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Event: GAMMA#732 Legions vs Keenan     
Date:   Sep 15, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 338 p4p, 49 weight class) and Hector Verama (ranked 868 p4p, 111 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Verama has chosen Swing It Away as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

175 cm
30
200 lbs
25 - 12 - 0
188 cm
33
186 lbs
24 - 16 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

The Juice Haven

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hector Verama!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Verama fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
Verama swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The fighters circling - Cole throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Verama appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Cole changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Verama tries to avoid it but Cole manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Verama to the ground. Verama escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Cole swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A slow jab from Verama misses its intended target.
Cole scores with a sloppy right hand. Verama should have avoided that one.
Verama scores with a kick to the midsection.
Cole listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Verama avoids the body shot from Cole.
Verama raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Cole throws out a loose jab but Verama uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole scores with a nice strike.
Hector Verama is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Verama throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cole counters with a series of strikes. Verama will be more careful next time no doubt.
Cole moves into range and connects with a jab.
A jab from Verama misses.
Cole scores with a decent looking hook.
A big right from Cole misses.
Nice sprawl there from Verama as Cole shoots in.
Verama 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.
Cole lands a jab to the head.
Verama throws a wild body kick that Cole sees coming a mile off.
Cole jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Verama tried to score with a low kick but Cole checks it.

Verama drives through and clinches with Cole against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Verama misses with a hook to the ribs.
Verama tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Verama throws a head punch that misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Verama blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Verama working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.

Cole pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Good exchange - Verama coming out on top.
The fighters circling - Cole throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Verama misses with a body kick.
Cole misses with a kick to the body.
Verama appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

Cole shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Verama moves into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Verama keeping full guard, as Cole tries to pass.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Verama is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Verama controlling the position.
Verama is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Verama is pulling down on Cole's head. It's preventing any offense from Cole, at least for the moment.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Verama looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Cole controls from within his opponent's guard.
Verama is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Verama bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Cole's guard.

Verama controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Verama wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole moves out of range of the body kick.
Cole throws a series of punches but Verama moves out of range.
Verama scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Michael Cole seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
That kick from Cole tenderised Verama's leg. Verama is trying to keep his angry face on.
Verama throws a lazy right hand but Cole sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Cole is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Cole has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Cole there as he acknowledges the shot.
Cole looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Cole throws a leg kick
and Verama counters with a thumping low kick.
Cole misses the body punch
and Verama counters with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Cole is looking to score with low kicks.
Nice body punch from Verama.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Verama.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole misses with a wild body shot.
Verama looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Verama cracks Cole with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Cole scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Michael Cole is winning the standup battle so far.
Verama shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Cole lands a nice looking body shot.
Cole throws a big shot that misses.
Verama feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Coles jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Verama has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Cole fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Verama manages to avoid it.
Verama looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Cole lands with a right hand.
Cole takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Verama sets himself and throws a head kick that knocks Cole to the ground! Verama dives into full mount looking to finish!

Cole is rocked!

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.

Verama looking to secure an arm triangle but Cole defends it well.
Oh Cole is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Cole is looking to get to half guard.
Verama controlling the position easily from mount.
Cole seems to have got his legs back now.
Cole is trying to escape the mount.
Verama sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Verama goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Cole is on top in guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Cole accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Cole is working Verama over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Michael Cole overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Cole landing with the ground and pound.
Verama looking to control.
Cole is pushing down on Verama's leg trying to pass to half guard. Verama is fighting to maintain full guard but Cole has managed to sneak the leg through.
Verama trying to control from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole is nestled in close to Verama, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Verama gets full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Cole got a little sloppy there for a moment and Verama has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Cole has managed to get both his arms back between Verama's legs - danger averted.
Cole postures up and lands a big shot to Verama's brow.
Cole postures up in Verama's guard and throws a big left but Verama blocks it.
Verama is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Cole throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Verama is trying to keep Cole in close.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Verama showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Cole looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
A low kick from Verama is predictable there
and Cole counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Verama ducks under a wild hook from Cole.
A nice side step and Verama releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Cole shoots in but no luck this time.
Verama throws a hook but Cole blocks it.
Verama avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Verama scores with a push kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole slips a jab from Verama.
Verama connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Cole's hands.
Cole stalks Verama and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Verama's face. Verama staggers backwards, shaken.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole fails with the takedown
letting Verama counter with a right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Cole fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Verama throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole throws a hook but Verama avoids it easily.
Verama throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Verama takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Cole scores with a one two! Verama had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Verama tries to clinch but Cole moves out of range.
Cole lands with a straight right. Verama didn't see that one coming.
Verama throws a lazy body kick
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Cole listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole misses with a wild body shot.
Verama doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Cole avoids the body shot from Verama.
Verama throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole misses with a left hand
and Verama makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Verama.
Verama throws a looping overhand right but Cole ducks down to avoid it.
Cole blocks a leg kick.
Cole throws a lazy uppercut
and Verama counters with a straight right hand.
Cole misses with a wild body shot.
A head kick by Verama misses
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Donk. Cole catches Verama right on the button with a cross.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole's corner calls for a 1-2. Cole obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

Verama is rocked!
Verama throws a leg kick
and Cole counters with a crisp right that sends Verama to the canvas! Cole follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:16 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
After the big win, Michael Cole made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors MayheM sportswear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: GAMMA#726 Kruger v Heimendahl     
Date:   Aug 18, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 506 p4p, 60 weight class) and Alexander Pichushkin (ranked 610 p4p, 73 weight class). Cole's entrance music is I Won't Back Down. A fine choice. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

175 cm
29
200 lbs
24 - 12 - 0
185 cm
29
195 lbs
15 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

BuriedAlive// Fight Gear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Alexander Pichushkin!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pichushkin takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Pichushkin throws a poor cross that misses
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Cole looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Cole misses with a hook to the body
and Pichushkin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A shot to the liver by Cole. Beautiful body shot.
Pichushkin cracks Cole with an open hand slap.
Cole uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Cole misses with an uppercut
letting Pichushkin counter with a right hand.
Pichushkin swings for the body but Cole moves out of range.
Cole displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Pichushkin.
Cole misses with a looping right.
An inside leg kick lands from Cole.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A nice inside leg kick there by Cole. That's going to slow Pichushkin down.
Cole tests Pichushkin's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Cole moves out of range of the strikes.
Cole throws a body shot but no joy.
A lazy left from Pichushkin finds it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pichushkin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Pichushkin throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Cole counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Cole stuffs the takedown attempt from Pichushkin. Pichushkin gets slowly back to his feet.
Pichushkin misses with a hook.
Pichushkin misses with a left hand
and Cole counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Cole slips under a jab.
Pichushkin misses with a hook
and Cole counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pichushkin thinking.
Pichushkin misses with a looping left.
Pichushkin connects with the punch.
Cole misses with a wild body shot.
Pichushkin throws an off balance right hand
and Cole counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pichushkin thinking.
Pichushkin falls off balance throwing a combination
and Cole counters with a left to the body.
Cole displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pichushkin throws out the jab.
Cole appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cole stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

It looks like Alexander Pichushkin has been cut.
Pichushkin might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Cole swinging wildly here.
Pichushkin misses with an uppercut.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pichushkin moves away.
Cole moves away from the strike by Pichushkin.
Pichushkin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Cole doesn't seem bothered though.
Cole cracks the inside of Pichushkin's front leg.
Nice uppercut lands for Cole. That snapped Pichushkin's head back.
Cole stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pichushkin.
Cole has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Pichushkin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Pichushkin gets tackled into the cage by Cole. Cole maintains the clinch.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole slips a straight right by Pichushkin.
Cole takes a swing at Pichushkin's ribcage but misses.
Cole looks to land a combination but Pichushkin avoids it well.
Pichushkin misses with a takedown attempt
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Michael Cole has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Alexander Pichushkin.
Pichushkin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Alexander Pichushkin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A telegraphed right hand from Pichushkin misses the target.
Pichushkin connects with a nice looking jab.
Cole takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Pichushkin lands a jab to the nose.
Pichushkin has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. Pichushkin does a little dance to reset his feet.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pichushkin slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Pichushkin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Cole stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Pichushkin scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pichushkin stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Cole showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Pichushkin.
Pichushkin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Cole sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A clash of legs there as Cole blocks the low kick.
Cole looks to land a left hand but Pichushkin moved out of range nicely.
Pichushkin misses with a lunging right hand
and Cole counters with a right hand to the body.
Pichushkin walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Cole works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

Cole shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Pichushkin's guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cole is in close to Pichushkin's body, working some short punches and elbows.

Pichushkin working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Cole has passed into half guard!
Cole is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Alexander Pichushkin's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Pichushkin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Cole momentarily.
Pichushkin throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Pichushkin misses with a left hand
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Cole throws a body shot but no joy.
A jab from Cole misses.
Pichushkin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Cole tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Pichushkin manages to circle out of the way.
Cole throws a low kick but Pichushkin avoids it.
Good work by Cole as he checks the leg kick.
Cole is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pichushkin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Pichushkin doesn't seem bothered though.
Pichushkin throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Cole defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Pichushkin.
Cole is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Pichushkin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Cole lands a right hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pichushkin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pichushkin can do to turn this around?
Pichushkin looks to land a left hand but Cole moved out of range nicely.
Pichushkin throws a body shot but no joy.

Cole clinches up against the cage.

Cole gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Cole trying to control the action but Pichushkin is working from the bottom.
Cole working the head and body with strikes.
Cole takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

Pichushkin looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Pichushkin has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Pichushkin has hold of Cole's hands but Cole slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

Pichushkin looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Cole is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole working over Pichushkin with some ground and pound. Pichushkin looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cole looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Cole seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pichushkin does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Cole seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Cole 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.
Cole lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

Pichushkin is rocked!
Cole trying to pass the guard but Pichushkin defending well.
Pichushkin is still in real trouble! Can Cole finish him?
Pichushkin wants to get back to full guard.
Pichushkin seems to have recovered his senses.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pichushkin taking some punishment here, with Cole in his half guard.
Pichushkin is looking for a sweep. Cole is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole working Pichushkin over with strikes.
Cole lands a big elbow - Pichushkin is out of it! He's waving his arms around but his eyes are closed and he's not intelligently defending himself - the ref has no choice but to jump in and stop the fight! This one is in the books! A TKO win for Cole!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Michael Cole waved his t-shirt featuring MayheM sportswear's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: GAMMA#722 Defoe v Okah 3     
Date:   Jul 28, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 317 p4p, 40 weight class) and Dao Sonnen (ranked 167 p4p, 20 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Sonnen has chosen The Devil's Doorbell as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Dao Sonnen has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Michael Cole's chin.

175 cm
29
200 lbs
24 - 11 - 0
183 cm
31
188 lbs
22 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

BuriedAlive// Fight Gear

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Dao Sonnen!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sonnen moves out of range of the strikes.
Sonnen throws a body shot but no joy.
Good leg kick by Sonnen there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Cole with a poor takedown
and Sonnen counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sonnen connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Cole's hands.
We've been hearing reports that Cole has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Good work by Cole as he checks the leg kick.
Sonnen swings for the body but Cole moves out of range.
Sonnen lands a nice looking body kick.
Sonnen swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Cole counters with a left to the body.
Cole's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Sonnen connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Cole scrambles back to his feet.
Cole chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sonnen can pounce on him.
Sonnen throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Sonnen looks to score with a jab to the body but Cole is just out of range.
Cole tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sonnen was well out of range. Poor timing from Cole.
Cole takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole tries a low kick but Sonnen avoids it.
Sonnen looks to score with a jab to the body but Cole is just out of range.
Sonnen scores with a crisp jab that stopped Cole in his tracks.
Sonnen misses with a low kick.
Cole was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. Sonnen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sonnen fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Cole is out of range.
Cole throws a body shot but no joy.
Sonnen tries to score with a low kick but Cole moves his leg out of the way.
Sonnen scores with a nice head shot.
Sonnen throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Sonnen scores with the left hand. Cole knows he should have avoided that one.
Cole lands a really nice looking cross but Sonnen seems unphased.
Jab by Cole.
Sonnen cracks Cole with a good jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Sonnen gets caught napping as Cole dives in and scores a takedown. Sonnen manages to retain guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cole wants to control from the top but Sonnen keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sonnen wants to sweep here but Cole controlling him for the moment.
Sonnen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Sonnen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Cole wants to pass the guard but Sonnen is keeping the position.
Sonnen is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Cole works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Cole seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Sonnen is looking for a sweep. Cole is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen trying to control here.
Sonnen tries to roll over but Cole keeps him under control.
Cole lands with a punch from half guard.
Cole is thwarting Sonnen's attempts to control the position.
Cole wants to pass the guard but Sonnen is defending well.
Sonnen has hold of Cole's hands but Cole slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Sonnen trying to control but Cole postures up.
Cole working Sonnen over with strikes.
Sonnen wants to get back to full guard.
Sonnen has hold of Cole's hands but Cole slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Cole is trying to control the action in half guard but Sonnen is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Cole connects with a nice short shot to Sonnen's temple.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sonnen is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Cole scores with a couple of nice shots.
Cole is nestled in close to Sonnen, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Sonnen tries to roll over but Cole keeps him under control.
Sonnen is pressing down on Cole's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Sonnen utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Cole's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Cole scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Sonnen looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cole is one step ahead there.
Cole cracks Sonnen with a solid left hand.
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 Michael Cole will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Sonnen cracks a nice hook into Cole's ribs.
Sonnen throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sonnen looks to throw the jab but Cole is out of range.
No joy there for Cole, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Sonnen listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Cole moves forwards but Sonnen connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Cole fails with an attempt to clinch.
A low kick from Cole is predictable there
letting Sonnen counter with a right hand.

Cole changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Sonnen looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
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!
Sonnen tries to improve position but can't.
Cole is looking to take a break and control but Sonnen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Sonnen is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Sonnen some visible discomfort.
Michael Cole overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Sonnen tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Cole lands a decent elbow from side control.
Sonnen is not content to let Cole control the position.
Sonnen is trying to control Cole's posture but Cole avoids it.
Sonnen manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Sonnen on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Sonnen moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Sonnen is on top in guard.

Cole trying to control the position here.
Sonnen trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Cole looking to control.
Sonnen stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Cole swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cole is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Sonnen trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole trying to control the position here.
Sonnen wants to pass the guard but Cole is keeping the position.
Cole controls Sonnen momentarily but Sonnen frees himself.
Sonnen stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Cole swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Sonnen trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Dao Sonnen seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Sonnen misses with an uppercut.
Sonnen throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
It looked like Cole was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Sonnen.
Sonnen has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Sonnen swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Cole appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Sonnen's corner calls for a 1-2. Sonnen obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sonnen takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Sonnen takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Cole throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Sonnen's waist but Sonnen gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Cole off to one side.
Jab from Cole.
Sonnen displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Cole.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cole walks into a straight right hand from Sonnen.
Cole drops his hands momentarily and Sonnen takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Dao Sonnen will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Cole jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

It looks like Dao Sonnen has been cut.
Sonnen lands a jab to Cole's midsection.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. Sonnen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cole moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Sonnen walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Cole checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Sonnen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cole.
Cole cracks Sonnen with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Cole just misses with a punch to the body.
Sonnen dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen shoots in and drives through. Cole sprawls well.
Sonnen misses with a left hand
and Cole counters with a stiff right hand.
A swing and a miss from Sonnen.
Cole misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Sonnen avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sonnen misses with a body kick.
Sonnen throws a lazy uppercut
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Sonnen swings widly with a right hand
and Cole makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Cole looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Cole throws a sloppy body shot
and Sonnen makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Sonnen throws a shot from downtown. Cole moves away and avoids it.
Sonnen misses the shot to the body.
Sonnen takes a swing at Cole's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Cole wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sonnen throws a lazy right hand but Cole sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Cole lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Cole misses with an uppercut. Sonnen saw that one coming.
Cole is looking to wear down Sonnen with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Sonnen scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Cole doesn't seem bothered though.
Dao Sonnen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen throws a sloppy head kick and Cole moves out of range easily.
Sonnen misses with a wild combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sonnen checks a low kick from Cole.
Cole takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Cole slips under a jab from Sonnen.
Cole waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sonnen.
Cole shoots in looking for a takedown but Sonnen manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Cole's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Cole misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Sonnen connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Cole walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Sonnen scores with a nice right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Sonnen but Sonnen pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Sonnen looks to land a body kick but Cole moved away.
Cole staying out of range there.
A little feinted left hand from Cole on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Cole loads up on a big right hand but Sonnen slips the punch.
Sonnen swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Sonnen just misses with a punch to the body.
Sonnen's corner calls for a 1-2. Sonnen obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Cole takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Sonnen throws a nice outside leg kick.
Cole moves in looking to clinch but Sonnen pushes him off.
Cole looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

Sonnen scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Sonnen wants to pass the guard but Cole is defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole is looking to control Sonnen's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Cole avoid being mounted?
Cole controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Cole is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Cole wants to control but Sonnen is keeping busy.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dao Sonnen!

During a confident post fight interview, Dao Sonnen thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: GAMMA#719 Bubba v Saric     
Date:   Jul 07, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Matt Quin (ranked 210 p4p, 25 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 156 p4p, 19 weight class). Quin comes to the cage accompanied by Captain Jack - Iko Iko. Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

195 cm
37
190 lbs
33 - 16 - 2
175 cm
29
200 lbs
24 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Quin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Paul Tew and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Quin manages to break the clinch.
Quin misses the shot to the body.
Cole looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Quin throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Matt Quin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Quin.
Quin misses with a looping left.
Cole looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Quin lands a lovely overhand right.
Quin comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Cole fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

Cole takes the fight into the clinch.
Quin gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Cole.

Quin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Good shot there by Quin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quin misses with a body shot.
Quin throws an overhand right that lands on Cole's shoulder, as Cole tries to avoid the shot.
Cole ducks under a wild hook from Quin.
Quin misses with a hook.
Cole appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Quin dives in and grabs Cole's left leg, looking for a takedown. Cole pushes down on Quin's head and hops out.

Cole clinches up against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.

Cole is fighting off a takedown attempt but Quin is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Cole to the mat. Cole regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Quin loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Quin trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Cole lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Cole trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quin looking to control.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Quin is on top in guard.

This has been an exciting period of action!
Quin working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Cole wants to sweep here but Quin controlling him for the moment.
Quin scoring with some ground and pound.
Quin wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.
Quin 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.
Cole lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Quin seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Quin not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole distracts Quin with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Quin working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Cole doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Cole manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Cole postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Quin trying to keep a closed guard but Cole is proving a slippery customer.
Cole throwing strikes but missing.
Cole scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Cole got a little sloppy there for a moment and Quin has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Cole has managed to get both his arms back between Quin's legs - danger averted.
Quin working a defensive guard here.
Quin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cole is one step ahead there.
Cole is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Cole chips away with some ground and pound.
Cole throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Quin is trying to keep Cole in close.
Cole postures up in Quin's guard and throws a big left but Quin blocks it.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Quin controls Cole momentarily but Cole frees himself.
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 Quin will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Quin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cole.
Cole misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Quin.
Cole avoids the body shot from Quin.
Quin misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Quin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
Quin backing away here, and Cole unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A punch lands to the side of Cole 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Quin throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Cole on the side of the head.
Quin is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Cole defending well as Quin loads up on a big left hand.
Matt Quin is winning the standup battle so far.
A clash of legs there as Quin blocks the low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Quin jabs Cole right on the nose. Cole blinks but takes it well.
Quin misses with an uppercut. Cole saw that one coming.
Cole keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quin defending well as Cole loads up on a big left hand.
Cole moves into range and connects with a jab.
Quin's corner calls for a 1-2. Quin obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Cole tries to clinch but Quin is having none of it.

Quin tries to keep at a distance but Cole has taken the fight into the clinch.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Quin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Quin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole lands a right hand.
Cole tries to work over Quin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Quin has Cole pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Cole manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.

Quin successfully pulls guard.
Quin wants to sweep but no luck.
Quin will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Cole throws a sloppy strike and Quin has hooked up an armbar on the loose arm! He's turned and extended fully! Cole is forced to tap! Great BJJ from Quin!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Matt Quin!
Our winner, Matt Quin, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: GAMMA#716 Goodman v Jones     
Date:   Jun 23, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rupert Blasts (ranked 327 p4p, 43 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 237 p4p, 29 weight class). Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music. Rupert Blasts could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Michael Cole's chin.

185 cm
36
193 lbs
26 - 10 - 1
175 cm
29
200 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rupert Blasts!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good work by Cole as he checks the leg kick.
It seemed like Cole was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Blasts just misses with a punch to the body.
Blasts lands the left hand.
Blasts dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Cole. That did some damage!
Cole checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Cole has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Jab from Blasts.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Blasts.
Blasts scores with a hook.
Blasts scores with the left hand. Cole knows he should have avoided that one.
Blasts throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cole counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Blasts thinking.
Blasts throws a jab when Cole was well out of range.
Cole's jab looks to have found its range, popping Blasts under the eye.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Blasts lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Blasts is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Cole takes a swing at Blasts's ribcage but misses.
Cole checks a leg kick.
Blasts misses with a low kick as Cole jumps back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Blasts.
Cole shoots for a double leg takedown but Blasts sprawls well. He's pushed Cole's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Cole defending well as Blasts loads up on a big left hand.
Cole looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Blasts turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Cole fails in his attempt to clinch.
Blasts wants to slow Cole down by chopping away at his legs.
Cole keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Cole tries to clinch there but Blasts circles away.
Blasts waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cole.
Cole feints a counter leg kick.
Cole scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Blasts motions for Cole to come forward. Blasts throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Cole shoots in but no luck this time.
Blasts dodges the punch combination from Cole.
Blasts misses with a straight left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blasts throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Blasts takes a shot right to the bread basket.
We've been told by Blasts's head coaches at LOD: Contenders (Max ID290) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Blasts throws a leg kick but Cole sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A jab from Blasts finds it's way through Cole's defenses.
Blasts wants to slow Cole down by chopping away at his legs.
Blasts feints and then cracks Cole's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Cole down.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blasts.
Cole connects with a body shot that sends Blasts's belly button to the back.
Blasts misses with a body shot.
Cole swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Blasts tests Cole's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Blasts will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Blasts wants to slow Cole down by chopping away at his legs.
Cole tries to land a leg kick but Blasts saw it coming and moves away.
Blasts appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Blasts throws a leg kick that is checked
and Blasts takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blasts looks to throw the jab but Cole is out of range.
Blasts avoids the body shot from Cole.
Cole is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Blasts rather than just go for the knockout.

