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Event: Pride FC 61     
Date:   Nov 20, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 124 p4p, 22 weight class) and Vyrkyx Dall (ranked 286 p4p, 47 weight class). Dall has chosen Art of War - Sabaton as his entrance music. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

182 cm
34
178 lbs
23 - 9 - 1
170 cm
36
169 lbs
21 - 16 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Vyrkyx Dall!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate throws a nice outside leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Applegate.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Applegate throws a low kick, looking for Dall's leg but Dall calmly moves out of range.
Applegate rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Dall moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Applegate misses the jab.
Applegate connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Dall momentarily.
Dall slips a straight right by Applegate.
Dall avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Applegate stalks Dall and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Dall's face. Dall staggers backwards, shaken.

It looks like Vyrkyx Dall has been cut.

Applegate rushes Dall and presses him up against the cage.
Dall working aggressively here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A left hand lands to the body for Dall.
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Dall or not.
Dall misses with the head strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Dall controls the action.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dall changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

Dall shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Applegate wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Dall manages to pass to side control.


Dall is working for a kimura but Applegate is defending it quite comfortably.

Dall is working for a kimura but Applegate is defending it quite comfortably.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Dall is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Applegate moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall is pushing down on Applegate's leg trying to pass to half guard. Applegate is fighting to maintain full guard but Dall has managed to sneak the leg through.

Dall is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

Dall is working for a kimura but Applegate is defending it quite comfortably.

Applegate is defending against the submission attempts here by Dall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

Dall is looking for a kimura but Applegate is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Dall to get the leverage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Dall is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Applegate moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate throws a body punch but Dall moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Dall! But no joy.
Applegate staying out of range there.
Applegate scores with a decent looking hook.
Dall swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
Dall misses the shot to the body.
Applegate scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Applegate tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dall was well out of range. Poor timing from Applegate.
Dall tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Dall blocks a head kick by Applegate.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Dall tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Dall back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Dall controls his hands.

Applegate wants the takedown. Dall is fighting it off but Applegate persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Dall's guard against the cage.

Dall working for a triangle but Applegate defends it easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dall working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Applegate has passed into half guard!

Dall looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Applegate moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Dall.
Abner Applegate overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's two 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.
Applegate trying to control the position but Dall is working away.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Dall trying to remain calm as Applegate controls from the top position.
Dall is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Dall manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

Dall has his foot on Applegate's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Applegate works his way back into a safe position though.
Dall keeping moving, preventing Applegate from controlling successfully.

Dall looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Applegate has picked Dall up and slammed him! Dall can't keep hold of the triangle and Applegate manages to pass to side control!
Dall tries to bench press Applegate off him but Applegate keeps the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Applegate decides to stand back up.
Applegate uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Dall.
Dall looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Applegate is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

Applegate gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Dall tries to break free but Applegate pushes him back against the cage.
Applegate keeps control of Dall as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Dall lands a left hand.
Dall can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dall working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Dall backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Dall backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Vyrkyx Dall's cut.
That's time! Applegate's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Applegate stuffs the takedown attempt from Dall. Dall gets slowly back to his feet.
Some bone on bone action there as Dall checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A decent looking cross lands there for Applegate.
Applegate throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice defenses there by Applegate.
Dall connects with a single shot there.
Dall moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Applegate connects with a solid leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Applegate. Dall does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
And Dall tries to counter it with a takedown but Applegate pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Good work by Applegate as he checks the leg kick.
Applegate fires out a quick counter leg kick but Dall just manages to avoid it.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Applegate catches Dall with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Applegate closes the distance looking to clinch
and Dall counters with a right hand to the body.
Abner Applegate is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate throws a lazy right hand but Dall sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dall walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Applegate checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Nice cross by Dall.
Applegate missing with a left hand there. Dall was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Applegate darts in trying to clinch
and Dall counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Dall shoots in for a takedown but Applegate shows good takedown defense.
Applegate misses with the combination.
Applegate scores with a sloppy right hand. Dall should have avoided that one.
Vyrkyx Dall has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And Dall tries to counter it with a takedown but Applegate pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Applegate connects with a solid leg kick.

Dall throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Applegate was covering up waiting for the punch and Dall finishes the takedown easily into guard.

Applegate uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dall throws the left hand but Applegate avoids the punch easily.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A head kick misses from Dall.
Applegate scores with a jab.
Applegate scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

Dall is rocked!

That has opened up Vyrkyx Dall's cut even more.
Applegate fires a straight punch through the middle that cracks Dall square on the jaw! Damn, Dall is out cold on his feet and topples face first to the canvas! Wow, I haven't seen a knockout that brutal in a long time!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Abner Applegate!
An out of breath and clearly excited Abner Applegate thanked Dark Knight Nutrition for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: Pride FC 53     
Date:   Oct 23, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 163 p4p, 23 weight class) and Roderick Turnbull (ranked 470 p4p, 75 weight class). The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
34
178 lbs
22 - 9 - 1
180 cm
28
170 lbs
19 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Roderick Turnbull!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Hirohito Nitta and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Turnbull fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Turnbull lands a jab.
Good work by Turnbull as he checks the leg kick.
Turnbull throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Applegate sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Applegate slips under a jab from Turnbull.
Turnbull throws an overhand right that lands on Applegate's shoulder, as Applegate tries to avoid the shot.
Applegate throwing a counter right hand but Turnbull manages to avoid it.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Applegate throws a leg kick that is checked
and Turnbull counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Applegate ducks under a wild hook from Turnbull.
Turnbull takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Applegate slips under a jab from Turnbull.
Turnbull sizes up Applegate with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Nice straight punches there by Applegate. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Applegate.
Applegate delivers a nice body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate throws a leg kick but Turnbull checks it.
Applegate is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Turnbull bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Turnbull lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Applegate has closed the distance and engaged Turnbull in a clinch.
Turnbull tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Turnbull misses with some punches.
Applegate tries a body shot but Turnbull blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate pushes Turnbull back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Good body shot from Turnbull.
Turnbull tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Turnbull lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Turnbull.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Turnbull fails to land.
Turnbull misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Turnbull misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Turnbull misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Turnbull can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Turnbull lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Turnbull goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate prevents a body shot from Turnbull.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Turnbull lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Turnbull misses with the head strike.
Turnbull struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate lands a damaging elbow.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate tries a body shot but Turnbull blocks it.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Turnbull's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Turnbull.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Turnbull controls his hands.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A slow jab from Turnbull misses its intended target.
Applegate throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Applegate misses with a straight left.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Applegate throws a body shot but no joy.
Turnbull 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.
Turnbull blocks a head kick by Applegate.
Applegate motions for Turnbull to come forward. Applegate throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Applegate misses with a body shot.
Applegate uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Turnbull.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Turnbull.
Turnbull gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Applegate.
Turnbull delivers a nice body kick.
Turnbull ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jab from Applegate.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate tries a head kick but it misses.
Applegate clobbers Turnbull with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate cracks Turnbull with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Turnbull throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Applegate takes a swing at Turnbull's ribcage but misses.
Applegate fails in his attempt to clinch.
The crowd cheers as Applegate lands an impressive looking overhand right. Turnbull doesn't seem phased though.
Applegate digs a good body shot into Turnbull's ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Applegate. Turnbull does a little dance to reset his feet.
Turnbull jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Applegate throws a chopping leg kick but Turnbull manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

Applegate has Turnbull up against the cage in a clinch.
Turnbull gets through Applegate's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Turnbull swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Turnbull.
Turnbull digs a right hand underneath Applegate's ribcage. Applegate let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Turnbull presses Applegate against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Turnbull gets through Applegate's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Applegate slips a straight right by Turnbull.
Roderick Turnbull has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Applegate connects with a body shot that sends Turnbull's belly button to the back.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Turnbull.
Turnbull tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Turnbull misses with a body punch.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
Come on Applegate - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Turnbull tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short left from Turnbull.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Applegate.
Turnbull misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
Turnbull blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Turnbull blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Turnbull goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Turnbull tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Turnbull.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Turnbull uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Turnbull.
Turnbull lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Turnbull can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Turnbull controls his hands.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Turnbull lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Applegate.
Roderick Turnbull seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Turnbull lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Turnbull working aggressively here.
Turnbull blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Turnbull fails to land.
Turnbull misses with a punch on the inside.
Turnbull swings away with an uppercut that misses.
With the fighters up against the cage, Applegate throws an elbow but misses.
Turnbull has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
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 short left from Applegate.
Turnbull misses with the head strike.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Turnbull blocks an uppercut.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Turnbull lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Turnbull.
Applegate tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Turnbull lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Applegate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turnbull lands a body punch.
Turnbull tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Turnbull misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Turnbull misses with a punch to the body.
Turnbull fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Turnbull prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Turnbull controls the action.
Applegate content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Turnbull.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Turnbull.
Turnbull blocking some punches.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Turnbull working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Turnbull is working Applegate over against the cage.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Turnbull fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Turnbull tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Turnbull prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Turnbull misses with a body punch.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Turnbull misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Turnbull working aggressively here.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Turnbull fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Turnbull goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
A short uppercut from Turnbull.
A head punch on the inside from Turnbull fails to land.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
That's time! Applegate's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!



Applegate fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Turnbull, pushing him back against the cage.
Turnbull tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Turnbull struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Turnbull lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Turnbull pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Turnbull lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Turnbull has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Turnbull misses with a punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Turnbull lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short left from Applegate.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Turnbull.
Turnbull misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Turnbull.
Turnbull lands a body shot.
Turnbull throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Turnbull.
Turnbull is leaning against Applegate and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Turnbull swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Turnbull misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Turnbull goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Turnbull swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Turnbull is working Applegate over against the cage.
Turnbull tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Turnbull misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Turnbull throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate pushes Turnbull back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Turnbull throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
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!
Turnbull scores with a shoulder strike.
Turnbull tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Turnbull.
Turnbull misses with the head strike.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Turnbull has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Turnbull tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Turnbull lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Applegate or not.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Turnbull pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Turnbull misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Turnbull.
A shot in the inside from Turnbull.
Turnbull tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Turnbull.
Turnbull misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Turnbull fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Turnbull.
Turnbull misses with the head strike.
Turnbull lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Turnbull misses with a punch on the inside.
Turnbull swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Turnbull working aggressively here.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Turnbull.
Turnbull can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Turnbull misses with some punches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Turnbull lands a nice uppercut.
Turnbull lands a shoulder strike.

And that's the end of the fight!
Roderick Turnbull comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Applegate 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 Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 28:30
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 29:28
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Abner Applegate!

An out of breath and clearly excited Abner Applegate thanked Dark Knight Nutrition for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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RATING
64%

 

Event: Pride 50 LA     
Date:   Oct 09, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 57 p4p, 11 weight class) and Ryu Aokison (ranked 231 p4p, 37 weight class). Aokison has chosen Caroline as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
34
178 lbs
22 - 8 - 1
192 cm
32
183 lbs
21 - 16 - 1
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ryu Aokison!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate throws an overhand right that lands on Aokison's shoulder, as Aokison tries to avoid the shot.
Aokison tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Aokison lands with a good body shot.
Applegate pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Applegate fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Aokison.
Applegate just misses with a punch to the body.
Aokison showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Applegate.
Applegate throws a body punch but Aokison moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aokison. Applegate does a little dance to reset his feet.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Aokison tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Applegate was well out of range. Poor timing from Aokison.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Applegate.
Applegate wants to clinch but Aokison slips to the side

and Aokison counters with a single leg into guard. Applegate didn't expect that.
Aokison looking to pass the guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Aokison throws an elbow that misses. Applegate uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Aokison's guard. Nice move by Applegate!

Aokison 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aokison not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Applegate is fighting to break Aokison's control of his arms but Aokison is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Aokison's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

Aokison has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Applegate can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Aokison is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Applegate is aware though and is defending well.

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.
Applegate stopping the sweep attempt from Aokison.
Our spies down at at Xtreme Foaming Shortcakes inform us that Aokison has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Applegate sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Aokison wants to control but Applegate passes easily into half guard.

Aokison actively working from the bottom here.
Aokison trying to control but Applegate postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aokison slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Aokison not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Aokison looking for a sweep. Not yet Aokison, not yet.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Aokison is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Applegate throws a looping overhand right but Aokison ducks down to avoid it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Applegate.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aokison moves away.
Applegate wants to clinch.
Aokison looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Applegate there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Aokison misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Applegate.
Aokison has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Applegate finds it's way round the side to connect with Aokison's head.
Applegate scores with a body shot.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Applegate digs a good body shot into Aokison's ribs.
Applegate takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Aokison throws a nice looking combination but Applegate bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Applegate tries to clinch but Aokison is having none of it.
Applegate throws a series of punches but Aokison moves out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate throws a lazy right hand but Aokison sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aokison bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Applegate's head.
Applegate on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Applegate swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Applegate clinches up with Aokison and pushes him back against the cage.
Aokison content to slow the pace in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Applegate connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Aokison connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Aokison takes a swing at Applegate's ribcage but misses.
Applegate swings for the body but Aokison moves out of range.
Good work by Applegate as he checks the leg kick.
Applegate tried to counter with a leg kick but Aokison avoided it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Aokison digs a good body shot into Applegate's ribs.
Aokison scores with a shot to the body.

Aokison gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Aokison blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate has Aokison pressed against the cage.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Aokison controls his hands.
Aokison is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Applegate is defending well.
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Aokison's ribcage. Aokison let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Aokison changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Applegate fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Aokison lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Applegate uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aokison.
Aokison throws a leg kick but Applegate sees it coming and moves out of range.
Aokison throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aokison tries to land a leg kick but Applegate saw it coming and moves away.
Applegate scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate swings for the body but Aokison moves out of range.
Applegate throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Applegate goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Applegate throws a solid leg kick but Aokison takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Applegate.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aokison. Applegate does a little dance to reset his feet.
Applegate throws a quick counter kick to the body but Aokison avoids it.
Applegate lands with a nice body punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate lands with a thumping leg kick.
Applegate is looking to wear down Aokison with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

Aokison tries to keep at a distance but Applegate has taken the fight into the clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Aokison.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Aokison tries for a takedown but Applegate manages to get underhooks.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ryu Aokison.
Aokison tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Applegate just stands there and leans against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate pushes Aokison back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Aokison tries for a takedown but Applegate manages to get underhooks.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Aokison controls the action.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Aokison blocks an uppercut.
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Aokison's ribcage. Aokison let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Applegate.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Aokison controls his hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Aokison is trying to drag Applegate to the mat but Applegate just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Aokison's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate tries to work over Aokison's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate missing with a left hand there. Aokison was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Aokison's jab looks to have found its range, popping Applegate under the eye.
Applegate motions for Aokison to come forward. Applegate throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Applegate throws a body shot but no joy.
Applegate connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Aokison thows a left - swing and a miss!
Applegate seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Aokison uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Applegate.
Aokison lands with a cross.
Applegate looks to score with a jab to the body but Aokison is just out of range.
Abner Applegate is winning the standup battle so far.
Aokison bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Applegate's head.
Applegate slips under a jab.
Aokison scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Applegate has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Applegate there as he acknowledges the shot.
Applegate wants to clinch

and Aokison counters with a single leg into guard. Applegate didn't expect that.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
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!
Aokison stopping the sweep attempt from Applegate.
Aokison wants to control from the top but Applegate keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aokison won't allow Applegate to sweep him here.
Aokison is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Aokison scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Aokison wants to control from the top but Applegate keeps moving.
Aokison looking to sit in guard and control but Applegate gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Applegate wants to control from the top but Aokison keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Aokison has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Applegate is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Aokison.
Aokison is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Applegate off and has taken his back!
Well, with Aokison on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Applegate is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Aokison trying to control.
Aokison throwing wild punches that miss their target.
Aokison lands an elbow to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Even with his hooks in, Aokison manages to miss with strikes from the back.
Aokison throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Applegate has his hands over his head blocking the strikes from Aokison.
Aokison missing with strikes.
Aokison has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Applegate trying to control but not successfully.
Aokison is punishing Applegate with strikes - can he finish him?!
Aokison misses with an elbow to the head.
Aokison throwing wild punches that miss their target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aokison missing with strikes.
Aokison trying to control.
Aokison scores with strikes from the back.
Applegate avoids the strikes from Aokison.
Applegate looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

Aokison working for a choke but Applegate is defending well.
Aokison connects with a series of strikes and the referee is calling for Applegate to escape the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate misses with a wild body shot.
Applegate looks to score with a jab to the body but Aokison is just out of range.
Applegate takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Aokison moves into range and connects with a jab.
Applegate checks a leg kick.
Applegate throwing a counter right hand but Aokison manages to avoid it.
Applegate misses with a wild body shot.
Aokison has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Applegate throws a jab when Aokison was well out of range.
Aokison slips a jab and a cross from Applegate.
Applegate slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Aokison connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Applegate's hands.
A solid leg kick lands there for Aokison.
Aokison lunges at Applegate with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Applegate's hand.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aokison moves away.
Aokison connects with a body shot that sends Applegate's belly button to the back.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Aokison throws a jab when Applegate was well out of range.
Applegate changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Applegate scores with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aokison throws a low kick, looking for Applegate's leg but Applegate calmly moves out of range.
Aokison's corner calls for a 1-2. Aokison obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Aokison blocks a jab.
Aokison goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Applegate fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aokison manages to avoid it.
Aokison lands with a nice body punch.
Applegate motions for Aokison to come forward. Applegate throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Aokison jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Abner Applegate is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Aokison misses with an uppercut.
Applegate swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Applegate missing with a left hand there. Aokison was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Applegate connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Aokison's hands.
Aokison scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Applegate keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aokison swings for the body but Applegate moves out of range.
Applegate throws a head kick that misses.
A nice side step and Aokison releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Applegate's corner calls for a 1-2. Applegate obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Aokison needs to keep his hands up - Applegate had a free shot at his head there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Applegate.
Applegate's corner calls for a 1-2. Applegate obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Aokison slips a straight right by Applegate.
Applegate looks to land a left hand but Aokison moved out of range nicely.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Aokison swings for the body but Applegate moves out of range.
Applegate scores with a body shot.
Aokison misses with a low kick as Applegate jumps back.
Applegate is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Aokison.
Applegate throws a hook but Aokison blocks it.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Aokison circles away.
Aokison lunges at Applegate with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Applegate's hand.
Aokison throws a leg kick but Applegate checks it.
An attempted straight right counter from Applegate misses the target.
Aokison tries to work over Applegate's front leg with a kick but Applegate checks it.
Applegate lands with an uppercut that bounces Aokison off the cage and back into range.
Aokison throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Aokison takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A leg kick checked by Applegate.
Aokison has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Applegate.
Applegate cracks Aokison with a good jab.
An inside leg kick from Applegate misses.
Aokison wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Aokison throws a leg kick
and Applegate cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Some bone on bone action there as Aokison checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Aokison's jab looks to have found its range, popping Applegate under the eye.
Applegate throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aokison throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Applegate waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Aokison.
Aokison lands a leg kick that knocks Applegate off balance momentarily.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up but Aokison swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aokison moves away.
Aokison moves out of range of the body kick from Applegate.
Aokison throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aokison fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Applegate.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate feints a jab promting Aokison to slip. Applegate then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Aokison slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.

Applegate has Aokison up against the cage in a clinch.
Aokison wants to take the fight to the mat but Applegate manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Aokison goes for a takedown attempt but Applegate pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Aokison moves out of range as Applegate throws a body kick.
Aokison takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Aokison scores with a hook to the body. Applegate takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Aokison throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Applegate tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Aokison is in Applegate's guard.

Applegate uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Aokison with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Applegate to score with a decent uppercut.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
That's time! Applegate's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but Aokison swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Aokison throws a body shot but no joy.
Applegate takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Aokison scores with a shot to the body.
A chopping leg kick lands by Aokison.
Applegate throws a right and a left that Aokison avoids nicely.
Applegate uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aokison.
It looked like Applegate wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Aokison misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A nice leg kick lands there from Aokison.
Applegate throws a head kick that misses.
Applegate missing with a left hand there. Aokison was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Aokison let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aokison throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An attempted straight right counter from Applegate misses the target.
Applegate tries to clinch there but Aokison circles away.
Aokison scores with a leg kick.
Aokison moves out of range of the body kick from Applegate.
Aokison moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Aokison scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Applegate gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A right hand to the body from Applegate.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Aokison blocks an uppercut.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.

Aokison jumps guard and drags Applegate to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Applegate trying to control the position from guard on top but Aokison is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aokison working a defensive guard here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aokison manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Applegate manages to get himself to full guard.

Applegate wants to hit a switch here but Aokison passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Applegate there!
Applegate tries to hold on but Aokison pushes him away.
Aokison tries to control but Applegate wriggling away.
Aokison misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate blocking the ground and pound.
Aokison lands with some strikes.
Aokison landing strikes from the mount and Applegate is in trouble!
Aokison cracks Applegate with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Applegate is bucking up trying to escape but Aokison cracks him with another couple of good strikes.

Applegate is rocked!
Applegate takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Aokison's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:54 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ryu Aokison!
Ryu Aokison is the new welterweight champion!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Ryu Aokison made sure he mentioned Pit Bull Development, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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FIGHT
RATING
72%

 

Event: Pride FC 46     
Date:   Sep 18, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Gideon Navarro (ranked 61 p4p, 10 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 108 p4p, 16 weight class). The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

181 cm
26
178 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
182 cm
33
180 lbs
21 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gideon Navarro!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Navarro throws a body punch but Applegate moves out of range.
Applegate just misses with a punch to the body.
Navarro swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Navarro tries to clinch there but Applegate circles away.
Applegate throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Navarro throws a head kick that misses.
Applegate 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.
Navarro closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jab from Navarro.
Applegate scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Applegate slips under a jab from Navarro.
Navarro has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Big Bear Fight Factory in the buildup to the fight.
Applegate swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Applegate takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Navarro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Applegate manages to avoid it.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Navarro digs a good body shot into Applegate's ribs.
Applegate fails to land with a series of punches.
No joy there for Applegate, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Navarro.
Navarro throws a quick inside leg kick.

Applegate closes the distance and pushes Navarro back into the cage.
Navarro is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Applegate to keep the fight standing.
Applegate tries to work over Navarro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Navarro jumps guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Navarro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Navarro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate is defending well against a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gideon Navarro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Navarro working aggressively here.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Applegate just misses with a elbow thrown towards Navarro's brow.
Navarro misses with a hook from the clinch.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate holds him up against the cage and eventually Navarro drops back down to his feet.
Navarro tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Navarro back against the cage.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate holds him up against the cage and eventually Navarro drops back down to his feet.
Navarro jumps guard but Applegate stands there with Navarro around his waist. Navarro gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Applegate comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Navarro is trying to break free.
Navarro blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate gets through Navarro's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Navarro misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Navarro is trying to pull guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Navarro drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Navarro throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Navarro lands with a left to the head.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Navarro backwards.
Applegate lands a left hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Navarro swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate won't allow it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
A short left from Applegate.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Applegate.
A short right from Applegate.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Navarro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Navarro jumps guard but Applegate stands there with Navarro around his waist. Navarro gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a nice knee to the body.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Navarro tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Applegate lands an elbow inside.

