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Event: CEC 569     
Date:   Feb 14, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Euphegen Doubdtfire (ranked 2 p4p, 1 weight class) and Gareth Keenan (ranked 3 p4p, 2 weight class). Doubdtfire comes into the arena with I'd Rather Go Blind blaring out of the sound system. The crowd seem to be enjoying Keenan's choice of entrance music: Coming Home. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

169 cm
31
146 lbs
29 - 8 - 2
179 cm
30
150 lbs
20 - 2 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Euphegen Doubdtfire!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doubdtfire lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Doubdtfire cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Doubdtfire lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Good leg kick by Doubdtfire there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Euphegen Doubdtfire seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Doubdtfire is just out of range.
Doubdtfire dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Doubdtfire takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Doubdtfire misses the jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Keenan misses.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Doubdtfire moved out of range.
Doubdtfire tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
A nice side step and Keenan releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Keenan throws a front kick that sends Doubdtfire stumbling back into the cage.
Keenan takes a swing at Doubdtfire's ribcage but misses.
Keenan fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan blocks a low kick nicely.
A leg kick checked by Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Doubdtfire 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 kick from Keenan tenderised Doubdtfire's leg. Doubdtfire is trying to keep his angry face on.
Doubdtfire dives in and grabs Keenan's left leg, looking for a takedown. Keenan pushes down on Doubdtfire's head and hops out.
A nice side step and Keenan releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Doubdtfire connects with a solid leg kick.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
A nice leg kick lands there from Doubdtfire.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doubdtfire ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A jab from Keenan misses.
And Doubdtfire counters with a quick kick to the body but Keenan blocks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Doubdtfire. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Doubdtfire throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Doubdtfire pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Doubdtfire looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan misses with an uppercut
and Doubdtfire counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan connects with a looping right hand.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire's corner calls for a 1-2. Doubdtfire obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Doubdtfire lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Doubdtfire lands a lovely overhand right.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan takes one on the button.
A slow jab from Doubdtfire misses its intended target.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Doubdtfire misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Doubdtfire throwing a counter right hand but Keenan manages to avoid it.
A low kick from Keenan misses
and Doubdtfire counters with a nice low kick that buckles Keenan's knee momentarily.
Doubdtfire throws a front kick aimed at Keenan's knee but Keenan avoids it well.
Keenan connects with a good right hand that stumbles Doubdtfire. Doubdtfire circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Keenan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
A nice leg kick lands there from Doubdtfire.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Doubdtfire takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Doubdtfire throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Doubdtfire rather than just go for the knockout.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Keenan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Keenan is looking to score with low kicks.
A big right from Doubdtfire misses.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Doubdtfire.
Keenan lands a nice shot that snaps Doubdtfire's head back.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Doubdtfire misses the shot to the body.
Doubdtfire connects with a single shot there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Doubdtfire moves into range and clinches up with Keenan.
Doubdtfire tries to throw a body punch but Keenan avoids it by throwing Doubdtfire back against the cage.
Keenan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doubdtfire's elbow.
Keenan tries a body shot but Doubdtfire blocks it.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with an uppercut but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Doubdtfire takes a shot to the head.
Keenan trying to stall but Doubdtfire improves his position.
Doubdtfire blocks an uppercut.

Doubdtfire breaks the clinch.
Doubdtfire checks the leg kick.
Keenan cracks the inside of Doubdtfire's front leg.
Doubdtfire comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Doubdtfire throws a big shot that misses.
Doubdtfire jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
Doubdtfire lands a leg kick that knocks Keenan off balance momentarily.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Doubdtfire throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Keenan replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Doubdtfire blocks it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Doubdtfire is just out of range.
Keenan walks into a stiff left hand from Doubdtfire.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body kick there by Doubdtfire.
Keenan takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.
Doubdtfire defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan swings for the body but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Doubdtfire throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Good shot there by Keenan.
Keenan throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Keenan bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A low kick from Keenan misses
and Doubdtfire counters with a good, hard body kick but Keenan shrugs it off.
Keenan 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.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
An attempted straight right counter from Doubdtfire misses the target.
Doubdtfire keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Doubdtfire misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Keenan checks a leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Euphegen Doubdtfire dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Doubdtfire. Keenan shrugs it off though.
Good work by Doubdtfire as he checks the leg kick.
Doubdtfire misses with a low kick.
A countering left hand to the body from Keenan misses.
Doubdtfire misses with a straight left.
Keenan takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Doubdtfire was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
A shot to the liver by Doubdtfire. Beautiful body shot.
Keenan gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A good leg kick by Keenan.
Keenan lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Doubdtfire at a distance.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Doubdtfire jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Doubdtfire.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Doubdtfire steps away.
Doubdtfire is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Keenan can do to turn this around?
Doubdtfire is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan jabs Doubdtfire to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doubdtfire cracks Keenan with a right hand to the side of the head.
Doubdtfire is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Doubdtfire ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Doubdtfire takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Doubdtfire moved out of range nicely.
Doubdtfire tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Doubdtfire loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
A low kick from Doubdtfire is predictable there
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan scores with a nice strike.
Doubdtfire misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan thumps Doubdtfire with a low kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Doubdtfire. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Keenan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Doubdtfire lands the left hand.
Keenan fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Doubdtfire has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doubdtfire cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Keenan avoids a kick to the body.
Keenan is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire looks to land a body kick but Keenan moved away.
Keenan appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Keenan connects with a right hand. Doubdtfire shakes it off.
A slow jab from Doubdtfire misses its intended target.
Keenan throws a lazy uppercut
and Doubdtfire counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Doubdtfire lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Keenan at a distance.
Keenan throws a hook but Doubdtfire blocks it.
Doubdtfire throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Doubdtfire moved away.
Euphegen Doubdtfire is winning the standup battle so far.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Doubdtfire scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Doubdtfire connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Keenan slips under a jab from Doubdtfire.
Keenan slips under a jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Keenan misses.
Keenan checks a low kick from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Doubdtfire scores with a jab to the head.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire tries to close the distance and clinch up but Keenan swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.
Doubdtfire steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Keenan. That one must have hurt.
Keenan lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Doubdtfire at a distance.
Doubdtfire misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Keenan lands a lovely overhand right.
Doubdtfire scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Doubdtfire walks forward, straight into a front kick from Keenan.
Doubdtfire throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan misses with a hook. Doubdtfire ducked under it nicely.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Keenan. Doubdtfire shrugs it off though.
A low kick from Doubdtfire is predictable there
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Doubdtfire throws a leg kick but Keenan moved away.
Keenan throws an off balance right hand
and Doubdtfire counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Doubdtfire looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Doubdtfire takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Doubdtfire defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Doubdtfire lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick from Doubdtfire.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
Keenan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Doubdtfire blocks a leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Doubdtfire.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.
Doubdtfire throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Doubdtfire closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Doubdtfire.
Keenan cracks the inside of Doubdtfire's front leg.
Doubdtfire misses with a straight right.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Keenan swats away the attempt to clinch by Doubdtfire.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Keenan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Doubdtfire.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Doubdtfire.
Keenan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Keenan thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Doubdtfire if he has to take too many more of those.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Doubdtfire thows a left - swing and a miss!
Doubdtfire throws the kick towards the body but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A leg kick checked by Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doubdtfire manages to avoid it.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doubdtfire keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Doubdtfire tests Keenan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire jabs Keenan to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Doubdtfire missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan throws a low kick but Doubdtfire avoids it.
Doubdtfire swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Keenan lands a right hook to the body.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Keenan misses with a hook. Doubdtfire ducked under it nicely.
Keenan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Doubdtfire throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Keenan throws a push kick but Doubdtfire slaps the foot to one side.
Keenan is looking to score with low kicks.
Doubdtfire tries to close the distance and clinch up but Keenan swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but Doubdtfire avoids it.
Doubdtfire throws a low kick, looking for Keenan's leg but Keenan calmly moves out of range.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Doubdtfire steps away.
Doubdtfire digs a good hook to Keenan's body.
Keenan tries to work over Doubdtfire's front leg with a kick but Doubdtfire checks it.
Keenan misses with a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Keenan swings for the body but Doubdtfire moves out of range.
Doubdtfire sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Doubdtfire looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Doubdtfire throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan scores with a punch to the head.
Doubdtfire on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Keenan throws a body kick that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Doubdtfire does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Doubdtfire bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Doubdtfire misses the jab.
Doubdtfire uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan lands a nice shot that snaps Doubdtfire's head back.
Doubdtfire fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Doubdtfire checks a leg kick.
Doubdtfire just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Doubdtfire looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire slips under a jab.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Doubdtfire - that will leave a mark!
A telegraphed right hand from Doubdtfire misses the target.
A big left from Doubdtfire misses.
Doubdtfire throws a body shot but no joy.
Doubdtfire throws a leg kick
and Keenan counters with an inside leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Doubdtfire checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Doubdtfire fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Doubdtfire throws a low kick, looking for Keenan's leg but Keenan calmly moves out of range.
Keenan looks for the body kick but Doubdtfire saw that one coming.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Doubdtfire attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Doubdtfire thows a left - swing and a miss!
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
Doubdtfire chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Keenan can pounce on him.
Doubdtfire throws a half hearted mid kick.
Doubdtfire will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Doubdtfire chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Keenan can pounce on him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Doubdtfire turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Doubdtfire will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Keenan ducks right into an uppercut from Doubdtfire.
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!
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Doubdtfire fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A low kick from Doubdtfire misses
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Doubdtfire uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Keenan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Doubdtfire is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Doubdtfire moves out of range of the leg kick from Keenan.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Doubdtfire checks it well.
Keenan checks a low kick from Doubdtfire.
Keenan blocks the body kick.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Doubdtfire steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Doubdtfire looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doubdtfire manages to avoid it.
Doubdtfire gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Keenan.
Doubdtfire missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Doubdtfire takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Doubdtfire looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
A jab from Doubdtfire finds it's way through Keenan's defenses.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
And Doubdtfire counters with a quick kick to the body but Keenan blocks it.
Keenan walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Doubdtfire.
Keenan cracks the inside of Doubdtfire's front leg.
Nice jab there from Keenan.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Doubdtfire ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Doubdtfire was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Doubdtfire moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Doubdtfire wants to clinch but Keenan slips to the side
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Doubdtfire uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Keenan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Keenan walks into a stiff left hand from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire throws a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
A punch lands to the side of Doubdtfire 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A looping hook to the body misses from Doubdtfire. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jab by Keenan.
The fighters circling - Doubdtfire throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Doubdtfire buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Doubdtfire takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Keenan moves out of range as Doubdtfire throws a body kick.
Doubdtfire is looking to clinch.
Doubdtfire throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Doubdtfire thuds his right hand into Keenan's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Doubdtfire throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A telegraphed right hand from Doubdtfire misses the target.
Keenan doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Doubdtfire throws a body shot but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan cracks a nice hook into Doubdtfire's ribs.
Doubdtfire scores with a punch to the head.
Doubdtfire misses with a body shot.
A nice side step and Keenan releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Doubdtfire has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Keenan.
Doubdtfire connects with an inside leg kick.
Doubdtfire throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Doubdtfire with a jab.
Doubdtfire lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan throws out a powerful jab.
Keenan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Nice defenses there by Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Doubdtfire connects with a right hand. Keenan shakes it off.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Doubdtfire throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Doubdtfire throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
A bone on bone clash there as Doubdtfire blocks the leg kick.
Doubdtfire is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Doubdtfire throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Doubdtfire throws a right hand that misses
and Keenan counters with a straight right hand.
Keenan looks to land a body kick but Doubdtfire moved away.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Doubdtfire motions for Keenan to come forward. Doubdtfire throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Doubdtfire takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Doubdtfire lands with a right hand.
Doubdtfire swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Doubdtfire.
Keenan goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Doubdtfire fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Keenan checks it well.
Doubdtfire buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire blocks a low kick nicely.
Doubdtfire finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Doubdtfire digs a good hook to Keenan's body.
Keenan lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Doubdtfire manages to avoid it.
Doubdtfire was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Doubdtfire misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Doubdtfire lands with a thumping leg kick.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Keenan checks a leg kick.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Doubdtfire throws out the jab.
Keenan blocks a leg kick.
Doubdtfire takes one on the button.
Keenan tries a low kick but Doubdtfire avoids it.
Doubdtfire half committed to a counter leg kick.
Keenan works the jab nicely.
Doubdtfire is looking to slow Keenan down with leg kicks.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Doubdtfire.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Doubdtfire's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


An inside leg kick lands from Doubdtfire.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
A swing and a miss from Doubdtfire.
Keenan digs a good hook to Doubdtfire's body.
Doubdtfire scores with a hook to the body. Keenan takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Keenan slips under a jab from Doubdtfire.
Keenan counters with a body kick.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Doubdtfire is just out of range.
Doubdtfire throwing a counter right hand but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Doubdtfire scores with a decent looking hook.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Doubdtfire sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Doubdtfire misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doubdtfire takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Doubdtfire shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Doubdtfire moves out of range of the leg kick from Keenan.
Doubdtfire avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Keenan moves out of range as Doubdtfire throws a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Doubdtfire.
Keenan digs a good body shot into Doubdtfire's ribs.
An inside leg kick from Doubdtfire misses.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Doubdtfire sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Doubdtfire with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Doubdtfire avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Doubdtfire bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Doubdtfire takes one to the chin there.
Doubdtfire keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Doubdtfire 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.
Doubdtfire throws a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan misses with a lunging right hand
and Doubdtfire counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Doubdtfire throws a nice outside leg kick.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Doubdtfire slips under a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan scores with a shot to the body.
A decent looking cross lands there for Doubdtfire.
Keenan lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Keenan walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Doubdtfire throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Keenan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Doubdtfire keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Doubdtfire misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Keenan lands a nice hook to Doubdtfire's body. Doubdtfire takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Doubdtfire connects with a leg kick. Keenan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Doubdtfire avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Doubdtfire lands a lovely overhand right.
Doubdtfire tests Keenan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Keenan lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doubdtfire tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Doubdtfire swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A low kick from Doubdtfire misses
enabling Keenan to counter with a crisp jab.
Doubdtfire throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.
Doubdtfire tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A solid leg kick lands there for Keenan.
Keenan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Doubdtfire fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Doubdtfire connects with a body shot.
Doubdtfire throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Doubdtfire throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Doubdtfire.
Doubdtfire missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Doubdtfire is just out of range.
A solid leg kick lands there for Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Doubdtfire staying out of range there.
Doubdtfire is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Doubdtfire swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but Doubdtfire checks it.
A little feinted left hand from Doubdtfire on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Doubdtfire misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Doubdtfire throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan circles away from the clinch attempt.

Doubdtfire gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A short right from Doubdtfire on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Doubdtfire scores with a shot to the side of Keenan's head.
Doubdtfire misses with a short punch on the inside.
Doubdtfire lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Keenan backwards.
Doubdtfire softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Doubdtfire lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Keenan backwards.
Doubdtfire lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Keenan backwards.
Doubdtfire tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Still in the clinch, Doubdtfire scores with a nice short uppercut.

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 Euphegen Doubdtfire.
Well Doubdtfire 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 47:49
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Euphegen Doubdtfire!

Euphegen Doubdtfire 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 98:Man Vs Keenan     
Date:   Feb 02, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Fook Man (ranked 20 p4p, 4 weight class) and Gareth Keenan (ranked 4 p4p, 1 weight class). Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
31
158 lbs
23 - 7 - 0
179 cm
29
150 lbs
19 - 2 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Fook Man!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Chris Edwards and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Man.
Man throws a body shot but no joy.
Man fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Man tries a head kick but it misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Man down.
Man misses with a body shot.
Keenan cracks Man with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A leg kick checked by Keenan.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Man does a little dance to reset his feet.
Man keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Man checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Man throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Man on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Man jabs at Keenan's body.
Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Man lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan throws a low kick, looking for Man's leg but Man calmly moves out of range.
Keenan walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan feints and then cracks Man's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Man down.
A shot to the liver by Keenan. Beautiful body shot.
Keenan feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Mans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Fook Man seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Keenan cracks a nice hook into Man's ribs.
Man attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Man throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Man jabs Keenan right on the nose. Keenan blinks but takes it well.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Man swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Man misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Man throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Man throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
The fighters circle momentarily. Man darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Man throws a right and a left that Keenan avoids nicely.
Man throws a body shot but no joy.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Man uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Man thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Keenan there as he acknowledges the shot.
Keenan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man thows a body kick. Keenan tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Man misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Man throws a body kick that misses.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Man connects with a single shot there.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Man's shoulder, as Man tries to avoid the shot.
Man swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Man throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Man, as that shot connected.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Man as he connects with a hook.
It looks like Man has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Man swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a slapping leg kick.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Man throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Keenan counters with a right hand to the body.
Man uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Man tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Man.
Man tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Man uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man misses the body punch
enabling Keenan to counter with a crisp jab.
Keenan thows a leg kick but Man checks it
and Man counters with a body kick.
Keenan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Nice defenses there by Man.
Man loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Man throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan works the jab nicely.
Man is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Keenan blocks the body kick.
Keenan scores with a sloppy right hand. Man should have avoided that one.
Man blocks a jab.
Man throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Man moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan scores with a kick to the midsection.
A good leg kick by Man.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Man.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Keenan slips a jab from Man.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Keenan looks to land a body kick but Man moved away.
Man throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.
Keenan swings for the body but Man moves out of range.
Keenan blocks a leg kick.
A jab from Man finds it's way through Keenan's defenses.
Man will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Man misses with a low kick as Keenan jumps back.
Man misses with a kick to the body.
Man stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A swing and a miss from Man.
Man scores with the left hand. Keenan knows he should have avoided that one.
Man takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
It appears Man was looking to counter with a kick there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Man misses with a low kick.
Man misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Keenan cracks the inside of Man's front leg.
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 Fook Man will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Keenan lands a nice shot to the body.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan connects with a body shot that sends Man's belly button to the back.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Man.
Man scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
That kick from Man tenderised Keenan's leg. Keenan is trying to keep his angry face on.
That kick from Keenan tenderised Man's leg. Man is trying to keep his angry face on.
Man throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Keenan on the side of the head.
Man with a nice cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Man wants to slow Keenan down by chopping away at his legs.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Man clobbers Keenan with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Man tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Man.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Man is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Man.
Man misses with a straight left.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Man.
Man throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
Man tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
A jab from Man misses.
An inside leg kick from Keenan misses.
Keenan scores with a leg kick.
Man dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Keenan. That did some damage!
Man misses with a kick to the body.
Man scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Man drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Man staying out of range there.
Man takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Man.
Keenan on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Man. Man obviously looking to wear him down.
Man throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Man sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It looked like Man wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Man takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Man throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Crunch! Man slams his shin into Keenan's torso.
Keenan misses with a leg kick.
Keenan with a nice cross.
Man swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan throws a leg kick which misses Man's front leg but catches the back leg as Man tries to avoid it.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.
Keenan looks for the body kick but Man saw that one coming.
A clash of legs there as Man blocks the low kick.
Man looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Man sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Man fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
A jab from Keenan does it's job there.
Keenan blocks the body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Keenan misses with a low kick as Man jumps back.
Man throws a body kick that misses.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Man's calf.
Donk. Keenan catches Man right on the button with a cross.
Keenan takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Man throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Man misses with a wild body shot.
Man fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan cracks Man with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
An inside leg kick from Keenan misses.
Nice body kick there by Man.
A leg kick checked by Keenan.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Man checks it well.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick from Man.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan misses with a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man throws a half hearted mid kick.
Man tries to move into range but Keenan moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Man.
Man throws an off balance right hand
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Man throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Man fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Man walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Keenan checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Man tries to score with a low kick but Keenan moves his leg out of the way.
Keenan is trying to counter with his kicks.
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Man looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Keenan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Man throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Man sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Man.
A slow jab from Man misses its intended target.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Man checks the leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Man dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Keenan. That did some damage!
A clash of legs there as Man blocks the low kick.
Fook Man is winning the standup battle so far.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Man.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Man.
Man misses with a straight right.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Man tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Man.
Donk. Keenan catches Man right on the button with a cross.
Man tries to score with a low kick but Keenan moves his leg out of the way.
Man scores with a leg kick.
Keenan swings widly with a right hand
enabling Man to counter with a crisp jab.
Keenan misses with an attempted mid kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Man throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Man looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Man.
It looked like Man was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Keenan.
Man lands a nice looking body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Man.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Man moves out of range of the strikes.
Man throwing a counter right hand but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan misses with a low kick as Man jumps back.
Keenan walks into a straight right hand from Man.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Keenan lands a nice looking body kick.
Man throws a chopping leg kick but Keenan manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
An inside leg kick lands from Man.
Man jabs at Keenan's body.
Man on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Man on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Man checks a low kick from Keenan.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Man.
Man throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan thinks about the counter body kick.
Keenan avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Keenan connects with a body shot that sends Man's belly button to the back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Man takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Keenan has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Man checks a low kick from Keenan.
Man throws a solid leg kick but Keenan takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Man.
Keenan looks to land a body kick but Man moved away.
Nice shot by Keenan.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Man misses with a wild body shot.
Man moves into range and connects with a jab.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
Man tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Man on the side of the head.
Man lands a jab to the head.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Man.
Keenan will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Keenan takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Man looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Keenan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Man lands a nice looking body shot.
Man misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
Man ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Man delivers a nice body kick.
Keenan lands a body shot.
Keenan tests Man's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Man feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Keenan's calf.
Man takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Nice body kick there by Man.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

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!
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Man.
Man lands a jab.
Man looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Keenan walks into a straight right hand from Man.
Both fighters circling a little - Keenan finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Man lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Man steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Man throws a series of punches but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan jabs at Man's body.
Man throws a wild body kick that Keenan sees coming a mile off.
Man throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Keenan as he connects with a hook.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Man checks a low kick from Keenan.
A thudding body kick lands there by Keenan!
Man throws a body kick that misses
and Keenan counters with an inside leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Man misses with a leg kick
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Keenan has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Man.
Keenan blocks a low kick nicely.
A jab from Man does it's job there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Man. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Man throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Keenan counters with a good low kick that Man was not able to check.
Man scores with a crisp jab that stopped Keenan in his tracks.
Keenan avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Keenan follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Man fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Keenan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Man sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Man connects with a leg kick. Keenan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Man throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Man throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice combination there by Keenan.
A decent looking cross lands there for Keenan.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Man feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
Keenan takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Man ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Man is wise to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Man.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Man was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A good leg kick by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Man scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.
Keenan chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Man can pounce on him.
Man connects with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Keenan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Man throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
Man checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Man, right into the meat.
Man misses with a left hand
and Keenan counters with a nice body kick.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Man off balance momentarily.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Man was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Man throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Man steps away.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.
Man swings away with a body shot that misses
and Keenan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Man moves out of range of the body kick from Keenan.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Man is out of range.
Man looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Man throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan checks the leg kick nicely there.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Man.
Man swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan takes a swing at Man's ribcage but misses.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Man was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan lands a nice looking body kick.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Man was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan wants to slow Man down by chopping away at his legs.
Keenan stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Man misses with a kick to the body.
Man throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw.
A head kick misses from Man.
Man fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Keenan.
Man throws a front kick aimed at Keenan's knee but Keenan avoids it well.
Man keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Man misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Keenan counters with a left to the body.
Man tries to land a front kick but Keenan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Man stuns Keenan with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Man misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Man takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Man misses with a low kick.
Man takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Keenan lands a jab to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan scores with a spinning back kick!
Keenan sizes up Man with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Man looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Man slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Man does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan ducks right into an uppercut from Man.
Man misses with a low kick as Keenan jumps back.
Man scores with a crisp jab that stopped Keenan in his tracks.
Man displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Keenan lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Man at a distance.
Man 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.
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Man blocks a jab.
Man uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Man cracks Keenan with an open hand slap.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that fourth round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


A shot to the body from Man misses
enabling Keenan to counter with a crisp jab.
Man looks for the body kick but Keenan saw that one coming.
Man moves out of range as Keenan throws a body kick.
Man missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Man throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Man throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A slapping leg kick lands for Keenan.
Man takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Nice jab there from Keenan.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Man.
Man feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Keenan throws a low kick but it's checked well by Man.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Man down.
Man scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan connects with a nice looking jab.
Man lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Keenan at a distance.
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 moves into range and connects with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan checks a leg kick nicely.
Keenan has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Man finds it's way round the side to connect with Keenan's head.
Keenan works Man's body with a nice hook.
Man uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Man.
A slow jab from Man misses its intended target.
Man throws a leg kick
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Man scores with a nice strike.
Man misses with a body kick.
A leg kick checked by Man.
It looked like Man wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Man throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Man uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Keenan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Man looks to land a body kick but Keenan moved away.
Fook Man has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Man misses the shot to the body.
Man checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Man throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Man looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Man feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Keenan's calf.
Man takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Man goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A slow jab from Man misses its intended target.
Keenan lands with a hook. Man tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Man slips under a jab.
Man throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.
Man tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Man.
That kick from Keenan tenderised Man's leg. Man is trying to keep his angry face on.
Man misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Man takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Man.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jab by Keenan.
Keenan checks a low kick from Man.
Keenan lunges at Man with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Man's hand.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Man.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Keenan.
Keenan lands with a hook. Man tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Man throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Keenan - that will leave a mark!
Keenan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Man fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Man shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Both fighters circling a little - Man finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Man.
Man misses with a straight right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man moves out of range of the body kick from Keenan.
Man misses with a straight right.
Keenan throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Man stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Man misses with a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a series of strikes. Man will be more careful next time no doubt.
Keenan lands with a kick to the ribs.
Keenan avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Keenan looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Man takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Keenan lands the left hand.
Keenan scores with a push kick.
Man throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Man misses with a body shot.
Keenan punishes Man's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan throws a jab when Man was well out of range.
Keenan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Good work by Keenan as he checks the leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gareth Keenan comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Keenan 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 46:49
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

During a confident post fight interview, Gareth Keenan thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 560 - Hell to Pay     
Date:   Jan 13, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Mordecai Sackett (ranked 18 p4p, 5 weight class) and Gareth Keenan (ranked 5 p4p, 1 weight class). Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Gareth Keenan has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Mordecai Sackett's chin.

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31
147 lbs
30 - 9 - 0
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29
150 lbs
18 - 2 - 3
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Excellent grappler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mordecai Sackett!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Andrew Berry and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sackett throws a body kick that misses.
Sackett uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Sackett pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sackett is looking to slow Keenan down with leg kicks.
Keenan tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mordecai Sackett seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A low kick from Sackett is predictable there
enabling Keenan to counter with a crisp jab.
Keenan defending well as Sackett loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Sackett has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Top Dawg in the buildup to the fight.
Sackett throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Good shot there by Sackett.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sackett.
Sackett misses with a body kick.
Sackett checks a leg kick.
Sackett tries to clinch there but Keenan circles away.
Sackett lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Sackett takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Sackett misses with a straight left.
Keenan is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Sackett with a body shot.
Keenan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Sackett ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Sackett moves out of range of the strikes.
Sackett throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sackett throws out the jab.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sackett throws a shot to the body.
Sackett keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Sackett connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sackett misses with a low kick.
Sackett throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Keenan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sackett lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sackett throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Sackett throws a lazy uppercut
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sackett takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sackett checks a leg kick nicely.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Sackett.
Sackett takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Sackett throws a nice outside leg kick.

Sackett clinches with his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sackett lands with a short shot to the head.
Keenan working aggressively here.
Sackett softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sackett misses with a body punch.
Sackett misses with some punches.
Sackett blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Sackett drags the fight down to the ground.
Sackett is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Keenan is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Sackett is trying to control the position but Keenan postures up.
Sackett wants to sweep here but Keenan controlling him for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sackett is looking to sweep but instead, Keenan has passed into half guard.
Sackett is pressing down on Keenan's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Keenan controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Sackett is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Keenan is aware though and is defending well.
Sackett looking to hit a scissor sweep but Keenan is one step ahead there.
Keenan showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Nice defenses there by Sackett.
Sackett is looking to counter punch.
Sackett missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
Sackett fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sackett.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sackett checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Keenan throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Sackett throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
A little jabbing left from Keenan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Sackett throws out a leg kick but Keenan moves out of range and Sackett only half commits.
Keenan throws a looping overhand right but Sackett ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan misses with a hook. Sackett ducked under it nicely.
Sackett throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Sackett misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a solid body kick.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Sackett was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Sackett.

