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Event: GAMMA#737 Patio v Ricard     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio (ranked 9 p4p, 2 weight class) and Farboleous Ricard (ranked 73 p4p, 9 weight class). Partio's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Sininen sunnuntai. Ricard comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Vibe Killer kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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?

185 cm
32
160 lbs
21 - 9 - 1
172 cm
29
156 lbs
15 - 9 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Farboleous Ricard!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ricard misses with a head kick.
As Ricard backs away, Partio returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Partio.
Ricard throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Ricard throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.

Ricard gets tackled into the cage by Partio. Partio maintains the clinch.
Partio blocks an uppercut.
Ricard blocks an uppercut.
Ricard lands a nice uppercut.
Partio misses with some punches.
Ricard lands a hook to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Ricard scores with a nice short uppercut.

Partio manages to break the clinch.
Partio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ricard replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Partio blocks it well.
Ricard is looking to land body kicks.
Ricard pivots, looking for a leg kick but Partio is out of range and Ricard settles back down.
Partio on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Ricard. Ricard obviously looking to wear him down.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jab from Partio.
Ricard turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Partio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Partio attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Partio swings widly with a right hand
letting Ricard counter with a right hand.
Ricard has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a right and a left that Ricard avoids nicely.
Partio scores with a leg kick.
Partio scoring well with a low kick there.
Ricard uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Ricard throws a hook to the side of Partio's head but Partio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ricard throws a nice outside leg kick.
Ricard moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Partio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Decent striking displayed by Partio there.
Ricard looks to throw a body kick
letting Partio counter with a right hand.
An inside leg kick lands from Partio.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

Partio pushes Ricard up against the cage in a clinch.
Partio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ricard swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ricard blocking some punches.
Ricard is trying to force a seperation but Partio has the dominant position.
Partio misses with some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ricard lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Partio or not.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Ricard.
Partio working aggressively here.
Partio working aggressively here.
Still in the clinch, Partio scores with a nice short uppercut.
Good body shot from Partio.
A body shot lands from Partio.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Partio creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Ricard tries a body shot but Partio blocks it.
Partio scores with a shot to the side of Ricard's head.
Ricard lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ricard blocks an uppercut.
Ricard lands a hook that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Ricard blocks a body shot from Partio.
Ricard blocking some punches.
Partio misses with some punches.
Ricard takes a shot to the head.
Ricard fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ricard blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Ricard.
Ricard tries to throw a body punch but Partio avoids it by throwing Ricard back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Ricard lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Partio lands a right hand.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Ricard.
Ricard throws an elbow that misses.
Ricard misses with a body punch.
Partio lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Ricard uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short left from Partio.
Ricard misses with a punch on the inside.
Partio lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ricard backwards.
Partio throws a head punch that misses.
Partio tries to throw a body punch but Ricard avoids it by throwing Partio back against the cage.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Ricard uses good head movement to avoid it.
Partio blocking some punches.
Ricard blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Partio throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ricard backwards.
Nice body punch from Partio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ricard.
Ricard blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Ricard.
Ricard blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ricard misses with a hook from the clinch.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.

Partio manages to break the clinch.
Partio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ricard.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ricard.
Partio appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Katu Partio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ricard is looking to slow Partio down with leg kicks.
Partio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ricard fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Partio.
Some bone on bone action there as Partio checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Partio was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ricard moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Ricard has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Partio.
Partio throws an off balance right hand
and Ricard counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Partio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Partio checks a leg kick.
Partio tries to clinch but Ricard moves away

and Ricard counters with a shoot takedown. Partio fights it but they end up in guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Partio lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Ricard is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Partio postures up and lands a big shot to Ricard's brow.
Partio controlling from the top position.
Partio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ricard can do to turn this around?
Ricard lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Partio bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Ricard's guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio stopping the sweep attempt from Ricard.

Ricard escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Partio gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Partio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Ricard looking for a guillotine here but Partio defends easily.
Ricard keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.
Ricard is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Ricard might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Partio haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Partio working some strikes from top position.

Ricard is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Partio rolls with it to try and escape but Ricard cranks on the arm and Partio is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Farboleous Ricard!
Farboleous Ricard is the new lightweight champion!
A very excited looking Farboleous Ricard rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

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

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

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

Urban Fighter
Aspire Clothing

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Katu Partio!
Katu Partio retains his lightweight title!
After the fight, Katu Partio was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

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

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 38 p4p, 5 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 7 p4p, 2 weight class). Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Partio breaks from the clinch.

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

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

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

Excellent takedown into side control there by Partio.

Gower explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:48
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47

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

 

Event: GAMMA#725 Simmons v Hoyce 2     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio (ranked 18 p4p, 2 weight class) and Randy Springs (ranked 64 p4p, 9 weight class). Partio comes to the cage accompanied by Sininen sunnuntai. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

185 cm
31
160 lbs
19 - 9 - 0
178 cm
32
158 lbs
34 - 13 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

HELLBENT
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Urban Fighter
HELLBENT



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Randy Springs!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Springs.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Partio is defended easily by Springs.
Springs takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Springs has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Springs ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Springs.
Springs throws a good cross that connects.
Crunch! Springs slams his shin into Partio's torso.
Partio throws a leg kick that misses.
Partio throws a low kick but Springs moves out of range easily.
Springs tries a quick counter leg kick but Partio is wise to it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Springs throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Springs.
Springs takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Springs scores with a sloppy right hand. Partio should have avoided that one.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Springs.
Springs misses with a looping left.
Partio with a hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Springs's corner calls for a 1-2. Springs obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Springs takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Nice uppercut lands for Partio. That snapped Springs's head back.
Partio slips under a jab.
Partio was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio lands with a kick to the temple. Springs shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Springs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Springs misses with a body shot.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. Springs moves away and avoids it.
Springs scores with a leg kick.
Springs cracks Partio with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Springs misses with a looping left.
Partio shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Springs defends it nicely.
Springs throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Springs, right into the meat.
Springs avoids the body shot from Partio.
A low kick from Partio misses
enabling Springs to counter with a crisp jab.
Springs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Springs fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Partio looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Partio slips a jab from Springs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Springs lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Partio looks to land a body kick but Springs moved away.
Springs takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs cracks the inside of Partio's front leg.
Springs swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Springs has time to react.
The fighters circling - Springs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Springs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
Springs scores with a push kick.
Springs connects with a nice looking jab.
Partio takes a swing at Springs's ribcage but misses.
Springs moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Springs throws a leg kick which misses Partio's front leg but catches the back leg as Partio tries to avoid it.
Partio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Springs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Springs moves away from the strike by Partio.
Springs takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Partio walks into a straight right hand from Springs.
A slow jab from Springs misses its intended target.
Partio scores with a push kick.
Springs keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A solid leg kick lands there for Springs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs scores with a head kick.
Partio throws the left hand but Springs avoids the punch easily.
It seemed like Springs was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Partio lands with an uppercut that bounces Springs off the cage and back into range.
A thudding body kick lands there by Springs!
Springs ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Springs fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Randy Springs is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Springs checks it well.
Springs takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Springs ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Partio takes one to the side of the head.
Partio looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Springs is fending him off so far but Partio persists. Nope, Springs circles away and we're back to standing.
A countering left hand to the body from Springs misses.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Katu Partio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Springs throws out a powerful jab.
Partio looks to land a right hand but Springs moved out of range.
Springs misses the jab.
Springs pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Partio throws a leg kick but Springs checks it.
Partio looks to land a left hand but Springs moved out of range nicely.
Springs swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio moves out of range of the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Springs.
Springs on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Springs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Springs throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Springs sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Springs is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Partio had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Springs on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Partio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Nice defenses there by Springs.
Springs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Springs throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Partio on the side of the head.
A big left from Partio misses.
Partio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Springs defending well as Partio loads up on a big left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Partio lands a really nice looking cross but Springs seems unphased.
Partio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Springs staying out of range there.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Springs.
Springs feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Partio's calf.
Partio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A chopping leg kick lands by Springs.
Partio fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Springs slips a straight right by Partio.

Partio fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Springs to the ground. Partio is now in Springs's guard.
Partio throws a strike but Springs rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Springs not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Partio throws his legs up looking for a submission but Springs uses it to pass to side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio tries to buck Springs off but Springs is having none of it.
Springs slows the pace down.
Partio 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 one minute gone in the round.
Partio is trying to get back to half guard.
Springs is looking to take a break and control but Partio is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
You can see the frustration on Partio's face as Springs controls the position.
Partio tries to buck Springs off but Springs is having none of it.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Partio holds on to Springs's head and controls the position momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Partio struggling a bit here.
Partio gets back to half guard.

Partio looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Partio moves into full guard.

Partio is looking for a triangle but Springs pushes his legs off easily.

Springs is sitting in close to Partio's body. Partio has gone for a guillotine from the bottom. Oh damn, that looks pretty tight! Springs is panicking - it looks like this one could be all over! Yes, Springs is tapping! That was a very nice submission by Partio.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Katu Partio!
Katu Partio retains his lightweight title!
Katu Partio decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
In defeat, Randy Springs stepped up to the mic, saying 'I want a rematch'.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

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

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

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

HELLBENT
Urban Fighter

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Partio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Gower throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.
Partio fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Gower checks a low kick from Partio.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gower. That did some damage!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Partio down.
Partio lands a nice shot that snaps Gower's head back.
Partio moves out of range as Gower throws a body kick.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
An inside leg kick lands from Partio.
Gower throws a body shot but no joy.
Some bone on bone action there as Gower checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Gower waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
Partio throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gower.
Gower misses with a kick to the body.
Partio lands a nice looking body shot.

Partio moves into the clinch.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:47

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

Katu Partio is the new lightweight champion!
A less than humble Katu Partio misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#717 Gower v Springs     
Date:   Jun 30, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ray Malenko (ranked 150 p4p, 19 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 108 p4p, 16 weight class). Partio is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Sininen sunnuntai. 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?

182 cm
34
164 lbs
28 - 13 - 0
185 cm
30
160 lbs
17 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ray Malenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio throws a right and a left that both miss.
Partio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Malenko is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Partio throws out a leg kick but Malenko moves out of range and Partio only half commits.
Malenko shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Partio as he jumps to the side.
Partio lands with a kick to the temple. Malenko shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Partio scoring well with a low kick there.
Partio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Partio keeps Malenko at a distance using the push kick.
Partio avoids the body shot from Malenko.
A jab from Partio does it's job there.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio swings for the body but Malenko moves out of range.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Partio.
Partio staying out of range there.
Despite the aggression on Partio's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Malenko connects with a body shot.
Malenko checks a low kick from Partio.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Malenko is looking to wear down Partio with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Partio throws the left hand but Malenko avoids the punch easily.
Partio on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Partio slips under a jab from Malenko.
Partio throws a body punch but Malenko moves out of range.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
A head kick misses from Partio.
Malenko misses the body punch
and Partio counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Malenko throws a body shot but no joy.
Katu Partio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio pushes Malenko away with a front kick.
Malenko throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
A punch combination from Malenko misses.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Malenko.
Malenko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio throws a hook but Malenko blocks it.
Malenko lands a lovely overhand right.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Malenko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Partio counters with a thumping low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Malenko checks it well.
A counter left hand to the body from Malenko misses its target.
Partio jabs Malenko right on the nose. Malenko blinks but takes it well.
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Malenko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Partio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Partio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Partio staying out of range there.
A little jabbing left from Partio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Partio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Malenko throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Malenko throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Malenko blocks a low kick nicely.
Malenko avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Malenko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Malenko counters with a nice body shot.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Malenko.
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow Malenko down.
Malenko misses with a wild body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio lands a nice hook to Malenko's body. Malenko takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Malenko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Partio lands a head kick. Malenko smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Partio misses with a head kick.
Malenko swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Partio turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Malenko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Partio throws a leg kick which misses Malenko's front leg but catches the back leg as Malenko tries to avoid it.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
That kick from Partio tenderised Malenko's leg. Malenko is trying to keep his angry face on.
Malenko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Partio.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Malenko.
Partio swings for the body but Malenko moves out of range.
Partio throws a nice head kick!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Partio pushes Malenko away with a front kick.
Malenko slips a jab and a cross from Partio.
Malenko was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko scores with a sloppy right hand. Partio should have avoided that one.
Partio throws out a loose jab but Malenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Malenko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Malenko cracks a nice hook into Partio's ribs.
Partio scores with a nice strike.
Partio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
It looked like Malenko wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Malenko throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.

Malenko throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Partio was covering up waiting for the punch and Malenko finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Partio has momentary wrist control but Malenko slips an elbow through the middle.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Partio throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Malenko 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.
Malenko trying to control but Partio is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio lands a body shot.
Malenko just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio scores with a punch to the head.
A clash of legs there as Malenko blocks the low kick.
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Malenko has time to react.
Partio throws a leg kick but Malenko moved away.
A punch combination from Partio misses.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Malenko walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Partio thumps Malenko with a low kick.
That kick from Partio tenderised Malenko's leg. Malenko is trying to keep his angry face on.
An inside leg kick lands from Partio.
Partio tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Partio throws a jab when Malenko was well out of range.
Malenko takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Malenko throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Malenko misses with a looping right.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio throws a leg kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a looping overhand right but Malenko ducks down to avoid it.
Malenko swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio staying out of range there.
Partio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Malenko throws out the jab.
Partio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Partio throws out a powerful jab.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Malenko blocks a jab.
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
A looping hook to the body misses from Malenko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Malenko checks a leg kick.
Partio tries a low kick but Malenko avoids it.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio throws a right hand that Malenko ducks under and follows up with a left that Malenko also avoids with ease.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Malenko on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Partio. Partio obviously looking to wear him down.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Malenko misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a head kick that misses.
Partio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Malenko.
Partio was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Malenko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice body punch from Partio.
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Partio throws a nice head kick!
A solid leg kick lands there for Partio.
Partio throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Malenko misses with a body shot.
Malenko is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Malenko.
Malenko misses with a wild body shot.
Partio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Partio feints and then cracks Malenko's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Malenko down.
Malenko on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Partio. Partio obviously looking to wear him down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Malenko's head.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Malenko.
Malenko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Malenko misses the shot to the body.
Partio connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Malenko's hands.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Malenko misses the jab.
Malenko on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Partio. Partio obviously looking to wear him down.
Partio punishes Malenko's body with a nice straight punch.
Malenko misses the jab.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Malenko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Partio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Malenko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Malenko.
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Malenko throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Partio is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Partio throws a leg kick which misses Malenko's front leg but catches the back leg as Malenko tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Malenko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Malenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Partio.
A solid body kick from Partio.
Malenko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Malenko connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Partio scrambles back to his feet.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Partio misses with a looping right.
An inside leg kick from Partio misses.
Partio on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Partio misses with a body punch
and Malenko counters with a right hand to the body.
Malenko scores with a hook.
Partio is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A telegraphed right hand from Malenko misses the target.
Malenko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
It seemed like Partio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Malenko.
Malenko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Malenko shoots in but no luck this time.
Malenko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio is looking to score with low kicks.
Malenko misses with a hook.
Malenko swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Partio misses the target.
Malenko throws a big shot that misses.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Malenko cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
No joy there for Malenko, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malenko swings widly with a right hand
and Partio counters with a good, hard body kick but Malenko shrugs it off.
Partio throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Malenko on the side of the head.
Malenko will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Malenko misses with an uppercut.
Partio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

Partio rushes Malenko and presses him up against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Malenko lands an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Still in the clinch, Partio scores with a nice short uppercut.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Malenko.
Partio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Malenko misses with a body punch.

Partio breaks the clinch.
Malenko swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Malenko has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio scores with a body shot.
Partio throws a low kick but Malenko avoids it.
Malenko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Malenko scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Partio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Malenko momentarily.
Malenko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malenko keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Malenko.
Danga de danga de dang - Malenko scores with a four punch combination!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Partio connects with a single shot there.
An inside leg kick from Partio misses.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. Malenko moves away and avoids it.
Malenko lands a slapping body shot.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and Malenko makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Partio misses with a looping left.
A looping hook to the body misses from Malenko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio lands with a cross.
Partio lands a glancing blow to the side of Malenko's head.
Malenko takes one to the side of the head.
Partio misses with a leg kick.
Malenko takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko lands with a good body shot.
Partio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Partio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Malenko throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
That kick from Partio tenderised Malenko's leg. Malenko is trying to keep his angry face on.
Partio throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Malenko.
Partio tries to clinch but Malenko moves out of range.
Partio avoids the body shot from Malenko.
A good leg kick by Partio.
Partio motions for Malenko to come forward. Partio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Partio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Malenko scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A good leg kick by Partio.

Malenko bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Partio takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Malenko is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Partio has escaped the position, nice work there.
Ray Malenko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Malenko in side control lands a decent elbow.
Partio is looking for a sweep.
Malenko connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Partio some visible discomfort.
Partio takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Malenko scoring with punches and elbows.
Malenko cracks Partio with a big right hand but Partio just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Partio tries to get back to half guard but can't.

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 Ray Malenko.
I think Partio has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30

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

Katu Partio decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: GAMMA#713 Defoe v Okah 2     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 295 p4p, 41 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 173 p4p, 26 weight class). Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

176 cm
35
168 lbs
26 - 10 - 1
185 cm
30
160 lbs
16 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Partio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Emelienko is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Partio checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Nice shot by Emelienko.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Partio slips under a jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Horrible takedown attempt by Partio or perhaps it was just good defense by Emelienko, which made it look bad.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
A slapping body kick lands there for Partio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio scoring well with a low kick there.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Partio.
Emelienko appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Partio 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.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Partio lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice sprawl there from Emelienko as Partio shoots in.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.

Partio shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Partio showed some decent athleticism there.
Partio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Partio looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Emelienko has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

Emelienko kicks Partio off and gets back to his feet.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Sloppy strikes from Emelienko. Those never looked like landing.
Partio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Emelienko throws a chopping leg kick but Partio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Emelienko connects with the punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Partio finds it's way round the side to connect with Emelienko's head.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick from Partio.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
Partio changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Partio shoots in looking for a takedown. Emelienko tries to sprawl out of it but Partio keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Emelienko manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Vladimir Emelienko has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
Emelienko rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Partio moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Partio throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Partio lands a nice shot that snaps Emelienko's head back.
Partio checks the leg kick nicely there.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Emelienko throws a hook to the side of Partio's head but Partio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko motions for Partio to come forward. Emelienko throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Partio moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Partio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes one to the side of the head.
Emelienko moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Emelienko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Partio rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Emelienko moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Partio moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Good work by Partio as he checks the leg kick.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Partio steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Partio moves out of range easily.
Partio misses with a low kick.
Emelienko is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Partio misses with a kick to the body
and Emelienko counters with a nice leg kick.
Partio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Emelienko.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Partio drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Emelienko defends it well.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio looks for a takedown but Emelienko sprawls well.
A little feinted left hand from Emelienko on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio cracks Emelienko with a good jab.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Good exchange - Partio coming out on top.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
It looked like Emelienko wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Emelienko lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Partio circles away quickly and effectively.
Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Partio blocks a jab.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Emelienko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio punishes Emelienko's body with a nice straight punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko lands with a shot to the body.
Emelienko scores with the left hand. Partio knows he should have avoided that one.
Partio looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Partio takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Emelienko is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Partio moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Partio avoids it.
Emelienko takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Emelienko jabs at Partio's body.
Partio throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio misses with a straight left.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko scoring well with a low kick there.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Partio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Partio throws a wild body kick that Emelienko sees coming a mile off.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Partio throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Partio. That did some damage!
Emelienko cracks Partio with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Emelienko displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Partio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko looks to land a combination but Partio avoids it well.
Emelienko lands a high kick!
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
Emelienko checks the leg kick.
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Emelienko half committed to a counter leg kick.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Emelienko.
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A telegraphed right hand from Partio misses the target.
Partio misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Both fighters circling a little - Partio finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
A big right from Partio misses.
Partio connects with a single shot there.
Emelienko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio scores with a crisp jab that stopped Emelienko in his tracks.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick.
Partio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio moves out of range as Emelienko strikes.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Partio throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Partio is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko misses the jab.

Partio shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Emelienko is trying to defend but Partio finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Emelienko is looking to improve his position.
Emelienko is trying to stand back up but Partio is controlling him
Partio slips a nice elbow through Emelienko's hands, connecting with Emelienko's forehead.
Emelienko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Partio throwing shots but Emelienko is blocking nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko trying to control here.
Partio is trying to control. Emelienko wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Partio is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Emelienko has managed to free his arm - good work.
Partio drops an elbow to the side of Emelienko's head.
Emelienko trying to control from the bottom.
Emelienko looks like he's trying to stand up.
Partio throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio 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.
Emelienko is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A jab from Partio finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Partio throws a head kick that half lands.
Emelienko keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A combination from Partio does no damage.
Emelienko scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Partio checks the leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Partio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Partio is defended easily by Emelienko.
Emelienko walks forward, straight into a front kick from Partio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a jab.
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Emelienko lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Emelienko walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Emelienko lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Partio throws a head kick that Emelienko semi-blocks.
A low kick from Partio misses
and Emelienko counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Partio.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko walks into a straight right hand from Partio.
Emelienko will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Emelienko lands with a nice body punch.
Emelienko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Partio misses with a looping right.
Partio feints and then cracks Emelienko's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Emelienko down.
Emelienko shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Partio eats them both and turns towards Emelienko to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Emelienko.
A little feinted left hand from Emelienko on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio blocks a low kick nicely.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Emelienko throws a quick inside leg kick.
Emelienko scores with a nice head shot.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Emelienko. Emelienko circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Emelienko tries to move into range but Partio moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
Partio jabs at Emelienko's body.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Partio saw that one coming.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Emelienko.
Partio throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Nice uppercut lands for Partio. That snapped Emelienko's head back.
Partio looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
A punch combination from Partio misses.
Partio keeps Emelienko at a distance using the push kick.
Emelienko looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Emelienko misses with a looping right.
Partio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Partio misses with a body kick.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Partio.
Partio misses with a hook
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Partio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Partio checks it.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Partio saw it coming and moves away.
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Partio lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Partio throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Partio saw that one coming.
Emelienko blocks a head kick by Partio.
A big left from Partio misses.
Partio slips a jab from Emelienko.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Partio scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Emelienko doesn't seem bothered though.
Partio thuds a left hand into Emelienko's body.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Partio is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:30

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

Katu Partio decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#708 Goodman v Verama     
Date:   May 12, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Sala Barbo (ranked 230 p4p, 34 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 335 p4p, 51 weight class). Barbo comes to the cage accompanied by Nissim. Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai 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?