Blasts takes the fight into the clinch.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blasts struggles to land a body shot inside as Cole controls his hands.
Blasts lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Cole lands a body punch in the clinch.
Blasts unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Cole misses with an elbow strike.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blasts letting Cole take a breather here.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by Blasts.
A nice left hand lands by Cole.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Blasts with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blasts landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Blasts struggles to land a body shot inside as Cole controls his hands.
Blasts misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Cole.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blasts scores with a shoulder strike.
Blasts misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right from Blasts.
Blasts tries a knee to the head but Cole blocks it.
Cole presses Blasts against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Blasts.
Blasts prevents a takedown attempt there.
Rupert Blasts has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michael Cole.
Cole digs a right hand into Blasts's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Blasts's gas tank.
A shot in the inside from Blasts.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blasts tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Cole avoids it.
Blasts with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Blasts tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Cole avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Cole gets cracked there but stands up to it.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole blocks a body shot from Blasts.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Blasts controls his hands.
Blasts blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Cole has hold of one of Blasts's legs. Blasts is fighting the takedown attempt but Cole gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Cole postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Cole has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Blasts wants to stand but Cole is controlling the position.
Cole trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blasts wants to stand but Cole is controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Cole not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Blasts ducks right into an uppercut from Cole.
Blasts fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
Blasts pivots, looking for a leg kick but Cole is out of range and Blasts settles back down.
Cole is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rupert Blasts is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Blasts will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Cole is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Blasts with a body shot.
Blasts tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cole was well out of range. Poor timing from Blasts.
Blasts uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Cole has time to react.
Cole throws a leg kick that misses.
Blasts tried to score with a low kick but Cole checks it.
Rupert Blasts seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Blasts is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cole can do to turn this around?
Blasts getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Blasts connects with a body shot.
Blasts digs a good hook to Cole's body.
A shot to the body from Blasts misses
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blasts misses with a wild body shot.
Cole throws a shot to the body.
Blasts cracks a nice hook into Cole's ribs.
Blasts throws a body shot but no joy.
Cole feints the counter takedown.
A left lands for Cole.
Cole moves out of range of the strikes.
Cole connects with a single shot there.
Cole is looking to chop away at Blasts's legs.
Cole throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blasts cracks the inside of Cole's front leg.
Blasts ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Blasts takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Cole darts in looking for a takedown but Blasts gets double underhooks and turns Cole into the cage.
Blasts thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blasts misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Cole catches Blasts with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Blasts jabs at Cole's body.
Cole misses with a looping right.
Blasts throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cole stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Blasts.
A big left from Blasts misses.
Cole keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blasts changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Cole misses with a low kick.
Cole scores with a hook to the body. Blasts takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blasts throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blasts moves away.
Blasts lands a leg kick that knocks Cole off balance momentarily.
Cole lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Cole lands a really nice looking cross but Blasts seems unphased.
Blasts throws an off balance right hand
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Cole is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

Blasts has Cole up against the cage in a clinch.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole lands an uppercut.
Blasts misses with the head strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Rupert Blasts will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Cole connects with a nice looking jab.
Blasts throws a solid leg kick but Cole takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Blasts.
Blasts uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cole.
Blasts closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Cole lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Blasts throws a leg kick that is checked
and Cole counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Blasts is rocked!
Blasts lands with a thumping leg kick.
Cole's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A jab from Blasts misses.
Blasts throws a poor cross that misses
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Blasts throws a leg kick but Cole sees it coming and checks it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blasts scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Blasts ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cole moves away.
Blasts takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blasts throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blasts throws a leg kick but Cole sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Blasts connects with a body shot that sends Cole's belly button to the back.
Blasts throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Cole is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Blasts with a body shot.
Blasts dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Cole takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Cole rushes Blasts and presses him up against the cage.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
Cole trying to land knees to the body.
Cole lands with a short shot to the head.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Blasts fails to land.
Blasts using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Cole managing to block the knees to the body from Blasts.
Blasts misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blasts prevents a body shot from Cole.
Michael Cole has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blasts tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A short left from Cole.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Cole has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Blasts clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Cole throwing wild punches that miss their target.
Blasts is trying to stand back up.
Blasts looking very determined here, making life difficult for Cole.
Cole missing with strikes from the back.
Blasts looking very determined here, making life difficult for Cole.
Blasts is trying to stand back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Cole's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Cole lands a shot to the body.
Cole lands a shot to the head.
Cole landing with strikes.
Oh Blasts is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Blasts is trying to get back to his feet but Cole has full control of the position and if anything, Blasts has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Blasts seems to have got his legs back now.
Cole connects with a couple of big shots that have Blasts covering up! Oh, this looks bad for Blasts! Cole fires away with several more unanswered shots and the referee has no choice but to step in! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole made sure to mention his sponsor, MayheM sportswear in his post fight interview.
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Event: GAMMA#710 Bubba v Kruger     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 388 p4p, 50 weight class) and Dao Sonnen (ranked 351 p4p, 45 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Sonnen has chosen Sure to be sure as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Dao Sonnen has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
28
200 lbs
22 - 10 - 0
183 cm
31
188 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Dao Sonnen!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cole throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Sonnen counter with a right hand.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sonnen.
Cole appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Cole throws an overhand right that lands on Sonnen's shoulder, as Sonnen tries to avoid the shot.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sonnen moves away.

Cole gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
I was talking to Cole's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Sonnen scores with a nice hook to the head.
Cole blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sonnen tries a body shot but Cole blocks it.
Sonnen is trying to stall.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sonnen tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cole fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Sonnen blocks a body shot from Cole.

Cole has picked Sonnen up - he's going for a ride! Cole dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Sonnen is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Cole missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole is nestled in close to Sonnen, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Sonnen gets full guard.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Cole tries to free his leg and advance position but Sonnen is retaining full guard.
Cole is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Cole content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Sonnen pulls Cole in close to his closed guard and prevents Cole from doing any damage or advancing position.
Cole with a flurry of punches that miss.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sonnen looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cole is one step ahead there.
Cole looking to sit in guard and control but Sonnen gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole has Sonnen pulled in close to control his posture.
Sonnen slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Cole has a closed guard, preventing Sonnen from standing up.
Sonnen wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.
Cole looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen wanted to stand there but Cole had control of the position.
Cole controlling Sonnen's posture.
Cole wants to sweep but no luck.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Cole connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Sonnen throws a body kick that misses

and Cole counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.

Sonnen is looking for a triangle but Cole pushes his legs off easily.
Cole pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Sonnen is keeping the position for now.
Cole throws a big right hand that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Cole's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Sonnen has his foot on Cole's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Cole works his way back into a safe position though.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses.
Cole is in close to Sonnen's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Sonnen can't keep his opponent in guard - Cole advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Cole slips a nice elbow through Sonnen's hands, connecting with Sonnen's forehead.
Sonnen is not content to let Cole control the position.
Sonnen has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Cole is working away from the top position though.
Nice strikes from Cole there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole 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.


Sonnen misses with a leg kick

and Cole counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Cole's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Sonnen is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Cole working some strikes from top position.
Cole looking to sit in guard and control but Sonnen gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Sonnen preventing the sweep.
Sonnen looking to pass the guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Sonnen trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Sonnen trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.
Cole is pulling down on Sonnen's head to control his posture.
Sonnen wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Sonnen is stalling in the full guard.
Let's hope that Sonnen 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 ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Sonnen scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Sonnen misses with a looping right.
Sonnen explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Cole misses with a looping right.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sonnen can do to turn this around?
Nice shot lands for Sonnen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole tries for a takedown but Sonnen sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Sonnen lands a slapping body shot.
Sonnen throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Sonnen swats away the attempt to clinch by Cole.
Sonnen lands with a hook. Cole tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sonnen misses with a body shot

and Cole counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Sonnen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Cole lands a shoulder strike.
Sonnen misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cole makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sonnen blocks an elbow strike from Cole.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sonnen's elbow.
Cole scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Sonnen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sonnen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sonnen working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Sonnen gets through Cole'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.
A nice right hand lands inside from Sonnen.
Sonnen lands a left hand.
Sonnen works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Sonnen is stalling here.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

It looks like Dao Sonnen has been cut.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Sonnen.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Sonnen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sonnen works on Cole's body with a couple of short punches.
Sonnen scores with a shoulder strike.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
Cole keeps control of Sonnen as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Sonnen misses with a shot to the kidneys.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dao Sonnen showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Dao Sonnen's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Sonnen throws a lazy right hand but Cole sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Cole is looking to counter the offense by Sonnen and move into the clinch.
Cole throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Sonnen's waist but Sonnen gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Cole off to one side.
Nice takedown defense from Cole. No joy for Sonnen on that attempt.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Sonnen controls his hands.
Sonnen working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Sonnen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sonnen is leaning against Cole and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sonnen.
Cole is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Sonnen lands a nice uppercut.
Cole is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Cole is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Cole misses with a knee strike.
Cole digs a right hand underneath Sonnen's ribcage. Sonnen let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Sonnen takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Sonnen gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Sonnen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sonnen is trying to push Cole away but Cole has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Sonnen lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Dao Sonnen seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Cole tries to land knees in the clinch but Sonnen avoids the damage to the body.

Cole has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Sonnen is trying to keep an underhook but Cole manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Sonnen trying to hold on to Cole's head to control him but Cole postures up.
Sonnen taking some punishment here, with Cole in his half guard.
Cole is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Sonnen is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Cole scores with a couple of nice shots.
Sonnen wants to control but Cole is keeping busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole working the head and body with strikes.
Cole lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Sonnen is looking to control Cole's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Sonnen avoid being mounted?
Cole sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Sonnen defending well though.
Sonnen is looking for a sweep. Cole is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sonnen moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Sonnen is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Cole's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Cole trying to control but Sonnen is working from the bottom.
Sonnen pulls Cole in close to prevent any damage.
Cole tries to free his leg and advance position but Sonnen is retaining full guard.
Cole lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Cole throws an elbow that misses. Sonnen uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cole's guard. Nice move by Sonnen!


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.
Cole pulls Sonnen in close to prevent any damage.
Cole keeping moving, preventing Sonnen from controlling successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sonnen stays in close to Cole's body and controls the position.
Sonnen stopping the sweep attempt from Cole.

And that's the end of the fight!
Michael Cole showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Cole 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Cole!

A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Michael Cole made sure he mentioned MayheM sportswear, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#706 Keenan v Mirowski     
Date:   May 05, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Basten Sodergren (ranked 76 p4p, 14 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 230 p4p, 29 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Cole's choice of entrance music: I Won't Back Down. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

180 cm
31
192 lbs
26 - 10 - 0
175 cm
28
200 lbs
22 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Basten Sodergren!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Paul Tew and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sodergren lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
Cole keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Sodergren definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

Cole looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Sodergren trying to control from the bottom.
Sodergren tries to roll over but Cole keeps him under control.
Sodergren regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Cole.
Cole throwing strikes but missing.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Sodergren is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sodergren managing to control the position.
Cole won't allow Sodergren to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cole is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Cole postures up and lands a big shot to Sodergren's brow.
Cole trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Cole controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Cole trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Cole stands up over Sodergren, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Sodergren bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Cole's guard.

Cole is controlling Sodergren's posture.
Cole tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Sodergren has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Cole can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Sodergren controls the pace.
Cole is controlling Sodergren's posture.
Sodergren postures up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Cole scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sodergren doesn't seem bothered though.
Sodergren will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Cole tries to counter by closing the distance.
Sodergren moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren scores with a leg kick.

Cole shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Cole was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Sodergren gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Cole is trying to control. Sodergren wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Cole prevents Sodergren from improving his position.
Cole thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Sodergren's head.
Cole wants to control but Sodergren is keeping him busy.
Cole misses with a head shot. Sodergren uses the momentum to regain guard.
Sodergren preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren wants to sweep here but Cole controlling him for the moment.
Cole looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Sodergren wants to get back to his feet but Cole is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Sodergren seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Cole slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sodergren is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Cole dives into side control.
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 Basten Sodergren will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Sodergren throws a low kick but it's checked well by Cole.
Cole fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sodergren checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Sodergren swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Cole counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A slow jab from Cole misses its intended target.
Cole lands with an uppercut that bounces Sodergren off the cage and back into range.
Sodergren is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Cole gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Cole drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Sodergren goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole taking a break, stalling in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Sodergren breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sodergren throws a jab when Cole was well out of range.
Basten Sodergren is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sodergren throws a leg kick but Cole sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Sodergren works Cole's body with a nice hook.
Sodergren throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole misses with a two punch combination.
Sodergren drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Cole stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sodergren.
Cole digs a good body shot into Sodergren's ribs.
Cole fails with an attempt to clinch.
Sodergren throws a sloppy head kick and Cole moves out of range easily.
Cole feints a counter leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Sodergren. That snapped Cole's head back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Cole.
It looked like Sodergren wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sodergren throws a low kick, looking for Cole's leg but Cole calmly moves out of range.
Cole tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sodergren is able to avoid easily.
Sodergren lands a nice shot that snaps Cole's head back.
Michael Cole seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
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!
Sodergren tries to bum rush Cole with a series of wild strikes but Cole uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Cole appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A slow jab from Sodergren misses its intended target.
Cole lands with a shot to the body.
Sodergren misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Sodergren ducks under a wild hook from Cole.
Cole shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Sodergren defends it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren tries a head kick but it misses.
Sodergren scores with a sloppy right hand. Cole should have avoided that one.
Cole dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sodergren misses with the body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Cole tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Sodergren manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Sodergren stuffs the takedown attempt from Cole. Cole gets slowly back to his feet.
Basten Sodergren has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michael Cole.
Cole fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Sodergren throws a hook but Cole blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Cole has managed to clinch.

Sodergren breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Sodergren misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

Cole clinches up with Sodergren and pushes him back against the cage.
Cole missing with knees to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cole scores with a nice hook to the head.
Sodergren has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Cole lands a body punch.
Cole lands a right hand.
Sodergren fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sodergren slowing the pace effectively.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by Sodergren.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Cole.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Michael Cole will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Sodergren avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Sodergren is looking to counter punch.
Sodergren pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sodergren pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cole with the counter takedown but Sodergren avoids it easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Sodergren.
Cole looks for a takedown but Sodergren sprawls well.
Cole fails in his attempt to clinch.
Cole dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sodergren checks a low kick from Cole.
Sodergren appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Sodergren scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sodergren lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Cole is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Sodergren rather than just go for the knockout.

Cole moves into range and clinches up with Sodergren.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sodergren dodges an elbow strike from Cole.

Sodergren manages to break the clinch.
Cole tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Cole throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Cole slips a straight right by Sodergren.

Cole shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Cole postures up in Sodergren's guard and throws a big left but Sodergren blocks it.

Sodergren manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Sodergren lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Cole presses Sodergren against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Sodergren blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Sodergren gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Cole up against the cage.
Sodergren pushes Cole back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sodergren wants to break the clinch but can't.

Sodergren's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sodergren showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Cole.
Cole lands a head shot.
Cole closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Sodergren with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren throws a hook but Cole blocks it.
Cole wants to land a leg kick but Sodergren is out of range.
Cole tries to grapple but his opponent circles
letting Sodergren counter with a right hand.
Cole uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sodergren.
Cole takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Sodergren scores with a hook to the body. Cole takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Cole shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Sodergren wants to stand but Cole is controlling the position.
Cole stopping the sweep attempt from Sodergren.

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

Cole is adopting a defensive guard.
Sodergren stopping the sweep attempt from Cole.
Cole seems keen to control Sodergren's posture.
Sodergren stopping the sweep attempt from Cole.

And that's the end of the fight!
Basten Sodergren showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Sodergren 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 Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 29:28
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Basten Sodergren!
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Event: GAMMA#703 Bubba v Bryant 4     
Date:   Apr 14, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Hector Verama (ranked 48 p4p, 9 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 123 p4p, 21 weight class). Verama comes to the cage accompanied by Swing It Away. Cole is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by I Won't Back Down. Hector Verama has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

188 cm
31
186 lbs
23 - 12 - 0
175 cm
28
200 lbs
22 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hector Verama!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, James Ackerman and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Verama throws a leg kick but Cole checks it.
Cole let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Cole lands a nice hook to Verama's body. Verama takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Verama bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Cole's head backwards.
Verama wants to land a leg kick but Cole is out of range.
Cole scores with a jab. Verama acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Nice cross by Cole.
Verama bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Cole's head.

Verama rushes Cole and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Verama goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.
Cole has a couple of punches blocked by Verama.
Cole misses with an elbow over the top.
Verama throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cole lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Cole stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Verama tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Verama scores with a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Verama lands a left hand.
Cole lands a body shot in the clinch.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole pushes Verama back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Verama escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Cole moves out of range as Verama throws a body kick.
Cole's coach down at LOD: Top Team was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Cole's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.

Cole scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
We've been hearing good reports from Verama's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cole lands some shots froms side control.
Cole lands some shots froms side control.
Verama taking punishment in the form of punches.
Verama regains half guard.
Cole controlling the action here.
Cole wants to take a breather but Verama is having none of 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!
Cole working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Verama slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Verama looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Verama looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cole is one step ahead there.
Cole with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Verama looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Cole trying to control but Verama is working from the bottom.

Verama throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Verama throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Cole scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Cole cracks Verama with a solid left hand.
Cole is working Verama over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

Verama is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Verama can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Cole controls the pace.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Verama is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Verama is trying to control the position but Cole postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Verama is really struggling to control Cole but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Verama keeping moving, preventing Cole from controlling successfully.
Cole wants to pass the guard but Verama is keeping the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Cole showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Verama.
Cole will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Cole 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.
Verama lands the left hand.
Cole uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Verama.
Verama sets himself, and Cole steps forward looking for the clinch! Verama avoids it this time.
Cole fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Verama manages to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Michael Cole will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Verama throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Verama scores with a spinning back kick!
Verama cracks the inside of Cole's front leg.
Cole takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A swing and a miss from Cole.
Verama throws a head kick that misses.
Cole on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Cole with a lazy takedown attempt
and Verama connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Verama uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Cole.
Verama throws a wild body kick that Cole sees coming a mile off.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Cole crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Verama - the referee stops the clock and Cole gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Verama. Cole manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Verama on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Verama throws an overhand right that lands on Cole's shoulder, as Cole tries to avoid the shot.
Verama sets himself, and Cole steps forward looking for the clinch! Verama avoids it this time.
Verama throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Verama throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hector Verama is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole looks to score with a jab to the body but Verama is just out of range.
Verama slips under a jab from Cole.
Cole blocks a jab.
Verama paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Verama throws a nice head kick!
Cole avoids a kick to the body.
Verama throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.

Cole moves into range and clinches up with Verama.
A nice right hand lands inside from Cole.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Verama.
Cole takes a shot to the head.
Cole lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Verama doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Verama gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Cole.
Cole blocks an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Verama scores with a hook to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cole tries a body shot but Verama blocks it.
Verama blocks an uppercut.
Verama is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
A left hand lands to the body for Verama.
Verama misses with a punch to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Verama.
Verama avoiding damage as Cole throws knees to the body.
Cole is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Verama pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Hector Verama has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michael Cole.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Verama lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Verama creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Verama is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cole can do to turn this around?
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Verama softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Cole prevents a body shot from Verama.
Cole blocks an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Verama avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Cole lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Cole taking a breather.
Cole has Verama pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Verama manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A short uppercut from Verama.
Cole tries to score a body lock takedown but Verama shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Cole is breathing heavily.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Verama.
Verama misses with a hook to the ribs.
A right handed body shot lands from Verama.
Verama lands a nice shot to the body.
Verama lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A short body shot lands from Verama as the two fighters clinch.
Verama struggles to land a body shot inside as Cole controls his hands.
Verama struggles to land a body shot inside as Cole controls his hands.
Cole has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Verama after a bit of a struggle.
Verama doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from Verama.
Verama can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Verama lands a body punch.
Verama lands a shot to the body.
Verama lands with a short head shot on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Verama lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short right from Verama on the inside.
Verama can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.
Verama lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Cole drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Verama gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Verama misses with a body punch.

Verama drops Cole onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Cole is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!

Cole is rocked!
Cole cracks Verama with a nice body shot.
Cole is still on wobbly legs! Can Verama finish him?
Verama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Verama lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Cole blocks an elbow strike.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Verama uses good head movement to avoid it.
Verama lands a left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole looks for a takedown but Verama sprawls well.
Verama ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

Verama cracks Cole with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Verama has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Cole to stand back up!
Cole shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Cole misses the shot to the body.
Verama drops Cole with a big left hand! Cole is injured, injured bad! Verama jumps in and finished him with strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:26 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hector Verama!
A very excited looking Hector Verama 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#698 Bubba v Hoyce 2     
Date:   Mar 25, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 207 p4p, 31 weight class) and Champ Kind (ranked 263 p4p, 37 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Kind has chosen Afternoon Delight as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
28
200 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
185 cm
37
195 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Champ Kind!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A good leg kick by Kind.
Cole wants to clinch.
Kind tries to land a body kick

so Cole counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Cole won't allow Kind to sweep him here.
Cole stands up over Kind, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Cole pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kind is keeping the position for now.
Kind is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Cole is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kind is pulling down on Cole's head. It's preventing any offense from Cole, at least for the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cole content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kind is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Cole in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Cole is working Kind over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Kind looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cole is one step ahead there.
Cole with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Kind is trying to control the position but Cole postures up.
Cole in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Cole is looking to work some ground and pound but Kind has wrist control.
Cole tries to free his leg and advance position but Kind is retaining full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole postures up.
Cole is looking to work some ground and pound but Kind has wrist control.
Cole scoring with punches to the head and body.
Cole lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Cole missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Cole throws an elbow that misses. Kind uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cole's guard. Nice move by Kind!

Kind is fighting to break Cole's control of his arms but Cole is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Kind pushing down on Cole's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Cole is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Kind's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Kind's back!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Kind.
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Cole.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole throws a series of strikes and Kind wriggles onto his back, so he's now mounted. He's in real trouble here.
Cole landing shots from mount.
Cole unloading with bombs!
Cole working the ground and pound effectively.
Cole working the ground and pound effectively.