Sackett has taken the fight to the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Mordecai Sackett dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Sackett on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A swing and a miss from Sackett.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Sackett moves away and avoids it.
Mordecai Sackett is winning the standup battle so far.
Sackett tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Keenan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Sackett misses with a straight left.
The fighters circling - Sackett throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sackett avoids a kick to the body.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Keenan 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 Sackett has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Sackett and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Sackett pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan misses with a hook. Sackett ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan lands with a nice body punch.
Sackett throws a head kick that misses.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sackett moves away.
Sackett connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sackett uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Keenan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Keenan takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.
Sackett swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Keenan misses with a head kick.
Sackett doesn't manage to clinch there - Keenan circles away.
Keenan thinks about the counter body kick.
Keenan tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Sackett manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Sackett scores with a spinning back kick!
Sackett is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Nice uppercut there from Keenan.
Keenan lands a nice shot to the body.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sackett.
Keenan cracks Sackett with a good jab.
Keenan wants to land a leg kick but Sackett is out of range.

Sackett has closed the distance and engaged Keenan in a clinch.
Sackett is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Keenan can do to turn this around?
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by Sackett.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Sackett.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sackett lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Sackett lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Sackett can't find room to land a body shot as Keenan controls the action.
Keenan misses with a body punch.
Sackett lands a body shot in the clinch.
A short left from Sackett.
A short right from Sackett on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Keenan.
Sackett doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Sackett has a couple of punches blocked by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a punch on the inside.
Sackett doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Keenan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Sackett goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Sackett.
Sackett is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Keenan to keep the fight standing.
Keenan has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Sackett seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Keenan can turn it around.
A short body shot lands from Keenan as the two fighters clinch.
Sackett goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Mordecai Sackett has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Keenan lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sackett backwards.
Sackett tries to work over Keenan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Keenan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan throws a punch but it's blocked by Sackett.
Sackett swings wildly with an uppercut but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sackett lands a shoulder strike.
Sackett tries to work over Keenan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sackett misses with the head strike.
Sackett misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sackett fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan throws a punch but it's blocked by Sackett.
Keenan lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Sackett misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Keenan gets through Sackett's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Sackett goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sackett misses with a body punch.
Keenan misses with a hook from the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Keenan.
Sackett misses with a punch to the body.
Sackett softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Sackett tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Keenan's elbow.
Keenan blocking some punches.
Keenan misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan tries to work over Sackett's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Keenan struggles to land a body shot inside as Sackett controls his hands.
Keenan digs a right hand underneath Sackett's ribcage. Sackett let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sackett throws a head punch that misses.
Sackett blocks an uppercut.
Sackett swings wildly with an uppercut but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sackett tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Keenan smiles and moves away.
Keenan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Keenan keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sackett checks it well.
Sackett throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Sackett.
Sackett avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Sackett pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but Sackett avoids it.
Sackett misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Sackett shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sackett fails in his attempt to clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Gareth Keenan 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.


Sackett misses with a hook.
Sackett looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sackett quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Sackett lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Sackett looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but Sackett avoids it.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Keenan throws a body punch but Sackett moves out of range.
Sackett lands a body shot.
Keenan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Keenan scores with a hook to the body. Sackett takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Sackett lands a nice looking body shot.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sackett.
Donk. Keenan catches Sackett right on the button with a cross.
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!
Sackett moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Sackett misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Sackett.
A countering left hand to the body from Keenan misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sackett, right into the meat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sackett uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Sackett is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Sackett drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Sackett takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
The fighters circle momentarily. Keenan darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Sackett throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Sackett sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan wants to slow Sackett down by chopping away at his legs.
Sackett misses with a looping right.
A slapping leg kick lands for Keenan.
Sackett is looking to clinch but Keenan is avoiding it.
Keenan throws a low kick but Sackett avoids it.
Sackett throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.

Keenan takes the fight into the clinch.
Sackett tries a body shot but Keenan blocks it.
Sackett tries to pull guard but Keenan won't allow it.
Sackett misses with a punch to the body.
Sackett goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Keenan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a left hand.
Sackett misses with a body punch.
A hook to the body from Keenan.
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!
Keenan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sackett.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sackett.
Sackett lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Keenan.
Sackett misses with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan misses with the head strike.
Keenan lands with a left to the head.
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by Sackett.
Sackett misses with a body punch.
Keenan swings wildly with an uppercut but Sackett uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Keenan struggles to land a body shot inside as Sackett controls his hands.
Keenan lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Sackett working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Sackett prevents a body shot from Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Keenan.
Keenan lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Sackett misses with a hook from the clinch.
Keenan throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Sackett tries to pull guard but Keenan won't allow it.
Sackett misses with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan lands a right hand that snaps the head of Sackett backwards.
Keenan blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right from Keenan on the inside.
Sackett tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mordecai Sackett. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Keenan lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Keenan blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Keenan scores with a hook to the body.
Sackett blocks an uppercut.
Keenan can't find room to land a body shot as Sackett controls the action.
Sackett tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Keenan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Keenan.
Keenan is trying to maintain a safe position but Sackett gets an underhook and turns Keenan into the cage.
Keenan tries a body shot but Sackett blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Sackett pulls Keenan into guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Sackett is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Keenan is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

Keenan got a little sloppy there for a moment and Sackett has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Keenan has managed to get both his arms back between Sackett's legs - danger averted.
Sackett working a defensive guard but Keenan passes into half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sackett misses with a looping right.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Mordecai Sackett has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan throws a jab when Sackett was well out of range.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Nice jab there from Sackett.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
Keenan avoids the head kick by Sackett.
Sackett misses with a body shot
and Keenan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Sackett.
Keenan slips under a jab from Sackett.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Sackett swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Sackett misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Keenan appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Sackett throws a leg kick that is checked
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
Keenan checks a low kick from Sackett.
Sackett throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Sackett is wise to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sackett throws a leg kick that is checked

and Keenan holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Keenan misses with a body punch.
Sackett misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sackett blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Keenan lands a hook that snaps the head of Sackett backwards.
Keenan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Keenan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sackett struggles to land a body shot inside as Keenan controls his hands.
Keenan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sackett lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.
Keenan lands a left hand that snaps the head of Sackett backwards.
Sackett misses with some punches.
Keenan scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Keenan tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sackett struggles to land a body shot inside as Keenan controls his hands.
Sackett misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Sackett fails to land.
Keenan working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sackett blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sackett throws a head punch that misses.
Sackett tries to pull guard but Keenan holds him up against the cage and eventually Sackett drops back down to his feet.
Keenan blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sackett doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Keenan gets through Sackett's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Sackett swings wildly with an uppercut but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan tries to throw a body punch but Sackett avoids it by throwing Keenan back against the cage.
Keenan misses with a hook to the ribs.
Keenan lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Sackett misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sackett tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Keenan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Sackett is rocked!
Sackett is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Keenan to keep the fight standing.
Oh Sackett is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Keenan scores with a hook to the body.
Sackett seems to have got his legs back now.
Keenan tries to throw a body punch but Sackett avoids it by throwing Keenan back against the cage.
Keenan is stalling here.
Sackett misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Sackett scores with a shoulder strike.
A left hand lands to the body for Keenan.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Sackett swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Keenan misses with a body punch.
Keenan lands a shot to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Keenan.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Keenan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Keenan working aggressively here.
Sackett tries to pull guard but Keenan forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mordecai Sackett. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Keenan misses with a body punch.
Sackett is trying to pull guard but Keenan turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Keenan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sackett misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sackett blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Keenan lands a left hand that snaps the head of Sackett backwards.
Keenan lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Sackett throws a punch but it's blocked by Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by Sackett.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Keenan.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sackett.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Sackett.
Sackett swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Sackett misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Sackett fails to land.
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan struggles to land a body shot inside as Sackett controls his hands.
Keenan lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Sackett misses with a punch to the body.
Sackett presses Keenan against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Keenan swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sackett.
Keenan scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Sackett fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Sackett.
Sackett jumps guard but Keenan stands there with Sackett around his waist. Sackett gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Keenan misses with a short punch on the inside.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that fourth round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Sackett tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Sackett checks the leg kick nicely there.
Keenan punishes Sackett's body with a nice straight punch.
Sackett lands a lovely overhand right.
Sackett ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan throws the left hand but Sackett avoids the punch easily.
Sackett on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Sackett digs a good hook to Keenan's body.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Sackett 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.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sackett's calf.
Keenan tries to land a leg kick but Sackett saw it coming and moves away.
Keenan misses with a hook. Sackett ducked under it nicely.
Sackett throws a poor cross that misses
and Keenan counters with a leg kick.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sackett pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan tests Sackett's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sackett on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Sackett throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good work by Keenan as he checks the leg kick.
Sackett looks to clinch
and Keenan counters with an outside leg kick.
Keenan moves out of range as Sackett throws a body kick.
Sackett misses the jab.
Sackett connects with an inside leg kick.
Keenan scores with a jab to the head.
Sackett sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Keenan tries to move into range but Sackett moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Sackett throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Keenan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Sackett looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sackett. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan lands a right hook to the body.

Sackett moves into the clinch successfully.
Keenan's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Sackett.
Keenan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sackett lands a shoulder strike.
Sackett gets through Keenan's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Keenan lands a right hand.
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sackett blocks an uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Keenan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sackett working aggressively here.
Keenan blocks a body shot from Sackett.
Sackett prevents a body shot from Keenan.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.
Keenan scores with a hook to the body.
Keenan tries to work over Sackett's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Keenan swings wildly with an uppercut but Sackett uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sackett.
Sackett lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Sackett lands with a light punch inside.
Sackett swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Good body shot from Keenan.
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.
A right handed body shot lands from Sackett.
Sackett swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Sackett takes a shot to the head.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Sackett as Keenan tries to tie him up.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Sackett lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Keenan backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Sackett misses with a body punch.
Keenan doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sackett working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Keenan.
Keenan lands with a short punch from the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan scores with a shot to the side of Sackett's head.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Keenan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sackett tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Keenan smiles and moves away.
Sackett connects with an inside leg kick.
Sackett lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sackett.
Sackett takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan scores with a push kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sackett bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Keenan's head.
Sackett motions for Keenan to come forward. Sackett throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Gareth Keenan.
Well Keenan 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 James Atkins scores the fight 46:49
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Glass scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

After winning the bout, Gareth Keenan thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: UGD 93:Kenway Vs Keenan     
Date:   Dec 29, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Edward Kenway (ranked 8 p4p, 1 weight class) and Gareth Keenan (ranked 18 p4p, 3 weight class). Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
32
153 lbs
23 - 6 - 2
179 cm
29
150 lbs
17 - 2 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edward Kenway!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, James Glass and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kenway tries to land a front kick but Keenan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Keenan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A clash of legs there as Kenway blocks the low kick.
Keenan punishes Kenway's body with a nice straight punch.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.
Kenway rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Keenan moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A big left from Keenan misses.
Kenway is looking to counter punch.
Keenan throws a front kick that sends Kenway stumbling back into the cage.
Kenway jabs Keenan to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kenway ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan throws a body punch but Kenway moves out of range.
Keenan dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kenway. That did some damage!
Kenway checks a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Kenway.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Kenway sees it coming and checks it nicely.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kenway walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kenway connects with a right hand. Keenan shakes it off.
Kenway is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Kenway.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Keenan scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Still in the clinch, Keenan scores with a nice short uppercut.
Keenan swings wildly with an uppercut but Kenway uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan blocks an uppercut.
Kenway working aggressively here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Keenan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Kenway doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from Keenan.
Kenway misses with a punch on the inside.
Keenan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kenway misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kenway can't find room to land a body shot as Keenan controls the action.
Kenway doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Keenan tries to throw a body punch but Kenway avoids it by throwing Keenan back against the cage.
Kenway misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Kenway.
Keenan controlling the action here for a moment.
Kenway struggles to land a body shot inside as Keenan controls his hands.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Keenan has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Kenway seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Keenan can turn it around.
Keenan stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kenway throws a punch but it's blocked by Keenan.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Keenan blocks an uppercut.
Kenway swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kenway lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kenway misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from Keenan.
Kenway goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Kenway.
A short uppercut from Kenway.
Kenway misses with the head strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Keenan throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kenways head.
Keenan scores with a shoulder strike.
Kenway throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Kenway blocks an uppercut.
Keenan stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kenway stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kenway blocks an uppercut.
A right hook to the body lands for Kenway.
A shot in the inside from Keenan.
Keenan's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Keenan misses with a punch on the inside.
A bit of stalling here from Kenway.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Keenan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kenway misses with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kenway tries to throw a body punch but Keenan avoids it by throwing Kenway back against the cage.
Keenan misses with a punch on the inside.
Kenway blocking some punches.
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 Kenway - that landed with a thud.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Kenway.
Kenway scores with a shot to the side of Keenan's head.
Kenway throws a head punch that misses.
Kenway throws a punch but it's blocked by Keenan.
Kenway tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kenway lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Keenan throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kenways head.
Kenway lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Keenan swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nice body punch from Kenway - that landed with a thud.
Keenan misses with a punch on the inside.
Kenway misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kenway misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Keenan.
Kenway throws a punch but it's blocked by Keenan.
Kenway lands with a right to the head.
Kenway tries to work over Keenan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Keenan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kenway lands a body punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan misses with the head strike.
Keenan 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.

A close round but Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Kenway moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Kenway off balance momentarily.
Keenan throws a chopping leg kick but Kenway manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kenway ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Kenway misses with a wild body shot.
Kenway keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
We've been told by Kenway's head coaches at LOD: Lightning Kicks (MaxID290K) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Keenan tries to work over Kenway's front leg with a kick but Kenway checks it.
Kenway feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kenway just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kenway. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kenway is looking to wear down Keenan with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
The crowd cheers as Kenway lands an impressive looking overhand right. Keenan doesn't seem phased though.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Kenway sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kenway blocks a jab.
Kenway connects with a right hand. Keenan shakes it off.
Kenway misses with a series of wild punches.
Kenway shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kenway lands with a good body shot.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Kenway moves away and avoids it.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Keenan delivers a nice body kick.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Kenway counters with a nice body kick.
Keenan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Kenway fails to land with a series of punches.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kenway manages to avoid it.
Gareth Keenan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Keenan scores with a kick to the midsection.
Kenway misses with an uppercut.

Kenway rushes Keenan and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Edward Kenway has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Kenway blocks an uppercut.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Keenan lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kenway 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!
Keenan lands with a left to the head.
Keenan manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a hook to the side of the head.
Keenan manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Keenan blocks a body shot from Kenway.
Keenan pushes Kenway back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kenway.
Kenway misses with a hook to the ribs.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Kenway.
Keenan tries to throw a body punch but Kenway avoids it by throwing Keenan back against the cage.
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by Kenway.
Kenway keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Keenan's efforts to push away.
Keenan blocks a body shot from Kenway.
Keenan misses with the head strike.
Kenway takes a shot to the head.
Kenway struggles to land a body shot inside as Keenan controls his hands.
Kenway tries a body shot but Keenan blocks it.
Keenan blocks a body shot from Kenway.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway blocks an uppercut.
Kenway softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Keenan takes a shot to the head.
Keenan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.
Kenway lands with a light punch inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Keenan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kenway misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kenway digs a right hand into Keenan's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Keenan's gas tank.
Keenan blocks a body shot from Kenway.
Kenway tries a body shot but Keenan blocks it.
Kenway can't find room to land a body shot as Keenan controls the action.
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by Kenway.
Keenan lands a body punch in the clinch.
Keenan lands a left hand.
Kenway misses with a body punch.
Kenway tries to throw a body punch but Keenan avoids it by throwing Kenway back against the cage.
Kenway misses with the head strike.
Kenway blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Kenway as the two fighters clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan looking to slow down the pace here.
Keenan blocks a body shot from Kenway.
Keenan works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kenway working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kenway fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Kenway fails to land.
Keenan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kenway misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Keenan working aggressively here.

Keenan's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kenway buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Keenan walks into a stiff left hand from Kenway.
Kenway lands with a nice body punch.
Kenway lands a slapping body shot.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Kenway throws a head kick that misses.
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 Edward Kenway will probably get the nod.
That's time! Kenway's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kenway throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kenway throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Kenway swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Kenway checks a low kick from Keenan.
Keenan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kenway on the side of the head.
A jab from Kenway misses.
Kenway uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kenway swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kenway checks a low kick from Keenan.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Keenan fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kenway swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kenway throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
Keenan swings away with a body shot that misses
and Keenan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kenway throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan misses with a body kick.
A left lands for Kenway.
Keenan slips a jab and a cross from Kenway.
Kenway moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kenway misses with a body kick.
Kenway stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Keenan.
Kenway swinging wildly here.
Kenway throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sloppy strikes from Kenway. Those never looked like landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kenway throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Keenan counters with a straight right hand.
Keenan scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan works over Kenway's head and body with a nice combination.
Keenan defending well as Kenway loads up on a big left hand.
Kenway throws a series of punches but Keenan moves out of range.
Kenway jabs Keenan to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Keenan misses with a body kick.
Keenan misses with a left hand
letting Kenway counter with a right hand.
Keenan throws a hook but Kenway blocks it.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kenway tries to clinch up but Keenan circles away and keeps his distance.
Keenan throws out a counter right but Kenway avoids it with no problem.
Keenan connects with a jab.
Kenway fails with an attempt to clinch.
Kenway swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan is looking for the big counter here.
Kenway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Kenway.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kenway misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kenway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Kenway.
Kenway wants to clinch
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan tries to score with a low kick but Kenway moves his leg out of the way.
Kenway wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Gareth Keenan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A solid body kick from Keenan.
Keenan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Kenway's head backwards.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kenway misses with a double jab.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kenway swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Kenway steps away.
Kenway scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Keenan darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kenway moves into range and lands a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Kenway does it's job there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Kenway moved out of range.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kenway.
Keenan works over Kenway's head and body with a nice combination.
Keenan swings for the body but Kenway moves out of range.
Keenan throws a low kick but Kenway moves out of range easily.
Kenway 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.
Kenway throws a body kick that misses.
Keenan moves out of range as Kenway throws a body kick.
Keenan now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Keenan fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kenway has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Keenan throws a hook but Kenway avoids it easily.
Kenway misses the jab.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kenway counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Kenway checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



Kenway has closed the distance and engaged Keenan in a clinch.
Keenan tries to work over Kenway's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Kenway.

Keenan breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kenway's sensitive parts.
Keenan with a hook.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kenway.
The fighters circle momentarily. Keenan darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Kenway misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Keenan throws the left hand but Kenway avoids the punch easily.
Keenan staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Kenway looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Good leg kick by Keenan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A big right from Kenway misses.
Keenan misses with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kenway staying out of range there.
Keenan wants to slow Kenway down by chopping away at his legs.
Kenway tries a head kick but it misses.
Kenway fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kenway stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kenway.
Keenan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kenway momentarily.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A slow jab from Kenway misses its intended target.
Kenway misses with a kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Kenway does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kenway scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan thuds his right hand into Kenway's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Kenway plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kenway motions for Keenan to come forward. Kenway throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kenway misses with a low kick.
Kenway scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kenway lands with a straight right. Keenan didn't see that one coming.
Kenway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Kenway.
Keenan appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Keenan lands with an overhand left.
Keenan throws a sloppy head kick and Kenway moves out of range easily.
Kenway is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Kenway throws a half hearted mid kick.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Kenway throws a counter high kick but Keenan was just alert enough to avoid it.
Kenway looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kenway uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Kenway slips under a jab from Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Keenan. Kenway shrugs it off though.
Kenway lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Keenan backs up against the cage.
Nice uppercut there from Kenway.
Kenway scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan circles away from the clinch attempt.
Keenan throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kenway moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Keenan lands a jab to Kenway's midsection.
Kenway moves away from the strike by Keenan.
Kenway throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kenway throws out the jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kenway takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but Kenway avoids it.
Kenway throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Kenway throws a solid leg kick but Keenan takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kenway.
Nice straight punches there by Kenway. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kenway.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kenway throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Sloppy strikes from Kenway. Those never looked like landing.
A big left from Keenan misses.
Kenway takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan ducks right into an uppercut from Kenway.
Kenway scores with a kick to the body.
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kenway throws a low kick, looking for Keenan's leg but Keenan calmly moves out of range.
Kenway 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 Edward Kenway 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!


Keenan throws the left hand but Kenway avoids the punch easily.
Keenan throws a shot to the body.
Keenan has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kenway finds it's way round the side to connect with Keenan's head.
Kenway pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Keenan throws a leg kick that misses.
Kenway throws a right hand that misses
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kenway checks it well.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kenway.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Keenan is looking to score with low kicks.
Kenway ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kenway throws a quick counter kick to the body but Keenan avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kenway takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kenway bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Kenway looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Kenway is looking to land body kicks.
Kenway throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Kenway dodges the punch combination from Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Kenway. Those never looked like landing.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Kenway moved out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Keenan.
Kenway tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Keenan scores with a decent looking hook.
Kenway avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Keenan jabs at Kenway's body.
Kenway on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Keenan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Good leg kick by Kenway there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Kenway goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
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 Keenan has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Keenan and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Kenway was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Kenway.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Keenan 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.
It looked like Kenway wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kenway walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Keenan checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Kenway throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Kenway misses with a body shot.
Kenway tries to score with a low kick but Keenan moves his leg out of the way.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Kenway moves away and avoids it.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kenway's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Keenan connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Kenway scrambles back to his feet.
Kenway misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Kenway swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kenway throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan connects with the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kenway throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kenway's sensitive parts.
Kenway tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Keenan manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kenway lands an overhand right.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Kenway was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Kenway has taken the fight to the clinch.
Kenway scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from Kenway fails to land.
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Keenan throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kenways head.

Keenan breaks the clinch.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Kenway looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Keenan stalks Kenway and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Kenway's face. Kenway staggers backwards, shaken.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kenway lands with an overhand left.
Kenway will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Kenway cracks Keenan with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A punch lands to the side of Kenway 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Kenway on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Kenway tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Kenway throws a big counter combination but Keenan scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Keenan tries to move into range but Kenway moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Kenway misses with the combination.
Kenway loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gareth Keenan comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Keenan has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 47:48
Judge James Glass scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: AD509     
Date:   Dec 16, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Sergey Panikov (ranked 25 p4p, 2 weight class) and Gareth Keenan (ranked 41 p4p, 4 weight class). Panikov's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Fighters. Keenan has chosen Coming Home 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.

160 cm
38
145 lbs
34 - 15 - 0
179 cm
29
150 lbs
16 - 2 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Sergey Panikov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Ren Mimura and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Panikov throws a body kick that misses.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Keenan appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Keenan has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Panikov is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Panikov misses the shot to the body.
Panikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panikov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Panikov slips a straight right by Keenan.
Panikov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Panikov seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panikov.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Panikov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Keenan thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Panikov if he has to take too many more of those.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Panikov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Panikov misses with a double jab.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Panikov wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Panikov. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Panikov has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a hook.
A clash of legs there as Panikov blocks the low kick.
Panikov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Panikov.
Panikov scores with a sloppy right hand. Keenan should have avoided that one.
Panikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Keenan was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Keenan avoids the head kick by Panikov.
A nice side step and Keenan releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Panikov throws a head kick but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Panikov.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Panikov moved out of range nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Panikov misses the target.
Panikov moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Keenan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Panikov's head backwards.
Panikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan lands an overhand right.
Panikov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Panikov throws a body shot but no joy.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
Panikov throws a big shot that misses.
Keenan lands with an uppercut that bounces Panikov off the cage and back into range.
Panikov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Keenan circles away quickly and effectively.
Panikov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Keenan momentarily.
Panikov throws a head kick but Keenan moves out of range.
Sergey Panikov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Panikov throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Panikov misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
A clash of legs there as Panikov blocks the low kick.
An inside leg kick from Keenan misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Panikov scores with a head kick. Keenan tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Panikov missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panikov throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan lands with a nice body kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Panikov.
Panikov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
That kick from Keenan tenderised Panikov's leg. Panikov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Keenan defending well as Panikov loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice body punch from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Panikov throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Panikov throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Keenan blocks a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Panikov throws a sloppy head kick
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Panikov drops his hands momentarily and Keenan takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Panikov looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Panikov throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Panikov.
Keenan tests Panikov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Panikov looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Panikov throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Keenan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A slow jab from Panikov misses its intended target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A big right from Panikov misses.
Keenan throws a jab when Panikov was well out of range.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
A big right from Panikov misses.
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 Sergey Panikov will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Panikov missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Panikov on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Keenan lands the left hand.
Panikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Panikov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Keenan lands a jab to Panikov's midsection.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panikov moves away.
A little feinted left hand from Panikov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Panikov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Keenan moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A little jabbing left from Keenan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Panikov throws a wild body kick that Keenan sees coming a mile off.
Keenan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Keenan there as he acknowledges the shot.
Panikov misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panikov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Jab from Keenan.
Keenan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Panikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Panikov.
Panikov on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Panikov misses with a shot to the body
and Keenan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Keenan has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Panikov lands a slapping body shot.
Sergey Panikov is winning the standup battle so far.
Panikov moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Panikov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Panikov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Keenan is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Nice straight punches there by Keenan. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Keenan.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Panikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan misses with a few strikes there.
Panikov connects with a crisp jab.
Panikov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Panikov scores with a jab to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Keenan lands with a kick to the ribs.
Keenan jabs at Panikov's body.
Panikov blocks a leg kick.
Keenan misses with a leg kick
and Panikov counters with a two punch combo.
Panikov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Keenan's head backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Panikov steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Keenan. That one must have hurt.
Panikov pushes Keenan away with a front kick.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Panikov misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Panikov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Keenan jabs Panikov right on the nose. Panikov blinks but takes it well.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Panikov.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Panikov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Panikov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Panikov will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Keenan has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Panikov finds it's way round the side to connect with Keenan's head.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Panikov.
Panikov lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Panikov misses with a body shot.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Panikov throws out the jab.
Panikov misses with a right hand
and Keenan counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Panikov turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Panikov throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Panikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Panikov.
Keenan cracks Panikov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Keenan fakes the leg kick and cracks Panikov in the body.
Panikov misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a good low kick that Panikov was not able to check.
Panikov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan shapes to counter with a head kick.
Panikov walks into a jab.
Panikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Panikov throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Panikov throws a head kick but Keenan moves out of range.
Panikov swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
A head kick misses from Panikov.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Panikov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Good shot there by Keenan.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Panikov crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Keenan - the referee stops the clock and Panikov gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Keenan. Panikov manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Panikov checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Panikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Panikov.
A big left from Panikov misses.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Panikov.
A lazy left from Keenan finds it's target.
Keenan tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Panikov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Panikov.
Panikov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Keenan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Panikov throws out the jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panikov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Keenan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panikov moves away.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Panikov saw that one coming.
It appears Panikov was looking to counter with a kick there.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Panikov throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Panikov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Panikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Panikov misses with a jab to the body
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but Panikov checks it.
Panikov tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Keenan manages to circle out of the way.
Panikov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Panikov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Panikov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Panikov's head backwards.
Keenan connects with a body shot that sends Panikov's belly button to the back.
Panikov throws a head kick that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Panikov misses with a left hand
and Keenan counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A big right from Panikov misses.
Keenan scores with a hook.
Panikov swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Panikov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan punishes Panikov's body with a nice straight punch.
Panikov gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
A shot to the liver by Keenan. Beautiful body shot.
Panikov slips a straight right by Keenan.
Panikov slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan stuns Panikov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Panikov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Panikov is just out of range.
Panikov misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Keenan closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Keenan avoids the head kick by Panikov.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Panikov.
Keenan slips a jab and a cross from Panikov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Panikov misses with a body shot.
Panikov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Panikov throws a right and a left that Keenan avoids nicely.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Panikov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jab by Panikov.
Panikov looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Panikov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Panikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A swing and a miss from Panikov.
Panikov looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Keenan connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Panikov.
Panikov avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Keenan is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Panikov throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.
A punch lands to the side of Keenan 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Keenan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Panikov misses with a looping right.
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Panikov.
Panikov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Panikov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Panikov throws a nice inside leg kick.
Keenan moves into range and connects with a jab.
A big left from Keenan misses.
Keenan throws a jab when Panikov was well out of range.
Panikov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Panikov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Panikov throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Panikov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Panikov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Keenan lands a jab.
Panikov lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

