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Event: Syn 642 Jones vs Gravas     
Date:   Aug 03, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 420 p4p, 50 weight class) and Jimmy Doyle (ranked 1627 p4p, 161 weight class). Curran comes to the cage accompanied by Shoshone Flag Song. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

169 cm
34
154 lbs
15 - 7 - 1
171 cm
39
150 lbs
24 - 12 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jimmy Doyle!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, William Gold and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Doyle jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Curran tries to work over Doyle's front leg with a kick but Doyle checks it.
Curran keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Doyle checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Good leg kick by Doyle there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Curran misses with a body kick.
Doyle connects with an inside leg kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Doyle keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Doyle comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Doyle throws a one two combo.
Curran lands with a shot to the body.
A leg kick checked by Doyle.

Doyle takes the fight into the clinch.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Doyle.
Curran blocks a body shot from Doyle.
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!
Doyle's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Curran misses with a body punch.
Doyle swings wildly with an uppercut but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran lands a shot to the body.
Curran wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Doyle has him pressed against the cage.
Doyle misses with a hook to the ribs.
Doyle gets through Curran's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Curran pushes Doyle back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Doyle swings wildly with an uppercut but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Doyle misses with a body punch.
Doyle stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Curran scores with a shot to the side of Doyle's head.
Doyle working aggressively here.
A short uppercut from Doyle.
Curran goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Doyle swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Doyle lands a shoulder strike.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Doyle misses with some punches.
A hook to the body from Doyle.
Doyle lands a right hand that snaps the head of Curran backwards.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Curran tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Doyle's elbow.
Doyle tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Doyle.
Doyle misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Curran.
A right handed body shot lands from Doyle.
Curran misses with some punches.
Doyle misses with a short punch on the inside.
Doyle blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Doyle struggles to land a body shot inside as Curran controls his hands.
Curran misses with some punches.
Doyle softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A body shot lands from Doyle.
Doyle blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Doyle misses with a punch on the inside.
Doyle misses with a body punch.

Curran's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Doyle works the jab nicely.
Doyle ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Curran throws a leg kick that misses.
Curran changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jimmy Doyle is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Curran missing with a left hand there. Doyle was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Doyle swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Curran.
Curran throws a looping overhand right but Doyle ducks down to avoid it.
Doyle checks a leg kick nicely.
A countering left hand to the body from Doyle misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Doyle.
Doyle moves out of range of the body kick.
Curran will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Doyle lands a jab.
Doyle fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Curran on the side of the head.
Curran fails with an attempt to clinch.
Decent striking displayed by Doyle there.
Doyle attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Doyle misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Curran.
Curran misses with a looping right.
Curran slips a straight right by Doyle.
Doyle throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Curran scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Doyle with a jab.
Doyle thuds his right hand into Curran's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Doyle lands a nice shot to the body.
Doyle lands a jab to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Doyle closes the distance and pushes Curran back into the cage.
Curran is working Doyle over against the cage.
Doyle fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Doyle blocking some punches.
A right hand to the body from Doyle.
Curran fails to pull guard.
I was talking to Curran's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Doyle misses with a hook to the ribs.
Curran jumps guard but Doyle turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mario Curran. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Doyle is working Curran over against the cage.
Doyle blocks a body shot from Curran.
Curran lands a left hand that snaps the head of Doyle backwards.
Curran blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Doyle.
Curran blocks a body shot from Doyle.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Doyle.
Doyle blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Doyle misses with the head strike.
Doyle lands a nice shot to the body.
Doyle lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A hook to the body from Doyle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jimmy Doyle 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.


Curran throws a leg kick but Doyle checks it.
Doyle throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Doyle lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Curran wants to clinch.

Curran moves into the clinch.
Doyle goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Doyle.
Doyle blocks a body shot from Curran.
Doyle tries a body shot but Curran blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doyle tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Curran's elbow.
Curran tries to pull guard but Doyle holds him up against the cage and eventually Curran drops back down to his feet.
Curran blocking some punches.
Curran is leaning against Doyle and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Doyle uses good head movement to avoid it.
Doyle misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doyle working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Curran tries a body shot but Doyle blocks it.
Curran blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jimmy Doyle seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Curran lands a right hand.
Doyle throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Currans head.
A head punch on the inside from Doyle fails to land.
Doyle throws a punch but it's blocked by Curran.
Curran misses with a punch to the body.
A short body shot lands from Curran as the two fighters clinch.
Curran tries to work over Doyle's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short uppercut from Doyle.
Doyle throws a head punch that misses.
Doyle wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Curran has him pressed against the cage.
Curran scores with a shoulder strike.
Doyle lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Doyle swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Curran fails to pull guard.
Doyle blocks a body shot from Curran.
Curran blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Doyle tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Doyle pushes Curran back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Doyle.
A right hand to the body from Doyle.
Doyle lands with a light punch inside.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Curran misses with a body punch.
Doyle tries a body shot but Curran blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Doyle fails to land.
Doyle lands a left hand.
Doyle gets through Curran's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Curran is rocked!
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Oh Curran is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Curran pulls guard effortlessly.
Curran seems to have got his legs back now.
Doyle preventing the sweep.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Curran is on top in guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doyle not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Curran avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Curran slips nicely into half guard.
Doyle is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Well, if Curran 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.
Doyle trying to control here.

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.
Curran trying to control the action but Doyle is working from the bottom.
Doyle moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Curran stopping the sweep attempt from Doyle.
Curran passes Doyle's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Curran moves away from the strike by Doyle.

Doyle rushes Curran and presses him up against the cage.
Doyle tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Doyle creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Curran scores with a shot to the side of Doyle's head.
A short uppercut from Curran.
Curran fails to pull guard.
Doyle softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Curran digs a right hand underneath Doyle's ribcage. Doyle let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Doyle tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Curran's elbow.
Curran is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Doyle to keep the fight standing.

Curran manages to pull guard.
Curran 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.
Doyle must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Curran is working hard here to advance position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Curran is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

Curran throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Doyle trying to control but Curran is working from the bottom.

Doyle avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Curran keeping full guard, as Doyle tries to pass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Doyle trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Doyle postures up.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Doyle moves into the clinch successfully.
Curran can't find room to land a body shot as Doyle controls the action.
A body shot lands from Doyle.

Curran pulls guard successfully.
Doyle won't allow Curran to sweep him here.

Curran has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Doyle can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Curran looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Curran tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Doyle controls from within his opponent's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Curran looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

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.

Curran is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Doyle is aware though and is defending well.
Doyle stands up over Curran, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

Curran working for a triangle but Doyle defends it easily.
Doyle 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.
Mario Curran has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge William Gold scores the fight 28:29
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jimmy Doyle!

Jimmy Doyle was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: Syn 635 Whyte vs Diggs II     
Date:   Jun 15, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 579 p4p, 70 weight class) and Marious La De Hoya (ranked 702 p4p, 88 weight class). Curran kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Shoshone Flag Song. La De Hoya is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Cocaine. 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.

169 cm
34
154 lbs
14 - 7 - 1
169 cm
30
139 lbs
19 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Marious La De Hoya!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, James Glass and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slapping leg kick lands for La De Hoya.
La De Hoya misses with a low kick.
Curran looks to land a left hand but La De Hoya moved out of range nicely.
A low kick from La De Hoya is predictable there
and Curran counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Curran throws a low kick but it's checked well by La De Hoya.
La De Hoya tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Curran 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.
Curran throws a looping overhand right but La De Hoya ducks down to avoid it.
La De Hoya counters with a body kick.

Curran closes the distance and pushes La De Hoya back into the cage.

La De Hoya's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Curran lands with a thumping leg kick.
An inside leg kick from Curran misses.
Curran fails with an attempt to clinch.
La De Hoya takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
La De Hoya throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A solid leg kick lands there for La De Hoya.
Curran throws a wild body kick that La De Hoya sees coming a mile off.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
La De Hoya buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Curran tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Curran, right into the meat.
La De Hoya uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Curran.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran misses with a wild body shot.
Marious La De Hoya is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Curran gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Curran misses with a punch to the body.
Curran tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. La De Hoya smiles and moves away.
Curran misses with a wild body shot.
La De Hoya fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Curran has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
La De Hoya missing with a left hand there. Curran was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A quick step to the side and Curran tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
La De Hoya throws a leg kick but Curran checks it.
La De Hoya throws a wild body kick that Curran sees coming a mile off.
La De Hoya scores with a leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Curran blocks the low kick.
La De Hoya tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Curran connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between La De Hoya's hands.
Curran tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. La De Hoya manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from La De Hoya.
La De Hoya pivots, looking for a leg kick but Curran is out of range and La De Hoya settles back down.
A jab from La De Hoya does it's job there.
Curran thuds his right hand into La De Hoya's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Curran connects with a looping right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curran throws a lazy right hand but La De Hoya sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran misses with a looping left.
Curran tries to clinch but La De Hoya is having none of it.
A head kick misses from La De Hoya.
La De Hoya checks a leg kick nicely.
La De Hoya throws a leg kick but Curran sees it coming and checks it nicely.

Curran clinches with his opponent.
A head punch on the inside from La De Hoya fails to land.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by La De Hoya.
Curran lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch on the inside from La De Hoya fails to land.

Curran pulls La De Hoya into guard.
Curran looking to hit a scissor sweep but La De Hoya is one step ahead there.
Curran keeping full guard, as La De Hoya tries to pass.
Curran wants to sweep but no luck.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
La De Hoya is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
La De Hoya pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Curran is keeping the position for now.
La De Hoya trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Curran looking to hit a scissor sweep but La De Hoya is one step ahead there.
La De Hoya trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
La De Hoya fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
La De Hoya's corner calls for a 1-2. La De Hoya obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
La De Hoya ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Curran throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Curran jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Curran tries to score a power double leg takedown but La De Hoya sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Curran somewhat.
La De Hoya steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Curran. That one must have hurt.
La De Hoya scoring well with a low kick there.
Curran connects with a nice looking jab.
La De Hoya misses with a body kick.
La De Hoya misses with a low kick.
La De Hoya throws a low kick, looking for Curran's leg but Curran calmly moves out of range.
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 Mario Curran will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


La De Hoya connects with an inside leg kick.

Curran darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Curran wants to pass the guard but La De Hoya is defending well.
Curran is keen to just control but La De Hoya is a slippery customer.
Curran works his way into side control.
La De Hoya tries to get back to half guard but can't.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran wants to control but La De Hoya is keeping him busy.
La De Hoya tries to bench press Curran off him but Curran keeps the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Curran working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Curran trying to control the position but La De Hoya is working away.

Curran swings around for an armbar but La De Hoya sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Curran's guard.
La De Hoya stands and throws Curran's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Curran parries the strikes from La De Hoya easily there. La De Hoya is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Curran to escape.
Curran tries to buck La De Hoya off but La De Hoya is having none of it.
Curran manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
La De Hoya is looking to take a break and control but Curran is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Curran tries to roll over but La De Hoya keeps him under control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
La De Hoya is thwarting Curran's attempts to control the position.
Curran tries to roll over but La De Hoya keeps him under control.
La De Hoya is trying to control. Curran wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
The fighters are battling for position here. Curran manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
La De Hoya trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
La De Hoya trying to control but Curran is working from the bottom.
La De Hoya stays in close to Curran's body and controls the position.
La De Hoya trying to control but Curran is working from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Curran throws out a loose jab but La De Hoya uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran moves in looking to clinch but La De Hoya pushes him off.
La De Hoya moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
La De Hoya slips under a jab from Curran.
La De Hoya tries to work over Curran's front leg with a kick but Curran checks it.
Curran lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
An inside leg kick lands from Curran.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran lands a glancing blow to the side of La De Hoya's head.
A jab from Curran misses.
La De Hoya tried to score with a low kick but Curran checks it.
La De Hoya walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
La De Hoya throws a front kick aimed at Curran's knee but Curran avoids it well.
La De Hoya misses with a leg kick
and Curran counters with a nice low kick that buckles La De Hoya's knee momentarily.
Curran misses with a hook.
La De Hoya tries a quick counter leg kick but Curran is wise to it.
Curran is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Curran checks the leg kick.
Curran moves away from the strike by La De Hoya.
La De Hoya misses with a wild body shot.
La De Hoya misses with a kick to the body
and Curran counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
La De Hoya misses the body punch
and Curran cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Curran doesn't manage to clinch there - La De Hoya circles away.
La De Hoya tries a quick counter leg kick but Curran is wise to it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
La De Hoya throws a push kick but Curran slaps the foot to one side.
As La De Hoya backs away, Curran returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
La De Hoya connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Curran momentarily.
La De Hoya connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Curran gets the takedown into side control.
La De Hoya 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.
La De Hoya is trying to control Curran's posture but Curran avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Mario Curran will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as La De Hoya checks a leg kick.
La De Hoya cracks Curran with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by La De Hoya.
Curran throws a wild body kick that La De Hoya sees coming a mile off.
Curran lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
La De Hoya fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Curran is out of range.
Curran connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Good work by Curran as he checks the leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Curran.
La De Hoya throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mario Curran is winning the standup battle so far.
La De Hoya throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Curran shoots in for a double leg but La De Hoya sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran throws a body shot but no joy.
La De Hoya throws a body kick that misses
and Curran counters with an inside leg kick.
Curran tries to clinch but La De Hoya is having none of it.
La De Hoya fakes the leg kick and cracks Curran in the body.
Curran slips under a jab from La De Hoya.
La De Hoya throws a jab but it's blocked by Curran.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Some bone on bone action there as Curran checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Curran wants to land a leg kick but La De Hoya is out of range.
A low kick from La De Hoya misses
and Curran counters with a stiff right hand.
La De Hoya tries to work over Curran's front leg with a kick but Curran checks it.
Good shot there by Curran.
La De Hoya connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Curran misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
La De Hoya pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Curran quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Curran fails with an attempt to clinch.
Curran misses with a straight right.
La De Hoya avoids the body shot from Curran.
Curran keeps La De Hoya at a distance using the push kick.
Curran fakes the leg kick and cracks La De Hoya in the body.
La De Hoya looks to score with a jab to the body but Curran is just out of range.
Curran throws a leg kick but La De Hoya sees it coming and moves out of range.
It looks like Curran has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from La De Hoya misses its intended target.
Curran on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by La De Hoya. La De Hoya obviously looking to wear him down.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curran is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
La De Hoya will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Curran avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Marious La De Hoya has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Curran has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by La De Hoya.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Curran, as that shot connected.
Curran on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Curran catches La De Hoya with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
La De Hoya blocks the body kick.
Curran blocks a jab.
It appears Curran was looking to counter with a kick there.

Curran shoots in and bounces La De Hoya off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
La De Hoya is trying to keep Curran in close.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

La De Hoya escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Curran gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
La De Hoya looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Curran trying to control but La De Hoya is working from the bottom.
La De Hoya 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.
Curran wants to control from the top but La De Hoya keeps moving.
Curran trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

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.
La De Hoya looking to control.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Curran cracks La De Hoya with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
La De Hoya chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Curran can pounce on him.
La De Hoya fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Curran.

Curran closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.

La De Hoya pushes Curran off and gets back to his feet.
Curran lands a lovely overhand right.
La De Hoya fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
La De Hoya misses with a low kick.
Curran throws a leg kick but La De Hoya sees it coming and moves out of range.
La De Hoya was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Mario Curran is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
La De Hoya throws a lazy right hand but Curran sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Curran throws a leg kick which misses La De Hoya's front leg but catches the back leg as La De Hoya tries to avoid it.
La De Hoya looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from La De Hoya 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 Curran has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Curran and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Marious La De Hoya.
Well Curran 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:28
Judge William Gold scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Mario Curran!

A very excited looking Mario Curran rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
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Event: EFC Diaz vs Hawtry     
Date:   May 18, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 1044 p4p, 122 weight class) and Ethan Sheehy (ranked 677 p4p, 84 weight class). Curran's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Shoshone Flag Song. Sheehy has chosen Tree falls - Timber! as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

169 cm
34
154 lbs
13 - 7 - 1
168 cm
25
149 lbs
11 - 7 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Ethan Sheehy!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Lou da Vinci and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Curran shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Curran was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
A bit of a lull in the action here.
Sheehy is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Sheehy wants to control but Curran postures up.
Curran trying to control the action but Sheehy is working from the bottom.
Curran slows the pace down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sheehy wants to control but Curran postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Curran tries for a kimura but Sheehy is defending well.
Sheehy wants to control but Curran postures up.

Curran looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Curran is looking to take a break and control but Sheehy is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
You can see the frustration on Sheehy's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Curran wants to control but Sheehy is keeping him busy.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Curran is trying to get an arm triangle but Sheehy is defending well.
You can see the frustration on Sheehy's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Curran trying to control the position but Sheehy is working away.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Sheehy looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A thudding body kick lands there by Sheehy!
Sheehy uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Curran clobbers Sheehy with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Curran takes a head kick and shrugs it off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran jabs Sheehy right on the nose. Sheehy blinks but takes it well.
Sheehy swinging wildly here.
A counter left hand to the body from Curran misses its target.
Sheehy throws a right hand that Curran ducks under and follows up with a left that Curran also avoids with ease.
Curran thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Sheehy if he has to take too many more of those.
Ethan Sheehy is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sheehy ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Sheehy appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sheehy misses with a jab, cross combination.
Curran was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Curran's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sheehy under the eye.

It looks like Ethan Sheehy has been cut.
Curran throws an overhand right that lands on Sheehy's shoulder, as Sheehy tries to avoid the shot.
Curran lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Sheehy takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Sheehy throws a lazy right hand but Curran sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A big left from Curran misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
An inside leg kick from Sheehy misses.
Curran sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran throws the left hand but Sheehy avoids the punch easily.

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

Sheehy looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Sheehy keeping moving, preventing Curran from controlling successfully.

Sheehy working for a triangle but Curran defends it easily.

Sheehy looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Curran has picked Sheehy up and slammed him! Sheehy can't keep hold of the triangle and Curran manages to pass to side control!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sheehy dips to his left and cracks Curran with an uppercut!
Sheehy takes one on the button.
Curran is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sheehy can do to turn this around?
Sheehy lands with a hook. Curran tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sheehy ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Curran moves away.
Sheehy throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sheehy looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Sheehy dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sheehy misses with the combination.
Sheehy throws a predictable looking body shot
and Curran connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Horrible takedown attempt by Curran or perhaps it was just good defense by Sheehy, which made it look bad.
Curran throws a jab when Sheehy was well out of range.
Sheehy misses the shot to the body.
Curran was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sheehy misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sheehy tries a head kick but it misses.
Curran loads up on a big right hand but Sheehy slips the punch.
Sheehy appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Curran lands a jab to Sheehy's midsection.
Curran uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Curran is looking to slow Sheehy down with leg kicks.
Sheehy connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Curran on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sheehy. Sheehy obviously looking to wear him down.

Sheehy clinches up with Curran and pushes him back against the cage.
Sheehy tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Curran lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sheehy backwards.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.

Sheehy escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Curran is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sheehy.
A solid leg kick lands there for Curran.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Curran throws a right hand that misses
and Sheehy counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Nice defenses there by Sheehy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sheehy on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Curran bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Sheehy's head.
Curran throws a lazy right hand but Sheehy sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Good shot there by Curran.
Sheehy fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Curran looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sheehy throws a body shot but no joy.
Curran checks a leg kick.
Curran throws a hook but Sheehy blocks it.
Sheehy throws a push kick but Curran slaps the foot to one side.
Curran lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Curran ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Curran. Sheehy shrugs it off though.
A telegraphed right hand from Curran misses the target.
Sheehy tries a quick counter leg kick but Curran is wise to it.
Sheehy misses with a jab, cross combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sheehy throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Curran checks a leg kick.
Curran misses with a low kick.
Curran slips a jab from Sheehy.
Sheehy scores with a shot to the body.
Curran misses with an uppercut
and Sheehy counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

Sheehy takes the fight into the clinch.
Sheehy is trying to pull guard but Curran turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sheehy.
Curran swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Sheehy uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran prevents a body shot from Sheehy.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Curran blocks an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Curran scores with a nice short uppercut.
Sheehy prevents a body shot from Curran.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Curran breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Sheehy is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Sheehy misses with a body shot.
Sheehy is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Curran rather than just go for the knockout.
Sheehy keeps Curran at a distance using the push 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!
A swing and a miss from Curran.
Curran misses with an uppercut.
Sheehy keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Sheehy misses with a head kick.
Sheehy throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Nice shot by Sheehy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curran. Sheehy does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran just misses with a punch to the body.
Curran misses with a straight right.
Decent striking displayed by Curran there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ethan Sheehy will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Ethan Sheehy's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


A big right from Curran misses.
Curran tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sheehy was well out of range. Poor timing from Curran.
Sheehy wants to counter the offense by Curran and move into the clinch position.
Sheehy ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Sheehy takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Curran connects with a nice looking jab.
Sheehy throws a leg kick that is checked
and Curran connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sheehy gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Curran.
Sheehy throws a sloppy head kick
and Curran counters with a nice uppercut.
Sheehy lands a high kick!
Curran throws a body punch but Sheehy moves out of range.
Sheehy tries to counter by closing the distance.
Sheehy throws a hook but Curran avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Curran misses the target.
Curran throws a sloppy body shot
and Sheehy counters with a thumping low kick.
Nice defenses there by Sheehy.
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!
Sheehy throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sheehy throws out a powerful jab.
Curran swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sheehy looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Curran chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sheehy can pounce on him.
Curran takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Mario Curran is winning the standup battle so far.
Curran scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sheehy doesn't seem bothered though.
Curran throws an overhand right that lands on Sheehy's shoulder, as Sheehy tries to avoid the shot.
Curran slips under a jab.
Sheehy ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Sheehy takes one to the chin there.
Sheehy staying out of range there.
Sheehy misses with an uppercut. Curran saw that one coming.
Sheehy defending well as Curran loads up on a big left hand.
Curran looks to land a right hand but Sheehy moved out of range.
Sheehy scoring well with a low kick there.

