guard and throws a big left but Gower blocks it.
Gower preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Partio is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Partio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Partio in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Gower preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Partio pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Gower is keeping the position for now.

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

Gower clinches with his opponent.
Partio lands a shoulder strike.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Partio sees coming a mile off.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Gower looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gower fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Partio is out of range.
Gower chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Partio can pounce on him.
Gower takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A jab from Partio misses.
A big right from Gower misses.
Partio scores with a kick to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gower looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Partio throws a head kick that misses.
Partio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio scores with a sloppy right hand. Gower should have avoided that one.
Partio connects with a leg kick. Gower looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Partio misses with a hook.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gower misses with a straight left.
Gower throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.
Gower takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Partio misses with a wild combination.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio 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!


Gower misses with a body kick.
Partio steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Partio checks the leg kick nicely there.
Partio has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Partio lands a nice looking body shot.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Partio checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Partio throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Partio lands a glancing blow to the side of Gower's head.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
An inside leg kick from Gower misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio misses with a straight left.
A good leg kick by Partio.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Partio with the counter takedown but Gower avoids it easily.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower takes one to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Gower tries to avoid it but Partio manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Gower to the ground. Gower escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but Gower sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gower takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Gower moves in looking to clinch but Partio pushes him off.
Partio dips to his left and cracks Gower with an uppercut!
Gower throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Partio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Partio blocks the body kick.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Partio connects with a looping right hand.
Partio slips under a jab from Gower.
Partio lands with an overhand left.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Partio! But no joy.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Nice body kick from Partio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
Partio lands a really nice looking cross but Gower seems unphased.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A solid body kick from Gower.
Partio scores with a nice body kick.
Gower avoids the body shot from Partio.
Partio throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.
Gower throws a leg kick but Partio moved away.
Gower is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Partio's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Partio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Gower connects with a leg kick. Partio looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Gower walks into a straight right hand from Partio.
Partio blocks a jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Partio.
Gower scores with a decent looking hook.
Partio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Gower is looking to slow Partio down with leg kicks.
Gower throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Partio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Partio fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Gower throws a sloppy head kick and Partio moves out of range easily.
Partio looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Gower takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and Gower cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Partio throws a series of punches but Gower moves out of range.
Gower half committed to a counter leg kick.
Partio misses with a straight left.
Donk. Partio catches Gower right on the button with a cross.
Partio checks a low kick from Gower.
Partio takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Gower cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio feints and then cracks Gower's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Gower down.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gower 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 Partio has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Partio and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Gower.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Gower connects with an inside leg kick.
Gower is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Partio throws a combination. Gower tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Partio scores with a kick to the midsection.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
Partio throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Gower keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Partio blocks a low kick nicely.
Partio slips under a jab from Gower.
Partio is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio misses with a looping right.
Gower throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Gower moves away from the strike by Partio.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Partio avoided it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio really dominated that round.
That's time! Gower's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


A nice leg kick lands there from Partio.
Partio slips a jab from Gower.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
The crowd cheers as Partio lands an impressive looking overhand right. Gower doesn't seem phased though.
A jab from Gower finds it's way through Partio's defenses.
Partio misses with a body kick.
Gower throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Gower delivers a nice body kick.
Partio looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
Partio blocks a jab.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio scores with a head kick.
Partio lands a jab to the nose.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio throws a lazy uppercut
and Gower counters with a leg kick.
Gower wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A jab from Gower misses.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Partio makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Gower will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Gower lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Partio fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Partio lands the left hand.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Gower looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
A thudding body kick lands there by Partio!
Gower misses with a straight right.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Partio throws a nice outside leg kick.
Partio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Gower scores with a push kick.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A slow jab from Partio misses its intended target.
Gower moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Partio throws a sloppy head kick and Gower moves out of range easily.
Gower swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
Partio throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Gower turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Partio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gower lands a lovely overhand right.
Partio lands a jab to the nose.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Partio.

Gower has managed to clinch.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A right hand to the body from Partio.
Partio misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Gower is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Partio tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.

Partio has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Gower is trying to keep an underhook but Partio manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Gower to regain full guard.
Partio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Gower preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Partio has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Partio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Gower works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Partio throwing strikes but missing.
Gower keeping full guard, as Partio tries to pass.
Partio postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Gower is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Partio content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Gower scoring well with a low kick there.
Partio takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Partio's shoulder, as Partio tries to avoid the shot.
Gower gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Partio throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Partio staying out of range there.
Gower throws a series of punches but Partio avoids them all with ease.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the liver by Partio. Beautiful body shot.
Partio feints and then cracks Gower's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Gower down.
Partio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gower checks it well.
Partio throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Partio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a push kick but Gower slaps the foot to one side.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gower misses with a low kick.

Gower gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Partio scoring with punches to the head and body.
Partio throws a big elbow that misses.
Gower is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Partio scoring with punches to the head and body.
Partio throwing strikes from guard but Gower blocks nicely.
Partio postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Jeff Gower has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio wants to control from the top but Gower keeps moving.
Partio postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gower utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Partio scoring with some ground and pound.
Gower working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Partio.
Gower keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.
Partio lands a couple of digs.
Gower has momentary wrist control but Partio slips an elbow through the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Katu Partio has got the better of the ground game so far.
Partio scoring with some ground and pound.
Partio throwing strikes from guard but Gower blocks nicely.
Partio tries to free his leg and advance position but Gower is retaining full guard.
Partio content to stall in guard here.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Partio drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gower defends it well.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Partio connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Gower pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Partio's corner calls for a 1-2. Partio obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Partio throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Partio shoots in for a takedown but Gower shows good takedown defense.
Partio lands with an uppercut that bounces Gower off the cage and back into range.
Partio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Partio throws a big shot that misses.
Gower walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Partio checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Partio scoring well with a low kick there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower ducks right into an uppercut from Partio.
Partio fails with the takedown.
Partio throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Partio lands a jab to the head.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Partio throws a left and a right that both miss
and Gower counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Katu Partio!
Katu Partio retains his lightweight title!
After the fight, Katu Partio 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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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: GAMMA#729 Mirowski v Lord     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 38 p4p, 5 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 7 p4p, 2 weight class). Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai 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.

165 cm
33
156 lbs
28 - 10 - 1
185 cm
31
160 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Aspire Clothing

THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 28 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio lands a body shot.
Partio tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Partio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Partio lands the left hand.
Partio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Gower is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Gower is looking to slow Partio down with leg kicks.
Partio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Partio. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Partio swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Partio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Gower misses with a few strikes there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio thuds his right hand into Gower's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gower scores with a jab to the head.
Partio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gower on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Gower fails with an attempt to clinch.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Gower takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nice straight punches there by Partio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Partio.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
A head kick misses from Gower.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Gower wants to clinch.
Partio scores with a head kick. Gower tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Partio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Partio avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower stuffs the takedown attempt from Partio. Partio gets slowly back to his feet.
Gower moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Gower checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Gower takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Gower throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.
Partio throws a leg kick that is checked
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
A thudding body kick lands there by Partio!
Partio lands with a right hand.
Partio thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Gower if he has to take too many more of those.
A head kick from Partio lands but Gower takes it in his stride.
Partio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Partio.
Partio throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Partio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Partio looks to land a body kick but Gower moved away.
Gower throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Partio on the side of the head.
Partio lands with a good body shot.
Gower scores with a spinning back kick!
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
An inside leg kick from Partio misses.
Gower tries to counter by clinching up but Partio breaks away and moves out of range.
Partio lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Partio scores with a jab to the body.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Partio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
Partio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Gower had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Partio lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Partio's calf.
Partio throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Partio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Gower throws a right hand that misses
and Partio counters with a slapping leg kick.
Gower is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Partio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Gower avoids the body shot from Partio.
Gower swings widly with a right hand
letting Partio counter with a right hand.
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A clash of legs there as Gower blocks the low kick.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower drops his hands momentarily and Partio takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow Gower down.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
A looping hook to the body misses from Partio. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio is looking to land body kicks.
Gower quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Partio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
That's time! Gower's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Gower throws a front kick aimed at Partio's knee but Partio avoids it well.
Partio has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Partio bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Gower's head.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.
Partio slips a straight right by Gower.
Partio misses with a hook. Gower ducked under it nicely.
Gower appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Partio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Partio.
Some bone on bone action there as Gower checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.

Gower moves into range and clinches up with Partio.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Partio controls the action.
Gower blocks a body shot from Partio.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Partio avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.

Partio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Partio swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Partio with a jab.
Partio digs a good body shot into Gower's ribs.
Gower throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Partio throws a good cross that connects.
Partio takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Partio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Good work by Gower as he checks the leg kick.
Gower takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Partio moves away and avoids it.
Partio misses the jab.
Gower was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Partio connects with a crisp jab.
Gower tries to land a body kick
and Partio counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Gower blocks a head kick by Partio.
Partio looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Partio misses with a hook. Gower ducked under it nicely.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio misses with a leg kick.
Gower scores with a kick to the body.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with an inside leg kick.
Partio throws a head kick that half lands.
Partio circles away from the clinch attempt.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Partio thows a leg kick but Gower checks it
and Gower counters with a good low kick that Partio was not able to check.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Partio throws a leg kick that is checked
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
Partio scores with a jab to the jaw.

Gower has managed to clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Partio.

Partio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Gower scores with a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower connects with a right hand. Partio shakes it off.
Sloppy strikes from Gower. Those never looked like landing.
Gower throws out a leg kick but Partio moves out of range and Gower only half commits.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
Partio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Partio throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Gower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Partio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Partio throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Partio moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Partio connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Partio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Gower momentarily.
Partio attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Partio lands a jab to Gower's midsection.
Partio takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Gower slips under a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Partio moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Partio.
Partio throws a lazy head kick
and Gower counters with an inside leg kick.
Partio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Partio connects with a body shot that sends Gower's belly button to the back.
Partio tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Nice body kick from Gower.
Gower throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and moves out of range.
Good leg kick by Gower there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Partio tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Gower swivels and escapes.
As Partio tries to get set, Gower tries to push him back and clinch up but Partio manages to avoid the attempt.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Partio throws a push kick but Gower slaps the foot to one side.
Both fighters circling a little - Gower finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio scores with a hook.
Gower looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

Gower pushes Partio up against the cage in a clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gower.
Gower tries a body shot but Partio blocks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Partio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Partio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Gower. Gower circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Gower tries to close the distance and clinch but Partio swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Gower moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromPartio.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Partio checks a leg kick.
Partio moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.

Gower moves into range and clinches up with Partio.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Partio.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Gower looks for the body kick but Partio saw that one coming.
A big right from Partio misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Gower wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Gower is looking to slow Partio down with leg kicks.
Partio misses with a body shot
and Gower counters with an outside leg kick.
Gower takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good shot there by Partio.
Gower scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
No joy there for Gower, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

Partio changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Gower looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Gower wants to get back to his feet but Partio drags him back down.
Partio misses with the ground and pound.
The ground and pound from Partio seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Gower is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Gower wants to control but Partio postures up.
The strikes coming from Partio are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
The ground and pound from Partio seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower struggling a bit here.
Partio creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Gower sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
The strikes coming from Partio are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Gower defending against the ground and pound.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Partio wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Partio throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Gower dodges the ground and pound from Partio.
Gower has one of Partio's arms on lockdown, trying to prevent him from doing any damage.
Partio controls the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio scores with punches from side control.
Partio is looking to take a break and control but Gower is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Partio just content to control the position.
Gower avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Partio.
Gower is trying to buck Partio off.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Partio throws a lazy uppercut
and Gower makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Partio really felt that one!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio checks a low kick from Gower.
Partio punishes Gower's body with a nice straight punch.
A shot to the liver by Gower. Beautiful body shot.
Partio checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gower tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Partio manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Gower scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Partio doesn't seem bothered though.
Gower moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Partio throws a body shot but no joy.
A shot to the liver by Gower. Beautiful body shot.

Gower clinches up with Partio and pushes him back against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Gower as the two fighters clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Partio lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower pushes Partio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Partio has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Katu Partio just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Partio goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Nice sprawl there from Gower as Partio shoots in.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Partio.
Gower slips a straight right by Partio.
Gower avoids the body shot from Partio.
Partio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A shot to the liver by Partio. Beautiful body shot.
Gower connects with a solid leg kick.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Partio checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Partio throws out the jab.
Gower takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Partio scores with a jab to the body.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
A jab from Gower misses.
Partio lands a jab to the nose.

Gower closes the distance and clinches.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Partio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Partio misses with a short punch on the inside.
Partio prevents a body shot from Gower.
Gower blocks a body shot from Partio.
Partio lands a right hand.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio blocks an uppercut.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Partio avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Gower lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Partio breaks from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower throws an off balance right hand
and Partio counters with a body kick that stops Gower in his tracks momentarily.
Gower cracks Partio with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Partio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
Partio fakes the leg kick and cracks Gower in the body.
Gower throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Partio throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower 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.
Gower looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Partio cracks the inside of Gower's front leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow Gower down.
Gower connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Partio lands a right hook to the body.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower scores with a kick to the midsection.
Partio blocks a jab.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Gower looks for the body kick but Partio saw that one coming.
Nice defenses there by Partio.
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Partio cracks the inside of Gower's front leg.
Partio keeps the fight on the outside.
Partio throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Gower throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio checks the leg kick.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Gower paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Gower lunges at Partio with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Partio's hand.
Partio has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Partio.
Partio is looking to land body kicks.
Partio avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Gower walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Partio checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gower motions for Partio to come forward. Gower throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower takes one on the button.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Partio.

Gower explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Katu Partio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Partio swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Gower half committed to a counter leg kick.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Partio feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Gowers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Gower gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Partio.
Gower throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Gower lands a jab-cross combination.
Partio throws a head kick that 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!
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Gower crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Partio - the referee stops the clock and Gower gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Partio. Gower manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Gower tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Partio is able to avoid easily.
Gower lands with an uppercut that bounces Partio off the cage and back into range.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Partio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gower looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Gower.
Gower fails in his attempt to clinch.
Gower 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.
Gower tries to clinch there but Partio circles away.
Partio bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Crunch! Partio slams his shin into Gower's torso.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Partio blocks a head kick by Gower.
Gower takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Gower loads up on a big right hand but Partio slips the punch.
Gower avoids the head kick by Partio.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jeff Gower has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a series of punches but Partio moves out of range.
Partio throws a leg kick but Gower checks it.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Partio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Partio.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Partio catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Gower with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Partio to score with a decent uppercut.
Decent striking displayed by Partio there.
Partio circles away from the clinch attempt.
Nice uppercut there from Gower.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Gower lands with a hook. Partio tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Gower walks into a stiff left hand from Partio.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
A shot to the liver by Partio. Beautiful body shot.
Partio thuds his right hand into Gower's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A slapping leg kick lands for Partio.
Partio moves out of range of the strikes.

Partio looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Gower!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gower on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio wants to lay and pray for a moment but Gower keeps working.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws an elbow but Gower slips to the side and avoids it well.
Partio creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Gower sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Partio throwing strikes but Gower manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Partio is looking to regain half guard here but Gower keeps moving and retains side control.
Partio gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Partio regains full guard. Nicely done.

And that's the end of the fight!
Katu Partio comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Partio 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:48
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47

The fight is ruled a draw!
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
81%

 

Event: GAMMA#720 Gower v Partio     
Date:   Jul 14, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 3 p4p, 1 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 67 p4p, 11 weight class). Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
32
156 lbs
28 - 9 - 1
185 cm
30
160 lbs
18 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

HELLBENT
Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Partio blocks the body kick.
A clash of legs there as Gower blocks the low kick.
A big left from Partio misses.
Gower connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

Partio moves into range and clinches up with Gower.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.

Partio breaks the clinch.
Gower throws a push kick but Partio slaps the foot to one side.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Partio 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.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Partio lands with a slapping head kick.
Gower shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Partio moved out of range.
Some bone on bone action there as Partio checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Partio throws a sloppy head kick and Gower moves out of range easily.

Partio clinches up against the cage.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Partio working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower misses with a body punch.
A hook to the body from Gower.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Partio controls his hands.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Gower lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Good body shot from Gower.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Gower lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Gower lands a body shot.
Partio misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Partio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Partio working aggressively here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice body punch from Gower - that landed with a thud.
Partio tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
Gower scores with a nice hook to the head.
Gower lands with a right to the head.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower lands a shot to the body.
Partio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower digs a right hand into Partio's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Partio's gas tank.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Partio.
Partio tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Partio back against the cage.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Partio creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Partio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
I was talking to Gower's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Gower lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Partio.
Gower blocks an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Partio misses with a short punch on the inside.
Partio lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower scores with a shoulder strike.
A hook to the body from Gower.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Partio's elbow.
A short right from Gower on the inside.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Partio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Gower throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.
Partio fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Gower checks a low kick from Partio.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some 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!
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Partio down.
Partio lands a nice shot that snaps Gower's head back.
Partio moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
An inside leg kick lands from Partio.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Some bone on bone action there as Gower checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
Partio throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
Partio lands a nice looking body shot.

Partio moves into the clinch.

Partio breaks the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Partio rushes Gower and presses him up against the cage.
Partio lands a shoulder strike.
Gower misses with a body punch.
A right hook to the body lands for Gower.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio tries to score with a low kick but Gower moves his leg out of the way.
Gower stuns Partio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Gower cracks Partio with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gower throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Partio counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Partio moves into range and connects with a jab.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Gower moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Gower lands a nice looking body shot.
Gower misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gower scores with a kick to the midsection.
Partio lands a lovely overhand right.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gower misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.
Partio lands an overhand right.
Partio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Partio misses with a low kick.
Gower tried to score with a low kick but Partio checks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gower misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.
Despite the aggression on Partio's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Partio digs a good hook to Gower's body.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Partio avoided it.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Partio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Partio moves away from the strike by Gower.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Gower connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Partio throws a big shot that misses.
Gower feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Partio takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
A jab from Partio misses.
Partio is looking to score with low kicks.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
Gower buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Gower tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Partio paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Partio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a push kick but Gower slaps the foot to one side.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
It seemed like Partio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gower throws a right hand that misses
enabling Partio to counter with a crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio tries to bum rush Gower with a series of wild strikes but Gower uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Partio misses with a head kick.
Partio throws a leg kick but Gower sees it coming and moves out of range.
Gower tries a low kick but Partio avoids it.
Gower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Partio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gower lands a really nice looking cross but Partio seems unphased.
Partio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Gower blocks a leg kick.
Gower misses with a head kick.
Gower throws a low kick, looking for Partio's leg but Partio calmly moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Partio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Partio pivots, looking for a leg kick but Gower is out of range and Partio settles back down.
Some wild striking there from Partio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio jabs Gower right on the nose. Gower blinks but takes it well.
A bone on bone clash there as Partio blocks the leg kick.

Partio clinches up with Gower and pushes him back against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Partio.
Gower tries to work over Partio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Partio lands a right hand.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Partio gets through Gower's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Partio is looking to break free of the clinch but Gower has double underhooks.
Partio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Partio controls his hands.
Partio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Gower throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Partio's elbow.
Partio misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands a right hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Still in the clinch, Partio scores with a nice short uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Partio lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Gower.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower blocks a body shot from Partio.
A short uppercut from Partio.
Partio lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Partio tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Partio back against the cage.
Partio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Partio misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower takes a shot to the head.

Partio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
A little feinted left hand from Gower on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio lands a head shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
That's time! Gower's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Partio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Partio throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Gower cracks Partio with a right hand to the side of the head.
A lazy left from Partio finds it's target.
Partio connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Gower's corner calls for a 1-2. Gower obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Gower staying out of range there.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Gower checks a low kick from Partio.
Partio turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Partio crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gower - the referee stops the clock and Partio gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gower. Partio manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Gower moves in looking to clinch but Partio pushes him off.
Partio flicks out a counter leg kick but Gower steps away.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Gower keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
Partio gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Gower.
Gower is looking to chop away at Partio's legs.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio slips under a jab.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Gower off balance momentarily.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
Gower moves away from the strike by Partio.
A clash of legs there as Partio blocks the low kick.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Nice uppercut lands for Gower. That snapped Partio's head back.
Gower walks into a stiff left hand from Partio.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio avoids the body shot from Gower.
Gower takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Gower fails in his attempt to clinch.

Partio fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Gower, pushing him back against the cage.
Gower misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio is working Gower over against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Katu Partio seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Partio misses with the head strike.
Partio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower tries a body shot but Partio blocks it.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Partio controls the action.
Partio misses with some punches.
Partio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Partio lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Partio prevents a body shot from Gower.
Partio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower lands a right hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Partio working hard to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Partio.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Partio controls his hands.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Partio blocks a body shot from Gower.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower blocking some punches.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.
Partio struggles to land a body shot inside as Gower controls his hands.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Partio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower working aggressively here.
Partio misses with a body punch.
Partio works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Partio lands a nice uppercut.
Partio blocking some punches.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Partio.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower lands with a right to the head.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Partio works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Partio digs a right hand into Gower's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Gower's gas tank.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A hook to the body from Gower.
Gower lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Partio.
Partio blocking some punches.
Gower tries to work over Partio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Partio blocking some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Partio.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short uppercut from Partio.
Gower lands with a short shot to the head.
Partio is trying to break the clinch but Gower is controlling him.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Katu Partio just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
That's time! Gower's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Gower tries to land a leg kick but Partio saw it coming and moves away.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Partio moved away.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Gower moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Partio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
A punch combination from Gower misses.
Gower avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Partio throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Partio attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Partio's front leg but catches the back leg as Partio tries to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Partio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Partio checks a low kick from Gower.
Partio connects with a solid leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Partio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Gower checks a low kick from Partio.
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Gower.
Partio takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
An inside leg kick from Gower misses.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gower misses with a straight right.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some damage!

Partio gets a clinch.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Gower.
Partio tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Partio tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Partio back against the cage.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.
Partio misses with a punch to the body.
Gower works on Partio's body with a couple of short punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Partio avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Partio prevents a body shot from Gower.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Partio lands with a right to the head.

Partio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Partio takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Partio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower backing away here, and Partio unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Partio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gower can pounce on him.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Partio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower tries to land a body kick
and Partio counters with a low kick, right behind Gower 's knee.
Partio is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
A jab from Gower misses.
Gower staying out of range there.
Gower slips under a jab.
Partio scores with a head kick. Gower tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
Partio slips a jab from Gower.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Gower lands with a kick to the ribs.
Partio scores with a head kick.
Gower moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Partio lands a glancing blow to the side of Gower's head.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower doesn't manage to clinch there - Partio circles away.
Partio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower lands a nice leg kick that just misses Partio's sensitive parts.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Partio 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 Gower has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Gower and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Gower lands a nice hook to Partio's body. Partio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Partio.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Partio scores with a jab.
Gower takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Partio takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Partio. Gower shrugs it off though.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Partio avoids it.
Gower lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Partio moves into range and connects with a jab.
Partio throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Katu Partio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Partio throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Gower tries to score with a low kick but Partio moves his leg out of the way.
Partio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Partio feints and then cracks Gower's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Gower down.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio tries to work over Gower's front leg with a kick but Gower checks it.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Partio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Gower delivers a nice body kick.
Gower shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A cross from Partio lands.
A nice leg kick lands there from Partio.
Gower slips under a jab from Partio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A chopping leg kick lands by Partio.
Partio misses with a straight left.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Partio scores with a jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio pivots, looking for a leg kick but Gower is out of range and Partio settles back down.
Partio attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

Gower clinches.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Partio avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Partio throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower lands a right hand.
Partio lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Gower.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Partio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Partio controls the action.
Gower works on Partio's body with a couple of short punches.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Gower lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Partio is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Gower lands an uppercut.
Jeff Gower has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Partio has had enough of the clinch but Gower keeps him there for the moment.
Partio softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Partio blocking some punches.
A shot in the inside from Partio.
Partio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.
Partio misses with some punches.
Gower tries a body shot but Partio blocks it.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Gower.
A short left from Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Partio misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Partio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower tries to work over Partio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Partio prevents a body shot from Gower.
Still in the clinch, Partio scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gower lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Partio.
Gower blocking some punches.
Gower lands an uppercut.
Partio lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Partio working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower pushes Partio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower tries to work over Partio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Partio working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio blocks a body shot from Gower.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Partio.
A head punch on the inside from Partio fails to land.
Partio scores with a shoulder strike.
Partio lands a body shot.
Partio lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Gower or not.
Partio lands a left hand.
Gower takes a shot to the head.
Gower lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Partio backwards.

Partio escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Gower misses with a looping left.
A low kick from Gower is predictable there
and Partio counters with a nice uppercut.
Gower takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Gower checks a leg kick.
A little feinted left hand from Gower on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

Partio gets a clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

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

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Katu Partio.
I think Partio 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Katu Partio!

