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Event: BRFC 48     
Date:   Sep 03, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Iko Ruhian. Ruhian has chosen Kendang Pencak as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

179 cm
22
160 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
180 cm
22
170 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
KO power
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Iko Ruhian!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Shigeki Sano and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The Sponge takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Ruhian lunges at The Sponge with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by The Sponge's hand.

The Sponge shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
The Sponge won't allow Ruhian to sweep him here.
The Sponge trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The Sponge scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Ruhian really doesn't want to stay on the ground with The Sponge. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
The Sponge trying to control but Ruhian is working from the bottom.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Ruhian can do anything to dispel that myth.
The Sponge working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Sponge distracts Ruhian with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Ruhian pushes The Sponge off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Iko Ruhian seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The Sponge dives in and grabs Ruhian's left leg, looking for a takedown. Ruhian pushes down on The Sponge's head and hops out.
Ruhian ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ruhian lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
The Sponge definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Ruhian fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. The Sponge looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
No joy there for Ruhian, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Ruhian misses with a wild body shot.
The Sponge is looking to counter the offense by Ruhian and move into the clinch.
Ruhian tries to bum rush The Sponge with a series of wild strikes but The Sponge uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
The Sponge half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Ruhian fakes high and swings low for a body shot but The Sponge manages to avoid it.
The Sponge went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Ruhian misses with a low kick.
Ruhian throws a body shot but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ruhian fakes high and swings low for a body shot but The Sponge manages to avoid it.
Ruhian throws a front kick aimed at The Sponge's knee but The Sponge avoids it well.
The Sponge appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Ruhian lands a leg kick that knocks The Sponge off balance momentarily.
The Sponge blocks a head kick by Ruhian.
Ruhian misses with a combination

and The Sponge counters with a takedown into side control.
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 Sponge is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Ruhian is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
The strikes coming from The Sponge are missing the target in this wave of attacks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ruhian is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, The Sponge asserts his dominance and retains side control.
The Sponge sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Ruhian is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
The Sponge lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Ruhian down.
The Sponge trying to control the position but Ruhian is working away.
Ruhian is trying to control The Sponge's posture but The Sponge avoids it.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.

The Sponge stands up and beckons Ruhian to his feet.
Ruhian throws out a leg kick but The Sponge moves out of range and Ruhian only half commits.
The Sponge feinted with a counter takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ruhian misses with a body punch

and The Sponge holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Ruhian can't break the clinch.

The Sponge pulls guard effortlessly.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now The Sponge is on top in guard.

The Sponge landing some decent shots from guard.
The Sponge 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 Sponge trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The Sponge trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
The Sponge preventing the sweep.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ruhian lands a nice looking body shot.
Ruhian works the jab nicely.
Ruhian tries to work over The Sponge's front leg with a kick but The Sponge checks it.
Ruhian throws a right hand that misses

and The Sponge counters with a shoot takedown. Ruhian fights it but they end up in guard.
Robert The Sponge overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Ruhian is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst The Sponge is controlling him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Sponge trying to control the position from guard on top but Ruhian is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The Sponge drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Ruhian manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now The Sponge has Ruhian in his guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Ruhian throwing strikes from guard but The Sponge blocks nicely.
We've been informed that Ruhian has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.

The Sponge is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Ruhian has his hands clasped together but The Sponge extends and breaks Ruhian's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by The Sponge.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Robert The Sponge!
A very excited looking Robert The Sponge made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Stomp-a-thon 68     
Date:   Jul 23, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Roland Moore. Robert The Sponge has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

179 cm
21
160 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
180 cm
19
160 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Prefers standup

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Roland Moore!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Cecil Peabody and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Moore throws an off balance right hand

and The Sponge counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by The Sponge.
Moore wants to sweep but no luck.
The Sponge lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Moore really doesn't want to stay on the ground with The Sponge. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

The Sponge drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and The Sponge jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Moore keeping moving, preventing The Sponge from controlling successfully.
The Sponge distracts Moore with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

The Sponge thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Moore keeping full guard, as The Sponge tries to pass.
The Sponge content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Moore keeping full guard, as The Sponge tries to pass.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Moore 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.
The Sponge working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Moore had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. The Sponge defends it easily.
The Sponge tries to free his leg and advance position but Moore is retaining full guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells The Sponge's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
The Sponge throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Moore works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

Moore looking for submissions from the bottom but instead The Sponge passes into half guard.
The Sponge winds up and cracks Moore with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Moore could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but The Sponge has cracked it and Moore is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by The Sponge!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Robert The Sponge!
A relieved looking Robert The Sponge 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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FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 62     
Date:   May 28, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Iancu Calmuschi and Robert The Sponge. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