Navarro breaks from the clinch.
A decent looking cross lands there for Navarro.
Navarro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Applegate.
A low kick from Applegate is predictable there
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Navarro scores with a jab.
Applegate swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice cross by Applegate.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate tries to work over Navarro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Navarro lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Applegate creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Navarro's defenses.
Applegate utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Navarro doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Navarro.
Navarro is trying to pull guard but Applegate has him pressed against the cage.
Navarro tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Navarro lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Applegate blocking some punches.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Navarro is pressed up against the cage. Applegate has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Navarro down to the mat. Navarro avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Navarro ducks under a wild hook from Applegate.
Navarro moves forwards but Applegate connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Applegate shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Applegate slips a straight right by Navarro.
Applegate just misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Navarro fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Applegate is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Navarro thuds his right hand into Applegate's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Navarro tries to close the distance and clinch but Applegate swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Gideon Navarro is winning the standup battle so far.
Applegate keeps the fight on the outside.
Navarro slips under a jab from Applegate.
Navarro takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Navarro doesn't manage to clinch there - Applegate circles away.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Navarro keeps it at a distance.

Applegate clinches up with Navarro and pushes him back against the cage.
Navarro tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Navarro tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
Navarro is trying to pull guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gideon Navarro. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate won't allow it.
Navarro misses with a body punch.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Navarro controls the action.
Navarro blocking some punches.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Nice body punch from Navarro - that landed with a thud.
Navarro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Navarro tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Applegate smiles and moves away.
Navarro throws an overhand right that lands on Applegate's shoulder, as Applegate tries to avoid the shot.
Applegate ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Navarro scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Applegate throws a leg kick but Navarro sees it coming and moves out of range.
Applegate throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Navarro clinches up with Applegate and pushes him back against the cage.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Navarro tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Applegate just stands there and leans against the cage.
Navarro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate wants to stall.

Navarro manages to pull guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

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

Navarro has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Applegate is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Navarro.

Applegate decides to take the fight back to the feet.
Applegate getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a looping left.

Applegate closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Navarro wants to get back to striking at distance but Applegate won't allow it.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Navarro tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Navarro working aggressively here.
Navarro swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Navarro.
A short uppercut from Navarro.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Applegate throws a body shot but no joy.
Navarro throws out a powerful jab.
Applegate takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Applegate has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Navarro dips to his left and cracks Applegate with an uppercut!
Navarro steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Applegate.
A little feinted left hand from Navarro on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Applegate throws a sloppy head kick and Navarro moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Navarro takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Navarro clinches up against the cage.
Navarro working aggressively here.
Navarro working aggressively here.

Applegate tightens his grip and picks Navarro up, before dumping him to the ground. Navarro manages to land in guard.
Navarro can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Applegate controls the pace.
Applegate preventing the sweep.
Applegate must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Navarro controls Applegate momentarily but Applegate frees himself.

Navarro looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Navarro throws his legs up looking for a submission but Applegate uses it to pass to side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate 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!



Applegate clinches up against the cage.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Navarro throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Navarro jumps guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Navarro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Navarro is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Applegate is defending well.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
A nice left hand lands by Navarro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Navarro.
Navarro tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Navarro back against the cage.
Applegate slows down the pace here.
Navarro softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Abner Applegate seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Navarro throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Navarro fails to pull the fight into his guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gideon Navarro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A short body shot lands from Navarro as the two fighters clinch.

Navarro manages to pull guard.
Navarro wants to control the position but Applegate says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Navarro is looking for a sweep. Applegate is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Navarro actively working from the bottom here.
Navarro wants to get back to full guard but Applegate has mounted him!
Applegate takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Navarro is working to get back to half guard.
Applegate avoids the attempt from Navarro to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Navarro tries to reverse the position but Applegate maintains control.
Applegate takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Navarro wants to hold on but Applegate pushes him away.
Applegate content just to control the position here.
Navarro wants to control but Applegate is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Navarro wants to hold on but Applegate pushes him away.
Applegate looking to control and managing it successfully.
Navarro wants to control but Applegate is having none of it.
Navarro is desperately trying to improve his position but Applegate has a good base and remains in mount.
Applegate takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

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.
Applegate is continuing to stall.
Navarro wants to control but Applegate is having none of it.
Applegate controlling his opponent.
Navarro is working to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Applegate avoids the attempt from Navarro to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Navarro throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Applegate throws a jab but it's blocked by Navarro.
Applegate connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Applegate uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Navarro.
Applegate scores with a body shot.
Applegate lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jab, jab by Navarro - just one landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Applegate. Navarro does a little dance to reset his feet.

Applegate gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Applegate gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Navarro.
A short right from Navarro on the inside.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Applegate moves away from the strike by Navarro.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nice defenses there by Navarro.
Gideon Navarro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Applegate fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Applegate is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Navarro.
Applegate just misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Navarro moves away.
Navarro connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Applegate throws a low kick, looking for Navarro's leg but Navarro calmly moves out of range.
Navarro looks to land a right hand but Applegate moved out of range.
Applegate takes a swing at Navarro's ribcage but misses.
Applegate fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Navarro manages to avoid it.
Applegate misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Navarro.
Applegate throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Navarro fails with an attempt to clinch.
The fighters circle momentarily. Navarro darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Navarro thows a left - swing and a miss!
Navarro sets himself, and Applegate steps forward looking for the clinch! Navarro avoids it this time.
Navarro is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

Applegate clinches.
Navarro prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Navarro lands a shoulder strike.
Navarro fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Navarro lands with a light punch inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Navarro throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Navarro jumps guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Applegate misses with an elbow over the top.
Navarro takes a shot to the head.
Navarro lands with a right to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
A right hook to the body lands for Applegate.
Applegate prevents Navarro from breaking the clinch.

Applegate breaks the clinch.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Applegate tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Navarro manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Applegate connects with a single shot there.
Applegate keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice defenses there by Navarro.
Applegate lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Navarro manages to avoid it.
Applegate slips a jab from Navarro.
Applegate throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Navarro sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Applegate keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Navarro.
Applegate dips to his left and cracks Navarro with an uppercut!
Applegate misses with a low kick.
Applegate scores with a nice strike.

Applegate clinches up with Navarro and pushes him back against the cage.
Navarro misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Navarro.
Applegate looking to stall.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gideon Navarro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Applegate has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Navarro avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate holds him up against the cage and eventually Navarro drops back down to his feet.
Navarro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Navarro tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Applegate smiles and moves away.
Applegate scores with a jab. Navarro acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Navarro wants to clinch.
Navarro throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Applegate to counter with a crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Applegate ducks under a wild hook from Navarro.

Applegate has taken the fight to the clinch.
Navarro takes an elbow to the temple.
A short right from Navarro.
Navarro misses with a punch on the inside.
Navarro is trying to pull guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

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

Abner Applegate dominated that fourth 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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Applegate throws out a loose jab but Navarro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate sizes up Navarro with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Oh Navarro is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Applegate swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Navarro misses with a double jab.
Navarro slips under a jab from Applegate.
Navarro seems to have got his legs back now.
Applegate 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.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Navarro keeps it at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Applegate. Navarro does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Navarro on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Navarro throws a head kick that misses.
Navarro tries to close the distance and clinch up but Applegate swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Navarro takes a swing at Applegate's ribcage but misses.
Applegate wants to counter the offense by Navarro and move into the clinch position.
Navarro keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Applegate.
Navarro fails with an attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate throws a hook to the side of Navarro's head but Navarro sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Applegate lands with an uppercut that bounces Navarro off the cage and back into range.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Applegate fails in his attempt to clinch.
Navarro looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Applegate throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Navarro sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Applegate misses with a body punch
and Applegate takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Navarro bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Applegate's head backwards.
Navarro lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Applegate digs a good body shot into Navarro's ribs.
An inside leg kick lands from Navarro.
Applegate blocks a leg kick.
Navarro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Applegate.
Navarro lands with a thumping leg kick.
Applegate misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Applegate misses the target.
Navarro tries to work over Applegate's front leg with a kick but Applegate checks it.
Navarro looks to score with a jab to the body but Applegate is just out of range.
Applegate throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nice jab there from Navarro.
Good leg kick by Applegate there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice straight punches there by Navarro. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Navarro.
Navarro cracks the inside of Applegate's front leg.
Applegate walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Navarro gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Navarro lands a nice shot to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Navarro lands with a short shot to the head.
Navarro misses with some punches.
Navarro jumps guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate won't allow it.

Navarro jumps into guard, dragging Applegate to the mat.
Abner Applegate has got the better of the ground game so far.
Applegate controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
The adventures of Applegate the control monster continue. Boring.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Navarro is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Applegate is aware though and is defending well.
Applegate postures up.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Applegate is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Gideon Navarro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

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.
Navarro takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

Navarro closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Navarro tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gideon Navarro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Navarro tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Navarro tries to pull guard but Applegate holds him up against the cage and eventually Navarro drops back down to his feet.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Navarro tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Applegate smiles and moves away.
Navarro swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Applegate ducks under a wild hook from Navarro.
Navarro gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Left hook, right uppercut from Applegate.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Abner Applegate.
Well Applegate 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abner Applegate!

Abner Applegate is the new welterweight champion!
Abner Applegate took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Dark Knight Nutrition for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: Pride FC 41     
Date:   Aug 24, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jax Thomas (ranked 111 p4p, 19 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 233 p4p, 38 weight class). Thomas comes to the cage accompanied by Killing is my business, and business is good! - Megadeth. Jax Thomas had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jax Thomas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Andrew Berry and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice shot lands for Thomas.
Applegate dips to his left and cracks Thomas with an uppercut!
Thomas on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Thomas just misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate tries to counter with a clinch but Thomas shakes him off and moves away.
Applegate 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.
Thomas connects with a body shot.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Thomas circles away.
Applegate digs a good body shot into Thomas's ribs.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up but Thomas swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Applegate lands with a thumping leg kick.
Applegate on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Thomas.
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!
Applegate slips a jab and a cross from Thomas.
Applegate jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Thomas cracks Applegate with a good jab.
Applegate tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Thomas counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Applegate tries to clinch
and Thomas makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Applegate scores with a decent looking hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Thomas tries to score a body lock takedown but Applegate shows good agility there to stay on his feet.

Thomas lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Thomas thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Applegate's head.
Thomas trying to control from Applegate's half guard. Applegate has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Applegate avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Thomas stopping the sweep attempt from Applegate.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Applegate holds on and takes a little breather.
Thomas definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Applegate is continuing to stall.
Thomas trying to move into half guard but instead Applegate has managed to sweep!


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Thomas keeping full guard, as Applegate tries to pass.
Applegate preventing the sweep.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Thomas is on top in 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.
Thomas trying to control the position from guard on top but Applegate is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Thomas loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Thomas throwing strikes from guard but Applegate blocks nicely.
Thomas 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.
Thomas postures up in Applegate's guard and throws a big left but Applegate blocks it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Applegate keeping moving, preventing Thomas from controlling successfully.
Applegate utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Applegate can't keep his opponent in guard - Thomas advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Applegate works his way to full guard. Good work.
Thomas throws a strike but Applegate rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Thomas looking to hit a scissor sweep but Applegate is one step ahead there.
Applegate trying to control but Thomas is working from the bottom.
Thomas looking for a sweep. Not yet Thomas, not yet.
Thomas is working hard here to advance position.
Thomas being controlled here, momentarily.
Thomas looking to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jax Thomas will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Applegate is looking to clinch.
Jax Thomas is winning the standup battle so far.

Applegate fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Thomas sprawls well initially but Applegate persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Thomas tries to get to full guard but Applegate has control of the leg.
Applegate seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thomas gets full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thomas wants to sweep here but Applegate controlling him for the moment.
Thomas lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Thomas throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Thomas tries to free his leg and advance position but Applegate is retaining full guard.
Thomas's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Thomas wants to pass the guard but Applegate is keeping the position.
Thomas 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate keeping moving, preventing Thomas from controlling successfully.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Applegate swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Thomas makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Applegate darts in trying to clinch
and Thomas counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Applegate pushes Thomas up against the cage in a clinch.
Thomas wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Thomas blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Applegate pulls guard successfully.
Thomas throwing strikes from guard but Applegate blocks nicely.
Thomas controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Thomas trying to control but Applegate is working from the bottom.
Thomas content to stall in guard here.
Thomas trying to control the position from guard on top but Applegate is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Thomas lands a couple of digs.
Thomas wants to control from the top but Applegate keeps moving.
Abner Applegate has got the better of the ground game so far.
Thomas showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Applegate swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Thomas counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Thomas takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Thomas tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Thomas has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Applegate after a bit of a struggle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Thomas scores with a nice head shot.
Thomas throws a push kick but Applegate slaps the foot to one side.
Thomas staying out of range there.
A shot to the body from Applegate misses
and Thomas makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Applegate, right into the meat.
Thomas keeps the fight on the outside.
Applegate moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Applegate tries to clinch but Thomas is having none of it.
An attempted straight right counter from Thomas misses the target.

Applegate drives through with a takedown into Thomas's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Thomas looking to hit a scissor sweep but Applegate is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate content to stall in guard here.
Thomas wants to sweep but no luck.
Thomas not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Applegate trying to control the position from guard on top but Thomas 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.
Applegate fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thomas manages to avoid it.
Applegate throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Thomas to counter with a crisp jab.
Applegate fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Thomas.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Applegate.
Thomas throws a big shot that misses.
Thomas needs to keep his hands up - Applegate had a free shot at his head there.
Thomas ducks under a wild hook from Applegate.

Applegate clinches.

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

Applegate has Thomas up against the cage in a clinch.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Thomas controls the action.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
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!
Thomas misses with a hook to the ribs.

Thomas breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Thomas swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Applegate moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Thomas tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Applegate was well out of range. Poor timing from Thomas.
Applegate thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Thomas misses the target.
Applegate throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Applegate throws out a loose jab but Thomas uses good head movement to avoid it.
Thomas lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Jax Thomas is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Applegate moves in looking to clinch but Thomas pushes him off.
Applegate fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Thomas manages to avoid it.
Thomas 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.
Thomas just misses with a punch to the body.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Thomas is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Thomas is trying to force a seperation but Applegate has the dominant position.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Thomas.
Thomas is looking to take this one to the mat.
A hook to the body from Applegate.
A short right from Thomas.

Thomas pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Thomas avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Applegate, as that shot connected.
Applegate throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It looked like Thomas was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Applegate.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Applegate darts in trying to clinch
and Thomas counters with a stiff right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Thomas takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Applegate looks to land a left hand but Thomas moved out of range nicely.
It looked like Thomas wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Donk. Applegate catches Thomas right on the button with a cross.
Thomas pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Applegate blocks a jab.
Thomas jabs Applegate right on the nose. Applegate blinks but takes it well.
Applegate tries to clinch but Thomas is having none of it.
Thomas half committed to a counter leg kick.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Applegate is looking to clinch but Thomas is avoiding it.
Thomas digs a good body shot into Applegate's ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Thomas fires out a quick counter leg kick but Applegate just manages to avoid it.
A big right from Thomas misses.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Thomas misses with a low kick.
Applegate looks to clinch
enabling Thomas to counter with a crisp jab.
Thomas walks into a left hand.
Thomas throws a jab when Applegate was well out of range.
Applegate dodges the punch combination from Thomas.
Applegate steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Thomas.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Thomas keeps it at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Thomas.
Applegate blocks a head kick by Thomas.
Thomas misses with a body shot.
Thomas pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Applegate back to the cage. Thomas follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Applegate tries to clinch but Thomas moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but Thomas swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Thomas is looking to counter punch.
Thomas connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Applegate scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Applegate lands a head kick. Thomas smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Thomas moves away.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Thomas paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Applegate feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Thomass jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Applegate throws a half hearted mid kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Thomas misses its target.
Applegate wants to clinch
and Thomas counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Applegate tries to clinch but Thomas is having none of it.
Applegate lands with a nice body punch.
Applegate misses the jab.
Thomas misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with an uppercut.
Thomas looks to land a right hand but Applegate moved out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Applegate pushes Thomas up against the cage in a clinch.
Thomas is looking to break free of the clinch but Applegate has double underhooks.
Thomas looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Thomas misses with a punch to the body.
Thomas throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Thomas lands a body punch.
Thomas makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Thomas avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Thomas tries to break the clinch but Applegate is controlling the position.
Thomas scores with a shoulder strike.
Abner Applegate seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Thomas.

Thomas pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Thomas punishes Applegate's body with a nice straight punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate throws a big shot that misses.
Applegate misses with a wild body shot.
No joy there for Thomas, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Applegate.
Thomas throws a quick counter kick to the body but Applegate avoids it.
Applegate tries to clinch but Thomas moves out of range.
Thomas misses with a hook.
Thomas misses with a wild body shot.
Applegate is looking to clinch.
Applegate has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Thomas connects with an inside leg kick.
Applegate slips under a jab.
Applegate scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Applegate has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Thomas.
Thomas avoids the body shot from Applegate.
Thomas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Applegate manages to avoid it.
Applegate wants to counter the offense by Thomas and move into the clinch position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate throws a sloppy head kick and Thomas moves out of range easily.
Thomas works Applegate's body with a nice hook.
Applegate feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Thomas's calf.
Thomas misses with a jab, cross combination.
Thomas with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Applegate to score with a decent uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Thomas scores with a crisp jab that stopped Applegate in his tracks.
Applegate scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Applegate thows a left - swing and a miss!
It looked like Thomas was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Applegate.
Thomas lands a jab to Applegate's midsection.
Applegate shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Applegate throws a lazy body kick
and Thomas counters with a nice uppercut.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but Thomas swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Thomas tries to bum rush Applegate with a series of wild strikes but Applegate uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Applegate tries to counter with a clinch but Thomas shakes him off and moves away.
Thomas moves away from the strike by Applegate.
Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jax Thomas had his way with Abner Applegate in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Applegate lands a jab-cross combination.
A head kick misses from Thomas.
Applegate tries to clinch there but Thomas circles away.
Applegate tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Thomas manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Thomas misses with a low kick.
Applegate misses with a two punch combination.
Applegate throws a big shot that misses.
Thomas feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Applegate lands with an uppercut that bounces Thomas off the cage and back into range.
Thomas avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Thomas paws at him with a jab and circles away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good shot there by Applegate.
Nice body kick from Thomas.
Thomas throws a head kick that misses.
Applegate moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate tries to clinch but Thomas is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Applegate 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Thomas circles away from the clinch attempt.

Thomas gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Thomas has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A hook to the body from Applegate.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Applegate tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Thomas just stands there and leans against the cage.
Thomas misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Thomas.
Thomas tries to circle away but Applegate has him pinned against the cage.
Thomas has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Applegate after a bit of a struggle.
Thomas prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries a body shot but Thomas blocks it.
Thomas is trying to break the clinch but Applegate is controlling him.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Thomas tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate landing some nice looking knees to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Thomas avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Thomas takes a knee right on the jaw!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.

Thomas is rocked!
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Oh Thomas is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Thomas throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate lands an elbow inside that Thomas shrugs off.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate lands a damaging elbow.
Applegate lands a big right hand that drops Thomas! The killer instinct kicks in and Applegate finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Applegate!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing, into his post fight interview.
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Pride FC 34     
Date:   Jul 20, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Frank Reilly (ranked 390 p4p, 64 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 306 p4p, 49 weight class). Reilly comes to the cage accompanied by Danko Jones - Do You Wanna Rock. Frank Reilly has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

181 cm
36
177 lbs
31 - 20 - 1
182 cm
33
180 lbs
19 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Frank Reilly!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Applegate steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Reilly.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Reilly throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
Reilly tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Reilly tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Reilly lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Reilly controls his hands.
Applegate pushes off an throws an elbow but Reilly leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Applegate tries to work over Reilly's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate throws an elbow but it misses.
Reilly struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Reilly avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Reilly misses with a body punch.
We've been informed that Applegate 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.
Reilly lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Reilly blocking some punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Reilly dodges an elbow strike from Applegate.
Reilly working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Reilly lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Applegate tries to work over Reilly's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Applegate obliges.
Applegate lands a damaging elbow.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Reilly working aggressively here.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Reilly controls his hands.
Reilly is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Applegate is defending well for now.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Reilly is leaning against Applegate and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Reilly just misses with a elbow thrown towards Applegate's brow.
Reilly creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Applegate's defenses.
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!
Reilly struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Reilly softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Reilly or not.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Reilly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Reilly pushes off an throws an elbow but Applegate leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Reilly misses with some punches.
Applegate takes an elbow to the forehead.
Reilly lands a shot to the body.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate misses with a knee strike.
Reilly tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Reilly swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Reilly blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Reilly swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate lands a left hand.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Reilly.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Reilly misses with an elbow over the top.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate takes an elbow to the forehead.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Reilly swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Reilly.
Reilly scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Reilly throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Reilly pushes off an throws an elbow but Applegate leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Reilly fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Reillys head.
Reilly misses with some punches.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
Reilly misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Reilly working aggressively here.
Applegate gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Applegate digs a right hand into Reilly's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Reilly's gas tank.
Applegate misses with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reilly scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Reilly avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
With the fighters up against the cage, Reilly throws an elbow but misses.
Applegate content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Reilly lands a nice uppercut.
Reilly tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate lands a knee to the head.
Reilly has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Reilly has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Reilly throws a body shot but no joy.
Reilly tries a head kick but it misses.
Applegate 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.
Applegate walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Reilly checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
It looked like Reilly was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Applegate.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Applegate walks into a straight right hand from Reilly.
Applegate slips under a jab.
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 Frank Reilly will probably get the nod.
That's time! Reilly's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Applegate looks for a takedown but Reilly sprawls well.
Applegate lands a body shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Reilly.
Reilly goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Applegate tries to work over Reilly's front leg with a kick but Reilly checks it.
Reilly misses with an uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Applegate.

