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Event: GC 291     
Date:   Apr 26, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ray Stuckey (ranked 916 p4p, 40 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 1542 p4p, 68 weight class). Rob Mugabe will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

200 cm
33
275 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
225 cm
33
300 lbs
19 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ray Stuckey!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Daniel Franklin and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Stuckey looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Stuckey uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Mugabe has time to react.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
An inside leg kick from Stuckey misses.
Stuckey scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Stuckey swings widly with a right hand
letting Mugabe counter with a right hand.
Mugabe blocks a jab.
Stuckey throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mugabe only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Mugabe scores with a hook.
Stuckey pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Stuckey throws a shot from downtown. Mugabe moves away and avoids it.

Stuckey gets a clinch.
Stuckey pushes Mugabe back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.

It looks like Ray Stuckey has been cut.
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!
Mugabe with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Stalling in the clinch from Mugabe.
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Stuckey leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stuckey misses with the head strike.
Mugabe trying to land knees to the body.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Stuckey blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe takes an elbow to the temple.
Mugabe landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Mugabe prevents a body shot from Stuckey.
Stuckey managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Mugabe creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Stuckey has a couple of punches blocked by Mugabe.
Stuckey lands a hook that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Stuckey is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
A knee to the head by Mugabe.
Mugabe can't get the takedown.
Stuckey swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Stuckey can't find room to land a body shot as Mugabe controls the action.
Stuckey throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.

Stuckey gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Mugabe regains guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Mugabe looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Stuckey trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Mugabe manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Stuckey might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Mugabe makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Stuckey wants to sweep here but Mugabe controlling him for the moment.
Mugabe throws a big elbow that misses.
Stuckey looking for a sweep. Not yet Stuckey, not yet.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Stuckey keeps moving.
Stuckey wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Mugabe is now in half guard.
Mugabe has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mugabe not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Stuckey manages to get to full guard.
Mugabe 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.
Stuckey is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Mugabe postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Stuckey keeping full guard, as Mugabe tries to pass.
Mugabe stands up over Stuckey, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Stuckey has momentary wrist control but Mugabe slips an elbow through the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe stops Stuckey from standing up.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

Stuckey looking for a guillotine here but Mugabe defends easily.
Stuckey wants to get back to his feet but Mugabe is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Mugabe missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mugabe scoring with some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mugabe landing with the ground and pound.
Mugabe loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Stuckey throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Stuckey fails in his attempt to clinch.
Stuckey wants to land a leg kick but Mugabe is out of range.
A big right from Stuckey misses.
Mugabe slips a jab from Stuckey.
Mugabe raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Mugabe doesn't manage to clinch there - Stuckey circles away.

Stuckey moves into the clinch successfully.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Mugabe.
Stuckey missing with knees to the body.
Stuckey is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Stuckey swings wildly with an uppercut but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stuckey managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Stuckey lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Stuckey slowing the pace effectively.
Stuckey tries a body shot but Mugabe blocks it.
Knees to the body from Mugabe.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.
Mugabe lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Stalling in the clinch from Mugabe.
Mugabe looking to stall.
Stuckey tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mugabe's elbow.
Mugabe lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Stuckey lands with a light punch inside.
Stuckey pushes Mugabe back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mugabe tries to stall but Stuckey uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Stuckey tries a knee to the head but Mugabe blocks it.
Stuckey misses with a body punch.
Stuckey on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Stuckey pressing his opponent against the cage.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stuckey tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stuckey lands with a short shot to the head.
Stuckey tries to throw a body punch but Mugabe avoids it by throwing Stuckey back against the cage.
Stuckey with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Stuckey managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Stuckey misses with a body punch.
Stuckey tries a knee to the head but Mugabe blocks it.
Mugabe lands an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mugabe connects with a knee to the head.
Stuckey takes an elbow to the forehead.
A short uppercut from Stuckey.
Stuckey has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Mugabe avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Stuckey scores with a shoulder strike.
Stuckey scores with a shoulder strike.
Mugabe avoiding damage as Stuckey throws knees to the body.
Knees to the body from Mugabe.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Mugabe just misses with a elbow thrown towards Stuckey's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe has Stuckey pushed against the cage.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Mugabe.
Stuckey on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Stuckey doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Stuckey misses with a punch on the inside.
Stuckey wants to stall.
Mugabe blocks an uppercut.
Stuckey dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Stuckey misses with a punch on the inside.
Stuckey tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Mugabe avoids it.
Mugabe creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Stuckey's defenses.
Stuckey scores with a knee to the head.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Mugabe throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Stuckey is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Mugabe's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Mugabe blocks an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stuckey misses with a punch to the body.
Stuckey blocks an elbow strike.
Stuckey fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mugabe is pressed up against the cage. Stuckey has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Mugabe down to the mat. Mugabe avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Mugabe lands an overhand right.
Stuckey fails with an attempt to clinch.
A little jabbing left from Mugabe on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stuckey fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Mugabe has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Stuckey looks to score with a jab to the body but Mugabe is just out of range.
An inside leg kick lands from Stuckey.
Mugabe pushes Stuckey away with a front kick.

Mugabe closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Mugabe landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Mugabe with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Mugabe putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Stuckey in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Mugabe landing knees to the body.
A knee to the head by Mugabe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.



Mugabe clinches.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Mugabe working Stuckey over with knees to the body.
Stuckey avoids the elbow strike from Mugabe, against the cage.
Stuckey blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Rob Mugabe seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Mugabe landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Stuckey avoiding damage as Mugabe throws knees to the body.
Mugabe dodges an elbow strike from Stuckey.
Stuckey managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Mugabe looking to slow down the pace here.
Mugabe taking a breather.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stuckey is trying to stall.
Stuckey misses with a short punch on the inside.
Mugabe has Stuckey pushed against the cage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Stuckey goes for a takedown attempt but Mugabe pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Mugabe clinches.
Stuckey throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Mugabe blocks it with crossed arms.
Stuckey with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Mugabe comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Mugabe comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Stuckey's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Mugabe changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Stuckey fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Stuckey misses with a right hand

and Mugabe counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Stuckey is defending well for now.
Stuckey letting Mugabe take a breather here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Stuckey.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.
Stuckey blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stuckey dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Stuckey has a couple of punches blocked by Mugabe.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Stuckey working aggressively here.
Mugabe stalling the fight.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Stuckey misses with some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Stuckey.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Stuckey digs a right hand into Mugabe's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Mugabe's gas tank.
Mugabe wants to stall.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Mugabe just misses with a elbow thrown towards Stuckey's brow.
Stuckey lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mugabe misses with an elbow over the top.
Mugabe prevents the takedown attempt.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.
Stuckey misses with a punch to the body.
Stuckey tries to throw a body punch but Mugabe avoids it by throwing Stuckey back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Stuckey is defending well for now.
Stuckey tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stuckey swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Stuckey makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Mugabe looking to throw knees to the head but Stuckey is blocking nicely.
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Stuckey leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Stuckey throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Mugabe misses with an elbow over the top.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Mugabe misses with an elbow over the top.
The referee is keeping an eye on Stuckey - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Stuckey can't find room to land a body shot as Mugabe controls the action.
Stuckey blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Stuckey throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Knees to the body from Mugabe.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Mugabe as Stuckey tries to tie him up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stuckey tries to land a knee to the head but Mugabe blocks with his arms.
Stuckey misses with a knee to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Stuckey fails to land.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
Stuckey lands with a right to the head.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Stuckey tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mugabe prevents a body shot from Stuckey.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stuckey tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Stuckey dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Still in the clinch, Stuckey scores with a nice short uppercut.
Stuckey swings wildly with an uppercut but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mugabe.
Stuckey blocks an elbow strike.
Stuckey scores with an uppercut up the middle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe really dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Mugabe clinches with his opponent.
Mugabe misses with an elbow over the top.
Stuckey tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Stuckey.
Mugabe blocks an uppercut.
Stuckey avoiding damage as Mugabe throws knees to the body.
Stuckey is leaning against Mugabe and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Stuckey tries to pull guard but Mugabe forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Stuckey lands an elbow just above Mugabe 's eye.
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Stuckey leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
A hook to the body from Stuckey.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short left from Stuckey.
Mugabe stalling.
A short left from Stuckey.
Stuckey softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Stuckey wants to stall.
Mugabe is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Stuckey works on Mugabe's body with a couple of short punches.
Mugabe blocks an elbow strike from Stuckey.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Stuckey manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Stuckey using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Mugabe has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Stuckey as Mugabe tries to tie him up.
Stuckey tries to throw a body punch but Mugabe avoids it by throwing Stuckey back against the cage.
Stuckey blocks the elbow strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Stuckey.
Stuckey scores with a hook to the body.
Stuckey can't find room to land a body shot as Mugabe controls the action.
Stuckey lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Mugabe or not.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stuckey throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Mugabe takes a knee right on the jaw!
Stuckey lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Stuckey working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Stuckey scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Stuckey tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Stuckey has a couple of punches blocked by Mugabe.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stuckey trying to land knees to the body.
Stuckey misses with a punch to the body.
Stuckey misses with a punch to the body.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it misses.
Stuckey lands a hook that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Stuckey in his tracks for a moment.
Stuckey lands a hook to the side of the head.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Stuckey blocks the elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Mugabe.
Stuckey avoids a wild elbow strike from Mugabe.
Stuckey is trying to drag Mugabe to the mat but Mugabe just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Stuckey leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mugabe.
Mugabe content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Stuckey misses with a knee to the head.
Mugabe creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Stuckey's defenses.
Nice body punch from Stuckey.
Mugabe tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stuckey with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside.
Stuckey avoids a wild elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Stuckey is defending well for now.
Stuckey tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Mugabe blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Mugabe creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mugabe.
Mugabe blocks an uppercut.
Stuckey managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
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!
Stuckey scores with a hook to the body.
Stuckey tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mugabe's elbow.
Stuckey pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Stuckey tries to throw a body punch but Mugabe avoids it by throwing Stuckey back against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Stuckey as the two fighters clinch.
Stuckey lands a left hand.
Stuckey scores with a shot to the side of Mugabe's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Stuckey had his way with Rob Mugabe in that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Mugabe staying out of range there.
Mugabe staying out of range there.
Stuckey thuds a left hand into Mugabe's body.
Mugabe chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Stuckey can pounce on him.
Ray Stuckey is winning the standup battle so far.
Mugabe moves out of range of the body kick.
Stuckey misses with an uppercut.
Mugabe avoids the head kick by Stuckey.
A telegraphed right hand from Stuckey misses the target.
Stuckey misses with an attempted mid kick.
Mugabe follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stuckey throws a series of punches but Mugabe avoids them all with ease.
Stuckey is looking to slow Mugabe down with leg kicks.
Stuckey throws out a loose jab but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.

Mugabe closes the distance and pushes Stuckey back into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Stuckey manages to pull guard.
Stuckey is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Stuckey wants to sweep here but Mugabe controlling him for the moment.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Mugabe is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Stuckey wants to stand up but Mugabe is controlling him.
Mugabe is in close to Stuckey's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Mugabe with a nice head shot there.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Stuckey keeps moving.
Stuckey wants to stand and escape but Mugabe is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe is working Stuckey over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mugabe postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Stuckey wants to stand up but Mugabe is controlling him.
Stuckey trying to keep a closed guard but Mugabe is proving a slippery customer.

Stuckey scrambles and gets back to his feet.

Mugabe has managed to clinch.
Stuckey gets through Mugabe's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe avoiding damage as Stuckey throws knees to the body.
Stuckey can't find room to land a body shot as Mugabe controls the action.
Stuckey blocks an elbow strike.
Mugabe is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Stuckey is keeping busy.
Stuckey throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Stuckey tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Mugabe avoids it.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Stuckey is defending well for now.
Stuckey misses with a short punch on the inside.
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Stuckey leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Stuckey makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Stuckey gets through Mugabe's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Stuckey misses with a hook to the ribs.
Stuckey lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it misses.
Stuckey lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Mugabe.
Ray Stuckey has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Stuckey is defending well for now.
Stuckey cracks Mugabe with a nice body shot.
Stuckey lands with a right to the head.
Stuckey tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Mugabe avoids it.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Mugabe taking a breather.
Stuckey trying to land knees to the body.
Come on Mugabe - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Mugabe blocking some punches.
Mugabe tries to stall but Stuckey uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Mugabe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stuckey is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.
Stuckey on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Rob Mugabe is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Stuckey tries to land knees in the clinch but Mugabe avoids the damage to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 47:48
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 47:48
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rob Mugabe!

Rob Mugabe is the new super heavyweight champion!
Rob Mugabe took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Vikai Gear for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: GC 280     
Date:   Mar 09, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe (ranked 1415 p4p, 45 weight class) and Chip Chocolate (ranked 2562 p4p, 92 weight class). Chocolate has chosen Cookie Dance as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

225 cm
32
300 lbs
18 - 10 - 0
194 cm
33
270 lbs
18 - 18 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Chip Chocolate!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, George Francis and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice uppercut lands for Chocolate. That snapped Mugabe's head back.
Mugabe on the wrong end of a nice jab.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Chocolate cracks the inside of Mugabe's front leg.
Mugabe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Chocolate.

Mugabe instigates a clinch.
Mugabe 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.
Chocolate tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Mugabe avoids it.
Mugabe will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Chocolate up against the cage.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it misses.
Chocolate throws a knee to the head but misses.
Mugabe lands a knee to the body.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Chocolate dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside that Chocolate shrugs off.

It looks like Chip Chocolate has been cut.
Chocolate is trying to stall.
Chocolate struggles to land a body shot inside as Mugabe controls his hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Chocolate tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Chocolate dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.

Chocolate is fighting off a takedown attempt but Mugabe is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Chocolate to the mat. Chocolate regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Mugabe throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Chocolate works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Chocolate pulls Mugabe in close to his closed guard and prevents Mugabe from doing any damage or advancing position.
Mugabe working some strikes from top position.
Mugabe wants to pass the guard but Chocolate is keeping the position.
Mugabe missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Chocolate is pulling down on Mugabe's head to control his posture.
Chocolate's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Mugabe postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Chocolate is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Mugabe pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Chocolate is keeping the position for now.
Mugabe is in close to Chocolate's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mugabe trying to control but Chocolate is working from the bottom.
Mugabe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Mugabe stopping the sweep attempt from Chocolate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe throws a big right hand that misses.
Mugabe with a flurry of punches that miss.
Chocolate working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Mugabe.
Mugabe throwing strikes from guard but Chocolate blocks nicely.
Mugabe throwing strikes from guard but Chocolate blocks nicely.
Chocolate trying to keep a closed guard but Mugabe is proving a slippery customer.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Chocolate with a lazy takedown attempt
and Mugabe counters with a nice kick to the body.
Chocolate goes for a double leg but Mugabe avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Mugabe continues to drive forward.