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!
Panikov throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Panikov takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
Panikov takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Panikov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Panikov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Sloppy strikes from Panikov. Those never looked like landing.
Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan thumps Panikov with a low kick.
Panikov throws a body shot but no joy.
Panikov misses with a body shot.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Panikov manages to avoid it.
Panikov looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panikov throws a sloppy head kick and Keenan moves out of range easily.
Keenan takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Panikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Panikov.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jab, jab by Keenan - just one landing.
A big left from Panikov misses.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Panikov moves away.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Panikov throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Nice jab there from Keenan.
Panikov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.
Keenan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Panikov missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan scores with a sloppy right hand. Panikov should have avoided that one.
Keenan throws a push kick but Panikov slaps the foot to one side.
Panikov jabs at Keenan's body.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts 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!
Panikov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Panikov throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Panikov scores with a shot to the body.
A big left from Panikov misses.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Panikov.
Keenan slips under a jab from Panikov.
A thudding body kick lands there by Keenan!
Panikov throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Panikov misses with an uppercut
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.
Panikov takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Panikov misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Panikov throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Panikov with a jab.
Panikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice body kick there by Panikov.
Keenan avoids the head kick by Panikov.
Panikov misses with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a nice body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Panikov throws out a leg kick but Keenan moves out of range and Panikov only half commits.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Panikov's shoulder, as Panikov tries to avoid the shot.
Panikov throws a nice inside leg kick.
Panikov misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Panikov is wise to it.
Keenan lunges at Panikov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Panikov's hand.
Panikov misses with a straight right.
Panikov throws a big shot that misses.
A big right from Panikov misses.
Keenan takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Keenan works the jab nicely.
Panikov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Panikov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Panikov.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Panikov throws a predictable looking body shot
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Panikov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Panikov works Keenan's body with a nice hook.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Panikov under the eye.
Keenan lands with a straight right. Panikov didn't see that one coming.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Panikov looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Keenan on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Panikov checks a low kick from Keenan.
Panikov throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
A little jabbing left from Keenan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Keenan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Keenan throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Panikov misses with a looping left.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Panikov saw that one coming.
Keenan 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 chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Panikov misses the shot to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan feints and then cracks Panikov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Panikov down.
Nice uppercut lands for Panikov. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Keenan throws out a leg kick but Panikov moves out of range and Keenan only half commits.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Panikov.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Panikov.
Panikov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Panikov throws a series of punches but Keenan avoids them all with ease.
Panikov misses with a straight left.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Keenan misses with an attempted mid kick.
Panikov throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Panikov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Panikov misses with a body shot.
Keenan cracks Panikov with an open hand slap.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Panikov checks it well.
Panikov misses the jab.
Keenan feints a counter leg kick.
Keenan throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Panikov's head but Panikov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Panikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Panikov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A big right from Panikov misses.
A little jabbing left from Keenan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Panikov checks it well.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Panikov.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Panikov off balance momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Panikov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Panikov there as he acknowledges the shot.
Panikov is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Keenan's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Panikov throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Panikov misses the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan defending well as Panikov loads up on a big left hand.
Panikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Panikov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Panikov throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan throws out a counter right but Panikov avoids it with no problem.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Good shot there by Keenan.
Jab from Panikov.
Panikov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan catches Panikov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Nice body punch from Panikov.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Keenan.
Panikov moves out of range of the body kick.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Panikov lands a nice looking body shot.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Sergey Panikov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Panikov misses with a left hand
and Keenan counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Panikov thinking.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Panikov throws a half hearted mid kick.
Panikov tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Panikov lands with a slapping head kick.
Panikov catches Keenan with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Panikov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Panikov throws a head kick that misses.
Keenan thuds a left hand into Panikov's body.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Panikov drops his hands momentarily and Keenan takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Panikov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Panikov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Panikov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
No joy there for Keenan, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Panikov misses with a wild body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Panikov looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan moves out of range as Panikov strikes.
Panikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Panikov scores with a jab.
Panikov checks a leg kick nicely.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
A big left from Panikov misses.
Panikov looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Panikov swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan connects with a looping right hand.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Panikov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Jab by Keenan.
Panikov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Panikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Panikov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Keenan swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Panikov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Panikov misses with a hook.
Panikov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Panikov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Panikov throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan throws out a counter right but Panikov avoids it with no problem.
Keenan cracks Panikov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Panikov throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Panikov misses with a head kick.
Panikov misses with a two punch combination.
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.
Keenan slips a straight right by Panikov.
Panikov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Keenan cracks Panikov with an open hand slap.
Keenan cracks Panikov with a good jab.
Keenan staying out of range there.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Gareth Keenan.
Well Keenan 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 Taro Takaoka scores the fight 47:49
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 46:49
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 47:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

After winning the bout, Gareth Keenan thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
The defeated Sergey Panikov had this to say: 'Haha I am shit.sorry'.
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Event: GAMMA#675 Bubba v Gunnar     
Date:   Nov 25, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan (ranked 57 p4p, 5 weight class) and Cullen Castrello (ranked 169 p4p, 16 weight class). Keenan comes to the cage accompanied by Coming Home. 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.

179 cm
29
150 lbs
15 - 2 - 3
185 cm
34
148 lbs
30 - 13 - 3
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
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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 15 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Cullen Castrello!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Castrello tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Castrello uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Castrello tries a head kick but it misses.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.
Crunch! Keenan slams his shin into Castrello's torso.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Keenan takes a jab right on the kisser.
Keenan connects with a looping right hand.
We've been informed that Castrello 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.
Keenan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Castrello is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Keenan slips under a jab from Castrello.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a good jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Jab, jab by Keenan - just one landing.
Keenan looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Castrello moved out of range.
Castrello is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan moves away
and Keenan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Castrello gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Castrello misses with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Castrello moves away.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Castrello sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Castrello misses the jab.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Castrello pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Castrello scoring well with a low kick there.
Castrello misses with the combination.
Keenan slips a straight right by Castrello.
Castrello avoids a kick to the body.
Castrello throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan thinks about countering with a body kick.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Castrello.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Castrello blocks a jab.
Castrello lands with a nice body punch.
Castrello misses with a jab, cross combination.
Keenan cracks Castrello with an open hand slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Castrello keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Castrello uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Castrello moved out of range.
Castrello looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Castrello's calf.
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 punch combination from Castrello misses.
Castrello rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Keenan moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Castrello moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan connects with a good right hand that stumbles Castrello. Castrello circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Castrello takes a kick to the side of the head.
Castrello throws a nice inside leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a lunging right hand
and Castrello cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Castrello blocks a low kick nicely.
Castrello throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan lands with a nice body kick.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Castrello.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is looking to slow Castrello down with leg kicks.
Castrello slips a straight right by Keenan.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello avoids it easily.
Castrello defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Castrello misses with an uppercut.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Castrello.
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Castrello counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Keenan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Castrello on the side of the head.
Castrello throws a solid leg kick but Keenan takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Castrello.
Keenan is looking to score with low kicks.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Castrello uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Some wild striking there from Castrello.
Castrello looks to land a combination but Keenan avoids it well.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Castrello swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Castrello.
Castrello throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
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!
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Castrello misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Keenan scores with a decent looking hook.
Castrello lands with a cross.
Castrello moves out of range as Keenan throws a body kick.
Castrello looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Castrello walks into a left hand.
Castrello slips under a jab.
Castrello comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Good exchange - Castrello coming out on top.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan lets loose with a powerful body kick. Castrello will feel that in the morning.
A swing and a miss from Castrello.
Castrello swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Castrello throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Keenan scores with a crisp jab that stopped Castrello in his tracks.
Castrello misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Castrello off balance momentarily.
Keenan keeps the fight on the outside.
Nice defenses there by Castrello.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
Keenan bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Castrello might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Keenan has got the better of the exchanges.
Castrello throws a sloppy head kick and Keenan moves out of range easily.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Castrello steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Keenan.
Castrello ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw.
Keenan with a jab.
Keenan takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan misses with a hook
and Castrello counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This has been an exciting period of action!
A looping hook to the body misses from Castrello. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan walks into a stiff left hand from Castrello.
Castrello on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Castrello misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big left from Castrello misses.
Cullen Castrello seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Castrello uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Castrello fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Castrello throws a big shot that misses.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Castrello tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
Keenan looks for the body kick but Castrello saw that one coming.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Castrello.
Castrello lands a front kick.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Castrello looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Castrello scores with a jab to the body.
Castrello wants to land a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws out a leg kick but Castrello moves out of range and Keenan only half commits.
Castrello throws a sloppy body shot
and Keenan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes a jab right on the kisser.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Castrello moves away.
Keenan misses with a low kick as Castrello jumps back.
Castrello uses good footwork to get in and out, landing 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!
Castrello checks a leg kick nicely.
Castrello takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Castrello knows he should have avoided that one.
Castrello lands a right hook to the body.
Castrello misses with a body kick.
Keenan throws the left hand but Castrello avoids the punch easily.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Castrello manages to avoid it.
Keenan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Castrello misses with a head kick.
Keenan thinks about countering with a body kick.
Castrello ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Castrello connects with a leg kick. Keenan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Castrello looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan defending well as Castrello loads up on a big left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello throws a series of punches but Keenan avoids them all with ease.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Castrello wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Keenan digs a good hook to Castrello's body.
Castrello bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Jab, jab by Keenan - just one landing.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
Keenan takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Castrello smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Castrello tries to counter by closing the distance.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Castrello's shoulder, as Castrello tries to avoid the shot.
Castrello wants to counter with a clinch but Keenan pushes him away.
Castrello connects with a high kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Castrello throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
Castrello lands the left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Castrello uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Castrello ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan thuds his shin into the meat of Castrello's side.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a good jab.
Castrello lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Castrello throws out a counter right but Keenan avoids it with no problem.
Castrello has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Keenan.
Castrello is looking to clinch.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Castrello throws a leg kick
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Keenan thuds a left hand into Castrello's body.
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Castrello's head but Castrello sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Nice shot by Keenan.
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 Gareth Keenan 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.


Castrello lands a right hook to the body.
Keenan scores with a nice right hand.
Keenan has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Castrello's head but Castrello sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello blocks it.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jab by Castrello.
Castrello tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Castrello throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Castrello uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Castrello jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Keenan moves out of range of the leg kick from Castrello.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.
Castrello rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Castrello lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Castrello.
Keenan avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Castrello if he has to take too many more of those.
A clash of legs there as Castrello blocks the low kick.
Keenan delivers a nice body kick.
Castrello misses with a hook.
Castrello's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Keenan scores with a nice right hand.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Castrello lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Keenan circles away quickly and effectively.
Castrello swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Castrello takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Castrello walks into a straight right hand from Keenan.
A solid body kick from Keenan.
Castrello on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Castrello ducks right into an uppercut from Keenan.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Castrello lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a head kick but Castrello moves out of range.
Castrello misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Castrello is out of range.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Castrello's hands.
Castrello will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Castrello was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Some wild striking there from Castrello.
Castrello waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Castrello.
Keenan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Keenan there as he acknowledges the shot.
Castrello throws a series of punches but Keenan avoids them all with ease.
Castrello blocks a jab.
Castrello feints a counter leg kick.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Castrello was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Castrello doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello scores with a jab.
Keenan lands with a right hand.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Castrello throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Castrello moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
A little jabbing left from Castrello on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Keenan blocks a head kick by Castrello.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Castrello looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A jab from Keenan does it's job there.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Castrello.
Castrello lands with a thumping leg kick.
Castrello throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Castrello fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws a counter high kick but Castrello was just alert enough to avoid it.
Castrello blocks a low kick nicely.
Castrello uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Castrello's head.
Keenan takes one to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Castrello scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Castrello misses with a leg kick.
Castrello slips a jab from Keenan.
Castrello gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Castrello misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Keenan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Castrello's hands.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Keenan scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Castrello scores with a three punch combo!
Castrello scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan tests Castrello's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Keenan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Gareth Keenan did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!


Castrello feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Keenan's calf.
Castrello has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A jab from Castrello misses.
Castrello lands a glancing blow to the side of Keenan's head.
Castrello ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Castrello now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Castrello is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Castrello missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Castrello connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan cracks Castrello with a good jab.
A punch lands to the side of Keenan 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Castrello is looking to chop away at Keenan's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Castrello takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Castrello connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Keenan's hands.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Castrello throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Castrello has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Castrello.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Castrello tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Castrello.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan misses with a few strikes there.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Castrello is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Keenan with a body shot.
Castrello throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Castrello lands with a nice body punch.
Keenan attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Keenan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A slow jab from Castrello misses its intended target.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Keenan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Castrello connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A swing and a miss from Castrello.

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!
Keenan connects with a jab.
Castrello tests Keenan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Castrello is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan is looking to slow Castrello down with leg kicks.
Castrello keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Castrello wants to slow Keenan down by chopping away at his legs.
Nice shot by Keenan.
Keenan takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Sloppy strikes from Castrello. Those never looked like landing.
Castrello fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
Castrello takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Castrello lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
A head kick misses from Castrello.
Keenan throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Castrello stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello slips under a jab from Keenan.
Castrello was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Castrello defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Castrello is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Keenan connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan keeps the fight on the outside.
A lazy left from Castrello finds it's target.
Castrello defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Castrello let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Castrello takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Castrello swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Keenan tries to move into range but Castrello moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Keenan delivers a nice body kick.
Castrello displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Castrello throws an off balance right hand
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Castrello slips a jab from Keenan.
Castrello swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Castrello fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Castrello counters with a straight right hand.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Castrello throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Castrello.
Keenan throws a body kick that misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Keenan.
Castrello throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Castrello.
Keenan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Castrello is able to avoid easily.
Castrello throws a nice inside leg kick.
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 Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Castrello.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Keenan throws a head kick that half lands.
Keenan throws a looping overhand right but Castrello ducks down to avoid it.
Castrello slips under a jab.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Castrello off balance momentarily.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Castrello steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Castrello connects with a looping right hand.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello avoids it easily.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Castrello looks to land a combination but Keenan avoids it well.
Keenan blocks a jab.
The fighters circling - Castrello throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Castrello throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Keenan on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping body kick lands there for Keenan.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Castrello.
A solid body kick from Keenan.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan throws a wild body kick that Castrello sees coming a mile off.
Keenan misses with a hook.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Castrello is just out of range.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
No joy there for Castrello, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Castrello 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.
Castrello uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Castrello throws a low kick, looking for Keenan's leg but Keenan calmly moves out of range.
Castrello takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Castrello slips the punch.
Cullen Castrello has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a right and a left that Castrello avoids nicely.
A decent looking cross lands there for Castrello.
A solid body kick from Keenan.
Keenan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Castrello looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Castrello moves into range and connects with a jab.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Castrello.
Keenan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Castrello moves away and avoids it.
Castrello throws a predictable looking body shot
and Keenan counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Castrello looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Castrello throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Keenan looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
An inside leg kick from Castrello misses.
Keenan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Castrello lands with a slapping head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello avoids a kick to the body.
Castrello misses with a straight right.
Castrello cracks Keenan with a good jab.
Castrello misses with a left hand
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Castrello throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Castrello steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Keenan.
Castrello pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A shot to the liver by Keenan. Beautiful body shot.
Castrello tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Castrello.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan lands a jab.
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Castrello.
Castrello misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Castrello. Those never looked like landing.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan throws a hook but Castrello blocks it.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Castrello.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Keenan misses.
Keenan takes a jab right on the kisser.
Castrello avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Castrello misses with a straight right.
Castrello throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A punch combination from Castrello misses.
Castrello throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Keenan lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

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 Gareth Keenan.
Well Keenan 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:46
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan retains his featherweight title!
A victorious Gareth Keenan 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: CEC 551     
Date:   Nov 01, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Serge Spectre (ranked 27 p4p, 5 weight class) and Gareth Keenan (ranked 14 p4p, 2 weight class). Spectre comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Keenan comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Coming Home kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

185 cm
35
158 lbs
29 - 10 - 0
179 cm
28
150 lbs
15 - 1 - 3
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Serge Spectre!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 1 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan takes a swing at Spectre's ribcage but misses.
Serge Spectre seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Spectre digs a good hook to Keenan's body.
Keenan works Spectre's body with a nice hook.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Spectre checks a leg kick.
Keenan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Spectre throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Spectre keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Spectre was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Spectre swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Keenan is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
A low kick from Spectre is predictable there
and Keenan makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Spectre really felt that one!
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Spectre lands the left hand.
Spectre scores with a nice strike.
Keenan scores with a push kick.
A punch combination from Spectre misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Spectre tries for a takedown but Keenan circles away easily
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice cross by Keenan.
Keenan throws a jab when Spectre was well out of range.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Spectre.
Spectre moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Keenan takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Spectre misses the jab.
Spectre rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Keenan counters with an outside leg kick.
Spectre is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Spectre slips under a jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Spectre. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Spectre checks a leg kick nicely.
Keenan 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.
Keenan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A jab lands there for Spectre.
Spectre ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Spectre shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Keenan's guard.
Keenan pulls Spectre in close to prevent any damage.
Spectre throwing strikes but missing.
Spectre with a flurry of punches that miss.
Spectre works over Keenan with some ground and pound from guard.
Spectre postures up.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Spectre accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Spectre in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Spectre 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.
Spectre throws a big right hand that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Spectre missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Keenan keeping moving, preventing Spectre from controlling successfully.
Spectre trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Spectre controls from within his opponent's guard.
Spectre scoring with punches to the head and body.
Keenan trying to control the position.
Spectre throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Spectre stands up over Keenan, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Keenan is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Keenan is pulling down on Spectre's head to control his posture.
Keenan keeping moving, preventing Spectre from controlling successfully.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Keenan lands a nice hook to Spectre's body. Spectre takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Keenan throws a sloppy head kick and Spectre moves out of range easily.
Spectre is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Keenan moves out of range as Spectre strikes.

Spectre closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Keenan did well to prevent Spectre getting side control.
Spectre lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Spectre with the ground and pound but Keenan uses the opportunity to regain guard.
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 Serge Spectre will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Spectre.
Jab, jab by Spectre - just one landing.
Keenan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Spectre throws out a powerful jab.
Keenan moves out of range as Spectre strikes.
Keenan throws a push kick but Spectre slaps the foot to one side.
Keenan swings for the body but Spectre moves out of range.
Keenan punishes Spectre's body with a nice straight punch.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Spectre saw that one coming.
Gareth Keenan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A left lands for Spectre.
Spectre pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan scores with a kick to the midsection.
Keenan throws the left hand but Spectre avoids the punch easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Spectre throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan is looking for the big counter here.
Keenan leaves Spectre with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Spectre steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
A jab from Spectre does it's job there.
Spectre just misses with a punch to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Spectre misses the target.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Spectre is just out of range.
Some bone on bone action there as Spectre checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Spectre fails with a takedown attempt.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Spectre 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 Keenan has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Keenan and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Spectre shoots in for a takedown but Keenan shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Serge Spectre. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Spectre throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Spectre drives through with a takedown into guard.
Keenan avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spectre throws a strike but Keenan rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Spectre wants to sweep here but Keenan controlling him for the moment.
Serge Spectre overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Spectre is working hard here to advance position.
Keenan sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Spectre's guard.
Spectre wants to improve his position but Keenan is controlling well.

Spectre looking for a kimura from the bottom but Keenan passes into side control!
Spectre is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Still in half guard, Keenan seems content to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spectre is trying to get back to full guard.
Spectre is staying active underneath Keenan, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Keenan looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Spectre looking for submissions off his back.
Spectre manages to get to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Spectre is looking to sweep but instead, Keenan has passed into half guard.
Spectre wants to improve his position but Keenan is controlling well.
Keenan controlling the action here.

Spectre is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Keenan pulls his head out easily.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Gareth Keenan 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.


Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.
A bone on bone clash there as Keenan blocks the leg kick.
Spectre takes one to the side of the head.
Spectre jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Spectre bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Keenan's head backwards.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Spectre feinted with a counter takedown.
Spectre throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Spectre throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Keenan walks into a left hand.
Spectre throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spectre steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Keenan. That one must have hurt.
Good leg kick by Spectre there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Keenan throws a wild body kick that Spectre sees coming a mile off.
Spectre on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Spectre.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Spectre bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan scores with a head kick. Spectre tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Spectre just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Spectre.
Keenan is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Spectre with a body shot.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Spectre jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Spectre connects with a jab.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A solid leg kick lands there for Spectre.
Keenan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Spectre throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Keenan's waist but Keenan gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Spectre off to one side.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Spectre misses with an uppercut.
Keenan replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Spectre blocks it well.
Spectre misses with a wild body shot.
Spectre avoids the head kick by Keenan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Spectre misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters with a left to the body.
Keenan throws the left hand but Spectre avoids the punch easily.
Spectre throws a leg kick but Keenan moved away.
Keenan lands a nice shot to the body.
Spectre on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
The crowd cheers as Spectre lands an impressive looking overhand right. Keenan doesn't seem phased though.
Spectre throws a predictable looking body shot
and Keenan counters with an inside leg kick.
Spectre ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Spectre blocks a head kick by Keenan.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Spectre.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Spectre moves away and avoids it.
Spectre scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Spectre keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Spectre appears to be looking for a big counter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a head kick.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Spectre.
Spectre throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Spectre gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Spectre throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gareth Keenan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Spectre on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Spectre misses with a straight right.
Keenan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Spectre steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Spectre.
Keenan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Spectre works Keenan's body with a nice hook.
Spectre checks a low kick from Keenan.
A jab from Spectre misses.
Keenan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Spectre takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd cheers as Spectre lands an impressive looking overhand right. Keenan doesn't seem phased though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Spectre misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Spectre slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Spectre tries to move into range but Keenan moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Spectre throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Spectre doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Spectre misses with a looping left.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Spectre half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Keenan darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.
Spectre throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Spectre comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Spectre takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Keenan cracks Spectre with a good jab.
Spectre swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Spectre throws a big shot that misses.
Spectre misses the jab.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Spectre stuns Keenan with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Keenan thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Spectre if he has to take too many more of those.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Spectre keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Spectre.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spectre misses with a low kick.
Spectre scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan catches Spectre with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
Keenan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
The fighters circling - Spectre throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Spectre takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Spectre loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Spectre.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Spectre checks it well.
Keenan throws a solid leg kick but Spectre takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Keenan.
Keenan wants to slow Spectre down by chopping away at his legs.
Keenan scores with a spinning back kick!
Keenan with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Spectre to score with a decent uppercut.
Spectre really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Spectre moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Keenan 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 Spectre has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Spectre and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Spectre sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
That kick from Keenan tenderised Spectre's leg. Spectre is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spectre takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Spectre misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Keenan dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Spectre. That did some damage!
Keenan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Spectre throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Keenan doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Spectre was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Spectre swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Spectre's calf.

Spectre gets the takedown into side control.
Spectre wants to control but Keenan is keeping him busy.

Spectre tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Spectre passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Keenan!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spectre breaks from Keenan's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Spectre throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Keenan because Spectre loaded up on that one.
Keenan is in a horrible position here. Spectre smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Spectre can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Keenan is looking to escape.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Keenan tries to lock up and control but Spectre gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Spectre lands a big elbow.
Keenan 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.
Keenan wants to hold on but Spectre pushes him away.
Spectre thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!
Spectre raining down hammerfists from mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Spectre thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Spectre breaks from Keenan's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Spectre looking to finish Keenan with some ground and pound. This is bad for Keenan!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan is squirming around, avoiding Spectre's attempts to control the action.
Spectre postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Keenan looks a forlorn figure.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Serge Spectre had his way with Gareth Keenan in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Spectre misses with a two punch combination.
Spectre lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Keenan circles away quickly and effectively.
Keenan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Spectre.
Keenan throws a jab when Spectre was well out of range.
Spectre ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Keenan scores with a jab.

Spectre shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Spectre showed some decent athleticism there.
Spectre trying to control from half guard but Keenan is working away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Spectre not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Keenan avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Spectre.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan is trying to get back to full guard.
Spectre landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Keenan has hold of Spectre's hands but Spectre slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Keenan keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Spectre throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Spectre throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Spectre scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Spectre is keen to just control but Keenan is a slippery customer.
Spectre thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Spectre lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Keenan slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Spectre wants to control from the top but Keenan keeps moving.
Spectre controlling from the top position.
Spectre with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spectre in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Spectre with a flurry of punches that miss.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Keenan swings widly with a right hand
and Spectre counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Spectre looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan misses the jab.
Spectre is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Spectre moved out of range nicely.
Good leg kick by Keenan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Spectre off balance momentarily.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Spectre scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Keenan throws a leg kick but Spectre sees it coming and moves out of range.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Spectre.
Spectre looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Spectre checks it well.
Spectre tries to counter with a takedown but Keenan is quick to defend against it.
Spectre will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Spectre moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Spectre takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Spectre uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Spectre is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Spectre throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Some bone on bone action there as Spectre checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Spectre loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan throws a left and a right that both miss
and Spectre connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Spectre 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.
Keenan moves out of range of the leg kick from Spectre.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Keenan. Spectre shrugs it off though.
Spectre avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Spectre throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan tests Spectre's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Keenan misses with a body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Serge Spectre showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Spectre 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 49:46
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:48
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Serge Spectre!

Serge Spectre bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: GAMMA#668 Diehard v Laine     
Date:   Oct 21, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan (ranked 24 p4p, 2 weight class) and Kira Miyata (ranked 115 p4p, 12 weight class). Keenan's entrance music is Coming Home. A fine choice. Miyata has chosen Boa - Energetic as his entrance music. Kira Miyata has the eye of the tiger tonight.

179 cm
28
150 lbs
14 - 1 - 3
171 cm
38
153 lbs
37 - 23 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)
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Urban Fighter
Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)



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 14 wins, 1 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kira Miyata!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Miyata thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan cracks Miyata with an open hand slap.
Miyata scores with a nice head shot.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Keenan, as that shot connected.
Miyata lands a right hook to the body.
Keenan lands a high kick!
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Keenan lands with a nice body kick.
Miyata misses the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Keenan misses the target.
Miyata takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Miyata ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Miyata.
An attempted straight right counter from Keenan misses the target.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Miyata.
Miyata gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Keenan.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Miyata scores with a body shot.
Keenan takes a swing at Miyata's ribcage but misses.
Miyata now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Miyata has time to react.
Miyata throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good work by Miyata as he checks the leg kick.
Keenan blocks a low kick nicely.
Keenan swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Miyata to counter with a crisp jab.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Miyata slips the punch.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Miyata shoots in for a takedown but Keenan shows good takedown defense.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Miyata misses the body punch
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Miyata checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Keenan darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Gareth Keenan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Miyata lands a jab to the head.
Keenan is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Keenan connects with a single shot there.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but Miyata uses good head movement to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
Keenan throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a really nice looking cross but Miyata seems unphased.
Miyata shoots for a double leg takedown but Keenan sprawls well. He's pushed Miyata's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Miyata waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A low kick from Keenan is predictable there
and Miyata counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Miyata's jab looks to have found its range, popping Keenan under the eye.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but Miyata checks it.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Miyata's hands.
Miyata tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Miyata moves away and avoids it.

Miyata gets a double leg takedown into Keenan's guard.
Miyata controlling from the top position.
Keenan wants to sweep but no luck.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan controls Miyata momentarily but Miyata frees himself.
Miyata controlling from the top position.
Miyata trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Miyata is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Keenan keeping moving, preventing Miyata from controlling successfully.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
A big left from Miyata misses.
Keenan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Miyata just manages to avoid it.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Miyata.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Miyata.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan throws a body punch but Miyata moves out of range.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Miyata under the eye.
Miyata misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Miyata.
A slow jab from Miyata misses its intended target.
Keenan connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Miyata momentarily.
Keenan misses with a body kick.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Miyata.
Gareth Keenan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kira Miyata.
Miyata throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan thinks about countering with a body kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Miyata's hands.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Miyata moves away.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Miyata.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Miyata thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Miyata takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Miyata manages to avoid it.
Miyata throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Miyata throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Miyata moved away.
Keenan slips a jab from Miyata.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan throws the left hand but Miyata avoids the punch easily.
Miyata misses with a left hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Miyata blocks a leg kick.
Miyata looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Miyata tries to score a power double leg takedown but Keenan sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Miyata somewhat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miyata tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Miyata waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Miyata just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Miyata 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.
Keenan defending well as Miyata loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Miyata.
It seemed like Miyata was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Keenan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Miyata can do to turn this around?
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Miyata is just out of range.
Keenan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Miyata connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Miyata pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Miyata misses the target.
Keenan moves out of range as Miyata strikes.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
A leg kick checked by Miyata.
Nice cross by Miyata.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Miyata moves away.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Miyata.
Miyata looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan misses with a hook. Miyata ducked under it nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Miyata was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Miyata is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Miyata takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Miyata tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Miyata.
Keenan misses with the body kick
and Miyata cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Miyata moves away from the strike by Keenan.
Keenan swings for the body but Miyata moves out of range.
Miyata throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
A shot to the liver by Miyata. Beautiful body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Miyata pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Keenan misses with a hook. Miyata ducked under it nicely.
Miyata throws a nice looking combination but Keenan bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Miyata throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Miyata down.
Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.

