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Event: GAMMA#784 Rones v Shin     
Date:   Aug 10, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 204 p4p, 30 weight class) and Lee Sin (ranked 73 p4p, 12 weight class). Baba comes into the arena with Nation Arabic Orchestra blaring out of the sound system. Sin has chosen Original Nuttah as his entrance music. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

181 cm
36
172 lbs
17 - 4 - 1
182 cm
35
171 lbs
28 - 12 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Voodoo Nutrition
UnderGround Clothing Co.



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of London, Lee Sin!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Colin Fotheringham and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sin moves out of range as Baba strikes.
Baba misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Sin throws a predictable looking body shot
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sin.
Baba jabs Sin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Baba moves out of range as Sin strikes.
Baba half committed to a counter leg kick.
Baba pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A little jabbing left from Sin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Baba tries to close the distance and clinch but Sin swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Sin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Baba.
Sin takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Sin connects with an inside leg kick.
Sin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Sin lands with a right hand.
Baba thumps Sin with a low kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sin scores with a jab.
Good work by Baba as he checks the leg kick.
Sin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Baba counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sin stuns Baba with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Sin connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Baba tries to land a leg kick but Sin saw it coming and moves away.
Sin lands with a nice body kick.
Sin walks into a stiff left hand from Baba.
Baba tries to clinch up but Sin circles away and keeps his distance.
Baba moves out of range as Sin throws a body kick.
Baba looks to land a body kick but Sin moved away.
Baba takes a shot to the body in his stride.
A lazy left from Sin finds it's target.
Baba darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Baba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sin.
Sin looks to land a right hand but Baba moved out of range.
Sin slips a jab and a cross from Baba.
Baba lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
Sin looks to land a right hand but Baba moved out of range.
Sin lands a slapping body shot.
Sin tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Baba is able to avoid easily.
Sin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Baba walks into a left hand.
Baba looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Baba checks a low kick from Sin.
Baba is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Sin.
Sin takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Baba wants to slow Sin down by chopping away at his legs.
Sin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Baba tries to land a body kick
and Sin counters with a low kick, right behind Baba 's knee.
Sin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
Sin fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sin bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
A slow jab from Sin misses its intended target.
Sin just misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sin misses with an uppercut
and Baba counters with an inside leg kick.
Sin takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Sin misses with an uppercut. Baba saw that one coming.
Sin misses with a leg kick.
Baba is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Sin.
Sin on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Sin throws a jab but it's blocked by Baba.
Sin moves out of range of the body kick.
A good leg kick by Baba.
Sin throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Baba lands a head kick. Sin smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Sin lands with a hook. Baba tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Baba connects with a body shot that sends Sin's belly button to the back.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Baba counters with a nice leg kick.
A head kick from Baba lands but Sin takes it in his stride.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sin throws a shot from downtown. Baba moves away and avoids it.
Sin takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Baba lands with a good body shot.
Baba throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Baba misses with a body shot.
A slow jab from Sin misses its intended target.
Sin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Baba takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sin takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Sin misses with a looping right.
Baba has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Sin.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Baba looks to throw a body kick
and Sin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A nice inside leg kick there by Sin. That's going to slow Baba down.
Baba fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Afeef Isa Baba will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Sin lands a glancing blow to the side of Baba's head.
Sin scores with a nice right hand.
Nice cross by Sin.
Baba takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Baba takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Baba doesn't manage to clinch there - Sin circles away.
Baba misses with a right hand
and Sin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sin dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Baba. That did some damage!
Baba tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Baba misses the shot to the body.
Sin throws a sloppy head kick and Baba moves out of range easily.
Baba throws a quick counter kick to the body but Sin avoids it.
Sin looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Baba swings away with a leg kick that misses.
It seemed like Sin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sin swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Baba counters with a stiff right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Baba swings for the body but Sin moves out of range.
Baba scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a chopping leg kick but Sin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A nice side step and Sin releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Jab by Sin.
Sin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Baba is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Sin dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Baba. That did some damage!
Baba throws a low kick but Sin moves out of range easily.
Nice uppercut there from Baba.
Baba's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Sin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Baba scrambles back to his feet.
Sin lands a nice shot to the body.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Baba throws out the jab.
Baba lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
Baba misses with the body kick
letting Sin counter with a right hand.
Sin defending well as Baba loads up on a big left hand.
Baba looks to land a left hand but Sin moved out of range nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin cracks Baba with a good jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Baba darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Baba checks the leg kick nicely there.
Sin throws a leg kick which misses Baba's front leg but catches the back leg as Baba tries to avoid it.
Baba tries to clinch but Sin is having none of it.
Sin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Baba appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Baba slips under a jab from Sin.
Baba throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Sin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Baba thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sin feints a counter leg kick.
Sin jabs Baba right on the nose. Baba blinks but takes it well.
Sin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sin throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
Baba scores with a jab to the body.
Sin fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sin fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Sin lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sin connects with a good right hand that stumbles Baba. Baba circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Sin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Baba, pushing him back against the cage.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Sin.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sin's elbow.
Baba lands a right hand that snaps the head of Sin backwards.
Baba scores with a shot to the side of Sin's head.
Sin lands an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Baba.
Sin lands a nice shot to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Sin.
Sin throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
Baba misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Baba misses with a punch to the body.
Baba makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Baba.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from Baba.
Sin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sin throws a head punch that misses.
Sin lands a hook that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Baba misses with a body punch.
Sin blocks an uppercut.
Baba's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Baba prevents a body shot from Sin.
Sin lands with a right to the head.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lee Sin seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Sin tries to land knees in the clinch but Baba avoids the damage to the body.
Baba looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sin blocks an uppercut.
Sin can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sin misses with a punch on the inside.
Baba presses Sin against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Sin prevents a body shot from Baba.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lee Sin showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Baba'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!


A swing and a miss from Baba.
Sin has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Baba.
Baba throws a half hearted mid kick.
It seemed like Sin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sin misses with a looping left.
Baba thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Sin if he has to take too many more of those.
Baba pushes Sin away with a front kick.
Sin throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Baba tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Sin manages to circle out of the way.
Sin throws a quick inside leg kick.
Baba connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sin. Sin circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sin, right into the meat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba lands a body shot.
Sin throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Sin lands with a good body shot.
Lee Sin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Baba lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baba moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A slapping body kick lands there for Baba.
Sin has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Sin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Sin lands a nice hook to Baba's body. Baba takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Baba dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sin tries to score with a low kick but Baba moves his leg out of the way.
Baba misses with a body shot.
Baba throws a looping overhand right but Sin ducks down to avoid it.
Sin lands a nice leg kick that just misses Baba's sensitive parts.
Sin scoring well with a low kick there.
Baba tries to clinch but Sin moves out of range.
Sin throws a sloppy body shot
and Baba counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Baba moves out of range of the leg kick from Sin.
Sin keeps the fight on the outside.
Sin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.
Baba keeps Sin at a distance using the push kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin tests Baba's chin there with a solid looking shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sin swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Baba to counter with a crisp jab.
Baba fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sin manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Sin throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sin moves out of range of the strikes.
Sin keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Sin avoids the body shot from Baba.
Sin avoids the head kick by Baba.
Sin shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Baba on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Baba takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sin tries a low kick but Baba avoids it.
Sin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Baba wants to clinch up but Sin keeps it at a distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba checks the leg kick.
A quick step to the side and Baba tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sin loads up on a big right hand but Baba slips the punch.
Sin checks a leg kick nicely.
Baba scores with a body shot.
Baba lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sin tried to score with a low kick but Baba checks it.
Sin moves out of range of the strikes.
Baba doesn't manage to clinch there - Sin circles away.
Baba bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Baba pushes Sin away with a front kick.
Baba thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Sin if he has to take too many more of those.
Baba darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Sin throws a sloppy head kick and Baba moves out of range easily.
Baba scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sin throws a leg kick but Baba sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Baba throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Sin throws a right hand that misses
and Baba counters with a straight right hand.
Baba dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sin. That did some damage!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sin checks a leg kick.
Sin throws a nice outside leg kick.
Baba checks a leg kick.
Sin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A jab from Baba misses.
Sin missing with a left hand there. Baba was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin tries to land a front kick but Baba steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Baba paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Baba throws a head kick that misses.
Baba looks to land a right hand but Sin moved out of range.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 29:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:28
Judge William Gold scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Afeef Isa Baba!

After winning the bout, Afeef Isa Baba 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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RATING
79%

 

Event: GAMMA#781 Sin v Rones     
Date:   Jul 20, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 325 p4p, 52 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 365 p4p, 61 weight class). Baba comes to the cage accompanied by Nation Arabic Orchestra. Imbula has chosen ~Apache~ 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.

181 cm
36
172 lbs
16 - 4 - 1
185 cm
33
180 lbs
27 - 15 - 2
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 15 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Imbula on the side of the head.
Imbula throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula slips under a jab from Baba.
Imbula throws a quick inside leg kick.
Imbula throws a quick inside leg kick.
Imbula misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Imbula lands a nice leg kick that just misses Baba's sensitive parts.
Imbula jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Imbula lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Baba checks a low kick from Imbula.
Imbula paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Imbula misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Baba wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Good leg kick by Baba there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Imbula, right into the meat.
Baba fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Baba has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Baba there as he acknowledges the shot.
Baba needs to keep his hands up - Imbula had a free shot at his head there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba delivers a nice body kick.
Baba throws a body kick that misses
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Imbula.

Baba clinches.
Baba lands with a right to the head.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
Baba lands a right hand.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Baba blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Baba tries a body shot but Imbula blocks it.
Baba lands a right hand.
Imbula makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Baba.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Imbula breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Imbula fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Baba swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula moves out of range as Baba throws a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba tries to score with a low kick but Imbula moves his leg out of the way.
Imbula tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

Baba gets a clinch.
Baba misses with the head strike.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
A body shot lands from Baba.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.
Baba blocking some punches.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Imbula on the inside.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Baba lands a right hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula has had enough of the clinch but Baba keeps him there for the moment.
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Baba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Baba backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands a left hand.
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Baba working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Baba.
Baba working aggressively here.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Imbula.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Baba.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Baba tries a body shot but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Baba.

Imbula breaks from the clinch.
Imbula rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Baba counters with an outside leg kick.
Imbula thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Baba if he has to take too many more of those.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Baba misses with a looping right.
Imbula throws a head kick but Baba moves out of range.
Imbula ducks right into an uppercut from Baba.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Baba keeps Imbula at a distance using the push kick.
Baba checks a low kick from Imbula.
Imbula is looking to clinch but Baba is avoiding it.
Baba displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Baba tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Baba.
Imbula throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Imbula works the jab nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Imbula lands a glancing blow to the side of Baba's head.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
We've been told by Baba's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Baba steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Imbula swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
Baba takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Baba steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Imbula walks forward, straight into a front kick from Baba.
Cheik Imbula seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Good work by Imbula as he checks the leg kick.
Imbula throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Baba takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Imbula scores with a jab. Baba acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba moves out of range of the leg kick from Imbula.
A shot to the body from Imbula misses
letting Baba counter with a right hand.
Baba takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An inside leg kick from Baba misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick that misses.
Imbula has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Imbula swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
Baba looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Baba throws a good cross that connects.
Baba lands a slapping body shot.
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Baba scores with a jab to the jaw.

Imbula is rocked!

Baba cracks Imbula with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Imbula looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Baba finish him?
Imbula is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A quick step to the side and Baba tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Imbula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Baba moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Imbula throws an off balance right hand
and Baba counters with a huge overhand right that connects right on the temple, sending him crumpling, face first to the floor! This one is all over! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Afeef Isa Baba!
A relieved looking Afeef Isa Baba thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
73%

 

Event: GAMMA#778 Jernit v Jericho     
Date:   Jun 29, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 471 p4p, 68 weight class) and Project Doom (ranked 627 p4p, 88 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Baba might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Nation Arabic Orchestra. Doom has chosen Battle Beast - Touch in the Night as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
35
172 lbs
15 - 4 - 1
195 cm
35
179 lbs
18 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Project Doom!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doom with a hook.
A shot to the body from Doom misses
and Baba counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

Baba moves into the clinch.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doom's elbow.
I was talking to Baba's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Baba has a couple of punches blocked by Doom.
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Doom prevents a body shot from Baba.
Baba misses with some punches.
Doom misses with some punches.
Baba managing to block the knees to the body from Doom.
Baba misses with a body punch.
Baba lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Doom blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Baba swings wildly with an uppercut but Doom uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Doom backwards.
Doom looking to throw knees to the head but Baba is blocking nicely.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doom's elbow.
Doom throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Doom lands an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Baba throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Doom throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Doom breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Doom wants to slow Baba down by chopping away at his legs.
Doom is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Doom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Doom takes a swing at Baba's ribcage but misses.
Baba is looking to counter punch.
A jab from Doom misses.
Baba seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A jab from Doom misses.
Doom connects with a solid leg kick.
Baba scores with a nice head shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Doom misses the target.
Baba throws a push kick but Doom slaps the foot to one side.
Doom throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
Baba fails with an attempt to clinch.
Baba avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Doom throws a shot from downtown. Baba moves away and avoids it.
Baba throws a wild body kick that Doom sees coming a mile off.
Doom lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Baba circles away quickly and effectively.
A big left from Baba misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Doom misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba checks a low kick from Doom.
Baba takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Doom lands with an overhand left.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Doom wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Doom avoids a kick to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Baba. Doom does a little dance to reset his feet.
Doom lands with a right hand.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Doom takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Baba 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.
Doom throws a series of punches but Baba moves out of range.
Baba 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.
Baba scores with a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Doom. Baba does a little dance to reset his feet.
Baba throws a series of punches but Doom moves out of range.
A solid leg kick lands there for Doom.
Baba connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Baba uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doom connects with an inside leg kick.
Doom lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Doom moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Doom throws a wild body kick that Baba sees coming a mile off.
Doom's corner calls for a 1-2. Doom obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Doom thows a left - swing and a miss!
Doom throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Doom misses with a looping left.
Doom is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Baba.
Baba moves away from the strike by Doom.
Baba tried to counter with a leg kick but Doom avoided it.

Baba fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Doom, pushing him back against the cage.
Doom tries a body shot but Baba blocks it.
Doom misses with a knee to the head.
Doom misses with some punches.
Doom tries to land knees in the clinch but Baba avoids the damage to the body.
Baba lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Baba misses with the head strike.
Baba lands a body shot in the clinch.

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!
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Doom lands a left hand.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
Doom lands a right hand.
Doom throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
Baba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Doom has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
Doom tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Doom prevents a body shot from Baba.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Doom.
Baba lands an uppercut.
Baba lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Doom has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
Doom blocks an uppercut.
Baba digs a right hand underneath Doom's ribcage. Doom let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right from Doom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Project Doom will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Doom misses with a left hand
and Baba counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Doom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba wants to clinch.
Doom doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Baba scores with a leg kick.
Baba checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Doom scores with a head kick. Baba tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Baba throws a front kick aimed at Doom's knee but Doom avoids it well.
Doom connects with a good right hand that stumbles Baba. Baba circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doom swings away with a body shot that misses
and Baba counters with a good, hard body kick but Doom shrugs it off.
Baba lands a jab.
Baba fails in his attempt to clinch.
Baba throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Left hook, right uppercut from Doom.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doom throws a lazy head kick
and Baba counters with a nice body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Doom.
Doom looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.