Mugabe darts in and clinches Chocolate up against the cage.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Chocolate in his tracks for a moment.

The cut above Chip Chocolate's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Chocolate has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Mugabe after a bit of a struggle.
Rob Mugabe has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Chip Chocolate.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Chocolate tries to score a body lock takedown but Mugabe shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Mugabe unloads a knee to the mid-section. Chocolate lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Chocolate looks winded!
A nice glancing elbow lands by Mugabe.

Chip Chocolate's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Chip Chocolate's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe gave a mention to Vikai Gear in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
In defeat, Chip Chocolate stepped up to the mic, saying 'I'm gonna take this loss with a grain of salt, or a grain of sugar, and put it in a cookie, and eat it.'.
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Event: DUEL 209     
Date:   Feb 09, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hussein Stahl (ranked 1474 p4p, 49 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 2515 p4p, 75 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

208 cm
37
287 lbs
24 - 15 - 0
225 cm
32
300 lbs
17 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hussein Stahl!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Jonathan Paton and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Stahl attempts a counter takedown but Mugabe avoids it well and moves away.
Stahl throws a sloppy head kick and Mugabe moves out of range easily.
Mugabe is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Mugabe pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Stahl will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Mugabe circles away from the clinch attempt.

Stahl tries to keep at a distance but Mugabe has taken the fight into the clinch.
Mugabe creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Stahl's defenses.

Mugabe gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.

Mugabe seems to be working for a kimura but Stahl defends the submission attempt.
We've been hearing good reports from Stahl'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.
Stahl is looking for a sweep. Mugabe is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Stahl manages to get to full guard.

Stahl had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Mugabe defends it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe trying to control but Stahl is working from the bottom.
Mugabe keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Stahl's head.
Mugabe chips away with some ground and pound.
Mugabe won't allow Stahl to sweep him here.
Stahl manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Mugabe manages to get himself to full guard.

Stahl postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Stahl trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Mugabe pulls Stahl in close to prevent any damage.

Mugabe had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Stahl defends it easily.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stahl trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Stahl wants to pass the guard but Mugabe is keeping the position.
Stahl pushes down on Mugabe's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Stahl is working for a kimura here but Mugabe manages to reverse the position and he's now in Stahl's guard.
Mugabe is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Mugabe cracks Stahl with a solid left hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mugabe lands a couple of decent looking shots.

Stahl has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Mugabe can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Mugabe sitting in guard here, content to control.
Mugabe keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Stahl's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Stahl is on top in guard.

Stahl is looking to pass into half guard but Mugabe pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Mugabe is in guard.

Stahl looking for a sweep. Not yet Stahl, not yet.
Mugabe with a nice head shot there.

Stahl looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Mugabe passes into side control.
Mugabe in side control lands a decent elbow.
Mugabe scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Stahl to see if he's OK.
Mugabe in side control lands a decent elbow.

Stahl is rocked!
Stahl might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Mugabe lands a huge shot from side control! Stahl is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
After the big win, Rob Mugabe made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Vikai Gear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: DUEL 203.5     
Date:   Dec 29, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Big Dog (ranked 1243 p4p, 48 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 1928 p4p, 72 weight class). Dog comes to the cage accompanied by The 2 Bears - Bear Hug. Rob Mugabe will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

194 cm
31
270 lbs
16 - 11 - 0
225 cm
31
300 lbs
17 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing
Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Big Dog!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Franklyn Lucas, Jonathan Paton and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Mugabe fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Dog, pushing him back against the cage.
Mugabe is stalling here.
Dog scores with a shoulder strike.
Dog lands a damaging elbow.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Mugabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it misses.
Mugabe wants to break free but Dog has control.
Dog 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.
Dog lands with a short shot to the head.
Dog trying to land knees to the body.
Mugabe creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Dog's defenses.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Dog in his tracks for a moment.

It looks like Big Dog has been cut.
Dog misses with an elbow strike.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Dog creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Dog blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Dog digs a right hand underneath Mugabe's ribcage. Mugabe let out a lung full of air as it connected.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mugabe blocking some punches.
Dog misses with an elbow strike.
Mugabe is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Dog is keeping busy.
Dog with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Dog misses with an elbow strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe avoids a wild elbow strike from Dog.
Dog throws an elbow but it misses.
Mugabe leaning his opponent against the cage.
Mugabe blocks an elbow strike from Dog.
Dog lands a nice elbow.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Dog is looking to control Mugabe's arms but Mugabe gets an underhook and turns him. Now Dog has his back to the cage.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Dog using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
We've been informed that Mugabe has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Dog misses with a short punch on the inside.
Dog throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Mugabe blocks it with crossed arms.
Mugabe takes an elbow to the temple.
Dog manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Dog can't find room to land a body shot as Mugabe controls the action.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Dog in his tracks for a moment.
Dog blocks an elbow strike.
Mugabe trying to land knees to the body.
Dog avoiding damage as Mugabe throws knees to the body.

Mugabe gets a trip takedown into half guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Mugabe is keen to just control but Dog is a slippery customer.
Dog keeping control of the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dog is pressing down on Mugabe's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Mugabe scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Dog keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
Mugabe throwing strikes but missing.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Dog keeps moving.
Mugabe landing with the ground and pound.

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.
Mugabe throwing strikes from guard but Dog blocks nicely.
Mugabe trying to control but Dog is working from the bottom.
Dog might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Mugabe working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Mugabe trying to control but Dog is working from the bottom.
Mugabe connects with a couple of short punches.
Dog has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Big Dog will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Dog throws a sloppy body shot
and Mugabe counters with a nice body kick.
Mugabe tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Dog is looking to counter with head kicks.
Mugabe tries to clinch but Dog moves away
and Dog counters with a left and a right that stings Mugabe.

Mugabe rushes Dog and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Dog.
Mugabe creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Big Dog has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Dog takes an elbow to the temple.
Nice body punch from Dog.
Dog tries to land knees in the clinch but Mugabe avoids the damage to the body.
Mugabe scores with a knee to the head.
Dog is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Dog has a couple of punches blocked by Mugabe.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dog swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Dog tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Dog just misses with a elbow thrown towards Mugabe's brow.
Come on Mugabe - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Mugabe on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Mugabe avoids a wild elbow strike from Dog.
Dog lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Dog.
Mugabe trying to land knees to the body.
Dog lands a damaging elbow.

That has opened up Rob Mugabe's cut even more.
Dog lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Mugabe blocking some punches.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Dog tries a knee to the head but Mugabe blocks it.
Dog missing with knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside.
Dog throws an elbow that misses.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Dog lands a right hand.
Dog tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dog tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Dog lands an elbow inside that Mugabe shrugs off.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Dog leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Dog lands a right hand.
Dog goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Dog is defending well for now.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Mugabe using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Dog has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Dog avoids the damage to the body.

Mugabe jumps into guard, dragging Dog to the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dog controls from within his opponent's guard.
Dog stopping the sweep attempt from Mugabe.
Mugabe is trying to control the position but Dog postures up.
Dog is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Mugabe is trying to keep Dog in close.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Mugabe tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Dog counters with a left to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Dog.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mugabe.
Mugabe wants to clinch.
Dog is looking to counter punch.
Dog misses with a wild combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Big Dog dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


A low kick from Mugabe is predictable there
and Dog counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Mugabe wants to clinch up but Dog keeps it at a distance.
A little feinted left hand from Dog on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Dog throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mugabe tries to clinch up

and Dog counters with a nice right hand that sends Mugabe toppling to the canvas! Mugabe scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Dog finish him?!
Dog fakes the leg kick and throws a superman punch. It's knocked Mugabe out cold! Brutal finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:44 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Superman Punch). Big Dog!
A very excited looking Big Dog 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
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Event: DUEL197     
Date:   Dec 01, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe (ranked 2795 p4p, 131 weight class) and Master Wong (ranked 2435 p4p, 108 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

225 cm
31
300 lbs
16 - 9 - 0
200 cm
36
275 lbs
19 - 18 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Master Wong!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Chris Edwards and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wong blocks a head kick by Mugabe.
Wong tries to score a power double leg takedown but Mugabe sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Wong somewhat.

Mugabe gets a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe tries a knee to the head but Wong blocks it.
Wong stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Mugabe creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Wong's defenses.

It looks like Master Wong has been cut.
Mugabe displaying some good clinch control by pressing Wong up against the cage.
Wong blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wong misses with some punches.
Wong throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Wong blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Wong blocks the elbow strike.
Wong dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Mugabe wants a takedown.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Mugabe throws a knee to the head but misses.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Wong has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Mugabe taking a breather.

Wong has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Mugabe uses from the top position.

Wong working for a triangle but Mugabe defends it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Wong keeps moving.

Wong looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Mugabe with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Mugabe pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Wong is keeping the position for now.

Mugabe got a little sloppy there for a moment and Wong has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Mugabe has managed to get both his arms back between Wong's legs - danger averted.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mugabe throws a big right hand that misses.
Mugabe trying to control but Wong is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe postures up.
Mugabe connects with a couple of short punches.
Mugabe throws a big right hand that misses.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Mugabe is in close to Wong's body, working some short punches and elbows.

Wong looking for a guillotine here but Mugabe defends easily.

Wong escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Mugabe gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Mugabe scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wong avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Wong looking for a sweep. Not yet Wong, not yet.

Wong escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Mugabe gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Wong tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Mugabe trying to control but Wong is working from the bottom.

Wong has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Mugabe can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mugabe chips away with some ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Mugabe moves into range and clinches up with Wong.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Mugabe.
Clinched against the cage, Mugabe lands a big elbow that drops Wong! The ref dives in to save him from more shots - Wong is complaining that he's OK but he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:19 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe made sure to mention his sponsor, Vikai Gear in his post fight interview.
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RATING
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 02, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Brandon Hale (ranked 3922 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 3790 p4p, 0 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

174 cm
43
315 lbs
43 - 23 - 2
225 cm
31
300 lbs
15 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 43 wins, 23 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Brandon Hale!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Anthony Taglia and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A telegraphed right hand from Hale misses the target.
Mugabe tries to clinch up but Hale circles away and keeps his distance.
Hale lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.

Mugabe gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Hale working aggressively here.
Mugabe looking to throw knees to the head but Hale is blocking nicely.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Hale avoids the damage to the body.
Mugabe lands with a left to the head.
Hale is trying to pull guard but Mugabe has him pressed against the cage.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A knee to the head by Mugabe.

It looks like Brandon Hale has been cut.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Mugabe.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.
Mugabe creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hale avoids a wild elbow strike from Mugabe.

Mugabe gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Hale regains guard.

Hale looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Mugabe passes into side control.
Hale sneaks back into half guard.
Mugabe performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Hale on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Nice strikes from Mugabe there.
Hale blocking the ground and pound attempt from Mugabe.
Hale has hold of Mugabe's hands but Mugabe slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe is thwarting Hale's attempts to control the position.

Hale actively working from the bottom here.
Mugabe trying to control from half guard but Hale is working away.
Mugabe looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Mugabe lands strikes from half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hale has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Mugabe is working away from the top position though.
Mugabe is controlling the pace.
Mugabe is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale trying to control here.
Mugabe takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Mugabe seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Hale is trying to maintain the position but Mugabe is very close to passing his half guard.
Hale might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Hale tries to roll over but Mugabe keeps him under control.
Hale is looking to control Mugabe's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hale avoid being mounted?

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hale looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Hale has hold of Mugabe's hands but Mugabe slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Mugabe lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Mugabe has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hale wants to control but Mugabe is keeping busy.
Mugabe lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Mugabe is nestled in close to Hale, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Hale is trying to maintain the position but Mugabe is very close to passing his half guard.
Mugabe lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Mugabe winds up and cracks Hale with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Hale misses with a double jab

and Mugabe counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Hale is trying to get back to full guard.
Mugabe landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Mugabe prevents Hale from improving his position.
Rob Mugabe has got the better of the ground game so far.
Mugabe lands with a punch from half guard.

Mugabe seems to be looking for submissions.
Mugabe is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe wants to take a breather but Hale is having none of it.
Hale taking some punishment here, with Mugabe in his half guard.
Mugabe looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Mugabe lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Hale is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Mugabe scores with a couple of nice shots.
Mugabe prevents Hale from improving his position.
Hale trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Hale is looking to improve his position but Mugabe isn't that keen on the idea.
Mugabe scores with a couple of good head shots there.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Mugabe cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Hale keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Mugabe is landing with some decent strikes but Hale is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hale is in a horrible position here. Mugabe smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mugabe lands a big shot to the head and Hale winces in pain. He's tapped out due to strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Vikai Gear logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Oct 27, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Robo Pope (ranked 14966 p4p, 0 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 4940 p4p, 0 weight class). Pope's entrance music is Ghost - Monstrance Clock. A fine choice. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

225 cm
44
351 lbs
10 - 65 - 0
225 cm
31
300 lbs
14 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Good chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 65 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Robo Pope!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Reed Andrews and Joseph Jones.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Mugabe gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Pope looks exhausted already! Oh dear, he should have come in in better shape than this!
Mugabe prevents Pope from breaking the clinch.
Mugabe controlling the action here for a moment.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Pope in his tracks for a moment.

It looks like Robo Pope has been cut.
Pope can't break the clinch.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside.

Robo Pope's cut is getting worse.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Mugabe.

Jeez, Robo Pope's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Robo Pope's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rob Mugabe!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Rob Mugabe made sure he mentioned Vikai Gear, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
The defeated Robo Pope had this to say: 'I hope to be the first MMA fighter to die in the ring. Help make my dream come true.'.
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Event: GC 203     
Date:   Apr 07, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe (ranked 2619 p4p, 102 weight class) and Umberto Reem (ranked 1858 p4p, 41 weight class). Reem has chosen Bad Reputation as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!

225 cm
28
300 lbs
14 - 8 - 0
194 cm
28
241 lbs
14 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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IniTech Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Umberto Reem!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, George Francis and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Reem gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Mugabe is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Mugabe throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Reem misses with the head strike.
Reem misses with a body punch.
Reem is looking to control Mugabe's arms but Mugabe gets an underhook and turns him. Now Reem has his back to the cage.
Mugabe trying to land knees to the body.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Reem misses with a punch on the inside.
Nice body punch from Reem.