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

Sheehy rushes Curran and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Curran pushes Sheehy back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Sheehy swings wildly with an uppercut but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sheehy's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Curran swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Curran misses with a body punch.

Sheehy pulls guard.

Sheehy looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Curran slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Curran content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
Sheehy is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sheehy keeps trying to improve his position.
Curran wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sheehy keeps working.
Sheehy struggling a bit here.
Curran wants to control but Sheehy is keeping him busy.
Sheehy wants to control but Curran postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Curran is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Sheehy is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Sheehy tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Sheehy is not content to let Curran control the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mario Curran showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Curran 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 Anthony Taglia scores the fight 29:28
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mario Curran!

Mario Curran decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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FIGHT
RATING
54%

 

Event: EFC Whymer vs Lampton     
Date:   Apr 13, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Shelby Foote (ranked 1354 p4p, 154 weight class) and Mario Curran (ranked 1824 p4p, 196 weight class). Curran has chosen Shoshone Flag Song as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
30
150 lbs
15 - 10 - 1
169 cm
33
154 lbs
12 - 7 - 1
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Shelby Foote!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Cecil Peabody and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Curran throws an overhand right that lands on Foote's shoulder, as Foote tries to avoid the shot.
Foote throws a lazy right hand but Curran sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran scores with a decent looking hook.
Curran throws a low kick but it's checked well by Foote.
Foote lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Curran backs up against the cage.
Good leg kick by Curran there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Foote dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Curran. That did some damage!
No luck with that takedown attempt from Curran.
Foote displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Curran.

Foote decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice strikes from Foote there.
Curran avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Foote.
Foote seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Foote trying to pass the guard but Curran defending well.
Curran blocking the ground and pound attempt from Foote.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran tries to roll over but Foote keeps him under control.
Foote sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Curran defending well though.
Curran is looking to improve his position.

Foote is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Curran sees it coming and defends easily.
We've been hearing that Foote has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Foote missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Curran manages to get to full guard.
Foote stopping the sweep attempt from Curran.

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.
Curran can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Foote controls the pace.
Foote postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Foote preventing the sweep.
Curran is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Foote loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Curran preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Foote is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Our spies down at at Julius Gym inform us that Curran has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Curran trying to keep a closed guard but Foote is proving a slippery customer.
Foote throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Curran works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Foote preventing the sweep.
Foote trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran 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.
A lazy left from Foote finds it's target.
Foote uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Curran.
Curran scores with a shot to the body.

Foote shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Curran is trying to defend but Foote finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Foote trying to pass the guard but Curran defending well.
Foote sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Curran defending well though.

Foote is trying to work for a kimura but Curran is defending well.
Foote seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran is looking for a sweep. Foote is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Foote passes into side control, despite Curran's attempt to control the position.
Curran is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Foote in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Foote trying to control the action but Curran is working from the bottom.
Curran manages to work his way to half guard, despite Foote's best efforts.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Foote changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Curran tries to avoid it but Foote manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Curran to the ground. Curran escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Foote lands a nice looking body shot.
Foote moves away from the strike by Curran.
Foote stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Curran.
A looping hook to the body misses from Foote. Curran does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran scoring well with a low kick there.
Curran works Foote's body with a nice hook.
Foote tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curran was well out of range. Poor timing from Foote.
Curran lands a nice looking body shot.
Curran connects with a solid leg kick.
Foote misses with a jab, cross combination.
Foote avoids a kick to the body.
Foote dodges the punch combination from Curran.
Foote fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Foote looks to throw the jab but Curran is out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Foote tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Foote moves into the clinch successfully.
Curran working aggressively here.

Curran decides to pull guard.

Foote looking to improve position, pressing down on Curran's thigh with his hand. Curran seems to be working to lock up a guilotine though... is Foote paying attention? Apparently not! He's locked it up tight! Foote's face has turned purple! Will he tap? Will he! YES! He's tapped! Curran picked his opening and made it count! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Mario Curran!
In his post fight interview, Mario Curran started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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RATING
44%

 

Event: EFC DeSilva vs Page     
Date:   Mar 23, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 1705 p4p, 178 weight class) and Shelby Foote (ranked 1261 p4p, 138 weight class). Curran comes to the cage accompanied by Shoshone Flag Song. 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.

169 cm
33
154 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
167 cm
30
150 lbs
15 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Organic Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Shelby Foote!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Alan Glass and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Curran staying out of range there.

Foote throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Curran was covering up waiting for the punch and Foote finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Foote lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Foote wants to pass the guard but Curran is keeping the position.

Curran escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Foote gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Foote forces his way into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Foote not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Curran makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Curran.

Curran has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Foote can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Foote trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Curran escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Foote gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Foote throws a big right hand that misses.
Foote is working Curran over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Curran is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Foote moves into full guard.
Curran advances to half guard.

Curran is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Foote is just riding it out for now. Curran eventually gives up the hold.
Foote regains full guard. Nicely done.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran is looking to advance position but Foote has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Curran is in a horrible position here. Foote smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Foote can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Curran is looking to escape.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Curran manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Foote is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran regains full guard. Nicely done.
Foote must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

Curran looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Curran looking to hit a scissor sweep but Foote is one step ahead there.
Foote trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Foote passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Curran is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Foote off and has taken his back!
Curran lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Foote hold on?!
Curran seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Curran controlling well, preventing Foote from escaping the position.
Curran lands punches and elbows.
Curran keeps control of the position as Foote tries to break free.
Foote covers up after that shot from Curran.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Foote tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Foote takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.

It looks like Shelby Foote has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Foote keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Foote keeps trying to improve his position.
Foote wants to hold on but Curran pushes him away.
Curran raining down hammerfists from mount.
Curran lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Curran controlling the pace for now.
Foote in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.

Foote is rocked!
Curran lands with some strikes.
Foote is still in real trouble! Can Curran finish him?
Foote really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Foote seems to have recovered his senses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mario Curran dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Shelby Foote's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Curran scores with a jab to the jaw.

That has opened up Shelby Foote's cut even more.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Foote.
Foote shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Curran eats them both and turns towards Foote to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Curran is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Foote.

Foote drives through with a takedown into Curran's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Foote is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Foote trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Foote working his ground and pound in the gym.
Foote working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Curran's head.
Foote scoring with punches to the head and body.
Foote trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Curran manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

This has been an exciting period of action!
Curran distracts Foote with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Foote looking for a sweep. Not yet Foote, not yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Foote keeping moving, preventing Curran from controlling successfully.
Foote is trying to control the position but Curran postures up.
Curran won't allow Foote to sweep him here.
Curran looking to pass the guard.
Curran with a flurry of punches that miss.
Foote is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Foote manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Curran manages to get himself to full guard.


Foote got a little sloppy there for a moment and Curran has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Foote has managed to get both his arms back between Curran's legs - danger averted.

Curran looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Foote throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Curran works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Mario Curran overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Curran wants to sweep here but Foote controlling him for the moment.
Foote stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Curran swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Curran is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Foote is aware though and is defending well.
Curran looking to hit a scissor sweep but Foote is one step ahead there.
Curran is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Curran 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.
The fighters are battling for position here. Foote manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Curran trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Foote wants to sweep but no luck.
Curran passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Curran is chipping away with strikes.
Foote manages to work his way to half guard, despite Curran's best efforts.
Foote tries to roll over but Curran keeps him under control.
Curran trying to mount his opponent but Foote defends it.

Curran is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Curran looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Curran looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Foote trying to control here.
Foote makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Foote.
Curran scoring with punches to the head and body.
Foote can't keep his opponent in guard - Curran advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Foote is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Curran's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Curran's back!
Foote punches Curran on the ear.

Foote is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Curran has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
Curran rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Shelby Foote will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Shelby Foote'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. And we move into the final round!



Foote looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Foote moves into full mount! Curran won't be happy about that!
Curran is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Foote tries to control but Curran wriggling away.
Curran slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran blocking the ground and pound attempt from Foote.
Curran wants to improve his position but Foote is controlling well.
Curran is working hard here to advance position.
Curran gets back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Foote postures up in Curran's guard and throws a big left but Curran blocks it.
Foote wants to control from the top but Curran keeps moving.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Foote accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

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

Curran is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Foote defends well.
Curran 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.
Foote pushes down on Curran's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Foote trying to pass the guard but Curran defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Foote looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Curran works his way to full guard. Good work.
Foote scoring with some ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Foote's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Curran lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Curran lands a couple of elbows.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran trying to control the position from guard on top but Foote is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Foote trying to keep a closed guard but Curran is proving a slippery customer.
Foote looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Foote controls Curran momentarily but Curran frees himself.
Curran advances to half guard.
Curran works his way into side control.
Foote wants to control but Curran postures up.
Foote is trying to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Foote sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Curran working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

Curran is looking for a kimura here.
Curran drops an elbow to the side of Foote's head.

Foote looking for submissions off his back.
The fighters are battling for position here. Foote manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Foote seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Curran sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Foote's guard.

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 Mario Curran.
I think Curran 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 George Francis scores the fight 29:29
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 30:27

The fight is ruled a draw!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Event: EFC Turturro vs Lambton     
Date:   Feb 09, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Carlos Beltran (ranked 2388 p4p, 213 weight class) and Mario Curran (ranked 2484 p4p, 220 weight class). Curran is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Shoshone Flag Song. 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.

171 cm
39
145 lbs
25 - 17 - 1
169 cm
32
146 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Carlos Beltran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Trevor Gratis and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Beltran fails to land with a series of punches.
A big right from Curran misses.
Beltran gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Curran.

Beltran shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Curran manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Curran looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Curran is looking for a triangle but Beltran pushes his legs off easily.

Beltran stands up and waves to Curran to follow him.
Curran shoots in looking for a takedown but Beltran manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Curran's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran throws out a loose jab but Beltran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Beltran throws a big counter combination but Curran scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Curran dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Beltran. That did some damage!
Curran throws the kick towards the body but Beltran avoids it.
Curran misses with a straight left.
Beltran ducks under a wild hook from Curran.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Curran swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Beltran moves away from the strike by Curran.
Beltran stuffs the takedown attempt from Curran. Curran gets slowly back to his feet.
Beltran tries to counter with a takedown but Curran is quick to defend against it.

Curran shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Beltran is trying to defend but Curran finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Beltran keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Beltran trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Curran manages to pass to mount!
Curran cracks Beltran with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Beltran takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Beltran is desperately trying to improve his position but Curran has a good base and remains in mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Beltran gets back to half guard.
Beltran is looking for a sweep. Curran is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Curran seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Beltran wants to get back to his feet.
Beltran trying to control but Curran postures up.
Beltran wants to improve his position but Curran is controlling well.
Beltran controlling the position for now.
Curran working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Curran lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Beltran defending well though.
Curran throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

Curran is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Curran prevents Beltran from improving his position.
Curran missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Beltran is trying to control but can't.
Curran winds up and cracks Beltran with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Beltran is looking for a sweep. Curran is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran is nestled in close to Beltran, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Beltran avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Curran.
Curran is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

Curran is looking for a kimura here.
Curran lands with a punch from half guard.
Curran winds up and cracks Beltran with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Curran has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Curran wants to free his trapped foot but Beltran is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Curran is looking for a kimura but Beltran is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Curran to get the leverage.
Curran prevents Beltran from improving his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Beltran closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Curran did well to prevent Beltran getting side control.
Beltran is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Beltran lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Curran works his way to full guard. Good work.
Beltran is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Curran looking to hit a scissor sweep but Beltran is one step ahead there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Curran working for a triangle but Beltran defends it easily.
Curran keeping moving, preventing Beltran from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Curran looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Beltran passes into side control.

Beltran is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Curran knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Curran gets back to half guard.
Curran is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Beltran's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Beltran's back!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran landing with strikes.
Curran scores with a nice shot to the head of his opponent. Beltran is looking for a way out.
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Curran.

Beltran is rocked!
Beltran is in bad spot here.
Curran cracks Beltran with a big shot to body and one to the head - really punishing Beltran from the back mount here, looking to soften him up.
Beltran is trying to stand back up.
Curran avoiding Beltran 's attempts to control his hands.
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!
Curran punishes Beltran with strikes from the back mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran punches Beltran on the ear.
Oh Beltran is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!

Curran working for a choke but Beltran is defending well.
Beltran seems to have got his legs back now.
Beltran is really stuck here.
Beltran rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Beltran wants to get back to his feet.
Curran working over Beltran with some ground and pound. Beltran looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Curran tries to pass to full mount but Beltran defends it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Beltran punching from the bottom.
Curran missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Beltran wants to control but Curran is keeping busy.
Beltran gets full guard.
Beltran manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Curran manages to get himself to full guard.


Curran looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Beltran is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Beltran wants to control from the top but Curran keeps moving.
Curran wants to sweep here but Beltran controlling him for the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mario Curran 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Curran waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Beltran.
Curran scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Beltran doesn't seem bothered though.
Curran works the jab nicely.

Beltran closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Curran misses with the head strike.

Beltran has Curran pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Beltran pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Curran tumbling to the mat - Beltran dives into Curran's guard.

Curran throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Curran is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Beltran is aware though and is defending well.
Curran looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Curran is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's one minute gone in the round.

Beltran pushes Curran off and gets back to his feet.
Mario Curran seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Curran misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Carlos Beltran is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

Beltran scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Beltran gets to mount! Curran was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Beltran landing strikes, looking to finish!
Curran is wriggling around trying to escape.

Beltran stands up from the dominant position, so we're back on the feet.

Beltran shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Beltran showed some decent athleticism there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Beltran in particular looking to stall.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran wants to get back to full guard.
Curran gets back to full guard.
Beltran stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Curran swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Beltran sitting in guard here, content to control.
Curran is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Curran has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Curran working over Beltran with some ground and pound. Beltran looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Beltran wants to get back to full guard.
Curran tries to pass to full mount but Beltran defends it.
Beltran wants to control but Curran is keeping busy.

Curran is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Beltran is trying to get back to full guard.
Curran working the head and body with strikes.

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.
Curran uses his free foot to push down on Beltran's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Beltran.
Beltran is desperately trying to improve his position but Curran has a good base and remains in mount.
Curran has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Beltran's face.
Curran working the ground and pound effectively.
Curran is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Beltran bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Mario Curran is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Curran lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Curran postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mario Curran!

After the fight, Mario Curran 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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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: PFC 83 Semenko vs Stein     
Date:   Jan 12, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 1909 p4p, 170 weight class) and Von Magnaron (ranked 1740 p4p, 85 weight class). Curran comes to the cage accompanied by Shoshone Flag Song. 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.

169 cm
32
146 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
175 cm
30
155 lbs
18 - 13 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Von Magnaron!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Shirou Masuda and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A solid body kick from Curran.
Curran on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Magnaron missing with a left hand there. Curran was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Magnaron ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Curran moves away.
Magnaron throws a body shot but no joy.
Curran throws a looping overhand right but Magnaron ducks down to avoid it.
Magnaron fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Curran on the side of the head.
Magnaron's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Magnaron duly obliges.
Curran fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Magnaron checks it well.
Von Magnaron seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Curran throws a leg kick which misses Magnaron's front leg but catches the back leg as Magnaron tries to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curran. Magnaron does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Magnaron bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Curran's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Curran loads up on a big right hand but Magnaron slips the punch.
Curran misses with a hook. Magnaron ducked under it nicely.
Magnaron scores with a jab to the jaw.
Magnaron lands an overhand right.
Magnaron misses with a body shot.
Curran is looking to counter punch.
Magnaron fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.
Magnaron throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Magnaron throws an overhand right that lands on Curran's shoulder, as Curran tries to avoid the shot.
Curran avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Curran.
Curran sets himself, and Magnaron steps forward looking for the clinch! Curran avoids it this time.
Curran cracks Magnaron with a good jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Magnaron swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Curran to counter with a crisp jab.
Curran looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Magnaron takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Curran looks to score with a jab to the body but Magnaron is just out of range.
Magnaron swings widly with a right hand
and Curran counters with a nice uppercut.
Magnaron avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Magnaron misses with a looping left.
Curran bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Magnaron walks forward, straight into a front kick from Curran.
A slow jab from Curran misses its intended target.
Magnaron comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Magnaron pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Curran displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Magnaron throws out the jab.
Magnaron swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice defenses there by Magnaron.
Magnaron doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Curran moves away from the strike by Magnaron.
Curran uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Magnaron.
Magnaron is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Curran throws a right and a left that both miss.
Curran slips a straight right by Magnaron.
Magnaron misses the shot to the body.
Magnaron tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curran was well out of range. Poor timing from Magnaron.
Curran moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran throws a lazy uppercut
and Magnaron counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Magnaron lands with a straight right. Curran didn't see that one coming.
Curran takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Magnaron looks to land a left hand but Curran moved out of range nicely.
Curran walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Nice shot lands for Curran.
Curran ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Magnaron scores with a nice right hand.
Magnaron scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Magnaron lands a glancing blow to the side of Curran's head.
Magnaron just misses with a punch to the body.
Curran on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Magnaron throws a jab when Curran was well out of range.
Magnaron avoids the body shot from Curran.
Curran scores with a sloppy right hand. Magnaron should have avoided that one.
Magnaron is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Curran had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Magnaron ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Magnaron avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Magnaron unleashes a big counter combination but Curran bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
A slapping leg kick lands for Curran.
Magnaron cracks Curran with a right hand to the side of the head.
Magnaron throws out a loose jab but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Magnaron fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Magnaron tries to close the distance and clinch but Curran swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nice shot lands for Magnaron.
Magnaron is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Magnaron misses with a hook.
Curran chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Good standup being displayed there by Curran as he connects with a hook.
Decent striking displayed by Curran there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Magnaron. Curran does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran looks to land a left hand but Magnaron moved out of range nicely.
Curran ducks right into an uppercut from Magnaron.
Magnaron throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Magnaron throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Curran sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Curran bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jab, jab by Magnaron - just one landing.
Magnaron avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Magnaron swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Magnaron throws out a loose jab but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Magnaron misses with a looping left.
Magnaron lands with an overhand left.
Curran takes a jab right on the kisser.
Curran scores with a jab to the jaw.
Curran throws out a loose jab but Magnaron uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran throws a body kick that misses.
Magnaron throws a looping overhand right but Curran ducks down to avoid it.
Curran throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A jab from Magnaron misses.
Magnaron looks to land a right hand but Curran moved out of range.
Curran connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Magnaron momentarily.
Curran throws a leg kick but Magnaron sees it coming and moves out of range.
Magnaron steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Curran.

