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Event: Syn 604     
Date:   Nov 10, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 14 p4p, 1 weight class) and Masa Sanada (ranked 34 p4p, 6 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by HARDAWAY. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

184 cm
32
180 lbs
34 - 13 - 0
180 cm
27
174 lbs
17 - 2 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

HELLBENT
Conviction

Urban Fighter
HELLBENT



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Masa Sanada!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, William Gold and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've been told by Diggs's head coaches at Convicted Fight Club that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Sanada's knee but Sanada avoids it well.
A punch combination from Sanada misses.
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Sanada is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
A low kick from Diggs misses
and Sanada counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Sanada throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jab from Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs lands with a hook. Sanada tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Diggs 's head but he takes it in his stride.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Sanada swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Diggs.
A cross from Sanada lands.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Sanada looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A big left from Sanada misses.
Sanada throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs fires out a quick counter leg kick but Sanada just manages to avoid it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Diggs looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sanada.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Sanada's leg. Sanada is trying to keep his angry face on.
Diggs throws a series of strikes that have Sanada backpedaling.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch but Sanada swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sanada throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs counters with a low kick, right behind Sanada 's knee.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Sanada's front leg but catches the back leg as Sanada tries to avoid it.
Diggs lands a right hook to the body.
Sanada throws a lazy uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws the left hand but Sanada avoids the punch easily.
A little jabbing left from Sanada on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Sanada throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sanada takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sanada throws a shot from downtown. Diggs moves away and avoids it.
Sanada 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.
Sanada misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.
Sanada throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Diggs lunges at Sanada with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sanada's hand.
Sanada misses with a right hand
and Sanada takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sanada missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sanada stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sanada cracks Diggs with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Diggs pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Sanada misses the body punch
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sanada swings widly with a right hand
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sanada misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. Sanada looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs thuds a left hand into Sanada's body.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Sanada moved out of range nicely.
Diggs throws a sloppy head kick
and Diggs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sanada swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Sanada misses the shot to the body.
Sanada throws a big shot that misses.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Sanada might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Diggs has got the better of the exchanges.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Sanada checks it.
Sanada connects with the punch.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.
Sanada throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada throws a poor cross that misses
and Diggs counters with a right hand to the body.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Diggs misses the jab.
Sanada tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Sanada.
Diggs appears to be looking for a big counter.
Sanada's corner calls for a 1-2. Sanada obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sanada throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs is looking to counter with a body kick.
Diggs misses with a body shot
and Sanada counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Orlando Diggs's cut is getting worse.
Diggs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sanada! But no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a right hand
and Diggs counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sanada throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sanada moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs throws a head kick but Sanada moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sanada! But no joy.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Sanada checks it.
Sanada throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice shot by Diggs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Sanada misses with a looping right.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Sanada knows he should have avoided that one.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sanada throws out the jab.
A jab from Sanada misses.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sanada catches Diggs with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Sanada misses with a left hand
and Diggs counters with an outside leg kick.
Diggs tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Sanada manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Sanada misses with a right hand

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sanada will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Diggs up against the cage.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Sanada is trying to force a seperation but Diggs has the dominant position.
Diggs scores with a shoulder strike.

Sanada breaks the clinch.
Diggs lands a nice shot that snaps Sanada's head back.
A jab lands there for Diggs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs cracks Sanada with a right hand to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs'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.


That kick from Diggs tenderised Sanada's leg. Sanada is trying to keep his angry face on.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Sanada knows he should have avoided that one.
Diggs blocks a jab.
Sanada looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Diggs tests Sanada's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A right-left combo lands from Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanada swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Diggs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Sanada sees it coming and moves out of range.
Sanada swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs lands a body shot.
Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Diggs jabs Sanada right on the nose. Sanada blinks but takes it well.
Sanada throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A telegraphed right hand from Sanada misses the target.
Sanada misses with a lunging right hand
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada's corner calls for a 1-2. Sanada obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sanada uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Sanada is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diggs appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Sanada throws a right and a left that both miss.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sanada throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sanada swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Diggs counters with a two punch combo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs throws a quick inside leg kick.
Diggs works the jab nicely.
Sanada uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs scores with a sloppy right hand. Sanada should have avoided that one.

Diggs has taken the fight to the clinch.
Sanada has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Sanada wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs lands an elbow just above Sanada 's eye.
Diggs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sanada wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Diggs has him pressed against the cage.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Sanada controls his hands.
Diggs goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sanada prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Sanada has Diggs pushed against the cage.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Diggs scores with a shoulder strike.

Sanada's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sanada throws a right hand that misses
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sanada throws an off balance right hand
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
Diggs rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Sanada to counter with a crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sanada misses with an uppercut.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sanada can do to turn this around?
Sanada misses with a hook.
Diggs is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Sanada.
Sanada misses with a body shot
and Diggs counters with a solid body kick.
Sanada closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Sanada throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sanada takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sanada scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Sanada throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Sanada manages to avoid it.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Sanada jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sanada misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a nice low kick that buckles Sanada's knee momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sanada throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Sanada with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs digs a good body shot into Sanada's ribs.
Diggs works the jab nicely.
Sanada avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sanada on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Nice jab there from Diggs.
Sanada misses with a jab to the body
and Diggs counters with a low kick, right behind Sanada 's knee.
A shot to the body from Sanada misses
and Diggs counters with a good low kick that Sanada was not able to check.
Sanada walks into a straight right hand from Diggs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Sanada defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Sanada looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sanada is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Sanada's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Sanada misses with a straight left.
Sanada lands a lovely overhand right.

Orlando Diggs's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Sanada lands with a cross.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Sanada misses the target.
Sanada throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Sanada takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Sanada misses with an uppercut.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Diggs misses with a head kick.
Sanada misses with a hook
and Diggs counters with a nice body shot.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sanada.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Diggs throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Sanada on the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sanada misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sanada waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Sanada throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sanada thinking.
Diggs scores with a body shot.
Sanada rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diggs counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sanada thinking.
Diggs doesn't manage to clinch there - Sanada circles away.
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!
Sanada throws a shot from downtown. Diggs moves away and avoids it.
Sanada misses with a body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs had his way with Masa Sanada in that round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Diggs, as that shot connected.
Sanada slips a jab and a cross from Diggs.
Sanada ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Sanada in his tracks.
Diggs lands a head kick. Sanada smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Sanada waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
As Sanada backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs throws a leg kick
enabling Sanada to counter with a crisp jab.
Diggs lands with a nice body kick.
Diggs throws a nice looking combination but Sanada bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sanada blocks the body kick.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sanada.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sanada throws out the jab.
Diggs was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Diggs takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sanada manages to avoid it.
Sanada throws out a counter right but Diggs avoids it with no problem.
Diggs scores with a jab to the head.
Sanada throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Masa Sanada has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a body shot
and Sanada takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sanada pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Sanada stuns Diggs with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sanada swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Sanada throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Sanada has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sanada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Sanada misses with a lunging right hand
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jab from Diggs.
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Sanada's front leg but catches the back leg as Sanada tries to avoid it.
Diggs looks to throw a body kick
and Sanada counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Diggs thinking.
Sanada takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Diggs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Sanadas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Sanada throws a big shot that misses.
Diggs quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Diggs.
Sanada throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Sanada moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sanada misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Sanada throws a body shot but no joy.
Sanada slips a straight right by Diggs.
Sanada swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sanada throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diggs counters with a nice leg kick.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sanada.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 50:45
Judge William Gold scores the fight 50:45
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
A less than humble Orlando Diggs misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: Syn 600 - All In     
Date:   Oct 20, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Russell Tyrone Jones (ranked 1 p4p, 1 weight class) and Orlando Diggs (ranked 3 p4p, 3 weight class). Tyrone Jones comes into the arena with Ol' Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo blaring out of the sound system. Diggs has chosen HARDAWAY as his entrance music. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

182 cm
30
199 lbs
26 - 6 - 1
184 cm
32
184 lbs
34 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

HELLBENT
Aspire Clothing

Conviction



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 26 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Russell Tyrone Jones!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Paul Tew and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs slips a straight right by Tyrone Jones.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Tyrone Jones jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Tyrone Jones looks to land a right hand but Diggs moved out of range.
Tyrone Jones looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Tyrone Jones slips a straight right by Diggs.
We've been informed that Diggs 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.
A big left from Diggs misses.
A punch lands to the side of Tyrone Jones 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Diggs swings for the body but Tyrone Jones moves out of range.
Tyrone Jones missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tyrone Jones stalks Diggs and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Diggs's face. Diggs staggers backwards, shaken.
Tyrone Jones scores with a one two! Diggs had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tyrone Jones walks into a straight right hand from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones blocks a leg kick.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tyrone Jones was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Tyrone Jones staying out of range there.
Diggs throws a body punch but Tyrone Jones moves out of range.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Diggs lands with a good body shot.
Diggs misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Tyrone Jones misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs takes a jab right on the kisser.
Diggs scores with a jab to the head.
Tyrone Jones lands with a nice body punch.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tyrone Jones swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Diggs takes one to the side of the head.
Tyrone Jones thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tyrone Jones throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tyrone Jones throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Tyrone Jones closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs throws a quick inside leg kick.
Diggs swings for the body but Tyrone Jones moves out of range.
Tyrone Jones throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. Tyrone Jones looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Tyrone Jones moves into range and connects with a jab.
Tyrone Jones misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Tyrone Jones misses the target.
Left hook, right uppercut from Tyrone Jones.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones connects with the punch.
Diggs slips under a jab.
Tyrone Jones waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Tyrone Jones blocks a head kick by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
It seemed like Diggs was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Diggs on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Tyrone Jones. Tyrone Jones obviously looking to wear him down.
Diggs lands with a thumping leg kick.
Tyrone Jones tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Tyrone Jones looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs throws out a counter right but Tyrone Jones avoids it with no problem.
A clash of legs there as Diggs blocks the low kick.
Diggs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Tyrone Jones's sensitive parts.
Tyrone Jones with a nice cross.
Tyrone Jones avoids a punch combination nicely.
Diggs cracks Tyrone Jones with an open hand slap.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Tyrone Jones throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Tyrone Jones throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Tyrone Jones's front leg but catches the back leg as Tyrone Jones tries to avoid it.
Tyrone Jones swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs jabs Tyrone Jones right on the nose. Tyrone Jones blinks but takes it well.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.
Tyrone Jones throws a sloppy head kick and Diggs moves out of range easily.
Tyrone Jones throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Russell Tyrone Jones seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tyrone Jones on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Tyrone Jones throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Diggs thumps Tyrone Jones with a low kick.
Good leg kick by Diggs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Tyrone Jones.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tyrone Jones. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs throws a jab when Tyrone Jones was well out of range.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs avoids a punch combination nicely.
Diggs wants to clinch.
Tyrone Jones half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs scores with a jab. Tyrone Jones acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tyrone Jones. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tyrone Jones sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tyrone Jones is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. Tyrone Jones was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tyrone Jones connects with a body shot.
Diggs 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.
Tyrone Jones attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Diggs walks into a straight right hand from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Diggs throws a front kick that sends Tyrone Jones stumbling back into the ropes.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tyrone Jones walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Diggs checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diggs throws out a counter right but Tyrone Jones avoids it with no problem.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs digs a good body shot into Tyrone Jones's ribs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Russell Tyrone Jones will probably get the nod.
That's time! Tyrone Jones's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Tyrone Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs stuffs the takedown attempt from Tyrone Jones. Tyrone Jones gets slowly back to his feet.
Tyrone Jones walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
A jab from Tyrone Jones finds it's way through Diggs's defenses.
Diggs throws a low kick but it's checked well by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs flicks out a counter leg kick but Tyrone Jones steps away.
Diggs on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Tyrone Jones tries to bum rush Diggs with a series of wild strikes but Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Diggs with a nice cross.
Tyrone Jones looks to land a right hand but Diggs moved out of range.
Tyrone Jones throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones lands with a right hand.
Tyrone Jones swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Tyrone Joness jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tyrone Jones throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Diggs slaps away a takedown attempt from Tyrone Jones, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Tyrone Jones has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tyrone Jones sizes up Diggs with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
The fighters circling - Tyrone Jones throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tyrone Jones missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tyrone Jones misses the jab.
Diggs only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tyrone Jones misses the jab.
Good shot there by Diggs.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Tyrone Jones moved out of range.
Diggs ducks right into an uppercut from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones works the jab nicely.
Diggs takes one to the chin there.
Tyrone Jones checks a leg kick.
Tyrone Jones changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Some wild striking there from Diggs.
Diggs misses with the combination.
Diggs misses with a wild combination.

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!
Tyrone Jones lands a slapping body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tyrone Jones. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs tries to clinch up but Tyrone Jones circles away and keeps his distance.
Tyrone Jones misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tyrone Jones jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diggs was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Tyrone Jones avoids a kick to the body.
Tyrone Jones swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Diggs scores with a jab.
Diggs lands a head kick!
Tyrone Jones just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Tyrone Jones moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Good standup being displayed there by Tyrone Jones as he connects with a hook.
Tyrone Jones waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Tyrone Jones throws a leg kick but Diggs checks it.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Tyrone Jones throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Tyrone Jones takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Tyrone Jones will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tyrone Jones.
Diggs throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Diggs is looking to score with low kicks.
A head kick misses from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

Diggs closes the distance and pushes Tyrone Jones back into the ropes.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.

Tyrone Jones has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Diggs clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A lull in the action here.
Tyrone Jones is working the ground and pound. Can Diggs escape?
Tyrone Jones is hanging on to Diggs's back as he tries to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Tyrone Jones punches the canvas rather than the man.
Diggs is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Tyrone Jones off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Diggs tries to break free.
Tyrone Jones scores with a nice shot to the head of his opponent. Diggs is looking for a way out.
Tyrone Jones gets his hands free as Diggs looks to control.
Tyrone Jones tries to keep control of the position but Diggs is staying busy.
Diggs trying to control the position but Tyrone Jones manages to sink in the hooks.
Tyrone Jones trying to control momentarily.
Tyrone Jones throwing wild punches that miss their target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
That kick from Tyrone Jones tenderised Diggs's leg. Diggs is trying to keep his angry face on.
Tyrone Jones misses with a hook.
Tyrone Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs wants to slow Tyrone Jones down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs slaps away a takedown attempt from Tyrone Jones, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Diggs let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Tyrone Jones throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Tyrone Jones throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Tyrone Jones scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A big left from Tyrone Jones misses.
Diggs throws out a counter right but Tyrone Jones avoids it with no problem.
Diggs throws a head kick that misses.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs feints and then cracks Tyrone Jones's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Tyrone Jones down.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Tyrone Jones sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Tyrone Jones moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tyrone Jones moves away.
Diggs takes a swing at Tyrone Jones's ribcage but misses.
Russell Tyrone Jones is winning the standup battle so far.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Tyrone Jones checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones checks a low kick from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones avoids the head kick by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones thuds his right hand into Diggs's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Tyrone Jones works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Tyrone Jones bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tyrone Jones lands a body shot.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Tyrone Jones uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tyrone Jones swats away the attempt to clinch by Diggs.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Donk. Tyrone Jones catches Diggs right on the button with a cross.
Tyrone Jones throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs throws the kick towards the body but Tyrone Jones avoids it.
Diggs slips under a jab from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tyrone Jones.
The fighters circling - Tyrone Jones throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Tyrone Jones's sensitive parts.
Diggs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Diggs catches Tyrone Jones with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Diggs walks into a left hand.
Diggs thows a left - swing and a miss!
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Tyrone Jones misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs throws a solid leg kick but Tyrone Jones takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Diggs.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Jab by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones looks to land a combination but Diggs avoids it well.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Tyrone Jones's shoulder, as Tyrone Jones tries to avoid the shot.
Tyrone Jones changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Tyrone Jones cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Diggs.
Diggs takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Diggs bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Tyrone Jones steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Diggs. That one must have hurt.
Tyrone Jones takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Tyrone Jones sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Tyrone Jones attempts a counter takedown but Diggs avoids it well and moves away.
Tyrone Jones checks a low kick from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones misses the jab.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Diggs has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Tyrone Jones missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs throws a shot from downtown. Tyrone Jones moves away and avoids it.
Tyrone Jones misses with an uppercut.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Diggs scores with a sloppy right hand. Tyrone Jones should have avoided that one.
Diggs avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Diggs throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Tyrone Jones stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs cracks the inside of Tyrone Jones's front leg.
Tyrone Jones throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tyrone Jones slips a straight right by Diggs.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Tyrone Jones scores with a nice head shot.
Tyrone Jones throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs counters with a good low kick that Tyrone Jones was not able to check.
A nice leg kick lands there from Diggs.
Diggs wants to clinch up but Tyrone Jones keeps it at a distance.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Tyrone Jones is out of range.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
Tyrone Jones tries to counter with a takedown but Diggs is quick to defend against it.
Tyrone Jones gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Tyrone Jones connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tyrone Jones throws a one two combo.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Diggs finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Tyrone Jones avoids the head kick by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones misses with a looping right.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tyrone Jones lands a nice hook to Diggs's body. Diggs takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones attempts a counter takedown but Diggs avoids it well and moves away.
A big right from Tyrone Jones misses.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Tyrone Jones uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Tyrone Jones ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Tyrone Jones's knee but Tyrone Jones avoids it well.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs tries to clinch up.
Tyrone Jones fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Diggs looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Tyrone Jones throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. Tyrone Jones was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs wants to clinch up but Tyrone Jones keeps it at a distance.
Tyrone Jones looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Tyrone Jones blocks a leg kick.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones looks to land a combination but Diggs avoids it well.
Tyrone Jones takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Tyrone Jones misses with a few strikes there.
Diggs wants to counter with a clinch but Tyrone Jones pushes him away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Tyrone Jones on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Tyrone Jones swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs tries to counter with a clinch but Tyrone Jones shakes him off and moves away.
Diggs scores with a body shot.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Tyrone Jones sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A big right from Tyrone Jones misses.
Diggs takes a swing at Tyrone Jones's ribcage but misses.
Tyrone Jones looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.

Diggs closes the distance and clinches.
A right handed body shot lands from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tyrone Jones works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Tyrone Jones blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tyrone Jones blocks the elbow strike.
Diggs lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short uppercut from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Tyrone Jones.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones looking to slow down the pace here.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Good body shot from Diggs.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
Diggs lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Diggs lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Tyrone Jones - that landed with a thud.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Diggs.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Tyrone Jones throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
A hook to the body from Tyrone Jones.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tyrone Jones tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tyrone Jones blocks an elbow strike from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones stalling.
Tyrone Jones is trying to push Diggs away but Diggs has him pressed against the ropes, so he's going nowhere.
Tyrone Jones throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Diggss head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Tyrone Jones misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tyrone Jones swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Orlando Diggs seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Diggs lands with a light punch inside.
Diggs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Tyrone Jones swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs lands a left hand.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Tyrone Jones softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Diggs presses Tyrone Jones against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Tyrone Jones avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the ropes.
Tyrone Jones fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tyrone Jones is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Diggs pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tyrone Jones throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs lands a right hand.
A right hand to the body from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs tries a body shot but Tyrone Jones blocks it.
Diggs lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tyrone Jones backwards.
Diggs lands with a right to the head.
Tyrone Jones has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs blocks a body shot from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diggs digs a right hand into Tyrone Jones's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Tyrone Jones's gas tank.
Diggs lands with a left to the head.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Nice body punch from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tyrone Jones tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tyrone Jones working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Tyrone Jones controls the action.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that fourth round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Tyrone Jones ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Tyrone Jones's shoulder, as Tyrone Jones tries to avoid the shot.
Tyrone Jones throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Diggs on the side of the head.
Tyrone Jones tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones moves out of range of the leg kick from Diggs.
Diggs 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.
Diggs slips a jab from Tyrone Jones.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Tyrone Jones 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tyrone Jones sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs slips a jab from Tyrone Jones.
Diggs wants to counter the offense by Tyrone Jones and move into the clinch position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tyrone Jones misses with a looping right.
Tyrone Jones throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
Tyrone Jones sizes up Diggs with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Diggs misses with a low kick as Tyrone Jones jumps back.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tyrone Jones feinted with a counter takedown.
Tyrone Jones fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
Tyrone Jones throws a predictable looking body shot
and Diggs counters with a nice body shot.
Tyrone Jones misses the shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tyrone Jones. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs throws a low kick but it's checked well by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Tyrone Jones looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Tyrone Jones throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs 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.
Tyrone Jones changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Nice body punch from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
It seemed like Diggs was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Tyrone Jones throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Tyrone Jones checks a low kick from Diggs.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Diggs jabs at Tyrone Jones's body.
Tyrone Jones throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and checks it nicely.

Diggs clinches with his opponent.
Orlando Diggs has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tyrone Jones tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
Nice body punch from Tyrone Jones - that landed with a thud.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tyrone Jones lands a left hand.
A head punch on the inside from Tyrone Jones fails to land.
Tyrone Jones lands with a light punch inside.
Tyrone Jones misses with a punch on the inside.
Tyrone Jones is trying to force a seperation but Diggs has the dominant position.
Tyrone Jones misses with a punch to the body.
Tyrone Jones goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tyrone Jones scores with a nice hook to the head.
Tyrone Jones tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Tyrone Jones back against the ropes.
Diggs gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Tyrone Jones.
Tyrone Jones swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Tyrone Jones misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones struggles to land a body shot inside as Diggs controls his hands.
A short uppercut from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A short left from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tyrone Jones misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tyrone Jones misses with a punch to the body.
Tyrone Jones lands a left hand.
Tyrone Jones digs a right hand into Diggs's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Diggs's gas tank.
Tyrone Jones has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diggs digs a right hand underneath Tyrone Jones's ribcage. Tyrone Jones let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Tyrone Jones controls the action.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Tyrone Jones swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Tyrone Jones controls his hands.
Diggs lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Tyrone Jones is looking to take this one to the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tyrone Jones lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Diggs misses 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 shot in the inside from Diggs.
Diggs softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Diggs lands a right hand that snaps the head of Tyrone Jones backwards.

Tyrone Jones breaks from the clinch.
Diggs throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Tyrone Jones misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Tyrone Jones lands a jab to Diggs's midsection.
Tyrone Jones keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Diggs takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A leg kick checked by Diggs.
Tyrone Jones fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
Tyrone Jones avoids the body shot from Diggs.
A head kick misses from Diggs.
Tyrone Jones showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Diggs.

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 Russell Tyrone Jones.
I think Tyrone Jones has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 47:48
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 49:48
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Russell Tyrone Jones!

Russell Tyrone Jones retains his middleweight title!
Russell Tyrone Jones bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Syn 596     
Date:   Sep 22, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 4 p4p, 1 weight class) and Bomb Com (ranked 13 p4p, 3 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. Com has chosen Bombs Away as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

184 cm
32
174 lbs
33 - 12 - 0
178 cm
31
175 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Bomb Com!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Andrew Berry and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A low kick from Com misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.
Diggs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Com throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diggs connects with a good right hand that stumbles Com. Com circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Com takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Com keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs tries to clinch up.
A chopping leg kick lands by Diggs.
Diggs takes a jab right on the kisser.
Bomb Com seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A lazy body kick from Com
and Diggs counters with a nice body shot.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Com paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Com is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Diggs 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.
Diggs throws a nice head kick!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A swing and a miss from Com.
Diggs finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Com looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Com delivers a nice body kick.
Com throws a nice inside leg kick.
Com attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Com throws a leg kick
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Com shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A counter left hand to the body from Diggs misses its target.
Com looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Com keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Com tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
A clash of legs there as Com blocks the low kick.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Com on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Diggs connects with a looping right hand.
Diggs delivers a nice body kick.
Com lands with a nice body punch.
Diggs connects with a body shot that sends Com's belly button to the back.
Jab, jab by Com - just one landing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Com feints the counter takedown.
Diggs throws the left hand but Com avoids the punch easily.
Com keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Com throws a solid leg kick but Diggs takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Com.
Diggs wants to slow Com down by chopping away at his legs.
Com throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Com misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Diggs is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Com throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Com's calf.
Com rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diggs counters with a straight right hand.
We've been told by Diggs's head coaches at Convicted Fight Club that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Diggs throws a body punch but Com moves out of range.
Diggs misses with a hook. Com ducked under it nicely.
Diggs scores with a shot to the body.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Com's shoulder, as Com tries to avoid the shot.
Com keeps the fight on the outside.
Diggs is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

Diggs has Com up against the cage in a clinch.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Com.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Com.
Com is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Diggs is defending well.
Com blocking some punches.
Nice elbow from Diggs.
Com can't break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Diggs creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Com fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Com working aggressively here.
Com misses with the head strike.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Com.
Com scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Com swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Coms head.
Diggs blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Com uses good head movement to avoid it.
Com misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Diggs.
Diggs lands a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs lands a body punch in the clinch.
Com presses Diggs against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Com throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs prevents Com from breaking the clinch.
Com digs a right hand underneath Diggs's ribcage. Diggs let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Com tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Com misses with some punches.
Diggs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short right from Com on the inside.
Com lands a nice shot to the body.

Com turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Com manages to end up in side control.

Diggs throws Com to one side and escapes!
Com loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
Com with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Com jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A little feinted left hand from Diggs on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Diggs slips under a jab from Com.
Good exchange - Diggs coming out on top.
Diggs keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Com takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Com misses with a looping right.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A good leg kick by Com.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Diggs.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Com ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Diggs swings for the body but Com moves out of range.
Diggs lands with a good body shot.
Diggs scores with a hook.
Com throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diggs counters with a straight right hand.
Diggs throws the kick towards the body but Com avoids it.
Diggs defending well as Com loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs fires out a quick counter leg kick but Com just manages to avoid it.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Com throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs counters with a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Diggs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs misses with a hook. Com ducked under it nicely.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Com's leg. Com is trying to keep his angry face on.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Com throws a poor cross that misses
and Diggs counters with a nice body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Com shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Com misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Com ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Com's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Com takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Diggs throws a low kick but Com moves out of range easily.
Diggs scores with a leg kick.
A low kick from Com misses
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
Diggs throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Com's head.
A cross from Diggs lands.
Diggs changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Com misses with a looping right.
Diggs cracks Com with a good jab.
Com keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Com is out of range.
Diggs gets cracked there but stands up to it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Com keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Diggs looks for the body kick but Com saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Com lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Com motions for Diggs to come forward. Com throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Com misses with a right hand
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.
Diggs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Diggs tries to clinch but Com is having none of it.
Diggs lands a front kick.
A clash of legs there as Com blocks the low kick.
Diggs checks a leg kick nicely.
Diggs swats away the attempt to clinch by Com.
The fighters circling - Com throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Com throws out the jab.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.
Diggs throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Com thows a leg kick but Diggs checks it
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Com fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.

Diggs has managed to clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Com creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Com has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Diggs.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Com uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Com.
Com lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
With the fighters up against the cage, Diggs throws an elbow but misses.
Diggs scores with a shoulder strike.
Com fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Com lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Diggs lands a body punch.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Com can do to turn this around?
Diggs scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right from Diggs on the inside.
Com misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
Com lands with a left to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Com tries for a takedown. No joy.
Orlando Diggs has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Com.
Diggs scores with a shot to the side of Com's head.
Diggs lands a left hand that snaps the head of Com backwards.
Diggs lands a nice elbow.
Diggs working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Diggs lands with a left to the head.

Com breaks from the clinch.
Com avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Com throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Good work by Com as he checks the leg kick.
Com lets loose with a powerful body kick. Diggs will feel that in the morning.
Com throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Com was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Com keeps the fight on the outside.
Diggs chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Com can pounce on him.
Orlando Diggs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Com throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


That kick from Com tenderised Diggs's leg. Diggs is trying to keep his angry face on.
Com checks a leg kick nicely.
Com fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Diggs throws a push kick but Com slaps the foot to one side.
Com drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diggs defends it well.
Com lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Com throws a body kick that misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Diggs misses its target.
Com misses with a looping right.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Diggs.
Com takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs moves out of range of the leg kick from Com.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Com throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Com steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
A cross from Com lands.
Com checks a leg kick nicely.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Com tries to score with a low kick but Diggs moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Diggs tries to land a front kick but Com steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

Com has taken the fight to the clinch.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by Com.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Com.
A head punch on the inside from Com fails to land.
Com lands a right hand.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Diggs.
Diggs is leaning against Com and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Com.
Diggs working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Com.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Com controls the action.
Diggs gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Com.
Com tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Com back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Com doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Diggs scores with a shoulder strike.
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!
Com's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short right from Diggs.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike.
A short right from Diggs on the inside.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by Com.
Com has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Diggs lands with a right to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Com.
Diggs lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Com or not.
Com tries to work over Diggs's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs prevents the takedown attempt.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Diggs just misses with a elbow thrown towards Com's brow.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Com.
Com avoids the elbow strike from Diggs, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Com lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Com lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Com.
A nice left hand lands by Com.
Com wants to take the fight to the mat but Diggs manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Orlando Diggs has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bomb Com.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Diggs.
Com swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Com uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Com.
Com blocks a body shot from Diggs.
Com lands with a right to the head.
Com tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Com is looking for a takedown.
Com takes an elbow to the temple.
Diggs lands a left hand that snaps the head of Com backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A short right from Diggs.
Diggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Diggs blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Com.
Com has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Com misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Com takes an elbow to the forehead.
Com throws a head punch that misses.
Com can't break the clinch.
Diggs lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Com is looking to take this one to the mat.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Com controls his hands.
Diggs comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs clearly takes that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Diggs moves out of range as Com throws a body kick.
Diggs throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Com misses with a low kick as Diggs jumps back.
A jab lands there for Com.
Diggs misses the jab.
Com on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Com pivots, looking for a leg kick but Diggs is out of range and Com settles back down.
Com throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.