Applegate clinches up against the cage.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Reilly avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Applegate throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Reilly blocks it with crossed arms.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Reilly uses good head movement to avoid it.
Reilly prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Nice elbow from Reilly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Reilly's elbow.
Applegate blocks an elbow strike from Reilly.
A short left from Reilly.
Reilly's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Reilly lands with a short shot to the head.
Reilly misses with a short punch on the inside.
Reilly fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Reilly lands an elbow that stopped Applegate in his tracks for a moment.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate pushes Reilly back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Reilly goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate landing knees to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Applegate digs a right hand into Reilly's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Reilly's gas tank.
With the fighters up against the cage, Reilly throws an elbow but misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Reilly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.
Reilly misses with an elbow over the top.
Reilly lands with a short shot to the head.
Reilly blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate is working Reilly over against the cage.
Reilly has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Reilly pushes off an throws an elbow but Applegate leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Reilly swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Reilly can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Reilly tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Reilly.
Reilly creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Reilly misses with an elbow strike.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks an elbow strike from Reilly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reilly blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Reilly fails to land.
Reilly tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Reilly back against the cage.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Reilly's elbow.
Reilly swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Reilly blocking some punches.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Reilly lands a body punch.
Applegate's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Good body shot from Applegate.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Applegate is pushing Reilly up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Reilly scores a nice knee to the body.
Applegate gets through Reilly's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reilly misses with the head strike.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Reilly tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Reilly goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate lands an elbow that stopped Reilly in his tracks for a moment.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Reilly blocking some punches.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Reilly tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate tries to work over Reilly's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Reilly is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Applegate is defending well for now.
Applegate blocking some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Applegate instigates a clinch.
Applegate lands a left hand.
Applegate is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Reilly is keeping busy.
Reilly misses with an elbow strike.
Applegate tries a body shot but Reilly blocks it.
Applegate landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Applegate creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Reilly's defenses.
Reilly throws a head punch that misses.
A short right from Reilly.
Applegate scores with a hook to the body.
Applegate tries to work over Reilly's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Applegate lands an elbow that stopped Reilly in his tracks for a moment.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Reilly is defending well for now.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Reilly blocks it with crossed arms.
Applegate has Reilly pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Reilly manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Reilly blocking some punches.
Reilly prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate is leaning against Reilly and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Reilly has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Reilly misses with an elbow over the top.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the head but Reilly blocks with his arms.
Reilly misses with a body punch.
Abner Applegate seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Reilly takes a shot to the head.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Reilly throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
Reilly working aggressively here.
Applegate cracks Reilly with a nice body shot.
Reilly struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Reilly controls the action.
Reilly prevents a body shot from Applegate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Good body shot from Applegate.
Applegate connects with a knee to the head.
Applegate throws an elbow that misses.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Reilly's elbow.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Reilly misses with an elbow strike.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Reilly blocks an uppercut.
Reilly misses with the head strike.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Reilly takes a knee right on the jaw!
Reilly is working Applegate over against the cage.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Reilly lands a right hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
A right handed body shot lands from Reilly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate is leaning against Reilly and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Reilly can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Reilly misses with the head strike.
Reilly lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Applegate presses Reilly against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Applegate's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Reilly backwards.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Reilly avoids it.
Reilly misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate lands a left hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Reilly throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.

Reilly is rocked!
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Reilly's ribcage. Reilly let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Oh Reilly is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Reilly swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate cracks Reilly with a nice body shot.
Applegate gets through Reilly's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a big right hand that drops Reilly! The killer instinct kicks in and Applegate finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Applegate!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing, into his post fight interview.
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Event: Pride FC 30     
Date:   Jun 29, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 516 p4p, 75 weight class) and Chris Boag (ranked 426 p4p, 60 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
32
180 lbs
18 - 8 - 1
170 cm
28
165 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
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 Las Vegas, Chris Boag!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Franklyn Lucas and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Applegate - just one landing.
Nice uppercut there from Boag.
Applegate fails in his attempt to clinch.
Applegate fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Boag manages to avoid it.
Applegate tries to clinch but Boag moves away
and Boag counters with an inside leg kick.

Applegate gets a clinch.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Boag blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Boag is trying to stall.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Boag controls his hands.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Boag.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate tries a body shot but Boag blocks it.
Applegate tries a body shot but Boag blocks it.
Boag is trying to stall.
Boag blocks an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Applegate breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Applegate takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Applegate misses with a straight right.
Applegate looks for a takedown but Boag sprawls well.
Boag throws a looping overhand right but Applegate ducks down to avoid it.

Applegate has managed to clinch.
Boag has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Boag swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Boag.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Boag.
Boag swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with the head strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boag blocks the elbow strike.
Our sources have told us that Applegate has been working on his elbows in the gym.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Boag fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Boag doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice left hand lands by Boag.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Applegate is working Boag over against the cage.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Boag backwards.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate gets through Boag's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate tries to work over Boag's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Boag.
Applegate manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Boag lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate lands an elbow just above Boag 's eye.

It looks like Chris Boag has been cut.
Applegate slows down the pace here.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Boag avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Boag throws an elbow that misses.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Boag working aggressively here.
Boag struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate throws an elbow but it's blocked.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Boag.
Applegate leaning his opponent against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate is leaning against Boag and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Boag avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Boag controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Boag.
Boag takes an elbow to the temple.
Boag avoiding damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Boag.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Boag backwards.
Boag misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Boag is trying to maintain a safe position but Applegate gets an underhook and turns Boag into the cage.

Applegate breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Chris Boag's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Boag walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Applegate checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Boag 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 Applegate has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Applegate and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

Applegate has Boag up against the cage in a clinch.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Boag can do to turn this around?
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Boag is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Boag avoids a wild elbow strike from Applegate.
Boag lands a body shot.
Boag misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Boag misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Boag lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A short right from Applegate.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Boag takes an elbow to the temple.
A battle for position here, against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boag blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Boag working aggressively here.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Boag fails to land.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Boag prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Boag misses with some punches.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Boag is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Boag misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Boag swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Boag.
Applegate misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Boag.
Boag misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to work over Boag's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Boag.
Boag tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Boag presses Applegate against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Boag throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Boag scores with a shoulder strike.
Boag effectively controlling the action here.
Boag tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Boag swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Boag can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boag trying to stall but Applegate improves his position.

Applegate breaks the clinch.
Boag misses with a body kick.

Applegate gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Boag blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Boag is defending well for now.
Applegate tries a body shot but Boag blocks it.
Boag tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Boag controls his hands.
Boag fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate tries to work over Boag's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Boag.
Boag effectively controlling the action here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Chris Boag's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Applegate finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Boag flicks out a counter leg kick but Applegate steps away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Boag. Applegate does a little dance to reset his feet.
Boag pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Boag moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

Applegate gets a clinch.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Boag blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Boag controls his hands.
Boag misses with a hook to the ribs.
Boag blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Boag prevents a body shot from Applegate.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Applegate moves in looking to clinch but Boag pushes him off.
Applegate tries to clinch but Boag is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Boag moves away.
Chris Boag seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Boag moves forwards but Applegate connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Applegate keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Boag connects with the punch.
Applegate lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Boag is rocked!
Boag is looking to slow Applegate down with leg kicks.
Applegate rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Boag moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Boag connects with the punch.
Chris Boag is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Boag is looking to chop away at Applegate's legs.
Applegate misses with a wild body shot.
Boag lands a lovely overhand right.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Boag has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Applegate misses with a series of wild punches.

Applegate rushes Boag and presses him up against the cage.
Chris Boag has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate pushes off an throws an elbow but Boag leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Applegate with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Boag working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Boag working aggressively here.
Applegate's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Boag struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Boag swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Boag stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
A short left from Boag.
Applegate tries a body shot but Boag blocks it.
Applegate tries a knee to the head but Boag blocks it.
Boag tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boag leaning his opponent against the cage.
Boag blocks the elbow strike.
Boag fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Boag fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate being controlled against the cage.
Boag working aggressively here.
Applegate is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Boag lands with a left to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Boag is trying to maintain a safe position but Applegate gets an underhook and turns Boag into the cage.
Boag has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Boag has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Boag slows down the pace here.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

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 Abner Applegate.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Applegate, 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 Lou da Vinci scores the fight 29:28
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abner Applegate!

An out of breath and clearly excited Abner Applegate thanked Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: Pride FC 25     
Date:   Jun 08, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Heribert Bosch (ranked 73 p4p, 10 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 339 p4p, 52 weight class). Bosch comes to the cage accompanied by Oktoberfest. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

182 cm
33
175 lbs
34 - 11 - 1
182 cm
32
180 lbs
18 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Heribert Bosch!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Paulsen Ambrosius and Patrick Alders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate lands a head kick. Bosch smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

It looks like Heribert Bosch has been cut.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
Bosch misses with the head strike.
Applegate pushes Bosch back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Bosch pushes Applegate back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Bosch blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bosch is working Applegate over against the cage.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bosch digs a right hand into Applegate's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Applegate's gas tank.
Bosch blocks an uppercut.
I was talking to Bosch's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Bosch blocking some punches.

Applegate's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Applegate 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.
Applegate on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Bosch dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bosch getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bosch tries to clinch but Applegate is having none of it.
Applegate wants to counter with a clinch but Bosch pushes him away.
Applegate swings away with a leg kick that misses.
No luck for Applegate with that takedown attempt.
Applegate takes one on the button.
Bosch circles away from the clinch attempt.
Bosch connects with a solid leg kick.
Bosch fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Applegate manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate moves away from the strike by Bosch.
Bosch takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!

Applegate closes the distance and pushes Bosch back into the cage.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Bosch misses with a body punch.
Applegate makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bosch blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bosch misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Bosch blocks an elbow strike from Applegate.
Bosch misses with a punch to the body.
Bosch blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bosch avoids the elbow strike from Applegate, against the cage.
Bosch lands a shot to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bosch.
Bosch tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bosch working aggressively here.
Bosch can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Bosch lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bosch dodges an elbow strike from Applegate.
Bosch lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bosch wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A frustrated look appears on Bosch's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Bosch fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a knee to the head.
Bosch tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bosch misses with a punch to the body.
Bosch lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bosch lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bosch tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bosch fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Bosch blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
Bosch has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Bosch lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Bosch tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bosch lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Applegate.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bosch tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Bosch.
Applegate using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Bosch has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Bosch throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Applegate throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Bosch throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
A short right from Applegate.
Bosch misses with a punch to the body.
Bosch blocks a body shot from Applegate.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bosch pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Bosch tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bosch misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Bosch avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Bosch struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Bosch misses with a punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bosch lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Bosch lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
A short right from Applegate.
Bosch misses with some punches.
Bosch swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Bosch controls his hands.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Bosch backwards.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
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 Heribert Bosch will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Heribert Bosch's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Applegate connects with a solid leg kick.
Bosch throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Bosch throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Bosch swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
Applegate throws a sloppy head kick and Bosch moves out of range easily.
Applegate throws a nice outside leg kick.
Bosch cracks a nice hook into Applegate's ribs.
Applegate takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Applegate throws a body shot but no joy.
A telegraphed right hand from Bosch misses the target.
Applegate tries to clinch there but Bosch circles away.

Applegate gets a clinch.

Bosch breaks from the clinch.
Applegate slips under a jab from Bosch.
The fighters circling - Bosch throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bosch misses with a wild body shot.
Heribert Bosch is winning the standup battle so far.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Bosch circles away.
Bosch fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Applegate on the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jab from Bosch.
Applegate dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bosch. That did some damage!
Bosch avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Applegate has closed the distance and engaged Bosch in a clinch.
A hook to the body from Bosch.
Bosch has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Applegate is leaning against Bosch and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Bosch misses with a body punch.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Bosch throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Bosch lands with a short shot to the head.
Bosch swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bosch prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Bosch fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bosch misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bosch misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Bosch working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands a body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bosch throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Bosch lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Bosch lands with a right to the head.
Bosch blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Bosch swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bosch misses with the head strike.
Bosch is trying to break the clinch but Applegate has him pressed against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Bosch fails to land.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bosch's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate gets through Bosch's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Bosch avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bosch lands a hook to the side of the head.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bosch swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate lands a hook that snaps the head of Bosch backwards.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Applegate just misses with a elbow thrown towards Bosch's brow.
Bosch is trying to push Applegate away but Applegate has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Bosch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bosch lands a body punch.
Bosch blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bosch can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bosch.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
Bosch lands a body punch in the clinch.
Bosch lands with a left to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate working Bosch over with knees to the body.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Bosch struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bosch has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Bosch.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

Bosch breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bosch scores with a jab to the body.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bosch paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Bosch appears to be looking for a big counter.
Applegate fails to land the takedown.
Bosch misses with a head kick.
Bosch avoids the body shot from Applegate.
Applegate on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bosch waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Applegate.
Applegate wants to clinch.
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 Heribert Bosch will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Heribert Bosch's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Bosch uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Applegate.
Applegate is looking to clinch but Bosch is avoiding it.
Bosch thinks about countering with a head kick.

Applegate has taken the fight to the clinch.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Bosch misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bosch scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Applegate creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Bosch's defenses.
Bosch working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bosch.
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Bosch or not.
A head punch on the inside from Bosch fails to land.
A right handed body shot lands from Bosch.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bosch lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Bosch keeps it at a distance.
Applegate cracks Bosch with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
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!

Applegate manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Bosch on his heels. He'll look to pass Bosch's guard now, I'm sure.
Applegate trying to control but Bosch is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Bosch pulls Applegate in to control the position.
Applegate wants to stand and escape but instead Bosch has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.

Bosch wants to control from the top but Applegate keeps moving.
Applegate wants to improve his position but instead Bosch has moved into half guard.
Abner Applegate has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well, if Bosch 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.
Bosch is keen to just control but Applegate is a slippery customer.
Well, if Bosch 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Bosch prevents Applegate from improving his position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
A chopping leg kick lands by Bosch.
Applegate takes one on the button.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Bosch. Applegate shrugs it off though.
Applegate tries to clinch but Bosch moves out of range.

Applegate closes the distance and pushes Bosch back into the cage.
Bosch misses with a punch on the inside.
Bosch scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate presses Bosch against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Bosch blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
Bosch lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Bosch misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bosch misses with the head strike.
Bosch tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Bosch escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Bosch blocks a jab.
Bosch swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Applegate throws a jab but it's blocked by Bosch.
Bosch feinted there with a counter leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Applegate doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Applegate takes a swing at Bosch's ribcage but misses.
Bosch shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Bosch stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bosch blocks the body kick.
A slow jab from Bosch misses its intended target.
Bosch sets himself, and Applegate steps forward looking for the clinch! Bosch avoids it this time.
Applegate defending well as Bosch loads up on a big left hand.
Applegate pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bosch is out of range and Applegate settles back down.
Bosch getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

And that's the end of the fight!
Heribert Bosch showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Bosch, 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 Saam Ante scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 30:27
Judge Patrick Alders scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Heribert Bosch!

Heribert Bosch managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Reaper Combatwear, into his post fight interview.
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Event: Pride FC 19     
Date:   May 11, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Mikhail Bakunin (ranked 506 p4p, 69 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 520 p4p, 73 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

181 cm
34
178 lbs
21 - 10 - 0
182 cm
32
180 lbs
17 - 7 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Mikhail Bakunin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Saam Ante and Daniel Blasius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bakunin lands with a shot to the body.
Bakunin swings for the body but Applegate moves out of range.
Bakunin throws a body shot but no joy.
Applegate lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Bakunin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Applegate moves away.
Applegate lands a glancing blow to the side of Bakunin's head.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Applegate tries to land a leg kick but Bakunin saw it coming and moves away.
An inside leg kick lands from Applegate.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Applegate tries to clinch but Bakunin is having none of it.
Applegate keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bakunin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Applegate fails to land with a series of punches.
Applegate takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Bakunin is looking to wear down Applegate with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Bakunin takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate tried to score with a low kick but Bakunin checks it.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Applegate throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bakunin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bakunin misses with a hook. Applegate ducked under it nicely.
Applegate blocks a head kick by Bakunin.
Bakunin throws a looping overhand right but Applegate ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate tries to clinch but Bakunin moves out of range.
Bakunin lands a jab.
Applegate throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bakunin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Applegate dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bakunin. That did some damage!
Bakunin looks to land a combination but Applegate avoids it well.
Bakunin just misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
Applegate looks for a takedown but Bakunin sprawls well.
Bakunin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Applegate throws out the jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bakunin. Applegate does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bakunin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Applegate doesn't seem bothered though.
Bakunin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Applegate misses the shot to the body.

Applegate has Bakunin up against the cage in a clinch.
Applegate tries a knee to the head but Bakunin blocks it.
Bakunin blocks an uppercut.
Bakunin struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bakunin misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Bakunin blocking some punches.
Bakunin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bakunin lands a right hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Bakunin struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Bakunin misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
We've been informed that Applegate 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.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Bakunin.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Applegate.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bakunin's elbow.
Applegate is pushing Bakunin up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Bakunin misses with the head strike.
Applegate misses with an elbow over the top.
Applegate misses with an elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bakunin misses with a punch to the body.
Bakunin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Bakunin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bakunin working aggressively here.
Bakunin lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Applegate or not.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bakunin.
Applegate tries a body shot but Bakunin blocks it.
Bakunin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bakunin throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bakunin.
Bakunin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Bakunin lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bakunin lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bakunin takes a shot to the head.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Bakunin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate throws an elbow but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bakunin creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Bakunin swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
With the fighters up against the cage, Applegate throws an elbow but misses.
Bakunin prevents a body shot from Applegate.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate works on Bakunin's body with a couple of short punches.
Bakunin working some nice short punches in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bakunin.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bakunin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bakunin swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Bakunin presses Applegate against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Bakunin avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate is working Bakunin over against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Mikhail Bakunin will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Bakunin throws a body punch but Applegate moves out of range.
Bakunin throws a body shot but no joy.
Bakunin sets himself, and Applegate steps forward looking for the clinch! Bakunin avoids it this time.
Applegate fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bakunin is out of range.
Applegate tries to clinch but Bakunin is having none of it.
Applegate dives in and grabs Bakunin's left leg, looking for a takedown. Bakunin pushes down on Applegate's head and hops out.
Bakunin is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Bakunin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Applegate has time to react.

Applegate forces Bakunin back against the cage and clinches.
Bakunin doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bakunin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Bakunin.
Bakunin throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Bakunin working aggressively here.
Applegate blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bakunin misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bakunin lands a nice shot to the body.
Mikhail Bakunin has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Bakunin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Bakunin misses with the head strike.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Bakunin blocking some punches.
Bakunin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bakunin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Bakunin tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Bakunin back against the cage.
Bakunin lands with a left to the head.
Bakunin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Bakunin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bakunin misses with a body punch.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bakunin.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Bakunin avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
A hook to the body from Applegate.
Bakunin takes an elbow to the forehead.

It looks like Mikhail Bakunin has been cut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bakunin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Bakunin misses with a looping right.

Applegate gets in close and instigates a clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Bakunin or not.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Bakunin.
Bakunin tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Bakunin misses with a body punch.
Applegate misses with a knee to the head.
Applegate cracks Bakunin with a nice body shot.
Applegate tries to work over Bakunin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
Bakunin misses with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Bakunin fails to land.
Applegate with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Bakunin struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate missing with knees to the body.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bakunin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bakunin tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Bakunin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bakunin can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Bakunin has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bakunin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bakunin lands with a right to the head.
Bakunin makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Bakunin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
Bakunin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Bakunin misses with some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bakunin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Applegate misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Bakunin.
Bakunin gets through Applegate's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bakunin has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Bakunin.
Bakunin struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Bakunin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bakunin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Bakunin fails to land.
Bakunin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate cracks Bakunin with a nice body shot.
Bakunin swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bakunin throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bakunin's elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Abner Applegate will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Mikhail Bakunin'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!


A nice inside leg kick there by Applegate. That's going to slow Bakunin down.

Applegate gets a clinch.
Applegate tries to work over Bakunin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A hook to the body from Applegate.
Bakunin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bakunin has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bakunin.
Bakunin misses with the head strike.
Bakunin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bakunin misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Bakunin lands with a short shot to the head.
Bakunin lands a body punch in the clinch.
Bakunin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bakunin on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bakunin creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Bakunin working aggressively here.
Bakunin is working Applegate over against the cage.
Bakunin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bakunin working aggressively here.
Bakunin prevents a body shot from Applegate.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate works on Bakunin's body with a couple of short punches.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Bakunin backwards.
Bakunin can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bakunin.
Bakunin misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Applegate presses Bakunin against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate gets through Bakunin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate is working Bakunin over against the cage.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Bakunin swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Applegate gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.
Applegate pushes off an throws an elbow but Bakunin leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Applegate gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

Applegate jumps into guard, dragging Bakunin to the mat.
Applegate looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Applegate looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bakunin stands and steps away. Applegate gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but Bakunin swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
It looked like Bakunin wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Applegate throws a looping overhand right but Bakunin ducks down to avoid it.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Bakunin circles away.
Bakunin cracks a nice hook into Applegate's ribs.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Applegate using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Bakunin has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Bakunin.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Applegate.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bakunin swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Bakunin avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate digs a right hand into Bakunin's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Bakunin's gas tank.
A short right from Applegate.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
Bakunin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bakunin throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Bakunins head.
Bakunin misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Bakunin lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate lands a right hand.
Bakunin is leaning against Applegate and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Applegate misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bakunin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Applegate.

And that's the end of the fight!
Abner Applegate comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Applegate 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 Nard Betker scores the fight 28:29
Judge Saam Ante scores the fight 28:29
Judge Daniel Blasius scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abner Applegate!

Abner Applegate very nearly forgot to thank Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
In defeat, Mikhail Bakunin stepped up to the mic, saying 'I tip my hat to Turbo he's a beast there's a reason he's been champ for so long and been so dominant. I will be back you can count on that'.
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Event: Pride FC 15     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 305 p4p, 42 weight class) and Rip Snorten (ranked 423 p4p, 61 weight class). Snorten comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Sound of Silence kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
32
180 lbs
17 - 6 - 1
180 cm
35
180 lbs
19 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rip Snorten!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Radbod Blank and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Snorten lands a nice shot that snaps Applegate's head back.
Applegate misses with a leg kick
and Snorten counters with a stiff right hand.

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Snorten lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Snorten blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Snorten takes a knee to the side of the body.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Snorten.
Snorten fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Snorten tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Snorten lands with a short shot to the head.
Our sources have told us that Applegate has been working on his elbows in the gym.
Nice body punch from Snorten.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Snorten creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Snorten digs a right hand into Applegate's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Applegate's gas tank.
Snorten takes an elbow to the forehead.
Snorten misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate lands an elbow just above Snorten 's eye.
Snorten changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Applegate fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Sloppy strikes from Snorten. Those never looked like landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Applegate backing away here, and Snorten unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Snorten.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Snorten throws a hook to the side of Applegate's head but Applegate sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Applegate checks the leg kick nicely there.
Applegate scores with a jab.
Snorten lands a nice shot that snaps Applegate's head back.
Applegate looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Jab, jab by Snorten - just one landing.