177 cm
20
165 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
179 cm
21
160 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Iancu Calmuschi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Stewart Dunkirk and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Calmuschi lands with a nice body punch.
The Sponge blocks a head kick by Calmuschi.
The Sponge is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
The Sponge ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The Sponge throws a counter combo.
Calmuschi catches The Sponge with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Calmuschi throws a big shot that misses.
The Sponge tries to counter with a clinch but Calmuschi shakes him off and moves away.
The Sponge darts in looking for a takedown but Calmuschi gets double underhooks and turns The Sponge into the cage.
Calmuschi throws a hook to the side of The Sponge's head but The Sponge sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Sponge takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from The Sponge.
Iancu Calmuschi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Calmuschi.
The crowd cheers as Calmuschi lands an impressive looking overhand right. The Sponge doesn't seem phased though.
The Sponge dives in and grabs Calmuschi's left leg, looking for a takedown. Calmuschi pushes down on The Sponge's head and hops out.
A little feinted left hand from Calmuschi on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Iancu Calmuschi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Robert The Sponge.
Calmuschi connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Calmuschi misses with a body shot.
Iancu Calmuschi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Calmuschi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The Sponge is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Calmuschi misses with an uppercut. The Sponge saw that one coming.
The Sponge tries to counter by closing the distance.
We've been told by Calmuschi's head coaches at Den of Tears (22 coaches) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
The Sponge misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
The Sponge fails with a takedown attempt.
Calmuschi displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from The Sponge.
Calmuschi works The Sponge's body with a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Calmuschi walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. The Sponge checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The Sponge wants to counter with a clinch but Calmuschi pushes him away.
Calmuschi takes a swing at The Sponge's ribcage but misses.
Calmuschi connects with a leg kick. The Sponge looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Calmuschi connects with a nice looking jab.
Calmuschi lands a slapping body shot.
The Sponge closes the distance and clinches up with Calmuschi, looking for a takedown. The Sponge pushes Calmuschi against the cage but Calmuschi circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
The Sponge takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Calmuschi attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Calmuschi throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
The Sponge drops his hands momentarily and Calmuschi takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Calmuschi misses with a leg kick.
The Sponge wants to counter the offense by Calmuschi and move into the clinch position.
Calmuschi loads up on a big right hand but The Sponge slips the punch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Calmuschi lands a two punch combo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Calmuschi thows a leg kick but The Sponge checks it

and The Sponge counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Iancu Calmuschi 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.


Calmuschi scores with a jab. The Sponge acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
The Sponge tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Calmuschi defends well and The Sponge ends up having to push Calmuschi into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Calmuschi throws a big counter combination but The Sponge scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
The Sponge fails with a takedown attempt.
A punch combination from Calmuschi misses.

Calmuschi gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Calmuschi trying to keep a closed guard but The Sponge is proving a slippery customer.
Calmuschi has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Calmuschi knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for The Sponge on the ground.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Calmuschi keeping moving, preventing The Sponge from controlling successfully.
The Sponge loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Calmuschi controlling the position.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Calmuschi bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in The Sponge's guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
The Sponge has a closed guard, preventing Calmuschi from standing up.

The Sponge looking for a guillotine here but Calmuschi defends easily.
Calmuschi stopping the sweep attempt from The Sponge.
Calmuschi slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Calmuschi has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
The Sponge has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Calmuschi has passed into side control.
Calmuschi staying calm.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
The Sponge wants to control but Calmuschi postures up.
Calmuschi moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
The Sponge tries to clinch up but Calmuschi circles away and keeps his distance.
Good exchange - Calmuschi coming out on top.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Iancu Calmuschi dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Calmuschi wants to slow The Sponge down by chopping away at his legs.
Calmuschi sets himself, and The Sponge steps forward looking for the clinch! Calmuschi avoids it this time.
Calmuschi scores with a crisp jab that stopped The Sponge in his tracks.
Calmuschi looks to land a right hand but The Sponge moved out of range.
Calmuschi attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Calmuschi scores with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Sponge dives in for a single leg takedown but Calmuschi sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Calmuschi is looking to counter punch.
Calmuschi throws a good cross that connects.
Nice sprawl there from Calmuschi as The Sponge shoots in.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Sponge takes a kick to the side of the head.
Calmuschi wants to land a leg kick but The Sponge is out of range.
The Sponge with the counter takedown but Calmuschi avoids it easily.
Calmuschi bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps The Sponge's head backwards.

The Sponge is rocked!
Calmuschi misses with a wild body shot.
The Sponge steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Calmuschi.
The Sponge defending well as Calmuschi loads up on a big left hand.
Robert The Sponge is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
The Sponge takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The Sponge takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Calmuschi digs a good hook to The Sponge's body.
The Sponge takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Calmuschi throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck The Sponge on the side of the head.
A slow jab from Calmuschi misses its intended target.
The Sponge tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Calmuschi lands the left hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Calmuschi cracks a nice hook into The Sponge's ribs.
Calmuschi is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that The Sponge can do to turn this around?
Calmuschi throws out a loose jab but The Sponge uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Calmuschi.
The Sponge fails with the takedown
and Calmuschi counters with a leg kick.
Iancu Calmuschi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Robert The Sponge.
Calmuschi cracks The Sponge with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
The Sponge with a lazy takedown attempt
and Calmuschi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The Sponge is still on wobbly legs! Can Calmuschi finish him?
Calmuschi lands with a straight right. The Sponge didn't see that one coming.
Calmuschi throws a hook to the side of The Sponge's head but The Sponge sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And The Sponge tries to counter it with a takedown but Calmuschi pushes his down on his head and steps out.
The Sponge seems to have recovered his senses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The Sponge on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Calmuschi lands with a right hand.
Calmuschi thuds his right hand into The Sponge's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A low kick from Calmuschi misses

and The Sponge counters with a single leg into guard. Calmuschi didn't expect that.
The Sponge throwing strikes from guard but Calmuschi blocks nicely.
The Sponge wants to pass the guard but Calmuschi is keeping the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Iancu Calmuschi showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Calmuschi, 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 Alan Glass scores the fight 30:27
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 30:27
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Iancu Calmuschi!
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Event: Stomp-a-thon 60     
Date:   May 07, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Chico Greyjoy. Robert The Sponge could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Chico Greyjoy's chin.

179 cm
20
160 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
150 cm
21
168 lbs
4 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
KO power
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Chico Greyjoy!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Tiny Johnson and George Francis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.