Diggs gets a clinch.
Com misses with a short punch on the inside.
Com tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Com fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch on the inside from Com fails to land.
Com tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Com misses with some punches.
Diggs scores with a shoulder strike.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Com blocks an uppercut.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Diggs creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Diggs is pressed up against the cage. Com has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Diggs down to the mat. Diggs avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Com connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Com throws a low kick but it's checked well by Diggs.
Com swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs wants to clinch up but Com keeps it at a distance.
Com throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice body kick there by Diggs.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Com throws a poor cross that misses
and Diggs counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Com throws a low kick, looking for Diggs's leg but Diggs calmly moves out of range.
A big right from Com misses.
A jab from Diggs does it's job there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Com misses the shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Com fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
A jab from Com misses.
Com tries a head kick but it misses.
Com shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Com takes one on the button.
Diggs throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Diggs thuds a left hand into Com's body.
Com cracks Diggs with an open hand slap.
Com misses with a left hand
and Diggs counters with a nice leg kick.
Diggs smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Com just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Com lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Com lands with a nice body punch.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Diggs - that will leave a mark!
Diggs misses with the body kick
and Com makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Com misses with a looping left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a jab to Com's midsection.
Com on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Com lands a jab.
Diggs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Com is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Diggs misses the body punch
and Com counters with a stiff right hand.
Com lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Com shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Com throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Com staying out of range there.
Com blocks a jab.
Diggs moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Com takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Diggs connects with the punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Com tries for a takedown but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Com connects with a leg kick. Diggs looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Diggs scores with a nice body kick.
Com has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Diggs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Com walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Nice uppercut there from Diggs.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Com steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Com stuns Diggs with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Diggs sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Com takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Diggs checks a leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Diggs misses the target.
Com tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Com connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Com slips under a jab from Diggs.
Diggs works the jab nicely.
Com tries a head kick but it misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Com throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
Diggs walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Com throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs misses with a left hand
and Com counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs blocks the body kick.
Diggs is looking to clinch.
Com tries a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Com wants to land a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs looks to land a body kick but Com moved away.
Com looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diggs moves out of range as Com throws a body kick.
Diggs displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Com.
Diggs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Com's sensitive parts.
Com defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Com throws out a counter right but Diggs avoids it with no problem.
Com moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs avoids the head kick by Com.
Com lands a jab to Diggs's midsection.
Com misses with a low kick.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
A countering left hand to the body from Com misses.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Com.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Com uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diggs.
Diggs jabs Com right on the nose. Com blinks but takes it well.
Com throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diggs slips under a jab.
Com takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Com tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Diggs paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Diggs avoids the head kick by Com.
Com has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Com throws out the jab.
Diggs tests Com's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Com thows a leg kick but Diggs checks it
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Diggs slips a jab from Com.
An attempted straight right counter from Diggs misses the target.
Diggs looks to land a body kick but Com moved away.
Diggs lands a glancing blow to the side of Com's head.
Com wants to clinch up but Diggs keeps it at a distance.
Com fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A big left from Com misses.
Bomb Com has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Com with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Com misses with an attempted mid kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Com 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs throws a hook but Com blocks it.
Diggs connects with a nice looking jab.
Diggs drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Diggs scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Com doesn't seem bothered though.
Com cracks Diggs with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Com tries to clinch but Diggs is having none of it.
Diggs moves away from the strike by Com.
Com fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Com throws a lazy body kick
and Diggs counters with a nice leg kick.
Com misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Diggs was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Com is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Com's front leg but catches the back leg as Com tries to avoid it.
Diggs lands with a hook. Com tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A slapping body kick lands there for Diggs.
Com doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs moves in looking to clinch but Com pushes him off.
Com walks forward, straight into a front kick from Diggs.
Diggs is looking to clinch.
Com misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Diggs makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Com really felt that one!
Com missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.
Diggs throws a hook but Com blocks it.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Com cracks a nice hook into Diggs's ribs.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Com throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Diggs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Diggs moves out of range as Com strikes.

Diggs gets a clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Com misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diggs lands with a right to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Com goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by Com.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Com uses good head movement to avoid it.

Diggs is fighting off a takedown attempt but Com is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Diggs to the mat. Diggs regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Com throws a big right hand that misses.
Com in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Com is looking to work some ground and pound but Diggs has wrist control.

Diggs is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Diggs cracks Com with a nice body shot.
Com fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 50:45
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 50:45
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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RATING
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Event: Syn 593     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 7 p4p, 1 weight class) and Ramon Gracie (ranked 22 p4p, 5 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. Gracie is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. 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.

184 cm
31
174 lbs
32 - 12 - 0
180 cm
32
180 lbs
29 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Phil Schofield and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs tries to land a front kick but Gracie steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

Gracie gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Gracie controls the action.
Diggs lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Gracie.
Gracie stalls.
I was talking to Diggs's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Diggs throws an elbow but it misses.
Diggs lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Gracie or not.
Diggs pushes Gracie back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Diggs lands a body shot.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Gracie controls his hands.
Gracie trying to control the position but instead, Diggs has worked for underhooks and has pushed Gracie into the cage.
Gracie wants a takedown but no success here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Gracie is pushing Diggs up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Gracie takes an elbow to the temple.

It looks like Ramon Gracie has been cut.
Diggs lands a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gracie is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gracie can't get the takedown.
Gracie leaning against his opponent.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gracie.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Gracie tries to stall but Diggs uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

Diggs's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gracie checks a leg kick nicely.
Gracie tries to land a front kick but Diggs steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A little feinted left hand from Diggs on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Orlando Diggs has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ramon Gracie.
Diggs scores with a decent looking hook.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Gracie is out of range.
Diggs's corner calls for a 1-2. Diggs obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gracie finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Diggs swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Gracie.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Diggs.
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Gracie feints the counter takedown.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Gracie.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Diggs checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diggs throws the left hand but Gracie avoids the punch easily.
Gracie changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs sets himself, and Gracie steps forward looking for the clinch! Diggs avoids it this time.
Diggs lands a slapping body shot.
Gracie fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs throws a jab when Gracie was well out of range.
Gracie throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs 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.
Gracie wants to clinch up but Diggs keeps it at a distance.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Diggs digs a good hook to Gracie's body.
A big right from Diggs misses.
Diggs scores with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Diggs as he connects with a hook.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.
Diggs swings widly with a right hand

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Diggs!

Diggs bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gracie closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
And Gracie tries to counter it with a takedown but Diggs pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Diggs thuds a left hand into Gracie's body.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Gracie on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gracie.
Gracie scores with a shot to the body.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gracie.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs throws a leg kick

and Gracie counters with a single leg into guard. Diggs didn't expect that.
Diggs not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Diggs is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gracie pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Diggs is keeping the position for now.
Gracie not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Gracie postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Gracie can do to turn this around?
Diggs is adopting a defensive guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a lazy uppercut

and Gracie counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Gracie's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Gracie wants to control from the top but Diggs keeps moving.
Gracie passes into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Gracie seems to be looking for submissions.
Diggs has his hands clasped together around Gracie's back. He's all about the action.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Gracie lands a nice short elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs is staying active underneath Gracie, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Diggs is trying to get back to full guard.
Diggs is not content to let Gracie control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gracie prevents Diggs from improving his position.
Gracie has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Gracie postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Diggs looks a forlorn figure.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs tries to lock up and control but Gracie gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Ramon Gracie has got the better of the ground game so far.
Gracie breaks from Diggs's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Gracie lands a heavy elbow.
Gracie looking to control but Diggs is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Gracie landing shots from mount.
The referee warns Diggs that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Gracie throwing strikes but Diggs recovers to half guard. A much better position.
Diggs is not content to let Gracie control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is just content to waste time from the top position. Diggs takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Diggs has Gracie pulled in close to control his posture.
Gracie trying to control but Diggs is working from the bottom.
Gracie 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 crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Diggs is pulling down on Gracie's head to control his posture.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Diggs with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Gracie's shoulder, as Gracie tries to avoid the shot.
Gracie staying out of range there.
Nice body punch from Diggs.
A big left from Diggs misses.

Gracie has managed to clinch.
A right hand to the body from Diggs.
With the fighters up against the cage, Diggs throws an elbow but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie is trying to maintain a safe position but Diggs gets an underhook and turns Gracie into the cage.
Gracie pushes Diggs back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Gracie has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Diggs seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Gracie can turn it around.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Diggs creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gracie looking for a takedown.
Gracie swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gracie misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Diggs escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Diggs scores with a leg kick.
Gracie looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Gracie checks a leg kick nicely.
Diggs throws a right and a left that Gracie avoids nicely.
Gracie drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diggs defends it well.
Diggs cracks a nice hook into Gracie's ribs.
Gracie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Gracie throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diggs throws the kick towards the body but Gracie avoids it.
Gracie takes one to the side of the head.
Diggs circles away from the clinch attempt.
Gracie throws out a leg kick but Diggs moves out of range and Gracie only half commits.
Gracie shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Diggs!
This has been an exciting period of action!

Gracie wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Diggs, who protects the arm well.
Gracie wants to take a breather but Diggs manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Gracie.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Diggs is keeping the position.
Gracie passes easily into side control. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs regains half guard there - taking advantage of Gracie's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Gracie passes the guard and advances to mount!
Diggs sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but Diggs keeps working.
Gracie throwing shots but Diggs is blocking nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Diggs with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Gracie sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Diggs defending well though.
Diggs is refusing to be controlled, as Gracie sits in half guard.
Gracie is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Diggs is squirming around, avoiding Gracie's attempts to control the action.
Gracie thowing shots but they're missing.
Gracie landing strikes from the mount.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Orlando Diggs did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Ramon Gracie'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.


Diggs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diggs throws a shot from downtown. Gracie moves away and avoids it.
Gracie tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Gracie slips under a jab.
Gracie avoids the head kick by Diggs.
Diggs throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Gracie decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Diggs's guard.
Gracie trying to control but Diggs is working from the bottom.
Diggs keeping full guard, as Gracie tries to pass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Gracie is fighting to break Diggs's control of his arms but Diggs is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Diggs preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Gracie accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Diggs holds on and takes a little breather.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Gracie listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gracie is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a looping right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gracie avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs throws a sloppy head kick and Gracie moves out of range easily.
Diggs lands with a nice body punch.
Gracie throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs throws a series of punches but Gracie moves out of range.
Diggs connects with a body shot that sends Gracie's belly button to the back.
Diggs keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diggs swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Diggs crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gracie - the referee stops the clock and Diggs gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gracie. Diggs manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Gracie thumps Diggs with a low kick.
Gracie blocks a leg kick.
Gracie with the counter takedown but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Gracie ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.
Gracie moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Diggs takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Gracie shoots in and drives through. Diggs sprawls well.
Diggs misses with a body kick.

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

and Gracie counters with a nice double leg into guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs working a defensive guard here.

Diggs has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Gracie is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Diggs.
Gracie creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Diggs sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.

Gracie tries for a kimura but Diggs is defending well.
Gracie has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Diggs is trying to get back to half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ramon Gracie'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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Diggs misses with a hook.
Gracie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gracie fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Gracie checks a leg kick.
Diggs misses with a leg kick.
Diggs lands a really nice looking cross but Gracie seems unphased.
Diggs lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Gracie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Gracie ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gracie, right into the meat.
Gracie takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Gracie's head but Gracie sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs throws out a powerful jab.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gracie moves away.
Diggs scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Diggs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gracie is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch but Diggs swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Diggs throws a right hand that misses

and Gracie holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Gracie takes an elbow to the temple.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Gracie changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Diggs fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Diggs tries to keep at a distance but Gracie has taken the fight into the clinch.
Gracie stalling the fight.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diggs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Gracie slips under a jab.
Gracie ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Gracie takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Diggs throws the left hand but Gracie avoids the punch easily.
Diggs lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Gracie moves into the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Diggs scores with a nice short uppercut.
Ramon Gracie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Gracie tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Gracie back against the cage.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Gracie controls the action.
Gracie misses with a body punch.
Diggs takes a shot to the head.
Gracie content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Gracie tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Gracie back against the cage.
Diggs looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Diggs tries to work over Gracie's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Diggs escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Gracie is just out of range.
Gracie feints the counter takedown.
Gracie wants to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a series of punches but Gracie moves out of range.
Diggs throws a leg kick that is checked

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gracie fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Gracie working the head and body with strikes.
Diggs defending against the ground and pound.
Gracie working away.

Gracie goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Diggs rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Gracie's guard! Nice work there by Diggs!
Diggs is looking to stand up but Gracie won't let him.

Gracie is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Diggs defends well.
Gracie has a closed guard, preventing Diggs from standing up.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 49:46
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:47
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
After winning the bout, Orlando Diggs thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: Syn 590     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 10 p4p, 1 weight class) and Paul Warror (ranked 65 p4p, 13 weight class). Diggs kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is KING of the FALL. Paul Warror is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

184 cm
31
174 lbs
31 - 12 - 0
185 cm
30
180 lbs
21 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Paul Warror!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Ackerman and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Warror walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Diggs checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diggs throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Good work by Diggs as he checks the leg kick.
Diggs quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Warror throws a leg kick that misses.
Warror scores with a crisp jab that stopped Diggs in his tracks.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs moves out of range as Warror throws a body kick.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Warror's head but Warror sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Warror tries a quick counter leg kick but Diggs is wise to it.

Diggs gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

Warror breaks the clinch.
Warror swings widly with a right hand
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.
Warror fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Diggs scores with a leg kick.
Diggs feints and then cracks Warror's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Warror down.
Diggs rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Warror counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Diggs has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Warror.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs takes a swing at Warror's ribcage but misses.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Warror.
Diggs tries to clinch there but Warror circles away.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs tries a low kick but Warror avoids it.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Warror sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Warror moved out of range.
Diggs 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.
Warror lets loose with a powerful body kick. Diggs will feel that in the morning.
Warror takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs takes a jab right on the kisser.
Warror tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Warror.
Warror with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Warror moves out of range of the body kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
An inside leg kick from Warror misses.
Diggs will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Warror scores with a hook to the body. Diggs takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Warror looks for the body kick but Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Warror throws a half hearted mid kick.
Diggs takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Warror lands a nice looking body shot.
Warror lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Warror takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Warror misses with a low kick as Diggs jumps back.
Warror with a nice cross.
Warror misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Nice cross by Diggs.
Warror misses with a low kick.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Warror manages to avoid it.
Warror thows a body kick. Diggs tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Warror in his tracks.
Diggs takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Warror sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diggs pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Warror walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Warror motions for Diggs to come forward. Warror throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Warror jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Warror displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Diggs throws out the jab.
Warror throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Good leg kick by Warror there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diggs throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Warror stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Warror misses with a left hand
and Diggs counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Diggs moves out of range as Warror throws a body kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Diggs misses the target.
Diggs uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Warror has time to react.
Diggs scores with a punch to the head.
Diggs swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Warror takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Diggs on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Warror throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Diggs fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Warror, pushing him back against the cage.
Warror tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Warror.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.
Diggs throws a low kick but Warror moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Warror lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Warror's shoulder, as Warror tries to avoid the shot.
Warror has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Warror there as he acknowledges the shot.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Warror avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Warror throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Warror moved out of range.
A jab from Warror misses.
Warror looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Warror sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Warror keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Warror scores with a nice right hand.
Warror misses with a shot to the body
and Diggs counters with an inside leg kick.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Warror throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
And Diggs counters with a quick kick to the body but Warror blocks it.
Warror throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Warror has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Despite the aggression on Warror's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A looping hook to the body misses from Warror. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Warror lands a right hook to the body.
Warror throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs throws a leg kick
and Warror counters with a nice uppercut.
Warror dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diggs. That did some damage!
Warror goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Warror moves away.
Warror flicks out a counter leg kick but Diggs steps away.
Diggs blocks a head kick by Warror.
Diggs feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Paul Warror seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Warror pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Warror slips under a jab.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch but Warror swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Warror has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Warror tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Warror lands with a thumping leg kick.
Warror misses with an attempted mid kick.
Warror takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Warror 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Diggs tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Diggs has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Diggs there as he acknowledges the shot.
Warror fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Diggs throws a poor cross that misses
and Warror counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A bone on bone clash there as Warror blocks the leg kick.
A lazy left from Warror finds it's target.
Warror's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Diggs thumps Warror with a low kick.
Warror swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Warror needs to keep his hands up - Diggs had a free shot at his head there.
Warror swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs lands a jab to the nose.
Diggs smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Warror jabs Diggs right on the nose. Diggs blinks but takes it well.
Diggs tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Warror throws a low kick but Diggs moves out of range easily.
Warror misses with a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs wants to clinch.
Warror scores with a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Diggs.
Warror misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Warror throws a wild body kick that Diggs sees coming a mile off.
Warror has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Warror's knee but Warror avoids it well.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Warror loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
Warror misses with a hook.
Warror throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.

Diggs forces Warror back against the cage and clinches.
Diggs tries to break the clinch but Warror is controlling the position.
Diggs blocks a body shot from Warror.
Warror misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Warror misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diggs is trying to break the clinch but Warror is controlling him.
Diggs is trying to break free.
Diggs is looking to break free of the clinch but Warror has double underhooks.

Diggs escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Warror thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Warror.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
Warror lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Warror takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jab by Diggs.
Diggs throws a hook but Warror avoids it easily.
Good work by Warror as he checks the leg kick.
Warror attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Warror misses with a straight right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Warror throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Diggs stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Diggs is looking to slow Warror down with leg kicks.
Diggs throws a head kick but Warror moves out of range.
Warror is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diggs.
Good standup being displayed there by Diggs as he connects with a hook.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs lands with a cross.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Warror.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Warror throws a quick inside leg kick.
Warror throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Warror 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Warror throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
Diggs takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Warror lands a body shot.
Warror ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs lands a front kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Warror throws a front kick aimed at Diggs's knee but Diggs avoids it well.
Diggs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Warror.
Warror moves into range and connects with a jab.
Warror scores with a kick to the body.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Warror avoids a kick to the body.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Warror looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Warror swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs tried to score with a low kick but Warror checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs staying out of range there.
Diggs fails with an attempt to clinch.
Warror looks to land a combination but Diggs avoids it well.
Warror looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
The crowd cheers as Warror lands an impressive looking overhand right. Diggs doesn't seem phased though.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Warror throws a leg kick but Diggs checks it.
Diggs lands with a straight right. Warror didn't see that one coming.
Warror throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs tries to land a leg kick but Warror saw it coming and moves away.
Warror was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Warror misses with a straight left.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs motions for Warror to come forward. Diggs throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Warror feints a counter leg kick.
Warror tries to land a leg kick but Diggs saw it coming and moves away.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Warror.
Diggs takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Warror is looking to score with low kicks.
Warror throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and Diggs tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs checks a low kick from Warror.
Diggs throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

Diggs closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Warror misses with the head strike.
I was talking to Diggs's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Warror blocks a jab.
Warror now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Warror wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Warror delivers a nice body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Warror thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diggs looks for the body kick but Warror saw that one coming.
A leg kick checked by Diggs.
The fighters circle momentarily. Diggs darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Warror keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.
Warror on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Warror wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Warror.
Diggs 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.
Warror connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Warror uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Warror only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Warror lands with an overhand left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.
Diggs walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Warror checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Some bone on bone action there as Warror checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Warror throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Warror sees it coming and moves out of range.
Warror misses with a hook.
Warror drops his hands momentarily and Diggs takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Warror thumps Diggs with a low kick.
A jab from Warror finds it's way through Diggs's defenses.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Warror walks forward, straight into a front kick from Diggs.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Warror is out of range.
Warror follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Warror misses with a low kick.
Warror misses with a body shot.
Diggs fails in his attempt to clinch.
Warror feints a counter leg kick.
Warror jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Warror misses with a low kick as Diggs jumps back.
Diggs tried to counter with a leg kick but Warror avoided it.
Warror throws a head kick that misses
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Warror manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Warror lands with a nice body punch.
Diggs throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Warror throws a nice inside leg kick.
Good exchange - Warror coming out on top.
Warror throws a nice outside leg kick.
Warror throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Warror ducks down to avoid it.
Warror misses with a low kick.
Warror takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Warror wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs connects with a good right hand that stumbles Warror. Warror circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Warror takes a jab right on the kisser.
Warror goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Orlando Diggs did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Diggs's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Warror goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A quick step to the side and Diggs tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Warror misses with a leg kick.
Warror on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Diggs sizes up Warror with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Warror on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Warror.
Warror thows a left - swing and a miss!
A head kick misses from Diggs.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Warror is just out of range.
A big left from Warror misses.
Warror lands a jab to the head.
A nice inside leg kick there by Warror. That's going to slow Diggs down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Diggs tries to clinch there but Warror circles away.
Warror checks a low kick from Diggs.
Diggs cracks a nice hook into Warror's ribs.
Warror misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Warror feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Warror connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Diggs's hands.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Warror slips under a jab.
Diggs tries to clinch but Warror is having none of it.
Warror throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs wants to clinch.
Diggs takes a swing at Warror's ribcage but misses.
Warror misses the shot to the body.
Warror takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A solid body kick from Warror.
Diggs throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Warror counter with a right hand.
A big right from Warror misses.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 Warror has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Warror and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Warror scores with a shot to the body.
Warror checks a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Warror bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Warror looks for the body kick but Diggs saw that one coming.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Warror fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Warror connects with a right hand. Diggs shakes it off.
Warror uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Warror checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Warror feints a counter leg kick.
Warror checks a leg kick nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Warror. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
A low kick from Diggs misses
and Warror counters with an inside leg kick.
Warror slips a straight right by Diggs.
Diggs will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Warror looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Warror tests Diggs's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Diggs 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.
Warror has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
Warror lands a lovely overhand right.
Diggs tries to clinch up.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Warror 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Warror scores with a sloppy right hand. Diggs should have avoided that one.
Warror throws a wild body kick that Diggs sees coming a mile off.
Diggs moves out of range as Warror strikes.
Warror scores with a punch to the head.
Diggs's jab looks to have found its range, popping Warror under the eye.
Warror keeps the fight on the outside.
Diggs cracks Warror with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Warror throws a head kick that misses.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Warror manages to avoid it.
Warror scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Warror takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs moves away from the strike by Warror.
Warror throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Warror's knee but Warror avoids it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Warror.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs tries to clinch there but Warror circles away.
Warror throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Warror moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Warror is looking to slow Diggs down with leg kicks.
Diggs blocks a leg kick.
Diggs is looking to counter punch.
Diggs takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Warror moves out of range as Diggs throws a body kick.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
It seemed like Warror was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Diggs punishes Warror's body with a nice straight punch.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Warror throws a half hearted mid kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Paul Warror will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Diggs thows a leg kick but Warror checks it
and Warror counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Warror just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs tries to work over Warror's front leg with a kick but Warror checks it.
Warror ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Warror checks it well.
Diggs thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Warror if he has to take too many more of those.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Warror! But no joy.
Nice shot by Diggs.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Diggs crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Warror - the referee stops the clock and Diggs gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Warror. Diggs manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Warror moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Warror thows a leg kick but Diggs checks it
and Diggs counters with a low kick, right behind Warror 's knee.
Diggs looks to land a body kick but Warror moved away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice straight punches there by Diggs. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Diggs.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Warror lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Warror scores with a jab to the head.
Warror fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs lands a head kick. Warror smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
A swing and a miss from Diggs.
Diggs explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Diggs lands a nice looking body shot.
Nice defenses there by Diggs.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. Warror looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Warror scoring well with a low kick there.
A jab lands there for Warror.
Jab from Diggs.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
A telegraphed right hand from Warror misses the target.
Warror throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
Warror finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Warror blocks a jab.
Warror misses with a low kick as Diggs jumps back.
Warror throws a half hearted mid kick.
As Warror looks to move away, Diggs throws a big counter combo but Warror just gets out of the way.
Diggs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs moves out of range of the leg kick from Warror.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Warror tries a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Warror.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Warror moves away.
Diggs tries a low kick but Warror avoids it.
Diggs is looking to chop away at Warror's legs.
Warror is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Diggs with a body shot.
Diggs checks a low kick from Warror.
Warror blocks a leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Warror was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Diggs throws a half hearted mid kick.
A shot to the liver by Warror. Beautiful body shot.
Diggs fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Warror is out of range.
Warror swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Diggs throws a leg kick
letting Warror counter with a right hand.
A swing and a miss from Warror.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Diggs lands with a slapping head kick.
Warror loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs half committed to a counter leg kick.
Warror tries to score with a low kick but Diggs moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Warror goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diggs tries to land a leg kick but Warror saw it coming and moves away.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Warror slips the punch.
Diggs with a hook.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Warror manages to avoid it.
Warror throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Warror throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Diggs attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Warror lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Diggs misses with the body kick
and Warror counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Warror blocks a low kick nicely.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Warror avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A nice side step and Warror releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Warror uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Diggs swings for the body but Warror moves out of range.
Diggs throws a sloppy head kick and Warror moves out of range easily.
Warror throws a leg kick but Diggs checks it.
A lazy left from Warror finds it's target.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Warror is looking to land body kicks.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Warror. That did some damage!
Warror misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Warror throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Warror takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Good work by Diggs as he checks the leg kick.
Warror throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Diggs counters with an outside leg kick.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Warror connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

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 Orlando Diggs.
I think Diggs has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 48:48
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 49:46
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
Orlando Diggs decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Syn 586     
Date:   Jul 14, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 14 p4p, 1 weight class) and Bonerz McGee (ranked 61 p4p, 10 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

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165 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Bonerz McGee!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Steven Brown and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McGee moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs slips a straight right by McGee.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from McGee - that will leave a mark!
A punch lands to the side of McGee 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Bonerz McGee seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
McGee throws a quick inside leg kick.
McGee throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
McGee misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
McGee throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Diggs swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
McGee scores with a kick to the midsection.
McGee staying out of range there.
McGee looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Diggs half committed to a counter leg kick.
McGee throws a sloppy head kick
and Diggs counters with a slapping leg kick.
McGee misses with a straight left.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
McGee lands a jab to Diggs's midsection.
Diggs looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
McGee misses with a head kick.
McGee throws a head kick that misses.
McGee throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Orlando Diggs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
An inside leg kick lands from McGee.
McGee fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from McGee.
Diggs checks the leg kick nicely there.
And Diggs counters with a quick kick to the body but McGee blocks it.
McGee throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
McGee throws a leg kick
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
McGee feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGee goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs lands with a thumping leg kick.
McGee misses with a jab to the body
and Diggs counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Diggs takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Diggs throws a leg kick but McGee sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diggs misses with an uppercut
and McGee counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Diggs looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
McGee throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
McGee lands a jab.
Diggs scores with a punch to the head.
Diggs is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
McGee misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
McGee feints a counter leg kick.
McGee throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs counters with a slapping leg kick.
McGee misses with a lunging right hand
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
McGee loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
McGee dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from McGee 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs throws a counter high kick but McGee was just alert enough to avoid it.
McGee chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. McGee sees it coming and avoids it easily.
McGee misses the body punch
and Diggs counters with a nice body kick.
McGee stuns Diggs with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
McGee lands a jab.
McGee misses the body punch
and Diggs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
McGee ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGee misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs tried to counter with a leg kick but McGee avoided it.
McGee misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a left to the body.
McGee dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diggs. That did some damage!
A lazy left from McGee finds it's target.
Nice jab there from McGee.
McGee is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
McGee throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
McGee uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
McGee takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
McGee throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
McGee clobbers Diggs with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
McGee with a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Bonerz McGee dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


McGee clobbers Diggs with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
McGee looks to land a right hand but Diggs moved out of range.
McGee changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Bonerz McGee seems to be getting the better of the standup.
McGee lands a jab to the head.
McGee has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
McGee looks to clinch
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Diggs throws a hook but McGee avoids it easily.
McGee lands the left hand.
A slapping leg kick lands for McGee.
McGee goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diggs moves out of range as McGee strikes.
A head kick from Diggs lands but McGee takes it in his stride.