Applegate moves into the clinch successfully.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Snorten looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Snorten drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
A right hand to the body from Snorten.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Applegate tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to break the clinch but Snorten is controlling the position.
Snorten jumps guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rip Snorten.
Applegate stalling in the clinch but Snorten improves position.
Snorten blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Snorten misses with a punch to the body.
Snorten tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Applegate smiles and moves away.
A bone on bone clash there as Snorten blocks the leg kick.
Snorten displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Snorten chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Snorten looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Snorten jabs at Applegate's body.
Snorten thows a left - swing and a miss!
Applegate takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Applegate lands a slapping body shot.

Applegate rushes Snorten and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Snorten jumps guard and drags Applegate to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Snorten looking for a sweep. Not yet Snorten, not yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Applegate has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Applegate is looking to stand up but Snorten won't let him.
Applegate postures up.
Snorten 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.
Applegate is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Applegate tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Snorten counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Snorten keeps it at a distance.
Applegate misses with a double jab
and Snorten counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Applegate throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Snorten wants to slow Applegate down by chopping away at his legs.
Snorten throws a hook but Applegate blocks it.
Snorten lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Applegate tries to clinch but Snorten is having none of it.
Snorten swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Snorten scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A jab from Snorten misses.

Applegate forces Snorten back against the cage and clinches.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Snorten lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Applegate.
Snorten misses with a punch on the inside.
Snorten drops down looking for an ankle pick but Applegate pulls his leg out and moves away.
A nice inside leg kick there by Applegate. That's going to slow Snorten down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Snorten throws a leg kick which misses Applegate's front leg but catches the back leg as Applegate tries to avoid it.
Applegate lands with a shot to the body.
Applegate tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Snorten manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Snorten swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Applegate is looking to score with low kicks.

Applegate clinches.
Applegate keeps control of Snorten as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Snorten misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate gets underhooks to prevent Snorten's takedown attempt.

Snorten jumps guard.
Applegate is stalling in the full guard.
Applegate stopping the sweep attempt from Snorten.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Snorten is pulling down on Applegate's head to control his posture.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Snorten looking to hit a scissor sweep but Applegate is one step ahead there.
Snorten is pulling down on Applegate's head to control his posture.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Applegate stopping the sweep attempt from Snorten.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Snorten lands with a straight right. Applegate didn't see that one coming.
Applegate lands the left hand.
Snorten jabs at Applegate's body.
Snorten throws a leg kick which misses Applegate's front leg but catches the back leg as Applegate tries to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Applegate.

Applegate pushes Snorten up against the cage in a clinch.
Applegate trying to land knees to the body.
Applegate lands a damaging elbow.

Snorten breaks the clinch.
Snorten closes this distance looking for a takedown but Applegate circles away.
Applegate throws a right and a left that both miss.
Snorten fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Applegate has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Applegate moves into the clinch successfully.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Snorten uses good head movement to avoid it.
Snorten prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Snorten tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A frustrated look appears on Snorten's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Snorten wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Snorten's ribcage. Snorten let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Snorten throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Applegate is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Snorten throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Snortens head.
Snorten makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Snorten tries to score a body lock takedown but Applegate shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rip Snorten.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Snorten manages to pull guard.
Snorten wants to hit a switch here but Applegate passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Snorten there!
Snorten is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Snorten slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Snorten wants to get back to full guard but Applegate has passed into side control.
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 Abner Applegate 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. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Applegate fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Snorten has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Applegate moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Applegate lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Applegate will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Snorten throws a chopping leg kick but Applegate manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Snorten scores with a hook to the body. Applegate takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Snorten throws a body shot but no joy.
Applegate moves away from the strike by Snorten.
Applegate wants to clinch
and Snorten counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Snorten scores with a nice right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate throws a low kick, looking for Snorten's leg but Snorten calmly moves out of range.
Snorten is looking to land body kicks.
Snorten misses with a wild body shot.
Snorten tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Applegate was well out of range. Poor timing from Snorten.
Snorten avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Snorten tries to land a leg kick but Applegate saw it coming and moves away.
Applegate seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate connects with a solid leg kick.
Applegate moves in looking to clinch but Snorten pushes him off.
Snorten lands with a right hand.
Applegate throws a half hearted mid kick.
Good shot there by Snorten.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Applegate shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Snorten misses with a two punch combination.
Applegate wants to clinch.
Applegate looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Applegate tries to clinch but Snorten moves out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Snorten.

Applegate gets a clinch.
Snorten dodges an elbow strike from Applegate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Snorten fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Applegate lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Snorten is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Applegate is defending well.
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 nice glancing elbow lands by Applegate.
Snorten is trying to break the clinch but Applegate has him pressed against the cage.
Applegate looking to throw knees to the head but Snorten is blocking nicely.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Snorten's elbow.
Snorten throws a head punch that misses.

Snorten manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Snorten can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Applegate controls the pace.

Snorten is working an open guard so Applegate takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Snorten keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Snorten throws out a powerful jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Snorten pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Applegate moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Snorten misses with a body shot.
Applegate looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Snorten looks to score with a jab to the body but Applegate is just out of range.
Applegate slips under a jab.
Applegate feints and then cracks Snorten's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Snorten down.
A low kick from Applegate is predictable there

and Snorten counters with a single leg into guard. Applegate didn't expect that.

Applegate pushes Snorten off and gets back to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Applegate throws a leg kick that misses.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Applegate walks into a left hand.
Applegate misses with a hook
and Snorten counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Snorten circles away.
Rip Snorten seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Applegate changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Applegate tries to clinch but Snorten moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Snorten throws the left hand but Applegate avoids the punch easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Snorten. That snapped Applegate's head back.
Snorten walks into a stiff left hand from Applegate.
Snorten misses with an uppercut.
Applegate is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Snorten.
Snorten circles away from the clinch attempt.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
Snorten tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Nice takedown defense from Snorten. No joy for Applegate on that attempt.
It seemed like Snorten was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Applegate walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Snorten keeps it at a distance.
Applegate swings widly with a right hand
and Snorten counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Snorten cracks Applegate with a right hand to the side of the head.
That kick from Snorten tenderised Applegate's leg. Applegate is trying to keep his angry face on.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Snorten throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Applegate lands a body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Rip Snorten.
I think Snorten 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 Blasius scores the fight 28:29
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 28:29
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rip Snorten!

Rip Snorten 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: Pride FC 7     
Date:   Mar 30, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 112 p4p, 20 weight class) and Vlad Darko (ranked 613 p4p, 88 weight class). Darko has chosen Ominous Drumming as his entrance music. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Vlad Darko was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

182 cm
31
180 lbs
17 - 5 - 1
178 cm
28
176 lbs
12 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

Bee Krazy
Blue Moon



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vlad Darko!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Daniel Franklin and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate connects with an inside leg kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Darko throws a body punch but Applegate moves out of range.

Applegate fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Darko, pushing him back against the cage.
Applegate tries a knee to the head but Darko blocks it.
Darko blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Darko has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Darko's elbow.
Darko is trying to pull guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Darko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Darko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Applegate works on Darko's body with a couple of short punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Darko lands a nice uppercut.
A right hook to the body lands for Applegate.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Darko controls his hands.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Darko.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Darko throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Darko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Darko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Darko.
Good body shot from Darko.

Applegate breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Applegate misses with a lunging right hand
and Darko connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Applegate wants to clinch but Darko slips to the side
and Applegate takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
Darko struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Darko.
Darko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.

Applegate clinches with his opponent.
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!
Darko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Darko blocks it with crossed arms.
Darko has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Applegate seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Darko can turn it around.

Darko successfully pulls guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Darko working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Applegate doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Applegate manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Darko seems keen to control Applegate's posture.
Applegate sitting in guard here, content to control.
Darko trying to keep a closed guard but Applegate is proving a slippery customer.
Applegate working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Darko wants to sweep but no luck.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
A low kick from Applegate is predictable there
letting Darko counter with a right hand.
Darko throws a low kick, looking for Applegate's leg but Applegate calmly moves out of range.
Applegate throws a hook but Darko blocks it.
Applegate misses with a wild body shot.

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Darko can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Darko working aggressively here.

Darko breaks from the clinch.
Applegate wants to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Darko circles away from the clinch attempt.
Applegate tries to clinch up but Darko circles away and keeps his distance.
A jab from Applegate finds it's way through Darko's defenses.
Darko takes one on the button.
Applegate tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Darko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Good leg kick by Darko there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Vlad Darko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Applegate scores with a nice right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate throws a leg kick
and Darko counters with a three punch combo that has Applegate backing up. Applegate nods at Darko to acknowledge the strikes.
Applegate tries to clinch but Darko moves out of range.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Applegate has Darko up against the cage in a clinch.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Darko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but Darko swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Applegate moves to clinch but Darko breaks away
and Darko counters with a nice uppercut.
Applegate misses with a kick to the body.
Darko looks to throw the jab but Applegate is out of range.
Applegate misses with a wild body shot.

Applegate scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Darko trying to control but Applegate postures up.
Darko is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Applegate is staying active.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate prevents Darko from improving his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Darko trying to control from the bottom.

Darko looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Applegate prevents Darko from improving his position.
Darko wants to control but Applegate is keeping busy.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Nice defenses there by Darko.
Darko is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Applegate with a body shot.

Applegate forces Darko back against the cage and clinches.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Darko swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Darko lands a nice shot to the body.
Darko misses with a punch to the body.
Darko lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Darko fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Darko lands with a right to the head.
Darko swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Darko avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Darko tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Darko tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Darko fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Darko.
Applegate creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Darko tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Darko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Still in the clinch, Darko scores with a nice short uppercut.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Darko.
Darko misses with a punch to the body.
Darko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Darko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Darko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Darko.
A hook to the body from Darko.
Darko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Darko.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
A short right from Darko.

Darko pulls guard successfully.
Applegate content to stall in guard here.
Applegate has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Darko trying to control the position here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Darko looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Applegate has picked Darko up and slammed him! Darko can't keep hold of the triangle and Applegate manages to pass to side control!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate controlling from side mount.
Darko is looking to regain half guard here but Applegate keeps moving and retains side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Vlad Darko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


An inside leg kick lands from Darko.
Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Applegate darts in and clinches Darko up against the cage.
Darko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Darko avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate tries a body shot but Darko blocks it.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Darko scores with a nice hook to the head.
Darko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Darko.
Darko blocks a body shot from Applegate.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Darko lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Darko.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Darko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.

Darko breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Darko is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Applegate with a body shot.
Applegate connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Applegate throws a leg kick
and Darko counters with a straight right hand.

Applegate bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Darko tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Applegate wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate wants to lay and pray for a moment but Darko keeps working.
Darko is trying to control Applegate's posture but Applegate avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Darko tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Applegate wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Darko is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Applegate off and has taken his back!
Darko trying to control momentarily.
Applegate manages to reverse the position and now he's in Darko's guard. Nice work there by Applegate.

Darko has his foot on Applegate's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Applegate works his way back into a safe position though.
Applegate showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate trying to control the position from guard on top but Darko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Applegate sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Darko trying to control the position.
Applegate slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

That's 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.

Applegate is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Darko has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Applegate is looking to defend but Darko has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Applegate! Darko pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Applegate taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:30 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Vlad Darko!
A very excited looking Vlad Darko made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

Event: PRIDE Worldwide Abner vs Darko     
Date:   Mar 09, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 93 p4p, 14 weight class) and Vlad Darko (ranked 519 p4p, 70 weight class). Darko is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Ominous Drumming. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Vlad Darko enters the cage!

182 cm
31
180 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
178 cm
28
176 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

Bee Krazy
Blue Moon



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vlad Darko!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Anthony Taglia and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Darko lands with a thumping leg kick.
Darko moves out of range as Applegate strikes.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Darko keeps it at a distance.
Darko flicks out a counter leg kick but Applegate steps away.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
Good body shot from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Darko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Darko.
Applegate lands a body punch.
A right handed body shot lands from Darko.
Darko blocking some punches.
Darko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Darko throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Darko controls his hands.
Darko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Our sources have told us that Applegate has been working on his elbows in the gym.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Darko.
A right hand to the body from Darko.
Darko lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Darko blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Darko lands with a short shot to the head.
Applegate lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Darko pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Applegate manages to break the clinch.

Applegate clinches.
Darko is struggling to control the position.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Darko.
Applegate is looking to break free of the clinch but Darko has double underhooks.
Darko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Darko misses with a body punch.
A short right from Darko on the inside.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Darko blocking some punches.
Darko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Darko lands a shoulder strike.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Darko.
Applegate tries to work over Darko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Darko scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Darko controls the action.
Applegate throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Darko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Darko's elbow.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate tries to land knees in the clinch but Darko avoids the damage to the body.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Darko.
Darko struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Darko scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Darko lands a shot to the body.
Darko working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Darko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Darko.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Darko tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Darko presses Applegate against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Applegate cracks Darko with a nice body shot.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Darko.
Darko throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Darko blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Darko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Darko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Darko struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Darko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate tries a body shot but Darko blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate misses with an elbow strike.
Darko scores with a hook to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Darko fails to land.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.

Applegate's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Darko.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Darko circles away.

Applegate has taken the fight to the clinch.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Darko.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate taking a breather.
Nice elbow from Applegate.
Darko tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Nice shot by Applegate.
Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Applegate tries to clinch there but Darko circles away.
Darko connects with a right hand. Applegate shakes it off.
Applegate closes the distance but Darko moves to the side
enabling Darko to counter with a crisp jab.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Applegate.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Darko backwards.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.

Darko's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Applegate tries to clinch but Darko moves out of range.
Applegate is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

Applegate shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Applegate showed some decent athleticism there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Darko is trying to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Darko is still trying to improve position.

Darko actively working from the bottom here.
Applegate works his foot free and advances to mount.
Applegate looking to control and managing it successfully.

That's two 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.
Darko tries to lock up and control but Applegate gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Darko is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Applegate trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Darko tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Darko wants to control but Applegate is having none of it.
Darko really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Applegate sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Applegate prevents Darko from getting the reversal.
Applegate takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.

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.
Darko is trying to escape the mount.
Darko tries to lock up and control but Applegate gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Applegate takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Darko tries to reverse the position but Applegate maintains control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Applegate controlling from mount.
Darko wants to hold on but Applegate pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Applegate looks to score with a jab to the body but Darko is just out of range.
A nice side step and Darko releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Darko misses with a low kick.
Darko connects with an inside leg kick.
Darko connects with a leg kick. Applegate looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Applegate tries to clinch up but Darko circles away and keeps his distance.
Darko scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Applegate doesn't seem bothered though.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Darko.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Darko pushes Applegate back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Darko takes a knee to the side of the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Darko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Darko swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Darko managing to block the knees to the body from Applegate.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Darko controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate tries a body shot but Darko blocks it.
Darko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate tries to circle away but Darko has him pinned against the cage.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Darko tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Darko back against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Darko tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Darko's elbow.
Darko lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Darko struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Nice body punch from Darko - that landed with a thud.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A short right from Darko.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Darko blocks an uppercut.
Vlad Darko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Darko misses with some punches.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
Darko misses with a hook to the ribs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Darko tries to pull guard but Applegate forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Darko tries to break the clinch but Applegate is controlling the position.
Darko struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Darko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Darko lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Darko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Darko struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Darko cracks Applegate with a nice body shot.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Darko avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Darko blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Darko scores with a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Darko.
Darko lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Darko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Darko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Applegate wants to stall.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Darko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Darko.

Darko's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Applegate thumps Darko with a low kick.
Applegate feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Darko's calf.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a few strikes there.
Applegate fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A big right from Applegate misses.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Darko keeps it at a distance.
Darko fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Applegate looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Applegate has managed to clinch.
Darko lands with a light punch inside.
Darko tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Darko tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.

Darko pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Vlad Darko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Applegate closes the distance but Darko moves to the side
and Darko counters with a nice uppercut.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but Darko swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Darko raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Darko circles away from the clinch attempt.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Vlad Darko.
I think Applegate 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 Lou da Vinci scores the fight 29:28
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 29:29
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 28:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
52%

 

Event: CEFC 331     
Date:   Feb 11, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 120 p4p, 20 weight class) and Dean Corll (ranked 365 p4p, 57 weight class). Corll has chosen Candyman as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
31
180 lbs
16 - 5 - 0
180 cm
31
180 lbs
22 - 13 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 22 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dean Corll!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Robert Douchet and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Corll swinging wildly here.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Corll lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Applegate backs up against the cage.
Corll keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Applegate moves into range and clinches up with Corll.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate avoiding damage as Corll throws knees to the body.
Corll tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Corll trying to land knees to the body.
Corll softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate wants a takedown but no success here.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short left from Corll.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short body shot lands from Corll as the two fighters clinch.
Corll working aggressively here.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Applegate thows a leg kick but Corll checks it
and Corll counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Corll moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

Applegate has managed to clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Corll backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Corll scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Applegate is working Corll over against the cage.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
A short left from Applegate.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Applegate gets through Corll's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Corll goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Corll takes a shot to the head.
Corll misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Corll lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Corll.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Corll working aggressively here.
Applegate throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A nice right hand lands inside from Corll.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Applegate lands a glancing blow to the side of Corll's head.
Corll tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Applegate paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Applegate tries to clinch there but Corll circles away.
Corll tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Applegate waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Corll.

Corll clinches.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate is trying to stall.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Corll lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.
A short right from Applegate.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Corll.
Corll misses with some punches.
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Corll's ribcage. Corll let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Corll lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Corll takes a shot to the head.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate tries to work over Corll's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Corll working aggressively here.
Applegate makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll working aggressively here.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Corll's head.
Corll misses with some punches.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Applegate is working Corll over against the cage.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Applegate breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Applegate takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Applegate lands a right hook to the body.
Corll looks to land a right hand but Applegate moved out of range.
Applegate seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Corll circles away.
Corll counters with a body kick.
Corll looks to land a left hand but Applegate moved out of range nicely.

Applegate gets a double leg takedown into Corll's guard.
Applegate 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Corll wants to stand and escape but Applegate is having none of it.

Corll escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Applegate gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Applegate won't allow Corll to get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Applegate not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Corll can do to turn this around?

Applegate gets to his feet. Corll looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
That kick from Applegate tenderised Corll's leg. Corll is trying to keep his angry face on.

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Applegate digs a right hand into Corll's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Corll's gas tank.
Applegate lands a right hand that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Corll.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.
Corll misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Applegate.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Corll throws a big shot that misses.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Corll circles away.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate is working Corll over against the cage.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate looking to throw knees to the head but Corll is blocking nicely.
Applegate is leaning against Corll and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Applegate breaks the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Corll moves into the clinch successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll blocks an uppercut.
A knee to the head by Applegate.
Corll prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate is leaning against Corll and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Corll avoiding damage as Applegate throws knees to the body.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Corll.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Corll prevents a takedown attempt there.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate with a knee to the head.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Corll misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Corll misses with some punches.
Corll prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Corll missing with knees to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
Applegate lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Corll takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Corll lands with a short shot to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.

Corll is rocked!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Corll is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll misses with a hook to the ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate lands a hook that snaps the head of Corll backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Corll blocks an uppercut.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll misses with some punches.
Corll gets through Applegate's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Corll seems to have recovered his senses.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Corll takes one on the button.
Applegate scores with a nice right hand.
Corll swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.

Applegate gets tackled into the cage by Corll. Corll maintains the clinch.
A short left from Corll.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Corll misses with a punch to the body.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Applegate is defending well for now.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Applegate drops Corll with a big knee straight up the middle! Corll is covering up against the cage but manages to escape and gets back to his feet!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Applegate fails in his attempt to clinch.

Corll gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Corll blocking some punches.
A short left from Applegate.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Corll trying to land knees to the body.
Applegate is working Corll over against the cage.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Corll or not.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
A short right from Corll on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Corll lands a left hand.

Applegate drops Corll onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Corll is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Corll to his knees! Applegate keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:45 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate is the new welterweight champion!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Abner Applegate made sure he mentioned Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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RATING
78%

 

Event: CEFC 327     
Date:   Jan 26, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 139 p4p, 22 weight class) and Sparky Anderson (ranked 1052 p4p, 125 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

182 cm
31
180 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
183 cm
39
162 lbs
48 - 30 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 48 wins, 30 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Sparky Anderson!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Steve Smith and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Anderson looks to score with a jab to the body but Applegate is just out of range.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Applegate throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Anderson on the side of the head.
Applegate jabs at Anderson's body.

Oooooh!!! Applegate has knocked Anderson down with a huge combo! Applegate steps away and waves a wobbly Anderson back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!

Anderson is rocked!

It looks like Sparky Anderson has been cut.
Anderson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Anderson is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate fails with the takedown
and Applegate takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Applegate throws a quick head kick that knocks Anderson silly! This fight is all over! What a finish! Applegate is up on the cage, taking in the applause from the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Abner Applegate!
Our winner, Abner Applegate, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: CEFC 326     
Date:   Jan 22, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 163 p4p, 26 weight class) and Vicente Lafayette (ranked 740 p4p, 88 weight class). Vicente Lafayette has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Abner Applegate's chin.

182 cm
31
180 lbs
14 - 5 - 0
184 cm
35
175 lbs
34 - 18 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing
Sportivité

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vicente Lafayette!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Yves DeLean and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Lafayette tries to keep at a distance but Applegate has taken the fight into the clinch.

Lafayette pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Lafayette.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Lafayette moves in looking to clinch but Applegate pushes him off.
Applegate is looking to clinch.
Lafayette tries to clinch up.

Applegate has closed the distance and engaged Lafayette in a clinch.
Lafayette working aggressively here.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Applegate wants to break the clinch but can't.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
Applegate looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Lafayette tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate tries a body shot but Lafayette blocks it.
Lafayette stops a takedown attempt from Applegate.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Lafayette uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.

Lafayette breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Applegate shoots in for a takedown but Lafayette shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Lafayette.
Applegate throws a low kick, looking for Lafayette's leg but Lafayette calmly moves out of range.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
Lafayette scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Lafayette's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Lafayette paws at him with a jab and circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate connects with a high kick.
Applegate cracks the inside of Lafayette's front leg.
Lafayette on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Nice sprawl there from Applegate as Lafayette shoots in.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lafayette will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Applegate stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

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

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the head but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Applegate gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Lafayette lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate with an attempt at a knee that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Lafayette tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Lafayette back against the cage.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lafayette swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Lafayette misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lafayette throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Lafayette controls his hands.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lafayette blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lafayette presses Applegate against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Lafayette blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate tries to work over Lafayette's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Lafayette working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lafayette.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Lafayette wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Applegate has him pressed against the cage.
Lafayette tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big left from Applegate misses.
Lafayette tries to close the distance and clinch up but Applegate swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Applegate jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice uppercut there from Applegate.
Applegate showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Lafayette.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Applegate tries to clinch up but Lafayette circles away and keeps his distance.
Abner Applegate is winning the standup battle so far.