Mugabe wants the takedown. Reem is fighting it off but Mugabe persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Reem's guard against the cage.
Mugabe trying to control the position from guard on top but Reem is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mugabe postures up in Reem's guard and throws a big left but Reem blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe with a flurry of punches that miss.
Mugabe in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mugabe accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe throws a big elbow that misses.
Mugabe postures up in Reem's guard and throws a big left but Reem blocks it.
Mugabe throwing strikes but missing.
Mugabe 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.
Mugabe prevents Reem from getting back to his feet.
Mugabe missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mugabe connects with a couple of short punches.
Mugabe throws a big right hand that misses.
We've been hearing that Mugabe has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mugabe accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Reem keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Reem's corner calls for a 1-2. Reem obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Reem has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Mugabe is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Mugabe is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Reem misses the shot to the body.
Mugabe tries to clinch but Reem moves out of range.
Mugabe gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Reem.

Mugabe moves into the clinch successfully.
Reem is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Reem throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Reem avoids the elbow strike from Mugabe, against the cage.
Reem misses with a hook from the clinch.
Reem tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Reem on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Reem creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Reem working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Mugabe misses with an elbow over the top.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Mugabe just misses with a elbow thrown towards Reem's brow.
Reem is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Mugabe is keeping busy.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Reem creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Mugabe is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Reem throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Mugabes head.
Reem lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Reem misses with the head strike.
Mugabe with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Mugabe is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Reem is defending well.
Reem blocks an elbow strike.
Mugabe throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Reem blocks it with crossed arms.
Reem is looking to control Mugabe's arms but Mugabe gets an underhook and turns him. Now Reem has his back to the cage.
Reem lands a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reem controlling the action here for a moment.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Reem tries a body shot but Mugabe blocks it.
Reem throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Mugabe throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Mugabe blocking some punches.
Reem has Mugabe pressed against the cage.
Reem blocks an elbow strike.
Mugabe throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Reem blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mugabe.
A knee to the head by Mugabe.

It looks like Umberto Reem has been cut.
Mugabe has had enough of the clinch but Reem keeps him there for the moment.
Reem avoids a wild elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Reem pushes Mugabe back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Umberto Reem will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Umberto Reem's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Reem connects with a solid leg kick.
Mugabe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Reem.

Mugabe pushes Reem up against the cage in a clinch.
Reem is trying to maintain a safe position but Mugabe gets an underhook and turns Reem into the cage.
Mugabe working Reem over with knees to the body.
Reem wants to stall.
Reem lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Reem misses with a punch to the body.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Reem avoids the damage to the body.
Reem avoids the elbow strike from Mugabe, against the cage.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Reem in his tracks for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Reem.
Reem avoids the elbow strike from Mugabe, against the cage.
Mugabe pushes Reem back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside that Reem shrugs off.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe prevents a body shot from Reem.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Mugabe lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Mugabe is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Reem blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Reem lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Mugabe stalling against the cage.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Mugabe wants a takedown.
Reem dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Reem avoids the elbow strike from Mugabe, against the cage.
Reem softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reem tries to stall but Mugabe uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Mugabe has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Reem avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
Reem tries to work over Mugabe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mugabe.
Reem gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Mugabe.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Reem blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Reem can't find room to land a body shot as Mugabe controls the action.
Mugabe throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Reem blocks it with crossed arms.
Reem dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Reem tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Reem lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Mugabe or not.
Rob Mugabe has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Reem misses with a punch on the inside.
Reem blocks the elbow strike.
Reem misses with a hook from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Reem swings wildly with an uppercut but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Reem avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reem blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe is stalling here.
Reem lands a left hand.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Mugabe misses with a body punch.
Reem leaning his opponent against the cage.
Reem lands a right hand that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Mugabe makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Reem lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Mugabe with an attempt at a knee that misses.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Reem blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe unloads a knee to the mid-section.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reem misses with a hook from the clinch.
Reem tries to throw a body punch but Mugabe avoids it by throwing Reem back against the cage.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Reem.
Reem lands a hook that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Reem gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Mugabe.
Reem just leaning against Mugabe, taking a breather.
Reem swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Reem.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Reem.
Reem gets through Mugabe's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Reem looking to stall.
Reem lands with a light punch inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Umberto Reem will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Umberto Reem's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!



Reem has Mugabe up against the cage in a clinch.
Reem blocks an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Reem looking to stall.
Mugabe is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Mugabe just misses with a elbow thrown towards Reem's brow.
Mugabe has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Reem after a bit of a struggle.
Reem lands a left hand.
Reem taking a breather.
Reem lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe lands a damaging elbow.
Mugabe prevents a body shot from Reem.
Mugabe blocks a body shot from Reem.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Mugabe misses with a hook to the ribs.
Reem wants to stall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Reem avoiding damage as Mugabe throws knees to the body.
Mugabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Reem swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Reem.
Reem is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Mugabe with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Reem is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Mugabe is keeping busy.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Reem avoids the damage to the body.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Reem has a couple of punches blocked by Mugabe.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Reem.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Reem lands with a light punch inside.
Mugabe takes a shot to the head.
Reem leaning against his opponent.
Reem misses with a short punch on the inside.
Reem scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Mugabe unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Reem takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Reem throws a head punch that misses.
Mugabe throws a knee to the head but misses.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside that Reem shrugs off.
Mugabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Mugabe goes for a takedown in the clinch but Reem prevents it.
Reem scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Reem lands an uppercut.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Mugabe as Reem tries to tie him up.
Reem tries to throw a body punch but Mugabe avoids it by throwing Reem back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Reem swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Reem stalling in the clinch but Mugabe improves position.
Reem scores with a shoulder strike.
Rob Mugabe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Reem tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Reem lands with a light punch inside.
Reem lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Reem prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Reem struggles to land a body shot inside as Mugabe controls his hands.
Nice elbow from Mugabe.
The referee is keeping an eye on Reem - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Reem stalling in the clinch.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.
Reem manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Mugabe just misses with a elbow thrown towards Reem's brow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reem avoids a wild elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe is struggling to control the position.
A right hook to the body lands for Reem.
Reem lands with a light punch inside.
Reem swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Mugabe is trying to stall.
Umberto Reem is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Reem is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
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!
Reem lands with a left to the head.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Reem in his tracks for a moment.
Reem lands a right hand.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A short right from Reem on the inside.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 28:30
Judge George Francis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Umberto Reem!

Umberto Reem gave a mention to IniTech Nutrition in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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Event: GC 196     
Date:   Mar 09, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Philip Dyson (ranked 4245 p4p, 72 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 3486 p4p, 132 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

205 cm
38
237 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
225 cm
28
300 lbs
13 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Powerful

Evil Empire Nutrition - 160Q $150

Red Light Coffeeshop



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Philip Dyson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Gwen Towbar and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Dyson moves into the clinch successfully.
Mugabe avoiding damage.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Dyson takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Dyson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Mugabes head.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but Dyson blocks with his arms.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Dyson.
Mugabe blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
With the fighters up against the cage, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Dyson manages to break the clinch.

Mugabe clinches.
Dyson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Mugabe blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Dyson swings wildly with an uppercut but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Dyson avoids it.
Mugabe has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Dyson seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Mugabe can turn it around.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dyson misses with a hook from the clinch.

Mugabe has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Dyson clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Mugabe missing with strikes.
Mugabe has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
I really don't envy Dyson right now.
Mugabe throws a big right hand but he misses and hits the mat. Ouch.
Dyson just looking to survive in the bad position.
Mugabe misses with a punch to the head.
Dyson is really stuck here.
Mugabe avoiding Dyson 's attempts to control his hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe misses with an elbow to the head.
Dyson covering up well and avoiding damage.
Mugabe punishes Dyson with strikes from the back mount.

It looks like Philip Dyson has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dyson covers up after taking a massive shot to the side of the head.

Philip Dyson's cut is getting worse.
Mugabe trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Dyson covering up well under a series of strikes from Mugabe.
Dyson avoids the strikes from Mugabe.
Mugabe misses with an elbow to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe softening up his opponent with strikes here.

Philip Dyson's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Dyson rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Mugabe scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

Jeez, Philip Dyson's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Philip Dyson's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rob Mugabe!
After the big win, Rob Mugabe made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Vikai Gear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: GC 189     
Date:   Feb 11, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ivan Drago (ranked 1478 p4p, 50 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 2995 p4p, 95 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Drago might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Drago. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

200 cm
36
265 lbs
17 - 14 - 2
225 cm
27
300 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Red Light Coffeeshop
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Ivan Drago!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Frank Dennis and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Mugabe there as he acknowledges the shot.
Drago looks to land a combination but Mugabe avoids it well.
Mugabe tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Drago manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mugabe slips under a jab from Drago.
No joy there for Drago, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Mugabe looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Mugabe moves in looking to clinch but Drago pushes him off.
Drago tests Mugabe's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A big right from Drago misses.
Drago takes a swing at Mugabe's ribcage but misses.
A lazy left from Drago finds it's target.
Drago falls off balance throwing a combination

so Mugabe counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.

Drago manages to escape and get back to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mugabe tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Drago connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Drago misses with a right hand

and Mugabe counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Mugabe throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Drago works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Mugabe trying to control the position from guard on top but Drago is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mugabe throwing strikes from guard but Drago blocks nicely.
Drago is pulling down on Mugabe's head. It's preventing any offense from Mugabe, at least for the moment.
Drago avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Mugabe with a flurry of punches that miss.
Mugabe looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Drago keeps moving.
Mugabe looking to sit in guard and control but Drago gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Mugabe trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Drago would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Mugabe 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.

Mugabe looking for a guillotine here but Drago defends easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Drago trying to control but Mugabe is working from the bottom.
Drago is looking to stand up but Mugabe won't let him.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Mugabe is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Nice strikes from Mugabe there.
Mugabe missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Mugabe has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Drago gets full guard.
Mugabe throwing strikes from guard but Drago blocks nicely.
Mugabe scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Mugabe missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mugabe is looking to pass into half guard but Drago pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Drago is in guard.

Drago slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
The referee asks Drago politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Drago prefers to stall for the moment though.

Drago stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Drago misses with an uppercut

so Mugabe counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
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!
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses. Drago uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Mugabe's guard. Nice move by Drago!

Drago missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

Mugabe is working an open guard so Drago takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Drago jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Mugabe tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Drago appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Mugabe on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Mugabe lands a head kick!

It looks like Ivan Drago has been cut.
Mugabe wants to clinch but Drago slips to the side
and Drago counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mugabe tries to clinch there but Drago circles away.
Drago moves into range and connects with a jab.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Drago swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Drago bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Drago throws a hook but Mugabe avoids it easily.
Mugabe wants to clinch.
Drago fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Drago swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Drago lands with a good body shot.
Drago throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Drago throws a shot from downtown. Mugabe moves away and avoids it.
Mugabe tries to clinch but Drago moves out of range.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Drago swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Mugabe rushes Drago and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Drago breaks from the clinch.
Drago misses with a hook.
Mugabe tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Mugabe wants to clinch.
Ivan Drago is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Drago lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Mugabe circles away quickly and effectively.
Mugabe drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Drago defends it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Drago lands a jab to the nose.
Ivan Drago is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mugabe tries a head kick but it misses.
Mugabe moves to clinch but Drago breaks away
and Drago cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Mugabe lands a leg kick that knocks Drago off balance momentarily.
Mugabe shoots in but no luck this time.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Drago drops Mugabe with a beautiful combination! Mugabe stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Drago is looking for the KO!
Mugabe misses with a takedown attempt
and Mugabe takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Drago throws a right and a left that Mugabe avoids nicely.
Drago throws a hook but Mugabe blocks it.
Drago swings for the body but Mugabe moves out of range.
Drago throws a nice looking combination but Mugabe bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Drago keeps the fight on the outside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe tries to clinch up.
Drago throws a nice looking combination but Mugabe bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Drago lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Mugabe looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Drago is fending him off so far but Mugabe persists. Nope, Drago circles away and we're back to standing.
Ivan Drago has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rob Mugabe.
Drago listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Drago misses with a straight left.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Drago swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A telegraphed right hand from Drago misses the target.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Drago swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Drago went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Drago is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mugabe can do to turn this around?
Some wild striking there from Drago.
Drago is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Mugabe.
Drago scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Mugabe doesn't seem bothered though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe slips under a jab from Drago.
Mugabe tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
We've been told by Drago's head coaches at #ICC4ISREAL that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Ivan Drago is winning the standup battle so far.
A jab lands there for Drago.
Drago misses with a two punch combination.
Mugabe feints the counter takedown.
Drago avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
As Mugabe looks to move away, Drago throws a big counter combo but Mugabe just gets out of the way.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mugabe on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Drago waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mugabe.
Drago throws a looping overhand right but Mugabe ducks down to avoid it.
A nice combination there by Drago.
Drago throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Mugabe sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Mugabe takes the fight into the clinch.

Drago escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mugabe misses with a low kick as Drago jumps back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Drago dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Drago lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A right-left combo lands from Drago.
Drago slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

Mugabe is rocked!
Mugabe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Drago misses with a double jab

and Mugabe decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Drago's guard.
Mugabe with a flurry of punches that miss.
Mugabe throwing strikes from guard but Drago blocks nicely.
Drago preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Drago lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Drago not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Drago wanted to stand there but Mugabe had control of the position.

Mugabe escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Drago gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Drago might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Drago trying to control but Mugabe is working from the bottom.
Drago preventing the sweep.
Drago wants to stand and escape but instead Mugabe has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.

Mugabe working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Mugabe throws a strike but Drago rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe wants to sweep here but Drago controlling him for the moment.
Mugabe not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Drago trying to control the position from guard on top but Mugabe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mugabe looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Drago postures up.
Drago looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Drago trying to control but Mugabe is working from the bottom.
Drago trying to stand up but can't free himself from Mugabe's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Drago loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Mugabe keeping moving, preventing Drago from controlling successfully.
Rob Mugabe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Drago postures up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Drago takes a swing at Mugabe's ribcage but misses.

Mugabe clinches.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but Drago blocks with his arms.
Drago tries to break free but Mugabe pushes him back against the cage.
Mugabe tries to stall but Drago uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Drago blocks an elbow strike.
Mugabe prevents Drago from breaking the clinch.

Drago manages to break the clinch.
Drago checks a leg kick.
Mugabe doesn't manage to clinch there - Drago circles away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe is looking to clinch but Drago is avoiding it.
Nice body punch from Drago.
Mugabe plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Ivan Drago seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mugabe showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Drago.
Mugabe takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Drago throws a series of punches but Mugabe avoids them all with ease.
Drago misses with a few strikes there.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Drago misses with a few strikes there.
Drago throws a right and a left that both miss.
Ivan Drago is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Mugabe tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ivan Drago showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Drago, 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 Tiny Johnson scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ivan Drago!