It looks like Bonerz McGee has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McGee lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Diggs takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diggs.
McGee throws a nice looking combination but Diggs bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
McGee connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A jab from McGee misses.
McGee misses with a right hand
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.
McGee lands with a right hand.
A decent looking cross lands there for Diggs.
McGee throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
McGee misses with a hook
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
McGee looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
McGee throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Diggs might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McGee walks forward, straight into a front kick from Diggs.
McGee misses with a takedown
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGee fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
McGee misses with a hook to the body
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Diggs is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
McGee throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
McGee throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Diggs avoids a kick to the body.
McGee is looking to score with low kicks.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A head kick by McGee misses
and Diggs counters with a one-two to the body.
McGee fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
McGee throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
McGee misses with a straight left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGee misses with a low kick.
McGee misses with a body shot
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
Diggs takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
McGee ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
A left lands for McGee.
A bone on bone clash there as McGee blocks the leg kick.
McGee scores with a push kick.
Diggs lands a nice leg kick that just misses McGee's sensitive parts.
McGee throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
McGee throws a series of punches but Diggs moves out of range.
A low kick from McGee is predictable there
and Diggs counters with a lovely shot to the body.
McGee lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Diggs blocks a head kick by McGee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to McGee's calf.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs lands a right hook to the body.
McGee is breathing heavily.
Nice straight punches there by McGee. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of McGee.
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A jab from McGee misses.
Nice defenses there by Diggs.
McGee lands a jab to the head.
McGee with a hook.
McGee pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs lands a jab to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
McGee connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Bonerz McGee will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Diggs looks to throw the jab but McGee is out of range.
McGee connects with a leg kick. Diggs looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from McGee.
McGee fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Diggs steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from McGee. That one must have hurt.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from McGee.
McGee tries to land a body kick
and Diggs counters with a leg kick.
McGee will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A solid body kick from McGee.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs throws a shot from downtown. McGee moves away and avoids it.
McGee gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Diggs connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McGee throws a predictable looking body shot
and Diggs connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McGee misses with a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. McGee does a little dance to reset his feet.
McGee flicks out a counter leg kick but Diggs steps away.
Diggs tries to land a front kick but McGee steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Diggs pulls out of a head kick attempt.
McGee lands the left hand.
McGee throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
McGee shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Diggs as he jumps to the side.
As McGee backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
McGee connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Diggs momentarily.
McGee throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
McGee throws a left and a right that both miss
and Diggs connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by McGee.
McGee throws a head kick that misses.
A little feinted left hand from Diggs on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
McGee on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
McGee misses the jab.
Diggs works the jab nicely.
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!
McGee keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
McGee misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a thumping low kick.
Diggs scores with a kick to the midsection.
McGee takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
McGee throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
A nice leg kick lands there from McGee.
Diggs checks the leg kick.
McGee goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGee misses with a right hand
and McGee takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
McGee will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
McGee throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
As McGee backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

McGee shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than McGee was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
McGee throwing strikes but Diggs manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!

Diggs stands up.
Diggs throws a poor cross that misses
and McGee connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs throws a quick inside leg kick.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Diggs's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Diggs duly obliges.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
That kick from McGee tenderised Diggs's leg. Diggs is trying to keep his angry face on.
McGee throws a poor cross that misses
and Diggs counters with a thumping low kick.
McGee tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Diggs counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A jab from Diggs does it's job there.
A low kick from McGee misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw.
McGee pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
McGee lands a nice shot that snaps Diggs's head back.
McGee tries a head kick but it misses.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs clearly takes that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


McGee misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
McGee is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

McGee has Diggs up against the cage in a clinch.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with McGee's elbow.
Diggs working some nice short punches in the clinch.
McGee lands a hook that snaps the head of Diggs backwards.
Good body shot from Diggs.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
McGee misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGee throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs throws a blind hook that connects with the side of McGees head.
McGee takes a shot to the head.
McGee swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs prevents a body shot from McGee.
McGee can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
McGee presses Diggs against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
McGee tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
McGee throws a head punch that misses.
A left hand lands to the body for Diggs.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
Diggs lands a shot to the body.
McGee is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Diggs is working McGee over against the cage.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Diggs lands with a right to the head.
Diggs gets through McGee's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
McGee has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Diggs seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if McGee can turn it around.
Orlando Diggs has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A short right from Diggs.
Diggs blocking some punches.
McGee tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing McGee back against the cage.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
McGee has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGee misses with a punch to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Diggs.
Diggs lands on the inside with an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Diggs lands a body punch in the clinch.
Diggs misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
McGee misses with a shot to the kidneys.
McGee lands a hook to the side of the head.
McGee goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with McGee's elbow.
Diggs working some nice short punches in the clinch.
McGee struggles to land a body shot inside as Diggs controls his hands.
McGee misses with a body punch.
McGee throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Nice body punch from McGee - that landed with a thud.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of McGee backwards.
Diggs scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for McGee.
Diggs lands with a right to the head.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Diggs lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
McGee misses with the head strike.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as McGee controls the action.
Diggs lands a left hand that snaps the head of McGee backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diggs.
McGee swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, McGee creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch blocked on the inside by McGee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGee misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs cracks McGee with a nice body shot.
McGee lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Diggs lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
McGee lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
McGee blocking some punches.
McGee lands on the inside with an uppercut.
McGee is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
McGee tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diggs blocking some punches.
McGee blocks an uppercut.
McGee stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Diggs lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of McGee backwards.
McGee throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs had his way with Bonerz McGee in that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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!


McGee misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a good low kick that McGee was not able to check.
McGee doesn't manage to clinch there - Diggs circles away.
McGee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
McGee tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Diggs scores with a punch to the head.
McGee avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
McGee connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Diggs's hands.
McGee throws a big shot that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGee throws an off balance right hand
and Diggs counters with a thumping low kick.
Diggs misses with a leg kick.
McGee tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Diggs manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Diggs appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McGee tries to close the distance and clinch but Diggs swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Diggs pulls out of a head kick attempt.
McGee moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
McGee defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
McGee throws a shot from downtown. Diggs moves away and avoids it.
McGee misses with a kick to the body
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Diggs checks a low kick from McGee.
McGee fails with the takedown
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
Good leg kick by Diggs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
McGee takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
McGee misses with a kick to the body
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McGee scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
McGee misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
McGee ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
McGee is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
McGee misses with an uppercut
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
McGee dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
Diggs has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from McGee finds it's way round the side to connect with Diggs's head.
McGee throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
A quick step to the side and Diggs tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
McGee cracks Diggs with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGee swings widly with a right hand
and Diggs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Diggs misses with a double jab
and McGee counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
McGee misses with a hook
and McGee takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Diggs doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
McGee throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
McGee rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
McGee lands with a thumping leg kick.
McGee scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs connects with a body shot.
Diggs blocks a head kick by McGee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McGee moves away from the strike by Diggs.
McGee looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
McGee misses with a kick to the body
and Diggs counters with a straight right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McGee throws a leg kick
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.
Nice body punch from Diggs.
McGee pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Diggs throws out a powerful jab.
McGee tries to clinch but Diggs moves away
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.

McGee is rocked!
McGee throws a sloppy head kick and Diggs moves out of range easily.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A solid leg kick lands there for McGee.
A head kick by McGee misses
and Diggs counters with a lovely shot to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 48:47
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 48:47
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
Orlando Diggs decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Syn 583     
Date:   Jun 23, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 27 p4p, 4 weight class) and Paul Warror (ranked 100 p4p, 18 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. This should be fireworks!

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180 lbs
19 - 6 - 1
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Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Paul Warror!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, William Gold and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs misses with a kick to the body.
Warror uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Warror chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diggs can pounce on him.
Warror throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and moves out of range.
Diggs throws a hook but Warror avoids it easily.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Warror has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Warror ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Warror has time to react.
Diggs scores with a decent looking hook.
Warror looks to land a right hand but Diggs moved out of range.
Warror throws a right hand that misses
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.
Warror throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs throws a big counter combination but Warror scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Warror's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Diggs connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Warror scrambles back to his feet.
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Warror's front leg but catches the back leg as Warror tries to avoid it.
Warror takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fighters circling - Warror throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Warror swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Warror avoids a kick to the body.
Diggs misses the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Diggs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Warror chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Diggs. Warror shrugs it off though.
Diggs throws a leg kick that misses.
Warror follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Warror misses with a body kick.
Warror swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Warror jabs at Diggs's body.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Warror throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Warror defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs misses with a right hand
and Warror counters with a nice uppercut.
Warror wants to land a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Warror misses with a hook.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Warror misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Warror manages to avoid it.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. Warror looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Warror throws a solid leg kick but Diggs takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Warror.
Diggs misses with a kick to the body
and Warror cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Warror checks a leg kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Warror shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs lands a nice hook to Warror's body. Warror takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Diggs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Warror moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Warror follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Diggs closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
It seemed like Warror was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Warror tries to bum rush Diggs with a series of wild strikes but Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Warror sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Warror throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Warror's hands.
Warror misses the shot to the body.
Diggs scores with a kick to the midsection.
Warror throws out a leg kick but Diggs moves out of range and Warror only half commits.
Diggs swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Nice straight punches there by Warror. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Warror.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs jabs at Warror's body.
Diggs lands a really nice looking cross but Warror seems unphased.
Diggs connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Warror's hands.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Warror does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Warror jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Warror was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
A shot to the body from Warror misses
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Warror misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Warror with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A jab from Diggs does it's job there.
Warror lands with a good body shot.
Warror throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Warror rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A left lands for Diggs.
Diggs keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Diggs was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Diggs clobbers Warror with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Diggs throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Warror counters with a straight right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Warror moved out of range nicely.
Diggs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Warror misses with a head kick.
Warror bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Warror only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A thudding body kick lands there by Diggs!
Warror uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Warror misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Diggs.
Warror cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.
Diggs fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Warror is out of range.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Warror moves away.
Warror blocks the body kick.
Warror throws out a counter right but Diggs avoids it with no problem.
Warror's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Warror throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Warror throws a leg kick
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


A jab from Diggs finds it's way through Warror's defenses.
Diggs scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Diggs scores with a spinning back kick!
Diggs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Warror moves out of range as Diggs throws a body kick.
Warror throws a wild body kick that Diggs sees coming a mile off.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Warror sees it coming and moves out of range.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
A left lands for Diggs.
Warror connects with a leg kick. Diggs looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Diggs throws the kick towards the body but Warror avoids it.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Warror saw that one coming.
Diggs cracks the inside of Warror's front leg.
Warror scores with a spinning back kick!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs blocks the body kick.
Warror throws a right and a left that Diggs avoids nicely.
Warror moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs thumps Warror with a low kick.
Warror tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
It looked like Diggs was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Warror might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Diggs has got the better of the exchanges.
Diggs lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Warror misses with a lunging right hand
and Diggs makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Warror keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Warror moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Warror is able to avoid easily.
Warror avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Warror.
Warror feints a counter leg kick.
Jab by Diggs.
Warror lands a glancing blow to the side of Diggs's head.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Warror.
It looked like Diggs was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Warror.
Sloppy strikes from Diggs. Those never looked like landing.
Diggs throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. Warror was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Warror let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Warror uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Warror throws out a counter right but Diggs avoids it with no problem.
Warror wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs lands a body shot.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.

Diggs closes the distance and clinches.
Warror misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Diggs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diggs.
Diggs lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Diggs tries to work over Warror's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Warror tries to work over Diggs's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs tries a body shot but Warror blocks it.
Diggs lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Warror.
Warror lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Diggs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Diggs as the two fighters clinch.
Warror doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right from Diggs.
Diggs tries a body shot but Warror blocks it.
Diggs softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Diggs prevents a body shot from Warror.
Diggs tries to work over Warror's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Warror can do to turn this around?
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Diggs blocks an uppercut.
Warror doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs scores with a shot to the side of Warror's head.
Warror misses with a body punch.
Warror lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs is leaning against Warror and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Warror can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Warror.
Warror lands with a light punch inside.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Warror uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Warror.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Warror tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Warror blocking some punches.
Warror misses with a hook from the clinch.
Warror misses with some punches.
Warror doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Warror tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right from Diggs.
Orlando Diggs has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A head punch on the inside from Warror fails to land.
Warror blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs 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.


Warror throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Warror misses with a looping left.
Diggs throws a leg kick
and Warror counters with a nice body kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Warror's front leg but catches the back leg as Warror tries to avoid it.
Nice uppercut there from Warror.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
A big left from Diggs misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Warror. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs throws a half hearted mid kick.
Diggs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Diggs lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Warror throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Warror dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Warror ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs lands a lovely overhand right.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Warror thows a leg kick but Diggs checks it
and Diggs counters with an inside leg kick.
Warror fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Diggs has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Warror misses with a left hand
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
Warror walks into a stiff left hand from Diggs.
Diggs wants to slow Warror down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs fails in his attempt to clinch.
Diggs swings away with a body shot that misses
letting Warror counter with a right hand.
Warror misses with a body kick.
Warror misses with a kick to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diggs.
Diggs tries a low kick but Warror avoids it.
Diggs takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Warror slips a jab from Diggs.
Diggs doesn't manage to clinch there - Warror circles away.
Diggs misses with an uppercut
and Warror counters with a thumping low kick.
Diggs tries to score with a low kick but Warror moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs digs a good hook to Warror's body.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
A nice inside leg kick there by Warror. That's going to slow Diggs down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Warror moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Warror throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Warror throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A leg kick checked by Diggs.
Warror moves out of range as Diggs throws a body kick.
Diggs throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Warror saw that one coming.
A nice side step and Warror releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Warror throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Warror pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Warror thuds his shin into the meat of Diggs's side.
Diggs sizes up Warror with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A clash of legs there as Warror blocks the low kick.
Warror is looking for the big counter here.
Warror slips under a jab from Diggs.
Nice straight punches there by Warror. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Warror.
Warror fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Diggs on the side of the head.
Warror throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Diggs takes a swing at Warror's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a jab to the nose.
Diggs tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Warror is able to avoid easily.
Warror connects with a crisp jab.
Warror tries to land a body kick
and Diggs makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Warror really felt that one!
Diggs takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Warror throws a head kick that misses.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Diggs misses with a hook. Warror ducked under it nicely.
Warror misses with a body shot
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Diggs moves into the clinch successfully.
Diggs blocks a body shot from Warror.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Warror's elbow.
Diggs scores with a nice hook to the head.
Warror misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Warror has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Warror tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Warror back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Warror.
Diggs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Diggs.
Diggs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A shot in the inside from Warror.
Diggs working aggressively here.
A short uppercut from Diggs.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Warror uses good head movement to avoid it.
Warror tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
Diggs lands a right hand.
Diggs is leaning against Warror and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Diggs blocking some punches.
A short right from Warror on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs lands a body punch in the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs clearly takes that round.
That's time! Diggs's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Diggs avoids a kick to the body.
Warror pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Warror tries a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Warror.
Diggs is looking to land body kicks.
A chopping leg kick lands by Warror.
Diggs walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Warror throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Diggs stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Warror throws a sloppy body shot
and Diggs counters with a left to the body.
Diggs throws a leg kick
and Warror counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Warror. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs 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.
Diggs checks a leg kick nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from Diggs.
Diggs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Warror fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Warror moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Warror is looking to land body kicks.
Diggs thuds his shin into the meat of Warror's side.
Warror scores with a sloppy right hand. Diggs should have avoided that one.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Warror moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Diggs swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Warror.
Warror throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Diggs digs a good hook to Warror's body.
Diggs connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Warror checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Warror fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Warror uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Diggs rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Warror moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Diggs scores with a decent looking hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Diggs feints and then cracks Warror's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Warror down.
A punch lands to the side of Warror 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Warror swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Warror.
Warror missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Warror tries to land a front kick but Diggs steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A bone on bone clash there as Warror blocks the leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Warror.
Diggs tries to land a front kick but Warror steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Warror misses with a kick to the body.
Diggs checks a leg kick nicely.
Diggs blocks a leg kick.
Warror jabs at Diggs's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Warror has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Warror throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Warror scores with a leg kick.
Warror misses with an attempted mid kick.
Warror pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs throws a lazy uppercut
and Warror counters with a body kick.

Warror gets tackled into the cage by Diggs. Diggs maintains the clinch.
Diggs gets through Warror's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Diggs makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs lands a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Warror creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Warror working aggressively here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Warror fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Warror has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Diggs.
Warror misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Warror misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
Diggs lands a right hand that snaps the head of Warror backwards.
Warror misses with a punch on the inside.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Warror doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Warror throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Warror.
Warror lands with a left to the head.
Diggs tries a body shot but Warror blocks it.
Warror working aggressively here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
That's time! Diggs's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


The fighters circle momentarily. Warror darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Nice defenses there by Diggs.
Diggs throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Diggs connects with a good right hand that stumbles Warror. Warror circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Warror is out of range.
Warror scores with a nice right hand.
Warror throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Diggs looks to land a combination but Warror avoids it well.
Diggs wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Warror moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Warror looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Warror lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Warror ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Diggs wants to slow Warror down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs scores with a hook to the body. Warror takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Diggs cracks a nice hook into Warror's ribs.
Diggs thows a leg kick but Warror checks it
and Warror counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Warror throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs scores with a jab to the head.
Warror moves out of range of the leg kick from Diggs.
Warror lands a nice hook to Diggs's body. Diggs takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Warror takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Warror throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice shot by Diggs.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Diggs takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Warror is out of range.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Warror scores with a push kick.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Warror. That did some damage!
Paul Warror has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Warror misses the jab.
Diggs thumps Warror with a low kick.
Warror connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Diggs checks a leg kick nicely.
Warror walks into a stiff left hand from Diggs.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Diggs.
Warror bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Warror ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Warror missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A low kick from Warror is predictable there
and Diggs counters with an inside leg kick.
Warror misses with a low kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Diggs blocks the leg kick.
Warror takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Diggs throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Warrors jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Warror is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Diggs scores with a hook to the body. Warror takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Warror takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Warror is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Diggs keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
A clash of legs there as Diggs blocks the low kick.
A jab from Diggs does it's job there.
Diggs attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Warror. That did some damage!
An inside leg kick lands from Warror.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Diggs moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs dodges the punch combination from Warror.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick.
Warror turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Diggs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Warror throws a lazy body kick
and Diggs counters with a good, hard body kick but Warror shrugs it off.
Diggs ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Warror looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
Warror tries to land a front kick but Diggs steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Nice straight punches there by Diggs. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Diggs.
Diggs lands with a kick to the ribs.
Diggs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Warror.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Good exchange - Warror coming out on top.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Warror does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs with a hook.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
Orlando Diggs decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Syn 580     
Date:   Jun 02, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 69 p4p, 12 weight class) and Ramon Gracie (ranked 24 p4p, 4 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. Gracie is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza!. This should be a great matchup!

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174 lbs
28 - 12 - 0
180 cm
31
180 lbs
26 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Steven Brown and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs checks a low kick from Gracie.
We've been told by Diggs's head coaches at Convicted Fight Club that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gracie throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Gracie stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Diggs.
Diggs cracks a nice hook into Gracie's ribs.
Gracie checks a leg kick.
Gracie steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Diggs.
A lazy body kick from Gracie
and Diggs counters with a nice body kick.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
Gracie wants to counter with a clinch but Diggs pushes him away.
Gracie misses with an uppercut.
A cross from Diggs lands.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gracie is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Diggs checks the leg kick.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Gracie uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diggs.
A low kick from Gracie misses
and Diggs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gracie drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diggs defends it well.
Gracie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Gracie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Diggs lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Diggs motions for Gracie to come forward. Diggs throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Gracie throws a low kick but Diggs moves out of range easily.
Diggs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gracie's sensitive parts.
Gracie moves out of range of the strikes.
Gracie checks a leg kick.
Gracie shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gracie's calf.
Gracie tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Diggs stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a right hook to the body.
Gracie ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.

Gracie has Diggs up against the cage in a clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gracie.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A left hand lands to the body for Gracie.
Diggs lands with a light punch inside.
Gracie blocking some punches.
Diggs misses with a body punch.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Diggs being controlled against the cage.
Diggs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right from Diggs.
Gracie lands a nice uppercut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is trying to stall.

Gracie manages to pull guard.

Diggs stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Diggs thows a leg kick but Gracie checks it

and Gracie counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.

Diggs has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Gracie is on him like a limpet, forcing Diggs back against the cage.
Diggs pushes Gracie back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Gracie stalls.
A short right from Gracie.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gracie tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Diggs smiles and moves away.
Diggs lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Gracie misses with a wild body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Diggs misses its target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Gracie moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Gracie wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diggs catches Gracie with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Jab, jab by Diggs - just one landing.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gracie manages to avoid it.
Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Gracie tries to clinch up but Diggs circles away and keeps his distance.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gracie.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gracie manages to avoid it.
Gracie drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diggs defends it well.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gracie moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Diggs throws out a powerful jab.
Diggs swings widly with a right hand

and Gracie counters with a nice double leg into side control. Diggs won't be happy with that.
Gracie in side control lands a decent elbow.

Gracie wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Diggs, who protects the arm well.
Diggs is trying to improve his position.

Diggs throws Gracie to one side and escapes!
Gracie blocks a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Gracie works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
Gracie scores with a nice right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

Gracie scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Diggs wants to get back to his feet but Gracie is dominant here and he's now got Diggs's back!
I really don't envy Diggs right now.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Gracie is looking to control Diggs but Diggs is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Diggs has his hands over his head blocking the strikes from Gracie.
Diggs tries to escape the position.
Diggs trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Diggs is in bad spot here.
Diggs covers up after that shot from Gracie.
Our spies down at at Arcalimon Top Team inform us that Gracie has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

Gracie working for a choke but Diggs is defending well.

Diggs fending off the submission attempt from Gracie.

Gracie seems to be going for a rear naked choke. He has an arm under Diggs's chin but Diggs turns very nicely into Gracie's guard. Good BJJ skills being displayed there by Diggs.
Diggs preventing the sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie has a closed guard, preventing Diggs from standing up.

Diggs decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Gracie can do to turn this around?
Gracie staying out of range there.
Diggs leaves Gracie with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Diggs looks for the body kick but Gracie saw that one coming.

Gracie fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Diggs, pushing him back against the cage.
Diggs lands a body shot in the clinch.
Gracie goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Diggs scores with a nice short uppercut.
Gracie is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Gracie will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Diggs up against the cage.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs blocks an uppercut.

Gracie pulls Diggs into guard.

Diggs stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Gracie misses with a left hand
and Diggs makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs thumps Gracie with a low kick.
Diggs throws a jab when Gracie was well out of range.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Diggs scores with a kick to the midsection.
Diggs lands a lovely overhand right.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gracie manages to avoid it.
Gracie's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice straight punches there by Diggs. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Diggs.
Gracie finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Diggs cracks Gracie with an open hand slap.
Gracie tries to clinch but Diggs moves out of range.
Gracie wants to clinch
and Diggs counters with a left to the body.
Gracie throws a low kick but it's checked well by Diggs.
Gracie avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gracie slips a straight right by Diggs.
Gracie feints the counter takedown.
Diggs jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Diggs connects with a body shot.
Diggs thows a leg kick but Gracie checks it

and Gracie counters with a takedown into side control.
Diggs is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Gracie is controlling him well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gracie is looking to take a break and control but Diggs is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Gracie postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Gracie working the head with strikes.
Diggs tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Diggs on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Diggs tries to bench press Gracie off him but Gracie keeps the position.
Gracie wants to control but Diggs is keeping him busy.
Diggs is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs taking a bit of punishment here - Gracie scoring with strikes.
Gracie wants to control but Diggs is keeping him busy.
Diggs is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Gracie working away.
Gracie 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.
Gracie advances to mount.
Gracie has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Gracie fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Ramon Gracie has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
BOOM! Gracie connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Diggs is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Gracie working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Gracie scoring with strikes but Diggs is staying in there.
Gracie landing strikes, looking to finish!
Gracie is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Diggs can't stay in a position like this for much longer.

Gracie wants to finish this one by submission but Diggs is holding onto his waist, trying to prevent any attacks from Gracie.
Gracie lands a heavy elbow.
Diggs working to try and regain half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie avoids the attempt from Diggs to control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gracie unloads with some shots from mount but Diggs bucks and avoids them well.
Gracie lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Gracie controlling from mount.
Diggs tries to reverse the position but Gracie maintains control.
Gracie with good strikes from the mount here!
Diggs is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Diggs is working hard here to advance position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Ramon Gracie really 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.


Gracie fails with the takedown.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Gracie moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs throws a leg kick that misses.
Diggs fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gracie checks it well.
Gracie is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gracie takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Diggs lands with a right hand.
Diggs throws a body punch but Gracie moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie shoots in looking for a takedown but Diggs manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Gracie's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Gracie avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for Gracie's leg but Gracie calmly moves out of range.
Gracie avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gracie checks a low kick from Diggs.
Good leg kick by Diggs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diggs cracks Gracie with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Gracie slips under a jab from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Diggs stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Gracie throws out a leg kick but Diggs moves out of range and Gracie only half commits.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick from Gracie.
Diggs throws a low kick but Gracie avoids it.
Diggs fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gracie is out of range.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Gracie has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Gracie is out of range.
Diggs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Diggs tries to score with a low kick but Gracie moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Gracie drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diggs defends it well.
Gracie throws a leg kick
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.
Gracie displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Diggs throws out the jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs tries a low kick but Gracie avoids it.
Diggs keeps the fight on the outside.
Gracie takes one to the side of the head.
Gracie keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs lands with a thumping leg kick.
Good leg kick by Gracie there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Diggs tries to keep at a distance but Gracie has taken the fight into the clinch.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.

Gracie jumps into guard, dragging Diggs to the mat.

Diggs gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
Diggs misses with a leg kick

and Gracie counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Diggs is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Gracie's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Gracie's back!

Diggs decides to stand up, even though he's got his opponent's back.
Diggs moves out of range of the leg kick from Gracie.
A decent looking cross lands there for Diggs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Gracie has time to react.
Gracie avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diggs bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Gracie's head.
Gracie takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Gracie moves into the clinch.
A bit of stalling here from Gracie.

Gracie manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.

Diggs stands and steps away. Gracie gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Diggs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

Gracie shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Diggs is trying to defend but Gracie finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Gracie wants to lay and pray for a moment but Diggs keeps working.
Diggs tries to kick Gracie off but Gracie keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Gracie frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs had his way with Ramon Gracie 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!


Gracie on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gracie sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Gracie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs throws a jab when Gracie was well out of range.
Diggs looks to throw a body kick

and Gracie counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Gracie.

Gracie is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Diggs is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie postures up and lands a big shot to Diggs's brow.
Gracie trying to control the position from guard on top but Diggs is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Diggs avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Diggs controlling the position.
Gracie trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Gracie trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Diggs trying to control the position here.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Gracie throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Diggs works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Orlando Diggs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Gracie dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diggs. That did some damage!
Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gracie's calf.
Diggs pushes Gracie away with a front kick.
Diggs thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gracie has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diggs swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Gracie shoots in and bounces Diggs off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.

Gracie is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Diggs pulls Gracie in close to prevent any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie landing with the ground and pound.
Diggs pulls Gracie in close to prevent any damage.
Ramon Gracie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Gracie is stalling in the full guard.
Gracie is fighting to break Diggs's control of his arms but Diggs is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Diggs keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Diggs is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Gracie moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Gracie tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Diggs manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Diggs connects with a body shot that sends Gracie's belly button to the back.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gracie takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
A left lands for Diggs.
Diggs cracks the inside of Gracie's front leg.
Diggs tries a low kick but Gracie avoids it.

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 Orlando Diggs.
I think Diggs has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
Our winner, Orlando Diggs, 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: Supernova VIII     
Date:   Apr 28, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 21 p4p, 2 weight class) and Desmond Glass (ranked 13 p4p, 1 weight class). Diggs's entrance music is KING of the FALL. A fine choice. Glass is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

184 cm
30
174 lbs
28 - 11 - 0
191 cm
27
185 lbs
17 - 5 - 1
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 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Desmond Glass!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Phil Schofield and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Glass misses with a shot to the body
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Desmond Glass has been cut.
Glass cracks Diggs with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Glass scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Glass throws a big shot that misses.
Diggs throws a poor cross that misses
and Glass counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Diggs thinking.
Diggs lands a jab to the head.
Glass tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Glass uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs walks into a stiff left hand from Glass.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Glass connects with a single shot there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs throws a jab when Glass was well out of range.
Glass scores with a leg kick.
Glass fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Diggs has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Convicted Fight Club in the buildup to the fight.
Glass takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Glass dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
Diggs throws a leg kick but Glass checks it.
Glass cracks Diggs with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Glass on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Diggs. That's going to slow Glass down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass blocks a jab.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass catches Diggs with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Glass throws out the jab.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Glass misses the jab.
Glass throws out a powerful jab.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Glass sees it coming and moves out of range.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Glass sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Glass swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Diggs.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Glass throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
Glass lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Glass throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Glass fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Glass checks the leg kick.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Glass moved out of range nicely.
Glass has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass digs a good body shot into Diggs's ribs.
Glass is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Diggs had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs connects with a looping right hand.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Glass looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs is looking to counter with a body kick.
Glass lands with a thumping leg kick.
Diggs misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Glass. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Desmond Glass seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diggs takes one to the side of the head.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Glass. That did some damage!
Glass ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A nice inside leg kick there by Diggs. That's going to slow Glass down.
Diggs gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Diggs takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Diggs looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Glass cracks a nice hook into Diggs's ribs.
Glass scores with a leg kick.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Diggs connects with a looping right hand.
Diggs lands a leg kick that knocks Glass off balance momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Glass checks it.
Glass throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Diggs stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diggs motions for Glass to come forward. Diggs throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
The fighters circling - Glass throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Diggs doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Glass has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Diggs lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Glass manages to avoid it.
Diggs stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Glass.
Nice uppercut lands for Glass. That snapped Diggs's head back.
Glass lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Glass connects with a leg kick. Diggs looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass throws out a counter right but Diggs avoids it with no problem.
Glass feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diggs's calf.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Glass throws a shot from downtown. Diggs moves away and avoids it.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Diggs fires out a quick counter leg kick but Glass just manages to avoid it.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Glass moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Glass lands a nice looking body shot.
Diggs misses the jab.
Glass moves out of range as Diggs throws a body kick.
Glass uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Glass checks the leg kick nicely there.
Diggs slips a jab from Glass.
A punch lands to the side of Diggs 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Glass moves into range and connects with a jab.
Glass with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Diggs takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Diggs gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Glass.
A cross from Glass lands.
Glass lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Glass tries to land a leg kick but Diggs saw it coming and moves away.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Glass was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Glass cracks Diggs with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Glass tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
Diggs was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Glass dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
A jab from Glass does it's job there.
Nice defenses there by Glass.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Desmond Glass dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Desmond Glass'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.