Kind is rocked!
Cole landing shots from mount.
Kind is still in real trouble! Can Cole finish him?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kind tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kind seems to have recovered his senses.
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!
Cole working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Cole postures up and throws a massive shot that knocks Kind out cold! Two more strikes to his unconscious opponent for good luck and this one is all over! Cole goes absolutely crazy with his corner! Wow, you can see how much that win means to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole very nearly forgot to thank MayheM sportswear amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: GAMMA#695 Keenan v Mirowski     
Date:   Mar 03, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 310 p4p, 41 weight class) and Liam Kelley (ranked 465 p4p, 60 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Liam Kelley has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
27
200 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
180 cm
33
194 lbs
27 - 14 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Liam Kelley!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole scores with a spinning back kick!
Cole throws a body shot but no joy.
Kelley wants to counter the offense by Cole and move into the clinch position.
Kelley slips a straight right by Cole.
Kelley lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Cole's jab looks to have found its range, popping Kelley under the eye.
Kelley lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

Kelley clinches up against the cage.
Cole gets through Kelley's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Cole fails to land.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kelley swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kelley lands with a right to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kelley misses with some punches.
Cole tries a body shot but Kelley blocks it.
Kelley prevents a body shot from Cole.
Cole digs a right hand underneath Kelley's ribcage. Kelley let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Kelley tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole gets through Kelley's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kelley throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Kelley goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kelley tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Kelley back against the cage.
Kelley scores with a hook to the body.
Cole blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kelley throws a head punch that misses.
A short left from Cole.
Kelley throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Kelley swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kelley backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Kelley misses with a punch to the body.
Cole tries to land knees in the clinch but Kelley avoids the damage to the body.
Cole stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kelley.
Kelley has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Kelley has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kelley lands a left hand that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kelley swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kelley lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole prevents a body shot from Kelley.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
Cole pushes Kelley back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kelley tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kelley lands with a short shot to the head.
Cole scores with a hook to the body.
Cole scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kelley misses with some punches.

Cole's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Cole uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kelley.
Kelley lands a nice shot to the body.
Kelley throws the kick towards the body but Cole avoids it.
Kelley tries to clinch but Cole is having none of it.
Kelley wants to clinch.
Kelley has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a hook but Kelley avoids it easily.
The crowd cheers as Cole lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kelley doesn't seem phased though.
Kelley thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kelley jabs Cole right on the nose. Cole blinks but takes it well.
Kelley thumps Cole with a low kick.
A jab lands there for Kelley.
Kelley clobbers Cole with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kelley fails with an attempt to clinch.
Cole uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kelley.
Kelley gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Kelley scores with a jab.
Kelley misses with a right hand
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Kelley lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
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!
Kelley misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Kelley misses.
Cole attempts a counter takedown but Kelley avoids it well and moves away.

Cole rushes Kelley and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Kelley lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Cole blocks a body shot from Kelley.
Kelley misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole presses Kelley against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kelley tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kelley blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cole scores with a shoulder strike.
Kelley prevents a body shot from Cole.
Kelley tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
A short left from Cole.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kelley.
Kelley can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.
Cole tries to work over Kelley's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kelley blocks an uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Cole creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kelley misses with a hook from the clinch.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kelley lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kelley missing with a left hand there. Cole was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Kelley feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Kelley trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kelley throws a strike but Cole rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Cole working some strikes from top position.
Cole won't allow Kelley to sweep him here.
Cole lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
We've been hearing that Cole has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Cole working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Cole keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Kelley's head.
Kelley looking to control.
Cole scoring with punches to the head and body.
Cole cracks Kelley with a solid left 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!
Cole preventing the sweep.
Cole landing some decent shots from guard.

Kelley is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Kelley is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kelley looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cole is one step ahead there.
Cole trying to control but Kelley is working from the bottom.
Cole slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Kelley.
Cole blocks the strikes from Kelley.
Kelley trying to get back to full guard but Cole takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Cole landing shots from mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Kelley is still in real trouble! Can Cole finish him?
Cole connects with a couple of good shots from mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole postures up and throws a big right hand. BOOM! Right on the button! Kelley is out cold - huge knockout for Cole!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
After the big win, Michael Cole made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors MayheM sportswear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
Liam Kelley was interviewed post fight and said 'Ain't that a Bitch'.
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Event: GAMMA#691 Defoe v Boyka     
Date:   Feb 10, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rupert Blasts (ranked 229 p4p, 34 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 159 p4p, 25 weight class). Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
34
193 lbs
23 - 7 - 1
175 cm
27
200 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rupert Blasts!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blasts fails in his attempt to clinch.
Blasts throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cole changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Blasts throws a looping overhand right but Cole ducks down to avoid it.
Cole shoots in looking for a takedown. Blasts tries to sprawl out of it but Cole keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Blasts manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Blasts misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Blasts moves in looking to clinch but Cole pushes him off.
Cole misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Blasts tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Cole manages to circle out of the way.
Cole slips under a jab from Blasts.
Blasts misses with a hook
and Cole counters with a nice body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole dives in for a single leg takedown but Blasts sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.

Blasts clinches up with Cole and pushes him back against the cage.
Cole scores with a shoulder strike.
Blasts landing knees to the body.
Cole scores with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Cole.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Cole throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Cole lands a body punch.
Blasts looking to throw knees to the head but Cole is blocking nicely.
Blasts swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cole has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Blasts after a bit of a struggle.
Rupert Blasts has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michael Cole.
Cole lands with a light punch inside.
Cole is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Blasts gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
A head punch on the inside from Blasts fails to land.
Blasts using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Cole has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Blasts lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Blastss head.
Blasts lands a right hand that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole prevents a body shot from Blasts.
Knees to the body from Blasts.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blasts prevents a body shot from Cole.
Blasts lands with a left to the head.
Blasts gets underhooks to prevent Cole's takedown attempt.
Cole has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Blasts is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Cole scores with a nice hook to the head.
Cole blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Cole manages to break the clinch.
Cole moves forwards but Blasts connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Blasts throws a leg kick but Cole moved away.
Blasts throws a leg kick but Cole sees it coming and checks it nicely.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Cole lands a nice shot to the body.
Cole lands a body punch in the clinch.
Cole lands a right hand.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blasts has managed to clinch.
Blasts lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Blasts.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Blasts.
Blasts is breathing heavily.

Cole is trying to trip Blasts. He has hold of a leg but Blasts is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Cole persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Blasts is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cole is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Cole won't allow Blasts to get back to his feet.
Cole lands a couple of elbows.
Blasts working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.
Cole content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Blasts preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blasts preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Cole throws a big right hand that misses.
Cole trying to control but Blasts is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Blasts scores with a jab. Cole acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Cole.

Blasts sneaks out the side door and pushes Cole away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blasts slips under a jab.
Blasts connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Cole moves forwards but Blasts connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Blasts tries a low kick but Cole avoids it.
It seemed like Cole was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rupert Blasts is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cole throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Blasts stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A bone on bone clash there as Cole blocks the leg kick.
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 Rupert Blasts 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.


Blasts looks to land a left hand but Cole moved out of range nicely.
And Cole tries to counter it with a takedown but Blasts pushes his down on his head and steps out.
A jab from Blasts misses.
Cole is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Blasts with a body shot.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rupert Blasts is winning the standup battle so far.
Cole keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blasts.
Blasts misses the body punch
and Cole cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Blasts throws a leg kick but Cole sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Cole is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Blasts scores with a jab to the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Blasts.
Blasts tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cole was well out of range. Poor timing from Blasts.
Cole defending well as Blasts loads up on a big left hand.
Cole tries to clinch there but Blasts circles away.

Cole closes the distance and clinches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blasts tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blasts trying to land knees to the body.
Cole lands a nice uppercut.
Cole gets through Blasts's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Blasts tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Cole wants a takedown but no success here.
Blasts scores with a knee to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blasts.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Blasts's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cole avoiding damage as Blasts throws knees to the body.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.

Cole escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Cole lands a head shot.
Cole tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Blasts defends well and Cole ends up having to push Blasts into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Blasts lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cole shoots in and drives through. Blasts sprawls well.
Rupert Blasts has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michael Cole.
Blasts with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Blasts throws a leg kick but Cole checks it.
Cole misses with a looping left.
A little feinted left hand from Blasts on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Cole misses the shot to the body.
Cole moves out of range of the leg kick from Blasts.
Blasts cracks a nice hook into Cole's ribs.
Cole moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

Blasts is rocked!
Blasts throws a leg kick
letting Cole counter with a right hand.
Oh Blasts is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Blasts moves out of range as Cole strikes.
Blasts throws a body shot but no joy.
Cole only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Blasts misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Blasts seems to have got his legs back now.
Cole misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blasts.
Blasts motions for Cole to come forward. Blasts throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Cole avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a hook but Blasts blocks it.
Cole looks to score with a jab to the body but Blasts is just out of range.
Blasts misses with an uppercut. Cole saw that one coming.
Cole tries to clinch there but Blasts circles away.
Blasts misses with a low kick.
Blasts walks into a stiff left hand from Cole.
Blasts loads up on a big right hand but Cole slips the punch.
Cole doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Blasts tries to land a leg kick but Cole saw it coming and moves away.
Cole with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Blasts to score with a decent uppercut.
Blasts fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Cole is out of range.
Cole slips a jab from Blasts.
Cole ducks right into an uppercut from Blasts.
Cole looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Blasts is fending him off so far but Cole persists. Nope, Blasts circles away and we're back to standing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Cole. Those never looked like landing.
Blasts throws a shot from downtown. Cole moves away and avoids it.
Cole takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Blasts tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cole was well out of range. Poor timing from Blasts.
Cole misses with a shot to the body
and Blasts connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blasts throws a jab when Cole was well out of range.
Cole keeps the fight on the outside.
Blasts avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Blasts cracks Cole with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A low kick from Blasts misses
and Cole counters with a right hand to the body.
Blasts throws a right hand that misses
and Cole counters with a right hand to the body.
Blasts looks to score with a jab to the body but Cole is just out of range.
Blasts getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Cole has Blasts up against the cage in a clinch.
Cole is working Blasts over against the cage.
Blasts lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Blasts misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Blasts avoids it.
Cole tries to stall but Blasts uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Blasts misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Cole.
A head punch on the inside from Blasts fails to land.
Blasts lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Cole throws a knee to the head but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Knees in the clinch landing for Blasts.
Cole throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Cole is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Blasts is keeping busy.
Blasts tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Good body shot from Blasts.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Cole has a couple of punches blocked by Blasts.
Blasts tries to land a knee to the head but Cole blocks with his arms.
Blasts has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Cole.
Cole changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Blasts fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Cole just misses with a punch to the body.
Blasts tries to close the distance and clinch up but Cole swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Cole connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

Cole darts in and clinches Blasts up against the cage.
Blasts with an attempt at a knee that misses.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Blasts has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Blasts missing with knees to the body.
Michael Cole has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blasts tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Cole scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blasts lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Cole content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Blasts throws a head punch that misses.
Cole on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Cole is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Blasts controls his hands.
Blasts has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Blasts.
Cole lands a shot to the body.
Cole blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Blasts controls his hands.
Cole tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Blasts avoids it.
Blasts tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blasts throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Cole blocks it with crossed arms.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.
Cole is leaning against Blasts and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Cole pushes Blasts back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cole misses with a body punch.

Cole drops Blasts onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Blasts is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!

Cole breaks from the clinch.
Cole defending well as Blasts loads up on a big left hand.
Cole let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Cole is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Blasts rather than just go for the knockout.
Cole dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cole slips under a jab.
Cole swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Cole checks a leg kick nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole checks a leg kick.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Blasts swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Cole misses the jab.
Blasts scores with a jab to the body.
Blasts stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Blasts wants it to stay on the feet.
Blasts uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Cole.
Cole shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
enabling Blasts to counter with a crisp jab.
Rupert Blasts has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michael Cole.
Blasts tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Cole counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Blasts attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Blasts works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Blasts chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Cole missing with a left hand there. Blasts was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

And that's the end of the fight!
Michael Cole comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Blasts 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rupert Blasts!

Rupert Blasts decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: GAMMA#685 Defoe v Bixby     
Date:   Jan 13, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 54 p4p, 9 weight class) and Russian Obama (ranked 72 p4p, 12 weight class). Cole's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, I Won't Back Down. The crowd seem to be enjoying Obama's choice of entrance music: 5 minutes Alone. Russian Obama has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
27
200 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
182 cm
34
191 lbs
29 - 9 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Russian Obama!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Obama is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cole.
Cole wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Obama.
Obama pivots, looking for a leg kick but Cole is out of range and Obama settles back down.
Cole wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Cole takes one on the button.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Obama, right into the meat.
Obama tries to work over Cole's front leg with a kick but Cole checks it.
Cole swings for the body but Obama moves out of range.
Obama throws out a counter right but Cole avoids it with no problem.
Cole shoots in for a takedown but Obama shows good takedown defense.
Cole checks the leg kick.
Obama tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Obama fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Cole fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Obama, pushing him back against the cage.
Obama throws a head punch that misses.
Obama tries a body shot but Cole blocks it.
Obama misses with a short punch on the inside.
Obama lands a left hand.
Cole taking a breather.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Obama working aggressively here.
A body shot lands from Cole.
Obama misses with a body punch.
Obama stops a takedown attempt from Cole.
Obama can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.
Obama stops a takedown attempt from Cole.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Cole lands a left hand that snaps the head of Obama backwards.
Cole lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Obama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Obama misses with a hook from the clinch.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Obama throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Obama throws a head punch that misses.
Obama softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
A right hook to the body lands for Cole.
Obama gets through Cole's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Cole takes a shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cole presses Obama against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
The referee calls for Cole to work.
Cole tries to score a body lock takedown but Obama shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Obama prevents a body shot from Cole.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Obama's elbow.
Obama blocks a body shot from Cole.
Obama lands a nice uppercut.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Obama controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Obama.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Obama working aggressively here.
Cole trying to land knees to the body.
Cole makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Obama lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Obama has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Cole misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

It looks like Russian Obama has been cut.
A short right from Cole.
Cole blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Obama tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cole is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Obama is defending well for now.
Obama fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Cole on the inside.
Obama goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Obama uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right from Obama.
Obama lands a shoulder strike.
Obama tries a body shot but Cole blocks it.
Obama blocks a body shot from Cole.

Cole breaks from the clinch.
Cole moves out of range of the body kick from Obama.
Cole avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Obama misses the jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Obama gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
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!
Cole scoring with some ground and pound.
Obama looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Obama working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.
Obama wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Cole scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Cole missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Obama utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole is fighting to break Obama's control of his arms but Obama is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
We've been hearing that Cole has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Cole postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Cole postures up and lands a big shot to Obama's brow.
Cole 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.
Cole stands up over Obama, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Obama looking to control.
Obama is pulling down on Cole's head to control his posture.
Obama is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Cole makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Michael Cole will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Russian Obama'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.


Obama takes one to the side of the head.
Good shot there by Obama.
Cole throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Obama looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Obama is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Cole with a body shot.
Obama throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Obama. Cole does a little dance to reset his feet.
Obama throws a leg kick but Cole checks it.
A big right from Obama misses.
Obama connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Obama throws the left hand but Cole avoids the punch easily.
Cole went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obama swings for the body but Cole moves out of range.
Cole gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Obama misses with an attempted mid kick.
Obama tests Cole's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Obama thuds his right hand into Cole's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Obama just misses with a punch to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Cole, as that shot connected.
Obama takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Cole digs a good hook to Obama's body.
A big left from Obama misses.
Obama misses the shot to the body.
Cole connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Obama bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A nice side step and Obama releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Obama throws out a loose jab but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Donk. Cole catches Obama right on the button with a cross.
Nice defenses there by Cole.
Russian Obama seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Obama thows a body kick. Cole tries to catch it but that hurt him.
A telegraphed right hand from Obama misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A jab from Obama does it's job there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cole jabs at Obama's body.
Cole takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Cole walks into a left hand.
A decent looking cross lands there for Obama.
Obama looks to land a body kick but Cole moved away.

Cole closes the distance and pushes Obama back into the cage.
Obama throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Obama tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Obama swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cole blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short left from Cole.
Obama works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Obama tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Obama misses with a punch to the body.
Obama digs a right hand underneath Cole's ribcage. Cole let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Obama misses with a punch to the body.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Obama.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Obama.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A short right from Obama on the inside.
Obama prevents the takedown attempt.
Good body shot from Obama.
Obama makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Obama misses with the head strike.
Obama tries a body shot but Cole blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Obama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Cole drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Obama lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole goes for a takedown attempt but Obama pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Obama feints and then cracks Cole's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Cole down.
A nice leg kick lands there from Obama.
Russian Obama seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A bone on bone clash there as Cole blocks the leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cole takes a swing at Obama's ribcage but misses.
Cole takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A solid leg kick lands there for Obama.
Cole has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Obama finds it's way round the side to connect with Cole's head.
Obama has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Obama stuffs the takedown attempt from Cole. Cole gets slowly back to his feet.
Russian Obama is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
An inside leg kick lands from Obama.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Russian Obama showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Russian Obama's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


A bone on bone clash there as Cole blocks the leg kick.
Obama throws a hook but Cole avoids it easily.
Obama throws a body kick that misses.
Cole is looking to counter the offense by Obama and move into the clinch.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Obama tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Obama back against the cage.
Obama has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Obama working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Obama fails to land.
Cole has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Obama is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Obama cracks Cole with a nice body shot.
Obama scores with a shot to the side of Cole's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole gets through Obama's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Cole tries to stall but Obama uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Obama lands a body punch in the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Obama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Obama lands an uppercut.
Obama gets through Cole's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Obama lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Cole is rocked!
Cole misses with a hook from the clinch.
Oh Cole is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A short uppercut from Obama.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Obama.
Obama misses with some punches.
Obama lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Obama working aggressively here.
Obama can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole seems to have got his legs back now.
Obama lands a body punch.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Obama tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Cole looking to slow down the pace here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Obama lands with a left to the head.
Obama lands a body shot in the clinch.
Obama is working Cole over against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Obama.
A short uppercut from Obama.
Russian Obama seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
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 right handed body shot lands from Obama.
Cole lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Cole stalling in the clinch.
Obama doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Obama has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Cole goes for a takedown in the clinch but Obama prevents it.
Cole changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Obama fights it off and pushes away nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Cole shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Obama counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Obama scores with a body shot.
Obama throws a looping overhand right but Cole ducks down to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole takes a jab right on the kisser.
Obama scores with the left hand. Cole knows he should have avoided that one.
Cole defending well as Obama loads up on a big left hand.
Obama throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Cole.
Obama cracks Cole with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Cole blocks a leg kick.
Obama tests Cole's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Cole shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Obama sprawls well. Obama wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Cole gets slowly back to his feet.
Obama connects with a single shot there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Obama stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Obama wants it to stay on the feet.
Obama misses with a straight right.
Cole throws a shot from downtown. Obama moves away and avoids it.
Obama throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Cole on the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Obama throws an overhand right that lands on Cole's shoulder, as Cole tries to avoid the shot.
Cole takes one to the chin there.
Obama throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Obama jabs Cole to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Obama swings widly with a right hand
and Obama takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Cole slips a jab from Obama.
Cole tries to counter by clinching up but Obama breaks away and moves out of range.
Obama misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Obama takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Obama lands a nice shot that snaps Cole's head back.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Russian Obama!

Russian Obama decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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RATING
64%

 

Event: GAMMA#680 Diehard v Lane     
Date:   Dec 23, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 95 p4p, 16 weight class) and Ravi Shankoli (ranked 128 p4p, 19 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Shankoli has chosen Ravi Shankar - Om Shiva as his entrance music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

175 cm
27
200 lbs
19 - 6 - 0
187 cm
33
191 lbs
41 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ravi Shankoli!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shankoli takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shankoli swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A little jabbing left from Shankoli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Cole shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Cole showed some decent athleticism there.
Cole wants to control but Shankoli is keeping him busy.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Cole connects with a nice short shot to Shankoli's temple.
Shankoli controlling the position well.
Cole prevents Shankoli from standing back up.
Shankoli is controlling Cole's trapped leg to prevent Cole from advancing to side control.
Cole looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Shankoli with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Cole 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shankoli is looking to improve his position.
Cole wants to take a breather but Shankoli is having none of it.
Shankoli is holding on to half guard well.
Cole thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shankoli makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Shankoli.
Cole lands a couple of digs.
Cole working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Cole throwing strikes but missing.
Cole landing with the ground and pound.
Shankoli seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Shankoli working a defensive guard here.
Cole controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Shankoli wants to stand and escape but Cole is having none of it.
Cole works over Shankoli with some ground and pound from guard.
Shankoli seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Shankoli trying to keep a closed guard but Cole is proving a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shankoli has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Cole working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Shankoli's head.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Shankoli holds on and takes a little breather.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Cole landing with the ground and pound.
Cole scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Cole postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Cole chips away with some ground and pound.
Shankoli seems keen to control Cole's posture.
We've been hearing that Cole has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole throwing strikes but missing.
Shankoli not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Cole lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Cole controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Shankoli pulls Cole in close to prevent any damage.
Shankoli wants to stand but Cole is controlling the position.
Cole might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Cole with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Cole makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Cole landing some decent shots from guard.
Cole wants to control from the top but Shankoli keeps moving.
Cole looking to pass the guard.
Shankoli looking to control.
Cole lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Cole keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Shankoli's head.
Cole being controlled here momentarily.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Shankoli keeping full guard, as Cole tries to pass.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Shankoli is trying to keep Cole in close.
Shankoli controlling the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole throws a hook but Shankoli blocks it.
Shankoli stuffs the takedown.