Post fight, Ivan Drago stared into the camera and said '"I fight to win!" "For me!" "For me!"'.
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Event: gc 186     
Date:   Jan 20, 2018

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe (ranked 2565 p4p, 83 weight class) and Kalle Karlsson (ranked 1164 p4p, 32 weight class). Karlsson has chosen Carolus Rex - Sabaton as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

225 cm
27
300 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
215 cm
28
295 lbs
12 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kalle Karlsson!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Daniel Franklin and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe moves to clinch but Karlsson breaks away
and Karlsson counters with a stiff right hand.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Mugabe wants to clinch.
A countering left hand to the body from Karlsson misses.
Karlsson throws a jab but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Mugabe fails with an attempt to clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Karlsson! But no joy.
Mugabe misses with a takedown
and Karlsson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Mugabe moves to clinch but Karlsson breaks away
and Karlsson counters with a stiff right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe is looking to clinch.
Mugabe shoots and misses
and Karlsson counters with a straight right hand.
Mugabe throws a poor cross that misses
and Karlsson counters with a nice uppercut.

Mugabe darts in and clinches Karlsson up against the cage.
Karlsson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Karlsson blocks the elbow strike.
Karlsson misses with a body punch.
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Karlsson leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Karlsson looking to slow down the pace here.
Karlsson misses with a hook to the ribs.

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

Mugabe moves into the clinch.
Karlsson throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A nice left hand lands by Karlsson.

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

Mugabe clinches with his opponent.
Karlsson is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
A short right from Karlsson on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Karlsson blocks the elbow strike.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Karlsson as Mugabe tries to tie him up.
Mugabe is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Karlsson gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Mugabe.
Mugabe looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Karlsson misses with the head strike.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Karlsson dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe tries a knee to the head but Karlsson blocks it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch on the inside from Karlsson fails to land.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Karlsson.
Karlsson misses with a punch on the inside.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

It looks like Kalle Karlsson has been cut.

Karlsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mugabe tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Karlsson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A countering left hand to the body from Karlsson misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe tries to clinch up but Karlsson circles away and keeps his distance.
As Mugabe backs off Karlsson throws a huge counter combo but Mugabe manages to avoid it all.
Karlsson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Karlsson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Karlsson misses with a two punch combination.
Mugabe drops down looking for a counter takedown but Karlsson sprawls and moves away.
Karlsson has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Mugabe is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Mugabe tries to clinch up but Karlsson circles away and keeps his distance.
Mugabe shoots and misses
and Karlsson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

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

Mugabe is rocked!

Mugabe rushes Karlsson and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Oh Mugabe is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A frustrated look appears on Karlsson's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Mugabe seems to have got his legs back now.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Karlsson.

Karlsson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Mugabe is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Mugabe is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Mugabe bobbing and weaving nicely... He's ducked under a jab and ducks again but ooooooh! Karlsson comes at him with an uppercut from hell! Mugabe falls to the canvas, unconscious! This one is all over! Oh man, looking at the replay that was right on the button! Mugabe was out before he hit the floor!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kalle Karlsson!
Kalle Karlsson really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Sin City Allstars logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.
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Event: CATCH!!!-KO5-     
Date:   Dec 02, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight kickboxing rules bout between Dawid Cpw (ranked 2739 p4p, 82 weight class) and Rob Mugabe (ranked 2205 p4p, 66 weight class). Dawid Cpw could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Rob Mugabe's chin.

215 cm
29
285 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
225 cm
27
300 lbs
13 - 5 - 0

Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible

World class MT
Powerful

Bullet Proof System

Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Dawid Cpw!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Kenichi Hosakawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Cpw drives through and clinches with Mugabe against the ropes.
Cpw misses with a hook from the clinch.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Cpw as Mugabe tries to tie him up.
Mugabe is trying to slow the pace down but that's a couple of times in a row that he's tried to get underhooks and Cpw has denied him.
Cpw lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Cpw blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Cpw working aggressively here.
Cpw trying to control the position but instead, Mugabe has worked for underhooks and has pushed Cpw into the ropes.
Mugabe is trying to stall.

Mugabe escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Cpw has taken the fight to the clinch.
Cpw on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.
Mugabe throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Cpw blocks it with crossed arms.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Cpw.
Cpw lands a left hand.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Cpw fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Mugabe, pushing him back against the ropes.
Cpw misses with a body punch.
Cpw is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Mugabe connects with a nasty looking knee right to Cpw's face.
Mugabe looking to throw knees to the head but Cpw is blocking nicely.
Cpw working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Cpw.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Mugabe throws an elbow but misses.
Cpw managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Cpw lands an uppercut.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Mugabe.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Cpw has Mugabe pushed against the ropes.
Cpw managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Cpw 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.
Mugabe connects with a nasty looking knee right to Cpw's face.
Cpw throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Mugabe blocks it with crossed arms.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The referee is keeping an eye on Cpw - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cpw on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Cpw pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Cpw misses with the head strike.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
Mugabe misses with an elbow strike.
Cpw is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Cpw lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Mugabe creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Cpw's defenses.
Cpw on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Cpw is leaning against Mugabe and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Mugabe looks winded!
Cpw lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cpw lands a right hand that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Nice body punch from Cpw.
Cpw works on Mugabe's body with a couple of short punches.
Cpw lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Cpw manages to break the clinch.

Cpw closes the distance and clinches.
Cpw lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.
A short right from Cpw on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Cpw.
Cpw is stalling here.
Cpw stalling the fight.
Cpw lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Cpw slowing the pace effectively.
Cpw lands with a right to the head.
Cpw lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A nice left hand lands by Cpw.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Cpw pushes Mugabe back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cpw lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Cpw throws a punch but it's blocked by Mugabe.
Cpw digs a right hand into Mugabe's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Mugabe's gas tank.
Cpw lands with a short shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cpw lands a left hand.
Mugabe blocks an uppercut.

Cpw breaks the clinch momentarily and cracks Mugabe with a big right hook that drops him to the canvas! Mugabe looks like he might be in big trouble here! The referee has started the count straight away and we're up to 5 already. Mugabe get to one knee - can he make it back to his feet? Yes, he's struggled back up to his feet and seems OK to continue. The referee agrees so we're back to the action!

Mugabe is rocked!

Cpw closes the distance and clinches.
Mugabe is still on wobbly legs! Can Cpw finish him?
Cpw throws a knee to the head but misses.
Mugabe seems to have recovered his senses.
Cpw managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
Cpw lands a left hand that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Cpw creates a bit of distance and cracks Mugabe with a big uppercut! Mugabe goes down! The referee pushes Cpw away into a neutral corner and starts the count. 4,5,6,7. Will Mugabe make it up in time? He's still flopping around all over the place! The referee has called off the fight! Cpw takes it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Dawid Cpw!
Dawid Cpw seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 119     
Date:   May 14, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Estafan Atunes. Atunes is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Fireball. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

225 cm
24
300 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
225 cm
27
281 lbs
6 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Estafan Atunes!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Arvi Lind and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Atunes lands a big head kick that sends Mugabe tumbling to the mat! Atunes takes a step backwards and waves Mugabe back to his feet - he wants the finish!

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Mugabe tries to clinch there but Atunes circles away.

Atunes closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Atunes is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Mugabe with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Mugabe misses with a knee strike.
A short right from Atunes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Atunes is defending well for now.
Atunes on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Mugabe throws a knee to the head but misses.
Atunes lands a right hand.
Atunes lands with a left to the head.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Atunes avoids the damage to the body.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.

Mugabe gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Atunes on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Mugabe throwing shots but Atunes is blocking nicely.
Atunes is trying to stand back up but Mugabe is controlling him
Mugabe is looking to take a break and control but Atunes is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Mugabe sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Atunes defending well though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Atunes is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Mugabe seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Atunes does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Mugabe in particular looking to stall.
Mugabe throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Atunes to regain full guard.
Mugabe throws a strike but Atunes rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Atunes won't allow Mugabe to sweep him here.
Mugabe managing to control the position.
My spies in CT + BJJ & Wrestling & Boxing & MT SPARRING GYM inform me that Atunes has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe trying to control the position.
Atunes preventing the sweep.
Mugabe 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.
Atunes wants to stand but Mugabe is controlling his posture from full guard.

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

Mugabe rushes Atunes and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Atunes throws a head punch that misses.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but Atunes blocks with his arms.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Atunes is defending well for now.
Mugabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Mugabe blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
Mugabe throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Atunes blocks it with crossed arms.
Atunes throws a head punch that misses.
Atunes tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Atunes lands a right hand.
Mugabe is working for takedown but Atunes is calmly controlling the position for now.
Mugabe blocks an uppercut.
Atunes managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Atunes lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Atunes lands with a right to the head.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but Atunes blocks with his arms.
Mugabe is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Atunes is defending well.
Atunes misses with a punch on the inside.
Atunes gets underhooks to prevent Mugabe's takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mugabe is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Atunes fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mugabe goes for a takedown in the clinch but Atunes prevents it.
Atunes softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Atunes has a couple of punches blocked by Mugabe.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mugabe tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Atunes managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.

Atunes breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Nice shot lands for Atunes.
Atunes catches Mugabe with a right, a left, a right. It's raining punches and Mugabe forgot an umbrella! Another punch and he's down. This one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Estafan Atunes!
Estafan Atunes is the new super heavyweight champion!
Our winner, Estafan Atunes, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 109     
Date:   Apr 07, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ernesto Leonardo and Rob Mugabe. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Rob Mugabe enters the cage!

201 cm
26
285 lbs
6 - 4 - 0
225 cm
24
300 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Great low kicks
Very quick
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ernesto Leonardo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Mugabe rushes Leonardo and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
The referee calls for Leonardo to work.
Mugabe gets underhooks to prevent Leonardo's takedown attempt.
Leonardo fails to pull guard.
Leonardo tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ernesto Leonardo. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Leonardo takes a knee right on the jaw!

It looks like Ernesto Leonardo has been cut.
Leonardo on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Mugabe tightens his grip and picks Leonardo up, before dumping him to the ground. Leonardo manages to land in guard.
Mugabe working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Leonardo's head.
Leonardo has momentary wrist control but Mugabe slips an elbow through the middle.
Mugabe with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Mugabe is stalling in the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Leonardo working a defensive guard here.
Mugabe is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Leonardo trying to keep a closed guard but Mugabe is proving a slippery customer.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Leonardo had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Mugabe defends it easily.
Leonardo keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
Mugabe pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Leonardo is keeping the position for now.
Mugabe lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Leonardo not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Mugabe with a nice head shot there.
Leonardo is looking to sweep but instead, Mugabe has passed into half guard.
Leonardo taking some punishment here, with Mugabe in his half guard.
Leonardo tries to roll over but Mugabe keeps him under control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Leonardo taking some punishment here, with Mugabe in his half guard.
Nice strikes from Mugabe there.
Mugabe is nestled in close to Leonardo, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Leonardo on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Leonardo trying to control here.
Mugabe is keen to just control but Leonardo is a slippery customer.
Mugabe working Leonardo over with strikes.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Mugabe lands a nice short elbow.
Mugabe lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Mugabe is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Leonardo is pressing down on Mugabe's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Mugabe chips away with some ground and pound.
Mugabe working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Mugabe's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Mugabe advances to half guard.
Mugabe is stalling here. Leonardo is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Mugabe seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Leonardo has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Mugabe manages to get back to half guard.
Mugabe wants to get back to full guard.
We've been hearing that Leonardo has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Leonardo trying to pass the guard but Mugabe defending well.
Mugabe is looking for a sweep. Leonardo is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mugabe desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Leonardo seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Mugabe does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Leonardo wants to pass to mount but Mugabe is defending the position.
Mugabe is looking for a sweep. Leonardo is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mugabe has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mugabe is positioning himself well to prevent Leonardo advancing to mount.
Leonardo looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Mugabe is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are battling for position here. Mugabe manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mugabe is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Mugabe looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ernesto Leonardo's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Leonardo misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Mugabe tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Mugabe fails in his attempt to clinch.

Mugabe fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Leonardo, pushing him back against the cage.
Leonardo fails to pull guard.
Leonardo looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ernesto Leonardo. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Leonardo tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Mugabe just stands there and leans against the cage.
Leonardo tries for a takedown but Mugabe manages to get underhooks.
Leonardo has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Mugabe after a bit of a struggle.

Mugabe has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Leonardo is trying to keep an underhook but Mugabe manages to get the takedown into half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Leonardo actively working from the bottom here.
Mugabe working the head and body with strikes.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Mugabe working Leonardo over with strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe working over Leonardo with some ground and pound. Leonardo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Mugabe lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Ground and pound from Mugabe.
Mugabe is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Leonardo is wriggling around trying to escape.
Leonardo is working hard here to advance position.
Mugabe trying to control but Leonardo is having none of it.
Leonardo can't escape the position.
Mugabe lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Leonardo hang on?
Mugabe looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Leonardo is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Mugabe takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Mugabe looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Mugabe landing strikes, looking to finish!
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Mugabe cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!

Leonardo is rocked!
Whack. That's a big, big shot from Mugabe! Leonardo is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 98     
Date:   Feb 18, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Rory Jackson. Jackson is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Eminem - Till I Collapse (ft. Nate Dogg). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

225 cm
23
300 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
178 cm
25
270 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Lion Fightwear

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Rory Jackson!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good leg kick by Mugabe there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Mugabe looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Mugabe wants to clinch but Jackson slips to the side
enabling Jackson to counter with a crisp jab.
We've been informed that Jackson has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Jackson thumps Mugabe with a low kick.
Jackson misses with a straight left.
Mugabe attempts a counter takedown but Jackson avoids it well and moves away.
Jackson blocks a head kick by Mugabe.
Jackson lands a leg kick that knocks Mugabe off balance momentarily.
Jackson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Mugabe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Mugabe shoots in but Jackson avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Jackson keeps Mugabe at a distance using the push kick.
Jackson scores with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe shoots in but Jackson avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Jackson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Jackson misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jackson throws out a loose jab but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
A cross from Jackson lands.
Jackson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Mugabe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Mugabe half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Jackson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mugabe moves away.
A lazy body kick from Jackson

and Mugabe counters with a takedown into side control.
Jackson is not content to let Mugabe control the position.
Mugabe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Sloppy strikes there by Mugabe.
Jackson dodges the ground and pound from Mugabe.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jackson is looking for a sweep.
Mugabe looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Jackson is avoiding damage well.
Mugabe is looking to take a break and control but Jackson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson is pushing Mugabe's head away, looking to escape. Mugabe manages to hold on to the position though.
Mugabe working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jackson tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Jackson is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mugabe controls the position.
Jackson wants to get back to his feet.
Mugabe scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Jackson to see if he's OK.
Jackson taking punishment in the form of punches.
Mugabe lands a nice forearm strike.
Mugabe in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Jackson is looking to reverse the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson is not content to let Mugabe control the position.
Mugabe 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.
Mugabe looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Jackson is avoiding damage well.
Mugabe is working Jackson over with some ground and pound from side control.
Mugabe wants to lay and pray for a moment but Jackson keeps working.
Jackson is looking to get back to his feet here but Mugabe is keeping cool and he's managed to take Jackson's back.
Jackson takes a big shot to the side of the head.
Mugabe trying to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jackson tries to escape the position.
Jackson breaks Mugabe's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Jackson wants to stand but Mugabe is controlling his posture from full guard.
Jackson won't allow Mugabe to sweep him here.
Mugabe has Jackson pulled in close to control his posture.
Mugabe wants to sweep but no luck.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Rory Jackson will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.