Nice uppercut there from Diggs.
Diggs listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Glass dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
Diggs takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Glass cracks Diggs with a good jab.
Glass misses with a low kick.
Diggs punishes Glass's body with a nice straight punch.
Glass avoids a kick to the body.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Diggs scores with a jab to the body.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Diggs might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
A shot to the liver by Glass. Beautiful body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Diggs jabs Glass to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A chopping leg kick lands by Diggs.
Glass misses with a straight left.
Glass ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs swings for the body but Glass moves out of range.
Good work by Glass as he checks the leg kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Glass darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Diggs defending well as Glass loads up on a big left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Glass misses with a left hand
and Diggs counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Diggs thows a body kick. Glass tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs fires out a quick counter leg kick but Glass just manages to avoid it.
Diggs 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.
Diggs swinging wildly here.
Glass gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Glass.
Glass has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Diggs gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Glass's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Glass throws out the jab.
Glass fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Both fighters circling a little - Diggs finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Desmond Glass seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Glass throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show 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!
Diggs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Diggs slips a straight right by Glass.
Glass lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Glass throws a body shot but no joy.
Glass checks the leg kick.
Diggs throws a wild body kick that Glass sees coming a mile off.
Glass lands a nice shot that snaps Diggs's head back.
Diggs wants to slow Glass down by chopping away at his legs.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Glass dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
Diggs misses with a head kick.
Diggs connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Glass scores with a sloppy right hand. Diggs should have avoided that one.
Glass avoids a kick to the body.
Glass defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs misses with a low kick as Glass jumps back.
Glass missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Glass changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Diggs.
Glass throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diggs counters with a thumping low kick.
Diggs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Glass takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Glass's knee but Glass avoids it well.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Glass fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Diggs has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Glass takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Diggs appears to be looking for a big counter.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Glass manages to avoid it.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Glass changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diggs is looking to land body kicks.
Glass scores with a nice strike.
Glass scores with a jab. Diggs acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Nice uppercut there from Diggs.
Glass digs a good body shot into Diggs's ribs.
Glass tests Diggs's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Diggs has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Diggs there as he acknowledges the shot.
Diggs throws an off balance right hand
and Glass counters with a leg kick.
Diggs on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Glass. Glass obviously looking to wear him down.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Glass throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Glass avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass blocks a jab.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Desmond Glass's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Glass keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Diggs looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Glass is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diggs.
Diggs looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Glass moves into range and connects with a jab.
A low kick from Diggs misses
enabling Glass to counter with a crisp jab.
Glass connects with a body shot.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Glass has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Glass sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Glass swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Glass takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Glass connects with a solid leg kick.
Glass throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Glass blocks a jab.
Glass punishes Diggs's body with a nice straight punch.
Glass moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Diggs takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Glass moved out of range nicely.
Glass feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diggs's calf.
Glass comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Glass throws out the jab.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Glass.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Glass throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Glass bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Glass is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Glass slips a straight right by Diggs.
Diggs has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Diggs there as he acknowledges the shot.
Diggs throws a shot to the body.
Glass takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
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!
Glass moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Glass avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Diggs scores with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Glass.
Diggs on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
A little jabbing left from Glass on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Diggs ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Diggs throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Glass throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Glass saw that one coming.
Glass comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Glass. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Glass tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Glass.
Diggs cracks the inside of Glass's front leg.
Diggs takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Decent striking displayed by Glass there.
A clash of legs there as Glass blocks the low kick.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Glass moved out of range nicely.
A jab from Glass misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Glass takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Glass checks the leg kick nicely there.
Glass jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Glass saw that one coming.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.
Glass checks a low kick from Diggs.
Glass keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs slips a jab from Glass.
Glass takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Diggs throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Glass throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Diggs stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs drops his hands momentarily and Glass takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Diggs tries a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Glass misses with a hook.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Glass keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Glass lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Glass chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Glass scores with a body shot.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Glass.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Glass moves away.
Glass needs to keep his hands up - Diggs had a free shot at his head there.
Glass tests Diggs's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Glass feints a counter leg kick.
Glass ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Glass lands a nice shot that snaps Diggs's head back.
Glass blocks a low kick nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Glass takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Diggs scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Glass ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Glass throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Desmond Glass really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Desmond Glass'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.


Glass lands with a shot to the body.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Glass moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Glass lands the left hand.
Glass throws an off balance right hand
and Diggs counters with a right hand to the body.
A slow jab from Glass misses its intended target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Glass. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass slips under a jab.
Glass flicks out a counter leg kick but Diggs steps away.
Glass moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Diggs finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Glass thows a leg kick but Diggs checks it
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Glass throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Glass steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Glass. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass slips a straight right by Diggs.
Glass chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diggs can pounce on him.
Glass staying out of range there.
Glass doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Glass swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Diggs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs clobbers Glass with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diggs half committed to a counter leg kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Glass's front leg but catches the back leg as Glass tries to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Glass.
Glass appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
No joy there for Diggs, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Diggs stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Diggs throws the left hand but Glass avoids the punch easily.
Diggs pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Glass connects with a solid leg kick.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass swings widly with a right hand
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.
Diggs keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Glass scores with the left hand. Diggs knows he should have avoided that one.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Glass looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Glass throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Glass changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Glass throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Glass jabs Diggs right on the nose. Diggs blinks but takes it well.
Diggs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Glasss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Diggs's jab looks to have found its range, popping Glass under the eye.
A shot to the liver by Glass. Beautiful body shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Diggs.
Glass moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs walks into a jab.
Glass ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Diggs moves out of range as Glass strikes.
Glass ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Diggs swings widly with a right hand
and Glass counters with a nice uppercut.
Glass lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Diggs at a distance.
A low kick from Glass misses
and Glass takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Some bone on bone action there as Glass checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Glass throws a body shot but no joy.
Glass rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diggs connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Glass fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Glass.
Glass on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Glass looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs thumps Glass with a low kick.
Glass checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Glass catches Diggs with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Diggs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Glass throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Glass is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Glass ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs tests Glass's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Glass dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diggs. That did some damage!
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Glass is just out of range.
A jab from Glass finds it's way through Diggs's defenses.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Glass fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Diggs cracks Glass with a good jab.
Glass tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
Glass looks to land a right hand but Diggs moved out of range.
Glass takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Glass missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Glass swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs scores with a jab to the body.
Glass lands a slapping body shot.
Glass uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Desmond Glass'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. This is the final round!


Diggs missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A swing and a miss from Diggs.
Diggs throws a hook but Glass blocks it.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Good leg kick by Glass there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diggs slips a straight right by Glass.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Glass in his tracks.
Diggs takes one on the button.
Diggs swings for the body but Glass moves out of range.
Glass takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Glass in his tracks.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Glass lands with a thumping leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Glass uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Glass misses with a straight left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Glass shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Glass lands a jab to the nose.
Glass fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs is looking to score with low kicks.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Glass moves away.
Glass digs a good body shot into Diggs's ribs.
Diggs works the jab nicely.
Glass checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Glass misses with a straight left.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Glass manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Glass scores with a body shot.
Glass misses with a straight right.
You can see that Glass has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Glass's head but Glass sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Glass punishes Diggs's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Glass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass misses with a looping left.
Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Diggs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Glass.
Glass throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diggs throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Diggs needs to keep his hands up - Glass had a free shot at his head there.
Glass connects with an inside leg kick.
Glass keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs throws a right hand that misses
enabling Glass to counter with a crisp jab.
Glass lands a lovely overhand right.
Glass checks a leg kick.
Glass was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Glass throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 Glass has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Glass and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Glass lands a nice looking body shot.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Glass jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diggs appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Glass.
Glass looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Glass uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Diggs.
Glass scores with a body shot.
Glass has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Diggs.
Glass drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
No joy there for Glass, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
As Glass backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A right-left combo lands from Glass.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Glass moves away.
Glass tries a quick counter leg kick but Diggs is wise to it.
Glass takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Glass swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Glass misses the jab.
Diggs misses the jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Diggs backing away here, and Glass unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Glass throws a shot from downtown. Diggs moves away and avoids it.
Glass throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Glass ducks down to avoid it.
Glass lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs lands with a nice body punch.
A jab from Glass misses.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.
Glass jabs Diggs to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Glass throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Glass uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Glass throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That has opened up Desmond Glass's cut even more.
Diggs misses with a leg kick
and Glass counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice body punch from Glass.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs fakes the leg kick and cracks Glass in the body.
Glass chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diggs can pounce on him.
Glass doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Glass lands a nice shot that snaps Diggs's head back.
Glass thumps Diggs with a low kick.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 47:48
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:48
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Desmond Glass!

After winning the bout, Desmond Glass thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Syn 573 - World To Come     
Date:   Apr 13, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 38 p4p, 5 weight class) and Yancy Makaki Iii (ranked 50 p4p, 7 weight class). Diggs comes into the arena with KING of the FALL blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

184 cm
30
174 lbs
27 - 11 - 0
182 cm
28
177 lbs
19 - 7 - 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 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Yancy Makaki Iii!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Richard Clark and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Makaki Iii fakes the leg kick and cracks Diggs in the body.
Makaki Iii has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Diggs is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Makaki Iii misses with a two punch combination.
Makaki Iii misses with a body shot
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Diggs has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Convicted Fight Club in the buildup to the fight.
Makaki Iii is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Diggs cracks Makaki Iii with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Makaki Iii throws a half hearted mid kick.
Makaki Iii connects with a looping right hand.
Makaki Iii tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Makaki Iii throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Makaki Iii is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diggs.
Makaki Iii throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Makaki Iii checks the leg kick.
Diggs backing away here, and Makaki Iii unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Makaki Iii is just out of range.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Makaki Iii is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. Makaki Iii was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs closes the distance but Makaki Iii moves to the side
and Makaki Iii counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makaki Iii 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.
Makaki Iii throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Makaki Iii misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Makaki Iii moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

Makaki Iii rushes Diggs and presses him up against the cage.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Makaki Iii controls his hands.
Diggs gets through Makaki Iii's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Makaki Iii working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Makaki Iii lands a left hand.
Makaki Iii has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Diggs is trying to break the clinch but Makaki Iii has him pressed against the cage.
Makaki Iii working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Diggs blocking some punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A body shot lands from Diggs.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs takes a shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Makaki Iii's shoulder, as Makaki Iii tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs with a nice cross.
Makaki Iii throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Makaki Iii throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs scores with a push kick.
Makaki Iii pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Makaki Iii takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Makaki Iii sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Jab from Diggs.
Makaki Iii on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
A slow jab from Makaki Iii misses its intended target.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Makaki Iii scores with a nice strike.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Makaki Iii moves away.
Nice jab there from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii takes one to the chin there.
Makaki Iii throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii scoring well with a low kick there.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Makaki Iii is just out of range.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Makaki Iii knows he should have avoided that one.
Makaki Iii throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs scores with a jab. Makaki Iii acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Makaki Iii gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Makaki Iii blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Makaki Iii misses with a punch on the inside.
Makaki Iii swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs tries a body shot but Makaki Iii blocks it.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Makaki Iii tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
Makaki Iii lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii blocking some punches.
Makaki Iii lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Makaki Iii avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Makaki Iii tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Makaki Iii misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Diggs works on Makaki Iii's body with a couple of short punches.
Makaki Iii misses with the head strike.
Makaki Iii prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Makaki Iii avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Diggs softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A body shot lands from Makaki Iii.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Makaki Iii softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Makaki Iii fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Makaki Iii lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Makaki Iii lands a body shot.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Makaki Iii controls his hands.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Makaki Iii throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
Makaki Iii takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Makaki Iii connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs is looking to slow Makaki Iii down with leg kicks.
Makaki Iii misses with an attempted mid kick.
A slow jab from Makaki Iii misses its intended target.
Diggs lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Makaki Iii defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Makaki Iii scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs connects with a jab.
Makaki Iii throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Diggs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.
Makaki Iii tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Makaki Iii closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Makaki Iii.
A short right from Diggs.
Makaki Iii swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diggs is trying to pull guard but Makaki Iii turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Makaki Iii.
Diggs lands a right hand.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Makaki Iii.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.
Makaki Iii throws a shot from downtown. Diggs moves away and avoids it.
Diggs fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Makaki Iii cracks the inside of Diggs's front leg.
Diggs lands with a cross.
A left lands for Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Makaki Iii.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Makaki Iii misses the jab.
Diggs blocks a jab.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Makaki Iii.
Diggs throws a front kick that sends Makaki Iii stumbling back into the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Makaki Iii throws a shot from downtown. Diggs moves away and avoids it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 Makaki Iii has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Makaki Iii and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Makaki Iii sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Makaki Iii swats away the attempt to clinch by Diggs.
Diggs throws a hook but Makaki Iii blocks it.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Makaki Iii sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Makaki Iii throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice jab there from Makaki Iii.
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Makaki Iii is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
Makaki Iii now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Nice body punch from Diggs.
Makaki Iii feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Diggss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Makaki Iii takes a jab right on the kisser.
A slapping leg kick lands for Makaki Iii.
Diggs connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Makaki Iii's hands.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Nice cross by Diggs.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Makaki Iii's leg. Makaki Iii is trying to keep his angry face on.
Makaki Iii on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Makaki Iii takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Makaki Iii tries a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Makaki Iii throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Makaki Iii. That did some damage!
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Makaki Iii's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Diggs lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Diggs throws a hook but Makaki Iii blocks it.
Makaki Iii is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

Diggs has closed the distance and engaged Makaki Iii in a clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Makaki Iii breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Makaki Iii slips a straight right by Diggs.
Makaki Iii is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Diggs with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Makaki Iii is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Nice uppercut lands for Makaki Iii. That snapped Diggs's head back.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Makaki Iii.
Diggs throws a poor cross that misses
and Makaki Iii makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Makaki Iii throws out a powerful jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Diggs. That snapped Makaki Iii's head back.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Makaki Iii jabs Diggs to the body, keeping him at a distance.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs tried to score with a low kick but Makaki Iii checks it.
Makaki Iii looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Diggs throws a body punch but Makaki Iii moves out of range.
Diggs misses with a hook. Makaki Iii ducked under it nicely.
Diggs throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Makaki Iii counters with a lovely straight right hand!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that second 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.


Diggs throws out a powerful jab.
Makaki Iii takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs thows a leg kick but Makaki Iii checks it
and Makaki Iii counters with a series of strikes. Diggs will be more careful next time no doubt.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Diggs throws a solid leg kick but Makaki Iii takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Diggs.
Makaki Iii takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Makaki Iii misses with an uppercut.
Makaki Iii lands an overhand right.
Diggs defending well as Makaki Iii loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Makaki Iii slips a straight right by Diggs.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Makaki Iii blocks a low kick nicely.
Diggs lands a nice hook to Makaki Iii's body. Makaki Iii takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Makaki Iii is out of range.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Makaki Iii's knee but Makaki Iii avoids it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook.
Makaki Iii throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diggs throws a body kick, spinning off balance
letting Makaki Iii counter with a right hand.
Makaki Iii misses with a leg kick
and Diggs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Makaki Iii's calf.
Jab from Diggs.
Makaki Iii ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Makaki Iii now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Makaki Iii loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
Makaki Iii takes one to the chin there.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Makaki Iii looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Makaki Iii.
Diggs swings widly with a right hand
and Makaki Iii counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Makaki Iii scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Makaki Iii swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Diggs is looking to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Makaki Iii's leg. Makaki Iii is trying to keep his angry face on.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Diggs connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Diggs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Makaki Iii.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Makaki Iii takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Makaki Iii slips a jab from Diggs.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs lands a head shot.
Diggs connects with a good right hand that stumbles Makaki Iii. Makaki Iii circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Makaki Iii tries to counter with a clinch but Diggs shakes him off and moves away.
Diggs throws a right and a left that both miss.
Makaki Iii looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Makaki Iii has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Makaki Iii with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Makaki Iii manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Diggs throws a wild body kick that Makaki Iii sees coming a mile off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Makaki Iii lands a jab to the nose.
Makaki Iii gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Diggs.
Diggs is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Makaki Iii chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diggs can pounce on him.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Makaki Iii ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Makaki Iii blocks a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Makaki Iii does a little dance to reset his feet.
Makaki Iii steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Makaki Iii misses with an uppercut.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Makaki Iii moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Makaki Iii cracks Diggs with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Diggs slips under a jab.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Diggs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs defending well as Makaki Iii loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs slips a jab from Makaki Iii.
Diggs misses with an uppercut
enabling Makaki Iii to counter with a crisp jab.
Diggs lands with a kick to the ribs.

Makaki Iii fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Diggs, pushing him back against the cage.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by Makaki Iii.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Makaki Iii struggles to land a body shot inside as Diggs controls his hands.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook to the ribs.
Makaki Iii tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
Makaki Iii takes a shot to the head.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A right hand to the body from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Makaki Iii misses with some punches.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Makaki Iii scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Diggs doesn't seem bothered though.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Makaki Iii moved away.
Left hook, right uppercut from Diggs.
Jab by Makaki Iii.
Diggs moves out of range of the leg kick from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
Diggs misses with a lunging right hand
and Makaki Iii counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Makaki Iii lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Makaki Iii takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Makaki Iii wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs lands with a good body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Makaki Iii fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Diggs misses with an uppercut

and Makaki Iii counters by moving into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makaki Iii tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Makaki Iii stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Makaki Iii throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs is looking to break free of the clinch but Makaki Iii has double underhooks.
Diggs scores with a nice hook to the head.
Diggs lands a hook that snaps the head of Makaki Iii backwards.
Yancy Makaki Iii seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Diggs tries to work over Makaki Iii's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Makaki Iii is leaning against Diggs and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Makaki Iii is leaning against Diggs and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Makaki Iii tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
Makaki Iii swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.

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

Makaki Iii moves into the clinch.
Makaki Iii throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs tries to work over Makaki Iii's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Makaki Iii misses with the head strike.
Makaki Iii has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Makaki Iii working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Makaki Iii throws a head punch that misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Makaki Iii lands a left hand that snaps the head of Diggs backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Makaki Iii can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
Diggs lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Makaki Iii lands a body shot.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook from the clinch.
Makaki Iii gets through Diggs's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A frustrated look appears on Diggs's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Diggs tries a body shot but Makaki Iii blocks it.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii misses with a straight left.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs misses with an uppercut
and Diggs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Makaki Iii does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Makaki Iii. That one must have hurt.
Makaki Iii looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Makaki Iii throws a big shot that misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Diggs.
Diggs staying out of range there.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Makaki Iii throws a body kick, spinning off balance
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
Diggs throws a leg kick that is checked
and Makaki Iii counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Makaki Iii misses the target.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Crunch! Makaki Iii slams his shin into Diggs's torso.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Makaki Iii. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Diggs on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Makaki Iii. Makaki Iii obviously looking to wear him down.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Makaki Iii missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs lands an overhand right.
Diggs avoids the head kick by Makaki Iii.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Makaki Iii keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Makaki Iii gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Diggs scores with a shot to the body.
Makaki Iii jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Makaki Iii drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Donk. Diggs catches Makaki Iii right on the button with a cross.
Good shot there by Diggs.
Makaki Iii takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Yancy Makaki Iii dominated that fourth round.
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!


Makaki Iii ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Makaki Iii scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Diggs on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Decent striking displayed by Diggs there.
Makaki Iii swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Makaki Iii tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
Makaki Iii pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Makaki Iii steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Diggs.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Makaki Iii.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs moves out of range of the leg kick from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Makaki Iii ducks right into an uppercut from Diggs.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Makaki Iii throws out the jab.
Diggs digs a good body shot into Makaki Iii's ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makaki Iii moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii misses with a right hand
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Makaki Iii avoids the head kick by Diggs.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Makaki Iii pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A nice inside leg kick there by Makaki Iii. That's going to slow Diggs down.
Diggs finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Makaki Iii tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Makaki Iii is looking to land body kicks.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch but Makaki Iii swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Makaki Iii scores with a crisp jab that stopped Diggs in his tracks.
A chopping leg kick lands by Diggs.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Makaki Iii throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Diggs blocks a jab.
Diggs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Makaki Iii slips under a jab from Diggs.
Diggs throws the kick towards the body but Makaki Iii avoids it.
Makaki Iii shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs misses with a left hand
and Makaki Iii counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Makaki Iii takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Diggs attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Makaki Iii on the side of the head.
Makaki Iii looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Makaki Iii fails to land with a series of punches.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Makaki Iii manages to avoid it.
Makaki Iii rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Diggs counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii misses with an uppercut.
Diggs lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Diggs lands with a right hand.
Diggs misses with a shot to the body
and Makaki Iii counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Makaki Iii lands a slapping body shot.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook.
Makaki Iii waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Diggs misses with a hook. Makaki Iii ducked under it nicely.
Makaki Iii takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Makaki Iii missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

Diggs moves into the clinch.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Makaki Iii has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii misses with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Makaki Iii tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
Makaki Iii blocks a body shot from Diggs.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook to the ribs.
Makaki Iii lands with a light punch inside.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii working aggressively here.
Diggs pushes Makaki Iii back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short body shot lands from Makaki Iii as the two fighters clinch.
Diggs prevents a body shot from Makaki Iii.
A shot in the inside from Makaki Iii.
Diggs misses with a body punch.

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 Orlando Diggs.
I think Diggs has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 48:47
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 48:48
Judge William Gold scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs retains his welterweight title!
Orlando Diggs thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Syn 570 - Of Blood And Salt     
Date:   Mar 23, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 13 p4p, 1 weight class) and Fook Man (ranked 24 p4p, 4 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
30
174 lbs
27 - 10 - 0
180 cm
32
164 lbs
25 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction

Aspire Clothing
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Fook Man!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Man jabs Diggs to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Diggs takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Man throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Man paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Fook Man seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Man misses with a low kick.
Diggs takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

Man tries to keep at a distance but Diggs has taken the fight into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Diggs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Diggs avoids the elbow strike from Man, against the cage.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Man controls the action.

Man breaks the clinch.
Man connects with a jab.
Man misses with an uppercut.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Man manages to avoid it.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs feinted there with a counter leg kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Man checks a leg kick.
We've been informed that Man 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.
Man tries to land a front kick but Diggs steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Man throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Man on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Man slips under a jab from Diggs.
Man blocks a low kick nicely.
Diggs throws a hook but Man blocks it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Man, right into the meat.
Man tries to clinch up.
Man fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Diggs has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Man sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Man scores with a kick to the body.
Diggs throws a series of punches but Man avoids them all with ease.
A little jabbing left from Man on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Diggs doesn't manage to clinch there - Man circles away.
Man stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Diggs.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Man uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Man moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Man lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Diggs looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Man uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Man checks a leg kick.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Man is out of range.
Diggs lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man misses with a hook to the body
and Diggs counters with a nice leg kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Man.
Man looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Man takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Man ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Diggs takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Man throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
Man misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Man uses good head movement to avoid it.
Man follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Man lands with an uppercut that bounces Diggs off the cage and back into range.
Man ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diggs misses with an uppercut
and Man counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. Man was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Man.
Man pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Man throws a good cross that connects.
Man takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs misses with a straight left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Diggs attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Man wants to land a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs looks for the body kick but Man saw that one coming.
Diggs slips a straight right by Man.
Man avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Man slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Diggs lands a nice shot that snaps Man's head back.
Man throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Man misses with a straight right.
And Diggs counters with a quick kick to the body but Man blocks it.
Man lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Man blocks a leg kick.
Man jabs at Diggs's body.
Man with a jab.
Man looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Man blocks a jab.
Man throws a poor cross that misses
and Diggs counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Man swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Man checks a leg kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Diggs avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Man swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
As Man backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Man fakes the leg kick and cracks Diggs in the body.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Man moves away.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
Man scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs blocks a jab.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Man sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Man connects with a solid leg kick.
The fighters circling - Man throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Man misses with a lunging right hand
and Diggs counters with a right hand to the body.
Man throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Man tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Man.
Man is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Diggs had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Man checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Man feints a counter leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Fook Man dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Diggs throws a leg kick but Man sees it coming and moves out of range.
Man looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Man connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Man.
Man slips under a jab from Diggs.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Man is out of range.
Man throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Diggs misses the jab.
Man misses with an uppercut.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Man was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Man. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Man looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Man 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.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. Man was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
A big right from Man misses.
Man lands a glancing blow to the side of Diggs's head.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Man blocks a low kick nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Man throws a wild body kick that Diggs sees coming a mile off.
Man throws a body kick that misses.
Man throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Man looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Man.
Man throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Man fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Diggs has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diggs walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Good exchange - Man coming out on top.
Nice cross by Man.
Man scores with a leg kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Man.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Man manages to avoid it.
Diggs jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Man connects with a jab.
Man looks to land a right hand but Diggs moved out of range.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs looks to land a combination. Man sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Diggs on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Diggs lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diggs takes a swing at Man's ribcage but misses.
It seemed like Man was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Diggs misses with a kick to the body.
Man appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Man is looking to land body kicks.
Man throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Nice jab there from Diggs.
Man connects with a solid leg kick.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Man was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Fook Man seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Man ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Nice jab there from Diggs.
Diggs tries to bum rush Man with a series of wild strikes but Man uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Man avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Man lands a leg kick that knocks Diggs off balance momentarily.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Man buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Diggs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs blocks a leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Diggs misses the target.
Nice straight punches there by Man. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Man.
An inside leg kick lands from Man.
Diggs thows a leg kick but Man checks it
and Man counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Diggs throws a low kick but it's checked well by Man.
Diggs takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Diggs attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Diggs lands a head shot.
Man slips a jab from Diggs.
Man uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Diggs chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Man can pounce on him.
Nice uppercut there from Diggs.
Man throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Man sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs drops his hands momentarily and Man takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs connects with a body shot that sends Man's belly button to the back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs checks a low kick from Man.
Man throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Diggs stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Man takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Diggs takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Man moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Man checks the leg kick.
Diggs with a nice cross.
Man tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Diggs is able to avoid easily.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Man! But no joy.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Man.
Man is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
Man throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Man.
Man throws a half hearted mid kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Man lands a lovely overhand right.
Diggs throws a shot from downtown. Man moves away and avoids it.
Diggs tries to clinch up but Man circles away and keeps his distance.
A punch lands to the side of Man 's head but he takes it in his stride.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A right-left combo lands from Diggs.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Man.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Man.
An attempted straight right counter from Diggs misses the target.
Diggs misses with a series of wild punches.
A punch lands to the side of Diggs 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Man.
Man misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
A decent looking cross lands there for Man.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Man. That did some damage!
Man keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Man feints a counter leg kick.
Man displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Diggs throws out the jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Man crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Diggs - the referee stops the clock and Man gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Diggs. Man manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Man thumps Diggs with a low kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs ducks right into an uppercut from Man.
Man misses with a body kick.
Man scores with a shot to the body.
Diggs fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Diggs listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Nice cross by Man.
Diggs throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Man. Diggs shrugs it off though.
The fight stays on the outside here - Man looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Man lands with a good body shot.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Man throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
As Man backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Man flicks out a counter leg kick but Diggs steps away.
Man fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Man is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man scores with a shot to the body.
Man ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Diggs looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A solid body kick from Man.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Man.
Diggs throwing a counter right hand but Man manages to avoid it.
Diggs tries to clinch up but Man circles away and keeps his distance.
A jab from Man misses.
Man misses the shot to the body.
Diggs takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Diggs is looking to clinch.
A good leg kick by Man.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Man's leg. Man is trying to keep his angry face on.
Diggs misses with a kick to the body.
Man jabs Diggs right on the nose. Diggs blinks but takes it well.
Man explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Diggs connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man lands with a nice body kick.
Man scores with a nice right hand.
Man lands with a thumping leg kick.
Man avoids a kick to the body.
Man walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Man slips a straight right by Diggs.
Man looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diggs scores with a leg kick.
Man bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A big right from Diggs misses.
Man throws a big shot that misses.
Jab by Diggs.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Man.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Man avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Man takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Man throws a good cross that connects.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man misses with a kick to the body.
Man lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Man avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Man avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Diggs clinches up with Man and pushes him back against the cage.