Baba forces Doom back against the cage and clinches.
Doom lands a shoulder strike.
Doom blocks an uppercut.
Doom misses with the head strike.
Baba lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Doom.
A left hand lands to the body for Doom.
Baba is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Baba misses with a punch to the body.
Doom tries to land a knee to the head but Baba blocks with his arms.
Baba prevents a body shot from Doom.
Baba has Doom pressed against the cage, preventing Doom from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Baba can't find room to land a body shot as Doom controls the action.
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Doom controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.
Baba tries to work over Doom's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Doom throws a head punch that misses.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Doom tries to break the clinch but Baba is controlling the position.
Baba scores with a shoulder strike.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Doom wants to get back to striking at distance but Baba won't allow it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Doom.
Doom misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Baba.
Doom scores with a knee to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.

Doom escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Baba fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Doom is breathing heavily.

Baba clinches.
Baba digs a right hand into Doom's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Doom's gas tank.
Baba works on Doom's body with a couple of short punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Baba creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Baba pushes Doom back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Baba lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Doom doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
Doom misses with a body punch.
Baba lands a right hand.
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Baba scores with a nice hook to the head.
A short right from Doom.
Doom blocks a body shot from Baba.
Doom misses with some punches.
Doom using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Baba has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.
Baba lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Doom backwards.
Baba lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Baba gets through Doom's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Doom has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
A right hand to the body from Baba.
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Baba.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Doom swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
Baba lands a right hand that snaps the head of Doom backwards.
Baba lands with a right to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.
Baba misses with a hook from the clinch.
Doom lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Doom swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Baba working aggressively here.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Doom using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Baba has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Doom throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Doom swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.

Doom pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Baba tests Doom's chin there with a solid looking shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Doom misses with a hook to the body
and Baba counters with a leg kick.
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba checks a low kick from Doom.
Doom misses with a low kick.
Baba 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.
Baba tries to clinch up but Doom circles away and keeps his distance.
Baba throws a leg kick which misses Doom's front leg but catches the back leg as Doom tries to avoid it.
Baba misses with a wild body shot.
Baba buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Baba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Doom.
Doom misses with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Doom.
Doom shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Baba avoids the head kick by Doom.
Baba connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Doom takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Baba's jab looks to have found its range, popping Doom under the eye.

Doom is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Doom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Doom is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doom misses with a looping right.
Doom seems to have recovered his senses.
Baba throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Baba ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Doom throws an overhand right that lands on Baba's shoulder, as Baba tries to avoid the shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Baba misses its target.
Doom cracks Baba with a good jab.
Baba fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Doom.
Doom throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Baba connects with a good straight punch right through the guard and follows up with a right hook and a left hook! That last one sent Doom tumbling to the canvas! Baba pours on the pressure with more strikes and the referee has no hesitation diving in to stop the fight! Doom was done - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:33 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Afeef Isa Baba!
Afeef Isa Baba decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
87%

 

Event: GAMMA#774 Delsarte v Vee     
Date:   Jun 01, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 285 p4p, 40 weight class) and Lao Shin (ranked 301 p4p, 42 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Baba might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Nation Arabic Orchestra. Shin is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Shaolin Chamber of Death. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

181 cm
35
172 lbs
15 - 3 - 1
182 cm
38
176 lbs
41 - 17 - 2
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

UnderGround Clothing Co.
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 17 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Lao Shin!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Shin counters with a stiff right hand.
Baba throws a leg kick
and Shin counters with a nice leg kick.
Baba works Shin's body with a nice hook.
Baba throws a head kick that misses
and Shin counters with an outside leg kick.
Shin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Baba counters with a body kick.
Shin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Shin looks to land a left hand but Baba moved out of range nicely.
Baba goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Shin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Baba manages to avoid it.
Baba swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Baba defending well as Shin loads up on a big left hand.
Baba looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Shin throws a lazy right hand but Baba sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Baba misses its target.
Shin's coach down at Dr Hatsumi's Clinic was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Shin's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Baba lands a nice looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba misses with an uppercut
and Shin makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Shin scores with a body shot.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
A counter left hand to the body from Baba misses its target.
Baba misses with a double jab.
Shin let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Baba throws a lazy uppercut
and Shin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Baba throws a sloppy body shot
and Shin counters with a nice body shot.
Baba is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Shin.
Shin throws a leg kick which misses Baba's front leg but catches the back leg as Baba tries to avoid it.
Baba on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Shin lands a nice leg kick that just misses Baba's sensitive parts.
Baba misses with a double jab
and Shin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Baba misses with a body punch
and Shin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Shin connects with a body shot that sends Baba's belly button to the back.
Shin sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Shin throws a big shot that misses.
Baba looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Shin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Shin misses with a body kick.
Baba looks to land a body kick but Shin moved away.
Baba tries to bum rush Shin with a series of wild strikes but Shin uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Shin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Baba bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Shin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Shin counters with a nice body shot.
Baba misses with a left hand
enabling Shin to counter with a crisp jab.
Baba misses with the body kick
and Shin counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A nice leg kick lands there from Shin.
Baba throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Shin counters with a stiff right hand.
That kick from Baba tenderised Shin's leg. Shin is trying to keep his angry face on.
Shin connects with an inside leg kick.
Baba connects with a looping right hand.
Baba lands with a nice body kick.
Shin 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.
Baba takes a swing at Shin's ribcage but misses.
Baba misses with a telegraphed body shot
letting Shin counter with a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.
Shin throws out a counter right but Baba avoids it with no problem.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shin moves into range and connects with a jab.

Afeef Isa Baba's cut is getting worse.
Baba swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Shin misses with a looping left.
Baba throws the left hand but Shin avoids the punch easily.
Baba throws a shot from downtown. Shin moves away and avoids it.
Shin's corner calls for a 1-2. Shin obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A lazy body kick from Baba
and Shin counters with a low kick, right behind Baba 's knee.
Baba throws a body shot but no joy.
Baba scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Shin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Baba.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba throws a sloppy body shot
and Shin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Baba dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lao Shin dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Baba takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Baba is looking to wear down Shin with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Shin digs a good body shot into Baba's ribs.
Shin throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Baba looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Baba throws a body punch but Shin moves out of range.
Shin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Shin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A big right from Shin misses.
Shin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Shin cracks the inside of Baba's front leg.
Shin loads up on a big right hand but Baba slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A good leg kick by Baba.
Baba thumps Shin with a low kick.
Baba misses with a left hand
and Baba takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Baba connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Shin momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin scoring well with a low kick there.
Baba stuns Shin with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Shin clobbers Baba with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Baba throws a right hand that misses
and Shin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice cross by Baba.
Shin with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Baba to score with a decent uppercut.
Shin walks into a left hand.
Shin avoids the body shot from Baba.
Shin flicks out a counter leg kick but Baba steps away.
Baba moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Shin lands with a nice body 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!
Baba catches Shin with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Shin uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Shin ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Baba throws a nice head kick!
Shin moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Baba tries to score with a low kick but Shin moves his leg out of the way.
Shin throws a low kick but Baba moves out of range easily.
Shin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Baba throws a push kick but Shin slaps the foot to one side.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
Baba dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Shin. That did some damage!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin throws out a powerful jab.
Baba misses with an uppercut
and Shin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Baba is rocked!
Shin drops Baba with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Baba! Shin dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:16 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lao Shin!
Our winner, Lao Shin, 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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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: GAMMA#769 Legions v Ricard     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cormac Mac Airt (ranked 382 p4p, 53 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 489 p4p, 69 weight class). Mac Airt comes into the arena with Wolf Blood blaring out of the sound system. Baba has chosen Nation Arabic Orchestra as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
37
175 lbs
29 - 20 - 0
181 cm
35
172 lbs
14 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

King Nutrition
Voodoo Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Cormac Mac Airt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba misses with a body punch
and Baba takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
A jab from Baba misses.
Baba takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Mac Airt lands a really nice looking cross but Baba seems unphased.
Baba misses the jab.
Mac Airt closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A big left from Mac Airt misses.
Baba slips a jab from Mac Airt.
Mac Airt lands a nice shot to the body.
Baba misses with an uppercut.
Mac Airt was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Mac Airt gets cracked there but stands up to it.
No joy there for Mac Airt, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Baba slips a straight right by Mac Airt.
Baba looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Baba scores with a crisp jab that stopped Mac Airt in his tracks.

It looks like Cormac Mac Airt has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A combination from Baba does no damage.
Mac Airt throwing a counter right hand but Baba manages to avoid it.
Mac Airt scores with a sloppy right hand. Baba should have avoided that one.
Baba uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mac Airt.
Mac Airt takes a swing at Baba's ribcage but misses.
Baba scores with a hook.
Baba misses with a straight right.
Baba lands with an uppercut that bounces Mac Airt off the cage and back into range.
Baba misses with a hook.
Baba connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Baba scores with a jab to the head.
Baba has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Mac Airt swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Mac Airt.
Baba slips a straight right by Mac Airt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Mac Airt avoids it.
Mac Airt throwing a counter right hand but Baba manages to avoid it.
Baba is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Mac Airt had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Mac Airt circles away from the clinch attempt.
Mac Airt misses with a lunging right hand
and Baba counters with a left to the body.
Mac Airt misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Baba lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Baba throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Mac Airt.
Baba swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Mac Airt counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Mac Airt misses with a jab, cross combination.
Baba defending well as Mac Airt loads up on a big left hand.
Mac Airt misses with a straight left.
Baba replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Mac Airt blocks it well.
Mac Airt throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Baba takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Mac Airt misses with a straight right.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mac Airt is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Mac Airt has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Baba finds it's way round the side to connect with Mac Airt's head.
Mac Airt takes a swing at Baba's ribcage but misses.
Mac Airt misses with a hook.
A lazy body kick from Baba
and Mac Airt counters with a three punch combo that has Baba backing up. Baba nods at Mac Airt to acknowledge the strikes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
Mac Airt clobbers Baba with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Baba lets loose with a powerful body kick. Mac Airt will feel that in the morning.
Baba tries to close the distance and clinch but Mac Airt swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Mac Airt lands with an overhand left.
Baba throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Baba takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Baba throws a right and a left that Mac Airt avoids nicely.
Mac Airt is looking to counter punch.
Baba tries a head kick but it misses.
Baba tests Mac Airt's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Mac Airt misses.
Mac Airt staying out of range there.
Baba digs a good hook to Mac Airt's body.
Baba throws a body punch but Mac Airt moves out of range.
Baba misses with a wild body shot.
Mac Airt was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Baba lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Mac Airt circles away quickly and effectively.
Baba displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mac Airt throws out the jab.
Mac Airt ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baba moves away.
Mac Airt definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Baba bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Baba throws a sloppy head kick
and Mac Airt counters with a straight right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Afeef Isa Baba will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Baba throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Baba scores with a hook to the body. Mac Airt takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Mac Airt throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Baba takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A left lands for Baba.
Baba throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Baba throws a leg kick but Mac Airt sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Mac Airt throws a lazy right hand but Baba sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Baba misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Mac Airt counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mac Airt avoids the head kick by Baba.
Baba lands a leg kick that knocks Mac Airt off balance momentarily.
Baba throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mac Airt pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Baba steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Mac Airt.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Mac Airt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Baba! But no joy.
Baba misses with a left hand
and Mac Airt counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
No joy there for Mac Airt, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Mac Airt takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Mac Airt throws an overhand right that lands on Baba's shoulder, as Baba tries to avoid the shot.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Baba.
Baba swings for the body but Mac Airt moves out of range.
Baba throws a chopping leg kick but Mac Airt manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
The fighters circling - Mac Airt throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Baba throws out a loose jab but Mac Airt uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mac Airt on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Baba avoids a punch combination nicely.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba lands a jab to Mac Airt's midsection.
Baba lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Baba lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
The fighters circling - Baba throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
An attempted straight right counter from Mac Airt misses the target.
Mac Airt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Baba was well out of range. Poor timing from Mac Airt.
Baba misses with a straight left.
Baba throws an overhand right that lands on Mac Airt's shoulder, as Mac Airt tries to avoid the shot.
Mac Airt swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mac Airt swats away the attempt to clinch by Baba.
Mac Airt blocks a head kick by Baba.
Mac Airt misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Mac Airt thows a left - swing and a miss!
It seemed like Baba was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Mac Airt throws the left hand but Baba avoids the punch easily.
Mac Airt misses with a left hand
and Baba counters with a nice body kick.
Mac Airt lands a jab to the head.
Mac Airt missing with a left hand there. Baba was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Baba throws an overhand right that lands on Mac Airt's shoulder, as Mac Airt tries to avoid the shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Mac Airt misses the target.
Baba slips a straight right by Mac Airt.
Mac Airt avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mac Airt displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Baba throws out the jab.
It looked like Mac Airt wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Mac Airt avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Mac Airt appears to be looking for a big counter.
Mac Airt avoids the head kick by Baba.
Mac Airt swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
Baba throws a hook but Mac Airt avoids it easily.
Mac Airt takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

Cormac Mac Airt's cut is getting worse.
Mac Airt is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mac Airt misses with a looping left.
Nice defenses there by Baba.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Baba! But no joy.
Mac Airt swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mac Airt lands with a right hand.
Baba throws a half hearted mid kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Mac Airt misses the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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!


Baba throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Mac Airt was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Baba thuds his shin into the meat of Mac Airt's side.
Mac Airt waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Baba.
Mac Airt takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Mac Airt misses with a wild body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Mac Airt misses the target.
A big left from Mac Airt misses.
Baba lands with a straight right. Mac Airt didn't see that one coming.
A good leg kick by Baba.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba scores with a jab.
Nice jab there from Mac Airt.
Baba scores with a spinning back kick!

Baba gets a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mac Airt tries to break the clinch but Baba is controlling the position.
Nice body punch from Baba.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Baba softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Baba keeps control of Mac Airt as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Mac Airt wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Nice body punch from Baba.
Baba lands with a left to the head.
Baba swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Mac Airt is trying to break the clinch but Baba is controlling him.
Mac Airt has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Mac Airt is trying to force a seperation but Baba has the dominant position.
Mac Airt tries to break the clinch but Baba is controlling the position.
Mac Airt will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Baba lands a shoulder strike.
Mac Airt can't break the clinch.
Mac Airt working hard to break the clinch.
A short left from Baba.
Mac Airt looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Baba lands a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Baba.
Mac Airt is trying to force a seperation but Baba has the dominant position.
A right hook to the body lands for Baba.
Baba lands a left hand.
Mac Airt tries to circle away but Baba has him pinned against the cage.
Baba tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mac Airt takes a shot to the head.

Mac Airt manages to break the clinch.
Mac Airt walks straight into a right hand from Baba - that's dropped him! Baba jumps into mount and starts pounding away - can he finish?! More strikes go undefended and the referee has to dive in to save Mac Airt from any more punishment! Mac Airt complains about the stoppage but falls over as he tries to stand back up, so it was clearly a good stoppage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:32 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Afeef Isa Baba!
A relieved looking Afeef Isa Baba thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
The defeated Cormac Mac Airt had this to say: '"When I am gone I charge you that ye bury me not at Brugh of the Boyne where is the royal cemetery of the Kings of Erinn. For all these kings paid adoration to gods of wood or stone, or to the Sun and the Elements, whose signs are carved on the walls of their tombs, but I have learned to know the On'.
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Event: GAMMA#766 Yeboah v Legions     
Date:   Apr 06, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Shayne Corson (ranked 1158 p4p, 153 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 636 p4p, 88 weight class). Baba has chosen Nation Arabic Orchestra as his entrance music. Shayne Corson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Afeef Isa Baba's chin.