Miyata manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Keenan on his heels. He'll look to pass Keenan's guard now, I'm sure.
Miyata looking to sit in guard and control but Keenan gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Miyata managing to control the position.
Miyata tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Miyata keeping full guard, as Keenan tries to pass.
Miyata looking to hit a scissor sweep but Keenan is one step ahead there.
Miyata not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Miyata is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Miyata looks for a takedown but Keenan sprawls well.
Miyata slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Miyata.
Miyata avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Miyata connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Keenan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Miyata throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Miyata keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
That kick from Keenan tenderised Miyata's leg. Miyata is trying to keep his angry face on.
Miyata lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Miyata slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Miyata uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Miyata misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Miyata.
It seemed like Miyata was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Keenan takes a swing at Miyata's ribcage but misses.
Miyata takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Miyata's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Miyata slips the punch.
Miyata throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Keenan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Keenan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Keenan there as he acknowledges the shot.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Miyata moves away and avoids it.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Miyata shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Keenan as he jumps to the side.
Keenan connects with a looping right hand.
Jab, jab by Miyata - just one landing.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Miyata steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Miyata throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Miyata throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Miyata.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Miyata throws a poor cross that misses
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.
Keenan avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
It appears Keenan was looking to counter with a kick there.
Miyata connects with a solid leg kick.
Miyata shoots and misses
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.
Gareth Keenan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kira Miyata.
Keenan jabs at Miyata's body.
Miyata misses with a right hand
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan lands a body shot.
Keenan will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Miyata throws a lazy uppercut
and Keenan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Miyata slips the punch.
Miyata misses with a straight right.
Miyata missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Miyata on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Miyata. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Miyata misses with a looping left.
Keenan was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Miyata misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan stuns Miyata with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A big left from Miyata misses.
Miyata checks a low kick from Keenan.
Miyata cracks Keenan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Miyata checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Keenan connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Miyata momentarily.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Miyata is just out of range.
Miyata keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Miyata.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Keenan staying out of range there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Miyata tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Miyata.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Miyata is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Keenan with a body shot.
The fighters circling - Miyata throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Miyata staying out of range there.
A leg kick checked by Miyata.
Miyata tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Miyata.
Miyata throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Keenan there as he acknowledges the shot.
Keenan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Miyata counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Keenan thinking.
Keenan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Miyata on the side of the head.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan misses with a shot to the body
and Miyata counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A jab from Keenan does it's job there.
Miyata swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Miyata.
Keenan looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Miyata displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Miyata swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Miyata.
Jab, jab by Keenan - just one landing.
Miyata fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Miyata misses the jab.
Keenan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Miyata.
A clash of legs there as Miyata blocks the low kick.
Miyata changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Keenan cracks the inside of Miyata's front leg.
Miyata misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miyata throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.

Miyata throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Keenan tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Miyata is in Keenan's guard.
Keenan wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Miyata controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Keenan has his hands on Miyata's head, controlling the position.

Miyata stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Keenan has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Miyata manages to get his head free but now Keenan has transitioned to an armbar! Miyata grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Keenan! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 4, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Gareth Keenan!
Gareth Keenan retains his featherweight title!
A very excited looking Gareth Keenan made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Syn 546 - Apex     
Date:   Sep 29, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Viktor Tsoi (ranked 7 p4p, 1 weight class) and Gareth Keenan (ranked 9 p4p, 2 weight class). Tsoi comes to the cage accompanied by Zvezda po Imeni Solnce. Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music. Gareth Keenan has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

169 cm
34
155 lbs
38 - 10 - 2
179 cm
28
150 lbs
14 - 0 - 3
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Hell's Balls Recovery (160)
Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

Urban Fighter
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Viktor Tsoi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tsoi throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
A good leg kick by Tsoi.
Keenan misses with a wild combination.
Tsoi throws a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a head kick.
Viktor Tsoi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tsoi fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Tsoi punishes Keenan's body with a nice straight punch.
Tsoi lands a head shot.
Tsoi has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Lil Wayne Gymnasium in the buildup to the fight.
Tsoi throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Tsoi looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Keenan blocks the body kick.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Tsoi closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Keenan's guard.
Keenan keeping full guard, as Tsoi tries to pass.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan is controlling Tsoi's posture.
Keenan being controlled here, momentarily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Keenan pulls Tsoi in close to prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Tsoi is stalling in the full guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Tsoi catches Keenan with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Tsoi blocks a low kick nicely.
Keenan chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tsoi can pounce on him.
The fighters circle momentarily. Tsoi darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Tsoi blocks the body kick.
Tsoi misses the shot to the body.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tsoi.
Tsoi lands with a hook. Keenan tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tsoi throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.
Tsoi buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Tsoi.
Tsoi with a jab.
Tsoi tries to land a front kick but Keenan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Jab by Tsoi.
Tsoi feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
Tsoi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tsoi staying out of range there.
Tsoi scores with a nice right hand.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Tsoi thinks about countering with a body kick.
Tsoi tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Tsoi throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Keenan scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tsoi misses with a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Tsoi thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Tsoi misses.
Tsoi lands a jab to the head.
Tsoi looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Tsoi lands with an overhand left.
Keenan throws a jab when Tsoi was well out of range.
Keenan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
And Keenan responds with a good body kick, but Tsoi manages to step out the way in time.
Keenan thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Tsoi if he has to take too many more of those.
Tsoi connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Tsoi is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A solid leg kick lands there for Tsoi.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tsoi.
Keenan checks the leg kick nicely there.
Keenan throws out a leg kick but Tsoi moves out of range and Keenan only half commits.
Tsoi lands a leg kick that knocks Keenan off balance momentarily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


That kick from Keenan tenderised Tsoi's leg. Tsoi is trying to keep his angry face on.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Tsoi down.
Tsoi misses with a body kick.
No luck for Tsoi with that takedown attempt.
Tsoi throws a solid leg kick but Keenan takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Tsoi.
Tsoi is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Keenan can do to turn this around?
Tsoi connects with a leg kick. Keenan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Tsoi avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Tsoi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Keenan lands with a hook. Tsoi tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Tsoi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan misses with the body kick
letting Tsoi counter with a right hand.
Tsoi digs a good body shot into Keenan's ribs.

Tsoi forces Keenan back against the cage and clinches.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Keenan.
Keenan lands with a short shot to the head.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsoi throws a punch but it's blocked by Keenan.

Keenan breaks the clinch.
Tsoi lands a nice looking body kick.
Keenan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Tsoi cracks Keenan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Viktor Tsoi is winning the standup battle so far.
Keenan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Tsoi is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Keenan.
Tsoi buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Keenan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan looks to throw a body kick
and Tsoi counters with a stiff right hand.
Keenan misses with a body kick.

Tsoi moves into the clinch successfully.
Tsoi lands a nice shot to the body.
A shot in the inside from Tsoi.
Tsoi lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan lands a shoulder strike.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Keenan's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Tsoi doesn't manage to clinch there - Keenan circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tsoi cracks Keenan with a good jab.
Tsoi finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Tsoi steps away.

Tsoi scores with a takedown into Keenan's guard.
Tsoi's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Keenan controlling Tsoi's posture.
Tsoi slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tsoi advances position into side control!
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
The ground and pound from Tsoi seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Keenan struggling a bit here.
A lull in the action here as Tsoi stalls from top position.
Tsoi throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Tsoi wants to lay and pray for a moment but Keenan keeps working.
Keenan is letting Tsoi control him for a moment.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Keenan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Keenan throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Tsoi throws a big shot that misses.

Tsoi moves into the clinch.
Keenan is trying to force a seperation but Tsoi has the dominant position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Viktor Tsoi dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Keenan throws a leg kick
and Tsoi counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tsoi thuds a left hand into Keenan's body.
Keenan throws a hook but Tsoi avoids it easily.
Tsoi takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

Tsoi fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Keenan sprawls well initially but Tsoi persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Tsoi throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Tsoi wants to control but Keenan is keeping him busy.
Tsoi stalling.
Tsoi wants to lay and pray for a moment but Keenan keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsoi is taking a breather. Keenan says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Keenan is trying is best to control the position here.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Tsoi fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Keenan takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Tsoi ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Tsoi wants to slow Keenan down by chopping away at his legs.
Tsoi lands a nice looking kick to the body. Keenan takes a step back to recover.
Keenan throws a sloppy head kick and Tsoi moves out of range easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tsoi with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Tsoi throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Tsoi takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Tsoi tests Keenan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tsoi lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A low kick from Tsoi is predictable there
and Tsoi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Tsoi misses with a looping left.
Tsoi slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Tsoi comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Tsoi throws a good cross that connects.
Tsoi tries to land a front kick but Keenan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tsoi lands a jab to the head.
Tsoi turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Tsoi misses with a straight right.
Keenan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Tsoi wants to clinch
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Tsoi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
An inside leg kick from Tsoi misses.
Tsoi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Tsoi misses with a left hand
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Keenan blocks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Tsoi.
Tsoi tries to clinch there but Keenan circles away.
Keenan has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Tsoi misses with a low kick.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Tsoi is wise to it.
Keenan has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Keenan is looking to chop away at Tsoi's legs.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Tsoi.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Tsoi is wise to it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tsoi moves forwards but Keenan connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Tsoi moves out of range of the body kick from Keenan.
Keenan swings for the body but Tsoi moves out of range.
Keenan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Tsoi cracks a nice hook into Keenan's ribs.
Keenan 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.
Tsoi is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Tsoi throws a low kick but it's checked well by Keenan.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Tsoi is out of range.
Tsoi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Viktor Tsoi clearly takes that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Tsoi throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Tsoi shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Tsoi punishes Keenan's body with a nice straight punch.
Tsoi throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
Tsoi checks the leg kick.
Tsoi jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Tsoi throws a front kick that sends Keenan stumbling back into the cage.
Tsoi lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Keenan at a distance.
Keenan thuds a left hand into Tsoi's body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tsoi, right into the meat.
Tsoi misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tsoi thows a body kick. Keenan tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Tsoi lands with a cross.
Tsoi tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
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!
Tsoi with a jab.
Keenan scores with a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Tsoi is just out of range.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Tsoi looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Keenan thows a leg kick but Tsoi checks it
and Tsoi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tsoi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Tsoi moved out of range.
Nice jab there from Tsoi.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Tsoi misses with a wild body shot.
A jab from Tsoi misses.
Tsoi lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A good leg kick by Tsoi.
Tsoi thuds a left hand into Keenan's body.
Tsoi wants to land a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tsoi lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
Both fighters circling a little - Keenan finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Keenan throws a lazy head kick

and Tsoi counters with a single leg into guard. Keenan didn't expect that.
Keenan looking for a sweep. Not yet Keenan, not yet.
Keenan is trying to control the position but Tsoi postures up.
Tsoi slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Tsoi takes a little break here. Keenan wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is looking to regain half guard here but Tsoi keeps moving and retains side control.
A lull in the action here.
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.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Keenan is not content to let Tsoi control the position.
Tsoi moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
You can see the frustration on Keenan's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Viktor Tsoi had his way with Gareth Keenan in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Keenan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Keenan avoids a kick to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tsoi, right into the meat.
Good leg kick by Tsoi there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Keenan lands with a straight right. Tsoi didn't see that one coming.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but Tsoi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tsoi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Tsoi thuds a left hand into Keenan's body.
Tsoi misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Tsoi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Tsoi throws a body kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tsoi fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Keenan.
Keenan takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Tsoi looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Tsoi throws a shot to the body.
Tsoi misses with a low kick.
Tsoi tries to clinch up.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tsoi.
Tsoi with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Keenan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Tsoi throws a half hearted mid kick.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Tsoi.
Keenan 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.
Tsoi throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tsoi misses with a wild body shot.
Viktor Tsoi is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan connects with a single shot there.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Tsoi's head but Tsoi sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan looks to land a body kick but Tsoi moved away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice shot lands for Keenan.
Tsoi with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Tsoi swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan throws a sloppy head kick and Tsoi moves out of range easily.
A quick step to the side and Tsoi tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Tsoi finds it's way round the side to connect with Keenan's head.
Tsoi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Keenan doesn't seem bothered though.
Keenan on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Tsoi. Tsoi obviously looking to wear him down.
Tsoi looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Tsoi fails with an attempt to clinch.
Tsoi stuns Keenan with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Keenan throws a low kick, looking for Tsoi's leg but Tsoi calmly moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Tsoi keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Tsoi thumps Keenan with a low kick.
Tsoi connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A decent looking cross lands there for Tsoi.
The crowd cheers as Tsoi lands an impressive looking overhand right. Keenan doesn't seem phased though.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Keenan moves out of range as Tsoi strikes.
Tsoi throws a front kick aimed at Keenan's knee but Keenan avoids it well.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Tsoi throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Tsoi ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Tsoi gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Keenan counters with a straight right hand.
Gareth Keenan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Tsoi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Tsoi lands a slapping body shot.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tsoi.
Tsoi fires out a quick counter leg kick but Keenan just manages to avoid it.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Tsoi slips the punch.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Tsoi checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tsoi.
Tsoi fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Keenan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Tsoi fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan walks into a straight right hand from Tsoi.
Tsoi's corner calls for a 1-2. Tsoi obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
Viktor Tsoi showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Tsoi 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Viktor Tsoi!

In his post fight interview, Viktor Tsoi gave a big smile as he said 'Im on my last contract before retiring. I've achieved what's out there to achieve.'.
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Event: GAMMA#661 Keenan v Citizen     
Date:   Sep 09, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan (ranked 11 p4p, 2 weight class) and Nico World Citizen (ranked 25 p4p, 3 weight class). Keenan comes to the cage accompanied by Coming Home. World Citizen has chosen Rich Bitch 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.

179 cm
28
150 lbs
13 - 0 - 3
160 cm
29
145 lbs
20 - 9 - 3
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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 13 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Nico World Citizen!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Colin Fotheringham and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nico World Citizen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Keenan throws a quick head kick that skims the top of World Citizen's head.
Keenan lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Keenan has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Globo Gym in the buildup to the fight.
World Citizen gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Keenan.
World Citizen throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A big right from World Citizen misses.
A good leg kick by World Citizen.
Keenan cracks World Citizen with a right hand to the side of the head.
World Citizen throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Donk. World Citizen catches Keenan right on the button with a cross.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
World Citizen misses with a looping left.
It appears Keenan was looking to counter with a kick there.
World Citizen fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
World Citizen misses with a looping left.
Keenan lands a lovely overhand right.
Keenan on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by World Citizen. World Citizen obviously looking to wear him down.
Keenan thuds his right hand into World Citizen's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's one minute gone in the round.
World Citizen throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan appears to be looking for a big counter.
World Citizen tries to land a leg kick but Keenan saw it coming and moves away.
World Citizen throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Keenan. World Citizen shrugs it off though.
World Citizen misses with a looping right.
Keenan is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
World Citizen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A looping hook to the body misses from World Citizen. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Keenan goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
World Citizen misses with a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a straight right hand.
A slapping leg kick lands for Keenan.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of World Citizen's head but World Citizen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan keeps the fight on the outside.
Keenan is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
World Citizen misses with a low kick as Keenan jumps back.
Nice defenses there by World Citizen.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Keenan - that will leave a mark!
World Citizen tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
Keenan 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.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from World Citizen! But no joy.
World Citizen is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
World Citizen tries a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
World Citizen fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Keenan looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
World Citizen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for World Citizen.
World Citizen takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
World Citizen looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan tries to move into range but World Citizen moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
World Citizen throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Keenan scores with a push kick.
Keenan throws a good cross that connects.
Keenan moves into range and connects with a jab.
Keenan scores with a jab. World Citizen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
World Citizen fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Keenan on the side of the head.
World Citizen catches Keenan with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
World Citizen throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
World Citizen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Keenan blocks the leg kick.
World Citizen throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
World Citizen moves out of range of the body kick.
World Citizen drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Keenan connects with a good right hand that stumbles World Citizen. World Citizen circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Keenan scores with a leg kick.
World Citizen misses with an uppercut.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and World Citizen connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Keenan throws a hook but World Citizen avoids it easily.
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
World Citizen tries to close the distance and clinch but Keenan swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
World Citizen misses with a hook.
World Citizen tries a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on World Citizen. That did some damage!
World Citizen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Keenan misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan thuds his shin into the meat of World Citizen's side.
Keenan is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
World Citizen misses with some punches.
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by World Citizen.
World Citizen lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Keenan or not.
Keenan pushes World Citizen back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Keenan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Keenan.
World Citizen throws a head punch that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, World Citizen creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, World Citizen creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Keenan wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but World Citizen has him pressed against the cage.
World Citizen scores with a hook to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Keenan misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
World Citizen makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
World Citizen scores with a shoulder strike.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Keenan lands a nice looking kick to the body. World Citizen takes a step back to recover.
Keenan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Keenan with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling World Citizen to score with a decent uppercut.
World Citizen wants to clinch up but Keenan keeps it at a distance.
World Citizen blocks a head kick by Keenan.
World Citizen avoids the body shot from Keenan.
World Citizen throws a leg kick that is checked
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but World Citizen is just out of range.
World Citizen misses the shot to the body.
Keenan throws a jab when World Citizen was well out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
World Citizen misses the jab.
World Citizen moves out of range as Keenan throws a body kick.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt World Citizen.
Keenan lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
The fighters circle momentarily. World Citizen darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
World Citizen needs to keep his hands up - Keenan had a free shot at his head there.
World Citizen tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan tries to score with a low kick but World Citizen moves his leg out of the way.
Jab by Keenan.
World Citizen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Keenan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but World Citizen is just out of range.
World Citizen scores with the left hand. Keenan knows he should have avoided that one.
World Citizen slips under a jab.
World Citizen lands a nice leg kick that just misses Keenan's sensitive parts.
Keenan checks the leg kick nicely there.
Keenan lands a nice looking body shot.
Keenan fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Keenan explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
World Citizen moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Good shot there by Keenan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
World Citizen lands with a shot to the body.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Keenan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that World Citizen can do to turn this around?
Good work by World Citizen as he checks the leg kick.
World Citizen stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Keenan.
World Citizen is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
World Citizen walks forward, straight into a front kick from Keenan.
Keenan throws a predictable looking body shot
and World Citizen counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
World Citizen throws a big shot that misses.
World Citizen cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Jab from World Citizen.
World Citizen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Keenan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
World Citizen takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Keenan thuds his right hand into World Citizen's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
World Citizen throws a solid leg kick but Keenan takes the impact on his shin and smiles at World Citizen.
World Citizen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
World Citizen misses with an uppercut.
World Citizen attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
World Citizen misses with a body shot.
A low kick from Keenan is predictable there
and World Citizen counters with a nice uppercut.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.
World Citizen throws a good cross that connects.

World Citizen darts in and clinches Keenan up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by World Citizen.
World Citizen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Still in the clinch, Keenan scores with a nice short uppercut.
A shot in the inside from World Citizen.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.
World Citizen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
World Citizen tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
World Citizen makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
World Citizen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Keenan lands an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan throws a head punch that misses.
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan pushes World Citizen back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
World Citizen prevents a body shot from Keenan.
Keenan is looking to control World Citizen's arms but World Citizen gets an underhook and turns him. Now Keenan has his back to the cage.
Still in the clinch, World Citizen scores with a nice short uppercut.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Keenan pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but World Citizen manages to avoid it.
Keenan thumps World Citizen with a low kick.
World Citizen throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
World Citizen lands with a cross.
World Citizen throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Keenan.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from World Citizen.
World Citizen scores with a nice strike.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
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 Gareth Keenan 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.


World Citizen lands a jab.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping World Citizen under the eye.
Keenan blocks a jab.
World Citizen tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
World Citizen misses with a straight right.
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
World Citizen misses with a body shot.
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw.
World Citizen lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
Keenan looks to land a body kick but World Citizen moved away.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from World Citizen.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
World Citizen 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.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A jab from Keenan misses.
World Citizen throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from World Citizen misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

World Citizen rushes Keenan and presses him up against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.
Keenan doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Keenan lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Keenan tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Keenan works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
World Citizen has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Keenan.
Keenan throws a punch but it's blocked by World Citizen.
Keenan struggles to land a body shot inside as World Citizen controls his hands.
World Citizen blocks an uppercut.
Keenan lands a hook that snaps the head of World Citizen backwards.
World Citizen misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Keenan blocks an uppercut.
Keenan blocks an uppercut.
Keenan blocking some punches.
World Citizen lands an elbow just above Keenan 's eye.
World Citizen misses with the head strike.
Keenan lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A right hook to the body lands for Keenan.
Nice body punch from World Citizen - that landed with a thud.
Keenan misses with a hook from the clinch.
World Citizen scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch on the inside from World Citizen fails to land.
Keenan misses with a punch on the inside.
Keenan lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of World Citizen backwards.
Keenan tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short left from Keenan.
Keenan lands with a left to the head.
World Citizen working some nice short punches in the clinch.
World Citizen has a couple of punches blocked by Keenan.
Keenan lands on the inside with an uppercut.
World Citizen blocking some punches.
World Citizen lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Keenan blocks a body shot from World Citizen.
World Citizen tries a body shot but Keenan blocks it.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Keenan takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
A right handed body shot lands from World Citizen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
World Citizen scores with a nice hook to the head.

Keenan breaks from the clinch.
Keenan throws a leg kick but World Citizen checks it.
World Citizen scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan with a jab.
World Citizen has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but World Citizen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
World Citizen looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
World Citizen has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but World Citizen is out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Keenan 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 World Citizen has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from World Citizen and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
World Citizen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
World Citizen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
World Citizen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.
World Citizen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from World Citizen.
World Citizen is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
World Citizen missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from World Citizen, right into the meat.
World Citizen moves out of range of the body kick from Keenan.
Keenan's corner calls for a 1-2. Keenan 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!
World Citizen stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Keenan.
World Citizen is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
World Citizen feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but World Citizen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on World Citizen's shoulder, as World Citizen tries to avoid the shot.
World Citizen lands with a good body shot.
World Citizen tries to clinch
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
World Citizen misses with an uppercut.
Keenan thows a body kick. World Citizen tries to catch it but that hurt him.
A low kick from World Citizen misses
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Gareth Keenan did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Keenan checks a leg kick nicely.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
World Citizen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
World Citizen throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from World Citizen.
Keenan throws a front kick that sends World Citizen stumbling back into the cage.
Keenan misses with a low kick as World Citizen jumps back.
World Citizen defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan takes one to the chin there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from World Citizen 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 Keenan has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Keenan and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Keenan appears to be looking for a big counter.
World Citizen sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
World Citizen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Keenan walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from World Citizen.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between World Citizen's hands.
World Citizen lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but World Citizen checks it.
World Citizen feints a counter leg kick.
Keenan takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Keenan takes one to the chin there.
World Citizen lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Keenan at a distance.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but World Citizen is out of range.
Keenan on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
World Citizen lands a nice leg kick that just misses Keenan's sensitive parts.
World Citizen misses with a low kick as Keenan jumps back.
Keenan cracks World Citizen with an open hand slap.
World Citizen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. World Citizen does a little dance to reset his feet.
World Citizen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Keenan lets loose with a powerful body kick. World Citizen will feel that in the morning.
Keenan is looking to slow World Citizen down with leg kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
World Citizen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
World Citizen slips under a jab from Keenan.
World Citizen defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Nice straight punches there by World Citizen. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of World Citizen.
Keenan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
World Citizen tries to land a leg kick but Keenan saw it coming and moves away.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from World Citizen.
Keenan delivers a nice body kick.
World Citizen throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Keenan to counter with a crisp jab.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
World Citizen lands a right hook to the body.
Donk. Keenan catches World Citizen right on the button with a cross.
World Citizen throws a series of punches but Keenan avoids them all with ease.
Keenan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan tries to score with a low kick but World Citizen moves his leg out of the way.
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw.
World Citizen tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
World Citizen is looking to slow Keenan down with leg kicks.
Keenan is looking to slow World Citizen down with leg kicks.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Keenan moves away from the strike by World Citizen.
World Citizen walks into a jab.
World Citizen connects with the punch.
Keenan scores with a crisp jab that stopped World Citizen in his tracks.
Keenan throws a head kick but World Citizen moves out of range.
World Citizen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
World Citizen connects with a right hand. Keenan shakes it off.
Keenan takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's 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!
World Citizen throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan fires out a quick counter leg kick but World Citizen just manages to avoid it.
World Citizen lands a body shot.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Keenan misses its target.
World Citizen fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Keenan on the side of the head.
Keenan throws a head kick but World Citizen moves out of range.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but World Citizen moves away.
World Citizen listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.

World Citizen moves into range and clinches up with Keenan.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Keenan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
World Citizen lands a leg kick that knocks Keenan off balance momentarily.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from World Citizen.
A low kick from World Citizen misses
and Keenan counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
World Citizen avoids the body shot from Keenan.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
World Citizen misses with a straight right.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Nico World Citizen 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. This is the final round!


Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
World Citizen throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
World Citizen throws a poor cross that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
World Citizen bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from World Citizen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
World Citizen swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
World Citizen bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
World Citizen fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Keenan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan lands a jab to the nose.
World Citizen throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
World Citizen tries to clinch there but Keenan circles away.
World Citizen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Keenan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Keenan sizes up World Citizen with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
An inside leg kick from Keenan misses.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from World Citizen.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from World Citizen.
Keenan throws a leg kick but World Citizen sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Keenan misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan jabs World Citizen to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from World Citizen.
World Citizen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Keenan lands a really nice looking cross but World Citizen seems unphased.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from World Citizen misses the target.
Keenan feinted there with a counter leg kick.
World Citizen throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Keenan.
World Citizen lands with a thumping leg kick.
A swing and a miss from World Citizen.
World Citizen tries to clinch up but Keenan circles away and keeps his distance.
Nico World Citizen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
World Citizen feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
World Citizen thows a leg kick but Keenan checks it
and Keenan counters with a right hand to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
World Citizen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
World Citizen misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a leg kick.
World Citizen slips under a jab.
World Citizen throws a counter combo.
Keenan thuds a left hand into World Citizen's body.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
World Citizen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but World Citizen avoids it.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Keenan throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
World Citizen uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Keenan lands a jab to the head.
World Citizen looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but World Citizen was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
World Citizen on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Keenan takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from World Citizen.
World Citizen misses with a wild combination.
Keenan lands a jab.
Keenan cracks the inside of World Citizen's front leg.
Good exchange - Keenan coming out on top.
Keenan avoids the body shot from World Citizen.
Keenan throws a quick counter kick to the body but World Citizen avoids it.
Keenan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and World Citizen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice uppercut lands for Keenan. That snapped World Citizen's head back.
World Citizen lands a nice looking body shot.
A thudding body kick lands there by Keenan!
Keenan misses with an uppercut. World Citizen saw that one coming.
World Citizen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Nice jab there from Keenan.
World Citizen lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
World Citizen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
World Citizen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan cracks the inside of World Citizen's front leg.
World Citizen tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
A shot to the liver by Keenan. Beautiful body shot.
World Citizen throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gareth Keenan showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Keenan 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 50:45
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 49:46
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan retains his featherweight title!
Gareth Keenan thanked the fans post fight for their support.
In defeat, Nico World Citizen stepped up to the mic, saying 'Yawn, fucking reach.'.
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hype
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pop
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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#654 Wolek v Keenan 2     
Date:   Aug 12, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Lukasz Wolek and Gareth Keenan. Wolek comes to the cage accompanied by DMX - Ruff Ryders anthem. Keenan comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Coming Home kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

169 cm
31
146 lbs
32 - 5 - 1
179 cm
27
150 lbs
12 - 0 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
House of Valor

Urban Fighter
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)



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 32 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Lukasz Wolek!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Paul Tew and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan drops his hands momentarily and Wolek takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Keenan walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Keenan motions for Wolek to come forward. Keenan throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Wolek.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wolek.
Wolek uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Wolek misses with a body kick.
Keenan slips a straight right by Wolek.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Wolek has been working on his boxing with his coaches at School Of Fighting in the buildup to the fight.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Wolek was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan is looking to slow Wolek down with leg kicks.
Wolek looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan throws a jab when Wolek was well out of range.
Wolek moves out of range of the strikes.
Good exchange - Wolek coming out on top.
Wolek looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Keenan was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Keenan throws an off balance right hand
and Wolek counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wolek lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A slow jab from Wolek misses its intended target.
Wolek lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolek 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.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wolek was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Wolek staying out of range there.
Keenan scores with a jab to the head.
Wolek waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wolek looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan throws a low kick but Wolek avoids it.
Keenan defending well as Wolek loads up on a big left hand.
Wolek throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wolek goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

Wolek clinches up with Keenan and pushes him back against the cage.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Wolek throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Keenan misses with a body punch.
Wolek prevents a body shot from Keenan.
Wolek throws an elbow that misses.
Keenan swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wolek lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Wolek tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Keenan's elbow.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A short uppercut from Keenan.
Wolek blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Keenan.
Wolek misses with some punches.
Wolek lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Keenan backwards.
Wolek lands a left hand that snaps the head of Keenan backwards.
Keenan's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Wolek lands a body shot in the clinch.
Keenan lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Wolek backwards.
Wolek lands a body punch in the clinch.
Keenan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Keenan breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Wolek keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Keenan needs to keep his hands up - Wolek had a free shot at his head there.
Wolek waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Wolek throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan feints and then cracks Wolek's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wolek down.
Wolek digs a good hook to Keenan's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wolek misses with a looping left.
A combination from Wolek does no damage.
Keenan with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wolek to score with a decent uppercut.
Nice uppercut lands for Wolek. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Keenan with a hook.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wolek slips under a jab from Keenan.
Wolek takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Wolek swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan catches Wolek with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wolek on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Wolek keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Wolek walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Keenan checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Wolek is wise to it.
Wolek takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Wolek looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw 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!
Wolek throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Wolek is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A little jabbing left from Keenan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wolek manages to avoid it.
Wolek swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Wolek moves away from the strike by Keenan.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Wolek was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice cross by Wolek.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Wolek saw that one coming.
Wolek misses the body punch
and Keenan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wolek blocks a head kick by Keenan.
Wolek moves out of range of the leg kick from Keenan.
Keenan thows a leg kick but Wolek checks it
and Wolek counters with a nice body kick.
Wolek with a jab.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wolek connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Wolek has closed the distance and engaged Keenan in a clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Wolek creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Keenan.
Wolek scores with a shot to the side of Keenan's head.
Keenan working aggressively here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lukasz Wolek dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


A right-left combo lands from Wolek.
Keenan throws a jab when Wolek was well out of range.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Wolek sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Wolek ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Wolek smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan sizes up Wolek with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Wolek tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Keenan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Wolek swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Lukasz Wolek is winning the standup battle so far.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wolek throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Wolek fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Keenan checks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wolek jabs at Keenan's body.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Lukasz Wolek seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wolek feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
Keenan takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Keenan lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Wolek to counter with a crisp jab.
Wolek misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan misses the body punch
and Wolek counters with a straight right hand.
Keenan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Wolek throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A big left from Keenan misses.
Keenan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wolek.
A big left from Wolek misses.
Wolek ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Wolek throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wolek misses with a looping left.
Keenan sizes up Wolek with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Wolek sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan throws a hook but Wolek avoids it easily.
Wolek misses the shot to the body.
Wolek is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Keenan can do to turn this around?
Wolek checks the leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Wolek lands a right hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wolek checks a leg kick.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Wolek saw that one coming.
Wolek cracks Keenan with an open hand slap.
Wolek ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Wolek jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Wolek sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Wolek throws a big counter combination but Keenan scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Wolek checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Wolek doesn't manage to clinch there - Keenan circles away.
Wolek throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Wolek takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Wolek takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wolek throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wolek checks a low kick from Keenan.
Wolek avoids a kick to the body.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wolek tries to score with a low kick but Keenan moves his leg out of the way.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Wolek throws a half hearted mid kick.
Keenan listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Wolek listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Wolek misses with the combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Wolek does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Wolek ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Wolek checks a leg kick nicely.
Wolek avoids a kick to the body.
Wolek closes the distance looking to clinch
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Wolek throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Wolek connects with a jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wolek swings away with a body shot that misses
and Keenan counters with a nice kick to the body.
Wolek shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Keenan eats them both and turns towards Wolek to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Keenan getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A solid leg kick lands there for Keenan.
Keenan pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wolek swings and misses with a hook to the body.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Wolek misses with a short punch on the inside.
Keenan swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Keenan breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Keenan 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.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wolek.
Wolek ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Wolek looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Keenan cracks Wolek with an open hand slap.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wolek lands a nice hook to Keenan's body. Keenan takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Wolek getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Wolek lands a nice looking body shot.
Keenan stuns Wolek with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Wolek throws a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Wolek throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Wolek throws a sloppy head kick and Keenan moves out of range easily.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Wolek swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Wolek slips a jab from Keenan.
Wolek tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.
Wolek fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wolek lands with a kick to the temple. Keenan shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan feints and then cracks Wolek's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wolek down.
Keenan scores with a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolek throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Wolek.
As Wolek backs off Keenan throws a huge counter combo but Wolek manages to avoid it all.
Wolek misses with a body kick.
Wolek throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
A cross from Keenan lands.
Wolek throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Keenan scores with a leg kick.
Wolek bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Keenan's head backwards.
Wolek checks a low kick from Keenan.
Keenan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Wolek throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Keenan's head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wolek. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Wolek just misses with a punch to the body.
Wolek takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Keenan has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Wolek finds it's way round the side to connect with Keenan's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan cracks the inside of Wolek's front leg.
Keenan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wolek throws a nice looking combination but Keenan bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Wolek is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Wolek lands with a shot to the body.
Wolek fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Keenan on the side of the head.
Wolek cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wolek was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Keenan swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Wolek throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Wolek.
Keenan lands a jab to the head.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Wolek throws out a powerful jab.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice body punch from Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Keenan gets tackled into the cage by Wolek. Wolek maintains the clinch.
Keenan misses with the head strike.
A right hand to the body from Wolek.
Keenan scores with a shoulder strike.
Wolek pushes Keenan back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wolek swings wildly with an uppercut but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wolek landing knees to the head.
Keenan lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wolek.
Wolek lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Wolek lands a left hand.
Wolek swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Keenan pushes Wolek back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan takes a shot to the head.
A hook to the body from Wolek.
Wolek blocks a body shot from Keenan.
Keenan blocks the elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wolek being controlled against the cage.
Wolek misses with a hook from the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Wolek.
Wolek looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Wolek pushes off an throws an elbow but Keenan leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
A short right from Wolek.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.
Keenan lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wolek backwards.
Keenan pushes Wolek back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Wolek tries to work over Keenan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Keenan.
A head punch on the inside from Wolek fails to land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Keenan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wolek's elbow.
Wolek trying to land knees to the body.
Keenan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wolek's elbow.
Wolek looking to throw knees to the head but Keenan is blocking nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Lukasz Wolek clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Keenan throws a body punch but Wolek moves out of range.
Wolek throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wolek slips under a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Wolek misses the target.
Wolek keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Wolek throws a quick counter kick to the body but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan jabs Wolek to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wolek lands with a thumping leg kick.
Keenan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Keenan lands a nice looking body shot.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Keenan tries to move into range but Wolek moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan connects with a jab.
Wolek walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Keenan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Wolek's shoulder, as Wolek tries to avoid the shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wolek connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wolek getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Wolek takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wolek ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Wolek tries to work over Keenan's front leg with a kick but Keenan checks it.
Wolek misses with a hook.
Wolek slips a jab from Keenan.
Wolek lands a body shot.
Wolek misses with the body kick
and Keenan counters with a left to the body.
Wolek cracks Keenan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Keenan slips under a jab from Wolek.
Keenan cracks Wolek with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Wolek is just out of range.
Wolek lands a nice hook to Keenan's body. Keenan takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Wolek throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Wolek is wise to it.
Wolek cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wolek sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wolek falls off balance throwing a combination
and Keenan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan throws a jab when Wolek was well out of range.
Wolek is looking to counter punch.
Wolek misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Keenan moves out of range as Wolek throws a body kick.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wolek moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Keenan throws a hook but Wolek blocks it.
Wolek closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Wolek throws a nice looking combination but Keenan bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Wolek checks a leg kick nicely.
Keenan slips a jab from Wolek.
Wolek misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Wolek misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Wolek looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wolek throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Keenan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Wolek misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Wolek.
Keenan lands a nice looking body shot.
Wolek scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Wolek throws a lazy head kick
and Keenan counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Wolek is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Wolek moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan takes a swing at Wolek's ribcage but misses.
Wolek swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Wolek avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan avoids the body shot from Wolek.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wolek avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Donk. Keenan catches Wolek right on the button with a cross.
Wolek misses with a looping right.
Keenan takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Wolek on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wolek avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Wolek misses with a low kick.
Keenan looks for the body kick but Wolek saw that one coming.
Keenan scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wolek tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Wolek misses with a low kick.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wolek.
Keenan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Wolek dips to his left and cracks Keenan with an uppercut!
Wolek throws a big shot that misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Wolek avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Keenan walks into a left hand.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Wolek counters with an inside leg kick.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan cracks Wolek with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Keenan keeps the fight on the outside.
Keenan digs a good hook to Wolek's body.
Wolek slips under a jab.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wolek feinted there with a counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wolek scores with a nice right hand.
Wolek works Keenan's body with a nice hook.
Wolek thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wolek tries to close the distance and clinch but Keenan swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Wolek misses with an uppercut
and Wolek takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolek uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Wolek takes one on the button.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Wolek slips the punch.
Wolek jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wolek.
Keenan avoids the head kick by Wolek.
Keenan throws an off balance right hand
and Wolek counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan dips to his left and cracks Wolek with an uppercut!
Wolek misses with a looping left.
Keenan takes a swing at Wolek's ribcage but misses.
Wolek fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wolek has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Wolek there as he acknowledges the shot.
Wolek looks to clinch
and Keenan counters with a nice uppercut.
Wolek checks a leg kick nicely.
Wolek throws a good cross that connects.
Keenan on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A jab lands there for Wolek.
Nice straight punches there by Wolek. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Wolek.
Keenan dips to his left and cracks Wolek with an uppercut!
Wolek connects with a jab.
A lazy left from Wolek finds it's target.
Wolek defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan throws the left hand but Wolek avoids the punch easily.
Wolek misses with a looping left.
Wolek misses the jab.
Keenan thuds his shin into the meat of Wolek's side.
Wolek slips a straight right by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wolek.
Wolek misses with a hook.
Wolek throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Wolek looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Wolek.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Wolek saw that one coming.
Keenan takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Wolek moved away.
Jab from Wolek.
Wolek misses with a low kick.
Wolek lands a nice shot that snaps Keenan's head back.
Wolek misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Wolek takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wolek gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Nice defenses there by Wolek.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wolek, right into the meat.
Wolek bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan thuds his right hand into Wolek's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Wolek misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

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!
Keenan is looking to chop away at Wolek's legs.
Wolek throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Keenan with a nice cross.
Wolek looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Wolek slips a jab from Keenan.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wolek checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Wolek appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A jab from Keenan finds it's way through Wolek's defenses.
Wolek throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Keenan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Wolek bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wolek.
Wolek throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan is looking to score with low kicks.
Wolek throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Gareth Keenan.
I think Keenan 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 50:45
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 47:48
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan is the new featherweight champion!
A very excited looking Gareth Keenan made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: GAMMA#651 Goodman v Hanolla     
Date:   Jul 29, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Lukasz Wolek and Gareth Keenan. Wolek's entrance music is DMX - Ruff Ryders anthem. A fine choice. Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

169 cm
30
146 lbs
32 - 5 - 0
179 cm
27
150 lbs
12 - 0 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
House of Valor

Urban Fighter
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)



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 32 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Lukasz Wolek!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, James Glass and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wolek ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Wolek gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Keenan.
Wolek throws a right and a left that both miss.
Wolek with a jab.
Wolek just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan cracks Wolek with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Wolek.
Keenan cracks Wolek with a good jab.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Wolek misses with a looping right.
Wolek misses the body punch
and Keenan counters with a straight right hand.
A big left from Keenan misses.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Wolek moves away and avoids it.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wolek throws out the jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan fails to land with a series of punches.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body
and Wolek counters with a straight right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wolek. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wolek throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolek avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wolek delivers a nice body kick.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wolek.
Wolek misses with a kick to the body.
Lukasz Wolek seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wolek.
Wolek gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Wolek throws a sloppy head kick and Keenan moves out of range easily.
Wolek throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Wolek tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Wolek scores with a crisp jab that stopped Keenan in his tracks.
Wolek fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Keenan checks it well.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wolek takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Wolek steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wolek is looking to counter punch.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Keenan misses with a body kick.
Wolek was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Keenan, 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!
Wolek throws a lazy uppercut
and Wolek takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wolek lands with a nice combination. Keenan backs away looking to recover.
Keenan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Wolek on the side of the head.
Keenan has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Keenan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Wolek sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Keenan works the jab nicely.
Keenan circles away from the clinch attempt.
A nice side step and Keenan releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A jab from Wolek misses.
Keenan is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Wolek had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Wolek tries a head kick but it misses.
Wolek uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Keenan on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wolek. Wolek obviously looking to wear him down.
Wolek scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Keenan moves out of range as Wolek strikes.
Wolek closes the distance but Keenan moves to the side
and Keenan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wolek looks to land a combination but Keenan avoids it well.
Keenan slips a straight right by Wolek.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Wolek steps away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with the combination.
Keenan throws a hook but Wolek blocks it.
Keenan with a hook.
Wolek walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Keenan.
Keenan throws a hook but Wolek blocks it.
Wolek swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Wolek blocks a jab.
Wolek shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Keenan has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Wolek throws a front kick aimed at Keenan's knee but Keenan avoids it well.
Keenan misses with a head kick.
Keenan thuds a left hand into Wolek's body.
Wolek walks into a left hand.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Wolek throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Keenan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wolek scores with a spinning back kick!
Wolek misses the jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a leg kick that is checked
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Wolek on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Keenan takes one to the chin there.
Wolek lands a head shot.
Wolek throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Wolek moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Keenan tries to work over Wolek's front leg with a kick but Wolek checks it.
Keenan lands an overhand right.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Wolek!
Keenan will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Keenan takes a swing at Wolek's ribcage but misses.

Wolek gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Keenan is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wolek prevents Keenan from breaking the clinch.
Wolek tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Keenan's elbow.

Keenan breaks from the clinch.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
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 Lukasz Wolek will probably get the nod.
That's time! Wolek's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Wolek scores with a hook to the body. Keenan takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wolek misses with a looping left.
Wolek throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wolek backing away here, and Keenan unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Lukasz Wolek is winning the standup battle so far.
Wolek swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wolek displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Wolek lands a head shot.
Keenan with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wolek to score with a decent uppercut.
Wolek pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wolek misses with a kick to the body
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wolek sizes up Keenan with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wolek.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A low kick from Keenan misses
enabling Wolek to counter with a crisp jab.
Wolek on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wolek.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Wolek counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wolek misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Wolek saw that one coming.
Wolek is looking to counter with head kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan lands a jab to the nose.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Wolek knows he should have avoided that one.
Wolek tries to close the distance and clinch but Keenan swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Wolek waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Keenan clobbers Wolek with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Jab, jab by Wolek - just one landing.
Wolek throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wolek tries to clinch but Keenan moves out of range.
Wolek scores with a sloppy right hand. Keenan should have avoided that one.
Nice defenses there by Wolek.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Left hook, right uppercut from Wolek.
Wolek slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jab by Keenan.
Wolek swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a right hand to the body.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wolek throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Wolek looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Wolek.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Wolek lands a head shot.
Wolek throws a right and a left that Keenan avoids nicely.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Donk. Wolek catches Keenan right on the button with a cross.
A punch combination from Wolek misses.
Wolek misses with a wild body shot.
Wolek takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A jab from Wolek misses.
Wolek throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a right hand
and Keenan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wolek on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Wolek misses with a low kick as Keenan jumps back.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wolek was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Good exchange - Wolek coming out on top.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Keenan misses with a straight left.

Wolek closes the distance and pushes Keenan back into the cage.
I was talking to Wolek's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Wolek lands a nice uppercut.
Keenan misses with the head strike.
Wolek tries a body shot but Keenan blocks it.
Wolek pushes Keenan back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Keenan creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Keenan blocks an uppercut.
Wolek blocks an uppercut.
Wolek working some nice short punches in the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan lands with a light punch inside.
Wolek lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by Wolek.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Wolek blocking some punches.
Keenan throws a punch but it's blocked by Wolek.
Wolek lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Keenan lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Wolek or not.
Wolek scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Wolek throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Wolek connects with a nasty looking knee right to Keenan's face.
Lukasz Wolek has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Wolek takes a shot to the head.
Wolek throws an elbow that misses.
Wolek scores with a shot to the side of Keenan's head.
Wolek pushes Keenan back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Keenan is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Wolek lands a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan gets through Wolek's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Wolek.
Wolek lands with a right to the head.
Keenan lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Wolek blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wolek swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Wolek gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Keenan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Keenan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Keenan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wolek takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Keenan chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan lands a body shot.
Wolek is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Wolek throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.
Keenan raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Wolek thumps Keenan with a low kick.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wolek.
Keenan was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Wolek throws a series of punches but Keenan avoids them all with ease.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Wolek.
Keenan 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!
Wolek on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolek fails with an attempt to clinch.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wolek waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Wolek is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Keenan.
Keenan bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Wolek's head.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Wolek saw that one coming.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan tries to bum rush Wolek with a series of wild strikes but Wolek uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Keenan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Wolek throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Keenan.
Wolek dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wolek tries a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Wolek fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Keenan looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Keenan is looking to slow Wolek down with leg kicks.
Wolek throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wolek thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan scores with a nice body kick.
Wolek with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Wolek.
Wolek tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Keenan's elbow.
Keenan lands an uppercut.
Wolek misses with a hook to the ribs.
Keenan misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Keenan has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A shot in the inside from Keenan.

Keenan manages to break the clinch.
Wolek takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wolek scores with a kick to the body.
Keenan cracks the inside of Wolek's front leg.
Wolek is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Keenan works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Decent striking displayed by Wolek there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wolek under the eye.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wolek throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Wolek throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wolek checks it well.
Wolek pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wolek connects with a looping right hand.
Wolek looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan throws a leg kick which misses Wolek's front leg but catches the back leg as Wolek tries to avoid it.
Wolek defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wolek tries to clinch up but Keenan circles away and keeps his distance.
Keenan misses with a shot to the body
and Wolek counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Keenan scores with a jab. Wolek acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan avoids the body shot from Wolek.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wolek throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Keenan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Keenan throws a wild body kick that Wolek sees coming a mile off.
Wolek walks forward, straight into a front kick from Keenan.
Wolek connects with a good right hand that stumbles Keenan. Keenan circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Wolek throws an off balance right hand
and Keenan counters with a right hand to the body.
Keenan takes one to the chin there.
Keenan 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.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wolek.
Wolek takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wolek fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Keenan checks it well.
Wolek lands with a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wolek misses the shot to the body.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Wolek misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
A left lands for Keenan.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Gareth Keenan just about did enough to take it.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Wolek throws a right hand that misses
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Keenan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Wolek misses with a wild combination.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Wolek swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Wolek pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wolek throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Keenan, right into the meat.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Keenan.
Wolek goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Wolek smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wolek ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
A leg kick checked by Keenan.
Keenan wants to land a leg kick but Wolek is out of range.
Wolek looks to land a body kick but Keenan moved away.
Keenan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Wolek scores with a kick to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolek throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wolek looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Wolek moved away.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Wolek connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wolek.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Wolek on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Wolek jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wolek takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Wolek moves out of range of the body kick.
Wolek dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan cracks the inside of Wolek's front leg.
Keenan throws a low kick, looking for Wolek's leg but Wolek calmly moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan scores with a sloppy right hand. Wolek should have avoided that one.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Wolek counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wolek throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wolek is out of range and Keenan settles back down.
Wolek uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Wolek thinks about countering with a body kick.
Keenan lands with a nice body punch.
Wolek paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A big left from Wolek misses.
Keenan throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Keenan is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Wolek.
Keenan appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Wolek doesn't manage to clinch there - Keenan circles away.
Wolek misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Wolek lands with a good body shot.
Wolek uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan defending well as Wolek loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Keenan slips a straight right by Wolek.
Keenan steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Keenan throws a front kick that sends Wolek stumbling back into the cage.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Wolek.

Wolek rushes Keenan and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Wolek blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Keenan lands a nice uppercut.
Wolek lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

Keenan breaks the clinch.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wolek slips a straight right by Keenan.
Wolek ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Wolek swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Wolek pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wolek takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Wolek throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wolek throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Keenan counters with a nice body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wolek takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wolek. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
A lazy left from Wolek finds it's target.
Wolek takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Keenan lands the left hand.
Wolek tries to bum rush Keenan with a series of wild strikes but Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Wolek knows he should have avoided that one.
Nice body punch from Wolek.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wolek.
And Keenan responds with a good body kick, but Wolek manages to step out the way in time.
Wolek throws a lazy head kick
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Wolek missing with a left hand there. Keenan 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.

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


Wolek dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wolek is looking to land body kicks.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wolek under the eye.
Keenan scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Wolek saw that one coming.
Wolek ducks right into an uppercut from Keenan.
Wolek will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Keenan throws a low kick but Wolek avoids it.
A punch combination from Keenan misses.
Wolek looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wolek chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Keenan can pounce on him.
That kick from Wolek tenderised Keenan's leg. Keenan is trying to keep his angry face on.
Keenan throws a body punch but Wolek moves out of range.
Wolek misses with a body shot.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolek tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Keenan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Keenan steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Wolek throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Wolek.
Wolek misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
Wolek loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan 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.
Wolek was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Wolek throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Wolek throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wolek moves out of range of the body kick.

Wolek takes the fight into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Keenan.
Keenan working aggressively here.
Keenan lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wolek backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wolek.
Wolek lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Wolek.
Keenan blocking some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Still in the clinch, Keenan scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.

Keenan's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Keenan takes a swing at Wolek's ribcage but misses.
Wolek dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Keenan. That did some damage!
Wolek lands a jab to Keenan's midsection.
Keenan takes a kick to the side of the head.
Wolek throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Wolek missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Wolek closes the distance and clinches.
Wolek throws a punch but it's blocked by Keenan.
Wolek blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Keenan lands a body punch.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Keenan breaks from the clinch.
Wolek misses with a kick to the body.
Wolek swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with an inside leg kick.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Wolek sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Wolek takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Wolek bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan moves out of range as Wolek throws a body kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Nice cross by Wolek.
Wolek throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wolek misses with a body kick.
Wolek misses with a low kick.
Wolek throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
A good leg kick by Keenan.
A swing and a miss from Wolek.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wolek misses with a wild body shot.
Wolek throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
No joy there for Keenan, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan misses the jab.
Keenan's corner calls for a 1-2. Keenan obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Wolek throws a low kick but it's checked well by Keenan.
Wolek looks to land a body kick but Keenan moved away.
Wolek swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan connects with a good right hand that stumbles Wolek. Wolek circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Keenan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Wolek throwing a counter right hand but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Wolek throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Wolek is looking to slow Keenan down with leg kicks.
Donk. Wolek catches Keenan right on the button with a cross.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Gareth Keenan.
I think Keenan has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 50:45
Judge James Glass scores the fight 48:48
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 47:48

The fight is ruled a draw!

Lukasz Wolek retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: EVO 317: Obliteratii vs Todd     
Date:   Jun 07, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Marcin Sokol and Gareth Keenan. Sokol kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is DMX - X gon' give it to Ya. Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

179 cm
31
167 lbs
26 - 10 - 1
179 cm
27
150 lbs
11 - 0 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Marcin Sokol!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Richard Clark and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sokol takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Sokol fails with an attempt to clinch.
Sokol jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sokol chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Keenan can pounce on him.
Sokol throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Sokol misses the target.
Keenan appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sokol.
A head kick misses from Sokol.
Sokol throws a front kick that sends Keenan stumbling back into the cage.
Sokol looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Sokol misses with a low kick as Keenan jumps back.
Keenan takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Sokol missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan 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.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sokol.
Sokol on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sokol.
Sokol moves away from the strike by Keenan.
A little feinted left hand from Sokol on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sokol avoids a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Sokol's head backwards.
Sokol is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sokol.
Keenan tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
As Keenan backs away, Sokol returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Sokol looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sokol looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Sokol lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Keenan avoids a kick to the body.
Keenan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sokol is able to avoid easily.
Jab from Keenan.
Sokol moves out of range of the strikes.
A big left from Sokol misses.
Sokol misses with an uppercut
and Keenan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Danga de danga de dang - Sokol scores with a four punch combination!
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sokol's sensitive parts.
Keenan avoids the head kick by Sokol.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Sokol steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sokol moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sokol moves away.
Keenan moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sokol tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Keenan paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Marcin Sokol seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sokol pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sokol throws a chopping leg kick but Keenan manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sokol manages to avoid it.
Keenan connects with a jab.
Sokol takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Sokol scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sokol sizes up Keenan with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Nice body punch from Keenan.
Keenan throws the left hand but Sokol avoids the punch easily.
Keenan cracks the inside of Sokol's front leg.
Sokol's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Sokol misses the jab.
Sokol throws a right hand that misses
and Keenan counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sokol thinking.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Sokol connects with a looping right hand.
Sokol fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Sokol throws a right and a left that Keenan avoids nicely.
Sokol stuns Keenan with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Sokol misses with a right hand
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Keenan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Sokol on the side of the head.
A low kick from Sokol misses
and Keenan counters with a body kick that stops Sokol in his tracks momentarily.
Sokol is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Sokol throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sokol sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice jab there from Keenan.
Keenan is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Sokol had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Sokol checks a low kick from Keenan.
Sokol was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sokol throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Keenan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
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!
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but Sokol avoids it.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sokol throws a leg kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Sokol off balance momentarily.
Sokol lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Keenan throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Sokol counters with an outside leg kick.
Keenan scores with a jab. Sokol acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Keenan throws a hook but Sokol avoids it easily.
Sokol uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Sokol thuds a left hand into Keenan's body.
Keenan cracks a nice hook into Sokol's ribs.
Sokol is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Sokol misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Keenan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Sokol throws a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Keenan scores with a jab.
Sokol misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters with a nice body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan is looking to slow Sokol down with leg kicks.
Sokol scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sokol sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Sokol.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sokol throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
Sokol slips a jab from Keenan.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Sokol might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Sokol throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Sokol throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Sokol steps away.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A bone on bone clash there as Keenan blocks the leg kick.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
It looked like Sokol was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Keenan.
Sokol closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sokol lands a nice looking body shot.
Sokol walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Keenan checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sokol checks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sokol moves out of range of the strikes.
Sokol uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Sokol lands with a nice combination. Keenan backs away looking to recover.
Sokol throws a body shot but no joy.
Sokol throws an off balance right hand
and Keenan counters with a nice leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan avoids the body shot from Sokol.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Sokol tried to counter with a leg kick but Keenan avoided it.
Keenan fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Sokol has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Keenan takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Sokol walks into a stiff left hand from Keenan.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sokol.
Keenan works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sokol. That's going to slow Keenan down.
A slapping body kick lands there for Sokol.
Gareth Keenan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sokol throws a wild body kick that Keenan sees coming a mile off.
Nice straight punches there by Keenan. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Keenan.
Sokol misses with a body shot.

Sokol has Keenan up against the cage in a clinch.
Sokol gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Sokol.
Keenan lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Sokol.