Man breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Man takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Man swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Diggs.
Man throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Man.
Diggs rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Man moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Man gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Man stuns Diggs with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Diggs throws a hook but Man avoids it easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A low kick from Diggs misses
and Man counters with a left to the body.
Man with a nice cross.
Diggs feints and then cracks Man's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Man down.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Man manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Man dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A left lands for Man.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Man.
Man scores with a push kick.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Man is out of range.
Man throws a leg kick
and Diggs counters with a thumping low kick.
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Man is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
It seemed like Man was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Man lands with a hook. Diggs tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs needs to keep his hands up - Man had a free shot at his head there.
Diggs takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Man shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Man is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Man throws a front kick aimed at Diggs's knee but Diggs avoids it well.
Man buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Man connects with a body shot.
Diggs gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Nice shot lands for Man.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Man.
Man turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Man scores with a nice head shot.
Man keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs stuns Man with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Man lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Diggs misses with a low kick as Man jumps back.
Man moves out of range of the leg kick from Diggs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Man misses with a low kick.
Man has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Man uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
An inside leg kick from Man misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Man lands a jab.
Man moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Man throws a body shot but no joy.
Man is looking to slow Diggs down with leg kicks.
Man lands a body shot.
Diggs misses the jab.
Man lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Man sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Man keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Man looks to land a body kick but Diggs moved away.
Man has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Diggs finds it's way round the side to connect with Man's head.
Diggs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Man throws a front kick that sends Diggs stumbling back into the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man misses the shot to the body.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Man misses with a shot to the body
and Diggs counters with a leg kick.
Man throws a big shot that misses.
Man throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs checks the leg kick.
Diggs slips under a jab from Man.
Man throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Man throws out a leg kick but Diggs moves out of range and Man only half commits.
Man moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs lands a nice hook to Man's body. Man takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Man sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Man throws out a counter right but Diggs avoids it with no problem.
Man lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Man keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a double jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man scores with a nice body kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Man sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nice defenses there by Man.
Nice body punch from Diggs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Man slips the punch.
Diggs tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Man takes one to the chin there.
Man connects with a leg kick. Diggs looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Man. Diggs shrugs it off though.
Diggs takes a swing at Man's ribcage but misses.
Diggs thows a body kick. Man tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Man buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Man throws a shot to the body.
Man moves out of range of the strikes.
Man works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Fook Man dominated that fourth round.
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!


Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Man's shoulder, as Man tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Man paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A thudding body kick lands there by Man!
Man misses with a body kick.
Jab by Man.
Diggs misses the jab.
Man tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Diggs is able to avoid easily.
Man misses with a hook.

Diggs forces Man back against the cage and clinches.
Man doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs blocks a body shot from Man.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Man tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.

Man escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Man uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Man's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.
Man does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Diggs crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Man - the referee stops the clock and Diggs gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Man. Diggs manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Diggs slips a jab from Man.
Diggs is looking to counter punch.
Diggs throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Diggs walks into a stiff left hand from Man.
A punch combination from Diggs misses.
Man changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Man misses with a kick to the body.
Man staying out of range there.
Man lands a head kick. Diggs smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Man misses with an attempted mid kick.
Man scores with a push kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs works Man's body with a nice hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
A cross from Man lands.
Diggs throws a quick inside leg kick.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Man's knee but Man avoids it well.
Man lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Man lands a leg kick that knocks Diggs off balance momentarily.
Diggs takes a kick to the side of the head.
Diggs tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Man is able to avoid easily.
A chopping leg kick lands by Man.
Man lands a leg kick that knocks Diggs off balance momentarily.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Man.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Man's leg. Man is trying to keep his angry face on.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Diggs lands with an uppercut that bounces Man off the cage and back into range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Man fakes the leg kick and cracks Diggs in the body.
Man steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Man slips under a jab.
Man ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Man throws a solid leg kick but Diggs takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Man.
Diggs lands with an overhand left.
Man throws a low kick but Diggs moves out of range easily.
As Man backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Man connects with a body shot.
A punch lands to the side of Diggs 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Man scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Man takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Nice body kick there by Man.
Diggs swings widly with a right hand
and Man counters with a straight right hand.
Man is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diggs.
Man checks a leg kick.
Man slips a straight right by Diggs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Man with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Man's front leg but catches the back leg as Man tries to avoid it.
Man checks a leg kick.
Man misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Fook Man is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Man throws a lazy body kick
and Diggs makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Man attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Man stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Diggs.
Diggs steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Man. That one must have hurt.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diggs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Man fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Man pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Man tries to score with a low kick but Diggs moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Man tries a quick counter leg kick but Diggs is wise to it.
Nice jab there from Man.
Orlando Diggs has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Diggs thows a left - swing and a miss!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 45:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 45:50

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

A relieved looking Fook Man thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Syn 567 - Ecstasy of Gold     
Date:   Mar 03, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ramon Gracie (ranked 24 p4p, 3 weight class) and Orlando Diggs (ranked 33 p4p, 5 weight class). Gracie comes into the arena with Jiu Jitsu: Vai Finaliza! blaring out of the sound system. Diggs has chosen KING of the FALL as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

180 cm
30
180 lbs
24 - 5 - 0
184 cm
29
174 lbs
26 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Aspire Clothing
Dauntless

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 24 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ramon Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Daniel Bishop and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Gracie gets a clinch.
Diggs cracks Gracie with a nice body shot.

Diggs's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Diggs digs a good hook to Gracie's body.
Gracie throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs scores with a decent looking hook.
Diggs lands with a right hand.
Diggs throws a leg kick

and Gracie counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Diggs keeping full guard, as Gracie tries to pass.
Diggs is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Gracie is fighting to break Diggs's control of his arms but Diggs is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs working a defensive guard here.
Gracie stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Diggs swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Diggs wants to get back to his feet but Gracie is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Gracie stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Diggs swivels though and keeps the full guard.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Gracie defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Gracie looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gracie fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

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.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Gracie chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diggs can pounce on him.
Orlando Diggs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Diggs misses the jab.
Gracie checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gracie half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Diggs misses with the combination.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Decent striking displayed by Diggs there.
Gracie slips a jab from Diggs.
Gracie catches Diggs with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gracie moves away.
Jab, jab by Gracie - just one landing.
Nice shot lands for Diggs.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gracie tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Diggs manages to circle out of the way.
Diggs throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Gracie thumps Diggs with a low kick.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Gracie.
Gracie takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Gracie throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Diggs but Diggs pushes him off and we're back to square one.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch but Diggs swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Gracie attempts a counter takedown but Diggs avoids it well and moves away.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Gracie slips the punch.

Gracie moves into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gracie.

Gracie pulls Diggs into guard.

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

Diggs stands up and waves to Gracie to follow him.
Diggs connects with a looping right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A decent looking body kick lands there for Gracie.
Diggs throws a body punch but Gracie moves out of range.
Gracie appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Gracie throws a body kick, spinning off balance
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
Gracie moves out of range of the strikes.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
Gracie tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diggs scores with a shot to the body.
Diggs has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Gracie changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Orlando Diggs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Diggs with a jab.
Gracie shoots for a takedown but Diggs saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Gracie dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie tries to clinch there but Diggs circles away.
A big right from Diggs misses.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gracie half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Gracie on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Gracie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Gracie throws a leg kick
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gracie cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.
Gracie moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Gracie sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gracie uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
A jab from Diggs misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gracie manages to avoid it.
Gracie appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Gracie moved out of range.
Diggs throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gracie on the side of the head.
Diggs throws a hook but Gracie avoids it easily.
Diggs connects with a right hand. Gracie shakes it off.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gracie stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
The fighters circling - Gracie throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Diggs moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs wants to slow Gracie down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gracie tries to clinch up but Diggs circles away and keeps his distance.
Gracie shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Diggs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gracie's sensitive parts.
Diggs misses the jab.
Gracie will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by Gracie.
Gracie shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Diggs is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Gracie with a body shot.
Gracie with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Gracie moved out of range nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie walks into a stiff left hand from Diggs.
Gracie takes one to the chin there.
Diggs lands with a hook. Gracie tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Diggs lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gracie looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Diggs is fending him off so far but Gracie persists. Nope, Diggs circles away and we're back to standing.
Gracie moves in looking to clinch but Diggs pushes him off.
Diggs lands with an overhand left.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Gracie changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Diggs tries to score with a low kick but Gracie moves his leg out of the way.
Gracie ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Diggs fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gracie shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Diggs 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.
Gracie moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Diggs pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
Diggs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good standup being displayed there by Diggs as he connects with a hook.
Gracie is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie lands a jab to Diggs's midsection.
Gracie feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.
Gracie darts in looking for a takedown but Diggs gets double underhooks and turns Gracie into the cage.
Gracie slips under a jab.
Diggs fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Gracie's shoulder, as Gracie tries to avoid the shot.
Gracie is looking to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch.
Gracie with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
Gracie is looking to clinch.
Gracie moves out of range of the strikes.
Gracie tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Gracie is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

Gracie closes the distance and clinches.

Gracie jumps into guard, dragging Diggs to the mat.
Diggs must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Diggs stopping the sweep attempt from Gracie.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gracie has a closed guard, preventing Diggs from standing up.
Gracie looking to hit a scissor sweep but Diggs is one step ahead there.

Diggs stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Diggs throws a leg kick but Gracie sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Gracie thows a leg kick but Diggs checks it
and Diggs counters with an inside leg kick.
Gracie takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Gracie throws a low kick, looking for Diggs's leg but Diggs calmly moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a nice shot that snaps Gracie's head back.

Gracie looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Diggs is looking for a sweep. Gracie is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Gracie is nestled in close to Diggs, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Gracie wants to control but Diggs is keeping him busy.
Gracie lands with a punch from half guard.
Gracie is thwarting Diggs's attempts to control the position.
Gracie perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs trying to hold on to Gracie's head to control him but Gracie postures up.

Gracie wants to work for an arm triangle but Diggs is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Diggs won't allow Gracie to pass to mount.
Diggs gets back to full guard.
Gracie works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Diggs is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Gracie's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Gracie's back!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Will Diggs go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs misses with a leg kick.
Gracie changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
Diggs wants to slow Gracie down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Gracie.
Diggs throws a hook but Gracie blocks it.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gracie.

Diggs gets tackled into the cage by Gracie. Gracie maintains the clinch.
Gracie has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diggs pushes Gracie back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Gracie looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Diggs lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Diggs up against the cage.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.
Diggs tries to move into range but Gracie moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Gracie takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Diggs misses with a leg kick

and Gracie counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Gracie.

Diggs is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gracie.
Stalling in the clinch from Gracie.
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!
Gracie tries to pull guard but Diggs won't allow it.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Gracie doesn't manage to clinch there - Diggs circles away.
Diggs only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Diggs connects with a body shot that sends Gracie's belly button to the back.
Diggs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Diggs throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Gracie moves into the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Gracie.
Gracie tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Gracie uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gracie.
Gracie swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Gracie.
Gracie tries to pull guard but Diggs forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Gracie throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs lands with a left to the head.
Gracie has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.

Gracie breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Diggs lands with a right hand.
Gracie takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Gracie moves into the clinch.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Gracie escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Diggs blocks the body kick.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Donk. Gracie catches Diggs right on the button with a cross.
Gracie cracks the inside of Diggs's front leg.
Diggs takes a swing at Gracie's ribcage but misses.
Diggs throws a hook but Gracie avoids it easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gracie throws a leg kick which misses Diggs's front leg but catches the back leg as Diggs tries to avoid it.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gracie sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Diggs throws a sloppy body shot

and Gracie counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Gracie avoiding damage.
Gracie fails to pull the fight into his guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ramon Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diggs.
Diggs lands with a right to the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Orlando Diggs 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! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Gracie with a lazy takedown attempt
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
Gracie blocks a leg kick.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gracie digs a good body shot into Diggs's ribs.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gracie was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Gracie tries to counter with a takedown but Diggs is quick to defend against it.
Gracie moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
Gracie tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diggs swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Gracie throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Gracie slips the punch.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Gracie saw that one coming.
Gracie takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Gracie changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Diggs throws a half hearted mid kick.
Diggs clobbers Gracie with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Gracie has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Diggs finds it's way round the side to connect with Gracie's head.
Gracie looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Diggs is fending him off so far but Gracie persists. Nope, Diggs circles away and we're back to standing.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Gracie is out of range.
Diggs misses with a hook

and Gracie counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Gracie is trying to control the action in half guard but Diggs is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Gracie not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie passes the guard and advances to mount!
Diggs working to try and regain half guard.
Gracie dominating with strikes here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gracie wants to control the pace but Diggs is squirming around nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Diggs tries to lock up and control but Gracie gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Diggs is looking to get to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie trying to control but Diggs is having none of it.
Gracie wants to control but instead Diggs manages to regain half guard.
Diggs is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.

Gracie seems to be looking for submissions.
Diggs tries to roll over but Gracie keeps him under control.

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

Gracie is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Diggs has managed to free his arm - good work.
Diggs moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Diggs has Gracie pulled in close to control his posture.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ramon Gracie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Diggs is keeping the position.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs is the new welterweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Orlando Diggs thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 557 - Revolve     
Date:   Dec 22, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 54 p4p, 10 weight class) and Gauthier St. Georges (ranked 51 p4p, 8 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Diggs might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to KING of the FALL. St. Georges has chosen Jiu Jitsu as his entrance music. Gauthier St. Georges told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

184 cm
29
174 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
182 cm
29
162 lbs
24 - 6 - 1
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 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Gauthier St. Georges!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and St. Georges has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
St. Georges throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
Diggs cracks St. Georges with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Diggs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
St. Georges changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
St. Georges lands with a cross.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
St. Georges scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
St. Georges bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Diggs's head.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
A bone on bone clash there as St. Georges blocks the leg kick.
We've been told by Diggs's head coaches at Convicted Fight Club that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Diggs throws a hook but St. Georges blocks it.
St. Georges throws a solid leg kick but Diggs takes the impact on his shin and smiles at St. Georges.
Diggs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits St. Georgess jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs swings for the body but St. Georges moves out of range.
St. Georges misses with a jab to the body
and Diggs counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
St. Georges misses with an attempted mid kick.

St. Georges has taken the fight to the clinch.
St. Georges lands a left hand that snaps the head of Diggs backwards.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
A shot to the liver by Diggs. Beautiful body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St. Georges is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
St. Georges lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but St. Georges moved out of range nicely.
St. Georges misses with a wild body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Diggs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diggs blocks a jab.
A swing and a miss from St. Georges.
St. Georges throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
St. Georges throws an off balance right hand
and Diggs counters with a leg kick.
Diggs takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Diggs swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by St. Georges.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Diggs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but St. Georges is out of range.
Diggs moves out of range as St. Georges strikes.
St. Georges waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
A big right from St. Georges misses.

St. Georges clinches up with Diggs and pushes him back against the cage.
Diggs lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
St. Georges prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
St. Georges throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs is trying to break the clinch but St. Georges has him pressed against the cage.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Diggs takes an elbow to the temple.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Diggs misses with a lunging right hand
and St. Georges counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Diggs thinking.

St. Georges pushes Diggs up against the cage in a clinch.
Diggs has had enough of the clinch but St. Georges keeps him there for the moment.

Diggs pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but St. Georges is out of range.
Diggs sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from St. Georges.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Gauthier St. Georges seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
St. Georges uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on St. Georges if he has to take too many more of those.
Diggs swings for the body but St. Georges moves out of range.
Orlando Diggs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Nice shot lands for St. Georges.
St. Georges checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Diggs sets himself, and St. Georges steps forward looking for the clinch! Diggs avoids it this time.
Diggs throws the left hand but St. Georges avoids the punch easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

St. Georges clinches up with Diggs and pushes him back against the cage.
St. Georges tries to work over Diggs's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
St. Georges lands with a short shot to the head.
Diggs tries to circle away but St. Georges has him pinned against the cage.
St. Georges lands a right hand.
Diggs takes a shot to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
Diggs's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Diggs avoids a wild elbow strike from St. Georges.
St. Georges gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
St. Georges doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from St. Georges.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for St. Georges.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diggs blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Diggs makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
St. Georges lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Diggs or not.
Diggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
St. Georges has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Diggs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs takes an elbow to the forehead.

Orlando Diggs's cut is getting worse.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
Diggs goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
St. Georges blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diggs lands with a light punch inside.
St. Georges misses with a hook to the ribs.
St. Georges blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but St. Georges avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.

Diggs escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
St. Georges throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Diggs looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
St. Georges pivots, looking for a leg kick but Diggs is out of range and St. Georges settles back down.
St. Georges checks a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
St. Georges slips under a jab from Diggs.
Diggs doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
St. Georges slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from St. Georges.
Diggs takes a swing at St. Georges's ribcage but misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Gauthier St. Georges dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Diggs moves out of range as St. Georges strikes.
Diggs misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Diggs throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
St. Georges swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs clobbers St. Georges with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Diggs ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Diggs keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
St. Georges drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Diggs attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs circles away from the clinch attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs on the wrong end of a nice jab.
St. Georges keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from St. Georges.
St. Georges turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses St. Georges's front leg but catches the back leg as St. Georges tries to avoid it.
Diggs scores with a jab. St. Georges acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Diggs works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Diggs.
St. Georges smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Diggs pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Diggs's hands are dropping dangerously low here and St. Georges connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Diggs scrambles back to his feet.
St. Georges scores with a sloppy right hand. Diggs should have avoided that one.
Diggs scores with a hook.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
St. Georges throws a chopping leg kick but Diggs manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
St. Georges throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
St. Georges misses with a hook.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from St. Georges is defended easily by Diggs.
St. Georges keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs throws a leg kick but St. Georges sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diggs sets himself, and St. Georges steps forward looking for the clinch! Diggs avoids it this time.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for St. Georges. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
A lazy left from Diggs finds it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs tries to land a leg kick but St. Georges saw it coming and moves away.
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but St. Georges is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
It seemed like St. Georges was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Diggs throws a solid leg kick but St. Georges takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Diggs.
St. Georges scores with a hook to the body. Diggs takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
St. Georges throws a leg kick
and Diggs counters with a low kick, right behind St. Georges 's knee.
St. Georges throws out a leg kick but Diggs moves out of range and St. Georges only half commits.
St. Georges cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.
St. Georges's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Diggs drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
St. Georges throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
Diggs keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
St. Georges connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
St. Georges with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
A shot to the body from St. Georges misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Diggs tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diggs misses with a hook.

St. Georges moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from St. Georges fails to land.
St. Georges tries to work over Diggs's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Diggs gets through St. Georges's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a hook that snaps the head of St. Georges backwards.
St. Georges misses with some punches.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Diggs lands a left hand that snaps the head of St. Georges backwards.
Diggs blocks an elbow strike from St. Georges.
St. Georges lands a hook to the side of the head.

Diggs pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Diggs is looking to chop away at St. Georges's legs.
St. Georges misses with a lunging right hand
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.
Diggs looks to land a body kick but St. Georges moved away.
Diggs gets cracked with a nice right hand there by St. Georges.
Diggs is looking to chop away at St. Georges's legs.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from St. Georges.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for St. Georges's leg but St. Georges calmly moves out of range.
Diggs swings for the body but St. Georges moves out of range.
St. Georges connects with a good right hand that stumbles Diggs. Diggs circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Diggs throws the left hand but St. Georges avoids the punch easily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a leg kick but St. Georges checks it.
St. Georges dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
A nice leg kick lands there from St. Georges.
Good exchange - Diggs coming out on top.
St. Georges pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but St. Georges moves away.
St. Georges was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
St. Georges tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diggs swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Diggs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Diggs on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diggs connects with a single shot there.
Diggs connects with a single shot there.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but St. Georges manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
St. Georges throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
St. Georges throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
St. Georges misses with an uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on St. Georges. That did some damage!
A jab from St. Georges finds it's way through Diggs's defenses.
Diggs misses with a wild combination.
St. Georges takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs jabs St. Georges to the body, keeping him at a distance.

St. Georges clinches.
A body shot lands from St. Georges.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
St. Georges misses with a hook from the clinch.
A body shot lands from Diggs.

Diggs manages to break the clinch.
St. Georges just misses with a punch to the body.
St. Georges will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
St. Georges moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Diggs avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
St. Georges checks a low kick from Diggs.
St. Georges defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
St. Georges keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
St. Georges moves out of range of the leg kick from Diggs.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but St. Georges moved out of range nicely.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from St. Georges.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by St. Georges.
St. Georges checks a leg kick nicely.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but St. Georges moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Diggs lands with an overhand left.
Diggs connects with a jab.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for St. Georges's leg but St. Georges calmly moves out of range.
Diggs blocks a jab.
A left lands for St. Georges.
Some bone on bone action there as St. Georges checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diggs fakes a jab and throws a low kick but St. Georges checks it well.
St. Georges takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Diggs jabs St. Georges right on the nose. St. Georges blinks but takes it well.
St. Georges misses with a straight left.
Diggs swings for the body but St. Georges moves out of range.
St. Georges lands with a thumping leg kick.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
St. Georges throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.

St. Georges moves into the clinch.
A short right from Diggs.
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!
St. Georges creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Nice body punch from St. Georges - that landed with a thud.
St. Georges lands a nice elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short right from St. Georges.
St. Georges makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Diggs pushes St. Georges back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
St. Georges swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gauthier St. Georges seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Nice elbow from St. Georges.
St. Georges misses with a hook from the clinch.
St. Georges working aggressively here.
Diggs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
St. Georges misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by St. Georges.
A body shot lands from St. Georges.
A short right hand to the side of the head by St. Georges.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by St. Georges.
Diggs lands a right hand.
Diggs wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but St. Georges has him pressed against the cage.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diggs blocks an uppercut.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs wants to get back to striking at distance but St. Georges won't allow it.
Diggs is looking to break free of the clinch but St. Georges has double underhooks.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as St. Georges controls the action.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but St. Georges avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Diggs blocks a body shot from St. Georges.
Diggs gets through St. Georges's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Diggs blocks an elbow strike from St. Georges.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
St. Georges tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
St. Georges lands an uppercut.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A slow jab from St. Georges misses its intended target.
Diggs cracks St. Georges with a right hand to the side of the head.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
St. Georges looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diggs moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

St. Georges has managed to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs tries a body shot but St. Georges blocks it.

Diggs's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
St. Georges connects with the punch.
St. Georges feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.
St. Georges has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
St. Georges scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
St. Georges tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Diggs paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
St. Georges looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs gets cracked with a nice right hand there by St. Georges.
Diggs misses the jab.
Diggs throws a hook but St. Georges blocks it.
St. Georges scores with a crisp jab that stopped Diggs in his tracks.
St. Georges lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
St. Georges throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
St. Georges scores with a punch to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid it.
St. Georges tries to counter by closing the distance.
Diggs takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Diggs blocks a jab.
Diggs fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. St. Georges looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Gauthier St. Georges just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


St. Georges ducks right into an uppercut from Diggs.
Diggs scores with a kick to the body.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but St. Georges slips the punch.
St. Georges moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jab by St. Georges.
Diggs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt St. Georges.
Diggs swings for the body but St. Georges moves out of range.
St. Georges defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
St. Georges on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
St. Georges attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
St. Georges throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but St. Georges was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Diggs swings away with a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
St. Georges lands with a shot to the body.
Diggs misses with a kick to the body.
St. Georges takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
St. Georges ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
St. Georges checks the leg kick nicely there.
Diggs takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Diggs takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St. Georges paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
St. Georges throws a leg kick that is checked
and Diggs counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but St. Georges ducks down to avoid it.
St. Georges misses with an uppercut.
Diggs lands with a kick to the ribs.
Good work by St. Georges as he checks the leg kick.
Diggs takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
St. Georges misses with a looping left.
A little feinted left hand from Diggs on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
St. Georges slips under a jab.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
St. Georges has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Diggs finds it's way round the side to connect with St. Georges's head.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
St. Georges tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
St. Georges looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Diggs blocks a jab.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
St. Georges moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Diggs scores with a hook to the body. St. Georges takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs walks into a straight right hand from St. Georges.
St. Georges checks the leg kick nicely there.
St. Georges connects with a nice looking jab.
St. Georges connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
St. Georges with a body punch. A glancing blow.
St. Georges blocks the body kick.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. St. Georges does a little dance to reset his feet.
St. Georges throws out a counter right but Diggs avoids it with no problem.
St. Georges misses with a left hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
St. Georges with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Diggs tried to score with a low kick but St. Georges checks it.
Diggs misses with a hook. St. Georges ducked under it nicely.
St. Georges misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
St. Georges connects with an inside leg kick.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on St. Georges. That did some damage!
St. Georges looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
St. Georges avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but St. Georges manages to avoid it.
St. Georges looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs dips to his left and cracks St. Georges with an uppercut!
A big right from Diggs misses.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for St. Georges's leg but St. Georges calmly moves out of range.
St. Georges throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Diggs misses the target.
St. Georges displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Diggs throws out the jab.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from St. Georges.
Diggs scores with a nice strike.
St. Georges ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Nice defenses there by St. Georges.
St. Georges uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
St. Georges ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
St. Georges scores with a nice right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice jab there from St. Georges.
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!
St. Georges scores with a punch to the head.
St. Georges swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Diggs.
St. Georges throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
St. Georges defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but St. Georges moved out of range nicely.
St. Georges wants to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch position.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for St. Georges's leg but St. Georges calmly moves out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from St. Georges.
A clash of legs there as St. Georges blocks the low kick.
St. Georges feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.
St. Georges staying out of range there.
St. Georges looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Diggs feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by St. Georges.
St. Georges scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
St. Georges defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
St. Georges tries to counter with a clinch but Diggs shakes him off and moves away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Diggs chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before St. Georges can pounce on him.
St. Georges with a lazy takedown attempt
and Diggs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from St. Georges, right into the meat.
Diggs pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Diggs tries to work over St. Georges's front leg with a kick but St. Georges checks it.
St. Georges keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
St. Georges throws a shot to the body.
Diggs lands a two punch combo.
St. Georges with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
St. Georges wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but St. Georges moved out of range.
St. Georges tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from St. Georges.
St. Georges throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from St. Georges.
Diggs jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
St. Georges connects with a solid leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs misses with a hook.
The fighters circling - St. Georges throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A punch combination from St. Georges misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but St. Georges is out of range.
Diggs wants to slow St. Georges down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs scores with a hook.
St. Georges loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
St. Georges cracks Diggs with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Diggs fakes a jab and throws a low kick but St. Georges checks it well.
The crowd cheers as St. Georges lands an impressive looking overhand right. Diggs doesn't seem phased though.

St. Georges closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.

Diggs bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
St. Georges checks a low kick from Diggs.
St. Georges ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Diggs's hands are dropping dangerously low here and St. Georges connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Diggs scrambles back to his feet.
St. Georges fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diggs tried to score with a low kick but St. Georges checks it.
St. Georges misses with a body punch
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
Diggs bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
St. Georges slips a jab from Diggs.
St. Georges steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Diggs.
St. Georges jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
St. Georges throws a counter combo.
St. Georges throws a low kick but Diggs moves out of range easily.
St. Georges misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs lands a nice hook to St. Georges's body. St. Georges takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.
Diggs throws a good cross that connects.
St. Georges throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
St. Georges slips under a jab from Diggs.
Diggs stuffs the takedown.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid it.
St. Georges swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
St. Georges looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs circles away from the clinch attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws an off balance right hand
and St. Georges counters with a one-two to the body.
Diggs lands with a straight right. St. Georges didn't see that one coming.
St. Georges tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Diggs paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Diggs connects with a body shot that sends St. Georges's belly button to the back.
St. Georges misses with a takedown attempt - Diggs sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Orlando Diggs has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Gauthier St. Georges.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 St. Georges has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from St. Georges and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. St. Georges was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
St. Georges lands the left hand.
St. Georges scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
St. Georges stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from St. Georges.
St. Georges takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big right from St. Georges misses.
The fighters circling - St. Georges throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

St. Georges shoots in and gets a takedown into Diggs's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs looking to control.
Diggs is adopting a defensive guard.
Diggs is looking to stand up but St. Georges isn't so interested in that idea.
Diggs looking to hit a scissor sweep but St. Georges is one step ahead there.
Diggs being controlled here, momentarily.

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 Orlando Diggs.
I think Diggs has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Orlando Diggs!

Our winner, Orlando Diggs, 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: Syn 554 - Equilibrium     
Date:   Dec 01, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Joao De Santo Cristo (ranked 78 p4p, 10 weight class) and Orlando Diggs (ranked 13 p4p, 2 weight class). De Santo Cristo comes into the arena with Que paŪs ť esse? blaring out of the sound system. Diggs has chosen KING of the FALL as his entrance music. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

174 cm
34
175 lbs
24 - 19 - 1
184 cm
28
174 lbs
25 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Aspire Clothing

King of Clothes
Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 24 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Joao De Santo Cristo!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diggs swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from De Santo Cristo.
A swing and a miss from De Santo Cristo.
Diggs bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Diggs sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
De Santo Cristo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
An attempted straight right counter from De Santo Cristo misses the target.

De Santo Cristo has closed the distance and engaged Diggs in a clinch.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
I was talking to De Santo Cristo's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Santo Cristo blocks a body shot from Diggs.

Diggs's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
De Santo Cristo blocks a jab.
De Santo Cristo throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Joao De Santo Cristo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fight stays on the outside here - De Santo Cristo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Diggss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from De Santo Cristo.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Diggs! But no joy.
De Santo Cristo throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
De Santo Cristo is looking to clinch.
De Santo Cristo defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
De Santo Cristo misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
De Santo Cristo throws a right hand that Diggs ducks under and follows up with a left that Diggs also avoids with ease.
De Santo Cristo is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
De Santo Cristo staying out of range there.
As Diggs backs away, De Santo Cristo returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs lands a straight punch to the body, keeping De Santo Cristo at a distance.
De Santo Cristo looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Diggs throws a jab when De Santo Cristo was well out of range.
De Santo Cristo seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Diggs keeps the fight on the outside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

De Santo Cristo rushes Diggs and presses him up against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
De Santo Cristo blocks an uppercut.
De Santo Cristo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from De Santo Cristo.
A right hand to the body from Diggs.
De Santo Cristo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diggs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
De Santo Cristo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short left from De Santo Cristo.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch on the inside from De Santo Cristo fails to land.
A short right hand to the side of the head by De Santo Cristo.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Diggs lands a right hand that snaps the head of De Santo Cristo backwards.
Diggs presses De Santo Cristo against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from De Santo Cristo on the inside.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
De Santo Cristo throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs is trying to break the clinch but De Santo Cristo has him pressed against the cage.
A hook to the body from De Santo Cristo.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from De Santo Cristo fails to land.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Diggs manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Diggs scores with a hook.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 De Santo Cristo has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from De Santo Cristo and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A decent looking cross lands there for Diggs.
De Santo Cristo wants to clinch up but Diggs keeps it at a distance.
De Santo Cristo blocks a jab.
De Santo Cristo 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.
Diggs swats away the attempt to clinch by De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo slips a jab from Diggs.
Jab from Diggs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch up.
De Santo Cristo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
De Santo Cristo moves in looking to clinch but Diggs pushes him off.
De Santo Cristo moves in looking to clinch but Diggs pushes him off.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but Diggs is having none of it.