185 cm
36
178 lbs
20 - 7 - 1
181 cm
34
172 lbs
13 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sportivité
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shayne Corson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba 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.
Baba throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Baba lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Corson at a distance.
Baba works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Baba.
Baba throws a low kick but Corson moves out of range easily.
Baba takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Baba misses with a hook. Corson ducked under it nicely.
Baba throws a sloppy head kick and Corson moves out of range easily.
Baba throws a half hearted mid kick.
Corson throwing a counter right hand but Baba manages to avoid it.
Corson moves away from the strike by Baba.
A cross from Corson lands.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Baba throws a head kick that misses.
A quick step to the side and Corson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crunch! Baba slams his shin into Corson's torso.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Corson misses with a body shot.
Baba looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Baba throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Corson staying out of range there.
Corson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Baba lands a really nice looking cross but Corson seems unphased.
A slow jab from Baba misses its intended target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Corson. Baba does a little dance to reset his feet.
Corson misses the shot to the body.
Baba misses with a body kick.
It looked like Corson was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Baba.
Baba dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Corson is looking to wear down Baba with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Corson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Corson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Baba throws a low kick but Corson avoids it.
Baba throws a leg kick but Corson moved away.
Baba fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Corson throws a big shot that misses.
Corson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Corson misses with a hook.
Baba misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Corson.
Baba uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Baba scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nice body punch from Corson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Corson's corner calls for a 1-2. Corson obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Baba looks to land a body kick but Corson moved away.
Baba throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Corson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Corson throws a body shot but no joy.
Baba looks for the body kick but Corson saw that one coming.
Baba with a nice cross.
Corson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Baba fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Corson manages to avoid it.
Corson tries to score with a low kick but Baba moves his leg out of the way.
Donk. Baba catches Corson right on the button with a cross.
Baba moves out of range as Corson strikes.
Baba looks to score with a jab to the body but Corson is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba throws a lazy uppercut
and Corson counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Corson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Baba's sensitive parts.
Baba slips under a jab.
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!
Baba scores with a spinning back kick!
Corson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
Baba goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Baba jabs at Corson's body.
Baba lands with a good body shot.
Baba scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Corson slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Corson ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Baba throws a leg kick that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba'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.


Corson misses with a body kick.
Corson lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Baba misses with a kick to the body.
Baba feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Corson's calf.
Corson takes a kick to the side of the head.
Corson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Baba lands with a thumping leg kick.
Corson swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
An inside leg kick from Baba misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Corson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Baba scores with a jab to the body.
Baba slips under a jab.
Baba misses with a body kick.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba misses with a body shot.
Baba throws a leg kick which misses Corson's front leg but catches the back leg as Corson tries to avoid it.
Baba lands with an overhand left.
Baba feints a jab promting Corson to slip. Baba then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Corson slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
A nice leg kick lands there from Baba.
Corson misses with a wild body shot.
Baba is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Corson avoids the body shot from Baba.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
Corson takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Baba ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Corson moves away.
An attempted straight right counter from Corson misses the target.
Baba throws the left hand but Corson avoids the punch easily.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Corson might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Baba misses the target.
Corson chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Baba can pounce on 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!
The fighters circling - Corson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Baba will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Corson is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Baba goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Baba moves away from the strike by Corson.
Baba is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Corson with a body shot.
Corson throws a push kick but Baba slaps the foot to one side.
Baba throws a push kick but Corson slaps the foot to one side.
A counter left hand to the body from Corson misses its target.
Baba has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Baba there as he acknowledges the shot.
Baba throws a leg kick which misses Corson's front leg but catches the back leg as Corson tries to avoid it.
Corson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Baba.
Corson half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba cracks Corson with a right hand to the side of the head.
Corson lands a nice looking body shot.
Baba is looking to land body kicks.
Nice defenses there by Corson.
Corson throwing a counter right hand but Baba manages to avoid it.
Corson with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
Corson scores with a punch to the head.

That has opened up Afeef Isa Baba's cut even more.
Baba throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Corson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Baba ducks right into an uppercut from Corson.
Baba connects with a high kick.
Corson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Baba looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba defending well as Corson loads up on a big left hand.
Baba counters with a body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Corson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Baba lands a jab-cross combination.
Nice body kick from Baba.
Baba explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

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

Corson is rocked!
Baba fakes the body blow, causing Corson to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Corson goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:38 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Afeef Isa Baba!
A very excited looking Afeef Isa Baba 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#763 Slider v Deneville     
Date:   Mar 23, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 325 p4p, 45 weight class) and Ulrik Meyer (ranked 999 p4p, 129 weight class). Baba comes to the cage accompanied by Nation Arabic Orchestra. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

181 cm
34
172 lbs
13 - 2 - 1
185 cm
36
180 lbs
29 - 14 - 2
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Ulrik Meyer!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Meyer dodges the punch combination from Baba.
Baba moves away from the strike by Meyer.
Baba was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Baba scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Meyer lands with a nice body punch.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Baba checks a leg kick.
Meyer thows a left - swing and a miss!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Meyer, as that shot connected.
Baba looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Meyer lands with an overhand left.
Baba slips under a jab.
The crowd cheers as Meyer lands an impressive looking overhand right. Baba doesn't seem phased though.
Meyer throws a right hand that misses
and Baba counters with a nice body shot.
Baba throws a half hearted mid kick.
Nice shot lands for Meyer.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Baba misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Baba swings for the body but Meyer moves out of range.
Baba staying out of range there.
And Baba counters with a quick kick to the body but Meyer blocks it.
Meyer connects with a looping right hand.
Meyer avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a body shot but no joy.
Meyer throws a lazy uppercut
and Baba cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Meyer crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Baba - the referee stops the clock and Meyer gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Baba. Meyer manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Meyer misses the jab.
As Meyer backs away, Baba returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Baba uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Meyer.
Baba swings widly with a right hand
and Meyer connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Donk. Meyer catches Baba right on the button with a cross.
A jab from Meyer finds it's way through Baba's defenses.
Meyer takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Baba fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Meyer throws a leg kick but Baba sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Baba misses with a head kick.
Baba misses with a low kick.
Meyer swings widly with a right hand
enabling Baba to counter with a crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The fighters circling - Meyer throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Meyer is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Baba.
Baba scores with a jab to the jaw.
Meyer throws a jab but it's blocked by Baba.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Meyer slips a jab from Baba.
Some bone on bone action there as Meyer checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Meyer tests Baba's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Meyer throws a shot from downtown. Baba moves away and avoids it.
Baba appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Baba drops his hands momentarily and Meyer takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Meyer swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Baba connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Meyer moves out of range as Baba throws a body kick.
Baba blocks a jab.
Baba throws the left hand but Meyer avoids the punch easily.
Baba throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Baba staying out of range there.
Meyer with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Baba pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Baba fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Meyer.
Baba misses the shot to the body.
Despite the aggression on Meyer's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Meyer stalks Baba and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Baba's face. Baba staggers backwards, shaken.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Meyer throws a combination that misses
and Baba counters with a nice kick to the body.
Ulrik Meyer seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Meyer on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Baba. Baba obviously looking to wear him down.
Baba looks to score with a jab to the body but Meyer is just out of range.
Baba misses with a jab, cross combination.
Baba throws a looping overhand right but Meyer ducks down to avoid it.
Meyer throws out a loose jab but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba moves out of range as Meyer throws a body kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
Meyer uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Baba has time to react.
Baba looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Meyer goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Meyer throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Meyer connects with a leg kick. Baba looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Meyer lands a head shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Baba misses with a head kick.
Meyer scores with a nice right hand.
Meyer looks to land a right hand but Baba moved out of range.
Meyer is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Baba had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Meyer uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Baba has time to react.
Meyer loads up on a big right hand but Baba slips the punch.
Meyer uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Baba has time to react.
Meyer throws a right and a left that Baba avoids nicely.
Baba throws a body shot but no joy.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Meyer! But no joy.
Baba takes one to the side of the head.
Meyer swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba misses with a two punch combination.
Baba misses with a body kick.
Baba misses with a jab to the body
and Meyer counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Meyer lands with a hook. Baba tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nice uppercut lands for Meyer. That snapped Baba's head back.
Baba steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Meyer.
It looked like Baba wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba tries to land a front kick but Meyer steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Baba explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Meyer looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Baba is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Meyer.
Meyer throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Meyer lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Baba lands a high kick!
Good standup being displayed there by Baba as he connects with a hook.
Meyer sizes up Baba with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Meyer takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Baba looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Meyer ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Baba ducks under a wild hook from Meyer.
Meyer swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Meyer looks to land a right hand but Baba moved out of range.
Baba throws a body kick that misses.
Baba uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Meyer.
Baba lands with a kick to the temple. Meyer shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Meyer throws an overhand right that lands on Baba's shoulder, as Baba tries to avoid the shot.
Meyer swings widly with a right hand
and Baba makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Baba throws a leg kick that misses.
Meyer sizes up Baba with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Meyer misses with a looping left.
Jab from Meyer.
Meyer bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Baba's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Meyer looks to throw the jab but Baba is out of range.
Baba scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Meyer moves out of range of the body kick from Baba.
Baba tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Meyer manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Meyer stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Baba.
Meyer throws a good cross that connects.
Baba tries a head kick but it misses.
Baba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Meyer.
Meyer misses with an uppercut.
Baba throws a quick counter kick to the body but Meyer avoids it.
Meyer connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Baba bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Meyer catches Baba with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Meyer has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Meyer keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Baba tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Meyer throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Baba misses.
Meyer with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Meyer throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Baba misses with a two punch combination.
Meyer misses with the combination.
Baba appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Baba throws a jab but it's blocked by Meyer.
Meyer takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Baba misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Meyer.
Meyer throws a hook to the side of Baba's head but Baba sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
As Meyer looks to move away, Baba throws a big counter combo but Meyer just gets out of the way.
Meyer feints and then cracks Baba's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Baba down.
Baba slips under a jab from Meyer.
Baba tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Baba swings for the body but Meyer moves out of range.
Baba on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Meyer lands with a right hand.
Meyer misses with an uppercut. Baba saw that one coming.
Meyer uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Baba.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Meyer misses with an uppercut.
Baba scores with a kick to the body.
Baba misses with a kick to the body.
Meyer throws a jab but it's blocked by Baba.
Baba looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Meyer throws a series of punches but Baba moves out of range.
Baba throws an overhand right that lands on Meyer's shoulder, as Meyer tries to avoid the shot.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Meyer.
Meyer jabs Baba right on the nose. Baba blinks but takes it well.
Meyer moves out of range of the leg kick from Baba.
Baba misses with a body shot.
Meyer misses with a looping right.
Meyer throws a shot from downtown. Baba moves away and avoids it.
Meyer turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Baba throws a poor cross that misses
and Meyer counters with a right hand to the body.
Meyer throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Baba.
Baba looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Baba might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Meyer fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Meyer moves out of range as Baba strikes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Good standup being displayed there by Meyer as he connects with a hook.
A clash of legs there as Meyer blocks the low kick.

Baba darts in and clinches Meyer up against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Baba.
Baba lands a right hand that snaps the head of Meyer backwards.

Meyer breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Meyer keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.
Baba defending well as Meyer loads up on a big left hand.
Meyer throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
Meyer moves forwards but Baba connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Meyer throws a right and a left that both miss.
Meyer takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Meyer throws the left hand but Baba avoids the punch easily.
No joy there for Baba, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Nice body kick from Meyer.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ulrik Meyer will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Baba tries to land a front kick but Meyer steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Baba misses with a series of wild punches.
Baba takes a swing at Meyer's ribcage but misses.
Meyer throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
Meyer moves out of range of the body kick from Baba.
Baba looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Meyer takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Meyer has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Baba.
A solid leg kick lands there for Baba.
Baba missing with a left hand there. Meyer was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Meyer cracks Baba with a right hand to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Meyer misses.
Meyer throws a lazy uppercut
and Baba counters with a one-two to the body.
Meyer throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Baba avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Meyer with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Baba takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Meyer misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Meyer takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Meyer is looking to land body kicks.
Baba quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Meyer throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Baba.
Meyer uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Baba.
Meyer walks into a left hand.
Meyer rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Baba makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Meyer takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Baba will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A lazy left from Meyer finds it's target.
Baba throws a leg kick which misses Meyer's front leg but catches the back leg as Meyer tries to avoid it.
A big left from Meyer misses.
Meyer rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Baba moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Meyer takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Meyer rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Afeef Isa Baba has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Meyer misses with an uppercut.
Meyer throws a right hand that misses

and Baba counters with a crisp one two that drops Meyer! Baba thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Meyer to his feet! Meyer is in big trouble!

Meyer is rocked!
Meyer missing with a left hand there. Baba was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Baba swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Meyer is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?
Meyer takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Meyer misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Meyer with a nice cross.
Meyer seems to have recovered his senses.
A nice combination there by Meyer.
Meyer throws a lazy right hand but Baba sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Meyer on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Baba. Baba obviously looking to wear him down.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
Meyer scores with a crisp jab that stopped Baba in his tracks.
Meyer throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Meyer scores with a body shot.
Some wild striking there from Baba.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Meyer! But no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba misses the shot to the body.
Baba walks into a left hand.
Meyer misses with a straight right.
Meyer takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Baba connects with an inside leg kick.
Meyer throws a series of punches but Baba avoids them all with ease.
Meyer connects with a jab.
Meyer moves away from the strike by Baba.
Meyer looks to land a left hand but Baba moved out of range nicely.
Meyer lands with a shot to the body.
Baba throws a leg kick but Meyer sees it coming and moves out of range.
Meyer scores with a jab to the jaw.
Baba gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Meyer throws a poor cross that misses
and Baba counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Meyer lands a two punch combo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab from Baba misses.
Meyer's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Meyer counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Baba throws a right hand that Meyer ducks under and follows up with a left that Meyer also avoids with ease.
Baba tries to land a front kick but Meyer steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Baba throws a hook but Meyer blocks it.
Ulrik Meyer is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Baba slips a jab and a cross from Meyer.
Ulrik Meyer seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Baba misses with a wild body shot.
Baba misses with a jab to the body
and Meyer counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Meyer blocks the body kick.
Meyer swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba's corner calls for a 1-2. Baba obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Baba looks to score with a jab to the body but Meyer is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Meyer uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Baba.
Baba throws a jab when Meyer was well out of range.

Meyer gets tackled into the cage by Baba. Baba maintains the clinch.
Baba tries to throw a body punch but Meyer avoids it by throwing Baba back against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ulrik Meyer.
I've got Meyer winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ulrik Meyer!

Ulrik Meyer 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: GC 277     
Date:   Feb 16, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cedric Lancaster (ranked 446 p4p, 64 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 587 p4p, 79 weight class). Baba has chosen Nation Arabic Orchestra as his entrance music. Afeef Isa Baba has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
28
186 lbs
21 - 4 - 0
181 cm
34
172 lbs
12 - 2 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Garra Nutri



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cedric Lancaster !
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Robert Twigg and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Lancaster with a jab.
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Lancaster avoids it.
Baba throws a sloppy head kick and Lancaster moves out of range easily.
Lancaster uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Lancaster just misses with a punch to the body.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Nice body punch from Lancaster .
Baba lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Baba blocks a body shot from Lancaster .
Baba tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lancaster throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Baba wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Lancaster scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A nice right hand lands inside from Lancaster .
Lancaster misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lancaster pushes Baba back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lancaster .
Lancaster works on Baba's body with a couple of short punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lancaster misses with a punch to the body.
Lancaster misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lancaster tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Baba blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Lancaster looking to throw knees to the head but Baba is blocking nicely.
Baba on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Lancaster tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Lancaster back against the cage.
Lancaster is leaning against Baba and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lancaster .
Lancaster lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Lancaster lands a body punch in the clinch.
Baba can't find room to land a body shot as Lancaster controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Lancaster .
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Baba's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Lancaster tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Lancaster throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lancaster lands a nice uppercut.
Lancaster misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Lancaster .
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lancaster lands a hook that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Lancaster throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Babas head.
Lancaster tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Baba misses with the head strike.
Baba swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lancaster .
Baba working aggressively here.
Baba has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Lancaster seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Baba can turn it around.
Baba looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Knees to the body from Lancaster .
Baba tries a body shot but Lancaster blocks it.
Lancaster doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lancaster misses with a knee strike.
Lancaster misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lancaster blocks an uppercut.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lancaster blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Lancaster lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Lancaster tries a body shot but Baba blocks it.
Baba misses with a punch to the body.
Still in the clinch, Baba scores with a nice short uppercut.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Lancaster .
Baba tries to throw a body punch but Lancaster avoids it by throwing Baba back against the cage.
Baba blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Baba misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short left from Lancaster .
Lancaster is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Baba is defending well for now.
Lancaster misses with the head strike.
Baba misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Baba.
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Lancaster can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
Baba throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Lancaster .
Baba prevents a body shot from Lancaster .
Lancaster struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
Lancaster lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Lancaster controls his hands.
Lancaster misses with some punches.
A hook to the body from Lancaster .
Lancaster scores with a shot to the side of Baba's head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Baba.
Baba scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Lancaster lands a right hand that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Lancaster with a knee to the head.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Lancaster scores with a shoulder strike.
Lancaster tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Baba lands a right hand that snaps the head of Lancaster backwards.
Baba scores with a shot to the side of Lancaster 's head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Lancaster backwards.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cedric Lancaster dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Baba will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Baba chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Lancaster can pounce on him.

