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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jun 28, 2019
#R1#
Al Megrahi throws a body kick that misses.
Al Megrahi throws a nice outside leg kick.
A slow jab from Al Megrahi misses its intended target.
Amir Al Megrahi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al Megrahi lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Yau displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Al Megrahi throws out the jab.
Yau throws a chopping leg kick but Al Megrahi manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Al Megrahi lands an overhand right.
Yau slips a jab and a cross from Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi's corner calls for a 1-2. Al Megrahi obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Al Megrahi thuds his right hand into Yau's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.#KD2#
Yau drops Al Megrahi with a beautiful combination! Al Megrahi stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Yau is looking for the KO!#ROC2#
Al Megrahi is rocked!#CUT2#
It looks like Amir Al Megrahi has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Yau cracks Al Megrahi with a hook to the temple - Al Megrahi is on wobbly legs here! Yau swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Al Megrahi falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Yau wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Calabi Yau!
An out of breath Calabi Yau thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: DARE 50     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018
#R1#
Al Megrahi tries to land a front kick but Pitung steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A little feinted left hand from Pitung on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Pitung on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Pitung throws a head kick but Al Megrahi moves out of range.
Al Megrahi looks to throw the jab but Pitung is out of range.
Pitung misses the jab.
Pitung misses with a kick to the body.
Pitung ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Al Megrahi moves away.
Pitung blocks a low kick nicely.
Pitung swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Al Megrahi misses with a jab, cross combination.
Al Megrahi scores with a jab to the jaw.
Al Megrahi throws an off balance right hand
and Pitung counters with a nice uppercut.
Pitung misses with a low kick.
Al Megrahi scores with a nice right hand.
Pitung takes a head kick and keeps coming.
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!
Al Megrahi lands a glancing blow to the side of Pitung's head.
Al Megrahi takes a swing at Pitung's ribcage but misses.
A quick step to the side and Pitung tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pitung just misses with a punch to the body. #T1#
Al Megrahi misses with a hook. Pitung ducked under it nicely.
Pitung misses with an uppercut. Al Megrahi saw that one coming.
Pitung definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Pitung steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al Megrahi.
Pitung appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
An inside leg kick from Pitung misses.
A jab from Al Megrahi misses.
Al Megrahi throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Pitung with a hook.
Al Megrahi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pitung is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Al Megrahi misses with an uppercut. Pitung saw that one coming.
Al Megrahi lands a front kick.
Al Megrahi misses with a few strikes there.
Pitung moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Pitung lands a head kick!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al Megrahi with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row. #T2#
Pitung on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Pitung cracks Al Megrahi with a good jab.
Pitung misses with a head kick.
Al Megrahi misses with a wild combination.
Al Megrahi rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pitung moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A little feinted left hand from Pitung on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Pitung throws a push kick but Al Megrahi slaps the foot to one side.
Al Megrahi uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Pitung has time to react.
Al Megrahi rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pitung moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pitung takes one on the button.
Al Megrahi misses with a double jab.
Al Megrahi misses with a double jab.
Al Megrahi misses with a straight left.
Al Megrahi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pitung.
Al Megrahi takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.#T3#
A jab from Pitung misses.
Al Megrahi throws a right and a left that both miss.
Al Megrahi throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pitung counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice jab there from Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
A lazy body kick from Al Megrahi
and Pitung counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pitung throws a sloppy head kick and Al Megrahi moves out of range easily.
Pitung ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pitung scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Al Megrahi throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pitung swings for the body but Al Megrahi moves out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Al Megrahi misses.
Pitung slips a jab and a cross from Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al Megrahi throws a head kick that misses.
Pitung tried to counter with a leg kick but Al Megrahi avoided it.
Pitung needs to keep his hands up - Al Megrahi had a free shot at his head there.#T4#
Pitung throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Al Megrahi is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Pitung with a body shot.
Good shot there by Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi lands with a hook. Pitung tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Al Megrahi dips to his left and cracks Pitung with an uppercut!
Pitung misses with a hook.
Al Megrahi throws a nice looking combination but Pitung bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Al Megrahi looks to land a right hand but Pitung moved out of range.
Al Megrahi thows a body kick. Pitung tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Al Megrahi falls off balance throwing a combination
and Pitung counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al Megrahi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pitung moves away.