Lafayette gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Lafayette tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lafayette avoids it.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Lafayette uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lafayette misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate with an attempt at a knee that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A right hand to the body from Applegate.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Applegate stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Lafayette swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lafayette scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Lafayette swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Lafayette's head.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lafayette blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Applegate pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate throws a head kick that Lafayette semi-blocks.
Applegate tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Lafayette manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Lafayette gets through Applegate's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Lafayette backwards.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lafayette blocks an uppercut.
Lafayette lands a nice uppercut.
Lafayette tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Lafayette blocking some punches.
Lafayette misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lafayette prevents a body shot from Applegate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate looking to throw knees to the head but Lafayette is blocking nicely.
Lafayette blocks an uppercut.
Lafayette tries to break free but Applegate pushes him back against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Lafayette misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lafayette being controlled against the cage.
Lafayette throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Lafayette.
Lafayette tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Lafayette uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lafayette blocks an elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Applegate keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Lafayette's efforts to push away.
Lafayette lands an uppercut.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lafayette doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lafayette scores with a shoulder strike.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Lafayette controls the action.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Applegate gets a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Lafayette fails to land.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Lafayette controls his hands.
Lafayette throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Lafayette uses good head movement to avoid it.

Lafayette's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Lafayette moves away.
Lafayette takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Applegate circles away from the clinch attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate lands with a thumping leg kick.
Lafayette shoots in looking for a takedown. Applegate tries to sprawl out of it but Lafayette keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Applegate manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Applegate lands a nice looking kick to the body. Lafayette takes a step back to recover.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lafayette tries to close the distance and clinch but Applegate swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Lafayette will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Lafayette shoots in looking for a takedown. Applegate tries to sprawl out of it but Lafayette keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Applegate manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
A nice combination there by Lafayette.
A left and a right from Applegate both land. Nice combination.
A shot to the liver by Applegate. Beautiful body shot.
Applegate tries to clinch but Lafayette is having none of it.
Lafayette keeps the fight on the outside.
Applegate cracks the inside of Lafayette's front leg.

Lafayette tries to keep at a distance but Applegate has taken the fight into the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Lafayette controls the action.

Lafayette breaks from the clinch.
Applegate throws a lazy uppercut
and Lafayette counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lafayette fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Vicente Lafayette.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up but Lafayette swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Applegate is looking to clinch.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
Lafayette makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Lafayette lands with a short shot to the head.
Applegate utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Lafayette can do to turn this around?
Applegate tries a body shot but Lafayette blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lafayette tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lafayette wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Applegate has him pressed against the cage.
Applegate is trying to pull guard but Lafayette turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Lafayette has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Vicente Lafayette has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Lafayette tries to break free but Applegate pushes him back against the cage.

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

Lafayette gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Lafayette.
Lafayette tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Lafayette back against the cage.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Lafayette tries to circle away but Applegate has him pinned against the cage.

Applegate manages to break the clinch.
Applegate comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Vicente Lafayette is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Lafayette struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Lafayette working aggressively here.
Lafayette misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.

And that's the end of the fight!
Abner Applegate showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Applegate, 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 Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 30:27
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abner Applegate!

A victorious Abner Applegate thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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FIGHT
RATING
52%

 

Event: CEFC Fight Night 145     
Date:   Jan 10, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 192 p4p, 31 weight class) and Dean Corll (ranked 537 p4p, 71 weight class). Corll is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Candyman. 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.

182 cm
30
180 lbs
13 - 5 - 0
180 cm
31
180 lbs
20 - 12 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sportivité

Sportivité



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dean Corll!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Elvis Blanc and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Corll gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Corll's elbow.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll lands with a short shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
Corll tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Corll working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Corll lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A short left from Corll.
Our sources have told us that Applegate has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Corll lands a shoulder strike.

Applegate's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Corll on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Applegate. Applegate obviously looking to wear him down.
Applegate throws a right hand that misses
and Corll connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Corll circles away.
Applegate tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Corll instigates a clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Corll throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
Applegate managing to block the knees to the body from Corll.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Corll.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate lands a left hand.
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Corll or not.
Corll tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Corll lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Corll blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Corll working aggressively here.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Corll tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Corll scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Applegate comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Applegate landing knees to the body.
Corll being controlled against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
A nice left hand lands by Corll.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of 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!
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Corll.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Corll.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Corll misses with the head strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Applegate presses Corll against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Corll's elbow.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Abner Applegate 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.


Applegate throws a lazy head kick
and Corll connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A swing and a miss from Corll.
Corll lands with a nice body kick.

Applegate has Corll up against the cage in a clinch.
Corll misses with some punches.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate cracks Corll with a nice body shot.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Corll lands a right hand.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Applegate scores with a knee to the head.

It looks like Dean Corll has been cut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Corll as Applegate tries to tie him up.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Corll lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll presses Applegate against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Corll controls the action.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Corll gets through Applegate's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Corll working aggressively here.
Applegate lands a right hand.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Corll's elbow.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate has Corll pushed against the cage.
Corll tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
A short right from Applegate.
Applegate on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Corll misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Applegate just misses with a elbow thrown towards Corll's brow.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Corll.
Applegate creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Applegate on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Dean Corll's cut.
That's time! Applegate's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Applegate misses with the combination.

Corll closes the distance and clinches.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Corll throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate is looking for a takedown.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Corll misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

Applegate pushes Corll up against the cage in a clinch.
Corll avoiding damage as Applegate throws knees to the body.
Corll blocking some punches.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for Applegate.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Corll takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Still in the clinch, Applegate scores with a nice short uppercut.
Corll misses with some punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A short right from Applegate on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate tries to pull guard but Corll holds him up against the cage and eventually Applegate drops back down to his feet.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Corll.
Applegate lands an elbow just above Corll 's eye.
Applegate lands a hook that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Corll.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate scores with a hook to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Corll.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate connects with a knee to the head.

Corll is rocked!
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dean Corll has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Corll is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate trying to land knees to the body.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Corll seems to have recovered his senses.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Corll prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate lands a right hand that snaps the head of Corll backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll misses with a body punch.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate managing to block the knees to the body from Corll.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.

And that's the end of the fight!
Abner Applegate showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Applegate, 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 Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:28
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 30:28
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abner Applegate!

An out of breath Abner Applegate 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: CEFC 322     
Date:   Dec 15, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 278 p4p, 44 weight class) and Vicente Lafayette (ranked 423 p4p, 56 weight class). Vicente Lafayette has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Abner Applegate's chin.

182 cm
30
180 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
184 cm
35
175 lbs
33 - 16 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Sportivité

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vicente Lafayette!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate scores with a shot to the body.
Applegate moves in looking to clinch but Lafayette pushes him off.
Applegate throws a shot to the body.
Applegate scores with a head kick. Lafayette tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Lafayette scores with a shoulder strike.
Lafayette lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Lafayette blocking some punches.
Applegate is trying to force a seperation but Lafayette has the dominant position.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Lafayette.

Lafayette escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Applegate cracks the inside of Lafayette's front leg.

Applegate clinches.
Applegate misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Lafayette breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Lafayette throws out a powerful jab.
Lafayette throws a body kick that misses.
Lafayette misses with a series of wild punches.

Applegate closes the distance and pushes Lafayette back into the cage.
Lafayette tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Lafayette backwards.
Lafayette is trying to force a seperation but Applegate has the dominant position.
Lafayette is trying to force a seperation but Applegate has the dominant position.
Lafayette throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Lafayette is trying to break the clinch but Applegate is controlling him.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Lafayette paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lafayette. Applegate does a little dance to reset his feet.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
Despite the aggression on Lafayette's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Lafayette is looking for the big counter here.
Lafayette throws a series of punches but Applegate moves out of range.

Lafayette moves into range and clinches up with Applegate.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lafayette scores with a shoulder strike.
Lafayette makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Lafayette uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.

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

Applegate fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Lafayette, pushing him back against the cage.
Lafayette looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Applegate tries to work over Lafayette's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lafayette blocks an elbow strike from Applegate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lafayette misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate tries to land knees in the clinch but Lafayette avoids the damage to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lafayette.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lafayette.
Applegate working hard to break the clinch.
Lafayette swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lafayette tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Lafayette blocks an elbow strike from Applegate.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Lafayette fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Lafayette manages to break the clinch.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
Applegate is looking to clinch.
Lafayette let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Lafayette throws a series of punches but Applegate moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate fails with a takedown attempt.
Applegate scores with a leg kick.
Applegate wants to clinch
and Lafayette connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Lafayette closes the distance and clinches.
A short left from Applegate.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lafayette blocks an uppercut.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lafayette misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate digs a right hand into Lafayette's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Lafayette's gas tank.
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 Abner Applegate 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.



Applegate clinches with his opponent.
Lafayette lands a shoulder strike.
Lafayette has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Lafayette controls the action.
Lafayette blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate keeps control of Lafayette as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.

Lafayette breaks from the clinch.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Lafayette displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Applegate.

Lafayette tries to keep at a distance but Applegate has taken the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate has Lafayette pressed against the cage, preventing Lafayette from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Lafayette wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lafayette wants to break the clinch but can't.

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

Lafayette closes the distance and clinches.
Applegate presses Lafayette against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Lafayette fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Lafayette uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lafayette swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from Lafayette fails to land.
Lafayette misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lafayette stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Lafayette lands with a short shot to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Lafayette pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Applegate tests Lafayette's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Lafayette fails to land with a series of punches.
Lafayette dodges the punch combination from Applegate.
Applegate stalks Lafayette and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Lafayette's face. Lafayette staggers backwards, shaken.
Applegate throws a front kick that sends Lafayette stumbling back into the cage.
Lafayette tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
That kick from Applegate tenderised Lafayette's leg. Lafayette is trying to keep his angry face on.
Applegate is looking to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Applegate has closed the distance and engaged Lafayette in a clinch.
Applegate missing with knees to the body.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Lafayette wants to break free but Applegate has control.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Lafayette blocks it with crossed arms.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Lafayette controls his hands.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lafayette swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Applegate tries to work over Lafayette's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lafayette struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Lafayette can do to turn this around?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Lafayette lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Lafayette blocking some punches.
Applegate works on Lafayette's body with a couple of short punches.
Applegate prevents Lafayette from breaking the clinch.
Applegate tries a body shot but Lafayette blocks it.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Lafayette avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lafayette misses with some punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Lafayette controls his hands.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Lafayette.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!



Applegate darts in and clinches Lafayette up against the cage.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate works on Lafayette's body with a couple of short punches.

Applegate breaks the clinch.

Applegate drives through and clinches with Lafayette against the cage.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Lafayette.
Lafayette working hard to break the clinch.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Lafayette scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Lafayette can't break the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Lafayette swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Lafayette escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Applegate tries to clinch up but Lafayette circles away and keeps his distance.
Applegate tries to score with a low kick but Lafayette moves his leg out of the way.
Lafayette looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Lafayette takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

Lafayette gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Lafayette working hard to break the clinch.

Lafayette breaks the clinch.
Lafayette dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Applegate. That did some damage!

Applegate closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lafayette wants to break free but Applegate has control.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Lafayette has had enough of the clinch but Applegate keeps him there for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lafayette tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Lafayette wants to break free but Applegate has control.
Lafayette lands with a short shot to the head.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Lafayette uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Lafayette's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lafayette working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Lafayette is trying to force a seperation but Applegate has the dominant position.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Applegate closes the distance but Lafayette moves to the side
letting Lafayette counter with a right hand.
Lafayette just misses with a punch to the body.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Lafayette uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Applegate.
Vicente Lafayette has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Lafayette drops his hands momentarily and Applegate takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Applegate.
Applegate tries to clinch up but Lafayette circles away and keeps his distance.
Lafayette stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Applegate.
Applegate fails in his attempt to clinch.
A jab from Applegate does it's job there.
Applegate drops his hands momentarily and Lafayette takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

Lafayette closes the distance and clinches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate works on Lafayette's body with a couple of short punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Lafayette has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lafayette fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lafayette.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.

Lafayette's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Lafayette tries to move into range but Applegate moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Applegate rushes Lafayette and presses him up against the cage.
Lafayette goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

And that's the end of the fight!
Abner Applegate showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Applegate 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 Ian Loll scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abner Applegate!

An out of breath Abner Applegate 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: CEFC Live 68     
Date:   Dec 05, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 532 p4p, 73 weight class) and Dean Corll (ranked 395 p4p, 54 weight class). Corll comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Candyman kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

182 cm
30
180 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
180 cm
30
180 lbs
19 - 11 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dean Corll!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, William Peck and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Corll checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Corll follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Corll closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Corll will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
A jab from Corll does it's job there.

Applegate clinches with his opponent.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Corll.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Corll's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate avoiding damage.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll lands a hook to the side of the head.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate tries to work over Corll's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Applegate dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Corll trying to land knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Corll working aggressively here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Corll prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Corll.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Corll controls the action.
Corll blocking some punches.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Corll uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll misses with some punches.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll blocking some punches.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Applegate is working Corll over against the cage.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Corll.
Corll misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll scores with a hook to the body.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll misses with some punches.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
Corll misses with a body punch.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.

Applegate manages to break the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Corll can do to turn this around?
Corll tries to close the distance and clinch up but Applegate swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Applegate tries to counter by clinching up but Corll breaks away and moves out of range.
Applegate throws a big shot that misses.

Applegate closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Corll quickly recovers to half guard.

Corll kicks Applegate off and gets back to his feet.
Applegate fails miserably with a takedown attempt.

Applegate drives through and clinches with Corll against the cage.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Corll misses with some punches.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Corll.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Corll goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Corll lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
A short left from Corll.
Corll tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Applegate looking to throw knees to the head but Corll is blocking nicely.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll working aggressively here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
A short right from Applegate.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Corll tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Applegate gets through Corll's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Corll missing with knees to the body.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A hook to the body from Applegate.
Corll is breathing heavily.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Corlls head.
The referee calls for Applegate to work.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Applegate scores with a nice short uppercut.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll misses with the head strike.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Corll back against the cage.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Applegate.
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Corll's ribcage. Corll let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Corll.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Corll is leaning against Applegate and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Corll.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.

Applegate jumps into guard, dragging Corll to the mat.
Applegate keeping moving, preventing Corll from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Corll takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Applegate misses with a body shot.

Applegate clinches with his opponent.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Corll working aggressively here.

Applegate manages to break the clinch.
Applegate connects with an inside leg kick.

Applegate clinches.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Still in the clinch, Corll scores with a nice short uppercut.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate stalling the fight.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll lands an uppercut.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate scores with a hook to the body.
Corll takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Applegate stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate presses Corll against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Good body shot from Applegate.
Applegate is working Corll over against the cage.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.

Corll is rocked!
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Corll is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Dean Corll has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Corll blocks it with crossed arms.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate throws a big uppercut that drops Corll! More strikes from Applegate and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Corll lies dazed against the cage as Applegate celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: CEFC Fight Night 240     
Date:   Nov 21, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 286 p4p, 43 weight class) and Kim Jong Guk (ranked 479 p4p, 68 weight class). Jong Guk has chosen Jiu Jitsu as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Kim Jong Guk 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!

182 cm
30
180 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
180 cm
34
178 lbs
31 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Steve Smith and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Jong Guk moves into the clinch.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Jong Guk pushes Applegate back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Applegate tries for a takedown but Jong Guk manages to get underhooks.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Jong Guk controls his hands.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Jong Guk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jong Guk misses with some punches.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk misses with the head strike.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Jong Guk avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jong Guk lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jong Guk.

Jong Guk manages to break the clinch.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Jong Guk jabs Applegate to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Applegate tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jong Guk cracks a nice hook into Applegate's ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk doesn't manage to clinch there - Applegate circles away.
Jong Guk fails with an attempt to clinch.
Applegate is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Jong Guk.
Applegate is looking to clinch but Jong Guk is avoiding it.
Jong Guk is looking to clinch but Applegate is avoiding it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Applegate rushes Jong Guk and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Jong Guk is leaning against Applegate and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Jong Guk blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Our sources have told us that Applegate has been working on his elbows in the gym.
Jong Guk throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Jong Guk lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk lands a shot to the body.
Jong Guk lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Jong Guk blocking some punches.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Jong Guk controls the action.
Applegate digs a right hand into Jong Guk's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jong Guk's gas tank.
Jong Guk throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Jong Guk.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jong Guk lands a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Applegate misses with some punches.
Jong Guk lands a nice uppercut.
Jong Guk prevents a body shot from Applegate.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Jong Guk circles away.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Jong Guk keeps it at a distance.
Applegate chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jong Guk can pounce on him.
Applegate looks to score with a jab to the body but Jong Guk is just out of range.
Applegate sets himself, and Jong Guk steps forward looking for the clinch! Applegate avoids it this time.

Applegate has Jong Guk up against the cage in a clinch.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Jong Guk.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Jong Guk controls the action.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Jong Guk has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Applegate seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Jong Guk can turn it around.
Jong Guk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate tries to work over Jong Guk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate tries a body shot but Jong Guk blocks it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Jong Guk throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.
Jong Guk misses with a punch to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Jong Guk.
Applegate tries to work over Jong Guk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Jong Guk pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jong Guk working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Jong Guk misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jong Guk.
A right hook to the body lands for Applegate.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Jong Guk controls his hands.
Jong Guk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A left hand lands to the body for Jong Guk.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Jong Guk blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Jong Guk lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Applegate or not.

Jong Guk pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Applegate takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Jong Guk tries to clinch but Applegate moves out of range.
Applegate tries to counter by clinching up but Jong Guk breaks away and moves out of range.
Applegate throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jong Guk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Applegate throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Jong Guk stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A solid body kick from Jong Guk.
Applegate throws a body punch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk cracks Applegate with a right hand to the side of the head.

Jong Guk gets in close and instigates a clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Jong Guk working aggressively here.
Jong Guk blocks an uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A clash of legs there as Applegate blocks the low kick.
Jong Guk is looking to clinch but Applegate is avoiding it.
Jong Guk lands a jab to the nose.
Applegate scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Jong Guk throws a half hearted mid kick.
Applegate avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Applegate is looking to counter the offense by Jong Guk and move into the clinch.
Applegate tries to clinch there but Jong Guk circles away.
Jong Guk counters with a body kick.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Jong Guk tries to counter with a clinch but Applegate shakes him off and moves away.
Jong Guk circles away from the clinch attempt.
That kick from Jong Guk tenderised Applegate's leg. Applegate is trying to keep his angry face on.
An inside leg kick lands from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a head shot.
Jong Guk is looking to clinch but Applegate is avoiding it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jong Guk swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
Jong Guk appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Jong Guk lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Applegate fails in his attempt to clinch.
Jong Guk takes one on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Good standup being displayed there by Jong Guk as he connects with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate is looking to clinch but Jong Guk is avoiding it.

Applegate fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Jong Guk, pushing him back against the cage.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Kim Jong Guk seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A nice left hand lands by Jong Guk.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Applegate has Jong Guk pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Jong Guk manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Jong Guk avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.

Jong Guk's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Jab by Applegate.

Jong Guk has closed the distance and engaged Applegate in a clinch.

Jong Guk escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Jong Guk misses with a body kick.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Applegate misses the target.
Kim Jong Guk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Applegate moves in looking to clinch but Jong Guk pushes him off.
Jong Guk displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Applegate.
Applegate has a takedown stuffed.
A countering left hand to the body from Jong Guk misses.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Abner Applegate. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Jong Guk darts in and clinches Applegate up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries to break the clinch but Applegate is controlling the position.
Jong Guk misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jong Guk tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
A short body shot lands from Jong Guk as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Applegate.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Applegate works Jong Guk's body with a nice hook.
Good standup being displayed there by Jong Guk as he connects with a hook.
Jong Guk connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Jong Guk connects with a good right hand that stumbles Applegate. Applegate circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Applegate pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Jong Guk lands a glancing blow to the side of Applegate's head.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk gets underhooks to prevent Applegate's takedown attempt.
Jong Guk lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Applegate.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate tries a body shot but Jong Guk blocks it.
Jong Guk lands a left hand.
Applegate tries a body shot but Jong Guk blocks it.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Jong Guk.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
Applegate takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Applegate clinches up with Jong Guk and pushes him back against the cage.
Jong Guk is leaning against Applegate and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Jong Guk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jong Guk working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Jong Guk struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Jong Guk tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jong Guk lands with a light punch inside.
Jong Guk can't break the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kim Jong Guk 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Jong Guk paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Applegate takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Applegate throws a series of punches but Jong Guk avoids them all with ease.
Kim Jong Guk seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Applegate tries to clinch but Jong Guk is having none of it.
Jong Guk lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Applegate ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jong Guk tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Applegate manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Jong Guk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jong Guk circles away from the clinch attempt.
Jong Guk scores with a nice head shot.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Applegate tries to clinch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A telegraphed right hand from Applegate misses the target.
Jong Guk let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Jong Guk staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Jong Guk avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Jong Guk connects with an inside leg kick.
Jong Guk connects with a solid leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Applegate misses with a leg kick.
Applegate throws a low kick but Jong Guk moves out of range easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
Jong Guk looks for the body kick but Applegate saw that one coming.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
Jong Guk tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Applegate manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Jong Guk scores with a leg kick.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The fighters circling - Applegate throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Applegate throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Applegate throws out a powerful jab.
Jong Guk is looking to clinch.
Applegate is looking to counter the offense by Jong Guk and move into the clinch.
Jong Guk lands an overhand right.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but Jong Guk swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Applegate tries to clinch up.

Jong Guk tries to keep at a distance but Applegate has taken the fight into the clinch.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Jong Guk.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Jong Guk controls the action.
A left hand lands to the body for Applegate.
Jong Guk scores with a shoulder strike.
Abner Applegate has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Applegate.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Jong Guk lands a right hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Jong Guk swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hook to the body lands for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk lands a right hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Jong Guk's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jong Guk lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Jong Guk blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jong Guk tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Jong Guk back against the cage.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate is working Jong Guk over against the cage.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right hook to the body lands for Applegate.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch.
Applegate is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Applegate manages to avoid it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Applegate checks a leg kick.