Magnaron moves into the clinch successfully.
Curran can't get the takedown.
Curran blocks a body shot from Magnaron.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Magnaron.
Curran has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Magnaron is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Curran blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short uppercut from Magnaron.
A short left from Magnaron.
Curran is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mario Curran. That's going to take a lot out of him.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
A shot in the inside from Magnaron.
Curran drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Magnaron tries to throw a body punch but Curran avoids it by throwing Magnaron back against the cage.
Magnaron misses with a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Curran on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Curran lands a head shot.
Magnaron throws a hook to the side of Curran's head but Curran sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Magnaron thows a left - swing and a miss!
Curran scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Magnaron fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Curran looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nice shot by Magnaron.
Curran throws a hook but Magnaron blocks it.
Curran drops his hands momentarily and Magnaron takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Magnaron swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Magnaron takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Curran throws out a loose jab but Magnaron uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Magnaron uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Curran.
Curran throws a right and a left that both miss.
Curran steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Magnaron.
Curran misses with a hook. Magnaron ducked under it nicely.
Curran misses the jab.
Curran looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Curran lands a nice hook to Magnaron's body. Magnaron takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Magnaron misses with an uppercut
and Curran counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Curran throws a big shot that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Magnaron bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Curran's head backwards.
Curran connects with a nice looking jab.
Curran swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Curran throws an overhand right that lands on Magnaron's shoulder, as Magnaron tries to avoid the shot.
Magnaron misses with an uppercut
and Curran counters with a nice body shot.
Magnaron uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Curran.
Magnaron scores with a body shot.
Curran throws the left hand but Magnaron avoids the punch easily.
Nice defenses there by Magnaron.
Magnaron fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Curran looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Magnaron misses with a looping right.
Magnaron cracks Curran with an open hand slap.
Magnaron jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Magnaron throws a jab when Curran was well out of range.
Curran throws a solid leg kick but Magnaron takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Curran.
Curran throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Magnaron is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Curran just misses with a punch to the body.
Magnaron looks to land a right hand but Curran moved out of range.
Curran missing with a left hand there. Magnaron was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran throws a jab when Magnaron was well out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curran. Magnaron does a little dance to reset his feet.
Magnaron looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Magnaron with a jab.
Magnaron throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Curran misses with an uppercut.
Magnaron lands a jab to the nose.
Curran moves out of range as Magnaron strikes.
Magnaron throws a shot to the body.
Curran throws a hook to the side of Magnaron's head but Magnaron sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Magnaron with the counter takedown but Curran avoids it easily.
Curran throws a sloppy head kick and Magnaron moves out of range easily.
Curran with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Magnaron to score with a decent uppercut.
Magnaron lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Curran dips to his left and cracks Magnaron with an uppercut!
A jab from Curran does it's job there.
Curran misses the jab.
Magnaron takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Magnaron avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Magnaron tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Curran misses with a looping left.
Curran defending well as Magnaron loads up on a big left hand.
Curran moves out of range as Magnaron strikes.
Curran thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Magnaron on the side of the head.
Magnaron throws a lazy right hand but Curran sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran throws a chopping leg kick but Magnaron manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Curran needs to keep his hands up - Magnaron had a free shot at his head there.
Nice cross by Magnaron.
Magnaron tests Curran's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Magnaron throws a lazy right hand but Curran sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Curran takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Nice uppercut lands for Magnaron. That snapped Curran's head back.
Curran throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Magnaron sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Magnaron wants to counter the offense by Curran and move into the clinch position.
Curran throws a lazy head kick
and Magnaron connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Curran throws a hook to the side of Magnaron's head but Magnaron sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Curran throws a front kick aimed at Magnaron's knee but Magnaron avoids it well.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Curran misses the shot to the body.
Magnaron misses with a hook.
Curran slips a straight right by Magnaron.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Curran misses with an uppercut. Magnaron saw that one coming.
Curran throws a hook to the side of Magnaron's head but Magnaron sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Curran loads up on a big right hand but Magnaron slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
The fighters circle momentarily. Magnaron darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Magnaron loads up on a big right hand but Curran slips the punch.
A jab from Magnaron does it's job there.
Magnaron slips under a jab from Curran.
Nice shot lands for Magnaron.
Magnaron has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Curran just misses with a punch to the body.
Magnaron uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Curran.
Curran takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Magnaron drops his hands momentarily and Curran takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Magnaron lands a jab.
Magnaron takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Magnaron keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Magnaron changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Magnaron throws a right and a left that Curran avoids nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The fighters circling - Curran throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Magnaron misses with a body shot.
Magnaron checks a leg kick nicely.
Magnaron connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Curran momentarily.
Magnaron walks into a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Von Magnaron will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Magnaron missing with a left hand there. Curran was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Curran misses with a looping left.
Magnaron lands with a cross.
Curran misses the shot to the body.
Curran on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Magnaron fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Curran on the side of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curran. Magnaron does a little dance to reset his feet.
Magnaron tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Magnaron takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Curran fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Magnaron has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Magnaron misses with a wild body shot.
Magnaron jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Curran wants to land a leg kick but Magnaron is out of range.
Magnaron misses with a wild body shot.
Magnaron swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Curran.
Magnaron connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Magnaron throws a jab when Curran was well out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Curran connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Good exchange - Magnaron coming out on top.
Magnaron misses with a straight left.
Curran throws a shot from downtown. Magnaron moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Magnaron there.
A big right from Magnaron misses.
Magnaron lands the left hand.
Magnaron jabs Curran right on the nose. Curran blinks but takes it well.
Curran takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Curran throws a head kick that misses.
Magnaron looks to score with a jab to the body but Curran is just out of range.
Magnaron bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Curran's head.
Magnaron keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Curran.
Magnaron bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Curran's head.
Magnaron avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Magnaron connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Curran momentarily.
Magnaron scores with a hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Magnaron takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A swing and a miss from Magnaron.
Magnaron throws a big shot that misses.
Curran throws an overhand right that lands on Magnaron's shoulder, as Magnaron tries to avoid the shot.
Good exchange - Magnaron coming out on top.
Magnaron blocks a head kick by Curran.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran misses with a wild combination.
Curran connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Curran bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Magnaron lands with a cross.
Magnaron scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Magnaron misses the target.
The fighters circling - Magnaron throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Curran lands with an overhand left.
Von Magnaron seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Magnaron uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Curran has time to react.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Curran.
Magnaron throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Curran misses with a head kick.
Magnaron lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Curran throws a jab when Magnaron was well out of range.
A big left from Curran misses.
Curran 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.
Curran throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Magnaron stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
The fighters circling - Magnaron throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Curran fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Magnaron checks it well.
Magnaron misses with a wild body shot.
Magnaron is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Magnaron fails with an attempt to clinch.
Magnaron misses with a wild body shot.
Curran uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Magnaron.
Magnaron throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Curran sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Curran misses the jab.
Curran scores with a push kick.
Curran scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Curran uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Magnaron scores with a shot to the body.
A jab from Magnaron misses.
Magnaron lands a head shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curran dips to his left and cracks Magnaron with an uppercut!
Curran misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Magnaron clobbers Curran with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Magnaron.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran slips under a jab.
Curran rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Magnaron moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Curran takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Magnaron misses with a hook. Curran ducked under it nicely.
Magnaron feints a jab promting Curran to slip. Magnaron then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Curran slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Magnaron throws a looping overhand right but Curran ducks down to avoid it.
Magnaron misses with an uppercut. Curran saw that one coming.
Curran appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Curran looks to land a left hand but Magnaron moved out of range nicely.
Magnaron is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Curran has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Magnaron finds it's way round the side to connect with Curran's head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curran. Magnaron does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Magnaron tries to clinch but Curran moves out of range.
Mario Curran has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Magnaron steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Curran.
Magnaron thows a left - swing and a miss!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran walks into a stiff left hand from Magnaron.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Curran.
A nice side step and Magnaron releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Curran misses with a left hand
and Curran takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Magnaron looks to land a right hand but Curran moved out of range.
Curran looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.

And that's the end of the fight!
Von Magnaron comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Magnaron 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 Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 27:30
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Von Magnaron!

A very excited looking Von Magnaron rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
100%

 

Event: PFC 79 Ortega vs Yamaguchi     
Date:   Dec 15, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 1428 p4p, 140 weight class) and Mana Festation (ranked 1424 p4p, 138 weight class). Curran's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Shoshone Flag Song. 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.

169 cm
32
146 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
166 cm
32
140 lbs
21 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Groove Gear
Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Mana Festation!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Sosuke Kotani and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Festation misses with a kick to the body.
Curran looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Curran throws an off balance right hand
and Festation counters with a nice body shot.
Good work by Curran as he checks the leg kick.
Curran tries to counter with a takedown but Festation is quick to defend against it.
Curran throws a series of punches but Festation moves out of range.
Festation buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Festation avoids the body shot from Curran.
Festation slips a jab from Curran.
A bone on bone clash there as Curran blocks the leg kick.
Curran drops down looking for a counter takedown but Festation sprawls and moves away.
Festation throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Festation lands the left hand.
Curran fails to land the takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice inside leg kick there by Curran. That's going to slow Festation down.
Festation throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Festation uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Curran.
Festation cracks the inside of Curran's front leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Festation finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Festation misses with a body kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Curran. That snapped Festation's head back.
Curran jabs Festation right on the nose. Festation blinks but takes it well.
Festation throws a low kick but Curran avoids it.
Festation misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Festation smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Festation fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Curran checks it well.
Festation motions for Curran to come forward. Festation throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Curran looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Festation is fending him off so far but Curran persists. Nope, Festation circles away and we're back to standing.
Festation is trying to counter with his kicks.
Curran thuds a left hand into Festation's body.
Curran keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Curran getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Curran shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Festation sprawls well. Festation wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Curran gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mario Curran. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Festation feints and then cracks Curran's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Curran down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Curran misses with a hook. Festation ducked under it nicely.
Festation tries a quick counter leg kick but Curran is wise to it.

Curran drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

Festation throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Festation moves forwards but Curran connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Festation uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Curran.
Curran misses with a body shot.
Curran looks for a takedown but Festation sprawls well.
Mana Festation is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Festation looks for the body kick but Curran saw that one coming.
Mario Curran seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Curran looks for a takedown but Festation sprawls well.
A nice leg kick lands there from Festation.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Festation tests Curran's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Curran misses with an uppercut. Festation saw that one coming.
Curran paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Curran misses with a head kick.
Festation follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Festation moves away from the strike by Curran.
Festation lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Festation stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Festation wants it to stay on the feet.
Festation appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

Curran drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Festation manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curran looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Festation is trying to maintain a safe position but Curran gets an underhook and turns Festation into the cage.

Curran's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Festation ducks right into an uppercut from Curran.
Curran is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Festation.
Festation with a nice cross.
Curran throws a hook but Festation blocks it.
Festation wants to slow Curran down by chopping away at his legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Curran tries to keep at a distance but Festation has taken the fight into the clinch.
Festation tries a body shot but Curran blocks it.
Curran is trying to pull guard but Festation has him pressed against the cage.
Curran fails to pull guard.
Festation cracks Curran with a nice body shot.

Festation pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Festation stuffs the takedown attempt from Curran. Curran gets slowly back to his feet.
Festation misses with a body kick.

Festation rushes Curran and presses him up against the cage.
Knees in the clinch landing for Festation.
Curran is breathing heavily.

Festation breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Festation feints and then cracks Curran's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Curran down.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A telegraphed right hand from Curran misses the target.
Festation scores with a jab.
Curran dodges the punch combination from Festation.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mana Festation 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.


Festation scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Festation lands a really nice looking cross but Curran seems unphased.
Festation fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Curran.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Curran.
Curran dives in and grabs Festation's left leg, looking for a takedown. Festation pushes down on Curran's head and hops out.
Curran misses with an uppercut. Festation saw that one coming.
Festation throws a leg kick which misses Curran's front leg but catches the back leg as Curran tries to avoid it.
Festation uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Curran.
Festation has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Festation checks a low kick from Curran.
Festation dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Curran. That did some damage!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Festation displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Curran throws out the jab.
Curran throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mana Festation seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Curran lands a head shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curran takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran misses with a lunging right hand
and Festation counters with a nice body kick.
Festation comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Curran lands a nice shot to the body.
Curran throws a body punch but Festation moves out of range.

Curran scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

Festation throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
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!
Curran needs to keep his hands up - Festation had a free shot at his head there.
Curran throws the kick towards the body but Festation avoids it.
Despite the aggression on Festation's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Festation throws a leg kick but Curran moved away.
Mana Festation is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Curran swinging wildly here.
Festation lands with a nice body punch.
Decent striking displayed by Curran there.
Curran shoots in looking for a takedown but Festation manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Curran's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Festation fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Curran has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Festation ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Festation scores with a hook.
Curran misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mario Curran. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Curran misses the jab.
Festation throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Festation throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Curran moves out of range of the body kick.
Festation motions for Curran to come forward. Festation throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Curran misses with a two punch combination.
Festation slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Festation has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Festation there as he acknowledges the shot.
Curran misses with a hook
and Festation counters with a slapping leg kick.
Curran misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran closes this distance looking for a takedown but Festation circles away.
Festation scores with a punch to the head.
Festation scores with a leg kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Festation, as that shot connected.
Festation scores with a jab.
Curran on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Festation. Festation obviously looking to wear him down.
The fighters circling - Curran throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Curran looking for a takedown here - he's got it.

Festation pushes Curran off and scrambles back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curran avoids a kick to the body.
Curran throws a half hearted mid kick.
Festation fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.
Festation tests Curran's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Festation chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Festation looks to land a right hand but Curran moved out of range.
Festation connects with a right hand. Curran shakes it off.
Curran tests Festation's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Curran throws a combination that misses
and Festation counters with a body kick.
Curran throws a low kick but it's checked well by Festation.
Festation walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Curran checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Curran dives in and grabs Festation's left leg, looking for a takedown. Festation pushes down on Curran's head and hops out.
Curran fails to land with a series of punches.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Festation misses with a kick to the body.
A good leg kick by Festation.
Festation scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran connects with a looping right hand.
Festation slaps away a takedown attempt from Curran, before circling back to the center of the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mana Festation 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!


Curran takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Curran shoots in looking for a takedown. Festation tries to sprawl out of it but Curran keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Festation manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Festation swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Curran is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Festation throws a quick inside leg kick.
Curran lands a nice shot that snaps Festation's head back.
Festation smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A jab from Curran misses.
Festation was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran throws a lazy body kick
and Festation counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Curran misses the shot to the body.
Festation tries to counter with a clinch but Curran shakes him off and moves away.
Curran with a lazy takedown attempt

and Festation counters by clinching up.
Curran takes a knee to the side of the body.
Curran fails to pull the fight into his guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mario Curran. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A knee to the head by Festation.
Festation lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!

Festation breaks from the clinch.
Festation connects with a crisp jab.

Curran is rocked!
Festation tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Curran is able to avoid easily.
Curran half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Oh Curran is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Festation scores with a jab to the head.
Festation dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Curran. That did some damage!
Festation will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Curran walks into a stiff left hand from Festation.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Festation, right into the meat.
Curran looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Curran misses with a hook
and Festation counters with a nice body shot.
Festation lands with a thumping leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Festation tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Curran is able to avoid easily.
Curran seems to have got his legs back now.
Curran throws a head kick that misses.
Despite the aggression on Festation's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Festation throws a leg kick that is checked

and Curran counters with a single leg into guard. Festation didn't expect that.
Festation looking to control.
Festation tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Curran trying to control but Festation is working from the bottom.
Festation is trying to keep Curran in close.
Curran trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Festation controls Curran momentarily but Curran frees himself.
Festation is controlling Curran's posture.
Festation is trying to keep Curran in close.
Festation is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Curran wants to pass the guard but Festation is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Festation 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.
Festation is still trying to improve position.
Festation is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Both fighters circling a little - Festation finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Curran blocks the leg kick.
Curran tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Festation swivels and escapes.
Festation throws out a loose jab but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Festation doesn't manage to clinch there - Curran circles away.
Curran misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Festation counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Festation scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Festation throws a right and a left that Curran avoids nicely.
Curran will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Festation moves away from the strike by Curran.
Festation avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Festation! But no joy.
Curran shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Festation as he jumps to the side.
Festation throws a leg kick that misses.
Curran feinted with a counter takedown.
Festation looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Festation scoring well with a low kick there.
Mario Curran has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Curran scores with a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curran connects with a leg kick. Festation looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Festation displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Curran.
Festation moves into range and lands a nice body kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mana Festation comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Festation 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 Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mana Festation!
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Syn 599     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 1821 p4p, 174 weight class) and Khal Stark (ranked 2279 p4p, 201 weight class). Curran comes to the ring accompanied by Shoshone Flag Song. Stark has chosen Mama We're All Crazy Now by QUIET RIOT as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the ring.

169 cm
31
146 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
174 cm
36
158 lbs
23 - 19 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 19 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Khal Stark!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Colin Fotheringham and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stark throws a head kick that half lands.
A decent looking cross lands there for Stark.
Curran connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Stark momentarily.

Curran has closed the distance and engaged Stark in a clinch.
Stark swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Stark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Stark fails to land.
Stark blocking some punches.
Stark struggles to land a body shot inside as Curran controls his hands.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Stark.
I was talking to Curran's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Stark.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Curran misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Stark.
Stark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Stark can't find room to land a body shot as Curran controls the action.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stark tries to work over Curran's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stark lands an uppercut.
Stark is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Curran.
With the two fighters working up against the ropes, Stark just misses with a elbow thrown towards Curran's brow.
Curran misses with some punches.
Still in the clinch, Curran scores with a nice short uppercut.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
Curran lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
Curran lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch on the inside from Curran fails to land.
Curran blocks the elbow strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stark misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Curran fails to land.
Curran lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Curran misses with the head strike.
Curran lands on the inside with an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Stark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Stark blocking some punches.
Curran tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Stark's elbow.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Curran lands with a light punch inside.
Stark takes a shot to the head.
Stark trying to land knees to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Curran fails to land.
Curran working aggressively here.
Curran swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Curran blocks the elbow strike.
Curran is leaning against Stark and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Stark misses with the head strike.
Curran misses with some punches.
Curran works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Curran lands with a light punch inside.
Curran gets through Stark's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.
Stark has a couple of punches blocked by Curran.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Curran working aggressively here.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stark looking to slow down the pace here.
Curran misses with a hook to the ribs.
Curran swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Curran tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Curran working aggressively here.
Stark blocking some punches.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
Curran lands a left hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Curran has a couple of punches blocked by Stark.
Stark working aggressively here.
Curran misses with some punches.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Curran misses with a punch to the body.
Stark prevents a body shot from Curran.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Stark just misses with a punch to the body.
Stark misses with an uppercut. Curran saw that one coming.
Curran throws a jab but it's blocked by Stark.
Stark throws a head kick but Curran moves out of range.
Curran is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Stark.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stark.
Stark scores with a jab to the head.
Curran walks into a left hand.
Stark throws a head kick that misses.
Stark throws out a leg kick but Curran moves out of range and Stark only half commits.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Curran fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Stark.
Curran just misses with a punch to the body.
Stark tries a head kick but it misses.
Curran throws the left hand but Stark avoids the punch easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Curran closes the distance and clinches.
Stark blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Stark blocking some punches.
A nice left hand lands by Curran.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Stark uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Curran fails to land.
Stark misses with a short punch on the inside.
Stark blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Curran misses with some punches.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Stark blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Curran lands with a light punch inside.
Stark takes a shot to the head.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Stark blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Curran misses with the head strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A body shot lands from Stark.
Stark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Curran lands with a light punch inside.
Mario Curran has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Stark looks to throw an elbow but misses.
A shot in the inside from Stark.
Curran tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Curran scores with a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curran tries a body shot but Stark blocks it.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Curran creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Stark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Curran lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Stark blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Curran tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran misses with the head strike.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Curran has a couple of punches blocked by Stark.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Curran.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Curran tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Stark's elbow.
A short left from Stark.
Curran working aggressively here.
Curran is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Stark can do to turn this around?
Curran lands a body punch in the clinch.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Curran.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stark tries a body shot but Curran blocks it.
Curran lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Stark backwards.
Stark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Curran digs a right hand into Stark's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Stark's gas tank.
Curran doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short uppercut from Stark.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Still in the clinch, Curran scores with a nice short uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Stark.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.
Curran tries a body shot but Stark blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Stark.
Curran misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Curran fails to land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Curran tries to work over Stark's front leg with a kick but Stark checks it.
Curran moves away from the strike by Stark.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stark. Curran does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Curran throws a jab when Stark was well out of range.

Curran has closed the distance and engaged Stark in a clinch.
Curran throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Stark tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Curran misses with the head strike.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran blocks an elbow strike from Stark.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Stark lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Stark blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Curran tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Stark's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.
Curran avoids the elbow strike from Stark, against the ropes.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Stark uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran lands a right hand that snaps the head of Stark backwards.
A short right from Curran.
Stark tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Curran avoids it.
Curran struggles to land a body shot inside as Stark controls his hands.
Stark blocks a body shot from Curran.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Stark.
Stark blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stark blocking some punches.
Curran lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Curran misses with a punch to the body.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Curran tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A right hand to the body from Curran.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Nice body punch from Curran - that landed with a thud.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Curran misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Curran.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Curran.
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Stark.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Curran tries a body shot but Stark blocks it.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Stark uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran lands a right hand.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Stark uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran tries to throw a body punch but Stark avoids it by throwing Curran back against the ropes.
Stark blocks an uppercut.
Mario Curran is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Stark.
Stark blocking some punches.
Khal Stark has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran avoids a wild elbow strike from Stark.
Stark throws a punch but it's blocked by Curran.
Stark scores with a nice hook to the head.
Come on Stark - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Stark pushes off an throws an elbow but Curran leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
Stark misses with an elbow strike.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mario Curran showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Curran, 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mario Curran!