172 cm
27
155 lbs
10 - 3 - 1
185 cm
30
160 lbs
15 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Sala Barbo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Barbo is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
Partio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Barbo is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
A good leg kick by Partio.
Barbo throws a push kick but Partio slaps the foot to one side.
Partio tries to land a leg kick but Barbo saw it coming and moves away.
Barbo throwing a counter right hand but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Barbo's calf.
Barbo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Partio wants to slow Barbo down by chopping away at his legs.
Partio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Barbo circles away quickly and effectively.
Partio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Partio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Partio stuns Barbo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Barbo counters with a good low kick that Partio was not able to check.
Partio misses with a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Barbo on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Partio staying out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Partio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nice shot by Partio.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Barbo fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
Partio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Barbo tries to work over Partio's front leg with a kick but Partio checks it.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Partio has his takedown stuffed
and Barbo connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Partio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Barbo.
Barbo moves out of range of the body kick from Partio.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Good leg kick by Partio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Partio moves out of range as Barbo throws a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio misses with a leg kick
and Barbo counters with a straight right hand.
Barbo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Partio.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Barbo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Barbo gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Partio.
Barbo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Barbo scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Barbo tries to land a front kick but Partio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Partio is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Jab by Partio.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Barbo throws a quick counter kick to the body but Partio avoids it.
Partio with a hook.
A low kick from Partio is predictable there
and Barbo counters with an outside leg kick.
Partio scores with a nice head shot.
Barbo is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Partio throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Partio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Barbo looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Partio, as that shot connected.
Partio misses with a kick to the body.
Barbo takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A nice combination there by Partio.
Partio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Barbo stuns Partio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Partio misses with a hook.
Barbo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Partio with a hook.
Partio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Barbo.
Partio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Barbo had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Partio feints and then cracks Barbo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Barbo down.
Partio rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Barbo counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and Barbo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Partio punishes Barbo's body with a nice straight punch.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by Barbo.
Barbo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Barbo throws a sloppy body shot
and Partio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Partio connects with a looping right hand.
Partio throws a sloppy head kick and Barbo moves out of range easily.
Barbo lands a jab to Partio's midsection.
Barbo takes one on the button.
Barbo misses with a straight left.
Partio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio lands a front kick.
Barbo takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Partio listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Partio misses with a right hand
and Barbo counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Partio thinking.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A solid leg kick lands there for Barbo.
Partio throws a hook but Barbo blocks it.
Partio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Partio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Barbo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Barbo takes one to the side of the head.
Barbo looks to land a body kick but Partio moved away.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Barbo counters with a body kick that stops Partio in his tracks momentarily.
Partio throws a front kick aimed at Barbo's knee but Barbo avoids it well.
Barbo appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Barbo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio defending well as Barbo loads up on a big left hand.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Barbo.
Barbo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A clash of legs there as Barbo blocks the low kick.
Partio stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Barbo slips a straight right by Partio.
A looping hook to the body misses from Partio. Barbo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio misses with a leg kick
and Barbo counters with a solid body kick.
Nice defenses there by Barbo.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Partio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Barbo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Barbo tests Partio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Barbo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Partio tries a low kick but Barbo avoids it.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Barbo saw that one coming.
Partio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Partio throws a nice head kick!
Partio throws a hook but Barbo blocks it.
Barbo connects with a leg kick. Partio looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio stuns Barbo with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Barbo throws out a leg kick but Partio moves out of range and Barbo only half commits.
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Barbo.
Partio pushes Barbo away with a front kick.
Barbo cracks the inside of Partio's front leg.
Partio throws a leg kick but Barbo moved away.
An attempted straight right counter from Barbo misses the target.
Partio feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Barbos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Barbo misses with a kick to the body.
Barbo chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Partio can pounce on him.
Partio misses with an attempted mid kick.
Barbo feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Nice takedown defense from Barbo. No joy for Partio on that attempt.
Partio scores with a decent looking hook.
Partio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Partio throws a head kick that misses

and Barbo counters into the clinch. Nicely done.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio wants to take the fight to the mat but Barbo manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Barbo lands with a short shot to the head.
Partio blocks a body shot from Barbo.
Partio drops down looking for an ankle pick but Barbo pulls his leg out and moves away.
Sala Barbo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and Barbo counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Partio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Partio misses with a low kick.
A quick step to the side and Barbo tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio avoids the body shot from Barbo.
Barbo looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Barbo moves away from the strike by Partio.
A slapping leg kick lands for Barbo.
Barbo's corner calls for a 1-2. Barbo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Barbo checks a leg kick nicely.
Partio looks to score with a jab to the body but Barbo is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Barbo misses the target.
Barbo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Barbo on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A looping hook to the body misses from Barbo. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Barbo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Barbo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Barbo is looking to counter punch.
Partio throws a lazy body kick
letting Barbo counter with a right hand.
Barbo lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Barbo checks a leg kick.
Barbo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio misses with a hook. Barbo ducked under it nicely.
Barbo listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Barbo swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio is looking for the big counter here.
Partio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Katu Partio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Partio, as that shot connected.
Partio misses with a low kick.
Barbo misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.
Barbo moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Barbo appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Partio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Barbo.
Partio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Partio throws out a loose jab but Barbo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Barbo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Barbo swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Barbo counters with a stiff right hand.
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Barbo has time to react.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barbo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Barbo throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.
Barbo throws a shot from downtown. Partio moves away and avoids it.
Partio scores with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Barbo misses with a body shot.
Partio scores with a push kick.
Jab from Barbo.
An inside leg kick from Partio misses.
Partio throws a nice looking combination but Barbo bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Barbo takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Partio misses with a body kick.
Partio misses with a hook. Barbo ducked under it nicely.
Barbo keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Partio is looking to score with low kicks.
Barbo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Partio wants to land a leg kick but Barbo is out of range.
Left hook, right uppercut from Partio.
Barbo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
Barbo is looking to counter punch.
Partio jabs at Barbo's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Barbo misses with a body kick.
Partio throws a low kick but Barbo avoids 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!
Partio shoots in looking for a takedown. Barbo tries to sprawl out of it but Partio keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Barbo manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Barbo is looking to counter punch.
Sala Barbo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Partio rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Barbo to counter with a crisp jab.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Barbo.
Partio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Barbo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
Barbo appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Partio throws a hook but Barbo blocks it.
Sala Barbo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Barbo slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Barbo will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Barbo showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Partio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Partio works over Barbo's head and body with a nice combination.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Barbo.
Barbo scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Partio clobbers Barbo with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Partio takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Nice straight punches there by Partio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Partio.
Partio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Partio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Barbo misses with a wild combination.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Barbo's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Barbo scores with a leg kick.
Partio scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Partio throws a looping overhand right but Barbo ducks down to avoid it.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Barbo off balance momentarily.
Partio throws a lazy uppercut
and Barbo counters with a right hand to the body.
Partio misses with a right hand
and Barbo counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Barbo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Barbo defends it well.
Barbo lands a leg kick that knocks Partio off balance momentarily.
Partio tried to score with a low kick but Barbo checks it.
Partio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Partio misses with a hook.
Barbo feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Barbo.
Barbo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

And that's the end of the fight!
Katu Partio comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Partio 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29

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

Katu Partio decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

Event: GAMMA#704 Defoe v BK     
Date:   Apr 21, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bluto Braun (ranked 495 p4p, 62 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 600 p4p, 78 weight class). Partio is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Sininen sunnuntai. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

168 cm
31
166 lbs
15 - 11 - 1
185 cm
30
160 lbs
14 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Aspire Clothing

KOMBAT KLOTHING



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Bluto Braun!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio scores with a hook to the body. Braun takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Partio connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Partio throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Braun on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
That kick from Partio tenderised Braun's leg. Braun is trying to keep his angry face on.
Braun lands a head kick!

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Braun moves away.
Partio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
As Partio backs away, Braun returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Partio checks a leg kick.
Braun takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Braun lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Partio has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Partio and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Partio looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Braun was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A nice leg kick lands there from Partio.
Partio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Braun can pounce on him.
Braun fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Partio looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Partio swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Braun throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A chopping leg kick lands by Braun.
Partio lands a jab to the head.
Partio throws a combination. Braun tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braun takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Partio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Braun takes one on the button.
Braun avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Partio lands a body shot.
Partio scores with a jab.
Braun throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Partio walks forward, straight into a front kick from Braun.
Partio plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Braun stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Partio.
Partio lands a jab to the nose.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Partio misses with a series of wild punches.
Partio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Braun throws a head kick but Partio moves out of range.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Braun slips a straight right by Partio.
A left lands for Partio.
Braun tried to score with a low kick but Partio checks it.
Partio throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Braun counters with a nice uppercut.
A solid body kick from Braun.
Donk. Braun catches Partio right on the button with a cross.
Both fighters circling a little - Partio finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A left lands for Partio.
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from Braun.
Braun connects with a single shot there.
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from Braun.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Partio, right into the meat.
Braun looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nice shot lands for Braun.
Partio takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Braun misses with a low kick.
Braun fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Partio checks it well.
Partio feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Brauns jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Partio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Braun had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Braun throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A low kick from Partio misses
and Braun makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Partio slips under a jab.
A jab lands there for Partio.
Partio lands a really nice looking cross but Braun seems unphased.
Partio slips a straight right by Braun.
Braun moves out of range of the body kick.
Braun misses with a body shot.
Braun walks into a jab.
Braun throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and moves out of range.
Braun takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Partio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Partio blocks a jab.
Partio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Nice uppercut lands for Partio. That snapped Braun's head back.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio checks a leg kick nicely.
Braun misses with a looping left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio connects with a high kick.
Braun takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Braun on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Braun.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Braun.
Partio avoids a kick to the body.
Partio throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Partio connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Braun counters with a slapping leg kick.
Nice jab there from Partio.
Braun drops his hands momentarily and Partio takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Partio connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Braun dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Partio. That did some damage!
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Donk. Partio catches Braun right on the button with a cross.
Braun looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Braun connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio scores with a nice strike.
Partio avoids the body shot from Braun.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Braun takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Partio cracks the inside of Braun's front leg.
Braun takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Partio tries to land a front kick but Braun steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Partio scores with the left hand. Braun knows he should have avoided that one.
Braun throws a nice outside leg kick.
Partio bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Braun's head backwards.
A leg kick checked by Partio.
Partio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Braun throws a leg kick that misses.
Braun jabs at Partio's body.
A combination from Partio does no damage.
Braun misses with a hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Braun checks a leg kick.
Braun throws a nice outside leg kick.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Braun throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Partio scores with a nice body kick.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but Braun sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Braun might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Braun missing with a left hand there. Partio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio blocks a jab.
Partio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Braun thows a left - swing and a miss!
Braun chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Braun on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Partio throws a right hand that Braun ducks under and follows up with a left that Braun also avoids with ease.
Braun looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Partio will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A little feinted left hand from Braun on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio scores with a jab.
The fight stays on the outside here - Braun looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Partio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio throws a solid leg kick but Braun takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Partio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Braun tried to score with a low kick but Partio checks it.
Partio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Partio throws a series of punches but Braun moves out of range.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Braun with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Braun takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Braun on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Partio avoids the body shot from Braun.
Braun dips to his left and cracks Partio with an uppercut!
Partio throws a good cross that connects.
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from Braun.
Partio is looking to slow Braun down with leg kicks.
Braun throws a chopping leg kick but Partio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Partio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Partio connects with a nice looking jab.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Braun.
Braun is looking to chop away at Partio's legs.
Partio lands with a kick to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Braun misses with a low kick as Partio jumps back.
Partio throws a head kick but Braun moves out of range.
Braun throws a chopping leg kick but Partio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Nice defenses there by Braun.
Braun shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Braun checks it well.
Partio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Braun waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
Partio throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Braun looks for the body kick but Partio saw that one coming.
Braun throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Partio wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Braun checks a leg kick nicely.
Partio blocks a head kick by Braun.
Braun bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Decent striking displayed by Partio there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Braun takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Partio fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Braun misses with a low kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Braun misses the target.
Braun misses with a looping left.
Braun throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
It seemed like Partio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Partio cracks Braun with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Partio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Braun. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice cross by Partio.
Nice uppercut there from Braun.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.
Partio throws a leg kick but Braun sees it coming and moves out of range.
Braun throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Braun looks to land a right hand but Partio moved out of range.
Braun lands with a nice body kick.
Braun has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Partio finds it's way round the side to connect with Braun's head.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick from Braun.
Braun is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Jab by Partio.
Partio slips under a jab.
A head kick misses from Braun.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Partio connects with a crisp jab.
Braun connects with a high kick.
Braun drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head kick misses from Partio.
Braun fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Braun circles away quickly and effectively.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio defending well as Braun loads up on a big left hand.
Partio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Partio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Braun throws a front kick aimed at Partio's knee but Partio avoids it well.
Partio avoids the head kick by Braun.
Partio keeps Braun at a distance using the push kick.
Partio lands a glancing blow to the side of Braun's head.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Partio.
Partio checks the leg kick.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Partio lands with a straight right. Braun didn't see that one coming.
Partio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Partio lands a nice looking body shot.
Partio blocks the body kick.
Partio is looking to slow Braun down with leg kicks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Braun wants to slow Partio down by chopping away at his legs.
Bluto Braun has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Partio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Braun throws a right hand that misses
letting Partio counter with a right hand.
Partio lets loose with a powerful body kick. Braun will feel that in the morning.
Partio lands a head kick!
Partio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Braun throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.
Braun throws a head kick that misses
and Partio finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Partio scores with a nice head shot.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Braun takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Partio avoids the head kick by Braun.
Partio misses with a wild combination.
A counter left hand to the body from Braun misses its target.
Braun takes one to the chin there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Braun rushes Partio and presses him up against the cage.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Partio scores with a nice short uppercut.
Braun lands a shoulder strike.
Partio blocks a body shot from Braun.
Nice body punch from Partio.
Braun tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Braun tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Braun works on Partio's body with a couple of short punches.
Partio takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Partio throws a push kick but Braun slaps the foot to one side.
Braun swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Braun scores with a jab to the head.
Partio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Braun checks it well.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Partio checks a leg kick.
Braun chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Braun looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - Braun looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Braun clinches with his opponent.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Braun blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Braun tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Partio's elbow.
Braun stalling in the clinch but Partio improves position.
Braun stops a takedown attempt from Partio.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Partio defending well as Braun loads up on a big left hand.
Nice cross by Partio.
That kick from Braun tenderised Partio's leg. Partio is trying to keep his angry face on.
Partio lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio feints and then cracks Braun's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Braun down.
A bone on bone clash there as Partio blocks the leg kick.
Braun fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Braun scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Partio doesn't seem bothered though.

And that's the end of the fight!
Katu Partio comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Partio 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

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

Katu Partio was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
Bluto Braun was interviewed post fight and said 'I'll get em' next time.'.
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RATING
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Event: GC 201     
Date:   Mar 31, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ossilus Chiarmanda (ranked 1218 p4p, 151 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 817 p4p, 102 weight class). Chiarmanda comes into the arena with National Anthem of Tajikstan blaring out of the sound system. Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

175 cm
37
162 lbs
30 - 19 - 0
185 cm
29
160 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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KOMBAT KLOTHING



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ossilus Chiarmanda!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Tiny Johnson and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio is trying hard to land a takedown here. Chiarmanda sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.

Chiarmanda closes the distance and clinches.
Chiarmanda doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Chiarmanda lands with a left to the head.
Chiarmanda throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
A short uppercut from Partio.
Chiarmanda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Chiarmanda lands a body shot.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Chiarmanda displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Partio.
Chiarmanda tries to close the distance and clinch but Partio swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A left and a right from Chiarmanda both land. Nice combination.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Chiarmanda tried to score with a low kick but Partio checks it.
Chiarmanda slips under a jab from Partio.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Partio thumps Chiarmanda with a low kick.
Partio misses with a body kick.
Chiarmanda is looking to counter the offense by Partio and move into the clinch.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Chiarmanda crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Partio - the referee stops the clock and Chiarmanda gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Partio. Chiarmanda manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Partio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Partio takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Chiarmanda moves out of range as Partio strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Chiarmanda was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Chiarmanda pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Chiarmanda!
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Chiarmanda.

Chiarmanda rushes Partio and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Ossilus Chiarmanda seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Chiarmanda clinches with his opponent.
Partio gets through Chiarmanda's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Partio throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Partio works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Chiarmanda rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Partio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Partio scores with the left hand. Chiarmanda knows he should have avoided that one.
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow Chiarmanda down.
Chiarmanda misses with a leg kick
and Partio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Chiarmanda is looking to clinch but Partio is avoiding it.
A shot to the liver by Partio. Beautiful body shot.
Chiarmanda tries to bum rush Partio with a series of wild strikes but Partio uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Partio moves away from the strike by Chiarmanda.

Chiarmanda rushes Partio and presses him up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Chiarmanda fails to land.
Chiarmanda throws an elbow but it misses.
Partio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Chiarmanda fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Partio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Chiarmanda tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Chiarmanda misses with a short punch on the inside.
Partio blocks a body shot from Chiarmanda.
Partio working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Partio breaks from the clinch.
Partio moves into range and connects with a jab.
Chiarmanda throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.

Partio looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Partio stops Chiarmanda from getting back to his feet.
Partio throwing shots but Chiarmanda is blocking nicely.
Partio prevents Chiarmanda from standing back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Chiarmanda looks like he's trying to stand up.
Partio thows a huge punch but Chiarmanda dodges it nicely.
Chiarmanda is trying to stand back up but Partio is controlling him
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Chiarmanda on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Partio keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Partio looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Partio trying to control from half guard but Chiarmanda is working away.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Partio working over Chiarmanda with some ground and pound. Chiarmanda looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Partio throws a strike but Chiarmanda avoids it easily and moves to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio prevents Chiarmanda from getting back to his feet.
Partio throwing strikes from guard but Chiarmanda blocks nicely.
Partio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Chiarmanda keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.
Chiarmanda is looking to stand up but Partio isn't so interested in that idea.
Partio is stalling in the full guard.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Chiarmanda is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

Partio shoots in and bounces Chiarmanda off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Chiarmanda wants to stand but Partio is controlling the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Chiarmanda throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Partio throws a fast counter high kick but Chiarmanda manages to duck under it in time.
Nice uppercut there from Partio.
Chiarmanda misses the jab.
Chiarmanda will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Partio moves away from the strike by Chiarmanda.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Chiarmanda was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Partio shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Chiarmanda as he avoids it easily.

Chiarmanda takes the fight into the clinch.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Partio slips under a jab.
Partio drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Chiarmanda defends it well.
Partio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Chiarmanda's calf.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Chiarmanda was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio swings for the body but Chiarmanda moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Chiarmanda fails in his attempt to clinch.
Chiarmanda swinging wildly here.
Partio bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Partio scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Chiarmanda was well out of range. Poor timing from Partio.
Partio 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.

Partio gets a takedown into half guard.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Partio lands a nice short elbow.
Partio 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.
Chiarmanda pushes Partio off looking to stand but Partio dives back in and keeps control.
Partio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Partio working his ground and pound in the gym.