Lancaster has closed the distance and engaged Baba in a clinch.
A knee to the head by Lancaster .
Lancaster with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Baba blocking some punches.
Lancaster can't break the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Baba creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Lancaster lands a hook that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Lancaster connects with a knee to the head.
Baba swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Lancaster tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Lancaster back against the cage.
Lancaster trying to land knees to the body.
Lancaster goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Lancaster misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba lands a left hand that snaps the head of Lancaster backwards.
Baba stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Lancaster lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Baba.
Baba tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Lancaster .
A nice right hand lands inside from Lancaster .
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba pushes Lancaster back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Baba misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Still in the clinch, Lancaster scores with a nice short uppercut.
Lancaster scores with a shot to the side of Baba's head.
Lancaster misses with a body punch.
Lancaster stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Lancaster makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Cedric Lancaster has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Lancaster .
Lancaster lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lancaster lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Baba backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Baba tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lancaster blocks an uppercut.
Lancaster can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
Baba blocks an elbow strike.
Lancaster tries a body shot but Baba blocks it.
Lancaster misses with a punch to the body.

Lancaster manages to break the clinch.
Lancaster is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Baba can do to turn this around?
Baba defending well as Lancaster loads up on a big left hand.
Baba misses with an attempted mid kick.
Lancaster takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Lancaster missing with a left hand there. Baba was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Baba counters with a body kick.
Lancaster ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Lancaster avoids a punch combination nicely.
Lancaster fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lancaster jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lancaster scores with a crisp jab that stopped Baba in his tracks.
A big right from Baba misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Lancaster .
Lancaster throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A nice side step and Baba releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Baba lands with a slapping head kick.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Lancaster .
Baba looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Lancaster throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba jabs Lancaster to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Baba throws out a loose jab but Lancaster uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Baba throws a half hearted mid kick.
Lancaster wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Lancaster lands a slapping body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba ducks right into an uppercut from Lancaster .
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lancaster tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Lancaster thumps Baba with a low kick.
Baba misses with a kick to the body.
Lancaster blocks the body kick.
Lancaster looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Baba tests Lancaster 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Baba throws a chopping leg kick but Lancaster manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Lancaster throws a big shot that misses.
Lancaster throws the left hand but Baba avoids the punch easily.
Lancaster 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.
Baba explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Baba swats away the attempt to clinch by Lancaster .
Baba throws a chopping leg kick but Lancaster manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cedric Lancaster dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Baba misses with a wild body shot.
Lancaster fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Baba manages to avoid it.
Baba throws a right and a left that Lancaster avoids nicely.
Lancaster looks to land a combination but Baba avoids it well.
Baba lands with a good body shot.
A slow jab from Lancaster misses its intended target.
Baba was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Baba on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Baba defending well as Lancaster loads up on a big left hand.
Baba scores with a sloppy right hand. Lancaster should have avoided that one.

Lancaster has managed to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lancaster lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Lancaster lands a right hand that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
A right handed body shot lands from Baba.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lancaster .
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Baba blocking some punches.
Baba misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Nice body punch from Baba.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Baba throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Baba scores with a shot to the side of Lancaster 's head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Baba.
Lancaster swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba pushes Lancaster back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Baba works on Lancaster 's body with a couple of short punches.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Baba blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Lancaster lands a left hand.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.

Baba's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Cedric Lancaster is winning the standup battle so far.
Baba thuds a left hand into Lancaster 's body.
Baba misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lancaster takes a head kick and shrugs it off.

Lancaster is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Baba slips under a jab from Lancaster .
Oh Lancaster is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Lancaster takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Baba lands with a good body shot.
Baba fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Lancaster moves out of range of the body kick.
Lancaster takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Lancaster stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Baba.
Baba bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
An inside leg kick lands from Baba.
BOOM! Baba lands a beautiful left hook that drops Lancaster . Lancaster tries to recover but Baba is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Lancaster lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
Afeef Isa Baba is the new welterweight champion!
An out of breath Afeef Isa Baba thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: GC 271     
Date:   Jan 18, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 991 p4p, 118 weight class) and Kamerun Diaz (ranked 748 p4p, 90 weight class). Baba comes to the cage accompanied by Nation Arabic Orchestra. Diaz has chosen Beast in Black - Ghost in the Rain as his entrance music. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

181 cm
33
172 lbs
11 - 2 - 1
185 cm
33
175 lbs
13 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Kamerun Diaz!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Stewart Dunkirk and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diaz throws a head kick that Baba semi-blocks.
A swing and a miss from Diaz.
Diaz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baba moves away.
Diaz shoots in looking for a takedown but Baba manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Diaz's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Diaz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Baba.
A slow jab from Diaz misses its intended target.
Baba looks for the body kick but Diaz saw that one coming.
Baba throws a half hearted mid kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diaz 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 Baba has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Baba and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diaz throws a lazy head kick
and Baba connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
We've been told by Baba's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Diaz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Baba moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Baba. That's going to slow Diaz down.
Diaz will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Baba jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Diaz scores with a leg kick.
Diaz scoring well with a low kick there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Baba ducks under a wild hook from Diaz.
A swing and a miss from Diaz.
Diaz wants to slow Baba down by chopping away at his legs.
Diaz wants to land a leg kick but Baba is out of range.
Diaz throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba misses with a double jab.
Baba misses with a straight right.
Diaz throws a leg kick that is checked
and Baba counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Diaz throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Baba throws a jab but it's blocked by Diaz.
Diaz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Baba manages to avoid it.
Baba misses with a hook.
Baba connects with a solid leg kick.
Diaz misses with a hook
and Baba counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Baba avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It looked like Baba was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Diaz.
A big right from Diaz misses.
A swing and a miss from Diaz.
Baba feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Diaz is looking to chop away at Baba's legs.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Baba. Diaz shrugs it off though.
Diaz throws a jab but it's blocked by Baba.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
That kick from Baba tenderised Diaz's leg. Diaz is trying to keep his angry face on.
Baba looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Afeef Isa Baba is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Baba pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diaz shoots in for a takedown but Baba shows good takedown defense.
Afeef Isa Baba has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kamerun Diaz.
Baba scores with a nice body kick.
Diaz misses with an uppercut.
Diaz throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diaz takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Diaz misses with a straight right.
Diaz throws a leg kick
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Diaz jabs at Baba's body.
Diaz misses with a straight right.
Diaz misses the jab.
Baba lands with a nice body punch.
Baba walks into a straight right hand from Diaz.
Diaz throws a leg kick that misses.
A quick step to the side and Baba tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diaz pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diaz takes a swing at Baba's ribcage but misses.
Diaz throws a lazy right hand but Baba sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Diaz, as that shot connected.
Diaz tries to score with a low kick but Baba moves his leg out of the way.
Baba lands a jab to the nose.
Diaz lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Diaz throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Baba tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diaz was well out of range. Poor timing from Baba.
Good work by Baba as he checks the leg kick.
Diaz throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Baba throws a quick inside leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Baba, right into the meat.
Diaz takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Diaz waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Baba.
Baba looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Baba throws a leg kick
and Diaz counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Diaz avoids the body shot from Baba.
Baba throws a body kick that misses.
Diaz takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Baba scores with a head kick. Diaz tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Baba dodges the punch combination from Diaz.
Diaz darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba moves away from the strike by Diaz.
Kamerun Diaz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba with a nice cross.
Baba throws a right hand that Diaz ducks under and follows up with a left that Diaz also avoids with ease.
Baba swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Diaz throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Baba stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Baba.
Baba takes one to the side of the head.
Diaz pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diaz. Baba does a little dance to reset his feet.
Baba staying out of range there.
Diaz tries for a takedown but Baba circles away easily
and Baba counters with a stiff right hand.
Baba throws out a powerful jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diaz loads up on a big right hand but Baba slips the punch.
Baba connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Diaz throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Baba's waist but Baba gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Diaz off to one side.
Diaz lands a jab to Baba's midsection.
Baba pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Diaz doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Afeef Isa Baba will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Baba throws out a leg kick but Diaz moves out of range and Baba only half commits.
A head kick by Diaz misses
and Baba counters with a straight right hand.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Baba. Diaz shrugs it off though.
Diaz tries to land a leg kick but Baba saw it coming and moves away.
Diaz misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Diaz might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Baba has got the better of the exchanges.
Baba is looking to chop away at Diaz's legs.
Baba defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Diaz.
Baba throws a chopping leg kick but Diaz manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Baba throws a looping overhand right but Diaz ducks down to avoid it.
Baba cracks Diaz with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Diaz looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Baba is fending him off so far but Diaz persists. Nope, Baba circles away and we're back to standing.
Baba moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Baba checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diaz takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
A telegraphed right hand from Diaz misses the target.
It appears Baba was looking to counter with a kick there.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Diaz crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Baba - the referee stops the clock and Diaz gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Baba. Diaz manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Baba comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba scores with a hook to the body. Diaz takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Nice defenses there by Baba.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Diaz on the side of the head.
A solid leg kick lands there for Baba.
Diaz scores with a sloppy right hand. Baba should have avoided that one.
Diaz just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice defenses there by Diaz.
Diaz misses with a leg kick
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Diaz misses with a low kick.
Baba slips under a jab.
Baba tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diaz was well out of range. Poor timing from Baba.
Diaz takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Baba feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diaz's calf.

Diaz shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Baba napping and manages to drive through into side control!

Baba bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diaz connects with a crisp jab.
Baba lands with an uppercut that bounces Diaz off the cage and back into range.
Afeef Isa Baba is winning the standup battle so far.
Diaz gets cracked there but stands up to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diaz just misses with a punch to the body.
Baba getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Diaz rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Baba to counter with a crisp jab.
Baba throws a leg kick that misses.
Diaz looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Baba lands with a kick to the ribs.
Diaz swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Baba counters with an outside leg kick.
Diaz tests Baba's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nice defenses there by Baba.
Diaz has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Baba.
Baba tries a head kick but it misses.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Diaz loads up on a big right hand but Baba slips the punch.
Diaz throws a poor cross that misses
and Baba cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Baba scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Diaz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diaz throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Baba looks to land a body kick but Diaz moved away.
A little jabbing left from Diaz on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Baba moves into range and connects with a jab.
Diaz has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Diaz attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Baba tried to counter with a leg kick but Diaz avoided it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diaz fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diaz fails to land with a series of punches.
Diaz throws a lazy head kick
and Baba counters with a body kick.
Baba attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Baba is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Diaz can do to turn this around?
Baba slips a jab from Diaz.
Baba slips under a jab.
Baba leaves Diaz with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Afeef Isa Baba has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kamerun Diaz.
Diaz is breathing heavily.
Diaz uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Baba lands with a good body shot.
Diaz looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba lands with an overhand left.
Baba stuns Diaz with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Diaz walks into a straight right hand from Baba.
Baba throws a nice inside leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diaz looks to throw the jab but Baba is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diaz's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Baba throws a wild body kick that Diaz sees coming a mile off.
Baba darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

Diaz bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Diaz is trying to ground and pound but Baba uses the momentary lack of control by Diaz to regain half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Diaz throwing shots but Baba is blocking nicely.
Baba avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Diaz.
Diaz sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Baba defending well though.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diaz not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Diaz thows a huge punch but Baba dodges it nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Baba lands with an uppercut that bounces Diaz off the cage and back into range.
Baba connects with a jab.
Diaz keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.
Baba throws a hook but Diaz blocks it.
Baba misses with an uppercut
and Diaz connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Diaz lands a right hook to the body.
Nice defenses there by Baba.
Baba throws a body kick that misses.
Baba throws a leg kick but Diaz checks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diaz. Baba does a little dance to reset his feet.
Baba chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Baba avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Diaz drives through with a takedown into Baba's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

Baba scrambles and gets back to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba blocks a jab.
Baba lands a head kick. Diaz smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Good work by Baba as he checks the leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diaz blocks a jab.
Baba fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Diaz has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Baba lands with a kick to the ribs.
Baba feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diaz's calf.
Baba throws out a leg kick but Diaz moves out of range and Baba only half commits.
Diaz throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Baba gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Baba throws a big shot that misses.
Diaz throws a nice looking combination but Baba bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Diaz throws a lazy head kick
and Baba counters with a nice leg kick.
Baba throws a solid leg kick but Diaz takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Baba.
Diaz looks to land a left hand but Baba moved out of range nicely.
Diaz wants to land a leg kick but Baba is out of range.
Diaz takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Baba ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Baba lands with an uppercut that bounces Diaz off the cage and back into range.
Kamerun Diaz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diaz throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Baba appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Diaz throws a sloppy head kick and Baba moves out of range easily.
Baba connects with an inside leg kick.
Diaz dips to his left and cracks Baba with an uppercut!
Diaz throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
Diaz on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Baba. Baba obviously looking to wear him down.
Baba defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Diaz.
Diaz takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Baba ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Baba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Baba misses with a kick to the body.
Baba lands with a thumping leg kick.
Baba connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Diaz's hands.
Diaz takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Diaz pivots, looking for a leg kick but Baba is out of range and Diaz settles back down.
Baba appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Diaz stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Baba.
A nice leg kick lands there from Baba.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Diaz crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Baba - the referee stops the clock and Diaz gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Baba. Diaz manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba slips a jab from Diaz.
Diaz misses with a right hand
and Diaz takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A thudding body kick lands there by Baba!
Diaz on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Baba. Baba obviously looking to wear him down.
A jab from Diaz does it's job there.
Diaz misses with a few strikes there.
Diaz doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Baba.
Baba throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Diaz stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A head kick by Diaz misses
and Baba counters with a low kick, right behind Diaz 's knee.
An inside leg kick lands from Baba.
Diaz throws a leg kick
enabling Baba to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diaz throws a leg kick that is checked
and Baba counters with a good low kick that Diaz was not able to check.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Baba.
Diaz is looking to score with low kicks.
Diaz looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Afeef Isa Baba is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diaz tries to move into range but Baba moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Diaz moves out of range of the body kick.
Diaz throws a low kick but Baba moves out of range easily.
Diaz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Diaz takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
Diaz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
Baba blocks a low kick nicely.
Diaz swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Diaz dives in and grabs Baba's left leg, looking for a takedown. Baba pushes down on Diaz's head and hops out.
Baba looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Diaz takes a jab right on the kisser.
Baba dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diaz. That did some damage!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diaz on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Baba buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Baba scoring well with a low kick there.
Diaz misses with a straight right.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Afeef Isa Baba!