An out of breath Mario Curran thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Khal Stark spoke after the fight, saying 'Thanks to my sponsors Zenith Nutrition and all the fans!'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
50%

 

Event: Syn 591     
Date:   Aug 19, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mini Stipe (ranked 1488 p4p, 160 weight class) and Mario Curran (ranked 1148 p4p, 132 weight class). Curran is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Shoshone Flag Song. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

150 cm
32
139 lbs
17 - 9 - 0
169 cm
30
146 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)
Bullet Proof System

Urban Fighter
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mini Stipe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Paul Tew and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Curran slips under a jab.
Stipe takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Curran 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.
Stipe checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Stipe drops down looking for a counter takedown but Curran sprawls and moves away.
Curran ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Stipe's corner calls for a 1-2. Stipe obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Stipe has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Talu's Boxing Club in the buildup to the fight.
Stipe looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Stipe throws a jab when Curran was well out of range.
Stipe throws a shot from downtown. Curran moves away and avoids it.
Curran appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Stipe is looking to slow Curran down with leg kicks.
Curran scores with a jab to the head.
Curran misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Stipe counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Stipe throws a shot from downtown. Curran moves away and avoids it.
Stipe throws a low kick but Curran moves out of range easily.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Stipe, right into the meat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stipe throws a big shot that misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Stipe, right into the meat.
Curran missing with a left hand there. Stipe was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stipe throws out a loose jab but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jab, jab by Stipe - just one landing.
Stipe with a hook.
Stipe throws a leg kick that misses.
Stipe comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Curran just misses with a punch to the body.
Stipe tries to counter with a takedown but Curran is quick to defend against it.
Stipe looks to land a left hand but Curran moved out of range nicely.
Stipe misses with a low kick.
Curran moves out of range as Stipe strikes.
Curran tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Curran, right into the meat.
Curran moves out of range as Stipe strikes.
Stipe throws the left hand but Curran avoids the punch easily.
Curran throws a jab when Stipe was well out of range.
Some bone on bone action there as Stipe checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Curran takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A slow jab from Stipe misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stipe checks a leg kick nicely.
Stipe throws a looping overhand right but Curran ducks down to avoid it.
Curran is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Curran connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Stipe.
Stipe misses with a right hand
and Stipe takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Curran misses with a kick to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Stipe on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Curran avoids the body shot from Stipe.
Stipe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Curran.
Curran stuns Stipe with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Stipe tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Curran is able to avoid easily.
Stipe thows a leg kick but Curran checks it
and Curran makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Curran slips a jab from Stipe.
Curran is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.

Stipe looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Curran!
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.
Curran sneaks back into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Stipe is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Curran has managed to free his arm - good work.
Curran trying to control but Stipe postures up.
Curran desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Curran trying to control but Stipe postures up.
Curran taking some punishment here, with Stipe in his half guard.
Curran is pressing down on Stipe's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Stipe working some strikes from top position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Curran is on top in guard.

Stipe looking to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Stipe working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Curran.
Curran missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Curran with a nice head shot there.
Stipe being controlled here, momentarily.
Curran stopping the sweep attempt from Stipe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mini Stipe dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Curran will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Curran takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Curran moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Stipe lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Stipe tries a low kick but Curran avoids it.
Stipe throws a nice outside leg kick.
Stipe lands a jab to Curran's midsection.
Stipe tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curran was well out of range. Poor timing from Stipe.
A countering left hand to the body from Curran misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stipe misses with a takedown attempt - Curran sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Curran only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Curran fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Stipe is out of range.
Stipe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Curran.
Stipe throws a body shot but no joy.
A punch combination from Curran misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stipe tries to land a leg kick but Curran saw it coming and moves away.
Curran attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Curran throws a low kick but Stipe moves out of range easily.
Stipe cracks Curran with a good jab.
Stipe misses with a leg kick
and Curran counters with a nice uppercut.
Stipe lands a body shot.
Stipe throws a body shot but no joy.
Curran doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Stipe takes a swing at Curran's ribcage but misses.
A big left from Stipe misses.
Stipe changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Stipe connects with the punch.
Curran tests Stipe's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Stipe throws a shot from downtown. Curran moves away and avoids it.
Stipe walks into a left hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stipe fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stipe shoots in for a takedown but Curran shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Stipe turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Curran checks a leg kick.
Curran lands a nice hook to Stipe's body. Stipe takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Curran fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stipe manages to avoid it.
Curran 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.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Curran throws a head kick that misses.
Curran on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Stipe shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Curran throws a body shot but no joy.
Curran lands with a nice body kick.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Stipe here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Stipe misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mini Stipe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Stipe tries to work over Curran's front leg with a kick but Curran checks it.
Curran throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Curran has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Curran.
Curran connects with a crisp jab.
Stipe waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Curran.
A big right from Stipe misses.
Curran lands an overhand right.
Stipe swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Curran throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Stipe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Curran.
Curran misses with a body shot.
Curran tries to score with a low kick but Stipe moves his leg out of the way.
Curran's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Stipe misses with the combination.
Stipe throws out a loose jab but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Stipe throws a big shot that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stipe takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Curran rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Stipe moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The crowd cheers as Curran lands an impressive looking overhand right. Stipe doesn't seem phased though.
Mini Stipe is winning the standup battle so far.
Curran throws a head kick that misses.
Stipe pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A jab lands there for Stipe.
Stipe takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Curran connects with a body shot.
Curran blocks a jab.
Curran looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Stipe misses with a low kick.
Stipe cracks Curran with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Curran missing with a left hand there. Stipe was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Stipe throws a big shot that misses.
Curran thows a left - swing and a miss!
Stipe checks a low kick from Curran.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Mario Curran will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Stipe's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Curran has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Curran there as he acknowledges the shot.
Curran on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Stipe avoids a kick to the body.
Stipe half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Stipe missing with a left hand there. Curran was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Stipe cracks a nice hook into Curran's ribs.
Curran lands a glancing blow to the side of Stipe's head.
Curran misses with a head kick.
Curran tests Stipe's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Stipe gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
The fighters circling - Stipe throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Curran flicks out a counter leg kick but Stipe steps away.
Curran blocks a leg kick.
Curran connects with the punch.
Stipe shoots in for a takedown but Curran shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stipe lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Stipe takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stipe throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Curran counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Curran tries to land a front kick but Stipe steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A low kick from Stipe misses
and Curran counters with a nice uppercut.
Stipe throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Curran with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Stipe bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
An inside leg kick lands from Curran.
Stipe misses with a right hand
and Curran counters with a head kick. That will keep Stipe thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Stipe looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Stipe throws a big shot that misses.
Curran tries to land a front kick but Stipe steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Curran misses with a hook. Stipe ducked under it nicely.
A swing and a miss from Stipe.
Stipe tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Stipe thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Curran if he has to take too many more of those.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Curran is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Stipe.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Stipe.
Stipe misses with a leg kick.
Curran misses the shot to the body.
Stipe misses the shot to the body.
Curran throws a hook but Stipe blocks it.
Stipe bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Jab from Stipe.
Curran ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Stipe moves away.
Stipe looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Stipe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Curran scores with a jab. Stipe acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Stipe walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Curran misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Stipe misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stipe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Curran.
Stipe blocks a head kick by Curran.
Curran throws a low kick but Stipe moves out of range easily.
Curran jabs Stipe right on the nose. Stipe blinks but takes it well.
Stipe looks to throw the jab but Curran is out of range.
Curran throws a lazy uppercut
and Stipe counters with a stiff right hand.
Stipe is looking to land body kicks.
Curran replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Stipe blocks it well.
Curran misses with a low kick.
Nice defenses there by Stipe.
Stipe feinted with a counter takedown.
Stipe ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Stipe connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Curran bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Stipe keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Curran tries to score with a low kick but Stipe moves his leg out of the way.
Curran throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
An inside leg kick from Stipe misses.
Curran avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Curran avoids the head kick by Stipe.
A countering left hand to the body from Curran misses.
Mario Curran is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Curran throws a big shot that misses.
Stipe misses with a wild body shot.
Stipe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.
Curran is trying to counter with his kicks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Curran lands a slapping body shot.
A jab from Curran finds it's way through Stipe's defenses.
Nice takedown defense from Curran. No joy for Stipe on that attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mini Stipe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Curran moves out of range as Stipe strikes.
Curran misses the jab.
Curran tries a head kick but it misses.
Curran scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Stipe doesn't seem bothered though.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mario Curran comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Curran 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 James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Mini Stipe!

A relieved looking Mini Stipe thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Syn 583     
Date:   Jun 23, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bastyn Dall (ranked 846 p4p, 96 weight class) and Mario Curran (ranked 680 p4p, 80 weight class). Dall's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Beast. Bastyn Dall is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

170 cm
34
150 lbs
24 - 20 - 3
169 cm
30
146 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 20 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Bastyn Dall!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, William Gold and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dall avoids a punch combination nicely.
Curran takes one to the chin there.
Curran jabs Dall to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Curran looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Curran connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Dall attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Dall takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Dall lands with a nice body kick.
Dall ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Dall.
Dall lands a jab to the nose.
Dall scores with a nice right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good work by Curran as he checks the leg kick.
Jab from Dall.
Dall scores with a nice head shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall misses the shot to the body.
Dall throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Curran counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dall lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Dall lunges at Curran with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Curran's hand.
Curran misses with an attempted mid kick.
Curran ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Dall misses with a looping right.
Curran looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Curran lands a jab to Dall's midsection.
Dall scores with a crisp jab that stopped Curran in his tracks.
Curran misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Curran buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Curran fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Dall takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Dall is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Curran shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Dall manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

Dall looking for a guillotine here but Curran defends easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall has his hands on Curran's head, controlling the position.
Curran trying to control the position from guard on top but Dall is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Curran slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Dall is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Curran loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Dall has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Curran has passed into side control.
You can see the frustration on Dall's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Dall is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Curran grinds an elbow into Dall's temple.
Dall tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
Dall is desperately trying to improve his position but Curran has a good base and remains in mount.
Dall tries to lock up and control but Curran gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Dall bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Curran is pulling down on Dall's head to control his posture.
Dall trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Curran blocks a head kick by Dall.
Dall ducks right into an uppercut from Curran.
Curran doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Dall misses with a body shot
and Curran cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A slow jab from Dall misses its intended target.
Dall checks a leg kick.
Dall takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Dall throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Dall looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Dall dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Curran throws out a loose jab but Dall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dall works Curran's body with a nice hook.
Dall ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Dall.
Dall misses with a straight left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Curran lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dall pushes Curran away with a front kick.
Dall 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall scores with a punch to the head.
Dall pivots, looking for a leg kick but Curran is out of range and Dall settles back down.
Curran throws a body punch but Dall moves out of range.
Dall feinted with a counter takedown.
Dall loads up on a big right hand but Curran slips the punch.
Curran fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Dall looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Curran on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Curran turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Dall throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Curran is looking to score with low kicks.
Curran punishes Dall's body with a nice straight punch.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Dall.
Curran keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Curran throws a half hearted mid kick.
Dall looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Bastyn Dall is winning the standup battle so far.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dall blocks a jab.
Dall feinted with a counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall lands a body shot.
A shot to the liver by Curran. Beautiful body shot.
Dall misses with a hook. Curran ducked under it nicely.
Dall thuds his right hand into Curran's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Dall fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.
Dall throws a jab when Curran was well out of range.
Curran moves away from the strike by Dall.
Dall misses with a wild body shot.
Mario Curran seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A punch lands to the side of Curran 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Dall lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Dall takes a swing at Curran's ribcage but misses.
Dall lands a jab to Curran's midsection.
Curran throws a leg kick but Dall sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Curran lands a leg kick that knocks Dall off balance momentarily.
Dall scores with a nice right hand.
Dall misses with a hook
and Curran counters with a body kick that stops Dall in his tracks momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall slaps away a takedown attempt from Curran, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Curran throws a body punch but Dall moves out of range.
Dall checks the leg kick.
Dall throws a leg kick that is checked
and Curran counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Dall throws a right hand that misses
and Curran counters with an inside leg kick.
Dall bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dall checks a low kick from Curran.
Dall connects with a looping right hand.
Dall throws a hook to the side of Curran's head but Curran sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Dall throws a head kick that misses.
Curran is looking to score with low kicks.
Curran tries to score with a low kick but Dall moves his leg out of the way.
Dall moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall misses with a right hand
letting Curran counter with a right hand.
Curran displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dall throws out the jab.
Dall scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curran avoids the body shot from Dall.
The fighters circling - Curran throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dall throws a head kick that misses
and Curran counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Curran throws a head kick that misses.
Curran avoids the head kick by Dall.
Dall is looking to slow Curran down with leg kicks.
Dall swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dall fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Curran has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Curran throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Curran throws a nice inside leg kick.
Dall throws a quick inside leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Bastyn Dall will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Curran fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dall manages to avoid it.
Dall pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Curran misses with a straight left.
Dall throws an overhand right that lands on Curran's shoulder, as Curran tries to avoid the shot.
Dall misses with a head kick.
Curran finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Dall swings widly with a right hand
and Curran counters with a good low kick that Dall was not able to check.
Dall swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Curran looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Dall checks the leg kick.
A cross from Curran lands.
Dall misses with a few strikes there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dall takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Dall looks to land a left hand but Curran moved out of range nicely.
Curran uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Dall.
Curran throws a head kick but Dall moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall thuds his right hand into Curran's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Dall takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Dall is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Dall moves out of range of the leg kick from Curran.
Dall is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Dall comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bastyn Dall is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dall fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Curran has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Curran will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
A low kick from Curran is predictable there

and Dall counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Curran keeping moving, preventing Dall from controlling successfully.
Curran bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Dall's guard.

The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Dall is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Curran defends well.
Mario Curran has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Dall works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Curran looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Dall is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Curran working some strikes from top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran won't allow Dall to sweep him here.
Curran stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Dall swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Curran trying to control but Dall is working from the bottom.
Bastyn Dall is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Dall looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Dall working a defensive guard but Curran passes into half guard.

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.

Curran wants to work for an arm triangle but Dall is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Dall trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Curran manages to pass to mount!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dall wants to hold on but Curran pushes him away.
Dall in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dall reaches up to try and control the position but Curran seems to have an arm triangle now! Uh oh! Dall rolls and tries to escape and now Curran has his back!
Dall takes a big shot to the side of the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Mario Curran.
I think Dall 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28
Judge William Gold scores the fight 30:27
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bastyn Dall!

Bastyn Dall was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: Syn 562 - Clash o/t Behemoths     
Date:   Jan 27, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Tomas Marley (ranked 263 p4p, 14 weight class) and Mario Curran (ranked 349 p4p, 19 weight class). Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

170 cm
34
140 lbs
23 - 15 - 0
169 cm
28
141 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction
Aspire Clothing

Bullet Proof System
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tomas Marley!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Chris Edwards and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Marley lands a nice hook to Curran's body. Curran takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nice body kick from Curran.
Curran moves forwards but Marley connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Marley blocks the body kick.
Marley sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Curran looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Curran 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.
Tomas Marley seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Curran goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Curran staying out of range there.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Marley.
Marley checks a leg kick nicely.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Curran.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Curran trying to control the position but Marley is working away.
Marley is trying to control Curran's posture but Curran avoids it.
Marley tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Curran wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Marley is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Curran off and has taken his back!
A lull in the action here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marley is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Curran tries to escape the position.
Marley misses with a punch to the head.

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.
Marley controls the action.

Marley working from the back looking to end the fight with a rear naked choke. Curran is doing well to defend. Marley seems to have got his hand under the chin though and he's sunk the choke in! Curran is forced to tap and this one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Tomas Marley!
After the big win, Tomas Marley made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Conviction and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: Syn 558 - Hate By Design     
Date:   Dec 30, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Vincent Oketch (ranked 569 p4p, 27 weight class) and Mario Curran (ranked 571 p4p, 28 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.

170 cm
33
134 lbs
32 - 20 - 1
169 cm
28
141 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Vincent Oketch!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Atkins and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Oketch scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.

Curran looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Oketch not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Oketch not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Oketch is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Oketch is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Curran has managed to free his arm - good work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are battling for position here. Curran manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Oketch wants to control from the top but Curran keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oketch working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Curran keeping moving, preventing Oketch from controlling successfully.

Curran is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Curran trying to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.

Curran looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Curran looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Oketch puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.

Oketch is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Curran doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Oketch.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Curran looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Curran looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Curran looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Curran looking for submissions off his back.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Curran looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Oketch!
Oketch gets back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Curran is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

Oketch looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Curran lands strikes from half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Oketch looking for submissions off his back.

Oketch looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
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 Vincent Oketch will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!



Curran looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Oketch!
Curran working the ground and pound.
Curran misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Curran is looking to take a break and control but Oketch is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Oketch is looking for a sweep.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Oketch gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Oketch looking for submissions off his back.
Mario Curran has got the better of the ground game so far.
Curran drops an elbow to the side of Oketch's head.
Curran controlling the pace.

Curran seems to be looking for submissions.
Oketch trying to hold on to Curran's head to control him but Curran postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.

Oketch looking for submissions off his back.
Curran is looking to take a break and control but Oketch is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Oketch with the active half guard here but Curran passes nicely into side control.
Curran working the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Oketch's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Curran goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Oketch has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Curran but great work by Oketch.
Oketch tries to stand but Curran is controlling his head.
Oketch wants to control but Curran is keeping him busy.
Curran struggling a bit here.
Curran is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Oketch's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Oketch is looking for a kimura but Curran is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Oketch to get the leverage.
Oketch looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Curran gets full guard.
Curran trying to keep a closed guard but Oketch is proving a slippery customer.
Oketch would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Curran throws his legs up looking for a submission but Oketch uses it to pass to side control.
Oketch wants to control but Curran is keeping him busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Curran drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Oketch is trying to control Curran's posture but Curran avoids it.
Oketch is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Curran working the ground and pound from side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Oketch is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Oketch looking for a sweep but Curran has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Curran content just to control the position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran looking to control but Oketch is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Curran controlling the pace for now.
Curran working the ground and pound effectively.
Oketch tries to reverse the position but Curran maintains control.
Curran lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran avoids the attempt from Oketch to control.
Curran looking to control but Oketch is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Oketch tries to hold on but Curran pushes him away.
Oketch is desperately trying to improve his position but Curran has a good base and remains in mount.
Curran has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Curran trying to control but he's not successful this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
BOOM! Curran connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Curran postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Oketch looks a forlorn figure.
Curran raining down shots from the mount!
Oketch tries to hold on but Curran postures up.
Curran lands a big shot there that rocks Oketch but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Oketch slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Curran wants to lay and pray for a moment but Oketch keeps working.
Oketch avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Curran.
Curran wants to control but Oketch is keeping him busy.
Curran takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Curran thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Curran thows a huge punch but Oketch dodges it nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mario Curran comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Curran 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 Steven Brown scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:29
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mario Curran!

Mario Curran decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: TWGC 19 (155lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Nov 24, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 521 p4p, 0 weight class) and David Morrison (ranked 2247 p4p, 0 weight class). Morrison is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Diary of a Madman. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!




169 cm
27 yrs
141 lbs



182 cm
31 yrs
156 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 2 losses; Mario Curran! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 9 wins and 5 losses; David Morrison!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Yves DeLean and Steve Smith.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Morrison shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Curran is trying to defend but Morrison finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Curran (0) vs (2) Morrison
Curran wants to control but Morrison is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Curran is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Morrison pulls his head out easily.
Morrison is looking to stall here but Curran recovers full guard.