Keenan manages to break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sokol cracks a nice hook into Keenan's ribs.
Sokol avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sokol throws a body shot but no joy.
Sokol misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sokol takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Sokol slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A jab from Sokol misses.
A jab lands there for Keenan.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sokol.
Keenan with a hook.
Keenan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sokol tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sokol moves to clinch but Keenan breaks away
and Keenan counters with a nice low kick that buckles Sokol's knee momentarily.
Sokol misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but Sokol checks it.
Sokol lands a leg kick that knocks Keenan off balance momentarily.
Sokol fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Sokol misses with a straight left.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Keenan jabs at Sokol's body.
Sokol misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Keenan unleashes a big counter combination but Sokol bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Sokol throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sokol tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Sokol.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Sokol.
Keenan thuds his right hand into Sokol's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Sokol has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan connects with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Donk. Keenan catches Sokol right on the button with a cross.
Sokol looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sokol chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Keenan bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sokol.
Sokol checks the leg kick nicely there.
Sokol tried to counter with a leg kick but Keenan avoided it.
Keenan throws a body punch but Sokol moves out of range.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sokol sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan tries to work over Sokol's front leg with a kick but Sokol checks it.
Sokol jabs at Keenan's body.
Sokol keeps Keenan at a distance using the push kick.
Keenan misses the jab.
Keenan throws a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Sokol is out of range and Keenan settles back down.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sokol.
Sokol stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Sokol slips a straight right by Keenan.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Sokol throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
The crowd cheers as Keenan lands an impressive looking overhand right. Sokol doesn't seem phased though.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Sokol is just out of range.
Keenan fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Sokol is looking to clinch but Keenan is avoiding it.
Keenan scores with a jab.
Sokol uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sokol.
Keenan tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan jabs Sokol right on the nose. Sokol blinks but takes it well.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick from Sokol.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Keenan lands with a cross.
Keenan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan moves away from the strike by Sokol.
Nice jab there from Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sokol tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Sokol takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Sokol throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Sokol displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Sokol takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Sokol fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Keenan lets loose with a powerful body kick. Sokol will feel that in the morning.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Sokol missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sokol lands with a straight right. Keenan didn't see that one coming.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sokol.
Sokol bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan throws out a powerful jab.
A clash of legs there as Keenan blocks the low kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sokol blocks a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan scores with a shot to the body.
Sokol fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Keenan checks it well.
Nice shot lands for Keenan.
Sokol swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Keenan on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Sokol swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Sokol 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.
Nice shot lands for Keenan.
Keenan works the jab nicely.
Sokol throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and moves out of range.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Sokol lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Sokol moves forwards but Keenan connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Sokol.
Sokol is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Keenan! But no joy.
Keenan jabs Sokol right on the nose. Sokol blinks but takes it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sokol scores with a kick to the midsection.
Sokol avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Sokol looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sokol's calf.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Keenan will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Keenan fails to land with a series of punches.
Sokol wants to clinch but Keenan slips to the side
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Sokol throws a leg kick
and Keenan finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Sokol ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Sokol.
Sokol attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Keenan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sokol.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands with a cross.
Keenan has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Sokol.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sokol was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Sokol takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Keenan tries to work over Sokol's front leg with a kick but Sokol checks it.
Keenan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sokol swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sokol blocks a jab.
Sokol displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Sokol throws the kick towards the body but Keenan avoids it.

Sokol pushes Keenan up against the cage in a clinch.
Keenan wants to get back to striking at distance but Sokol won't allow it.
Keenan misses with some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan struggles to land a body shot inside as Sokol controls his hands.
Keenan blocks an uppercut.
Sokol lands with a light punch inside.
Keenan has a couple of punches blocked by Sokol.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan really dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


A solid leg kick lands there for Sokol.
Keenan throws a hook but Sokol blocks it.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Keenan lets loose with a powerful body kick. Sokol will feel that in the morning.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sokol.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan cracks a nice hook into Sokol's ribs.
Sokol defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Sokol moved out of range nicely.

Sokol gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Keenan stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan tries to throw a body punch but Sokol avoids it by throwing Keenan back against the cage.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Sokol as Keenan tries to tie him up.
Sokol comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

Keenan manages to break the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sokol manages to avoid it.
Sokol blocks a low kick nicely.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sokol.
It looked like Sokol wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Sokol cracks Keenan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Sokol turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Sokol does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Sokol looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Keenan appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sokol's corner calls for a 1-2. Sokol obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Sokol lands a jab to the head.
Sokol cracks a nice hook into Keenan's ribs.
Sokol moves away from the strike by Keenan.
Sokol thumps Keenan with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Decent striking displayed by Sokol there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Sokol chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Keenan can pounce on him.
Keenan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sokol is able to avoid easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Keenan. That snapped Sokol's head back.
Keenan throws a low kick but Sokol avoids it.
Sokol slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Sokol looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sokol.
Sokol tries to clinch there but Keenan circles away.
Keenan lands the left hand.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sokol was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Sokol tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sokol jabs Keenan to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sokol moves out of range of the body kick.
Sokol tries to clinch there but Keenan circles away.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Sokol.
Sokol jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sokol shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Keenan throws a low kick but Sokol avoids it.
Good leg kick by Keenan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Keenan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sokol throws a quick counter head kick but Keenan was just out of range.
Sokol looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Sokol throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan feints a counter leg kick.
Keenan scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sokol sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Keenan.
Keenan lands a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but Sokol uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sokol is able to avoid easily.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Sokol looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Keenan thows a body kick. Sokol tries to catch it but that hurt him.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sokol is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Sokol moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sokol sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sokol throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Keenan tries a low kick but Sokol avoids it.
As Keenan tries to get set, Sokol tries to push him back and clinch up but Keenan manages to avoid the attempt.
Sokol cracks Keenan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Keenan throws a leg kick that misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Keenan avoids a punch combination nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Sokol lands a jab.
Sokol uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Sokol looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
A clash of legs there as Sokol blocks the low kick.
Sokol on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Sokol looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Sokol wants to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Keenan misses the jab.
Sokol is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Sokol swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Keenan throws a low kick but Sokol avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sokol lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A slow jab from Sokol misses its intended target.
A jab from Sokol misses.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Sokol takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Sokol jabs Keenan to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Sokol checks the leg kick nicely there.
Keenan takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Keenan swats away the attempt to clinch by Sokol.
Keenan lands with a nice body punch.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Sokol goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Marcin Sokol has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sokol throws the kick towards the body but Keenan avoids it.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sokol missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sokol falls off balance throwing a combination
and Keenan counters with a slapping leg kick.
Sokol tries to clinch up.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Sokol scores with a shot to the body.
Keenan paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
Sokol swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan scores with a body shot.
Sokol swings away with a body shot that misses
and Keenan counters with a good, hard body kick but Sokol shrugs it off.
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.
Sokol lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A cross from Keenan lands.
Sokol throws a big shot that misses.
Keenan with a hook.
Sokol waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Sokol lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sokol manages to avoid it.
Keenan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Sokol lands a high kick!
Sokol misses with a hook.
Sokol swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A left and a right from Keenan both land. Nice 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!
Keenan lands with a shot to the body.
Keenan throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sokol.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Sokol knows he should have avoided that one.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sokol's sensitive parts.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Keenan crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Sokol - the referee stops the clock and Keenan gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Sokol. Keenan manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Sokol will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Sokol takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan works the jab nicely.
Keenan lands a nice looking body kick.
Sokol chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Sokol takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nice uppercut lands for Sokol. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sokol, right into the meat.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gareth Keenan comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Keenan 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 46:49
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 45:50
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan 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: EVO 309: Juggernaut vs Joestar     
Date:   Apr 12, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ravi Vamoosh and Gareth Keenan. Vamoosh kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is The Roaring Tiger. Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

171 cm
28
148 lbs
19 - 7 - 1
179 cm
26
150 lbs
10 - 0 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
Sully's Bar & Grill

Urban Fighter
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ravi Vamoosh!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Ackerman and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vamoosh fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Keenan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Keenan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Keenan fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Vamoosh avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Nice body punch from Keenan.
Keenan's coach down at Globo Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Keenan's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Keenan stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Vamoosh connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Keenan wants to slow Vamoosh down by chopping away at his legs.
Vamoosh throws a lazy uppercut
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Keenan slips a jab from Vamoosh.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It looked like Vamoosh wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Vamoosh blocks a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Vamoosh looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Keenan takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Vamoosh misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
Keenan slips under a jab from Vamoosh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Vamoosh on the side of the head.
A jab from Vamoosh misses.
Vamoosh misses with a body punch
and Keenan counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Vamoosh's sensitive parts.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Vamoosh saw that one coming.
Keenan fakes the leg kick and cracks Vamoosh in the body.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Vamoosh slips the punch.
Keenan slips a straight right by Vamoosh.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vamoosh on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Vamoosh lands with a hook. Keenan tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Keenan keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Vamoosh looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved 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!
Vamoosh throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vamoosh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh tries to work over Keenan's front leg with a kick but Keenan checks it.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Keenan tries to work over Vamoosh's front leg with a kick but Vamoosh checks it.
Vamoosh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Vamoosh uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Vamoosh.
Nice straight punches there by Keenan. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Keenan.
Vamoosh throws a shot to the body.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Vamoosh.
Keenan goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Vamoosh looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Nice defenses there by Vamoosh.
Keenan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vamoosh's head backwards.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Vamoosh moves away and avoids it.
Vamoosh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Keenan circles away from the clinch attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.
Vamoosh throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Some wild striking there from Keenan.
Keenan swings for the body but Vamoosh moves out of range.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Keenan is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Vamoosh had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Vamoosh throws out the jab.
Keenan was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Vamoosh buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Keenan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vamoosh.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vamoosh.
Vamoosh doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Keenan swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Vamoosh counters with a thumping low kick.
Vamoosh is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Keenan's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vamoosh takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A punch combination from Vamoosh misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Vamoosh's calf.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh clobbers Keenan with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh needs to keep his hands up - Keenan had a free shot at his head there.
A low kick from Keenan misses

and Vamoosh counters by clinching up.
Keenan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Vamoosh tries to work over Keenan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Keenan lands a right hand.
Keenan fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vamoosh throws a punch but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vamoosh misses with a body punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Vamoosh has him pressed against the cage.
Keenan throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A right handed body shot lands from Keenan.
Vamoosh scores with a shoulder strike.
Vamoosh lands a hook that snaps the head of Keenan backwards.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan 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.


Keenan misses with a left hand
and Vamoosh counters with a series of strikes. Keenan will be more careful next time no doubt.
Vamoosh swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gareth Keenan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Vamoosh lands with a nice body punch.
Vamoosh throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Vamoosh lands with a thumping leg kick.
Keenan blocks a head kick by Vamoosh.
Keenan scores with a jab. Vamoosh acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Vamoosh comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Keenan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Vamoosh on the side of the head.
Vamoosh keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vamoosh moves away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Vamoosh throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vamoosh misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Vamoosh dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Keenan. That did some damage!
Keenan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan slips a jab from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Keenan.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vamoosh.
Keenan on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Vamoosh throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Vamoosh's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Keenan connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Vamoosh scrambles back to his feet.
Vamoosh lands a front kick.
Vamoosh takes one to the chin there.
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Vamoosh counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Vamoosh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vamoosh.
Vamoosh throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Vamoosh lands with a thumping leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Keenan gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Vamoosh on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh motions for Keenan to come forward. Vamoosh throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Nice shot lands for Vamoosh.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Vamoosh, right into the meat.
Keenan misses with a hook. Vamoosh ducked under it nicely.
Vamoosh scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan avoids a punch combination nicely.
Keenan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Vamoosh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Vamoosh lands a nice looking body shot.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Keenan.
Vamoosh darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Keenan jabs Vamoosh to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vamoosh cracks Keenan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Vamoosh 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.
Vamoosh misses with an uppercut.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Vamoosh on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Vamoosh fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Keenan lands with an uppercut that bounces Vamoosh off the cage and back into range.
Vamoosh checks the leg kick nicely there.
Keenan connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Vamoosh is just out of range.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Vamoosh slips the punch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Vamoosh on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Vamoosh throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Keenan counters with a right hand to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan works Vamoosh's body with 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!
Keenan blocks the body kick.
Keenan thumps Vamoosh with a low kick.
Vamoosh misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Vamoosh doesn't seem bothered though.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vamoosh.
Vamoosh looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Vamoosh ducks right into an uppercut from Keenan.
Keenan takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Vamoosh thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Vamoosh scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Vamoosh takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vamoosh on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Vamoosh checks it well.
Vamoosh appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Keenan misses the jab.
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 Ravi Vamoosh will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
Vamoosh fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vamoosh moves away.
Vamoosh throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Keenan swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Vamoosh.
Keenan throws a shot to the body.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vamoosh's hands.
Keenan misses the jab.
Vamoosh connects with an inside leg kick.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Vamoosh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Vamoosh misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
Vamoosh slips under a jab.
Keenan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but Vamoosh uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vamoosh fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan scores with a leg kick.
Vamoosh throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Vamoosh swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Keenan throws a big shot that misses.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vamoosh.
Keenan throws a lazy uppercut
and Vamoosh counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Keenan lands a front kick.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Vamoosh has time to react.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vamoosh.
Vamoosh checks a low kick from Keenan.
Keenan looks to land a combination but Vamoosh avoids it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a really nice looking cross but Vamoosh seems unphased.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Vamoosh knows he should have avoided that one.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.
Vamoosh getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Keenan avoids a kick to the body.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vamoosh throws the kick towards the body but Keenan avoids it.
Vamoosh throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A good leg kick by Keenan.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Vamoosh avoids the head kick by Keenan.
Vamoosh looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Keenan throws a head kick but Vamoosh moves out of range.
Keenan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Vamoosh lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Keenan defending well as Vamoosh loads up on a big left hand.
Vamoosh slips under a jab from Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Vamoosh throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan misses with a hook
and Vamoosh counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Vamoosh moves away and avoids it.
Vamoosh slips a straight right by Keenan.
Keenan with a nice cross.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A bone on bone clash there as Vamoosh blocks the leg kick.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Vamoosh throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A punch lands to the side of Vamoosh 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Keenan chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Keenan misses.
Decent striking displayed by Vamoosh there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vamoosh throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan cracks Vamoosh with a right hand to the side of the head.
Vamoosh uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
A counter left hand to the body from Vamoosh misses its target.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vamoosh.
Keenan connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan swings for the body but Vamoosh moves out of range.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Vamoosh saw that one coming.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Vamoosh 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.
Keenan thumps Vamoosh with a low kick.
Keenan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Keenan scores with a jab to the head.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vamoosh manages to avoid it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Vamoosh looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Vamoosh buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Vamoosh off balance momentarily.
Vamoosh looks for the body kick but Keenan saw that one coming.
Vamoosh takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.
Vamoosh stuns Keenan with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Vamoosh thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan scores with a crisp jab that stopped Vamoosh in his tracks.
Vamoosh ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Vamoosh cracks Keenan with a good jab.
Vamoosh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vamoosh sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vamoosh feinted there with a counter leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vamoosh ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vamoosh misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Vamoosh throws a lazy uppercut
and Keenan counters with a good low kick that Vamoosh was not able to check.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Vamoosh is out of range.
Vamoosh misses with a hook.
Keenan doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Vamoosh misses with a kick to the body.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Vamoosh fails in his attempt to clinch.
Keenan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Vamoosh.
Vamoosh stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Keenan.
Keenan lands a jab to the nose.
Keenan connects with the punch.
A leg kick checked by Keenan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Keenan lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Vamoosh has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Vamoosh and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
It looked like Vamoosh was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Keenan.
Vamoosh throws a head kick that misses
and Keenan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Vamoosh blocks a jab.
Keenan thows a body kick. Vamoosh tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Keenan ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Keenan takes one to the side of the head.
Vamoosh keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan misses with a low kick as Vamoosh jumps back.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Keenan.
A slow jab from Vamoosh misses its intended target.
Vamoosh checks the leg kick.
Keenan connects with a right hand. Vamoosh shakes it off.
Vamoosh pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Good leg kick by Vamoosh there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vamoosh.
Keenan lands a jab to the head.
Keenan lands with a hook. Vamoosh tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Keenan fakes the leg kick and cracks Vamoosh in the body.
Vamoosh takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Vamoosh misses with a low kick.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Vamoosh.
Vamoosh scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Keenan connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Keenan throws a front kick aimed at Vamoosh's knee but Vamoosh avoids it well.
Vamoosh misses with a body shot.
Vamoosh bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vamoosh.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vamoosh.
Keenan digs a good body shot into Vamoosh's ribs.
Keenan throws a lazy head kick
and Vamoosh counters with a left to the body.
Vamoosh misses with a body kick.
Vamoosh backing away here, and Keenan unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Vamoosh wants to slow Keenan down by chopping away at his legs.
Keenan lands a head kick. Vamoosh smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Keenan lands with a shot to the body.
Vamoosh is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Vamoosh uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Vamoosh lands a glancing blow to the side of Keenan's head.
Vamoosh tries to work over Keenan's front leg with a kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Keenan lands a front kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vamoosh swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vamoosh has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Keenan.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Vamoosh misses with a kick to the body.
Vamoosh throws a lazy head kick
and Vamoosh takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Keenan cracks Vamoosh with a right hand to the side of the head.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vamoosh moves away.
Vamoosh displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Keenan lands a jab to the nose.
Vamoosh lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vamoosh looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vamoosh ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Vamoosh's hands.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vamoosh.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vamoosh was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan throws a hook but Vamoosh avoids it easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a hook. Vamoosh ducked under it nicely.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Vamoosh's sensitive parts.
Vamoosh ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Vamoosh jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan keeps the fight on the outside.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Keenan lands with a slapping head kick.
Keenan has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A shot to the body from Vamoosh misses
and Keenan counters with a stiff right hand.
Vamoosh jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Vamoosh tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Vamoosh.
Vamoosh misses with a hook.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
A little feinted left hand from Vamoosh on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A jab from Keenan finds it's way through Vamoosh's defenses.
Ravi Vamoosh has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Keenan as he connects with a hook.
Vamoosh misses with a looping left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vamoosh throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vamoosh throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan slips a straight right by Vamoosh.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Vamoosh was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A head kick misses from Keenan.
An attempted straight right counter from Vamoosh misses the target.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Keenan gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Vamoosh.
Keenan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Vamoosh attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Vamoosh looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vamoosh throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vamoosh.
Keenan throws a leg kick
and Vamoosh counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Vamoosh misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a good low kick that Vamoosh was not able to check.
Keenan keeps Vamoosh at a distance using the push kick.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vamoosh is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Keenan.
Vamoosh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Keenan cracks Vamoosh with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Vamoosh tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Vamoosh misses with a right hand
enabling Keenan to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheers as Vamoosh lands an impressive looking overhand right. Keenan doesn't seem phased though.
Keenan takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vamoosh throws a body kick that misses.
Vamoosh walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Vamoosh avoids the body shot from Keenan.
A slapping leg kick lands for Keenan.
Vamoosh lands a jab to the head.
Vamoosh lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vamoosh. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vamoosh missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vamoosh tries to land a front kick but Keenan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Keenan keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Keenan cracks Vamoosh with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Vamoosh looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Vamoosh lands a slapping body shot.
A shot to the body from Vamoosh misses
and Keenan counters with a nice body kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Gareth Keenan comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Keenan 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 46:50
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 46:49
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 46:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

A victorious Gareth Keenan 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: EVO Olympics Rd 1     
Date:   Nov 30, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan and Chris Karter. Keenan kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Coming Home. 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.

179 cm
24
150 lbs
9 - 0 - 2
175 cm
24
145 lbs
12 - 3 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Chris Karter!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Karter misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Karter sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Karter throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan throws a shot to the body.
A shot to the liver by Karter. Beautiful body shot.
Keenan blocks a leg kick.
Karter throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
Karter 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.
Karter tries to score with a low kick but Keenan moves his leg out of the way.
Karter misses with a two punch combination.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Karter ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Chris Karter seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Karter just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan half committed to a counter leg kick.
Karter connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Keenan momentarily.
Karter throws a hook but Keenan avoids it easily.
Keenan cracks Karter with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

It looks like Chris Karter has been cut.
Keenan seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.
Karter tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Karter throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Karter smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Keenan with a jab.
Keenan throws the left hand but Karter avoids the punch easily.
Karter scoring well with a low kick there.
Karter misses with a low kick.
Karter takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Karter waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Both fighters circling a little - Keenan finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
The crowd cheers as Karter lands an impressive looking overhand right. Keenan doesn't seem phased though.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Karter's head but Karter sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Karter lands a nice leg kick that just misses Keenan's sensitive parts.
Keenan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan takes one to the side of the head.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Karter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a nice outside leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Karter.
Karter fails to land with a series of punches.
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but Karter avoids it.
Keenan takes a swing at Karter's ribcage but misses.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Karter is just out of range.
Karter uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Karter takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Karter fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Karter throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Karter throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Karter throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Karter throws a nice inside leg kick.
Keenan connects with a high kick.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Karter.
Keenan misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan's corner calls for a 1-2. Keenan obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Karter throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Keenan throws the left hand but Karter avoids the punch easily.
Karter misses with a body shot.
Keenan ducks right into an uppercut from Karter.
Karter looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Karter.
Keenan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Keenan scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Karter turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Karter lands a glancing blow to the side of Keenan's head.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Karter smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A jab from Karter misses.
Karter throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Karter.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Karter pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a wild body shot.
Keenan swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Karter.
Keenan swings for the body but Karter moves out of range.
Keenan lands with a shot to the body.
Keenan cracks the inside of Karter's front leg.
A clash of legs there as Karter blocks the low kick.
Keenan bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Keenan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Karter is able to avoid easily.
Karter just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Karter moved out of range.
Karter throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Keenan feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Keenan fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Karter has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Karter misses with a leg kick.
Karter throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan digs a good body shot into Karter's ribs.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Karter checks a low kick from Keenan.
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 Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Chris Karter's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Karter.
Karter misses with a few strikes there.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Keenan thows a body kick. Karter tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Keenan ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Karter tries to land a leg kick but Keenan saw it coming and moves away.
Karter slips under a jab.
Karter throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Karter throws a leg kick that misses.
Karter throws a nice outside leg kick.
Karter just misses with a punch to the body.
Karter misses with a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan scores with a leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Karter blocks the body kick.
Karter lands with an uppercut that bounces Keenan off the cage and back into range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan misses with an uppercut
and Karter counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Keenan misses with a series of wild punches.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Karter steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A nice side step and Karter releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Keenan lands a nice shot that snaps Karter's head back.
Karter throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Karter.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Karter throws out the jab.
Keenan lands with a nice body kick.
Karter blocks a jab.
Karter connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Keenan's hands.
Keenan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Keenan takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Keenan cracks Karter with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Karter takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Karter with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Keenan to score with a decent uppercut.
A big left from Karter misses.
Keenan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Karter just manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Karter does a little dance to reset his feet.
Karter stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Keenan.
Karter tries a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Karter scores with a body shot.
Karter throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Karter only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Karter misses with a looping left.
Keenan is looking to counter with a body kick.
Karter throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
Keenan scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nice uppercut lands for Karter. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Karter thows a left - swing and a miss!
Karter lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Karter keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Karter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Karter looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Karter looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Karter misses the shot to the body.
Karter takes one on the button.
Keenan tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Karter throws a body kick that misses.
Karter waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
Keenan tests Karter's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Keenan scores with a hook to the body. Karter takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Keenan lands a nice looking kick to the body. Karter takes a step back to recover.
Karter is looking to chop away at Keenan's legs.
Karter scores with a punch to the head.
Keenan connects with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Karter throws a right and a left that both miss.
Keenan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Karter lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
Karter misses with a looping left.
Karter attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Karter scores with a body shot.
Keenan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Keenan takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Keenan scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.
Nice body kick from Keenan.
Keenan ducks right into an uppercut from Karter.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jab by Keenan.
Karter misses with a head kick.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Karter is just out of range.
Karter looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Keenan throws out a leg kick but Karter moves out of range and Keenan only half commits.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Chris Karter's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Keenan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Karter throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan takes a swing at Karter's ribcage but misses.
Keenan thuds his right hand into Karter's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Karter takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Karter looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan misses with a leg kick.
Karter tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Karter.
A telegraphed right hand from Karter misses the target.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Karter manages to avoid it.
Keenan feints and then cracks Karter's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Karter down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan throws a lazy right hand but Karter sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Karter tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Karter turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Karter's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Keenan lands a nice looking body shot.
Karter moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan punishes Karter's body with a nice straight punch.
Karter ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan cracks the inside of Karter's front leg.
Karter throws a wild body kick that Keenan sees coming a mile off.
Keenan moves out of range as Karter throws a body kick.
Karter looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.
Karter missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan half committed to a counter leg kick.
Karter misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Karter is looking to score with low kicks.
Keenan misses with a leg kick
and Karter makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Karter throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Karter throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan throws a looping overhand right but Karter ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan throws a hook but Karter avoids it easily.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Karter.
Keenan throws a head kick that Karter semi-blocks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Karter.
Karter misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Karter throws a leg kick
and Keenan counters with an outside leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A jab from Keenan does it's job there.
Keenan feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Karters jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan lands a jab.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Karter's head but Karter sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Karter throws a quick inside leg kick.
Karter connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Karter throws a leg kick but Keenan moved away.
A good leg kick by Karter.
Karter throws a right and a left that Keenan avoids nicely.
Keenan scores with a body shot.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Karter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Karter fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Keenan.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Karter!
Karter throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A jab from Keenan finds it's way through Karter's defenses.
Karter has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Karter throws a low kick, looking for Keenan's leg but Keenan calmly moves out of range.
Karter throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Karter throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Karter.
Karter misses with a wild body shot.
Karter feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Keenan's calf.
Karter throws a head kick that misses.
Karter works the jab nicely.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan scores with a decent looking hook.
Karter on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Karter darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Karter will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Karter misses the shot to the body.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Karter moved out of range nicely.
Nice jab there from Karter.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Karter.
Keenan throws a body kick that misses.
Karter only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Keenan bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Karter is out of range.
A jab from Karter does it's job there.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Karter checks it well.
Karter fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Keenan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Karter pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Chris Karter just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Chris Karter's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Keenan lands an overhand right.
Karter misses with a straight right.
Karter ducks right into an uppercut from Keenan.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Karter bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan throws a solid leg kick but Karter takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Keenan.
Karter misses with a double jab.
Keenan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Karter blocks a head kick by Keenan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Karter looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Keenan slips a jab from Karter.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Karter.
Karter looks for the body kick but Keenan saw that one coming.
Karter tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Karter.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan tests Karter's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Keenan misses with a head kick.
Keenan jabs Karter right on the nose. Karter blinks but takes it well.
Sloppy strikes from Keenan. Those never looked like landing.
Karter scores with a hook.
Karter throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Keenan lands a nice shot to the body.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Karter.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Karter's sensitive parts.
Karter takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Nice uppercut lands for Karter. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Keenan lands the left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Karter misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Karter fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Keenan on the side of the head.
Keenan throws a front kick aimed at Karter's knee but Karter avoids it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Karter throws a low kick, looking for Keenan's leg but Keenan calmly moves out of range.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Karter.
Keenan seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Karter was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Good exchange - Karter coming out on top.
Karter moves out of range as Keenan throws a body kick.
Karter appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Keenan tests Karter's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Karter misses with a wild body shot.
Karter jabs Keenan to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Karter ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Karter wants to slow Keenan down by chopping away at his legs.
Karter chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Karter looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Karter has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Karter there as he acknowledges the shot.
Karter takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Keenan lands with a kick to the temple. Karter shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Karter lands a head shot.
Karter ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Karter throws a shot to the body.
Keenan checks a leg kick nicely.
Good leg kick by Karter there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Karter throws a right and a left that both miss.
Karter lands a jab.
Karter fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan lands a head shot.
Karter throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Karter on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Keenan dodges the punch combination from Karter.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Karter fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Karter throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Karter fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Karter pivots, looking for a leg kick but Keenan is out of range and Karter settles back down.
Karter swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Karter scores with a body shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Karter.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Karter moved out of range.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan moves out of range as Karter throws a body kick.
Karter tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Karter misses the jab.
Keenan connects with a body shot.
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 Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Chris Karter's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Karter missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Karter pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Keenan bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Karter's head.
Karter scores with a jab to the body.
Karter lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan thuds a left hand into Karter's body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Karter.
Karter misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
A clash of legs there as Karter blocks the low kick.
Keenan lands a front kick.
Karter tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Karter pivots, looking for a leg kick but Keenan is out of range and Karter settles back down.
A nice leg kick lands there from Karter.
Keenan clobbers Karter with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Keenan lands with a hook. Karter tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan staying out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter lands with an uppercut that bounces Keenan off the cage and back into range.
Keenan throws an off balance right hand
and Karter counters with a straight right hand.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Karter.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Karter.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Keenan misses with a hook
and Karter counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Karter pivots, looking for a leg kick but Keenan is out of range and Karter settles back down.
Karter lands with an overhand left.
Karter cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Karter doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Karter tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
Karter lands with a good body shot.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Karter under the eye.
Chris Karter has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan throws a nice looking combination but Karter bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Keenan avoids a kick to the body.
It looked like Keenan was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Karter.
Karter misses with a low kick.
The fighters circling - Karter throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Karter's head backwards.
Keenan slips under a jab from Karter.
Keenan misses with a body kick.
Karter has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Keenan.
Keenan 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.
Karter throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Karter lands a really nice looking cross but Keenan seems unphased.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Karter misses.
Karter lands with an uppercut that bounces Keenan off the cage and back into range.
Karter is looking to chop away at Keenan's legs.
Karter scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A jab from Keenan misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Karter lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Keenan walks into a straight right hand from Karter.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Karter drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Karter misses with a looping left.
Keenan walks into a left hand.
Karter pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Karter throws a quick inside leg kick.
Keenan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Karter throws a sloppy body shot
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Karter on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Keenan takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Karter manages to avoid it.
Karter lands with a cross.
Karter lands with a hook. Keenan tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Karter takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A cross from Karter lands.
Keenan checks a low kick from Karter.
Karter throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Karter takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Karter moves out of range as Keenan throws a body kick.
Keenan throws a push kick but Karter slaps the foot to one side.
Good shot there by Keenan.
Keenan scores with a nice right hand.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Karter looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan walks into a straight right hand from Karter.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Karter is just out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
Chris Karter comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Keenan 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 47:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 49:46
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Gareth Keenan!