Katu Partio is the new lightweight champion!
A less than humble Katu Partio misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
80%

 

Event: GAMMA#717 Gower v Springs     
Date:   Jun 30, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 10 p4p, 2 weight class) and Randy Springs (ranked 29 p4p, 4 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

165 cm
32
156 lbs
27 - 9 - 1
178 cm
32
158 lbs
33 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

HELLBENT
Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Randy Springs!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Springs avoids it.
That kick from Gower tenderised Springs's leg. Springs is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Springs saw that one coming.
Springs looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Gower with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Springs throws a good cross that connects.
Springs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Gower buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Springs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Springs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Gower thuds his shin into the meat of Springs's side.
Gower throws a body punch but Springs moves out of range.
Gower misses with a wild 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!
Springs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Springs slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
A slapping body kick lands there for Springs.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Springs - that will leave a mark!
A leg kick checked by Gower.
Springs misses with a wild body shot.
Gower is looking to counter with a body kick.
Springs scores with a push kick.
Gower throws a hook but Springs blocks it.
Springs throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Springs! But no joy.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Springs. That did some damage!
Springs motions for Gower to come forward. Springs throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Springs saw that one coming.
Gower looks for the body kick but Springs saw that one coming.
Gower keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Springs.
Springs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Springs.
Gower avoids the body shot from Springs.
Springs connects with a leg kick. Gower looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Springs looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Springs blocks the leg kick.
Springs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Springs looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Gower moves in looking to clinch but Springs pushes him off.
Springs uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Springs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Gower avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
Gower cracks Springs with an open hand slap.
A decent looking cross lands there for Springs.
Springs checks a low kick from Gower.
Springs lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Gower scores with a jab to the head.
Gower fails in his attempt to clinch.
Springs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Springs throws a big shot that misses.
Gower looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Gower lands an impressive looking overhand right. Springs doesn't seem phased though.
Gower is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Gower throws a leg kick but Springs sees it coming and moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Springs blocks a jab.
Springs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Springs throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Springs counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Springs checks a leg kick.
That kick from Gower tenderised Springs's leg. Springs is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower throws a hook but Springs avoids it easily.
That kick from Gower tenderised Springs's leg. Springs is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Springs throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a slapping leg kick.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Springs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Springs.
Gower appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Springs just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower checks a low kick from Springs.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.
Springs explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
A decent looking cross lands there for Springs.
A chopping leg kick lands by Springs.
Nice body punch from Springs.
A leg kick checked by Gower.
It looked like Gower was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Springs.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Springs.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower misses with a hook. Springs ducked under it nicely.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower motions for Springs to come forward. Gower throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Springs keeps the fight on the outside.
Springs bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Gower's head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Springs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Gower throws a low kick but Springs avoids it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Randy Springs will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Springs throws a leg kick which misses Gower's front leg but catches the back leg as Gower tries to avoid it.
Springs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gower throws a push kick but Springs slaps the foot to one side.
Randy Springs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A slow jab from Springs misses its intended target.
As Springs tries to get set, Gower tries to push him back and clinch up but Springs manages to avoid the attempt.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Jab by Gower.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Springs moves away and avoids it.
Gower lands a nice looking kick to the body. Springs takes a step back to recover.

Gower moves into range and clinches up with Springs.
Springs can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Springs just leaning against Gower, taking a breather.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower being controlled against the cage.
Nice body punch from Gower - that landed with a thud.
A right hand to the body from Gower.
Springs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower lands with a short shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Gower.
Gower is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower prevents a body shot from Springs.
Springs blocks an uppercut.
Springs working aggressively here.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Springs has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Springs misses with a punch on the inside.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Gower scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Springs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower blocks a body shot from Springs.
Gower prevents a body shot from Springs.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
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!
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Springs.
Gower works on Springs's body with a couple of short punches.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Springs can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Springs scores with a shot to the side of Gower's head.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Gower's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Springs tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
Springs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Gower lands with a short shot to the head.
Springs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Springs takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Gower working aggressively here.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Springs tries to stall but Gower uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs takes a shot to the head.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs misses with a punch on the inside.
Springs misses with some punches.
Springs tries to stall but Gower uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Springs lands a right hand.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Springs softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A body shot lands from Springs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice body punch from Gower.
Springs lands a nice uppercut.
Springs blocks an uppercut.
Springs has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Springs content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Springs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Springs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Springs's ribcage. Springs let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Springs avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower looks for the body kick but Springs saw that one coming.
Springs throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Springs throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.
Gower swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Springs.
Gower with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Gower throws out a leg kick but Springs moves out of range and Gower only half commits.
Springs swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gower takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Springs avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Springs moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Gower shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Springs throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Gower takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Springs fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gower checks it well.
Springs thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Springs moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Gower misses.
Gower scores with a crisp jab that stopped Springs in his tracks.
Gower fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Springs checks it well.
Springs looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Springs slips under a jab.
Springs connects with a body shot.
Gower lands a nice hook to Springs's body. Springs takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Springs paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A nice leg kick lands there from Springs.
Gower is looking to clinch.
Springs looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Springs walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Gower scores with a nice head shot.
Gower moves in looking to clinch but Springs pushes him off.
Springs swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Springs fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Gower on the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Springs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs avoids the body shot from Gower.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Gower takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Springs misses with a low kick as Gower jumps back.
Springs misses the shot to the body.
Springs avoids the body shot from Gower.
Springs moves out of range of the body kick.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
It seemed like Springs was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
Springs throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gower looks to land a left hand but Springs moved out of range nicely.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Springs closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Jeff Gower has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gower lands a nice shot to the body.
Springs lands a hook to the side of the head.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Springs makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower presses Springs against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Springs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Springs tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower pushes Springs back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Gower lands a right hand that snaps the head of Springs backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower prevents a body shot from Springs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Springs misses with some punches.
Gower throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Springss head.
Springs lands a hook that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower gets through Springs's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Springs is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Gower lands a shoulder strike.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Springs misses with a short punch on the inside.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Gower pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Springs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Springs connects with a solid leg kick.
Springs throws a head kick but Gower moves out of range.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Springs steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Springs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Springs chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gower can pounce on him.
Springs misses with a wild body shot.
Gower tries a low kick but Springs avoids it.
Springs tries a quick counter leg kick but Gower is wise to it.
Springs takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Springs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Springs avoids a kick to the body.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Springs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Springs sees coming a mile off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
A low kick from Gower is predictable there
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Sloppy strikes from Gower. Those never looked like landing.
Gower tries a low kick but Springs avoids it.
Springs throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Gower bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Springs's head.
Springs throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Gower connects with a solid leg kick.
Gower has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Springs finds it's way round the side to connect with Gower's head.
Gower misses with a head kick.
Springs jabs at Gower's body.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower lands a right hook to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Springs there.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs thumps Gower with a low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Gower thuds his right hand into Springs's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gower throws a nice outside leg kick.
Springs misses the jab.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Gower takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Springs throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
And Gower counters with a quick kick to the body but Springs blocks it.
Springs throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Springs only half commits.
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Springs attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Gower checks a leg kick.
Gower fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Springs is out of range.
Gower connects with a body shot.
Springs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Springs takes the fight into the clinch.
Gower lands an uppercut.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Springs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Springs can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
Gower blocks a body shot from Springs.
Gower pushes Springs back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Gower blocks a body shot from Springs.
Springs takes a shot to the head.
Gower lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Springs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Springs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower lands a nice shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs lands a hook to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Springs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Springs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Springs avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Springs can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Springs slows down the pace here.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower had his way with Randy Springs in that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Gower missing with a left hand there. Springs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Springs was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Gower lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Gower clinches.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Springs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower lands an uppercut.
Gower lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Gower tries to work over Springs's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Springs scores with a shot to the side of Gower's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springs wants to stall.
Gower lands a body shot.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs struggles to land a body shot inside as Gower controls his hands.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Springs scores with a shoulder strike.
A nice left hand lands by Springs.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
A short right from Gower.
Springs is trying to maintain a safe position but Gower gets an underhook and turns Springs into the cage.
Gower lands a body punch.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Springs's head.
Springs can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Springs working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Springs lands a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower blocks a body shot from Springs.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Springs scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gower is working Springs over against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gower.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Springs.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Springs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Springs is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Gower is keeping busy.
Springs lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gower backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower lands a body shot in the clinch.
Springs is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Gower lands a hook that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Springs tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A shot in the inside from Gower.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
Springs lands a left hand.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Gower.
Gower lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Gower lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Springs tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs just leaning against Gower, taking a breather.
A left hand lands to the body for Gower.
Randy Springs has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

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!
Springs lands a shoulder strike.
Gower cracks Springs with a nice body shot.
Springs's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Springs working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Springs misses with some punches.
Springs working aggressively here.
Springs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs blocks a body shot from Gower.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jeff Gower showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Gower 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 49:46
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 49:46
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:46

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

Jeff Gower retains his lightweight title!
An out of breath Jeff Gower thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Randy Springs spoke after the fight, saying 'I want a rematch'.
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Event: GAMMA#713 Defoe v Okah 2     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 13 p4p, 4 weight class) and Ray Malenko (ranked 66 p4p, 10 weight class). Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Ray Malenko enters the cage!

165 cm
32
156 lbs
26 - 9 - 1
182 cm
34
164 lbs
28 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ray Malenko!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Malenko misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Gower counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Malenko thinking.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Malenko 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.
Gower throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Malenko throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Malenko avoided it.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
A good leg kick by Gower.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Malenko's head but Malenko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Malenko lands with a good body shot.
Gower takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Malenko scores with a body shot.
Malenko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Gower darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.

Gower rushes Malenko and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko prevents a body shot from Gower.
Malenko drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Gower gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Malenko.
Malenko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Malenko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Malenko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
Malenko gets through Gower's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malenko's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Malenko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Malenko takes a shot to the head.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Malenko controls his hands.
The referee calls for Malenko to work.
Malenko scores with a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Malenko lands a right hand.
Malenko looking to slow down the pace here.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Malenko's elbow.
Gower is leaning against Malenko and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Gower or not.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice left hand lands by Malenko.
A short body shot lands from Gower as the two fighters clinch.
Gower works on Malenko's body with a couple of short punches.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Malenko is trying to maintain a safe position but Gower gets an underhook and turns Malenko into the cage.
Gower tries to work over Malenko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Gower working aggressively here.
Malenko can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
A head punch on the inside from Malenko fails to land.
Malenko is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko tries to pull guard but Gower holds him up against the cage and eventually Malenko drops back down to his feet.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ray Malenko.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Malenko lands a hook to the side of the head.
Malenko throws a head punch that misses.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A shot in the inside from Gower.
Malenko has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Gower avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Malenko lands a left hand.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short left from Gower.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Gower gets underhooks to prevent Malenko's takedown attempt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Gower looks to land a combination but Malenko avoids it well.
Malenko swinging wildly here.

Gower clinches up with Malenko and pushes him back against the cage.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Malenko's elbow.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Malenko controls the action.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malenko is looking to take this one to the mat.
Malenko is trying to stall.
A short uppercut from Gower.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Malenko's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko goes for a takedown in the clinch but Gower prevents it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Malenko.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Gower.
A head punch on the inside from Malenko fails to land.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko lands with a light punch inside.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
Malenko is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
A left hand lands to the body for Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
Malenko tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Malenko misses with a punch to the body.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Malenko avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Gower is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Malenko can do to turn this around?
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Malenko taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Gower working aggressively here.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Malenko avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Come on Malenko - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko looking to slow down the pace here.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Malenko displaying some good clinch control by pressing Gower up against the cage.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Gower.
Malenko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
Malenko is trying to pull guard but Gower has him pressed against the cage.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ray Malenko.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Malenko.
Gower lands a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko misses with a hook from the clinch.

Malenko manages to pull guard.
Malenko controls Gower momentarily but Gower frees himself.
Gower looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Malenko seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Malenko misses the shot to the body.
A shot to the body from Gower misses
and Malenko counters with a right hand to the body.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Malenko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.
Malenko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Malenko tries to move into range but Gower moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Malenko looks for a takedown but Gower sprawls well.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malenko throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Malenko misses with a jab to the body
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
Malenko jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower tries to clinch but Malenko is having none of it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Malenko misses the body punch
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
Gower connects with an inside leg kick.
Malenko takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Malenko misses with a hook to the body
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Malenko's calf.
Gower scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Malenko doesn't seem bothered though.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower tries to counter by clinching up but Malenko breaks away and moves out of range.
Malenko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Gower lands the left hand.
Gower cracks Malenko with a good jab.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower misses with a body kick.
Malenko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Malenko. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.

Gower instigates a clinch.
Malenko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower tries a body shot but Malenko blocks it.
Gower lands a body shot in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Malenko.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Malenko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gower lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gower lands with a light punch inside.
Malenko is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko lands a hook that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Malenko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Malenko.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Malenko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Malenko controls the action.

Malenko decides to pull guard.
Malenko keeping moving, preventing Gower from controlling successfully.

Gower stands and steps away. Malenko gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko throws a predictable looking body shot
and Gower counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Gower.
That kick from Gower tenderised Malenko's leg. Malenko is trying to keep his angry face on.
Malenko is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Gower rather than just go for the knockout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Malenko misses with a straight right.
Malenko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Gower connects with a leg kick. Malenko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Gower cracks the inside of Malenko's front leg.
Gower lands with a cross.
Malenko misses with a wild body shot.
Malenko connects with a right hand. Gower shakes it off.
Gower takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Gower lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Gower connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



Gower darts in and clinches Malenko up against the cage.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Malenko's head.
Malenko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Malenko stalling in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gower.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Malenko's elbow.
A short left from Gower.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Malenko tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Malenko back against the cage.
A body shot lands from Malenko.
Jeff Gower has scored more points in the clinch so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower pushes Malenko back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Malenko slowing the pace effectively.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Malenko blocks it with crossed arms.
Malenko throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Malenko.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Malenko tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Malenko blocks an uppercut.
Malenko scores with an uppercut up the middle.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Malenko takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Malenko effectively controlling the action here.
Malenko fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Malenko leaning against his opponent.
Malenko displaying some good clinch control by pressing Gower up against the cage.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Ray Malenko.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malenko misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.
Gower throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower doesn't manage to clinch there - Malenko circles away.
Gower scores with a push kick.
Malenko throws a poor cross that misses
and Gower counters with a body kick that stops Malenko in his tracks momentarily.
Malenko misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Gower counters with a leg kick.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Malenko.
Malenko is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Gower lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Malenko swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Malenko just manages to avoid it.
Malenko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Gower fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Malenko.
Gower tries to clinch but Malenko is having none of it.
Gower lands a leg kick that knocks Malenko off balance momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Malenko moves forwards but Gower connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A shot to the body from Malenko misses
and Gower makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Malenko looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Malenko misses with a shot to the body
and Gower counters with a nice kick to the body.

Malenko tries to keep at a distance but Gower has taken the fight into the clinch.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Malenko.

Malenko breaks from the clinch.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Malenko has time to react.
Gower scores with a spinning back kick!
Malenko 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Malenko. That did some damage!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A shot to the liver by Gower. Beautiful body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Malenko.
Gower is looking to counter with head kicks.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Malenko throws a lazy uppercut
and Gower counters with a nice low kick that buckles Malenko's knee momentarily.
Good standup being displayed there by Gower as he connects with a hook.
Gower doesn't manage to clinch there - Malenko circles away.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Malenko lands with a good body shot.
Malenko doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Malenko misses with a hook
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Gower jabs Malenko to the body, keeping him at a distance.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower had his way with Ray Malenko in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Malenko moves away.
Malenko misses the shot to the body.
A shot to the body from Malenko misses
and Malenko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Malenko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Malenko.
A little feinted left hand from Gower on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Gower rushes Malenko and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Malenko is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Gower tries a knee to the head but Malenko blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Malenko lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gower.
Malenko digs a right hand underneath Gower's ribcage. Gower let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Malenko tries for a takedown. No joy.
Malenko prevents a body shot from Gower.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A right hand to the body from Gower.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Malenko misses with the head strike.
Malenko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Malenko has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
Malenko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Malenko misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower lands a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Malenko fails to land.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Malenko scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Malenko backwards.
Malenko takes a shot to the head.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Malenko.
Malenko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower scores with a hook to the body.
Malenko is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Malenkos head.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Malenko.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Malenko.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Malenko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Gowers head.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Malenko misses with a punch to the body.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Malenko's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower misses with some punches.

Malenko ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Malenko no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.

Gower stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Ray Malenko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Gower throws a body punch but Malenko moves out of range.
Malenko staying out of range there.
Gower scores with a kick to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Malenko misses the target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Malenko shoots in but Gower avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Gower connects with a good right hand that stumbles Malenko. Malenko circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Malenko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Malenko throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Malenko rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Gower counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Gower changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Both fighters circling a little - Gower finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45

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

Jeff Gower retains his lightweight title!
An out of breath Jeff Gower thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: GAMMA#708 Goodman v Verama     
Date:   May 12, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Randy Springs (ranked 7 p4p, 2 weight class) and Jeff Gower (ranked 55 p4p, 10 weight class). Springs comes to the cage accompanied by Meltdown. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

178 cm
31
158 lbs
32 - 11 - 0
165 cm
31
156 lbs
25 - 9 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Randy Springs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Springs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Springs is looking to score with low kicks.
Gower tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Springs is able to avoid easily.
Gower moves forwards but Springs connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Springs.
Gower misses with a kick to the body
and Springs counters with a straight right hand.
Springs lands a jab.
Springs uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Gower scores with a jab.
Gower throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Springs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Springs takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
Springs throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Gower lands with an uppercut that bounces Springs off the cage and back into range.
Good work by Springs as he checks the leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gower misses with a hook. Springs ducked under it nicely.
Gower keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Springs.
Springs looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Springs's knee but Springs avoids it well.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Springs.
Springs takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Springs lands with a straight right. Gower didn't see that one coming.
Springs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Springs tries to counter by clinching up but Gower breaks away and moves out of range.
Springs throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Springs only half commits.
Springs wants to land a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Springs connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gower's hands.
Springs throws a push kick but Gower slaps the foot to one side.
Gower's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Springs connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Gower scrambles back to his feet.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs misses the shot to the body.

Gower has closed the distance and engaged Springs in a clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
Gower working aggressively here.
Springs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Springs lands a nice uppercut.
Gower working aggressively here.
Springs lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Gower working aggressively here.
Springs lands with a light punch inside.
Springs working aggressively here.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Springs.
Gower lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Gower prevents a body shot from Springs.
Springs takes a shot to the head.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Springs lands a left hand.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Springs backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs slows down the pace here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Springs prevents a body shot from Gower.
Springs scores with a hook to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Gower.
Springs tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
Springs working aggressively here.
Springs struggles to land a body shot inside as Gower controls his hands.
Springs lands a body shot.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
Springs has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Springs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Springs is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Springs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gower's elbow.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right from Gower.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower takes a shot to the head.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Springs lands a body shot.
Gower prevents a body shot from Springs.
I was talking to Springs's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Springs.
Gower has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Springs seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Gower can turn it around.
Springs lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Springs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower blocking some punches.
Springs lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Springs softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Springs's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Springs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Springs.
Gower tries to work over Springs's front leg with a kick but Springs checks it.

Springs fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Gower, pushing him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Springs blocks an uppercut.
A short uppercut from Springs.
Gower lands a right hand.
Springs lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
A short left from Springs.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Springs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gower's elbow.
Randy Springs has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Springs.
A shot in the inside from Springs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Springs's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Gower prevents a body shot from Springs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Springs lands a right hand.
Springs lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Springs takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Gower gets through Springs's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Springs.
Springs takes a shot to the head.
Springs scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Springs lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Springs working aggressively here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower misses with some punches.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Springs is looking to control Gower's arms but Gower gets an underhook and turns him. Now Springs has his back to the cage.
Springs lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gower backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Springs.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
Springs misses with a punch on the inside.
Springs scores with a nice hook to the head.
Springs goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Springs lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Springs blocking some punches.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Springs.
A short right from Gower on the inside.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Springs presses Gower against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Springs swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower blocking some punches.
Gower lands with a short shot to the head.
Gower tries a body shot but Springs blocks it.
Springs tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Springs's elbow.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Springs lands an uppercut.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Springs lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Gower blocking some punches.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Springs's elbow.
Springs lands a right hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Springs misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Springs controls the action.
Springs blocks an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Springs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower lands with a left to the head.
Gower lands a left hand.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short uppercut from Gower.
Springs lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Springs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Springs misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short uppercut from Gower.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Springs misses with a punch on the inside.
Springs throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Gowers head.
Springs has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Jeff Gower will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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.


Springs throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Gower counters with a good low kick that Springs was not able to check.
Gower swings for the body but Springs moves out of range.
Springs jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Gower slips a jab from Springs.
Springs tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower throws an off balance right hand
and Springs counters with an outside leg kick.

Springs forces Gower back against the cage and clinches.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Good body shot from Springs.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Springs's head.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Springs blocks an uppercut.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Springs.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Springs controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Springs.
Springs working aggressively here.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
A hook to the body from Gower.
Gower lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Springs lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Gower.
Springs misses with some punches.
Nice body punch from Gower.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Springs tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Springs misses with a punch to the body.
Springs lands a nice shot to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A shot in the inside from Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Gower lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Springs or not.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Springs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Gower as Springs tries to tie him up.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Springs lands a hook to the side of the head.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Springs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gower lands with a short shot to the head.
Springs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower lands a left hand.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Springs makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Springs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Springs controls his hands.
A short uppercut from Gower.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Springs working aggressively here.
Springs cracks Gower with a nice body shot.
Springs working aggressively here.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Gower.
Springs has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Springs's elbow.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Good body shot from Springs.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Springs controls his hands.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Springs misses with a hook from the clinch.
A right hand to the body from Gower.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A nice right hand lands inside from Springs.
Springs lands an uppercut.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower gets through Springs's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gower.
Springs misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A right hand to the body from Springs.
Springs misses with some punches.
Gower prevents a body shot from Springs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Jeff Gower just about did enough to take it.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Springs misses with a wild body shot.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Springs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Randy Springs is winning the standup battle so far.
Gower misses with a right hand
letting Springs counter with a right hand.
Springs misses with a hook.
Springs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Springs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Springs is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Gower moves forwards but Springs connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Springs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Springs thumps Gower with a low kick.
Gower feints and then cracks Springs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Springs down.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Springs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springs is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.
Springs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Springs misses with a body shot.
Springs throws a wild body kick that Gower sees coming a mile off.
Springs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Springs.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A lazy body kick from Springs
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Springs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Springs misses with a kick to the body.
Springs moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Decent striking displayed by Springs there.
Gower motions for Springs to come forward. Gower throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Springs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Springs stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Gower lands a jab to the head.
Nice body kick from Gower.
Springs throws a body kick that misses.
Gower throws a big shot that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Gower tenderised Springs's leg. Springs is trying to keep his angry face on.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Gower swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Springs jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Gower walks into a stiff left hand from Springs.
Springs connects with a good right hand that stumbles Gower. Gower circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Gower tries to clinch but Springs is having none of it.
Gower looks to land a combination but Springs avoids it well.
Gower scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Gower jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Springs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Springs throws a leg kick which misses Gower's front leg but catches the back leg as Gower tries to avoid it.
Jab, jab by Springs - just one landing.

Springs closes the distance and pushes Gower back into the cage.
Gower lands a left hand.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Springs.
Gower works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands a body shot in the clinch.
Springs takes a shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Gower lands a right hand that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Springs lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Gower lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower lands a body punch in the clinch.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
A left hand lands to the body for Gower.
Springs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Springs takes a shot to the head.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Springs's ribcage. Springs let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gower lands with a light punch inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower pushes Springs back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Gower's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower misses with some punches.
Springs blocks an uppercut.
Gower scores with a hook to the body.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Springs.
Springs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Springs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Springs misses with a short punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Springs.
Springs has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Gower blocking some punches.
Springs misses with a body punch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower dominated that fourth 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!


Springs lands a glancing blow to the side of Gower's head.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Springs fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Springs takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Springs.
Gower lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Springs closes the distance and pushes Gower back into the cage.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springs is leaning against Gower and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A short right from Springs on the inside.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Gower working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Springs on the inside.
Springs lands with a short shot to the head.
A short left from Gower.
Springs working aggressively here.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Springs blocking some punches.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Springs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Springs scores with a shoulder strike.
Gower lands with a short punch from the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Springs throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Springs.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Springs.
Springs has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Springs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right from Gower.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gower lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Springs's ribcage. Springs let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Springs swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Gower throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A short right from Springs on the inside.
Springs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
A short right from Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Springss head.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Springs scores with a hook to the body.
Springs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Gower is leaning against Springs and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Gower scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Springs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gower's elbow.
Springs is leaning against Gower and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Gower digs a right hand into Springs's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Springs's gas tank.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower being controlled against the cage.
Randy Springs has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Springs controls his hands.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Springs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Springs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Springs tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Springs.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gower lands a hook that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Gower pushes Springs back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Jeff Gower.
I think Gower 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 46:49
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 48:47
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:49

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

Jeff Gower is the new lightweight champion!
Our winner, Jeff Gower, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
Randy Springs was interviewed post fight and said 'I want a rematch'.
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Event: UGD 109:Curtain Call     
Date:   Apr 20, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 16 p4p, 4 weight class) and Fook Man (ranked 27 p4p, 5 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

165 cm
31
156 lbs
25 - 8 - 1
180 cm
32
154 lbs
26 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Fook Man!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Andrew Berry and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Man.
Man misses with a body kick.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Man takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Man. That did some damage!

Man moves into the clinch successfully.
I was talking to Gower's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Man lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Man has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Gower avoids the elbow strike from Man, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Man fails to land.
A short uppercut from Gower.
Man is trying to break the clinch but Gower has him pressed against the cage.
Man scores with a shot to the side of Gower's head.
A right hand to the body from Man.
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!
Man blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Man.
Man lands with a right to the head.
Man pressing his opponent against the cage.
Man throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Man misses with a punch to the body.
Man misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower being controlled against the cage.
Man blocks an uppercut.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Man misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Man can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Man gets through Gower's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Gower lands a hook that snaps the head of Man backwards.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gower is working Man over against the cage.
Gower misses with the head strike.