Mugabe shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Jackson's guard.
Mugabe looking to sit in guard and control but Jackson gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Jackson gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
Mugabe tries to clinch but Jackson moves out of range.
Mugabe bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rory Jackson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jackson throws a shot from downtown. Mugabe moves away and avoids it.
Jackson misses with a head kick.
Mugabe pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jackson looks to land a right hand but Mugabe moved out of range.
Rory Jackson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jackson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Mugabe drops down looking for a counter takedown but Jackson sprawls and moves away.
Mugabe shoots in looking for a takedown. Jackson tries to sprawl out of it but Mugabe keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Jackson manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Mugabe misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jackson lands with a straight right. Mugabe didn't see that one coming.
Jackson misses with a looping left.
Jackson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jackson is looking to land body kicks.
Mugabe fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mugabe misses with a leg kick.
Jackson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Mugabe fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Jackson, pushing him back against the cage.
Jackson is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Mugabe is keeping busy.

Jackson manages to break the clinch.
Rory Jackson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mugabe tries to clinch but Jackson is having none of it.
Mugabe shoots in for a double leg but Jackson sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Jackson fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch but Jackson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mugabe moves away.
Jackson fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Jackson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Mugabe looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Mugabe blocks a jab.
Jackson leaves Mugabe with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mugabe wants to clinch.
Jackson just misses with a punch to the body.
Jackson throws a jab when Mugabe was well out of range.
Mugabe changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Mugabe tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mugabe takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Jackson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jackson misses with an uppercut.
Mugabe tries to counter with a takedown but Jackson is quick to defend against it.
Mugabe shoots in for a double leg but Jackson sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Jackson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jackson throws a hook but Mugabe avoids it easily.
Mugabe shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Mugabe throws a low kick but it's checked well by Jackson.
Jackson misses with an uppercut.
Jackson scores with a sloppy right hand. Mugabe should have avoided that one.

Mugabe gets a clinch.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Jackson is trying to force a seperation but Mugabe has the dominant position.
Jackson is trying to break the clinch but Mugabe is controlling him.

Jackson manages to break the clinch.
Mugabe tries a head kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jackson throws a head kick but Mugabe moves out of range.

Mugabe drives through and clinches with Jackson against the cage.

Jackson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Donk. Jackson catches Mugabe right on the button with a cross.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jackson throws a hook to the side of Mugabe's head but Mugabe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Jackson looks to score with a jab to the body but Mugabe is just out of range.
Mugabe feinted with a counter takedown.
Mugabe misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mugabe shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Jackson sprawls well. Jackson wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Mugabe gets slowly back to his feet.
Mugabe slips under a jab from Jackson.
Mugabe misses with a takedown attempt - Jackson sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Jackson swats away the attempt to clinch by Mugabe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rory Jackson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Jackson avoids the head kick by Mugabe.
Nice sprawl there from Jackson as Mugabe shoots in.
Jackson throws a big shot that misses.
Jackson misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Jackson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jackson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mugabe moves away.
Jackson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Mugabe takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A head kick misses from Mugabe.
Jackson throws a quick inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe is looking to clinch but Jackson is avoiding it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Jackson! But no joy.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Jackson swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Mugabe misses with a head kick.
Jackson throws an overhand right that lands on Mugabe's shoulder, as Mugabe tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jackson turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Mugabe fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mugabe shoots in for a takedown but Jackson shows good takedown defense.
Jackson tries to bum rush Mugabe with a series of wild strikes but Mugabe uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Mugabe moves in looking to clinch but Jackson pushes him off.
Mugabe shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Jackson defends it nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mugabe misses with a leg kick
and Jackson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Jackson throws a wild body kick that Mugabe sees coming a mile off.
Jackson scores with a body shot.
Jackson throws a lazy right hand but Mugabe sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Mugabe darts in and clinches Jackson up against the cage.
Mugabe throws an elbow that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Jackson gets through Mugabe's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Jackson dodges an elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe looking to stall.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mugabe dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.

Jackson breaks the clinch.
Jackson misses with a looping right.
Jackson looks to land a left hand but Mugabe moved out of range nicely.
Jackson misses with a looping left.
Mugabe tries to score a power double leg takedown but Jackson sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Mugabe somewhat.
Mugabe closes this distance looking for a takedown but Jackson circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Mugabe closes the distance and clinches up with Jackson, looking for a takedown. Mugabe pushes Jackson against the cage but Jackson circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Jackson keeps the fight on the outside.
Jackson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Mugabe avoids the body shot from Jackson.
A nice inside leg kick there by Jackson. That's going to slow Mugabe down.
A big right from Jackson misses.
Jackson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Mugabe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jackson throws a jab when Mugabe was well out of range.
Mugabe appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Jackson scores with a jab. Mugabe acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Mugabe shoots in and drives through. Jackson sprawls well.
Jackson feints a counter leg kick.
Mugabe slips a jab from Jackson.
Jackson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Jackson throws a hook to the side of Mugabe's head but Mugabe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Mugabe changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jackson thows a body kick. Mugabe tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Mugabe takes one on the button.
Jackson stuns Mugabe with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jackson moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

Jackson gets caught flat footed, as Mugabe shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Jackson is controlling Mugabe's posture.
Mugabe prevents Jackson from getting back to his feet.
Mugabe looking to pass the guard.
Jackson managing to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rory Jackson really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rob Mugabe's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


A big right from Jackson misses.
Mugabe appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Jackson throws a big shot that misses.
Jackson scoring well with a low kick there.
Jackson lands a nice shot that snaps Mugabe's head back.
Mugabe takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Jackson slaps away a takedown attempt from Mugabe, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Jackson shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Jackson, right into the meat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jackson throws out the jab.
Mugabe checks a leg kick.
Jackson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mugabe goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Jackson, right into the meat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jackson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Mugabe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Mugabe tries to clinch up but Jackson circles away and keeps his distance.
Mugabe shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Jackson as he jumps to the side.
Jackson feints a counter leg kick.
Jackson misses with a straight right.
Mugabe changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Jackson with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Mugabe doesn't manage to clinch there - Jackson circles away.
Mugabe blocks a jab.
A shot to the liver by Jackson. Beautiful body shot.
Jackson takes a swing at Mugabe's ribcage but misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Mugabe blocks the leg kick.
Jackson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Mugabe's sensitive parts.
Jackson misses with a few strikes there.
Mugabe half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe ducks under a wild hook from Jackson.
Jackson misses with a low kick.
Mugabe wants to clinch but Jackson slips to the side
and Jackson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Jackson misses with a wild body shot.
Jackson misses with a hook.
Mugabe slips under a jab from Jackson.
Mugabe half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Jackson motions for Mugabe to come forward. Jackson throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Mugabe shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Jackson sprawls well. Jackson wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Mugabe gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Jackson throws a hook but Mugabe avoids it easily.

Mugabe has closed the distance and engaged Jackson in a clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jackson can't break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Jackson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Mugabes head.

Jackson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Mugabe shoots in but Jackson avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Mugabe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jackson.
Mugabe with a lazy takedown attempt
and Jackson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jackson lands with a straight right. Mugabe didn't see that one coming.
Jackson lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Jackson missing with a left hand there. Mugabe was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Mugabe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jackson.
Jackson scores with a shot to the body.
Mugabe takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Jackson throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jackson scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Jackson rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Mugabe counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Jackson!
Rob Mugabe overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mugabe trying to control the position but Jackson is working away.
Jackson is looking for a sweep.
Mugabe lands a decent elbow from side control.
Mugabe misses with the ground and pound.
Jackson wants to control but Mugabe postures up.
Mugabe tries to move into full mount but can't pass Jackson's legs.
Jackson wants to control but Mugabe postures up.

Jackson sneaks out the side door and pushes Mugabe away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rory Jackson dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Rob Mugabe's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Mugabe wants to clinch.
Jackson throws a leg kick that misses.
Jackson misses with a lunging right hand

and Mugabe counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Mugabe.
Jackson controlling Mugabe's posture.
Let's hope that Jackson has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe won't allow Jackson to get back to his feet.
Jackson is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Jackson keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe stays in close to Jackson's body and controls the position.
Mugabe is looking to work some ground and pound but Jackson has wrist control.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Mugabe postures up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

Mugabe closes the distance and clinches.
Jackson blocks an elbow strike.
Mugabe pushes off an throws an elbow but Jackson leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Rob Mugabe has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Jackson manages to break the clinch.
Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Jackson paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mugabe tries for a takedown but Jackson sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Mugabe fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Jackson let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Jackson misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Jackson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mugabe avoids the body shot from Jackson.
A decent looking cross lands there for Jackson.
Jackson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Mugabe fails in his attempt to clinch.
Mugabe fails to land the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Jackson dips to his left and cracks Mugabe with an uppercut!
Jackson chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A nice inside leg kick there by Jackson. That's going to slow Mugabe down.
Mugabe fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rory Jackson is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Mugabes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Mugabe is trying hard to land a takedown here. Jackson sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Mugabe wants to clinch.
Mugabe fails with an attempt to clinch.
Mugabe fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Mugabe takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jackson circles away from the clinch attempt
and Jackson counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Mugabe has closed the distance and engaged Jackson in a clinch.
Mugabe is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Jackson avoids a wild elbow strike from Mugabe.
Jackson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Jackson.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Jackson.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Mugabe keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Jackson's efforts to push away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mugabe creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Rob Mugabe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 45:50
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 46:50
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rory Jackson!

Rory Jackson is the new super heavyweight champion!
Rory Jackson bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 90     
Date:   Jan 17, 2017

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Hussein Stahl. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

225 cm
23
300 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
208 cm
28
323 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hussein Stahl!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Marco Blurström and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe misses with a head kick.
A swing and a miss from Stahl.
Stahl has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Mugabe is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Stahl looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Stahl lands with a good body shot.
Mugabe tries a head kick but it misses.

Mugabe moves into range and clinches up with Stahl.
Mugabe with a knee to the head.
Mugabe stops a takedown attempt from Stahl.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Stahl avoids the damage to the body.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it misses.
Stahl has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Mugabe is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Rob Mugabe has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hussein Stahl.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Mugabe is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Our sources have told us that Mugabe has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
A bit of stalling here from Mugabe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Stahl up against the cage.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Stahl avoids it.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Stahl is defending well for now.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Mugabe connects with a nasty looking knee right to Stahl's face.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Stahl takes an elbow to the forehead.
Stahl avoids a wild elbow strike from Mugabe.
Mugabe using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Mugabe working Stahl over with knees to the body.
Stahl looks winded!
Mugabe taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Nice elbow from Mugabe.

Mugabe escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Stahl throws a lazy head kick

so Mugabe counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mugabe working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Stahl's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe cracks Stahl with a solid left hand.
Stahl looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Stahl throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mugabe scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Mugabe showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Mugabe scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Mugabe is working Stahl over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

Stahl working for a triangle but Mugabe defends it easily.
Mugabe postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stahl is trying to hold Mugabe in close to prevent damage but Mugabe has managed to pass into half guard.
Stahl trying to hold on to Mugabe's head to control him but Mugabe postures up.
Mugabe working over Stahl with some ground and pound. Stahl looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Mugabe wants to control but Stahl is keeping him busy.
Mugabe controlling the action here.
Stahl wants to get back to full guard.
Mugabe takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Stahl controlling the position well.
Mugabe drops an elbow to the side of Stahl's head.
Mugabe is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stahl trying to control here.
Mugabe lands with a punch from half guard.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Mugabe lands a nice short elbow.
Mugabe is trying to control the action in half guard but Stahl is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Mugabe performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Mugabe is keen to just control but Stahl is a slippery customer.
Mugabe is nestled in close to Stahl, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Stahl has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Mugabe is working away from the top position though.
Mugabe landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Stahl works his way to full guard. Good work.
Stahl can't keep his opponent in guard - Mugabe advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Mugabe working Stahl over with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Mugabe throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Stahl tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Mugabe is in Stahl's guard.
Mugabe scoring with punches to the head and body.
Mugabe sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Mugabe landing with the ground and pound.
Mugabe postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Mugabe trying to control but Stahl is working from the bottom.
Mugabe 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.
Stahl keeping full guard, as Mugabe tries to pass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe trying to control but Stahl is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stahl is controlling Mugabe's posture.
Stahl keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
Mugabe with a nice head shot there.
Mugabe preventing the sweep.
Mugabe slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Stahl keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.

Stahl escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Mugabe gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Mugabe cracks Stahl with a solid left hand.

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.
Mugabe is working Stahl over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mugabe trying to control but Stahl is working from the bottom.
Mugabe makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Stahl is trying to keep Mugabe in close.
Mugabe trying to control but Stahl is working from the bottom.
Stahl is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Mugabe lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Stahl keeps moving.
Mugabe wants to pass the guard but Stahl is keeping the position.
Stahl lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Rob Mugabe overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe pulls Stahl in close to prevent any damage.
Mugabe looking for a sweep. Not yet Mugabe, not yet.
Stahl trying to control the position from guard on top but Mugabe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mugabe pulls Stahl in close to prevent any damage.
Mugabe looking for a sweep. Not yet Mugabe, not yet.
Mugabe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Stahl is fighting to break Mugabe's control of his arms but Mugabe is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Mugabe wants to sweep but no luck.
Stahl trying to control but Mugabe is working from the bottom.

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.
Stahl wants to pass the guard but Mugabe is keeping the position.
Mugabe looking for a sweep. Not yet Mugabe, not yet.
Mugabe keeping moving, preventing Stahl from controlling successfully.
Mugabe wants to sweep but no luck.
Mugabe is working hard here to advance position.
Mugabe is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Stahl can do to turn this around?
Mugabe lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Stahl pulls Mugabe in close to prevent any damage.
Stahl wants to hit a switch here but Mugabe passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Stahl there!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Mugabe keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Stahl waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mugabe.
Stahl pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mugabe moves out of range as Stahl strikes.