Our winner, Gareth Keenan, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: G 47: TBD     
Date:   Nov 12, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan and Chris Karter. Keenan comes to the cage accompanied by Coming Home. Chris Karter told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

179 cm
24
150 lbs
9 - 0 - 1
175 cm
24
145 lbs
12 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Chris Karter!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Daniel Bishop and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan lands with an overhand left.
Karter misses with a wild body shot.
Karter blocks a head kick by Keenan.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Karter has time to react.
Karter connects with a solid leg kick.
Karter is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
The crowd cheers as Keenan lands an impressive looking overhand right. Karter doesn't seem phased though.
Keenan checks a leg kick nicely.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Karter walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Karter throws a right and a left that both miss.
It appears Keenan was looking to counter with a kick there.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Karter.
Keenan digs a good hook to Karter's body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Karter manages to avoid it.
Karter wants to clinch up but Keenan keeps it at a distance.
Keenan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Karter scores with a nice right hand.
Karter pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Karter throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter moves out of range of the strikes.
Karter with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Keenan to score with a decent uppercut.
Karter throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and moves out of range.
Keenan lands with a slapping head kick.
Nice defenses there by Karter.
It seemed like Karter was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Karter misses with a hook.
Karter throws a combination. Keenan tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Karter throws a big shot that misses.
Keenan with a hook.
Keenan throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Karter throws a left and a right that both miss
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Karter swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Keenan dips to his left and cracks Karter with an uppercut!
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Karter manages to avoid it.
Karter throws a low kick but it's checked well by Keenan.
It appears Keenan was looking to counter with a kick there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Karter. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Karter misses with a wild body shot.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Karter looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Keenan scores with a jab to the head.
Keenan moves out of range as Karter strikes.
Keenan lands with an uppercut that bounces Karter off the cage and back into range.
A thudding body kick lands there by Keenan!
Karter on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Karter looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan throws a body punch but Karter moves out of range.
Karter lands with a thumping leg kick.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Keenan checks a leg kick.
Karter lands with a shot to the body.
Karter lands a nice looking body shot.
It looks like Keenan has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Karter tries to land a leg kick but Keenan saw it coming and moves away.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Karter walks into a straight right hand from Keenan.
Karter throws a leg kick
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.
A slapping leg kick lands for Karter.
Karter takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Karter throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
Karter takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Karter takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Karter keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Karter connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Keenan scrambles back to his feet.
Keenan swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Karter takes one on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Karter steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Keenan misses.
Karter loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan tried to counter with a leg kick but Karter avoided it.
Keenan slips under a jab from Karter.
Keenan lunges at Karter with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Karter's hand.
Karter takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan lands a nice shot to the body.
Karter tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Keenan is able to avoid easily.
Keenan changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Karter waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
A nice side step and Karter releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Karter lands with a nice combination. Keenan backs away looking to recover.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Karter fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Keenan looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Karter tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Karter scores with a jab.
Karter tried to score with a low kick but Keenan checks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan 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.


Karter throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Good work by Karter as he checks the leg kick.
Keenan is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Karter can do to turn this around?
Karter scores with a jab to the jaw.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Karter off balance momentarily.
Karter keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Karter slips under a jab.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Karter is just out of range.
Karter comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Karter might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Keenan has got the better of the exchanges.
Karter ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan checks the leg kick.
Karter's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Keenan connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Karter scrambles back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan takes a swing at Karter's ribcage but misses.
A punch lands to the side of Keenan 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Karter works over Keenan's head and body with a nice combination.

It looks like Gareth Keenan has been cut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.
Karter smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Karter lands a nice looking kick to the body. Keenan takes a step back to recover.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Karter knows he should have avoided that one.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Karter misses with a low kick.
Karter throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.
Keenan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Karter misses the shot to the body.
Karter connects with a jab.
Karter misses with a looping right.
Karter jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A decent looking cross lands there for Keenan.
Karter throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Karter 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.
Karter throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
A good leg kick by Keenan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Karter checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Karter takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
Keenan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Karter on the side of the head.
Karter lands a nice looking body kick.
Karter throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
Keenan throws a hook but Karter blocks it.
Karter misses with a body shot.
Karter fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Karter throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Karter.
Karter works Keenan's body with a nice hook.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Karter connects with a good right hand that stumbles Keenan. Keenan circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Keenan tries to move into range but Karter moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Karter defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Karter scores with a hook to the body. Keenan takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Keenan moves out of range as Karter throws a body kick.
Keenan keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Karter moves out of range of the strikes.
Karter's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Karter defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Karter is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Keenan swings away with a body shot that misses

and Karter counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
A short body shot lands from Karter as the two fighters clinch.
Karter misses with a short punch on the inside.

Keenan breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Keenan slips a straight right by Karter.
Karter misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Keenan takes one to the chin there.
Keenan cracks a nice hook into Karter's ribs.
Karter looks to land a right hand but Keenan moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws out a leg kick but Karter moves out of range and Keenan only half commits.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Karter manages to avoid it.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Karter off balance momentarily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Karter throws a chopping leg kick but Keenan manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Karter with a jab.

Karter clinches with his opponent.
Karter scores with a hook to the body.
Keenan can't find room to land a body shot as Karter controls the action.
Karter lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Keenan fails to land.
Karter is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Keenan is trying to break the clinch but Karter has him pressed against the cage.
Karter's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Keenan softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Karter.
Keenan lands a hook to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Chris Karter showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Gareth Keenan's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Karter swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A cross from Karter lands.
Karter tests Keenan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nice body kick from Keenan.
No joy there for Karter, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Karter.
Keenan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Karter throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Karter misses with a body kick.
Karter throws out a leg kick but Keenan moves out of range and Karter only half commits.
A counter left hand to the body from Keenan misses its target.
Keenan jabs at Karter's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Karter connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Karter loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Karter pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It looked like Keenan was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Karter.
Karter swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan throws a body punch but Karter moves out of range.
Karter throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Karter's calf.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Karter is looking for the big counter here.
Karter pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
As Karter backs away, Keenan returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A nice combination there by Karter.
Nice body kick from Keenan.
Keenan lands a nice looking kick to the body. Karter takes a step back to recover.
Keenan punishes Karter's body with a nice straight punch.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Karter wants to counter with a clinch but Keenan pushes him away.
A jab lands there for Karter.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Karter.
Karter will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Karter misses with a looping right.
Karter throws a chopping leg kick but Keenan manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Karter.
Karter keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Karter counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Karter scores with a punch to the head.
Karter looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Keenan jabs Karter to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Karter. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan tries to score with a low kick but Karter moves his leg out of the way.
Karter throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Karter throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Keenan lands with an uppercut that bounces Karter off the cage and back into range.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Karter's head but Karter sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Karter tries to counter with a clinch but Keenan shakes him off and moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Karter.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Karter moves forwards but Keenan connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Karter has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Karter! But no joy.
Karter takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A jab from Keenan finds it's way through Karter's defenses.
Karter misses the shot to the body.
Keenan throws a half hearted mid kick.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
A big right from Keenan misses.
Keenan jabs Karter right on the nose. Karter blinks but takes it well.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Karter.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Karter explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

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!
Karter swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Karter misses with a straight right.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Karter's sensitive parts.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Karter.
Karter connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Keenan momentarily.
A slow jab from Karter misses its intended target.
Keenan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Karter throws a big shot that misses.
Karter misses with a lunging right hand
and Keenan counters with a low kick, right behind Karter 's knee.
A cross from Keenan lands.
Keenan lands a nice shot that snaps Karter's head back.
Keenan lands a really nice looking cross but Karter seems unphased.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Karter walks into a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Gareth Keenan did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Gareth Keenan's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Keenan throws a looping overhand right but Karter ducks down to avoid it.
Karter doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Karter moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Keenan, right into the meat.
Karter checks a low kick from Keenan.
A countering left hand to the body from Karter misses.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Keenan swings away with a body shot that misses
and Karter makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Keenan really felt that one!
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.
Karter uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Keenan blocks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Karter counters with a left to the body.
The fighters circling - Karter throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Keenan slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A swing and a miss from Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Karter checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Karter slips the punch.
It seemed like Karter was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Karter on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Karter avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Karter waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
A lazy left from Karter finds it's target.
A jab from Keenan does it's job there.
Keenan is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Karter.
Karter lands a leg kick that knocks Keenan off balance momentarily.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Karter sees it coming and moves out of range.
Keenan gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Karter.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Karter throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Karter avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Karter lands a two punch combo.
Karter throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Keenan connects with a crisp jab.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Karter.
Keenan throws a lazy head kick
letting Karter counter with a right hand.
Karter lands a body shot.
A jab lands there for Keenan.
Keenan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Keenan's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Karter connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Keenan scrambles back to his feet.
Karter looks to throw the jab but Keenan is out of range.
Keenan lands a nice looking body shot.
Keenan scores with a jab.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Karter slips the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Keenan crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Karter - the referee stops the clock and Keenan gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Karter. Keenan manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Karter staying out of range there.
Karter cracks Keenan with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Karter uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Karter bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Karter appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A slow jab from Karter misses its intended target.
Karter lands a nice looking body shot.
Karter throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Keenan swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Karter counters by moving into the clinch.
Keenan will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.

Keenan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Karter moved out of range nicely.
Karter jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Keenan stuns Karter with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Karter connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Keenan momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Karter.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Karter misses with a hook
and Keenan counters with an inside leg kick.
Keenan lands a nice looking body shot.
A jab from Karter misses.
Karter motions for Keenan to come forward. Karter throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Keenan.
Karter swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Karter ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Karter is trying to counter with his kicks.
Keenan misses the jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Karter tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan swings away with a leg kick that misses.
An inside leg kick from Karter misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Chris Karter will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Gareth Keenan's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Sloppy strikes from Karter. Those never looked like landing.
Karter takes one to the side of the head.
Karter lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Karter throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Karter moves out of range of the body kick from Keenan.
A little jabbing left from Karter on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Karter fails to land with a series of punches.
Keenan keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Keenan scores with a spinning back kick!
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Karter.
A jab lands there for Karter.
Keenan misses with a body punch

and Karter holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Keenan throws a punch but it's blocked by Karter.
Keenan lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A nice right hand lands inside from Keenan.
Keenan misses with some punches.
Karter is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Keenan is keeping busy.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Karter breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Karter takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Karter lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Karter lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Keenan circles away quickly and effectively.
Karter takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Karter scores with a nice strike.
Good shot there by Karter.
A slow jab from Karter misses its intended target.
Keenan throws the left hand but Karter avoids the punch easily.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Karter slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Karter's shoulder, as Karter tries to avoid the shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a lazy body kick
and Karter counters with a straight right hand.
Some bone on bone action there as Karter checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Karter throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Karter lands a body shot.
Karter swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Karter on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Karter looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Karter lands a nice looking body shot.
Karter misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Keenan throws a leg kick which misses Karter's front leg but catches the back leg as Karter tries to avoid it.
Karter misses with a double jab
and Keenan makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Karter really felt that one!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Karter misses with a body shot.
Karter moves out of range of the body kick.
Karter lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Keenan getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Karter looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
As Karter backs away, Keenan returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Karter feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Keenan's calf.
Karter misses with a kick to the body.
Karter misses with a body shot.
Karter misses with a few strikes there.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Karter drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Keenan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Keenan throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Karter takes a shot to the body in his stride.
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!
Keenan misses with a low kick as Karter jumps back.
Karter slips under a jab.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Keenan.
Karter looks for the body kick but Keenan saw that one coming.
Keenan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Karter throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan cracks the inside of Karter's front leg.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Karter.
Karter swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan scores with a 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 Gareth Keenan.
I think Keenan 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 47:48
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 48:48
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 48:47

The fight is ruled a draw!

Gareth Keenan retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: Epic Hype Night 2: Overload     
Date:   Oct 26, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan and Chris Karter. Keenan comes to the cage accompanied by Coming Home. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

179 cm
24
150 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
175 cm
24
145 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 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 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Chris Karter!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Chris Edwards and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Karter ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A good leg kick by Keenan.
Karter feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
Keenan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A telegraphed right hand from Karter misses the target.
Karter avoids the head kick by Keenan.
Keenan lands with a nice body punch.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but Karter checks it.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan 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.
Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Karter is trying to counter with his kicks.
Karter throws a shot from downtown. Keenan moves away and avoids it.
Keenan looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Karter walks into a stiff left hand from Keenan.
Jab from Keenan.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The fighters circling - Karter throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body
and Karter counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Karter throws a hook but Keenan blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter tries to clinch up but Keenan circles away and keeps his distance.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Karter.
A jab lands there for Karter.
Keenan seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Keenan throws a lazy uppercut
and Karter cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Karter.
Nice uppercut lands for Keenan. That snapped Karter's head back.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Keenan throws a jab when Karter was well out of range.
Karter throws a quick inside leg kick.
Keenan blocks a leg kick.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Karter counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Karter looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Karter.
The fighters circle momentarily. Karter darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Karter attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Karter swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A little feinted left hand from Keenan on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Good standup being displayed there by Karter as he connects with a hook.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Karter.
A clash of legs there as Keenan blocks the low kick.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Karter's shoulder, as Karter tries to avoid the shot.
Both fighters circling a little - Karter finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Karter throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Karter chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Keenan can pounce on him.
Karter lands an overhand right.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Karter.
Karter lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A slapping body kick lands there for Karter.
Keenan throws a low kick, looking for Karter's leg but Karter calmly moves out of range.
Karter now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Karter is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Keenan had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Keenan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Karter is out of range and Keenan settles back down.
Karter throws a sloppy head kick and Keenan moves out of range easily.
Karter throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
Karter lands a right hook to the body.
Keenan misses with a hook
and Karter counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Karter saw that one coming.
Nice shot lands for Keenan.
Karter jabs at Keenan's body.
Keenan slips under a jab from Karter.
Karter scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Karter throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Keenan misses the target.
Karter takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Karter cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Keenan throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Karter sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Karter moved out of range nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan slips under a jab from Karter.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Keenan.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan swings for the body but Karter moves out of range.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Karter avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Karter slips the punch.
Karter flicks out a counter leg kick but Keenan steps away.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Karter misses with a hook.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Karter slips the punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Karter on the side of the head.
Karter swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Karter connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Karter misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Keenan tries to move into range but Karter moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Karter does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan lands with an overhand left.
Karter uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Jab by Karter.
Keenan throws a body punch but Karter moves out of range.
Keenan tries to land a front kick but Karter steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Keenan throws a body punch but Karter moves out of range.
Some wild striking there from Karter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Karter has closed the distance and engaged Keenan in a clinch.
Keenan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Keenan misses with a punch on the inside.
Keenan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Karter is trying to break the clinch but Keenan is controlling him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Keenan prevents a body shot from Karter.
Keenan misses with a hook from the clinch.

Keenan pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Keenan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Keenan 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 Karter has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Karter and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

It looks like Chris Karter has been cut.
Karter lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Karter blocks a jab.
Karter looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Karter.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan looks to score with a jab to the body but Karter is just out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan 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.
Karter flicks out a counter leg kick but Keenan steps away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Karter throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Karter.
Karter tries to clinch but Keenan is having none of it.
Karter moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Karter fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Karter moves away.
Keenan misses the jab.
Keenan checks a low kick from Karter.
Karter throws a nice outside leg kick.
Keenan chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Karter can pounce on him.
Keenan lands a jab to the nose.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Karter.
Karter throws a chopping leg kick but Keenan manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Karter ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Jab by Karter.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a hook but Karter blocks it.
Karter tries a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Karter is able to avoid easily.
Karter throws out a counter right but Keenan avoids it with no problem.
A jab from Karter does it's job there.
Keenan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A little jabbing left from Karter on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Karter. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Karter thuds a left hand into Keenan's body.
Keenan throws a push kick but Karter slaps the foot to one side.
Karter scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Karter moves away and avoids it.
Karter throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes a swing at Karter's ribcage but misses.
Karter moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Karter takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan takes a swing at Karter's ribcage but misses.
Karter feints a counter leg kick.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Karter ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Keenan is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Karter swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Karter ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Karter ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A telegraphed right hand from Karter misses the target.
Karter tries to work over Keenan's front leg with a kick but Keenan checks it.
Keenan is looking to score with low kicks.
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 Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Chris Karter's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Karter throws the kick towards the body but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Karter takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Karter.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Keenan scores with a push kick.
Keenan takes a swing at Karter's ribcage but misses.
Karter misses with a straight left.
The crowd cheers as Karter lands an impressive looking overhand right. Keenan doesn't seem phased though.
Keenan blocks the body kick.
Karter keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Karter misses with a hook.
Karter uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Karter is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Keenan with a body shot.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice uppercut lands for Keenan. That snapped Karter's head back.
Keenan lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A clash of legs there as Karter blocks the low kick.
Keenan throws a leg kick that is checked
and Karter makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Karter looks to land a body kick but Keenan moved away.
Karter lands a leg kick that knocks Keenan off balance momentarily.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Karter tries to counter by closing the distance.
Karter misses the jab.
Keenan throws a solid leg kick but Karter takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Keenan.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice defenses there by Karter.
Karter lands a jab to Keenan's midsection.
Karter shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Keenan as he avoids it easily.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Keenan.
Karter throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Keenan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a leg kick that is checked

and Karter counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Karter.
Keenan stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan has had enough of the clinch but Karter keeps him there for the moment.
Karter tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Keenan misses with the head strike.

Keenan manages to break the clinch.
Keenan tests Karter's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Karter ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan throws out a leg kick but Karter moves out of range and Keenan only half commits.
Keenan pivots, looking for a leg kick but Karter is out of range and Keenan settles back down.
Karter throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Karter jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan throws a sloppy body shot
and Karter connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Karter. Keenan shrugs it off though.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Karter throws out a counter right but Keenan avoids it with no problem.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Karter lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Keenan at a distance.
Karter bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Keenan's head backwards.
Keenan chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Karter can pounce on him.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
That kick from Keenan tenderised Karter's leg. Karter is trying to keep his angry face on.
Karter throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Chris Karter seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Keenan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Karter takes one on the button.
Keenan scoring well with a low kick there.
Karter slips a straight right by Keenan.
Karter thows a left - swing and a miss!
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan avoids the body shot from Karter.
Karter moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan misses the jab.
Keenan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan walks into a jab.
Karter lands with a thumping leg kick.
Karter misses with a body kick.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Keenan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Nice uppercut lands for Karter. That snapped Keenan's head back.
Karter moves forwards but Keenan connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Karter slips a jab from Keenan.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Karter gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Karter throws a leg kick that misses.
Keenan throws a nice inside leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Gareth Keenan did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Chris Karter'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.


Karter is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Keenan comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Karter throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and moves out of range.
Karter throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan 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.
Karter ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Some bone on bone action there as Karter checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Karter tries to move into range but Keenan moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Karter scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Karter is looking to slow Keenan down with leg kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Karter fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Karter ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Karter with the counter takedown but Keenan avoids it easily.
Karter just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Karter.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A leg kick checked by Keenan.
Keenan blocks the body kick.
Karter chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Keenan can pounce on him.
Keenan swats away the attempt to clinch by Karter.
Karter tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Karter connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan ducks right into an uppercut from Karter.
Karter misses with an uppercut
and Keenan counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Karter is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Keenan jabs Karter right on the nose. Karter blinks but takes it well.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Karter.
Karter finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Karter throws a low kick but it's checked well by Keenan.
Karter throws out a leg kick but Keenan moves out of range and Karter only half commits.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Karter throws a body punch but Keenan moves out of range.
Karter fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Karter misses with a jab, cross combination.
A quick step to the side and Keenan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Karter uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Keenan.
Karter throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan lands a high kick!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Karter on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Keenan slips a straight right by Karter.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Karter moved out of range nicely.
Karter moves out of range as Keenan throws a body kick.
Karter tries a quick counter leg kick but Keenan is wise to it.
Karter is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan thows a leg kick but Karter checks it
and Karter counters with a nice leg kick.
Karter throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Keenan counters with a good low kick that Karter was not able to check.
Keenan checks a leg kick nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Karter.
Keenan on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Keenan cracks Karter with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Keenan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Karter has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Karter swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Karter scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Keenan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Karter throws a low kick but it's checked well by Keenan.
Karter missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Karter tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Karter.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Karter doesn't manage to clinch there - Keenan circles away.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Karter moves away and avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Karter pivots, looking for a leg kick but Keenan is out of range and Karter settles back down.
Keenan throws a leg kick
and Karter counters with an inside leg kick.
A leg kick checked by Keenan.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan scores with a sloppy right hand. Karter should have avoided that one.
Keenan smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A cross from Keenan lands.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan scores with a jab. Karter acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Karter scores with a sloppy right hand. Keenan should have avoided that one.
A good leg kick by Keenan.
Karter takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Keenan throws a lazy uppercut
and Karter counters with a series of strikes. Keenan will be more careful next time no doubt.
Karter misses with a leg kick
and Keenan counters with a slapping leg kick.
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 Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Chris Karter'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. This is the final round!


Keenan scores with a punch to the head.
Karter takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Karter throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Keenan lunges at Karter with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Karter's hand.
Keenan misses with a jab to the body
and Karter counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nice straight punches there by Keenan. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Keenan.
Keenan defending well as Karter loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Karter moved away.
Keenan throws the kick towards the body but Karter avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan tried to score with a low kick but Karter checks it.
Karter throws out a counter right but Keenan avoids it with no problem.
Karter scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Karter makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Karter.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
A thudding body kick lands there by Karter!
Keenan misses with a looping right.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Karter swings wildly with an uppercut but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Karter tries to work over Keenan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Keenan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Karter lands a jab to the head.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Karter.
Karter moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Karter fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Keenan looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Karter moves out of range of the strikes.
Karter misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Karter slips under a jab from Keenan.
Chris Karter 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 Karter. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Karter steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan connects with a right hand. Karter shakes it off.
Karter takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan blocks a low kick nicely.
Keenan throwing a counter right hand but Karter manages to avoid it.
Karter throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.
A quick step to the side and Keenan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A slow jab from Keenan misses its intended target.
Karter cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Karter misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Keenan.
Karter lands with a straight right. Keenan didn't see that one coming.
Karter misses with a looping right.
Keenan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Keenan scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Keenan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Karter moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan blocks a jab.
Karter waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Keenan scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Karter feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
Keenan listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Karter moves out of range of the strikes.
Karter attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Karter jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan throwing a counter right hand but Karter manages to avoid it.
Keenan moves away from the strike by Karter.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
A cross from Keenan lands.
Good work by Karter as he checks the leg kick.
A jab from Keenan does it's job there.
Keenan feints and then cracks Karter's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Karter down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a push kick but Karter slaps the foot to one side.
Karter throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Keenan moves out of range as Karter strikes.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Karter, right into the meat.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
Keenan looks to land a body kick but Karter moved away.
Karter avoids a kick to the body.
Karter cracks the inside of Keenan's front leg.
Karter throws out a powerful jab.
Good work by Karter as he checks the leg kick.
A big left from Karter misses.

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 Gareth Keenan.
I think Keenan 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 Steven Brown scores the fight 48:48
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 49:47
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 47:49

The fight is ruled a draw!

Gareth Keenan retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: G #41 STOLT vs MARVIN II     
Date:   Oct 01, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Davie Brophy and Gareth Keenan. Brophy's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, The Proclaimers - 500 Miles. Keenan has chosen Coming Home 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.