De Santo Cristo is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Diggs's half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
De Santo Cristo missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
De Santo Cristo scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Diggs is refusing to be controlled, as De Santo Cristo sits in half guard.
Diggs is looking to control De Santo Cristo's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Diggs avoid being mounted?
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Diggs tests De Santo Cristo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
De Santo Cristo misses with a low kick as Diggs jumps back.
Diggs flicks out a counter leg kick but De Santo Cristo steps away.
Diggs throws a poor cross that misses

and De Santo Cristo counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by De Santo Cristo.
Diggs wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and De Santo Cristo manages to pass to side control.

De Santo Cristo drops an elbow to the side of Diggs's head.
De Santo Cristo working over Diggs with some ground and pound. Diggs looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
De Santo Cristo looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Diggs with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Diggs has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. De Santo Cristo is working away from the top position though.
Diggs is trying to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo wants to take a breather but Diggs is having none of it.

De Santo Cristo wants to work for an arm triangle but Diggs is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Ground and pound from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Diggs is trying to defend against the ground and pound but De Santo Cristo scores with a couple of nice shots.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. De Santo Cristo lands a nice short elbow.
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.
Diggs tries to get to full guard but De Santo Cristo has control of the leg.
De Santo Cristo landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Diggs is concentrating on defense, preventing De Santo Cristo from advancing position.
Diggs wants to control but De Santo Cristo is keeping busy.
Diggs is trying to stand up here but De Santo Cristo is controlling him well.
Diggs is trying to defend against the ground and pound but De Santo Cristo scores with a couple of nice shots.
Diggs on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

De Santo Cristo is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
De Santo Cristo scoring with strikes to the body and head.
De Santo Cristo has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Diggs is doing well to control the position and prevent De Santo Cristo from advancing to side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
De Santo Cristo is looking to take a break and control but Diggs is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
De Santo Cristo is really struggling to control Diggs but he's trying to hold on to the position.
De Santo Cristo is thwarting Diggs's attempts to control the position.
Joao De Santo Cristo overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Diggs wants to get back to full guard.
De Santo Cristo 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 four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs manages to get to full guard.
Diggs is pulling down on De Santo Cristo's head to control his posture.
Let's hope that Diggs 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.
De Santo Cristo with a flurry of punches that miss.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
De Santo Cristo scoring with some ground and pound.
De Santo Cristo scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Diggs pulls De Santo Cristo in close to his closed guard and prevents De Santo Cristo from doing any damage or advancing position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Joao De Santo Cristo dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but Diggs moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo throws a leg kick which misses Diggs's front leg but catches the back leg as Diggs tries to avoid it.
De Santo Cristo digs a good body shot into Diggs's ribs.
De Santo Cristo wants to clinch up but Diggs keeps it at a distance.
Diggs tries to work over De Santo Cristo's front leg with a kick but De Santo Cristo checks it.
Orlando Diggs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
De Santo Cristo walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
De Santo Cristo works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
De Santo Cristo tries to close the distance and clinch but Diggs swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Diggs bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of De Santo Cristo's head.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Diggs manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw.
De Santo Cristo misses with a leg kick.
De Santo Cristo closes the distance but Diggs moves to the side
and Diggs counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but De Santo Cristo ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs 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.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A head punch blocked on the inside by De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Joao De Santo Cristo has scored more points in the clinch so far.
De Santo Cristo misses with some punches.
A short right from De Santo Cristo on the inside.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with De Santo Cristo's elbow.
A frustrated look appears on Diggs's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by De Santo Cristo.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
De Santo Cristo tries for a takedown but Diggs manages to get underhooks.
Diggs lands a shot to the body.
Diggs tries a body shot but De Santo Cristo blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo lands a right hand that snaps the head of Diggs backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for De Santo Cristo.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, De Santo Cristo creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Diggs breaks the clinch.
Diggs lands with a good body shot.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch there but Diggs circles away.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Orlando Diggs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
De Santo Cristo throws a leg kick but Diggs moved away.
Diggs looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but De Santo Cristo moves away.
De Santo Cristo moves into range and connects with a jab.
De Santo Cristo doesn't manage to clinch there - Diggs circles away.
De Santo Cristo slips a jab from Diggs.

De Santo Cristo takes the fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Diggs.
A left hand lands to the body for Diggs.
De Santo Cristo throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs lands a left hand.
De Santo Cristo scores with a nice hook to the head.
De Santo Cristo lands a left hand.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Diggs creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from De Santo Cristo fails to land.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
De Santo Cristo's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Diggs breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but Diggs is having none of it.
Diggs is looking to land body kicks.
De Santo Cristo throws a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs needs to keep his hands up - De Santo Cristo had a free shot at his head there.

De Santo Cristo clinches up with Diggs and pushes him back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
De Santo Cristo tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
A short right from Diggs on the inside.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Diggs tries to pull guard but De Santo Cristo won't allow it.
Diggs lands with a left to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
Diggs lands a body punch in the clinch.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
De Santo Cristo lands with a short shot to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diggs.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with De Santo Cristo's elbow.

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

De Santo Cristo moves into the clinch successfully.
De Santo Cristo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diggs gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo misses with a hook to the ribs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


De Santo Cristo lands a right hook to the body.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs feints a counter leg kick.
De Santo Cristo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Diggs scores with a push kick.

De Santo Cristo closes the distance and clinches.
A short left from Diggs.
De Santo Cristo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
De Santo Cristo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by De Santo Cristo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Santo Cristo misses with a punch on the inside.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Diggs lands with a left to the head.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Diggs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing De Santo Cristo back against the cage.

Diggs pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Diggs swings for the body but De Santo Cristo moves out of range.
De Santo Cristo is looking to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
De Santo Cristo slips a jab from Diggs.
De Santo Cristo misses with a kick to the body.
De Santo Cristo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diggs keeps the fight on the outside.
De Santo Cristo throws a big shot that misses.
De Santo Cristo misses with a looping right.
De Santo Cristo with a jab.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but Diggs is having none of it.
Some wild striking there from De Santo Cristo.
De Santo Cristo misses with a leg kick
and Diggs counters with a nice low kick that buckles De Santo Cristo's knee momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but De Santo Cristo is out of range.
De Santo Cristo throws a leg kick but Diggs moved away.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
De Santo Cristo moves in looking to clinch but Diggs pushes him off.
De Santo Cristo closes the distance looking to clinch
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs defending well as De Santo Cristo loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diggs lands with a shot to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - De Santo Cristo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Diggs blocks a head kick by De Santo Cristo.
Diggs lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Diggs takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
De Santo Cristo looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch but Diggs moves out of range.
De Santo Cristo tries to clinch there but Diggs circles away.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - De Santo Cristo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Diggs dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
De Santo Cristo connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
De Santo Cristo misses with an uppercut.
De Santo Cristo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs lunges at De Santo Cristo with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by De Santo Cristo's hand.
De Santo Cristo takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to De Santo Cristo's calf.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on De Santo Cristo's shoulder, as De Santo Cristo tries to avoid the shot.
De Santo Cristo is looking to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch.
Diggs takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
De Santo Cristo is looking to clinch.
Diggs throws a leg kick

and De Santo Cristo counters with a single leg into guard. Diggs didn't expect that.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs is trying to keep De Santo Cristo in close.
Diggs is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Joao De Santo Cristo will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
That's time! De Santo Cristo's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Diggs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Diggs misses with a leg kick

and De Santo Cristo counters with a nice double leg into guard.
De Santo Cristo postures up.
Diggs has momentary wrist control but De Santo Cristo slips an elbow through the middle.
Diggs controlling De Santo Cristo's posture.
Diggs not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Santo Cristo distracts Diggs with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
De Santo Cristo working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
De Santo Cristo scoring with punches to the head and body.
Diggs preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo trying to control the position from guard on top but Diggs is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
De Santo Cristo looking to pass the guard.
Diggs has De Santo Cristo pulled in close to control his posture.
De Santo Cristo connects with a couple of short punches.
Diggs controls De Santo Cristo momentarily but De Santo Cristo frees himself.
De Santo Cristo postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Diggs is trying to keep De Santo Cristo in close.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Diggs keeping full guard, as De Santo Cristo tries to pass.
Diggs controlling the position.
Diggs 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.
Diggs lands a straight punch to the body, keeping De Santo Cristo at a distance.
De Santo Cristo fails with a takedown attempt.
De Santo Cristo clobbers Diggs with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
De Santo Cristo misses with a straight right.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from De Santo Cristo.
Diggs misses with a left hand

and De Santo Cristo counters with a takedown into side control.

De Santo Cristo is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Diggs has escaped the position, nice work there.
Diggs tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Diggs is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
De Santo Cristo cracks Diggs with an elbow. That is naaassty.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs struggling a bit here.
Diggs manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
De Santo Cristo slips a nice elbow through Diggs's hands, connecting with Diggs's forehead.

De Santo Cristo is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Diggs is just riding it out for now. De Santo Cristo eventually gives up the hold.
Diggs is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
De Santo Cristo is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Joao De Santo Cristo!

Joao De Santo Cristo is the new welterweight champion!
Our winner, Joao De Santo Cristo, 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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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Syn 552 - Apathetic     
Date:   Nov 10, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kim Jong Guk (ranked 46 p4p, 8 weight class) and Orlando Diggs (ranked 21 p4p, 4 weight class). Jong Guk comes to the cage accompanied by Jiu Jitsu. Diggs is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: KING of the FALL. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

180 cm
29
178 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
184 cm
28
174 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter
Aspire Clothing

King of Clothes
Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Jong Guk to counter with a crisp jab.
Diggs 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.
A left lands for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Jong Guk.
A countering left hand to the body from Diggs misses.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jong Guk throws a quick inside leg kick.
Jong Guk feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.
Jong Guk blocks a head kick by Diggs.
Jong Guk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jong Guk scores with a nice strike.
Diggs walks into a stiff left hand from Jong Guk.
Diggs slips a jab from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Diggs slips a straight right by Jong Guk.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jong Guk lands a leg kick that knocks Diggs off balance momentarily.
Diggs works Jong Guk's body with a nice hook.
Diggs misses with a low kick as Jong Guk jumps back.
Jong Guk half committed to a counter leg kick.
Jong Guk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jong Guk throws an off balance right hand
and Diggs counters with a straight right hand.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Jong Guk throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Jong Guk looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diggs cracks Jong Guk with a good jab.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick
letting Diggs counter with a right hand.
Jong Guk looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
Diggs swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Jong Guk.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Jong Guk takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Diggs has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Diggs there as he acknowledges the shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs slips under a jab from Jong Guk.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jong Guk manages to avoid it.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk scores with a nice head shot.
Jong Guk looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
A good leg kick by Jong Guk.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Jong Guk uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Jong Guk uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Jong Guk moved out of range.
Jab from Diggs.
Diggs takes one to the chin there.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick that knocks Diggs off balance momentarily.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Jong Guk moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Diggs on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Jong Guk wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Jong Guk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
Jong Guk lands a slapping body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kim Jong Guk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jong Guk uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Jong Guk cracks the inside of Diggs's front leg.
Jong Guk uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diggs.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Jong Guk checks a leg kick.
Nice jab there from Diggs.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range.
Diggs's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jong Guk slips under a jab.
Diggs connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Jong Guk's hands.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk cracks Diggs with a good jab.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Jong Guk's head but Jong Guk sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs throws a hook but Jong Guk avoids it easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Jong Guk does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs walks into a straight right hand from Jong Guk.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Diggs misses.
Jong Guk is looking to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch.
Diggs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jong Guk checks the leg kick.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
An inside leg kick lands from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk blocks a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Diggs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jong Guk's corner calls for a 1-2. Jong Guk obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Jong Guk scores with a decent looking hook.
Jong Guk tried to score with a low kick but Diggs checks it.
Jong Guk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk cracks Diggs with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Jong Guk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range.
Jong Guk seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Diggs lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jong Guk throws an off balance right hand
and Diggs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Diggs moves out of range of the leg kick from Jong Guk.
It seemed like Diggs was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Jong Guk 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Jong Guk just misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.
Jong Guk with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jong Guk throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
Jong Guk gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Diggs.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Jong Guk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jong Guk scores with a hook to the body. Diggs takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Nice straight punches there by Jong Guk. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Jong Guk.
Nice cross by Jong Guk.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jong Guk throws out the jab.
Some bone on bone action there as Jong Guk checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Jong Guk slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Donk. Jong Guk catches Diggs right on the button with a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Diggs doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
A cross from Jong Guk lands.
Jong Guk thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diggs lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Jong Guk lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
A big right from Jong Guk misses.
Jong Guk connects with a leg kick. Diggs looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Jong Guk.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Jong Guk swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Jong Guk misses with a leg kick.
Diggs slips a jab and a cross from Jong Guk.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Jong Guk lunges at Diggs with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Diggs's hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Jong Guk checks the leg kick nicely there.
Diggs with a nice cross.
Diggs wants to slow Jong Guk down by chopping away at his legs.
Nice shot by Jong Guk.
A low kick from Jong Guk is predictable there
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jong Guk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jong Guk checks the leg kick nicely there.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
A decent looking cross lands there for Diggs.
Nice uppercut there from Jong Guk.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jong Guk. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
Jong Guk misses the shot to the body.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs connects with a good right hand that stumbles Jong Guk. Jong Guk circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Jong Guk steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Jong Guk tries to counter by clinching up but Diggs breaks away and moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Jong Guk slips the punch.
Jong Guk jabs at Diggs's body.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Jong Guk just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs scores with a decent looking hook.
Jong Guk thumps Diggs with a low kick.
Diggs has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Jong Guk tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
Donk. Jong Guk catches Diggs right on the button with a cross.
Jong Guk misses with an uppercut.
Diggs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jong Guk looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Jab by Diggs.

Jong Guk is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Jong Guk drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Diggs swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Jong Guk's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:54 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Orlando Diggs!
Orlando Diggs is the new welterweight champion!
An out of breath Orlando Diggs thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Kim Jong Guk was interviewed post fight and said 'Well, moving to 155 I guess unless I get my rematch........For now. Props to the New Champ, it was a tough fight for both of us.'.
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Event: Syn - Heir To The Throne Rd 3     
Date:   Oct 27, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Ilya Mstislav Volkov (ranked 43 p4p, 8 weight class) and Orlando Diggs (ranked 40 p4p, 6 weight class). Volkov comes into the arena with Россия blaring out of the sound system. Diggs has chosen KING of the FALL as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
35
181 lbs
30 - 9 - 1
184 cm
28
174 lbs
23 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Aspire Clothing
Aspire Nutrition

King of Clothes
Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ilya Mstislav Volkov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Volkov misses with a straight right.
Diggs misses with a hook. Volkov ducked under it nicely.
Volkov throws a half hearted mid kick.
Diggs has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Volkov is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Diggs lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diggs cracks Volkov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Volkov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Volkov moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Diggs scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Volkov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Volkov is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Volkov looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs lands with a shot to the body.
Diggs cracks Volkov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Diggs swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A slapping body kick lands there for Diggs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Volkov works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
A nice combination there by Diggs.
The crowd cheers as Volkov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Diggs doesn't seem phased though.
Diggs lands a lovely overhand right.
Volkov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Diggs! But no joy.
Diggs takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Volkov.
Volkov looks to land a body kick but Diggs moved away.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Good work by Volkov as he checks the leg kick.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Volkov.
Volkov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym Amsterdam in the buildup to the fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs jabs at Volkov's body.
Volkov misses with a body shot.
Diggs cracks Volkov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Volkov.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volkov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A low kick from Diggs misses

and Volkov counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Volkov misses with the head strike.
A shot in the inside from Diggs.
Volkov scores with a nice hook to the head.
Volkov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Volkov tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Volkov back against the cage.
Volkov can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Volkov controls his hands.

Volkov escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Volkov throws a chopping leg kick but Diggs manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Volkov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Diggs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A little feinted left hand from Volkov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Diggs swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
It looked like Volkov was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Diggs fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Diggs blocks a head kick by Volkov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a body punch but Volkov moves out of range.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Volkov's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Diggs connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Volkov scrambles back to his feet.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Volkov's head but Volkov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Volkov throws a body shot but no joy.

Volkov moves into range and clinches up with Diggs.
Volkov misses with some punches.
Volkov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Volkov can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
Diggs lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Good body shot from Volkov.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Volkov.
Volkov throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Volkov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Volkov swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by Volkov.

Volkov breaks from the clinch.
Volkov cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.
Volkov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Volkov moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
It looked like Volkov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diggs.
Volkov blocks a leg kick.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Volkov.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Volkov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Volkov keeps Diggs at a distance using the push kick.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Diggs lands with a nice combination. Volkov backs away looking to recover.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Volkov.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs is looking to slow Volkov down with leg kicks.
Volkov blocks a jab.
A quick step to the side and Volkov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Volkov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Diggs throws a quick inside leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Diggs uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Volkov has time to react.
Diggs misses the jab.
Volkov throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diggs lands with a straight right. Volkov didn't see that one coming.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Volkov manages to avoid it.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. Volkov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Diggs looks for the body kick but Volkov saw that one coming.
A bone on bone clash there as Volkov blocks the leg kick.
Volkov is looking to clinch but Diggs is avoiding it.
Orlando Diggs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs thows a leg kick but Volkov checks it
enabling Volkov to counter with a crisp jab.
Volkov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Volkov seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Volkov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Volkov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Volkov throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs counters with a one-two to the body.
Jab, jab by Diggs - just one landing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 Volkov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Volkov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Volkov moves away.
A solid body kick from Diggs.
Diggs shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Volkov moves out of range of the strikes.
Volkov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Volkov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diggs slips a straight right by Volkov.
Volkov throws a series of punches but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Volkovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Diggs lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Volkov at a distance.
Volkov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Volkov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Volkov throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Volkov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Volkov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Diggs thows a leg kick but Volkov checks it
and Volkov counters with a stiff right hand.
Volkov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Volkov checks a leg kick.
Volkov throws a low kick but it's checked well by Diggs.
Volkov cracks Diggs with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Diggs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Volkov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Volkov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Diggs throws a lazy uppercut

and Volkov counters by moving into the clinch.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Volkov controls the action.

Volkov breaks the clinch.
Diggs lands a right hook to the body.
Volkov looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
Volkov lands a head shot.
Diggs throws a hook but Volkov avoids it easily.
Volkov throws a front kick aimed at Diggs's knee but Diggs avoids it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Volkov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diggs.
Diggs throws the left hand but Volkov avoids the punch easily.
Volkov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Volkov misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Volkov looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Nice defenses there by Volkov.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Diggs with a hook.
Diggs avoids the head kick by Volkov.
A slow jab from Volkov misses its intended target.
Diggs has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Volkov manages to avoid it.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Volkov's head but Volkov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs lands with a straight right. Volkov didn't see that one coming.
Volkov slips a straight right by Diggs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Volkov checks it well.
Diggs blocks a head kick by Volkov.
Volkov lands a glancing blow to the side of Diggs's head.
Volkov tries a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Volkov slips under a jab from Diggs.
Volkov misses the 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!
Diggs lands a jab to the nose.
Good work by Diggs as he checks the leg kick.
Volkov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Diggs moves into range and connects with a jab.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Volkov doesn't manage to clinch there - Diggs circles away.
Diggs tries a quick counter leg kick but Volkov is wise to it.
Diggs lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Volkov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Jab, jab by Volkov - just one landing.
Volkov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Volkov moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Volkov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Volkov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Diggs.
Jab by Diggs.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Volkov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Volkov is looking for a counter combo.
A big right from Volkov misses.
Diggs feints and then cracks Volkov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Volkov down.
Diggs throws a body punch but Volkov moves out of range.
Volkov throws a low kick, looking for Diggs's leg but Diggs calmly moves out of range.
Volkov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Volkov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A little jabbing left from Diggs on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Volkov with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
Volkov slips a jab from Diggs.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Volkov is looking to counter punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Volkov lands a jab to the head.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Volkov tries to counter by clinching up but Diggs breaks away and moves out of range.
Diggs scores with a jab. Volkov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Volkov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Volkov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Volkov.
A little feinted left hand from Volkov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Volkov looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Volkov throws a low kick but it's checked well by Diggs.
Diggs delivers a nice body kick.
Diggs swings for the body but Volkov moves out of range.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Volkov is looking to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Volkov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Diggs under the eye.
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!
Volkov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Volkov.
Diggs looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
A jab from Volkov misses.
Volkov thuds his right hand into Diggs's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Volkov connects with a looping right hand.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs lands a slapping body shot.
Volkov misses with a body shot.
Volkov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs throws a shot from downtown. Volkov moves away and avoids it.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Volkov checks a low kick from Diggs.
Volkov throws a nice inside leg kick.
Diggs throws a low kick but Volkov moves out of range easily.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Volkov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diggs.
Ilya Mstislav Volkov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Volkov takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Volkov looks for the body kick but Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Volkov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Volkov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Volkov lands a jab to the nose.
Volkov moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It looked like Volkov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Diggs.
Volkov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Volkov slips under a jab.
Volkov throws a low kick, looking for Diggs's leg but Diggs calmly moves out of range.
Volkov moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Volkov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Volkov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 Volkov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Volkov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A left lands for Volkov.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Volkov jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Volkov moves into the clinch.
Diggs lands a hook to the side of the head.
Volkov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diggs scores with a nice hook to the head.
Volkov has a couple of punches blocked by Diggs.
Volkov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Diggs blocking some punches.
Volkov misses with a punch on the inside.
Volkov tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
Diggs works on Volkov's body with a couple of short punches.
Volkov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Volkov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Volkov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Orlando Diggs.
I've got Diggs 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

A relieved looking Orlando Diggs thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
The defeated Ilya Mstislav Volkov had this to say: 'Stepping up to fight a LHW was great challenge for me, i want to say thanks to my opponent, and good job!'.
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Event: Syn 546 - Apex     
Date:   Sep 29, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs (ranked 78 p4p, 15 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 60 p4p, 11 weight class). Diggs comes to the cage accompanied by KING of the FALL. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

184 cm
28
174 lbs
22 - 9 - 0
182 cm
30
180 lbs
25 - 7 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction
King of Clothes

Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Murhaa throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
As Murhaa backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Murhaa misses with a lunging right hand
and Diggs counters with a leg kick.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Diggs has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Murhaa.
Diggs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Murhaa lands a nice shot that snaps Diggs's head back.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Murhaa sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Murhaa throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs is looking to slow Murhaa down with leg kicks.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa scores with a sloppy right hand. Diggs should have avoided that one.
Murhaa fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Murhaa.
Murhaa walks forward, straight into a front kick from Diggs.
Good leg kick by Murhaa there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A nice leg kick lands there from Murhaa.
Murhaa swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Diggs dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diggs takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Murhaa's shoulder, as Murhaa tries to avoid the shot.
Murhaa with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa scores with a leg kick.
Diggs connects with a nice looking jab.
Diggs misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Murhaa to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a sloppy head kick and Diggs moves out of range easily.
Murhaa takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Murhaa.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A punch combination from Diggs misses.
Murhaa cracks Diggs with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Murhaa tried to score with a low kick but Diggs checks it.
Murhaa takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Decent striking displayed by Diggs there.

Murhaa moves into range and clinches up with Diggs.

Diggs breaks from the clinch.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Murhaa in his tracks.
Diggs connects with a right hand. Murhaa shakes it off.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Murhaa was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Diggs listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Murhaa moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Diggs catches Murhaa with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a head shot.
A jab from Murhaa misses.
A punch lands to the side of Murhaa 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Diggs stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Murhaa.
Diggs cracks Murhaa with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Murhaa throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Murhaa throws an overhand right that lands on Diggs's shoulder, as Diggs tries to avoid the shot.
Murhaa jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Murhaa on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Murhaa digs a good body shot into Diggs's ribs.
Diggs lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs jabs Murhaa right on the nose. Murhaa blinks but takes it well.
Diggs misses with a right hand
and Murhaa counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Murhaa lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Murhaa throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs counters with an outside leg kick.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Diggs checks a low kick from Murhaa.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Diggs is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Diggs lands with a kick to the ribs.
Diggs is looking to slow Murhaa down with leg kicks.
Murhaa tries to bum rush Diggs with a series of wild strikes but Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Diggs takes a swing at Murhaa's ribcage but misses.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Diggs throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Murhaa! But no joy.
Murhaa feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diggs's calf.
Murhaa moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Murhaa is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Murhaa slips a straight right by Diggs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs throws a hook but Murhaa blocks it.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.
Diggs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Murhaa's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Diggs connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Murhaa scrambles back to his feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs 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.


Diggs lands a body shot.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Diggs looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Murhaa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Murhaa connects with a body shot.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Murhaa is looking to score with low kicks.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murhaa throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Murhaa ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A punch lands to the side of Murhaa 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Murhaa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diggs connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Murhaa has Diggs up against the cage in a clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
Murhaa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A nice left hand lands by Diggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Diggs lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Murhaa.
Diggs tries a body shot but Murhaa blocks it.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Murhaa creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Murhaa lands a shot to the body.
Murhaa prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Murhaa.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murhaa has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Murhaa trying to stall but Diggs improves his position.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Murhaa stalling.
Murhaa throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Murhaa avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Murhaa swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Diggs.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Murhaa blocking some punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
Diggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diggs throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Diggs blocks it well.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diggs.
Diggs paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa doesn't manage to clinch there - Diggs circles away.
Diggs throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Murhaa moves away.
Diggs swings for the body but Murhaa moves out of range.
Murhaa cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.
Murhaa misses with a body punch
and Diggs counters with a low kick, right behind Murhaa 's knee.
Diggs bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Murhaa checks a leg kick.
Murhaa scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Diggs throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Murhaa stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Diggs scores with a jab. Murhaa acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Murhaa.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Murhaa can do to turn this around?
Murhaa takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Murhaa throws a sloppy head kick and Diggs moves out of range easily.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murhaa connects with a high kick.
Murhaa fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Diggs lands a leg kick that knocks Murhaa off balance momentarily.
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Murhaa blocks a head kick by Diggs.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Murhaa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.
A cross from Murhaa lands.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Diggs checks the leg kick.
Diggs walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Murhaa wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Murhaa defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murhaa throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
Murhaa misses with a body shot.
Murhaa misses with a leg kick.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs'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.


Diggs lands with an overhand left.
A telegraphed right hand from Murhaa misses the target.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Murhaa moved out of range nicely.

Murhaa drives through and clinches with Diggs against the cage.
Murhaa blocks a body shot from Diggs.
Murhaa is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Murhaa goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A left hand lands to the body for Murhaa.
Stalling in the clinch from Murhaa.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murhaa fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Murhaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.