Greyjoy gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
The Sponge advances position into side control!
Check out the look on The Sponge's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Greyjoy takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Greyjoy is trying to improve his position.
The Sponge will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

The Sponge stands up.
The Sponge is looking to land body kicks.
Greyjoy feints the counter takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

The Sponge shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Greyjoy is trying to defend but The Sponge finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Still in half guard, The Sponge seems content to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Sponge scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

The Sponge is trying to work for a kimura but Greyjoy is defending well.
Greyjoy is looking to improve his position.
Nice strikes from The Sponge there.
Greyjoy on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The Sponge slips a nice elbow through Greyjoy's hands, connecting with Greyjoy's forehead.

Greyjoy actively working from the bottom here.

The Sponge is looking for a kimura but Greyjoy is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for The Sponge to get the leverage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Greyjoy actively working from the bottom here.
The Sponge lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
The Sponge working over Greyjoy with some ground and pound. Greyjoy looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

The Sponge seems to be working for a kimura but Greyjoy defends the submission attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge working over Greyjoy with some ground and pound. Greyjoy looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

Greyjoy is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but The Sponge pulls his head out easily.

Greyjoy actively working from the bottom here.

The Sponge wants to work for an arm triangle but Greyjoy is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

The Sponge is working for a kimura but Greyjoy is defending it quite comfortably.
The Sponge lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Ground and pound from The Sponge.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. The Sponge connects with a nice short shot to Greyjoy's temple.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
The Sponge lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

Greyjoy is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but The Sponge pulls his head out easily.

The Sponge is trying to work for a kimura but Greyjoy is defending well.

Greyjoy looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The Sponge 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 Sponge seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
The Sponge looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
The Sponge tries to stand but his arm is trapped.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Greyjoy looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The Sponge lands strikes from half guard.

Greyjoy looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Greyjoy looking for submissions off his back.
The Sponge is looking to take a break and control but Greyjoy is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The Sponge seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.

The Sponge is working for a submission of some sort.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



The Sponge scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

The Sponge is working for a kimura but Greyjoy is defending it quite comfortably.

Greyjoy looking for submissions off his back.
Greyjoy is not content to let The Sponge control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Greyjoy is defending against the submission attempts here by The Sponge.
The Sponge is looking to take a break and control but Greyjoy is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

The Sponge wants to work for an arm triangle but Greyjoy is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

Greyjoy looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Greyjoy is looking to improve his position.

Greyjoy looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The Sponge working Greyjoy over with strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge is looking to take a break and control but Greyjoy is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

The Sponge wants to work for an arm triangle but Greyjoy is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

The Sponge seems to be working for a kimura but Greyjoy defends the submission attempt.
Greyjoy manages to get to full guard.
The Sponge chips away with some ground and pound.

The Sponge drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and The Sponge jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.

The Sponge thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
The Sponge stands up over Greyjoy, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

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

Greyjoy looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
The Sponge scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
The Sponge trying to control but Greyjoy is working from the bottom.

Greyjoy looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
The Sponge with a nice head shot there.
The Sponge passes Greyjoy's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Greyjoy 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.

The Sponge is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Greyjoy has managed to free his arm - good work.
The Sponge is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ground and pound from The Sponge.
Greyjoy is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Greyjoy looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

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

Greyjoy actively working from the bottom here.

Greyjoy looking for submissions off his back.
Greyjoy is breathing heavily.
The Sponge scoring with strikes to the body and head.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. The Sponge lands a nice short elbow.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
The Sponge lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

The Sponge is trying to work for a kimura but Greyjoy is defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Robert The Sponge dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!



A momentary lapse in concentration from Greyjoy enables The Sponge to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Greyjoy manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
The Sponge makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The Sponge is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Greyjoy can do to turn this around?
The Sponge wants to pass the guard but Greyjoy is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Greyjoy throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

The Sponge is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
The Sponge working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Greyjoy's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Greyjoy escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. The Sponge gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The Sponge controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

The Sponge gets to his feet. Greyjoy looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!

The Sponge shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Greyjoy manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

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

Greyjoy is looking for a triangle but The Sponge pushes his legs off easily.
Greyjoy takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
The Sponge is pushing down on Greyjoy's leg trying to pass to half guard. Greyjoy is fighting to maintain full guard but The Sponge has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
The Sponge is trying to control. Greyjoy wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

The Sponge is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
The Sponge seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.

Greyjoy looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

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

Greyjoy actively working from the bottom here.

The Sponge is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Greyjoy defends it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Greyjoy actively working from the bottom here.
The Sponge keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

The Sponge is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Greyjoy is just riding it out for now. The Sponge eventually gives up the hold.

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

Greyjoy is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but The Sponge pulls his head out easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
The Sponge working the head and body with strikes.

The Sponge in half guard on the top. He's looking for a kimura... He's got it locked and he's managed to free his trapped foot. Greyjoy tries to escape but it's on too tight and he has to tap! Great BJJ skills there from The Sponge!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:26 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Robert The Sponge!
Our winner, Robert The Sponge, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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RATING
44%

 

Event: GBS Fight Night 3     
Date:   Apr 06, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Winslow Berhardt. Winslow Berhardt has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

179 cm
20
160 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
175 cm
20
167 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
KO power
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
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 Las Vegas, Winslow Berhardt!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Stewart Dunkirk and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Berhardt cracks The Sponge with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

Berhardt closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. The Sponge did well to prevent Berhardt getting side control.
The Sponge 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.