Cole pushes Shankoli up against the cage in a clinch.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shankoli scores a nice knee to the body.
Shankoli lands a left hand.
Cole wants a takedown.
Cole is trying to maintain a safe position but Shankoli gets an underhook and turns Cole into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shankoli is leaning against Cole and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Shankoli escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Cole throws a right and a left that Shankoli avoids nicely.
Cole takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shankoli throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A right-left combo lands from Cole.
Cole throws out a leg kick but Shankoli moves out of range and Cole only half commits.
Cole throws a series of punches but Shankoli avoids them all with ease.
Shankoli throws out a counter right but Cole avoids it with no problem.
Shankoli avoids the body shot from Cole.
Shankoli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Cole lands an overhand right.
Cole throws a leg kick
and Shankoli counters with an outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole misses the body punch
enabling Shankoli to counter with a crisp jab.
Shankoli throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cole counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Shankoli thinking.
Cole fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shankoli manages to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shankoli throws a wild body kick that Cole sees coming a mile off.
Cole tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Shankoli manages to circle out of the way.
Shankoli swinging wildly here.
Cole is looking to counter the offense by Shankoli and move into the clinch.
Shankoli checks the leg kick.
Cole misses the jab.
Despite the aggression on Shankoli's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Cole shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Cole clinches with his opponent.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Shankoli avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Cole is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Shankoli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Shankoli can't break the clinch.
Cole drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Shankoli gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Cole tries to land a knee to the head but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shankoli on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Shankoli looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Shankoli lands a left hand that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Cole is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Shankoli is defending well for now.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Shankoli blocks an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Shankoli.
Shankoli being controlled against the cage.
Cole digs a right hand underneath Shankoli's ribcage. Shankoli let out a lung full of air as it connected.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Shankoli avoids the body shot from Cole.
Shankoli throws out a counter right but Cole avoids it with no problem.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Cole ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Shankoli bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Cole is looking to wear down Shankoli with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

Cole clinches.
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shankoli throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shankoli.
Cole blocks a body shot from Shankoli.
Cole lands a left hand.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole has Shankoli pressed against the cage, preventing Shankoli from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Cole stalling.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Shankoli takes a shot to the head.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Shankoli controls his hands.
Shankoli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Shankoli manages to break the clinch.
Cole wants to clinch up but Shankoli keeps it at a distance.
Shankoli throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Cole fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Shankoli, pushing him back against the cage.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Shankoli can do to turn this around?
Cole scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Cole is working for takedown but Shankoli is calmly controlling the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Shankoli controls his hands.
Michael Cole has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Cole tries a body shot but Shankoli blocks it.
Ravi Shankoli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Cole lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shankoli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Shankoli gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
Cole takes a shot to the head.
Cole looking to throw knees to the head but Shankoli is blocking nicely.
Shankoli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A bit of stalling here from Cole.
Shankoli has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Cole is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Shankoli escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Cole dodges the punch combination from Shankoli.
Cole wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A combination from Cole does no damage.
Cole feints a jab promting Shankoli to slip. Cole then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Shankoli slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Cole shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Shankoli defends it nicely.
Cole is looking to score with low kicks.
Shankoli is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Cole throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shankoli sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shankoli throws out a leg kick but Cole moves out of range and Shankoli only half commits.
Cole is looking to counter the offense by Shankoli and move into the clinch.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Shankoli now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Ravi Shankoli is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Cole tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Shankoli manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Shankoli throws out a counter right but Cole avoids it with no problem.
Cole misses the body punch
and Shankoli counters with a low kick, right behind Cole 's knee.
Shankoli delivers a nice body kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Cole avoids a punch combination nicely.
Michael Cole is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Cole throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

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

Cole is rocked!

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Cole!

An out of breath and clearly excited Michael Cole thanked MayheM sportswear for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
Ravi Shankoli was interviewed post fight and said 'I believe he forgotten shower for a week or something, I gagged on my own vomit and never could get it back together again. Take a shower you filthy bastard!'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
41%

 

Event: GAMMA#676 Defoe v Ericsson     
Date:   Dec 02, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jimmy Dias Jimenez (ranked 285 p4p, 41 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 134 p4p, 20 weight class). Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music. On his way into the cage it seems that Jimmy Dias Jimenez has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Jimmy Dias Jimenez seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

184 cm
38
195 lbs
35 - 21 - 1
175 cm
26
200 lbs
18 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
KO power
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 21 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jimmy Dias Jimenez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dias Jimenez throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dias Jimenez misses with an uppercut. Cole saw that one coming.
Dias Jimenez takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Dias Jimenez has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Men Only. No Liberals ! in the buildup to the fight.
Cole connects with the punch.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Dias Jimenez throws a lazy right hand but Cole sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Cole has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Dias Jimenez throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Dias Jimenez throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A nice leg kick lands there from Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez misses with a left hand

and Cole counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Cole is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Cole has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Cole in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Cole throws a strike but Dias Jimenez rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dias Jimenez trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cole is pulling down on Dias Jimenez's head to control his posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Dias Jimenez stopping the sweep attempt from Cole.
Dias Jimenez engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dias Jimenez has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Cole tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Dias Jimenez decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Cole, up you get!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Dias Jimenez misses with a leg kick
and Cole counters with a nice body shot.
Cole fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Cole scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A telegraphed right hand from Dias Jimenez misses the target.
A little jabbing left from Cole on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A slow jab from Cole misses its intended target.
Dias Jimenez closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Cole changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Cole attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Cole is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
Cole fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Dias Jimenez throws a counter high kick but Cole was just alert enough to avoid it.
Dias Jimenez throws a sloppy head kick and Cole moves out of range easily.
Cole is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Cole jabs Dias Jimenez to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Dias Jimenez throws a leg kick
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez swings for the body but Cole moves out of range.
Dias Jimenez throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cole counters with a nice uppercut.

Cole moves into the clinch successfully.
Cole looking to stall.
Dias Jimenez wants to get back to striking at distance but Cole won't allow it.
Cole slowing the pace effectively.

Dias Jimenez breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Dias Jimenez looks to throw the jab but Cole is out of range.
Cole scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Dias Jimenez misses with an uppercut
and Cole counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Cole ducks under a wild hook from Dias Jimenez.
Cole throws a low kick but Dias Jimenez moves out of range easily.
Dias Jimenez lands with a shot to the body.
Jimmy Dias Jimenez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dias Jimenez throws a leg kick

and Cole decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Dias Jimenez's guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a big right hand that misses.
Dias Jimenez working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.
Dias Jimenez preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Cole wants to control from the top but Dias Jimenez keeps moving.
Cole postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Cole makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Cole being controlled here momentarily.
Cole throws an elbow that misses. Dias Jimenez uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cole's guard. Nice move by Dias Jimenez!

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

Michael Cole dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Dias Jimenez swings widly with a right hand
enabling Cole to counter with a crisp jab.
Dias Jimenez stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Dias Jimenez wants it to stay on the feet.
Dias Jimenez waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cole.
Dias Jimenez tries a head kick but it misses.
Cole tries to counter with a clinch but Dias Jimenez shakes him off and moves away.
Cole uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Dias Jimenez looks to land a right hand but Cole moved out of range.
Dias Jimenez throws an off balance right hand

and Cole counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Cole.
A head punch on the inside from Dias Jimenez fails to land.
Dias Jimenez blocks an uppercut.

Dias Jimenez manages to break the clinch.
Cole avoids the head kick by Dias Jimenez.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Cole duly obliges.
Dias Jimenez misses the jab.
Dias Jimenez misses with a hook
and Cole counters with a stiff right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dias Jimenez misses with a hook to the body

and Cole counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Cole.

Dias Jimenez breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dias Jimenez fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

Cole gets a clinch.
Cole has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Cole lands a right hand that snaps the head of Dias Jimenez backwards.
Dias Jimenez makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Dias Jimenez can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.
Dias Jimenez lands with a right to the head.
Dias Jimenez scores with a shoulder strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Dias Jimenez lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez misses with the head strike.
Cole is leaning against Dias Jimenez and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Cole keeps control of Dias Jimenez as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.
Dias Jimenez throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Dias Jimenez has had enough of the clinch but Cole keeps him there for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Dias Jimenez breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Michael Cole seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Cole tries to clinch up.
Cole connects with a jab.
Dias Jimenez throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Dias Jimenez misses with a hook

and Cole counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Dias Jimenez gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Cole.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Dias Jimenez just misses with a elbow thrown towards Cole's brow.
Cole makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Come on Cole - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.

Dias Jimenez pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Cole 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 Dias Jimenez has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Dias Jimenez and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A head kick misses from Dias Jimenez.

Dias Jimenez gets tackled into the cage by Cole. Cole maintains the clinch.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Dias Jimenez backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Dias Jimenez misses with a punch to the body.
A short body shot lands from Cole as the two fighters clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Dias Jimenez tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Dias Jimenez misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole scores with a shoulder strike.

Dias Jimenez breaks the clinch.
Cole fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Jimmy Dias Jimenez has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Michael Cole.
Cole works Dias Jimenez's body with a nice hook.
Cole comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A head kick by Dias Jimenez misses

and Cole counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Cole.
Cole wants to pass the guard but Dias Jimenez is keeping the position.
Cole scoring with some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole stays in close to Dias Jimenez's body and controls the position.
Cole trying to control but Dias Jimenez is working from the bottom.
Cole is working Dias Jimenez over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Cole is in close to Dias Jimenez's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cole sitting in guard here, content to control.
Dias Jimenez avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Cole lands a couple of elbows.
Cole in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Cole blocks a head kick by Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Cole throws out a counter right but Dias Jimenez avoids it with no problem.
Dias Jimenez misses with a straight right.
Dias Jimenez swings widly with a right hand

and Cole counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Dias Jimenez throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cole stalling the fight.
Dias Jimenez swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Michael Cole seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Cole blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Cole is trying to maintain a safe position but Dias Jimenez gets an underhook and turns Cole into the cage.
Nice elbow from Dias Jimenez.
A short right from Dias Jimenez on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dias Jimenez misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cole keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Dias Jimenez's efforts to push away.
Cole lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Dias Jimenez or not.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Cole prevents a body shot from Dias Jimenez.

Dias Jimenez breaks the clinch.
Cole jabs Dias Jimenez to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dias Jimenez misses with a leg kick
and Cole counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Cole smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Cole dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Cole lands a nice hook to Dias Jimenez's body. Dias Jimenez takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Cole throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Dias Jimenez stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Cole blocks a head kick by Dias Jimenez.
Cole tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Dias Jimenez manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

Cole looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Michael Cole has got the better of the ground game so far.
Cole throws an elbow that misses. Dias Jimenez uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cole's guard. Nice move by Dias Jimenez!

Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dias Jimenez stopping the sweep attempt from Cole.
Jimmy Dias Jimenez has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez looking to sit in guard and control but Cole gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Cole wants to control from the top but Dias Jimenez keeps moving.
Dias Jimenez avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Cole content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Dias Jimenez is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cole throws an elbow that misses. Dias Jimenez uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cole's guard. Nice move by Dias Jimenez!


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole is adopting a defensive guard.
Dias Jimenez trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.
Dias Jimenez won't allow Cole to sweep him here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Cole seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Dias Jimenez's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Dias Jimenez trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Dias Jimenez pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cole lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Dias Jimenez at a distance.
Dias Jimenez throws a looping overhand right but Cole ducks down to avoid it.
Cole scores with a shot to the body.
Dias Jimenez misses with a right hand
and Cole counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Dias Jimenez thinking.
Michael Cole is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Cole rushes Dias Jimenez and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Michael Cole comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Cole 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Cole!

Michael Cole really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that MayheM sportswear logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
Jimmy Dias Jimenez was interviewed post fight and said 'his breath smell like rotten underwear....'.
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pop
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RATING
55%

 

Event: GAMMA#672 Goodman v Quin     
Date:   Nov 11, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 229 p4p, 31 weight class) and Jutta Hanolla (ranked 193 p4p, 26 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Jutta Hanolla has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
26
200 lbs
17 - 6 - 0
190 cm
33
194 lbs
24 - 8 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing

Sully's Bar & Grill
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jutta Hanolla!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hanolla throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Cole counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Cole.
Hanolla swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cole misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole goes for a takedown attempt but Hanolla pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Hanolla throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
Jutta Hanolla seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cole connects with a body shot.
Hanolla misses with a body shot.
Cole wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hanolla looks to score with a jab to the body but Cole is just out of range.
Hanolla ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hanolla looks for the body kick but Cole saw that one coming.
We've been hearing reports that Cole has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Hanolla throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cole misses with a straight left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hanolla throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
A chopping leg kick lands by Hanolla.
Cole stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Hanolla.
Hanolla connects with a jab.
Hanolla swings widly with a right hand
and Cole counters with a straight right hand.
Hanolla thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Cole if he has to take too many more of those.
Jutta Hanolla is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Hanolla gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Cole counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Cole scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cole landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Cole is thwarting Hanolla's attempts to control the position.
Cole missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Cole lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole is trying to control. Hanolla wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Hanolla avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Cole.
Cole missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Cole looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Hanolla with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Cole working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Hanolla wants to get back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hanolla slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Cole stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hanolla swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cole in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses.
Cole lands a couple of elbows.
Cole is working Hanolla over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Cole throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Cole 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.

Hanolla is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Cole is aware though and is defending well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hanolla looking to control.
Cole works over Hanolla with some ground and pound from guard.
Hanolla utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Cole with a flurry of punches that miss.
Cole is fighting to break Hanolla's control of his arms but Hanolla is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Hanolla is trying to keep Cole in close.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Hanolla keeping moving, preventing Cole from controlling successfully.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Cole throws a strike but Hanolla rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Hanolla controls from within his opponent's guard.
Cole is pulling down on Hanolla's head. It's preventing any offense from Hanolla, at least for the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Cole takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Cole moves away from the strike by Hanolla.
Hanolla throws a wild body kick that Cole sees coming a mile off.
A counter left hand to the body from Cole misses its target.
Cole swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cole defending well as Hanolla loads up on a big left hand.
Hanolla throws a lazy body kick

and Cole counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Michael Cole overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Hanolla working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Cole doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Cole manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Hanolla not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Cole missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Cole might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Cole in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Cole landing with the ground and pound.
Cole makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Cole is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Cole is in close to Hanolla's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hanolla can do to turn this around?
Hanolla controls Cole momentarily but Cole frees himself.
Hanolla looking to control but Cole passes into half guard.
Hanolla is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hanolla works his way to full guard. Good work.
Hanolla working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.
Cole is in close to Hanolla's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Cole with a flurry of punches that miss.
Cole is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Cole throws an elbow that misses. Hanolla uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cole's guard. Nice move by Hanolla!

Cole pulls Hanolla in close to his closed guard and prevents Hanolla from doing any damage or advancing position.
Hanolla stopping the sweep attempt from Cole.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hanolla controlling from the top position.
Hanolla's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Cole looking to hit a scissor sweep but Hanolla is one step ahead there.
Cole managing to control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Hanolla trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

Michael Cole dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Cole goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Hanolla bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jutta Hanolla seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Cole moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Hanolla there.
Good shot there by Hanolla.
Hanolla scores with a kick to the midsection.
A swing and a miss from Cole.
Hanolla connects 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!
Hanolla goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hanolla tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Cole needs to keep his hands up - Hanolla had a free shot at his head there.
Hanolla throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Hanolla tries to sprawl but Cole drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Cole is nestled in close to Hanolla, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Hanolla desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Cole drops an elbow to the side of Hanolla's head.
Cole is nestled in close to Hanolla, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Cole with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Hanolla trying to control but Cole postures up.
Hanolla tries to roll over but Cole keeps him under control.
Jutta Hanolla has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole wants to pass the guard but Hanolla is defending well.
Cole stalling away here and it's allowed Hanolla to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Cole throws a strike but Hanolla rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Hanolla sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Cole is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hanolla sitting in guard here, content to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole controlling Hanolla's posture.
Hanolla wants to pass the guard but Cole is keeping the position.
Hanolla loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Cole is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Hanolla trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Hanolla seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Hanolla cracks the inside of Cole's front leg.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hanolla tries a head kick but it misses.
Hanolla throws a half hearted mid kick.
Michael Cole is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Cole takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Cole tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Hanolla manages to circle out of the way.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Jutta Hanolla.
I think Cole 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Cole!

A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Michael Cole made sure he mentioned MayheM sportswear, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
35%

 

Event: GAMMA#669 Obama v Goodman 2     
Date:   Oct 21, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Matt Quin (ranked 116 p4p, 18 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 100 p4p, 14 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Quin might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Captain Jack - Iko Iko. The crowd seem to be enjoying Cole's choice of entrance music: I Won't Back Down. 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.

195 cm
34
190 lbs
27 - 12 - 0
175 cm
26
200 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
IniTech Nutrition

Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Quin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Chris Edwards and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cole throws a predictable looking body shot
and Quin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Cole has Quin up against the cage in a clinch.

Quin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Cole scores with a jab to the body.
Quin misses with a jab, cross combination.
Quin misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Cole displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Quin throws out the jab.
Quin throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Cole takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cole moves away.
Cole wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Quin stuns Cole with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. Quin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cole throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Quin sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Cole takes a jab right on the kisser.
Cole uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Quin.
A lazy left from Quin finds it's target.
Quin throws the left hand but Cole avoids the punch easily.
A jab from Quin misses.
Quin scores with a punch to the head.
No joy there for Quin, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Cole looks to land a right hand but Quin moved out of range.
Quin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cole.
Cole moves out of range of the strikes.
Cole steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Quin.
A slow jab from Quin misses its intended target.
Cole wants to counter the offense by Quin and move into the clinch position.
Quin shoots in for a takedown but Cole shows good takedown defense.
Cole is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Quin tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Cole defends well and Quin ends up having to push Cole into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Quin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Quin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quin throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.
Quin throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Quin fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Cole looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cole takes a swing at Quin's ribcage but misses.
Cole misses with a looping right.
Good shot there by Cole.
Quin throws a hook but Cole blocks it.
A little jabbing left from Cole on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Quin tests Cole's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Cole misses with a hook
enabling Quin to counter with a crisp jab.
Quin is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Quin misses with a wild body shot.
Cole throws a leg kick but Quin moved away.
Quin throws a body shot but no joy.
Quin lands a jab to the nose.
Quin dives in for a single leg takedown but Cole sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Cole is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Quin punishes Cole's body with a nice straight punch.
Quin throws a sloppy body shot

and Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Quins head.
Quin misses with a short punch on the inside.

Quin manages to break the clinch.
Quin lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Cole at a distance.
Quin tries to score a power double leg takedown but Cole sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Quin somewhat.
Quin feints a jab promting Cole to slip. Quin then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Cole slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Quin cracks Cole with an open hand slap.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole jabs Quin to the body, keeping him at a distance.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Quin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cole throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole misses with a straight right.
Quin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Quin rather than just go for the knockout.
Quin scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Quin scores with a hook.
Quin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
It looks like Quin has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Cole ducks under a wild hook from Quin.
Nice takedown defense from Quin. No joy for Cole on that attempt.
Quin tries to counter with a takedown but Cole is quick to defend against it.
Quin misses with an uppercut.
A slow jab from Quin misses its intended target.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Cole has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Quin finds it's way round the side to connect with Cole's head.
Cole displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Quin dives in and grabs Cole's left leg, looking for a takedown. Cole pushes down on Quin's head and hops out.

Cole has closed the distance and engaged Quin in a clinch.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Quin controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Cole fails to land.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Quin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole lands a body shot.

Quin escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Cole throws a hook to the side of Quin's head but Quin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
An attempted straight right counter from Quin misses the target.
Cole fails in his attempt to clinch.
Quin tries to counter with a takedown but Cole is quick to defend against it.
Cole gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Quin lunges at Cole with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Cole's hand.
Cole has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
Cole slips under a jab from Quin.
Cole uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Quin.
Cole takes one to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quin works the jab nicely.
Quin dips to his left and cracks Cole with an uppercut!
Good shot there by Cole.
Cole keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Quin.

Cole gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Quin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Quin has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Cole is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Nice body punch from Quin - that landed with a thud.
Quin throws a head punch that misses.
Cole lands a body punch in the clinch.
A short right from Cole on the inside.
Quin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cole can do to turn this around?
Cole content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Quin has Cole pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Cole manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Quin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole is leaning against Quin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Quin has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Cole.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Quin backwards.
Cole lands with a right to the head.
Quin drops down looking for an ankle pick but Cole pulls his leg out and moves away.
Cole pivots, looking for a leg kick but Quin is out of range and Cole settles back down.
Quin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
Cole tries to counter with a clinch but Quin shakes him off and moves away.
A slow jab from Quin misses its intended target.
Cole tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Quin was well out of range. Poor timing from Cole.
Quin misses with a lunging right hand
and Cole counters with a nice uppercut.
Quin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole controlling the action here for a moment.
Quin lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole stops a takedown attempt from Quin.
Cole lands a shot to the body.
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Quin breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - Cole looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Cole staying out of range there.
A nice side step and Cole releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Quin misses the shot to the body.
Matt Quin is winning the standup battle so far.
Quin swats away the attempt to clinch by Cole.
Cole just misses with a punch to the body.

Quin gets tackled into the cage by Cole. Cole maintains the clinch.

Quin gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Cole regains guard.
Quin pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Cole is keeping the position for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Quin throwing strikes from guard but Cole blocks nicely.
Quin wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.
Quin in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Quin sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Cole's guard.
Quin is looking to stall here but Cole recovers full guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cole utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Michael Cole will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Quin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Quin works the jab nicely.
Quin tries to move into range but Cole moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Quin misses with a straight right.
Quin throws a shot to the body.
Quin throws a big shot that misses.
Quin lands with a cross.
Quin loads up on a big right hand but Cole slips the punch.
Quin misses with a hook.
Cole is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Quin showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Cole.
Cole throws a leg kick but Quin sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Quin throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cole moves away.
Cole throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Quin scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Cole takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Cole moves in looking to clinch but Quin pushes him off.
Quin scores with a jab. Cole acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Quin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Cole throws out a loose jab but Quin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Quin throws an off balance right hand

and Cole counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cole prevents Quin from improving his position.
Cole wants to control but Quin is keeping him busy.
Cole throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quin is looking for a sweep. Cole is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Cole wants to pass the guard but Quin is defending well.
Quin trying to control from the bottom.
Cole working Quin over with strikes.
Cole is looking to advance position but Quin won't allow it.
Quin is staying active underneath Cole, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Quin is looking to control Cole's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Quin avoid being mounted?

Quin looking for submissions off his back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Quin tries to roll over but Cole keeps him under control.
Cole looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Quin with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

Quin has hold of a guillotine but he's not going to be able to crank on it really with only half guard, so it's no trouble for Cole. Oh but Quin has got full guard now! Oh boy! This one could be over very soon! Cole goes limp - he's gone! Quin jumps up and celebrates with the crowd - fantastic submission finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:41 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Matt Quin!
An out of breath Matt Quin thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: GAMMA#663 McTearson v Cole     
Date:   Sep 16, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rufus McTearson (ranked 130 p4p, 19 weight class) and Michael Cole (ranked 194 p4p, 32 weight class). Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

193 cm
40
202 lbs
46 - 21 - 4
175 cm
26
200 lbs
16 - 5 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 46 wins, 21 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of New York, Rufus McTearson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Ackerman and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from McTearson misses its intended target.
McTearson sets himself, and Cole steps forward looking for the clinch! McTearson avoids it this time.
McTearson throws a looping overhand right but Cole ducks down to avoid it.