Partio is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Partio trying to control the action but Chiarmanda is working from the bottom.
Chiarmanda tries to kick Partio off but Partio keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio is trying to control the action in half guard but Chiarmanda is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Partio missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Partio wants to take a breather but Chiarmanda is having none of it.
Partio is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Partio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Partio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Chiarmanda defending well though.
Chiarmanda is refusing to be controlled, as Partio sits in half guard.
Partio landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Partio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Partio throwing shots but Chiarmanda is blocking nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio thows a huge punch but Chiarmanda dodges it nicely.
Partio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Partio prevents Chiarmanda from standing back up.
Partio wants to free his trapped foot but Chiarmanda is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Partio has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Partio thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Chiarmanda's head.
Chiarmanda wants to get back to his feet.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Partio lands a nice short elbow.
Partio working Chiarmanda over with strikes.
Partio thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Chiarmanda's head.
Partio prevents Chiarmanda from standing back up.
Partio working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Chiarmanda's thigh. Chiarmanda counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Partio postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Chiarmanda is looking to stand up but Partio isn't so interested in that idea.
Partio working some strikes from top position.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Chiarmanda is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Partio sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Partio throws a big elbow that misses.
Partio postures up and lands a big shot to Chiarmanda's brow.
Partio wants to control from the top but Chiarmanda keeps moving.
Chiarmanda wants to get back to his feet but Partio is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


The fighters circling - Chiarmanda throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Chiarmanda is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Partio's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Chiarmanda misses with a low kick.
Chiarmanda ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Ossilus Chiarmanda is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Sloppy strikes from Chiarmanda. Those never looked like landing.
Chiarmanda misses with a low kick.
Chiarmanda throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Chiarmanda fails with an attempt to clinch.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
Chiarmanda will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Partio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Chiarmanda. Chiarmanda circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Chiarmanda will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Partio was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Chiarmanda motions for Partio to come forward. Chiarmanda throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Partio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Partio. Chiarmanda does a little dance to reset his feet.
Chiarmanda looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Chiarmanda tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Partio swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Chiarmanda fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Chiarmanda slips a jab from Partio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Partio 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Chiarmanda misses with a double jab.
Partio will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Chiarmanda tries to close the distance and clinch up but Partio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Chiarmanda throws a low kick, looking for Partio's leg but Partio calmly moves out of range.
Chiarmanda missing with a left hand there. Partio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Chiarmanda takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Partio dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Partio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Chiarmanda.
Chiarmanda slips a straight right by Partio.
Partio throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Chiarmanda checks the leg kick nicely there.
Chiarmanda misses with a head kick.
Partio scores with a jab to the body.
Chiarmanda fakes the leg kick and cracks Partio in the body.
Chiarmanda throws a sloppy head kick and Partio moves out of range easily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Chiarmanda does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A good leg kick by Partio.
Ossilus Chiarmanda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.
Chiarmanda is looking to counter the offense by Partio and move into the clinch.
Ossilus Chiarmanda is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio defending well as Chiarmanda loads up on a big left hand.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Chiarmanda saw that one coming.
Chiarmanda tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Partio manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
The fight stays on the outside here - Chiarmanda looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Chiarmanda tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Partio paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Partio with the counter takedown but Chiarmanda avoids it easily.
Partio slips under a jab.
Partio lunges at Chiarmanda with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Chiarmanda's hand.
Partio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A solid leg kick lands there for Partio.
Chiarmanda wants to clinch.
Some wild striking there from Partio.
Partio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio scoring well with a low kick there.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Partio dodges the punch combination from Chiarmanda.
Partio cracks Chiarmanda with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Chiarmanda swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Chiarmanda fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Chiarmanda tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Partio manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Chiarmanda misses with a straight left.
Chiarmanda throws a series of punches but Partio moves out of range.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Chiarmanda off balance momentarily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Partio.
Chiarmanda throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Partio.
Partio steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Partio connects with a leg kick. Chiarmanda looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Chiarmanda throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Nice uppercut there from Partio.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Chiarmanda looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.
Partio is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Chiarmanda with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio works Chiarmanda's body with a nice hook.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Partio works the jab nicely.
Partio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Partio sizes up Chiarmanda with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Chiarmanda throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Chiarmanda throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Partio takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Chiarmanda rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Partio moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Partio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Chiarmanda has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Chiarmanda.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio 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.
Partio swats away the attempt to clinch by Chiarmanda.
Partio lands a head kick!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Chiarmanda misses with a hook.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 27:30

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

Katu Partio was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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pop
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RATING
64%

 

Event: GC 194     
Date:   Feb 28, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between James Franklin (ranked 1666 p4p, 190 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 1146 p4p, 143 weight class). Franklin comes to the cage accompanied by Tron Cat- Tyler, The Creator. Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Katu Partio has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
30
153 lbs
14 - 10 - 0
185 cm
29
160 lbs
12 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Velocity Fightwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, James Franklin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Robert Twigg and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Franklin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
Jab by Partio.
Partio tests Franklin's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Partio has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Partio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Partio.
Franklin tries to counter with a takedown but Partio is quick to defend against it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Partio.
Partio jabs at Franklin's body.
Partio lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Partio misses with a hook

and Franklin counters with a single leg into guard. Partio didn't expect that.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Franklin throws a big elbow that misses.
Franklin trying to control but Partio is working from the bottom.
Partio is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Franklin throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Partio is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Partio tries to pass to full mount but Franklin defends it.
Franklin tries to roll over but Partio keeps him under control.
Partio is nestled in close to Franklin, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Partio controlling the action here.
Franklin is pressing down on Partio's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Franklin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Franklin working a defensive guard here.
Partio controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Franklin 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.
Partio wants to pass the guard but Franklin is keeping the position.
Partio with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Franklin is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Partio preventing the sweep.
Partio lands a couple of elbows.
Franklin manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Partio manages to get himself to full guard.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Partio is trying to hold Franklin in close to prevent damage but Franklin has managed to pass into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio wants to get back to full guard.
Franklin working over Partio with some ground and pound. Partio looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

Franklin is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Partio sees it coming and defends easily.

Partio actively working from the bottom here.

Franklin is looking for a kimura here.
Franklin thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Partio makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Partio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Franklin accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Partio wants to sweep here but Franklin controlling him for the moment.
Franklin forces his way into half guard.
Franklin prevents Partio from improving his position.
Franklin is pressing down on Partio's thigh, looking to free his foot. Partio is holding on for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Partio looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Partio looking for submissions off his back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Franklin shoots in but Partio avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Franklin is defended easily by Partio.
Partio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Partio throws a front kick that sends Franklin stumbling back into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Franklin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Partio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Franklin gets cracked there but stands up to it.

Franklin dives in and scores a takedown into Partio's guard.

Franklin content to sit in guard, stalling... Great. Oh but he could get punished here because Partio has locked up a guillotine! Partio's face is contorted as he sqeezes tight on the submission attempt - will he finish? Franklin is holding on here and Partio must be using up a lot of energy. Franklin has gone limp! He's out! He's out cold! Partio gets to his feet, tossing aside his stricken foe. Arms raised, he milks the applause from the crowd. Great submission!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Katu Partio!
Katu Partio was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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RATING
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Event: Aspire 99: Jones vs. Gracie     
Date:   Jan 28, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Isaac Hayford (ranked 2105 p4p, 207 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 628 p4p, 64 weight class). Partio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Sininen sunnuntai kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

179 cm
28
146 lbs
15 - 10 - 1
185 cm
29
152 lbs
12 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Isaac Hayford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Daniel Bishop and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hayford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Hayford throws an overhand right that lands on Partio's shoulder, as Partio tries to avoid the shot.
Partio throws a wild body kick that Hayford sees coming a mile off.
As Partio tries to get set, Hayford tries to push him back and clinch up but Partio manages to avoid the attempt.
Partio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Hayford showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Partio.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Partio lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Hayford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hayford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Partio takes one to the side of the head.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Partio takes a swing at Hayford's ribcage but misses.
Hayford is looking to counter the offense by Partio and move into the clinch.
Hayford misses with a few strikes there.
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow Hayford down.
Partio finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Partio misses with a body shot.
Hayford is looking to clinch.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Partio has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Partio misses with a jab, cross combination.
Partio lands a lovely overhand right.
A nice leg kick lands there from Partio.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hayford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Hayford gets a clinch.
Partio lands with a light punch inside.
Partio lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Hayford lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hayford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hayford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hayford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Partio lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Partio wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
A short uppercut from Hayford.
Hayford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Hayford.
Hayford misses with a body punch.

Partio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Partio throws the kick towards the body but Hayford avoids it.
A slow jab from Hayford misses its intended target.
Partio throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Hayford takes a jab right on the kisser.
Partio keeps the fight on the outside.
A jab from Hayford misses.
Partio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hayford tries to clinch up.
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!
Hayford misses with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hayford throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A head kick misses from Partio.
Hayford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hayford with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Partio feints and then cracks Hayford's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hayford down.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Partio connects with a crisp jab.
Hayford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Partio throws out a leg kick but Hayford moves out of range and Partio only half commits.

Hayford moves into the clinch successfully.
Hayford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.
Partio misses with a punch to the body.
Partio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A decent looking cross lands there for Partio.
Hayford rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Partio moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Hayford has managed to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hayfords head.
Partio misses with some punches.
Partio lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hayford backwards.
Hayford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.
Partio misses with a body punch.
Partio working aggressively here.
Partio wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Hayford has him pressed against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Partio fails to land.
A short right from Partio.
Partio wants to break free but Hayford has control.
Hayford blocks an uppercut.
Partio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hayford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hayford blocking some punches.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Hayford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hayford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hayford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Hayford blocks a body shot from Partio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hayford breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A slow jab from Hayford misses its intended target.
Hayford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hayford blocks a head kick by Partio.
Partio throws a wild body kick that Hayford sees coming a mile off.
Partio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nice cross by Hayford.
Hayford tries to close the distance and clinch but Partio swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hayford avoids the head kick by Partio.
Partio throws a hook but Hayford avoids it easily.
Hayford takes a kick to the side of the head.
Hayford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Hayford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Partio.

Hayford forces Partio back against the cage and clinches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hayford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Hayford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio misses with a short punch on the inside.
Partio lands with a short head shot on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio throws a head kick but Hayford moves out of range.
Partio connects with a right hand. Hayford shakes it off.
Partio throws a hook to the side of Hayford's head but Hayford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hayford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hayford lands a nice shot that snaps Partio's head back.

Hayford moves into the clinch successfully.
Hayford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Hayford lands a left hand.
Partio blocking some punches.
Partio scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A nice right hand lands inside from Hayford.
Hayford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Hayford.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio can't find room to land a body shot as Hayford controls the action.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hayford swings wildly with an uppercut but Partio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hayford tries to throw a body punch but Partio avoids it by throwing Hayford back against the cage.
Partio lands an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short right from Partio on the inside.
A short left from Partio.
Hayford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Partio misses with a short punch on the inside.
Isaac Hayford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Partio blocks an uppercut.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Hayford.
Partio lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Hayford.
Partio misses with the head strike.
Partio lands a left hand that snaps the head of Hayford backwards.
Partio works on Hayford's body with a couple of short punches.
Hayford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Hayford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Partio misses with the head strike.
Hayford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Partio wants to break free but Hayford has control.
Hayford lands a right hand.
Hayford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hayford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hayford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Hayford working aggressively here.
Hayford misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hayford.
Hayford lands a left hand.
Hayford misses with some punches.
Hayford misses with the head strike.
Partio working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Partio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Partio scores with a nice head shot.
Hayford lands a slapping body shot.
Hayford takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hayford moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Hayford moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Hayford takes one to the side of the head.
Partio explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hayford tries to clinch there but Partio circles away.
Hayford tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Partio looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Nice uppercut lands for Hayford. That snapped Partio's head back.
Partio lands an overhand right.
Partio looks to land a left hand but Hayford moved out of range nicely.
Partio motions for Hayford to come forward. Partio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hayford takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Hayford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
The fighters circling - Hayford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hayford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Partio throws a leg kick but Hayford moved away.
Hayford punishes Partio's body with a nice straight punch.
Hayford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Partio manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Hayford is looking to clinch.
A big left from Hayford misses.
Hayford tries to clinch up.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Hayford saw that one coming.
Hayford fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hayford wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Hayford misses with a straight right.
Partio throws a jab when Hayford was well out of range.
Partio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hayford scores with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Partio. Hayford shrugs it off though.
Hayford tries to move into range but Partio moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Partio.
Hayford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Hayford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Partio. Hayford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hayford appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Partio goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Hayford steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Partio. That one must have hurt.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hayford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hayford throws a lazy right hand but Partio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Partio only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Partio dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
That's 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!


Partio scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Partio scores with a kick to the midsection.
Hayford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Hayford tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hayford slips a straight right by Partio.
Hayford slips under a jab from Partio.
Partio misses with a two punch combination.
Partio tried to score with a low kick but Hayford checks it.
Hayford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Partio steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Partio tries to move into range but Hayford moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Partio tries to work over Hayford's front leg with a kick but Hayford checks it.
Partio scores with a kick to the midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hayford.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio tries to land a front kick but Hayford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
The fighters circle momentarily. Partio darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hayford throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hayford on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Hayford missing with a left hand there. Partio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
Hayford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Partio lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Hayford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hayford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hayford looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hayford tries to clinch up.
Partio throws a body kick that misses.
Hayford throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

Hayford clinches up with Partio and pushes him back against the cage.
Hayford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Partio can't break the clinch.
Hayford works on Partio's body with a couple of short punches.
Partio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Hayford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Partio scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Partio misses with a body punch.
Isaac Hayford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Partio creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Hayford misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short left from Hayford.
Hayford misses with a punch to the body.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.
Hayford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Hayford takes a kick to the side of the head.
Hayford 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.
Partio tries to land a front kick but Hayford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Partio throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Hayford.
Hayford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Hayford tries to clinch but Partio moves away
and Partio makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Hayford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Partio takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hayford misses with a body shot.
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Hayford.
Hayford connects with the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hayford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Partio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hayford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Partio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

Hayford rushes Partio and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Partio makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Hayford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Partio working aggressively here.
Partio misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.

Partio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hayford misses with a looping right.
Hayford will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Partio lands a lovely overhand right.

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

Partio is rocked!
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!
Hayford doesn't manage to clinch there - Partio circles away.
Partio is trying to counter with his kicks.
Partio is still on wobbly legs! Can Hayford finish him?
Hayford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio misses with a head kick.
Hayford is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Partio.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Partio.
Hayford drops Partio with a naaaaasty hook - Partio is in real trouble here! Hayford dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Isaac Hayford!
Isaac Hayford decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Aspire 95: Green vs Souvlaki 2     
Date:   Dec 24, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Michail Podolski (ranked 390 p4p, 38 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 412 p4p, 40 weight class). Partio is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Sininen sunnuntai. 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.

168 cm
26
148 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
185 cm
28
157 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing

Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Michail Podolski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Daniel Bishop and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio throws out a leg kick but Podolski moves out of range and Partio only half commits.
Podolski's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Partio connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Podolski scrambles back to his feet.
Podolski misses with a shot to the body
and Partio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Podolski slips a straight right by Partio.
Jab from Partio.
Partio tries to score a power double leg takedown but Podolski sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Partio somewhat.
Podolski dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Partio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Podolski moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Partio looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Podolski is fending him off so far but Partio persists. Nope, Podolski circles away and we're back to standing.
Partio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Podolski circles away quickly and effectively.
Podolski tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Podolski turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Podolski misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An attempted straight right counter from Podolski misses the target.
We've been told by Podolski's head coaches at Lionheart FC that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Podolski misses with a hook to the body
and Partio cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Partio lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Podolski has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Podolski and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Podolski has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Partio finds it's way round the side to connect with Podolski's head.
Partio bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Podolski's head.
Podolski takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Podolski throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Podolski misses the shot to the body.
Podolski lands with a nice body punch.
Partio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Podolski is able to avoid easily.
Partio is looking to slow Podolski down with leg kicks.
Podolski shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Partio eats them both and turns towards Podolski to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Partio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A looping hook to the body misses from Podolski. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.

Partio shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Partio showed some decent athleticism there.
Partio controlling the pace.
Podolski avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Partio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio trying to control from half guard but Podolski is working away.
Partio is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Podolski reverses the position - he's now on top in Partio's guard.
Podolski wants to control from the top but Partio keeps moving.
Partio is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Podolski is stalling in the full guard.
Partio wants to sweep here but Podolski controlling him for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio looking to control.

Partio working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Podolski doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Podolski manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

Partio looking for a guillotine here but Podolski defends easily.

Partio looking for subs off his back but Podolski has passed one foot through into half guard.

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.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Partio is looking to improve his position.
Podolski is trying to control the action in half guard but Partio is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Partio is looking to improve his position.
Partio is still trying to improve position.
Partio is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Katu Partio 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.


Podolski tries to score with a low kick but Partio moves his leg out of the way.
Podolski throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Nice shot lands for Podolski.
Partio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Partio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Podolski's calf.
Partio tries a low kick but Podolski avoids it.
A combination from Podolski does no damage.
Podolski tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Podolski.
Podolski jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A punch lands to the side of Podolski 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Podolski misses with a straight right.
Partio has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Podolski throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Partio feints the counter takedown.
A looping hook to the body misses from Partio. Podolski does a little dance to reset his feet.
Podolski throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Partio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Partio lunges at Podolski with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Podolski's hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Podolski ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Partio throws a head kick that misses.
Michail Podolski is winning the standup battle so far.
Partio blocks a low kick nicely.
Podolski scores with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio looks to throw a body kick
and Podolski counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Podolski tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Podolski.
Partio walks into a left hand.

Partio is rocked!
Podolski drops Partio with a straight right hand, right on the button! Podolski follows him down to the mat and pounds him out with hammerfists until the referee jumps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:16 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Michail Podolski!
Michail Podolski managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Aspire Nutrition, into his post fight interview.
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Event: Syn - Heir To The Throne Rd 3     
Date:   Oct 27, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Gauthier St. Georges (ranked 30 p4p, 6 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 237 p4p, 31 weight class). St. Georges's entrance music is Jiu Jitsu. A fine choice. Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
28
162 lbs
22 - 5 - 1
185 cm
27
157 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Gauthier St. Georges!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
St. Georges takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
St. Georges scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Nice shot by Partio.
Partio thows a left - swing and a miss!
St. Georges takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Partio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by St. Georges.
Partio 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.
St. Georges slips a straight right by Partio.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Gauthier St. Georges seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
St. Georges buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
St. Georges with a jab.
St. Georges throws a hook to the side of Partio's head but Partio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Partio misses with a hook. St. Georges ducked under it nicely.
St. Georges throws a leg kick
and Partio counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps St. Georges thinking.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
An inside leg kick lands from St. Georges.
Partio digs a good body shot into St. Georges's ribs.
St. Georges moves in looking to clinch but Partio pushes him off.
St. Georges slips a jab from Partio.
St. Georges wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from St. Georges.
St. Georges takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Partio lands an overhand right.
Some wild striking there from Partio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by St. Georges.
Partio lands with an uppercut that bounces St. Georges off the cage and back into range.

St. Georges moves into the clinch.
St. Georges lands an elbow just above Partio 's eye.
A nice right hand lands inside from St. Georges.

Partio breaks from the clinch.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
As Partio tries to get set, St. Georges tries to push him back and clinch up but Partio manages to avoid the attempt.
Partio scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Partio shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has St. Georges pinned against the cage. St. Georges gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
St. Georges lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Partio at a distance.
St. Georges swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Partio.
St. Georges connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
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 connects with a leg kick. Partio looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
St. Georges fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio takes a swing at St. Georges's ribcage but misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Partio throws a one two combo.
Partio fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from St. Georges.
St. Georges looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
A big left from Partio misses.
Partio moves away from the strike by St. Georges.
Partio misses with a looping right.
St. Georges throwing a counter right hand but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. St. Georges moves away and avoids it.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
St. Georges connects with a single shot there.
Partio catches St. Georges with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
St. Georges avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Decent striking displayed by Partio there.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but St. Georges sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
St. Georges tries to counter by clinching up but Partio breaks away and moves out of range.
St. Georges connects with a leg kick. Partio looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
St. Georges slips a straight right by Partio.
St. Georges keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
Partio throws a hook but St. Georges blocks it.
A big right from Partio misses.

St. Georges clinches with his opponent.
Partio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
St. Georges lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
St. Georges definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.

Partio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
St. Georges slips a jab from Partio.
Partio connects with a nice looking jab.
Partio takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
St. Georges tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Partio is able to avoid easily.
Partio feints the counter takedown.
Partio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Good leg kick by St. Georges there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
St. Georges is looking to clinch but Partio is avoiding it.
St. Georges misses with a low kick.
Partio 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.
St. Georges moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Partio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

St. Georges closes the distance and clinches.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Partio loads up on a big right hand but St. Georges slips the punch.
St. Georges is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Partio.
Partio scores with a nice head shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio lands with a cross.
St. Georges misses with an uppercut.
Partio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Partio throws a hook but St. Georges blocks it.
St. Georges fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Partio is out of range.
Partio swings for the body but St. Georges moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio moves out of range of the strikes.
St. Georges tries to clinch up
and Partio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
St. Georges slips a jab from Partio.
St. Georges takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
St. Georges uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Nice defenses there by Partio.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. St. Georges sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
St. Georges swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A lazy left from St. Georges finds it's target.
Partio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! St. Georges had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Partio moves away from the strike by St. Georges.
Partio feints the counter takedown.
St. Georges takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
St. Georges throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
St. Georges tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from St. Georges.
A telegraphed right hand from Partio misses the target.
St. Georges looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Partio lands a jab to St. Georges's midsection.
Partio missing with a left hand there. St. Georges was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Katu Partio will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


St. Georges ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Partio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
St. Georges looks to land a left hand but Partio moved out of range nicely.
St. Georges slips a jab from Partio.
Partio lands a glancing blow to the side of St. Georges's head.
St. Georges throws a big shot that misses.
Partio lands a right hook to the body.
Partio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Partio lands with a nice body punch.
St. Georges with a nice cross.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick from St. Georges.
St. Georges jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
St. Georges getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Partio checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by St. Georges.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio takes a swing at St. Georges's ribcage but misses.
St. Georges tries to counter by clinching up but Partio breaks away and moves out of range.
Partio scores with a nice right hand.
Partio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Partio lands with a right hand.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
St. Georges misses with a body shot.
Partio looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
A quick step to the side and St. Georges tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Partio.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Partio.
St. Georges throws a body shot but no joy.
St. Georges throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
St. Georges misses with a straight left.
Nice jab there from Partio.
St. Georges drops his hands momentarily and Partio takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Partio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from St. Georges.
Partio lands a glancing blow to the side of St. Georges's head.
St. Georges throws an overhand right that lands on Partio's shoulder, as Partio tries to avoid the shot.
St. Georges looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
St. Georges avoids the body shot from Partio.
St. Georges throwing a counter right hand but Partio manages to avoid it.