Mugabe pushes Stahl up against the cage in a clinch.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
Mugabe putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Stahl in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Mugabe connects with a nasty looking knee right to Stahl's face.
Mugabe putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Stahl in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stahl takes a knee right on the jaw!
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Stahl avoids the damage to the body.
Stahl takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Mugabe lands a damaging elbow.
Mugabe working Stahl over with knees to the body.
Rob Mugabe has scored more points in the clinch so far.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Mugabe obliges.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stahl is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Mugabe is defending well.
Knees in the clinch landing for Mugabe.
Stahl takes a knee to the side of the body.
Knees to the body from Mugabe.
Mugabe lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Mugabe with a knee to the head.
Mugabe connects with a knee to the head.
Mugabe with a knee to the head.
Stahl avoiding damage as Mugabe throws knees to the body.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A knee to the head by Mugabe.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.
Mugabe utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Mugabe unloads a knee to the mid-section.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Nice elbow from Mugabe.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Mugabe scores with a knee to the head.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Mugabe takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Mugabe stalling.
Stahl drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Rob Mugabe has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hussein Stahl.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stahl throws an elbow but it misses.
Mugabe trying to land knees to the body.
Stahl throws an elbow but it misses.
Mugabe with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Mugabe with a knee to the head.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Mugabe prevents a takedown attempt there.
Mugabe scores a nice knee to the body.
Mugabe is pushing Stahl up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Mugabe unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Mugabe lands a damaging elbow.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stahl managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Stalling in the clinch from Mugabe.
Mugabe landing knees to the head.
Mugabe working Stahl over with knees to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mugabe landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Mugabe landing knees to the body.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Stahl.
Mugabe unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Mugabe obliges.
Mugabe lands a knee to the body.
Mugabe lands an elbow just above Stahl 's eye.
Mugabe lands an elbow that stopped Stahl in his tracks for a moment.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A decent looking body kick lands there for Mugabe.

Stahl instigates a clinch.
Stahl has a couple of punches blocked by Mugabe.
Stahl on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Stahl is working for takedown but Mugabe is calmly controlling the position for now.
Stahl wants a takedown but no success here.
Mugabe tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Mugabe is pushing Stahl up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Mugabe with a knee to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Stahl.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it misses.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head.
Stahl is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stahl tries to score a body lock takedown but Mugabe shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Rob Mugabe has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hussein Stahl.
Stahl is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

Mugabe lands a big knee from the Thai clinch and Stahl goes down hard! The ref takes a good look at him but he's still defending himself. Mugabe in side control.

It looks like Hussein Stahl has been cut.
Mugabe working the ground and pound.

Stahl is rocked!
Stahl on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Stahl is still in real trouble! Can Mugabe finish him?
Mugabe scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Stahl is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Mugabe can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:40 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe retains his super heavyweight title!
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 81     
Date:   Dec 02, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Ijsa Mohammed. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

225 cm
22
300 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
225 cm
24
300 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ijsa Mohammed!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Arvi Lind and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mohammed moves in looking to clinch but Mugabe pushes him off.
A lazy left from Mohammed finds it's target.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Mohammed rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Mugabe moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Mugabe gets the takedown into side control.
We've been hearing that Mugabe has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Mohammed is pushing Mugabe's head away, looking to escape. Mugabe manages to hold on to the position though.
Mohammed defending against the ground and pound.
Mohammed is trying to buck Mugabe off.
Mugabe works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Mugabe is putting a hurting on Mohammed here, landing some big shots from side control.
Mugabe cracks Mohammed with a big right hand but Mohammed just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mugabe cracks Mohammed with a big elbow.
Mugabe creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Mohammed sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Mugabe 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.
Mugabe in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Mugabe is looking to take a break and control but Mohammed is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Mugabe working the ground and pound from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mohammed wants to get back to his feet.
Mohammed really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Mugabe. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Mugabe lands an elbow.
Mohammed is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Mugabe is controlling him well.
Mugabe trying to control the action but Mohammed is working from the bottom.
Mohammed is being controlled here.
Mugabe working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Mohammed is trying to get back to his feet.
Mugabe works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Mugabe scoring with punches from side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mohammed is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Mugabe is controlling him well.
Mugabe lands an elbow.
Mugabe scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Mohammed to see if he's OK.

Mohammed is rocked!
Mugabe working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Mohammed is still in real trouble! Can Mugabe finish him?
Mugabe lands a strong strike to the head of Mohammed. That's dazed him! Mugabe looking to finish here. Mohammed is waving his arms around trying to block but he's hurt badly - Mugabe lands more strikes and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe retains his super heavyweight title!
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 73     
Date:   Oct 29, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Ijsa Mohammed. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

225 cm
22
300 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
225 cm
24
300 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ijsa Mohammed!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Arvi Lind and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe looks for a takedown but Mohammed sprawls well.

Mugabe gets tackled into the cage by Mohammed. Mohammed maintains the clinch.
Mugabe throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Mohammed throws a knee to the head but misses.
Mohammed crunches a lovely knee into Mugabe's ribcage.
Mohammed lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Mugabe is breathing heavily.
A knee to the head by Mohammed.
Mohammed connects with a nasty looking knee right to Mugabe's face.
Knees in the clinch landing for Mohammed.
Mohammed tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Mohammed tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Mohammed told us before the fight that he's been working on his elbows. An under utilised technique these days - let's see if it can sway the outcome of the fight.
Mugabe drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Mohammed gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Mohammed lands a nice elbow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Knees in the clinch landing for Mohammed.
Mohammed using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Mugabe has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Mugabe misses with a knee to the head.
Mohammed tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Mohammed throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Mugabe blocks it with crossed arms.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mohammed scores a nice knee to the body.
Mohammed with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Mohammed crunches a lovely knee into Mugabe's ribcage.
Mohammed unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Mohammed tries to land a knee to the head but Mugabe blocks with his arms.
Mohammed tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Mohammed tries a knee to the head but Mugabe blocks it.
Mugabe putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Mohammed in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Mugabe lands a knee to the body.
Mohammed landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Mugabe tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rob Mugabe. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A knee to the head by Mohammed.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mohammed gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Mugabe.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.

Mugabe has Mohammed pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Mugabe pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Mohammed tumbling to the mat - Mugabe dives into Mohammed's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mohammed wants to stand up but Mugabe is controlling him.
Mugabe trying to control the position from guard on top but Mohammed is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mugabe prevents Mohammed from getting back to his feet.
Mohammed is looking to stand back up but Mugabe counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Mohammed.
Mugabe prevents Mohammed from standing back up.
Mugabe winds up and cracks Mohammed with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Mohammed wants to get back to his feet.

Mohammed manages to escape and get back to his feet!

Mohammed has Mugabe up against the cage in a clinch.
Mugabe blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Mohammed takes a knee to the side of the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Mugabe has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Mohammed regains guard immediately.
Mugabe is working Mohammed over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mugabe keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Mohammed's head.
Mugabe is in close to Mohammed's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Mugabe passes Mohammed's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Mugabe is keen to just control but Mohammed is a slippery customer.
Mohammed tries to push off, looking to stand up, but Mugabe manages to move to mount!
Mugabe landing strikes from the mount.
Mugabe landing strikes, looking to finish!
Mohammed wants to use the cage to get back to his feet here.
Mugabe with a couple of short strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mugabe working Mohammed over with strikes here.
Mugabe softens up his opponent with a couple of shots there and then CRACK! One massive shot lands there and Mohammed is out cold! Mugabe jumps to his feet and celebrates on the cage with the fans, who are, quite frankly, going absolutely mental!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe is the new super heavyweight champion!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: UGD 23:Escobarre Vs Ragnar     
Date:   Sep 17, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Milan Zoranovic. The key to victory for Rob Mugabe has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

225 cm
21
300 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
182 cm
32
284 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Milan Zoranovic!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Richard Clark and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Mugabe throws a head kick that misses

and Zoranovic counters with a takedown into side control.
Mugabe is trying to improve his position.
Zoranovic postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Mugabe is trying to improve his position.
Zoranovic fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Mugabe tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Zoranovic wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mugabe wants to control but Zoranovic postures up.
Zoranovic has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mugabe takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Mugabe tries to buck Zoranovic off but Zoranovic is having none of it.
Zoranovic working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Mugabe can't do much from the bottom here.
Zoranovic is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe tries to bench press Zoranovic off him but Zoranovic keeps the position.
Mugabe is holding Zoranovic down, trying to stall.
Mugabe tries to improve position but can't.
Mugabe wants to control but Zoranovic postures up.
Mugabe tries to improve position but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Mugabe is working hard here to advance position.

Zoranovic is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Mugabe knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Zoranovic creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Mugabe sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Zoranovic working the ground and pound.
Mugabe wants to control but Zoranovic postures up.
Mugabe gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Zoranovic is nestled in close to Mugabe, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Zoranovic is looking to take a break and control but Mugabe is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Zoranovic is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Zoranovic works his way into full mount!
Mugabe tries to reverse the position but Zoranovic maintains control.
Mugabe manages to regain half guard. Good work.
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. Zoranovic connects with a nice short shot to Mugabe's temple.
Mugabe preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Zoranovic scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Zoranovic scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Mugabe controlling the position for now.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Zoranovic working his ground and pound in the gym.
Zoranovic working the head and body with strikes.
Mugabe is looking for a sweep. Zoranovic is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mugabe makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Mugabe.
Mugabe tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mugabe wants to improve his position but instead Zoranovic has moved into half guard.
Zoranovic sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Mugabe defending well though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Zoranovic takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Zoranovic fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Mugabe avoids it really well and circles away.
Mugabe throws a head kick but Zoranovic moves out of range.
Zoranovic tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Milan Zoranovic is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Mugabe pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Mugabe darts in and clinches Zoranovic up against the cage.
Knees to the body from Mugabe.
Nice elbow from Mugabe.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Zoranovic avoids the damage to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zoranovic avoiding damage as Mugabe throws knees to the body.
Mugabe tries a knee to the head but Zoranovic blocks it.
Mugabe lands an elbow just above Zoranovic 's eye.
Zoranovic avoids the elbow strike from Mugabe, against the cage.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Zoranovic.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.
Zoranovic wants to take the fight to the mat but Mugabe manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Mugabe connects with a nasty looking knee right to Zoranovic's face.

It looks like Milan Zoranovic has been cut.
Zoranovic fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Rob Mugabe has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Milan Zoranovic.
Mugabe landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Zoranovic is breathing heavily.
Mugabe stalling against the cage.
Mugabe displaying some good clinch control by pressing Zoranovic up against the cage.
Mugabe using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside.
Mugabe throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Zoranovic blocks it with crossed arms.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.
Zoranovic tries to score a body lock takedown but Mugabe shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Mugabe misses with a knee strike.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Zoranovic avoids it.
Mugabe lands an elbow just above Zoranovic 's eye.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Zoranovic is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Mugabe lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Zoranovic is defending well for now.
Mugabe dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Mugabe lands a good knee to the midsection. Zoranovic won't want to take too many of those.
Zoranovic blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Mugabe landing knees to the head.
Mugabe lands a nice elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Zoranovic takes an elbow to the temple.
Mugabe tries to land knees in the clinch but Zoranovic avoids the damage to the body.
Zoranovic managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Zoranovic will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Mugabe up against the cage.
Mugabe looking to throw knees to the head but Zoranovic is blocking nicely.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Mugabe just misses with a elbow thrown towards Zoranovic's brow.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Mugabe lands an elbow inside that Zoranovic shrugs off.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Mugabe is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Zoranovic can do to turn this around?
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but Zoranovic blocks with his arms.
Knees to the body from Mugabe.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Zoranovic working hard to break the clinch.
Zoranovic on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Mugabe controlling the action here for a moment.
Zoranovic on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Mugabe scores a nice knee to the body.
Mugabe stalling.
Mugabe gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Zoranovic managing to block the knees to the body from Mugabe.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Zoranovic avoids it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Zoranovic is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Mugabe to keep the fight standing.
Zoranovic has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Mugabe after a bit of a struggle.
Mugabe scores a nice knee to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Milan Zoranovic's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Mugabe fails to land the takedown.
Mugabe scores with a head kick. Zoranovic tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Mugabe lands a big head kick that sends Zoranovic to the canvas! Mugabe follows up with strikes from the mount that forces the ref to step in and stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:25 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Milan Zoranovic spoke after the fight, saying 'Opponent is under forbidden substances! '.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
46%

 

Event: UGD 20:Escobarre Vs Sturm     
Date:   Aug 27, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Mutant Morais. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

225 cm
21
300 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
203 cm
32
290 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight 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 London, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mutant Morais!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Ackerman and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe slips under a jab.
Morais scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Morais connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Mugabe's hands.
Mugabe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Morais.

Mugabe shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Morais napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Mugabe is trying to ground and pound but Morais uses the momentary lack of control by Mugabe to regain half guard.
Mugabe is trying to control the action in half guard but Morais is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Morais keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nice strikes from Mugabe there.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Mugabe lands a nice short elbow.

It looks like Mutant Morais has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Morais pushes Mugabe off looking to stand but Mugabe dives back in and keeps control.
Mugabe scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Mugabe stops Morais from getting back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Mugabe.
Morais has hold of Mugabe's hands but Mugabe slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Mugabe not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mugabe sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Morais defending well though.
Mugabe prevents Morais from standing back up.
Mugabe throwing shots but Morais is blocking nicely.
Mugabe missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Mugabe not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Morais is trying to stand.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Morais is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Mugabe scores with a couple of nice shots.

That has opened up Mutant Morais's cut even more.
Mugabe thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Mugabe scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Mugabe seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

Mutant Morais's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Mutant Morais's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rob Mugabe!
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B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
28%

 

Event: UGD 17:Harada Vs Dykstra     
Date:   Aug 06, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lump Beefrock and Rob Mugabe. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

200 cm
24
300 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
225 cm
21
300 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Great elbows
Powerful

Conviction
KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Lump Beefrock!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Daniel Bishop and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Beefrock walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Mugabe checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Mugabe raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Beefrock slaps away a takedown attempt from Mugabe, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Mugabe misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Lump Beefrock seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Beefrock swats away the attempt to clinch by Mugabe.