A very excited looking Afeef Isa Baba 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: GC 269     
Date:   Jan 05, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 1492 p4p, 171 weight class) and Tyson Pearson (ranked 1575 p4p, 178 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Baba might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Nation Arabic Orchestra. Pearson has chosen Drop The Bombshell as his entrance music. Afeef Isa Baba could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Tyson Pearson's chin.

181 cm
33
172 lbs
10 - 2 - 1
180 cm
29
185 lbs
9 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter
Helsinki Xtreme Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tyson Pearson!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, George Francis and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pearson takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Baba misses with a hook.
Baba misses with a body kick.
Pearson misses with a two punch combination.
Baba takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Pearson misses with a few strikes there.
Baba cracks a nice hook into Pearson's ribs.
Baba moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
Pearson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Pearson throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

Pearson pushes Baba up against the cage in a clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Pearson lands a shoulder strike.
Pearson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Pearson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pearson tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Pearson back against the cage.
Pearson blocking some punches.
Pearson tries to work over Baba's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Baba works on Pearson's body with a couple of short punches.
Pearson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Baba softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Pearson swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pearson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
Pearson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
Baba blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pearson.
Baba misses with a body punch.
Baba has a couple of punches blocked by Pearson.
Pearson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pearson is working Baba over against the cage.
Baba lands a hook that snaps the head of Pearson backwards.
Baba lands an uppercut.
Pearson tries a body shot but Baba blocks it.
Pearson tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Pearson back against the cage.
Baba pushes Pearson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pearson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Baba works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Pearson blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pearson lands a left hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pearson misses with a punch to the body.
Baba misses with some punches.
Pearson swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba lands a body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Pearson fails to land.
Pearson lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Baba.
Pearson misses with some punches.
Pearson tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Pearson back against the cage.
Baba prevents a body shot from Pearson.
Pearson prevents a body shot from Baba.
Pearson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pearson.
Pearson throws a head punch that misses.
Baba works on Pearson's body with a couple of short punches.
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pearson's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands an uppercut.

Pearson is rocked!
Baba lands a big right hand that drops Pearson! The killer instinct kicks in and Baba finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Baba!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:13 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
Afeef Isa Baba seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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RATING
55%

 

Event: GC 266     
Date:   Dec 22, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Rafe Barrientos (ranked 1837 p4p, 209 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 2453 p4p, 268 weight class). Baba comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Nation Arabic Orchestra kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

180 cm
28
178 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
181 cm
33
172 lbs
9 - 2 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Organic Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Rafe Barrientos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Daniel Franklin and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Barrientos misses with a hook
and Baba counters with a straight right hand.
Barrientos darts in looking for a takedown but Baba gets double underhooks and turns Barrientos into the cage.
Baba is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Barrientos with a body shot.

Barrientos looking to score a takedown here. Baba is defending well but Barrientos drives through and ends up in Baba's guard.
Baba seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Barrientos pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Baba is keeping the position for now.
Baba keeping moving, preventing Barrientos from controlling successfully.
Barrientos working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barrientos stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Baba swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Barrientos stands and throws Baba's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Barrientos in side control, throwing shots but Baba defends.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Barrientos tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Baba is not content to let Barrientos control the position.
Barrientos with the ground and pound but Baba regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Baba blocking the ground and pound attempt from Barrientos.

Barrientos is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Baba is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Barrientos is nestled in close to Baba, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba wants to improve his position but Barrientos is controlling well.
Barrientos sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Baba defending well though.
Barrientos missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Barrientos seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Baba does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Baba is holding on to half guard well.

Barrientos is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Barrientos is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Barrientos seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Baba does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Barrientos looks to land a strike but Baba avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Barrientos 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.
Barrientos throwing strikes but missing.
Baba not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Barrientos prevents Baba from getting back to his feet.
Barrientos slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Baba regains half guard there - taking advantage of Barrientos's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Baba is trying to stand back up but Barrientos is controlling him
Barrientos not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Barrientos not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba trying to control from the bottom.
Barrientos throwing shots but Baba is blocking nicely.

Barrientos is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Barrientos is keen to just control but Baba is a slippery customer.

Barrientos is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Barrientos lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Barrientos thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rafe Barrientos dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Baba throws a good cross that connects.
That kick from Baba tenderised Barrientos's leg. Barrientos is trying to keep his angry face on.
Barrientos is looking to clinch but Baba is avoiding it.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Baba.
Jab, jab by Baba - just one landing.
Barrientos throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.

Barrientos takes the fight into the clinch.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
Baba lands a body punch in the clinch.
Our sources have told us that Barrientos has been working on his elbows in the gym.
Barrientos's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short right hand to the side of the head by Baba.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Barrientos wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
A left hand lands to the body for Baba.
Barrientos working aggressively here.
Barrientos swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Barrientos misses with a body punch.
Baba blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Barrientos.
Baba blocking some punches.
Barrientos tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Baba lands a body punch.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Barrientos fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
Barrientos throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
Barrientos tries to land knees in the clinch but Baba avoids the damage to the body.
Baba is working Barrientos over against the cage.
Baba lands a right hand.
Barrientos has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Barrientos is trying to break the clinch but Baba is controlling him.
Barrientos tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
A short left from Baba.
Baba tries to work over Barrientos's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Baba is leaning against Barrientos and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Baba lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Barrientos backwards.
Barrientos working hard to break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Baba lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Baba working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for Baba.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Baba lands an uppercut.
Barrientos tries to circle away but Baba has him pinned against the cage.
Baba lands a hook to the side of the head.
Barrientos misses with a punch on the inside.
Knees in the clinch landing for Barrientos.
Barrientos tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Baba just stands there and leans against the cage.
Nice body punch from Baba - that landed with a thud.
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.
Barrientos lands an uppercut.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Barrientos.
Barrientos is working for takedown but Baba is calmly controlling the position for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba tries to work over Barrientos's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Baba lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Barrientos backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.
Baba digs a right hand underneath Barrientos's ribcage. Barrientos let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Barrientos can't break the clinch.
Baba lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Barrientos pushes off an throws an elbow but Baba leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Baba tries a body shot but Barrientos blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Barrientos.
Baba is working Barrientos over against the cage.
Nice body punch from Baba.
Baba lands an uppercut.

Barrientos is rocked!
Baba has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nice body punch from Baba.
A left hand lands to the body for Baba.
A right hand to the body from Baba.
Baba makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Oh Barrientos is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Baba creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Barrientos's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Barrientos drops to his knees and Baba pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
During a confident post fight interview, Afeef Isa Baba thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Rafe Barrientos spoke after the fight, saying 'Fuck you. Suck this dick!'.
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RATING
49%

 

Event: GC 261     
Date:   Nov 30, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Dante Firm (ranked 1144 p4p, 139 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 1997 p4p, 233 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Baba's choice of entrance music: Nation Arabic Orchestra. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
34
171 lbs
18 - 7 - 1
181 cm
33
172 lbs
9 - 1 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dante Firm!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Cecil Peabody and George Francis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Baba throws a low kick, looking for Firm's leg but Firm calmly moves out of range.
Baba fakes the leg kick and cracks Firm in the body.
Baba throws the left hand but Firm avoids the punch easily.
Firm blocks a jab.
Firm throws out a loose jab but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice cross by Firm.
Baba thows a body kick. Firm tries to catch it but that hurt him.
A shot to the liver by Firm. Beautiful body shot.
An inside leg kick from Baba misses.
Baba steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Firm.
Firm has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Talu's Boxing Club in the buildup to the fight.
Firm scores with a nice strike.
Firm tries to clinch up.
Firm scores with a punch to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba throws a body shot but no joy.
Firm throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Baba raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Nice jab there from Firm.
Firm misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a leg kick that misses.
Firm tries to counter by clinching up but Baba breaks away and moves out of range.
Firm lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Baba at a distance.
Dante Firm seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Baba pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Firm steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Baba. That one must have hurt.
Firm ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baba moves away.
Baba misses with a low kick as Firm jumps back.
Firm was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Firm shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Baba will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Firm ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Firm jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A cross from Firm lands.
Firm has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Baba.
Firm moves out of range as Baba throws a body kick.
Baba pushes Firm away with a front kick.
Baba misses with an uppercut.
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 lazy left from Baba finds it's target.
Firm catches Baba with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Firm tries to counter by clinching up but Baba breaks away and moves out of range.
Firm lunges at Baba with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Baba's hand.
Firm misses with a looping right.
Firm bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little feinted left hand from Firm on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Baba throws the left hand but Firm avoids the punch easily.
Firm throwing a counter right hand but Baba manages to avoid it.
Firm is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
A big right from Firm misses.
Firm throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Baba circles away from the clinch attempt.
Baba lands with a shot to the body.
Firm takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Baba tried to score with a low kick but Firm checks it.
Firm throws out a powerful jab.
Baba misses with a body kick.
Firm throwing a counter right hand but Baba manages to avoid it.
Firm fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Baba manages to avoid it.
Baba misses the shot to the body.
Firm was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Firm fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Baba manages to avoid it.
Baba was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba looks to land a body kick but Firm moved away.
Firm throws a hook to the side of Baba's head but Baba sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Baba throws an off balance right hand
and Baba takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
An inside leg kick from Baba misses.
Decent striking displayed by Firm there.
Nice straight punches there by Firm. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Firm.
Baba avoids the body shot from Firm.
An inside leg kick lands from Baba.
Baba looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A shot to the liver by Firm. Beautiful body shot.
Firm staying out of range there.
Firm fails with an attempt to clinch.
Baba looks for the body kick but Firm saw that one coming.
Firm ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Firm swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba motions for Firm to come forward. Baba throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba takes a body punch but keeps moving.
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!
Baba slips under a jab.
Baba just misses with a punch to the body.
Firm seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.

Firm closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Firm misses with some punches.
Firm lands with a light punch inside.
Firm scores with a nice hook to the head.

Baba breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Firm swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
Firm misses the body punch
and Baba counters with a good low kick that Firm was not able to check.
A big right from Firm misses.
Baba throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba walks into a left hand.
Firm throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Baba steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Baba pivots, looking for a leg kick but Firm is out of range and Baba settles back down.
Firm is looking to counter punch.
Firm walks forward, straight into a front kick from Baba.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Baba ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Baba scores with a sloppy right hand. Firm should have avoided that one.

Firm closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Firm blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Firm misses with a punch to the body.
A short left from Firm.
Firm misses with some punches.
Baba blocking some punches.
Baba tries to work over Firm's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Firm lands a left hand.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.

Baba breaks from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Firm takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Firm throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A countering left hand to the body from Baba misses.

Firm closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Baba manages to break the clinch.
Baba thows a body kick. Firm tries to catch it but that hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba looks to land a body kick but Firm moved away.

Firm forces Baba back against the cage and clinches.
Firm misses with a short punch on the inside.

Baba pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Baba throws a wild body kick that Firm sees coming a mile off.

Firm has closed the distance and engaged Baba in a clinch.
Firm lands a right hand that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Baba lands a body shot in the clinch.
Firm lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Firm misses with a punch on the inside.
Firm misses with some punches.
Firm swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Firm lands a nice uppercut.
Firm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Firm.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Baba.
Firm working aggressively here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A right handed body shot lands from Firm.
Firm lands an uppercut.
Firm lands a nice shot to the body.
Firm misses with some punches.
Baba wants to break the clinch but can't.
Firm swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Firm misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Firm fails to land.
Baba misses with the head strike.
Firm blocks an uppercut.
Baba takes a shot to the head.
Firm blocking some punches.
Firm misses with a short punch on the inside.
Baba blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Firm lands with a light punch inside.
Dante Firm has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Firm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Baba breaks the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Firm tries to clinch there but Baba circles away.
Firm is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Baba can do to turn this around?
Firm throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Baba.
Sloppy strikes from Baba. Those never looked like landing.
Firm tries to counter by clinching up but Baba breaks away and moves out of range.
Good leg kick by Baba there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Baba throws a low kick but it's checked well by Firm.
Firm lands with a good body shot.
Baba misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Firm.
Firm steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Firm will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Firm. That snapped Baba's head back.
Baba swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Baba takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A big right from Firm misses.
Firm swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.

Firm darts in and clinches Baba up against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Firm.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Firm fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Baba digs a right hand into Firm's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Firm's gas tank.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Firm.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Baba.
Firm lands a body punch.
Baba lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Firm backwards.
Firm lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Firm working aggressively here.
Firm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Firm misses with a punch on the inside.

Baba pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Firm lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Firm throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Baba! But no joy.
Firm throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Firm misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dante Firm dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Baba takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Baba looks for the body kick but Firm saw that one coming.
Baba avoids the body shot from Firm.
Baba walks into a straight right hand from Firm.
Baba cracks Firm with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Firm misses with a straight left.
Baba throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Baba throws a front kick that sends Firm stumbling back into the cage.
Firm closes the distance looking to clinch
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Firm.
Firm looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Baba cracks the inside of Firm's front leg.
Firm stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba misses with a body kick.
Firm throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Firm misses with a straight left.
Baba slips under a jab.
Firm throws a jab when Baba was well out of range.
Baba avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Baba steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Firm takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Firm moves out of range of the strikes.
Firm moves out of range of the body kick.
Firm uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Baba misses the jab.
Firm takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Firm lands a nice shot to the body.
Firm throws a hook to the side of Baba's head but Baba sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Firm checks the leg kick nicely there.
Afeef Isa Baba has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba tests Firm's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Baba is looking to score with low kicks.
Baba walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Firm misses with a wild body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Firm lands a nice shot to the body.
A jab from Firm misses.
Baba swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Firm blocks a low kick nicely.
Firm misses the jab.
Firm 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.
Firm misses the jab.
Baba rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Firm moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Firm misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
Firm throws out a loose jab but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Firm lands a nice shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Firm scores with a jab to the body.
Baba fakes the leg kick and cracks Firm in the body.
Firm ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baba moves away.
Firm swinging wildly here.
Baba fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Firm.
Dante Firm is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Baba lands a nice looking body kick.
Firm jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Firm lands with an overhand left.
Baba fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Firm manages to avoid it.
Firm is looking to counter the offense by Baba and move into the clinch.
Baba takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Baba swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba scores with a body shot.
A big right from Baba misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba throws a lazy right hand but Firm sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Baba throws a wild body kick that Firm sees coming a mile off.
Firm scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Firm lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Baba steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Firm.
Baba throws a solid leg kick but Firm takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Baba.
Baba throws a body punch but Firm moves out of range.
As Baba tries to get set, Firm tries to push him back and clinch up but Baba manages to avoid the attempt.
Firm connects with a good right hand that stumbles Baba. Baba circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Baba throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Firm sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Baba throws a body shot but no joy.
Baba avoids the body shot from Firm.
Baba throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Firm.
A looping hook to the body misses from Firm. Baba does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice uppercut there from Baba.

Firm is rocked!
Baba ducks right into an uppercut from Firm.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 29:28
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 29:28
Judge George Francis scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dante Firm!

A very excited looking Dante Firm rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: GC 255     
Date:   Oct 31, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Timothy Wilkinson (ranked 2811 p4p, 295 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 2890 p4p, 301 weight class). Baba has chosen Nation Arabic Orchestra as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. This should be a great matchup!

175 cm
29
169 lbs
12 - 10 - 0
181 cm
32
172 lbs
8 - 1 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Timothy Wilkinson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Robert Twigg and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wilkinson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Baba looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Baba has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Wilkinson is landing a low percentage of strikes.
A low kick from Wilkinson misses
and Baba counters with a low kick, right behind Wilkinson 's knee.
Wilkinson tries to clinch but Baba is having none of it.
Wilkinson is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Baba connects with a right hand. Wilkinson shakes it off.
Wilkinson has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Baba swats away the attempt to clinch by Wilkinson.
Baba swats away the attempt to clinch by Wilkinson.
Wilkinson is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Wilkinson chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Baba can pounce on him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good shot there by Baba.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wilkinson.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
Wilkinson throws a front kick aimed at Baba's knee but Baba avoids it well.
Baba with a nice cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Wilkinson moves into the clinch successfully.