Gower breaks the clinch.
Fook Man seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Gower.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Man at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Man tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Man.
Man is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.
Man takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Man bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Gower's head.
Man lands with a thumping leg kick.
Man moves to clinch but Gower breaks away
and Gower counters with a nice leg kick.
Gower throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Gower scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Man swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Man takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower lands a leg kick that knocks Man off balance momentarily.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Man sees coming a mile off.
Man throws a leg kick which misses Gower's front leg but catches the back leg as Gower tries to avoid it.
Man turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Man buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man throws a leg kick which misses Gower's front leg but catches the back leg as Gower tries to avoid it.
Gower misses with the combination.
Good shot there by Gower.
Jab from Man.
Man throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Gower misses with a straight right.
Man moves out of range of the body kick.
Man's jab looks to have found its range, popping Gower under the eye.
Gower getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
A nice side step and Man releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Man fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Man fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gower checks it well.
Some bone on bone action there as Man checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Gower looks to land a left hand but Man moved out of range nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Man scoring well with a low kick there.
A leg kick checked by Gower.
Man takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Man is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Gower rather than just go for the knockout.
Man lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Man goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Man moves away.
Gower lands with a cross.
Gower has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Man.
Man takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Man misses with a body kick.
Gower was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Despite the aggression on Man's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Man throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Gower circles away from the clinch attempt.
Man attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower swings for the body but Man moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower throws a series of punches but Man moves out of range.
Gower connects with a solid leg kick.
Man takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Man throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Man has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Gower throws a body punch but Man moves out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jeff Gower 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.


Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Man throws a leg kick but Gower sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Man swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Man misses the shot to the body.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It appears Gower was looking to counter with a kick there.
Gower checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gower half committed to a counter leg kick.
Man scores with a shot to the body.
Gower keeps Man at a distance using the push kick.
Man fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Gower has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower throws a leg kick but Man moved away.
Gower throws a leg kick that misses.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Man's shoulder, as Man tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower looks to throw the jab but Man is out of range.
A solid leg kick lands there for Man.
Man dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some damage!
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Man.
Man scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
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!
Gower throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Man misses with a looping right.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Man closes the distance and clinches.

Man breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Gower swings away with a leg kick that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Man! But no joy.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Man, right into the meat.
Man tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Man.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Man. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower throws a hook but Man avoids it easily.
Man clobbers Gower with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Man fails in his attempt to clinch.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Man tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Man throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Man keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Man with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Man blocks the body kick.
Man tries a quick counter leg kick but Gower is wise to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man checks a low kick from Gower.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower keeps the fight on the outside.
Man throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Gower was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Man works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Man lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Man sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Man scoring well with a low kick there.
Man scores with a punch to the head.
Man lands an overhand right.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gower 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 Man has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Man and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Gower 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.
Man misses with a looping left.
Both fighters circling a little - Man finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Gower turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Man throws a leg kick but Gower moved away.
Jab, jab by Man - just one landing.
Gower rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Man moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Man attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Man is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man misses with a low kick.
Gower throws a quick counter kick to the body but Man avoids it.
Gower takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Man is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
An inside leg kick from Man misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Man tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Man is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.
Man keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gower.
Gower tries to land a leg kick but Man saw it coming and moves away.
Man ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
A chopping leg kick lands by Man.
Man has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
The fighters circling - Man throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower slips a jab from Man.
Gower tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower misses with a head kick.
Gower throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Gower has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Man.
Man checks a low kick from Gower.
Gower moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Gower misses with a hook. Man ducked under it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Man only half commits.
Gower keeps Man at a distance using the push kick.
Man attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A leg kick checked by Man.
Man flicks out a counter leg kick but Gower steps away.
Man throws a front kick that sends Gower stumbling back into the cage.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A countering left hand to the body from Man misses.
Man lands a leg kick that knocks Gower off balance momentarily.
Gower looks for the body kick but Man saw that one coming.
Gower takes one to the side of the head.
Man throws a shot to the body.
Gower avoids the body shot from Man.
Man will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Man avoided it.
Gower buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Man connects with a solid leg kick.
Gower misses with a hook to the body
and Man counters with a lovely shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Man misses with a hook.
Man uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Man scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A swing and a miss from Man.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.
Nice body kick from Man.
A clash of legs there as Man blocks the low kick.
Man throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Gower connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Man's hands.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Man moves out of range of the body kick.
Man is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Man misses with a low kick.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Man counters with a body kick.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Man.
Man tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Man was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower backing away here, and Man unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Gower is looking to score with low kicks.
Gower backing away here, and Man unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Man closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Man's head but Man sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Man throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Man.
Man throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower moves out of range of the leg kick from Man.
An inside leg kick from Man misses.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Man - that will leave a mark!
Man looks to throw a body kick
and Gower makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A clash of legs there as Gower blocks the low kick.
Man throws a one two combo.
Man thows a body kick. Gower tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Man lands with a good body shot.
Gower avoids the body shot from Man.
Gower seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Gower stuns Man with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A jab from Man misses.
Man looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Man thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower takes one to the chin there.
Gower on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Gower takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man loads up on a big right hand but Gower slips the punch.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Man throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Man only half commits.
Man takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A big right from Man misses.
Nice defenses there by Man.
Man shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Gower slips a straight right by Man.
A slow jab from Man misses its intended target.
Man throws a leg kick that misses.
Gower will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Man throws a wild body kick that Gower sees coming a mile off.
Gower connects with a single shot there.
Man lands a nice looking kick to the body. Gower takes a step back to recover.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Man misses with a body kick.
Man keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower walks into a jab.
Gower fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Man checks it well.
Man just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Gower looks to throw the jab but Man is out of range.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Gower. Man shrugs it off though.
Man swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Man defending well as Gower loads up on a big left hand.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Man moved out of range.
Man tries a quick counter leg kick but Gower is wise to it.
Man throws a body kick that misses.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Both fighters circling a little - Gower finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Man lands a glancing blow to the side of Gower's head.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower thinks about countering with a body kick.
Gower swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Man.
Man swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Gower.
Gower moves out of range as Man throws a body kick.
Man misses with a low kick.
Man throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Man uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Man takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.
Man lands a jab to Gower's midsection.
Man 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.
Man throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Man throws a leg kick but Gower checks it.
Man misses with an attempted mid kick.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Man fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Gower smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Man.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower misses with a straight left.
Man dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jab by Man.
Man tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.
Man misses with a low kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Man tries to clinch but Gower is having none of it.
Gower quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Gower chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Man can pounce on him.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Man avoids it.
Gower misses with a leg kick.
Gower throws a big shot that misses.
Gower tries to land a leg kick but Man saw it coming and moves away.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Man moved away.
Gower looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Man pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Man throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Gower fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Man connects with a looping right hand.
Man feints and then cracks Gower's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Gower down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Man's hands.
Gower is looking to slow Man down with leg kicks.
A bone on bone clash there as Gower blocks the leg kick.
Man looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
Man jabs at Gower's body.
Man shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Man avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Gower takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Man ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Man uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Man ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Man walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Gower checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gower throws a front kick that sends Man stumbling back into the cage.
Man misses with a low kick.
Gower half committed to a counter leg kick.
Gower fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Man checks it well.
Man misses with an attempted mid kick.
Man moves away from the strike by Gower.
Jab from Man.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Gower lands with a good body shot.
Man throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Man throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gower lands with a nice body punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Man throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Man scores with a hook.
Man throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
Man jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Man chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A swing and a miss from Man.
Man slips under a jab.
Man blocks a low kick nicely.
Man misses with a body kick.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Gower chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Man can pounce on him.
Man thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower thuds his shin into the meat of Man's side.
Man lands with a good body shot.
Nice body kick there by Gower.
Gower thows a leg kick but Man checks it
and Man counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gower throws a body punch but Man moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Gower misses.
Man takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Man moves out of range of the strikes.
Man uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Man pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Gower checks a leg kick.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Man fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Gower looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Man's calf.
Man misses with a body kick.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Man just manages to avoid it.
Man dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower throws a head kick that misses.
Man buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Man throws a quick inside leg kick.
Man smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Man takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Man throws a body shot but no joy.
Man lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man moves away from the strike by Gower.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Man clinches.
A right handed body shot lands from Man.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower takes a shot to the head.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Man scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Man prevents a body shot from Gower.
Man lands a body shot.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Gower's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Man throws a head punch that misses.
Man has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Man lands a damaging elbow.
Gower lands a body punch in the clinch.
Man misses with a body punch.
Man lands an uppercut.
Man digs a right hand underneath Gower's ribcage. Gower let out a lung full of air as it connected.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Man pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Fook Man dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Gower's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Man lands a body shot.
The fighters circling - Man throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
That kick from Man tenderised Gower's leg. Gower is trying to keep his angry face on.
Man dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some damage!
Man connects with a solid leg kick.
Man takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
A solid leg kick lands there for Man.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Gower takes a swing at Man's ribcage but misses.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Man.
Gower fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Man checks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Man has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Man tries to move into range but Gower moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Gower lands a nice leg kick that just misses Man's sensitive parts.
Gower walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Man lands with a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Man pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Good shot there by Man.
Man's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Man displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Man motions for Gower to come forward. Man throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower misses with a leg kick
and Man counters with a body kick.
A low kick from Man misses
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower lands with a right hand.
Gower fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Man misses with a body kick.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Man scores with a hook to the body. Gower takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Man's knee but Man avoids it well.
Gower scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Man misses with a kick to the body.
Man scores with a shot to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Man.
Man loads up on a big right hand but Gower slips the punch.
Jeff Gower has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Man dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some damage!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Gower checks a leg kick.
Man throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Man.
Gower takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Man scores with a jab to the jaw.
Man moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
Man finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Gower half committed to a counter leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gower fakes the leg kick and cracks Man in the body.
Man scores with a nice right hand.
Man displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Man throws a leg kick but Gower checks it.
Man throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Gower counter with a right hand.
Gower throws a low kick, looking for Man's leg but Man calmly moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Man throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Gower throws a low kick but Man moves out of range easily.
Gower takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

It looks like Fook Man has been cut.
Gower misses with a body punch
and Man makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

Man instigates a clinch.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Man controls the action.
Man tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Man back against the cage.
Gower tries a body shot but Man blocks it.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Man creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Man blocking some punches.
Man lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Man can't break the clinch.
A short left from Gower.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Man backwards.
Man lands a body punch in the clinch.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Man lands a shot to the body.
Fook Man is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Man lands a nice uppercut.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Man.

Man escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Man lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Man throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Man walks forward, straight into a front kick from Gower.
Man bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Man displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A slapping body kick lands there for Man.
Man ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Gower fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Man is out of range.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Fook Man.
Well Man has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 45:50
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 46:49
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Fook Man!

Fook Man is the new featherweight champion!
Fook Man thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: UGD 106:Bixby Vs Hill     
Date:   Mar 30, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 26 p4p, 3 weight class) and Pako Laine (ranked 36 p4p, 5 weight class). Laine has chosen Nikke Ankara - Všrifilmi as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
31
156 lbs
24 - 8 - 1
174 cm
34
146 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Paul Tew and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Laine, right into the meat.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Laine.
Laine fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gower lands a nice looking kick to the body. Laine takes a step back to recover.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower throws a low kick but Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine scores with a nice body kick.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Laine takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.
Gower fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Laine.

Laine has taken the fight to the clinch.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Laine struggles to land a body shot inside as Gower controls his hands.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Gower blocks it.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short right from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower lands a shoulder strike.
Laine misses with a punch to the body.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Laine is looking for a takedown.
Laine working aggressively here.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Gower misses with a body punch.

Laine has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Gower is trying to keep an underhook but Laine manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Gower manages to get to full guard.
Laine passes Gower's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Laine works his foot free and advances to mount.

Laine goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Gower is on top in guard.

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!
Laine trying to control the position.
Gower trying to stand up but can't free himself from Laine's guard.

Laine has his foot on Gower's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Gower works his way back into a safe position though.
Gower won't allow Laine to sweep him here.

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

Laine throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine looking for a sweep. Not yet Laine, not yet.
Gower has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Laine is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


Laine is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Gower doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Laine.
Laine controlling the pace.
Gower is trying to maintain the position but Laine is very close to passing his half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Gower keeps control of the position for the meantime.

Laine is working for a kimura but Gower is defending it quite comfortably.

Laine looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

Laine looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
Gower lands a front kick.
Nice sprawl there from Gower as Laine shoots in.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Laine's shoulder, as Laine tries to avoid the shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Laine takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.
Gower buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Gower ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Laine throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower appears to be looking for a big counter.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Laine takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Gower has taken the fight to the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine scores with a shot to the side of Gower's head.
Gower is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hook to the body lands for Laine.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
Jeff Gower has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower lands with a light punch inside.
Gower misses with some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Gower.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Laine pulls guard effortlessly.

Laine is working an open guard so Gower takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Gower throws a low kick but Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine throws a right and a left that Gower avoids nicely.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Laine avoided it.
Laine throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Laine wants to slow Gower down by chopping away at his legs.
Gower throws a low kick but Laine avoids it.
Laine lands with a right hand.
Laine tries to clinch but Gower moves out of range.
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Laine counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Laine shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Gower pinned against the cage. Gower gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Laine takes a kick to the side of the head.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice shot by Laine.
Laine gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Laine misses with a lunging right hand
and Gower makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Laine takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Laine misses with a jab, cross combination.
Laine throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Laine throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower scores with a jab. Laine acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Laine connects with a jab.
Laine fails with the takedown.
Laine shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Gower sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gower throws a good cross that connects.
Laine throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Laine's calf.
Laine takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Laine jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Nice uppercut there from Laine.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Laine goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
Laine shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Laine closes the distance looking to clinch
and Laine takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Laine throws out a counter right but Gower avoids it with no problem.
Laine takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Laine thuds his shin into the meat of Gower's side.
Laine misses with a low kick as Gower jumps back.
Gower connects with a solid leg kick.

Laine shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Gower manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

Gower manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
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!
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Laine's head.
Gower lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower misses with some punches.
Gower tries to work over Laine's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laine lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Laine working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Gower avoids the damage to the body.
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Gower managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Gower scores with a nice hook to the head.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Gower avoids the damage to the body.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower lands with a left to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A hook to the body from Gower.
Gower stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Laine takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Gower misses with some punches.
Laine working aggressively here.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine blocking some punches.
Gower is working Laine over against the cage.
Gower presses Laine against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Gower blocks with his arms.
Laine tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Gower smiles and moves away.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Laine checks a leg kick.
Gower takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine misses with a hook. Gower ducked under it nicely.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Gower doesn't seem phased though.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Laine takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gower throws a leg kick
and Laine counters with a leg kick.
Laine blocks a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Laine.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Gower digs a good hook to Laine's body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Laine just manages to avoid it.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Gower went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Laine tries to clinch up but Gower circles away and keeps his distance.
Laine has his takedown stuffed
and Gower counters with a straight 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!
A bone on bone clash there as Gower blocks the leg kick.
Gower throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Gower with a nice cross.

Laine gets the takedown into side control.
Gower is looking to get back to his feet here but Laine is keeping cool and he's managed to take Gower's back.

Laine is persistently looking for the submission but Gower is defending it well.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Laine tightening his grip on Gower, looking for the choke.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gower thumps Laine with a low kick.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Laine counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine throws a fast counter high kick but Gower manages to duck under it in time.
Laine connects with a jab.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower tries to land a leg kick but Laine saw it coming and moves away.
Laine lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Laine throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Gower goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Laine throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Laine.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Laine looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Gower is fending him off so far but Laine persists. Nope, Gower circles away and we're back to standing.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine misses with a right hand

and Gower counters by moving into the clinch.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Gower tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Gower gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine takes a shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gower avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gower is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Laine can do to turn this around?
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
A short right from Laine.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine has Gower pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Gower manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Gower is defending well for now.
Gower is pressed up against the cage. Laine has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Gower down to the mat. Gower avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Laine is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Gower misses with a hook. Laine ducked under it nicely.
Gower looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Gower looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gower throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Gower misses the jab.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromGower.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laine has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower lands a right hook to the body.
Laine throws a solid leg kick but Gower takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Laine.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Good standup being displayed there by Gower as he connects with a hook.
Gower scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Gower keeps Laine at a distance using the push kick.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Laine crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gower - the referee stops the clock and Laine gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gower. Laine manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Laine throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Laine to score with a decent uppercut.
Laine shoots in for a takedown but Gower shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Gower misses with a low kick as Laine jumps back.
Laine has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gower finds it's way round the side to connect with Laine's head.
Laine is looking to land body kicks.
Gower scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Laine doesn't seem bothered though.
Laine takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw.
Laine is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
As Laine looks to move away, Gower throws a big counter combo but Laine just gets out of the way.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Laine gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Laine stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Laine shoots in for a takedown but Gower shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower had his way with Pako Laine in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Laine shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Gower sprawls well. Gower wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Laine gets slowly back to his feet.
Laine has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
Laine swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Laine keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A head kick misses from Laine.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Laine. That did some damage!
Gower lets loose with a powerful body kick. Laine will feel that in the morning.
Laine swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Gower cracks the inside of Laine's front leg.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Gower lands a head kick. Laine smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine takes a jab right on the kisser.
Laine wants to slow Gower down by chopping away at his legs.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Gower doesn't seem phased though.
Laine throws a leg kick but Gower sees it coming and moves out of range.
Gower looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gower walks forward, straight into a front kick from Laine.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Gower's leg but Gower calmly moves out of range.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Gower slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Laine moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Laine throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Laine looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gower looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower connects with a looping right hand.
Laine misses with a straight right.
Gower takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Laine down.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Laine is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Gower tries to work over Laine's front leg with a kick but Laine checks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Gower.
Gower looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Laine misses with a straight left.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throws a right hand that Gower ducks under and follows up with a left that Gower also avoids with ease.
The fighters circle momentarily. Gower darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
Gower staying out of range there.
Laine throws a head kick that misses.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine fails with the takedown
and Laine takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Laine is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Laine is looking to clinch but Gower is avoiding it.
Gower connects with the punch.
Laine misses with a hook
and Gower counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Gower checks a leg kick.
Gower connects with the punch.
Laine misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gower. Gower obviously looking to wear him down.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Gower lands a nice looking kick to the body. Laine takes a step back to recover.
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Laine on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Laine looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Laine walks into a straight right hand from Gower.
Gower lands a slapping body shot.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Good leg kick by Gower there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Laine misses with a body shot
and Gower makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 49:46
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 50:46
Judge William Gold scores the fight 49:46

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

Jeff Gower retains his featherweight title!
Jeff Gower thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: UGD 104:Seok Vs Gower II     
Date:   Mar 16, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Lee Sang Seok (ranked 14 p4p, 1 weight class) and Jeff Gower (ranked 139 p4p, 15 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

176 cm
28
152 lbs
23 - 7 - 1
165 cm
31
156 lbs
23 - 8 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lee Sang Seok!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Sam Margolis and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower misses the jab.
Seok moves out of range of the body kick.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Seok is just out of range.
A lazy left from Gower finds it's target.
Gower turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Seok throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Seok misses with a hook
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Gower avoids the body shot from Seok.
A shot to the body from Seok misses
and Gower counters with an inside leg kick.
Gower jabs at Seok's body.
Seok slips a straight right by Gower.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Seok takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Seok checks a leg kick.
Seok connects with a looping right hand.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Seok's head but Seok sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seok has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gower finds it's way round the side to connect with Seok's head.
Seok swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seok keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seok missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Seok has time to react.
Gower checks a leg kick.
A nice side step and Gower releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Seok avoids the head kick by Gower.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seok ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nice takedown defense from Gower. No joy for Seok on that attempt.
Seok connects with a good right hand that stumbles Gower. Gower circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Gower fails with an attempt to clinch.
Seok drops down looking for a counter takedown but Gower sprawls and moves away.
Seok connects with a single shot there.
A punch lands to the side of Seok 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Seok connects with a jab.
Seok has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Seok appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Seok misses with a looping left.
Seok looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Gower! But no joy.
Gower tries to work over Seok's front leg with a kick but Seok checks it.
Seok fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Seok throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Seok is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Gower lands a head kick. Seok smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Gower looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nice body kick there by Gower.
Seok looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Seok tries to counter with a takedown but Gower is quick to defend against it.
Gower connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Gower throws a leg kick that is checked

and Seok counters with a nice double leg into side control. Gower won't be happy with that.
Seok tries to move to mount but Gower blocks the move with his legs.
Seok content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
Seok tries to move into full mount but can't pass Gower's legs.
Gower gets back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seok is just content to waste time from the top position. Gower takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Seok is pushing down on Gower's leg trying to pass to half guard. Gower is fighting to maintain full guard but Seok has managed to sneak the leg through.
Well, if Seok is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonightÖ I'm having a ham and pineapple pizzaÖ Yum. Can't wait.
Seok is trying to control the action in half guard but Gower is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower throws the left hand but Seok avoids the punch easily.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
Seok throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Gower slips a straight right by Seok.
Gower is trying to counter with his kicks.
Gower fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Gower throws a hook but Seok blocks it.
Seok tries to counter with a takedown but Gower is quick to defend against it.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Seok throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Seok moves away from the strike by Gower.
Seok changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Seok lands a nice hook to Gower's body. Gower takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head kick misses from Gower.
Seok tries to counter with a takedown but Gower is quick to defend against it.
Nice defenses there by Seok.
Seok scores with a decent looking hook.
Seok fails with the takedown.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Gower! But no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Seok.
Seok scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Gower takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Donk. Seok catches Gower right on the button with a cross.
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Seok moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Seok tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The fighters circling - Seok throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Seok moved out of range.
Seok takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Seok misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower feints and then cracks Seok's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Seok down.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower thumps Seok with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seok uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Gower has time to react.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
Seok scores with a hook to the body. Gower takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Seok misses with a straight right.
Seok misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.
Seok sets himself, and Gower steps forward looking for the clinch! Seok avoids it this time.
Gower stuffs the takedown attempt from Seok. Seok gets slowly back to his feet.
Seok waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Gower looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Seok attempts a counter takedown but Gower avoids it well and moves away.
Seok catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Seok motions for Gower to come forward. Seok throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Gower scores with a punch to the head.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Seok appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A jab from Gower misses.
Seok throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Gower drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jeff Gower seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gower fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Gower ducks right into an uppercut from Seok.
Seok ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Seok throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seok is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
Seok cracks Gower with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Despite the aggression on Gower's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gower has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Seok finds it's way round the side to connect with Gower's head.
Seok is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Seok swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gower defending well as Seok loads up on a big left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seok misses with a takedown attempt
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lee Sang Seok. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A big left from Gower misses.
Seok tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Seok.
A decent looking cross lands there for Seok.
Seok ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Seok shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Gower as he jumps to the side.
Gower swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gower stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Seok lands with a right hand.
That kick from Gower tenderised Seok's leg. Seok is trying to keep his angry face on.
Seok throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Seok walks forward, straight into a front kick from Gower.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Jeff Gower will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Seok throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seok swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seok manages to avoid it.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Seok saw that one coming.
A swing and a miss from Seok.
Seok on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Gower throws a leg kick but Seok moved away.
Seok misses with a body shot.
A left lands for Gower.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A low kick from Gower is predictable there

and Seok counters with a shoot takedown. Gower fights it but they end up in guard.
Seok is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Gower controlling Seok's posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seok stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Gower swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Gower is controlling Seok's posture.
Gower looking to control.
Seok lands a couple of elbows.
Seok controlling from the top position.
Seok working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Seok.
Seok throws a big shot that misses.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seok moves away.
Gower misses with a hook. Seok ducked under it nicely.
Seok on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gower. Gower obviously looking to wear him down.
Gower throws a low kick but it's checked well by Seok.
Gower takes a swing at Seok's ribcage but misses.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Seok ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Seok misses with a takedown attempt - Gower sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gower lands a head shot.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Seok.
Seok misses with a wild body shot.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Seok ducks down to avoid it.
Seok takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Gower paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Gower throws a leg kick but Seok sees it coming and moves out of range.
Gower pushes Seok away with a front kick.
Gower thows a leg kick but Seok checks it

and Seok counters with a nice double leg into side control. Gower won't be happy with that.
Seok controls the position from side control.
Seok throws an elbow but Gower slips to the side and avoids it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Seok working the head with strikes.
You can see the frustration on Gower's face as Seok controls the position.
Check out the look on Seok's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Seok with the ground and pound but Gower regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Seok has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Still in half guard, Seok seems content to control.
Seok wants to control but Gower is keeping him busy.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Seok misses with a double jab.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Seok on the side of the head.
Gower tries to clinch but Seok is having none of it.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Seok ducks down to avoid it.
Seok drops down looking for a counter takedown but Gower sprawls and moves away.
Seok misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower throws a fast counter high kick but Seok manages to duck under it in time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seok will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
A slapping body kick lands there for Gower.
Seok shoots in for a takedown but Gower shows good takedown defense.
Seok stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seok misses with a left hand
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gower slips a jab from Seok.
Seok looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Seok down.
A telegraphed right hand from Seok misses the target.
Gower swings for the body but Seok moves out of range.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Seok's head but Seok sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Seok moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Seok's front leg but catches the back leg as Seok tries to avoid it.
Seok tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Seok was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower connects with an inside leg kick.
Gower looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

Seok shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Gower napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Seok will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seok landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Seok trying to control the position but Gower is working away.
Gower prevents Seok from moving into mount.
Gower is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Seok off and has taken his back!
Seok just trying to survive but Gower is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
You can see the frustration on Seok's faceÖ He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Seok breaks Gower's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower keeping full guard, as Seok tries to pass.
Seok trying to control the position from guard on top but Gower is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Seok controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Seok scoring with some ground and pound.
Seok passes into half guard.
Seok looks to land a strike but Gower avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Lee Sang Seok overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Seok pushes down on Gower's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Gower has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower trying to control here.
Seok looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Gower is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Seok wants to take a breather but Gower is having none of it.
Seok not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Seok wants to control but Gower is keeping him busy.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower dominated that fourth 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!