Mugabe clinches up against the cage.
Mugabe drops down looking for an ankle pick but Beefrock pulls his leg out and moves away.
Beefrock moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Mugabe shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Beefrock but Beefrock pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Lump Beefrock has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rob Mugabe.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Beefrock.
A decent looking cross lands there for Beefrock.
Mugabe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Beefrock.
Beefrock scoring well with a low kick there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Beefrock swings away with a leg kick that misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Mugabe checks a leg kick.
Beefrock throws a body punch but Mugabe moves out of range.

Mugabe closes the distance and clinches.
Mugabe crunches a lovely knee into Beefrock's ribcage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Beefrock.
Mugabe just leaning against Beefrock, taking a breather.
Mugabe throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Mugabe keeps control of Beefrock as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Beefrock is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Mugabe is defending well for now.
Nice body punch from Beefrock.
Beefrock wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.

Beefrock escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mugabe throws a head kick but Beefrock moves out of range.
Beefrock scoring well with a low kick there.
Mugabe is looking to clinch but Beefrock is avoiding it.
Beefrock misses with a hook. Mugabe ducked under it nicely.
Beefrock scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Mugabe throws a sloppy head kick
and Beefrock counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good exchange - Beefrock coming out on top.
Beefrock takes a swing at Mugabe's ribcage but misses.
Mugabe has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
A cross from Beefrock lands.
We've been told by Beefrock's head coaches at THC playhouse that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Beefrock fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Mugabe looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Mugabe on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Beefrock wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Mugabe looks winded!
Beefrock misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mugabe.
Beefrock lands a two punch combo.
Mugabe shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Beefrock but Beefrock pushes him off and we're back to square one.
A quick step to the side and Beefrock tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Mugabe is looking to clinch but Beefrock is avoiding it.
Beefrock misses with a looping right.
Mugabe takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Beefrock drops Mugabe with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Mugabe looks back up at him and smiles so Beefrock waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.
Beefrock throws a body punch but Mugabe moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Beefrock fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mugabe manages to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Beefrock. Mugabe does a little dance to reset his feet.

Mugabe scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Beefrock is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Beefrock is trying to control but can't.
Beefrock tries to get to full guard but Mugabe has control of the leg.
Beefrock is trying to maintain the position but Mugabe is very close to passing his half guard.
Mugabe wants to lay and pray for a moment but Beefrock keeps working.
Beefrock trying to control here.
Mugabe thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Beefrock's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe thows a huge punch but Beefrock dodges it nicely.
Beefrock is looking for a sweep. Mugabe is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Beefrock trying to control from the bottom.
Mugabe seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Beefrock does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Mugabe stalling away here and it's allowed Beefrock to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Beefrock keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Beefrock utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Mugabe slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Mugabe throws a strike aimed at the side of Beefrock's head but Beefrock avoids it well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lump Beefrock dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rob Mugabe's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Mugabe takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Mugabe pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Beefrock is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mugabe can do to turn this around?

Mugabe closes the distance and clinches.
Mugabe throws a knee to the head but misses.
A right handed body shot lands from Beefrock.
Mugabe tries to score a body lock takedown but Beefrock shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Mugabe tries to land a knee to the head but misses.

Beefrock manages to break the clinch.
Beefrock thuds his right hand into Mugabe's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mugabe moves in looking to clinch but Beefrock pushes him off.
A looping hook to the body misses from Beefrock. Mugabe does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe tries to clinch up.
Mugabe wants to clinch.
Beefrock lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe moves out of range of the leg kick from Beefrock.
Beefrock misses with a body shot.
Beefrock throws a jab when Mugabe was well out of range.
A chopping leg kick lands by Beefrock.
Mugabe avoids the body shot from Beefrock.

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

Beefrock breaks the clinch.
Beefrock keeps the fight on the outside.
Beefrock ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mugabe moves away.
Mugabe tries to counter by closing the distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - Mugabe looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Mugabe moves into the clinch.
Beefrock tries to throw a body punch but Mugabe avoids it by throwing Beefrock back against the cage.
Beefrock struggles to land a body shot inside as Mugabe controls his hands.
Beefrock tries a body shot but Mugabe blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Beefrock lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Mugabe or not.
Mugabe wants to stall.
Beefrock misses with a body punch.
Mugabe is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Beefrock is defending well for now.
Nice body punch from Beefrock - that landed with a thud.
Mugabe is breathing heavily.
Beefrock lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Beefrock presses Mugabe against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Mugabe is trying to drag Beefrock to the mat but Beefrock just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Mugabe missing with knees to the body.
Beefrock scores with a shot to the side of Mugabe's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Beefrock lands with a left to the head.
Beefrock lands a hook to the side of the head.

Mugabe is rocked!

Beefrock manages to break the clinch.
Beefrock lands a nice looking kick to the body. Mugabe takes a step back to recover.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Beefrock fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Beefrock connects with a solid leg kick.
Mugabe on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Beefrock. Beefrock obviously looking to wear him down.

Beefrock cracks Mugabe with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Beefrock has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Mugabe to stand back up!
Mugabe is still on wobbly legs! Can Beefrock finish him?
Beefrock sees an opening and throws a straight punch right through Mugabe's defenses. It connects perfectly with Mugabe's jaw and knocks him out cold! Wow - that's a contender for knockout of the year - absolutely brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Lump Beefrock!
A very excited looking Lump Beefrock 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: UGD 12:Shevchenko Vs Mugabe     
Date:   Jul 02, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Taras Shevchenko and Rob Mugabe. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

190 cm
24
265 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
225 cm
21
300 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Counter fighter
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Powerful

Notorious Clothing Co.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Taras Shevchenko!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Richard Clark and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A clash of legs there as Shevchenko blocks the low kick.
Mugabe wants to clinch up but Shevchenko keeps it at a distance.
Shevchenko keeps the fight on the outside.
Mugabe throws a sloppy head kick

and Shevchenko counters with a single leg into guard. Mugabe didn't expect that.
Mugabe is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Shevchenko throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Shevchenko scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Shevchenko preventing the sweep.
Mugabe is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shevchenko content to stall in guard here.
Shevchenko is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Shevchenko.
Shevchenko keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Mugabe's head.
Mugabe 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.
Mugabe has his hands on Shevchenko's head, controlling the position.
Mugabe lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


Shevchenko has his foot on Mugabe's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Mugabe works his way back into a safe position though.
Shevchenko working a defensive guard here.

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

Mugabe has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Shevchenko to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Mugabe is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Shevchenko pulls down on the head and he's put Mugabe to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Taras Shevchenko!
Taras Shevchenko retains his super heavyweight title!
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 34     
Date:   May 07, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Roger Nelson. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

225 cm
20
300 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
210 cm
27
300 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid Muay Thai
Very strong
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Roger Nelson!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nelson throws a nice looking combination but Mugabe bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Mugabe wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Nelson throws a big shot that misses.

Mugabe shoots in and gets a takedown into Nelson's guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Mugabe's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Nelson told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.

Nelson is looking for a triangle but Mugabe pushes his legs off easily.
Nelson has momentary wrist control but Mugabe slips an elbow through the middle.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nelson has momentary wrist control but Mugabe slips an elbow through the middle.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Nelson keeps moving.
Mugabe landing some decent shots from guard.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe scoring with punches from side control.
Mugabe working away.
Mugabe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Mugabe working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Nelson is working to avoid the ground and pound but Mugabe connects with a decent elbow.
Nelson seems a little lost for a moment, as Mugabe dominates the positioning.
Mugabe lands an elbow.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mugabe trying to control the position but Nelson is working away.
Mugabe scoring with punches and elbows.
Mugabe lands an elbow.

Nelson is rocked!
Mugabe in side control here. He's dropped a big elbow there and Nelson looks hurt! Oh, he is hurt! Mugabe turns on the heat and pounds him out for a TKO victory! Good killer instinct there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe retains his super heavyweight title!
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Event: MMAHelsinki - 28     
Date:   Mar 29, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Bjorn Gunvaldsson and Rob Mugabe. This should be a great matchup!

225 cm
26
300 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
225 cm
19
300 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Solid boxing
Very strong
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Bjorn Gunvaldsson!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Marco Blurström and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Mugabe looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Gunvaldsson!
Mugabe in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Gunvaldsson knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Mugabe on the ground.
Gunvaldsson is not content to let Mugabe control the position.
The ground and pound from Mugabe seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Mugabe misses with the ground and pound.
Gunvaldsson avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Mugabe.
Mugabe wants to control but Gunvaldsson is keeping him busy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe misses with the ground and pound.
Mugabe throwing strikes but missing, from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe controls the position.
Gunvaldsson takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Gunvaldsson is working to avoid the ground and pound but Mugabe connects with a decent elbow.
Mugabe trying to control the position but Gunvaldsson is working away.
Mugabe sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Gunvaldsson is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Mugabe scoring with punches from side control.
An elbow from Mugabe crashes against the mat.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mugabe throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Mugabe creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Mugabe wants to control but Gunvaldsson is keeping him busy.
Mugabe working the body and head with strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gunvaldsson takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Mugabe tries to score with some ground and pound. Gunvaldsson controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
A lull in the action here.
Mugabe wants to control but Gunvaldsson is keeping him busy.
Mugabe fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Gunvaldsson parries the strikes from Mugabe easily there. Mugabe is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Gunvaldsson to escape.
Mugabe is looking to take a break and control but Gunvaldsson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Mugabe misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe happy to just control the position for now.
Gunvaldsson on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Gunvaldsson tries to get out of the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Bjorn Gunvaldsson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gunvaldsson catches Mugabe with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Mugabe dives in and grabs Gunvaldsson's left leg, looking for a takedown. Gunvaldsson pushes down on Mugabe's head and hops out.

Gunvaldsson gets tackled into the cage by Mugabe. Mugabe maintains the clinch.
Gunvaldsson scores with a nice hook to the head.

Mugabe turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Gunvaldsson tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Mugabe wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Gunvaldsson parries the strikes from Mugabe easily there. Mugabe is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Gunvaldsson to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gunvaldsson takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Gunvaldsson is not content to let Mugabe control the position.
Mugabe lands a nice forearm strike.
Mugabe creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Gunvaldsson sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Mugabe sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Gunvaldsson is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
My spies in Holding Cell inform me that Mugabe has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Mugabe throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gunvaldsson avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Mugabe.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mugabe working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Mugabe fails to land a wild elbow strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe 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.


Gunvaldsson displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Mugabe.
Mugabe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Mugabe moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

It looks like Rob Mugabe has been cut.
Gunvaldsson throws a hook but Mugabe avoids it easily.
Gunvaldsson smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Gunvaldsson misses with a wild body shot.
Gunvaldsson connects with a crisp jab.

Mugabe closes the distance and clinches.
Mugabe controlling the action here for a moment.
Mugabe taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
The crowd are getting on Mugabe's back here. They're not happy about his lack of aggression in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gunvaldsson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mugabe tries for a takedown. No joy.
Mugabe has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Gunvaldsson after a bit of a struggle.
Bjorn Gunvaldsson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rob Mugabe.
Mugabe dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Mugabe is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Gunvaldsson is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gunvaldsson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Mugabe is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Gunvaldsson gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Gunvaldsson throws a head punch that misses.
Gunvaldsson gets underhooks to prevent Mugabe's takedown attempt.
Mugabe looking for a takedown.
Gunvaldsson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A head punch on the inside from Gunvaldsson fails to land.
Mugabe can't get the takedown.
Mugabe goes for a takedown attempt but Gunvaldsson pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Gunvaldsson tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Gunvaldsson misses with a lunging right hand

and Mugabe decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Gunvaldsson's guard.
Gunvaldsson being controlled here, momentarily.
Mugabe trying to control but Gunvaldsson is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Gunvaldsson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Gunvaldsson keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
Mugabe throwing strikes from guard but Gunvaldsson blocks nicely.
Gunvaldsson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mugabe scores with a nice body kick.
Gunvaldsson doesn't manage to clinch there - Mugabe circles away.
A slow jab from Gunvaldsson misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Mugabe has closed the distance and engaged Gunvaldsson in a clinch.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Mugabe takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

Mugabe works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Mugabe sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Gunvaldsson keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
Mugabe controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Gunvaldsson keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Mugabe 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.
Rob Mugabe has got the better of the ground game so far.
Gunvaldsson wants to stand but Mugabe is controlling the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Gunvaldsson leaves Mugabe with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.

Mugabe forces Gunvaldsson back against the cage and clinches.

Mugabe has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Gunvaldsson clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!

Gunvaldsson is trying escape back to his feet. He turns into his opponent's guard and eventually finds his way back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gunvaldsson takes a head kick and keeps coming.
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 Bjorn Gunvaldsson will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Rob Mugabe's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Mugabe doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Gunvaldsson counters with a nice uppercut.
Mugabe uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gunvaldsson.

Mugabe moves into range and clinches up with Gunvaldsson.
Gunvaldsson prevents a takedown attempt there.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Mugabe as Gunvaldsson tries to tie him up.
A head punch on the inside from Gunvaldsson fails to land.
Mugabe wants to take the fight to the mat but Gunvaldsson manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Bjorn Gunvaldsson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rob Mugabe.
Gunvaldsson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Gunvaldsson swings wildly with an uppercut but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Gunvaldsson breaks from the clinch.
Gunvaldsson throws out a loose jab but Mugabe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gunvaldsson scores with a nice strike.
Mugabe throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Mugabe misses with a takedown attempt
enabling Gunvaldsson to counter with a crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Mugabe.
Gunvaldsson seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Gunvaldsson defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Mugabe.
Mugabe keeps the fight on the outside.

Mugabe drives through with a takedown into guard.
Mugabe throws a strike but Gunvaldsson rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Gunvaldsson has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Gunvaldsson trying to control but Mugabe is working from the bottom.
Mugabe looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gunvaldsson wants to pass the guard but Mugabe is keeping the position.
Mugabe can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Gunvaldsson controls the pace.
Gunvaldsson preventing the sweep.
Mugabe is looking to sweep but instead, Gunvaldsson has passed into half guard.
Gunvaldsson tries to pass the half guard into mount. Mugabe knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gunvaldsson is trying to control. Mugabe wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Gunvaldsson landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Mugabe regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Gunvaldsson.
Gunvaldsson looking to pass the guard.

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

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.

Mugabe closes the distance and pushes Gunvaldsson back into the cage.
Mugabe has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Gunvaldsson after a bit of a struggle.
Mugabe wants a takedown.
Mugabe goes for a takedown in the clinch but Gunvaldsson prevents it.