Berhardt escapes and gets back to his feet.
Berhardt misses with a straight left.
The Sponge changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Berhardt's corner calls for a 1-2. Berhardt obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Berhardt throws the kick towards the body but The Sponge avoids it.
The Sponge wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

The Sponge gets a takedown into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The Sponge prevents Berhardt from standing back up.

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

The Sponge seems to be working for a kimura but Berhardt defends the submission attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Sponge stops Berhardt from getting back to his feet.
Berhardt avoiding damage under a succession of punches from The Sponge.
Berhardt pushes The Sponge off looking to stand but The Sponge dives back in and keeps control.

The Sponge is looking for a kimura but Berhardt is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for The Sponge to get the leverage.
Berhardt wants to stand back up but The Sponge manages to pass into side control.

The Sponge is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Berhardt knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Berhardt tries to escape but The Sponge is in control.

The Sponge is trying to get an arm triangle but Berhardt is defending well.
The Sponge in side control, throwing shots but Berhardt defends.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Berhardt wants to get back to his feet.

The Sponge thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Berhardt is trying to buck The Sponge off.

The Sponge thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Berhardt is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Berhardt dodges the ground and pound from The Sponge.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Berhardt is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but The Sponge has just dragged him back down to the mat.
The Sponge trying to control the action but Berhardt is working from the bottom.
Berhardt is trying to buck The Sponge off.
The Sponge connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Berhardt some visible discomfort.
The Sponge wants to control but Berhardt is keeping him busy.

The Sponge looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

The Sponge is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Berhardt is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

The Sponge wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Berhardt, who protects the arm well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge prevents Berhardt from escaping the position.
Berhardt taking punishment in the form of punches.

The Sponge wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Berhardt, who protects the arm well.
Berhardt tries to escape but The Sponge is in control.
The Sponge postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
The Sponge 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 strikes coming from The Sponge are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Berhardt is looking to work his way out of this bad position but The Sponge is controlling him well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Berhardt prevents The Sponge from improving position.

The Sponge goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Berhardt has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for The Sponge but great work by Berhardt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Robert The Sponge dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Some wild striking there from Berhardt.
Berhardt catches The Sponge with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Berhardt throws a looping overhand right but The Sponge ducks down to avoid it.
The Sponge tries to close the distance and clinch but Berhardt swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Berhardt throws a right hand that The Sponge ducks under and follows up with a left that The Sponge also avoids with ease.

Berhardt closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. The Sponge did well to prevent Berhardt getting side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Sponge trying to control from the bottom.
The Sponge is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
It looks like Berhardt is going to stand back up.
The Sponge manages to get to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Berhardt wants to stand but The Sponge is controlling his posture from full guard.
Berhardt must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

The Sponge is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The Sponge trying to keep a closed guard but Berhardt is proving a slippery customer.
Berhardt wants to stand but The Sponge has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.

Berhardt stands and steps away. The Sponge gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
The Sponge takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Berhardt scores with a nice right hand.
Berhardt lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but The Sponge circles away quickly and effectively.
The Sponge changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Berhardt tries to avoid it but The Sponge manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Berhardt to the ground. Berhardt escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Berhardt lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Berhardt lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Berhardt throws a looping overhand right but The Sponge ducks down to avoid it.
Berhardt misses with a few strikes there.
The Sponge ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The Sponge tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Berhardt manages to circle out of the way.
Berhardt throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck The Sponge on the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge misses with a takedown
enabling Berhardt to counter with a crisp jab.
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Berhardt as he jumps to the side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Robert The Sponge. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The Sponge tries to score a power double leg takedown but Berhardt sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten The Sponge somewhat.
Berhardt throws out a counter right but The Sponge avoids it with no problem.
The Sponge tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Berhardt defends well and The Sponge ends up having to push Berhardt into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Berhardt scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
The Sponge has his takedown stuffed
and Berhardt counters with a series of strikes. The Sponge will be more careful next time no doubt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than The Sponge was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Berhardt is trying to get back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

The Sponge is trying to get an arm triangle but Berhardt is defending well.
Berhardt tries to escape but The Sponge is in control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Winslow Berhardt 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! This is the final round!


Berhardt lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Berhardt might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.

The Sponge gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Berhardt doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Berhardt breaks the clinch.
Berhardt lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as The Sponge backs up against the cage.
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown but Berhardt shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
The Sponge dives in and grabs Berhardt's left leg, looking for a takedown. Berhardt pushes down on The Sponge's head and hops out.
Winslow Berhardt seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Berhardt throws a right hand that The Sponge ducks under and follows up with a left that The Sponge also avoids with ease.

Berhardt shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The Sponge is looking to improve his position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Berhardt decides he's had enough of the ground and stands up.
Berhardt shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts The Sponge as he jumps to the side.
Berhardt 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.
Berhardt shoots in for a takedown but The Sponge shows good takedown defense.
The Sponge darts in looking for a takedown but Berhardt gets double underhooks and turns The Sponge into the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Robert The Sponge. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A punch lands to the side of The Sponge 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Berhardt jabs The Sponge right on the nose. The Sponge blinks but takes it well.
The Sponge closes the distance and clinches up with Berhardt, looking for a takedown. The Sponge pushes Berhardt against the cage but Berhardt circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Berhardt scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Berhardt has a takedown stuffed.
Berhardt swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by The Sponge.
The Sponge is looking to clinch.
The Sponge keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Berhardt.