St. Georges instigates a clinch.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
St. Georges keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
St. Georges seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Partio checks a low kick from St. Georges.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Partio! But no joy.
St. Georges throws a nice looking combination but Partio bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
St. Georges takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges fails in his attempt to clinch.
St. Georges slips under a jab from Partio.
St. Georges lands a nice shot that snaps Partio's head back.
Partio scores with a body shot.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but St. Georges manages to avoid it.
St. Georges punishes Partio's body with a nice straight punch.
St. Georges scores with the left hand. Partio knows he should have avoided that one.
St. Georges walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
St. Georges misses with a body shot.
Partio lands with a straight right. St. Georges didn't see that one coming.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
St. Georges swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Good shot there by Partio.
Partio looks to land a right hand but St. Georges moved out of range.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
St. Georges throws a body shot but no joy.
St. Georges looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.
Partio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Gauthier St. Georges is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Partio keeps the fight on the outside.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Partio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
St. Georges tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Partio cracks a nice hook into St. Georges's ribs.
St. Georges tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Partio misses with a hook. St. Georges ducked under it nicely.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. St. Georges moves away and avoids it.
Partio lands a jab to the nose.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
St. Georges ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
St. Georges dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Partio. That did some damage!
St. Georges uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
St. Georges thinks about countering with a body kick.
Partio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

Partio shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in St. Georges's guard.

St. Georges pushes Partio off and gets back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
St. Georges throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
Partio swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio thuds his right hand into St. Georges's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Partio slips under a jab from St. Georges.
Partio will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Partio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
St. Georges looks for the body kick but Partio saw that one coming.
Nice shot by St. Georges.
St. Georges catches Partio with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from St. Georges.
St. Georges will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Partio is clearly trying to counter these attacks from St. Georges with a body shot.
Partio missing with a left hand there. St. Georges was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
St. Georges connects with a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio dips to his left and cracks St. Georges with an uppercut!

Partio shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.

St. Georges manages to escape and get back to his feet!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


St. Georges gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Partio looks to land a left hand but St. Georges moved out of range nicely.
St. Georges was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
St. Georges misses with an uppercut.
St. Georges doesn't manage to clinch there - Partio circles away.
Partio on the wrong end of a nice jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Partio.
St. Georges uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
St. Georges lands with a right hand.
Partio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
St. Georges fails in his attempt to clinch.
Partio throws out a loose jab but St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid it.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Partio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Partio misses.
St. Georges tries to clinch but Partio moves out of range.
Partio takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
St. Georges connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
St. Georges avoids the body shot from Partio.
Partio checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Partio is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio scores with a sloppy right hand. St. Georges should have avoided that one.
St. Georges swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
St. Georges avoids a punch combination nicely.
Partio looks to throw the jab but St. Georges is out of range.
Partio 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!
Partio lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
St. Georges with a nice cross.
St. Georges lands with a thumping leg kick.
Partio throws a body punch but St. Georges moves out of range.
St. Georges tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Partio manages to circle out of the way.
Partio takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
St. Georges moves in looking to clinch but Partio pushes him off.
Partio looks like he wants to counter punch here.
St. Georges moves in looking to clinch but Partio pushes him off.
St. Georges jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio throws out a counter right but St. Georges avoids it with no problem.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio throws a shot from downtown. St. Georges moves away and avoids it.
St. Georges connects with a nice looking jab.
St. Georges misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
St. Georges moves out of range as Partio strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
St. Georges will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
St. Georges throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It seemed like Partio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Partio moves out of range as St. Georges strikes.
Partio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Partio lunges at St. Georges with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by St. Georges's hand.
St. Georges moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
St. Georges throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
St. Georges throws a half hearted mid kick.
A jab from Partio finds it's way through St. Georges's defenses.
Partio throws a hook but St. Georges avoids it easily.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
Partio dips to his left and cracks St. Georges with an uppercut!
St. Georges moves away from the strike by Partio.
St. Georges misses with a looping left.
Partio avoids the body shot from St. Georges.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Partio throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. St. Georges was covering up waiting for the punch and Partio finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but St. Georges is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio wants to pass the guard but St. Georges is keeping the position.

Partio thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

St. Georges manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Partio takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
St. Georges will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
St. Georges defending well as Partio loads up on a big left hand.
Partio misses with a hook.
Partio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from St. Georges.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Partio throws the left hand but St. Georges avoids the punch easily.
Partio misses with a straight left.

St. Georges rushes Partio and presses him up against the cage.
St. Georges keeps control of Partio as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Partio digs a right hand into St. Georges's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on St. Georges's gas tank.
St. Georges working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Partio is working for takedown but St. Georges is calmly controlling the position for now.
A nice left hand lands by St. Georges.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
St. Georges lands with a short shot to the head.
Partio wants to get back to striking at distance but St. Georges won't allow it.
A right hand to the body from Partio.
St. Georges makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
St. Georges lands with a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. St. Georges moves away and avoids it.
St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Partio.
St. Georges was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Good work by Partio as he checks the leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Partio misses the target.
St. Georges fails in his attempt to clinch.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A solid leg kick lands there for St. Georges.
A slow jab from Partio misses its intended target.
St. Georges uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
St. Georges looks to land a left hand but Partio moved out of range nicely.
St. Georges wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Partio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
St. Georges looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
St. Georges swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio swings for the body but St. Georges moves out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Partio checks a leg kick.
St. Georges tries to close the distance and clinch up but Partio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Partio tests St. Georges's chin there with a solid looking shot.
St. Georges ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio slips a jab from St. Georges.
Good exchange - St. Georges coming out on top.
A jab from Partio misses.
Partio misses with a looping right.
St. Georges fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
St. Georges takes one on the chin but seems OK.
St. Georges uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Partio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and St. Georges counters with a nice body kick.
Partio throws a body punch but St. Georges moves out of range.
St. Georges jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
St. Georges slips under a jab from Partio.
St. Georges throws a leg kick which misses Partio's front leg but catches the back leg as Partio tries to avoid it.
St. Georges's jab looks to have found its range, popping Partio under the eye.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.

St. Georges fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Partio, pushing him back against the cage.
Partio working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Partio tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. St. Georges smiles and moves away.
Partio throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
St. Georges uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
St. Georges scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Partio doesn't seem bothered though.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Partio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from St. Georges.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but St. Georges manages to avoid it.
St. Georges tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Partio manages to circle out of the way.
St. Georges throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
St. Georges moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
An inside leg kick lands from St. Georges.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and St. Georges counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
St. Georges tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Partio manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Jab, jab by Partio - just one landing.
St. Georges uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Partio looks for a takedown but St. Georges sprawls well.
St. Georges throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
St. Georges misses with a hook to the body
and Partio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Partio misses with a looping right.
St. Georges scores with a hook.
St. Georges takes one on the button.
St. Georges throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio scores with a shot to the body.
Partio showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from St. Georges.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Partio checks a leg kick.
Partio lands with a right hand.
St. Georges misses with a shot to the body
letting Partio counter with a right hand.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
St. Georges throws an overhand right that lands on Partio's shoulder, as Partio tries to avoid the shot.
Partio tries to bum rush St. Georges with a series of wild strikes but St. Georges uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
St. Georges cracks the inside of Partio's front leg.
St. Georges cracks Partio with an open hand slap.
Partio swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by St. Georges.
St. Georges misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A jab from Partio misses.
Partio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
St. Georges with a nice cross.
St. Georges throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges scores with a punch to the head.
St. Georges displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Partio throws out the jab.
St. Georges loads up on a big right hand but Partio slips the punch.
Partio misses with an uppercut. St. Georges saw that one coming.
As Partio tries to get set, St. Georges tries to push him back and clinch up but Partio manages to avoid the attempt.
St. Georges slips under a jab.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from St. Georges.
Partio misses with a hook to the body

and St. Georges holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
St. Georges misses with some punches.
Partio avoids a wild elbow strike from St. Georges.
St. Georges lands a shoulder strike.
St. Georges blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Partio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio can't find room to land a body shot as St. Georges controls the action.
Partio wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but St. Georges has him pressed against the cage.
Gauthier St. Georges has scored more points in the clinch so far.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Partio is trying to break the clinch but St. Georges is controlling him.
Partio lands a left hand that snaps the head of St. Georges backwards.
A short right from St. Georges.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Gauthier St. Georges will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


St. Georges slips a jab from Partio.
St. Georges on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but St. Georges sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but St. Georges sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
St. Georges swings away with a leg kick that misses.

St. Georges moves into the clinch successfully.
Partio wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
St. Georges lands a left hand.
Partio lands a body shot.
St. Georges misses with a hook from the clinch.
Partio misses with the head strike.
St. Georges creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
St. Georges scores with a one two! Partio had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
St. Georges throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
St. Georges takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
St. Georges misses with a straight left.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
St. Georges staying out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but St. Georges manages to avoid it.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Partio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
St. Georges cracks Partio with a good jab.
Partio fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
St. Georges takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Partio on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
St. Georges throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Partio throws out a counter right but St. Georges avoids it with no problem.
Partio misses with a series of wild punches.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. St. Georges moves away and avoids it.
Partio needs to keep his hands up - St. Georges had a free shot at his head there.
Partio closes this distance looking for a takedown but St. Georges circles away.
St. Georges just misses with a punch to the body.
St. Georges looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
The fighters circling - St. Georges throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio lands with a hook. St. Georges tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
St. Georges moves out of range of the strikes.
Partio looks to throw the jab but St. Georges is out of range.
Partio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but St. Georges manages to avoid it.
Partio throws a big shot that misses.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but St. Georges moves away.
Partio checks a low kick from St. Georges.
St. Georges throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
St. Georges throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.

Partio tries to keep at a distance but St. Georges has taken the fight into the clinch.
St. Georges swings wildly with an uppercut but Partio uses good head movement to avoid it.
St. Georges doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Partio blocks an elbow strike from St. Georges.
Partio is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Gauthier St. Georges has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges lands with a light punch inside.
St. Georges lands an elbow inside.
Partio working aggressively here.
St. Georges gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Partio misses with some punches.
Partio lands an uppercut.
St. Georges fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Partio tries to break the clinch but St. Georges is controlling the position.
St. Georges makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
St. Georges fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
St. Georges misses with a short punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for St. Georges.
A short right hand to the side of the head by St. Georges.
Partio is trying to push St. Georges away but St. Georges has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
St. Georges lands with a short punch from the clinch.
St. Georges misses with a punch on the inside.
Partio lands a hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio is looking to break free of the clinch but St. Georges has double underhooks.
A head punch blocked on the inside by St. Georges.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges misses with a hook from the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from St. Georges.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid it.
St. Georges blocks an uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, St. Georges creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
With the fighters up against the cage, St. Georges throws an elbow but misses.
Partio blocks the elbow strike.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Partio tries to throw a body punch but St. Georges avoids it by throwing Partio back against the cage.
St. Georges lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch on the inside from St. Georges fails to land.

Partio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
St. Georges avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Partio takes a swing at St. Georges's ribcage but misses.
St. Georges with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Partio to score with a decent uppercut.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but St. Georges sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Partio dips to his left and cracks St. Georges with an uppercut!

And that's the end of the fight!
Gauthier St. Georges showed his dominance in that final round.
I think St. Georges 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 48:47
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gauthier St. Georges!
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Event: Syn - Heir To The Throne Rd 2     
Date:   Oct 07, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Davie Brophy (ranked 186 p4p, 24 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 774 p4p, 81 weight class). Brophy comes to the cage accompanied by Pantera - Walk. Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

176 cm
29
154 lbs
21 - 9 - 0
185 cm
27
160 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Davie Brophy!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Colin Fotheringham and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio throws a lazy body kick
and Brophy counters with a nice leg kick.
Brophy swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Brophy.
Brophy misses with a straight right.
Partio sizes up Brophy with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Brophy ducks right into an uppercut from Partio.
Brophy avoids the body shot from Partio.
Partio throws a predictable looking body shot
and Brophy counters with a good low kick that Partio was not able to check.
Partio with a nice cross.
Brophy takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by Brophy.
A jab from Brophy misses.
Partio scores with a hook.
Brophy steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio ducks right into an uppercut from Brophy.
Partio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Partio throws an off balance right hand
enabling Brophy to counter with a crisp jab.
Brophy has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
Brophy avoids the body shot from Partio.
Partio throws a predictable looking body shot
and Brophy counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Brophy tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Partio lands a glancing blow to the side of Brophy's head.
Brophy attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Brophy misses with a straight left.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Brophy saw that one coming.
Partio looks to throw the jab but Brophy is out of range.
Brophy is looking to counter punch.
Partio scores with a leg kick.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Brophy.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio connects with a high kick.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Brophy saw that one coming.
Partio misses with a leg kick.
Brophy scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Brophy stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Partio will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
An attempted straight right counter from Brophy misses the target.

Brophy gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Partio trying to control but Brophy is working from the bottom.
Partio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Partio throws a big elbow that misses.
Brophy keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.
Partio scoring with some ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Partio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

Brophy has his foot on Partio's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Partio works his way back into a safe position though.
Partio is looking to work some ground and pound but Brophy has wrist control.
Partio wants to control from the top but Brophy keeps moving.
Partio postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Partio postures up in Brophy's guard and throws a big left but Brophy blocks it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Davie Brophy is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

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.
Brophy moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Partio looks to land a right hand but Brophy moved out of range.
Partio looks to land a combination but Brophy avoids it well.
Brophy takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brophy.
It looked like Brophy wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Partio lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Brophy has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Brophy and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A big right from Partio misses.
Brophy is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Partio misses with a low kick.
Partio lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Brophy keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Brophy checks a leg kick nicely.
Partio motions for Brophy to come forward. Partio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Partio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

Partio closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Brophy controlling the position for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Good exchange - Brophy coming out on top.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Brophy makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Partio throws a body shot but no joy.
Partio connects with a body shot.
Partio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Brophy can pounce on him.
Partio on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Brophy looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.
A little jabbing left from Partio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A decent looking cross lands there for Partio.
Partio scores with a three punch combo!
Brophy misses with a body kick.
Partio swings widly with a right hand
and Brophy cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Brophy blocks a leg kick.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Brophy lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Brophy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a leg kick but Brophy sees it coming and moves out of range.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Brophy counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice shot by Brophy.
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A jab lands there for Partio.
Partio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Brophy connects with a leg kick. Partio looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Brophy uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Partio.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Brophy defending well as Partio loads up on a big left hand.
Brophy swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Davie Brophy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Partio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Brophy is looking to counter punch.
Good leg kick by Brophy there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Brophy blocks a jab.
Brophy fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
Partio catches Brophy with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Brophy steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Partio throws out a powerful jab.
Brophy missing with a left hand there. Partio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Brophy misses with a straight left.
Brophy with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Partio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Partio digs a good hook to Brophy's body.
Partio stuns Brophy with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Partio misses with a body shot.
Partio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Brophy lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio tries to land a body kick
and Brophy counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Partio will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Brophy shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Partio there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Brophy.
Partio misses with a two punch combination.
Partio tries to work over Brophy's front leg with a kick but Brophy checks it.
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brophy.
A clash of legs there as Partio blocks the low kick.
Partio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Brophy cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Partio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Brophy blocks a head kick by Partio.
Nice body kick there by Partio.
Brophy blocks a jab.
Both fighters circling a little - Brophy finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Partio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Brophy.
Partio thumps Brophy with a low kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A slapping body kick lands there for Partio.
Brophy moves away from the strike by Partio.
Brophy chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Partio looks to throw the jab but Brophy is out of range.
Partio misses with a lunging right hand
and Brophy counters with a good low kick that Partio was not able to check.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Brophy was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Brophy scores with a jab. Partio acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Brophy closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Nice shot by Brophy.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Brophy has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Partio finds it's way round the side to connect with Brophy's head.
Brophy throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Partio swings widly with a right hand
and Brophy counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Brophy moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Brophy swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio looks to land a combination but Brophy avoids it well.
Nice defenses there by Brophy.
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow Brophy down.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Partio motions for Brophy to come forward. Partio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Brophy works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Brophy throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Partio lands a nice hook to Brophy's body. Brophy takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Partio throws a hook but Brophy avoids it easily.
Partio lands with a hook. Brophy tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice defenses there by Partio.
Brophy tries to score with a low kick but Partio moves his leg out of the way.

Partio shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Partio was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio taking a break here but Brophy is having none of it and regains half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brophy is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Partio is trying to control. Brophy wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Partio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Partio wants to pass the guard but Brophy is defending well.
Brophy holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Brophy on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Brophy on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Partio seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Partio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Partio performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Partio passes to full mount!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Brophy wants to control but Partio is having none of it.
Partio controlling from mount.
Brophy tries to hold on but Partio pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Partio unloads with some shots from mount but Brophy bucks and avoids them well.
Partio raining down hammerfists from mount.
Brophy avoids a series of strikes thrown by Partio.
Brophy tries to hold on but Partio postures up.
Brophy throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Partio raining down hammerfists from mount.
Brophy is trying to escape the mount.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:30
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 28:30

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

Katu Partio decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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RATING
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Event: Syn - Heir To The Throne Rd 1     
Date:   Sep 13, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ozzy McKane (ranked 53 p4p, 5 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 578 p4p, 70 weight class). McKane's entrance music is SAIL - AWOLNATION. A fine choice. Partio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Sininen sunnuntai kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Katu Partio 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!

170 cm
33
158 lbs
39 - 14 - 0
185 cm
27
160 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction
Aspire Clothing

Aspire Clothing
Amped Performance



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ozzy McKane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Partio, right into the meat.
Partio digs a good body shot into McKane's ribs.
A thudding body kick lands there by Partio!
McKane throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Partio tries a quick counter leg kick but McKane is wise to it.
McKane misses with a hook
and Partio counters with a stiff right hand.
Partio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Partio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

McKane gets the takedown into side control.
Partio is looking to regain half guard here but McKane keeps moving and retains side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio is trying to escape the position but McKane is controlling the position.
Partio can't do much from the bottom here.

McKane is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Partio is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Partio tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McKane trying to control the position but Partio is working away.
Partio is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on McKane's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

Partio actively working from the bottom here.
Partio desperately trying to maintain half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Partio is trying to control but can't.

McKane is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
McKane controlling the action here.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
McKane wants to lay and pray for a moment but Partio keeps working.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Partio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
McKane looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
McKane gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Partio.
McKane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Partio jabs McKane right on the nose. McKane blinks but takes it well.
McKane throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow McKane down.
A good leg kick by Partio.
Partio looks to land a combination. McKane sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
McKane looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
McKane misses with a lunging right hand
and Partio counters with a thumping low kick.
McKane throws a solid leg kick but Partio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at McKane.
McKane throws a leg kick
and Partio counters with a nice leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
McKane throws a quick inside leg kick.
McKane slips a straight right by Partio.
A jab lands there for Partio.
McKane misses with an uppercut.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Partio! But no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from McKane.
Partio slips under a jab from McKane.
McKane cracks a nice hook into Partio's ribs.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Partio.
No luck for Partio with that takedown attempt.
The fighters circling - McKane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Partio gets a takedown into half guard.
Partio is just content to waste time from the top position. McKane takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but McKane is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


McKane tests Partio's chin there with a solid looking shot.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
McKane tries to land a front kick but Partio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
McKane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt McKane.
Nice defenses there by Partio.
Partio misses the jab.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McKane manages to avoid it.
McKane connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio misses with a left hand
and McKane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McKane with a nice cross.
McKane attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McKane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
McKane throws a quick counter kick to the body but Partio avoids it.
McKane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Partio lands a nice looking body kick.
McKane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio's jab looks to have found its range, popping McKane under the eye.
Partio cracks the inside of McKane's front leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
McKane slips under a jab.
Partio lands with a kick to the temple. McKane shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Partio misses with a low kick.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from McKane.
McKane takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Partio throws a sloppy head kick and McKane moves out of range easily.
Partio lands with a nice body kick.
Partio misses with a hook. McKane ducked under it nicely.

McKane feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
McKane wants to control from the top but Partio keeps moving.
McKane pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Partio is keeping the position for now.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McKane wants to control from the top but Partio keeps moving.
McKane might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Partio throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! McKane escapes and throws Partio's legs to the side, diving into side control!

McKane is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Partio knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Partio regains half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Well, if McKane is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Partio is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Partio looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
McKane tries to pass the half guard into mount. Partio knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

McKane is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Partio has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Partio regains full guard. Nicely done.
McKane slips nicely into half guard.
Partio felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
McKane looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Partio is trying to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Ozzy McKane will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
That's time! McKane's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


McKane staying out of range there.
McKane throws a lazy uppercut
and Partio counters with a low kick, right behind McKane 's knee.
McKane looks to land a right hand but Partio moved out of range.
McKane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Partio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed McKane momentarily.
Partio shoots for a takedown but McKane saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Partio is trying hard to land a takedown here. McKane sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
McKane quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Partio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Partio fails with the takedown
and McKane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ozzy McKane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
McKane takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Partio thows a leg kick but McKane checks it
and McKane counters with a slapping leg kick.
Partio throws a series of punches but McKane avoids them all with ease.
McKane is looking to counter punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
McKane throws a shot from downtown. Partio moves away and avoids it.
Partio lands an overhand right.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
McKane looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Excellent takedown into side control there by McKane.
McKane controls the position.