Mugabe gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Mugabe takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Mugabe controlling from the top position.
Mugabe with a flurry of punches that miss.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gunvaldsson can't keep his opponent in guard - Mugabe advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bjorn Gunvaldsson clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Rob Mugabe's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Mugabe closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Mugabe has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Gunvaldsson is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

Mugabe is trying to trip Gunvaldsson. He has hold of a leg but Gunvaldsson is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Mugabe persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mugabe accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Mugabe is pushing down on Gunvaldsson's leg trying to pass to half guard. Gunvaldsson is fighting to maintain full guard but Mugabe has managed to sneak the leg through.
Mugabe trying to control from half guard but Gunvaldsson is working away.
Gunvaldsson won't allow Mugabe to pass to mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe trying to control the pace.
Mugabe not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe trying to control the pace.
Gunvaldsson avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Mugabe.
Mugabe not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Mugabe is keen to just control but Gunvaldsson is a slippery customer.

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

Mugabe gets a clinch.
Gunvaldsson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Mugabe is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Gunvaldsson can't fight it off and eventually Mugabe manages to take the fight to the floor. Gunvaldsson looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Mugabe has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mugabe throws a big elbow that misses.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gunvaldsson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mugabe accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Mugabe throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Gunvaldsson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Mugabe not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Gunvaldsson keeps moving.
Mugabe trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Gunvaldsson keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gunvaldsson is looking to clinch.
Mugabe tries to counter by closing the distance.
Mugabe delivers a nice body kick.
Gunvaldsson misses with a left hand

and Mugabe counters by clinching up.

Mugabe has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Gunvaldsson is trying to keep an underhook but Mugabe manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Mugabe sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Gunvaldsson defending well though.
Mugabe with the ground and pound but Gunvaldsson uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Gunvaldsson keeps moving.
Mugabe throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Gunvaldsson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Mugabe trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Mugabe lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Mugabe controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe trying to control but Gunvaldsson is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mugabe shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Gunvaldsson defends it nicely.
Mugabe misses with a takedown attempt - Gunvaldsson sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Gunvaldsson throws a big counter combination but Mugabe scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Bjorn Gunvaldsson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rob Mugabe.
Mugabe avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Mugabe shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Gunvaldsson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Mugabe closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Mugabe lands in his opponent's guard.
Mugabe is standing up over Gunvaldsson. Gunvaldsson looks to escape but Mugabe dives into side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rob Mugabe dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Rob Mugabe's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Mugabe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Gunvaldsson swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Bjorn Gunvaldsson is winning the standup battle so far.
Gunvaldsson loads up on a big right hand but Mugabe slips the punch.
Gunvaldsson wants to clinch

and Mugabe decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Gunvaldsson's guard.
Gunvaldsson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Mugabe is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Mugabe lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Gunvaldsson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Mugabe.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Gunvaldsson can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Mugabe controls the pace.
Mugabe is looking to work some ground and pound but Gunvaldsson has wrist control.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe content to stall in guard here.

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

Mugabe changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Gunvaldsson looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Mugabe throws a strike aimed at the side of Gunvaldsson's head but Gunvaldsson avoids it well.
Mugabe scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Gunvaldsson to see if he's OK.
Mugabe advances to full mount.
Mugabe can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Gunvaldsson is looking to escape.
Mugabe landing strikes from the mount and Gunvaldsson is in trouble!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe controlling the pace for now.
Gunvaldsson is wriggling around trying to escape.
Mugabe landing shots from mount.
Mugabe has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Mugabe thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!
Mugabe is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Mugabe sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Gunvaldsson is looking to escape.
Gunvaldsson holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Mugabe tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
A nice elbow there by Mugabe.
Gunvaldsson tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Mugabe wants to control the pace but Gunvaldsson is squirming around nicely.

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.
Mugabe working Gunvaldsson over with strikes here.
Mugabe thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Mugabe lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Gunvaldsson hang on?

Gunvaldsson is rocked!
Mugabe postures up and throws a couple of big shots that have Gunvaldsson in real trouble here! The ref calls for Gunvaldsson to improve his position which he doesn't do, so the referee has no choice but to end the fight due to the strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:46 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe! Rob Mugabe retains his super heavyweight title!
In defeat, Bjorn Gunvaldsson stepped up to the mic, saying 'Ok I lost against Nelson twice in a row now... back to training and destroying some contenders so I can have another shot at the tittle'.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 22     
Date:   Feb 27, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Motoumba Kalakoda. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

225 cm
19
300 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
203 cm
28
300 lbs
4 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very strong
BJJ Purple Belt
Basic striking
Solid chin

Machiavelli Boutique

Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Motoumba Kalakoda!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Roosa Järviläinen and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kalakoda shoots in for a takedown but Mugabe shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.

Mugabe gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Kalakoda throws a big elbow that misses.
Kalakoda postures up in Mugabe's guard and throws a big left but Mugabe blocks it.

Kalakoda 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.
Kalakoda postures up in Mugabe's guard and throws a big left but Mugabe blocks it.
Mugabe wants to sweep but no luck.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Mugabe is on top in guard.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe slips nicely into half guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Mugabe'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.
Mugabe controlling the action here.
Mugabe is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe prevents Kalakoda from improving his position.
Mugabe is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Kalakoda wants to improve his position but Mugabe is controlling well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Kalakoda is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Mugabe pulls his head out easily.
Kalakoda wants to get back to full guard.
Mugabe lands strikes from half guard.
Mugabe working the head and body with strikes.
Mugabe seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Mugabe scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kalakoda is refusing to be controlled, as Mugabe sits in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mugabe working the head and body with strikes.

Kalakoda looking for submissions off his back.

Kalakoda looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Mugabe working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Kalakoda taking some punishment here, with Mugabe in his half guard.
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. Mugabe connects with a nice short shot to Kalakoda's temple.
Kalakoda is looking for a sweep. Mugabe is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mugabe is trying to control. Kalakoda wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Mugabe is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Nice strikes from Mugabe there.
Mugabe tries to pass to full mount but Kalakoda defends it.

Kalakoda is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Mugabe pulls his head out easily.
Mugabe trying to control from half guard but Kalakoda is working away.

Kalakoda actively working from the bottom here.
Kalakoda is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Mugabe is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Mugabe takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Mugabe seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe wants to control but Kalakoda is keeping him busy.
Mugabe with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Kalakoda is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Mugabe pulls his head out easily.
Mugabe looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Kalakoda with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Nice strikes from Mugabe there.
Mugabe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Mugabe in particular looking to stall.
Mugabe prevents Kalakoda from improving his position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mugabe is nestled in close to Kalakoda, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

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

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



Kalakoda rushes Mugabe and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Kalakoda is looking to take this one to the mat.
Kalakoda wants a takedown.

Mugabe has picked Kalakoda up - he's going for a ride! Mugabe dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Mugabe content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Mugabe lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Mugabe landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mugabe lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Kalakoda is staying active underneath Mugabe, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Mugabe takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Mugabe moves into full mount! Kalakoda won't be happy about that!
Mugabe lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Mugabe is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Kalakoda in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Kalakoda tries to reverse the position but Mugabe maintains control.
Mugabe with a couple of short strikes.
Mugabe raining down shots from the mount!
Mugabe is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Kalakoda can't stay in a position like this for much longer.

Kalakoda is rocked!
Mugabe loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Kalakoda scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Mugabe land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Mugabe stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe retains his super heavyweight title!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
37%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 17     
Date:   Jan 23, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and Roger Nelson. On his way into the cage it seems that Rob Mugabe has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Rob Mugabe seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

225 cm
19
300 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
210 cm
26
300 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very strong
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Powerful

Machiavelli Boutique

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Roger Nelson!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Roosa Järviläinen and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Mugabe has clasped his hands together around Nelson's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Nelson tries to buck Mugabe off but Mugabe is having none of it.
Mugabe lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Nelson down.
Mugabe in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Nelson told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Mugabe tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Mugabe is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
We've been hearing good reports from Mugabe'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.
Nelson is looking to regain half guard here but Mugabe keeps moving and retains side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mugabe is chipping away with strikes.
Mugabe staying calm.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Nelson some visible discomfort.
Nelson wants to control but Mugabe postures up.
Nelson tries to buck Mugabe off but Mugabe is having none of it.
Mugabe tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Mugabe is staying tight to Nelson's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Mugabe wants to take a breather but Nelson manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Mugabe.
Nelson keeping full guard, as Mugabe tries to pass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe 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.
Mugabe is in close to Nelson's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Nelson keeping moving, preventing Mugabe from controlling successfully.
Nelson being controlled here, momentarily.
Mugabe lands a couple of digs.
Mugabe trying to control but Nelson is working from the bottom.
Mugabe looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe stands and throws Nelson's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Nelson is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Mugabe trying to control the action but Nelson is working from the bottom.
Nelson tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Mugabe will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Nelson taking punishment in the form of punches.
Nelson is trying to improve his position.
Mugabe lands a few punches from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe cracks Nelson with a big elbow.
Mugabe in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Nelson is looking for a sweep.
Mugabe lands an elbow.
Mugabe in side control here. He's dropped a big elbow there and Nelson looks hurt! Oh, he is hurt! Mugabe turns on the heat and pounds him out for a TKO victory! Good killer instinct there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
Rob Mugabe is the new super heavyweight champion!
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
27%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 14     
Date:   Jan 02, 2016

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and John Crowley. Crowley has chosen Savages by Theory of a Deadman as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

225 cm
18
300 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
220 cm
21
295 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin

Machiavelli Boutique

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, John Crowley!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Roosa Järviläinen and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mugabe tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Crowley has taken the fight to the clinch.

Mugabe has hold of one of Crowley's legs. Crowley is fighting the takedown attempt but Mugabe gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Mugabe scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Mugabe is in close to Crowley's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Mugabe postures up and lands a big shot to Crowley's brow.
Crowley doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Mugabe is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Mugabe makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Crowley has momentary wrist control but Mugabe slips an elbow through the middle.
Mugabe landing with the ground and pound.
Mugabe works over Crowley with some ground and pound from guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mugabe lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Mugabe showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Mugabe postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Mugabe keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Crowley's head.
Mugabe stands up over Crowley, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe is working Crowley over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mugabe stands up over Crowley, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Crowley looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Mugabe won't allow Crowley to get back to his feet.
Crowley has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Mugabe has passed into side control.
Mugabe scores with punches from side control.
Crowley takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Crowley takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.

Crowley is rocked!
Mugabe lands some shots froms side control.
Crowley is still in real trouble! Can Mugabe finish him?
Mugabe lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Crowley down.

Crowley sneaks out the side door and pushes Mugabe away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
Crowley looks winded!

Crowley gets caught napping as Mugabe dives in and scores a takedown. Crowley manages to retain guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mugabe lands a couple of elbows.
Mugabe is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Crowley seems to have recovered his senses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mugabe working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Mugabe cracks Crowley with a solid left hand.
Mugabe stands and throws Crowley's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Mugabe lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Crowley down.
Mugabe looks up at the clock and then as Crowley takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Mugabe smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Crowley on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Mugabe lands a strong strike to the head of Crowley. That's dazed him! Mugabe looking to finish here. Crowley is waving his arms around trying to block but he's hurt badly - Mugabe lands more strikes and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
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A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 12     
Date:   Dec 19, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rob Mugabe and John Crowley. Crowley has chosen Savages by Theory of a Deadman as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

225 cm
18
300 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
220 cm
21
295 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight 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, Rob Mugabe!
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 Helsinki, John Crowley!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Marco Blurström and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Crowley has closed the distance and engaged Mugabe in a clinch.
Mugabe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Mugabe definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Crowley lands a hook that snaps the head of Mugabe backwards.
Crowley scores with a knee to the head.
Crowley creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Mugabe's defenses.
Crowley misses with a hook from the clinch.

Mugabe has clasped his hands together around Crowley's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Mugabe knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Crowley on the ground.
Mugabe trying to control the action but Crowley is working from the bottom.
Crowley is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Mugabe working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crowley is looking for a sweep.
Crowley is trying to get back to his feet.
Crowley tries to improve position but can't.
Crowley is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Mugabe has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Mugabe creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Mugabe is looking to take a break and control but Crowley is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Mugabe controlling from side mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mugabe lands a decent elbow from side control.
Mugabe cracks Crowley with a big right hand but Crowley just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Mugabe cracks Crowley with a big elbow.
Mugabe scores with a couple of short elbows.
Mugabe lands an elbow.
Crowley wants to get back to his feet but Mugabe drags him back down.
Crowley takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.

Crowley is rocked!
Crowley looks winded!
Mugabe is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Crowley's shoulder. That is not cool.
Crowley is still in real trouble! Can Mugabe finish him?
Crowley tries to improve position but can't.
Crowley looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Mugabe in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Crowley is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Mugabe lands a nice forearm strike.
Mugabe prevents Crowley from escaping the position.
Mugabe lands a big elbow and you can see that really hurt Crowley! Mugabe senses the opportunity and scores with more strikes - he's put Crowley out! The ref tackles him out of the way to prevent him landing more strikes - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rob Mugabe!
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 10     
Date:   Dec 05, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Fletcher Leone and Rob Mugabe. Leone kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is "Diesel Blues" by Jim Johnston. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

171 cm
26
295 lbs
0 - 4 - 0
225 cm
18
300 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Good chin
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Fletcher Leone!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Anni Minnemäki and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Mugabe scores with a takedown into Leone's guard.
Leone looks exhausted already! Oh dear, he should have come in in better shape than this!
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Leone keeps moving.
Mugabe must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Mugabe is working Leone over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mugabe cracks Leone with a solid left hand.

It looks like Fletcher Leone has been cut.
Mugabe postures up and lands a big shot to Leone's brow.

Fletcher Leone's cut is getting worse.
Mugabe scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Fletcher Leone's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Mugabe's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Jeez, Fletcher Leone's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Fletcher Leone's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Rob Mugabe!
The defeated Fletcher Leone had this to say: 'It doesn't matter if you win or lose, you still in charge of your legacy!'.
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time
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
26%

 

Event: MMAHelsinki - 7     
Date:   Nov 14, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Roger Nelson and Rob Mugabe. Rob Mugabe will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

210 cm
25
300 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
225 cm
18
300 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Very strong
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Roger Nelson!
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 Helsinki, Rob Mugabe!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Marco Blurström and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Nelson gets caught napping as Mugabe dives in and scores a takedown. Nelson manages to retain guard.
Mugabe must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Mugabe wants to control from the top but Nelson keeps moving.
Nelson controls Mugabe momentarily but Mugabe frees himself.
Mugabe landing with the ground and pound.
Mugabe distracts Nelson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nelson is trying to keep Mugabe in close.
Mugabe chips away with some ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nelson is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Mugabe stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Nelson has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Mugabe manages to get his head free but now Nelson has transitioned to an armbar! Mugabe grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Nelson! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Roger Nelson!
S C
A
G S C
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
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