Diggs breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Murhaa displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Diggs throws out the jab.
A big right from Murhaa misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
The crowd cheers as Murhaa lands an impressive looking overhand right. Diggs doesn't seem phased though.
Murhaa takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Murhaa saw that one coming.
Murhaa staying out of range there.
A bone on bone clash there as Murhaa blocks the leg kick.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Murhaa.
Murhaa dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Murhaa works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
Murhaa misses with a hook.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Murhaa lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murhaa checks a leg kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Diggs throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Murhaa on the side of the head.
Some bone on bone action there as Diggs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Murhaa with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Murhaa 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Murhaa in his tracks.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Murhaa moved out of range.
Murhaa only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Diggs slips under a jab.
Murhaa throws a body kick that misses
and Diggs counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Diggs checks a low kick from Murhaa.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Murhaa misses with a jab to the body
and Diggs counters with a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Diggs lands a glancing blow to the side of Murhaa's head.
Murhaa thows a body kick. Diggs tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Murhaa takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Murhaa is out of range.
Murhaa is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diggs.
Diggs throws a lazy body kick
and Murhaa counters with a nice body shot.
Diggs catches Murhaa with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Murhaa misses with an uppercut.
Murhaa drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Diggs wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa misses with a body kick.
Diggs tries a head kick but it misses.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Murhaa tries to clinch but Diggs is having none of it.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Murhaa manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Danga de danga de dang - Diggs scores with a four punch combination!
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A nice inside leg kick there by Diggs. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa lands a body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Murhaa checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diggs throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for Murhaa's leg but Murhaa calmly moves out of range.
Murhaa waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diggs.
Murhaa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Murhaa throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Orlando Diggs showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Diggs 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

During a confident post fight interview, Orlando Diggs thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Phol Murhaa was interviewed post fight and said 'vittu'.
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Syn 544 - Colossus     
Date:   Sep 15, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kim Jong Guk (ranked 8 p4p, 1 weight class) and Orlando Diggs (ranked 29 p4p, 6 weight class). Jong Guk comes into the arena with Jiu Jitsu blaring out of the sound system. Diggs has chosen KING of the FALL as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

180 cm
28
178 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
184 cm
27
174 lbs
22 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter

Conviction
King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jong Guk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Jong Guk.
Nice shot lands for Jong Guk.
Diggs is looking to score with low kicks.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs tries a quick counter leg kick but Jong Guk is wise to it.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Diggs connects with a crisp jab.
Jong Guk throws a nice inside leg kick.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Jong Guk moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Jong Guk throws a big shot that misses.
Jong Guk lands a right hook to the body.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Diggs unleashes a big counter combination but Jong Guk bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Diggs scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
Diggs swings away with a leg kick that misses.
As Diggs backs away, Jong Guk returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Diggs.
Diggs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a jab to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk slips under a jab.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick from Jong Guk.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jong Guk fires out a quick counter leg kick but Diggs just manages to avoid it.
Jong Guk lands with a thumping leg kick.
Diggs throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Jong Guk cracks the inside of Diggs's front leg.
Jong Guk loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
Diggs punishes Jong Guk's body with a nice straight punch.
Diggs throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
It appears Jong Guk was looking to counter with a kick there.
Diggs throws a nice looking combination but Jong Guk bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Jong Guk looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Diggs tries to work over Jong Guk's front leg with a kick but Jong Guk checks it.
Jong Guk checks a low kick from Diggs.
Diggs throws a right hand that Jong Guk ducks under and follows up with a left that Jong Guk also avoids with ease.
Jong Guk listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Jong Guk moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Diggs moves away from the strike by Jong Guk.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk connects with the punch.
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!
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Jong Guk's shoulder, as Jong Guk tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs takes a swing at Jong Guk's ribcage but misses.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jong Guk. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice jab there from Diggs.
Jong Guk looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diggs feints a counter leg kick.
Jong Guk feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diggs's calf.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Jong Guk lands the left hand.
Diggs connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Jong Guk throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.
Diggs throws a looping overhand right but Jong Guk ducks down to avoid it.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Jong Guk moved out of range.
Jong Guk misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Diggs dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Jong Guk appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Jong Guk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A jab from Diggs finds it's way through Jong Guk's defenses.
Jong Guk scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jong Guk sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A good leg kick by Jong Guk.
Diggs misses with a series of wild punches.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs tries to score with a low kick but Jong Guk moves his leg out of the way.
Jong Guk connects with a crisp jab.
Nice shot lands for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs cracks the inside of Jong Guk's front leg.
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Jong Guk's front leg but catches the back leg as Jong Guk tries to avoid it.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jong Guk.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jong Guk lands with a thumping leg kick.
Diggs lunges at Jong Guk with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Jong Guk's hand.
Diggs checks a low kick from Jong Guk.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Diggs scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Diggs has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Diggs gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk connects with a body shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jong Guk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Diggs scores with a nice right hand.
Jong Guk uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diggs.
Jong Guk throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Jong Guk tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Diggs manages to circle out of the way.
A leg kick checked by Jong Guk.
And Jong Guk counters with a quick kick to the body but Diggs blocks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An inside leg kick from Jong Guk misses.
Diggs thuds his right hand into Jong Guk's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Jong Guk scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jong Guk. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jong Guk moves out of range of the leg kick from Diggs.
Diggs lands a nice hook to Jong Guk's body. Jong Guk takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Jong Guk checks a leg kick.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jong Guk sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jong Guk cracks the inside of Diggs's front leg.
Jong Guk takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Diggs motions for Jong Guk to come forward. Diggs throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Nice jab there from Jong Guk.
A clash of legs there as Diggs blocks the low kick.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs's jab looks to have found its range, popping Jong Guk under the eye.
Jong Guk delivers a nice body kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Jong Guk sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diggs is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Diggs scores with a shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head kick misses from Diggs.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jong Guk listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Diggs gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Jong Guk tests Diggs's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk digs a good hook to Diggs's body.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Jong Guk throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs lands a jab to the nose.
The fighters circling - Jong Guk throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Jong Guk misses with an uppercut.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Diggs takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jong Guk defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Diggs looks to land a left hand but Jong Guk moved out of range nicely.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Jong Guk tries to land a leg kick but Diggs saw it coming and moves away.
Diggs misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Jong Guk staying out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jong Guk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Diggs looks for the body kick but Jong Guk saw that one coming.
Jong Guk throws a looping overhand right but Diggs ducks down to avoid it.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
Diggs takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jong Guk.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jong Guk thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diggs appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
An inside leg kick from Jong Guk misses.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Diggs finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jong Guk misses with a kick to the body.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Jong Guk 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jong Guk uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Jong Guk goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diggs. That did some damage!
Diggs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A jab from Diggs misses.
It looked like Jong Guk was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Diggs.
Jong Guk is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Diggs takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Diggs lunges at Jong Guk with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Jong Guk's hand.
Diggs scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Jong Guk drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jong Guk misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a nice low kick that buckles Jong Guk's knee momentarily.
Diggs swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Diggs takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Jong Guk throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Diggs takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Jong Guk motions for Diggs to come forward. Jong Guk throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diggs.
Jong Guk appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jong Guk with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk thumps Diggs with a low kick.
Jong Guk keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jong Guk.
Diggs scores with a punch to the head.
Jong Guk pivots, looking for a leg kick but Diggs is out of range and Jong Guk settles back down.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Jong Guk thuds a left hand into Diggs's body.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Jong Guk misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Good leg kick by Diggs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Jong Guk staying out of range there.
Jong Guk lands a front kick.
Jong Guk lands a slapping body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk throws a nice inside leg kick.
Jong Guk goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Jong Guk dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diggs. That did some damage!
Diggs lands a jab to the nose.
Jong Guk avoids the body shot from Diggs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Kim Jong Guk 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.


Jong Guk fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
Diggs moves into range and connects with a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs throws a big shot that misses.
Kim Jong Guk is winning the standup battle so far.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Decent striking displayed by Diggs there.
Jong Guk fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Jong Guk is out of range.
Jong Guk fires out a quick counter leg kick but Diggs just manages to avoid it.
Jong Guk keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Jong Guk scores with a jab to the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jong Guk connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Diggs's hands.
Good leg kick by Jong Guk there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Jong Guk.
Diggs has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Jong Guk moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Jong Guk throws a series of punches but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs blocks the body kick.
Jong Guk avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
Jong Guk is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Diggs.
Diggs lands a really nice looking cross but Jong Guk seems unphased.
Diggs throws a low kick but Jong Guk moves out of range easily.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Diggs checks a leg kick.
Jong Guk looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
Jong Guk slips a straight right by Diggs.
Jong Guk on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Diggs on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diggs takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jong Guk steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Diggs defending well as Jong Guk loads up on a big left hand.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs blocks a leg kick.
Jong Guk loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
Despite the aggression on Diggs's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Diggs ducks right into an uppercut from Jong Guk.
Diggs cracks the inside of Jong Guk's front leg.

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!
Jong Guk lands a leg kick that knocks Diggs off balance momentarily.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
Diggs misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Jong Guk to counter with a crisp jab.
Jong Guk throws a front kick aimed at Diggs's knee but Diggs avoids it well.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jong Guk.
Diggs on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A bone on bone clash there as Diggs blocks the leg kick.
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jong Guk misses with a looping right.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Jong Guk sees it coming and moves out of range.
Jong Guk scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Jong Guk checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diggs stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jong Guk.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs throws a hook but Jong Guk avoids it easily.
A cross from Diggs lands.
A nice inside leg kick there by Diggs. That's going to slow Jong Guk down.
Jong Guk misses with a hook.
Diggs looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Jong Guk avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Jong Guk jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Jong Guk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Jong Guk.
Sloppy strikes from Diggs. Those never looked like landing.
Jong Guk gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Jong Guk is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Diggs throws a combination. Jong Guk tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Jong Guk wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Diggs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diggs looks to land a combination but Jong Guk avoids it well.
Diggs throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jong Guk counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Jong Guk scores with a nice head shot.
Diggs connects with a high kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Jong Guk finds it's way round the side to connect with Diggs's head.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries to score with a low kick but Diggs moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk staying out of range there.
Jong Guk scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Diggs lands a slapping body shot.
Diggs swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A jab from Jong Guk misses.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Diggs blocks a jab.
Diggs works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jong Guk. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs misses the jab.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but it's checked well by Diggs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk throws a hook but Diggs avoids it easily.
Diggs checks a leg kick nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs lands a front kick.
Jong Guk connects with a body shot that sends Diggs's belly button to the back.
Jong Guk connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Jong Guk uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Jong Guk fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Diggs has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Diggs jabs Jong Guk right on the nose. Jong Guk blinks but takes it well.
A nice inside leg kick there by Diggs. That's going to slow Jong Guk down.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick which misses Diggs's front leg but catches the back leg as Diggs tries to avoid it.
Jong Guk misses the jab.
Jong Guk moves out of range as Diggs throws a body kick.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Jong Guk's shoulder, as Jong Guk tries to avoid the shot.
Jong Guk slips under a jab from Diggs.
Jong Guk gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Diggs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jong Guk misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Jong Guk steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Jong Guk connects with a body shot that sends Diggs's belly button to the back.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diggs looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diggs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk throws a low kick, looking for Diggs's leg but Diggs calmly moves out of range.
Jong Guk turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Jong Guk, right into the meat.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but it's checked well by Diggs.
Diggs throws out a counter right but Jong Guk avoids it with no problem.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jong Guk. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jong Guk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jong Guk finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Diggs staying out of range there.
Diggs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jong Guk 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.
Jong Guk steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Jong Guk looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Jong Guk chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diggs can pounce on him.
Diggs scores with a jab to the head.
Jong Guk avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Jong Guk tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a head kick.
Jong Guk jabs Diggs to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jong Guk is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Diggs 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 Jong Guk has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Jong Guk and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jong Guk.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs slips a straight right by Jong Guk.
Diggs staying out of range there.
Diggs is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Jong Guk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jong Guk blocks a head kick by Diggs.
Jong Guk just misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for Jong Guk's leg but Jong Guk calmly moves out of range.
Diggs scores with a jab. Jong Guk acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
The fighters circling - Jong Guk throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Jong Guk attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Diggs on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Jong Guk on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a straight left.
Diggs misses with a hook. Jong Guk ducked under it nicely.
Jong Guk with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Jong Guk with a body shot.
A leg kick checked by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs moves out of range as Jong Guk strikes.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs 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.
Jong Guk cracks Diggs with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Jong Guk tries a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Jong Guk tries to land a leg kick but Diggs saw it coming and moves away.
Diggs cracks the inside of Jong Guk's front leg.
Jong Guk throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diggs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jong Guk.
Good leg kick by Diggs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diggs scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws out a leg kick but Jong Guk moves out of range and Diggs only half commits.
Diggs scores with a nice strike.
Jong Guk takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jong Guk ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Jong Guk misses with an uppercut.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Jong Guk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Nice uppercut there from Jong Guk.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Jong Guk saw that one coming.
Diggs lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Jong Guk backs up against the cage.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Jong Guk, right into the meat.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Jong Guk ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Diggs lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diggs blocks a leg kick.
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Diggs staying out of range there.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Kim Jong Guk 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!


Jong Guk getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Diggs takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Nice uppercut there from Jong Guk.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Jong Guk walks into a stiff left hand from Diggs.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jong Guk throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diggs throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jong Guk.
Jong Guk thinks about countering with a body kick.
Nice shot lands for Diggs.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Jong Guk's shoulder, as Jong Guk tries to avoid the shot.
Jong Guk scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Diggs doesn't seem bothered though.
Donk. Jong Guk catches Diggs right on the button with a cross.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Jong Guk blocks a leg kick.
Diggs lands with a nice body punch.
Diggs fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Jong Guk misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
Diggs tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
Jong Guk with a hook.
Jong Guk swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Diggs.
Jong Guk moves out of range as Diggs strikes.
Diggs misses the jab.
Diggs misses with a head kick.
Jong Guk throws a quick inside leg kick.
Diggs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A nice inside leg kick there by Jong Guk. That's going to slow Diggs down.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Diggs tries a low kick but Jong Guk avoids it.
Jong Guk fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Diggs on the side of the head.
Jong Guk with a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Diggs is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Diggs lands a nice looking body shot.
Diggs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Diggs moved away.
Diggs throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Diggs walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Jong Guk manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Diggs slips a straight right by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Jong Guk slips a jab from Diggs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Jong Guk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jong Guk seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Diggs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diggs attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs scores with a punch to the head.
Jong Guk connects with an inside leg kick.
Jong Guk chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Jong Guk connects with a good right hand that stumbles Diggs. Diggs circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Jong Guk slips a jab from Diggs.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Jong Guk's shoulder, as Jong Guk tries to avoid the shot.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Diggs tries to work over Jong Guk's front leg with a kick but Jong Guk checks it.
Diggs throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Jong Guk is looking to counter punch.
Jong Guk takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Jong Guk cracks Diggs with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Diggs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kim Jong Guk is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs connects with a looping right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Jong Guk jabs at Diggs's body.
Jong Guk swings widly with a right hand
and Diggs counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Diggs clobbers Jong Guk with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Diggs paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk misses with a hook
and Diggs counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Some bone on bone action there as Jong Guk checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Nice cross by Diggs.
Jong Guk has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Diggs.
Jong Guk pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Jong Guk, right into the meat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Jong Guk lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Orlando Diggs has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jong Guk gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Orlando Diggs.
Well Jong Guk has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Kim Jong Guk!

Kim Jong Guk retains his welterweight title!
A relieved looking Kim Jong Guk thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
90%

 

Event: Syn 541 - Divergent     
Date:   Aug 25, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mateus Gracie (ranked 38 p4p, 8 weight class) and Orlando Diggs (ranked 65 p4p, 10 weight class). Gracie comes to the cage accompanied by Broke & Hungry . Diggs is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by KING of the FALL. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

179 cm
33
170 lbs
30 - 14 - 1
184 cm
27
174 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Dauntless
Sully's Bar & Grill

Conviction
King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Mateus Gracie!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Diggs throws a solid leg kick but Gracie takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Diggs.
Gracie feinted with a counter takedown.
Diggs checks a low kick from Gracie.
Gracie tries to clinch but Diggs moves out of range.
Gracie thuds his shin into the meat of Diggs's side.
Gracie gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Diggs.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gracie walks into a left hand.
Diggs throws a shot to the body.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Gracie slips the punch.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gracie. That did some damage!
Gracie has his takedown stuffed
and Diggs counters with a lovely shot to the body.

Gracie closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.

Diggs sneaks out the side door and pushes Gracie away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A nice leg kick lands there from Diggs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Gracie's leg. Gracie is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gracie looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Orlando Diggs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Diggs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs thuds a left hand into Gracie's body.
Diggs avoids the head kick by Gracie.
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.
Diggs connects with a right hand. Gracie shakes it off.
Gracie shoots in looking for a takedown. Diggs tries to sprawl out of it but Gracie keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Diggs manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Gracie definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateus Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Diggs swats away the attempt to clinch by Gracie.
Gracie takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gracie shoots for a double leg takedown but Diggs sprawls well. He's pushed Gracie's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Diggs lands a really nice looking cross but Gracie seems unphased.
Gracie tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Diggs defends well and Gracie ends up having to push Diggs into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs misses with a head kick.
Diggs wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Diggs scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A slow jab from Gracie misses its intended target.

Gracie moves into range and clinches up with Diggs.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs pushes Gracie back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Diggs.
Diggs scores with a hook to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
Diggs scores with a nice hook to the head.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
Gracie fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Gracie controls his hands.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Gracie's elbow.
Gracie has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Diggs avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Diggs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diggs lands a left hand that snaps the head of Gracie backwards.
Diggs scores with a nice hook to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Gracie avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie is trying to drag Diggs to the mat but Diggs just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike.

Gracie's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Diggs tests Gracie's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gracie fails with the takedown.
Diggs unleashes a big counter combination but Gracie bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Diggs scores with a hook to the body. Gracie takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
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!
Diggs connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Gracie tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Diggs defends well and Gracie ends up having to push Diggs into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs scores with a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Gracie shoots in and gets a takedown into Diggs's guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gracie manages to avoid it.
Gracie tries to counter with a takedown but Diggs is quick to defend against it.
Diggs has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Diggs lunges at Gracie with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Gracie's hand.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Diggs as he jumps to the side.
Diggs swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gracie takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Diggs fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Gracie on the side of the head.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Diggs but Diggs pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Gracie takes one to the chin there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Gracie.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateus Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Diggs lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Gracie at a distance.
Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Diggs jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Gracie takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gracie on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Gracie takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Gracie takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Diggs leaves Gracie with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Diggs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Diggs lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Diggs dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Diggs tries to keep at a distance but Gracie has taken the fight into the clinch.
Diggs has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Gracie seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Diggs can turn it around.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gracie tries to pull guard but Diggs forces him back to his feet, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands with a left to the head.
Gracie prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Orlando Diggs seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Gracie.
Diggs lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Gracie tightens his grip and picks Diggs up, before dumping him to the ground. Diggs manages to land in guard.
Diggs pulls Gracie in close to prevent any damage.
Gracie with a flurry of punches that miss.
Gracie trying to control but Diggs is working from the bottom.
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.
Diggs has Gracie pulled in close to control his posture.
Gracie looking to pass the guard.
Gracie in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Gracie stands up over Diggs, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Gracie throws a big right hand that misses.
Diggs not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Gracie throwing strikes but missing.

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.
Diggs trying to control the position here.
Diggs is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Mateus Gracie overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Gracie works over Diggs with some ground and pound from guard.
Diggs has his hands on Gracie's head, controlling the position.
Diggs trying to keep a closed guard but Gracie is proving a slippery customer.
Gracie distracts Diggs with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Gracie scoring with punches to the head and body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Gracie on the side of the head.
Diggs fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Orlando Diggs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gracie fails with the takedown.
Diggs punishes Gracie's body with a nice straight punch.
Gracie with a poor takedown
and Diggs counters with a slapping leg kick.
Gracie takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gracie throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Diggs cracks the inside of Gracie's front leg.
Diggs cracks a nice hook into Gracie's ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs thuds a left hand into Gracie's body.
Diggs cracks Gracie with a good jab.
Diggs misses the shot to the body.

Gracie looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gracie is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Diggs is controlling Gracie's posture.
Gracie throwing strikes from guard but Diggs blocks nicely.
Diggs pulls Gracie in to control the position.
Gracie postures up and lands a big shot to Diggs's brow.
Gracie working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Diggs's head.
Gracie wants to control from the top but Diggs keeps moving.
Diggs looking to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Diggs managing to control the position.
Diggs controls Gracie momentarily but Gracie frees himself.
Gracie 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.
Gracie keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Diggs's head.
Gracie is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Diggs wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Diggs's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Diggs keeping moving, preventing Gracie from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs has his hands on Gracie's head, controlling the position.
Gracie stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Diggs swivels though and keeps the full guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gracie is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Diggs scoring well with a low kick there.
Diggs leaves Gracie with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateus Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gracie fails to land the takedown.
Gracie closes the distance and clinches up with Diggs, looking for a takedown. Gracie pushes Diggs against the cage but Diggs circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gracie needs to keep his hands up - Diggs had a free shot at his head there.
Diggs scores with a punch to the head.

Gracie gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Gracie throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Diggs lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gracie fails to pull guard.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gracie has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Diggs after a bit of a struggle.
Diggs lands a body shot.
Diggs is leaning against Gracie and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Diggs.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Good leg kick by Diggs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Gracie takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Diggs throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Gracie.
Diggs throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Gracie fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Gracie gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Diggs makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Diggs dips to his left and cracks Gracie with an uppercut!
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but Diggs shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateus Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Diggs throws out a powerful jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Diggs.
Diggs stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Diggs wants it to stay on the feet.
Diggs swats away the attempt to clinch by Gracie.
Diggs lands with an overhand left.
Diggs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Diggs stuffs the takedown attempt from Gracie. Gracie gets slowly back to his feet.
Gracie takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Diggs displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Gracie.
A little jabbing left from Diggs on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Diggs fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Gracie on the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Gracie shoots in and gets a takedown into Diggs's guard.
Diggs pulls Gracie in to control the position.
More stalling from Diggs.
Diggs controls Gracie momentarily but Gracie frees himself.
Gracie postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs is pulling down on Gracie's head. It's preventing any offense from Gracie, at least for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Gracie cracks Diggs with a solid left hand.
Gracie wants to pass the guard but Diggs is keeping the position.
Gracie throwing strikes but missing.
Diggs is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Gracie scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Gracie working some strikes from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Diggs has Gracie pulled in close to control his posture.
Gracie missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Gracie postures up.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Diggs has his hands on Gracie's head, controlling the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gracie with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Diggs connects with the punch.
The fighters circle momentarily. Diggs darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Diggs sprawls well. Diggs wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Gracie gets slowly back to his feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


That kick from Diggs tenderised Gracie's leg. Gracie is trying to keep his angry face on.
Diggs thumps Gracie with a low kick.
Diggs works Gracie's body with a nice hook.
Gracie dives in and grabs Diggs's left leg, looking for a takedown. Diggs pushes down on Gracie's head and hops out.
Diggs defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Gracie.
Diggs punishes Gracie's body with a nice straight punch.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but Diggs shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mateus Gracie. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Gracie avoids the head kick by Diggs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gracie on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Gracie takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Gracie.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
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.
Diggs moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Diggs scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Gracie doesn't seem bothered though.
A left lands for Diggs.
Gracie fails with a takedown attempt.
Diggs bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Gracie's head backwards.
Gracie looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Diggs with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A combination from Diggs does no damage.
Gracie takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Diggs lands a lovely overhand right.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but Diggs shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Diggs as he jumps to the side.
Diggs cracks Gracie with a good jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jab from Diggs.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Gracie is out of range.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diggs.
Nice shot by Diggs.
Mateus Gracie has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Gracie fails with the takedown
and Diggs counters with a nice low kick that buckles Gracie's knee momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gracie throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Diggs's waist but Diggs gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Gracie off to one side.
Gracie misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Diggs connects with a crisp jab.
Diggs scores with a jab to the body.
Gracie will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Gracie needs to keep his hands up - Diggs had a free shot at his head there.
Diggs connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diggs.
A lazy left from Diggs finds it's target.
Diggs cracks Gracie with an open hand slap.
Diggs stuffs the takedown.
Diggs with a hook.

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

Gracie drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

Diggs throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Diggs lands a nice looking body kick.
Diggs chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gracie walks into a stiff left hand from Diggs.
Diggs fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Gracie shoots in for a takedown but Diggs shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Diggs lands a nice hook to Gracie's body. Gracie takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Diggs.
Diggs scores with a nice right hand.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gracie.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 44:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 44:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 44:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

An out of breath Orlando Diggs thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
In defeat, Mateus Gracie stepped up to the mic, saying 'These Judges are so bias its unbelievable, I dont know how these people can live with themselves'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
61%

 

Event: Syn 538 - Exsanguinate     
Date:   Aug 05, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs and Tito Hyde. Diggs comes into the arena with KING of the FALL blaring out of the sound system. This should be fireworks!

184 cm
27
174 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
179 cm
32
174 lbs
27 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Conviction
King of Clothes

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Tito Hyde!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Atkins and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs is looking to score with low kicks.
Hyde misses with a leg kick.
Diggs quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Hyde misses the shot to the body.
Hyde tries to score with a low kick but Diggs moves his leg out of the way.
Hyde throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
Hyde throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs wants to slow Hyde down by chopping away at his legs.
Hyde ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Diggs's corner calls for a 1-2. Diggs obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
We've been told by Diggs's head coaches at Convicted Fight Club that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
A punch combination from Hyde misses.
Tito Hyde seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hyde throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hyde throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs throws a quick counter kick to the body but Hyde avoids it.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hyde avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Diggs lands a right hook to the body.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hyde.
Diggs lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Diggs connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. Hyde looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hyde misses with a left hand
and Diggs counters with a leg kick.
Hyde misses with a looping right.
Diggs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hyde dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Good exchange - Diggs coming out on top.
Hyde gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Diggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hyde misses with a jab to the body
and Diggs counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hyde wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hyde throws a body shot but no joy.

Diggs forces Hyde back against the cage and clinches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with a body punch.
Hyde tries a knee to the head but Diggs blocks it.
Hyde tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diggs managing to block the knees to the body from Hyde.
Hyde misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs tries a body shot but Hyde blocks it.
Hyde throws a punch but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs has a couple of punches blocked by Hyde.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hyde.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hyde.
Hyde lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Hyde blocks an uppercut.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
Hyde doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs takes a knee to the side of the body.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hyde doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hyde lands a good knee to the midsection. Diggs won't want to take too many of those.
Diggs misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hyde tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
Hyde misses with a knee to the head.
Hyde looking to throw knees to the head but Diggs is blocking nicely.
Hyde prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Diggs working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hyde with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Hyde misses with a knee to the head.
Hyde scores with a shot to the side of Diggs's head.
Hyde is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Diggs is defending well for now.
Hyde misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a body shot.
Hyde using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Diggs has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Diggs misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs pushes Hyde back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Hyde's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hyde missing with knees to the body.
Diggs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diggs lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Hyde lands a nice knee to the body.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Hyde controls his hands.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diggs lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hyde tries a knee to the head but Diggs blocks it.
Hyde blocking some punches.
Diggs fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Hyde.
Hyde is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Diggs rather than just go for the knockout.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Diggs, as that shot connected.
Diggs swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Hyde throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Diggs forces Hyde back against the cage and clinches.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hyde can do to turn this around?
Hyde misses with a knee strike.
Hyde displaying some good clinch control by pressing Diggs up against the cage.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Hyde obliges.
Hyde misses with a knee to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs working aggressively here.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Hyde is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Diggs is defending well for now.
Orlando Diggs has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Hyde lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hyde working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Hyde lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Diggs avoiding damage as Hyde throws knees to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Hyde.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hyde creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Diggs tries to work over Hyde's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Diggs fails to land.
Hyde presses Diggs against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Hyde scores with a hook to the body.
Hyde misses with a knee strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diggs.
Hyde tries a body shot but Diggs blocks it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hyde doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hyde looking to throw knees to the head but Diggs is blocking nicely.
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!
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Hyde controls his hands.
Hyde can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
Hyde misses with a knee strike.
Diggs tries to work over Hyde's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs scores with a shoulder strike.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Hyde controls his hands.
A left hand lands to the body for Diggs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diggs.
Hyde looking to throw knees to the head but Diggs is blocking nicely.
Hyde connects with a nasty looking knee right to Diggs's face.
Hyde tries to land knees in the clinch but Diggs avoids the damage to the body.
Diggs managing to block the knees to the body from Hyde.
Hyde doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Hyde avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Diggs tries to work over Hyde's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Diggs as the two fighters clinch.
Hyde tries to land knees in the clinch but Diggs avoids the damage to the body.
Diggs misses with some punches.
A hook to the body from Diggs.
Diggs struggles to land a body shot inside as Hyde controls his hands.
Hyde with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Hyde misses with a knee to the head.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Diggs scores with a nice hook to the head.
Diggs throws a head punch that misses.
Hyde looking to throw knees to the head but Diggs is blocking nicely.
Hyde misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diggs lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Diggs avoiding damage as Hyde throws knees to the body.
Hyde prevents a body shot from Diggs.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hyde's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hyde trying to land knees to the body.
Hyde tries to land knees in the clinch but Diggs avoids the damage to the body.
Hyde tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Diggs avoids it.
Diggs tries to throw a body punch but Hyde avoids it by throwing Diggs back against the cage.
Hyde blocking some punches.
Hyde tries to land knees in the clinch but Diggs avoids the damage to the body.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Hyde controls the action.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hyde misses with a punch to the body.
Hyde swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hyde lands with a left to the head.
Hyde connects with a knee to the head.
Diggs blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Hyde tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Hyde back against the cage.
Hyde goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hyde blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Tito Hyde will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs'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. 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.


Hyde throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diggs tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hyde throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hyde misses with a wild body shot.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.
Hyde scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hyde misses with a looping left.
Hyde just misses with a punch to the body.
Hyde tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Diggs was well out of range. Poor timing from Hyde.
Diggs is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hyde.
Hyde throws the kick towards the body but Diggs avoids it.
Hyde lands a jab to the head.
Hyde lands with a nice body punch.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hyde.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde throws a sloppy body shot
and Diggs counters with a nice low kick that buckles Hyde's knee momentarily.
Hyde lands a right hook to the body.
Hyde misses with a low kick.
Nice straight punches there by Diggs. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Diggs.

Diggs moves into the clinch.
Hyde stalling in the clinch but Diggs improves position.
Diggs is working Hyde over against the cage.
Diggs throws a punch but it's blocked by Hyde.
Diggs on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Diggs swings wildly with an uppercut but Hyde uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs lands a body punch in the clinch.
Diggs throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hyde throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Diggs blocks it with crossed arms.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hyde misses with a knee strike.
Hyde digs a right hand into Diggs's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Diggs's gas tank.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hyde creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hyde is leaning against Diggs and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Hyde goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Hyde tries to land knees in the clinch but Diggs avoids the damage to the body.
Diggs misses with some punches.
Diggs throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hydes head.
Hyde tries to work over Diggs's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs gets through Hyde's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Diggs misses with a body punch.
Hyde takes a shot to the head.
Diggs lands with a light punch inside.
Diggs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hyde using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Diggs has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Hyde prevents a body shot from Diggs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hyde.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hyde's elbow.
Diggs lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hyde backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hyde.
Hyde blocks a body shot from Diggs.
A short uppercut from Hyde.
Diggs blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Diggs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hyde is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Diggs is defending well for now.
Diggs lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Diggs prevents a body shot from Hyde.
Diggs misses with the head strike.
Diggs lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Diggs softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Hyde tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hyde missing with knees to the body.
Diggs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diggs misses with a punch on the inside.
Diggs swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hyde trying to land knees to the body.
Hyde misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hyde takes a shot 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!
Hyde trying to land knees to the body.
Diggs avoiding damage as Hyde throws knees to the body.
Hyde with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Diggs working aggressively here.
A hook to the body from Diggs.
Hyde tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diggs misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diggs can't find room to land a body shot as Hyde controls the action.
Hyde misses with a knee strike.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Orlando Diggs!