Wilkinson breaks from the clinch.
Baba attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Wilkinson tries to clinch up
and Baba counters with a left to the body.
Jab, jab by Baba - just one landing.
Wilkinson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Baba connects with a body shot that sends Wilkinson's belly button to the back.
Wilkinson attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Baba throws a low kick, looking for Wilkinson's leg but Wilkinson calmly moves out of range.
Baba throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Wilkinson throws a combination that misses
and Baba counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Baba looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Wilkinson stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Baba.
Wilkinson checks the leg kick nicely there.
Baba misses with a low kick.
Baba ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wilkinson moves away.
Wilkinson tries to counter by clinching up but Baba breaks away and moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Baba keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Wilkinson tries to clinch there but Baba circles away.

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

Wilkinson pulls guard effortlessly.
Baba must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Wilkinson tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Wilkinson being controlled here, momentarily.
Wilkinson wants to sweep here but Baba controlling him for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Let's hope that Baba has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Wilkinson tries to clinch but Baba is having none of it.
A leg kick checked by Wilkinson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.

Wilkinson pushes Baba up against the cage in a clinch.
Wilkinson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Baba backwards.
Baba scores with a shot to the side of Wilkinson's head.

Wilkinson manages to break the clinch.
Wilkinson is looking to clinch.
Wilkinson wants to clinch.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Baba, right into the meat.
Baba thuds his shin into the meat of Wilkinson's side.
Baba ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wilkinson moves away.
Baba tries to work over Wilkinson's front leg with a kick but Wilkinson checks it.
Baba feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Wilkinson's calf.
Baba looks to land a combination but Wilkinson avoids it well.
Baba checks a leg kick nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba 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.


Wilkinson is looking to clinch but Baba is avoiding it.
Baba swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wilkinson tries to clinch there but Baba circles away.
Wilkinson tries to clinch up.
Baba now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Baba scores with a nice body kick.
Baba wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Wilkinson tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Baba paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Wilkinson tries to clinch but Baba moves out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Baba.
Baba motions for Wilkinson to come forward. Baba throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wilkinson throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Baba scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Crunch! Baba slams his shin into Wilkinson's torso.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wilkinson lands a nice shot that snaps Baba's head back.
Wilkinson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Baba throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Wilkinson is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Baba buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with 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!
Baba scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Wilkinson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wilkinson misses with a wild body shot.
Wilkinson misses with a shot to the body
and Baba counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Baba swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wilkinson tries to close the distance and clinch but Baba swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Wilkinson misses with a hook.
Wilkinson stuns Baba with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Wilkinson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.
Wilkinson is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Baba.
Baba wants to slow Wilkinson down by chopping away at his legs.

Wilkinson clinches up against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
Wilkinson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
Baba misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Baba.
Wilkinson scores with a shoulder strike.
Wilkinson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Baba has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Baba wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Baba tries to break free but Wilkinson pushes him back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wilkinson can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
Wilkinson prevents a body shot from Baba.
Wilkinson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Baba swings wildly with an uppercut but Wilkinson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba misses with a punch on the inside.
Baba is leaning against Wilkinson and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Wilkinson tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Wilkinson back against the cage.
Baba tries a body shot but Wilkinson blocks it.
Wilkinson struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
A short right from Wilkinson.
Wilkinson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wilkinson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Baba takes a shot to the head.
Baba wants to get back to striking at distance but Wilkinson won't allow it.
Timothy Wilkinson has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Baba misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wilkinson misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wilkinson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wilkinson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Wilkinson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wilkinson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba tries to work over Wilkinson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wilkinson.
Wilkinson presses Baba against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Wilkinson working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.
Wilkinson tries a body shot but Baba blocks it.

Baba's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Wilkinson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wilkinson fails with an attempt to clinch.
Baba looks to score with a jab to the body but Wilkinson is just out of range.
Wilkinson tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Baba paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Wilkinson tries to land a leg kick but Baba saw it coming and moves away.
Wilkinson is looking to wear down Baba with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Baba throws a push kick but Wilkinson slaps the foot to one side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Wilkinson closes the distance and clinches.
Baba digs a right hand underneath Wilkinson's ribcage. Wilkinson let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Wilkinson blocking some punches.
Baba tries to throw a body punch but Wilkinson avoids it by throwing Baba back against the cage.
Baba on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Baba lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wilkinson blocks an uppercut.
Baba can't find room to land a body shot as Wilkinson controls the action.

Wilkinson breaks the clinch.
Baba ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Wilkinson fails in his attempt to clinch.
Baba clobbers Wilkinson with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Baba delivers a nice body kick.
Baba keeps Wilkinson at a distance using the push kick.
Wilkinson moves in looking to clinch but Baba pushes him off.
Baba throws out a counter right but Wilkinson avoids it with no problem.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Baba 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 Wilkinson has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Wilkinson and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wilkinson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Baba.

It looks like Timothy Wilkinson has been cut.
Baba jabs Wilkinson right on the nose. Wilkinson blinks but takes it well.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Wilkinson crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Baba - the referee stops the clock and Wilkinson gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Baba. Wilkinson manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Baba throws a leg kick which misses Wilkinson's front leg but catches the back leg as Wilkinson tries to avoid it.
Wilkinson has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Baba.

Wilkinson clinches up with Baba and pushes him back against the cage.
Baba has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Wilkinson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wilkinson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wilkinson misses with a body punch.
Wilkinson throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba is trying to break the clinch but Wilkinson is controlling him.
A hook to the body from Baba.
A shot in the inside from Wilkinson.
Baba wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Wilkinson has him pressed against the cage.
Wilkinson misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wilkinson.
Baba blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Baba blocks a body shot from Wilkinson.
Still in the clinch, Baba scores with a nice short uppercut.

Baba's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Wilkinson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Baba. Baba obviously looking to wear him down.
Baba looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Baba throws a shot from downtown. Wilkinson moves away and avoids it.
Wilkinson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Baba connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Wilkinson tries to clinch up.
Baba pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wilkinson tries to clinch but Baba is having none of it.
Wilkinson will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Wilkinson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Baba walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Wilkinson tries to clinch up but Baba circles away and keeps his distance.
Wilkinson backing away here, and Baba unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wilkinson moves out of range of the strikes.
Timothy Wilkinson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wilkinson moves out of range as Baba throws a body kick.
Baba fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wilkinson manages to avoid it.
Wilkinson tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Baba paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Baba dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wilkinson. That did some damage!
Baba throws a leg kick that misses.
Baba getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Baba gets tackled into the cage by Wilkinson. Wilkinson maintains the clinch.
Wilkinson scores with a nice hook to the head.
Baba lands a right hand.
Baba lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

Baba's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

Baba gets tackled into the cage by Wilkinson. Wilkinson maintains the clinch.

Baba escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Wilkinson tries to clinch up but Baba circles away and keeps his distance.
Baba slips a jab from Wilkinson.
Wilkinson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Baba was well out of range. Poor timing from Wilkinson.
Baba is trying to counter with his kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Wilkinson has managed to clinch.
Wilkinson misses with the head strike.
Wilkinson lands a body shot in the clinch.
Wilkinson scores with a shot to the side of Baba's head.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wilkinson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Baba misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wilkinson struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
Wilkinson swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wilkinson misses with a body punch.
Wilkinson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wilkinson misses with the head strike.
Baba blocking some punches.
Wilkinson keeps control of Baba as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Afeef Isa Baba is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Baba.
Baba lands a hook that snaps the head of Wilkinson backwards.
A short uppercut from Wilkinson.
Baba is pressed up against the cage. Wilkinson has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Baba down to the mat. Baba avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Baba misses with a looping right.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Baba lands with a nice body kick.
Baba thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Wilkinson if he has to take too many more of those.
Baba swats away the attempt to clinch by Wilkinson.
Baba works the jab nicely.
Wilkinson takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wilkinson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Baba misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wilkinson.
Baba throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 27:30
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Afeef Isa Baba!

Afeef Isa Baba thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: GC 246     
Date:   Sep 29, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Matt Lethal (ranked 847 p4p, 104 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 2522 p4p, 258 weight class). Lethal's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, we're off to see the wizard. The crowd seem to be enjoying Baba's choice of entrance music: Nation Arabic Orchestra. Matt Lethal has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

190 cm
33
179 lbs
17 - 10 - 1
181 cm
32
172 lbs
8 - 0 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Matt Lethal!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Alan Glass and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lethal swings widly with a right hand
and Baba counters with an outside leg kick.
Lethal throws the left hand but Baba avoids the punch easily.
Baba displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Lethal throws out the jab.
Baba throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Baba swings for the body but Lethal moves out of range.
Baba misses with a lunging right hand
and Lethal makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Baba with a jab.
Baba throws a lazy body kick
and Lethal cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Lethal throws a jab but it's blocked by Baba.
Decent striking displayed by Lethal there.
Lethal uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Lethal throws a head kick that misses.
Baba fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Baba with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lethal defending well as Baba loads up on a big left hand.
Baba thuds a left hand into Lethal's body.
Lethal avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lethal moves out of range of the strikes.
Lethal is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Baba misses with a kick to the body
and Lethal counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Lethal throws a leg kick
and Baba counters with a thumping low kick.
Lethal ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Lethal keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It appears Lethal was looking to counter with a kick there.
Lethal throws a sloppy head kick and Baba moves out of range easily.
Lethal explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Lethal throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Lethal scores with a body shot.
A head kick misses from Baba.
Lethal takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Baba misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Lethal to counter with a crisp jab.
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!
Baba lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Lethal misses with a straight left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lethal shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Baba misses with a left hand
and Lethal counters with a stiff right hand.
Lethal throws the kick towards the body but Baba avoids it.
Baba misses with a low kick.
Baba has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Lethal throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Baba throws a low kick, looking for Lethal's leg but Lethal calmly moves out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Lethal 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 Baba has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Baba and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Lethal throws a body shot but no joy.
Lethal misses with a looping right.
Lethal pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A punch lands to the side of Baba 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Lethal, as that shot connected.
Baba wants to slow Lethal down by chopping away at his legs.
Lethal throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
Baba tries to land a front kick but Lethal steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lethal takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Baba looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Lethal throws a lazy uppercut
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Baba closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Lethal keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.
Lethal misses with a jab, cross combination.
The fighters circle momentarily. Lethal darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Baba tries a head kick but it misses.
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Lethal avoids it.
Baba fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Lethal on the side of the head.
Baba throws a low kick but Lethal moves out of range easily.
Baba throws a low kick but Lethal moves out of range easily.
Lethal clobbers Baba with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
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!
Nice body kick from Lethal.
Baba throws a hook but Lethal avoids it easily.
Lethal scores with a hook to the body. Baba takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Lethal is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba avoids a kick to the body.
Baba takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Lethal lands with a nice body kick.
Lethal takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Lethal jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lethal swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Lethal throws out a loose jab but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba scores with a crisp jab that stopped Lethal in his tracks.
Baba lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Lethal uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Lethal jabs Baba to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Lethal is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba tests Lethal's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Baba throws a jab when Lethal was well out of range.
Baba ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Lethal lands with a kick to the ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Matt Lethal will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Nice uppercut lands for Baba. That snapped Lethal's head back.
Lethal feints and then cracks Baba's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Baba down.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Baba.
Lethal scores with a hook to the body. Baba takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Lethal steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Baba.
Baba takes a jab right on the kisser.
Lethal misses with a leg kick.
Baba throws out a counter right but Lethal avoids it with no problem.
Baba thumps Lethal with a low kick.
Lethal lands a head shot.
Lethal ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Baba misses with a jab, cross combination.
Lethal 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 are loving this. Great action here.
Lethal lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Lethal.
Lethal just misses with a punch to the body.
Baba has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Lethal.
Lethal lands with a right hand.
Baba's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Lethal connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Baba scrambles back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lethal.
Lethal scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Lethal swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Baba on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Baba throws a leg kick but Lethal sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Lethal jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
A chopping leg kick lands by Lethal.
A swing and a miss from Baba.
Lethal throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Baba to counter with a crisp jab.
Baba blocks a jab.
Baba lands with a shot to the body.
Baba just misses with a punch to the body.
Baba throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
Baba throws a fast counter high kick but Lethal manages to duck under it in time.
Baba checks a leg kick nicely.
Lethal misses with a series of wild punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lethal.
Lethal misses with a looping right.
Lethal slips a jab from Baba.
Baba throws a head kick but Lethal moves out of range.
Baba takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lethal swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A countering left hand to the body from Baba misses.
Lethal connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Lethal missing with a left hand there. Baba was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Baba throws a front kick aimed at Lethal's knee but Lethal avoids it well.
Baba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lethal.
Lethal connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Baba's hands.
Baba slips a jab from Lethal.
Baba throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Baba throws a body punch but Lethal moves out of range.
Crunch! Lethal slams his shin into Baba's torso.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba defending well as Lethal loads up on a big left hand.
A little jabbing left from Baba on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Baba is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Baba misses the target.
Lethal scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A jab from Lethal does it's job there.
A lazy left from Lethal finds it's target.
Lethal throws a right hand that Baba ducks under and follows up with a left that Baba also avoids with ease.
Lethal lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Baba misses with a body punch
and Lethal counters with a nice kick to the body.
Lethal tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Lethal avoids it.
Baba 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.
Baba lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba lands a leg kick that knocks Lethal off balance momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba connects with a looping right hand.
Lethal keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
Lethal lands a nice shot that snaps Baba's head back.
Lethal throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba cracks Lethal with a right hand to the side of the head.
A low kick from Baba misses
enabling Lethal to counter with a crisp jab.
Lethal feints and then cracks Baba's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Baba down.
Lethal throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
That kick from Baba tenderised Lethal's leg. Lethal is trying to keep his angry face on.
Baba throws a combination. Lethal tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Lethal. Lethal obviously looking to wear him down.
Lethal is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Lethal throws a chopping leg kick but Baba manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Lethal lands with a right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big left from Lethal misses.
Lethal swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba throws a combination that misses
and Lethal counters with a nice body shot.
Baba 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 Baba might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Lethal has got the better of the exchanges.
Lethal avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Lethal misses with a body kick.
It seemed like Baba was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Baba throws a lazy body kick
and Lethal counters with a left to the body.
Baba lands a body shot.
Baba takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Baba lands with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba throws a big shot that misses.
Baba throws a right hand that misses
and Lethal finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Lethal cracks Baba with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lethal scores with a shot to the body.
Lethal throws a head kick that half lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lethal fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Baba has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Lethal fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Lethal throws a half hearted mid kick.
Baba swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba misses with a right hand
and Lethal counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Baba has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Baba lands with a good body shot.
Lethal swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Baba counters with an outside leg kick.
Lethal throws an off balance right hand
and Baba counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Lethal's Muay Thai looks sharper than normal. He has obviously been working on it in the gym.
Baba throws a poor cross that misses
and Lethal counters with a solid body kick.
Baba takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Baba throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Baba walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Lethal checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Baba misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lethal.
Baba buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Afeef Isa Baba has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Baba throws a body kick that misses
and Lethal counters with a nice body shot.
Lethal misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Lethal throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice body kick from Lethal.
Baba blocks a leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Baba.
Matt Lethal is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A slapping body kick lands there for Lethal.
Lethal fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A jab from Lethal misses.
It seemed like Baba was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Jab by Baba.
Baba tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Lethal is able to avoid easily.
Lethal lands with an uppercut that bounces Baba off the cage and back into range.
Lethal moves out of range of the body kick from Baba.
Lethal misses with a left hand
and Baba counters with an outside leg kick.
Matt Lethal is winning the standup battle so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lethal swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Baba.
Lethal lands a nice hook to Baba's body. Baba takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Lethal, right into the meat.
Lethal avoids a kick to the body.
Lethal cracks Baba with a good jab.
Baba scores with a sloppy right hand. Lethal should have avoided that one.
Lethal lands an overhand right.
Lethal is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Baba loads up on a big right hand but Lethal slips the punch.
Lethal clobbers Baba with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Baba loads up on a big right hand but Lethal slips the punch.
Baba lands a really nice looking cross but Lethal seems unphased.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Baba takes a swing at Lethal's ribcage but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lethal moves away from the strike by Baba.
Lethal throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Baba's head.
Lethal looks to land a body kick but Baba moved away.
Baba misses with an attempted mid kick.
Lethal connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Baba momentarily.
Baba throws a sloppy head kick and Lethal moves out of range easily.
Lethal fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Baba misses with a kick to the body.
Baba throws a low kick but Lethal avoids it.