Berhardt shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches The Sponge napping and manages to drive through into side control!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Berhardt decides to stand up, so the ref orders The Sponge to his feet.
Berhardt smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Berhardt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but The Sponge was well out of range. Poor timing from Berhardt.
The Sponge seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Berhardt throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Berhardt throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Berhardt has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
The Sponge looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Berhardt is fending him off so far but The Sponge persists. Nope, Berhardt circles away and we're back to standing.
Berhardt throws a one two combo.
Berhardt cracks The Sponge with an open hand slap.
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Berhardt but Berhardt pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Some bone on bone action there as The Sponge checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Horrible takedown attempt by The Sponge or perhaps it was just good defense by Berhardt, which made it look bad.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Berhardt scores with a jab.
The Sponge takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Robert The Sponge is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from The Sponge is defended easily by Berhardt.
Berhardt throws a counter combo.
Berhardt lands a jab-cross combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Berhardt scores with a crisp jab that stopped The Sponge in his tracks.

And that's the end of the fight!
Winslow Berhardt comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Berhardt 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 Wesley Smith scores the fight 27:29
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 27:29
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 27:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Winslow Berhardt!
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 52     
Date:   Mar 12, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Gordon Patterson and Robert The Sponge. Gordon Patterson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Robert The Sponge's chin.

155 cm
22
168 lbs
5 - 5 - 0
179 cm
20
160 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Basic striking
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gordon Patterson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, George Francis and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

The Sponge throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Patterson was covering up waiting for the punch and The Sponge finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Patterson looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The Sponge throws a big right hand that misses.
The Sponge throws a big right hand that misses.
The Sponge preventing the sweep.
The Sponge trying to control the position from guard on top but Patterson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The Sponge stopping the sweep attempt from Patterson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Sponge postures up.
Patterson keeping moving, preventing The Sponge from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Patterson trying to control the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Patterson throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around The Sponge's waist but The Sponge gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Patterson off to one side.
The Sponge is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Patterson as he jumps to the side.
Patterson fails with a takedown attempt.
Patterson shoots in looking for a takedown but The Sponge manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Patterson's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gordon Patterson. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Patterson fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging The Sponge to the ground. Patterson is now in The Sponge's guard.
The Sponge wants to sweep but no luck.
Patterson wants to control from the top but The Sponge keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Patterson stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. The Sponge swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The Sponge is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The Sponge looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
The Sponge is trying to control the position but Patterson postures up.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Patterson stopping the sweep attempt from The Sponge.
Patterson stays in close to The Sponge's body and controls the position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
The Sponge is trying hard to land a takedown here. Patterson sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Gordon Patterson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Patterson doesn't succeed with the takedown

and The Sponge moves into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge successfully pulls guard.
Patterson trying to control but The Sponge is working from the bottom.
Patterson really is built like a bowling ball. I wonder if he'd roll if you pushed him down a hill...
Patterson is really struggling to control The Sponge but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Patterson pushing down on The Sponge's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Patterson is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so The Sponge is just riding it out for now. Patterson eventually gives up the hold.
Patterson is taking a breather. The Sponge 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 four minutes gone in the round.

Patterson 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.
Patterson prevents The Sponge from improving his position.

Patterson is trying to work for a kimura but The Sponge is defending well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Patterson looks to land a strike but The Sponge avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The Sponge shoots for a takedown but Patterson saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Nice takedown defense from The Sponge. No joy for Patterson on that attempt.
Patterson misses with a takedown attempt - The Sponge sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
The Sponge throws out a counter right but Patterson avoids it with no problem.

The Sponge closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Robert The Sponge has got the better of the ground game so far.
Patterson moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Patterson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Patterson wants to sweep here but The Sponge controlling him for the moment.
The Sponge chips away with some ground and pound.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Patterson is on top in guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
The Sponge throws some sloppy strikes off his back.
The Sponge working a defensive guard here.
Patterson controlling from the top position.
Patterson'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.
Patterson preventing the sweep.
The Sponge is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
The Sponge is looking to stand up but Patterson isn't so interested in that idea.
Patterson might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
The Sponge tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Patterson looking to pass the guard.

The Sponge is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Patterson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The Sponge is trying to keep Patterson in close.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Horrible takedown attempt by Patterson or perhaps it was just good defense by The Sponge, which made it look bad.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gordon Patterson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Patterson has a takedown stuffed.
The Sponge drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Patterson defends it well.
The Sponge has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Patterson is landing a low percentage of strikes.
The Sponge fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
The Sponge will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
The Sponge dives in for a single leg takedown but Patterson sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
The Sponge closes this distance looking for a takedown but Patterson circles away.
Patterson fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Patterson shoots in for a takedown but The Sponge shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Patterson darts in looking for a takedown but The Sponge gets double underhooks and turns Patterson into the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Patterson throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. The Sponge tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Patterson is in The Sponge's guard.
Patterson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Patterson pushes down on The Sponge's leg and manages to get into half guard.
The Sponge is trying to stand up here but Patterson is controlling him well.
The Sponge is looking to improve his position.
The Sponge manages to get to full guard.
Patterson is stalling in the full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Patterson looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Gordon Patterson will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. And we move into the final round!


Patterson changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. The Sponge tries to avoid it but Patterson manages to keep hold of a leg and drag The Sponge to the ground. The Sponge escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
The Sponge is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Patterson misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Nice takedown defense from The Sponge. No joy for Patterson on that attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gordon Patterson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Patterson shoots for a double leg takedown but The Sponge sprawls well. He's pushed Patterson's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Patterson darts in looking for a takedown but The Sponge gets double underhooks and turns Patterson into the cage.
The Sponge tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Patterson looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Patterson shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has The Sponge pinned against the cage. The Sponge gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

Patterson scores with a takedown into The Sponge's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Patterson stands and throws The Sponge's legs to the side, diving into side control.