Seok on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Gower connects with a jab.
Gower throws a leg kick

and Seok decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Gower's guard.
Seok postures up in Gower's guard and throws a big left but Gower blocks it.
Seok sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Gower's guard.

Seok looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Seok passes to side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Seok has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Seok wants to control but Gower is keeping him busy.
A lull in the action here as Seok stalls from top position.
Seok trying to control the action but Gower is working from the bottom.
Gower is trying to escape the position but Seok is controlling the position.
Lee Sang Seok has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Seok trying to control the position but Gower is working away.
Gower manages to work his way to half guard, despite Seok's best efforts.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seok trying to pass the guard but Gower defending well.

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

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A jab from Seok finds it's way through Gower's defenses.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Seok steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a nice outside leg kick.
Seok misses with a straight right.
Seok takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Nice body punch from Seok.
Gower connects with a leg kick. Seok looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Seok missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Seok connects with a body shot that sends Gower's belly button to the back.
Seok moves away from the strike by Gower.
Seok takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Seok blocks the body kick.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seok.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seok blocks the body kick.
Gower is looking to score with low kicks.

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 Lee Sang Seok.
I think Gower 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 46:49
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 45:50
Judge James Glass scores the fight 46:49

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

Jeff Gower is the new featherweight champion!
Jeff Gower seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: UGD 103:Cotto Vs Bixby     
Date:   Mar 09, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 248 p4p, 34 weight class) and Edward Kenway (ranked 211 p4p, 27 weight class). 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.

165 cm
31
156 lbs
22 - 8 - 1
175 cm
33
153 lbs
24 - 9 - 3
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edward Kenway!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Sam Margolis and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kenway paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Gower tries to score with a low kick but Kenway moves his leg out of the way.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kenway moves away.
Kenway blocks a leg kick.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Kenway ducks down to avoid it.
Kenway avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A swing and a miss from Kenway.
An inside leg kick from Gower misses.
Kenway lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Kenway moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
Gower throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kenway on the side of the head.
Kenway tries to score with a low kick but Gower moves his leg out of the way.
Kenway tries a head kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kenway is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Nice uppercut there from Gower.
Gower fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kenway on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gower. Gower obviously looking to wear him down.
Gower lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Gower keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kenway.
Kenway throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kenway throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kenway takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kenway.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kenway.
Kenway lands a lovely overhand right.
Kenway ducks right into an uppercut from Gower.
Kenway misses the jab.
Kenway throws a lazy right hand but Gower sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice cross by Kenway.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Gower fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kenway, pushing him back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower blocking some punches.
Gower lands an uppercut.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Kenway goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kenway cracks Gower with a nice body shot.
Gower throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kenways head.
Kenway blocks a body shot from Gower.
Kenway is leaning against Gower and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kenway blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kenway blocks an elbow strike.
Kenway wants to stall.
Gower stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Gower blocking some punches.
Kenway misses with the head strike.
Kenway blocks an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.
Gower tries to work over Kenway's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kenway blocks a body shot from Gower.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Kenway controls his hands.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kenway creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kenway goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kenway lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kenway misses with a punch to the body.
Kenway lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Gower.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kenway.
Kenway blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kenway tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Kenway back against the cage.
Kenway goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Kenway controls the action.
Kenway blocking some punches.
Kenway tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Kenway back against the cage.
Kenway blocking some punches.
Gower lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right hook to the body lands for Kenway.
Kenway blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Kenway escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kenway ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Gower avoids the body shot from Kenway.
Good work by Kenway as he checks the leg kick.
Kenway checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kenway tries to counter with a clinch but Gower shakes him off and moves away.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Kenway.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kenway.
Kenway misses with a kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Kenway does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kenway connects with a crisp jab.
Kenway throws a sloppy body shot
and Gower counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Gower with a nice cross.
Gower tries to clinch but Kenway moves out of range.
Kenway tries to counter with a clinch but Gower shakes him off and moves away.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kenway blocks the body kick.
Kenway swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kenway keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kenway throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Gower stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kenway misses with a body kick.
Gower throws a chopping leg kick but Kenway manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kenway lands a glancing blow to the side of Gower's head.
Kenway throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
As Kenway backs away, Gower returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kenway throws a lazy uppercut
and Gower counters with a nice leg kick.
Kenway throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Kenway throws a leg kick but Gower sees it coming and moves out of range.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Kenway wants to counter the offense by Gower and move into the clinch position.
Kenway takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kenway jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Kenway throws a right and a left that Gower avoids nicely.
Kenway checks a low kick from Gower.
Kenway wants to counter with a clinch but Gower pushes him away.
Kenway goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kenway scores with a hook to the body. Gower takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Kenway connects with a jab.
Kenway lands a really nice looking cross but Gower seems unphased.
Kenway tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Kenway's head but Kenway sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kenway sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kenway was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
A low kick from Kenway misses
and Gower makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Kenway really felt that one!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Kenway.
Kenway throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Kenway's belly button to the back.
Gower takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Jab by Gower.

Gower clinches.
Gower misses with a body punch.
Kenway lands a shoulder strike.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Kenway.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Kenway pushes Gower back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jeff Gower has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Kenway goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kenway misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kenway swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kenway has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Kenway misses with the head strike.
Kenway lands with a left to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kenway's elbow.
Kenway misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right from Kenway.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Kenway - that landed with a thud.
Gower misses with a body punch.
I was talking to Gower's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

Kenway manages to break the clinch.
Kenway moves out of range of the body kick.
Kenway wants to counter the offense by Gower and move into the clinch position.
Kenway misses with a series of wild punches.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Kenway uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kenway misses the jab.
Nice straight punches there by Gower. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Gower.
The crowd cheers as Gower lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kenway doesn't seem phased though.
Kenway avoids the body shot from Gower.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kenway avoids a kick to the body.
Kenway is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Kenway looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Kenway takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A bone on bone clash there as Kenway blocks the leg kick.
Gower on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Kenway.
Kenway blocks a jab.
Gower takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Kenway lands with a nice body kick.
Good work by Kenway as he checks the leg kick.
A big left from Kenway misses.
Some wild striking there from Gower.
Kenway throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Edward Kenway will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Gower misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gower throws a series of punches but Kenway avoids them all with ease.
Kenway misses with a hook.
Kenway jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gower 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 Kenway has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kenway and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gower scores with a kick to the midsection.
Kenway looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
Gower jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Kenway darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kenway checks a low kick from Gower.
Kenway lands a really nice looking cross but Gower seems unphased.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kenway. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kenway scoring well with a low kick there.
Gower throws a series of punches but Kenway avoids them all with ease.
Kenway has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
Kenway tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kenway looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kenway connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Gower momentarily.
Kenway ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Kenway throws a body kick that misses.
Gower fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kenway is out of range.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Gower 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.
Gower lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Kenway throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower checks a leg kick nicely.
Kenway pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kenway takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Gower takes the fight into the clinch.
Kenway lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Gower backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower scores with an uppercut up the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kenway misses with some punches.
Kenway blocking some punches.
Kenway lands a left hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kenway.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kenway backwards.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kenway gets through Gower's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Gower lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kenway tries a body shot but Gower blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Kenway breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kenway just misses with a punch to the body.
Kenway throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kenway checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kenway is out of range.
Kenway is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Kenway throws a solid leg kick but Gower takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kenway.
Gower throws the left hand but Kenway avoids the punch easily.
Gower checks a leg kick nicely.
Gower blocks a head kick by Kenway.
Kenway moves out of range of the body kick.
Kenway checks a leg kick.
Kenway steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Gower.
Kenway looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
Gower tries a low kick but Kenway avoids it.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kenway takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kenway takes a jab right on the kisser.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kenway was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Gower showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Kenway.
Kenway connects with a looping right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws out a leg kick but Kenway moves out of range and Gower only half commits.
Gower sets himself, and Kenway steps forward looking for the clinch! Gower avoids it this time.
Gower fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kenway misses with a straight left.
Gower cracks Kenway with a good jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kenway shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Kenway avoided it.
Kenway throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Kenway feints and then cracks Gower's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Gower down.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Kenway moved away.
Kenway missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kenway tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kenway throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Gower throws a leg kick but Kenway sees it coming and checks it nicely.

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 Jeff Gower.
Well Gower 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 Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:28

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

Jeff Gower decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: UGD 99:Bailey Vs Pulkkinen     
Date:   Feb 09, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 122 p4p, 16 weight class) and Jerry Haze (ranked 107 p4p, 15 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

165 cm
30
156 lbs
22 - 7 - 1
168 cm
32
147 lbs
25 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
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 featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jerry Haze!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, William Gold and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower throws out a leg kick but Haze moves out of range and Gower only half commits.
Gower tries to land a body kick
and Haze counters with a straight right hand.
Haze comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Gower fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A little jabbing left from Haze on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Gower looks for the body kick but Haze saw that one coming.
A shot to the liver by Haze. Beautiful body shot.
Nice shot lands for Haze.
Gower throws a body punch but Haze moves out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Haze 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.
Haze misses with a looping left.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Haze just manages to avoid it.
Haze checks a leg kick nicely.
Haze steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Gower connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Haze. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Haze lands a nice shot to the body.
A left lands for Gower.
Haze scores with a kick to the midsection.
Haze with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Haze tries to work over Gower's front leg with a kick but Gower checks it.
Gower swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Haze counters with a nice body kick.
Haze connects with a solid leg kick.
Haze throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
A quick step to the side and Gower tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick.
Haze throws a head kick but Gower moves out of range.
Haze takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Haze.
Haze cracks Gower with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Haze with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Haze goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower is looking to wear down Haze with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Gower throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Haze.
Haze lets loose with a powerful body kick. Gower will feel that in the morning.
Haze scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gower tests Haze's chin there with a solid looking shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Haze throws a sloppy head kick and Gower moves out of range easily.
Haze throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Haze looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Haze throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Haze connects with the punch.
A head kick misses from Haze.
Haze cracks a nice hook into Gower's ribs.
Gower takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Haze. That did some damage!
Haze pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gower connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Haze throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
As Haze backs away, Gower returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Haze tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Haze.
Haze thows a body kick. Gower tries to catch it but that hurt him.
That kick from Gower tenderised Haze's leg. Haze is trying to keep his angry face on.
Haze throws a sloppy body shot
and Gower counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Gower walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Gower scoring well with a low kick there.
Haze lands a nice looking kick to the body. Gower takes a step back to recover.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Gower feints and then cracks Haze's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Haze down.
An inside leg kick from Gower misses.
Gower throws a nice outside leg kick.
Haze throws a leg kick that misses.
Haze scores with a nice strike.

Haze gets a double leg takedown into Gower's guard.
Haze in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Haze postures up in Gower's guard and throws a big left but Gower blocks it.
Gower trying to control the position.
Haze must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Gower has Haze pulled in close to control his posture.
Gower wants to stand but Haze is controlling the position.
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.
Gower working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Haze.
Haze slips nicely into half guard.
Gower is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Gower avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Haze.
Haze missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Gower is looking to control Haze's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Gower avoid being mounted?
Gower tries to get to full guard but Haze has control of the leg.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Haze thows a huge punch but Gower dodges it nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Haze looks to throw a body kick
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
Gower blocks a head kick by Haze.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
Haze throws a leg kick but Gower sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Haze fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Gower pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Haze moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Gower throws a head kick that misses.
Haze throws a big shot that misses.
Gower misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Haze moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Haze throws the kick towards the body but Gower avoids it.
Haze throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gower takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Gower takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Haze moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Gower misses with an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good work by Haze as he checks the leg kick.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Haze moved out of range.
Gower tried to score with a low kick but Haze checks it.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Haze lands with a slapping head kick.
Haze has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Haze's front leg but catches the back leg as Haze tries to avoid it.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Haze moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
Gower tests Haze's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Haze misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Gower cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A countering left hand to the body from Haze misses.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Gower drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Haze.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Haze.
Haze ducks under a wild hook from Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower takes one on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Haze.
Haze thuds his right hand into Gower's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Haze misses with a body kick.
Gower doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jerry Haze seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gower scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.
Haze lands with a cross.
Haze swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Haze throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Haze misses with a body kick.
Haze steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Haze is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Haze misses with a straight right.
Haze's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Haze checks a leg kick.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a low kick, looking for Haze's leg but Haze calmly moves out of range.
Gower walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Haze checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Haze tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Haze misses with a wild body shot.
Haze blocks the body kick.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Haze on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Haze throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a body kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Haze's belly button to the back.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.
Gower takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower misses with a straight left.
Gower scores with a hook to the body. Haze takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gower there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Haze connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Haze connects with a body shot.
Gower misses the body punch
and Haze counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Haze moves away.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
A nice side step and Haze releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Gower takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Gower lands with an uppercut that bounces Haze off the cage and back into range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Gower takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Gower lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Gower blocks a head kick by Haze.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Gower lands a jab to Haze's midsection.
Gower tries to land a leg kick but Haze saw it coming and moves away.
Gower blocks a leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
That's time! Gower's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Nice body kick there by Haze.
Haze misses with a body shot.
Gower moves away from the strike by Haze.
Haze tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Gower jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Haze throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Haze misses with a looping left.
Haze just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Haze looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Gower throwing a counter right hand but Haze manages to avoid it.
Gower connects with a body shot.
Gower misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A good leg kick by Gower.
Haze lands a jab to the nose.
Haze lands a head kick. Gower smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Haze sees coming a mile off.
Gower looks for the body kick but Haze saw that one coming.
Haze throws a lazy right hand but Gower sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Haze looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Haze throws a head kick but Gower moves out of range.
Haze throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower moves out of range as Haze throws a body kick.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Haze avoids it.
Gower stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Haze.
Haze blocks a leg kick.
Nice shot by Haze.
Gower looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Gower tries to work over Haze's front leg with a kick but Haze checks it.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Haze misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Haze misses with an uppercut.
Gower pivots, looking for a leg kick but Haze is out of range and Gower settles back down.
Gower lands with a kick to the ribs.
Gower staying out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower cracks Haze with a right hand to the side of the head.
Haze fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Haze checks a leg kick nicely.
Haze plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Haze moves forwards but Gower connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Haze's knee but Haze avoids it well.
Gower connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Haze momentarily.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Haze throws out a powerful jab.
Gower throws a sloppy head kick
and Haze counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Haze throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A bone on bone clash there as Haze blocks the leg kick.
Haze uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Haze's corner calls for a 1-2. Haze 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.
Haze steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Haze avoids it.
Nice defenses there by Haze.
Haze tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Gower defends well and Haze ends up having to push Gower into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Gower looks for the body kick but Haze saw that one coming.
Gower throws a shot to the body.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Haze throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Haze lands with a straight right. Gower didn't see that one coming.
Haze misses the shot to the body.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Gower lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Haze lands with a hook. Gower tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Haze fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gower has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Haze.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Haze ducks down to avoid it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower throws out a loose jab but Haze uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower tried to score with a low kick but Haze checks it.
Haze is looking to score with low kicks.
Haze scores with a nice right hand.
A low kick from Gower is predictable there

and Haze counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Gower not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Haze throws a strike but Gower rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Haze working for a triangle but Gower defends it easily.
Haze manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Gower manages to get himself to full guard.


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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jerry Haze!

Jerry Haze seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: UGD 97:Gower Vs Laine     
Date:   Jan 26, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 40 p4p, 2 weight class) and Pako Laine (ranked 152 p4p, 13 weight class). Laine is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Nikke Ankara - Všrifilmi. Jeff Gower had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

165 cm
30
156 lbs
22 - 6 - 1
174 cm
33
146 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Steven Brown and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Gower keeps the fight on the outside.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower drops his hands momentarily and Laine takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Laine misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower slips a jab and a cross from Laine.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Laine.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Laine tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Laine throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Laine 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine thuds his right hand into Gower's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Laine throws a leg kick
letting Gower counter with a right hand.
Gower lands with an overhand left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Laine.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws a head kick that misses.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Laine has time to react.

Laine closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Gower to the mat! Gower manages to get full guard.
Laine postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gower keeping moving, preventing Laine from controlling successfully.
Laine working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

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


Laine looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Laine looking to hit a scissor sweep but Gower is one step ahead there.
Gower has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine controls Gower momentarily but Gower frees himself.
Laine looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Laine has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Gower has passed into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Gower wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Gower decides to take the fight back to the feet.
Gower takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
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!
Gower dips to his left and cracks Laine with an uppercut!
Laine slips under a jab from Gower.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Laine moves out of range of the strikes.
Laine misses with a straight right.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.
Laine looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A lazy left from Laine finds it's target.
Laine will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Laine thumps Gower with a low kick.
Laine fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Gower.
Gower scores with a kick to the body.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Gower throws a jab when Laine was well out of range.
Laine tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gower manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower blocks a head kick by Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Gower, as that shot connected.
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!
Laine takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Gower quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Laine misses with a straight right.
Gower misses with a looping left.
Both fighters circling a little - Gower finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Gower avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
As Laine backs away, Gower returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Gower fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Gower will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Laine throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Gower.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Laine throws a head kick that misses
and Gower counters with a nice body shot.
Gower takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Gower wants to slow Laine down by chopping away at his legs.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gower lands a lovely overhand right.

Laine scores with a takedown into Gower's guard.
Laine trying to control but Gower is working from the bottom.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower connects with a single shot there.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice sprawl there from Gower as Laine shoots in.
Gower is looking to chop away at Laine's legs.
Laine throws out a powerful jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Laine throws a poor cross that misses
and Gower counters with a nice leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Laine.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Laine's calf.
Laine moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Laine takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine connects with a right hand. Gower shakes it off.
Gower connects with a right hand. Laine shakes it off.
Laine works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Laine checks a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Laine misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Laine scores with a nice right hand.
Laine tries to clinch up.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Laine now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Gower connects with a crisp jab.
Laine misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

Laine rushes Gower and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Gower blocks with his arms.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Gower scores with a shoulder strike.
Laine can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine lands a left hand.
Gower working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Laine misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Gower lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine lands a right hand.
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
Gower working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Gower manages to break the clinch.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Laine looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
Gower stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Laine has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jab, jab by Gower - just one landing.
Laine throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Laine steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Gower. That one must have hurt.
Gower scores with a shot to the body.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gower connects with a nice looking jab.
Laine checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Gower takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine throws a wild body kick that Gower sees coming a mile off.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!
Laine scores with a hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Laine misses with a hook
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Gower digs a good body shot into Laine's ribs.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Laine is looking to clinch.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laine has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower misses with a hook.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Laine thinking.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
That kick from Gower tenderised Laine's leg. Laine is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Laine checks the leg kick.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Laine replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Gower blocks it well.
Laine's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Laine.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Laine throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Laine uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Laine throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine tries to bum rush Gower with a series of wild strikes but Gower uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Laine walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A decent looking cross lands there for Gower.
Laine throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Gower has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower tries a low kick but Laine avoids it.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Gower thinks about countering with a head kick.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Laine gets cracked there but stands up to it.
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!
Laine lunges at Gower with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Gower's hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Gower stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Laine lands with an uppercut that bounces Gower off the cage and back into range.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Laine avoided it.
Gower leaves Laine with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Donk. Gower catches Laine right on the button with a cross.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jab by Laine.
Gower throws a hook but Laine avoids it easily.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower connects with a leg kick. Laine looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Gower has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gower there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gower throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Laine throws a big counter head kick but Gower avoids it with no problem.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gower 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.
Laine avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Laine.

Laine closes the distance and clinches.
Gower tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Laine connects with a nasty looking knee right to Gower's face.
Gower works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Laine blocks a body shot from Gower.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Laine is looking for a takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine misses with the head strike.
Laine is trying to pull guard but Gower turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Laine makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laine working aggressively here.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands a body shot.
Laine takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Gower lands with a left to the head.
Laine lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Gower lands a left hand.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Gower manages to break the clinch.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Laine.
Laine buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gower loads up on a big right hand but Laine slips the punch.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower circles away from the clinch attempt.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
A big right from Laine misses.
A punch combination from Gower misses.
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Gower slips under a jab from Laine.
Gower cracks Laine with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Pako Laine just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Laine missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower fails to land with a series of punches.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Laine fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gower checks it well.
Laine misses with a body kick.
Gower scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Gower checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Laine misses with the combination.
Laine fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Laine jabs at Gower's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Laine has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Gower throws a low kick but it's checked well by Laine.
Good standup being displayed there by Laine as he connects with a hook.
Laine tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.
Laine cracks Gower with a right hand to the side of the head.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Laine 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 big left from Laine misses.
Gower throwing a counter right hand but Laine manages to avoid it.
Gower takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.
Gower lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Gower connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Gower misses with a hook
and Laine counters with a leg kick.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Laine wants to land a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Laine darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Gower loads up on a big right hand but Laine slips the punch.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Gower jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Gower gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Laine.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Laine checks a leg kick.
Laine keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Gower looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Laine throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Gower lands a nice shot to the body.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice shot lands for Laine.
Gower digs a good body shot into Laine's ribs.
Laine 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.
Laine scores with a sloppy right hand. Gower should have avoided that one.
Laine throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gower throws a nice looking combination but Laine bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Laine misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine throws a series of punches but Gower avoids them all with ease.
An attempted straight right counter from Gower misses the target.
Gower jabs Laine to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Laine pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gower fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Laine takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Laine swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
A jab from Laine misses.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Laine ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Laine's belly button to the back.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
Laine attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Gower throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine lands a really nice looking cross but Gower seems unphased.
Laine is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch but Gower swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Laine fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Laine connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gower's hands.
Laine throws a lazy head kick
and Gower counters with a slapping leg kick.
Gower scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A thudding body kick lands there by Gower!
Gower moves away from the strike by Laine.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Laine has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine fails miserably with a takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A little feinted left hand from Gower on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
Gower cracks Laine with an open hand slap.
Gower looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
An inside leg kick lands from Laine.
Gower takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Laine walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Laine slips under a jab from Gower.
Gower slips under a jab from Laine.
Laine tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Laine catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Gower connects with a jab.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Laine avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Laine drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gower defends it well.
Laine slips under a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Gower blocks a leg kick.
Laine throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Gower swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Laine.

Laine scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Laine looking to control but instead Gower has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Laine prevents Gower from improving his position.
Laine is looking to take a break and control but Gower is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gower manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Laine lands with a good body shot.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower jabs Laine right on the nose. Laine blinks but takes it well.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Good work by Gower as he checks the leg kick.
Gower darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gower there as he acknowledges the shot.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Laine dodges the punch combination from Gower.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
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 telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Gower throws a quick counter kick to the body but Laine avoids it.
Laine scores with a decent looking hook.
Laine takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Gower throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower digs a good hook to Laine's body.
Gower misses the jab.
A low kick from Laine is predictable there
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine feints the counter takedown.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Gower counters with a thumping low kick.
Laine uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 47:48
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine is the new featherweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Pako Laine started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: UGD 95:Seok Vs Gower     
Date:   Jan 12, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Lee Sang Seok (ranked 33 p4p, 3 weight class) and Jeff Gower (ranked 150 p4p, 15 weight class). This should be fireworks!

176 cm
28
154 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
165 cm
30
156 lbs
21 - 6 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lee Sang Seok!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Donald Grub and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seok is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Seok has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Gower on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Seok dips to his left and cracks Gower with an uppercut!
Seok moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Seok ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Seok tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Seok.
Gower throws the left hand but Seok avoids the punch easily.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Seok down.
Gower keeps Seok at a distance using the push kick.
Seok slips a straight right by Gower.
Seok takes a jab right on the kisser.
Seok takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Seok throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seok with a jab.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Seok drops down looking for a counter takedown but Gower sprawls and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Gower lands with a right to the head.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Seok avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Seok.
Seok is looking to control Gower's arms but Gower gets an underhook and turns him. Now Seok has his back to the cage.
Seok has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Gower tries to work over Seok's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower lands a left hand.
Seok stalling in the clinch.
Seok taking a breather.
Seok is trying to pull guard but Gower turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Seok wants to break the clinch but can't.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
A right hand to the body from Seok.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Seok makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Seok blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower working aggressively here.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Seok gets through Gower's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Seok lands with a right to the head.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower tries a body shot but Seok blocks it.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Gower misses with the head strike.
A hook to the body from Gower.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Seok working for submissions but it's allowed Gower to get to half guard.
Gower is looking to advance position but Seok won't allow it.
Gower tries to stand but his arm is trapped.
Seok moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Gower has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Seok is proving hard to escape from.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Seok wants to sweep here but Gower controlling him for the moment.