Baba lands a big head kick that sends Lethal tumbling to the mat! Baba takes a step backwards and waves Lethal back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Lethal lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lethal manages to avoid it.
Lethal scores with a hook.
Lethal connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

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 Matt Lethal.
Well Lethal has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Lethal!

Matt Lethal decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Gc 238     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 16819 p4p, 642 weight class) and Oliver Gears (ranked 2561 p4p, 280 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Baba might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Nation Arabic Orchestra. Oliver Gears 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!

181 cm
32
172 lbs
7 - 0 - 1
185 cm
38
175 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Woodshins' Ship



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Oliver Gears!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gears swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Baba.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Baba explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Baba looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nice defenses there by Baba.
Gears throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Baba checks a low kick from Gears.
Both fighters circling a little - Baba finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Gears buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Sloppy strikes from Gears. Those never looked like landing.
Baba is looking to slow Gears down with leg kicks.
Gears defending well as Baba loads up on a big left hand.
Gears missing with a left hand there. Baba was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gears throws a nice looking combination but Baba bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Gears misses with an uppercut. Baba saw that one coming.
Baba showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Gears.
Baba was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba lands a jab to the head.
Baba lands a jab to the nose.
Gears has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Baba.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gears misses with a hook to the body
and Gears takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A head kick misses from Gears.
Baba smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Gears attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Baba stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Gears throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Baba scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Gears throws a right hand that misses
and Baba counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Oliver Gears seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gears takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gears takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Baba blocks a jab.
A combination from Gears does no damage.
Baba ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Sloppy strikes from Gears. Those never looked like landing.
A solid leg kick lands there for Baba.
Baba looks to score with a jab to the body but Gears is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gears throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Baba stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Gears throws a right and a left that both miss.
Baba lands a nice hook to Gears's body. Gears takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Baba buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gears tries to move into range but Baba moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Gears walks into a jab.
Gears takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Good leg kick by Baba there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Baba lands with a good body shot.
A leg kick checked by Baba.
Baba is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Gears throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Baba.
Baba scores with a leg kick.
Baba blocks a leg kick.
Gears connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Baba is looking to chop away at Gears's legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba throws a lazy uppercut
and Gears counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Baba takes a swing at Gears's ribcage but misses.
Gears misses with a hook
and Baba counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Baba works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Baba moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A shot to the body from Gears misses
and Baba counters with a straight right hand.
Baba slips under a jab.
A left lands for Baba.
Gears looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Baba jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Baba with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Baba moves out of range of the leg kick from Gears.
Gears is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Baba.
Gears misses with a looping right.
Gears tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Baba was well out of range. Poor timing from Gears.
Gears fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Baba checks it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba throws a leg kick that misses.
Baba checks the leg kick.

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

Gears is rocked!

It looks like Oliver Gears has been cut.
Gears misses with a low kick.
Gears is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?
Gears's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Baba shakes his hands by his side, trying to relax. Gears takes his eyes off the ball for a moment - Baba sees the opportunity and cracks him with a massive hook! Gears bends double and collapses on top of himself - he's out! The crowd are going absolutely nuts! Wow, what a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Afeef Isa Baba!
Afeef Isa Baba decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: GC 225     
Date:   Jul 21, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Dante Firm (ranked 2881 p4p, 314 weight class) and Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 17000 p4p, 694 weight class). Baba is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Nation Arabic Orchestra. Afeef Isa Baba has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Dante Firm's chin.

180 cm
33
171 lbs
15 - 6 - 0
181 cm
31
172 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dante Firm!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Wesley Smith and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba looks to land a right hand but Firm moved out of range.
Firm moves out of range as Baba strikes.
Baba displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Firm throws out the jab.
Firm wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A swing and a miss from Baba.
A quick step to the side and Firm tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Firm throws an off balance right hand
and Baba counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Firm pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Firm blocks a jab.
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Firm misses the jab.
Firm backing away here, and Baba unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Baba misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Firm scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Firm connects with a crisp jab.
Sloppy strikes from Baba. Those never looked like landing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Baba slips a jab from Firm.
Baba throws a sloppy head kick and Firm moves out of range easily.
It looked like Firm wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Firm drives through and clinches with Baba against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Firm scores with a nice short uppercut.

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Firm blocking some punches.
Firm can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
Firm misses with a hook from the clinch.
Firm misses with a short punch on the inside.
Firm misses with some punches.
Firm tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
Baba blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Baba working aggressively here.
I was talking to Firm's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Firm misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Firm misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Firm.
Baba lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Firm.
Firm doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Baba misses with a body punch.
Baba lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Firm.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Baba lands a hook that snaps the head of Firm backwards.
Firm misses with a punch on the inside.
Firm throws a head punch that misses.
Baba has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Firm seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Baba can turn it around.
Baba tries a body shot but Firm blocks it.
Firm lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba blocking some punches.
Firm lands with a short shot to the head.
A right hook to the body lands for Firm.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Baba.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Firm.
Firm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Firm swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Firm misses with a punch to the body.
Baba working aggressively here.
Firm swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Firm misses with a punch on the inside.
Firm blocks an uppercut.
Firm misses with the head strike.
Firm throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
Baba lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Firm or not.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Firm.
Still in the clinch, Firm scores with a nice short uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Baba.
Baba cracks Firm with a nice body shot.
Baba tries a body shot but Firm blocks it.
Firm blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Baba lands a left hand that snaps the head of Firm backwards.
Baba lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Baba lands a hook to the side of the head.
Firm throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
Firm misses with a short punch on the inside.
Firm lands a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Firm has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
Firm's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
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!
Firm blocking some punches.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.
Baba tries to throw a body punch but Firm avoids it by throwing Baba back against the cage.
Firm struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
Baba throws a head punch that misses.
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Firm.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Baba misses with a hook from the clinch.
Baba throws a head punch that misses.
Baba lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Firm.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Dante Firm will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Baba moves out of range as Firm strikes.

Baba sends Firm crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Baba is motioning to the referee to let Firm up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!

Firm is rocked!

It looks like Dante Firm has been cut.
Firm moves out of range as Baba throws a body kick.
Oh Firm is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Firm moves away from the strike by Baba.
Firm ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Firm appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Firm throws a hook to the side of Baba's head but Baba sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Baba doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Firm throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Firm seems to have got his legs back now.
Firm keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Baba.
Baba moves away from the strike by Firm.
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little feinted left hand from Firm on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Baba misses with a straight right.
It looked like Firm wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Firm misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Firm has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Baba.
A shot to the body from Firm misses
and Baba counters with a nice leg kick.
Baba thumps Firm with a low kick.
Firm scores with a nice head shot.
Baba has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Baba there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Firm avoids it.
Firm looks to land a left hand but Baba moved out of range nicely.
Baba moves out of range as Firm strikes.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Firm.
Baba appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Baba tried to score with a low kick but Firm checks it.
Firm tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Baba paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Firm misses with a lunging right hand
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Baba lands a head kick. Firm smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Firm just misses with a punch to the body.

Firm has closed the distance and engaged Baba in a clinch.
Firm tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Firm lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Baba misses with a body punch.
Firm takes a shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Baba.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Firm.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Firm misses with a punch on the inside.
Firm misses with a hook from the clinch.
A body shot lands from Firm.
Firm lands with a right to the head.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Firm's elbow.
Firm blocking some punches.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Baba misses with a short punch on the inside.
Baba takes a shot to the head.
Firm lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A right hand to the body from Baba.
Firm lands a shoulder strike.
Firm throws a head punch that misses.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Firm blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Firm blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Firm misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Firm lands with a right to the head.
Firm misses with a body punch.
Firm can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Firm.
Firm misses with some punches.
Baba misses with a body punch.
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Firm.
Baba lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Firm backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Baba.
A hook to the body from Firm.
Baba blocking some punches.
Firm is leaning against Baba and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Firm lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba takes a shot to the head.
A short right from Firm.
Firm gets through Baba's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Firm prevents a body shot from Baba.
Firm scores with a shoulder strike.
Baba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Baba swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Baba swings wildly with an uppercut but Firm uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba lands a hook to the side of the head.
Baba lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Baba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Baba misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba is working Firm over against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Firm lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Firm throws a head punch that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Afeef Isa Baba will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Firm's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Firm misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
Baba goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Firm throws out a powerful jab.
Firm tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Baba is trying to counter with his kicks.
Baba walks into a stiff left hand from Firm.
Jab by Baba.
Firm is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Firm scores with a jab to the body.
Firm has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Baba.
Good work by Firm as he checks the leg kick.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Firm.
Baba keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Firm.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Firm.
Firm misses with a wild body shot.
Baba goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Firm moves out of range as Baba throws a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Firm throws an overhand right that lands on Baba's shoulder, as Baba tries to avoid the shot.
Baba appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Firm lands a body shot.
Baba swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Firm with a hook.
Baba takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Firm misses the shot to the body.
Baba tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
The fight stays on the outside here - Firm looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Firm throws a body shot but no joy.
Baba thinks about the counter body kick.
Firm misses with a body shot.
Baba feints a counter leg kick.
A combination from Firm does no damage.
Firm displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Baba throws out the jab.
Firm throws a hook to the side of Baba's head but Baba sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Firm scores with a crisp jab that stopped Baba in his tracks.
Firm checks the leg kick nicely there.
Firm connects with a nice looking jab.
Firm throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Firm listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Baba gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Baba lands with a thumping leg kick.
Firm fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Jab by Baba.
Baba with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Firm on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Firm displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Baba throws out the jab.
Firm staying out of range there.
Firm is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba throws a nice looking combination but Firm bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Baba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Firm throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba misses the body punch
and Firm counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Firm closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Baba uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Firm.
Firm scores with a decent looking hook.
Firm swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Firm dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A right-left combo lands from Baba.
Firm misses with a hook.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Baba.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Baba throws an off balance right hand
and Firm counters with a stiff right hand.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Baba. Firm shrugs it off though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands the left hand.
Baba shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Baba tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Firm was well out of range. Poor timing from Baba.
Firm was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Firm fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Baba manages to avoid it.
Firm connects with a body shot.
Firm lands a nice hook to Baba's body. Baba takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A slow jab from Firm misses its intended target.
Firm fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Firm scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Baba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Firm.
Baba fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Firm.
Baba misses with a low kick.
Firm connects with a body shot.
Firm 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.
Firm misses with a straight right.

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

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

The fight is ruled a majority draw!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
72%

 

Event: HFC 95:Tavares vs Miller     
Date:   Apr 15, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba and Brian Jensen. Baba's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Nation Arabic Orchestra. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
26
172 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
180 cm
32
175 lbs
12 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
KO power
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Brian Jensen!
The judges for this bout are Illya Tyunina, Aleksandr Martynov and Konstantin Menshow.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jensen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Jensen tries to clinch but Baba moves away
and Baba counters with a nice leg kick.
Jensen fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Jensen takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Baba feints and then cracks Jensen's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Jensen down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba misses the shot to the body.
Jensen is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Jensen shoots in but Baba avoids the takedown attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Jensen is defended easily by Baba.
Afeef Isa Baba has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Brian Jensen.
A good leg kick by Baba.
Jensen walks into a straight right hand from Baba.
Baba lands a leg kick that knocks Jensen off balance momentarily.
Jensen goes for a double leg but Baba avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Baba continues to drive forward.
Jensen with a poor takedown
and Baba counters with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Baba.
Baba connects with an inside leg kick.
Baba fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Jensen has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Jensen changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Baba tries to avoid it but Jensen manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Baba to the ground. Baba escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Baba tests Jensen's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Jensen takes one on the button.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Baba loads up on a big right hand but Jensen slips the punch.
Baba throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Baba misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jensen walks into a stiff left hand from Baba.
Baba is looking to land body kicks.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Baba, right into the meat.
Jensen closes this distance looking for a takedown but Baba circles away.

Jensen bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.

Baba bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Baba definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jensen shoots for a double leg takedown but Baba sprawls well. He's pushed Jensen's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Baba half committed to a counter leg kick.
Baba looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Jensen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Baba defends it well.
Jensen with a lazy takedown attempt
and Baba counters with a left to the body.
Baba connects with a leg kick. Jensen looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Jensen's calf.
Jensen with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Baba to score with a decent uppercut.
Jensen keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Baba lands a lovely overhand right.
Jensen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jensen shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Baba defends it nicely.
Jensen misses with a takedown
and Baba counters with a lovely straight right hand!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jensen shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Baba counters with a slapping leg kick.
Baba fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jensen looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Jensen shoots and misses
and Jensen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Baba gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Baba is pressed up against the cage. Jensen has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Baba down to the mat. Baba avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Afeef Isa Baba has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Brian Jensen.
Jensen fails with the takedown
and Jensen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba works Jensen's body with a nice hook.
Jensen tries for a takedown but Baba circles away easily

and Baba counters by moving into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A short uppercut from Baba.
Baba softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Jensen controls his hands.
Jensen drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Jensen has Baba pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Baba manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Jensen has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Baba avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Jensen has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Baba avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Baba lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Jensen.
Jensen tries to score a body lock takedown but Baba shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Jensen is looking for a takedown.
Jensen is breathing heavily.
Jensen is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jensen goes for a takedown attempt but Baba pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Baba cracks the inside of Jensen's front leg.
Baba lets loose with a powerful body kick. Jensen will feel that in the morning.
Baba throws a nice outside leg kick.
Baba connects with a jab.
Jensen tries to clinch but Baba moves away
and Baba counters with an inside leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Baba.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Baba lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jensen tries to score a power double leg takedown but Baba sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Jensen somewhat.
Afeef Isa Baba is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jensen has his takedown stuffed
and Baba counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Baba misses with a wild combination.
Afeef Isa Baba is winning the standup battle so far.
Jensen tries to score a power double leg takedown but Baba sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Jensen somewhat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jensen misses with a takedown attempt
and Baba counters with a head kick.
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
Jensen tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Baba swivels and escapes.
Jensen with a lazy takedown attempt

and Baba counters with a head kick that drops Jensen to the mat! Jensen scrambles across the canvas and gets back to his feet, still wobbly!

Jensen is rocked!
Baba drops Jensen with a naaaaasty hook - Jensen is in real trouble here! Baba dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
During a confident post fight interview, Afeef Isa Baba thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Event: RBFC 89:Johansson vs Zorrander     
Date:   Mar 11, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba and Todd Cannon. Baba comes to the cage accompanied by Nation Arabic Orchestra. Cannon is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by The Conquering- Black Moor. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

181 cm
25
172 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
180 cm
24
181 lbs
10 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good takedowns
Decent boxing
Knockout power

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Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Todd Cannon!
The judges for this bout are Valeri Chadov, Aleksandr Martynov and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba moves out of range as Cannon throws a body kick.
Baba throws a nice inside leg kick.
A jab from Cannon misses.
Cannon's coach down at Fight Club FC was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Cannon's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Cannon throws a leg kick but Baba sees it coming and moves out of range.
Cannon doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Baba counters with a solid body kick.
Cannon on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Baba.
A jab from Baba does it's job there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Donk. Baba catches Cannon right on the button with a cross.
Cannon throws a low kick, looking for Baba's leg but Baba calmly moves out of range.