Applegate rushes Jong Guk and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A hook to the body from Jong Guk.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Jong Guk wants to clinch up but Applegate keeps it at a distance.
Jong Guk connects with a jab.
Jong Guk getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Applegate throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Jong Guk avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Jong Guk has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Applegate.
Jong Guk fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Applegate.
Jong Guk catches Applegate with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Applegate tries to clinch but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk tries to close the distance and clinch but Applegate swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Applegate throws a shot from downtown. Jong Guk moves away and avoids it.
Applegate walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kim Jong Guk is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Applegate.
Good leg kick by Jong Guk there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Jong Guk lands a body shot.
Applegate tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Applegate takes a swing at Jong Guk's ribcage but misses.
Jong Guk ducks under a wild hook from Applegate.
Jong Guk comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Jong Guk lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Jong Guk lands with an uppercut that bounces Applegate off the cage and back into range.
Jong Guk tries to close the distance and clinch but Applegate swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Applegate.
Jong Guk fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Jong Guk avoids a punch combination nicely.
It seemed like Jong Guk was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Jong Guk uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Applegate.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Applegate swats away the attempt to clinch by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk is looking to land body kicks.
Jong Guk tries to clinch up but Applegate circles away and keeps his distance.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 27:30
Judge William Peck scores the fight 27:30

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

Our winner, Kim Jong Guk, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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RATING
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Event: CEFC 315     
Date:   Nov 03, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 101 p4p, 16 weight class) and Dean Corll (ranked 699 p4p, 93 weight class). Corll has chosen Candyman as his entrance music. Abner Applegate has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
30
180 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
180 cm
30
180 lbs
18 - 10 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sportivité

Sportivité



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dean Corll!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Ian Loll and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate moves out of range as Corll strikes.
Corll takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.

Applegate moves into range and clinches up with Corll.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Still in the clinch, Corll scores with a nice short uppercut.
Corll lands an uppercut.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll misses with some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Corll.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Corll tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Corll blocking some punches.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll misses with some punches.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
Corll lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Corll lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
Applegate lands a left hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Applegate's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A short right from Corll on the inside.
Corll scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Corll.
Applegate's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Applegate lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Corll.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A right hook to the body lands for Applegate.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate is trying to maintain a safe position but Corll gets an underhook and turns Applegate into the cage.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Corll missing with knees to the body.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Corll blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Corll lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Corll uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Corll lands on the inside with an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Applegate tries a body shot but Corll blocks it.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Applegate.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Corll's head.
Applegate wants to stall.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Corll.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Corll paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Applegate throws a lazy right hand but Corll sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Corll is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Applegate with a body shot.
Corll tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Applegate takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Applegate clobbers Corll with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Corll ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Corll wants to clinch up but Applegate keeps it at a distance.

Corll has Applegate up against the cage in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
Corll prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
Corll misses with some punches.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
Corll tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Dean Corll seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Corll blocks an uppercut.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll scores with a nice hook to the head.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Corll controls his hands.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Corll working aggressively here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Corll lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Corll's head.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate lands a body punch.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
Corll tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Corll.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Corll scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Corll or not.
Corll is breathing heavily.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Corll scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Corll tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Applegate working aggressively here.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Corll obliges.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Corll.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll misses with some punches.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Corll.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A right hook to the body lands for Applegate.
A nice right hand lands inside from Corll.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Dean Corll will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Applegate wants to clinch up but Corll keeps it at a distance.
A nice side step and Corll releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Applegate swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Corll.
Applegate moves out of range of the strikes.

Corll rushes Applegate and presses him up against the cage.
Applegate avoiding damage as Corll throws knees to the body.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll lands a shot to the body.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll misses with some punches.
Corll lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
A short uppercut from Corll.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Corll.
Applegate lands a right hand.
Corll's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Corll lands a hook to the side of the head.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
Applegate is trying to stall.
Corll working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Corll.
Applegate tries to work over Corll's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Corll working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate working aggressively here.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll lands a right hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Corll takes a shot to the head.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Corll goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Corll blocking some punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Corll creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Corll lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Applegate is struggling to control the position.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Corll takes a shot to the head.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Corll uses good head movement to avoid it.
Corll tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate lands a hook that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Corll.
Applegate lands a right hand.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Corll blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Corll's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Corll lands a left hand that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Corll takes a shot to the head.
Applegate lands a left hand.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.

Corll is rocked!
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Corll is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate stalling against the cage.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Corll seems to have recovered his senses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate gets through Corll's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Corll takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Corll blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Corll blocks an uppercut.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Applegate rushes Corll and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Corll misses with a punch to the body.
Corll lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Corll misses with some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Corll misses with the head strike.
A right hand to the body from Corll.
A short left from Applegate.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Corll has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Corll lands a right hand.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Applegate cracks Corll with a right hand to the side of the head.
Corll takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Applegate blocks the body kick.
Applegate keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Corll is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Applegate.
Applegate seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Applegate scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Applegate dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Corll fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Applegate manages to avoid it.
Corll scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Applegate gets a clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Corll controls the action.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Applegate pushes Corll back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Corll is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.

Applegate breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The fighters circling - Corll throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Corll avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Applegate connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Corll momentarily.

Applegate lands a big right hand that sends Corll crashing to the mat! Applegate stays standing though and waves Corll back to his feet!

Applegate closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Corll working aggressively here.
Corll misses with a punch to the body.
Corll throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Corll misses with the head strike.
Corll misses with a hook from the clinch.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Corll tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Corll.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Corll avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Corll swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Applegate manages to break the clinch.
Applegate wants to clinch.
Corll misses with a two punch combination.
Corll drops his hands momentarily and Applegate takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Corll keeps the fight on the outside.
A telegraphed right hand from Applegate misses the target.
Applegate looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Applegate scores with a jab.
Applegate works the jab nicely.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Corll throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Applegate sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Applegate misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Corll.
Corll misses with a looping left.
Applegate bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Applegate tries to bum rush Corll with a series of wild strikes but Corll uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Applegate waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Corll.
Corll throws a nice inside leg kick.
Corll throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate had his way with Dean Corll in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Corll throws a lazy right hand but Applegate sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Abner Applegate is winning the standup battle so far.
Corll swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Corll keeps it at a distance.

Corll tries to keep at a distance but Applegate has taken the fight into the clinch.

Applegate manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Corll looking to pass the guard.
Corll stays in close to Applegate's body and controls the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate working a defensive guard here.
Corll is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Corll slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

Corll stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Applegate swinging wildly here.
Corll throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Corll tries to clinch up.
Corll lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Applegate keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Applegate tries to counter by clinching up but Corll breaks away and moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Corll lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Corll cracks Applegate with a right hand to the side of the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Corll misses the target.
Corll tries to clinch but Applegate moves out of range.
Corll takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Corll takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Corll on the wrong end of a nice jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Corll tries to clinch but Applegate moves out of range.
Applegate is looking to clinch but Corll is avoiding it.
Corll smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Corll gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Applegate misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Corll throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate lands a right hand that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
Corll misses with some punches.
Corll lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate tries to work over Corll's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate lands a right hand that snaps the head of Corll backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Corll.
Applegate lands a body punch.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Corll uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hook to the body lands for Corll.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Corll fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Corll swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Corll misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Corll.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Corll fails to land.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Corll lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Corll makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Corll pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Corll misses with some punches.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Dean Corll.
I think Corll 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 Dillan Fox scores the fight 49:48
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 47:48
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Dean Corll!

Dean Corll is the new welterweight champion!
After winning the bout, Dean Corll thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: CEFC 312     
Date:   Oct 20, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kim Jong Guk (ranked 73 p4p, 9 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 386 p4p, 55 weight class). Jong Guk comes to the cage accompanied by Jiu Jitsu. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
33
178 lbs
31 - 13 - 0
182 cm
29
180 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, Jonathan Paton and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Jong Guk has managed to clinch.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Jong Guk prevents the takedown attempt.
Jong Guk misses with the head strike.
Jong Guk prevents a body shot from Applegate.
We've been informed that Applegate 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.
Jong Guk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jong Guk working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Jong Guk lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jong Guks head.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate looking to slow down the pace here.
I was talking to Jong Guk's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jong Guk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Jong Guk digs a right hand into Applegate's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Applegate's gas tank.
Jong Guk misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right from Jong Guk on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Jong Guk creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Jong Guk lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A short left from Jong Guk.
A short left from Applegate.
Jong Guk tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate presses Jong Guk against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate lands a body shot.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jong Guk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jong Guk's elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with the head strike.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Jong Guk breaks from the clinch.
Jong Guk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Applegate.
Jong Guk changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Applegate takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Jong Guk scores with a hook to the body. Applegate takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Applegate clinches up with Jong Guk and pushes him back against the cage.
Applegate tries a body shot but Jong Guk blocks it.
Jong Guk tries to circle away but Applegate has him pinned against the cage.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jong Guk misses with the head strike.
Jong Guk is working Applegate over against the cage.
Jong Guk lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Jong Guk controls the action.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Jong Guk struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Jong Guk prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Jong Guk tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Jong Guk back against the cage.
Jong Guk throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Applegates head.

Applegate pulls guard.
Jong Guk tries to stand but Applegate is controlling from the bottom.
Applegate can't keep his opponent in guard - Jong Guk advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Jong Guk wants to control but Applegate is keeping him busy.
Jong Guk wants to stand up but Applegate has a hold of him and won't allow it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Jong Guk not doing much here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate wants to control but Jong Guk is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Applegate has one foot on Jong Guk's thigh - he pushes off and manages to get back to his feet.
Applegate sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Jong Guk finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.

Jong Guk takes the fight into the clinch.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jong Guk lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jong Guk misses with a body punch.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
A hook to the body from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jong Guk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a jab.

Applegate gets tackled into the cage by Jong Guk. Jong Guk maintains the clinch.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Jong Guk avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Jong Guk lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Applegate or not.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
The referee is keeping an eye on Applegate - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Jong Guk prevents a body shot from Applegate.
A hook to the body from Applegate.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Jong Guk lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Jong Guk lands with a right to the head.
Applegate tries to circle away but Jong Guk has him pinned against the cage.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jong Guk.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

Jong Guk instigates a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Jong Guk lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Jong Guk can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jong Guk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Applegate lands a right hand.
Jong Guk has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Kim Jong Guk has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jong Guk tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Jong Guk's head.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Applegate has managed to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Jong Guk on the inside.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Jong Guk blocks an uppercut.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate stalling against the cage.
Jong Guk tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Jong Guk.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jong Guks head.
Jong Guk lands with a left to the head.
Jong Guk tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Applegate misses with an elbow strike.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Jong Guk backwards.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Jong Guk.

Applegate pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Jong Guk fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Applegate checks it well.

Applegate throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Jong Guk was covering up waiting for the punch and Applegate finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Jong Guk wants to get back to his feet but Applegate is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Applegate controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Jong Guk wriggles free and stands up.
Jong Guk lands with a right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jong Guk swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Jong Guk has Applegate up against the cage in a clinch.
Applegate pushes off an throws an elbow but Jong Guk leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Applegate stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Jong Guk's head.
Applegate has Jong Guk pressed against the cage, preventing Jong Guk from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Jong Guk working aggressively here.
Applegate looking to throw knees to the head but Jong Guk is blocking nicely.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.

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

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

Jong Guk bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Kim Jong Guk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Applegate shoots in and gets a takedown into Jong Guk's guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Applegate looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
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 Kim Jong Guk will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Jong Guk jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Jong Guk tries a low kick but Applegate avoids it.
Applegate tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Applegate shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Applegate misses with a hook. Jong Guk ducked under it nicely.
Jong Guk throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jong Guk throws a good cross that connects.
Jab from Applegate.
Jong Guk doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
Jong Guk misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch on the inside from Jong Guk fails to land.
Jong Guk lands a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate cracks Jong Guk with a nice body shot.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Jong Guk avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
Jong Guk swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Jong Guk misses with a body punch.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
Jong Guk lands a body punch.
Applegate misses with some punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Jong Guk creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Jong Guk blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Jong Guk lands a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Jong Guk tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Jong Guk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Jong Guk misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Jong Guk blocks an uppercut.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
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!
Applegate misses with a knee strike.

Jong Guk's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Applegate doesn't manage to clinch there - Jong Guk circles away.
Jong Guk with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jong Guk takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Applegate tries to score a power double leg takedown but Jong Guk sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Applegate somewhat.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Applegate forces Jong Guk back against the cage and clinches.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
Applegate tries to move into range but Jong Guk moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Jong Guk scores with a jab to the head.
Some bone on bone action there as Jong Guk checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Applegate bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Jong Guk's head.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Jong Guk can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Jong Guk can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Applegate pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Applegate blocks an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Jong Guk uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jong Guk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jong Guk tries to break the clinch but Applegate is controlling the position.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Jong Guk working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Applegate with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Jong Guk controls his hands.
Applegate tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Jong Guk wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Jong Guk.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate slips under a jab from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk wants to clinch.
Applegate scores with a jab to the head.
Applegate thumps Jong Guk with a low kick.
Applegate is looking to clinch.
Jong Guk thows a left - swing and a miss!
Applegate moves out of range as Jong Guk throws a body kick.

Applegate darts in and clinches Jong Guk up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Applegate tries to work over Jong Guk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Jong Guk blocks it with crossed arms.
Jong Guk blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jong Guk throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Jong Guk can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Jong Guk misses with a short punch on the inside.
Jong Guk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Jong Guk pushes Applegate back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Applegate gets through Jong Guk's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Jong Guks head.
Jong Guk blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jong Guk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Jong Guk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
A short uppercut from Jong Guk.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate is leaning against Jong Guk and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk cracks Applegate with a nice body shot.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Jong Guk controls the action.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Jong Guk lands a body punch in the clinch.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate misses with the head strike.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up but Jong Guk swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kim Jong Guk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Both fighters circling a little - Jong Guk finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Kim Jong Guk is winning the standup battle so far.
Jong Guk throws a body shot but no joy.

Applegate rushes Jong Guk and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Jong Guk scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Jong Guk fails to land.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Jong Guk.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Jong Guk lands a body punch in the clinch.
Jong Guk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk misses with some punches.
Applegate lands a hook that snaps the head of Jong Guk backwards.
Jong Guk can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Jong Guk scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short left from Jong Guk.
Applegate digs a right hand into Jong Guk's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jong Guk's gas tank.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Applegate lands a body punch in the clinch.
Jong Guk lands with a short shot to the head.
Jong Guk misses with a body punch.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jong Guk's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Applegate.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A shot in the inside from Jong Guk.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Jong Guk controls the action.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jong Guk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Jong Guk struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Jong Guk's head.

Jong Guk is rocked!
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Oh Jong Guk is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Jong Guk.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jong Guk tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Jong Guk back against the cage.
Applegate working aggressively here.
Jong Guk seems to have got his legs back now.
Jong Guk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Jong Guk fails to land.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Applegate pushes Jong Guk against the cage. Applegate is working some dirty boxing. Applegate pushes off with a quick right hook! Jong Guk goes down! Jong Guk tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Applegate moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate is the new welterweight champion!
After the big win, Abner Applegate made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors MMA Hype Clothing and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
The defeated Kim Jong Guk had this to say: 'Well, moving to 155 I guess unless I get my rematch........For now. Props to the New Champ, it was a tough fight for both of us.'.
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Event: CEFC Fight Night 236     
Date:   Oct 03, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 545 p4p, 69 weight class) and Yuri Loel (ranked 739 p4p, 87 weight class). Loel has chosen Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
29
180 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
180 cm
29
187 lbs
15 - 6 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Yuri Loel!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Elvis Blanc and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Loel uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Applegate.
Applegate defending well as Loel loads up on a big left hand.
Applegate tries to clinch but Loel moves out of range.
Applegate throws a sloppy body shot
and Loel counters with a leg kick.
We've been informed that Loel 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.
Applegate thumps Loel with a low kick.

Applegate closes the distance and clinches.
Loel working aggressively here.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Loel trying to stall but Applegate improves his position.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Loel backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Loel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Loel lands with a short shot to the head.
Loel tries a knee to the head but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by Loel.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Applegate as Loel tries to tie him up.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
A bit of stalling here from Applegate.
Loel tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Loel swings away with an uppercut that misses.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Loel just misses with a elbow thrown towards Applegate's brow.
Loel has Applegate pressed against the cage.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Applegate is working Loel over against the cage.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate misses with a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate is working Loel over against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate pushes Loel back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Applegate is leaning against Loel and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Loel misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Loel throws a punch but it's blocked by Applegate.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Loel backwards.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate with an attempt at a knee that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
A right handed body shot lands from Applegate.
Loel tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Loel back against the cage.
Loel scores with a shot to the side of Applegate's head.
Loel tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Loel back against the cage.
Loel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate cracks Loel with a nice body shot.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Loel misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Loel's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Applegate lands a hook that snaps the head of Loel backwards.
Nice body punch from Loel - that landed with a thud.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
The referee calls for Loel to work.
Loel tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.
Applegate lands a nice shot to the body.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Loel digs a right hand into Applegate's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Applegate's gas tank.
Loel looking to slow down the pace here.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Loel misses with a punch to the body.
Loel stalling in the clinch but Applegate improves position.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate managing to block the knees to the body from Loel.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Loel.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Loel tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Applegate blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Loel looking to throw knees to the head but Applegate is blocking nicely.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Applegate.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Loel takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Loel.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Loel as Applegate tries to tie him up.
Loel misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Loel backwards.
Applegate is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate throws a front kick aimed at Loel's knee but Loel avoids it well.
Applegate is looking to clinch.
A little jabbing left from Loel on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Good leg kick by Applegate there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Loel misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Loel jabs at Applegate's body.
A jab from Loel misses.
Loel lands a jab to Applegate's midsection.
Loel cracks Applegate with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Applegate throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Loel! But no joy.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Loel moves away.
Loel lands a two punch combo.
Nice shot lands for Applegate.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Applegate lands with a thumping leg kick.
Applegate darts in trying to clinch
and Loel counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Loel swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Loel moves away.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Loel can do to turn this around?
Loel throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Applegate on the side of the head.
Applegate is looking to wear down Loel with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Loel ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Applegate moves away.
Applegate tries to clinch but Loel is having none of it.
Loel pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Applegate pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Applegate connects with a leg kick. Loel looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Applegate takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Applegate moves into range and clinches up with Loel.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Loel controls his hands.
Loel lands a good knee to the midsection. Applegate won't want to take too many of those.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Loel lands a body punch in the clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Loel looking to slow down the pace here.
A head punch on the inside from Loel fails to land.
Good body shot from Loel.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Loel throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Loel being controlled against the cage.
Loel tries to land a knee to the head but Applegate blocks with his arms.
Loel misses with a body punch.
Applegate works on Loel's body with a couple of short punches.
Applegate fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Applegate letting Loel take a breather here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Loel controls his hands.
Loel swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Loel uses good head movement to avoid it.
Loel misses with an elbow strike.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Loel controls the action.
Loel lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate pushes Loel back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Loel misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Applegate.
Applegate content to slow the pace in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Loel.

Applegate breaks the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Applegate has managed to clinch.
Loel misses with some punches.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Loel trying to stall but Applegate improves his position.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Loel backwards.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Loel uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Loel backwards.
Applegate throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Loel works on Applegate's body with a couple of short punches.
Loel can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Loel being controlled against the cage.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Loels head.
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 Abner Applegate 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!


Loel misses with a wild combination.
Loel rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Applegate moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Applegate closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Applegate lands a right hand that snaps the head of Loel backwards.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A right hand to the body from Applegate.
Applegate lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Loel struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Loel misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Loel tries to stall but Applegate uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Loel blocks an uppercut.
Loel lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Applegate as Loel tries to tie him up.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Loel swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Loel dodges an elbow strike from Applegate.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Loel takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Applegate tries a body shot but Loel blocks it.
Loel misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Applegate.
Loel will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Applegate up against the cage.
Applegate presses Loel against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Loel blocks a body shot from Applegate.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Loel unloads a knee to the mid-section. Applegate lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but Loel avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Loel's ribcage. Loel let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Loel.
Loel tries to stall but Applegate uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Applegate tries a body shot but Loel blocks it.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Loel controls the action.
Loel misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Loels head.
Loel working aggressively here.
Loel throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Applegate pushes Loel back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Loel misses with some punches.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Loel trying to stall but Applegate improves his position.
Applegate blocks an elbow strike from Loel.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Loel controls the action.
Loel lands a nice uppercut.
Yuri Loel has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Applegate manages to break the clinch.
Applegate attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Loel keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Applegate scores with a three punch combo!

Loel is rocked!

It looks like Yuri Loel has been cut.

Applegate rushes Loel and presses him up against the cage.
Loel is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Applegate creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Loel with a big uppercut! Loel tries to clinch up but Applegate pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Loel to the mat! Loel covers up and Applegate unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:28 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Abner Applegate!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Abner Applegate waved his t-shirt featuring MMA Hype's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: CEFC 306     
Date:   Sep 15, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 723 p4p, 100 weight class) and Aldo O Donno (ranked 1420 p4p, 179 weight class). O Donno has chosen Make Some Noise - Beastie Boys 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.

182 cm
29
180 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
177 cm
34
175 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Aldo O Donno!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Dillan Fox and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up but O Donno swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Applegate checks a leg kick.
Applegate dodges the punch combination from O Donno.
O Donno throws out a powerful jab.
O Donno has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
A jab from O Donno misses.
Applegate tries to counter by clinching up but O Donno breaks away and moves out of range.
O Donno jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Applegate jabs at O Donno's body.
Applegate wants to clinch.
O Donno takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
O Donno cracks a nice hook into Applegate's ribs.
Applegate scores with a hook to the body. O Donno takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
O Donno throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
O Donno takes a jab right on the kisser.
Applegate moves out of range as O Donno strikes.
Applegate walks into a straight right hand from O Donno.
Applegate moves in looking to clinch but O Donno pushes him off.
O Donno fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Applegate has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

O Donno gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.

O Donno breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
O Donno displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Applegate throws out the jab.
Applegate keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Applegate scores with a jab to the body.

Applegate drives through and clinches with O Donno against the cage.
O Donno will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Applegate up against the cage.
O Donno taking a breather.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with O Donno's elbow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
O Donno wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by O Donno.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by O Donno.
O Donno stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Applegate has O Donno pressed against the cage, preventing O Donno from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by O Donno.
O Donno looking to slow down the pace here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate is stalling here.
O Donno is struggling to control the position.
O Donno stalling in the clinch but Applegate improves position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Stalling in the clinch from O Donno.
O Donno effectively controlling the action here.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Aldo O Donno.
Applegate throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Applegate takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Applegate misses with a hook. O Donno ducked under it nicely.
O Donno on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Applegate tries to clinch but O Donno is having none of it.
O Donno lands with a cross.
Applegate slips under a jab.
O Donno throws a hook but Applegate blocks it.

Applegate moves into range and clinches up with O Donno.
O Donno blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The referee is keeping an eye on O Donno - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.

O Donno breaks the clinch.
Applegate takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Donno keeps the fight on the outside.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Applegate gets in close and instigates a clinch.
O Donno content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as O Donno controls the action.
Applegate works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
O Donno bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
O Donno dips to his left and cracks Applegate with an uppercut!
Applegate swings and misses with a hook to the body.
O Donno scores with a jab to the body.

Applegate darts in and clinches O Donno up against the cage.
O Donno taking a breather.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with O Donno's elbow.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate working aggressively here.
O Donno avoiding damage.