Seok has an active guard here but Gower has managed to pass into half guard.
Seok is looking to improve his position.
Seok is working hard here to advance position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower throws a body kick that misses

and Seok counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Seok.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Seok tries to free his leg and advance position but Gower is retaining full guard.
Seok trying to control but Gower is working from the bottom.
Seok will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Seok working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Seok postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Seok missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Seok wants to control from the top but Gower keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seok is really struggling to control Gower but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Seok throwing strikes but missing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower trying to control the position.
Seok in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Seok trying to control but Gower is working from the bottom.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gower scores with a head kick.
Seok throws a quick inside leg kick.
Seok misses with a body shot.
Seok takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seok throws a sloppy body shot
and Gower counters with a stiff right hand.
Seok is looking to wear down Gower with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Seok fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Seok seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seok misses with a two punch combination.
Gower connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Seok momentarily.
Gower swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Seok appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Seok lands a head shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice uppercut there from Seok.
Gower lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Seok with a nice cross.
Gower fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Gower throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Seok's shoulder, as Seok tries to avoid the shot.
Gower moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Seok fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
A jab from Seok misses.
A leg kick checked by Seok.
Gower has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Seok throws a low kick, looking for Gower's leg but Gower calmly moves out of range.

Gower moves into the clinch.
Seok is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Seok lands a left hand.
Seok swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A hook to the body from Seok.
Gower lands a right hand that snaps the head of Seok backwards.
Gower lands a hook to the side of the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seok is pulling down on Gower's head to control his posture.

Seok has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Gower can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Gower wanted to stand there but Seok had control of the position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Jeff Gower will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action!


A kick lands to the mid section there for Gower.
Seok connects with a looping right hand.
That kick from Gower tenderised Seok's leg. Seok is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower wants to clinch up but Seok keeps it at a distance.
Seok looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Seok misses the jab.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Seok has time to react.
Gower throws a body kick that misses

and Seok counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Seok passes to full mount!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Seok landing strikes, looking to finish!
Seok trying to control but Gower is having none of it.
Gower has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seok controlling from mount.
Seok looking to control but Gower is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Seok looking to finish with strikes here!
Seok unloads with some shots from mount but Gower bucks and avoids them well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Seok unloads with some shots from mount but Gower bucks and avoids them well.
Seok looking to finish with strikes here!
Seok looking to control and managing it successfully.
Seok is trying to take his opponent's back.
Seok unloads with some shots from mount but Gower bucks and avoids them well.
Seok trying to control but Gower is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seok misses with some ground and pound and Gower recovers position to half guard.
Lee Sang Seok overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Seok is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Gower!
Gower tries to hold on but Seok pushes him away.
Seok sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Seok controlling from mount.
Gower is in all sorts of trouble here.
Seok throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Seok has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seok throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Seok controlling the pace for now.

Seok looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.
Seok looking to ground and pound but Gower is blocking nicely.
Gower manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Gower looks like he's trying to stand up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Seok is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Gower has managed to free his arm - good work.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lee Sang Seok clearly takes that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Gower misses the shot to the body.
Seok swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seok swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Gower lets loose with a powerful body kick. Seok will feel that in the morning.
Seok takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Seok has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Seok there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gower throws a leg kick that is checked

and Seok counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

Gower pushes Seok off and gets back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seok looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Seok throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Seok swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
No joy there for Seok, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Seok has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws a leg kick but Seok moved away.
Gower lands with a good body shot.
Seok closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Seok misses with a looping right.
Seok bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Seok.
Seok scores with a body shot.
Gower misses with a looping right.
Seok attempts a counter takedown but Gower avoids it well and moves away.
That kick from Gower tenderised Seok's leg. Seok is trying to keep his angry face on.
Seok keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Gower - that will leave a mark!
Seok takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Seok misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Seok.
Seok misses with an uppercut.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice jab there from Gower.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seok walks into a jab.
Seok takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Gower lands with a nice body kick.
Gower misses with a straight right.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Seok walks forward, straight into a front kick from Gower.
A jab from Gower does it's job there.
Gower lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Seok is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Seok misses with the combination.
Gower appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seok shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Gower as he avoids it easily.
Gower only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seok sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Gower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Seok stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Seok throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seok sets himself, and Gower steps forward looking for the clinch! Seok avoids it this time.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Seok's front leg but catches the back leg as Seok tries to avoid it.
Seok shoots in for a takedown but Gower shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.

Gower darts in and clinches Seok up against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Gower tries to work over Seok's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Seok tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Seok is trying to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Seok.
Seok misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Seok avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
A short right from Gower.
Seok will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Seok lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Jeff Gower seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Seok.
Gower lands with a light punch inside.
Seok lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Seok tries to pull guard but Gower forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lee Sang Seok. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Seok uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seok blocking some punches.
Seok goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower lands a hook to the side of the head.
Gower misses with the head strike.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Seok misses with a hook.
Horrible takedown attempt by Seok or perhaps it was just good defense by Gower, which made it look bad.
Gower lands a nice looking body kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Seok swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Seok throws a push kick but Gower slaps the foot to one side.
Gower keeps Seok at a distance using the push kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower cracks the inside of Seok's front leg.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Seok throws a good cross that connects.
Seok throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Seok slips under a jab from Gower.
A jab from Seok does it's job there.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Seok.
Seok scores with a nice head shot.
Gower misses with a leg kick

and Seok counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Gower manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Seok misses with some punches.
Gower lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower misses with some punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gower lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Seok backwards.
Lee Sang Seok has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower prevents Seok from breaking the clinch.
Seok throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Seok tries to pull guard but Gower holds him up against the cage and eventually Seok drops back down to his feet.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Seok stalling in the clinch.
Seok fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Seok lands a body punch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Seok.
Seok misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Seok throws a head punch that misses.
Seok controlling the action here for a moment.
Seok pushes Gower back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands a hook that snaps the head of Seok backwards.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short body shot lands from Gower as the two fighters clinch.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Seok tries to work over Gower's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower lands with a right to the head.
Gower lands with a left to the head.
Seok tries to pull guard but Gower forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lee Sang Seok. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Seok makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Seok avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Seok working aggressively here.
Gower scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gower lands with a short shot to the head.
Seok slowing the pace effectively.
Seok blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Seok's elbow.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Seok lands a right hand that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
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!
Seok throws a head punch that misses.
Seok misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gower lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Seok tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gower's elbow.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower misses with some punches.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Seok's elbow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Seok.
A head punch on the inside from Seok fails to land.
Seok tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Seok back against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jeff Gower comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Gower 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 Daniel Bishop scores the fight 46:49
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 46:49
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49

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

Jeff Gower is the new featherweight champion!
A victorious Jeff Gower thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: UGD 92:Munson Vs Seagram     
Date:   Dec 22, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Liam Donnelly (ranked 164 p4p, 13 weight class) and Jeff Gower (ranked 326 p4p, 33 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

173 cm
33
150 lbs
32 - 17 - 1
165 cm
30
156 lbs
20 - 6 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Liam Donnelly!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Chris Edwards and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
That kick from Gower tenderised Donnelly's leg. Donnelly is trying to keep his angry face on.
Donnelly chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gower can pounce on him.
Donnelly avoids the body shot from Gower.
An attempted straight right counter from Donnelly misses the target.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Donnelly definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Donnelly tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Gower let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Donnelly crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gower - the referee stops the clock and Donnelly gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gower. Donnelly manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
A solid body kick from Gower.
Gower misses with a straight left.
Gower swinging wildly here.
Donnelly checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Donnelly connects with a solid leg kick.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Donnelly counters with a body kick.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Donnelly ducks down to avoid it.
Donnelly keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower feints and then cracks Donnelly's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Donnelly down.
Donnelly takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower lands a jab to Donnelly's midsection.
A thudding body kick lands there by Gower!
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Donnelly lands with a kick to the ribs.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Donnelly steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A big left from Donnelly misses.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
It looked like Donnelly wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Donnelly checks a leg kick nicely.
Donnelly fails in his attempt to clinch.
Donnelly paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Donnelly takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.
Donnelly defending well as Gower loads up on a big left hand.
Donnelly seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Gower. Donnelly shrugs it off though.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower misses with an uppercut
and Donnelly counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Donnelly's head backwards.
Gower throws a leg kick but Donnelly sees it coming and moves out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Gower throws a leg kick but Donnelly checks it.
Gower moves out of range as Donnelly strikes.
Donnelly will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Donnelly throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Donnelly catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Donnelly takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A jab from Gower misses.
Gower is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Gower moves out of range as Donnelly strikes.
Gower looks to land a combination but Donnelly avoids it well.
Donnelly takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Donnelly just misses with a punch to the body.
Donnelly backing away here, and Gower unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Nice body kick there by Gower.
Jab from Gower.
Donnelly moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Donnelly closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Donnelly takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower throws a body punch but Donnelly moves out of range.
Donnelly was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A big left from Gower misses.
Gower misses with a jab to the body
and Gower takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gower misses with a hook
and Donnelly counters with a straight right hand.
Gower lands a nice hook to Donnelly's body. Donnelly takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Donnelly counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower lands with a straight right. Donnelly didn't see that one coming.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Donnelly.
Donnelly swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Donnelly punishes Gower's body with a nice straight punch.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Donnelly cracks the inside of Gower's front leg.
Gower connects with a body shot.
Donnelly looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Gower is trying to counter with his kicks.
Gower has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Gower misses with a straight right.
Gower throws a body kick, spinning off balance
enabling Donnelly to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Donnelly throws a front kick that sends Gower stumbling back into the cage.
Donnelly throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Donnelly tries to score a power double leg takedown but Gower sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Donnelly somewhat.
Gower let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower slips under a jab.
Donnelly takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Donnelly moved away.
Gower lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Gower throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Donnelly is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Gower will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A counter left hand to the body from Donnelly misses its target.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Donnelly gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Gower.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower lands a nice leg kick that just misses Donnelly's sensitive parts.
Donnelly ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Donnelly avoids the body shot from Gower.
Donnelly takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Gower lands a leg kick that knocks Donnelly off balance momentarily.
Donnelly swings widly with a right hand
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Donnelly.
Donnelly tried to counter with a leg kick but Gower avoided it.
Gower throws a push kick but Donnelly slaps the foot to one side.
Gower lands a nice looking kick to the body. Donnelly takes a step back to recover.
Donnelly checks the leg kick.
A low kick from Gower misses
and Donnelly counters with a nice uppercut.
Donnelly moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
Donnelly appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Donnelly on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Donnelly misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Donnelly. That did some damage!
Jeff Gower seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gower blocks a jab.
Donnelly will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Gower throws a body punch but Donnelly moves out of range.
Donnelly ducks right into an uppercut from Gower.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Donnelly's front leg but catches the back leg as Donnelly tries to avoid it.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Gower walks into a straight right hand from Donnelly.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Donnelly moved away.
Gower wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Gower swings away with a body shot that misses
and Donnelly counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Donnelly lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Gower gets cracked there but stands up to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Donnelly is just out of range.
Donnelly on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.
Donnelly punishes Gower's body with a nice straight punch.
Donnelly looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Donnelly's front leg but catches the back leg as Donnelly tries to avoid it.
Gower misses with a left hand
and Donnelly counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Donnelly to score with a decent uppercut.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Donnelly down.
Gower throws a low kick but Donnelly moves out of range easily.
A bone on bone clash there as Donnelly blocks the leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Gower tries to score with a low kick but Donnelly moves his leg out of the way.
Gower throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Donnelly to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower is looking to slow Donnelly down with leg kicks.
Both fighters circling a little - Gower finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Donnelly has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gower finds it's way round the side to connect with Donnelly's head.
Donnelly avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Good work by Donnelly as he checks the leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Donnelly blocks the low kick.
Donnelly swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Gower connects with a nice looking jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Donnelly checks the leg kick.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
A lazy body kick from Gower
and Donnelly counters with a leg kick.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Donnelly's front leg but catches the back leg as Donnelly tries to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donnelly stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Donnelly misses the shot to the body.
Gower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Donnelly stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A jab from Gower does it's job there.
Gower fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Donnelly misses with a combination
and Gower counters with a good low kick that Donnelly was not able to check.
Gower slips under a jab.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Donnelly steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Donnelly throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Sloppy strikes from Gower. Those never looked like landing.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Donnelly is looking for a counter combo.
Liam Donnelly has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Donnelly instigates a clinch.
Gower blocks a body shot from Donnelly.
Donnelly can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Gower working aggressively here.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Donnelly's head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
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!
Donnelly lands an uppercut.
Donnelly blocks a body shot from Gower.
Donnelly misses with the head strike.
Donnelly will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Donnelly misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower takes a shot to the head.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower lands a right hand.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
A nice right hand lands inside from Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Good body shot from Donnelly.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
A right handed body shot lands from Gower.
Donnelly takes a shot to the head.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Donnelly controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.
Donnelly goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Donnelly controls his hands.
Nice body punch from Donnelly.
Donnelly lands a hook to the side of the head.
Gower takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Donnelly swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Donnelly lands a right hand.
Donnelly lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Donnelly digs a right hand underneath Gower's ribcage. Gower let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Donnelly works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Donnelly.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Donnelly lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A short right from Donnelly on the inside.
Donnelly lands a body shot.
Donnelly gets through Gower's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Donnelly misses with a body punch.
Donnelly lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A short right from Donnelly.
Donnelly lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Donnelly lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Gower.
Donnelly pushes Gower back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Donnelly misses with some punches.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Jeff Gower.
I've got Gower 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 Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:30

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

An out of breath Jeff Gower thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: UGD 89:Man Vs Saric     
Date:   Dec 08, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 582 p4p, 62 weight class) and Selfie Lord (ranked 445 p4p, 49 weight class). Jeff Gower is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

165 cm
30
156 lbs
19 - 6 - 1
171 cm
31
147 lbs
19 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
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 featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Selfie Lord!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Phil Schofield and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A clash of legs there as Lord blocks the low kick.
Gower moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Lord.
Gower connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Lord is just out of range.
Lord throws a head kick that misses.
Gower slips a straight right by Lord.
A big right from Lord misses.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Lord throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lord slips under a jab from Gower.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower circles away from the clinch attempt
and Gower counters with an inside leg kick.
That kick from Gower tenderised Lord's leg. Lord is trying to keep his angry face on.
Lord throws a lazy uppercut
and Gower makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower lands with a good body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower connects with a solid leg kick.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower backing away here, and Lord unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Lord throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Gower ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Lord ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Lord keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Lord. That did some damage!
Gower avoids a punch combination nicely.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Lord throws a right hand that misses
and Gower makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
A swing and a miss from Lord.
Gower throws the left hand but Lord avoids the punch easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower cracks Lord with an open hand slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lord misses with a wild body shot.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Lord misses the target.
Lord with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Gower lands a nice shot that snaps Lord's head back.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Lord's front leg but catches the back leg as Lord tries to avoid it.
Lord getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Lord jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Lord does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lord lands with an uppercut that bounces Gower off the cage and back into range.
Lord connects with a jab.
Gower scores with a jab to the head.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nice shot lands for Gower.
A big left from Gower misses.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower moves into range and connects with a jab.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lord throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gower moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Lord doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Gower scores with a jab. Lord acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lord throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Lord throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Lord steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Gower. That one must have hurt.
Gower is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Gower tries to score with a low kick but Lord moves his leg out of the way.
Gower jabs at Lord's body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lord checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower takes a swing at Lord's ribcage but misses.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Lord sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Lord scores with a nice head shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Lord blocks a low kick nicely.
Lord throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gower misses with a looping right.
Gower lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Gower cracks Lord with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Lord has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Lord! But no joy.
Gower lands with a cross.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Lord counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Lord checks a leg kick.
Lord moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
Lord takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A lazy left from Lord finds it's target.
Lord 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.
Lord's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A jab lands there for Gower.
Gower looks for the body kick but Lord saw that one coming.
Gower tests Lord's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower swings for the body but Lord moves out of range.
Gower fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Lord checks it well.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The fighters circle momentarily. Lord darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Lord thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lord throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Lord lands a body shot.
Lord looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.
Lord blocks a jab.
Gower throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Gower is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Lord can do to turn this around?
Gower has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gower there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Lord.
Lord blocks a leg kick.
A big right from Lord misses.
Gower walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Gower moves away from the strike by Lord.
Lord misses with a hook.
Gower scoring well with a low kick there.
Lord feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower throws a one two combo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lord jabs at Gower's body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Gower, as that shot connected.
Lord tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gower manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Lord misses the shot to the body.
Gower connects with an inside leg kick.
Lord tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower throws a lazy body kick
and Lord counters with a stiff right hand.
Lord throws a head kick but Gower moves out of range.
Lord looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Gower turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Lord takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A jab from Lord finds it's way through Gower's defenses.
Lord misses with a looping left.
Lord takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Lord throws a sloppy head kick
and Gower counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower avoids the body shot from Lord.
Lord takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Lord tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
As Lord looks to move away, Gower throws a big counter combo but Lord just gets out of the way.
Gower defending well as Lord loads up on a big left hand.
An attempted straight right counter from Gower misses the target.
Lord loads up on a big right hand but Gower slips the punch.
Lord keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gower.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Lord steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Gower fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Lord ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Lord doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Lord misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Lord darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

Lord fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Gower, pushing him back against the cage.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Gower.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Lord uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower blocks a body shot from Lord.

Gower breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Gower throws a leg kick but Lord sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Lord's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Gower connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Lord scrambles back to his feet.
Lord throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower motions for Lord to come forward. Gower throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Lord throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Lord misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
Lord finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lord blocks the body kick.
Gower bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Lord's head backwards.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Lord throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Gower misses with the combination.
Lord appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Lord moves away and avoids it.
Lord misses with a wild body shot.
Gower scores with a sloppy right hand. Lord should have avoided that one.
Gower lands with a straight right. Lord didn't see that one coming.
Gower moves away from the strike by Lord.
Lord looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Gower throws a low kick but Lord avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lord throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Gower swings away with a body shot that misses
and Gower takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Lord takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Lord.
Lord swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good exchange - Gower coming out on top.
Gower moves out of range as Lord strikes.
Gower feints and then cracks Lord's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Lord down.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Lord moved away.
A leg kick checked by Lord.
Lord misses with a hook.
Lord tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Gower is able to avoid easily.
Lord checks the leg kick nicely there.
Lord has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Lord moves away.
Lord walks into a left hand.
Gower walks into a stiff left hand from Lord.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Lord walks forward, straight into a front kick from Gower.
A jab lands there for Gower.
Lord jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Lord uses good head movement to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Lord on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Lord ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower motions for Lord to come forward. Gower throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Lord misses with an uppercut.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Lord lands the left hand.
Gower throws a leg kick but Lord moved away.
Lord throws out a counter right but Gower avoids it with no problem.
Lord checks a leg kick nicely.
Gower throws a low kick but it's checked well by Lord.
Lord is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Gower.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lord.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Lord.
Gower has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Lord finds it's way round the side to connect with Gower's head.
Lord tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Lord misses the shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lord takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Lord throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Lord looks to clinch
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lord darts in trying to clinch
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gower looks to land a left hand but Lord moved out of range nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Lord! But no joy.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lord.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower misses with a hook. Lord ducked under it nicely.
Lord ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Lord avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gower moves into range and connects with a jab.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Selfie Lord has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower avoids the body shot from Lord.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Lord throws out the jab.
Gower throws a body punch but Lord moves out of range.
Lord wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Gower defending well as Lord loads up on a big left hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gower tries to land a body kick
and Lord counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lord missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Gower misses with a hook. Lord ducked under it nicely.
Nice defenses there by Lord.
Lord scores with a nice strike.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
Lord on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gower. Gower obviously looking to wear him down.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jeff Gower showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Gower 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 William Gold scores the fight 30:28
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:27

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

An out of breath Jeff Gower thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: UGD 86:Man Vs Boudain     
Date:   Nov 17, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Takeshi Yuudai (ranked 83 p4p, 7 weight class) and Jeff Gower (ranked 412 p4p, 44 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

172 cm
31
143 lbs
24 - 10 - 2
165 cm
29
156 lbs
19 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Takeshi Yuudai!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
Yuudai half committed to a counter leg kick.
Yuudai looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Yuudai with a nice cross.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Yuudai.
Yuudai connects with a looping right hand.
Yuudai on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gower. Gower obviously looking to wear him down.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Yuudai. That did some damage!
Gower takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Yuudai walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Gower checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Yuudai backing away here, and Gower unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Yuudai throws the kick towards the body but Gower avoids it.
Yuudai checks a leg kick nicely.
Yuudai steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Gower. That one must have hurt.
Yuudai keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gower checks a low kick from Yuudai.
Gower motions for Yuudai to come forward. Gower throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yuudai will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Takeshi Yuudai seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Yuudai connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gower's hands.
Yuudai throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
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!
Gower takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Yuudai fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Yuudai connects with a leg kick. Gower looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yuudai swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Gower misses with a hook.
Yuudai ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Yuudai.
Gower lands a front kick.
Yuudai throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Gower misses.
Yuudai is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Yuudai clobbers Gower with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Gower 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.
Yuudai on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Yuudai throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Gower counters with a body kick.
Gower looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Yuudai 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.
Yuudai throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Yuudai lands a nice looking kick to the body. Gower takes a step back to recover.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Gower - that will leave a mark!
A looping hook to the body misses from Yuudai. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Yuudai throws a body kick that misses.
Gower takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Gower misses.
Gower misses with a straight left.
Yuudai lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Yuudai saw that one coming.
An attempted straight right counter from Yuudai misses the target.
Yuudai dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower walks into a straight right hand from Yuudai.
Yuudai moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Yuudai swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gower scores with a jab. Yuudai acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Yuudai takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Yuudai throws a leg kick that misses.
Gower keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gower tries to clinch
and Yuudai counters with a left to the body.
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Yuudai takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.
Yuudai is looking to counter punch.
Donk. Yuudai catches Gower right on the button with a cross.
Yuudai buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Yuudai throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.
Yuudai misses with a wild body shot.
Gower swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Yuudai thows a body kick. Gower tries to catch it but that hurt him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yuudai pivots, looking for a leg kick but Gower is out of range and Yuudai settles back down.
Yuudai 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.
Yuudai uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
A leg kick checked by Yuudai.
Gower throws a push kick but Yuudai slaps the foot to one side.
A good leg kick by Yuudai.
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Yuudai throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Yuudai goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
It looks like Yuudai has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yuudai.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
It appears Yuudai was looking to counter with a kick there.
Yuudai misses with a looping right.
Gower shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nice cross by Yuudai.
Yuudai throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And Gower responds with a good body kick, but Yuudai manages to step out the way in time.
Gower has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Yuudai.
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Yuudai's knee but Yuudai avoids it well.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower lands a lovely overhand right.
Yuudai is looking to score with low kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Gower feints a counter leg kick.
Yuudai throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Gower wants to clinch up but Yuudai keeps it at a distance.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Yuudai jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Gower tries to work over Yuudai's front leg with a kick but Yuudai checks it.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Yuudai is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Yuudai manages to avoid it.
Yuudai with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Yuudai throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gower on the side of the head.
Gower checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gower steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Yuudai throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Yuudai throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower tries to score with a low kick but Yuudai moves his leg out of the way.
Yuudai with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jab, jab by Gower - just one landing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yuudai takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Gower wants to land a leg kick but Yuudai is out of range.
Yuudai connects with a leg kick. Gower looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw.
Yuudai lands with an overhand left.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Yuudai is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Gower can do to turn this around?
Gower takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Yuudai lands a nice shot that snaps Gower's head back.
Gower tries to clinch but Yuudai moves out of range.
Gower misses with a body punch
letting Yuudai counter with a right hand.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Yuudai throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Yuudai. That did some damage!
Gower connects with a leg kick. Yuudai looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Yuudai takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Gower takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Gower scores with a shot 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!
Yuudai misses with a hook.
Gower lands a nice leg kick that just misses Yuudai's sensitive parts.
Yuudai chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Yuudai sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gower's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower takes one to the chin there.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Yuudai misses the jab.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yuudai blocks a jab.
Yuudai missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Yuudai's knee but Yuudai avoids it well.
A nice inside leg kick there by Yuudai. That's going to slow Gower down.
Gower staying out of range there.
Yuudai getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Gower delivers a nice body kick.
Gower checks a low kick from Yuudai.
Yuudai displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Takeshi Yuudai is winning the standup battle so far.
Yuudai checks a leg kick nicely.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Yuudai has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower is looking to chop away at Yuudai's legs.
Yuudai throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Yuudai only half commits.
Gower flicks out a counter leg kick but Yuudai steps away.
Gower misses with a wild combination.
Gower throws the left hand but Yuudai avoids the punch easily.
Yuudai tries to score with a low kick but Gower moves his leg out of the way.
Gower unleashes a big counter combination but Yuudai bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Gower drops his hands momentarily and Yuudai takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Gower avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Yuudai digs a good body shot into Gower's ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
An inside leg kick from Yuudai misses.
Gower tries a quick counter leg kick but Yuudai is wise to it.
Gower pushes Yuudai away with a front kick.
Yuudai takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Yuudai will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Yuudai scores with a kick to the body.
Gower avoids the body shot from Yuudai.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Yuudai's belly button to the back.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Yuudai feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yuudai lands a head shot.
Gower has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Yuudai finds it's way round the side to connect with Gower's head.
Gower checks a leg kick.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Yuudai lands with an overhand left.
A bone on bone clash there as Yuudai blocks the leg kick.
Yuudai tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Gower is able to avoid easily.
Yuudai connects with a nice looking jab.
A swing and a miss from Yuudai.
Gower tries a quick counter leg kick but Yuudai is wise to it.
Yuudai tries to work over Gower's front leg with a kick but Gower checks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Yuudai looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A low kick from Yuudai is predictable there
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
Yuudai throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gower on the side of the head.