Cole throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. McTearson tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Cole is in McTearson's guard.
McTearson will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Cole looking to pass the guard.
McTearson is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Cole trying to control but McTearson is working from the bottom.
Cole stands up over McTearson, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McTearson looking for a sweep. Not yet McTearson, not yet.
Cole throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as McTearson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
McTearson avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
McTearson trying to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Cole loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
McTearson looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
McTearson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Cole tries to counter by closing the distance.
McTearson swings widly with a right hand

and Cole counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Cole.
Cole is in close to McTearson's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Cole postures up in McTearson's guard and throws a big left but McTearson blocks it.
McTearson looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cole is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McTearson is working hard here to advance position.
McTearson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but McTearson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
McTearson has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Cole wants to control from the top but McTearson keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Cole accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McTearson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
McTearson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Rufus McTearson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice shot lands for McTearson.
The fight stays on the outside here - Cole looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Cole gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
McTearson can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.
McTearson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Cole breaks from the clinch.

Cole drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
McTearson tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Cole trying to control but McTearson is working from the bottom.
Cole scoring with some ground and pound.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Cole working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McTearson trying to keep a closed guard but Cole is proving a slippery customer.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses.
Cole missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Cole stands and throws McTearson's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Cole controlling from side mount.
McTearson is working to avoid the ground and pound but Cole connects with a decent elbow.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
McTearson tries to bench press Cole off him but Cole keeps the position.
Cole working away.
Cole misses with the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Cole scores with a body shot.
McTearson looks to throw the jab but Cole is out of range.
Cole looks to throw a body kick
enabling McTearson to counter with a crisp jab.
Cole slips under a jab from McTearson.
McTearson connects with a leg kick. Cole looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
McTearson swings widly with a right hand
and Cole counters with a nice uppercut.
Cole has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Cole gets a clinch.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole blocks a body shot from McTearson.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole takes a knee right on the jaw!
McTearson letting Cole take a breather here.

Cole has picked McTearson up - he's going for a ride! Cole dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
McTearson is trying to maintain the position but Cole is very close to passing his half guard.
McTearson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Cole.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McTearson is trying to control but can't.
Cole is trying to control the action in half guard but McTearson is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Cole working the head and body with strikes.
Cole missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
McTearson trying to hold on to Cole's head to control him but Cole postures up.
Cole is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Cole not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
McTearson gets back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Cole working some strikes from top position.
Cole wants to pass the guard but McTearson is keeping the position.
Cole throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Cole postures up.
McTearson keeping moving, preventing Cole from controlling successfully.
McTearson pulls Cole in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
A telegraphed right hand from McTearson misses the target.
Cole wants to counter the offense by McTearson and move into the clinch position.
McTearson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cole.
McTearson misses with a right hand
and Cole counters with a nice body shot.
McTearson throws a left and a right that both miss

and Cole counters with a nice double leg into side control. McTearson won't be happy with that.
Cole lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear McTearson down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole landing a few strikes.
McTearson manages to work his way to half guard, despite Cole's best efforts.
Cole lands strikes from half guard.
Cole missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Cole slips a nice elbow through McTearson's hands, connecting with McTearson's forehead.
Michael Cole has got the better of the ground game so far.
McTearson trying to control from the bottom.
McTearson moves into full guard.
McTearson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
McTearson keeping moving, preventing Cole from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cole postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Cole pushing down on McTearson's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Cole is trying to control. McTearson wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Cole looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
McTearson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Cole.
McTearson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Cole.
Cole sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. McTearson defending well though.
Cole missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
McTearson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Cole.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Cole stuns McTearson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
McTearson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Cole changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
McTearson misses with a looping left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


McTearson throws a right and a left that both miss.

Cole gets in close and instigates a clinch.
McTearson blocks an elbow strike from Cole.
A short body shot lands from Cole as the two fighters clinch.
Cole leaning against his opponent.
Cole avoiding damage as McTearson throws knees to the body.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McTearson swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Come on McTearson - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Cole has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. McTearson avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right handed body shot lands from Cole.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with McTearson's elbow.
Cole throws an elbow that misses.
Knees in the clinch landing for Cole.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Cole tries a body shot but McTearson blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole blocks a body shot from McTearson.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole pushes McTearson back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Cole lands an uppercut.
McTearson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cole lands a nice shot to the body.

Cole gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
McTearson taking some punishment here, with Cole in his half guard.
Cole working the head and body with strikes.
Cole is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Cole landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Cole with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Cole is looking to take a break and control but McTearson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Nice strikes from Cole there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McTearson keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Cole not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
McTearson trying to control but Cole postures up.
Cole working McTearson over with strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McTearson wants to improve his position but Cole is controlling well.
Cole throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
McTearson is staying active underneath Cole, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Cole not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
McTearson is refusing to be controlled, as Cole sits in half guard.
Cole missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole lands a jab to the head.
Cole lands a jab to McTearson's midsection.
The fighters circling - Cole throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Cole fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with McTearson, pushing him back against the cage.
McTearson lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Cole.

Cole is trying to trip McTearson. He has hold of a leg but McTearson is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Cole persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Cole is fighting to break McTearson's control of his arms but McTearson is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Cole looking to pass the guard.
McTearson seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Cole works a leg free and moves into half guard.
McTearson wants to improve his position but Cole is controlling well.
McTearson is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Cole scores with a couple of nice shots.
Rufus McTearson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Cole lands strikes from half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing McTearson to regain full guard.
McTearson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
McTearson thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Cole scoring with punches to the head and body.
Cole is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Michael Cole is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Cole content to stall in guard here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Michael Cole comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Cole 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Cole!

Michael Cole very nearly forgot to thank MayheM sportswear amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: RS 144 Go Get It     
Date:   Aug 26, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole (ranked 215 p4p, 31 weight class) and Dennis Nilsen (ranked 1973 p4p, 259 weight class). Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. 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.

175 cm
25
200 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
185 cm
26
185 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Dennis Nilsen!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, David Schapiro and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cole fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Nilsen on the side of the head.

It looks like Dennis Nilsen has been cut.

Nilsen drives through with a takedown into guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nilsen showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Nilsen throwing strikes from guard but Cole blocks nicely.
Nilsen preventing the sweep.
Cole is working hard here to advance position.
Nilsen trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nilsen looking to pass the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nilsen trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Michael Cole seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cole cracks Nilsen with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Cole stuffs the takedown attempt from Nilsen. Nilsen gets slowly back to his feet.
Nilsen with a poor takedown
and Cole counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Nilsen darts in looking for a takedown but Cole gets double underhooks and turns Nilsen into the cage.
Michael Cole has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dennis Nilsen.
Nilsen dives in for a single leg takedown but Cole sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nilsen looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Cole is fending him off so far but Nilsen persists. Nope, Cole circles away and we're back to standing.
Cole digs a good hook to Nilsen's body.
Nilsen with a lazy takedown attempt
and Cole counters with a nice uppercut.
Nilsen closes the distance and clinches up with Cole, looking for a takedown. Nilsen pushes Cole against the cage but Cole circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Cole just misses with a punch to the body.
Cole lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nilsen fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Cole avoids it really well and circles away.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole throws a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Nilsen.
Nilsen doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nilsen misses with a low kick.
We've been told by Cole's head coaches at LOD: Top Team that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Nilsen takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Cole is looking to wear down Nilsen with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Cole just misses with a punch to the body.
Nilsen checks a leg kick nicely.
Nilsen takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Michael Cole is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cole attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nilsen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

Nilsen closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Cole's guard.
Nilsen wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.
Cole looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nilsen is one step ahead there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nilsen tries to free his leg and advance position but Cole is retaining full guard.
Cole looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Nilsen trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dennis Nilsen's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Cole misses with an uppercut. Nilsen saw that one coming.
Nilsen takes a jab right on the kisser.
Nilsen shoots in for a double leg but Cole sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Nilsen tries for a takedown but Cole sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Cole connects with a right hand. Nilsen shakes it off.

Nilsen is rocked!
Cole scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nilsen is still on wobbly legs! Can Cole finish him?
Nilsen tries to get into range but Cole steps to the side and lands a beautiful hook that drops Nilsen! He's faceplanted into the mat, ass in the air... he's out cold! That's an image he won't want to show his grandkids when he gets older! Cole scores the big KO victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole retains his middleweight title!
Michael Cole took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, MayheM sportswear for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: GK 140 Rising Stars     
Date:   Jul 29, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Coyote Starrk. Cole comes into the arena with I Won't Back Down blaring out of the sound system. Coyote Starrk has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Coyote Starrk!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Dean Styles and Franklyn Lucas.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Cole has Starrk up against the cage in a clinch.
Cole is working for takedown but Starrk is calmly controlling the position for now.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole lands with a right to the head.
Starrk is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Starrk softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Starrk lands a nice uppercut.
Cole scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Starrk on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Cole has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Starrk avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Starrk is struggling to control the position.
Starrk swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Starrk misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

Cole closes the distance and pushes Starrk back into the cage.
Cole tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've been hearing reports that Cole has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
The referee calls for Starrk to work.
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Starrk tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Starrk back against the cage.
Cole keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Starrk's efforts to push away.
Starrk blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Starrk throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Starrk dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Cole has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Starrk avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Starrk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Starrk tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Good body shot from Starrk.
A head punch on the inside from Cole fails to land.
Starrk misses with a punch on the inside.
Cole goes for a takedown in the clinch but Starrk prevents it.
Starrk is looking to break free of the clinch but Cole has double underhooks.
Cole is struggling to control the position.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Starrk stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Starrk controls the action.
Starrk is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Cole blocks a body shot from Starrk.
Cole is pushing Starrk up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Starrk's elbow.
Starrk prevents a body shot from Cole.
Starrk gets through Cole's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Starrk blocking some punches.
Starrk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Starrk is pushing Cole up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Starrk misses with a punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Starrk.
Starrk lands a right hand.
A short body shot lands from Cole as the two fighters clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Starrk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Starrk is trying to break the clinch but Cole has him pressed against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Starrk lands a left hand.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Starrk controls the action.
Cole tries a knee to the head but Starrk blocks it.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
Starrk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Starrk lands a left hand.
Starrk just leaning against Cole, taking a breather.
Cole wants a takedown.
Starrk tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Starrk lands a hook that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Starrk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Starrk prevents a body shot from Cole.
Cole lands a left hand that snaps the head of Starrk backwards.
Cole trying to control the position but instead, Starrk has worked for underhooks and has pushed Cole into the cage.
Starrk working aggressively here.
Cole pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Starrk's efforts to push away.
Starrk tries to land knees in the clinch but Cole avoids the damage to the body.
Starrk has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Cole seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Starrk can turn it around.
Starrk lands a left 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!

Cole has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Starrk is trying to keep an underhook but Cole manages to get the takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cole sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Starrk defending well though.
Starrk keeping hold of Cole's head, controlling as best he can.
Starrk gets back to full guard.
Cole loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses.
Cole is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Starrk managing to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole fails in his attempt to clinch.
Cole is looking to score with low kicks.
Michael Cole seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cole is looking to clinch but Starrk is avoiding it.
Starrk circles away from the clinch attempt.
Starrk raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Cole fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Starrk looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Cole swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Cole takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Cole misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Starrk throws out a loose jab but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Starrk lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Cole circles away quickly and effectively.
Cole wants to clinch up but Starrk keeps it at a distance.
Starrk looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Starrk throws a head kick but Cole moves out of range.
Cole wants to land a leg kick but Starrk is out of range.
Starrk appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

Cole closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Starrk's elbow.
Cole is looking to take this one to the mat.
A shot in the inside from Cole.
Starrk looking to stall.
Starrk throws a head punch that misses.

Cole has picked Starrk up - he's going for a ride! Cole dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Cole looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Starrk wants to improve his position but Cole is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Starrk's head.
Cole seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Starrk does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Cole thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Starrk's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Starrk is not content to let Cole control the position.
Cole throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Starrk is doing well to control the position and prevent Cole from advancing to side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Starrk wants to get back to full guard.
Cole looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Starrk with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Ground and pound from Cole.
Cole is thwarting Starrk's attempts to control the position.
Cole landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole is nestled in close to Starrk, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Cole thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Cole connects with a nice short shot to Starrk's temple.
Cole thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Starrk's head.
Starrk taking some punishment here, with Cole in his half guard.
Starrk wants to control but Cole is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Starrk is trying to get back to full guard.
Cole looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Starrk with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Cole 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.
Cole with the ground and pound but Starrk uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Cole's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Cole works over Starrk with some ground and pound from guard.
Cole lands a couple of digs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Starrk working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.
Cole postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Starrk can do to turn this around?
Cole landing with the ground and pound.
Starrk is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Starrk prevents Cole from improving his position.
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!
Cole is pressing down on Starrk's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Cole wants to sweep here but Starrk controlling him for the moment.
Starrk trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole throws a big shot that misses.
Starrk was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Starrk misses with a hook

and Cole counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Cole.
Starrk is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Starrk bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Cole's guard.

Cole looking to hit a scissor sweep but Starrk is one step ahead there.
Starrk is fighting to break Cole's control of his arms but Cole is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Starrk showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Starrk preventing the sweep.
Starrk trying to stand up but can't free himself from Cole's guard.
Cole tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Starrk wants to stand but Cole has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Cole is pulling down on Starrk's head. It's preventing any offense from Starrk, at least for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Starrk trying to control but Cole is working from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Cole connects with a jab.
Starrk uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Cole.
Cole throws a body punch but Starrk moves out of range.
Starrk is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Starrk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cole seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Cole smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole digs a good hook to Starrk's body.
Cole keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Starrk circles away from the clinch attempt.
Cole is looking to wear down Starrk with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Starrk tries a head kick but it misses.
Coyote Starrk is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
The fight stays on the outside here - Cole looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Cole scores with a shot to the body.
Starrk misses with a head kick.
Starrk pivots, looking for a leg kick but Cole is out of range and Starrk settles back down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Coyote Starrk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cole lands a nice shot to the body.
Cole just misses with a punch to the body.
Starrk feints a counter leg kick.
Starrk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cole.
Cole misses with a body shot.
It seemed like Starrk was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Cole shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Cole is looking to take a break and control but Starrk is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice strikes from Cole there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Starrk just misses with a punch to the body.
Cole is looking to counter punch.
Starrk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Starrk manages to circle out of the way.
Starrk takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Cole cracks Starrk with a right hand to the side of the head.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Cole.
Cole throws a body shot but no joy.
Cole is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Starrk.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Starrk! But no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Nice defenses there by Cole.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Starrk tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Cole misses with a takedown attempt
and Starrk connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Starrk feints and then cracks Cole's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Cole down.
Starrk looks to land a combination but Cole avoids it well.
The fight stays on the outside here - Cole looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Starrk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Starrk moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Starrk, right into the meat.

Cole forces Starrk back against the cage and clinches.
Cole tries to work over Starrk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Starrk has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Coyote Starrk seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Cole scores with a hook to the body.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Starrks head.
Cole wants a takedown.
Cole lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Starrk manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Cole is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Starrk is defending well for now.
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 anti-grappling being displayed by Cole as Starrk tries to tie him up.
Starrk misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole blocks a body shot from Starrk.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Starrk leaning against his opponent.
Starrk blocking some punches.
Cole has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Starrk is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Cole lands with a short shot to the head.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Starrk pressing his opponent against the cage.
Starrk throws a head punch that misses.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Starrk lands with a light punch inside.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Cole is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Starrk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right hand to the body from Starrk.
Cole just leaning against Starrk, taking a breather.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole lands an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A short right from Cole on the inside.
Cole is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Starrk throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Starrk lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Starrk misses with some punches.
Starrk lands with a short shot to the head.
Cole tries to score a body lock takedown but Starrk shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Starrk stalling.
Cole is looking to control Starrk's arms but Starrk gets an underhook and turns him. Now Cole has his back to the cage.
Cole lands a body punch in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole had his way with Coyote Starrk in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!



Cole clinches up against the cage.
Cole holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Cole tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cole lands a body shot.
Starrk wants to stall.
Starrk tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Starrk back against the cage.
Starrk trying to stall but Cole improves his position.
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.
Starrk throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Cole blocks it with crossed arms.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Starrk looking to slow down the pace here.
Cole tries a body shot but Starrk blocks it.
Starrk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole tries to work over Starrk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cole dodges an elbow strike from Starrk.
Starrk trying to control the position but instead, Cole has worked for underhooks and has pushed Starrk into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Starrk.
Starrk is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Cole is leaning against Starrk and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Starrk takes a shot to the head.
Cole wants to take the fight to the mat but Starrk manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Starrk misses with a punch on the inside.
Cole missing with knees to the body.
Starrk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Starrk backwards.
Cole presses Starrk against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Cole cracks Starrk with a nice body shot.
Cole pushes Starrk back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Cole.
Cole lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Starrk managing to block the knees to the body from Cole.
Cole scores with a shoulder strike.
Cole prevents a body shot from Starrk.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Starrks head.
Starrk's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Starrk is rocked!
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Starrk is still on wobbly legs! Can Cole finish him?
Cole lands a body punch.
Cole lands a hook that snaps the head of Starrk backwards.

Cole is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Starrk can't fight it off and eventually Cole manages to take the fight to the floor. Starrk looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Cole sitting in guard here, content to control.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Cole's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Cole postures up from his opponent's guard, before exploding into some vicious ground and pound! Starrk covers up, he's hurt! Cole keeps throwing the strikes, glancing at the referee... Will he stop it?? One more big shot from Cole and the ref steps in to end the fight! Cole can't hide his delight as he celebrates with his corner.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole retains his middleweight title!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Michael Cole waved his t-shirt featuring MayheM sportswear's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: GK 134 - Cole vs Buckshank     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Ozamataz Buckshank. Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Ozamataz Buckshank will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

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202 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ozamataz Buckshank!
The judges for this bout are David Schapiro, Alyssa Summers and Lou da Vinci.



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

Buckshank closes the distance and clinches.
A head punch on the inside from Buckshank fails to land.
Buckshank goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Buckshank swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
Cole has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Buckshank avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Buckshank fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cole stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Cole tries to score a body lock takedown but Buckshank shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Buckshank swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Buckshank softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
We've been hearing reports that Cole has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Cole blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Buckshank tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Buckshank misses with a punch to the body.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Cole lands on the inside with an uppercut.

It looks like Ozamataz Buckshank has been cut.

Cole has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Buckshank is trying to keep an underhook but Cole manages to get the takedown into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Cole connects with a nice short shot to Buckshank's temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole prevents Buckshank from improving his position.

Cole is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Buckshank sees it coming and defends easily.
Buckshank on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

Buckshank is rocked!

Cole is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Buckshank doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Cole.
Buckshank is looking to improve his position.
Cole lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Cole is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Buckshank wants to improve his position but Cole is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole trying to control the action but Buckshank is working from the bottom.
Cole working Buckshank over with strikes.
Cole is nestled in close to Buckshank, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Buckshank is still in real trouble! Can Cole finish him?
Cole seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Cole connects with a nice short shot to Buckshank's temple.
Buckshank is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Buckshank is looking to control Cole's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Buckshank avoid being mounted?
Cole lands strikes from half guard.
Cole lands a big elbow from half guard. That looks like it's hurt Buckshank quite badly. Buckshank pulls Cole in close trying to recover. Cole postures up and lands two really hard shots that put Buckshank on queer street! The ref takes a look and decides to call an end to the fight! Possibly an early stoppage but Buckshank doesn't seem to be complaining too much.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole is the new middleweight champion!
Michael Cole gave a mention to MayheM sportswear in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Event: GK 130 - Cole vs Asai 2     
Date:   May 21, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Yoshihiro Asai . Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

175 cm
24
200 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
172 cm
25
192 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Yoshihiro Asai !
The judges for this bout are John Roberts, Franklyn Lucas and Lou da Vinci.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Asai throws a head kick that misses

and Cole counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Asai keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Cole thows a huge punch but Asai dodges it nicely.
Asai blocking the ground and pound attempt from Cole.

Cole is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Asai is looking to improve his position.
Cole perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Cole lands a nice short elbow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole wants to lay and pray for a moment but Asai keeps working.
Asai moves into full guard.
Asai working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Asai holds on and takes a little breather.
Cole trying to control but Asai is working from the bottom.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Asai controls Cole momentarily but Cole frees himself.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Cole accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Asai working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Cole.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses.
Cole trying to control but Asai is working from the bottom.
Asai preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Cole connects with a couple of short punches.
Cole is looking to work some ground and pound but Asai has wrist control.
Cole with a flurry of punches that miss.
Cole throws a big right hand that misses.
Cole 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.
Asai keeping moving, preventing Cole from controlling successfully.
Cole cracks Asai with a solid left hand.
Cole wants to control from the top but Asai keeps moving.
Asai not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Asai manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Cole manages to get himself to full guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole is pulling down on Asai 's head to control his posture.
Cole wants to sweep here but Asai controlling him for the moment.
Asai is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Asai wants to get up but he can't break Cole's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Cole seems keen to control Asai 's posture.
Asai wants to stand but Cole is controlling his posture from full guard.
Asai is fighting to break Cole's control of his arms but Cole is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
A slow jab from Asai misses its intended target.
Cole shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Cole avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Asai throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.
Asai shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

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

Cole is rocked!

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
Asai looks for a left high kick but can't connect. Asai backs up to catch a breather... no he lunges forward with a huge flying knee that smacks Cole's temple! It sends Cole violently to the canvas! The crowd goes nuts as Asai celebrates and the doctors try to help Cole!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Flying Knee). Yoshihiro Asai !
Yoshihiro Asai is the new middleweight champion!
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Event: GKNY 124 - Cole vs Houston     
Date:   Apr 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Max Houston. Cole's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, I Won't Back Down. Max Houston has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
24
200 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
179 cm
23
199 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Max Houston!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Eddie Farnsworth and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Houston misses the shot to the body.
Houston digs a good body shot into Cole's ribs.
Houston avoids the body shot from Cole.
Cole takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Danga de danga de dang - Cole scores with a four punch combination!

It looks like Max Houston has been cut.
Houston swings widly with a right hand

and Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole lands a shot to the body.
Houston wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Cole has him pressed against the cage.
Cole prevents a body shot from Houston.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Houston up against the cage.
Cole has a couple of punches blocked by Houston.
We've been informed that Houston has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Cole working aggressively here.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've been hearing reports that Cole has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Houston as Cole tries to tie him up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Houston blocking some punches.
Houston lands an uppercut.
Cole stalls.
Houston blocks a body shot from Cole.
Houston working aggressively here.
Good body shot from Cole.
Cole presses Houston against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Houston tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole scores with a shoulder strike.
Cole tries a body shot but Houston blocks it.
Houston blocks an uppercut.
Cole prevents Houston from breaking the clinch.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Cole lands an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole working aggressively here.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Houston blocks a body shot from Cole.
Houston blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cole scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Houston breaks from the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Houston takes a swing at Cole's ribcage but misses.