Curran throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran keeping full guard, as Morrison tries to pass.
Morrison trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Morrison stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Curran swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Curran working for submissions but it's allowed Morrison to get to half guard.
Curran trying to control here.
Morrison trying to pass the guard but Curran defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Morrison seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Curran does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Morrison passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Curran!
Score +3 for passing guard: Curran (0) vs (5) Morrison
Curran is squirming around, avoiding Morrison's attempts to control the action.
Curran might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Morrison goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Curran is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Curran (2) vs (5) Morrison
Curran wants to pass the guard but Morrison is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Morrison looking for a sweep. Not yet Morrison, not yet.
Curran looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Morrison lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Curran (2) vs (7) Morrison
Morrison is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Morrison sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Curran's guard.
Morrison wants to pass to mount but Curran is defending the position.
Morrison seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Curran does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Morrison prevents Curran from improving his position.
My spies in Martial Arts Dojo inform me that Morrison has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

Curran is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Morrison pulls his head out easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Morrison tries to pass the half guard into mount. Curran knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Curran looking for subs from the bottom but Morrison mounts him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Curran (2) vs (10) Morrison
Curran is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Curran has worked his way to half guard, taking advantage of Morrison's lack of action.
Morrison wants to take a breather but Curran is having none of it.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Morrison is thwarting Curran's attempts to control the position.
Morrison looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Curran is trying to maintain the position but Morrison is very close to passing his half guard.

Curran looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Morrison frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Curran (2) vs (13) Morrison

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Curran wants to control but Morrison is having none of it.
Curran is looking to get to half guard.
Morrison tries to take Curran's back but instead Curran uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Morrison wants to lay and pray for a moment but Curran keeps working.
Curran trying to hold on to Morrison's head to control him but Morrison postures up.
Morrison tries to pass to full mount but Curran defends it.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Curran looking for submissions off his back.
Morrison is controlling the pace.
Morrison is trying to control. Curran wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Morrison has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Curran (2) vs (16) Morrison

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Curran sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Curran manages to get to full guard.

Curran looking for a guillotine here but Morrison defends easily.

Morrison avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Morrison wants to control from the top but Curran keeps moving.
Morrison postures up.

Curran has his foot on Morrison's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Morrison works his way back into a safe position though.
Morrison wants to control from the top but Curran keeps moving.
Morrison looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Curran throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Morrison escapes and throws Curran's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Curran (2) vs (19) Morrison
Morrison tries to advance to mount but Curran denies him.
Morrison wants to control but Curran is keeping him busy.
Morrison tries to advance to mount but can't.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Morrison wants to control but Curran is keeping him busy.
Morrison gets to mount! Curran was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Curran (2) vs (21) Morrison
Morrison trying to control but Curran is having none of it.

Morrison is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Curran to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Curran shrugs it off.
Curran wants to hold on but Morrison pushes him away.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Morrison trying to control but Curran is having none of it.
Curran is working to get back to half guard.

Morrison swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Curran is now in Morrison's guard. A big mistake from Morrison there, giving up the dominant position!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Curran (4) vs (21) Morrison

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Morrison looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Curran puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Curran trying to control from half guard but Morrison is working away.
Curran trying to mount his opponent but Morrison defends it.
Morrison wants to improve his position but Curran is controlling well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Morrison wants to control but Curran is keeping busy and won't allow it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Morrison wins on points by 21 to 4.
David Morrison thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: RS 149 For All The Glory     
Date:   Sep 30, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 254 p4p, 27 weight class) and Nathan Wallace (ranked 646 p4p, 74 weight class). The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

169 cm
27
145 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
176 cm
26
146 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hell's Balls Recovery (160)
Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Nathan Wallace!
The judges for this bout are Franklyn Lucas, Russell Pearce and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wallace misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Curran wants to land a leg kick but Wallace is out of range.
Curran fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wallace circles away from the clinch attempt.
Curran tries to clinch but Wallace is having none of it.
Wallace misses with a wild body shot.
Wallace throws a body shot but no joy.
Curran looks to land a right hand but Wallace moved out of range.
Wallace scores with a push kick.
A good leg kick by Curran.
Wallace lands with a cross.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Curran shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Wallace manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wallace not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Curran postures up and lands a big shot to Wallace's brow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Wallace's head.
Wallace keeping full guard, as Curran tries to pass.
Wallace wants to sweep but no luck.
Curran scoring with some ground and pound.
Wallace preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Curran wants to pass the guard but Wallace is keeping the position.
Wallace avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Curran stays in close to Wallace's body and controls the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wallace looking to hit a scissor sweep but Curran is one step ahead there.
Curran being controlled here momentarily.
Curran wants to control from the top but Wallace keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Curran tries to free his leg and advance position but Wallace is retaining full guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Wallace walks into a straight right hand from Curran.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran scores with a hook.
Wallace takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A left lands for Wallace.
Wallace looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Curran pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wallace scores with a hook to the body. Curran takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A leg kick checked by Curran.
Curran 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.
Wallace throws a leg kick

and Curran counters by moving into the clinch.
Wallace blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Curran lands with a left to the head.
Wallace tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Curran's elbow.
Curran misses with some punches.
Curran blocks an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Curran misses with the head strike.
Wallace tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Curran's elbow.
Wallace misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.

Curran manages to pull guard.
Curran not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Curran working for a triangle but Wallace defends it easily.
Curran keeping moving, preventing Wallace from controlling successfully.
Wallace engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Curran fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Wallace is out of range.
A nice side step and Wallace releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Wallace bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Curran's head.
Curran tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wallace was well out of range. Poor timing from Curran.
Wallace thuds his right hand into Curran's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Wallace lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Curran throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wallace keeps Curran at a distance using the push kick.
Wallace connects with an inside leg kick.
Curran circles away from the clinch attempt.
Curran swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Wallace.
Wallace checks a leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Wallace blocks the low kick.
Curran looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Wallace waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Curran.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Curran avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wallace lands with a right hand.
A nice inside leg kick there by Curran. That's going to slow Wallace down.
Wallace lands the left hand.
Wallace swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Curran keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Curran cracks Wallace with a right hand to the side of the head.
Curran walks into a stiff left hand from Wallace.
Curran throws a right and a left that both miss.
Wallace checks a leg kick nicely.
Wallace feints a counter leg kick.
Nathan Wallace seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wallace lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A low kick from Wallace is predictable there
letting Curran counter with a right hand.
Curran looks to land a right hand but Wallace moved out of range.
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!
Wallace scores with a push kick.
Wallace catches Curran with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wallace lands a head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wallace tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curran was well out of range. Poor timing from Wallace.
Curran tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Wallace manages to circle out of the way.
Wallace misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Curran.
Wallace is looking to chop away at Curran's legs.
Curran misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Wallace counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Wallace has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Curran fails with an attempt to clinch.
Wallace throws a series of strikes that have Curran backpedaling.
Wallace checks a leg kick.
Wallace connects with a solid leg kick.
Wallace fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A good leg kick by Wallace.
Curran drops his hands momentarily and Wallace takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Curran misses with a wild body shot.
Wallace will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Wallace throws the kick towards the body but Curran avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Curran steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wallace. That one must have hurt.
Curran scores with a body shot.
Curran changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Wallace tries to avoid it but Curran manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Wallace to the ground. Wallace escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Wallace slips under a jab.
Wallace connects with an inside leg kick.
Nice body kick from Wallace.
Curran doesn't manage to clinch there - Wallace circles away.
Nathan Wallace is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wallace throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Curran.
Curran throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Despite the aggression on Wallace's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Curran slips under a jab.
Curran scores with a jab to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wallace.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Curran attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Curran backing away here, and Wallace unleashes a leg kick that just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran swings for the body but Wallace moves out of range.
Curran needs to keep his hands up - Wallace had a free shot at his head there.
Curran buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Wallace with a jab.
Curran pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Wallace.
Wallace is looking to chop away at Curran's legs.
Curran looks to score with a jab to the body but Wallace is just out of range.
Wallace is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Wallace lands a right hook to the body.
Wallace moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Wallace looks to score with a jab to the body but Curran is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wallace.
Curran lands with a kick to the ribs.

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

Nathan Wallace showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action!


Wallace throws a leg kick but Curran moved away.
Curran on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wallace. Wallace obviously looking to wear him down.
Curran blocks a head kick by Wallace.
As Wallace backs away, Curran returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Wallace. That's going to slow Curran down.
Curran will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Curran drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

Curran clinches up with Wallace and pushes him back against the cage.
Curran lands a body shot in the clinch.
Curran blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wallace leaning his opponent against the cage.
Wallace has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wallace lands a body shot in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Curran prevents a body shot from Wallace.
A nice left hand lands by Wallace.
Wallace presses Curran against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Wallace cracks Curran with a nice body shot.
Curran prevents a body shot from Wallace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran pushes Wallace back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wallace swings wildly with an uppercut but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wallace.
Good body shot from Wallace.
Wallace tries a body shot but Curran blocks it.

Wallace pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Curran crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Wallace - the referee stops the clock and Curran gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Wallace. Curran manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Some bone on bone action there as Wallace checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Wallace connects with a jab.
Curran moves forwards but Wallace connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Wallace lunges at Curran with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Curran's hand.
Curran tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wallace was well out of range. Poor timing from Curran.
Wallace misses with a kick to the body.
Curran misses with a looping right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wallace is looking to slow Curran down with leg kicks.
Curran steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wallace.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Curran misses with a kick to the body.
A chopping leg kick lands by Curran.
Curran takes a jab right on the kisser.
Wallace throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Curran half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Wallace jabs Curran to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wallace connects with a leg kick. Curran looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Wallace lands a right hook to the body.
Wallace bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Curran misses with a hook. Wallace ducked under it nicely.
Wallace throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wallace takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wallace checks a low kick from Curran.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wallace lands a nice leg kick that just misses Curran's sensitive parts.
Wallace thuds his shin into the meat of Curran's side.
Curran walks into a stiff left hand from Wallace.
Wallace thumps Curran with a low kick.
A clash of legs there as Wallace blocks the low kick.
Curran steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wallace. That one must have hurt.
Wallace tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Wallace moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Wallace lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Wallace dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Curran. That did some damage!
Wallace throws a leg kick but Curran sees it coming and moves out of range.
Wallace chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Curran can pounce on him.
Curran checks a low kick from Wallace.
Curran with a hook.

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!
Wallace keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Decent striking displayed by Curran there.
Curran fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wallace checks it well.
Curran takes one to the side of the head.
Curran misses with a looping right.
Curran throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Wallace throws out a counter right but Curran avoids it with no problem.
Wallace fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A good leg kick by Wallace.
A clash of legs there as Wallace blocks the low kick.
Wallace flicks out a counter leg kick but Curran steps away.
Wallace throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Curran swings widly with a right hand
and Wallace counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Curran misses with a right hand
and Wallace counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wallace thows a leg kick but Curran checks it

and Curran counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Wallace!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wallace wants to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wallace throws a solid leg kick but Curran takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Wallace.
Curran tries a low kick but Wallace avoids it.
Wallace slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Wallace, as that shot connected.
Wallace misses with a low kick as Curran jumps back.
Curran fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Wallace is out of range.
Curran is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A jab from Curran misses.
Curran lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Wallace at a distance.
Wallace takes a jab right on the kisser.
Curran looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Curran uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wallace.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran lands a nice leg kick that just misses Wallace's sensitive parts.
Curran finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Curran tries a head kick but it misses.
Wallace throws a wild body kick that Curran sees coming a mile off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wallace just misses with a punch to the body.
Curran avoids the body shot from Wallace.
Wallace throws a quick inside leg kick.
Curran rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Wallace counters with a nice body kick.
Curran swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wallace replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Curran blocks it well.
Wallace with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Wallace tries to land a leg kick but Curran saw it coming and moves away.
A good leg kick by Curran.
Wallace fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.
Curran went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Wallace throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Curran tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Wallace manages to circle out of the way.
Curran thows a leg kick but Wallace checks it
and Wallace counters with a solid body kick.
Curran avoids a kick to the body.
It appears Curran was looking to counter with a kick there.
Curran lands with a nice body punch.
Curran moves out of range of the body kick from Wallace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Curran.
Curran attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Wallace scores with a body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Wallace tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Curran is able to avoid easily.
Curran fails with a takedown attempt.
Wallace throws a leg kick but Curran checks it.
Wallace scores with a body shot.
Curran is looking to land body kicks.
Wallace fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Curran.
Curran feints and then cracks Wallace's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wallace down.
A big left from Curran misses.
Curran blocks a head kick by Wallace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wallace lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Wallace scores with a nice body kick.
Curran connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wallace throws a jab but it's blocked by Curran.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Curran lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Curran jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Wallace has taken the fight to the clinch.
A short right from Wallace.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Wallace creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Wallace throws a punch but it's blocked by Curran.
Curran throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Wallaces head.
Wallace fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
Curran is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Wallace pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Curran tries to pull guard but Wallace won't allow it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mario Curran. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wallace misses with a body punch.
Wallace tries to work over Curran's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Wallace on the inside.
Wallace lands a right hand.
Wallace stalling in the clinch but Curran improves position.
Curran is trying to pull guard but Wallace turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Curran blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Curran tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Wallace just stands there and leans against the cage.
Curran blocks a body shot from Wallace.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Wallace uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wallace misses with some punches.
The referee calls for Wallace to work.

Wallace breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nathan Wallace dominated that fourth round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Curran shoots in for a double leg but Wallace sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Wallace throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Wallace tries to land a front kick but Curran steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Curran blocks the body kick.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Wallace.
Wallace clobbers Curran with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Wallace walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Curran checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Curran doesn't manage to clinch there - Wallace circles away.
Curran throws a leg kick but Wallace moved away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wallace throws a predictable looking body shot
and Curran connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wallace throws a lazy right hand but Curran sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
As Wallace backs away, Curran returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Wallace looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Wallace tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curran was well out of range. Poor timing from Wallace.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Wallace misses the body punch
and Curran counters with a head kick. That will keep Wallace thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Wallace throws a big shot that misses.
Curran fails to land the takedown.
Curran connects with an inside leg kick.
Wallace misses with a wild body shot.
Wallace looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Curran slips a straight right by Wallace.
Curran tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wallace was well out of range. Poor timing from Curran.
Curran walks into a jab.
Curran walks into a stiff left hand from Wallace.
Mario Curran has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Nathan Wallace is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wallace fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Curran has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wallace throws a big shot that misses.
Wallace throws a low kick but Curran moves out of range easily.
Curran is looking to counter the offense by Wallace and move into the clinch.
Curran throws a jab when Wallace was well out of range.
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!
Wallace throws a head kick but Curran moves out of range.
Wallace scores with a push kick.
Curran takes one to the chin there.
Wallace throws a poor cross that misses
and Curran counters with an outside leg kick.
Wallace scores with the left hand. Curran knows he should have avoided that one.
Wallace throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Wallace throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Curran tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wallace throws a quick inside leg kick.
Curran throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran checks the leg kick nicely there.
Curran misses with a lunging right hand
and Wallace connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Curran with a lazy takedown attempt
and Wallace counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mario Curran. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Curran throws a combination that misses
and Wallace cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Curran chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Wallace can pounce on him.
Wallace misses with an attempted mid kick.
Nice body punch from Wallace.
Curran doesn't manage to clinch there - Wallace circles away.
Wallace ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Wallace stuns Curran with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Wallace scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Curran takes a swing at Wallace's ribcage but misses.
Curran takes a swing at Wallace's ribcage but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wallace connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Curran swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Good leg kick by Wallace there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Curran closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Wallace connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Wallace lands a right hook to the body.
Wallace cracks the inside of Curran's front leg.
Curran throws a low kick but Wallace moves out of range easily.
A clash of legs there as Wallace blocks the low kick.
Curran lands with a straight right. Wallace didn't see that one coming.
Curran walks forward, straight into a front kick from Wallace.
Wallace paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Curran throws a leg kick that is checked
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nathan Wallace comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Wallace 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 Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 46:49
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 46:49
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nathan Wallace!

Nathan Wallace is the new featherweight champion!
An out of breath Nathan Wallace 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: RS 145 Killing In The Name Of     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran (ranked 332 p4p, 41 weight class) and Mircea Lucarescu (ranked 1120 p4p, 139 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

169 cm
26
145 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
171 cm
25
144 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Nuggetori's Nutritionals
Amped Performance



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
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, Mircea Lucarescu!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Joseph Jones and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Curran. Lucarescu shrugs it off though.
Lucarescu just misses with a punch to the body.
Curran takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Curran looks to throw the jab but Lucarescu is out of range.
Lucarescu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Curran defending well as Lucarescu loads up on a big left hand.
Curran cracks the inside of Lucarescu's front leg.
Mario Curran seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Curran tries a head kick but it misses.
Curran lands a jab.
Curran takes a swing at Lucarescu's ribcage but misses.
Curran throws a shot from downtown. Lucarescu moves away and avoids it.
Lucarescu lands a nice hook to Curran's body. Curran takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A solid body kick from Curran.
Good shot there by Curran.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curran takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Lucarescu blocks a leg kick.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Lucarescu has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Lucarescu throws a body punch but Curran moves out of range.
Curran throws a low kick but it's checked well by Lucarescu.
Lucarescu checks a leg kick.
Lucarescu misses the jab.
Lucarescu is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Curran rather than just go for the knockout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran scores with a push kick.
Curran lands a right hook to the body.
Curran throws a leg kick that misses.
Curran scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Lucarescu looks to score with a jab to the body but Curran is just out of range.
Lucarescu scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Curran with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Lucarescu to score with a decent uppercut.
Curran throws out a loose jab but Lucarescu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lucarescu looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
An inside leg kick from Curran misses.
A nice side step and Lucarescu releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Lucarescu fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Good leg kick by Curran there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've been hearing reports that Curran has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Lucarescu throws an off balance right hand

and Curran counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Curran.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Lucarescu escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Curran lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Lucarescu lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Curran connects with a looping right hand.
Lucarescu just misses with a punch to the body.
Curran is looking to counter with a body kick.
Curran throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Lucarescu swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Curran scores with a leg kick.
Curran throws a lazy right hand but Lucarescu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Lucarescu swings for the body but Curran moves out of range.
Lucarescu swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mircea Lucarescu is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Lucarescu throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Curran throws a leg kick but Lucarescu checks it.
Lucarescu scores with a jab to the jaw.
Curran keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A quick step to the side and Curran tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lucarescu misses the shot to the body.
Curran is looking to score with low kicks.
Curran showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Lucarescu.
Curran scores with a kick to the body.
Curran is looking to score with low kicks.
Lucarescu doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Lucarescu misses with a jab to the body
and Curran counters with a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lucarescu lands a nice hook to Curran's body. Curran takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Lucarescu circles away from the clinch attempt.
Curran lands with an overhand left.
Curran sizes up Lucarescu with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Curran 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 Lucarescu has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Lucarescu and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Curran 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 Lucarescu has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Lucarescu and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Lucarescu swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A clash of legs there as Lucarescu blocks the low kick.
Curran fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Lucarescu looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Curran tries a head kick but it misses.
Lucarescu appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Lucarescu takes a swing at Curran's ribcage but misses.
Curran cracks the inside of Lucarescu's front leg.
Curran throws a quick inside leg kick.
Lucarescu throws the left hand but Curran avoids the punch easily.
Lucarescu ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Curran moves away.
That kick from Curran tenderised Lucarescu's leg. Lucarescu is trying to keep his angry face on.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lucarescu scores with a crisp jab that stopped Curran in his tracks.
Curran fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lucarescu.
Lucarescu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Curran tests Lucarescu's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Curran takes a swing at Lucarescu's ribcage but misses.
Lucarescu checks a low kick from Curran.
Curran tries to land a leg kick but Lucarescu saw it coming and moves away.
Curran misses with a hook
and Lucarescu counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Curran thinking.
Curran with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A solid leg kick lands there for Curran.
Curran connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Lucarescu swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Curran half committed to a counter leg kick.
A slow jab from Lucarescu misses its intended target.
Curran throws out a leg kick but Lucarescu moves out of range and Curran only half commits.
Lucarescu's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Lucarescu misses with a two punch combination.
Curran moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Curran, as that shot connected.
Lucarescu moves out of range of the body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Curran throws a low kick but it's checked well by Lucarescu.
Curran throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Curran thumps Lucarescu with a low kick.
Curran misses with a body kick.

Curran clinches up with Lucarescu and pushes him back against the cage.
Curran tries to throw a body punch but Lucarescu avoids it by throwing Curran back against the cage.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lucarescu working hard to break the clinch.
Curran lands with a left to the head.
Curran swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Lucarescu wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Curran ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Curran no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lucarescu trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Curran keeping full guard, as Lucarescu tries to pass.
Curran has his hands on Lucarescu's head, controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lucarescu wants to control from the top but Curran keeps moving.
Curran pulls Lucarescu in close to his closed guard and prevents Lucarescu from doing any damage or advancing position.

Lucarescu has gone for a leg lock! Curran slips out almost immediately though and dives into Lucarescu's guard.