Gower darts in and clinches Yuudai up against the cage.
Gower lands a body shot.
Gower misses with some punches.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Yuudai breaks from the clinch.
Yuudai misses with a low kick.
Gower keeps Yuudai at a distance using the push kick.
Yuudai ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Yuudai throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Yuudai moves out of range of the strikes.
A decent looking cross lands there for Gower.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.
Yuudai throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Yuudai throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yuudai fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gower checks it well.
Yuudai sets himself, and Gower steps forward looking for the clinch! Yuudai avoids it this time.
Yuudai takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Yuudai throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gower on the side of the head.
Yuudai lands a nice looking kick to the body. Gower takes a step back to recover.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Gower walks into a stiff left hand from Yuudai.
Yuudai finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Yuudai cracks the inside of Gower's front leg.
Gower checks the leg kick.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yuudai.
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yuudai lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Yuudai throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Gower lands with an uppercut that bounces Yuudai off the cage and back into range.
Yuudai misses the shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Yuudai slips under a jab.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Yuudai throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Gower has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Yuudai misses with a straight right.
Yuudai looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Yuudai scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Yuudai sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Yuudai keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yuudai moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
Gower lands with a kick to the ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Yuudai does a little dance to reset his feet.
Yuudai connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Yuudai throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yuudai tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.
Some bone on bone action there as Gower checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Yuudai takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Yuudai misses with a jab to the body
and Gower counters with a head kick. That will keep Yuudai thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Gower catches Yuudai with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Gower has closed the distance and engaged Yuudai in a clinch.
Gower lands an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Yuudai.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Yuudai controls his hands.
Gower blocking some punches.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Yuudai breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Yuudai pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Yuudai misses with an uppercut.
Yuudai scores with a sloppy right hand. Gower should have avoided that one.
Gower throws a leg kick but Yuudai sees it coming and moves out of range.
Gower misses with a low kick as Yuudai jumps back.
Yuudai throws the kick towards the body but Gower avoids it.
A jab from Yuudai finds it's way through Gower's defenses.
Yuudai throws a low kick, looking for Gower's leg but Gower calmly moves out of range.
Yuudai throws a hook to the side of Gower's head but Gower sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Yuudai looks for the body kick but Gower saw that one coming.
Yuudai fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Gower has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Yuudai looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Gower lands with a right hand.
Yuudai misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good work by Yuudai as he checks the leg kick.
Yuudai keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower throws a push kick but Yuudai slaps the foot to one side.
Yuudai throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
That kick from Yuudai tenderised Gower's leg. Gower is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower motions for Yuudai to come forward. Gower throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yuudai throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Gower stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gower misses with a straight right.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Yuudai moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Gower steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Yuudai. That one must have hurt.
Gower tries to clinch but Yuudai is having none of it.
Gower tries a low kick but Yuudai avoids it.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower looks for the body kick but Yuudai saw that one coming.
Yuudai lands a nice shot that snaps Gower's head back.
Yuudai lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A solid body kick from Yuudai.
Yuudai throws the kick towards the body but Gower avoids it.
Yuudai uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Yuudai blocks a low kick nicely.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Yuudai tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yuudai appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Yuudai just misses with a punch to the body.
A solid body kick from Gower.
Yuudai checks a leg kick.
Yuudai throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gower on the side of the head.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Yuudai takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Gower throws a head kick but Yuudai moves out of range.
The crowd cheers as Yuudai lands an impressive looking overhand right. Gower doesn't seem phased though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Yuudai works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Yuudai throws a body shot but no joy.
Yuudai keeps Gower at a distance using the push kick.
Gower moves out of range as Yuudai strikes.
Yuudai on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Yuudai.
Yuudai lands the left hand.
Yuudai throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Gower's head.
Yuudai misses the jab.
Yuudai throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gower looks for the body kick but Yuudai saw that one coming.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Yuudai wants to slow Gower down by chopping away at his legs.
Yuudai throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Yuudai only half commits.
Gower swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Yuudai was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower looks to land a left hand but Yuudai moved out of range nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Takeshi Yuudai did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Yuudai has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Gower.

Gower gets a clinch.
Yuudai tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gower's elbow.
Gower misses with some punches.
Yuudai lands an elbow inside.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Yuudai.
A left hand lands to the body for Yuudai.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Yuudai doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Yuudai controls his hands.
Yuudai blocking some punches.
A right hook to the body lands for Yuudai.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice left hand lands by Yuudai.
Yuudai swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Yuudai.
Gower keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Yuudai's efforts to push away.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Yuudai.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Yuudai or not.
Gower lands a left hand.
Yuudai swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yuudai takes a shot to the head.

Yuudai pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Yuudai stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Gower throws a push kick but Yuudai slaps the foot to one side.
Yuudai lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Yuudai displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Yuudai stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Yuudai walks into a straight right hand from Gower.
Yuudai's jab looks to have found its range, popping Gower under the eye.
Gower tried to score with a low kick but Yuudai checks it.
Yuudai misses with a straight right.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A thudding body kick lands there by Gower!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Yuudai is able to avoid easily.
Gower tries to work over Yuudai's front leg with a kick but Yuudai checks it.
Yuudai misses with a right hand
and Gower counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Yuudai thinking.
Yuudai throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Yuudai misses with a straight right.
Yuudai throws a low kick, looking for Gower's leg but Gower calmly moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Gower misses.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Yuudai takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Gower darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Yuudai.
Gower lands with a good body shot.

Gower gets a clinch.
Gower lands a hook to the side of the head.
Yuudai swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yuudai blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Yuudai missing with knees to the body.
Gower lands with a right to the head.
Yuudai tries to throw a body punch but Gower avoids it by throwing Yuudai back against the cage.
Yuudai prevents a body shot from Gower.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Yuudai's elbow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gower tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Yuudai lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Gower lands a hook to the side of the head.
Yuudai working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Yuudai goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yuudai is trying to push Gower away but Gower has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Yuudai misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower with an attempt at a knee that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yuudai misses with a hook from the clinch.

Yuudai breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Yuudai misses with a low kick.
Gower checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gower tries a quick counter leg kick but Yuudai is wise to it.
Yuudai throws a body shot but no joy.
Yuudai throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower scores with a nice strike.
Yuudai scores with the left hand. Gower knows he should have avoided that one.
Yuudai scores with a nice right hand.
Yuudai throws a right hand that misses
and Gower cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gower connects with a leg kick. Yuudai looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Yuudai throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A thudding body kick lands there by Yuudai!
Yuudai on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gower. Gower obviously looking to wear him down.
Yuudai listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Yuudai moves forwards but Gower connects with a nice, crisp jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Good shot there by Yuudai.
Yuudai connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Yuudai's belly button to the back.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yuudai misses with a body shot.
Yuudai misses with a hook.
Gower avoids the head kick by Yuudai.
Gower keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Yuudai.
Gower throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Yuudai tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A nice side step and Gower releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A slapping body kick lands there for Yuudai.
Yuudai looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gower replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Yuudai blocks it well.
Yuudai digs a good body shot into Gower's ribs.
Gower tries to clinch but Yuudai moves out of range.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Yuudai.
Gower with a hook.
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!
Gower misses with a hook. Yuudai ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
Yuudai throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Yuudai throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Yuudai misses with a hook
letting Gower counter with a right hand.
Yuudai swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Yuudai throws a lazy body kick
and Gower counters with a solid body kick.
Yuudai scores with a push kick.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Gower takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Yuudai swings widly with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Yuudai misses with a hook. Gower ducked under it nicely.
Gower misses with a hook.
Yuudai 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.
Gower checks a low kick from Yuudai.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Yuudai.
Jeff Gower has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yuudai displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
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!
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gower checks a leg kick nicely.
Yuudai takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Yuudai. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower takes one on the button.
Yuudai tries to score with a low kick but Gower moves his leg out of the way.
A little jabbing left from Gower on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Yuudai buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gower moves out of range of the leg kick from Yuudai.
Gower lands a jab to the head.
Gower connects with a leg kick. Yuudai looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Yuudai.
Gower lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Yuudai lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Yuudai throws out the jab.
Gower pivots, looking for a leg kick but Yuudai is out of range and Gower settles back down.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Yuudai.
Gower takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Yuudai connects with a leg kick. Gower looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jab from Gower.
Good leg kick by Gower there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Yuudai lands a jab to Gower's midsection.
Gower pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A good leg kick by Yuudai.
Gower slips a jab and a cross from Yuudai.
Yuudai moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Yuudai lands a slapping body shot.
Yuudai avoids the head kick by Gower.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Yuudai moved away.
Yuudai lands a really nice looking cross but Gower seems unphased.
Yuudai lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Yuudai lands a lovely overhand right.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yuudai scores with a decent looking hook.
Yuudai throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.
Yuudai jabs Gower right on the nose. Gower blinks but takes it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yuudai scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Yuudai lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Gower lands a right hook to the body.
Takeshi Yuudai is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Gower checks a low kick from Yuudai.
Gower lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
Yuudai appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Yuudai moved away.
Yuudai swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Yuudai throws a nice outside leg kick.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Yuudai swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A slapping leg kick lands for Yuudai.
Yuudai tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Yuudai checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A nice leg kick lands there from Yuudai.
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Yuudai's knee but Yuudai avoids it well.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Yuudai sees coming a mile off.
Yuudai half committed to a counter leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Takeshi Yuudai showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Yuudai 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:47
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 49:46
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Takeshi Yuudai!

Takeshi Yuudai retains his featherweight title!
A very excited looking Takeshi Yuudai 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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FIGHT
RATING
88%

 

Event: UGD 82:Moore Vs Seagram     
Date:   Oct 27, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 244 p4p, 32 weight class) and Edward Kenway (ranked 83 p4p, 14 weight class). I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

165 cm
29
156 lbs
19 - 4 - 1
175 cm
32
154 lbs
18 - 6 - 2
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edward Kenway!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Paul Tew and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Kenway lands with a shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Kenway throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kenway is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Kenway tries to work over Gower's front leg with a kick but Gower checks it.
Kenway avoids a kick to the body.
Gower looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kenway connects with an inside leg kick.
Kenway thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower defending well as Kenway loads up on a big left hand.
Kenway throws a poor cross that misses
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.
Kenway throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gower's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kenway connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Gower scrambles back to his feet.
Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kenway.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kenway 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 Gower has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Gower and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kenway misses with an uppercut
and Gower counters with a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Kenway feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Kenway throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Kenway counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kenway scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Kenway moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
Kenway lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Kenway connects with a right hand. Gower shakes it off.
Kenway lands with a shot to the body.
Gower scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Gower dodges the punch combination from Kenway.
Kenway misses with a few strikes there.
Gower's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Gower duly obliges.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kenway jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kenway was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Kenway is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Kenway tries to clinch there but Gower circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower checks the leg kick nicely there.
Kenway misses with a wild body shot.
Some wild striking there from Gower.

Kenway fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Gower, pushing him back against the cage.
Gower works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kenway misses with a punch to the body.
Kenway blocks an uppercut.
Kenway misses with the head strike.
Gower lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kenway backwards.
Kenway scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Kenway lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kenway swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kenway lands a hook that snaps the head of Gower backwards.
Kenway throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Kenway is leaning against Gower and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kenway can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kenway blocking some punches.
Kenway goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kenway lands a left hand.
Kenway lands a shoulder strike.
Gower prevents a body shot from Kenway.
Gower lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kenway misses with the head strike.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Kenway.
Kenway tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kenway avoiding damage as Gower throws knees to the body.
Kenway misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short body shot lands from Kenway as the two fighters clinch.
Kenway misses with a short punch on the inside.
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kenway backwards.
Kenway lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much 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!
A short left from Gower.
Kenway tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gower's elbow.
Gower lands a shoulder strike.

Gower manages to break the clinch.
Kenway throws a right and a left that both miss.
Gower finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kenway looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Gower is looking to score with low kicks.
Kenway will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
An attempted straight right counter from Gower misses the target.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kenway was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Kenway moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Gower 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.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kenway throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Kenway throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Kenway throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Kenway was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Edward Kenway dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gower blocks a jab.
Kenway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Kenway.
Gower jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Gower blocks a head kick by Kenway.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Kenway.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gower lands a really nice looking cross but Kenway seems unphased.
Kenway rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Gower counters with an inside leg kick.
Kenway throws a hook to the side of Gower's head but Gower sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kenway throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Kenway tries to clinch there but Gower circles away.
Gower slips a straight right by Kenway.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab lands there for Gower.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Edward Kenway seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kenway has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Kenway uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower misses with a looping right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower defending well as Kenway loads up on a big left hand.
Gower blocks a jab.
Gower misses with a body kick.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
A leg kick checked by Kenway.
Gower is looking to score with low kicks.
Kenway only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Kenway.
Gower is looking to counter punch.
Gower takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Gower.
Gower sets himself, and Kenway steps forward looking for the clinch! Gower avoids it this time.
Kenway swinging wildly here.
Gower lands with a straight right. Kenway didn't see that one coming.
Gower throws a push kick but Kenway slaps the foot to one side.
Kenway throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Kenway moved away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Gower misses with a body shot
and Kenway cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Kenway scoring well with a low kick there.
Kenway lands a right hook 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!
Gower misses with a hook. Kenway ducked under it nicely.
Gower goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Gower misses the jab.
Gower walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kenway throws a combination that misses
and Gower counters with an inside leg kick.
Gower connects with a nice looking jab.
Kenway lands with an uppercut that bounces Gower off the cage and back into range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gower 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 Kenway has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kenway and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kenway throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kenway moves away.
Kenway swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gower throws a leg kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway connects with a jab.
Kenway moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kenway.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower throws the left hand but Kenway avoids the punch easily.
Kenway feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Kenway keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
Gower stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kenway.
Gower throws a low kick but Kenway moves out of range easily.
Kenway avoids a kick to the body.
Gower digs a good hook to Kenway's body.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kenway throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Gower blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kenway throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Kenway throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Kenway throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jab from Kenway.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kenway throws a low kick but it's checked well by Gower.
Gower misses with a low kick as Kenway jumps back.
Kenway attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Kenway does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kenway tries to counter with a clinch but Gower shakes him off and moves away.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Gower misses with a leg kick
and Kenway counters with a good, hard body kick but Gower shrugs it off.
Kenway misses with a straight right.
Kenway tries to clinch up
and Gower counters with an outside leg kick.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kenway.
Gower throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kenway on the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Gower throws out a leg kick but Kenway moves out of range and Gower only half commits.
Kenway misses with a lunging right hand
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kenway misses with a hook.
Gower throws a poor cross that misses
and Kenway connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kenway throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kenway catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Gower gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Kenway attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Kenway.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower swings for the body but Kenway moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kenway avoids a kick to the body.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kenway throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Gower misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower thumps Kenway with a low kick.
Kenway's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower wants to land a leg kick but Kenway is out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
A jab from Kenway misses.
Gower was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Gower loads up on a big right hand but Kenway slips the punch.
Kenway tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kenway rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Gower moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Gower misses with a lunging right hand
and Kenway counters with a low kick, right behind Gower 's knee.
Kenway tries to close the distance and clinch but Gower swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kenway tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gower manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kenway blocks a low kick nicely.
Gower misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Kenway to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A little feinted left hand from Gower on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gower lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kenway will feel that in the morning.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kenway throws a solid leg kick but Gower takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kenway.
Gower takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kenway on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower throws a low kick but Kenway moves out of range easily.
A jab lands there for Kenway.
Kenway blocks the body kick.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.
Kenway throws a leg kick that misses.
Kenway will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kenway just misses with a punch to the body.
Kenway walks into a left hand.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A big left from Gower misses.
Gower swings away with a leg kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway misses with a low kick.
Gower throws the left hand but Kenway avoids the punch easily.
Gower throws a hook but Kenway blocks it.
Gower misses with a head kick.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kenway. Kenway obviously looking to wear him down.
Kenway tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.
Kenway misses with a leg kick.
Gower misses with a low kick as Kenway jumps back.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw.
Gower checks a leg kick.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Gower misses the jab.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Kenway throws a hook to the side of Gower's head but Gower sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gower is looking to counter with a body kick.
Gower wants to land a leg kick but Kenway is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Gower.
Kenway throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Kenway only half commits.
Kenway keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kenway.
Gower misses with a leg kick
and Kenway counters with a left to the body.
A lazy body kick from Gower
and Kenway cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower takes a swing at Kenway's ribcage but misses.
Kenway misses with a looping left.
Kenway lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Kenway feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Kenway takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Gower tried to score with a low kick but Kenway checks it.

Gower gets tackled into the cage by Kenway. Kenway maintains the clinch.
Kenway struggles to land a body shot inside as Gower controls his hands.

Gower breaks from the clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Edward Kenway.
Well Kenway has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 28:29
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Glass scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Edward Kenway!

A very excited looking Edward Kenway 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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RATING
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Event: UGD 80:Pulkkinen Vs Defoe     
Date:   Oct 13, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 345 p4p, 38 weight class) and Henrik Torhammer (ranked 746 p4p, 80 weight class). Torhammer has chosen Doom Unit - Killing Time as his entrance music. Jeff Gower has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

165 cm
29
156 lbs
18 - 4 - 1
178 cm
41
156 lbs
38 - 18 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Henrik Torhammer!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Andrew Berry and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower pivots, looking for a leg kick but Torhammer is out of range and Gower settles back down.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Torhammer pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Torhammer swings widly with a right hand
and Gower counters with a stiff right hand.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Torhammer walks into a stiff left hand from Gower.

It looks like Henrik Torhammer has been cut.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Gower takes a swing at Torhammer's ribcage but misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Torhammer avoids a kick to the body.
Torhammer lands a front kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Gower looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Torhammer. Gower shrugs it off though.
Torhammer showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Gower.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A bone on bone clash there as Torhammer blocks the leg kick.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Torhammer avoids it.
Torhammer pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Torhammer checks a low kick from Gower.
Torhammer lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Torhammer throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice straight punches there by Gower. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Gower.
Gower lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Torhammer connects with a looping right hand.
Gower doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A big right from Gower misses.
Torhammer has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Torhammer there as he acknowledges the shot.
Torhammer with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Gower lands a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Torhammer tries to bum rush Gower with a series of wild strikes but Gower uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Torhammer moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Torhammer walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Gower checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Torhammer was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab from Torhammer misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a double jab.
Henrik Torhammer seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gower moves forwards but Torhammer connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Torhammer blocks the body kick.
Gower throws a head kick but Torhammer moves out of range.
Gower lands a nice shot to the body.
Torhammer buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower pivots, looking for a leg kick but Torhammer is out of range and Gower settles back down.
Torhammer only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Nice body punch from Gower.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Torhammer looks to land a body kick but Gower moved away.
Torhammer moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Torhammer throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Torhammer looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
It looked like Gower was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Torhammer.
Torhammer fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Gower has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Torhammer's belly button to the back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Torhammer with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Torhammer rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Gower moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Torhammer swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Torhammer throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Torhammer takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Torhammer doesn't seem bothered though.
Torhammer lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Torhammer misses with a hook
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower with a hook.

Torhammer is rocked!
Gower with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Torhammer is still on wobbly legs! Can Gower finish him?
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gower circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Torhammer to the canvas! Torhammer doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Gower keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jeff Gower!
Jeff Gower thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: UGD 76:Perry Vs Moore     
Date:   Sep 22, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 155 p4p, 25 weight class) and Philip Gallagher (ranked 306 p4p, 39 weight class). Gallagher has chosen The Vindictives - Stupid Song 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.

165 cm
29
156 lbs
18 - 3 - 1
176 cm
28
162 lbs
19 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Philip Gallagher!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Richard Clark and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gallagher keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Gower throws the left hand but Gallagher avoids the punch easily.
Gallagher takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Gower lands a glancing blow to the side of Gallagher's head.

It looks like Philip Gallagher has been cut.
Gallagher tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower scores with a decent looking hook.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Gallagher down.
Gallagher waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Gallagher fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
We've been informed that Gallagher 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.
Gower misses with a double jab.
Gower slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Nice cross by Gallagher.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gallagher lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Gower at a distance.
Some wild striking there from Gallagher.
Gower misses with a straight left.
Gower takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Gallagher throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Gower connects with a crisp jab.
Gower looks for the body kick but Gallagher saw that one coming.
Gallagher displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Gower throws a jab when Gallagher was well out of range.
Gower takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Gallagher lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Gower misses with a hook to the body
enabling Gallagher to counter with a crisp jab.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gallagher throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Gallagher throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Gower counters with a nice body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower thows a leg kick but Gallagher checks it
and Gallagher counters with a stiff right hand.
Gallagher throws a series of punches but Gower avoids them all with ease.
Gower throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gallagher counters with a stiff right hand.
Gallagher throws a wild body kick that Gower sees coming a mile off.
Gallagher blocks a leg kick.
Gallagher wants to land a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Gower is looking to counter punch.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gallagher.
Nice uppercut lands for Gower. That snapped Gallagher's head back.
Gower stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gallagher.
A head kick misses from Gallagher.
Gower connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Gallagher throws a shot to the body.
Gallagher goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Gallagher lands a nice shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gallagher steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower misses with a left hand
and Gallagher counters with a nice uppercut.
Gallagher swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Gower.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gallagher.
Gallagher connects with an inside leg kick.
Gower throws a leg kick but Gallagher checks it.
Gallagher has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Gallagher moves away from the strike by Gower.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Gallagher's head but Gallagher sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gallagher misses with a looping left.
Gower throws a nice looking combination but Gallagher bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Gallagher scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Gower is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
An inside leg kick from Gower misses.
Gower misses the jab.
Gower takes a jab right on the kisser.
Gower has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gallagher.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Gallagher counters with a low kick, right behind Gower 's knee.
Gallagher drops his hands momentarily and Gower takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Gower misses with a head kick.
Gallagher throws a leg kick but Gower moved away.
Gallagher lands a jab to the head.
Gower lands with a hook. Gallagher tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Gallagher uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Gallagher chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gallagher.
Gallagher dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower scores with a spinning back kick!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gallagher catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Gower lands a jab to Gallagher's midsection.
Gower drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Gower throws a right hand that misses
and Gallagher counters with a nice leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Philip Gallagher dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Philip Gallagher's cut.
That's time! Gower's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Gower moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Gallagher slips a straight right by Gower.
Gallagher lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
No joy there for Gower, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A slapping body kick lands there for Gower.
Gower swings for the body but Gallagher moves out of range.
Gower lands a nice looking body shot.
The fighters circling - Gallagher throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nice body kick there by Gower.
Gower misses with a left hand

and Gallagher counters by moving into the clinch.
Gower tries a body shot but Gallagher blocks it.

Gower breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Good standup being displayed there by Gallagher as he connects with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gallagher pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Gower throws a head kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower jabs Gallagher to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Gallagher lets loose with a powerful body kick. Gower will feel that in the morning.
Gallagher throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Gallagher's head but Gallagher sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gallagher looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Gower connects with a good right hand that stumbles Gallagher. Gallagher circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gallagher. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.

Gallagher has Gower up against the cage in a clinch.
A right hand to the body from Gallagher.
Gallagher tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gower's elbow.
Gower is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Gallagher throws a knee to the head but misses.
Gower avoiding damage as Gallagher throws knees to the body.
A short body shot lands from Gower as the two fighters clinch.

Gower escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower throws a sloppy body shot
and Gallagher counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Gower thinking.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gallagher is looking to land body kicks.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Gower scores with a push kick.
Gallagher tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Gallagher's belly button to the back.
Gower lands a nice shot that snaps Gallagher's head back.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Gallagher is just out of range.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gallagher.
Gallagher misses with a body shot
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gallagher.
Gallagher uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower throws a body punch but Gallagher moves out of range.
A jab lands there for Gower.
Gallagher ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
Gower scores with a hook.
Gallagher misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.
Gower lands with an uppercut that bounces Gallagher off the cage and back into range.
Gower throws a predictable looking body shot
and Gallagher counters with a right hand to the body.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower lands a slapping body shot.
Gallagher ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Gower takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Gower 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.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Gallagher, as that shot connected.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gallagher throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gallagher tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gallagher throws a low kick, looking for Gower's leg but Gower calmly moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gallagher.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Gallagher counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gallagher jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Nice body punch from Gower.
Gallagher misses the shot to the body.
Gallagher dips to his left and cracks Gower with an uppercut!
Gallagher moves away from the strike by Gower.
Nice uppercut there from Gallagher.
Gallagher avoids the head kick by Gower.
Gallagher uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gallagher slips a straight right by Gower.
Gower throws a combination that misses
and Gallagher counters with a left to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Philip Gallagher's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Gower blocks the body kick.
Gallagher uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Gower has time to react.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
A nice side step and Gallagher releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Gallagher bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower misses with a jab, cross combination.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Gallagher.
Gallagher thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gallagher will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Gallagher throws a right hand that Gower ducks under and follows up with a left that Gower also avoids with ease.
Gallagher takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gallagher moves away.
Gower moves away from the strike by Gallagher.
Gower fails to land with a series of punches.
A nice side step and Gallagher releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gallagher lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Gower backs up against the cage.
Gallagher avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gower fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Gallagher is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Gallagher lands a head shot.
Nice cross by Gallagher.
Gallagher jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Gallagher avoids a kick to the body.
Gallagher feints and then cracks Gower's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Gower down.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gallagher manages to avoid it.
Gower misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Gallagher replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Gower blocks it well.
Gower throws a good cross that connects.
Gallagher has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gallagher fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Gower has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Gallagher darts in and clinches Gower up against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gallagher.
Gower misses with some punches.
Gallagher misses with a knee strike.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gallagher lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Gower.
Gower prevents a body shot from Gallagher.
Gower blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Gallagher trying to land knees to the body.
Gallagher blocking some punches.
Gallagher missing with knees to the body.