Cole clinches with his opponent.

Houston breaks from the clinch.
Houston throws a head kick that misses

and Cole counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Cole.
Houston is looking to break free of the clinch but Cole has double underhooks.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
A bit of stalling here from Cole.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Cole.
Houston tries to break the clinch but Cole is controlling the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Houston avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Houston blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cole tries to work over Houston's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cole has Houston pressed against the cage, preventing Houston from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Houston blocks a body shot from Cole.

Houston breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A big right from Houston misses.
Cole takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A head kick misses from Houston.
Max Houston seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cole fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Houston manages to avoid it.
Houston throws a fast counter high kick but Cole manages to duck under it in time.
Houston takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Houston misses with a hook. Cole ducked under it nicely.
As Houston tries to get set, Cole tries to push him back and clinch up but Houston manages to avoid the attempt.
A telegraphed right hand from Houston misses the target.
Cole was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

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

and Cole counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Houston!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Houston gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Cole wants to pass the guard but Houston is defending well.
Houston keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

Houston looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Houston is looking for a sweep. Cole is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Cole working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Cole working the head and body with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Max Houston's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Houston fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Cole is out of range.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Houston has Cole pushed against the cage.
Houston looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Houston tries a body shot but Cole blocks it.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by Houston.
Cole lands a body shot.

Houston breaks the clinch.

Cole has Houston up against the cage in a clinch.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole prevents Houston from breaking the clinch.
Cole lands a left hand.
Cole tries to score a body lock takedown but Houston shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Houston throws a head punch that misses.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Houston blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Houston lands a shoulder strike.
Cole is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.

Houston breaks from the clinch.
Cole slips under a jab.
Houston on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Houston tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Cole is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Houston.
Houston misses with the combination.
Houston throws a sloppy head kick

and Cole counters by moving into the clinch.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Cole prevents a body shot from Houston.
Cole tries a body shot but Houston blocks it.
Cole lands a right hand.

Houston breaks the clinch.
Cole cracks a nice hook into Houston's ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Cole.

Cole gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Houston tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Houston back against the cage.

Houston breaks from the clinch.
Cole throws a sloppy body shot
and Cole takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Cole scores with a nice right hand.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Houston paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Cole moves in looking to clinch but Houston pushes him off.

Cole rushes Houston and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Houston blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Houston scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Houston tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Houston back against the cage.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Houston can do to turn this around?
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Houston blocks a body shot from Cole.
Houston is trying to force a seperation but Cole has the dominant position.
Cole tries a body shot but Houston blocks it.
Houston wants to break free but Cole has control.
Houston is trying to break free.

Houston escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Cole with a jab.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch but Houston swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Houston does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Houston. Cole does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cole lands a jab to Houston's midsection.
Max Houston is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Houston throws a left and a right that both miss

and Cole counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Cole.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Houston breaks from the clinch.
Houston takes a swing at Cole's ribcage but misses.
A slow jab from Houston misses its intended target.
Houston misses with an attempted mid kick.
Cole is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Houston.
Cole moves in looking to clinch but Houston pushes him off.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Houston throws a shot from downtown. Cole moves away and avoids it.
Houston loads up on a big right hand but Cole slips the punch.
Cole swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Cole will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Houston lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Cole circles away quickly and effectively.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Houston swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Jab by Houston.
Cole slips under a jab from Houston.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Houston moves away.
Houston plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Michael Cole will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Max Houston's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Cole scores with a jab to the head.
Houston throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Houston avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Houston loads up on a big right hand but Cole slips the punch.
A head kick misses from Houston.

Cole closes the distance and pushes Houston back into the cage.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Houston controls the action.
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Cole lands an uppercut.
Cole misses with some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short body shot lands from Cole as the two fighters clinch.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Houston takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Houston uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole is working Houston over against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Houston or not.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Houston misses with a punch on the inside.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole gets through Houston's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Houstons head.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Houston backwards.

Houston is rocked!
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.
Houston letting Cole take a breather here.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Houston avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Houston blocks a body shot from Cole.
Houston blocks an uppercut.
Cole misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A hook to the body from Cole.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Houston's elbow.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Houston tries to break the clinch but Cole is controlling the position.
A frustrated look appears on Houston's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A nice left hand lands by Cole.
Houston lands a hook that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Houston uses good head movement to avoid it.
Houston looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A nice left hand lands by Houston.
A hook to the body from Cole.
Michael Cole has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Houston controls the action.
Houston is trying to force a seperation but Cole has the dominant position.
Cole is struggling to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Houston's elbow.
Cole pushes Houston back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Houston controls his hands.
Houston's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A nice left hand lands by Cole.
Houston is still on wobbly legs! Can Cole finish him?
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Houston wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Houston working hard to break the clinch.
Houston seems to have recovered his senses.
Houston swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Houston.
Good body shot from Cole.
A body shot lands from Cole.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Cole has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Houston is trying to keep an underhook but Cole manages to get the takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cole is controlling the pace.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Cole lands a nice short elbow.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Cole lands a nice short elbow.
Cole scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Cole lands a nice short elbow.
Cole is nestled in close to Houston, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Houston tries to kick Cole off but Cole keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Houston on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Max Houston's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Houston throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Houston rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Cole holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Houston's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Houston throws out a leg kick but Cole moves out of range and Houston only half commits.
Cole moves in looking to clinch but Houston pushes him off.
A low kick from Houston is predictable there
and Cole cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Cole tries to clinch but Houston moves out of range.
Houston connects with a solid leg kick.
Cole darts in trying to clinch
and Houston counters with a lovely shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole is looking to clinch but Houston is avoiding it.
Cole wants to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Houston fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
Houston misses with a combination
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Houston throws a head kick that misses.
Houston with a jab.
Cole is looking to wear down Houston with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Cole checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

Cole darts in and clinches Houston up against the cage.
Cole will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Houston up against the cage.
Houston is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Houston.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole misses with some punches.
A right hand to the body from Cole.
Houston is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Cole gets through Houston's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Houston avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Houston tries to circle away but Cole has him pinned against the cage.
Houston working hard to break the clinch.
Houston looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Cole lands a shot to the body.
Cole lands with a right to the head.
Cole tries to land a knee to the head but Houston blocks with his arms.
Houston tries to circle away but Cole has him pinned against the cage.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole cracks Houston with a nice body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cole works on Houston's body with a couple of short punches.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Houston's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Houston's elbow.
Cole lands a body shot.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Cole lands a shoulder strike.
Cole lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Houston controls the action.
Houston is trying to force a seperation but Cole has the dominant position.
Cole keeps control of Houston as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Cole is leaning against Houston and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Houston avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
A short right from Cole on the inside.

Houston breaks the clinch.
Cole fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Cole scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Houston misses with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Cole.
Houston throws a big counter head kick but Cole avoids it with no problem.
Houston needs to keep his hands up - Cole had a free shot at his head there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cole wants to clinch.
Cole throws a good cross that connects.
Cole has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Houston.
Cole closes the distance looking to clinch
and Houston counters with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole had his way with Max Houston in that round.
The cut man is working on Max Houston's cut.
That's time! Cole's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Houston throws a series of punches but Cole moves out of range.
Cole drops down looking for a counter takedown but Houston sprawls and moves away.
No joy there for Houston, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A solid leg kick lands there for Houston.
Houston misses with a jab to the body

and Cole counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Houston!
Cole is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Houston is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Cole is controlling him well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole trying to control the action but Houston is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Houston is trying to work for a sweep but Cole has mounted him!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole raining down hammerfists from mount.
Cole working the ground and pound effectively.
Cole with the ground and pound from mount.
Houston is squirming around, avoiding Cole's attempts to control the action.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Cole cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Cole landing punches.
Houston is trying to stand up.
Cole landing strikes from the mount and Houston is in trouble!
Houston wants to hold on but Cole pushes him away.
Max Houston has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Cole cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cole drops a big elbow. That's hurt Houston! More shots from Cole and the ref steps in! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:32 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole retains his middleweight title!
Michael Cole made sure to mention his sponsor, MayheM sportswear in his post fight interview.
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Event: GKNY 120 - Cooke vs Cole     
Date:   Mar 11, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Matt Cooke and Michael Cole. Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

185 cm
24
203 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
175 cm
23
200 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Cooke!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Wesley Smith and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cooke takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Cole shoots in for a takedown but Cooke shows good takedown defense.
Cooke is looking to counter punch.
Cooke looks to throw the jab but Cole is out of range.
Cooke tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cole was well out of range. Poor timing from Cooke.
Cole slips a straight right by Cooke.
Nice cross by Cole.
Cooke avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Cooke throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Michael Cole seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cooke throws a lazy right hand but Cole sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Cooke drops Cole with a beautiful combination! Cole stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Cooke is looking for the KO!

Cole is rocked!

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Cole clinches with his opponent.
Cole is still on wobbly legs! Can Cooke finish him?
Cooke lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cooke breaks the clinch.
Cooke drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Cole fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Cole seems to have recovered his senses.
Cole tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Cooke manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A quick step to the side and Cooke tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A solid leg kick lands there for Cooke.
Cole shoots in for a double leg but Cooke sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Cole looks to throw the jab but Cooke is out of range.
Cooke throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Cole forces Cooke back against the cage and clinches.
Cooke prevents a body shot from Cole.
Cole tries to work over Cooke's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cooke slowing the pace effectively.
A short body shot lands from Cole as the two fighters clinch.
Cooke scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cooke lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short uppercut from Cooke.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Cooke slows down the pace here.

Cooke breaks from the clinch.

Oooooh!!! Cooke has knocked Cole down with a huge combo! Cooke steps away and waves a wobbly Cole back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
Cooke throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Cole shoots in and gets a takedown into Cooke's guard.

Cooke wriggles free and stands up.
We've been told by Cooke's head coaches at Thunder MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole avoids a kick to the body.
Cooke throws a low kick but it's checked well by Cole.
Cole fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Cooke checks it well.

Cole rushes Cooke and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Cooke is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Cooke looking to stall.
Cooke scores with a shot to the side of Cole's head.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cole as Cooke tries to tie him up.
Cooke lands a shoulder strike.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cooke backwards.
Cole misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Cole.
Cooke tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole lands a right hand that snaps the head of Cooke backwards.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

Cooke breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cooke swats away the attempt to clinch by Cole.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The fight stays on the outside here - Cole looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Cole checks a low kick from Cooke.
Cole with the counter takedown but Cooke avoids it easily.
Cole throws a body punch but Cooke moves out of range.
Cooke appears to be looking for a big counter.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Cooke dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Cooke on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Cooke circles away from the clinch attempt.
Cole slips a jab from Cooke.
Cooke lands an overhand right.
Cooke throws a push kick but Cole slaps the foot to one side.
Cole pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cooke moves away.
Cooke is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cole can do to turn this around?
Cole lands with a straight right. Cooke didn't see that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Cooke swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Cole scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cooke moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Cooke working hard to break the clinch.
Cooke blocks an uppercut.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cooke digs a right hand underneath Cole's ribcage. Cole let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cooke stalling in the clinch but Cole improves position.
Cole misses with some punches.
Stalling in the clinch from Cooke.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Cooke controls his hands.
A shot in the inside from Cooke.
Cooke wants to break the clinch but can't.
Cole tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cooke fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cole tries a body shot but Cooke blocks it.
Cole working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Michael Cole seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Nice body punch from Cole - that landed with a thud.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cooke content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Cooke blocks a body shot from Cole.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Cole lands a nice shot to the body.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
Cooke is looking to control Cole's arms but Cole gets an underhook and turns him. Now Cooke has his back to the cage.
Cooke throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.

Cooke's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Cole with a nice cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cooke doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Cole closes this distance looking for a takedown but Cooke circles away.

Cole bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Cole throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Cole looks up at the clock and then as Cooke takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Cole smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Cole working his ground and pound in the gym.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cooke is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Cole grinds an elbow into Cooke's temple.
Cooke wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Cole lands a nice forearm strike.
Cooke tries to escape but Cole is in control.
Cole working the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Cole lands a few punches from side control.
Cole trying to control the position but Cooke is working away.
Cooke managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Cole.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cooke is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Cole is looking to take a break and control but Cooke is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Cooke stops Cole from passing to mount.
Cole working the body and head with strikes.
Cole creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Cooke sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Cooke is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Cooke moves out of range of the strikes.
Cole tries to clinch up
letting Cooke counter with a right hand.
Cooke tries to work over Cole's front leg with a kick but Cole checks it.
Cole lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Cooke swats away the attempt to clinch by Cole.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cooke throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Some bone on bone action there as Cole checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

Cole gets a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Cooke fails to land.
Cooke tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cooke misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cole lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Cooke controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
Cooke tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
Cole lands a body punch.
Cooke stalling in the clinch but Cole improves position.
Cole tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cooke lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cole blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Cooke avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole taking a breather.
Cole pushes Cooke back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Cooke is trying to break free.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Cooke controls his hands.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A body shot lands from Cole.
Cooke blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cooke misses with the head strike.
Cooke is looking to control Cole's arms but Cole gets an underhook and turns him. Now Cooke has his back to the cage.
Cole is leaning against Cooke and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A short uppercut from Cole.
Cole is working Cooke over against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Cole.
Cooke has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cooke just leaning against Cole, taking a breather.
A short left from Cole.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cooke misses with the head strike.
Cooke is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
A short uppercut from Cole.
Cole lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cooke backwards.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cookes head.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Cooke controls the action.

Cooke manages to break the clinch.
Cole moves in looking to clinch but Cooke pushes him off.
Cole scores with a nice strike.
Cole tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Cooke defends well and Cole ends up having to push Cooke into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Cole tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Cooke fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Cole checks it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cooke missing with a left hand there. Cole was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Cole misses with a takedown attempt
and Cooke counters with a nice low kick that buckles Cole's knee momentarily.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Cooke swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Cooke appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Cole fails in his attempt to clinch.
Cooke keeps the fight on the outside.
Cole misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cooke.
Cooke throws a wild body kick that Cole sees coming a mile off.
A little jabbing left from Cole on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cole wants to clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole'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.


Cole throws a body punch but Cooke moves out of range.
Cooke throws a quick counter head kick but Cole was just out of range.
Cooke stuns Cole with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A swing and a miss from Cooke.
Cole lands an overhand right.
Cole tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Cooke defends well and Cole ends up having to push Cooke into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Cole tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Cooke misses with a wild combination.
Cole tries to counter by closing the distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Cooke paws at him with a jab and circles away.
It looked like Cooke wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cole instigates a clinch.
Cooke lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cole backwards.
Cooke trying to stall but Cole improves his position.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Cooke controls his hands.
Cooke tries to stall but Cole uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
A left hand lands to the body for Cooke.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
Cooke misses with some punches.
Cole lands a shot to the body.

Cooke breaks the clinch.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole keeps control of Cooke as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cooke backwards.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Cooke controls his hands.
Cooke throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cooke backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cooke.
Cole is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Cole tries to work over Cooke's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cole works on Cooke's body with a couple of short punches.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cookes head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cooke throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.

Cooke breaks the clinch.
Cole swings for the body but Cooke moves out of range.

Cole pushes Cooke up against the cage in a clinch.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Cooke pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Cooke throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Cole tries to clinch but Cooke is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Cole gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Cooke blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cooke is trying to maintain a safe position but Cole gets an underhook and turns Cooke into the cage.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Cooke misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Cooke fails to land.
Cooke blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cooke lands a nice uppercut.
Cooke wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Cooke avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Cooke wants to stall.
Cooke is trying to break the clinch but Cole has him pressed against the cage.
A bit of stalling here from Cooke.
Cooke is struggling to control the position.
A short uppercut from Cole.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole digs a right hand into Cooke's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Cooke's gas tank.
Cole lands an uppercut.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Cole misses with some punches.
Cole lands a hook that snaps the head of Cooke backwards.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Cooke backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Cooke blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cooke tries to stall but Cole uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Cole lands a shoulder strike.
Cooke looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Cooke is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Cooke fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole's cut.
That's time! Cooke's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Cole scores with a hook to the body. Cooke takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Cole goes for a double leg but Cooke avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Cooke continues to drive forward.
Cooke keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Cole swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Cooke slips a straight right by Cole.
Cooke pushes Cole away with a front kick.
Cole blocks a head kick by Cooke.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Cooke swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Cooke looks to throw a body kick
and Cole counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Cole doesn't manage to clinch there - Cooke circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cooke waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cole.
Cole is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Cooke is looking for a counter combo.

Cole clinches up against the cage.
A short right from Cooke.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
Cooke is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Cooke blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cooke controlling the action here for a moment.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Matt Cooke has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cooke fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cooke.
A right hand to the body from Cole.
Cole blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Stalling in the clinch from Cole.
Cole is pushing Cooke up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
The crowd are getting on Cole's back here. They're not happy about his lack of aggression in the clinch.
Cooke content to slow the pace in the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.
Cole misses with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Cole fails to land.
Cooke blocking some punches.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Cooke controls the action.
Cooke working hard to break the clinch.
Cole lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cooke trying to control the position but instead, Cole has worked for underhooks and has pushed Cooke into the cage.
Cooke doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Cooke avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Cooke blocks an uppercut.
Cooke fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cole is looking to control Cooke's arms but Cooke gets an underhook and turns him. Now Cole has his back to the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cooke.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
Cooke is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Cooke is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Cole working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Cooke avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Cole fails to land.
Cole lands a right hand.

Cooke breaks the clinch.

Cole closes the distance and clinches.
Cooke can't find room to land a body shot as Cole controls the action.
Cooke lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cooke lands a left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cooke lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cooke softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Cooke misses with a hook from the clinch.
Good body shot from Cole.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cooke doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cooke prevents a body shot from Cole.
Michael Cole is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Cooke throws a head punch that misses.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 46:49
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 46:49
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Cole!

Michael Cole is the new middleweight champion!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Michael Cole made sure he mentioned MayheM sportswear, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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Event: GKNY 116 - Cooke vs Joe     
Date:   Feb 11, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Ramses Xll. Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Xll is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Scarab - Ankh. 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.

175 cm
23
200 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
191 cm
24
205 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ramses Xll!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, John Kavanagh and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Cole clinches up against the cage.
Xll lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Xll looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Xll's elbow.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Xll is trying to force a seperation but Cole has the dominant position.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Xll tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Good body shot from Cole.
I was talking to Cole's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Cole tries to work over Xll's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stalling in the clinch from Xll.
Xll tries to land knees in the clinch but Cole avoids the damage to the body.
Xll blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Xll looking for a takedown.
Cole lands a body punch in the clinch.
Xll is trying to pull guard but Cole has him pressed against the cage.
Michael Cole has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ramses Xll.
Cole presses Xll against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Cole content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Xll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by Xll.
Xll blocks a body shot from Cole.
Xll has a couple of punches blocked by Cole.
Xll wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Cole has him pressed against the cage.
Cole prevents a body shot from Xll.
Xll lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Xll controls the action.
Xll lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Xll is trying to break the clinch but Cole has him pressed against the cage.
Cole lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by Xll.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Cole.
Xll looks winded!
Cole tries to work over Xll's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

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

Cole closes the distance and clinches.
Xll wants to stall.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Xll lands a left hand.
Cole has Xll pushed against the cage.
Xll misses with some punches.
Cole tries to stall but Xll uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Xll.
Cole lands with a light punch inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Xll is trying to break the clinch but Cole is controlling him.

Xll manages to break the clinch.
Xll takes a swing at Cole's ribcage but misses.
Cole moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Xll takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Cole clinches with his opponent.
A shot in the inside from Cole.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Xll.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Xll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short left from Cole.
A nice left hand lands by Cole.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Xll avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Xll blocks a body shot from Cole.
Xll lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Cole lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Xll.
Xll's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Cole misses with a body punch.
Xll is leaning against Cole and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Xll breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole cracks a nice hook into Xll's ribs.
Ramses Xll seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by Xll.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Cole takes the fight into the clinch.
Cole lands with a short shot to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A short right from Cole on the inside.
Xll doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Xll tries to pull guard but Cole holds him up against the cage and eventually Xll drops back down to his feet.
Cole lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cole scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Cole has Xll pressed against the cage, preventing Xll from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Xll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Xll swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Cole.
Xll misses with a body punch.
Xll blocking some punches.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Cole stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Xlls head.

Xll is rocked!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Cole avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A nice combination there by Xll.

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
Xll misses with a left hand
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Cole swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Xll scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Cole doesn't seem bothered though.
Cole throws a right hand that misses
and Xll counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Cole thinking.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Xll enables Cole to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Xll manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Xll is on top in guard.

Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Cole preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Cole is pulling down on Xll's head. It's preventing any offense from Xll, at least for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Xll trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Xll tries to free his leg and advance position but Cole is retaining full guard.
Xll throws an elbow that misses. Cole uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Xll's guard. Nice move by Cole!

Cole lands a couple of elbows.
Xll not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Cole content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole preventing the sweep.
Cole stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Xll swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cole is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Cole stands up over Xll, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Xll trying to control the position.
Cole trying to control but Xll is working from the bottom.
Xll is trying to control the position but Cole postures up.

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

Cole pushes Xll up against the cage in a clinch.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Xll scores with a shot to the side of Cole's head.
Xll tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Cole just stands there and leans against the cage.
Cole presses Xll against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Xll looking to stall.
Cole lands a shoulder strike.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Xll can do to turn this around?
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Xll has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Cole uses from the top position.
Cole pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Xll is keeping the position for now.
Cole cracks Xll with a solid left hand.
Cole 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.
Cole showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Cole wants to control from the top but Xll keeps moving.
Cole works over Xll with some ground and pound from guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Xll keeping moving, preventing Cole from controlling successfully.
Cole is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Xll is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Xll throws a good cross that connects.
Cole looks to score with a jab to the body but Xll is just out of range.
Xll misses with a body shot

and Cole counters by clinching up.
Xll drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Cole gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Xll lands with a right to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole misses with some punches.
A short left from Cole.
Xll is still on wobbly legs! Can Cole finish him?
Cole avoiding damage.
Cole lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Xll or not.
Xll seems to have recovered his senses.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Xll misses with a body punch.
Xll takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Cole lands with a light punch inside.
Cole lands a big right hand that drops Xll! The killer instinct kicks in and Cole finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Cole!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:16 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Michael Cole waved his t-shirt featuring MayheM sportswear's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: GKNY 111 - Defoe vs Marfaker     
Date:   Jan 07, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Yoshihiro Asai . Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Yoshihiro Asai is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

175 cm
23
200 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
172 cm
23
192 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

MayheM sportswear
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Yoshihiro Asai !
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Cecil Peabody and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Asai swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Cole counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Cole misses with an uppercut.
Cole misses with a hook.
Asai tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Cole was well out of range. Poor timing from Asai .
Asai misses with a looping left.
Cole blocks a jab.
Cole seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Cole throws a leg kick that is checked
and Asai counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Cole avoids the head kick by Asai .
Cole swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Asai misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Cole looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Asai pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Cole jabbing away but nothing is landing.
As Cole backs off Asai throws a huge counter combo but Cole manages to avoid it all.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Nice shot lands for Asai .