Curran stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Lucarescu swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Curran looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lucarescu on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Lucarescu gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Curran trying to mount his opponent but Lucarescu defends it.
Curran sitting and controlling from the half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lucarescu on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Lucarescu tries to get to full guard but Curran has control of the leg.
Lucarescu moves into full guard.
Curran showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Curran trying to control but Lucarescu is working from the bottom.
Curran lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Lucarescu wants to sweep but no luck.
Lucarescu is still trying to improve position.
Curran with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

Lucarescu looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Curran has picked Lucarescu up and slammed him! Lucarescu can't keep hold of the triangle and Curran manages to pass to side control!
Curran in side control lands a decent elbow.
Curran moves into full mount!
Curran trying to control but Lucarescu is having none of it.
Lucarescu keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Mario Curran overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lucarescu is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Curran has hold of an arm here, looking to extend it. He's committed to the armbar attempt here! Will he get it?! Yes! Lucarescu is forced to tap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Mario Curran!
Mario Curran retains his featherweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Mario Curran thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: GK 140 Rising Stars     
Date:   Jul 29, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between DJ Boom and Mario Curran. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
25
140 lbs
16 - 2 - 0
169 cm
26
145 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, DJ Boom!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Chad Campbell and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Curran scores with a jab to the body.
Curran throws out a leg kick but Boom moves out of range and Curran only half commits.
Boom lands a nice shot to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Curran.
Curran avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Boom.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Boom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mario Curran seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Boom fails to land with a series of punches.
Curran lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Boom pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Boom tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curran was well out of range. Poor timing from Boom.
Curran cracks Boom with an open hand slap.
Boom throws an overhand right that lands on Curran's shoulder, as Curran tries to avoid the shot.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Boom.
Boom has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Boom swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Boom showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Curran.
An inside leg kick from Curran misses.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Curran.
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!
Boom swings for the body but Curran moves out of range.
Boom looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Curran scoring well with a low kick there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boom slips under a jab.
Curran staying out of range there.
Curran staying out of range there.
Boom throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A good leg kick by Curran.
The fighters circling - Curran throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Boom misses with a wild body shot.
Curran dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Boom. That did some damage!
Curran connects with a right hand. Boom shakes it off.
Boom scores with a hook.
Curran misses with an attempted mid kick.
A shot to the liver by Boom. Beautiful body shot.
Boom connects with a crisp jab.
Boom swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A head kick from Curran lands but Boom takes it in his stride.
DJ Boom is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Curran lands with a kick to the ribs.
Curran with a jab.
Curran scores with a leg kick.
Curran attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boom throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Curran.
As Boom backs off Curran throws a huge counter combo but Boom manages to avoid it all.
Boom swings widly with a right hand
and Curran counters with a thumping low kick.
A swing and a miss from Boom.
A punch combination from Boom misses.
Curran follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Boom lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Curran misses with a hook. Boom ducked under it nicely.
A decent looking cross lands there for Boom.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Curran.
Curran misses with a body shot.
Boom is looking to counter punch.
Curran throws a head kick that misses.
Boom just misses with a punch to the body.
Boom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Boom cracks Curran with a good jab.
Curran throws a hook but Boom avoids it easily.

Curran closes the distance and clinches.
Curran scores with a hook to the body.
Curran lands a shoulder strike.
Curran tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Boom's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran lands a left hand.
A hook to the body from Curran.
Curran tries to pull guard but Boom holds him up against the cage and eventually Curran drops back down to his feet.
Curran lands a shot to the body.
Boom is trying to force a seperation but Curran has the dominant position.
Boom tries to work over Curran's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Boom struggles to land a body shot inside as Curran controls his hands.
A right handed body shot lands from Curran.
Curran being controlled against the cage.
Boom blocks a body shot from Curran.
Boom is trying to break free.
Curran scores with a hook to the body.
Curran lands with a right to the head.
Curran lands a nice shot to the body.
Boom wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Boom stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boom throws a head punch that misses.
Boom looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Curran is leaning against Boom and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Boom is breathing heavily.
Curran lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Boom backwards.
Boom is pressed up against the cage. Curran has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Boom down to the mat. Boom avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Nice defenses there by Curran.
Curran thuds a left hand into Boom's body.
Good leg kick by Curran there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Curran pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Curran connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Boom momentarily.
Boom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Boom checks a low kick from Curran.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran moves away from the strike by Boom.
Curran misses with a straight left.
Boom blocks a leg kick.
Curran defending well as Boom loads up on a big left hand.
Curran thumps Boom with a low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mario Curran dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Curran shoots in and drives through. Boom sprawls well.
Curran throws a low kick but it's checked well by Boom.
Curran listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Mario Curran seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Boom digs a good body shot into Curran's ribs.
Curran misses with a body kick.
Boom loads up on a big right hand but Curran slips the punch.
Curran changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Curran shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Boom takes one on the button.
Some bone on bone action there as Boom checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Curran misses with a double jab
and Boom counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Boom misses the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boom showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Curran.
Boom uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Curran.
Curran takes one to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Boom 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.
Curran dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Boom. That did some damage!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Curran avoids the body shot from Boom.
Boom fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.
Curran misses with an attempted mid kick.
Boom lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Curran circles away quickly and effectively.
Curran throws a body kick that misses
and Boom counters with a stiff right hand.
Boom pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Curran paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Curran throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Curran feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Boom's calf.
Curran throws a leg kick that is checked
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
and Boom counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Boom takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Curran scores with a nice strike.
Boom throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Curran misses with a leg kick.
Boom misses with a straight right.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Curran misses with the body kick
and Boom counters with a straight right hand.
Boom throws a series of punches but Curran moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boom lands a body shot.
Curran throws a body punch but Boom moves out of range.
Boom 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.
Boom is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Curran staying out of range there.
Curran throws a wild body kick that Boom sees coming a mile off.
Curran lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Curran throws a body punch but Boom moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Curran.
Curran lands a glancing blow to the side of Boom's head.
Curran misses with a low kick as Boom jumps back.
Boom connects with a crisp jab.
Boom keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Boom avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Curran defending well as Boom loads up on a big left hand.
Boom pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Curran scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boom misses with a hook. Curran ducked under it nicely.
Curran throws out a counter right but Boom avoids it with no problem.
Boom swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Curran tries to counter with a clinch but Boom shakes him off and moves away.
Curran connects with an inside leg kick.
A big left from Boom misses.
Curran slips under a jab.
Boom is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Boom.
Curran misses with a two punch combination.
Boom lands a really nice looking cross but Curran seems unphased.
Curran loads up on a big right hand but Boom slips the punch.
A good leg kick by Curran.
Curran fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Boom manages to avoid it.
Curran throws a quick inside leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Curran.
Curran tries to work over Boom's front leg with a kick but Boom checks it.
Boom takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Curran pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Boom throws a hook but Curran blocks it.
Curran lands with a hook. Boom tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Boom misses with a body shot.
Boom misses with a low kick.
Curran ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Boom moves away.
Nice defenses there by Curran.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Boom.
Curran replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Boom blocks it well.
Boom misses with a left hand
and Curran counters with a solid body kick.
Curran throws a right and a left that both miss.
Boom checks a leg kick.
Curran ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Boom lands a two punch combo.
Curran scores with a kick to the midsection.
Boom swinging wildly here.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Boom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Boom ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Curran throws a looping overhand right but Boom ducks down to avoid it.
Curran defending well as Boom loads up on a big left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Mario Curran will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Curran uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Boom.
Curran connects with a solid leg kick.
Curran motions for Boom to come forward. Curran throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Boom was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The fighters circling - Boom throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Boom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Curran ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Boom with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Curran to score with a decent uppercut.
Curran misses with a left hand
enabling Boom to counter with a crisp jab.
Boom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Curran fails with an attempt to clinch.
Curran uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Boom.
Boom checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boom lands with a straight right. Curran didn't see that one coming.
Curran explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Curran staying out of range there.
Curran tries for a takedown but Boom sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Curran misses with a low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Boom. Curran does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boom staying out of range there.
Boom lands with a straight right. Curran didn't see that one coming.
A solid leg kick lands there for Curran.
Curran lands the left hand.
Boom is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Curran unleashes a big counter combination but Boom bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Boom swings for the body but Curran moves out of range.
Curran swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Boom ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A jab lands there for Boom.
Curran takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A jab from Curran misses.
It looked like Boom wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Boom misses with a hook. Curran ducked under it nicely.
Boom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Boom ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Boom fails to land with a series of punches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Boom misses the jab.
Boom scores with a nice head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Curran clobbers Boom with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Boom ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Curran moves away.
Boom takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Curran scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Boom throws a lazy uppercut
and Curran counters with a good low kick that Boom was not able to check.
Curran keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Boom.
Boom cracks Curran with a right hand to the side of the head.
Boom misses with a hook.
Curran uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Boom.
Curran digs a good hook to Boom's body.
The fighters circling - Boom throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Boom throws an overhand right that lands on Curran's shoulder, as Curran tries to avoid the shot.
Boom takes a swing at Curran's ribcage but misses.
Boom lands with a kick to the ribs.
Curran buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Curran looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Curran throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Boom takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Curran scores with a spinning back kick!
Curran throws a front kick aimed at Boom's knee but Boom avoids it well.
Curran takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Boom ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Boom swings for the body but Curran moves out of range.
Curran throws a low kick but Boom moves out of range easily.
Curran slips a jab and a cross from Boom.
Boom throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Curran lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Curran staying out of range there.
A low kick from Curran is predictable there
and Boom counters with a left to the body.
Curran throws a solid leg kick but Boom takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Curran.
Boom throws a right hand that misses
and Curran counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A punch combination from Boom misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Curran throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Curran fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Boom checks it well.
Boom on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Curran. Curran obviously looking to wear him down.
Boom misses with a hook

and Curran counters by moving into the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Curran.
Boom misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Curran misses with a punch to the body.
Curran lands a left hand.

Boom escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Boom misses the body punch
and Curran counters with a nice uppercut.
Curran tries to land a front kick but Boom steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Boom misses the shot to the body.
Curran looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

Curran closes the distance and pushes Boom back into the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran misses with a hook to the ribs.
Boom blocks a body shot from Curran.
Curran has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Boom is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but DJ Boom did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


A jab from Boom misses.
Curran throws a leg kick that misses.
Boom misses with a body shot
and Curran counters with a stiff right hand.
Boom looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Boom misses with a low kick.
Curran scores with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Curran there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Curran throws a nice outside leg kick.
Curran misses the jab.
Boom keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Boom walks into a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Boom. Curran does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran tries to counter by closing the distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Curran clinches with his opponent.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Curran doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Curran lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Boom takes a shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boom wants to get back to striking at distance but Curran won't allow it.
Curran just leaning against Boom, taking a breather.
Curran has a couple of punches blocked by Boom.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Curran as Boom tries to tie him up.
Curran lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Boom backwards.
Curran lands a hook that snaps the head of Boom backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Curran fails to land.
Curran tries to throw a body punch but Boom avoids it by throwing Curran back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Curran.
Boom tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Curran.
Curran scores with a shot to the side of Boom's head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Curran.
Curran lands with a left to the head.
Curran lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Boom looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Boom throws a punch but it's blocked by Curran.
Mario Curran seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Curran is trying to pull guard but Boom has him pressed against the cage.
Boom misses with a short punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boom misses with a punch to the body.
Curran doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Boom's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Boom will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Boom misses the jab.
Boom sets himself, and Curran steps forward looking for the clinch! Boom avoids it this time.
Boom is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Curran.
Curran fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Boom takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Boom takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Curran connects with a single shot there.
Boom takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Boom throws an off balance right hand
and Curran counters with a low kick, right behind Boom 's knee.
Curran scores with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Boom.
Boom has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Curran.
Curran scores with a leg kick.
Curran connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Curran misses with a kick to the body.
Boom checks the leg kick.
Boom is looking to counter with a body kick.
Curran misses with a looping right.
Curran lands a leg kick that knocks Boom off balance momentarily.
A combination from Boom does no damage.
Curran throws a solid leg kick but Boom takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Curran.
Boom looks to land a combination but Curran avoids it well.
Curran takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A leg kick checked by Boom.
Nice defenses there by Curran.
Boom loads up on a big right hand but Curran slips the punch.
Boom checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Curran, right into the meat.
Boom throws an off balance right hand

and Curran counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Curran thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Boom controlling the position for now.

Curran looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Boom is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Curran changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Boom tries to avoid it but Curran manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Boom to the ground. Boom escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Curran walks into a straight right hand from Boom.
Curran has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Boom takes a swing at Curran's ribcage but misses.
Curran slips under a jab.
Boom throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Curran.
Curran uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Boom.
Boom rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Curran moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Curran.
Boom scores with a hook.
Boom throws a wild body kick that Curran sees coming a mile off.
Curran with a poor takedown
and Boom counters with a stiff right hand.
Curran slips a jab and a cross from Boom.
Curran connects with an inside leg kick.
Curran lets loose with a powerful body kick. Boom will feel that in the morning.
Boom misses with an uppercut.
Curran feints a counter leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Boom.
Curran scores with the left hand. Boom knows he should have avoided that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran staying out of range there.
Boom stuffs the takedown attempt from Curran. Curran gets slowly back to his feet.
DJ Boom has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mario Curran.
Boom misses with an uppercut.
Boom throws a sloppy body shot
and Curran counters with a nice low kick that buckles Boom's knee momentarily.
Boom throws a jab but it's blocked by Curran.
Boom avoids a kick to the body.
Curran throws a nice outside leg kick.
Curran avoids the body shot from Boom.
Boom swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Boom jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Boom misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Curran.
Boom moves out of range of the body kick from Curran.
A nice leg kick lands there from Curran.
Boom throws a series of punches but Curran moves out of range.
Boom just misses with a punch to the body.
Curran doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran throws out a powerful jab.
Curran moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Boom throws out a loose jab but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
It seemed like Curran was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Curran attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Boom misses the jab.

Curran fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Boom, pushing him back against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Curran breaks the clinch.
A telegraphed right hand from Boom misses the target.
A shot to the liver by Boom. Beautiful body shot.
Boom misses with a body punch
and Curran counters with a good low kick that Boom was not able to check.
Curran looks to land a right hand but Boom moved out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Boom on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Curran lands a nice leg kick that just misses Boom's sensitive parts.
Boom pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Curran swings for the body but Boom moves out of range.
Boom walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Boom tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran misses with a kick to the body.
It looked like Boom wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Curran misses with a low kick.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Boom checks a low kick from Curran.
Curran throws a looping overhand right but Boom ducks down to avoid it.
Curran takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Curran keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Curran throws an overhand right that lands on Boom's shoulder, as Boom tries to avoid the shot.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Curran.
Boom will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Boom jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Curran misses with a looping left.
Boom takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Curran lands with a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boom keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Curran.
Boom misses with a looping right.
Curran has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Curran misses with a straight right.
Boom takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Good shot there by Curran.
Boom throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A clash of legs there as Boom blocks the low kick.
Good work by Boom as he checks the leg kick.
Curran defending well as Boom loads up on a big left hand.
Curran throws a body kick that misses.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Curran - that will leave a mark!
DJ Boom has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Boom misses with a combination
and Curran counters with a straight right hand.
Curran misses the shot to the body.
Curran misses with a low kick.
Mario Curran is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Curran misses with a two punch combination.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Curran!

And that's the end of the fight!
Mario Curran comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Curran 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 Lou da Vinci scores the fight 47:48
Judge Chad Campbell scores the fight 46:50
Judge John Roberts scores the fight 46:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mario Curran!

Mario Curran is the new featherweight champion!
After winning the bout, Mario Curran 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: GK 134 - Cole vs Buckshank     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran and Ronald Griffin. Ronald Griffin is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

169 cm
25
145 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
168 cm
27
152 lbs
11 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ronald Griffin!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Alyssa Summers and Anthony Taglia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Curran slaps away a takedown attempt from Griffin, before circling back to the center of the mat.
We've been told by Curran's head coaches at Thomas Top Team that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Curran scoring well with a low kick there.
Curran throws a combination that misses

and Griffin counters with a takedown into side control.

Griffin goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Curran rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Griffin's guard! Nice work there by Curran!
Griffin avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Curran scoring with punches to the head and body.
Griffin lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Griffin wants to control from the top but Curran keeps moving.
Griffin sitting in guard here, content to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Griffin looking to sit in guard and control but Curran gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Griffin looking for a sweep. Not yet Griffin, not yet.
Curran 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.
Griffin is trying to control the position but Curran postures up.

Curran got a little sloppy there for a moment and Griffin has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Curran has managed to get both his arms back between Griffin's legs - danger averted.
Griffin keeping moving, preventing Curran from controlling successfully.

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.
Griffin has his hands on Curran's head, controlling the position.
Griffin working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Curran.
Curran sitting in guard, not really doing much.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Griffin is trying to hold Curran in close to prevent damage but Curran has managed to pass into half guard.
Griffin controlling the position for now.
Griffin trying to get back to full guard but Curran takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Griffin wants to hold on but Curran pushes him away.
Griffin is working to get back to half guard.
Curran postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Griffin looks a forlorn figure.
Curran prevents Griffin from getting the reversal.
Griffin 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.
Curran raining down shots from the mount!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Griffin is desperately trying to improve his position but Curran has a good base and remains in mount.
Griffin regains half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran throwing shots but Griffin is blocking nicely.
Curran prevents Griffin from improving his position.
Curran is looking to take a break and control but Griffin is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Curran is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Curran in particular looking to stall.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mario Curran dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Curran is looking to chop away at Griffin's legs.
Griffin drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Curran defends it well.
Curran shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Griffin eats them both and turns towards Curran to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

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

Griffin goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Curran has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Griffin but great work by Curran.
Griffin regains half guard.
Griffin is controlling Curran's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Griffin makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Griffin.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Curran postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Curran wants to control from the top but Griffin keeps moving.
Curran content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffin pulls Curran in close to his closed guard and prevents Curran from doing any damage or advancing position.
Curran trying to control the position from guard on top but Griffin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Griffin controlling the position.

Griffin has his foot on Curran's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Curran works his way back into a safe position though.
Griffin keeping moving, preventing Curran from controlling successfully.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Curran's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Griffin looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Griffin working for a triangle but Curran defends it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Griffin is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Curran's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Curran's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Curran works over Griffin with some ground and pound from guard.
Griffin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Curran is one step ahead there.
Curran with a nice head shot there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffin is trying to keep Curran in close.
Curran trying to control the position from guard on top but Griffin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

Griffin looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Griffin is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Curran slips nicely into half guard.
Curran is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Griffin can do to turn this around?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Griffin tries to roll over but Curran keeps him under control.

Curran is working for a kimura but Griffin is defending it quite comfortably.

Curran is looking for a kimura here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

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

Mario Curran 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!


Griffin tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Curran swivels and escapes.
Griffin ducks right into an uppercut from Curran.
Griffin throws a low kick but it's checked well by Curran.
Mario Curran seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Curran wants to land a leg kick but Griffin is out of range.
Some bone on bone action there as Griffin checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Curran lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Curran dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Griffin. That did some damage!
A clash of legs there as Griffin blocks the low kick.
Griffin tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Curran cracks Griffin with a right hand to the side of the head.
Griffin moves out of range of the leg kick from Curran.
Curran scores with a three punch combo!

Griffin shoots in for a takedown and gets 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!
Well, if Griffin 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 one minute gone in the round.

Griffin is working for a submission of some sort.
Curran trying to control but Griffin postures up.

Griffin looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Griffin throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Curran to regain full guard.

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.
Griffin 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.

Griffin is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Curran is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Curran has escaped and now he's on top!

Griffin wants to stand but Curran is controlling the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran advances position into side control!
You can see the frustration on Griffin's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Curran working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Curran lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Griffin down.
Curran wants to control but Griffin is keeping him busy.
Ronald Griffin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Griffin tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Curran wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Griffin manages to work his way to half guard, despite Curran's best efforts.
Curran is keen to just control but Griffin is a slippery customer.
Curran prevents Griffin from improving his position.
Griffin is trying to control but can't.
Griffin is in trouble now - Curran has advanced to mount!
Curran with the ground and pound from mount.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Curran working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.
Mario Curran is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Griffin is looking to improve his position but Curran isn't that keen on the idea.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mario Curran showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Curran 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 Joseph Jones scores the fight 30:27
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 30:27
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mario Curran!