Patterson tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
The Sponge wants to control but Patterson postures up.
The Sponge is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Patterson off and has taken his back!

The Sponge looking for the rear naked choke. And he's got it! Patterson taps!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Robert The Sponge!
A victorious Robert The Sponge thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
36%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 49     
Date:   Feb 20, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Mladen Tomasevic. Mladen Tomasevic will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

179 cm
20
160 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
175 cm
20
169 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
World class MT
Tends to cut

Zenith Nutrition (160q)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
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 Las Vegas, Mladen Tomasevic!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Stewart Dunkirk and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Tomasevic gets caught napping as The Sponge dives in and scores a takedown. Tomasevic manages to retain guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The Sponge throws a big right hand that misses.
The Sponge working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The Sponge postures up in Tomasevic's guard and throws a big left but Tomasevic blocks it.
The Sponge 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.
Tomasevic controls The Sponge momentarily but The Sponge frees himself.
Tomasevic is controlling The Sponge's posture.
Tomasevic is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tomasevic looking to hit a scissor sweep but The Sponge is one step ahead there.
We've been hearing that The Sponge has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Tomasevic wants to stand up but The Sponge is controlling him.
Tomasevic really doesn't want to stay on the ground with The Sponge. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The Sponge drops back looking for a leg! Tomasevic is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Tomasevic manages to kick The Sponge off! The Sponge jumps back into Tomasevic's guard.

Tomasevic looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
The Sponge sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Tomasevic's guard.

The Sponge seems to be working for a kimura but Tomasevic defends the submission attempt.
The Sponge 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 Sponge wants to work for an arm triangle but Tomasevic is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tomasevic trying to control but The Sponge postures up.

The Sponge 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.
The Sponge wants to take a breather but Tomasevic is having none of it.

The Sponge seems to be looking for submissions.
The Sponge wants to free his trapped foot but Tomasevic is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tomasevic is refusing to be controlled, as The Sponge sits in half guard.

Tomasevic manages to escape and get back to his feet!

The Sponge drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Tomasevic tries to bench press The Sponge off him but The Sponge keeps the position.

The Sponge is working to tighten his grip on Tomasevic's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Tomasevic has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but The Sponge is really squeezing tight and eventually Tomasevic passes out! The Sponge breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Robert The Sponge!
A very excited looking Robert The Sponge made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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RATING
31%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 42     
Date:   Jan 02, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Dom Willis. Robert The Sponge could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Dom Willis's chin.

179 cm
19
160 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
166 cm
20
165 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Counter fighter
KO power
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Prefers standup

Zenith Nutrition (160q)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dom Willis!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Cecil Peabody and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The Sponge tries to move into range but Willis moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Willis drives through and clinches with The Sponge against the cage.
The Sponge tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Willis just stands there and leans against the cage.
Willis stalling in the clinch.
Willis stalling the fight.
Willis will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning The Sponge up against the cage.
Willis stalling in the clinch.
Willis continues to stall. The referee tells him to work or he's going to break them up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Willis is struggling to control the position.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Dom Willis.
The Sponge has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Willis.
Willis smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Willis slaps away a takedown attempt from The Sponge, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Willis lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Willis takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Willis stuns The Sponge with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Willis cracks The Sponge with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
The fighters circling - Willis throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The Sponge is looking to counter the offense by Willis and move into the clinch.
A head kick by Willis misses

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

Willis pushes The Sponge off and scrambles back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Willis tries a head kick but it misses.
Willis throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
No luck with that takedown attempt from The Sponge.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Robert The Sponge. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The Sponge avoids the head kick by Willis.

The Sponge tries to keep at a distance but Willis has taken the fight into the clinch.
The Sponge tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Willis stalling the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge jumps guard but Willis turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Willis cracks The Sponge with a nice body shot.
Stalling in the clinch from Willis.
Willis pressing his opponent against the cage.
Come on Willis - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.

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.
The Sponge tries to pull guard but Willis forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Willis is pushing The Sponge up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Willis takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Dom Willis.
Willis lands with a right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A slow jab from Willis misses its intended target.
Willis lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but The Sponge circles away quickly and effectively.
Willis throws a right and a left that both miss.
The Sponge wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Willis has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as The Sponge is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Willis connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Willis missing with a left hand there. The Sponge was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Willis attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Willis lands a glancing blow to the side of The Sponge's head.
The Sponge checks the leg kick.
Willis dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Willis scores with a body shot.
Willis shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Willis defends well against a solid takedown attempt from The Sponge.
Willis throws a hook but The Sponge avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Willis lands a nice hook to The Sponge's body. The Sponge takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Willis lands a lovely overhand right.
Willis keeps the fight on the outside.
Willis pulls out of a head kick attempt.
The Sponge closes this distance looking for a takedown but Willis circles away.
Willis misses with a low kick.

Willis rushes The Sponge and presses him up against the cage.
Willis's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
The Sponge tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Willis smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Robert The Sponge. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge slips under a jab from Willis.
The Sponge tries to counter by clinching up but Willis breaks away and moves out of range.
Willis lands a slapping body shot.
Willis throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Willis takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

Willis pushes The Sponge up against the cage in a clinch.
The Sponge jumps guard but Willis stands there with The Sponge around his waist. The Sponge gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
The Sponge is trying to push Willis away but Willis has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Willis escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Willis connects with a jab.
Willis attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Willis stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Willis wants it to stay on the feet.
Willis throws the left hand but The Sponge avoids the punch easily.
Willis lands a nice shot to the body.
Willis fails to land with a series of punches.
Willis jabs The Sponge right on the nose. The Sponge blinks but takes it well.