Orlando Diggs seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Syn 534 - Vespertine     
Date:   Jul 14, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs and Kim Jong Guk. Diggs kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is KING of the FALL. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

184 cm
27
174 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
180 cm
28
178 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

King of Clothes
Conviction

Urban Fighter
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs misses with a low kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Jong Guk fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Diggs.
Diggs wants to clinch up but Jong Guk keeps it at a distance.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk wants to land a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Jong Guk takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Jong Guk jabs at Diggs's body.
Jong Guk just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jong Guk throws out a loose jab but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diggs looks for the body kick but Jong Guk saw that one coming.
Diggs looks to land a body kick but Jong Guk moved away.
Diggs takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Diggs fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Jong Guk, pushing him back against the cage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jong Guk's elbow.
Jong Guk is trying to force a seperation but Diggs has the dominant position.
Jong Guk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diggs's elbow.
Diggs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs prevents a body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Jong Guk's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Jong Guk blocks a body shot from Diggs.
Nice body punch from Jong Guk - that landed with a thud.
Jong Guk can't find room to land a body shot as Diggs controls the action.
Diggs blocks a body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diggs.
Jong Guk misses with a punch to the body.
A hook to the body from Diggs.
A nice left hand lands by Jong Guk.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Diggs throws a low kick but it's checked well by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Diggs.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Jong Guk's shoulder, as Jong Guk tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs lands a head shot.
Jong Guk looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
Jong Guk dips to his left and cracks Diggs with an uppercut!
A clash of legs there as Jong Guk blocks the low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jong Guk scores with a leg kick.
Diggs lands with a kick to the ribs.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Jong Guk checks a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Jong Guk is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Diggs rather than just go for the knockout.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jong Guk was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Jong Guk scoring well with a low kick there.
Jong Guk lands with a cross.
Jong Guk scores with a hook to the body. Diggs takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Jong Guk scores with a leg kick.
Diggs misses with a hook.
Jong Guk takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Jong Guk scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Jong Guk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jong Guk works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Jong Guk takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Diggs lands with an uppercut that bounces Jong Guk off the cage and back into range.
Jong Guk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An inside leg kick from Jong Guk misses.
Diggs lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Diggs lands a jab to the head.
Jong Guk lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Diggs at a distance.
Diggs throws a hook but Jong Guk blocks it.
It looks like Diggs has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Diggs throws a wild body kick that Jong Guk sees coming a mile off.
Jong Guk tries a quick counter leg kick but Diggs is wise to it.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and moves out of range.
Diggs swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and moves out of range.
Diggs missing with a left hand there. Jong Guk was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Diggs checks it.
Jong Guk scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Jong Guk 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.
Diggs throws a right and a left that Jong Guk avoids nicely.
Diggs tries to land a leg kick but Jong Guk saw it coming and moves away.
Jong Guk uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diggs.
Diggs connects with a right hand. Jong Guk shakes it off.
A telegraphed right hand from Diggs misses the target.
Diggs is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Good exchange - Diggs coming out on top.
Diggs throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk moves out of range of the body kick from Diggs.
Diggs takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diggs throws out a loose jab but Jong Guk uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jong Guk connects with a single shot there.
Jong Guk steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Diggs. That one must have hurt.
Nice body punch from Diggs.
Jong Guk looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
Jong Guk avoids a kick to the body.
Diggs wants to clinch up but Jong Guk keeps it at a distance.
Jong Guk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jab, jab by Diggs - just one landing.
Diggs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Diggs tries to score with a low kick but Jong Guk moves his leg out of the way.
Jong Guk connects with a body shot.
A clash of legs there as Jong Guk blocks the low kick.
Jong Guk ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Diggs pulls out of a head kick attempt.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jab from Diggs.
Jong Guk throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Diggs misses with the body kick
and Jong Guk counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jong Guk lands with a hook. Diggs tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kim Jong Guk will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Jong Guk lands a jab to Diggs's midsection.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Jong Guk gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Jong Guk lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Diggs doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jong Guk avoids a punch combination nicely.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk staying out of range there.
Diggs thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Jong Guk if he has to take too many more of those.
Diggs tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Nice jab there from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jong Guk.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jong Guk attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Jong Guk. That did some damage!
Jong Guk lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Diggs pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jong Guk is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Good work by Diggs as he checks the leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A clash of legs there as Jong Guk blocks the low kick.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Jong Guk missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jong Guk has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Jong Guk 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Diggs swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Diggs swings for the body but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Diggs lands a leg kick that knocks Jong Guk off balance momentarily.
Diggs needs to keep his hands up - Jong Guk had a free shot at his head there.
Diggs takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
Diggs goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Jong Guk takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Jong Guk with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Jong Guk takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs throws a half hearted mid kick.
Jong Guk wants to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch position.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jong Guk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Jong Guk checks a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Jong Guk lands with a shot to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Jong Guk.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Jong Guk is out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk connects with a jab.
Diggs takes one to the side of the head.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Jong Guk sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jong Guk keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Jong Guk on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A big right from Diggs misses.
Jong Guk throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range.
Jong Guk slips a straight right by Diggs.
Jong Guk cracks Diggs with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Jong Guk throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diggs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jong Guk scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Diggs doesn't seem bothered though.
Jong Guk scoring well with a low kick there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs with a nice cross.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diggs thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Jong Guk if he has to take too many more of those.
Jab by Diggs.
Nice body kick from Diggs.
Diggs lands with a kick to the ribs.
Diggs misses with the combination.
Diggs throws a shot from downtown. Jong Guk moves away and avoids it.
Kim Jong Guk seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Diggs throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk scores with the left hand. Diggs knows he should have avoided that one.
Diggs throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Jong Guk moved out of range.
Diggs finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jong Guk has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Diggs.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Diggs sets himself, and Jong Guk steps forward looking for the clinch! Diggs avoids it this time.
Jong Guk fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Diggs looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jong Guk avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Jong Guk's jab looks to have found its range, popping Diggs under the eye.
Diggs scores with a decent looking hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jong Guk.
Diggs throws a low kick but Jong Guk moves out of range easily.
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jong Guk is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
Nice defenses there by Diggs.
Diggs is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Diggs scores with the left hand. Jong Guk knows he should have avoided that one.
Some bone on bone action there as Diggs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Diggs checks a leg kick.
Jong Guk slips a jab from Diggs.
Jong Guk defending well as Diggs loads up on a big left hand.
Jong Guk slips under a jab.
Jong Guk attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A telegraphed right hand from Jong Guk misses the target.
Jong Guk lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jong Guk connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Diggs momentarily.
Diggs jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Diggs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jong Guk sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Kim Jong Guk will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


A slapping body kick lands there for Diggs.
Jong Guk looks to land a right hand but Diggs moved out of range.
Diggs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Diggs tries to score with a low kick but Jong Guk moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jong Guk was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Diggs misses with the combination.
Diggs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jong Guk.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Jong Guk is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Jong Guk takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Jong Guk fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Diggs checks it well.
Diggs appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs slips a jab from Jong Guk.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Some bone on bone action there as Diggs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jong Guk slips under a jab from Diggs.
Jong Guk throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jong Guk connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk cracks the inside of Diggs's front leg.
Jong Guk misses with a hook.
Diggs throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Jong Guk saw that one coming.
Diggs sets himself, and Jong Guk steps forward looking for the clinch! Diggs avoids it this time.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Jong Guk paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Diggs looks for the body kick but Jong Guk saw that one coming.
Diggs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Jong Guk's head but Jong Guk sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A big right from Diggs misses.
Diggs throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk misses with a straight left.
Jong Guk moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Jong Guk on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Diggs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Diggs misses the jab.
Jong Guk thumps Diggs with a low kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Diggs throws a low kick, looking for Jong Guk's leg but Jong Guk calmly moves out of range.
Diggs feints and then cracks Jong Guk's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Jong Guk down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Jong Guk sees it coming and moves out of range.
A big left from Jong Guk misses.
Diggs scores with a nice head shot.
Diggs connects with a looping right hand.
Diggs avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Jong Guk has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Jong Guk loads up on a big right hand but Diggs slips the punch.
Jong Guk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Jong Guk backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Jong Guk checks a low kick from Diggs.
Jong Guk looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A leg kick checked by Diggs.
Jong Guk misses the shot to the body.
Diggs throws the kick towards the body but Jong Guk avoids it.
Jong Guk cracks Diggs with a right hand to the side of the head.
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Jong Guk moved out of range.
Jong Guk throws a big shot that misses.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Jong Guk was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Jong Guk sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Diggs checks a low kick from Jong Guk.
It looked like Diggs was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs connects with the punch.
Diggs looks to throw the jab but Jong Guk is out of range.
Jong Guk throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Jong Guk takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Jong Guk looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Diggs appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jong Guk misses with a low kick.
Diggs lands a head shot.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jong Guk throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs thinks about countering with a body kick.
The fighters circling - Jong Guk throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Jong Guk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jong Guk misses with a straight right.
Diggs tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Jong Guk manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jong Guk. Diggs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jong Guk manages to avoid it.
Kim Jong Guk is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Jong Guk scores with a jab to the body.
Jong Guk stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Diggs.
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!
Diggs avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
Diggs motions for Jong Guk to come forward. Diggs throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Jong Guk throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jong Guk throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diggs manages to avoid it.
Jong Guk works Diggs's body with a nice hook.
Jong Guk lands a right hook to the body.
Diggs misses with a shot to the body

and Jong Guk moves into the clinch.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jong Guk's elbow.
Diggs misses with some punches.

Jong Guk pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Jong Guk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Jong Guk scores with a jab to the jaw.
Orlando Diggs has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jong Guk throws a nice outside leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Kim Jong Guk.
Well Jong Guk 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30

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

A victorious Kim Jong Guk thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: EVO 06212017     
Date:   Jun 21, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Orlando Diggs and Cole Orion. Diggs's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, KING of the FALL. 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.

184 cm
26
174 lbs
19 - 7 - 0
184 cm
28
183 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction
King of Clothes

Aspire Nutrition
Reaper Combatwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cole Orion!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Chris Edwards and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Orion moved out of range.
Diggs scores with a spinning back kick!
Orion wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
Orion tries to clinch up but Diggs circles away and keeps his distance.
A big right from Orion misses.
Orion throws the left hand but Diggs avoids the punch easily.
Orion throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Diggs tried to counter with a leg kick but Orion avoided it.
A clash of legs there as Orion blocks the low kick.
Orion bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Orion 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.
Orion misses with a straight left.
Orion misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a low kick as Orion jumps back.
Diggs misses with a wild body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A good leg kick by Diggs.
Orion avoids a kick to the body.
Orion on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Orion feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.

Orion has closed the distance and engaged Diggs in a clinch.
Orion swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs working aggressively here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orion blocking some punches.
Orion tries to throw a body punch but Diggs avoids it by throwing Orion back against the cage.
Diggs tries a body shot but Orion blocks it.
A short right from Orion.
A short uppercut from Orion.
A hook to the body from Orion.
Diggs lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Diggs tries to work over Orion's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diggs lands a right hand that snaps the head of Orion backwards.
Diggs gets through Orion's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Diggs lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Orion lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.

Orion's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
A jab from Orion misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diggs misses with a body kick.
Diggs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs connects with a jab.
Orion throws a body punch but Diggs moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Orion saw that one coming.
Diggs moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Convicted Fight Club in the buildup to the fight.
Orion misses with a hook.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Diggs connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Orion has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Diggs.
Diggs checks a leg kick nicely.
Orion on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Orion on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Diggs lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Diggs throws a good cross that connects.
Orion throws a head kick but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Orion manages to avoid it.
Orion tries a quick counter leg kick but Diggs is wise to it.
Diggs throws a low kick but Orion avoids it.
Orion connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Diggs.
A big left from Diggs misses.
Orion tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Orion sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orion tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Orion takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Diggs moves out of range of the body kick from Orion.
Orion uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Orion keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs throws a right hand that misses
and Diggs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Orion checks it.
Orion throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Diggs on the side of the head.
Orion misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
An inside leg kick lands from Diggs.
Diggs cracks Orion with an open hand slap.
A good leg kick by Orion.
Orion dodges the punch combination from Diggs.
A slapping body kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Orion.
Decent striking displayed by Orion there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diggs throws a low kick but Orion moves out of range easily.
A low kick from Orion is predictable there
and Diggs counters with a good low kick that Orion was not able to check.
Diggs moves away from the strike by Orion.
Orion throws a lazy uppercut
and Diggs counters with a good low kick that Orion was not able to check.
Orion throws a quick inside leg kick.
Diggs checks a low kick from Orion.
Orion swings for the body but Diggs moves out of range.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Orion.
Diggs moves into range and connects with a jab.
Diggs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Orion sees it coming and moves out of range.
Orion checks the leg kick nicely there.
An inside leg kick from Orion misses.
Diggs takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Orion tests Diggs's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Orion throws a lazy right hand but Diggs sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diggs lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Orion takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Orlando Diggs dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Diggs connects with a nice looking jab.
Orion slips a jab from Diggs.
Orion looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Orion lands a head shot.
Orion takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Orion throws a leg kick but Diggs sees it coming and moves out of range.
Orion misses with a looping right.
Orion takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Diggs lands a jab to Orion's midsection.
Diggs throws a push kick but Orion slaps the foot to one side.
Orion misses with an uppercut.
Diggs misses with a hook. Orion ducked under it nicely.
A big left from Diggs misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Orion throws a wild body kick that Diggs sees coming a mile off.
Diggs swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Diggs takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Orion punishes Diggs's body with a nice straight punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Orion attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Orion moves out of range of the body kick.
Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Orion's calf.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orion lands a nice leg kick that just misses Diggs's sensitive parts.
Orion looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
Diggs looks to land a combination but Orion avoids it well.
A low kick from Orion misses
and Diggs counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Orion slips under a jab.
Diggs steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Orion. That one must have hurt.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Orion slips the punch.
Orion throws a low kick, looking for Diggs's leg but Diggs calmly moves out of range.
Orion tried to score with a low kick but Diggs checks it.
A slow jab from Diggs misses its intended target.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Orion lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Orion misses with a low kick.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Orion takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
A leg kick checked by Diggs.
Diggs slips under a jab.
Orion throws a leg kick but Diggs moved away.
Diggs throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diggs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

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!
Diggs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Orion is looking to chop away at Diggs's legs.
Orion throws a low kick but Diggs moves out of range easily.
A low kick from Orion misses
enabling Diggs to counter with a crisp jab.
A head kick misses from Diggs.
Diggs throws a leg kick that misses.
Orion tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Diggs is able to avoid easily.
Orion wants to land a leg kick but Diggs is out of range.
Orion feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Diggss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Orion.
Diggs scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Orion throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Orion 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.
Diggs lands a jab.
Orion with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Diggs to score with a decent uppercut.
Good standup being displayed there by Diggs as he connects with a hook.
Orlando Diggs is winning the standup battle so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Orion counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Orion moves out of range as Diggs throws a body kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Orion checks it.
Diggs moves out of range of the leg kick from Orion.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Orion is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Orion.
Orion takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Orion takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs lands a head kick!
A punch lands to the side of Diggs 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Orion takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Diggs checks the leg kick nicely there.
Diggs swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Diggs is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Orion can do to turn this around?
Orion throws a solid leg kick but Diggs takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Orion.
Orion slips under a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a body kick that misses.
Diggs connects with an inside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs tries to score with a low kick but Orion moves his leg out of the way.
Orion ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Orion takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Diggs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Orion takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Orion swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Diggs.
A left lands for Diggs.
Diggs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Diggs scores with a nice right hand.
Orion throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Orion is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Orion throws a big shot that misses.
Orion has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Orion checks the leg kick.
Orion misses with a low kick.
Diggs avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Diggs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Orion's calf.
Diggs throws a low kick but Orion avoids it.
That kick from Diggs tenderised Orion's leg. Orion is trying to keep his angry face on.
Orion misses with a low kick.
As Orion backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs loads up on a big right hand but Orion slips the punch.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Good shot there by Orion.
Orion cracks the inside of Diggs's front leg.
A leg kick checked by Diggs.
A slapping leg kick lands for Orion.
Orion gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Diggs makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Orion misses with an uppercut
and Diggs counters with a stiff right hand.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Orion slips a jab from Diggs.
Orion appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Orion pivots, looking for a leg kick but Diggs is out of range and Orion settles back down.
Diggs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Orion.
Orion looks to throw the jab but Diggs is out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diggs steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Orion. That one must have hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs feints and then cracks Orion's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Orion down.
Orion tries a head kick but it misses.
Orion tries to clinch but Diggs moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Diggs misses the target.
Orion throws a wild body kick that Diggs sees coming a mile off.
Orion tries a head kick but it misses.
A jab from Orion finds it's way through Diggs's defenses.
Orion staying out of range there.
An inside leg kick from Diggs misses.
Orion throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Diggs.
Orion tried to score with a low kick but Diggs checks it.
Jab by Diggs.
Orion keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Orion! But no joy.
Orion feints and then cracks Diggs's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Diggs down.
Orion misses with a low kick.
Diggs misses with an uppercut. Orion saw that one coming.
A little jabbing left from Orion on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Orion.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Diggs on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orion misses with a body kick.
Diggs comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs digs a good hook to Orion's body.
Orion's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Orion misses with a looping right.
Orion 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.
Orion lands with an overhand left.
Orion on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diggs. Diggs obviously looking to wear him down.
Orion tries to land a leg kick but Diggs saw it coming and moves away.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Orion checks a leg kick.
Orion looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Orion sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Orion staying out of range there.
A big left from Orion misses.
Diggs misses with a looping left.
Nice cross by Diggs.
Diggs 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.
Diggs misses with a jab, cross combination.
Orion tries a quick counter leg kick but Diggs is wise to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orion walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Diggs slips a jab from Orion.
Orion looks for the body kick but Diggs saw that one coming.
Orion is looking to score with low kicks.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Orion.
Diggs with a body punch. A glancing blow.
No joy there for Diggs, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Diggs throws a hook to the side of Orion's head but Orion sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Diggs looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Orion throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Orion explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Orion looks to land a left hand but Diggs moved out of range nicely.
Diggs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Orion needs to keep his hands up - Diggs had a free shot at his head there.
Diggs misses with a head kick.
Diggs lands a jab to Orion's midsection.
Diggs jabs Orion right on the nose. Orion blinks but takes it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diggs pivots, looking for a leg kick but Orion is out of range and Diggs settles back down.
Orion smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Diggs throws an off balance right hand
and Orion cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Orion fails to land with a series of punches.
Orion misses with an uppercut. Diggs saw that one coming.
Diggs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Orion.
Diggs throws a push kick but Orion slaps the foot to one side.
Diggs takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Diggs cracks Orion with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Orion throws a jab but it's blocked by Diggs.
Orion throws out a leg kick but Diggs moves out of range and Orion only half commits.
Diggs sizes up Orion with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Orion moves out of range of the strikes.
Orion is looking to land body kicks.
Orion cracks Diggs with an open hand slap.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diggs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Orion.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Orlando Diggs did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Orion tries to work over Diggs's front leg with a kick but Diggs checks it.
Some bone on bone action there as Diggs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Orion blocks the body kick.
Orion tried to score with a low kick but Diggs checks it.
Diggs checks a low kick from Orion.
Orion connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Orion sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
A jab from Diggs misses.
Good leg kick by Diggs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Orion misses with a hook. Diggs ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Orion on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Orion misses with the body kick
and Diggs counters with a slapping leg kick.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Orion throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Orion misses with a low kick.
Diggs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Orion.
It looked like Diggs wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Orion wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
A big left from Orion misses.
Diggs slips a jab from Orion.
Diggs misses with a hook
and Orion counters with a straight right hand.
Diggs just misses with a punch to the body.
Diggs throws a lazy right hand but Orion sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Orion throws a front kick aimed at Diggs's knee but Diggs avoids it well.
Diggs clobbers Orion with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Diggs throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diggs throws a low kick but it's checked well by Orion.
Orion throws a hook to the side of Diggs's head but Diggs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diggs ducks under a wild hook from Orion.
Orion misses with a body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Diggs on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Diggs wants to land a leg kick but Orion is out of range.
Orion checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Diggs uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Orion.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Orion does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diggs throws a hook but Orion blocks it.
Orion tries a quick counter leg kick but Diggs is wise to it.
Orion tries to land a front kick but Diggs steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Orion takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Orion takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Diggs throws a jab but it's blocked by Orion.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diggs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Orion appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Orion lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Diggs lands with a cross.
Orion throws a leg kick which misses Diggs's front leg but catches the back leg as Diggs tries to avoid it.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Orion manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Orion thuds his right hand into Diggs's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A bone on bone clash there as Diggs blocks the leg kick.
Orion takes a swing at Diggs's ribcage but misses.
Orion buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Orion shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A big left from Orion misses.
As Orion backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a jab when Orion was well out of range.
Diggs misses with a hook. Orion ducked under it nicely.
Diggs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Orion.
As Orion backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Orion. That did some damage!
Orion uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Diggs has time to react.
Diggs throws a leg kick but Orion sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Orion swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Orion ducks under a wild hook from Diggs.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Diggs lands with a thumping leg kick.
Orion connects with the punch.
Orion swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Diggs thows a body kick. Orion tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Orion's shoulder, as Orion tries to avoid the shot.
Diggs swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Orion throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Orion.
Diggs lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A clash of legs there as Orion blocks the low kick.
Diggs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Orions jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Diggs looks to land a right hand but Orion moved out of range.
Orion throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Orion jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Diggs throws a series of punches but Orion avoids them all with ease.
Orion takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Orion throws a quick inside leg kick.
Orion tries to clinch up.
Orion fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Diggs throws a sloppy head kick and Orion moves out of range easily.
Diggs lands a nice shot that snaps Orion's head back.
Diggs throws a front kick aimed at Orion's knee but Orion avoids it well.
Diggs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Orion was well out of range. Poor timing from Diggs.
Nice body kick there by Orion.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Orlando Diggs will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Orlando Diggs's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Diggs throws a hook but Orion blocks it.
Orion keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Diggs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Orion throws a leg kick but Diggs checks it.
Diggs appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Diggs lands with a right hand.
Orion throws a low kick but Diggs avoids it.
Orion throws a front kick aimed at Diggs's knee but Diggs avoids it well.
Diggs stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Orion.
Diggs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Orion's sensitive parts.
Orion lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Orion tries to land a leg kick but Diggs saw it coming and moves away.
As Orion backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Orion tries to score with a low kick but Diggs moves his leg out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Some bone on bone action there as Orion checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Diggs throws a chopping leg kick but Orion manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Orion only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Orion 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 Diggs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Diggs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Diggs checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orion looks to score with a jab to the body but Diggs is just out of range.
A quick step to the side and Diggs tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diggs misses with an uppercut.
Diggs throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Orion tries to score with a low kick but Diggs moves his leg out of the way.
Diggs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Orion looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Diggs checks a leg kick.
Orion tries to move into range but Diggs moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Orion ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diggs moves away.
Orion scores with a head kick.
Diggs pushes Orion away with a front kick.
Orion throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Orion throws a push kick but Diggs slaps the foot to one side.
Diggs throws a nice looking combination but Orion bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Orion replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Diggs blocks it well.
Orion scores with a nice right hand.
Diggs misses with a series of wild punches.
Orion swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Diggs scores with a head kick. Orion tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Cole Orion has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot by Diggs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Orion tries to close the distance and clinch but Diggs swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Donk. Diggs catches Orion right on the button with a cross.
A low kick from Orion is predictable there
and Diggs counters with an inside leg kick.
Orion avoids the body shot from Diggs.
Orion feints a counter leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Diggs.
Orion let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Orion feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Diggs's calf.
Orion will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Diggs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Orion.
Diggs is looking to counter punch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Diggs.
Diggs scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Orion throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
Orion throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
As Orion backs away, Diggs returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Diggs.
Diggs lands a really nice looking cross but Orion seems unphased.
A slow jab from Orion misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orion tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diggs blocks a leg kick.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Diggs throws a leg kick which misses Orion's front leg but catches the back leg as Orion tries to avoid it.
Orion misses with a body shot.
Orion has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Diggs.
Diggs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Orion. That did some damage!

Orion moves into the clinch.
Diggs keeps control of Orion as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Diggs misses with a body punch.
Orion swings wildly with an uppercut but Diggs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Orion goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diggs throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Diggs lands a body shot.
Orion tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Orion doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diggs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Orion's elbow.
Diggs lands a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diggs lands with a short shot to the head.
Diggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Orion is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
A shot in the inside from Diggs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Orion lands an elbow just above Diggs 's eye.
Orlando Diggs has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Diggs lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Orion prevents a body shot from Diggs.
A right hand to the body from Orion.
Diggs goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Orion misses with some punches.
Orion lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Diggs backwards.
Orion misses with an elbow over the top.
Orion pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Diggs lands a body punch in the clinch.
Diggs digs a right hand underneath Orion's ribcage. Orion let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Orion wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Diggs presses Orion against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Diggs cracks Orion with a nice body shot.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 49:46
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 50:46
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Orlando Diggs!

During a confident post fight interview, Orlando Diggs thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: EVO 314: Puno vs Juggernaut     
Date:   May 17, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Yngve Stolt and Orlando Diggs. Stolt comes to the cage accompanied by Dropkick murphys - Johnny i hardly knew ya. Diggs has chosen STILL BLAZIN as his entrance music. Orlando Diggs has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
27
174 lbs
17 - 2 - 0
184 cm
26
174 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
King of Clothes

Conviction
King of Clothes



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Yngve Stolt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Orlando Diggs!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Richard Clark and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stolt closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Diggs throws a leg kick
and Stolt makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Diggs tried to score with a low kick but Stolt checks it.
Diggs fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Stolt has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diggs. Stolt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Stolt is looking to counter punch.
Stolt tries to move into range but Diggs moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Diggs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diggs lands a really nice looking cross but Stolt seems unphased.
Nice shot lands for Diggs.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
Diggs takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Stolt cracks Diggs with a good jab.
Orlando Diggs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stolt takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Diggs avoids the body shot from Stolt.
Diggs staying out of range there.
Diggs feints a counter leg kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diggs jabs at Stolt's body.
Stolt moves away from the strike by Diggs.
Stolt blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stolt misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Diggs throws a leg kick that misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Diggs, right into the meat.
A cross from Diggs lands.
Diggs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Stolt wants to slow Diggs down by chopping away at his legs.
A good leg kick by Stolt.
A big left from Stolt misses.
Stolt misses the shot to the body.
Stolt walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Diggs moves forwards but Stolt connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Diggs scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Diggs throws an overhand right that lands on Stolt's shoulder, as Stolt tries to avoid the shot.
Stolt uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diggs.
Stolt seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Diggs connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Stolt momentarily.
A punch lands to the side of Stolt 's head but he takes it in his stride.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stolt connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Diggs 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.
Stolt checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
And Stolt counters with a quick kick to the body but Diggs blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stolt missing with a left hand there. Diggs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Stolt cracks Diggs with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Diggs is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Stolt had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Diggs throws out a powerful jab.
Diggs misses with a low kick.
Stolt misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diggs.
Stolt throws a hook but Diggs blocks it.
Stolt keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Diggs.
Diggs throws a leg kick
and Stolt counters with a stiff right hand.
Stolt misses with an uppercut
and Stolt takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Diggs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Stolt.
Diggs misses with a looping right.
Stolt is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Diggs.
Stolt has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Diggs finds it's way round the side to connect with Stolt's head.
Stolt slips under a jab from Diggs.
Stolt tries to counter by clinching up but Diggs breaks away and moves out of range.
Diggs turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Diggs connects with a nice looking jab.
Stolt connects with a solid leg kick.
Diggs throws a wild body kick that Stolt sees coming a mile off.
Stolt is looking to counter the offense by Diggs and move into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diggs throws a leg kick
and Stolt connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Stolt takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Stolt takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Diggs misses with a leg kick.
Diggs swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Stolt jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Stolt lands a nice hook to Diggs's body. Diggs takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A jab from Diggs does it's job there.
A leg kick checked by Stolt.
Stolt throws a jab when Diggs was well out of range.
Diggs throws a solid leg kick but Stolt takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Diggs.
Diggs throws a series of punches but Stolt avoids them all with ease.
Diggs tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Stolt tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Diggs manages to circle out of the way.
Diggs swings for the body but Stolt moves out of range.
Stolt takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Diggs 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.
Diggs blocks a low kick nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stolt takes one to the chin there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stolt throws a leg kick but Diggs checks it.
A left lands for Diggs.
Diggs misses with a low kick as Stolt jumps back.
Diggs misses with a straight right.
Stolt lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

It looks like Orlando Diggs has been cut.
Diggs slips under a jab.
Stolt moves out of range of the strikes.
Diggs cracks the inside of Stolt's front leg.
Diggs keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
An inside leg kick from Stolt misses.
A slow jab from Stolt mis