McKane tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no McKane has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Partio wants to control but McKane postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
McKane trying to control the position but Partio is working away.
Partio regains half guard there - taking advantage of McKane's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio is not content to let McKane control the position.

Partio looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

McKane is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Partio doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time McKane.
Partio tries to roll over but McKane keeps him under control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

McKane is looking for a kimura but Partio is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for McKane to get the leverage.
Partio is looking to improve his position.
Partio gets full guard.
McKane engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

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.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as McKane checks a leg kick.
A good leg kick by McKane.
McKane loads up on a big right hand but Partio slips the punch.
Partio flicks out a counter leg kick but McKane steps away.
McKane throws an overhand right that lands on Partio's shoulder, as Partio tries to avoid the shot.

McKane shoots in and bounces Partio off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
McKane wants to control from the top but Partio keeps moving.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Partio working for a triangle but McKane defends it easily.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ozzy McKane!

Ozzy McKane bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
42%

 

Event: CEC 533     
Date:   Aug 09, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Tyler Durden and Katu Partio. Durden's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Where Is My Mind. The crowd seem to be enjoying Partio's choice of entrance music: Sininen sunnuntai. Katu Partio acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

180 cm
28
157 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
185 cm
27
160 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

IniTech Nutrition
Venom Combat Sports

Aspire Clothing
Amped Performance



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tyler Durden!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Durden missing with a left hand there. Partio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Nice straight punches there by Partio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Partio.
Durden moves out of range as Partio throws a body kick.
Durden looks to land a left hand but Partio moved out of range nicely.
An inside leg kick lands from Durden.
Partio lands a really nice looking cross but Durden seems unphased.
Partio cracks a nice hook into Durden's ribs.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Durden throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio misses with a body shot.
Durden checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Partio throws a poor cross that misses
and Durden counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Partio thuds his right hand into Durden's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Durden throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Durden fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Durden fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Tyler Durden is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Durden avoids the body shot from Partio.
Partio lands a nice hook to Durden's body. Durden takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Durden turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Partio takes a swing at Durden's ribcage but misses.
Partio scores with the left hand. Durden knows he should have avoided that one.
Partio defending well as Durden loads up on a big left hand.
A little jabbing left from Partio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Durden dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Durden gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Partio throwing strikes from guard but Durden blocks nicely.
Partio throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Durden keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throwing strikes but missing.
Partio wants to control from the top but Durden keeps moving.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Durden pulls Partio in to control the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Partio postures up in Durden's guard and throws a big left but Durden blocks it.
Partio wants to control from the top but Durden keeps moving.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Partio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Durden is looking to slow Partio down with leg kicks.
A lazy left from Partio finds it's target.
Partio punishes Durden's body with a nice straight punch.
A lazy body kick from Partio
and Durden counters with a straight right hand.
Partio looks to throw the jab but Durden is out of range.
Durden swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A good leg kick by Durden.
Partio thumps Durden with a low kick.
Durden lands with a kick to the ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Durden. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio tries a low kick but Durden avoids it.
Partio shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Durden counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tyler Durden has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
A head kick by Durden misses
and Partio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Durden's corner calls for a 1-2. Durden obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Durden.
Durden scores with a nice head shot.
Partio misses with a low kick as Durden jumps back.
Durden avoids the body shot from Partio.
Durden is looking to counter with a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Durden takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A punch lands to the side of Durden 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Partio jabs at Durden's body.
Durden lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
That kick from Partio tenderised Durden's leg. Durden is trying to keep his angry face on.
Durden fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Partio lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Durden fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio tries to score with a low kick but Durden moves his leg out of the way.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Durden attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Partio walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Durden takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Durden throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Partio on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Partio throws a body punch but Durden moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Durden misses the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio thuds a left hand into Durden's body.
Durden swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Durden takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nice defenses there by Partio.
Durden misses the jab.
Durden looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Durden takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Durden on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A thudding body kick lands there by Durden!
Partio punishes Durden's body with a nice straight punch.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Jab, jab by Partio - just one landing.
Durden is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Durden fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio jabs Durden to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Partio throws an overhand right that lands on Durden's shoulder, as Durden tries to avoid the shot.
Durden connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio lands with a straight right. Durden didn't see that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Durden lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Partio cracks Durden with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Durden connects with a good right hand that stumbles Partio. Partio circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Durden takes one to the chin there.
Durden lands a jab to the head.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio lands a jab.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick from Durden.
Durden takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Durden throws a big shot that misses.
Partio throws a series of punches but Durden moves out of range.
Durden lands a jab to the nose.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Durdens jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Durden throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Durden throws a nice outside leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Durden.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Durden avoids the body shot from Partio.
Durden is looking to counter punch.
Partio slips a jab from Durden.
Partio appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Durden connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Durden chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Partio throws a leg kick which misses Durden's front leg but catches the back leg as Durden tries to avoid it.
Durden takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Partio thuds a left hand into Durden's body.
Partio takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Decent striking displayed by Durden there.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio lands a nice shot to the body.
Partio moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Durden stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Partio scores with a one two! Durden had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Durden lands a nice hook to Partio's body. Partio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Durden tries to land a leg kick but Partio saw it coming and moves away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Partio! But no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio needs to keep his hands up - Durden had a free shot at his head there.
Durden slips a straight right by Partio.
Durden throws an overhand right that lands on Partio's shoulder, as Partio tries to avoid the shot.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick.
Partio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Partio works the jab nicely.
Durden thows a left - swing and a miss!
Durden looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Partio will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Partio misses with a left hand
and Durden makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Partio really felt that one!
Durden uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Partio.
Durden lands a nice leg kick that just misses Partio's sensitive parts.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Partio misses with a leg kick
and Durden counters with a nice kick to the body.
Durden lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Durden ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Partio connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Durden's hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Durden is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
Durden connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Partio looks to throw the jab but Durden is out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Durden on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Durden is able to avoid easily.
Durden tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Durden throws a low kick but Partio avoids it.
Partio was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Partio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A slow jab from Partio misses its intended target.
Partio changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Durden.
Durden misses with a straight right.
Partio connects with a crisp jab.
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio throws a hook but Durden avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Durden lands with a nice body punch.
Partio throws out a powerful jab.
Durden looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio scores with a sloppy right hand. Durden should have avoided that one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Durden throws a leg kick but Partio moved away.
Partio misses with a few strikes there.
Partio checks a leg kick.
Partio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Durden tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Durden.
Durden tries a head kick but it misses.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
Durden lands with a right hand.
Partio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Durden throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Durden.
Durden misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Durden takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Partio throws a big shot that misses.
Durden's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Partio connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Durden scrambles back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Partio misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Durden counters with a stiff right hand.
Durden's jab looks to have found its range, popping Partio under the eye.
Partio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Durden throws a hook to the side of Partio's head but Partio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Durden closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Durden is looking to chop away at Partio's legs.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Partio on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Partio has a takedown stuffed.
Durden moves out of range of the strikes.
Partio thows a leg kick but Durden checks it
letting Durden counter with a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Durden cracks the inside of Partio's front leg.
Partio takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio looks to land a body kick but Durden moved away.

Partio changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Durden looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.

Partio goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Durden rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Partio's guard! Nice work there by Durden!
Partio looking to hit a scissor sweep but Durden is one step ahead there.

Partio looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Partio trying to keep a closed guard but Durden is proving a slippery customer.
Partio working a defensive guard but Durden passes into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio tries to get to full guard but Durden has control of the leg.
Durden tries to stand but can't do so whilst Partio controls his leg.
Partio wants to sweep but Durden has passed to side control!
Partio tries to buck Durden off but Durden is having none of it.
Tyler Durden has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Partio is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Durden is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Durden throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Durden prevents Partio from getting the reversal.
Durden can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Partio is looking to escape.
Partio is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Tyler Durden showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Partio has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

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

Katu Partio was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: EVO 314: Puno vs Juggernaut     
Date:   May 17, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Leif Olofson and Katu Partio. Olofson's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, A-Team. Partio is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Sininen sunnuntai. 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.

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161 lbs
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26
160 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Leif Olofson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Donald Grub and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Olofson's head.
Partio shoots in for a takedown but Olofson shows good takedown defense.
Olofson scores with a kick to the midsection.
Olofson wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Olofson avoids the head kick by Partio.
Olofson avoids the head kick by Partio.
Olofson throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Olofson moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Partio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Olofson is able to avoid easily.
Partio is looking to score with low kicks.
Olofson throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Partio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Olofson.
Olofson digs a good body shot into Partio's ribs.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick from Olofson.
Partio throws a hook to the side of Olofson's head but Olofson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Partio blocks the body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio throws a body shot but no joy.
Partio looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Olofson stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Partio.
Partio slips under a jab from Olofson.
Olofson lands an overhand right.
A punch lands to the side of Partio 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
A head kick from Partio lands but Olofson takes it in his stride.
Olofson lands a right hook to the body.
Olofson misses with a looping left.
Olofson misses with a body shot
and Partio counters with a nice uppercut.
Partio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Olofson throws a counter high kick but Partio was just alert enough to avoid it.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Partio is defended easily by Olofson.
Partio is looking to chop away at Olofson's legs.
Partio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Olofson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Partio wants to land a leg kick but Olofson is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio scores with a jab to the head.
Olofson blocks a leg kick.
Partio feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Olofsons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Olofson blocks the body kick.
Partio tried to score with a low kick but Olofson checks it.
A head kick from Olofson lands but Partio takes it in his stride.
Partio swings for the body but Olofson moves out of range.
Partio feints and then cracks Olofson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Olofson down.
Olofson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Olofson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Partio misses with a low kick as Olofson jumps back.
Olofson throwing a counter right hand but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Partio scores with a sloppy right hand. Olofson should have avoided that one.
Partio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Olofson.
Olofson lands a nice looking body shot.
Olofson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Olofson.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olofson moves out of range of the body kick from Partio.
Partio misses with an attempted mid kick.
Partio showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Olofson.
A slow jab from Olofson misses its intended target.
Olofson swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Partio counter with a right hand.
Partio will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Partio tries to land a leg kick but Olofson saw it coming and moves away.
Olofson throws a big shot that misses.
Olofson connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Nice straight punches there by Partio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Partio.
Partio slips a jab from Olofson.
Olofson fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Partio is out of range.
Olofson throws a leg kick which misses Partio's front leg but catches the back leg as Partio tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Leif Olofson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
Partio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio lands a nice looking body shot.
Olofson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Partio is able to avoid easily.
A good leg kick by Partio.
Partio on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Olofson. Olofson obviously looking to wear him down.
Olofson misses with a straight right.
Partio throws an overhand right that lands on Olofson's shoulder, as Olofson tries to avoid the shot.
The crowd cheers as Partio lands an impressive looking overhand right. Olofson doesn't seem phased though.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Partio.
Partio walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Olofson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Olofson scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Olofson throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Olofson fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Partio.
Partio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Partio throws a body shot but no joy.
Partio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Olofson throws out the jab.
Partio defending well as Olofson loads up on a big left hand.
Olofson takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Partio connects with a high kick.
Olofson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Olofson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Partio on the side of the head.
Partio lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Olofson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Olofson throws a series of punches but Partio moves out of range.
Partio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Olofson can pounce on him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Olofson has time to react.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio misses with a low kick as Olofson jumps back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Olofson checks the leg kick.
Partio takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Partio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Olofson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Partio's sensitive parts.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Olofson.
Partio blocks a low kick nicely.
Partio feints the counter takedown.
Decent striking displayed by Olofson there.
Partio is looking to score with low kicks.
Partio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Olofson swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio misses with a low kick as Olofson jumps back.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Partio wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Olofson lands the left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Olofson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Olofson misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.
A big right from Partio misses.
Olofson checks a leg kick.
Olofson pivots, looking for a leg kick but Partio is out of range and Olofson settles back down.
Olofson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Partio has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Olofson finds it's way round the side to connect with Partio's head.
Olofson throws a head kick that misses.
Olofson delivers a nice body kick.
Partio takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Olofson throws a lazy body kick
and Partio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Partio motions for Olofson to come forward. Partio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Partio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Olofson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Olofson staying out of range there.
Leif Olofson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio digs a good body shot into Olofson's ribs.

Partio fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Olofson to the ground. Partio is now in Olofson's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olofson looking for a sweep. Not yet Olofson, not yet.
Olofson lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Partio controls Olofson momentarily but Olofson frees himself.
Partio is looking to sweep but instead, Olofson has passed into half guard.
Olofson is controlling the pace.

Olofson seems to be looking for submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Olofson is keen to just control but Partio is a slippery customer.
Well, if Olofson is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Olofson is thwarting Partio's attempts to control the position.

Partio is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Olofson pulls his head out easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Olofson slows the pace down in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Olofson throws a good cross that connects.
Olofson wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Partio connects with a nice looking jab.
Nice body punch from Olofson.
Partio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Olofson is able to avoid easily.
Olofson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Leif Olofson is winning the standup battle so far.
Olofson throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.
Olofson misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.
Partio swats away the attempt to clinch by Olofson.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Olofson looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.
Olofson takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio lands with a nice body kick.
Partio throws a leg kick that is checked
and Olofson counters with a nice uppercut.
Partio takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Partio throws a leg kick that misses.
Partio throws a wild body kick that Olofson sees coming a mile off.
Olofson avoids a kick to the body.
Olofson moves out of range of the body kick.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Olofson throws out a loose jab but Partio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Partio listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Olofson connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Olofson sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Partio misses with a kick to the body.
Partio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Olofson feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Partio's calf.
Partio walks into a stiff left hand from Olofson.
Nice sprawl there from Olofson as Partio shoots in.
Olofson tries to close the distance and clinch up but Partio swats him away and circles back towards the center.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Olofson misses with a low kick.
Olofson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio throws a sloppy head kick and Olofson moves out of range easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Olofson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
The fighters circle momentarily. Olofson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Partio throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

and Olofson counters by clinching up.
Partio lands a shoulder strike.
Partio jumps guard but Olofson turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Olofson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Partio lands a nice uppercut.
Partio tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Leif Olofson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
Olofson pushes off an throws an elbow but Partio leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Olofson presses Partio against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A knee to the head by Olofson.
Olofson missing with knees to the body.
Partio tries to circle away but Olofson has him pinned against the cage.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Olofson uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a head punch that misses.
Olofson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Partio scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Olofson misses with a wild body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Olofson checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A looping hook to the body misses from Partio. Olofson does a little dance to reset his feet.
A solid leg kick lands there for Partio.
Olofson shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Olofson is able to avoid easily.
Olofson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Olofson's Muay Thai looks sharper than normal. He has obviously been working on it in the gym.
Partio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Olofson ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Partio looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Olofson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Olofson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
Olofson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
As Partio backs away, Olofson returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Partio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Olofson momentarily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio thows a leg kick but Olofson checks it
and Olofson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Partio throws a solid leg kick but Olofson takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Partio.
Partio is looking to score with low kicks.
Partio looks for a takedown but Olofson sprawls well.
Partio lands with a shot to the body.
Olofson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Partio's sensitive parts.
Olofson connects with a body shot that sends Partio's belly button to the back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Olofson lands a really nice looking cross but Partio seems unphased.
Olofson tests Partio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A big left from Olofson misses.
A clash of legs there as Olofson blocks the low kick.
Olofson is looking to counter punch.
Partio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Partio tries to bum rush Olofson with a series of wild strikes but Olofson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Olofson avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Olofson avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

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

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Olofson uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Partio has time to react.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Olofson scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Olofson takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Partio feints and then cracks Olofson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Olofson down.
Good leg kick by Partio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Partio shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Olofson is trying to defend but Partio finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Olofson tries to get to full guard but Partio has control of the leg.
Olofson is looking to escape.
Olofson is trying to control but can't.
Partio trying to control from half guard but Olofson is working away.
Olofson wants to control but Partio is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Olofson is looking for a sweep. Partio is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Olofson pushes Partio off and gets back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Olofson keeps Partio at a distance using the push kick.
Olofson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
Olofson tries to counter by clinching up but Partio breaks away and moves out of range.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Partio.
A low kick from Partio misses
and Olofson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Olofson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid 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!
Olofson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Partio counters with an inside leg kick.
Partio avoids a punch combination nicely.
Partio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Olofson.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Olofson as he jumps to the side.
Olofson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Olofson checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Olofson half committed to a counter leg kick.
A big left from Olofson misses.
Partio replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Olofson blocks it well.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Olofson throws a low kick but Partio moves out of range easily.
Partio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Olofson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
Olofson moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Olofson misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.
Olofson misses the shot to the body.
Partio throws out a leg kick but Olofson moves out of range and Partio only half commits.
Good shot there by Partio.
A head kick misses from Partio.
Partio slips a jab from Olofson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio wants to land a leg kick but Olofson is out of range.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Olofson, as that shot connected.
Olofson steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Partio. That one must have hurt.
Olofson slips a straight right by Partio.
Olofson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio throws a body kick that misses.
Olofson 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.
Olofson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Olofson blocks a leg kick.
Olofson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Olofson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Partio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A jab lands there for Olofson.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Olofson saw that one coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Leif Olofson will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. And we move into the final round!


A slow jab from Partio misses its intended target.
Partio lands a jab.
Partio throws a body punch but Olofson moves out of range.
Partio lands a lovely overhand right.
Partio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Partio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Olofson.
Olofson checks the leg kick nicely there.
Olofson checks a low kick from Partio.
Partio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A head kick misses from Olofson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio throws a low kick but Olofson moves out of range easily.
Partio throws a low kick but Olofson avoids it.
Olofson throws a leg kick but Partio moved away.
Olofson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
Olofson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio avoids a kick to the body.
Partio scores with a decent looking hook.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Olofson feints and then cracks Partio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Partio down.
That kick from Partio tenderised Olofson's leg. Olofson is trying to keep his angry face on.
Olofson misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Partio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Olofson checks a low kick from Partio.
Partio lands a jab to the head.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Olofson fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Katu Partio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Olofson stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Partio.
Olofson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Olofson scores with a nice strike.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Olofson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
Partio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Partio is looking to slow Olofson down with leg kicks.
Partio pivots, looking for a leg kick but Olofson is out of range and Partio settles back down.
Olofson steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Partio. That one must have hurt.
Partio chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Olofson takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Olofson misses with a straight right.
Olofson lands with a cross.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Partio 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.
Olofson throws a head kick but Partio moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olofson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Partio has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Partio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Partio fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Olofson is out of range.
A jab lands there for Olofson.
Olofson misses with a leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Olofson blocks the leg kick.
Partio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Decent striking displayed by Olofson there.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Olofson, right into the meat.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Partio wants to slow Olofson down by chopping away at his legs.
Olofson fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Partio throws the left hand but Olofson avoids the punch easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Olofson throws a head kick that misses.
Olofson moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Partio lands with a nice body kick.
Olofson defending well as Partio loads up on a big left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Olofson to counter with a crisp jab.
Nice body punch from Olofson.
Partio throws a hook but Olofson blocks it.
Partio blocks a head kick by Olofson.
Partio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Olofson's calf.
Partio throws a big shot that misses.
Partio tries to land a front kick but Olofson steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Olofson appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Partio misses with an attempted mid kick.
Olofson scores with the left hand. Partio knows he should have avoided that one.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Katu Partio.
Well Olofson 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 48:48
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 49:46
Judge William Gold scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Leif Olofson!

Leif Olofson thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: EVO 312: Tallon vs Jacek 2     
Date:   May 06, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Leif Olofson and Katu Partio. Olofson comes into the arena with A-Team blaring out of the sound system. The crowd seem to be enjoying Partio's choice of entrance music: Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. Katu Partio is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

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28
161 lbs
15 - 4 - 1
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25
160 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Leif Olofson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Andrew Berry and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Partio has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Olofson throws a front kick aimed at Partio's knee but Partio avoids it well.
Partio feints and then cracks Olofson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Olofson down.
Olofson buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Partio misses with a looping right.
Olofson keeps Partio at a distance using the push kick.
Partio scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Olofson ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Partio moves out of range as Olofson strikes.
Olofson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A leg kick checked by Partio.
A low kick from Partio is predictable there
and Olofson counters with a nice body shot.
Partio loads up on a big right hand but Olofson slips the punch.
Olofson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Partio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Olofson backing away here, and Partio unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Partio thows a leg kick but Olofson checks it

and Olofson counters by clinching up.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Olofson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
I was talking to Olofson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Partio takes a shot to the head.
Olofson missing with knees to the body.
Olofson misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio misses with a hook from the clinch.
Olofson pushes Partio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Olofson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Partio takes an elbow to the forehead.
Olofson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Partio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Olofson connects with a nasty looking knee right to Partio's face.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Olofson misses with a body punch.
Olofson tries to work over Partio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Olofson.
Olofson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Partio backwards.
Olofson will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Partio up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Partio.
Partio wants to break free but Olofson has control.
Partio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A frustrated look appears on Partio's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Partio prevents a body shot from Olofson.
Olofson throws a head punch that misses.
Partio lands a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Olofson throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Partio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Olofson misses with an elbow over the top.
Olofson throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Partio lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Olofson or not.
Olofson throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Partio blocks it with crossed arms.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Partio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Olofson circles away quickly and effectively.
Olofson displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Olofson scores with a jab. Partio acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Olofson ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. Olofson moves away and avoids it.