Gower breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Gower fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gallagher takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower throws a sloppy body shot
and Gallagher cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gallagher looks to land a combination. Gower sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Gallagher avoids a kick to the body.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Gallagher sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gallagher lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Gallagher with a jab.
Gallagher slips under a jab.
Gallagher fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Gower.
Gallagher scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Gallagher lands a leg kick that knocks Gower off balance momentarily.

Gallagher clinches.
Gallagher tries to land a knee to the head but Gower blocks with his arms.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Gallagher.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Gallagher.
Gallagher misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gallagher blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands a hook that snaps the head of Gallagher backwards.
Gallagher creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Gallagher working aggressively here.
Gallagher lands a nice shot to the body.
Gallagher scores with a shoulder strike.
Gallagher lands a knee to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Gower on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Gallagher misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gallagher misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gallagher keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Gower's efforts to push away.
Gallagher has Gower pressed against the cage, preventing Gower from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Philip Gallagher!

Philip Gallagher made sure to mention his sponsor, Aspire Clothing in his post fight interview.
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Event: UGD 73:Sturm Vs Gower     
Date:   Sep 01, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Felix Sturm (ranked 11 p4p, 1 weight class) and Jeff Gower (ranked 79 p4p, 15 weight class). 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.

180 cm
29
158 lbs
23 - 5 - 0
165 cm
28
156 lbs
18 - 2 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

IniTech Nutrition
Bullet Proof System

Urban Fighter
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Felix Sturm!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Ackerman and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sturm's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Sturm duly obliges.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower swings widly with a right hand
and Sturm connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
Gower misses with a hook. Sturm ducked under it nicely.
Sturm is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sturm throws out the jab.
Sturm has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Sturm there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gower smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Sturm is rocked!
Sturm throws a hook to the side of Gower's head but Gower sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Oh Sturm is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice body punch from Sturm.
Sturm seems to have got his legs back now.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gower stuns Sturm with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Sturm is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Gower scores with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower misses with a hook.
Sturm takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Sturm connects with a looping right hand.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sturm was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sturm.
Gower throws a head kick that misses.
Sturm jabs Gower right on the nose. Gower blinks but takes it well.
Sturm misses with a jab to the body
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower misses with a hook.
Sturm is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Sturm moves out of range of the body kick.
Sturm misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a low kick but Sturm moves out of range easily.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Sturm was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower 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!
Sturm lands with a nice body punch.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Sturm.
Gower takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Sturm fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Gower looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sturm throws out the jab.
Sturm misses with a straight right.
Gower misses with a leg kick
and Sturm counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gower misses the shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower drops his hands momentarily and Sturm takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Gower swings away with a body shot that misses
and Sturm counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
It looked like Sturm wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sturm misses with a looping left.
Gower throws a lazy uppercut
and Sturm counters with a stiff right hand.
Sturm waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.

Sturm lands a big right hand that sends Gower crashing to the mat! Sturm stays standing though and waves Gower back to his feet!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sturm avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sturm blocks a jab.
Sturm is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Sturm throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Sturm only half commits.
Gower lands an overhand right.
Gower pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sturm thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sturm misses with a looping right.
Gower only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Gower lands with a nice body punch.
Sturm 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.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Gower misses with a kick to the body
and Sturm counters with a nice uppercut.
Gower walks into a straight right hand from Sturm.
Gower staying out of range there.
Gower counters with a body kick.
Gower throws a head kick that misses
and Sturm counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Gower thinking.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sturm throws a big shot that misses.
Sturm checks a low kick from Gower.
Gower misses with a right hand
letting Sturm counter with a right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower misses with a body kick.
Sturm checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Gower works the jab nicely.
Sturm swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Gower.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Gower might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Sturm has got the better of the exchanges.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sturm throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Sturm dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower misses with a hook.
It looked like Sturm was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Gower.
Felix Sturm is winning the standup battle so far.
Sturm fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Sturm's head but Sturm sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Sturm is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Sturm lands a slapping body shot.
Sturm is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Gower can do to turn this around?
Sturm swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sturm avoids the body shot from Gower.
Sturm takes one on the button.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A little feinted left hand from Sturm on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sturm takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Sturm scores with a body shot.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sturm throws out the jab.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Sturm is just out of range.
Sturm is looking to counter punch.
Sturm throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Gower swings for the body but Sturm moves out of range.
A clash of legs there as Sturm blocks the low kick.
Sturm swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sturm.
Gower takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Sturm is looking to counter punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sturm looks to land a left hand but Gower moved out of range nicely.
Gower takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Sturm jabs Gower right on the nose. Gower blinks but takes it well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sturm.
A little feinted left hand from Sturm on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gower tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sturm cracks a nice hook into Gower's ribs.
Gower misses the jab.
Sturm throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Sturm throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sturm scores with a nice head shot.
Gower takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A thudding body kick lands there by Gower!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a lazy uppercut
and Sturm counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Gower thinking.
Gower throws a sloppy head kick
and Sturm cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gower misses with a body shot
and Sturm counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gower tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Sturm misses the target.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Sturm was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sturm swings widly with a right hand
and Gower makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Sturm really felt that one!
A low kick from Gower misses
and Sturm counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Sturm was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab from Sturm finds it's way through Gower's defenses.
Sturm throws a poor cross that misses
letting Gower counter with a right hand.
Sturm misses the shot to the body.
A head kick misses from Sturm.
And Gower responds with a good body kick, but Sturm manages to step out the way in time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sturm lands a nice shot that snaps Gower's head back.
Nice straight punches there by Sturm. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Sturm.
Gower misses with a lunging right hand

and Sturm counters with a crisp right hand that drops Gower! Sturm lets Gower back up to his feet, looking for a finish!

Gower is rocked!
Sturm slips a straight right by Gower.
A little feinted left hand from Sturm on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gower is still on wobbly legs! Can Sturm finish him?
Gower looks to throw the jab but Sturm is out of range.
Gower misses with an uppercut
and Gower takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gower looks to throw the jab but Sturm is out of range.
Sturm throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Gower has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Sturm counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Gower thinking.
Gower seems to have recovered his senses.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sturm slips a straight right by Gower.
Sturm gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Gower.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sturm uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Sturm was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Sturm walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Sturm saw that one coming.
Gower throws a leg kick
and Sturm counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Sturm ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Gower looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Gower misses with a left hand
and Sturm counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sturm stuns Gower with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Sturm scores with a jab to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower misses with a straight left.
Sturm was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Gower feints and then cracks Sturm's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sturm down.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Sturm was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sturm cracks Gower with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sturm throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sturm moves away.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sturm moves away.
It looked like Sturm was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Gower.
Sturm scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Gower scores with a head kick.
Sturm is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Gower rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Sturm moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Sturm steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sturm is looking to counter punch.
Gower thuds his right hand into Sturm's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gower throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Sturm counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower throws a body kick that misses
and Sturm counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Gower takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sturm.
Sturm throws a big shot that misses.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Gower lands an impressive looking overhand right. Sturm doesn't seem phased though.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sturm walks into a left hand.
A big right from Sturm misses.
Sturm moves out of range of the body kick from Gower.
Sturm swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sturm connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Sturm swinging wildly here.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Sturm sees coming a mile off.
Sturm misses with an uppercut.
Gower throws a big counter head kick but Sturm avoids it with no problem.
Sturm gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Gower.
Gower takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sturm bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Sloppy strikes from Sturm. Those never looked like landing.
Gower gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Sturm moved out of range.
Gower swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Gower takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gower takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A big right from Sturm misses.
Gower lands a front kick.
A lazy left from Gower finds it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sturm is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower feints and then cracks Sturm's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sturm down.
Sturm uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sturm. Sturm circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sturm moves away.
Gower lands a jab to the head.
Gower misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Gower lands a front kick.
Sturm misses with a hook.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Sturm is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Jeff Gower just about did enough to take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Sturm ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gower throws a sloppy head kick and Sturm moves out of range easily.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Sturm moved out of range.
Gower lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower misses with a few strikes there.
Sturm was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sturm feints and then cracks Gower's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Gower down.
Sturm throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sturm's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Gower connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Sturm scrambles back to his feet.
Sturm blocks the body kick.
Gower swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Sturm counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice body kick from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Sturm is just out of range.
Sturm takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower is looking for the big counter here.
Gower lands a right hook to the body.
A low kick from Gower is predictable there
and Sturm cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sturm uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
As Gower backs away, Sturm returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Gower throws an off balance right hand
and Sturm counters with a straight right hand.
Sturm looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Sturm throws a head kick that misses.
Gower takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Sturm cracks Gower with a right hand to the side of the head.
Gower misses with a double jab
and Sturm counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower throws a jab when Sturm was well out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sturm drops his hands momentarily and Gower takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Gower looks to land a left hand but Sturm moved out of range nicely.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jab by Sturm.
Gower misses with a right hand

and Sturm counters with a nice right hand that sends Gower toppling to the canvas! Gower scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Sturm finish him?!
Sturm takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A swing and a miss from Sturm.
Gower throws a sloppy head kick
and Sturm rattles Gower with a well-timed uppercut counter. - Gower tries to back away and recover but his hands are down low and he gets tagged again, sending him stumbling down to the canvas. Sturm dives in after him and quickly finishes the job with a trio of brutal punches, leaving Gower stiff and motionless on the mat!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 4, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Felix Sturm!
Felix Sturm retains his lightweight title!
Felix Sturm thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Ascension 0802     
Date:   Aug 02, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower and Dominik Kokoszka. Jeff Gower could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Dominik Kokoszka's chin.

165 cm
28
156 lbs
17 - 2 - 1
175 cm
32
160 lbs
23 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dominik Kokoszka!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Chris Edwards and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower lands with a hook. Kokoszka tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Gower tries a low kick but Kokoszka avoids it.
Gower throws a low kick but Kokoszka avoids it.
Nice straight punches there by Gower. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Gower.
A nice leg kick lands there from Gower.
Gower throws a poor cross that misses
letting Kokoszka counter with a right hand.
Gower throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Kokoszka throws a front kick aimed at Gower's knee but Gower avoids it well.
Kokoszka throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kokoszka manages to avoid it.
Danga de danga de dang - Kokoszka scores with a four punch combination!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kokoszka on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kokoszka 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.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gower 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 Kokoszka has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kokoszka and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kokoszka throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Kokoszka steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kokoszka moves away.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kokoszka misses with a straight left.
Kokoszka throws a poor cross that misses
and Gower counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokoszka keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Kokoszka ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kokoszka doesn't seem bothered though.
Kokoszka dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kokoszka misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Gower defending well as Kokoszka loads up on a big left hand.
Kokoszka keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kokoszka! But no joy.
Nice cross by Kokoszka.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kokoszka was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Gower throws a chopping leg kick but Kokoszka manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kokoszka manages to avoid it.
Kokoszka swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Gower.
Kokoszka looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kokoszka jabbing away but nothing is landing.

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!
Gower misses the jab.
Kokoszka dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some damage!
Gower's corner calls for a 1-2. Gower obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Gower throws a lazy body kick
and Kokoszka counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gower moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Gower stuns Kokoszka with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Gower is looking to wear down Kokoszka with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Gower looks to land a left hand but Kokoszka moved out of range nicely.
Kokoszka chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Gower can pounce on him.
A big right from Kokoszka misses.
Gower is looking to score with low kicks.
Gower tries to bum rush Kokoszka with a series of wild strikes but Kokoszka uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Kokoszka jabs Gower to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kokoszka manages to avoid it.
Kokoszka lands a lovely overhand right.
Kokoszka gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A cross from Gower lands.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kokoszka checks a leg kick.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kokoszka keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Kokoszka ducks down to avoid it.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Both fighters circling a little - Kokoszka finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Kokoszka throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kokoszka scores with a punch to the head.
Kokoszka cracks Gower with a right hand to the side of the head.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kokoszka.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Kokoszka throws a quick inside leg kick.
Gower lands with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kokoszka throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An attempted straight right counter from Gower misses the target.
Gower lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Gower is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Gower pivots, looking for a leg kick but Kokoszka is out of range and Gower settles back down.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kokoszka.
Gower tried to score with a low kick but Kokoszka checks it.
Kokoszka has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Kokoszka there as he acknowledges the shot.
Kokoszka throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kokoszka takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kokoszka misses with a body kick.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Kokoszka avoided it.
Gower lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kokoszka's sensitive parts.
Kokoszka throws a body shot but no joy.
Kokoszka misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Kokoszka.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower throws a right hand that misses
and Kokoszka counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gower throws a hook but Kokoszka avoids it easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower throws a right and a left that both miss.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower lands a nice hook to Kokoszka's body. Kokoszka takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Kokoszka throws a leg kick that misses.
Kokoszka on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower slips a straight right by Kokoszka.
Gower tests Kokoszka's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kokoszka keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gower.
Gower backing away here, and Kokoszka unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Kokoszka ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Kokoszka appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Kokoszka moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Gower listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gower there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gower is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kokoszka can do to turn this around?
Kokoszka misses with a double jab.
Gower appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kokoszka swings widly with a right hand
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower throws a big shot that misses.
Kokoszka tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower misses with a body kick.
A big left from Gower misses.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Kokoszka takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Nice defenses there by Kokoszka.
Kokoszka lands a right hook to the body.
Kokoszka stuns Gower with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Gower walks into a left hand.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower throws a head kick that misses.
Decent striking displayed by Kokoszka there.
Gower throws a low kick, looking for Kokoszka's leg but Kokoszka calmly moves out of range.
Gower swings widly with a right hand
enabling Kokoszka to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A shot to the liver by Gower. Beautiful body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kokoszka moves away from the strike by Gower.
Kokoszka takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kokoszka looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Gower slips under a jab from Kokoszka.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Kokoszka's belly button to the back.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Kokoszka uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Kokoszka might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Gower has got the better of the exchanges.
Kokoszka connects with a single shot there.
Kokoszka with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Gower to score with a decent uppercut.
Kokoszka throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Kokoszka looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Gower lands a glancing blow to the side of Kokoszka's head.
Gower takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Kokoszka uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Kokoszka scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Kokoszka.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Kokoszka sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower tries a low kick but Kokoszka avoids it.
A shot to the body from Gower misses
and Kokoszka makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Kokoszka throws a body kick that misses.
A quick step to the side and Gower tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower looks to land a body kick but Kokoszka moved away.
A big right from Kokoszka misses.
Kokoszka keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kokoszka takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kokoszka is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.

Gower moves into the clinch.
Kokoszka blocks a body shot from Gower.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Kokoszka tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kokoszka scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Kokoszka breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kokoszka scores with a spinning back kick!
Gower moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kokoszka misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Kokoszka darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kokoszka lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Gower at a distance.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kokoszka.
Kokoszka throws out a counter right but Gower avoids it with no problem.
Kokoszka misses with a body kick.
Gower slips a straight right by Kokoszka.
Kokoszka moves away from the strike by Gower.
Kokoszka misses with a head kick.
Gower attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nice body kick there by Kokoszka.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kokoszka.
Kokoszka fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gower checks it well.
Gower throwing a counter right hand but Kokoszka manages to avoid it.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kokoszka throws a body kick that misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Gower looks for the body kick but Kokoszka saw that one coming.
Gower throws a hook but Kokoszka blocks it.
Gower will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kokoszka just misses with a punch to the body.
Kokoszka on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kokoszka throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.
Kokoszka throws out a leg kick but Gower moves out of range and Kokoszka only half commits.
Good leg kick by Gower there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A slow jab from Kokoszka misses its intended target.
Kokoszka slips under a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kokoszka counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Kokoszka checks a leg kick.
Kokoszka misses with a straight left.
Kokoszka throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Gower throws an off balance right hand
and Kokoszka makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Kokoszka throws a head kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokoszka throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Kokoszka's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kokoszka tries to score with a low kick but Gower moves his leg out of the way.
Gower drops his hands momentarily and Kokoszka takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Gower is looking to score with low kicks.
Gower checks a leg kick nicely.
A thudding body kick lands there by Gower!
Gower misses with a hook to the body
and Kokoszka connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Gower moves out of range as Kokoszka strikes.
Gower appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kokoszka throws a head kick that Gower semi-blocks.
Kokoszka pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kokoszka blocks the body kick.
Gower moves out of range as Kokoszka strikes.
Gower half committed to a counter leg kick.
Kokoszka stuns Gower with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kokoszka tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Kokoszka.
Gower connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower tries a low kick but Kokoszka avoids it.
Kokoszka appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
The fighters circling - Kokoszka throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower throwing a counter right hand but Kokoszka manages to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kokoszka tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower is looking to score with low kicks.
Kokoszka lands a lovely overhand right.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gower looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Kokoszka steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower backing away here, and Kokoszka unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Kokoszka avoids a kick to the body.
Gower lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Kokoszka has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kokoszka misses the shot to the body.
Gower swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And Gower counters with a quick kick to the body but Kokoszka blocks it.
Gower throws a chopping leg kick but Kokoszka manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gower misses with a lunging right hand
and Kokoszka connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokoszka uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A leg kick checked by Gower.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kokoszka. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kokoszka stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Gower connects with the punch.
Kokoszka takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Kokoszka replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Gower blocks it well.
Kokoszka throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kokoszka getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Kokoszka on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kokoszka.
Kokoszka uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Kokoszka moves forwards but Gower connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower scores with a hook to the body. Kokoszka takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower looks for the body kick but Kokoszka saw that one coming.
Kokoszka cracks Gower with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Kokoszka throws a sloppy head kick and Gower moves out of range easily.
Kokoszka throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Kokoszka works Gower's body with a nice hook.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
Gower throws a wild body kick that Kokoszka sees coming a mile off.
Gower defending well as Kokoszka loads up on a big left hand.
Kokoszka throws a nice head kick!
Kokoszka throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
And Gower counters with a quick kick to the body but Kokoszka blocks it.
Kokoszka on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kokoszka.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Dominik Kokoszka just about did enough to take it.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Gower walks into a jab.
Kokoszka bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kokoszka.
Gower misses with a looping right.
Gower throws a low kick but Kokoszka avoids it.
Kokoszka throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kokoszka throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Kokoszka takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kokoszka tries to bum rush Gower with a series of wild strikes but Gower uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Gower throws a leg kick which misses Kokoszka's front leg but catches the back leg as Kokoszka tries to avoid it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Gower. Kokoszka shrugs it off though.
Kokoszka throws a big shot that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kokoszka moves away from the strike by Gower.
Kokoszka looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kokoszka swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Kokoszka tried to score with a low kick but Gower checks it.
Gower cracks Kokoszka with a good jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokoszka avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kokoszka looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Gower lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kokoszka misses with a hook. Gower ducked under it nicely.
Jab by Kokoszka.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower throws a big shot that misses.
Kokoszka looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Gower misses with the combination.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Kokoszka.
Gower appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kokoszka just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Kokoszka just manages to avoid it.
Gower misses with a jab, cross combination.
Gower fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Gower gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kokoszka was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Kokoszka throws a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Gower coming out on top.
Gower throws a leg kick but Kokoszka sees it coming and moves out of range.
Gower lands with a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kokoszka attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Kokoszka moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Gower moves away from the strike by Kokoszka.
Gower looks for the body kick but Kokoszka saw that one coming.
Kokoszka throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Gower was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Kokoszka blocks a jab.
Gower punishes Kokoszka's body with a nice straight punch.
Kokoszka throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Kokoszka uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokoszka misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kokoszka lands a leg kick that knocks Gower off balance momentarily.
Kokoszka cracks the inside of Gower's front leg.
Gower misses with a right hand
letting Kokoszka counter with a right hand.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kokoszka misses with an uppercut
and Gower counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kokoszka cracks Gower with a good jab.
Kokoszka misses the shot to the body.
Kokoszka lands with a good body shot.
Kokoszka is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Gower.
Kokoszka fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Gower on the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Kokoszka.
Kokoszka throws a big shot that misses.
Gower throws a leg kick but Kokoszka moved away.
Kokoszka throws a fast counter high kick but Gower manages to duck under it in time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kokoszka.
Gower with a jab.
Kokoszka ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Kokoszka misses with an uppercut.
Gower cracks Kokoszka with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Gower slips a jab from Kokoszka.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Kokoszka steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kokoszka misses with a body shot.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
An attempted straight right counter from Gower misses the target.
Kokoszka fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Kokoszka takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Kokoszka moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
Kokoszka tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Kokoszka.
Gower throws a right and a left that Kokoszka avoids nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kokoszka counters with a body kick.
Kokoszka takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Gower throws a big shot that misses.
Kokoszka throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower lands a nice hook to Kokoszka's body. Kokoszka takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gower thumps Kokoszka with a low kick.
Gower will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Kokoszka scores with a sloppy right hand. Gower should have avoided that one.
Gower is looking to land body kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gower takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Kokoszka lands with a nice body punch.
Nice body punch from Gower.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Kokoszka.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kokoszka checks a low kick from Gower.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Nice jab there from Kokoszka.
Gower on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Kokoszka saw that one coming.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Kokoszka was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Gower drives through and clinches with Kokoszka against the cage.

Kokoszka manages to break the clinch.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Kokoszka avoids it.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kokoszka looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Kokoszka misses with a looping left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a nice looking combination but Kokoszka bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Kokoszka.
Gower misses with a straight left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kokoszka was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Gower scores with a jab.
Gower slips under a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Gower misses the target.
Kokoszka lands with a good body shot.
Kokoszka with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Gower misses with a lunging right hand
and Kokoszka counters with a nice low kick that buckles Gower's knee momentarily.
Nice uppercut there from Kokoszka.
Kokoszka uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Kokoszka ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Gower fails to land with a series of punches.
Kokoszka is looking to land body kicks.
Kokoszka pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokoszka slips under a jab.
Kokoszka throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower half committed to a counter leg kick.
Gower fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Kokoszka's head but Kokoszka sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A thudding body kick lands there by Gower!
Kokoszka moves away from the strike by Gower.
Gower connects with a crisp jab.
Gower's corner calls for a 1-2. Gower obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Gower throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Gower misses with a looping left.
Gower fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kokoszka.
Kokoszka fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kokoszka stuns Gower with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Gower throws a hook but Kokoszka blocks it.
Kokoszka throws a predictable looking body shot
and Gower counters with a straight right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kokoszka misses with a straight left.
Gower scores with a jab.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kokoszka misses with a hook. Gower ducked under it nicely.
Gower takes a kick to the side of the head.
Kokoszka misses with a low kick as Gower jumps back.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Kokoszka looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kokoszka misses with a wild body shot.
Gower is looking to counter punch.
Kokoszka connects with a good right hand that stumbles Gower. Gower circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Gower tries to close the distance and clinch but Kokoszka swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kokoszka swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kokoszka.
Gower is looking to counter punch.
Gower throws a lazy uppercut
and Kokoszka counters with a left to the body.