An out of breath Mario Curran 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: GK 130 - Cole vs Asai 2     
Date:   May 21, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Mario Curran and Nathan Wallace. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

169 cm
25
145 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
176 cm
24
146 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Nathan Wallace!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Lou da Vinci and John Kavanagh.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wallace checks a low kick from Curran.
Wallace with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Wallace scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Curran moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Curran dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Curran with a nice cross.
Curran throws a leg kick
and Wallace counters with a straight right hand.
Good shot there by Wallace.
We've been hearing reports that Curran has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Wallace throws a quick inside leg kick.
Curran uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wallace.
We've been informed that Wallace 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.
Wallace lands a nice looking kick to the body. Curran takes a step back to recover.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curran tries a low kick but Wallace avoids it.
Wallace lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wallace connects with a right hand. Curran shakes it off.
Curran lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Wallace circles away quickly and effectively.
Curran moves out of range of the body kick.
Curran pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A clash of legs there as Wallace blocks the low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wallace throws a chopping leg kick but Curran manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Curran throwing a counter right hand but Wallace manages to avoid it.
Curran scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Wallace throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Curran blocks a leg kick.
Wallace feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Curran's calf.
A chopping leg kick lands by Curran.
Wallace throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Curran counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Curran.
A body shot lands from Wallace.
Wallace pushes Curran back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Curran working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Wallace struggles to land a body shot inside as Curran controls his hands.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wallace cracks Curran with a nice body shot.
Curran tries to throw a body punch but Wallace avoids it by throwing Curran back against the cage.
Wallace lands a right hand that snaps the head of Curran backwards.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
Wallace misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short body shot lands from Curran as the two fighters clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Curran jumps guard but Wallace stands there with Curran around his waist. Curran gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran is stalling here.

Curran pulls guard.
Curran can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Wallace controls the pace.
Let's hope that Wallace has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Wallace trying to control the position from guard on top but Curran is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Curran working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Wallace doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Oh but Curran is tightening it up a little... Wallace has to be careful here... He's got his foot tucked under now, this looks tight! Wallace reacted too slowly and this one could be over in a matter of seconds! YES! Wallace taps out! Nice BJJ there by Curran!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Mario Curran!
A relieved looking Mario Curran thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: GKNY 127 - Lilard vs Boyka     
Date:   Apr 29, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gray Cuida and Mario Curran. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
25
144 lbs
6 - 9 - 0
169 cm
25
145 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gray Cuida!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Curran throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cuida checks the leg kick.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Cuida.
Cuida throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cuida has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Westside Martial Arts in the buildup to the fight.
Curran staying out of range there.
Cuida lands with a nice body kick.
Cuida feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Currans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Curran misses with a double jab.
Cuida tries to close the distance and clinch up but Curran swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Cuida fails to land the takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
That kick from Curran tenderised Cuida's leg. Cuida is trying to keep his angry face on.
Cuida lands a jab to Curran's midsection.
Cuida checks a low kick from Curran.
Cuida is looking to counter punch.
A cross from Cuida lands.
Cuida misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran connects with a leg kick. Cuida looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Curran fails with the takedown.
Curran wants to clinch but Cuida slips to the side
and Cuida counters with a stiff right hand.
Curran throws a body kick that misses.
Curran slips under a jab from Cuida.
Cuida cracks Curran with a right hand to the side of the head.
Cuida throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Cuida is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Cuida throws a lazy right hand but Curran sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran is looking to slow Cuida down with leg kicks.
Cuida misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Curran swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A little feinted left hand from Cuida on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Curran feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Cuida's calf.
Curran misses with a jab, cross combination.
Cuida was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Curran swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Cuida counter with a right hand.
Curran connects with a leg kick. Cuida looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Cuida throws out a powerful jab.
Curran misses with a double jab.
Some bone on bone action there as Curran checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Curran checks the leg kick.
Cuida lands a really nice looking cross but Curran seems unphased.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Cuida jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Cuida slips under a jab from Curran.
Curran looks to land a body kick but Cuida moved away.
Cuida misses the shot to the body.
Cuida fails in his attempt to clinch.
Curran throws a hook to the side of Cuida's head but Cuida sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Good work by Cuida as he checks the leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cuida lands a jab to Curran's midsection.
Curran stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Curran wants it to stay on the feet.
Curran was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Cuida crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Curran - the referee stops the clock and Cuida gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Curran. Cuida manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Curran avoids a punch combination nicely.
Cuida throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Curran sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Cuida throws a shot from downtown. Curran moves away and avoids it.
Curran scores with a shot to the body.
Cuida misses with a kick to the body.
Cuida is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Curran stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Cuida takes one on the button.
Cuida slips a straight right by Curran.
Cuida misses with a hook.
Curran on the wrong end of a nice jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A decent looking cross lands there for Curran.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cuida connects with a leg kick. Curran looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Cuida is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Curran! But no joy.
Curran looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Cuida misses with an attempted mid kick.
Curran paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Curran scores with a hook.
Cuida shoots in but Curran avoids the takedown attempt easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gray Cuida. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Cuida throws a jab but it's blocked by Curran.
Cuida catches Curran with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Cuida looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Curran wants to counter with a clinch but Cuida pushes him away.
Curran drops his hands momentarily and Cuida takes advantage with a crisp shot to 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 Gray Cuida will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Jab from Cuida.
Cuida misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Curran is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Cuida 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.
Curran has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
A jab lands there for Cuida.
Curran moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Cuida is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Curran lands a nice leg kick that just misses Cuida's sensitive parts.
Curran misses the jab.
Curran throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Cuida swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Gray Cuida is winning the standup battle so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cuida throws a nice looking combination but Curran bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Cuida waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Curran.
Cuida throws an overhand right that lands on Curran's shoulder, as Curran tries to avoid the shot.
Cuida takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Cuida pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cuida takes the fight into the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Cuida.
Cuida putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Curran in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Cuida misses with a knee strike.
Cuida is looking to control Curran's arms but Curran gets an underhook and turns him. Now Cuida has his back to the cage.
Curran lands a hook that snaps the head of Cuida backwards.
Cuida trying to control the position but instead, Curran has worked for underhooks and has pushed Cuida into the cage.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Cuida blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Curran lands a body punch.
Curran lands a hook to the side of the head.

Cuida is rocked!
Curran throws a big uppercut that drops Cuida! More strikes from Curran and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Cuida lies dazed against the cage as Curran celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mario Curran!
Mario Curran seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
The defeated Gray Cuida had this to say: 'This is why I run...'.
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RATING
59%

 

Event: Omega Fight Night 28     
Date:   Feb 19, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Balbus Michael and Mario Curran. Balbus Michael has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

178 cm
25
150 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
169 cm
24
145 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Balbus Michael!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Reed Andrews, Lou da Vinci and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Michael throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Michael lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Curran at a distance.
Michael fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Curran cracks Michael with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Michael misses with a hook. Curran ducked under it nicely.
Curran scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Good leg kick by Curran there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Curran connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
We've been told by Michael's head coaches at The Iron Palace that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Michael connects with a solid leg kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Michael 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 Curran has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Curran and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Michael staying out of range there.
The fighters circling - Michael throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Curran throws out a counter right but Michael avoids it with no problem.
Curran has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Michael.
A bone on bone clash there as Curran blocks the leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Michael throws out a loose jab but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Michael lands a slapping body shot.
Michael throws the left hand but Curran avoids the punch easily.
Michael looks to throw the jab but Curran is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Michael slips a jab and a cross from Curran.
Curran lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Michael avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Michael scores with a nice head shot.
Curran misses with a looping left.
Curran looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Curran throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Michael counters with an inside leg kick.
Michael throws a low kick but Curran moves out of range easily.
Curran scores with a crisp jab that stopped Michael in his tracks.
Curran keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Michael.
Curran moves out of range of the body kick from Michael.
Curran misses with a hook.
Curran throws a leg kick which misses Michael's front leg but catches the back leg as Michael tries to avoid it.
Curran misses with a straight right.
Curran throws a leg kick but Michael sees it coming and moves out of range.
Michael fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Curran checks it well.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Michael throws a solid leg kick but Curran takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Michael.
Curran is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice straight punches there by Curran. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Curran.
Good leg kick by Michael there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Michael tries to land a front kick but Curran steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A clash of legs there as Michael blocks the low kick.
Curran lands a nice looking body shot.
Curran moves out of range of the body kick from Michael.
A little jabbing left from Curran on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Michael connects with a single shot there.
Curran throws a leg kick but Michael sees it coming and moves out of range.
Curran swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Michael throwing a counter right hand but Curran manages to avoid it.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Michael.

Curran gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Curran lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Michael blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Michael scores with a knee to the head.
Curran softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Michael avoiding damage.
Good body shot from Michael.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Michael looking to stall.
Curran has a couple of punches blocked by Michael.
Michael working aggressively here.
Michael throws a knee to the head but misses.
Michael is trying to break the clinch but Curran is controlling him.
Michael has Curran pushed against the cage.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.
Curran prevents a body shot from Michael.
A head punch on the inside from Michael fails to land.
Curran misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Curran stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Michael throws a head punch that misses.
Curran makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Curran lands a hook that snaps the head of Michael backwards.
Still in the clinch, Michael scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran lands with a light punch inside.
Curran lands an uppercut.
Michael misses with a knee 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!
Curran blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Michael throws a knee to the head but misses.
Curran misses with a body punch.
Michael lands a left hand that snaps the head of Curran backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Curran has a couple of punches blocked by Michael.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Curran.
Curran lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Michael looking to throw knees to the head but Curran is blocking nicely.
Curran misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Curran.
Curran can't find room to land a body shot as Michael controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Michael swings wildly with an uppercut but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Curran lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Michael misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Curran throws a head punch that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A telegraphed right hand from Curran misses the target.
Michael misses with a low kick.
Michael tests Curran's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Michael feints and then cracks Curran's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Curran down.
Curran lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Michael circles away quickly and effectively.
Michael stuns Curran with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Curran tries to close the distance and clinch but Michael swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Curran!

Curran tries to keep at a distance but Michael has taken the fight into the clinch.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Michael uses good head movement to avoid it.
Michael pushes Curran back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mario Curran seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.
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!
Michael is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Curran lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Michael.
Curran takes a shot to the head.
Michael tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Curran lands with a right to the head.
Michael connects with a knee to the head.
Curran fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Michael tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Michael struggles to land a body shot inside as Curran controls his hands.
Michael lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Curran backwards.
Curran scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Curran blocks an uppercut.
Curran stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Michael tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short left from Curran.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Curran lands with a left to the head.

Curran breaks the clinch.
Curran cracks Michael with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Curran misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Michael looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Curran lands a head shot.
Curran paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Michael tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Curran was well out of range. Poor timing from Michael.
Curran throws a lazy body kick
and Michael counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Curran misses with a kick to the body.
Michael is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Mario Curran seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Curran scores with a nice head shot.
Curran throws the left hand but Michael avoids the punch easily.
Curran checks a low kick from Michael.
Michael throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Michael swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Curran appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Curran with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Nice uppercut lands for Michael. That snapped Curran's head back.
A nice leg kick lands there from Michael.
Curran tries a low kick but Michael avoids it.
Michael misses with a wild body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Michael showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Curran.
Michael on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Michael - that will leave a mark!
Curran swings away with a body shot that misses
and Michael counters with an outside leg kick.
Curran keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Curran looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Curran has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Michael finds it's way round the side to connect with Curran's head.
Curran throws a leg kick
and Michael makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Michael turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Curran waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Michael.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Michael.
Michael feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Curran's calf.
Curran throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Michael feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Currans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice shot lands for Michael.
Michael clobbers Curran with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Curran with a jab.
Curran keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Michael.
Curran misses with a body shot.
Michael throws a looping overhand right but Curran ducks down to avoid it.
Balbus Michael is winning the standup battle so far.
Curran takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Michael throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
A good leg kick by Curran.
A bone on bone clash there as Curran blocks the leg kick.
Curran wants to clinch up but Michael keeps it at a distance.
Curran lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Michael circles away quickly and effectively.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Curran throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Michael with a jab.
A jab from Curran misses.
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 Balbus Michael 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. This is the final round!


Michael connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Michael works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Michael is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Curran buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Michael turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Michael misses with a leg kick.
Michael looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Michael scores with a spinning back kick!
Curran blocks the body kick.
Curran lands a jab.
Curran wants to land a leg kick but Michael is out of range.
Curran misses with an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Michael throws a leg kick
and Curran counters with a two punch combo.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Michael misses with a hook. Curran ducked under it nicely.
Curran is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A low kick from Michael misses
and Curran counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Michael throws a nice outside leg kick.
Nice body kick from Michael.
Curran is looking to clinch.
Michael uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Curran.
Curran blocks a jab.
Curran wants to counter with a clinch but Michael pushes him away.
Michael looks to land a left hand but Curran moved out of range nicely.
As Michael backs off Curran throws a huge counter combo but Michael manages to avoid it all.
Curran checks a leg kick.
Curran throws a push kick but Michael slaps the foot to one side.
Curran stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Michael.

Michael forces Curran back against the cage and clinches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Curran.
Michael lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Michael using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Curran has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Good body shot from Michael.
Curran's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Michael stalling against the cage.
Curran blocks a body shot from Michael.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Michael misses with a short punch on the inside.
Michael scores with a shoulder strike.
Curran blocks an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Curran misses with the head strike.
Michael digs a right hand underneath Curran's ribcage. Curran let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Curran working aggressively here.
Curran lands with a short shot to the head.
Michael is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Curran is defending well for now.
Curran scores with a shoulder strike.
Curran swings wildly with an uppercut but Michael uses good head movement to avoid it.
Michael lands with a left to the head.
Michael scores with a nice hook to the head.
Curran lands a shot to the body.
Michael lands with a short shot to the head.
Michael connects with a knee to the head.
Michael tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Michael blocking some punches.
Michael is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Curran has a couple of punches blocked by Michael.
Michael blocking some punches.
Curran throws an elbow but it misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Michael.
A head punch on the inside from Curran fails to land.
Michael blocks an uppercut.
Curran blocks an uppercut.
Curran tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Michael lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Curran throws a punch but it's blocked by Michael.
Curran lands with a light punch inside.
Curran blocking some punches.
Curran taking a breather.
Michael with a knee to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Michael lands a right hand that snaps the head of Curran backwards.

Curran is rocked!

Curran breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Michael showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Curran.
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!
Curran keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A slow jab from Michael misses its intended target.
Curran is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Michael ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Curran walks into a straight right hand from Michael.

Michael has Curran up against the cage in a clinch.
A short left from Curran.

Michael breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Nice body kick there by Michael.
Michael throws a hook to the side of Curran's head but Curran sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Michael tried to score with a low kick but Curran checks it.
Michael avoids the body shot from Curran.

And that's the end of the fight!
Balbus Michael showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Michael 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 Reed Andrews scores the fight 29:28
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 29:28
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 29:28

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

Balbus Michael was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: UGD 26:Escobarre Vs Stenbeck     
Date:   Oct 08, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Giovanni Nicodemo and Mario Curran. Giovanni Nicodemo has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

170 cm
22
155 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
169 cm
22
145 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Giovanni Nicodemo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Steven Brown and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nicodemo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A slow jab from Nicodemo misses its intended target.
Curran with a lazy takedown attempt
and Nicodemo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Nicodemo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Nicodemo tries to circle away but Curran has him pinned against the cage.
Curran lands with a short shot to the head.
Curran tries to score a body lock takedown but Nicodemo shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Nice elbow from Curran.

Nicodemo manages to break the clinch.
Curran bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Nicodemo's head backwards.
Nice uppercut there from Nicodemo.
Curran tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Nicodemo paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nicodemo moves out of range of the strikes.
Nicodemo is looking to counter the offense by Curran and move into the clinch.
Curran avoids the body shot from Nicodemo.
Curran takes a shot right to the bread basket.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Curran connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Curran throws a sloppy head kick and Nicodemo moves out of range easily.
Nicodemo punishes Curran's body with a nice straight punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nicodemo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Curran connects with an inside leg kick.
Curran defending well as Nicodemo loads up on a big left hand.
Nicodemo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Nicodemo with a jab.
Nicodemo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Giovanni Nicodemo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nicodemo clobbers Curran with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Nicodemo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nicodemo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Curran.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Curran was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Nicodemo with a hook.
The fighters circling - Nicodemo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nicodemo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nicodemo throws a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nicodemo throws a body shot but no joy.
Curran cracks Nicodemo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran cracks Nicodemo with a good jab.

Curran pushes Nicodemo up against the cage in a clinch.
Nicodemo lands a body shot.
Curran working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Curran blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Nicodemo.

Nicodemo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Curran throws the left hand but Nicodemo avoids the punch easily.
Curran lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
A left lands for Nicodemo.
Curran scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nicodemo. Curran does a little dance to reset his feet.
Curran throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Nicodemo cracks Curran with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nicodemo cracks Curran with an open hand slap.
Nicodemo fails to land with a series of punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran keeps the fight on the outside.
Curran moves out of range as Nicodemo strikes.
Curran changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Curran looks to land a right hand but Nicodemo moved out of range.
Nicodemo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Curran scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Curran throws a poor cross that misses
and Nicodemo counters with a stiff right hand.
A swing and a miss from Nicodemo.
A nice leg kick lands there from Curran.
Nicodemo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Curran uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nicodemo.
Nicodemo looks to land a combination but Curran avoids it well.
Curran throws a poor cross that misses
and Nicodemo counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Nicodemo is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Nicodemo stuns Curran with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Nicodemo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nicodemo misses with a jab to the body
and Curran counters with a nice low kick that buckles Nicodemo's knee momentarily.
Curran feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Nicodemo's calf.

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!
Curran looks to land a combination but Nicodemo avoids it well.
Curran slips under a jab from Nicodemo.
A right-left combo lands from Nicodemo.
Nicodemo looks to score with a jab to the body but Curran is just out of range.
Curran throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Nicodemo.
Nicodemo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Curran manages to avoid it.
Nicodemo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Curran loads up on a big right hand but Nicodemo slips the punch.
Nicodemo slips a straight right by Curran.
Curran ducks under a wild hook from Nicodemo.
Nicodemo swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Curran counter with a right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nicodemo walks into a stiff left hand from Curran.
Curran turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Curran lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Nicodemo misses with a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Mario Curran will probably get the nod.
That's time! Nicodemo's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Nicodemo misses the shot to the body.
Nicodemo lands with a cross.
Curran avoids the body shot from Nicodemo.
Curran thows a left - swing and a miss!
Curran bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Curran misses with a looping left.
It looked like Nicodemo wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Curran uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nicodemo.
Curran throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Nicodemo.
Curran scores with a jab. Nicodemo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Nicodemo takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A combination from Curran does no damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Curran turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nicodemo throws a body punch but Curran moves out of range.
Curran misses with a body kick.
Curran lands a nice leg kick that just misses Nicodemo's sensitive parts.
Nicodemo scores with a decent looking hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Curran. Nicodemo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nicodemo misses with a hook.
Nicodemo lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Nicodemo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Nicodemo misses with a hook
and Curran finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Curran misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nicodemo.
Nicodemo slips under a jab from Curran.
Nicodemo takes a swing at Curran's ribcage but misses.
Nicodemo lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Nicodemo swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Curran.
Nicodemo with a hook.
Nicodemo fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Curran looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nicodemo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Curran moves out of range of the strikes.
Nicodemo lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A solid body kick from Curran.
Nicodemo connects with a body shot.
Nicodemo looks to throw the jab but Curran is out of range.
Nicodemo gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Nicodemo throws an overhand right that lands on Curran's shoulder, as Curran tries to avoid the shot.

Curran drives through and clinches with Nicodemo against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Nicodemo as the two fighters clinch.