O Donno breaks from the clinch.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but O Donno swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Aldo O Donno seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but O Donno avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
O Donno is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Applegate is keeping busy.
O Donno stalling in the clinch but Applegate improves position.
O Donno is persisting with his attempts to control the action in the clinch, rather than do any real damage.
Applegate misses with some punches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
O Donno stalling in the clinch.
O Donno looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
O Donno blocking some punches.
O Donno blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Applegate manages to break the clinch.
O Donno misses with a hook.
O Donno with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Applegate to score with a decent uppercut.
Applegate ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A jab from Applegate finds it's way through O Donno's defenses.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but O Donno avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Applegate pressing his opponent against the cage.
O Donno wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
O Donno makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
O Donno blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
O Donno just leaning against Applegate, taking a breather.
O Donno holding his opponent close, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.

O Donno breaks the clinch.
Nice shot by O Donno.
Applegate staying out of range there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate scores with a hook.
Applegate takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Applegate throws out a loose jab but O Donno uses good head movement to avoid it.
O Donno takes a swing at Applegate's ribcage but misses.
As O Donno tries to get set, Applegate tries to push him back and clinch up but O Donno manages to avoid the attempt.
O Donno swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Applegate moves away from the strike by O Donno.
Applegate is looking to clinch.
O Donno is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
O Donno moves out of range of the strikes.
Applegate takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Applegate changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Applegate moves into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate is working O Donno over against the cage.
O Donno is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
A nice right hand lands inside from Applegate.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate holding his opponent close, against the cage.
O Donno trying to stall but Applegate improves his position.
Applegate misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
Applegate lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

O Donno pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
O Donno pivots, looking for a leg kick but Applegate is out of range and O Donno settles back down.
O Donno connects with a looping right hand.
O Donno waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Applegate.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Decent striking displayed by O Donno there.
O Donno wants to land a leg kick but Applegate is out of range.

Applegate gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
O Donno has Applegate pressed against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A bit of stalling here from O Donno.
O Donno has Applegate pressed against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Applegate fails to land.
O Donno stalling the fight.

Applegate breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
O Donno gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Applegate is looking to clinch but O Donno is avoiding it.
Applegate lands with a shot to the body.

Applegate rushes O Donno and presses him up against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch but O Donno swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A slow jab from O Donno misses its intended target.
O Donno swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
Applegate tries to clinch up but O Donno circles away and keeps his distance.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from O Donno.
O Donno keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Applegate uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by O Donno.
Applegate throws a combination but it was largely blocked by O Donno.
Applegate looks to score with a jab to the body but O Donno is just out of range.
Applegate tries to clinch but O Donno moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
O Donno circles away from the clinch attempt.
O Donno scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Applegate staying out of range there.
Applegate throws a jab but it's blocked by O Donno.

That's one minute gone in the round.
O Donno scores with a nice head shot.

Applegate rushes O Donno and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
O Donno slows down the pace here.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short right from Applegate.
Applegate tries to throw a body punch but O Donno avoids it by throwing Applegate back against the cage.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Applegate's corner calls for a 1-2. Applegate obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
O Donno is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Applegate.
The fight stays on the outside here - Applegate looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
O Donno connects with a leg kick. Applegate looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Applegate dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Aldo O Donno has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate fails with an attempt to clinch.
Applegate throws a lazy right hand but O Donno sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
O Donno lands with a slapping head kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but O Donno paws at him with a jab and circles away.
O Donno throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Applegate sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Applegate tries to clinch but O Donno moves out of range.
O Donno chopping away at his opponent's legs.
O Donno circles away from the clinch attempt.
O Donno swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
O Donno steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Applegate.
Applegate connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between O Donno's hands.
A slow jab from Applegate misses its intended target.
O Donno throws a big shot that misses.

Applegate gets a clinch.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as O Donno controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
A bit of stalling here from O Donno.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by O Donno.
A head punch on the inside from O Donno fails to land.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
O Donno taking a breather.
Applegate has a couple of punches blocked by O Donno.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
O Donno tries to circle away but Applegate has him pinned against the cage.
O Donno looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
O Donno stalling.
O Donno has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
O Donno is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.

O Donno breaks from the clinch.
Applegate throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
O Donno swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
O Donno swinging wildly here.

Applegate gets a clinch.
O Donno wants to get back to striking at distance but Applegate won't allow it.
O Donno blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

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 Abner Applegate.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Applegate, 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 Robert Douchet scores the fight 30:28
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 30:28
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Abner Applegate!

Abner Applegate 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
54%

 

Event: CEFC 304     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 1097 p4p, 140 weight class) and Katurian Tupolski (ranked 950 p4p, 126 weight class). Tupolski has chosen Mobb Deep - Shook Ones part II as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Katurian Tupolski enters the cage!

182 cm
29
180 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
175 cm
41
182 lbs
38 - 19 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 19 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Katurian Tupolski!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, William Peck and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Tupolski tries a head kick but it misses.
Applegate feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Nice jab there from Applegate.
Tupolski throws a sloppy body shot
and Applegate connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tupolski staying out of range there.
Applegate avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Tupolski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Applegate throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Applegate throws out a leg kick but Tupolski moves out of range and Applegate only half commits.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Tupolski. Applegate shrugs it off though.
We've been informed that Tupolski 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.
Applegate moves out of range of the strikes.
Applegate swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Applegate takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Applegate has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Tupolski keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tupolski misses with a wild body shot.
Tupolski tries to close the distance and clinch but Applegate swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Tupolski throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Applegate sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Applegate throws a shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate blocks a head kick by Tupolski.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tupolski scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Applegate doesn't seem bothered though.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
A right hand to the body from Tupolski.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tupolski.
Tupolski prevents a takedown attempt there.
Tupolski can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Tupolski misses with some punches.
Tupolski tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tupolski has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Tupolski fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Applegate feints and then cracks Tupolski's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Tupolski down.
Tupolski connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Applegate swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A jab from Tupolski misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Tupolski.
Tupolski throws the kick towards the body but Applegate avoids it.
Applegate connects with an inside leg kick.
Tupolski moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A slow jab from Applegate misses its intended target.
Tupolski bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Applegate's head backwards.
Tupolski is looking to clinch but Applegate is avoiding it.
Tupolski ducks right into an uppercut from Applegate.
Tupolski's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Applegate connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Tupolski scrambles back to his feet.
Applegate listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tupolski moves away.

Applegate clinches up against the cage.
Tupolski tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Tupolski back against the cage.
Tupolski swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tupolski cracks Applegate with a nice body shot.
Tupolski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tupolski misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Tupolski fails to land.
Tupolski misses with a knee strike.
Tupolski tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Knees in the clinch landing for Tupolski.
Applegate lands an uppercut.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Tupolski.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tupolski misses with a body punch.
Tupolski trying to land knees to the body.
Applegate is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Applegate doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Applegate breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Applegate throws a leg kick which misses Tupolski's front leg but catches the back leg as Tupolski tries to avoid it.
Applegate checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

Applegate darts in and clinches Tupolski up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tupolski goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tupolski tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tupolski backwards.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tupolski lands a nice uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Applegate blocks a body shot from Tupolski.
Tupolski can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Tupolski swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tupolski misses with a knee to the head.
Tupolski trying to land knees to the body.
Still in the clinch, Applegate scores with a nice short uppercut.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate is leaning against Tupolski and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Tupolski goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tupolski misses with the head strike.
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 Abner Applegate will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


A head kick misses from Applegate.
Tupolski cracks the inside of Applegate's front leg.
A punch lands to the side of Tupolski 's head but he takes it in his stride.

Applegate has taken the fight to the clinch.
Katurian Tupolski seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Tupolski backwards.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Tupolski trying to land knees to the body.
A right hand to the body from Tupolski.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Tupolski being controlled against the cage.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Tupolski's head.
Tupolski missing with knees to the body.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tupolski's elbow.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tupolskis 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!
Tupolski lands a knee to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Tupolski lands an elbow that stopped Applegate in his tracks for a moment.
Applegate lands a right hand that snaps the head of Tupolski backwards.
Tupolski is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tupolski.
Tupolski lands a body punch.
Tupolski can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Tupolski lands an elbow inside that Applegate shrugs off.
Tupolski doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate lands a left hand.
Tupolski blocking some punches.
Applegate avoids the elbow strike from Tupolski, against the cage.
Tupolski is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Applegate is defending well for now.
Tupolski misses with a punch on the inside.
Tupolski can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short right from Tupolski on the inside.
Tupolski working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tupolski lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Tupolski can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Applegate makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Tupolski prevents a body shot from Applegate.
Tupolski prevents a takedown attempt there.
Tupolski misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tupolski misses with a knee strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Tupolski lands a shot to the body.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Knees to the body from Tupolski.
Tupolski missing with knees to the body.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters up against the cage, Tupolski throws an elbow but misses.
Applegate fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tupolski.
Tupolski tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate lands a body shot.
Tupolski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Applegate avoids it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Tupolski.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Applegate.
Tupolski is breathing heavily.
Applegate working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tupolski tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Tupolski.
Applegate scores with a shoulder strike.
Tupolski misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Applegate.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Tupolski just misses with a elbow thrown towards Applegate's brow.
Tupolski with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate presses Tupolski against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Tupolski misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tupolski goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tupolski fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tupolski blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tupolski misses with a body punch.
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Applegate avoids a wild elbow strike from Tupolski.
Tupolski is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Applegate is defending well for now.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tupolski backwards.
Applegate avoiding damage as Tupolski throws knees to the body.
A shot in the inside from Applegate.
Applegate blocks an elbow strike from Tupolski.
Tupolski tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Tupolski.
Tupolski can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Tupolski tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.
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 Abner Applegate 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!


A chopping leg kick lands by Applegate.
Applegate on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Tupolski fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Applegate has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Applegate tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Applegate connects with a solid leg kick.
Tupolski pivots, looking for a leg kick but Applegate is out of range and Tupolski settles back down.
It appears Applegate was looking to counter with a kick there.
Tupolski feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Applegates jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Applegate scores with a decent looking hook.
Applegate fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Tupolski checks it well.
Applegate scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
Tupolski on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tupolski's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Applegate connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Tupolski scrambles back to his feet.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Applegate.
Tupolski tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Applegate paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Tupolski tries to move into range but Applegate moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Tupolski is rocked!
Applegate cracks Tupolski with a hook to the temple - Tupolski is on wobbly legs here! Applegate swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Tupolski falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Applegate wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate 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.
Katurian Tupolski was interviewed post fight and said 'Fighting is a tough business. All the props to my opponent - he was better tonight. I will be back stronger.'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

Event: CEFC 301     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kim Jong Guk (ranked 148 p4p, 24 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 838 p4p, 115 weight class). Jong Guk's entrance music is Jiu Jitsu. A fine choice. Abner Applegate is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

180 cm
32
178 lbs
27 - 13 - 0
182 cm
29
183 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kim Jong Guk!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Trevor Gratis and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate blocks the body kick.
That kick from Applegate tenderised Jong Guk's leg. Jong Guk is trying to keep his angry face on.
Applegate 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.
Jong Guk lands a jab to the nose.
Jong Guk wants to clinch up but Applegate keeps it at a distance.
A good leg kick by Applegate.
Jong Guk comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Jong Guk motions for Applegate to come forward. Jong Guk throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Applegate throws the left hand but Jong Guk avoids the punch easily.
Applegate gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Applegate's jab looks to have found its range, popping Jong Guk under the eye.
We've been informed that Applegate 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.
Applegate throws a head kick that misses.
Applegate pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jong Guk jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jong Guk connects with a right hand. Applegate shakes it off.
Applegate takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jong Guk ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jab by Applegate.
Kim Jong Guk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Applegate takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Applegate swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Applegate waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jong Guk.

Jong Guk pushes Applegate up against the cage in a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Jong Guk misses with a body punch.
Jong Guk cracks Applegate with a nice body shot.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Jong Guk pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jong Guk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk tries a body shot but Applegate blocks it.
Jong Guk tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Jong Guk back against the cage.
Jong Guk can't break the clinch.
Jong Guk tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jong Guk lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Jong Guk fails to land.
Jong Guk tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Jong Guk scores with a hook to the body.
Jong Guk working aggressively here.
Applegate tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Jong Guk controls his hands.
Jong Guk misses with a punch to the body.
Jong Guk misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Jong Guk fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jong Guk lands a shoulder strike.
Jong Guk has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Applegate can't find room to land a body shot as Jong Guk controls the action.
Applegate takes a shot to the head.
Jong Guk throws a head punch that misses.
Jong Guk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Applegate breaks from the clinch.
We've been told by Jong Guk's head coaches at Canadian Elite Bruins Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Jong Guk throws a low kick but Applegate avoids it.
Applegate blocks a jab.
Jong Guk misses with a hook. Applegate ducked under it nicely.
Jong Guk lands an overhand right.
Jong Guk connects with an inside leg kick.
Jong Guk lands a really nice looking cross but Applegate seems unphased.
The fight stays on the outside here - Jong Guk looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Jong Guk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jong Guk lands a nice shot to the body.
Applegate moves away from the strike by Jong Guk.
Applegate walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Jong Guk checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Jong Guk tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Applegate is able to avoid easily.
Jong Guk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jong Guk slips a jab from Applegate.
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!
Applegate throws a quick inside leg kick.
Applegate throws a series of punches but Jong Guk moves out of range.
Jong Guk cracks Applegate with a right hand to the side of the head.
A left lands for Applegate.
Applegate throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jong Guk counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jong Guk tries to clinch but Applegate moves away
and Applegate counters with a low kick, right behind Jong Guk 's knee.
Jong Guk attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Applegate throws a hook but Jong Guk blocks it.
Jong Guk seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Jong Guk fails in his attempt to clinch.
Jong Guk wants to clinch.
Applegate misses with a low kick.
Jong Guk swings widly with a right hand
and Applegate counters with a right hand to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jong Guk 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 nice inside leg kick there by Jong Guk. That's going to slow Applegate down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kim Jong Guk dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Jong Guk scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Applegate doesn't seem bothered though.
Jong Guk is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Applegate can do to turn this around?
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Jong Guk, right into the meat.
A slapping body kick lands there for Jong Guk.
Nice uppercut lands for Jong Guk. That snapped Applegate's head back.
Good standup being displayed there by Jong Guk as he connects with a hook.
Jong Guk on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Jong Guk is looking to slow Applegate down with leg kicks.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kim Jong Guk is winning the standup battle so far.
Jong Guk gets off balance looking for a body kick
letting Applegate counter with a right hand.
Jong Guk scores with a kick to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jong Guk fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A jab from Applegate misses.
It looked like Jong Guk wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Applegate has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk connects with a looping right hand.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick that knocks Applegate off balance momentarily.
Applegate lands a right hook to the body.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Good shot there by Jong Guk.
Nice jab there from Applegate.
Applegate loads up on a big right hand but Jong Guk slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nice defenses there by Jong Guk.
Applegate misses with an uppercut.
Jong Guk is looking to clinch but Applegate is avoiding it.
Applegate misses with an uppercut. Jong Guk saw that one coming.

Applegate tries to keep at a distance but Jong Guk has taken the fight into the clinch.
Jong Guk scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Jong Guk tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Jong Guk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jong Guk.
Applegate's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jong Guk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jong Guk pushes Applegate back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk lands a hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jong Guk stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kim Jong Guk has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Jong Guk misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a hook that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Jong Guk misses with the head strike.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Jong Guk throws a head punch that misses.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Jong Guk lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Jong Guk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Still in the clinch, Applegate scores with a nice short uppercut.
Applegate drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Jong Guk gets the underhooks and prevents it.

Jong Guk breaks the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk throws a body kick that misses.
Jong Guk throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jong Guk throws a push kick but Applegate slaps the foot to one side.
Jong Guk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Applegate misses with a body shot.
Applegate throws a hook but Jong Guk avoids it easily.
Applegate steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jong Guk.
Jong Guk slips under a jab.
Applegate missing with a left hand there. Jong Guk was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Applegate misses with a low kick.
Applegate drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jong Guk checks a low kick from Applegate.
Applegate turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Applegate. Jong Guk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jong Guk fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Applegate has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jong Guk dodges the punch combination from Applegate.
Jong Guk slips a straight right by Applegate.
Jong Guk fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Applegate has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Applegate misses with a body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Jong Guk forces Applegate back against the cage and clinches.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Jong Guk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jong Guk can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Jong Guk has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Jong Guk lands with a light punch inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Applegate struggles to land a body shot inside as Jong Guk controls his hands.
Applegate'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.

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


Applegate on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Applegate moves out of range of the body kick.
Jong Guk chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Applegate throws a low kick but Jong Guk moves out of range easily.
Jong Guk swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
Applegate is looking to clinch but Jong Guk is avoiding it.
Applegate uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jong Guk.
Jong Guk lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Applegate wants to clinch.
Applegate fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Applegate stuns Jong Guk with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Applegate scores with a jab to the head.
Applegate keeps the fight on the outside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jong Guk thuds his shin into the meat of Applegate's side.
Applegate takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Applegate.
Applegate takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Applegate throws a big shot that misses.
Jong Guk walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Applegate tries to bum rush Jong Guk with a series of wild strikes but Jong Guk uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Jong Guk blocks a jab.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Applegate tries to bum rush Jong Guk with a series of wild strikes but Jong Guk uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Applegate throws a looping overhand right but Jong Guk ducks down to avoid it.
Jong Guk wants to land a leg kick but Applegate is out of range.
Applegate jabs Jong Guk right on the nose. Jong Guk blinks but takes it well.
Applegate tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Jong Guk keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jong Guk throws a half hearted mid kick.
Applegate tries a quick counter leg kick but Jong Guk is wise to it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A swing and a miss from Applegate.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Applegate lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Jong Guk has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Jong Guk and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Jong Guk forces Applegate back against the cage and clinches.
Jong Guk swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jong Guk struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Jong Guk backwards.
Jong Guk lands a left hand.
Jong Guk lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Applegate is rocked!
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.

Jong Guk escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Applegate lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Jong Guk thows a left - swing and a miss!
Applegate scores with a body shot.
Applegate will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Jong Guk is looking to counter punch.
Applegate waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jong Guk.
A slapping leg kick lands for Jong Guk.
Jong Guk scoring well with a low kick there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Jong Guk finds it's way through Applegate's defenses.
Jong Guk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Applegate.
Jong Guk misses with a body shot.
Jong Guk lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Applegate throws a body shot but no joy.
Jong Guk pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jong Guk throws a wild body kick that Applegate sees coming a mile off.
Jong Guk throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Applegate stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Jong Guk moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Applegate ducks under a wild hook from Jong Guk.
Applegate is looking to chop away at Jong Guk's legs.
Jong Guk tried to counter with a leg kick but Applegate avoided it.
Jong Guk throws the kick towards the body but Applegate avoids it.
Jong Guk lands a right hook to the body.
Nice shot lands for Jong Guk.
A big right from Applegate misses.
Jong Guk paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Applegate misses with an uppercut.

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!
Jong Guk rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Applegate cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jong Guk misses with a wild body shot.
Jong Guk ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Applegate moves away.
Applegate scores with a body shot.
Applegate fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Jong Guk.
Jong Guk swats away the attempt to clinch by Applegate.
Jong Guk swings for the body but Applegate moves out of range.

Jong Guk closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Jong Guk.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Jong Guk is working Applegate over against the cage.
Jong Guk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Applegate tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jong Guk's elbow.
Jong Guk lands a nice uppercut.
Jong Guk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right hook to the body lands for Jong Guk.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kim Jong Guk clearly takes that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Applegate keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jong Guk turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Applegate tries to clinch but Jong Guk is having none of it.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Applegate has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jong Guk.
Applegate ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jong Guk moves away.
Jong Guk scores with a leg kick.
Applegate misses with a head kick.
Applegate avoids the body shot from Jong Guk.
Applegate throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A jab from Applegate misses.
Applegate loads up on a big right hand but Jong Guk slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jong Guk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jong Guk throws a leg kick which misses Applegate's front leg but catches the back leg as Applegate tries to avoid it.

Jong Guk fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Applegate, pushing him back against the cage.
Jong Guk working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Jong Guk manages to break the clinch.
Applegate attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd cheers as Jong Guk lands an impressive looking overhand right. Applegate doesn't seem phased though.
Applegate takes a swing at Jong Guk's ribcage but misses.
Applegate throws a body shot but no joy.
Jong Guk keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Applegate.
Jong Guk appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Applegate misses with a two punch combination.
Jong Guk was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Applegate 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.
Applegate waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jong Guk.
Jong Guk feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Applegate's calf.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Jong Guk misses with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate is trying to stall.
Jong Guk lands a body punch in the clinch.
Jong Guk cracks Applegate with a nice body shot.
Applegate is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Jong Guk scores with a nice short uppercut.
Jong Guk scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Applegate is still on wobbly legs! Can Jong Guk finish him?
Jong Guk lands a big right hand that drops Applegate! The killer instinct kicks in and Jong Guk finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Jong Guk!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:19 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kim Jong Guk!
Kim Jong Guk retains his welterweight title!
Kim Jong Guk thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
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Event: CEFC 299     
Date:   Jul 28, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Marek Koltun (ranked 1103 p4p, 145 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 1339 p4p, 175 weight class). The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
44
177 lbs
35 - 22 - 4
182 cm
28
183 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 22 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Marek Koltun!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, William Peck and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate circles away from the clinch attempt.
A nice leg kick lands there from Applegate.
Applegate throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Applegate tests Koltun's chin there with a solid looking shot.

It looks like Marek Koltun has been cut.
Applegate getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Koltun is looking to clinch but Applegate is avoiding it.
Applegate misses with a hook. Koltun ducked under it nicely.
Applegate stuns Koltun with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Applegate throws a low kick but Koltun avoids it.
Koltun appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Applegate throws a nice inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate stuffs the takedown attempt from Koltun. Koltun gets slowly back to his feet.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Koltun.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Koltun wants to control but Applegate is keeping him busy.
Koltun throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Applegate is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Applegate is looking for a sweep.
Applegate is not content to let Koltun control the position.
Applegate is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Applegate takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.

Koltun working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
The ground and pound from Koltun seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Applegate is working to avoid the ground and pound but Koltun connects with a decent elbow.
Koltun looking to control but instead Applegate has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Applegate is trying to stand back up but Koltun is controlling him
Koltun thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Applegate's head.

Koltun is trying to work for a kimura but Applegate is defending well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Koltun throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Koltun 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.
Applegate is trying to stand.
Koltun missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Koltun missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Applegate moves into full guard.
Koltun is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Koltun in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Applegate trying to control the position.
Koltun pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Applegate is keeping the position for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate is controlling Koltun's posture.
Koltun wants to control from the top but Applegate keeps moving.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Applegate throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Applegate defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Koltun.
Applegate misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Applegate feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Koltuns jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Marek Koltun'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.