Partio closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Partio lands in his opponent's guard.
Partio trying to control but Olofson is working from the bottom.

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

Olofson had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Partio defends it easily.
Olofson not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Partio throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Partio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Olofson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Olofson is trying to control the position but Partio postures up.
Partio keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Olofson's head.
Partio throws a big elbow that misses.
Olofson is looking to sweep but instead, Partio has passed into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Olofson tries to get to full guard but Partio has control of the leg.
Partio is keen to just control but Olofson is a slippery customer.
Olofson trying to control from the bottom.
Olofson wants to improve his position but Partio is controlling well.

Partio is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Partio wants to control but Olofson is keeping him busy.
Olofson is trying to get back to full guard.
Partio lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Leif Olofson will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Olofson thows a leg kick but Partio checks it

and Partio counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Partio has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Partio throwing shots but Olofson is blocking nicely.

Partio seems to be working for a kimura but Olofson defends the submission attempt.
Olofson gets back to full guard.
Olofson tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Partio with a nice head shot there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio is looking to work some ground and pound but Olofson has wrist control.
Partio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Olofson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Partio throws a big elbow that misses.
Partio wants to control from the top but Olofson keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio tries to free his leg and advance position but Olofson is retaining full guard.
Partio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Partio lands a couple of digs.
Partio sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Partio is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Olofson keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.

That's two 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.
Partio slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Olofson keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Olofson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Olofson misses with an uppercut.
Leif Olofson is winning the standup battle so far.
Olofson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Partio! But no joy.
Olofson works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Partio lands with a right hand.
Partio misses with a takedown attempt - Olofson sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Partio throws a leg kick but Olofson moved away.
Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Olofson off balance momentarily.
Partio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Olofson.
Partio misses with a double jab.
Olofson moves out of range as Partio throws a body kick.
Partio misses with a kick to the body.
A slow jab from Olofson misses its intended target.
Partio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Olofson checks it well.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Olofson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Partio on the side of the head.
Olofson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Olofson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Olofson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Partio lands a really nice looking cross but Olofson seems unphased.
Leif Olofson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A jab from Olofson misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Olofson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
Partio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Partio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Olofson avoids the head kick by Partio.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jab from Partio.
Partio darts in looking for a takedown but Olofson gets double underhooks and turns Partio into the cage.
Partio feints and then cracks Olofson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Olofson down.
Olofson misses with a body kick.
Partio is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Partio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Partio attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Partio tries to land a front kick but Olofson steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Olofson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
That's 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!


Olofson cracks Partio with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Partio loads up on a big right hand but Olofson slips the punch.
Olofson is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Partio.
Olofson feints and then cracks Partio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Partio down.
Sloppy strikes from Olofson. Those never looked like landing.
Olofson throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
A big left from Partio misses.
Partio is looking to chop away at Olofson's legs.
Olofson moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Olofson.
A thudding body kick lands there by Partio!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Olofson takes one on the button.
Olofson lands with a nice body punch.
Partio thumps Olofson with a low kick.
Partio throws a poor cross that misses
and Olofson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Partio doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Olofson tries a low kick but Partio avoids it.
Olofson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Olofson walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Partio throws a leg kick that misses.
Olofson tries a head kick but it misses.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Olofson cracks the inside of Partio's front leg.
Olofson avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Partio misses with a kick to the body.
Partio slips under a jab from Olofson.
Partio loads up on a big right hand but Olofson slips the punch.
Partio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Partio blocks a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Olofson.
Olofson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Partio takes one on the button.
Partio finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Partio throws a head kick that misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Olofson was well out of range. Poor timing from Partio.
Olofson looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.
Olofson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Olofson scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Olofson throws a body shot but no joy.
Partio throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Olofson enables Partio to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Olofson manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.

Olofson uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Olofson blocks a head kick by Partio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olofson is looking to land body kicks.
Jab by Partio.
Partio misses with a low kick.
Olofson misses the shot to the body.
Partio tries a quick counter leg kick but Olofson is wise to it.
Partio tries for a takedown but Olofson sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Olofson is looking to counter punch.
Partio shoots in for a double leg but Olofson sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Olofson jabs Partio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Partio misses with a jab, cross combination.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Olofson went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Olofson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Olofson moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Partio looks to land a left hand but Olofson moved out of range nicely.
Olofson 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.
Olofson catches Partio with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Olofson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Partio.
Olofson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Olofson.
Olofson fakes the leg kick and cracks Partio in the body.
Partio scores with a nice 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!
Olofson defending well as Partio loads up on a big left hand.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but Olofson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Olofson catches Partio with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Partio misses with a looping left.
Partio feints a jab promting Olofson to slip. Partio then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Olofson slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Partio tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Olofson defends well and Partio ends up having to push Olofson into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Leif Olofson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
Partio slips a jab and a cross from Olofson.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Partio checks a leg kick.
Olofson 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.
Olofson connects with a body shot that sends Partio's belly button to the back.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 29:29
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 29:28
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Leif Olofson!

An out of breath Leif Olofson thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: EVO 311: Garcon vs Puno2     
Date:   Apr 26, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Micah Hays. Partio's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

185 cm
25
160 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
168 cm
31
159 lbs
15 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Micah Hays!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Atkins and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hays lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Micah Hays seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hays with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Partio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Partio throws a nice outside leg kick.

Hays fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Partio, pushing him back against the cage.
Hays misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hays misses with the head strike.
Hays lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Partio is trying to force a seperation but Hays has the dominant position.
Hays looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Partio tries to pull guard but Hays won't allow it.
Hays struggles to land a body shot inside as Partio controls his hands.
Partio tries to work over Hays's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Partio.
A short right from Hays.

Partio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Partio digs a good body shot into Hays's ribs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hays throws out the jab.
Hays is looking to slow Partio down with leg kicks.
A jab from Partio misses.
A big left from Hays misses.
Partio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Partio scores with a nice body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hays is looking to clinch.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hays.
Partio throws a lazy body kick

and Hays counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Hays gets through Partio's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Partio tries to pull guard but Hays won't allow it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hays.
We've been informed that Hays 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.
Hays lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Partio lands a left hand.

Partio manages to break the clinch.
Hays thows a left - swing and a miss!
That kick from Partio tenderised Hays's leg. Hays is trying to keep his angry face on.
Partio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Partio scores with a hook to the body. Hays takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Partio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hays was well out of range. Poor timing from Partio.
Hays throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hays takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that 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!
Hays throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio lands a really nice looking cross but Hays seems unphased.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hays throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hays looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Hays looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Partio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Partio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A low kick from Partio is predictable there
and Hays connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Hays swinging wildly here.
Hays is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Hays plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Partio throws a head kick that misses.
Hays tries to clinch
and Partio counters with a head kick.
Partio lands with an overhand left.
Hays smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Partio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Hays blocks the leg kick.
Partio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hays.
Partio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hays blocks a head kick by Partio.
Nice takedown defense from Hays. No joy for Partio on that attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Katu Partio. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Partio looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Hays bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Partio's guard.

Hammerfist, elbow! yells Hays's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Hays trying to control but Partio is working from the bottom.
Hays preventing the sweep.
Partio working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hays.
Partio avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hays keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Partio's head.
Partio looking for a sweep. Not yet Partio, not yet.
Hays throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Partio works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Partio keeping moving, preventing Hays from controlling successfully.
Partio controls Hays momentarily but Hays frees himself.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Hays passes into half guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio trying to hold on to Hays's head to control him but Hays postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hays scoring well with a low kick there.
Hays misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Hays moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

Partio feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.

Hays manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Nice body punch from Hays - that landed with a thud.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hays misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Hays fails to land.
A short body shot lands from Partio as the two fighters clinch.
A hook to the body from Partio.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Hays uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Partio.
Hays fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Partio works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Partio blocks a body shot from Hays.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hays swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Hays moves into the clinch successfully.
Micah Hays seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Partio breaks from the clinch.
Hays tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio attempts a counter takedown but Hays avoids it well and moves away.
Hays takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hays takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Partio is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Partio jabs Hays right on the nose. Hays blinks but takes it well.
Partio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Partio shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Hays pinned against the cage. Hays gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Hays swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Katu Partio is winning the standup battle so far.
Hays uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
Partio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Hays throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Partio counters with a nice double leg into side control. Hays won't be happy with that.

Hays explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hays looks to land a left hand but Partio moved out of range nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.
Hays's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Hays will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Hays. That did some damage!
A jab from Hays finds it's way through Partio's defenses.
Partio swings for the body but Hays moves out of range.
Partio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Partio scores with a nice right hand.
Hays wants to slow Partio down by chopping away at his legs.
Hays throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Hays misses with a head kick.
Partio throws a head kick that misses.
Hays misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.
Hays has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Partio.
Hays misses with a left hand

and Partio counters with a takedown into side control.

Partio tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Partio has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio gets to mount! Hays was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Partio landing strikes from the mount.
Partio wants to control the pace but Hays is squirming around nicely.
Partio working Hays over with strikes here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hays tries to buck Partio off but he can't manage it.
Partio lands a big shot there that rocks Hays but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio is landing with some decent strikes but Hays is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Micah Hays has got the better of the ground game so far.
Partio punishing his opponent with strikes.
Hays is desperately trying to improve his position but Partio has a good base and remains in mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hays is in a horrible position here. Partio smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Partio with shots to the head and body - Hays looks very uncomfortable down there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hays is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Partio is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Hays can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Partio landing strikes from the mount and Hays is in trouble!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hays takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Partio raining down shots from the mount!
Hays is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. And we move into the final round!


Partio slips a jab and a cross from Hays.
Hays throws a lazy uppercut
and Partio counters with a stiff right hand.
Hays misses with a double jab.
Hays chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Partio can pounce on him.
Partio connects with a single shot there.
Hays motions for Partio to come forward. Hays throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Partio.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Partio lands a nice hook to Hays's body. Hays takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hays manages to avoid it.
Hays misses with a wild body shot.
Partio throws a sloppy head kick and Hays moves out of range easily.
Hays slips under a jab.
A jab from Partio does it's job there.
Partio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hays lands a head shot.
Hays lands a jab to Partio's midsection.
Hays takes a head kick and shrugs it off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio cracks Hays with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Partio lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hays's sensitive parts.
Hays will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
As Hays backs away, Partio returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hays loads up on a big right hand but Partio slips the punch.
Partio moves forwards but Hays connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Hays avoids the head kick by Partio.
Hays looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Partio throws out a powerful jab.
A punch combination from Hays misses.
Partio catches Hays with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Hays throws a front kick aimed at Partio's knee but Partio avoids it well.
Partio tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Hays swivels and escapes.
Partio slips a straight right by Hays.
Partio cracks Hays with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hays tries to clinch but Partio is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hays fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Partio checks it well.
Partio misses with a hook.

Hays closes the distance and clinches.
Hays throws a head punch that misses.
Partio lands a left hand.
Partio can't find room to land a body shot as Hays controls the action.
Partio blocks a body shot from Hays.
Hays is trying to break the clinch but Partio is controlling him.
Partio has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Partio.

Hays escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Hays fails to land with a series of punches.
Partio fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hays is out of range.
Partio throws a left and a right that both miss
and Hays counters with a nice uppercut.
Hays throws a body kick that misses
and Partio counters with a nice body kick.
Partio throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Hays uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hays throws out the jab.
Partio half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Micah Hays is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hays's calf.
Hays is looking to clinch.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick from Hays.
An attempted straight right counter from Partio misses the target.
Hays's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Partio connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Hays scrambles back to his feet.
A head kick misses from Partio.
Partio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Hays throws out a powerful jab.
Hays tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Partio paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from Hays.
Partio is looking to counter punch.
Partio misses with an attempted mid kick.
Hays throws a lazy head kick

and Partio counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Hays takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Hays is staying active underneath Partio, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Partio drops an elbow to the side of Hays's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Partio seems to be working for a kimura but Hays defends the submission attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hays is looking for a sweep. Partio is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Partio is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Hays wants to get back to full guard.

Partio is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Hays defends it well.
Partio prevents Hays from improving his position.

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

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

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

Katu Partio seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: EVO 308:     
Date:   Apr 05, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Andrei Dunas. Partio comes to the cage accompanied by Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

185 cm
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160 lbs
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165 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Andrei Dunas!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Richard Clark and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dunas keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
Jab from Partio.
Dunas lands a really nice looking cross but Partio seems unphased.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from Dunas.
Dunas walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Partio takes one to the chin there.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Dunas counters with a slapping leg kick.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio checks a leg kick nicely.
Partio throws a lazy right hand but Dunas sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dunas takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Partio connects with the punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Partio walks into a left hand.
Dunas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio throws a series of punches but Dunas avoids them all with ease.
Dunas showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Partio.
Partio checks a low kick from Dunas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Dunas checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Dunas scores with a nice strike.
Dunas just misses with a punch to the body.
Dunas walks into a jab.
Dunas with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Partio to score with a decent uppercut.
Partio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A head kick from Partio lands but Dunas takes it in his stride.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dunas doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Dunas throws out a powerful jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio misses with a wild combination.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Partio bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Dunas's head backwards.
Partio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Partio throws a lazy uppercut
and Dunas counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Partio slips under a jab from Dunas.
Partio is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
We've been hearing reports that Partio has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Dunas wants to clinch but Partio slips to the side
and Partio counters with a head kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Partio, as that shot connected.
Partio misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Dunas throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Partio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dunas.
Dunas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Partio moves out of range as Dunas strikes.
Dunas ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Partio connects with a solid leg kick.
Partio fails to land with a series of punches.
Partio on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dunas moves away.
Dunas moves into range and connects with a jab.
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dunas manages to avoid it.
Dunas scores with the left hand. Partio knows he should have avoided that one.
Dunas takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Dunas.
Dunas misses with a body shot.
Partio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Dunas.
Good standup being displayed there by Dunas as he connects with a hook.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by Dunas.
Partio has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Dunas.
Dunas wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
Partio with a jab.
Dunas fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Partio lands the left hand.
Partio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dunas.
Partio throws a lazy uppercut
letting Dunas counter with a right hand.
No joy there for Partio, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Partio moves out of range as Dunas throws a body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Partio avoids the head kick by Dunas.
Partio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dunas takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dunas tries to land a front kick but Partio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Dunas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dunas pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A head kick misses from Dunas.
Dunas throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Partio is looking for a counter combo.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Dunas now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Partio lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
A big right from Partio misses.
Dunas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Dunas.
Partio looks to land a right hand but Dunas moved out of range.
Dunas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio misses with a hook. Dunas ducked under it nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Dunas ducks under a wild hook from Partio.
Partio 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.
Dunas walks into a left hand.
Nice defenses there by Dunas.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from Dunas.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dunas slips under a jab from Partio.
Partio connects with a nice looking jab.
Partio misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Dunas has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Partio misses with a hook. Dunas ducked under it nicely.
A little jabbing left from Dunas on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Dunas on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Partio. Partio obviously looking to wear him down.
Dunas throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Partio tries to bum rush Dunas with a series of wild strikes but Dunas uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Partio looks to throw the jab but Dunas is out of range.
Partio throws a shot from downtown. Dunas moves away and avoids it.
Partio throws a body kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dunas cracks Partio with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Dunas misses with a hook.
Dunas slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Dunas might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Partio has got the better of the exchanges.
Dunas misses with a body kick.
Partio throws a body punch but Dunas moves out of range.
Dunas counters with a body kick.
Dunas jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio misses with an uppercut
and Dunas counters with a leg kick.
Partio takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Dunas tries a quick counter leg kick but Partio is wise to it.
A shot to the liver by Dunas. Beautiful body shot.
Dunas punishes Partio's body with a nice straight punch.
Partio connects with a leg kick. Dunas looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Partio throws a hook but Dunas blocks it.
Partio misses with a right hand
and Dunas counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Partio attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio scores with a jab to the body.
Dunas takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Partio lands a nice shot that snaps Dunas's head back.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dunas moves away.
Partio throws a push kick but Dunas slaps the foot to one side.
Partio with a hook.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Dunas saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dunas dodges the punch combination from Partio.
A combination from Partio does no damage.
Partio misses with the combination.
Partio on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Dunas lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Dunas misses with a body shot.
Partio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dunas circles away quickly and effectively.
Dunas takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Dunas shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Partio throws a shot to the body.
Dunas pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Partio feinted with a counter takedown.
Partio doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Partio loads up on a big right hand but Dunas slips the punch.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Dunas scores with a nice body kick.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio tries a body shot but Dunas blocks it.
Dunas swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short uppercut from Dunas.
Dunas can't find room to land a body shot as Partio controls the action.
Partio has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Dunas avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Partio has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Dunas avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Dunas keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Partio's efforts to push away.
A left hand lands to the body for Dunas.
Dunas working aggressively here.
Partio is trying to pull guard but Dunas has him pressed against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Katu Partio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dunas misses with the head strike.
Dunas tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Partio swings wildly with an uppercut but Dunas uses good head movement to avoid it.
Partio misses with a punch to the body.
Partio wants to break free but Dunas has control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dunas lands with a short shot to the head.
Partio lands a left hand.
Partio wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Dunas lands a hook to the side of the head.
Dunas tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Partio misses with a few strikes there.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dunas lands with a nice body punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A jab from Dunas finds it's way through Partio's defenses.
Partio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Dunas is trying to counter with his kicks.
Partio throws a hook but Dunas blocks it.
Partio throws an off balance right hand
and Dunas connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Dunas moves away from the strike by Partio.
Nice jab there from Partio.
Dunas looks to land a right hand but Partio moved out of range.
Partio does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Andrei Dunas will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Dunas misses with a wild body shot.
Partio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Dunas has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Partio wants to land a leg kick but Dunas is out of range.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Partio throws an off balance right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
A left lands for Dunas.
Partio misses the jab.
It seemed like Dunas was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dunas.
Dunas throws a leg kick which misses Partio's front leg but catches the back leg as Partio tries to avoid it.
Partio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dunas was well out of range. Poor timing from Partio.
Dunas just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Partio was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Dunas.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dunas checks a leg kick.
Dunas cracks Partio with a good jab.
Dunas uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Dunas tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio scores with a head kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dunas misses with a hook. Partio ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Dunas tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dunas looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Dunas.
Partio walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Partio connects with the punch.
Dunas tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio drops down looking for a counter takedown but Dunas sprawls and moves away.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Partio lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Dunas has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Dunas and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Dunas blocks a leg kick.
Partio throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Dunas.
Partio misses with a straight left.
The fighters circling - Partio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Dunas on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Partio throws a poor cross that misses
and Dunas counters with a body kick that stops Partio in his tracks momentarily.
Partio lands a nice shot to the body.
Dunas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dunas jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dunas feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Partio's calf.
Dunas swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dunas connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Partio keeps the fight on the outside.
Partio takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Dunas has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A big right from Dunas misses.
Partio will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Partio feints and then cracks Dunas's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Dunas down.
Dunas's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Dunas throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Partio fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A slow jab from Partio misses its intended target.
Partio tries to score with a low kick but Dunas moves his leg out of the way.
Partio swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Partio lands a lovely overhand right.
Dunas throws out a loose jab but Partio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Katu Partio is winning the standup battle so far.
Dunas blocks a head kick by Partio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dunas tries to clinch up.
Partio half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Dunas saw that one coming.
Partio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Partio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Dunas wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Partio tries to move into range but Dunas moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Dunas rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Partio counters with a takedown into side control.
Partio trying to control the action but Dunas is working from the bottom.
Partio throws an elbow but Dunas slips to the side and avoids it well.
Partio scoring with punches and elbows.
Partio lands an elbow.
Dunas on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Partio throwing shots but missing, from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dunas is looking to reverse the position.
Partio throwing strikes but Dunas manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Partio is looking to regain half guard here but Dunas keeps moving and retains side control.
Partio 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.

Dunas stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Dunas avoids the body shot from Partio.
Partio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Dunas lands the left hand.
Nice defenses there by Dunas.
Dunas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Partio sizes up Dunas with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Dunas scores with a crisp jab that stopped Partio in his tracks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Dunas misses with a body shot.
Partio clobbers Dunas with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:28
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 30:27

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

A relieved looking Katu Partio 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
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
82%

 

Event: EVO 298:     
Date:   Feb 15, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Andrew Olson and Katu Partio. The crowd seem to be enjoying Partio's choice of entrance music: Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
30
160 lbs
11 - 9 - 0
185 cm
24
160 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Andrew Olson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Phil Schofield and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio lands a two punch combo.
Olson misses the jab.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Partio tries to bum rush Olson with a series of wild strikes but Olson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Jab, jab by Partio - just one landing.
Olson avoids the head kick by Partio.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio slips under a jab.
Partio throws a leg kick that is checked

and Olson counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio working a defensive guard here.
Olson won't allow Partio to sweep him here.
Olson passes Partio's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Partio moves into full guard.
Partio has control of Olson's left arm, preventing Olson from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio keeping moving, preventing Olson from controlling successfully.

Partio is looking for a triangle but Olson pushes his legs off easily.
Olson won't allow Partio to sweep him here.
Olson lands a couple of digs.
Partio tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Partio is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Olson works over Partio with some ground and pound from guard.
Olson tries to free his leg and advance position but Partio is retaining full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Olson chips away with some ground and pound.