Nicodemo breaks from the clinch.
Nicodemo ducks under a wild hook from Curran.
Nicodemo connects with a body shot that sends Curran's belly button to the back.
Nicodemo changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

Curran closes the distance and clinches.
Curran prevents Nicodemo from breaking the clinch.
Nicodemo working aggressively here.
Nicodemo swings wildly with an uppercut but Curran uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nicodemo working hard to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nicodemo misses with a punch on the inside.
Nicodemo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Still in the clinch, Curran scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nicodemo lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nicodemo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Curran prevents a body shot from Nicodemo.
Nicodemo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The referee calls for Curran to work.
Curran misses with some punches.
Nicodemo is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nicodemo blocks an uppercut.
Curran taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Nicodemo misses with some punches.
Mario Curran seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Nicodemo throws a punch but it's blocked by Curran.
Nicodemo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Curran tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nicodemo lands a shot to the body.
Nicodemo blocks an uppercut.
Curran lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Nicodemo backwards.
Nicodemo working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nicodemo avoids the elbow strike from Curran, against the cage.
Curran lands with a short shot to the head.
Curran misses with a short punch on the inside.
Curran tries a body shot but Nicodemo blocks it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Curran lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Nicodemo tries to work over Curran's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Nicodemo lands with a short shot to the head.
Curran misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nicodemo swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Curran has picked Nicodemo up - he's going for a ride! Curran dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Nicodemo is looking to improve his position.
Curran seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nicodemo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Nicodemo wants to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Mario Curran will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Curran uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nicodemo.
Curran scores with a sloppy right hand. Nicodemo should have avoided that one.
Nicodemo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Nicodemo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nicodemo misses with an uppercut.
Nicodemo moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Curran misses the target.
A slapping leg kick lands for Curran.
Curran tries to close the distance and clinch but Nicodemo swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nicodemo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Curran moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nicodemo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nicodemo swings for the body but Curran moves out of range.
Nicodemo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Curran.
Giovanni Nicodemo is winning the standup battle so far.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nicodemo. Curran does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nicodemo throws a poor cross that misses
and Curran connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nicodemo cracks Curran with a good jab.
Sloppy strikes from Nicodemo. Those never looked like landing.
Nicodemo throws the left hand but Curran avoids the punch easily.
Curran looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Nicodemo misses with a looping right.
A good leg kick by Curran.
Nicodemo misses with a looping left.
Curran looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Curran showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nicodemo.
Nicodemo misses with an uppercut
and Curran counters with a stiff right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Curran misses the target.
Nicodemo throws a series of punches but Curran moves out of range.
Nicodemo lands with a good body shot.
Nicodemo misses with a looping right.
Curran wants to slow Nicodemo down by chopping away at his legs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran connects with a nice looking jab.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nicodemo throws a shot to the body.
Nicodemo dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Curran smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Nicodemo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Curran moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A big left from Curran misses.
Curran catches Nicodemo with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Curran scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Curran lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

Curran manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Nicodemo on his heels. He'll look to pass Nicodemo's guard now, I'm sure.
Curran postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Curran works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Nicodemo is trying to get back to full guard.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Curran working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Curran not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Nicodemo trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Nicodemo taking shots to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran punishing his opponent with strikes.
Nicodemo tries to reverse the position but Curran maintains control.
Mario Curran has got the better of the ground game so far.
Curran looking to finish Nicodemo with some ground and pound. This is bad for Nicodemo!
Giovanni Nicodemo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Curran controlling the position easily from mount.
Curran trying to control but Nicodemo is having none of it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Mario Curran!

A victorious Mario Curran thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: UGD 19:Shevchenko Vs Angelo     
Date:   Aug 20, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bobby Parent and Mario Curran. Mario Curran has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

169 cm
32
150 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
169 cm
22
145 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Bobby Parent!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Richard Clark and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Curran misses.
Curran throws a lazy right hand but Parent sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Curran walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Curran moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Curran jabs Parent right on the nose. Parent blinks but takes it well.
Curran thumps Parent with a low kick.
Parent lands with a nice combination. Curran backs away looking to recover.
Sloppy strikes from Parent. Those never looked like landing.
Curran connects with an inside leg kick.
Curran moves out of range as Parent strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Curran swats away the attempt to clinch by Parent.
Parent walks into a straight right hand from Curran.
Curran with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Parent lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Curran throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran lands a slapping body shot.
Parent throws a low kick but it's checked well by Curran.
Curran throws a leg kick but Parent sees it coming and moves out of range.
A jab from Curran does it's job there.

Parent is rocked!

It looks like Bobby Parent has been cut.
Parent has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Death Valley Training Facility in the buildup to the fight.
Curran works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Oh Parent is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Curran.
Curran scoring well with a low kick there.
A punch combination from Curran misses.
Curran walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Parent drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Curran swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Parent's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mario Curran!
An out of breath Mario Curran 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: TWGC 11 (155lbs, D2): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   May 27, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Sean Juan and Mario Curran. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.




179 cm
34 yrs
168 lbs



169 cm
21 yrs
145 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Tokyo, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Sean Juan! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Phil Schofield and William Gold.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Juan gets a takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Juan (2) vs (0) Curran
Juan tries to pass the half guard into mount. Curran knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Juan works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Juan (5) vs (0) Curran
Juan tries to take his opponent's back but Curran turns with him and manages to move into guard on the top. Nice work.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Juan (5) vs (2) Curran
Juan tries to land a sweep but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Juan escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Curran gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Curran won't allow Juan to sweep him here.
Juan is working hard here to advance position.
Juan not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Juan has Curran pulled in close to control his posture.
Juan is looking to sweep but instead, Curran has passed into half guard.
Juan wants to improve his position but Curran is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Juan makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Juan.
Juan looking for a sweep. Not yet Juan, not yet.
Juan bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Curran's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Juan (7) vs (2) Curran
Juan passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Juan (10) vs (2) Curran

Juan tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Juan is trying to move to mount but Curran reverses beautifully and ends up in Juan's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Juan (10) vs (4) Curran
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.
Juan looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Curran looking to pass the guard.

Juan throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Juan is looking for a triangle but Curran pushes his legs off easily.
Juan tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran controlling from the top position.
Juan looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Curran avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Curran won't allow Juan to sweep him here.
Curran looking to pass the guard.
Curran won't allow Juan to sweep him here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Juan is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Juan (12) vs (4) Curran

Juan is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Curran has managed to free his arm - good work.
Juan frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Juan (15) vs (4) Curran
Curran is in all sorts of trouble here.
Juan wants to take his opponent's back but Curran doesn't allow it.
Curran tries to control the position but Juan now has his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Juan (18) vs (4) Curran
Curran looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Juan patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?

Juan has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.

Curran showing good submission defense here.

Juan tightening his grip on Curran, looking for the choke.

Curran defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.

Juan looking for the RNC.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.

Juan is persistently looking for the submission but Curran is defending it well.
Curran tries to roll but Juan sticks to his back.

Juan working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

Curran is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.

Curran preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Juan.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Juan is working for the choke. He's slipped one arm under the chin. Curran has to defend the other arm for all he's worth... but Juan has managed to get that arm free too and he's tightening the choke! Curran taps out and looks absolutely disgusted with himself. Juan doesn't care though - he's delighted!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Sean Juan!
After the big win, Sean Juan made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250 and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.

 

Event: TWGC 11 (155lbs, D2): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   May 19, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Olympia Unchained and Mario Curran. Olympia Unchained has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




177 cm
32 yrs
155 lbs



169 cm
21 yrs
145 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 0 losses; Olympia Unchained! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Johanna Lukiainen and Arvi Lind.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Curran is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Curran moves into the clinch successfully.
Unchained is defending well against a takedown attempt.

Unchained has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Curran regains guard immediately.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Unchained (2) vs (0) Curran
Curran is trying to control the position but Unchained postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Unchained pushes down on Curran's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Unchained is taking a breather. Curran says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Unchained tries to pass the half guard into mount. Curran knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Unchained slows the pace down in half guard.
Unchained tries to pass the half guard into mount. Curran knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Curran tries to get to full guard but Unchained has control of the leg.
Unchained works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Unchained (5) vs (0) Curran
Unchained controlling from the full mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Unchained'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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran wants to control but Unchained is having none of it.
Curran has worked his way to half guard, taking advantage of Unchained's lack of action.
Unchained perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Curran controlling the position well.
Unchained wants to advance to full mount but Curran doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Unchained wants to pass the guard but Curran is keeping the position.
Curran is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Unchained is looking to advance position but Curran has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Unchained (5) vs (4) Curran
Unchained tries to hold on but Curran pushes him away.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Unchained really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Curran tries to control but Unchained wriggling away.
Unchained wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Unchained (5) vs (7) Curran
Unchained tries to escape but Curran has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Curran has the hooks sunk in and you can see the will to fight slowly draining out of Unchained's body.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Unchained just trying to survive but Curran is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Unchained is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Curran's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Curran avoiding Unchained 's attempts to control his hands.
Curran keeps control of the position as Unchained tries to break free.
Unchained tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Unchained holds on to Curran as tight as he can, avoiding damage.
Unchained is desperately trying to improve his position but Curran has a good base and remains in mount.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Unchained gets back to half guard.
Unchained tries to roll over but Curran keeps him under control.
Curran slows the pace down in half guard.
Unchained is trying to get back to full guard.
Curran looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Unchained trying to get back to full guard but Curran takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Unchained (5) vs (10) Curran
Unchained is working to get back to half guard.
Curran trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Curran might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Unchained haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Unchained tries to hold on but Curran postures up.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Unchained really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Unchained is squirming around, avoiding Curran's attempts to control the action.
Unchained really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Curran is trying to take his opponent's back.
Unchained tries to lock up and control but Curran gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Curran takes Unchained's back.
Score +3 for taking back: Unchained (5) vs (13) Curran
Curran keeps control of the position as Unchained tries to break free.
Unchained just trying to survive but Curran is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Our spies down at at The Butcher's Block inform us that Curran has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Curran trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Unchained turns into Curran and is now in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Unchained (7) vs (13) Curran
Unchained is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Further stalling from Unchained.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Unchained got a little sloppy there for a moment and Curran has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Unchained has managed to get both his arms back between Curran's legs - danger averted.
Curran can't keep his opponent in guard - Unchained advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Unchained takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Unchained wants to free his trapped foot but Curran is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Unchained is looking for a kimura but Curran is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Unchained to get the leverage.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Unchained controlling the action here.
Unchained stalling away here and it's allowed Curran to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Curran controls Unchained momentarily but Unchained frees himself.
Unchained is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Unchained has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Unchained trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Unchained trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Curran manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Unchained (7) vs (15) Curran
Unchained pulls Curran in close to prevent any damage.
Curran not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Unchained has Curran pulled in close to control his posture.
Unchained wants to sweep here but Curran controlling him for the moment.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Unchained is adopting a defensive guard.
Unchained looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Unchained managing to control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Unchained wants to hit a switch here but Curran passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Unchained there!
Score +3 for passing guard: Unchained (7) vs (18) Curran

And that's the end of the fight!
Curran wins on points by 18 to 7.
An out of breath Mario Curran thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: TWGC 11 (155lbs, D2): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   May 18, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Erik Hiller and Mario Curran. Hiller comes into the arena with Rush and Run - Shake and Jump blaring out of the sound system. Man, I cannot wait for this one!




176 cm
21 yrs
169 lbs



169 cm
21 yrs
145 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Helsinki, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Erik Hiller! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Marco Blurström and Tarja Halkonen.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Curran gets a clinch.

Hiller pulls Curran into guard.
Hiller wants to sweep here but Curran controlling him for the moment.

Hiller had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Curran defends it easily.
Curran wants to control from the top but Hiller keeps moving.

Hiller has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Curran can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hiller looking to hit a scissor sweep but Curran is one step ahead there.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Hiller had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Curran defends it easily.

Hiller looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Curran wants to control from the top but Hiller keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Curran not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Hiller tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hiller is looking to sweep but instead, Curran has passed into half guard.
Hiller is trying to get back to full guard.
Hiller is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Team Migraine, so we'll see if he gets out of it.

Hiller actively working from the bottom here.
Hiller is pressing down on Curran's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Hiller is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

Hiller is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Curran defends well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Hiller working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Curran has passed into half guard!

Hiller looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Hiller wants to improve his position but Curran is controlling well.

Hiller looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hiller wants to improve his position but Curran is controlling well.
Curran trying to control the pace.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Hiller is trying to get back to full guard.
Curran not doing much here.
Hiller is refusing to be controlled, as Curran sits in half guard.
Hiller regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Curran wants to control from the top but Hiller keeps moving.
Hiller wants to sweep but no luck.
Curran sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Hiller looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Hiller working a defensive guard but Curran passes into half guard.

Hiller looking for submissions off his back.

Hiller looking for submissions off his back.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Hiller works his way to full guard. Good work.
Hiller trying to keep a closed guard but Curran is proving a slippery customer.

Hiller looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Curran has picked Hiller up and slammed him! Hiller can't keep hold of the triangle and Curran manages to pass to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Hiller (0) vs (3) Curran
Curran gets to mount! Hiller was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Hiller (0) vs (5) Curran
Hiller can't escape the position.
Curran wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Hiller looking to escape from mount but he's given up his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Hiller (0) vs (8) Curran
Hiller tries to break free.
Hiller is working hard here to advance position.
Hiller breaks Curran's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Hiller (2) vs (8) Curran
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Curran can't keep his opponent in guard - Hiller advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Hiller tries to pass the half guard into mount. Curran knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Curran tries to get to full guard but Hiller has control of the leg.
Hiller is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Curran!
Score +3 for passing guard: Hiller (5) vs (8) Curran
Curran keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

Hiller jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Curran is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Curran and Hiller has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.
Hiller tries to move into full mount but can't pass Curran's legs.
Hiller works to advance to full mount. Curran defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Hiller (7) vs (8) Curran

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Curran has given up his back - I don’t know if this is a deliberate ploy to try and escape or if he is just struggling down there.
Score +3 for taking back: Hiller (10) vs (8) Curran
Curran looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.

Curran preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Hiller.

Hiller has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Curran has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

Hiller is persistently looking for the submission but Curran is defending it well.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Hiller is persistently looking for the submission but Curran is defending it well.

Hiller is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.

Hiller tightening his grip on Curran, looking for the choke.

Hiller goes for a risky armbar from back mount and it's not paid off. Curran escapes and is now in half guard on top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Hiller (10) vs (10) Curran

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Hiller looking for submissions off his back.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

Hiller is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Curran pulls his head out easily.
Curran frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Hiller (10) vs (13) Curran

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Curran working for a submission but Hiller is keeping him at bay.
Hiller working to try and regain half guard.
Hiller wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Hiller (10) vs (16) Curran
Curran has the hooks in. Hiller is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Curran's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Hiller rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Hiller is looking to improve his position.
Hiller wants to get back to full guard but Curran has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Hiller (10) vs (19) Curran
Hiller is desperately trying to improve his position but Curran has a good base and remains in mount.
Curran controlling his opponent.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Curran prevents Hiller from getting the reversal.
Hiller regains half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Curran wins on points by 19 to 10.
Our winner, Mario Curran, 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.

 

Event: KOTB 23: Cafetão     
Date:   Dec 26, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Krabis Kropelis and Mario Curran. Krabis Kropelis could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Mario Curran's chin.

174 cm
19
145 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
169 cm
19
144 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Krabis Kropelis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Mauricio Rocha, Seu Braga and Paulo Santos.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Kropelis closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Kropelis misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Curran manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Kropelis not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Kropelis sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Curran defending well though.
Kropelis not doing much here.
Curran is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kropelis content to control rather than advance.
Curran looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Kropelis looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Kropelis trying to control the action but Curran is working from the bottom.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Kropelis controlling the action here.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Curran throws a shot from downtown. Kropelis moves away and avoids it.

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.
Curran throws a series of strikes that have Kropelis backpedaling.

It looks like Krabis Kropelis has been cut.
Curran lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Kropelis at a distance.
Kropelis throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kropelis tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Curran counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Kropelis is rocked!
Curran tries to clinch but Kropelis moves out of range.
Curran fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The fighters circling - Curran throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kropelis tries to grapple but his opponent circles
enabling Curran to counter with a crisp jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran misses with the combination.
Kropelis looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Kropelis avoids the body shot from Curran.
Kropelis drops down looking for a counter takedown but Curran sprawls and moves away.

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

Kropelis tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Kropelis throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kropelis working away.
Kropelis tries to move into full mount but can't pass Curran's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kropelis is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Curran is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Kropelis working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Kropelis trying to control the action but Curran is working from the bottom.
Kropelis in the domination position with Curran hanging on.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kropelis tries to move to mount but Curran blocks the move with his legs.
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 Krabis Kropelis will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Krabis Kropelis's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


A slapping body kick lands there for Curran.
Curran looks to throw the jab but Kropelis is out of range.
Curran is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kropelis.
Curran blocks a head kick by Kropelis.
Some bone on bone action there as Curran checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A little jabbing left from Curran on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Mario Curran seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Curran bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Kropelis's head backwards.
Curran scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kropelis fails with the takedown
and Curran counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Curran scores with a leg kick.
Kropelis doesn't manage to clinch there - Curran circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Curran misses with a left hand

and Kropelis counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Curran is trying to control the position but Kropelis postures up.
Kropelis trying to control but Curran is working from the bottom.
Kropelis has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Curran can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Kropelis controls the pace.
Kropelis postures up.
Kropelis sitting in guard here, content to control.
Kropelis trying to control but Curran is working from the bottom.
Curran is trying to control the position but Kropelis postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Curran is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Curran looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Kropelis shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Curran as he jumps to the side.
Kropelis throws a poor cross that misses
and Curran counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Curran defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Kropelis.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Krabis Kropelis. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Curran keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Curran looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kropelis closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Curran tests Kropelis's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Oh Kropelis is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Curran scores with a leg kick.
Kropelis seems to have got his legs back now.
Curran swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Kropelis shoots in for a takedown but Curran shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Kropelis dives in and grabs Curran's left leg, looking for a takedown. Curran pushes down on Kropelis's head and hops out.
Curran looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kropelis doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Curran has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kropelis tries to move into range but Curran moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Kropelis fails to land the takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kropelis tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Curran swivels and escapes.
Curran looks to land a combination. Kropelis sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Curran cracks Kropelis on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Kropelis falls backwards against the cage. Curran follows up with more strikes that drop Kropelis to his knees. Curran keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Kropelis! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:22 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mario Curran!
Mario Curran 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: TWGC 8 (145lbs, D3): Los Angeles Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Oct 13, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Paulo Moreno and Mario Curran. Man, I cannot wait for this one!




173 cm
31 yrs
155 lbs



169 cm
18 yrs
143 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Paulo Moreno! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Moreno closes the distance and pushes Curran back into the cage.
Curran tries to score a body lock takedown but Moreno shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Moreno is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Curran is trying to drag Moreno to the mat but Moreno just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

Moreno gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Moreno (2) vs (0) Curran
Moreno controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
We've been hearing good reports from Moreno's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Moreno preventing the sweep.
Moreno showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Curran looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Moreno continues to stall.
Curran is trying to keep Moreno in close.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Curran manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Moreno manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Moreno (2) vs (2) Curran
Curran trying to control but Moreno is working from the bottom.
Curran pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Moreno is keeping the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Curran sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Moreno's guard.
Curran is looking to take a break and control but Moreno is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Moreno has his hands clasped together around Curran's back. He's all about the action.
The fighters are battling for position here. Moreno manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Curran tries to free his leg and advance position but Moreno is retaining full guard.
Curran trying to control the position from guard on top but Moreno is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Moreno looking to hit a scissor sweep but Curran is one step ahead there.
Curran is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Curran wants to control from the top but Moreno keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Curran looking to sit in guard and control but Moreno gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Moreno (4) vs (2) Curran
Moreno's corner is telling him to maintain position.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Curran looking for a guillotine here but Moreno defends easily.
Curran can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Moreno controls the pace.

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

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

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Curran can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Moreno controls the pace.

Curran had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Moreno defends it easily.
Curran is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Moreno is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Curran looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Curran being controlled here, momentarily.
Curran looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Moreno is stalling in the full guard.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
More hug and hope from Moreno.
Moreno has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Curran bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Moreno's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Moreno (4) vs (4) Curran
Moreno looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Moreno'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.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Curran trying to control the position from guard on top but Moreno is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Curran trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Moreno has Curran pulled in close to control his posture.
Curran sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Moreno's guard.
Curran is controlling the pace.
Curran trying to advance position but Moreno counters by regaining guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Curran is fighting to break Moreno's control of his arms but Moreno is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Curran trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Moreno manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Moreno (6) vs (4) Curran
Moreno is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Curran wants to sweep here but Moreno controlling him for the moment.
Moreno engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Moreno.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Curran is trying to control the position but Moreno postures up.
Moreno won't allow Curran to sweep him here.
Curran is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Moreno not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Curran tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Moreno is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Further stalling from Moreno.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
If it seems like I'm not saying a lot, it's just because Moreno is stinking the place up with his stalling.
Moreno has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Curran is trying to control the position from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Moreno takes the fight on points by 6 to 4.
Paulo Moreno very nearly forgot to thank Fury Nutrition Inc. 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.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 27, 2015

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Saint Francis and Mario Curran. Mario Curran has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
19
135 lbs
0 - 15 - 0
169 cm
18
143 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Brown Belt
Basic striking
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Saint Francis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mario Curran!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Anthony Taglia and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Curran scores with a jab.
Francis's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Curran connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Francis scrambles back to his feet.
Francis really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Francis ducks right into an uppercut from Curran.

Francis is rocked!
Curran lands a nice leg kick that just misses Francis's sensitive parts.
Oh Francis is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Curran ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Francis seems to have got his legs back now.
Curran connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Curran uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Curran lands a big right hand and follows it up with an uppercut. Oh and another big punch and a knee - Francis can't take much more of this! Another big shot to the jaw from Curran and Francis drops to the floor. Beaten and bloodied - he had enough there. A vicious beatdown by Curran.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mario Curran!
A victorious Mario Curran thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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