176 cm
24
146 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
179 cm
24
150 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Sully's Bar & Grill
Arcticus University: London

KAISER
Urban Fighter



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 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Davie Brophy!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Daniel Bishop and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brophy blocks a leg kick.
As Keenan backs away, Brophy returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Keenan scores with a nice right hand.
A good leg kick by Keenan.
Brophy dodges the punch combination from Keenan.
Brophy swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Brophy is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Brophy works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Brophy takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Keenan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Brophy misses with a looping left.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
Brophy feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Brophy looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Keenan scores with a leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brophy.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Brophy down.
Keenan moves out of range as Brophy strikes.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Brophy misses with a right hand
letting Keenan counter with a right hand.
Gareth Keenan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A left and a right from Brophy both land. Nice combination.
Keenan blocks a head kick by Brophy.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Brophy swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Brophy looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Brophy throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
As Brophy backs off Keenan throws a huge counter combo but Brophy manages to avoid it all.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Brophy checks a low kick from Keenan.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Brophy throws a low kick but Keenan moves out of range easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Brophy.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Brophy does a little dance to reset his feet.
Brophy just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
Keenan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nice body kick there by Keenan.
Brophy has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Keenan finds it's way round the side to connect with Brophy's head.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Keenan dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Brophy. That did some damage!
Keenan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A head kick misses from Brophy.
Brophy looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Brophy throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Keenan has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Brophy is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Brophy connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Keenan momentarily.
Brophy throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan misses the jab.
Brophy is looking to counter punch.
Brophy swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a leg kick.
Brophy fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Keenan looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Keenan lands a jab to the nose.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Brophy's head but Brophy sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Brophy defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan is looking to slow Brophy down with leg kicks.
Brophy misses with a low kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Brophy scores with a leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Brophy takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Brophy throws a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Keenan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Brophy connects with a leg kick. Keenan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Brophy pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Keenan takes a swing at Brophy's ribcage but misses.
Brophy feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Keenans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Keenan throws out a powerful jab.
Keenan throws a leg kick which misses Brophy's front leg but catches the back leg as Brophy tries to avoid it.
Brophy avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a kick to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Brophy connects with a looping right hand.
Keenan throws an off balance right hand
and Brophy counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Brophy walks forward, straight into a front kick from Keenan.
Brophy scores with a jab.
Keenan scores with a nice head shot.
Brophy ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Brophy walks into a stiff left hand from Keenan.
Brophy is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Brophy does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Brophy.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Keenan, right into the meat.
Brophy misses with a head kick.
Keenan pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Brophy's jab looks to have found its range, popping Keenan under the eye.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brophy paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Brophy checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Keenan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Brophy's head backwards.
Brophy takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Brophy uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Keenan throws a body punch but Brophy moves out of range.
Keenan listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Nice shot by Brophy.
Brophy feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Brophy tried to counter with a leg kick but Keenan avoided it.
A combination from Keenan does no damage.
Keenan connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Brophy momentarily.
Brophy misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brophy ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Brophy lands a jab to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A slapping leg kick lands for Keenan.
Brophy wants to slow Keenan down by chopping away at his legs.
Brophy's corner calls for a 1-2. Brophy obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Brophy throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Brophy pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Keenan, right into the meat.
Keenan looks to land a left hand but Brophy moved out of range nicely.
Brophy ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
A swing and a miss from Keenan.
Keenan throws a sloppy head kick
letting Brophy counter with a right hand.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Keenan misses with a two punch combination.
Keenan has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy connects with a crisp jab.
Keenan lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Brophy is looking to slow Keenan down with leg kicks.
Good leg kick by Keenan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Keenan finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brophy.
Brophy waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Keenan.
Brophy missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Brophy has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Brophy there as he acknowledges the shot.
Brophy throws a half hearted mid kick.
Brophy connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Keenan's hands.
Keenan throws a body shot but no joy.
Brophy throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Brophy throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan is looking to slow Brophy down with leg kicks.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Brophy saw that one coming.
Brophy looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan throws out a counter right but Brophy avoids it with no problem.
Brophy clobbers Keenan with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Brophy's hands.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Brophy.
Brophy appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Brophy keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Keenan.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Brophy scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan takes a swing at Brophy's ribcage but misses.
Brophy fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Keenan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Brophy throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Brophy is wise to it.
Brophy throws a good cross that connects.
A jab lands there for Brophy.
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 Davie Brophy will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Brophy pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Brophy wants to land a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Nice shot by Keenan.
Brophy lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Keenan circles away quickly and effectively.
Keenan tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Brophy tried to counter with a leg kick but Keenan avoided it.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Brophy defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Brophy was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Brophy is looking to chop away at Keenan's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brophy misses with a straight left.
Brophy steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Keenan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Keenan moves out of range as Brophy strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Brophy avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Brophy is looking to counter with head kicks.
Brophy throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Brophy swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Brophy.
Brophy slips a straight right by Keenan.
Keenan throws a looping overhand right but Brophy ducks down to avoid it.
Brophy doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Keenan throws a body punch but Brophy moves out of range.
Brophy tries a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Gareth Keenan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Keenan throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Brophy.
Keenan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan connects with a looping right hand.
Decent striking displayed by Keenan there.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
A jab from Keenan misses.
Keenan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan misses with a hook. Brophy ducked under it nicely.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Brophy down.
Keenan takes one to the chin there.
Brophy just misses with a punch to the body.
Brophy throws the left hand but Keenan avoids the punch easily.
Keenan cracks the inside of Brophy's front leg.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Brophy.
Brophy misses with a straight left.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Brophy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy moves out of range of the body kick from Keenan.
Brophy feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Keenan scores with a jab.
Brophy on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Good shot there by Brophy.
Keenan throws a jab when Brophy was well out of range.
Brophy gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Keenan.
Keenan connects with a solid leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Keenan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A head kick misses from Keenan.
An attempted straight right counter from Brophy misses the target.
Keenan moves out of range as Brophy strikes.
Brophy takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Brophy throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Keenan sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Keenan scores with a kick to the midsection.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brophy uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Keenan lands a glancing blow to the side of Brophy's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Brophy bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Keenan's head.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan misses with a hook
and Brophy counters with a stiff right hand.
Keenan checks the leg kick nicely there.
Brophy connects with a single shot there.
Brophy takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Brophy tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Keenan has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
The fighters circling - Brophy throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan flicks out a counter leg kick but Brophy steps away.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
As Keenan backs away, Brophy returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Brophy missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Brophy takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Keenan looks to land a body kick but Brophy moved away.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
It looked like Brophy wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Brophy might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Keenan jabs Brophy to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Keenan pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Keenan misses with a leg kick
and Brophy counters with a one-two to the body.
Keenan lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brophy blocks the body kick.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Brophy checks it well.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Brophy lands with a thumping leg kick.
Keenan throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Brophy was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Brophy checks a leg kick.
Keenan just misses with a punch to the body.
Brophy pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Brophy throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Brophy crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Keenan - the referee stops the clock and Brophy gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Keenan. Brophy manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Nice defenses there by Brophy.
Brophy will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Keenan connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Keenan lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Brophy tries to work over Keenan's front leg with a kick but Keenan checks it.
Brophy lands a slapping body shot.
Brophy misses the jab.
Brophy throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A big left from Brophy misses.
Keenan closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Keenan misses with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Brophy misses with a hook.
Keenan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Brophy.
Brophy throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Brophy takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Keenan cracks the inside of Brophy's front leg.
Keenan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Brophy off balance momentarily.
Brophy lands with an overhand left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan tries a quick counter leg kick but Brophy is wise to it.
Keenan cracks a nice hook into Brophy's ribs.
Keenan misses with a body kick.
Keenan looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Brophy uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Brophy falls off balance throwing a combination
and Keenan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Keenan lands a leg kick that knocks Brophy off balance momentarily.
Brophy takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
A head kick misses from Keenan.
Brophy lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Brophy uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Brophy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brophy throws out a powerful jab.
Brophy misses the jab.
Keenan throws a good cross that connects.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Brophy throws a poor cross that misses
and Keenan counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Brophy looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Keenan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Brophy.
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Brophy cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Keenan scores with a jab to the head.
Keenan misses with a body shot
enabling Brophy to counter with a crisp jab.
Keenan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Keenan throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Brophy uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Keenan has time to react.
Keenan throws a leg kick but Brophy sees it coming and moves out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Gareth Keenan 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. This is the final round!


Keenan thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Brophy if he has to take too many more of those.
Nice uppercut there from Brophy.
Keenan misses with a left hand
and Brophy counters with a leg kick.
Keenan lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

It looks like Davie Brophy has been cut.
Brophy throws out a loose jab but Keenan uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Brophy down.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Brophy misses with a looping right.
It seemed like Keenan was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Brophy pivots, looking for a leg kick but Keenan is out of range and Brophy settles back down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brophy throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Brophy.
Keenan is looking to land body kicks.
Keenan lands an overhand right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brophy slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Brophy throws a big shot that misses.
Brophy wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Brophy.
Brophy keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Brophy throwing a counter right hand but Keenan manages to avoid it.
Keenan fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Brophy has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Keenan blocks a head kick by Brophy.
Brophy slips under a jab.
Brophy throws a looping overhand right but Keenan ducks down to avoid it.
Keenan looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Keenan misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Keenan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Brophy checks it well.
Brophy defending well as Keenan loads up on a big left hand.
Brophy tried to counter with a leg kick but Keenan avoided it.
Davie Brophy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes one on the button.
Brophy lands a head shot.
Keenan misses with an uppercut. Brophy saw that one coming.
Brophy throws a leg kick but Keenan sees it coming and moves out of range.
Keenan lands a body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Keenan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
Brophy lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Keenan circles away quickly and effectively.
Keenan is looking to slow Brophy down with leg kicks.
Brophy pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Brophy lands a head shot.
Brophy takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Brophy misses with an uppercut. Keenan saw that one coming.
Brophy scores with a sloppy right hand. Keenan should have avoided that one.
Keenan scores with a leg kick.
Keenan pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Brophy will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Keenan throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Brophy's head.
Keenan fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Brophy has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Brophy fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Keenan darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A slow jab from Brophy misses its intended target.
A lazy left from Keenan finds it's target.
Brophy throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Brophy avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Brophy.
Keenan throws a hook but Brophy avoids it easily.
Brophy walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Keenan checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Brophy just misses with a punch to the body.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Brophy jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Brophy throws a big shot that misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Gareth Keenan.
Well Keenan 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 James Atkins scores the fight 45:50
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 46:49
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gareth Keenan!

Gareth Keenan is the new featherweight champion!
A very excited looking Gareth Keenan made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: G #38 Karter vs Brophy     
Date:   Sep 10, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan and Anton Altair. Keenan's entrance music is Coming Home. A fine choice. Altair has chosen Assassin's Creed as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

179 cm
23
150 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
180 cm
24
150 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Anton Altair!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Sam Margolis and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Altair misses with a head kick.
Altair has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Keenan is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Altair gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Altair tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Keenan was well out of range. Poor timing from Altair.
Altair lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan dips to his left and cracks Altair with an uppercut!
Altair scoring well with a low kick there.
Altair slips under a jab.
Keenan lands a slapping body shot.
Altair scoring well with a low kick there.
Keenan has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Altair.
Keenan moves out of range of the body kick.
Keenan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice uppercut there from Keenan.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Altair swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Keenan is looking to counter with a body kick.
Altair connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Altair throws a head kick but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan lands with a cross.
Altair takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Altair checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Altair throws a half hearted mid kick.
Altair moves away from the strike by Keenan.
Altair on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
A slapping leg kick lands for Altair.
Altair throws a leg kick but Keenan checks it.
A cross from Keenan lands.
Altair connects with a leg kick. Keenan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Altair avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Keenan throws a hook but Altair blocks it.
Altair with a jab.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Altair dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Keenan. That did some damage!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Altair swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Keenan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Altair just manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Keenan lands with a shot to the body.
Altair on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Altair.
Keenan avoids a kick to the body.
Altair displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Keenan throws out the jab.
Altair throws a leg kick which misses Keenan's front leg but catches the back leg as Keenan tries to avoid it.
Altair misses with a body shot.
Altair throws a head kick but Keenan moves out of range.
A jab from Altair misses.
Altair pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Altair checks the leg kick nicely there.
Altair looks to score with a jab to the body but Keenan is just out of range.
Altair bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Keenan's head.
Keenan looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Altair bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Altair fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Keenan is out of range.
Altair lands a nice looking kick to the body. Keenan takes a step back to recover.
Keenan connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Altair throws a right hand that Keenan ducks under and follows up with a left that Keenan also avoids with ease.
Keenan throwing a counter right hand but Altair manages to avoid it.
A jab from Altair misses.
Altair throws a head kick that misses.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Keenan scores with a sloppy right hand. Altair should have avoided that one.
Keenan misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Altair is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Altair finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Keenan misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan scores with the left hand. Altair knows he should have avoided that one.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Altair was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Altair ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Altair ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Keenan misses the jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Altair! But no joy.
Altair misses with a low kick as Keenan jumps back.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Altair misses the shot to the body.
Keenan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
As Altair backs away, Keenan returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Altair thows a body kick. Keenan tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Keenan connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Altair momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Altair tries a low kick but Keenan avoids it.
Keenan wants to slow Altair down by chopping away at his legs.
Keenan scores with a crisp jab that stopped Altair in his tracks.
Altair slips a straight right by Keenan.
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 Gareth Keenan will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Keenan misses with a low kick.
Altair uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.
Keenan is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Altair throws a quick inside leg kick.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Keenan cracks Altair with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Altair misses with a body punch
and Keenan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A low kick from Keenan is predictable there
and Altair counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Altair.
Altair bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Altair misses with a low kick.
Keenan lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
Keenan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Altair misses with a wild body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Altair feints and then cracks Keenan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Keenan down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big left from Altair misses.
Keenan misses with the body kick
and Altair counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Some bone on bone action there as Keenan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Altair throws a head kick that misses.
A quick step to the side and Keenan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan connects with a jab.
A decent looking cross lands there for Keenan.
Keenan fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Keenan throws a hook but Altair blocks it.
Keenan staying out of range there.
Keenan scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Altair doesn't seem bothered though.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Keenan.
Keenan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but Altair uses good head movement to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Altair. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan dips to his left and cracks Altair with an uppercut!

Altair is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice shot lands for Keenan.
Altair is still on wobbly legs! Can Keenan finish him?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Altair misses with a head kick.
Keenan looks for a left high kick but can't connect. Keenan backs up to catch a breather... no he lunges forward with a huge flying knee that smacks Altair's temple! It sends Altair violently to the canvas! The crowd goes nuts as Keenan celebrates and the doctors try to help Altair!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:10 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Flying Knee). Gareth Keenan!
Our winner, Gareth Keenan, 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.
Anton Altair spoke after the fight, saying 'Newcombe had luck this time. Next time I will Knock out his head. '.
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FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: KFC 12.     
Date:   May 01, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jose Aldo and Gareth Keenan. Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

170 cm
22
145 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
179 cm
22
150 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Invictus
Notorious Clothing Co.

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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 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jose Aldo!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Joseph Jones and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aldo ducks right into an uppercut from Keenan.
Keenan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan slips under a jab.
Keenan connects with a body shot.
Keenan has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Aldo scores with a nice right hand.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Aldo's sensitive parts.
Keenan cracks Aldo with a good jab.
Keenan checks a leg kick.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Aldo misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Keenan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aldo.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Keenan connects with the punch.
Aldo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Keenan.
Aldo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan tests Aldo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Aldo goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Aldo misses the jab.
Keenan works the jab nicely.
Keenan blocks a low kick nicely.
Aldo scoring well with a low kick there.
Aldo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Aldo is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Keenan's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Keenan avoids a kick to the body.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan misses with an uppercut
and Aldo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Keenan jabs Aldo right on the nose. Aldo blinks but takes it well.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Aldo misses with a wild combination.
Aldo tries to land a front kick but Keenan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Aldo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Keenan tries to land a body kick
and Aldo counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Aldo.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Aldo misses with a wild combination.
Keenan takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Aldo takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

Aldo is rocked!
Keenan walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Aldo drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Keenan swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Aldo's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gareth Keenan!
Gareth Keenan is the new featherweight champion!
A less than humble Gareth Keenan 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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RATING
56%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 56     
Date:   Apr 09, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan and Philip Gallagher. Keenan comes to the cage accompanied by Coming Home. Gallagher is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by The Vindictives - Stupid Song. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

179 cm
22
150 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
176 cm
22
168 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent 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 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Philip Gallagher!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Tiny Johnson and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gallagher on the side of the head.
An inside leg kick lands from Keenan.
Keenan throws a predictable looking body shot
and Gallagher counters with a head kick.
Keenan looks to throw a body kick
and Gallagher counters with a straight right hand.
Keenan seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Gallagher misses with an attempted mid kick.
Keenan appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Keenan takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Gallagher.
It seemed like Gallagher was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Gallagher misses with a double jab
and Keenan counters with a three punch combo that has Gallagher backing up. Gallagher nods at Keenan to acknowledge the strikes.
Keenan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gallagher counters with a straight right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gallagher avoids the head kick by Keenan.
Gallagher 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.
Gallagher missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Gallagher has time to react.
Gallagher throws a push kick but Keenan slaps the foot to one side.
Keenan scores with a jab. Gallagher acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Gallagher's corner calls for a 1-2. Gallagher obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Keenan tests Gallagher's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Keenan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gallagher.
Keenan jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
A head kick by Gallagher misses
and Keenan counters with a nice body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gallagher was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Gallagher gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Keenan.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan slips a jab and a cross from Gallagher.
Gallagher looks to throw a body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Keenan scores with a body shot.
Gallagher misses with a hook. Keenan ducked under it nicely.
Keenan scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Gallagher throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan lands with an uppercut that bounces Gallagher off the cage and back into range.
A right-left combo lands from Gallagher.
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!
Gallagher uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
Gallagher fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Keenan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Keenan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gallagher's hands.
Keenan lands a jab to the head.
Keenan lands an overhand right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

Gallagher is rocked!
Keenan drops Gallagher with a huge uppercut! Gallagher drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Keenan is raining down punches and the ref stops the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gareth Keenan!
Gareth Keenan retains his lightweight title!
A relieved looking Gareth Keenan thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
71%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 52     
Date:   Mar 12, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Fourth Foot and Gareth Keenan. Keenan is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Coming Home. Gareth Keenan has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
22
162 lbs
11 - 1 - 0
179 cm
21
150 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

MayheM sportswear
Voodoo Nutrition

Conquer



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 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Fourth Foot!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Gwen Towbar and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice shot lands for Foot.
Keenan connects with a leg kick. Foot looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Keenan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Keenan lands an overhand right.
Keenan looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Keenan explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Keenan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fourth Foot seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Foot slips a jab from Keenan.
Foot swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
A jab from Foot misses.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
It looked like Foot was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Keenan.
Keenan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Foot throws a body shot but no joy.
Foot throws a lazy uppercut
and Keenan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Foot clobbers Keenan with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Keenan throws a shot from downtown. Foot moves away and avoids it.
Keenan pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Decent striking displayed by Foot there.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Keenan tests Foot's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Foot takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.
Nice body punch from Foot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Foot on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Keenan. Keenan obviously looking to wear him down.
Foot looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Keenan throws out a loose jab but Foot uses good head movement to avoid it.
Foot throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan throws out a counter right but Foot avoids it with no problem.
A cross from Foot lands.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Foot's sensitive parts.
Keenan swings for the body but Foot moves out of range.
We've been told by Foot's head coaches at Aliens Only Spa that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Keenan. Foot does a little dance to reset his feet.
Keenan walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Keenan tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Foot was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Foot lands a body shot.
Some wild striking there from Foot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Foot was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Keenan stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
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!
Keenan lands with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws a sloppy head kick and Foot moves out of range easily.
Foot lands a glancing blow to the side of Keenan's head.
Foot is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Foot under the eye.
Foot avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Foot ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Foot lands with a nice body punch.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Foot manages to avoid it.
Foot throws a poor cross that misses
and Keenan counters with a thumping low kick.
Foot lands a lovely overhand right.
Foot throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Keenan feints a counter leg kick.
A big left from Foot misses.
Keenan only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Nice body punch from Foot.
A swing and a miss from Foot.
Foot moves out of range as Keenan strikes.
Foot ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Foot connects with a nice looking jab.
Keenan connects with an inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Foot was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Foot scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Keenan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Keenan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Foot misses with a straight right.
Keenan throws out a counter right but Foot avoids it with no problem.
Foot throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Foot with a nice cross.
Foot throws a right hand that Keenan ducks under and follows up with a left that Keenan also avoids with ease.
Foot sizes up Keenan with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Foot throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Foot.
Keenan lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Foot swings widly with a right hand
and Keenan counters with a good low kick that Foot was not able to check.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Foot lands a jab to the nose.
Keenan keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Foot looks to land a left hand but Keenan moved out of range nicely.
Foot uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Keenan.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Foot misses with a right hand
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Foot is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Foot was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.
Foot throws a hook to the side of Keenan's head but Keenan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Foot misses with a wild body shot.
A nice side step and Keenan releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Keenan misses with a hook. Foot ducked under it nicely.
Keenan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Foot ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Keenan moves away.
Foot thuds his right hand into Keenan's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Foot is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Foot tries to close the distance and clinch up but Keenan swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Foot blocks a head kick by Keenan.
Foot takes a kick to the side of the head.
Foot avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Foot ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A jab from Foot finds it's way through Keenan's defenses.
Foot throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Keenan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Foot.
Nice defenses there by Foot.
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 Fourth Foot will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Keenan lands a high kick!
Keenan with a nice cross.
Keenan misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Foot shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Keenan ducks under a wild hook from Foot.
Foot cracks Keenan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Foot jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Foot 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.
Keenan walks into a stiff left hand from Foot.
Foot jabs at Keenan's body.
Foot takes a swing at Keenan's ribcage but misses.

Foot takes the fight into the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Still in the clinch, Keenan scores with a nice short uppercut.
Keenan lands a hook to the side of the head.

Foot is rocked!
Foot tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Keenan's elbow.
Oh Foot is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Foot takes a shot to the head.
Keenan creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Foot with a big uppercut! Foot tries to clinch up but Keenan pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Foot to the mat! Foot covers up and Keenan unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Gareth Keenan!
Gareth Keenan is the new lightweight champion!
Gareth Keenan thanked the fans post fight for their support.
In defeat, Fourth Foot stepped up to the mic, saying 'I couldnt breath...that bastard was farting nasty...ask the ref !'.
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hype
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pop
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: Slaughterhouse New Year Party     
Date:   Jan 01, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Gareth Keenan and Andri Gunawan. Keenan comes to the cage accompanied by Coming Home. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

179 cm
20
150 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
189 cm
20
169 lbs
5 - 6 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

GREEN!160

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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 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Andri Gunawan!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Stewart Dunkirk and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gunawan on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Keenan misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Gunawan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A lazy left from Keenan finds it's target.
Keenan 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.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Keenan buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Keenan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Keenan lands a really nice looking cross but Gunawan seems unphased.
Keenan blocks the body kick.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Keenan fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Keenan is looking to chop away at Gunawan's legs.
Gunawan moves out of range of the strikes.
Gunawan is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
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 swing and a miss from Gunawan.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Keenan.
Gunawan is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Keenan.
It looked like Keenan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Gunawan scores with a jab to the body.
Keenan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Gunawan misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab from Gunawan.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Gunawan tries to counter by closing the distance.
Keenan motions for Gunawan to come forward. Keenan throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Keenan looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Keenan defending well as Gunawan loads up on a big left hand.
Keenan throws a jab but it's blocked by Gunawan.
Keenan with a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Gunawan misses the target.
Gunawan scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Keenan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Gunawan throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Keenan on the side of the head.
Keenan swats away the attempt to clinch by Gunawan.
Keenan throws a right hand that Gunawan ducks under and follows up with a left that Gunawan also avoids with ease.
Gunawan throws a jab when Keenan was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Keenan misses with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Keenan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gunawan misses with a straight right.
Keenan lands a high kick!
Nice defenses there by Keenan.
Gunawan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Gunawan missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gunawan drops his hands momentarily and Keenan takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Keenan throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Gunawan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan throws a head kick that misses.
Keenan tries a head kick but it misses.
Keenan misses the shot to the body.
Keenan checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gunawan loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Gunawan takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Keenan slips a jab from Gunawan.
Keenan looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Keenan cracks Gunawan with a good jab.
Keenan misses with a looping left.
Gunawan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gunawan might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Gunawan throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Gunawan moves out of range of the leg kick from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a hook.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan slips a straight right by Gunawan.
Gunawan doesn't manage to clinch there - Keenan circles away.
Gunawan moves in looking to clinch but Keenan pushes him off.
Gunawan throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Gunawan loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan misses with a looping right.
Gunawan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gunawan throws a nice outside leg kick.
Keenan lands with a good body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan throws an overhand right that lands on Gunawan's shoulder, as Gunawan tries to avoid the shot.
Gunawan attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A head kick misses from Keenan.
Gunawan throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Keenan is looking to counter punch.
Gunawan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gunawan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gunawan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Keenan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Keenan dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gunawan. That did some damage!
Keenan throws an off balance right hand
and Gunawan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gunawan dodges the punch combination from Keenan.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Keenan cracks the inside of Gunawan's front leg.
Gunawan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
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 Gareth Keenan 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.


Gunawan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gunawan tries to bum rush Keenan with a series of wild strikes but Keenan uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Keenan lands a front kick.
Gunawan loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan thumps Gunawan with a low kick.
Keenan avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Keenan throws a low kick, looking for Gunawan's leg but Gunawan calmly moves out of range.
Keenan misses with a hook. Gunawan ducked under it nicely.
Keenan cracks the inside of Gunawan's front leg.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gunawan throws out the jab.
Keenan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gunawan throws out the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gunawan wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Gunawan has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Keenan works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A low kick from Gunawan misses
and Keenan counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Gunawan missing with a left hand there. Keenan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Keenan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gunawan was well out of range. Poor timing from Keenan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gunawan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gunawan avoids a kick to the body.
Gunawan throws an off balance right hand
and Gunawan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Gunawan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Gunawan down.
Gunawan connects with a body shot.
Gunawan slips under a jab from Keenan.
Gunawan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A leg kick checked by Gunawan.
Sloppy strikes from Gunawan. Those never looked like landing.
Keenan lands a nice shot to the body.
Sloppy strikes from Gunawan. Those never looked like landing.
Keenan lands with a cross.
Keenan looks to land a right hand but Gunawan moved out of range.
Keenan walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Gunawan checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The fighters circle momentarily. Keenan darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

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!
A jab from Keenan misses.
Keenan misses with an uppercut.
Keenan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gunawan.
Gunawan wants to counter with a clinch but Keenan pushes him away.
Gunawan 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.
Keenan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gareth Keenan is winning the standup battle so far.
Gunawan loads up on a big right hand but Keenan slips the punch.
Keenan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Gunawan just manages to avoid it.
Keenan missing with a left hand there. Gunawan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gunawan throws a counter combo.
Gunawan ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Gunawan swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gunawan ducks under a wild hook from Keenan.
Gunawan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Keenan quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Gunawan throws an overhand right that lands on Keenan's shoulder, as Keenan tries to avoid the shot.
Gunawan is looking to clinch.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Keenan throws a hook but Gunawan avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gunawan swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Keenan throws a hook to the side of Gunawan's head but Gunawan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Gunawan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Gunawan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Keenan steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gunawan.
Good shot there by Keenan.
Gunawan misses with a right hand
and Keenan makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Keenan lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Gunawan circles away quickly and effectively.
Gunawan connects with a body shot.
Keenan throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Keenan swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Gunawan counters with a nice uppercut.
Gunawan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gunawan lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice cross by Gunawan.
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gunawan.
Keenan throwing a counter right hand but Gunawan manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Keenan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Gunawan under the eye.
Gunawan throws a lazy right hand but Keenan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Keenan moves out of range of the strikes.
The fighters circling - Keenan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Keenan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Some bone on bone action there as Gunawan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Gunawan throws a counter combo.
Gunawan takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Gunawan throws a jab but it's blocked by Keenan.
Gunawan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Keenan misses with a head kick.
Keenan takes one to the side of the head.
Gunawan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Keenan loads up on a big right hand but Gunawan slips the punch.
Gunawan slips under a jab from Keenan.
Keenan misses with a straight right.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gareth Keenan dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Keenan darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Gunawan avoids the body shot from Keenan.
Keenan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gunawan.
Gunawan throws a sloppy body shot
and Keenan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gunawan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Keenan misses with a straight left.
Keenan throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Keenan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Keenan swats away the attempt to clinch by Gunawan.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Keenan lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

Gunawan is rocked!
Keenan knocks out Gunawan with a massive right hand! The ref tackles Keenan before he can follow up with any more strikes and that's it everyone. Keenan picks up the big W with a huge KO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:54 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Gareth Keenan!
During a confident post fight interview, Gareth Keenan thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
78%

 

Event: MFL 8 Bush vs Crowbar     
Date:   Sep 25, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Cris Cyborg and Gareth Keenan. Keenan has chosen Coming Home as his entrance music. Cris Cyborg has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

172 cm
25
150 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
179 cm
19
150 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Experienced
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

GREEN!160

Arcticus University: London



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 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cris Cyborg!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Steve Montenegro and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan scores with a kick to the body.
Keenan lands a high kick!

It looks like Cris Cyborg has been cut.
Keenan looks to throw the jab but Cyborg is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Keenan. That's going to slow Cyborg down.
Keenan throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A telegraphed right hand from Keenan misses the target.
Keenan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Keenan lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Keenan lands with a hook. Cyborg tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Keenan throws a poor cross that misses
and Keenan takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cyborg uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Keenan.
A nice leg kick lands there from Keenan.
Keenan 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.
Keenan feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Cyborg's calf.
Cyborg takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

That's one minute gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Keenan.
Cyborg swings for the body but Keenan moves out of range.
Keenan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Cyborg throws a body shot but no joy.
Keenan lands with a slapping head kick.
Keenan throws a nice outside leg kick.
Keenan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Cyborg's sensitive parts.
Keenan misses with a right hand
and Cyborg counters with a stiff right hand.
Keenan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cyborg manages to avoid it.
Keenan scores with a jab to the head.
Keenan throws a right hand that misses
and Cyborg 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.
Keenan lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Keenan as he connects with a hook.
Keenan moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Cyborg swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Keenan works the jab nicely.

Cyborg is rocked!
Keenan drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Cyborg right on the button. Cyborg goes down! Keenan follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! Keenan gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gareth Keenan!
Our winner, Gareth Keenan, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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G S C
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G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

Event: MFL 6 Steller vs Golovkin     
Date:   Sep 11, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Martin Crispin and Gareth Keenan. Keenan is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Coming Home. Gareth Keenan has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
25
150 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
179 cm
19
150 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Good takedowns
Solid boxing
KO power
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Arcticus University: London



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 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Martin Crispin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gareth Keenan!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, Jonathan Paton and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Keenan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crispin.
That kick from Keenan tenderised Crispin's leg. Crispin is trying to keep his angry face on.
Keenan throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Crispin's head.

It looks like Martin Crispin has been cut.
Crispin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice uppercut there from Crispin.
Keenan bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Crispin's head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crispin. Keenan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crispin misses with a looping left.

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

Keenan looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
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!
Keenan trying to control here.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Keenan actively working from the bottom here.
Keenan trying to control from the bottom.
Keenan felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Crispin wants to pass the guard but Keenan is defending well.

Keenan is working on a guillotine. He's managed to get to full guard and he's really squeezing tight! Crispin is tapping! Great win for Keenan!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Gareth Keenan!
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