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Asai misses.
Asai throws a hook but Cole blocks it.
Cole misses with a wild body shot.
Asai misses with a right hand
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Cole goes for a double leg but Asai avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Asai continues to drive forward.
Cole displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Asai throws out the jab.
Cole is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Asai .
Asai pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Cole closes the distance and pushes Asai back into the cage.
Cole blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.

It looks like Yoshihiro Asai has been cut.
Asai trying to control the position but instead, Cole has worked for underhooks and has pushed Asai into the cage.
A knee to the head by Asai .

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole tries to work over Asai 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A body shot lands from Asai .
Asai digs a right hand into Cole's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Cole's gas tank.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Asai controls the action.
Cole takes a knee to the side of the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Cole throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Asai tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Asai wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Cole has him pressed against the cage.
Cole misses with a body punch.
A right hook to the body lands for Cole.
Asai is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Cole is keeping busy.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Cole.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cole as Asai tries to tie him up.
Cole taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Cole throws a head punch that misses.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Asai backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Asai softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Asai taking a breather.
A frustrated look appears on Asai 's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Asai lands a shoulder strike.
Asai softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Asai tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

Asai breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Asai looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Asai lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Cole circles away quickly and effectively.
Cole attempts a counter takedown but Asai avoids it well and moves away.
Asai throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Asai looks to throw the jab but Cole is out of range.
A lazy left from Asai finds it's target.
Cole takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Asai throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cole counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

Asai lands a left and a right that send Cole crashing to the mat, dazed. Asai thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Cole is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Asai lands a monster head kick that reverborates around the arena! The crowd goes wild as Cole crumples to the floor! Asai milks the crowd's applause and if that isn't knockout of the night, I will be very surprised!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:17 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Yoshihiro Asai !
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Event: GKNY 105 - Defoe vs Man     
Date:   Dec 03, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Matt Cooke. Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

175 cm
22
200 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
185 cm
23
203 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Cooke!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, Lou da Vinci and Joseph Jones.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cooke throws a leg kick that is checked
and Cole counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
We've been informed that Cooke has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Cole jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Cooke tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Cole wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Cooke uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Cole.
Cooke misses with the combination.
Cooke pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cooke throws a leg kick but Cole sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch but Cooke swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A slow jab from Cooke misses its intended target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole tries to clinch
and Cooke cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A left lands for Cooke.
Cooke turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Both fighters circling slowly here as the pace drops. Hopefully one of them does someth.. OOOHHHH!!!! Cooke throws an absolute beast of a head kick! Cole is done! He's out cold, twisted and contorted up against the cage! Wow!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Matt Cooke!
Matt Cooke is the new middleweight champion!
Matt Cooke bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: GKNY 100 - Mencken vs Brewer     
Date:   Nov 12, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Basten Sodergren and Michael Cole. Cole is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by I Won't Back Down. Basten Sodergren could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Michael Cole's chin.

180 cm
25
192 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
175 cm
22
200 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Anarchy Clothing

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)
Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Basten Sodergren!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Jorge Garcia and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sodergren swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Cole throws a shot from downtown. Sodergren moves away and avoids it.
Sodergren tried to counter with a leg kick but Cole avoided it.
Cole takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Sodergren throws a low kick, looking for Cole's leg but Cole calmly moves out of range.
Sodergren connects with a looping right hand.
Sodergren throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Cole stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sodergren looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Sodergren misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sodergren on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A leg kick checked by Cole.

Cole fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Sodergren, pushing him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch on the inside from Sodergren fails to land.
Cole creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Sodergren misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sodergren misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Sodergren uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole scores with a shoulder strike.
Sodergren prevents a body shot from Cole.
Cole works on Sodergren's body with a couple of short punches.

Sodergren breaks from the clinch.
Sodergren just misses with a punch to the body.
Sodergren misses with a low kick.
Sodergren checks the leg kick.
Nice jab there from Sodergren.
Cole throws a looping overhand right but Sodergren ducks down to avoid it.
Sodergren throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sodergren looks for the body kick but Cole saw that one coming.
Cole tries to counter by closing the distance.
Sodergren throws a leg kick that is checked

and Cole moves into the clinch.
Sodergren misses with a hook from the clinch.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sodergren swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A counter left hand to the body from Sodergren misses its target.
Cole avoids a kick to the body.
Sodergren lands a nice looking body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sodergren pushes Cole away with a front kick.

Cole instigates a clinch.
Sodergren lands a shoulder strike.
Sodergren is trying to maintain a safe position but Cole gets an underhook and turns Sodergren into the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole stalls.
Sodergren blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sodergren blocks an uppercut.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Sodergren working hard to break the clinch.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sodergren backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren pushes Cole back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Cole has Sodergren pressed against the cage, preventing Sodergren from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Sodergren scores with a shot to the side of Cole's head.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Sodergren controls the action.
Sodergren scores with a shoulder strike.
Sodergren lands with a right to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Cole.

Sodergren breaks from the clinch.
Sodergren throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Cole counter with a right hand.

Cole moves into the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Cole.
Sodergren tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Cole's elbow.
A bit of stalling here from Cole.
Cole scores with a nice hook to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch on the inside from Cole fails to land.
Sodergren blocks a body shot from Cole.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good body shot from Cole.
Sodergren pushes Cole back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cole blocking some punches.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Cole blocking some punches.
Cole blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sodergren prevents a body shot from Cole.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cole taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Cole lands a left hand.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Sodergren avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Sodergren breaks the clinch.
Sodergren throws a body kick that misses.
Sodergren ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cole moves away.
Cole tries to clinch up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sodergren throws a body shot but no joy.
Cole missing with a left hand there. Sodergren was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Cole misses with a wild body shot.

Cole has taken the fight to the clinch.
Cole tries to work over Sodergren's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cole prevents a body shot from Sodergren.
Sodergren swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cole lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Cole lands a shot to the body.
Cole lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Sodergrens head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sodergren.
Cole blocks an uppercut.
Cole digs a right hand into Sodergren's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Sodergren's gas tank.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Sodergren wants to break free but Cole has control.
Sodergren tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sodergren blocks a body shot from Cole.
Michael Cole seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Sodergren tries to circle away but Cole has him pinned against the cage.
Cole fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cole fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sodergren lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Cole stalling in the clinch.
Sodergren misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sodergren swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Sodergren seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Cole can turn it around.
A nice right hand lands inside from Cole.
Cole lands a body shot.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Sodergren controls the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole presses Sodergren against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Cole pushes Sodergren back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sodergren trying to control the position but instead, Cole has worked for underhooks and has pushed Sodergren into the cage.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Sodergren avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Cole lands a body punch.
Cole has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cole tries a body shot but Sodergren blocks it.
A short body shot lands from Cole as the two fighters clinch.
Cole tries to throw a body punch but Sodergren avoids it by throwing Cole back against the cage.
Cole lands a left hand that snaps the head of Sodergren backwards.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by Sodergren.
Cole lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole gets through Sodergren's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Cole lands a nice shot to the body.
Sodergren tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sodergren misses with a punch on the inside.

Cole drops Sodergren onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Sodergren is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!

Sodergren is rocked!
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Oh Sodergren is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Cole creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Cole creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Sodergren's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Sodergren drops to his knees and Cole pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole is the new middleweight champion!
Michael Cole took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Sun-Tzu for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: GKNY 93 Sodergren v Kropotkin     
Date:   Oct 08, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Gasan Umalatov. Cole comes into the arena with I Won't Back Down blaring out of the sound system. Umalatov has chosen Don Omar - Danza Kuduro ft. Lucenzo as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
21
200 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
183 cm
24
196 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition

Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gasan Umalatov!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Chad Campbell and John Kavanagh.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Cole has Umalatov up against the cage in a clinch.
Umalatov misses with a punch on the inside.
Cole content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Umalatov wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Cole has him pressed against the cage.
Cole misses with a body punch.
We've been hearing reports that Cole has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
A body shot lands from Cole.
Umalatov putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Cole in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Cole lands a body shot.

Umalatov breaks the clinch.
Cole misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Umalatov.
Umalatov lands with a kick to the temple. Cole shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Cole rushes Umalatov and presses him up against the cage.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Umalatov blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Umalatovs head.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole can't find room to land a body shot as Umalatov controls the action.
A short right from Cole.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Umalatov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Umalatov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Cole lands a shoulder strike.
Cole throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Cole scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole lands a hook to the side of the head.
Umalatov wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
A right hand to the body from Cole.
Umalatov pressing his opponent against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by Umalatov.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Umalatov backwards.
Cole lands a nice uppercut.
Cole lands a right hand.
Cole lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Umalatov or not.
Cole is leaning against Umalatov and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Umalatov looks winded!
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Umalatov controls his hands.
Umalatov is trying to maintain a safe position but Cole gets an underhook and turns Umalatov into the cage.
A hook to the body from Cole.
Cole lands a body punch.
Cole tries to work over Umalatov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Umalatov.
Umalatov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cole lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short uppercut from Cole.
Cole lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Cole lands a right hand.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Umalatov.
Cole lands a right hand.
Cole lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Umalatov or not.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Umalatov is rocked!
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Umalatov is still on wobbly legs! Can Cole finish him?
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cole is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Cole lands a left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole pushes Umalatov against the cage. Cole is working some dirty boxing. Cole pushes off with a quick right hook! Umalatov goes down! Umalatov tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Cole moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:15 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Michael Cole waved his t-shirt featuring Sun-Tzu's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: GKNY 88 - Sodergren v Cole     
Date:   Sep 03, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Basten Sodergren and Michael Cole. Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Basten Sodergren has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
24
192 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
175 cm
21
200 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Anarchy Clothing

Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Basten Sodergren!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are David Schapiro, Reed Andrews and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cole misses with a takedown attempt
enabling Sodergren to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
A big left from Cole misses.
Sodergren definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
A bone on bone clash there as Cole blocks the leg kick.

Sodergren drops Cole with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Cole looks back up at him and smiles so Sodergren waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.

Cole is rocked!
Cole has his takedown stuffed
and Sodergren counters with a huge right that knocks Cole out cold! Sodergren is running around with a crazed look on his face - you can see how much that meant to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Basten Sodergren!
Basten Sodergren retains his middleweight title!
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Event: GKNY 83 - Mason v Cole     
Date:   Jul 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Dean Mason and Michael Cole. Cole is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by I Won't Back Down. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
23
190 lbs
7 - 0 - 1
175 cm
21
200 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

Voodoo Nutrition
Spartan Nutrition 160Q with Proof



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight 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 New York, Dean Mason!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Franklyn Lucas, Jorge Garcia and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mason moves away from the strike by Cole.
Cole takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Cole fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mason manages to avoid it.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Mason loads up on a big right hand but Cole slips the punch.
Mason misses with a looping right.
Cole has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Mason finds it's way round the side to connect with Cole's head.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Mason tries to break the clinch but Cole is controlling the position.

Mason pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Mason manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Cole throws the left hand but Mason avoids the punch easily.
Mason swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mason throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Cole unleashes a big counter combination but Mason bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
We've been told by Mason's head coaches at The Studio that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Mason throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mason throws a hook but Cole blocks it.
Mason connects with a crisp jab.
Cole slips a straight right by Mason.
Some bone on bone action there as Cole checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Mason keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Cole tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mason was well out of range. Poor timing from Cole.
Mason throws out a loose jab but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mason swats away the attempt to clinch by Cole.
Cole moves out of range of the body kick from Mason.
Cole steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Mason.
Cole wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Dean Mason seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mason throws out a leg kick but Cole moves out of range and Mason only half commits.
Mason keeps Cole at a distance using the push kick.
Cole just misses with a punch to the body.
A cross from Mason lands.
Mason is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Mason swings for the body but Cole moves out of range.
Cole steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Mason.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole wants to clinch up but Mason keeps it at a distance.
Cole tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Mason manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A cross from Mason lands.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cole lands with a nice body punch.
Mason cracks Cole with a good jab.
Mason misses with a kick to the body.
Cole takes one on the button.
Mason is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Mason waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cole.
Cole looks to score with a jab to the body but Mason is just out of range.
Cole throws a body shot but no joy.
Cole pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mason lands with a shot to the body.
Cole takes a swing at Mason's ribcage but misses.
Dean Mason is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Cole moves out of range of the body kick.
Mason uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cole.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mason lands a really nice looking cross but Cole seems unphased.
Mason jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Cole throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Mason stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Mason throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Mason lets loose with a powerful body kick. Cole will feel that in the morning.
Mason throws out a powerful jab.
Mason misses with a looping left.
Mason is looking to land body kicks.
Cole checks the leg kick.
Cole appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Cole throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Mason connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Cole scrambles back to his feet.
Mason throws a low kick but Cole moves out of range easily.
Cole is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Cole steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mason.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mason scores with a nice strike.
Mason throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mason throws a low kick but Cole moves out of range easily.
Cole looks to land a right hand but Mason moved out of range.
Cole wants to slow Mason down by chopping away at his legs.
Cole swings for the body but Mason moves out of range.
Cole takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Mason thuds a left hand into Cole's body.
Cole with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Mason lands with a shot to the body.
Mason lands with a nice body punch.
Cole dodges the punch combination from Mason.

Cole has managed to clinch.

Mason breaks from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cole uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mason.
Mason missing with a left hand there. Cole was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dean Mason is winning the standup battle so far.
Cole takes a swing at Mason's ribcage but misses.
Mason ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cole moves away.
Mason scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Cole is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Mason rather than just go for the knockout.
Cole defending well as Mason loads up on a big left hand.
Cole defending well as Mason loads up on a big left hand.
Cole appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Cole moves out of range of the strikes.
Mason moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Mason misses with a lunging right hand
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Mason uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cole.
Mason is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cole can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mason thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mason throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.
Mason staying out of range there.
Mason fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Mason throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Cole stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Cole checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Mason lands a lovely overhand right.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Cole throws a body punch but Mason moves out of range.
Mason looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Cole sizes up Mason with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Cole tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mason uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Cole.
Cole fails in his attempt to clinch.
Mason connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Cole's hands.
Mason throws a series of strikes that have Cole backpedaling.
Cole walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Mason checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
An attempted straight right counter from Mason misses the target.
Cole moves out of range of the body kick.
Sloppy strikes from Mason. Those never looked like landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mason moves away.

Cole moves into the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mason misses with a punch to the body.
Cole lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mason backwards.
Mason scores with an uppercut up the middle.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Mason takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

Mason breaks from the clinch.
Mason getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Mason tests Cole's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Cole takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Mason loads up on a big right hand but Cole slips the punch.
Jab by Cole.
Cole finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Cole blocks a jab.
Cole now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mason throws an off balance right hand

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

Mason manages to break the clinch.
Mason throws a chopping leg kick but Cole manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mason moves away.
Cole scores with a hook to the body. Mason takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Mason pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cole keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mason uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Cole.
Mason ducks under a wild hook from Cole.
Mason misses with a body kick.
Mason throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Cole sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Mason listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Cole jabs at Mason's body.
Mason throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Cole let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Cole has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Cole lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Cole creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Mason will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Cole up against the cage.
Mason lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Cole or not.
Mason looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Mason wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Mason trying to control the position but instead, Cole has worked for underhooks and has pushed Mason into the cage.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Cole closes the distance and clinches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Cole.
Mason tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mason throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Coles head.
A short right from Cole.
Cole keeps control of Mason as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Mason swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Cole trying to stall but Mason improves his position.
Mason tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Mason breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Cole on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Mason. Mason obviously looking to wear him down.
Cole scores with a nice head shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mason connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Mason 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.
Cole fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Cole throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mason lands a nice shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mason just misses with a punch to the body.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Mason misses with a hook. Cole ducked under it nicely.
Cole is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Cole misses with a looping right.
Cole tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mason tries to land a front kick but Cole steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Mason listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Cole smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Mason throws a sloppy head kick and Cole moves out of range easily.
Mason throws the kick towards the body but Cole avoids it.
Cole tries to counter with a clinch but Mason shakes him off and moves away.
Mason scores with a crisp jab that stopped Cole in his tracks.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Mason misses with an attempted mid kick.
Mason ducks under a wild hook from Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Mason!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cole lands a slapping body shot.
Mason lands a jab.
A shot to the liver by Mason. Beautiful body shot.
Mason ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cole moves away.
Mason misses with a looping right.
Mason goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Cole now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Mason slips under a jab.
Mason doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Mason throws a solid leg kick but Cole takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Mason.
Cole lands with a shot to the body.
Mason throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole moves out of range as Mason strikes.
Mason moves away from the strike by Cole.
Mason misses with a jab, cross combination.
Mason throws a solid leg kick but Cole takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Mason.
Cole avoids the body shot from Mason.

Cole clinches up with Mason and pushes him back against the cage.
Cole lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Mason backwards.
Cole is trying to maintain a safe position but Mason gets an underhook and turns Cole into the cage.
Cole looking to stall.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Mason stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Cole is trying to stall.
Michael Cole seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A bit of stalling here from Cole.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Cole on the inside.
Mason working aggressively here.
Mason blocking some punches.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Mason.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Mason backwards.
Cole's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Cole fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A right handed body shot lands from Cole.
Cole stalling in the clinch.
Mason tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mason tries to circle away but Cole has him pinned against the cage.
Mason trying to control the position but instead, Cole has worked for underhooks and has pushed Mason into the cage.
Cole lands a shoulder strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mason cracks Cole with a good jab.

Cole closes the distance and clinches.
Still in the clinch, Cole scores with a nice short uppercut.
Mason wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Mason.
Mason doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole lands a body shot in the clinch.
A bit of stalling here from Cole.
Cole tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Cole throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A short left from Cole.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Masons head.

Mason breaks from the clinch.
Cole misses with a straight right.
Mason swings for the body but Cole moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Cole! But no joy.

Cole rushes Mason and presses him up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole slowing the pace effectively.
A shot in the inside from Cole.
Cole digs a right hand underneath Mason's ribcage. Mason let out a lung full of air as it connected.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Cole lands a right hand.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mason lands a body shot in the clinch.
Mason swings wildly with an uppercut but Cole uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole tries to work over Mason's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Cole lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cole makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Cole misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.
Cole lands with a left to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mason's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Mason is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice body punch from Cole - that landed with a thud.
Oh Mason is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Cole throws a big uppercut that drops Mason! More strikes from Cole and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Mason lies dazed against the cage as Cole celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:15 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Sun-Tzu, into his post fight interview.
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Event: Stomp-a-thon 66     
Date:   Jul 02, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Dennis Nilsen. Cole comes into the arena with I Won't Back Down blaring out of the sound system. Michael Cole could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Dennis Nilsen's chin.

175 cm
20
200 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
185 cm
21
185 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Spartan Nutrition 160Q with Proof

Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Dennis Nilsen!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Frank Dennis and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nilsen throws a looping overhand right but Cole ducks down to avoid it.
Cole stuns Nilsen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Nilsen digs a good body shot into Cole's ribs.
Nilsen takes one on the button.
Nilsen takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nilsen throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sloppy strikes from Nilsen. Those never looked like landing.
Nilsen moves out of range of the strikes.
Nilsen throws a lazy uppercut
and Cole connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nilsen slips under a jab from Cole.
Nilsen shoots and misses
and Cole counters with a stiff right hand.
Nilsen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nilsen throws a big shot that misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nilsen dips to his left and cracks Cole with an uppercut!
The fighters circling - Nilsen throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nilsen throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nilsen was well out of range. Poor timing from Cole.
Nilsen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Cole counters with a straight right hand.
Nilsen scores with a sloppy right hand. Cole should have avoided that one.
Nilsen misses with an uppercut.
Nilsen shoots in looking for a takedown but Cole manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Nilsen's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

Nilsen shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Cole napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Cole tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Nilsen wants to control for a moment but Cole uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole trying to hold on to Nilsen's head to control him but Nilsen postures up.
Nilsen tries to pass to full mount but Cole defends it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole is trying is best to control the position here.
Cole is looking to control Nilsen's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Cole avoid being mounted?
Cole is not content to let Nilsen control the position.
Cole tries to get to full guard but Nilsen has control of the leg.

Cole is defending against the submission attempts here by Nilsen.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cole is concentrating on defense, preventing Nilsen from advancing position.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nilsen is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Cole is looking to improve his position.
Cole works his way to full guard. Good work.
Nilsen wants to control from the top but Cole keeps moving.
Cole looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nilsen is one step ahead there.
Cole keeping full guard, as Nilsen tries to pass.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Cole looking for a sweep. Not yet Cole, not yet.
Cole is trying to keep Nilsen in close.
Nilsen slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Nilsen bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Cole's head backwards.
Cole lands with a good body shot.
Cole showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nilsen.
Nilsen connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Cole momentarily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Dennis Nilsen 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.


Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Michael Cole is winning the standup battle so far.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. Nilsen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nilsen will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Cole uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nilsen.
Nilsen cracks Cole with a right hand to the side of the head.
Cole misses with a wild body shot.
Nilsen throws a right hand that misses
enabling Cole to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Dennis Nilsen has been cut.
Nilsen misses with a left hand
and Cole counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nilsen lands with a hook. Cole tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nilsen ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nilsen lands a two punch combo.
Nilsen might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nilsen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nilsen throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cole was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Cole slips under a jab.
Cole lunges at Nilsen with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Nilsen's hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Nilsen misses.
A quick step to the side and Cole tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cole throws a jab when Nilsen was well out of range.
Nilsen throws a jab when Cole was well out of range.
It looks like Cole has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Cole throws a big shot that misses.
Sloppy strikes from Nilsen. Those never looked like landing.
Nilsen connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Cole throws out a loose jab but Nilsen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nilsen feints the counter takedown.
Dennis Nilsen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nilsen connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Cole momentarily.
Cole throws an overhand right that lands on Nilsen's shoulder, as Nilsen tries to avoid the shot.
Cole moves out of range of the strikes.
Nilsen misses with a double jab.
Cole throwing a counter right hand but Nilsen manages to avoid it.
Nilsen misses with a double jab
and Cole counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Cole tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Nilsen is able to avoid easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nilsen.
Nilsen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Michael Cole is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nilsen throws a hook but Cole blocks it.
Nilsen throws a right and a left that both miss.
Nilsen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sloppy strikes from Cole. Those never looked like landing.
Cole ducks under a wild hook from Nilsen.
Nilsen throws an off balance right hand
and Cole counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nilsen shoots in and drives through. Cole sprawls well.
Nilsen throws a left and a right that both miss
and Cole counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nilsen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Cole bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Cole uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nilsen.
Cole swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Cole misses with a hook. Nilsen ducked under it nicely.
Cole uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nilsen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole slips under a jab from Nilsen.
Nilsen avoids the body shot from Cole.
Cole fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nilsen manages to avoid it.
Cole thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Nilsen if he has to take too many more of those.
Cole moves out of range of the strikes.
Nilsen is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Cole.
Cole blocks a jab.
Nilsen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Cole throws out the jab.
Nilsen uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Nilsen takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Cole slips under a jab from Nilsen.
Cole shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nilsen jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Cole finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nilsen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Cole defends it well.
Cole misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nilsen.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nilsen avoids the body shot from Cole.
Nilsen throws a right hand that misses
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nilsen keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Cole pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nilsen misses with a body punch
and Cole counters with a straight right hand.
Cole misses with a body shot.
Nilsen misses with an uppercut. Cole saw that one coming.
Nilsen throws a hook but Cole avoids it easily.
Cole gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A punch combination from Nilsen misses.
Nilsen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Cole throws out a powerful jab.
Nilsen fails to land with a series of punches.
Cole swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Dennis Nilsen will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Dennis Nilsen's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Nilsen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Nilsen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nilsen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nilsen scores with a crisp jab that stopped Cole in his tracks.
Cole with a nice cross.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:22 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole retains his middleweight title!
After the big win, Michael Cole made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Sun-Tzu and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: Stomp-a-thon 56     
Date:   Apr 09, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Mickey O'Neil and Michael Cole. O'Neil kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Golden Brown - The Stranglers. Cole has chosen I Won't Back Down as his entrance music. Mickey O'Neil has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
22
200 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
175 cm
19
200 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Sun-Tzu
Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mickey O'Neil!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Robert Twigg and George Francis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
O'Neil throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Cole feints the counter takedown.
O'Neil misses with a hook
and Cole counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
O'Neil paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
O'Neil lands a jab to the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from O'Neil. Cole does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cole changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. O'Neil does a little dance to reset his feet.
O'Neil throws a lazy uppercut
and Cole counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Cole lands with an uppercut that bounces O'Neil off the cage and back into range.
Cole ducks under a wild hook from O'Neil.
A telegraphed right hand from O'Neil misses the target.
Cole wants to counter the offense by O'Neil and move into the clinch position.
Cole avoids the body shot from O'Neil.
O'Neil digs a good hook to Cole's body.
Cole uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from O'Neil.
Good standup being displayed there by O'Neil as he connects with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.

O'Neil closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A shot in the inside from O'Neil.
Cole prevents a body shot from O'Neil.
O'Neil working aggressively here.
A right hook to the body lands for Cole.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.

It looks like Mickey O'Neil has been cut.
Cole lands with a short shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
Cole is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
A right hand to the body from O'Neil.
O'Neil swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
O'Neil misses with a punch on the inside.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with O'Neil's elbow.
Cole works on O'Neil's body with a couple of short punches.
O'Neil is breathing heavily.
Cole leaning his opponent against the cage.
We've been informed that Cole has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Cole lands with a light punch inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
O'Neil misses with a punch to the body.
Cole trying to control the position but instead, O'Neil has worked for underhooks and has pushed Cole into the cage.
O'Neil doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
O'Neil blocks an uppercut.
O'Neil throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole stalling.
Cole throws a punch but it's blocked by O'Neil.
O'Neil misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Cole.
O'Neil blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
O'Neil lands with a short shot to the head.
O'Neil misses with some punches.
Good body shot from Cole.
O'Neil goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
O'Neil is looking to control Cole's arms but Cole gets an underhook and turns him. Now O'Neil has his back to the cage.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cole lands a shot to the body.
Cole digs a right hand underneath O'Neil's ribcage. O'Neil let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Cole digs a right hand into O'Neil's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on O'Neil's gas tank.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Cole stalling the fight.
Cole lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Nice body punch from Cole - that landed with a thud.
A short body shot lands from Cole as the two fighters clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Cole.
Cole lands with a short shot to the head.
Cole lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A head punch on the inside from O'Neil fails to land.
Cole makes some space for himself and lands 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!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for O'Neil.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Cole goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O'Neil tries to work over Cole's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Cole lands with a left to the head.
Cole lands with a light punch inside.
Cole stalls.
Cole's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Cole continues to stall. The referee tells him to work or he's going to break them up.
A head punch on the inside from O'Neil fails to land.
A right handed body shot lands from O'Neil.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by O'Neil.
Still in the clinch, O'Neil scores with a nice short uppercut.
Cole has O'Neil pressed against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Mickey O'Neil'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.


A punch lands to the side of Cole 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Cole misses with a body shot.
O'Neil throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Cole dips to his left and cracks O'Neil with an uppercut!
Cole throws the left hand but O'Neil avoids the punch easily.
O'Neil doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Cole slips a jab from O'Neil.
O'Neil tests Cole's chin there with a solid looking shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole moves away from the strike by O'Neil.

O'Neil gets tackled into the cage by Cole. Cole maintains the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cole.
A hook to the body from Cole.
Cole digs a right hand into O'Neil's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on O'Neil's gas tank.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole has a couple of punches blocked by O'Neil.
O'Neil misses with the head strike.
O'Neil misses with a short punch on the inside.
Cole working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
O'Neil blocks a body shot from Cole.
O'Neil blocks a body shot from Cole.
Cole scores with a nice hook to the head.
O'Neil throws a head punch that misses.
O'Neil misses with a hook from the clinch.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as O'Neil controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Cole.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cole as O'Neil tries to tie him up.
O'Neil prevents a body shot from Cole.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Cole.
Come on O'Neil - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
O'Neil fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from O'Neil fails to land.
O'Neil is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Cole is keeping busy.
Cole pushes O'Neil back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

O'Neil is rocked!
Cole lands an uppercut.
Oh O'Neil is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Good body shot from Cole.
Cole pushes O'Neil against the cage. Cole is working some dirty boxing. Cole pushes off with a quick right hook! O'Neil goes down! O'Neil tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Cole moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole is the new middleweight champion!
Michael Cole took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Sun-Tzu for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: Stomp-a-thon 53     
Date:   Mar 19, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Cole and Ramses Xll. Cole comes to the cage accompanied by I Won't Back Down. Xll has chosen Karl Sanders - Rapture of the Empty Spaces as his entrance music. Ramses Xll acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

175 cm
19
200 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
191 cm
20
203 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu
Spartan Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ramses Xll!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, George Francis and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Xll misses the shot to the body.
Cole moves in looking to clinch but Xll pushes him off.
Xll looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Xll lands with a nice combination. Cole backs away looking to recover.
A cross from Cole lands.
A big left from Xll misses.
Xll swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ramses Xll seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A big left from Cole misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Xll misses with a wild body shot.
Xll throws a series of punches but Cole avoids them all with ease.
Cole wants to clinch
and Cole takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole checks a leg kick.

Cole forces Xll back against the cage and clinches.
Cole is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Xll is keeping busy.
Xll lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Cole.
Cole misses with a hook from the clinch.
Cole swings wildly with an uppercut but Xll uses good head movement to avoid it.
Cole stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Xll.
I was talking to Cole's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Stalling in the clinch from Xll.
Xll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Cole lands a body shot in the clinch.

Xll ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Xll no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Cole pushes down on Xll's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Xll is looking to control Cole's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Xll avoid being mounted?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Xll is trying to stand back up but Cole is controlling him
Cole seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Xll does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Xll trying to control here.
Xll keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Xll is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Xll wants to get back to his feet.
Cole is looking to take a break and control but Xll is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Xll wants to get back to his feet.
Cole wants to take a breather but Xll is having none of it.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Xll throws a lazy uppercut

and Cole counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Cole.
Cole tries to work over Xll's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Xll pushes Cole back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Xll tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Xll back against the cage.
Nice body punch from Cole.
Cole is trying to stall.

Xll breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Cole ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Xll moves away.
Xll throws a hook but Cole avoids it easily.
Xll swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Xll fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.

Cole gets a clinch.
Xll misses with some punches.
Cole lands a body punch.
Cole slows down the pace here.
Cole digs a right hand into Xll's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Xll's gas tank.
Xll looks winded!
Xll fails to pull guard.
Stalling in the clinch from Cole.
Cole lands a left hand.
Xll is trying to push Cole away but Cole has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Xll can't break the clinch.
Cole working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Xll is trying to maintain a safe position but Cole gets an underhook and turns Xll into the cage.
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 Michael Cole will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Xll tries to bum rush Cole with a series of wild strikes but Cole uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Cole uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Xll.
Xll misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Cole digs a good body shot into Xll's ribs.
A shot to the liver by Cole. Beautiful body shot.
No joy there for Xll, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A combination from Xll does no damage.
Cole tries to clinch up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Xll connects with a crisp jab.
Xll misses with a straight right.
Cole lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole cracks Xll with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Ramses Xll is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Cole throws a looping overhand right but Xll ducks down to avoid it.
Xll misses with a head kick.
Cole wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Cole lands a nice shot to the body.
Xll throws a front kick aimed at Cole's knee but Cole avoids it well.
Ramses Xll seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Xll throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Cole rushes Xll and presses him up against the cage.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Xll throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Cole has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Cole lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Xll stalling in the clinch but Cole improves position.
Xll tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Michael Cole has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Xll fails to pull guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole trying to control the position but instead, Xll has worked for underhooks and has pushed Cole into the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Cole creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Cole lands a body punch.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Xll is breathing heavily.
Cole tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Xll's elbow.
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!
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Xll.
Michael Cole has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ramses Xll.
Xll scores with a shoulder strike.
Cole is trying to stall.
Xll has had enough of the clinch but Cole keeps him there for the moment.
Xll throws a punch but it's blocked by Cole.
Xll takes a shot to the head.
Cole swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole scores with a shoulder strike.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Xll can do to turn this around?
Cole lands with a light punch inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Xll tries to pull guard but Cole holds him up against the cage and eventually Xll drops back down to his feet.
Cole lands a body punch in the clinch.
Cole works on Xll's body with a couple of short punches.
Cole throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Xlls head.
A short left from Cole.
Cole is working Xll over against the cage.
Cole lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Xll.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A nice left hand lands by Cole.
Cole scores with a shot to the side of Xll's head.
Cole lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Xll is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Xll tries to throw a body punch but Cole avoids it by throwing Xll back against the cage.
Xll is still on wobbly legs! Can Cole finish him?
Cole throws a big uppercut that drops Xll! More strikes from Cole and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Xll lies dazed against the cage as Cole celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
An out of breath and clearly excited Michael Cole thanked Sun-Tzu for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: GBS Fight Night 2     
Date:   Feb 24, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Maui Wowie and Michael Cole. Wowie's entrance music is Dont bogart that joint. A fine choice. Cole is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by I Won't Back Down. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
21
202 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
175 cm
19
200 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

GREEN!160
Machine Fight Gear

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Maui Wowie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Stewart Dunkirk and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cole punishes Wowie's body with a nice straight punch.
Wowie looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Wowie takes a swing at Cole's ribcage but misses.
Wowie bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Cole's head backwards.
A jab from Wowie finds it's way through Cole's defenses.
Wowie throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.
Cole moves away from the strike by Wowie.
Cole is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
A big left from Wowie misses.
And Cole tries to counter it with a takedown but Wowie pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Wowie fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
Cole keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A big left from Wowie misses.
Wowie throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Cole steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Wowie.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Cole feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wowie wants to stand up but Cole is controlling him.

Wowie kicks Cole off and gets to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wowie misses with a double jab.
Wowie throws a combination that misses

and Cole counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Wowie!
The referee asks Cole politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Cole prefers to stall for the moment though.
Cole prevents Wowie from escaping the position.
Cole in side control, throwing shots but Wowie defends.
Cole throws a strike aimed at the side of Wowie's head but Wowie avoids it well.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Cole has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Wowie avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Cole.
Cole is looking to take a break and control but Wowie is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Cole controls the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Cole is looking to take a break and control but Wowie is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Wowie tries to escape but Cole is in control.
Cole staying calm.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Wowie tries to escape but Cole is in control.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Wowie misses with a hook to the body

and Cole counters with a takedown into side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cole sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Wowie is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole tries to score with some ground and pound. Wowie controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Wowie is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Cole is controlling him well.
Wowie avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Cole.
Wowie trying to remain calm as Cole controls from the top position.
Wowie is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Cole has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Cole tries to advance to mount but Wowie denies him.
Wowie is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Wowie is looking to get back to his feet here but Cole is keeping cool and he's managed to take Wowie's back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
What can Wowie do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Wowie is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
Cole misses with punches from the back.
Cole throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Cole struggling to land strikes to the head as Wowie covers up.
Cole is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Wowie is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Michael Cole will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.



Cole clinches up against the cage.
Wowie working hard to break the clinch.
Wowie has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Wowie tries to circle away but Cole has him pinned against the cage.
Cole misses with the head strike.
Cole lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Wowie or not.
A bit of stalling here from Cole.
Wowie is looking to break free of the clinch but Cole has double underhooks.
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Cole keeps control of Wowie as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Cole creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole avoiding damage.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wowie is trying to force a seperation but Cole has the dominant position.
Cole makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Wowie is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Cole.
Cole lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wowie backwards.
Cole softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Cole leaning against his opponent.
Cole tries a body shot but Wowie blocks it.
Wowie looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Cole misses with a punch to the body.
Wowie wants to get back to striking at distance but Cole won't allow it.
Cole lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Wowie breaks from the clinch.
Cole slips a straight right by Wowie.
Cole steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Wowie.
Maui Wowie is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sloppy strikes from Wowie. Those never looked like landing.
Cole takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wowie fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
Wowie cracks a nice hook into Cole's ribs.
Wowie misses with a combination

so Cole counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Cole prevents Wowie from getting back to his feet.
Cole not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Wowie preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Cole forces his way into half guard.
Cole is controlling the pace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Cole is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Cole is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Cole stops Wowie from getting back to his feet.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Cole is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Wowie tries to bum rush Cole with a series of wild strikes but Cole uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Cole has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Wowie finds it's way round the side to connect with Cole's head.
Wowie misses the shot to the body.
Nice jab there from Wowie.
Wowie misses with a jab, cross combination.
Wowie throws a hook to the side of Cole's head but Cole sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Cole is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Wowie throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Cole sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wowie scores with a hook.
Cole takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wowie throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.
Wowie throws a body punch but Cole moves out of range.
Cole steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Wowie.
Wowie throws a right and a left that Cole avoids nicely.
Cole steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Wowie.
Wowie misses with an uppercut.
Cole tries to counter with a clinch but Wowie shakes him off and moves away.
A slow jab from Wowie misses its intended target.
A big right from Wowie misses.
Wowie throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wowie moves into range and connects with a jab.
Cole changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wowie throws a body shot but no joy.
Wowie swings widly with a right hand

and Cole holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Wowie has had enough of the clinch but Cole keeps him there for the moment.
Wowie's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Michael Cole seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Cole struggles to land a body shot inside as Wowie controls his hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A bit of stalling here from Cole.
Cole lands a body punch.
Wowie looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Cole prevents Wowie from breaking the clinch.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Cole creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Cole throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Wowie being controlled against the cage.
A short uppercut from Cole.
Cole lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Wowie wants to get back to striking at distance but Cole won't allow it.
Cole lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wowie tries to break free but Cole pushes him back against the cage.
Cole lands a left hand that snaps the head of Wowie backwards.
Maui Wowie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A right hook to the body lands for Cole.
Cole doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cole stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A short right from Cole on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice body punch from Cole - that landed with a thud.
Cole lands a left hand that snaps the head of Wowie backwards.
A body shot lands from Cole.
Cole pushes Wowie back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A left hand lands to the body for Cole.
Cole scores with a shot to the side of Wowie's head.
Cole lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Cole lands a left hand.

Wowie is rocked!
Cole works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Oh Wowie is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Cole lands with a short shot to the head.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Cole.
Cole has Wowie pushed against the cage.
Cole receives a warning from the referee for stalling.
Nice body punch from Cole - that landed with a thud.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Cole creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Wowie with a big uppercut! Wowie tries to clinch up but Cole pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Wowie to the mat! Wowie covers up and Cole unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:11 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole gave a mention to Sun-Tzu in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
The defeated Maui Wowie had this to say: 'Pass the Bong'.
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time
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 47     
Date:   Feb 06, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Islam Makhachev and Michael Cole. Makhachev comes into the arena with HEY MAMA - David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj & Afrojack blaring out of the sound system. Cole comes into a darkened arena with his song building. I Won't Back Down kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
21
190 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
175 cm
19
200 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
KO power
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu
Mohito Fightwear

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Islam Makhachev!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Chris Downing and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Makhachev.
Cole throws a sloppy body shot

and Makhachev counters with a left and a right that hurts Cole! He wobbles and falls to the floor - he's in big trouble! Makhachev jumps into full mount!

Cole is rocked!

Makhachev gets to his feet and calls his opponent to stand. Here come the fireworks!
Cole is still on wobbly legs! Can Makhachev finish him?
Makhachev cracks Cole with a brutal left hook that knocks him out cold! This one is over in a flash! Game over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Islam Makhachev!
Islam Makhachev retains his middleweight title!
Islam Makhachev managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Mohito Fightwear, into his post fight interview.
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G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 43     
Date:   Jan 09, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Sultan Aliev and Michael Cole. Aliev comes to the cage accompanied by Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal. Cole comes into a darkened arena with his song building. I Won't Back Down kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both these guys have solid standup skills and neither is particularly fantastic on the ground, so let's hope for a nice standup war!

182 cm
20
195 lbs
2 - 5 - 0
175 cm
18
200 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu
Mohito Fightwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sultan Aliev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michael Cole!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Gwen Towbar and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aliev misses with the combination.
Cole uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Aliev lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Cole circles away quickly and effectively.
Cole uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aliev.
Cole displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Aliev.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Cole has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Cole stuns Aliev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Aliev shoots for a double leg takedown but Cole sprawls well. He's pushed Aliev's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aliev misses with a head kick.
Aliev moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Aliev 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.
Cole misses the shot to the body.
Nice straight punches there by Cole. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Cole.
Cole lands a jab to the nose.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Aliev misses.
Aliev dives in for a single leg takedown but Cole sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Sultan Aliev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Cole tries to close the distance and clinch up but Aliev swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Aliev gets the takedown into side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Aliev scoring with punches and elbows.
Aliev misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Cole can do anything to dispel that myth.
Aliev trying to control the action but Cole is working from the bottom.
Cole is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Aliev wants to pass the guard but Cole is defending well.
Aliev not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Aliev wants to free his trapped foot but Cole is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Cole controlling the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cole trying to control from the bottom.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Aliev is looking to take a break and control but Cole is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Cole manages to get to full guard.
Aliev trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Cole lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aliev is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Cole pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Aliev is keeping the position for now.
Cole is pushing down on Aliev's leg trying to pass to half guard. Aliev is fighting to maintain full guard but Cole has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Cole thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Aliev keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Aliev looks like he's trying to stand up.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Aliev to regain full guard.
Aliev wants to hit a switch here but Cole passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Aliev there!
Cole thowing shots but they're missing.
Cole thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cole controlling the pace for now.
Cole's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
More stalling from Cole.
Cole sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Cole misses with a head shot.
Aliev wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Cole.
Aliev is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aliev fails with a takedown attempt.
Aliev throws a jab but it's blocked by Cole.
A combination from Cole does no damage.
Cole scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Aliev doesn't seem bothered though.
Aliev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Cole.
Cole digs a good body shot into Aliev's ribs.
Aliev lands a jab to the head.
Cole throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sultan Aliev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cole walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Aliev checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Cole throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Aliev.
A jab from Aliev misses.

Aliev changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Cole looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Cole tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole sneaks back into half guard.
Aliev is nestled in close to Cole, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Aliev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Cole desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Aliev wants to take a breather but Cole is having none of it.
Aliev lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Cole desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Aliev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aliev is looking to take a break and control but Cole is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Cole keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Cole is looking to improve his position.
Cole wants to control but Aliev is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Michael Cole has got the better of the ground game so far.
Aliev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Cole defending well though.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Aliev lands a nice short elbow.
Aliev missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Cole has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Cole gets full guard.
Cole tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Aliev postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Aliev pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Cole is keeping the position for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cole wants to sweep but no luck.
Cole pulls Aliev in to control the position.
Aliev trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aliev is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Cole is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Aliev with a flurry of punches that miss.
Aliev trying to control the position from guard on top but Cole is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cole wants to sweep here but Aliev controlling him for the moment.
Aliev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Aliev keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Cole's head.
Aliev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Aliev is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Cole controlling Aliev's posture.
Cole is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Aliev wants to pass the guard but Cole is keeping the position.
Cole looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Aliev distracts Cole with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Cole pulls Aliev in to control the position.
Cole keeping moving, preventing Aliev from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aliev throws out a powerful jab.
Cole stuns Aliev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Aliev goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Cole scores with a punch to the head.
Aliev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Cole. Aliev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cole is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Aliev rather than just go for the knockout.
Aliev fails with a takedown attempt.
Sultan Aliev is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aliev shoots in for a takedown but Cole shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
A telegraphed right hand from Cole misses the target.
Cole uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Aliev has time to react.
Aliev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Cole.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cole throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aliev fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Cole manages to avoid it.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Aliev.
Cole feints a counter leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Sultan Aliev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Cole defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Aliev.
Cole slips a straight right by Aliev.
Aliev lands with a right hand.

Cole moves into the clinch.
Cole lands an uppercut.
Good body shot from Cole.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Cole.
Cole gets through Aliev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short uppercut from Cole.
Cole misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short left from Cole.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aliev tries for a takedown. No joy.
Cole lands a body shot in the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aliev has had enough of the clinch but Cole keeps him there for the moment.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Cole.

Aliev is rocked!
Cole lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Aliev to his knees! Cole keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:23 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michael Cole!
Michael Cole spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.