Willis darts in and clinches The Sponge up against the cage.
The Sponge jumps guard but Willis turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Willis will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning The Sponge up against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Willis effectively controlling the action here.

Willis breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Dom Willis seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Willis throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The Sponge attempts a counter takedown but Willis avoids it well and moves away.
The Sponge moves out of range as Willis throws a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dom Willis showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Willis moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Willis!
Willis misses with a leg kick

and The Sponge counters with a shoot takedown. Willis fights it but they end up in guard.
We've been hearing good reports from The Sponge'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 Sponge will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Willis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

Willis pushes The Sponge off and scrambles back to his feet.
The Sponge has a takedown stuffed.
Willis tries to work over The Sponge's front leg with a kick but The Sponge checks it.
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Willis but Willis pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Willis is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The Sponge needs to keep his hands up - Willis had a free shot at his head there.
Dom Willis is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Willis works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Willis takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Willis works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Willis tests The Sponge's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Willis's corner calls for a 1-2. Willis obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

Willis instigates a clinch.
Willis avoiding damage.
The Sponge fails to pull guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Robert The Sponge. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Willis slows down the pace here.
Willis dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Dom Willis is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
The Sponge being controlled against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge tries to pull guard but Willis forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
The Sponge is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Willis to keep the fight standing.
Willis stalling.
The Sponge jumps guard but Willis stands there with The Sponge around his waist. The Sponge gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

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.
The Sponge fails to pull the fight into his guard.
The Sponge is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Willis to keep the fight standing.
The Sponge jumps guard but Willis turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
The Sponge is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Willis to keep the fight standing.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dom Willis comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Willis 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 George Francis scores the fight 26:30
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 26:30
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dom Willis!

An out of breath and clearly excited Dom Willis thanked Bushido Fightwear for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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hype
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A | B
manager
A | B
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RATING
35%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 39     
Date:   Dec 12, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Morten Gunnarsson and Robert The Sponge. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
19
160 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
179 cm
19
160 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big right hand
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Determined

FinnFighter Nutrition (Five 160Q supps!)

Zenith Nutrition (160q)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Morten Gunnarsson !
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 Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, George Francis and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The Sponge fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Gunnarsson misses with a double jab.
Gunnarsson stuffs the takedown attempt from The Sponge. The Sponge gets slowly back to his feet.
The Sponge slaps away a takedown attempt from Gunnarsson , before circling back to the center of the mat.
Gunnarsson misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Gunnarsson sprawls well. Gunnarsson wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. The Sponge gets slowly back to his feet.
Morten Gunnarsson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Robert The Sponge.
The Sponge looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Gunnarsson attempts a counter takedown but The Sponge avoids it well and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gunnarsson swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and The Sponge counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
The Sponge working over Gunnarsson with some ground and pound. Gunnarsson looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

The Sponge is working for a kimura but Gunnarsson is defending it quite comfortably.
Gunnarsson gets full guard.
Gunnarsson seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
The Sponge slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

The Sponge is trying to get an arm triangle but Gunnarsson is defending well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gunnarsson takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gunnarsson is looking for a sweep.

The Sponge is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Gunnarsson knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

The Sponge tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no The Sponge has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Gunnarsson takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
The Sponge scoring with punches from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Gunnarsson knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for The Sponge on the ground.
The Sponge wants to control but Gunnarsson is keeping him busy.
Gunnarsson is trying to improve his position.
The Sponge has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
The Sponge advances nicely into full mount.

The Sponge moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Gunnarsson has worked his arm free - good work by Gunnarsson !

The Sponge working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
The Sponge controls the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gunnarsson gets back to half guard.
Gunnarsson has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. The Sponge is working away from the top position though.
Gunnarsson wants to control the action here but instead The Sponge manages to pass to full mount!
Gunnarsson keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

The Sponge is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Gunnarsson can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Gunnarsson is wriggling around trying to escape.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The Sponge misses with a takedown attempt - Gunnarsson sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

Gunnarsson looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for The Sponge!
The Sponge gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The Sponge wants to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Sponge keeping moving, preventing Gunnarsson from controlling successfully.
Gunnarsson looking to sit in guard and control but The Sponge gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

The Sponge slips nicely into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge seems like he's working for an arm triangle here. He's freed his trapped foot and he's rotating nicely. Gunnarsson is in big trouble! He's tapping out! This one is aaaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:22 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Robert The Sponge!
Robert The Sponge 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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RATING
37%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 36     
Date:   Nov 21, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Napoleon Dynamite and Robert The Sponge. Dynamite comes into the arena with Napoleon Dynamite (Remix) blaring out of the sound system. Robert The Sponge told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

177 cm
19
160 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
179 cm
18
160 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Self confident
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Determined

Bushido Fightwear

Zenith Nutrition (160q)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Napoleon Dynamite!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Wesley Smith and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dynamite closes this distance looking for a takedown but The Sponge circles away.
The Sponge with the counter takedown but Dynamite avoids it easily.

The Sponge closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - The Sponge lands in his opponent's guard.

Dynamite is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. The Sponge is aware though and is defending well.

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

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

Dynamite has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but The Sponge can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
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.
The Sponge pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Dynamite is keeping the position for now.

Dynamite had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. The Sponge defends it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Sponge wants to control from the top but Dynamite keeps moving.
Dynamite keeping full guard, as The Sponge tries to pass.
The Sponge sitting in guard, not really doing much.
The Sponge pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Dynamite is keeping the position for now.