Partio is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Olson is aware though and is defending well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Olson's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Olson forces his way into half guard.
Partio wants to get back to full guard.
Partio is trying to control but can't.
Olson working the head and body with strikes.
Olson wants to pass to mount but Partio is defending the position.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Partio taking some punishment here, with Olson in his half guard.
Olson working the head and body with strikes.
Partio wants to improve his position but Olson is controlling well.
Nice strikes from Olson there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olson is keen to just control but Partio is a slippery customer.
Partio is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Olson's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Olson's back!
Olson trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Partio is hanging on to Olson's back as he tries to escape.
Olson looking very determined here, making life difficult for Partio.
Partio wants to control but Olson manages to buck him off and is now in Partio's guard! Nice work there by Olson!
Partio looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio looking to control.
Olson content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Olson postures up and lands a big shot to Partio's brow.
Olson trying to control but Partio is working from the bottom.
Olson working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Olson stopping the sweep attempt from Partio.
Partio preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Olson with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Partio has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Partio wants to sweep but no luck.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Partio, as that shot connected.
Andrew Olson is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Partio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Olson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Olson tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Partio defends well and Olson ends up having to push Partio into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Olson throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.
Partio scores with a punch to the head.
Partio misses with a series of wild punches.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Olson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Olson.
Partio throws a good cross that connects.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Partio darts in and clinches Olson up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Partio fails to land.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Olson.
Olson tries to circle away but Partio has him pinned against the cage.
Olson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Partio misses with the head strike.
Partio keeps control of Olson as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Olson wants to take the fight to the mat but Partio manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Andrew Olson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Partio lands with a right to the head.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Olson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Olson tries to break the clinch but Partio is controlling the position.
A head punch on the inside from Partio fails to land.
Partio struggles to land a body shot inside as Olson controls his hands.
Olson blocking some punches.
Olson tries to pull guard but Partio won't allow it.
Partio prevents Olson from breaking the clinch.
Partio tries to work over Olson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Olson jumps guard but Partio stands there with Olson around his waist. Olson gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Olson.
Olson is trying to pull guard but Partio turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Partio lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Olson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Partio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Olson.
Olson prevents a body shot from Partio.
Partio misses with some punches.
Partio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Olson.
A head punch on the inside from Partio fails to land.
Partio struggles to land a body shot inside as Olson controls his hands.
Olson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Olson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Olson working hard to break the clinch.
Olson tries to circle away but Partio has him pinned against the cage.
Partio throws a head punch that misses.
A left hand lands to the body for Partio.
Partio keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Olson's efforts to push away.
Olson is trying to force a seperation but Partio has the dominant position.
Olson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Partio can't find room to land a body shot as Olson controls the action.
Partio lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Olson.
Olson tries to pull guard but Partio holds him up against the cage and eventually Olson drops back down to his feet.
Olson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The 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!


Partio misses with a low kick as Olson jumps back.
Olson looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Partio swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A big left from Partio misses.
As Partio looks to move away, Olson throws a big counter combo but Partio just gets out of the way.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Partio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Olson takes one to the side of the head.
Olson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
Olson throws a body kick that misses.
Olson throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A decent looking cross lands there for Partio.
Partio has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Good shot there by Partio.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Partio, as that shot connected.
Partio takes a swing at Olson's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab, jab by Partio - just one landing.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Olson off balance momentarily.
Olson needs to keep his hands up - Partio had a free shot at his head there.
Partio tests Olson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Partio misses with a leg kick.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Partio throws a hook but Olson blocks it.
Olson looks for a takedown but Partio sprawls well.
Partio tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Olson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Olson attempts a counter takedown but Partio avoids it well and moves away.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Partio - that will leave a mark!
Olson looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Olson avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Olson throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.
Olson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Partio thinks about the counter body kick.
Partio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Olson is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Partio's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Olson misses with an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Olson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Partio. That snapped Olson's head back.
Partio stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Partio misses with a straight right.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Partio.
Partio thumps Olson with a low kick.
Partio throws a lazy uppercut
and Olson counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Olson throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Olson sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Olson looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Olson missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Partio keeping moving, preventing Olson from controlling successfully.

Partio has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Olson can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Andrew Olson overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Partio has his foot on Olson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Olson works his way back into a safe position though.
Partio has momentary wrist control but Olson slips an elbow through the middle.
Olson throws a big elbow that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Olson pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Partio is keeping the position for now.
Partio is trying to control the position but Olson postures up.
Partio keeping moving, preventing Olson from controlling successfully.
Partio wants to sweep but no luck.

Partio working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Olson doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Olson manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Olson is looking to work some ground and pound but Partio has wrist control.
Olson controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Olson cracks Partio with a solid left hand.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 27:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 27:29
Judge James Glass scores the fight 27:29

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

Katu Partio bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Event: EVO 12212016     
Date:   Dec 21, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop. Partio comes to the cage accompanied by Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. 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?

185 cm
24
160 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
182 cm
23
170 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Ackerman and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a few strikes there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Partio has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Partio and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Partio is looking to counter punch.
Partio tries for a takedown but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nice defenses there by Partio.
Partio slips a jab from Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
An attempted straight right counter from Partio misses the target.
Partio throws a lazy uppercut
and Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop counters with a nice low kick that buckles Partio's knee momentarily.
Partio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws a push kick but Partio slaps the foot to one side.
Partio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Partio walks into a jab.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop moves away.
Partio comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop fails in his attempt to clinch.
Partio throws a big shot that misses.

Partio closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is pulling down on Partio's head. It's preventing any offense from Partio, at least for the moment.
Partio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop keeping full guard, as Partio tries to pass.
Partio postures up.
Partio postures up in Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop's guard and throws a big left but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop blocks it.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Partio.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is adopting a defensive guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Partio chips away with some ground and pound.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is trying to control Partio's posture but Partio avoids it.
Partio in side control, throwing shots but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop defends.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop tries to buck Partio off but Partio is having none of it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Partio working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is looking to reverse the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio working away.
Partio looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is avoiding damage well.
You can see the frustration on Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Partio is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Partio off and has taken his back!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
I really don't envy Partio right now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A combination from Partio does no damage.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio moves out of range as Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws a body kick.
Partio throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Some bone on bone action there as Partio checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Partio connects with a jab.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a low kick.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop lunges at Partio with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Partio's hand.

Partio has taken the fight to the clinch.
Partio can't find room to land a body shot as Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop controls the action.
Partio lands a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws a head punch that misses.
A left hand lands to the body for Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
Partio lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio lands a body shot.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws a head punch that misses.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop lands a body shot.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop blocks an uppercut.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop digs a right hand into Partio's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Partio's gas tank.
Partio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a punch to the body.
Partio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with some punches.
A right hook to the body lands for Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
Partio lands a right hand that snaps the head of Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop backwards.

Partio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Partio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws out the jab.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Partio checks a leg kick.
Partio throws a right hand that misses
and Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop counters with an outside leg kick.
Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Partio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A punch lands to the side of Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop 's head but he takes it in his stride.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop scores with a leg kick.
Partio fails with the takedown

and Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Partio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is looking to chop away at Partio's legs.
Partio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A decent looking cross lands there for Partio.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Partio.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws out a counter right but Partio avoids it with no problem.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop tries to work over Partio's front leg with a kick but Partio checks it.
Partio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jab by Partio.
Partio misses with a straight left.
Partio throws a body kick that misses.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop lands a jab.
Partio misses the body punch
and Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop counters with a straight right hand.
Nice shot lands for Partio.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is looking to chop away at Partio's legs.
It looked like Partio wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a low kick.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromPartio.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Partio, right into the meat.
Partio will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Partio throws a nice looking combination but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Partio swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a straight right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws out the jab.
Partio tries to clinch but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Partio checks a leg kick.
Partio lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A bone on bone clash there as Partio blocks the leg kick.
A big left from Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop thuds his right hand into Partio's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Partio shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop eats them both and turns towards Partio to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
A shot to the body from Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses
and Partio counters with a low kick, right behind Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop 's knee.
Partio throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
Partio scores with a shot to the body.
Partio fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Partio lands with a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio wants to slow Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop down by chopping away at his legs.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Partio.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop wants to clinch up but Partio keeps it at a distance.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop tries to land a leg kick but Partio saw it coming and moves away.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Partio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Partio throws a right hand that Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop ducks under and follows up with a left that Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop also avoids with ease.
Partio connects with a solid leg kick.
Nice straight punches there by Partio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Partio.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a looping left.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio misses with a hook. Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop ducked under it nicely.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop connects with a looping right hand.
Jab, jab by Partio - just one landing.
Partio throws a leg kick but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop sees it coming and moves out of range.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws out a counter right but Partio avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Partio blocks the leg kick.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws a hook but Partio avoids it easily.
Partio appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A big left from Partio misses.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throws a right and a left that both miss.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Partio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop has time to react.
Partio is looking to slow Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop down with leg kicks.
Some bone on bone action there as Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

Partio gets a double leg takedown into Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop's guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is on top in guard.

Partio looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio tries to get to full guard but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop has control of the leg.
Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio keeping control of the position.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Partio is looking to improve his position.

Partio is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop pulls his head out easily.

Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Partio.
A lull in the action here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is continuing to stall.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop working away.
Partio tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop tries to get to his feet but he's trapped momentarily.
Partio is trying to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is chipping away with strikes.
Partio is trying to improve his position.
Partio manages to get back to half guard.
Partio is looking for a sweep. Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop misses with a low kick.
Partio lands a nice leg kick that just misses Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop's sensitive parts.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Beezow Doo-Doo Zopitty-Bop-Bop-Bop.
I think Partio has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 30:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 28:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:28

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

Katu Partio bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: G 45: Trilogy Time!     
Date:   Oct 29, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Verner Stolt. Partio comes into the arena with Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
23
160 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
177 cm
24
165 lbs
7 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Verner Stolt!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, William Gold and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio lands with a nice body kick.
Partio fakes the leg kick and cracks Stolt in the body.
Partio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Stolt throws a lazy uppercut
and Partio makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Stolt dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Stolt throws a right hand that Partio ducks under and follows up with a left that Partio also avoids with ease.
Partio scores with the left hand. Stolt knows he should have avoided that one.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Stolt off balance momentarily.
Stolt connects with a crisp jab.

It looks like Katu Partio has been cut.
Stolt throws a lazy head kick
and Partio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We've been informed that Stolt 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.
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!
Stolt pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Partio throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Stolt thows a left - swing and a miss!
Stolt throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Partio counters with a stiff right hand.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from Stolt.
Partio jabs Stolt to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Partio thows a body kick. Stolt tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Partio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio lands a front kick.
Partio lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Partio slips under a jab from Stolt.
Partio scoring well with a low kick there.
Stolt is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Stolt staying out of range there.
Stolt works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Stolt looks to land a left hand but Partio moved out of range nicely.
Partio went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Partio takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Stolt misses with a leg kick.
Stolt throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Partio scores with a leg kick.
Partio misses with a combination
and Stolt counters with an outside leg kick.
Partio cracks Stolt with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stolt throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.
Partio tries to counter by clinching up but Stolt breaks away and moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stolt slips under a jab from Partio.
Stolt throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.
Stolt moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Stolt shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Partio feints and then cracks Stolt's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Stolt down.
Partio lands a right hook to the body.
Stolt on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Stolt misses with a double jab

and Partio counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Partio throwing shots but Stolt is blocking nicely.
Partio throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Stolt to regain full guard.
Partio seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Stolt is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio is pushing down on Stolt's leg trying to pass to half guard. Stolt is fighting to maintain full guard but Partio has managed to sneak the leg through.
Partio wants to control but Stolt is keeping him busy.
Partio throws a strike but Stolt avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Partio is looking to work some ground and pound but Stolt has wrist control.
Partio wants to control from the top but Stolt keeps moving.
Partio wants to pass the guard but Stolt is keeping the position.
Partio 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.
Stolt is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Partio wants to control from the top but Stolt keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Stolt preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Partio trying to control but Stolt is working from the bottom.
Stolt wants to stand up but Partio is controlling him.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Stolt throws the left hand but Partio avoids the punch easily.
Partio looks for the body kick but Stolt saw that one coming.
Stolt takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Stolt connects with a body shot that sends Partio's belly button to the back.
Partio is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Partio throws a jab when Stolt was well out of range.
Partio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Partio is looking to chop away at Stolt's legs.
Partio misses with a takedown attempt - Stolt sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Partio misses with a low kick.
Stolt looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Partio tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Stolt counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Stolt fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Partio tries to land a body kick
and Stolt counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Partio clinches up with Stolt and pushes him back against the cage.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Partio successfully pulls guard.

Stolt got a little sloppy there for a moment and Partio has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Stolt has managed to get both his arms back between Partio's legs - danger averted.
Partio is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stolt wants to stand but Partio has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

Partio is looking for a triangle here but Stolt uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio struggling a bit here.
Partio is trying to get back to half guard.
Partio is working hard here to advance position.

That's two 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.

Stolt stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Partio tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Stolt defends well and Partio ends up having to push Stolt into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Partio jabs at Stolt's body.
Partio wants to clinch.
Partio motions for Stolt to come forward. Partio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Stolt is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Partio with a body shot.
Nice jab there from Stolt.
Stolt on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Stolt looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Stolt.
Stolt has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Partio.
Partio slips a straight right by Stolt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Stolt lands an impressive looking overhand right. Partio doesn't seem phased though.
Stolt dips to his left and cracks Partio with an uppercut!
Stolt throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.
Stolt throws out a loose jab but Partio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Stolt throws a series of strikes that have Partio backpedaling.
Stolt takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Stolt throws a shot from downtown. Partio moves away and avoids it.
Stolt takes a jab right on the kisser.
Partio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Stolt throws out a counter right but Partio avoids it with no problem.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Partio connects with a leg kick. Stolt looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Partio gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Stolt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stolt checks a leg kick nicely.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Partio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stolt misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Stolt avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Partio throws a head kick but Stolt moves out of range.
A left lands for Stolt.
Stolt jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Stolt takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Stolt misses with a straight right.
Stolt misses with a looping left.
A telegraphed right hand from Stolt misses the target.
Stolt blocks a low kick nicely.
Stolt lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Partio backs up against the cage.
A slow jab from Partio misses its intended target.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Stolt. That did some damage!
Partio thuds his right hand into Stolt's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Verner Stolt showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Katu Partio's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Partio throws a head kick but Stolt moves out of range.
Partio scores with a kick to the body.
Partio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Partio changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Stolt looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Stolt is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Partio is controlling him well.
Stolt is not content to let Partio control the position.
Stolt is trying to get back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio misses with the ground and pound.

Partio has worked his way into a potential kimura here. Stolt is trying to get out of the position but his squirming has just got him deeper into trouble. Partio yanks on the arm and Stolt is forced to tap due to a very painful looking submission! Nice work by Partio.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Katu Partio!
A very excited looking Katu Partio rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: G 43 KOIZUMI vs DENIS     
Date:   Oct 15, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Brody Kavanagh. Partio comes to the cage accompanied by Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. Katu Partio has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

185 cm
23
160 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
174 cm
22
159 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

PED Nutrition
Perkele!

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Brody Kavanagh!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, James Glass and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio throws a leg kick
and Kavanagh cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Kavanagh shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Kavanagh showed some decent athleticism there.
Partio works his way to full guard. Good work.

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

Partio had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kavanagh defends it easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Partio is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kavanagh is aware though and is defending well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Partio is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Partio can't keep his opponent in guard - Kavanagh advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kavanagh wants to control but Partio is keeping him busy.
Partio wants to get back to full guard.

Partio looking for submissions off his back.

Kavanagh is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Partio defends it well.
Kavanagh is looking to pass Partio's guard but actually Partio recovers to full guard.
Kavanagh pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Partio is keeping the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Kavanagh trying to control the position from guard on top but Partio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Partio controls Kavanagh momentarily but Kavanagh frees himself.
Kavanagh trying to control the position from guard on top but Partio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kavanagh got a little sloppy there for a moment and Partio has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kavanagh has managed to get both his arms back between Partio's legs - danger averted.
Kavanagh looking to pass the guard.
Kavanagh stands and throws Partio's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Partio stops Kavanagh from passing to mount.

Kavanagh swings around for an armbar but Partio sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Kavanagh's guard.
Partio throwing strikes but missing.
Partio with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Kavanagh is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kavanagh has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Partio can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Kavanagh is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Partio defends well.
Partio postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Kavanagh is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Partio works over Kavanagh with some ground and pound from guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Brody Kavanagh will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kavanagh moves away.
Partio moves out of range as Kavanagh throws a body kick.
A punch lands to the side of Kavanagh 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kavanagh takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kavanagh looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Partio tries a head kick but it misses.
Kavanagh only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Kavanagh pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Partio backing away here, and Kavanagh unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kavanagh steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Partio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kavanagh's calf.
Partio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Partio lands a nice looking body shot.
Kavanagh punishes Partio's body with a nice straight punch.
Kavanagh has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio cracks the inside of Kavanagh's front leg.
Nice shot by Partio.
Kavanagh moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Partio 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.
Partio wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Partio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kavanagh can do to turn this around?
Kavanagh tries to clinch but Partio moves out of range.
Partio looks to score with a jab to the body but Kavanagh is just out of range.
Partio throws a front kick aimed at Kavanagh's knee but Kavanagh avoids it well.
Kavanagh misses the jab.
Kavanagh blocks a jab.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick from Kavanagh.
Partio throws the kick towards the body but Kavanagh avoids it.
Kavanagh looks to land a body kick but Partio moved away.
Kavanagh just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromPartio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a leg kick
and Kavanagh counters with a slapping leg kick.
Partio throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kavanagh doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Nice takedown defense from Kavanagh. No joy for Partio on that attempt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab lands there for Partio.
Partio throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling Kavanagh to counter with a crisp jab.
Kavanagh tries to clinch up.
Nice cross by Partio.
Kavanagh misses with an uppercut.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Partio throws a nice outside leg kick.
Partio scores with a leg kick.
Partio is trying hard to land a takedown here. Kavanagh sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Kavanagh throws out a loose jab but Partio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Partio lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Partio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Kavanagh.
Kavanagh moves out of range of the body kick from Partio.
Partio shoots for a takedown but Kavanagh saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Katu Partio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Partio catches Kavanagh with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Partio is looking to wear down Kavanagh with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

Kavanagh dives in and scores a takedown into Partio's guard.
Brody Kavanagh has got the better of the ground game so far.
Partio keeping moving, preventing Kavanagh from controlling successfully.
Partio wants to sweep here but Kavanagh controlling him for the moment.
Kavanagh tries to free his leg and advance position but Partio is retaining full guard.

Partio is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kavanagh trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kavanagh looking to sit in guard and control but Partio gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Partio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Kavanagh trying to control the position.

Partio got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kavanagh has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Partio has managed to get both his arms back between Kavanagh's legs - danger averted.

Kavanagh looking for a guillotine here but Partio defends easily.
Partio lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio 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. This is the final round!


Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kavanagh tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Partio defends well and Kavanagh ends up having to push Partio into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Kavanagh on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

Partio closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Partio lands in his opponent's guard.

Kavanagh escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Partio gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Partio scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Partio's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Partio scoring with some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Partio wants to control from the top but Kavanagh keeps moving.

Kavanagh escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Partio gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kavanagh looking to control.
Partio working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Partio looking to pass the guard.
Partio wants to control from the top but Kavanagh keeps moving.
Partio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

Kavanagh had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Partio defends it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Kavanagh controls Partio momentarily but Partio frees himself.
Partio trying to control but Kavanagh is working from the bottom.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Partio's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Kavanagh wants to control but Partio passes easily into half guard.
Partio trying to control from half guard but Kavanagh is working away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kavanagh trying to control here.
Partio is keen to just control but Kavanagh is a slippery customer.

Kavanagh looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Kavanagh steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Partio. That one must have hurt.
Kavanagh keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Partio.
Despite the aggression on Kavanagh's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Nice body kick there by Kavanagh.
Katu Partio is winning the standup battle so far.
Kavanagh throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kavanagh on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Partio. Partio obviously looking to wear him down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Partio.
Sloppy strikes from Kavanagh. Those never looked like landing.
Partio dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A low kick from Partio is predictable there
and Kavanagh counters with a straight right hand.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from Kavanagh.
No joy there for Partio, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Partio punishes Kavanagh's body with a nice straight punch.
Kavanagh looks to throw the jab but Partio is out of range.
Kavanagh avoids a kick to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kavanagh dives in and grabs Partio's left leg, looking for a takedown. Partio pushes down on Kavanagh's head and hops out.
Partio moves out of range of the body kick.
Partio tried to counter with a leg kick but Kavanagh avoided it.
Partio is looking to land body kicks.

And that's the end of the fight!
Katu Partio showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Partio 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 James Atkins scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 29:28
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28

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

Katu Partio spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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RATING
39%

 

Event: G #38 Karter vs Brophy     
Date:   Sep 10, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Canis Majoris. Partio comes to the cage accompanied by Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. This should be a great matchup!

185 cm
23
160 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
178 cm
22
165 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Canis Majoris!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, James Ackerman and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio throws a lazy head kick
and Majoris counters with a head kick.
Partio lands with a good body shot.
Majoris misses the jab.
Partio takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Majoris clinches up against the cage.
Majoris holding his opponent close, against the cage.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Majoris lands with a right to the head.
Majoris's coach down at Flower Power Pillow Fighters Training Center was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Majoris's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Majoris misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Majoris scores with a shot to the side of Partio's head.
Majoris misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Majoris blocks a body shot from Partio.
Partio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Majoris.
Majoris lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Majoris.
Partio lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Majoris backwards.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Partio throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Majoris makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Majoris throws a low kick, looking for Partio's leg but Partio calmly moves out of range.
A jab from Partio misses.