Applegate lunges at Koltun with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Koltun's hand.
A nice leg kick lands there from Applegate.
Koltun shoots in for a takedown but Applegate shows good takedown defense.
Applegate misses with a hook.
Koltun ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Applegate looks to throw the jab but Koltun is out of range.
Applegate throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Koltun counters with a nice kick to the body.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Applegate tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Koltun was well out of range. Poor timing from Applegate.
Koltun checks a leg kick.
Koltun avoids the body shot from Applegate.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate throws a leg kick but Koltun checks it.
Koltun attempts a counter takedown but Applegate avoids it well and moves away.
Applegate throws out a loose jab but Koltun uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Applegate misses with a wild body shot.
Koltun has a takedown stuffed.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Applegate misses.
Koltun drops down looking for a counter takedown but Applegate sprawls and moves away.
Marek Koltun is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Applegate lands a really nice looking cross but Koltun seems unphased.
Koltun fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Applegate avoids it really well and circles away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marek Koltun. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Koltun is defended easily by Applegate.
Koltun closes this distance looking for a takedown but Applegate circles away.
Applegate defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Koltun.
Applegate throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Koltun feinted with a counter takedown.
Abner Applegate seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Koltun with a poor takedown
and Applegate connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Applegate lands a big uppercut and Koltun crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Koltun looks OK. Applegate waves Koltun back to his feet!

Koltun is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Applegate slaps away a takedown attempt from Koltun, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Oh Koltun is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Nice shot by Applegate.
Applegate weaves into range and cracks Koltun right on the temple with a beautiful overhand right! Koltun goes down! He's out cold! Wow, what a beautiful knockout! Applegate is strutting round the canvas like a movie star as the camera bulbs flash frantically.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:22 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate 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.
Marek Koltun spoke after the fight, saying 'My opponent was the better man tonight, but I will be back.'.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
41%

 

Event: CEFC Fight Night 228     
Date:   Jul 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 1772 p4p, 212 weight class) and Alex Mercer (ranked 2587 p4p, 288 weight class). Mercer is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Sleep Now In The Fire. Abner Applegate could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Alex Mercer's chin.

182 cm
28
183 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
184 cm
43
182 lbs
33 - 24 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Alex Mercer!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Robert Douchet and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate throws a wild body kick that Mercer sees coming a mile off.
We've been informed that Mercer 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.
Mercer circles away from the clinch attempt.
Mercer connects with the punch.
Applegate swings for the body but Mercer moves out of range.
Applegate throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

It looks like Alex Mercer has been cut.
Mercer throws a jab but it's blocked by Applegate.
Mercer misses with a straight right.
Mercer sizes up Applegate with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Mercer is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
Mercer misses with some punches.
Mercer working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Mercer misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Mercer misses with some punches.
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!
Mercer blocks an uppercut.
Mercer goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Applegate throws a punch but it's blocked by Mercer.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.

Mercer pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Mercer fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Mercer connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Applegate scrambles back to his feet.
Mercer pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Mercer gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Applegate cracks Mercer with a nice body shot.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Mercer misses with a body punch.
Applegate pushes Mercer back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Applegate misses with some punches.
Applegate tries a body shot but Mercer blocks it.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Mercer.
Applegate gets through Mercer's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Mercer tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mercer tries to break free but Applegate pushes him back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Mercer.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Mercer breaks from the clinch.
Applegate tries to clinch but Mercer is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate slips a straight right by Mercer.
Some wild striking there from Mercer.
Applegate appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Applegate staying out of range there.
Applegate tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Mercer manages to circle out of the way.
Mercer works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

Applegate moves into range and clinches up with Mercer.
Applegate keeps control of Mercer as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Applegate keeps control of Mercer as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.

Mercer breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Mercer sizes up Applegate with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Applegate lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Mercer throws a big shot that misses.

Applegate takes the fight into the clinch.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.

Mercer is rocked!

Mercer escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mercer is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
Mercer throws a hook but Applegate avoids it easily.
Mercer seems to have recovered his senses.
Mercer gets clipped by a big right hand and goes down spinning to the canvas! Applegate gets the back mount and begins to drop bombs on his rocked foe! Mercer is too out of it to defend against the strikes and the referee jumps in to save him from the beatdown!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Abner Applegate!
After the fight, Abner Applegate 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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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: CEFC Fight Night 227     
Date:   Jun 20, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 2240 p4p, 258 weight class) and Pascual Perez (ranked 6517 p4p, 545 weight class). Perez has chosen Another One Bites The Dust as his entrance music. Pascual Perez is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

182 cm
28
183 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
184 cm
34
180 lbs
17 - 25 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 25 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Pascual Perez!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, William Peck and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate missing with a left hand there. Perez was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perez wants to counter with a clinch but Applegate pushes him away.
Perez avoids the head kick by Applegate.
Perez throws a counter combo.
Perez tries to close the distance and clinch but Applegate swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Applegate throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perez with a lazy takedown attempt
and Applegate counters with a nice leg kick.

Perez closes the distance and pushes Applegate back into the cage.

Applegate has Perez pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Applegate pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Perez tumbling to the mat - Applegate dives into Perez's guard.
Perez trying to control the position.
Applegate controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

Perez throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Perez working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Applegate has passed into half guard!
Applegate content to control rather than advance.
Perez tries to roll over but Applegate keeps him under control.

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.

Perez is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Applegate pulls his head out easily.
Applegate is controlling the pace.
Perez tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Perez trying to control here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Perez misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Perez trying to hold on to Applegate's head to control him but Applegate postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perez tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Applegate has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Perez is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Perez tries to hold on but Applegate pushes him away.
Perez tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Perez sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Perez wants to improve his position but Applegate is controlling well.
Perez wants to control but Applegate is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Perez told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perez manages to get to full guard.
Perez wants to sweep here but Applegate controlling him for the moment.

Perez is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

Perez looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Applegate 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.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Perez has his foot on Applegate's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Applegate works his way back into a safe position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Applegate scores with a head kick. Perez tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Decent striking displayed by Applegate there.
Applegate lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Perez fails in his attempt to clinch.
Applegate with a hook.

Applegate clinches up with Perez and pushes him back against the cage.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Perez backwards.
A right hook to the body lands for Perez.
Perez misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perez tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Applegate just stands there and leans against the cage.
Perez looking to throw knees to the head but Applegate is blocking nicely.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Perez tries to throw a body punch but Applegate avoids it by throwing Perez back against the cage.
Perez misses with the head strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stalling in the clinch from Perez.
Applegate avoids a wild elbow strike from Perez.
Perez avoiding damage.
Applegate lands a left hand that snaps the head of Perez backwards.
Perez's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Perez tries to land knees in the clinch but Applegate avoids the damage to the body.
Perez wants to break the clinch but can't.
Nice body punch from Applegate.
A short left from Applegate.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Perez can do to turn this around?
Perez is trying to pull guard but Applegate has him pressed against the cage.
Perez displaying some good clinch control by pressing Applegate up against the cage.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate lands with a short shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Perez backwards.
Applegate working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
Applegate works on Perez's body with a couple of short punches.
Perez is trying to pull guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pascual Perez.
Perez swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Perez misses with a punch to the body.
Perez scores with a shoulder strike.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Perez or not.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Perez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perez is looking to control Applegate's arms but Applegate gets an underhook and turns him. Now Perez has his back to the cage.
A hook to the body from Applegate.
Perez misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perez avoiding damage.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A short right from Applegate on the inside.
Applegate throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Perezs head.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Perez is rocked!
Applegate lands with a right to the head.
Perez is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
Applegate creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Perez with a big uppercut! Perez tries to clinch up but Applegate pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Perez to the mat! Perez covers up and Applegate unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate 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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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
42%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 30, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Kelly (ranked 4143 p4p, 0 weight class) and Abner Applegate (ranked 3212 p4p, 341 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

185 cm
22
180 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
182 cm
28
183 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Daniel Kelly!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Daniel Franklin and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Applegate takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Applegate connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Kelly misses with a hook
and Applegate counters with a good low kick that Kelly was not able to check.
Kelly misses with a hook
and Applegate counters with a nice leg kick.
Applegate paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Applegate steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kelly.
Applegate throws a right and a left that Kelly avoids nicely.
Kelly rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Applegate connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kelly throws a jab when Applegate was well out of range.
Applegate avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Applegate ducks under a wild hook from Kelly.
Kelly throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kelly throws a shot from downtown. Applegate moves away and avoids it.
Kelly stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Applegate.
Kelly is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Applegate throws a head kick but Kelly moves out of range.
We've been informed that Applegate 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.
Applegate uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kelly has time to react.

Kelly is rocked!
Applegate cracks Kelly on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Kelly falls backwards against the cage. Applegate follows up with more strikes that drop Kelly to his knees. Applegate keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Kelly! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Abner Applegate!
Abner Applegate 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
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
96%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 173     
Date:   Apr 07, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 2182 p4p, 258 weight class) and Aloysius Wiremu (ranked 4516 p4p, 454 weight class). Wiremu has chosen Billy Joel - The River of Dreams as his entrance music. Aloysius Wiremu has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
27
183 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
187 cm
31
187 lbs
16 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Aloysius Wiremu!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Marco Blurström and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wiremu throws a head kick that half lands.
Applegate keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Applegate throws a big shot that misses.
Wiremu is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Applegate looks to score with a jab to the body but Wiremu is just out of range.
Applegate's corner calls for a 1-2. Applegate obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

It looks like Aloysius Wiremu has been cut.
Applegate looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Wiremu misses with a head kick.
Applegate scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Wiremu checks the leg kick nicely there.
Wiremu replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Applegate blocks it well.

Applegate forces Wiremu back against the cage and clinches.
Applegate lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Wiremu backwards.
A short right from Applegate.
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!
Applegate prevents a body shot from Wiremu.
Wiremu can't find room to land a body shot as Applegate controls the action.
Applegate lands an uppercut.

Applegate escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Wiremu throws a lazy right hand but Applegate sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Wiremu fails with an attempt to clinch.
Applegate tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wiremu was well out of range. Poor timing from Applegate.
Wiremu scores with a hook to the body. Applegate takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wiremu tries a low kick but Applegate avoids it.
Applegate slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Applegate bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Applegate turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

Applegate has managed to clinch.
Wiremu struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.
Wiremu misses with some punches.
Applegate misses with a body punch.
Wiremu misses with a punch to the body.
Wiremu swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wiremu working aggressively here.
Wiremu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Applegate blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wiremu struggles to land a body shot inside as Applegate controls his hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Applegate.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Wiremu pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Applegate jabs Wiremu right on the nose. Wiremu blinks but takes it well.
Wiremu moves away from the strike by Applegate.
Applegate looks to land a left hand but Wiremu moved out of range nicely.
Wiremu finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Applegate moves out of range as Wiremu throws a body kick.
Applegate walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wiremu checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Applegate takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Applegate scores with a body shot.
A shot to the liver by Applegate. Beautiful body shot.
Wiremu lunges at Applegate with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Applegate's hand.
Applegate throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Wiremu.
A little jabbing left from Wiremu on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wiremu throws the left hand but Applegate avoids the punch easily.
Applegate thinks about countering with a body kick.

Applegate has taken the fight to the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wiremu swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A body shot lands from Applegate.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Wiremu.
Applegate digs a right hand underneath Wiremu's ribcage. Wiremu let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Wiremu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Applegate misses with a punch to the body.
Wiremu misses with a punch to the body.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Wiremu misses with a punch to the body.
Applegate prevents a body shot from Wiremu.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A short uppercut from Applegate.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wiremu tries to work over Applegate's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Applegate tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Applegate scores with a nice hook to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wiremu fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Applegate tries a body shot but Wiremu blocks it.
Applegate swings wildly with an uppercut but Wiremu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Applegate scores with a shot to the side of Wiremu's head.
Applegate lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wiremu misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wiremu has a couple of punches blocked by Applegate.
Wiremu misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Applegate lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Wiremu backwards.
Wiremu wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Wiremu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Applegate's elbow.
Wiremu misses with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Aloysius Wiremu's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Wiremu lands the left hand.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Wiremu can do to turn this around?
A leg kick checked by Wiremu.
Applegate fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wiremu manages to avoid it.
Wiremu lands a glancing blow to the side of Applegate's head.
Wiremu misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Applegate.
Applegate tries to close the distance and clinch up but Wiremu swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Wiremu slips under a jab from Applegate.
Wiremu swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wiremu keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Applegate.
Applegate thows a leg kick but Wiremu checks it
and Wiremu counters with a stiff right hand.
Wiremu thuds a left hand into Applegate's body.
Applegate blocks a head kick by Wiremu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wiremu showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Applegate.
Applegate feints and then cracks Wiremu's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wiremu down.
Applegate tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wiremu was well out of range. Poor timing from Applegate.
Wiremu takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Wiremu gets tackled into the cage by Applegate. Applegate maintains the clinch.
Wiremu throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate misses with a hook from the clinch.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate throws a head punch that misses.
Applegate misses with a punch on the inside.
Applegate lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wiremu blocks a body shot from Applegate.
Applegate blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wiremu.
Wiremu swings wildly with an uppercut but Applegate uses good head movement to avoid it.

Wiremu's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Wiremu catches Applegate with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Applegate throws a right hand that Wiremu ducks under and follows up with a left that Wiremu also avoids with ease.
Applegate lands a jab to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wiremu connects with an inside leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Wiremu avoids the head kick by Applegate.
Applegate takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Applegate has managed to clinch.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Applegate scores with a hook to the body.
Wiremu misses with a body punch.
Wiremu misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Applegate blocks a body shot from Wiremu.
Applegate blocking some punches.
Wiremu misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Applegate.
Applegate misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wiremu swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Applegate gets through Wiremu's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Applegate lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Applegate blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Wiremu.
Wiremu is working Applegate over against the cage.
Applegate misses with the head strike.
Wiremu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Applegate pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Applegate lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Wiremu circles away quickly and effectively.
Wiremu tries to close the distance and clinch but Applegate swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Applegate swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Applegate swings for the body but Wiremu moves out of range.
Abner Applegate seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wiremu misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Applegate misses the target.
An inside leg kick from Wiremu misses.
Wiremu tries to clinch but Applegate is having none of it.
Wiremu throws a front kick aimed at Applegate's knee but Applegate avoids it well.
Applegate moves in looking to clinch but Wiremu pushes him off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wiremu tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Applegate. Wiremu does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wiremu throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Applegate's head.
Applegate walks forward, straight into a front kick from Wiremu.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wiremu throws a head kick but Applegate moves out of range.
As Wiremu looks to move away, Applegate throws a big counter combo but Wiremu just gets out of the way.
Applegate works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Applegate throws a body shot but no joy.
Wiremu shapes to counter with a head kick.
Applegate throws a nice inside leg kick.
Wiremu connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Applegate's hands.
Applegate throws a head kick that misses.
Wiremu tries to clinch but Applegate moves out of range.
Abner Applegate is winning the standup battle so far.

Applegate closes the distance and pushes Wiremu back into the cage.
Wiremu misses with a punch on the inside.
Wiremu lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Applegate backwards.
Wiremu swings away with an uppercut that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Aloysius Wiremu will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Aloysius Wiremu'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!


Wiremu tries to clinch up but Applegate circles away and keeps his distance.
Wiremu throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An attempted straight right counter from Applegate misses the target.
Applegate blocks a head kick by Wiremu.
Wiremu thumps Applegate with a low kick.

Wiremu feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Applegate sprawling to the canvas! Applegate rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Wiremu finish him?!

Applegate is rocked!
Applegate switches off momentarily and Wiremu cracks him with a monster right hand! Applegate topples backwards and makes a semi conscious attempt to cover up, as Wiremu dives in to land one more shot, before the referee has time to call the fight. What a finish by Wiremu!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:25 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Aloysius Wiremu!
An out of breath Aloysius Wiremu 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: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 21, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Abner Applegate (ranked 2618 p4p, 0 weight class) and Mee Vattalles (ranked 4332 p4p, 0 weight class). Vattalles has chosen Biggie "The Notorious B.I.G." (ft. Eminem) - Dead Wrong as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
27
183 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
178 cm
23
181 lbs
8 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Red Light Coffeeshop



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Abner Applegate!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Mee Vattalles!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Albert Achterberg and Patrick Alders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vattalles slips a straight right by Applegate.
Vattalles unleashes a big counter combination but Applegate bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Applegate dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Applegate looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Vattalles dives in for a single leg takedown but Applegate sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Applegate lands a nice shot that snaps Vattalles's head back.
Applegate takes a swing at Vattalles's ribcage but misses.

Vattalles gets a takedown into half guard.

Applegate makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Decent striking displayed by Applegate there.
Vattalles is trying hard to land a takedown here. Applegate sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Applegate connects with a high kick.
Vattalles tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Applegate defends well and Vattalles ends up having to push Applegate into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mee Vattalles.
Applegate lands a jab to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate misses with a wild body shot.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
Vattalles drops down looking for an ankle pick but Applegate pulls his leg out and moves away.

Applegate lands a big right hand that sends Vattalles crashing to the mat! Applegate stays standing though and waves Vattalles back to his feet!

Vattalles is rocked!
Applegate connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Vattalles momentarily.
Vattalles is still on wobbly legs! Can Applegate finish him?
Applegate clobbers Vattalles with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Applegate misses the shot to the body.
Applegate misses the jab.
Vattalles takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Vattalles seems to have recovered his senses.
A jab from Applegate does it's job there.

Vattalles moves into range and clinches up with Applegate.
Vattalles is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Applegate pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Applegate is pressed up against the cage. Vattalles has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Applegate down to the mat. Applegate avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate lunges at Vattalles with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Vattalles's hand.
Applegate connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Applegate connects with an inside leg kick.
Applegate misses with a body shot.

Applegate moves into the clinch successfully.
Vattalles's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Vattalles successfully pulls guard.
Vattalles is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vattalles 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.
Vattalles looking to control but Applegate passes into half guard.
Vattalles is looking for a sweep. Applegate is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Applegate trying to control the pace.
Vattalles keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Vattalles 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.
Vattalles trying to control here.
Vattalles wants to improve his position but Applegate is controlling well.
Applegate is thwarting Vattalles's attempts to control the position.
Applegate prevents Vattalles from improving his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Applegate content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Applegate tries to stand and escape but Vattalles is controlling the position.
Applegate prevents Vattalles from improving his position.
Vattalles is trying to control but can't.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Applegate wants to clinch up but Vattalles keeps it at a distance.

Vattalles throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Applegate tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Vattalles is in Applegate's guard.

Applegate manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Applegate tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Abner Applegate 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.


Applegate throws a series of strikes that have Vattalles backpedaling.
Applegate lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Applegate misses with a hook.
Applegate just misses with a punch to the body.
Vattalles slips under a jab from Applegate.
Vattalles with the counter takedown but Applegate avoids it easily.
Applegate tries to clinch up.
Vattalles tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Applegate defends well and Vattalles ends up having to push Applegate into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Applegate falls off balance throwing a combination
and Vattalles counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vattalles fails with a takedown attempt from distance.

Applegate instigates a clinch.
Vattalles wants a takedown.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mee Vattalles.
Vattalles has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Applegate after a bit of a struggle.
A bit of stalling here from Applegate.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Applegate prevents the takedown attempt.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Applegate creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Vattalles prevents a body shot from Applegate.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Applegate.
Applegate scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Applegate works on Vattalles's body with a couple of short punches.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Vattalles is looking to take this one to the mat.
Applegate stops a takedown attempt from Vattalles.
Applegate lands a hook that snaps the head of Vattalles backwards.
Applegate lands a shot to the body.
Applegate lands with a left to the head.
Vattalles wants a takedown.
Vattalles is breathing heavily.

Vattalles manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Vattalles is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Applegate defends well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate stays in close to Vattalles's body and controls the position.
Vattalles looking to hit a scissor sweep but Applegate is one step ahead there.
Vattalles is trying to keep Applegate in close.

Vattalles working for submissions but it's allowed Applegate to get to half guard.
Applegate controlling the action here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles wants to get back to full guard but Applegate has mounted him!
Vattalles tries to lock up and control but Applegate gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Vattalles slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Vattalles is looking for a sweep. Applegate is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Vattalles slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Applegate stands and throws Vattalles's legs to the side, diving into side control.
You can see the frustration on Vattalles's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Vattalles tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Applegate decides to stand back up.

Applegate has taken the fight to the clinch.
A short right from Applegate.
Vattalles wants to take the fight to the mat but Applegate manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Vattalles goes for a takedown in the clinch but Applegate prevents it.
Vattalles looking for a takedown.
Vattalles goes for a takedown in the clinch but Applegate prevents it.
Applegate has Vattalles pressed against the cage.
Applegate prevents a takedown attempt there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Applegate swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vattalles changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

Applegate has managed to clinch.
Still in the clinch, Applegate scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vattalles drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Applegate gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Vattalles fails to pull guard.
Vattalles is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Applegate to keep the fight standing.
Abner Applegate has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mee Vattalles.
Applegate pushes Vattalles back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Applegate lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vattalles backwards.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Applegate gets underhooks to prevent Vattalles's takedown attempt.
Applegate is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vattalles can do to turn this around?
Still in the clinch, Applegate scores with a nice short uppercut.
Vattalles changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Applegate fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Applegate throws a head kick but Vattalles moves out of range.
Vattalles has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Vattalles there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vattalles takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

Applegate clinches with his opponent.
Vattalles jumps guard but Applegate stands there with Vattalles around his waist. Vattalles gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Vattalles fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Abner Applegate has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Vattalles takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
Applegate gets underhooks to prevent Vattalles's takedown attempt.
A short left from Applegate.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Applegate pushes Vattalles back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short left from Applegate.
A short body shot lands from Applegate as the two fighters clinch.
Vattalles drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Vattalles jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Applegate walks away with a smile on his face. Vattalles gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Applegate throws a right and a left that both miss.
Applegate misses with a body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Applegate throws a sloppy head kick and Vattalles moves out of range easily.
Applegate throws a shot from downtown. Vattalles moves away and avoids it.

Applegate moves into the clinch.
Vattalles tries to pull guard but Applegate holds him up against the cage and eventually Vattalles drops back down to his feet.
Applegate lands a right hand.
Vattalles drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Applegate gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Applegate lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vattalles is trying to break the clinch but Applegate is controlling him.
Vattalles is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Applegate gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Applegate lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vattalles takes a shot to the head.
Vattalles is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Applegate to keep the fight standing.
Vattalles is trying to pull guard but Applegate turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Abner Applegate is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A right hand to the body from Applegate.
Applegate lands with a light punch inside.
Applegate is pressed up against the cage. Vattalles has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Applegate down to the mat. Applegate avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Vattalles on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Applegate scores with a shot to the body.
Applegate scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Vattalles takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Applegate stuns Vattalles with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Abner Applegate is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Applegate connects with a nice looking jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Applegate darts in and clinches Vattalles up against the cage.
Vattalles looking for a takedown.
Nice body punch from Applegate - that landed with a thud.
Applegate gets through Vattalles's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Vattalles jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Applegate walks away with a smile on his face. Vattalles g