Dynamite has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think The Sponge should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Dynamite has tightened it up now! The Sponge should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Napoleon Dynamite!
Napoleon Dynamite is the new lightweight champion!
Our winner, Napoleon Dynamite, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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A | B
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A | B
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RATING
36%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 32     
Date:   Oct 24, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Dan Jones. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

179 cm
18
160 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
175 cm
23
167 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the vacant lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dan Jones!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Frank Dennis and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jones shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. The Sponge defends it nicely.
The Sponge feinted with a counter takedown.
Jones is trying hard to land a takedown here. The Sponge sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Jones throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
The Sponge attempts a counter takedown but Jones avoids it well and moves away.
The Sponge is trying hard to land a takedown here. Jones sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Jones throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

Jones closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Jones lands in his opponent's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

The Sponge is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Jones is aware though and is defending well.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The Sponge wants to sweep here but Jones controlling him for the moment.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
The Sponge 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.
The Sponge lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

The Sponge trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The Sponge slips nicely into half guard.
Jones moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Jones keeping moving, preventing The Sponge from controlling successfully.
Jones trying to control the position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge preventing the sweep.
The Sponge pushing down on Jones's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
The Sponge is keen to just control but Jones is a slippery customer.
Jones is holding on to half guard well.

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

The Sponge is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Jones has managed to free his arm - good work.
The Sponge seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Jones does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Jones is looking to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge maintaining the dominant position here and is working for a kimura. He's locked it up! Jones could be in real trouble here! He's trying to wriggle out but The Sponge has cracked it and Jones is screaming in pain - he's tapped out! Great finish by The Sponge!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Robert The Sponge!
Robert The Sponge is the new lightweight champion!
A very excited looking Robert The Sponge made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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time
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Event: Stomp-a-thon 28     
Date:   Sep 26, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert The Sponge and Gugun Gusman. Gugun Gusman will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

179 cm
18
160 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
175 cm
18
150 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
KO power
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
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, Gugun Gusman!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Frank Dennis and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gusman lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

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

The Sponge is rocked!
Gusman misses with a double jab

and The Sponge counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Oh The Sponge is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gusman can't keep his opponent in guard - The Sponge advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
The Sponge seems to have got his legs back now.
Gusman wants to get back to his feet.
Gusman is staying active underneath The Sponge, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

The Sponge is working for a kimura but Gusman is defending it quite comfortably.
The Sponge wants to take a breather but Gusman is having none of it.
The Sponge perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

The Sponge in half guard on the top. He's looking for a kimura... He's got it locked and he's managed to free his trapped foot. Gusman tries to escape but it's on too tight and he has to tap! Great BJJ skills there from The Sponge!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Robert The Sponge!
An out of breath Robert The Sponge 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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G S C
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G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
89%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 16, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Edward Phelps and Robert The Sponge. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

166 cm
18
161 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
179 cm
18
160 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edward Phelps!
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 Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Robert Twigg and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown but Phelps shows good takedown defense.
A head kick misses from Phelps.
Phelps could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
The Sponge misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Nice takedown defense from Phelps. No joy for The Sponge on that attempt.
Phelps seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Edward Phelps has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Robert The Sponge.
Phelps punishes The Sponge's body with a nice straight punch.
The Sponge fails with the takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Phelps wants to land a leg kick but The Sponge is out of range.
The Sponge tries for a takedown but Phelps circles away easily
and Phelps counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps The Sponge thinking.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Phelps throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. The Sponge tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Phelps is in The Sponge's guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now The Sponge is on top in guard.
The Sponge is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
The Sponge stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Phelps swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Phelps throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Phelps is trying to control the position but The Sponge postures up.
Phelps is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
The Sponge slips nicely into half guard.
The Sponge wants to control but Phelps is keeping him busy.
Phelps is trying to control but can't.
The Sponge prevents Phelps from standing back up.
Phelps might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The Sponge prevents Phelps from improving his position.
Phelps is not content to let The Sponge control the position.
The Sponge is thwarting Phelps's attempts to control the position.
Phelps gets back to full guard.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
The Sponge tries to score a power double leg takedown but Phelps sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten The Sponge somewhat.
The Sponge shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
The Sponge fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Phelps avoids it really well and circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The Sponge tries to sprawl but Phelps drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The Sponge manages to get to full guard.

Phelps wants to stand up, so he's looking to wriggle free of The Sponge's closed guard. He's half up but The Sponge has locked on to an arm! Uh oh! The Sponge pivots and extends the arm, Phelps falls face first to the mat and taps??... does he?? YES! He's tapping! Excellent counter grappling there by The Sponge! Well done that man!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Robert The Sponge!
During a confident post fight interview, Robert The Sponge thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
26%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 08, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Donald Pierce and Robert The Sponge. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

202 cm
18
161 lbs
0 - 1 - 1
179 cm
18
160 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Donald Pierce!
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 Las Vegas, Robert The Sponge!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Alan Glass and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The Sponge tries for a takedown but Pierce circles away easily
and Pierce counters with a straight right hand.

The Sponge gets caught flat footed, as Pierce shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

The Sponge working for a triangle but Pierce defends it easily.
Pierce preventing the sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pierce works over The Sponge with some ground and pound from guard.
Pierce scoring with punches to the head and body.

Pierce stands over his opponent and dives in with a flying punch! The Sponge throws up his legs and catches Pierce in a triangle! Oh this looks tight! Pierce tries to escape but he's forced to tap! Wow, fantastic work there by The Sponge! That came out of nowhere!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Robert The Sponge!
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B
G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

 
 
 
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