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 Jeff Gower.
Well Gower 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 49:47
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:46
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 49:47

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

Jeff Gower retains his lightweight title!
An out of breath Jeff Gower thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: Ascension 0708     
Date:   Jul 08, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower and Edward Kenway. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

165 cm
28
156 lbs
16 - 2 - 1
175 cm
30
154 lbs
15 - 4 - 2
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edward Kenway!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Franklyn Lucas and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Kenway feints a counter leg kick.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kenway was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Kenway thinks about the counter body kick.
Gower connects with a looping right hand.
Gower throws a poor cross that misses
and Kenway counters with a nice uppercut.
Gower takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Gower bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Gower takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kenway looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Gower connects with a right hand. Kenway shakes it off.
Kenway fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Gower throws a chopping leg kick but Kenway manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kenway throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kenway scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A jab from Gower misses.
Kenway swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Jeff Gower seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kenway misses with a lunging right hand
and Gower counters with a right hand to the body.
Kenway throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Kenway saw that one coming.
Gower slips under a jab from Kenway.
Gower swings away with a body shot that misses
and Kenway counters with a nice low kick that buckles Gower's knee momentarily.
Kenway throws a push kick but Gower slaps the foot to one side.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kenway sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Kenway was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower throws a leg kick
and Kenway counters with a thumping low kick.
Gower shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gower stuns Kenway with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Kenway's shoulder, as Kenway tries to avoid the shot.
Gower scores with a one two! Kenway had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Gower moves out of range as Kenway strikes.
Kenway lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kenway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gower was well out of range. Poor timing from Kenway.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A jab from Kenway misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower thuds a left hand into Kenway's body.
Gower misses with an uppercut. Kenway saw that one coming.
Gower misses with a hook. Kenway ducked under it nicely.
Kenway delivers a nice body kick.
Kenway tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Kenway uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kenway lands a nice hook to Gower's body. Gower takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gower misses with a hook
and Kenway counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Gower fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kenway on the side of the head.
Kenway lands a really nice looking cross but Gower seems unphased.
Gower throws a low kick, looking for Kenway's leg but Kenway calmly moves out of range.
Kenway fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Gower.
Kenway keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kenway tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower throws a body punch but Kenway moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Kenway misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws an off balance right hand
enabling Kenway to counter with a crisp jab.
Nice cross by Kenway.
Kenway throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower connects with a crisp jab.
Kenway is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
No joy there for Gower, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kenway moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kenway has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kenway 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 Gower has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Gower and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kenway misses with a lunging right hand
letting Gower counter with a right hand.
Kenway cracks the inside of Gower's front leg.
Kenway waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Kenway is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kenway's corner calls for a 1-2. Kenway obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
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!
Kenway throws a sloppy head kick and Gower moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kenway connects with an inside leg kick.
Kenway throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Kenway fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Kenway.
Kenway looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kenway pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kenway bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Gower connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kenway's hands.
Kenway moves out of range of the body kick.
Kenway tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kenway tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kenway scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Gower is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kenway waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Kenway throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kenway stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gower misses with a body shot
and Kenway counters with a leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Gower slips under a jab from Kenway.
Kenway ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Edward Kenway seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kenway buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Kenway appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kenway uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Gower might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Kenway moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kenway scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A head kick misses from Kenway.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kenway moves away.
Kenway slips a straight right by Gower.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kenway.
Kenway avoids the body shot from Gower.
Kenway keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Kenway sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kenway throws a looping overhand right but Gower ducks down to avoid it.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Gower!
Kenway is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kenway sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Kenway misses the target.
Gower misses with a body punch
and Kenway counters with a thumping low kick.
Kenway throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Gower checks a leg kick.
Kenway misses with a low kick.
Kenway throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Nice defenses there by Kenway.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Kenway.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kenway takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Gower throws the left hand but Kenway avoids the punch easily.
Gower lands an overhand right.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Gower - that will leave a mark!
Kenway lands a leg kick that knocks Gower off balance momentarily.
Gower avoids the head kick by Kenway.
A quick step to the side and Gower tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower feints and then cracks Kenway's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kenway down.
Some wild striking there from Gower.
Kenway attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Kenway moves away and avoids it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Kenway.
Kenway lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kenway misses with a body kick.
Gower slips a jab from Kenway.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Kenway is just out of range.
Kenway wants to land a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kenway throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Kenway's shoulder, as Kenway tries to avoid the shot.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kenway's sensitive parts.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower falls off balance throwing a combination
and Kenway counters with a nice low kick that buckles Gower's knee momentarily.
Kenway is looking to chop away at Gower's legs.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kenway connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kenway misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A punch combination from Kenway misses.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Kenway is just out of range.
Gower throws a hook but Kenway avoids it easily.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kenway throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kenway swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A good leg kick by Kenway.
Gower checks a leg kick nicely.
Gower is looking to counter punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower throws a lazy uppercut
and Kenway counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kenway moves away.
Gower fails to land with a series of punches.
Kenway keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A shot to the body from Kenway misses
and Gower counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Gower 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.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jeff Gower 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.


Kenway throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
It looked like Gower was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Kenway goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gower throwing a counter right hand but Kenway manages to avoid it.
Kenway scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Gower throws a lazy body kick
and Gower takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kenway misses with a straight left.
Kenway shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Kenway staying out of range there.
Gower throws a body punch but Kenway moves out of range.
Gower misses with an uppercut
and Kenway connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kenway drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower tries to bum rush Kenway with a series of wild strikes but Kenway uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Gower moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kenway takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kenway throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kenway scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Gower doesn't seem bothered though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower misses with a hook.
Kenway looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kenway throws a hook to the side of Gower's head but Gower sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kenway checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kenway throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Kenway is just out of range.
Both fighters circling a little - Kenway finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Gower takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Gower will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick.
Kenway keeps Gower at a distance using the push kick.
Gower digs a good hook to Kenway's body.
Kenway avoids a kick to the body.
Kenway jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kenway displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
Kenway flicks out a counter leg kick but Gower steps away.
Gower misses with a hook. Kenway ducked under it nicely.
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Kenway's knee but Kenway avoids it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kenway chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gower fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Gower slips under a jab from Kenway.
Kenway throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kenway throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kenway misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kenway blocks a leg kick.
Gower misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kenway misses with a jab to the body
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gower throws a one two combo.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Kenway.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Kenway was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kenway only half commits to the counter leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kenway.
Kenway moves out of range of the strikes.
Kenway connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gower stuns Kenway with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kenway dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some damage!
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower lands with a cross.
A clash of legs there as Kenway blocks the low kick.
A jab from Kenway finds it's way through Gower's defenses.
Gower misses with a straight right.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Gower on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kenway. Kenway obviously looking to wear him down.
Kenway blocks a jab.
Kenway takes one on the chin but seems OK.

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!
Gower looks to land a right hand but Kenway moved out of range.
Kenway misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower swings for the body but Kenway moves out of range.
Gower moves out of range of the leg kick from Kenway.
Kenway fakes the leg kick and cracks Gower in the body.
Kenway misses with a left hand
and Gower counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kenway bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower throws a series of punches but Kenway moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Kenway does a little dance to reset his feet.
A slow jab from Gower misses its intended target.
Kenway scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Gower doesn't seem bothered though.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Kenway.
Gower throwing a counter right hand but Kenway manages to avoid it.
Kenway throws a right hand that misses
and Gower connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kenway tries to score with a low kick but Gower moves his leg out of the way.
Gower misses with a looping right.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Gower scores with a decent looking hook.
Sloppy strikes from Gower. Those never looked like landing.
Kenway appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Gower misses with a hook.
Kenway lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kenway misses with a straight right.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Some bone on bone action there as Gower checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Kenway explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Kenway loads up on a big right hand but Gower slips the punch.
Kenway tries to score with a low kick but Gower moves his leg out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gower cracks a nice hook into Kenway's ribs.
Gower throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Kenway counters with a low kick, right behind Gower 's knee.
Kenway has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gower finds it's way round the side to connect with Kenway's head.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Gower blocks the leg kick.
Kenway throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.
Gower is looking to counter punch.
A lazy left from Kenway finds it's target.
Gower pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Kenway avoids it.
That kick from Kenway tenderised Gower's leg. Gower is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Kenway misses with a hook.
Gower defending well as Kenway loads up on a big left hand.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Kenway is just out of range.
Gower moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kenway lands a nice looking kick to the body. Gower takes a step back to recover.
Kenway ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kenway throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kenway displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gower throws out the jab.
A left lands for Kenway.
Gower works over Kenway's head and body with a nice combination.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kenway fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Gower ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kenway misses with a lunging right hand
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A thudding body kick lands there by Kenway!
Kenway throws a sloppy head kick and Gower moves out of range easily.
Kenway tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Gower throws a predictable looking body shot
and Kenway counters with a slapping leg kick.
Gower misses with a left hand
and Kenway counters with a nice uppercut.
Kenway slips a jab and a cross from Gower.
Gower avoids the body shot from Kenway.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Kenway moved out of range.
Gower lands a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway misses with a kick to the body.
Gower throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Kenway.
Sloppy strikes from Gower. Those never looked like landing.
Kenway pushes Gower away with a front kick.
Nice cross by Gower.
Kenway lands with a nice body kick.
Gower looking to land some kicks to the body here.
An inside leg kick from Kenway misses.
Gower stuns Kenway with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kenway tries a head kick but it misses.
Kenway tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.
Gower throws a sloppy body shot
and Kenway makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Kenway tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A leg kick checked by Gower.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands a slapping body shot.
Kenway throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with a stiff right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kenway counters with a body kick that stops Gower in his tracks momentarily.
Gower scores with a decent looking hook.
Gower avoids the body shot from Kenway.
Kenway uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
A big right from Gower misses.
Kenway looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kenway.
A left lands for Kenway.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Kenway sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kenway connects with a body shot.
Kenway connects with an inside leg kick.
Kenway misses with a body kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Edward Kenway will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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!


Kenway takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kenway lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Gower checks a leg kick.
Gower smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kenway moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Gower takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Kenway takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Kenway avoids the body shot from Gower.
Kenway appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Gower chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kenway can pounce on him.
Kenway misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Gower throws a shot to the body.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Kenway looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kenway.
Gower misses with a wild combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower connects with a right hand. Kenway shakes it off.
Kenway is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Kenway sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kenway throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
A shot to the liver by Gower. Beautiful body shot.
Gower throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Gower lands with a nice combination. Kenway backs away looking to recover.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Kenway.
An inside leg kick lands from Gower.
Gower throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kenway looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Gower misses with a shot to the body
and Kenway connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kenway misses with a hook.
Gower's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kenway connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Gower scrambles back to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower swinging wildly here.
Kenway lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Kenway.
Kenway has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kenway takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kenway misses with a straight left.
Kenway on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kenway misses with a low kick.
Gower takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A low kick from Gower misses
and Kenway connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Kenway's shoulder, as Kenway tries to avoid the shot.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway defending well as Gower loads up on a big left hand.
Kenway looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sloppy strikes from Gower. Those never looked like landing.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Gower throws a head kick but Kenway moves out of range.
Kenway uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower misses with an uppercut
and Kenway counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kenway looks to land a body kick but Gower moved away.
Kenway fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kenway scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Kenway.
Gower finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Gower moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromKenway.
Kenway misses the shot to the body.
Gower 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.
Gower is looking to chop away at Kenway's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kenway on the side of the head.
Gower lands a nice shot that snaps Kenway's head back.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Gower misses with a jab to the body
and Kenway counters with a right hand to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kenway throws a good cross that connects.
A left and a right from Gower both land. Nice combination.
Kenway takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Gower slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Kenway is just out of range.
Gower slips under a jab.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kenway.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kenway let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Kenway throws a leg kick that misses.
Kenway throws a nice inside leg 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 Jeff Gower.
I think Gower has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 49:47
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 49:47
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 48:47

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

Jeff Gower retains his lightweight title!
A relieved looking Jeff Gower thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Ascension 0624     
Date:   Jun 24, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Marco Ajax and Jeff Gower. Ajax comes into the arena with For Heavy Metal we will die! blaring out of the sound system. Marco Ajax is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

160 cm
32
158 lbs
25 - 12 - 1
165 cm
28
156 lbs
15 - 2 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Marco Ajax!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Shigeki Sano and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ajax swings widly with a right hand
and Gower counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Gower throws a nice outside leg kick.
Ajax tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Gower defends well and Ajax ends up having to push Gower into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Gower throws the kick towards the body but Ajax avoids it.
Some bone on bone action there as Ajax checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Gower lands with a straight right. Ajax didn't see that one coming.
Ajax moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Ajax is just out of range.
Ajax avoids the body shot from Gower.
Ajax defending well as Gower loads up on a big left hand.
Gower takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Ajax clobbers Gower with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Ajax scores with a leg kick.
Ajax thows a leg kick but Gower checks it
and Ajax takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A swing and a miss from Ajax.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Ajax. That one must have hurt.
Ajax throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Ajax tries to bum rush Gower with a series of wild strikes but Gower uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
A jab from Gower finds it's way through Ajax's defenses.
Gower throws a looping overhand right but Ajax ducks down to avoid it.
Ajax with a hook.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ajax misses with a body shot.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Ajax throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Ajax avoids the body shot from Gower.
Gower scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Gower keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gower throws out a counter right but Ajax avoids it with no problem.
Ajax takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Ajax has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Ajax looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Ajax misses with a low kick.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ajax scores with a sloppy right hand. Gower should have avoided that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a series of wild punches.
Ajax moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Ajax looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Ajax sets himself, and Gower steps forward looking for the clinch! Ajax avoids it this time.
Ajax fails with the takedown.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Ajax misses with a body shot.
Ajax throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ajax steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Ajax.
Ajax's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Gower connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Ajax scrambles back to his feet.
Ajax moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Gower connects with a body shot.
Gower slips under a jab.
It seemed like Gower was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Ajax uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ajax moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Gower tenderised Ajax's leg. Ajax is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower scores with a three punch combo!
Gower throws a predictable looking body shot
and Ajax counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Gower on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Gower jabs at Ajax's body.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ajax throws a head kick that misses
and Gower counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Ajax walks into a straight right hand from Gower.
Gower connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
A punch combination from Gower misses.
Ajax throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Gower swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Ajax.
Gower takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Ajax tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Ajax moves out of range as Gower strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Ajax coming out on top.
Ajax doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ajax misses with a head kick.
Gower throws out a powerful jab.
Ajax throws a lazy right hand but Gower sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gower misses with a series of wild punches.
Gower throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Ajax counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Ajax working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Ajax throwing strikes from guard but Gower blocks nicely.
Ajax in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ajax wants to control from the top but Gower keeps moving.
Ajax connects with a couple of short punches.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ajax moves away.
Gower defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Ajax.
A little jabbing left from Gower on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Ajax waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
A countering left hand to the body from Gower misses.
Gower has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Ajax throws a leg kick but Gower checks it.
Gower misses with a wild combination.
Jeff Gower seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ajax takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Gower throws a right and a left that Ajax avoids nicely.
Gower showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Ajax.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ajax dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower throws a lazy right hand but Ajax sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A head kick misses from Ajax.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ajax moves away from the strike by Gower.
Ajax comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nice shot lands for Ajax.
An inside leg kick lands from Ajax.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gower scores with a jab. Ajax acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Ajax misses with an attempted mid kick.

Ajax gets the takedown into side control.
Ajax controlling the position from side mount.

Ajax swings around for an armbar but Gower sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Ajax's guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ajax looking for a sweep. Not yet Ajax, not yet.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Ajax looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Gower passes into side control.
Ajax is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Gower tries to stand but can't do so whilst Ajax controls his leg.

Gower stands up out of the half guard.
Gower takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ajax throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gower moves out of range as Ajax strikes.
Ajax moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Ajax dodges the punch combination from Gower.
Ajax misses the shot to the body.
Gower bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Ajax's head.
Ajax walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Ajax moves away and avoids it.
Ajax swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ajax throws a hook to the side of Gower's head but Gower sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Ajax does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower takes a swing at Ajax's ribcage but misses.
Ajax wants to slow Gower down by chopping away at his legs.
Gower misses with a jab, cross combination.
Ajax misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Ajax.
Nice jab there from Gower.
The fighters circling - Ajax throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower tests Ajax's chin there with a solid looking shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower throws a front kick aimed at Ajax's knee but Ajax avoids it well.
Ajax swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Gower lands an overhand right.
Ajax thuds a left hand into Gower's body.
Gower loads up on a big right hand but Ajax slips the punch.
Gower takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Ajax slips a jab from Gower.
Ajax tries to land a body kick
letting Gower counter with a right hand.
Ajax dives in for a single leg takedown but Gower sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Ajax misses with a kick to the body
and Gower cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Ajax looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Gower cracks Ajax with a good jab.
Ajax misses with a leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ajax punishes Gower's body with a nice straight punch.
Ajax throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ajax catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Gower defending well as Ajax loads up on a big left hand.
Ajax fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Gower chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Ajax can pounce on him.
Ajax blocks a jab.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Ajax is just out of range.
Ajax misses the shot to the body.
Nice body kick from Gower.
Ajax throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A clash of legs there as Ajax blocks the low kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Ajax misses its target.
Ajax looks for the body kick but Gower saw that one coming.
Ajax tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ajax throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a nice body shot.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ajax.
Gower thuds a left hand into Ajax's body.
Gower checks the leg kick.
Gower looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Gower showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Ajax.
Gower lands a two punch combo.
Ajax throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Gower lands a glancing blow to the side of Ajax's head.
Ajax uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Ajax feinted with a counter takedown.
Ajax throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gower keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Ajax lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
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!
Ajax fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Ajax sets himself, and Gower steps forward looking for the clinch! Ajax avoids it this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Ajax was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab from Ajax does it's job there.
Ajax misses with a head kick.
Ajax takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Ajax does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ajax attempts a counter takedown but Gower avoids it well and moves away.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Gower 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.
Gower dips to his left and cracks Ajax with an uppercut!
Ajax shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Gower as he avoids it easily.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ajax ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Ajax throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.
Gower tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Ajax slips a jab and a cross from Gower.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower blocks a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ajax missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Some wild striking there from Ajax.
Gower throws a series of punches but Ajax avoids them all with ease.
Nice straight punches there by Ajax. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Ajax.
Ajax walks into a straight right hand from Gower.
Gower finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Ajax drops down looking for a counter takedown but Gower sprawls and moves away.
Ajax walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Gower checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Gower unleashes a big counter combination but Ajax bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Ajax connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Gower momentarily.
A cross from Gower lands.
Ajax drops his hands momentarily and Gower takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

Ajax fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Gower sprawls well initially but Ajax persists and gets the takedown into half guard.

Gower kicks off Ajax and gets to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower moves away from the strike by Ajax.
Gower tries to counter by closing the distance.
Sloppy strikes from Gower. Those never looked like landing.
Jab by Gower.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower jabs Ajax to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Ajax misses with a looping left.
Gower jabs Ajax right on the nose. Ajax blinks but takes it well.
Ajax throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Ajax stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ajax.
Gower fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Ajax avoids the body shot from Gower.
Ajax throws a good cross that connects.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ajax tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Ajax looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Ajax shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Gower as he avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marco Ajax. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Danga de danga de dang - Ajax scores with a four punch combination!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ajax avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ajax lands a nice hook to Gower's body. Gower takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ajax appears to be looking for a big counter.
Ajax ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ajax throws out the jab.
Ajax throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Ajax looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ajax sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ajax is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gower.
Gower throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ajax sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ajax is looking to counter punch.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Ajax.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Ajax moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Gower tries to land a front kick but Ajax steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Ajax keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Ajax is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Gower moves out of range as Ajax strikes.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ajax misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gower throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Ajax cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gower throws a jab when Ajax was well out of range.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Ajax looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Ajax jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Ajax fails to land with a series of punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ajax ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Ajax throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower throws out a loose jab but Ajax uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ajax has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Gower keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Gower scores with a nice body kick.
Ajax has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Ajax throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ajax is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Gower!
Ajax misses with a leg kick.
Ajax uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ajax wants to slow Gower down by chopping away at his legs.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower lands a nice shot that snaps Ajax's head back.
Gower pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ajax fires out a quick counter leg kick but Gower just manages to avoid it.
Ajax is looking to score with low kicks.
Ajax misses with a body shot.
Gower takes a swing at Ajax's ribcage but misses.
Ajax delivers a nice body kick.
Ajax throws a right and a left that Gower avoids nicely.
Ajax misses with a leg kick.
Gower swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ajax lands with a nice body kick.
Gower lands with a hook. Ajax tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Ajax throws a combination that misses
and Gower cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Gower throws a hook to the side of Ajax's head but Ajax sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ajax.
Ajax gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Gower.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Ajax moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ajax takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Gower throws a jab but it's blocked by Ajax.
Ajax lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Ajax misses the body punch
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gower throws a body punch but Ajax moves out of range.
Gower leaves Ajax with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
It seemed like Gower was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marco Ajax. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gower swings for the body but Ajax moves out of range.
Ajax seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Ajax takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gower throws a right and a left that both miss.
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Ajax swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Ajax pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ajax looks for a takedown but Gower sprawls well.
Ajax avoids the body shot from Gower.
Ajax closes the distance and clinches up with Gower, looking for a takedown. Ajax pushes Gower against the cage but Gower circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Gower is looking for the big counter here.
Ajax ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Ajax jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Ajax moved out of range.
Gower connects with a solid leg kick.
Ajax connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Ajax tries for a takedown but Gower circles away easily
and Gower makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marco Ajax. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower avoids the body shot from Ajax.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gower lands a right hook to the body.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ajax.
Ajax plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower misses with a looping right.
Ajax throws a sloppy body shot

and Gower counters by clinching up.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ajax's elbow.
Ajax takes a shot to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Nice body punch from Gower.

Ajax escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ajax moves away.
Ajax avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ajax throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A swing and a miss from Gower.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ajax uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gower lands a right hook to the body.
Gower works Ajax's body with a nice hook.
Marco Ajax has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Gower swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A big left from Gower misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
Gower lands a head shot.
Ajax swings widly with a right hand
and Gower counters with a nice body shot.
Ajax jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ajax uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Gower cracks Ajax with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Ajax drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Gower misses with a low kick.
Ajax goes for a double leg but Gower avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Gower continues to drive forward.
Ajax misses with a straight left.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Ajax avoids the body shot from Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower scores with a hook to the body. Ajax takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Ajax fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Gower avoids it really well and circles away.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Gower swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Ajax.
Ajax tests Gower's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Ajax.
Gower blocks a jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Gower! But no joy.
Gower drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Ajax defending well as Gower loads up on a big left hand.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Ajax was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Gower connects with a right hand. Ajax shakes it off.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ajax misses with a wild body shot.
Ajax throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Ajax does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ajax was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Gower misses with a two punch combination.
A cross from Gower lands.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A good leg kick by Gower.
Ajax throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Ajax missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab from Ajax misses.
Gower lands with an uppercut that bounces Ajax off the cage and back into range.
Ajax pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Gower now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Gower scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Gower lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ajax keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gower.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 45:50
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 45:50
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 45:50

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

Jeff Gower is the new lightweight champion!
Jeff Gower seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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RATING
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Event: Ascension 0527     
Date:   May 27, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Better Dead and Jeff Gower. Dead comes to the cage accompanied by Death March - Motionless in White. Jeff Gower has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Better Dead's chin.

183 cm
29
168 lbs
24 - 22 - 0
165 cm
27
156 lbs
14 - 2 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Better Dead!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Cecil Peabody and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dead throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Dead scores with a jab to the jaw.
Gower looks to throw the jab but Dead is out of range.
Better Dead seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Dead gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Dead.
Dead blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Dead uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dead working hard to break the clinch.
Dead lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gower prevents Dead from breaking the clinch.
Dead misses with the head strike.
Dead has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
A shot in the inside from Gower.
Dead lands with a light punch inside.
Gower lands with a left to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Deads head.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
Dead tries a knee to the head but Gower blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dead takes a shot to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Dead.
Good body shot from Gower.
Dead has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Dead swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower misses with the head strike.

Dead's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Dead fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A big left from Gower misses.

Gower gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Dead misses with the head strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gower unloads a knee to the mid-section. Dead lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Dead lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Gower has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Dead seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Gower can turn it around.
Dead tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Dead misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Dead lands an elbow inside that Gower shrugs off.
A shot in the inside from Gower.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Dead's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Gower connects with a crisp jab.
Good work by Gower as he checks the leg kick.
Dead bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Gower's head.
Dead tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.

Dead moves into the clinch successfully.
Gower lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Dead.
Gower tries a body shot but Dead blocks it.
Dead swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dead swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower throws a head punch that misses.
Dead misses with an elbow strike.
Dead with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Dead tries to break the clinch but Gower is controlling the position.
Gower lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Nice body punch from Gower - that landed with a thud.

Dead breaks the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gower moves into the clinch.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gower misses with a hook from the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gower creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gower avoids the elbow strike from Dead, against the cage.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Dead just misses with a elbow thrown towards Gower's brow.
Gower takes an elbow to the forehead.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Dead throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Gower blocks it with crossed arms.
Dead is trying to push Gower away but Gower has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Gower scores with a shoulder strike.
Gower lands a body shot in the clinch.
Gower avoids a wild elbow strike from Dead.
Dead blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower blocks an elbow strike from Dead.
Gower avoids a wild elbow strike from Dead.
Gower is leaning against Dead and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Dead blocks an uppercut.
Dead wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
With the fighters up against the cage, Dead throws an elbow but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dead fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Gower.
Gower struggles to land a body shot inside as Dead controls his hands.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Dead lands with a right to the head.
Dead connects with a nasty looking knee right to Gower's face.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Dead throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
A short right from Gower on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gower presses Dead against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower lands an uppercut.
Gower lands a shoulder strike.
Gower has Dead pressed against the cage, preventing Dead from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Dead lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Dead tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Dead creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Dead misses with a punch on the inside.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Gower gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Dead.
Dead lands with a left to the head.
Gower tries to throw a body punch but Dead avoids it by throwing Gower back against the cage.
Dead has had enough of the clinch but Gower keeps him there for the moment.
Dead is trying to push Gower away but Gower has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Dead throws a knee to the head but misses.
Dead misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
With the fighters up against the cage, Dead throws an elbow but misses.
Dead throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Gower working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Gower prevents a takedown attempt there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Gower avoids the elbow strike from Dead, against the cage.
Gower dodges an elbow strike from Dead.
Dead misses with the head strike.
Dead has a couple of punches blocked by Gower.
Dead lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Gower scores with a nice short uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Dead lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A hook to the body from Gower.
A short uppercut from Gower.

Dead is rocked!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
Oh Dead is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Dead manages to break the clinch.
Dead seems to have got his legs back now.
Gower with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Dead 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.
Dead throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Dead scores with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dead on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Dead misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Dead throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dead fails to land with a series of punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Dead takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gower will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Gower sizes up Dead with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Gower drops Dead with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Dead! Gower dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:25 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jeff Gower!
Jeff Gower thanked the fans post fight for their support.
Better Dead spoke after the fight, saying 'I was a little off today...o.k. I'm always a little off.'.
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FIGHT
RATING
77%

 

Event: VFA 13     
Date:   Apr 22, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower and O