Baba cracks Cannon with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Cannon looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Baba finish him?

Cannon is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Baba lands a slapping body shot.
Cannon is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba scores with a shot to the body.
Baba steps in with a hook that catches Cannon right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Baba follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Cannon looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
Afeef Isa Baba thanked the fans post fight for their support.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
78%

 

Event: VCL Champions: Hype Night 2     
Date:   Dec 30, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Osvaldo Gomez and Afeef Isa Baba. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

169 cm
20
163 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
181 cm
20
159 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Big right hand
Decent wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Sun-Tzu

Machiavelli Boutique



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 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Osvaldo Gomez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Alyssa Summers and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Gomez throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Baba tries a quick counter leg kick but Gomez is wise to it.
Gomez lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Baba explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Gomez misses with a straight right.
Baba raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Gomez 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.
Gomez throws a poor cross that misses
and Baba connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Baba lands a jab to the head.
Baba takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Gomez avoids a kick to the body.
Good work by Baba as he checks the leg kick.
Gomez ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baba moves away.
Baba sizes up Gomez with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Gomez checks a leg kick.
Gomez avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Gomez swings widly with a right hand
and Gomez takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gomez throws a jab but it's blocked by Baba.
Gomez chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gomez will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Gomez tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Baba paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A big right from Gomez misses.
A shot to the liver by Baba. Beautiful body shot.
Gomez fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Baba looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Gomez throws a body shot but no joy.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Baba! But no joy.
Gomez connects with a body shot.
Baba lands a leg kick that knocks Gomez off balance momentarily.
Gomez takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Gomez takes a kick to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gomez throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A looping hook to the body misses from Baba. Gomez does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gomez is looking to counter punch.
Gomez fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Baba has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Baba sizes up Gomez with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Gomez misses the jab.
Baba looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
A head kick misses from Baba.
Gomez just misses with a punch to the body.
Baba checks the leg kick nicely there.
Baba throws out a counter right but Gomez avoids it with no problem.
Baba slips under a jab from Gomez.
Baba with a jab.
Baba avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Gomez misses with a head kick.
Gomez walks into a left hand.
Baba has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gomez wants to land a leg kick but Baba is out of range.
Baba ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Baba only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Baba tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Gomez fails to land with a series of punches.
Gomez dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Baba staying out of range there.
Baba connects with a leg kick. Gomez looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Baba scores with the left hand. Gomez knows he should have avoided that one.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gomez, right into the meat.
Gomez is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Baba's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Gomez throws a combination that misses
and Baba counters with a nice low kick that buckles Gomez's knee momentarily.
Baba is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Gomez tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Baba tries a quick counter leg kick but Gomez is wise to it.
Gomez throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Gomez throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gomez misses with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gomez misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Gomez throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Baba scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Baba scoring well with a low kick there.
Gomez misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Baba lands with a slapping head kick.
Gomez misses with an uppercut.
Baba works over Gomez's head and body with a nice combination.

Gomez is rocked!
Gomez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Oh Gomez is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Baba clinches up with Gomez and pushes him back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A slow jab from Gomez misses its intended target.
Gomez seems to have got his legs back now.
Gomez throws a hook but Baba blocks it.
An inside leg kick lands from Baba.
Baba is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Baba moves out of range of the leg kick from Gomez.
Baba bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Gomez fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A slapping leg kick lands for Baba.
Baba lands a jab.
Gomez closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A leg kick checked by Baba.
Baba tries a quick counter leg kick but Gomez is wise to it.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Today's fight clock is brought to you by... OOOH that's a huge shot by Baba! Gomez is in big trouble here - the ref steps in to save him and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
A victorious Afeef Isa Baba 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: VCL Fight Night: 10     
Date:   Nov 18, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Eric Draven and Afeef Isa Baba. Draven comes to the cage accompanied by Dead Souls. Afeef Isa Baba has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
27
153 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
181 cm
20
153 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Machiavelli Boutique



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 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Eric Draven!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, David Schapiro and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba avoids the body shot from Draven.
Baba steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Draven.
Draven thuds a left hand into Baba's body.
Draven looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Draven throws a half hearted mid kick.
Baba lands with a nice body punch.
Baba lets loose with a powerful body kick. Draven will feel that in the morning.
Draven fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Baba.
Draven throws a push kick but Baba slaps the foot to one side.
Draven throws a body kick that misses
and Baba cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Draven walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Baba checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Baba takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Draven throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Draven feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Babas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Baba moves out of range of the body kick from Draven.
Baba blocks a low kick nicely.
Draven looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Draven tries a head kick but it misses.
Draven throws a hook to the side of Baba's head but Baba sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Draven.
Baba 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.
Baba tests Draven's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Draven throws a front kick aimed at Baba's knee but Baba avoids it well.
Draven throws a nice looking combination but Baba bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Baba fakes the leg kick and cracks Draven in the body.
Draven tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Draven throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A clash of legs there as Baba blocks the low kick.
Draven on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Baba. Baba obviously looking to wear him down.
A shot to the liver by Baba. Beautiful body shot.
Good leg kick by Baba there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Draven closes the distance but Baba moves to the side
letting Baba counter with a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Draven throws a wild body kick that Baba sees coming a mile off.
Draven looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Draven swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Draven throws a sloppy head kick
and Baba counters with a nice leg kick.
Draven goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Draven tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Baba is able to avoid easily.
Baba wants to counter the offense by Draven and move into the clinch position.
Eric Draven seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Draven chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Baba paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

Baba moves into the clinch.
Baba lands a shoulder strike.
Draven fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Baba.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Draven's elbow.
A right hook to the body lands for Baba.
Baba lands a right hand.
A head punch on the inside from Draven fails to land.
Baba lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Nice body punch from Baba.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands a hook to the side of the head.
Draven tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Baba lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Baba lands a hook that snaps the head of Draven backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Baba creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Baba working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Baba lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Draven doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
Draven tries to break the clinch but Baba is controlling the position.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Baba.
Baba lands a body punch.
Draven throws a head punch that misses.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Draven tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
Draven fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Draven is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Draven misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba blocks an uppercut.
Draven misses with a hook from the clinch.
Baba lands a body punch in the clinch.
Baba lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
Draven tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Draven back against the cage.
Baba blocking some punches.
Draven wants to get back to striking at distance but Baba won't allow it.
Draven is trying to push Baba away but Baba has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
A head punch on the inside from Draven fails to land.
Baba lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Draven struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.

Draven pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Draven 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 Baba has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Baba and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Baba appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Draven throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Baba holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Baba blocking some punches.
Draven misses with a punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba 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.


Draven misses with a straight right.
An inside leg kick lands from Baba.
Nice defenses there by Baba.
Baba tries to counter with a clinch but Draven shakes him off and moves away.
A good leg kick by Draven.
Draven wants to clinch.
Draven looks to land a left hand but Baba moved out of range nicely.
Baba looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Baba ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Baba lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Draven takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Baba moves out of range of the body kick from Draven.
Baba is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Draven walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Baba checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Baba wants to counter with a clinch but Draven pushes him away.
Baba avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Baba wants to counter with a clinch but Draven pushes him away.
Baba moves away from the strike by Draven.
Draven takes one on the button.
Draven looks for the body kick but Baba saw that one coming.
Draven walks into a straight right hand from Baba.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Draven is looking to land body kicks.
Draven thows a left - swing and a miss!
Baba feints and then cracks Draven's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Draven down.
Draven throws a head kick but Baba moves out of range.
Baba wants to counter the offense by Draven and move into the clinch position.
That kick from Baba tenderised Draven's leg. Draven is trying to keep his angry face on.
Baba walks into a left hand.
Eric Draven is winning the standup battle so far.
Draven lands a high kick!

It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Draven wants to land a leg kick but Baba is out of range.
Draven walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Baba checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Baba connects with the punch.
Baba connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Draven's hands.
Draven misses with a leg kick.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Draven throws a leg kick

and Baba counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Baba blocking some punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Draven tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Draven back against the cage.
Baba lands a hook to the side of the head.
Baba blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A short right from Baba on the inside.
A body shot lands from Baba.
Baba lands a nice uppercut.
Draven misses with a hook to the ribs.
Draven working hard to break the clinch.
A short left from Baba.
A nice left hand lands by Baba.

Draven is rocked!
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
Baba throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Draven swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Draven is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A short left from Baba.
Draven tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
Nice body punch from Baba.
Draven is trying to break the clinch but Baba is controlling him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Draven fails to land.
Baba working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Baba lands a nice uppercut.
Oh Draven is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Baba lands a right hand.
Draven throws a head punch that misses.
Draven struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
Baba misses with a punch to the body.
Draven seems to have got his legs back now.
Draven working aggressively here.
Baba softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Baba lands a body shot in the clinch.
Draven can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
Draven misses with a punch on the inside.
Draven has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Baba.
Baba works on Draven's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right from Baba.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Draven lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Baba lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Draven 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!
Baba blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Draven fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Draven tries to work over Baba's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Baba on the inside.
Draven misses with a short punch on the inside.
Draven misses with some punches.
Baba gets through Draven's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Draven is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Baba blocks an elbow strike.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Baba.
Baba stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Draven swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba lands a body shot in the clinch.
Baba gets through Draven's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Baba makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Afeef Isa Baba showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!



Baba cracks Draven with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Baba has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Draven to stand back up!
Draven throws a front kick aimed at Baba's knee but Baba avoids it well.
A nice leg kick lands there from Draven.
Draven wants to clinch up but Baba keeps it at a distance.
Baba shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

Baba rushes Draven and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Draven tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Draven is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
I was talking to Draven's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Draven is trying to push Baba away but Baba has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
A left hand lands to the body for Baba.
Baba lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
Baba working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba lands a body shot in the clinch.
Baba is leaning against Draven and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Baba pushes Draven back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Baba lands a nice shot to the body.
A shot in the inside from Baba.
A body shot lands from Baba.
Baba keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Draven's efforts to push away.
Baba lands with a left to the head.
Draven is trying to push Baba away but Baba has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
A short body shot lands from Baba as the two fighters clinch.
Draven misses with the head strike.
Baba throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Draven misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Draven fails to land.
Draven tries to throw a body punch but Baba avoids it by throwing Draven back against the cage.
Draven is trying to force a seperation but Baba has the dominant position.
Afeef Isa Baba is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Draven misses with the head strike.
Baba lands with a right to the head.
Draven misses with the head strike.
Baba pushes Draven back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Draven misses with a hook from the clinch.
Baba lands with a short head shot on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Baba.
Draven swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Draven misses with a punch on the inside.
Draven fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Draven can't find room to land a body shot as Baba controls the action.
Baba presses Draven against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Draven is trying to maintain a safe position but Baba gets an underhook and turns Draven into the cage.
Baba scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Draven tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
Baba lands with a light punch inside.
Baba lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Draven misses with the head strike.
Baba gets through Draven's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Draven tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Eric Draven has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Draven is trying to break the clinch but Baba has him pressed against the cage.
Draven misses with a punch on the inside.
Draven throws a punch but it's blocked by Baba.
Draven throws a head punch that misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Draven.
Draven wants to break the clinch but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Baba blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Draven is trying to break free.
Draven swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Draven misses with the head strike.
Draven tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Draven has a couple of punches blocked by Baba.
Draven can't break the clinch.
Draven is trying to push Baba away but Baba has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Draven swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baba pushes Draven back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Draven misses with the head strike.
Draven throws a head punch that misses.
Draven swings wildly with an uppercut but Baba uses good head movement to avoid it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 27:30
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Afeef Isa Baba!

Our winner, Afeef Isa Baba, 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.
The defeated Eric Draven had this to say: 'It can't rain all the time. '.
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Event: VCL Champions: 4     
Date:   Oct 07, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba and Cris Newman. Newman has chosen im the king as his entrance music. Afeef Isa Baba could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Cris Newman's chin.

181 cm
19
153 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
173 cm
25
154 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Experienced

Machiavelli Boutique

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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 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Cris Newman!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Dean Styles and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

It looks like Cris Newman has been cut.
Newman throws a nice looking combination but Baba bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Baba definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Baba swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Newman looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Newman tries to clinch but Baba moves out of range.
A good leg kick by Baba.
Newman misses with a body shot.
Some wild striking there from Newman.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Baba, right into the meat.
Baba takes a kick to the side of the head.
Baba dodges the punch combination from Newman.
Newman swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Baba.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

Baba takes the fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba digs a right hand underneath Newman's ribcage. Newman let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Newman looks winded!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Baba creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A right hook to the body lands for Baba.
Baba makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Baba breaks the clinch.
Newman takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Baba lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Baba is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A jab from Newman misses.
Baba throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Newman takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
That kick from Baba tenderised Newman's leg. Newman is trying to keep his angry face on.

Newman gets tackled into the cage by Baba. Baba maintains the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Baba.

Newman is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Baba.
Newman is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?
Baba creates a bit of distance and cracks Newman with a massive left hook! Newman crumples out of camera shot, completely unconscious! He's been Nelmarked! Baba stares at him for a moment then struts over to his corner, victorious.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Afeef Isa Baba!
During a confident post fight interview, Afeef Isa Baba thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
In defeat, Cris Newman stepped up to the mic, saying 'hes got lucky tonight.,'.
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Event: VCL Fight Night: 4     
Date:   Sep 12, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba and Sam Alvey. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

181 cm
19
153 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
185 cm
25
148 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Granite chin

Machiavelli Boutique

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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 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Afeef Isa Baba!
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 Los Angeles, Sam Alvey!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Steve Montenegro and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab by Baba.
Alvey with a poor takedown
and Baba counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Baba fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Alvey shoots in for a takedown but Baba shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Baba connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Alvey shoots and misses
and Baba counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Afeef Isa Baba has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sam Alvey.
Alvey throws a combination that misses
and Baba counters with a straight right hand.
Baba seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Alvey shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Alvey tries for a takedown but Baba circles away easily
and Baba counters with a thumping low kick.
Baba lands a nice looking body shot.
Alvey looks winded!
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!
Alvey takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Alvey has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Baba.
Baba connects with a leg kick. Alvey looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Alvey throws a series of punches but Baba moves out of range.
Afeef Isa Baba seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Baba.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Baba lands a brutal head kick. Alvey looks out on his feet and Baba throws more strikes until the ref is forced to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:10 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick and Punches). Afeef Isa Baba!
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Event: Causing Havoc 18     
Date:   Jun 20, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Darwin Little and Afeef Isa Baba. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

175 cm
18
163 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
181 cm
18
153 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
KO power
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Darwin Little!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Afeef Isa Baba!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Albert Achterberg and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba ducks under a wild hook from Little.
Baba looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Baba works Little's body with a nice hook.
Little swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Baba, right into the meat.
Little gets cracked there but stands up to it.

It looks like Darwin Little has been cut.
Baba lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Little tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Baba was well out of range. Poor timing from Little.
Baba throws a body punch but Little moves out of range.
Darwin Little seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Little misses the shot to the body.
Baba fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Little.
Little scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Baba doesn't seem bothered though.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jab by Baba.
Little tries to clinch but Baba is having none of it.
BOOM! Baba lands a beautiful left hook that drops Little. Little tries to recover but Baba is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Little lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
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FIGHT
RATING
81%

 

 
 
 
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