Majoris closes the distance and clinches.
Majoris trying to land knees to the body.
Majoris stalling the fight.
Majoris lands a left hand.
Partio working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Partio misses with a hook from the clinch.
I was talking to Partio's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Partio wants to break free but Majoris has control.
Partio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Partio throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Majoriss head.
Majoris working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Partio misses with a punch on the inside.
Partio tries to break the clinch but Majoris is controlling the position.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Majoris avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Majoris sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Majoris's jab looks to have found its range, popping Partio under the eye.
Partio scores with a jab to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Majoris as he connects with a hook.
Partio takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Partio ducks under a wild hook from Majoris.
Partio was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Partio throws an off balance right hand
and Majoris counters with a slapping leg kick.
Majoris tries to clinch there but Partio circles away.
Partio stalks Majoris and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Majoris's face. Majoris staggers backwards, shaken.
Majoris pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Partio tries to counter with a takedown but Majoris is quick to defend against it.
Partio moves out of range of the strikes.
Partio throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
No luck for Partio with that takedown attempt.
Majoris tried to score with a low kick but Partio checks it.
Majoris swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Partio avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Majoris tries a low kick but Partio avoids it.
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by Majoris.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Partio!
A thudding body kick lands there by Partio!
Partio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Partio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Partio wants to land a leg kick but Majoris is out of range.
Partio connects with a nice looking jab.
Majoris blocks a head kick by Partio.
Partio misses with a body kick.
Canis Majoris is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio 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.
Partio misses with a looping left.
A jab from Partio does it's job there.
Partio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Majoris.
Majoris uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Partio.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Majoris with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Majoris looks to land a right hand but Partio moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Majoris fails with an attempt to clinch.
Jab from Majoris.
Majoris throws a low kick, looking for Partio's leg but Partio calmly moves out of range.
Majoris throws a leg kick which misses Partio's front leg but catches the back leg as Partio tries to avoid it.
Majoris misses with a low kick as Partio jumps back.
Partio moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
A slow jab from Majoris misses its intended target.
Partio feinted with a counter takedown.
Majoris pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Partio tried to score with a low kick but Majoris checks it.
Majoris throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Majoris throws a low kick but Partio avoids it.
Partio seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Majoris throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
Majoris lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Partio misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Majoris counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Majoris tries to pass to full mount but Partio defends it.
Partio is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Canis Majoris will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Majoris throws a nice inside leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Partio.
Partio staying out of range there.
Partio half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Majoris throws a leg kick which misses Partio's front leg but catches the back leg as Partio tries to avoid it.
Partio throws a body punch but Majoris moves out of range.
A leg kick checked by Partio.
Majoris ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Majoris thows a left - swing and a miss!
Majoris takes one on the chin but seems OK.
An inside leg kick from Majoris misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio scores with a leg kick.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Decent striking displayed by Partio there.
Partio misses with a double jab.
Majoris looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Majoris lands with an overhand left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Majoris at a distance.
Good work by Partio as he checks the leg kick.
Partio tries to land a front kick but Majoris steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Partio misses with a body shot.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
The fight stays on the outside here - Majoris looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Majoris misses with a right hand
and Partio counters with a stiff right hand.
Partio scores with a decent looking hook.
Partio scores with a jab. Majoris acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A jab from Partio does it's job there.
Majoris catches Partio with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Majoris keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Partio scores with a decent looking hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio throws a jab but it's blocked by Majoris.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Partio.
Majoris throws a head kick that misses.
Majoris takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio checks the leg kick.
A quick step to the side and Partio tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Partio misses the body punch
and Majoris counters with a low kick, right behind Partio 's knee.
Partio is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Jab, jab by Majoris - just one landing.
Majoris throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and moves out of range.
Partio feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Partio blocks a leg kick.
Majoris throws a head kick but Partio moves out of range.
The fighters circle momentarily. Majoris darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Majoris.
The crowd cheers as Majoris lands an impressive looking overhand right. Partio doesn't seem phased though.
Partio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Partio looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
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.
Majoris regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Partio.
Partio wants to control from the top but Majoris keeps moving.
Majoris pulls Partio in to control the position.
Majoris tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Partio with a flurry of punches that miss.
Partio postures up in Majoris's guard and throws a big left but Majoris blocks it.
Majoris keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.
Partio is pushing down on Majoris's leg trying to pass to half guard. Majoris is fighting to maintain full guard but Partio has managed to sneak the leg through.

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.
Partio controlling the action here.
Partio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Majoris pushes Partio off looking to stand but Partio dives back in and keeps control.
Partio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Partio thows a huge punch but Majoris dodges it nicely.
Partio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Majoris is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.

Partio is looking for a kimura but Majoris is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Partio to get the leverage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Partio tries to land a leg kick but Majoris saw it coming and moves away.
Majoris jabs at Partio's body.
Majoris jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Partio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
The fighters circling - Majoris throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio slips under a jab.
Partio motions for Majoris to come forward. Partio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Majoris has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Majoris thumps Partio with a low kick.
Partio tries to land a body kick
and Majoris counters with a nice uppercut.
Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Partio.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio throws a hook but Majoris avoids it easily.
Majoris chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Decent striking displayed by Partio there.
Majoris plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Majoris connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Partio's hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Majoris misses with an uppercut.
Partio throws a wild body kick that Majoris sees coming a mile off.
Majoris on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

Partio looking to score a takedown here. Majoris is defending well but Partio drives through and ends up in Majoris's guard.
Majoris pulls Partio in close to his closed guard and prevents Partio from doing any damage or advancing position.
Partio postures up.
Majoris avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Majoris is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Partio accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Majoris is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Partio keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Majoris's head.
Partio throwing strikes from guard but Majoris blocks nicely.
Partio looking to sit in guard and control but Majoris gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Partio is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Majoris defends well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Partio is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Majoris throws a big elbow that misses.
Majoris showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

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.
Partio trying to control the position.

Partio working for a triangle but Majoris defends it easily.
Majoris working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Majoris is stalling in the full guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28

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

In his post fight interview, Katu Partio started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
61%

 

Event: G #34 STOLT vs ALEXIUS     
Date:   Aug 13, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Roger Frost. Partio kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. Frost comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Cocain kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! The key to victory for Katu Partio has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

185 cm
22
160 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
185 cm
23
160 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Roger Frost!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Ackerman and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good work by Frost as he checks the leg kick.
Partio connects with a single shot there.
Frost throws a right and a left that Partio avoids nicely.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Frost has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Partio shoots in and drives through. Frost sprawls well.
Partio seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Frost throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Frost tries to clinch up but Partio circles away and keeps his distance.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Frost.

Frost pushes Partio up against the cage in a clinch.
Partio scores with a shoulder strike.
Partio has a couple of punches blocked by Frost.
Partio lands a left hand that snaps the head of Frost backwards.
Frost misses with a knee strike.
Partio lands with a right to the head.
Frost misses with a knee to the head.

Partio breaks from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Partio blocks a head kick by Frost.
Frost throws a head kick that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Frost. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Frost pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost moves out of range as Partio throws a body kick.
Partio lands with a kick to the temple. Frost shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Partio scores with a hook.

Frost is rocked!
Roger Frost is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio throws a low kick but Frost moves out of range easily.
Frost is still on wobbly legs! Can Partio finish him?
Partio scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Frost ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.

Partio shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Frost is trying to defend but Partio finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Frost is looking for a sweep. Partio is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Frost seems to have recovered his senses.
Partio works his way into side control.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Frost can do anything to dispel that myth.
Partio cracks Frost with a big right hand but Frost just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Frost is looking for a sweep.
Partio trying to control the position but Frost is working away.
Frost is looking for a sweep.
Frost is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Partio off and has taken his back!
Partio rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Partio won't allow Frost to pass to mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frost 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.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Partio is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Frost pulls his head out easily.
Partio wants to improve his position but Frost is controlling well.
Partio wants to control but Frost is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Partio on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Partio is trying to control but can't.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Frost lands a nice short elbow.
Partio is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Partio regains full guard. Nicely done.

Partio has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Frost can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Frost got a little sloppy there for a moment and Partio has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Frost has managed to get both his arms back between Partio's legs - danger averted.
Frost working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Frost passes easily into side control. Nice work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Partio is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
Partio is looking for a sweep.
Partio manages to work his way to half guard, despite Frost's best efforts.
Partio is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Frost closes the distance but Partio moves to the side
and Partio counters with a thumping low kick.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Frost fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Partio manages to avoid it.
Partio looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Frost is looking to clinch.
Partio jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Frost throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Frost connects with a crisp jab.
Partio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Partio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Partio scores with a head kick.
Partio looks to land a body kick but Frost moved away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Frost blocks a head kick by Partio.
Frost steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Partio.
Frost moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Partio takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Partio throws a hook but Frost blocks it.
Partio avoids the head kick by Frost.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A slapping leg kick lands for Partio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Partio. Partio obviously looking to wear him down.
Frost throws a head kick that misses.
Partio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Frost takes one to the side of the head.
Frost is looking to clinch.
Partio throws a series of strikes that have Frost backpedaling.
Frost tries to land a leg kick but Partio saw it coming and moves away.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Partio.
Partio keeps the fight on the outside.
Partio scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Frost misses with a looping right.
Katu Partio is winning the standup battle so far.
Frost misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Frost throws a nice looking combination but Partio bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Partio is looking for a counter combo.
Frost throws a head kick but Partio moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Frost throws a body shot but no joy.
Frost fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Frost walks into a straight right hand from Partio.
Partio throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Frost on the side of the head.
Partio swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Partio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Partio is looking to counter with head kicks.
Frost blocks a head kick by Partio.
Frost 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.
Partio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Partio is looking to slow Frost down with leg kicks.
Partio throws a body punch but Frost moves out of range.
Frost tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Frost.

Frost darts in and clinches Partio up against the cage.
Partio jumps guard but Frost turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Frost with an attempt at a knee that misses.
A short right from Partio on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frost throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Partios head.
Partio lands a body punch.
Frost throws an elbow that misses.

Partio ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Partio no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Frost landing with the ground and pound.
Frost looking to pass the guard.

Partio escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Frost gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Frost in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

Frost is posturing up here but Partio has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Frost tries to roll out but it's too tight and Frost has to tap! Slick submission there by Partio!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Katu Partio!
Katu Partio was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
The defeated Roger Frost had this to say: 'Crap'.
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A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
59%

 

Event: G #26 BLACK vs NAPOLEON     
Date:   Jun 25, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Erik Hiller. Partio comes to the cage accompanied by Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan. Hiller has chosen Rush and Run - Shake and Jump as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

185 cm
22
160 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
176 cm
22
169 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
World class MT
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Good low kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Erik Hiller!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Atkins and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio is looking to slow Hiller down with leg kicks.
Hiller staying out of range there.
Hiller fails to land the takedown.
A solid leg kick lands there for Partio.
Nice body kick there by Hiller.
Partio blocks the body kick.
Partio works the jab nicely.
Partio lands a head shot.

Hiller gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Partio struggles to land a body shot inside as Hiller controls his hands.
Hiller tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hiller wants to break free but Partio has control.
Partio lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Partio scores with a nice hook 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!
A left hand lands to the body for Hiller.
Partio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Partio struggles to land a body shot inside as Hiller controls his hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Partio.
A short left from Partio.
Hiller tries to break free but Partio pushes him back against the cage.
We've been informed that Hiller 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.
Partio takes a shot to the head.
Hiller lands with a short shot to the head.
Hiller misses with a body punch.
Hiller drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Partio gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Hiller wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Hiller scores with a shot to the side of Partio's head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Hiller.
Partio blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Partio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Hiller catches Partio with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Hiller fails with an attempt to clinch.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hiller.
Hiller tries to counter by closing the distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Partio crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Hiller - the referee stops the clock and Partio gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Hiller. Partio manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A nice inside leg kick there by Partio. That's going to slow Hiller down.
Hiller swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Partio changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Partio takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Partio connects with the punch.
Partio digs a good hook to Hiller's body.
Partio lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Hiller backs up against the cage.
Hiller throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hiller misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.

Hiller scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Partio is looking to reverse the position.
Hiller tries to advance to mount but Partio denies him.
Partio is looking for a sweep.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Hiller is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Partio has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hiller in the domination position with Partio hanging on.
Partio tries to buck Hiller off but Hiller is having none of it.
Partio prevents Hiller from moving into mount.

Hiller looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

Hiller swings around for an armbar but Partio sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Hiller's guard.
Partio trying to control but Hiller is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hiller is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Hiller keeping moving, preventing Partio from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hiller tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Partio engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

Hiller escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Partio gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Partio has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Hiller looking for a sweep. Not yet Hiller, not yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hiller avoids the head kick by Partio.
Hiller throws a body shot but no joy.
Partio throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Hiller tries to land a front kick but Partio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Partio pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hiller is out of range and Partio settles back down.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hiller. That's going to slow Partio down.
Partio avoids the head kick by Hiller.
Partio scores with a leg kick.
Partio lands a nice shot to the body.
Hiller pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Partio tries to clinch but Hiller moves out of range.
Hiller appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Partio staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hiller just misses with a punch to the body.
Partio with a hook.
Partio 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.
Hiller is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Partio rather than just go for the knockout.
Decent striking displayed by Partio there.
Partio slips under a jab.
Partio with a nice cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Partio, right into the meat.
It looks like Partio has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Partio misses with a leg kick
and Hiller counters with a straight right hand.
Good leg kick by Partio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Partio, as that shot connected.
Partio blocks a head kick by Hiller.
Hiller uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Partio.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Hiller was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio lands with an uppercut that bounces Hiller off the cage and back into range.
Hiller lands a really nice looking cross but Partio seems unphased.
Partio misses with an uppercut.
Hiller drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Partio defends it well.
Hiller walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hiller on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A slow jab from Hiller misses its intended target.
Partio blocks a jab.
Hiller misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Partio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hiller lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Crunch! Hiller slams his shin into Partio's torso.
Partio takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A jab from Hiller finds it's way through Partio's defenses.
Partio lands with a right hand.
Partio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hiller lands a jab.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Hiller looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hiller.
Hiller misses with a straight left.
Katu Partio is winning the standup battle so far.
Hiller scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

Hiller looking to score a takedown here. Partio is defending well but Hiller drives through and ends up in Partio's guard.

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

Hiller got a little sloppy there for a moment and Partio has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Hiller has managed to get both his arms back between Partio's legs - danger averted.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hiller preventing the sweep.
Hiller passes Partio's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Partio is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Partio gets full guard.
Partio is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


Hiller looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Partio is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Partio looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Hiller with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Hiller is trying to control but can't.
Hiller manages to get to full guard.
Partio stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hiller swivels though and keeps the full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Katu Partio will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Partio scores with a hook to the body. Hiller takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hiller's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Partio avoids a kick to the body.
Hiller connects with a body shot.
Partio tests Hiller's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hiller misses the shot to the body.
Partio 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.
Partio throws a body punch but Hiller moves out of range.
Hiller on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Partio takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Partio looks to score with a jab to the body but Hiller is just out of range.
A jab from Hiller does it's job there.
Partio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hiller is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
Partio throws a good cross that connects.
Partio lands with a nice body punch.
Hiller tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio tries to counter by clinching up but Hiller breaks away and moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio misses with a left hand
and Hiller counters with a slapping leg kick.
Nice jab there from Hiller.
Hiller misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
It looked like Partio was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hiller.
Hiller tries to land a leg kick but Partio saw it coming and moves away.
Hiller is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Partio avoids the body shot from Hiller.
Partio scores with a shot to the body.
Hiller has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Partio.
Partio stalks Hiller and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Hiller's face. Hiller staggers backwards, shaken.
Partio lands with a right hand.
Partio throws a leg kick but Hiller sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Hiller stalks Partio and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Partio's face. Partio staggers backwards, shaken.
Katu Partio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Hiller misses with a head kick.
Hiller misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Partio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Partio misses with a body shot.
Hiller throws a jab when Partio was well out of range.
Hiller throws a quick inside leg kick.
Hiller looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Hiller looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hiller walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Partio checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Partio seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Partio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Partio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hiller has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

Partio closes the distance and pushes Hiller back into the cage.
Hiller lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Partio throws a punch but it's blocked by Hiller.
Hiller tries a body shot but Partio blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hiller working hard to break the clinch.

Partio breaks from the clinch.
Hiller throws a head kick but Partio moves out of range.
Hiller misses with a double jab.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A jab from Partio does it's job there.
Partio cracks the inside of Hiller's front leg.
Partio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hiller.
Partio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Hiller tries to move into range but Partio moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Partio connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A big right from Partio misses.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Hiller off balance momentarily.
Erik Hiller has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

Hiller shoots in and gets a takedown into Partio's guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hiller looking to hit a scissor sweep but Partio is one step ahead there.
Partio cracks Hiller with a solid left hand.
Partio lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Hiller is looking for a triangle but Partio pushes his legs off easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Hiller is looking for a triangle but Partio pushes his legs off easily.
Hiller takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Partio is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

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

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

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

In his post fight interview, Katu Partio started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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RATING
69%

 

Event: GENERATION #19 BLACK vs STEIN     
Date:   May 21, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Katu Partio and Ebyn Dall. Partio comes into the arena with Kolmetoista kertaa kovempi kuin kukaan blaring out of the sound system. Dall has chosen Under the Blood as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
21
160 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
175 cm
21
170 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ebyn Dall!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Donald Grub and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dall tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Partio was well out of range. Poor timing from Dall.
A quick step to the side and Partio tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
That kick from Partio tenderised Dall's leg. Dall is trying to keep his angry face on.
Partio lands a leg kick that knocks Dall off balance momentarily.
Dall throws a right hand that misses
and Partio counters with a good low kick that Dall was not able to check.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Dall lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Partio has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Partio and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Katu Partio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A chopping leg kick lands by Partio.
Dall ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Dall tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dall ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Dall connects with a solid leg kick.
Dall moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dall walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A big left from Partio misses.

Dall changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Partio looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dall trying to control the action but Partio is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dall tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Dall has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Partio is trying to control Dall's posture but Dall avoids it.
Dall tries to move to mount but Partio blocks the move with his legs.
Partio is looking for a sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
You can see the frustration on Partio's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Dall trying to control the position but Partio is working away.

Dall looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Partio is looking for a sweep.
Dall works to advance to full mount. Partio defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Partio tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall trying to control but Partio is having none of it.
Dall moves to the back.
Partio turns into Dall and is now in his guard.
Partio trying to control the position from guard on top but Dall is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Dall looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Dall looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio is stalling in the full guard.
Partio has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Dall is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Partio defends well.
Partio throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Partio throwing strikes from guard but Dall blocks nicely.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Partio throwing strikes from guard but Dall blocks nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ebyn Dall will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio wants to clinch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dall. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dall moves away.
Dall throws a right and a left that Partio avoids nicely.
Dall throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Some wild striking there from Partio.
Dall is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Partio rather than just go for the knockout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio lands a nice leg kick that just misses Dall's sensitive parts.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A good leg kick by Partio.
Dall'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.
Partio connects with a solid leg kick.
Partio feints and then cracks Dall's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Dall down.
Dall misses with a hook to the body
and Partio counters with a slapping leg kick.
Partio scores with a nice right hand.
Partio moves in looking to clinch but Dall pushes him off.
Dall blocks a leg kick.
Partio throws a front kick aimed at Dall's knee but Dall avoids it well.
Dall throws a leg kick
and Partio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Dall. That did some damage!
Dall swings for the body but Partio moves out of range.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Dall misses with a body shot.
Partio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dall blocks a low kick nicely.
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A nice side step and Dall releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall misses with a hook
and Partio counters with a low kick, right behind Dall 's knee.
Dall moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Dall cracks Partio with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Partio lands with a hook. Dall tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Katu Partio is winning the standup battle so far.
Dall lands a slapping body shot.
Partio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dall swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dall scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Dall lands a nice hook to Partio's body. Partio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Dall checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Partio stuns Dall with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A head kick misses from Partio.
Partio is looking to slow Dall down with leg kicks.
Partio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dall can do to turn this around?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio lands a slapping body shot.
Good leg kick by Partio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Partio throws a head kick that misses

and Dall counters with a nice double leg into side control. Partio won't be happy with that.
Partio is looking for a sweep.
Partio looks to move to half guard but instead Dall has passed into mount! Damn!
Dall wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Dall avoids the attempt from Partio to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Partio sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Dall is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Partio is just riding it out for now. Dall eventually gives up the hold.
Partio keeping hold of Dall's head, controlling as best he can.

Dall is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Partio is just riding it out for now. Dall eventually gives up the hold.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Katu Partio dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Partio throws a head kick but Dall moves out of range.
Partio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dall scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Partio doesn't seem bothered though.
Partio lands a nice leg kick that just misses Dall's sensitive parts.
Partio uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Dall takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Partio with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Dall to score with a decent uppercut.

Dall scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Partio gets full guard.
Dall trying to control the position from guard on top but Partio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Dall looking to pass the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Dall passes the guard and advances to mount!
Dall can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Partio is looking to escape.
Partio wants to hold on but Dall pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall controlling the pace for now.
Partio manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Dall works his way into side control.

Dall tries for a kimura but Partio is defending well.
Partio gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall wants to pass to mount but Partio is defending the position.
Dall is thwarting Partio's attempts to control the position.
The fighters are battling for position here. Partio manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

Partio has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Dall can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Dall advances position into side control!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Partio is not content to let Dall control the position.
Dall wants to take a breather but Partio manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Dall.
Partio is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dall passes easily into side control. Nice work.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 29:29
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Ebyn Dall!

After winning the bout, Ebyn Dall thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.