Pitung fires out a quick counter leg kick but Al Megrahi just manages to avoid it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pitung closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Pitung scores with a sloppy right hand. Al Megrahi should have avoided that one.
Pitung throws a low kick, looking for Al Megrahi's leg but Al Megrahi calmly moves out of range.
Al Megrahi unleashes a big counter combination but Pitung bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Pitung - that will leave a mark!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amir Al Megrahi dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Al Megrahi blocks a head kick by Pitung.
Al Megrahi looks for the body kick but Pitung saw that one coming.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Al Megrahi checks a leg kick.
Pitung throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pitung lands a right hook to the body.
A slow jab from Al Megrahi misses its intended target.
Al Megrahi does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Pitung appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A head kick by Al Megrahi misses
and Pitung counters with a nice body shot.
Al Megrahi cracks a nice hook into Pitung's ribs.
Pitung ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pitung misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al Megrahi lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Al Megrahi takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Al Megrahi connects with an inside leg kick.
Al Megrahi paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.#T1#
Al Megrahi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Al Megrahi on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A big right from Al Megrahi misses.
Al Megrahi moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Pitung takes a swing at Al Megrahi's ribcage but misses.
Al Megrahi fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Pitung feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Pitung avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Al Megrahi.
Amir Al Megrahi seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Al Megrahi misses with an uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi fails to land with a series of punches.
A quick step to the side and Pitung tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al Megrahi slips a straight right by Pitung.
Al Megrahi throws a right hand that misses
and Pitung counters with a stiff right hand.
Al Megrahi rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Pitung counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pitung throws a shot to the body.
Al Megrahi is breathing heavily.#T2#
Pitung throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Pitung swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pitung throws a body punch but Al Megrahi moves out of range.
Al Megrahi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Al Megrahi takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
The fighters circle, before Pitung throws a beautiful high kick that crashes into Al Megrahi's neck, sending him stumbling to the floor! Pitung lands more strikes and forces a referee stoppage! That one ended in an instant!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick & Punches). Bang Pitung!
A relieved looking Bang Pitung thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: DARE: BATTLE OF LA     
Date:   Apr 25, 2018
#R1#
Babbitt throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling Al Megrahi to counter with a crisp jab.
Babbitt takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Al Megrahi throws out a powerful jab.
We've been informed that Babbitt 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.
Al Megrahi throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Babbitt to counter with a crisp jab.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A slow jab from Al Megrahi misses its intended target.
Al Megrahi misses with a right hand
letting Babbitt counter with a right hand.
Babbitt tries a head kick but it misses.
Al Megrahi lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Al Megrahi sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al Megrahi scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Al Megrahi tries to bum rush Babbitt with a series of wild strikes but Babbitt uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Al Megrahi throws an overhand right that lands on Babbitt 's shoulder, as Babbitt tries to avoid the shot.
Al Megrahi tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Al Megrahi misses with the combination.
Al Megrahi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Babbitt .
Babbitt walks into a stiff left hand from Al Megrahi.
Babbitt swings for the body but Al Megrahi moves out of range.
Al Megrahi throws a leg kick
and Babbitt counters with a series of strikes. Al Megrahi will be more careful next time no doubt. #T1#
Al Megrahi throws a sloppy head kick and Babbitt moves out of range easily.
Babbitt misses with a jab, cross combination.
Babbitt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Babbitt scores with a nice strike.
Babbitt tries a head kick but it misses.
Al Megrahi misses the shot to the body.
Al Megrahi throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Babbitt takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Al Megrahi lands a head shot.
Al Megrahi tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Nice body kick from Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi looks to throw the jab but Babbitt is out of range.
And Babbitt responds with a good body kick, but Al Megrahi manages to step out the way in time.
Babbitt is looking to land body kicks.
Al Megrahi swinging wildly here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al Megrahi tests Babbitt 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Babbitt takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie. #T2#
Babbitt misses with a body kick.
Babbitt ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
It looks like Al Megrahi has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Babbitt fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al Megrahi manages to avoid it.
Babbitt motions for Al Megrahi to come forward. Babbitt throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Babbitt rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Al Megrahi counter with a right hand.
Babbitt looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Al Megrahi walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Al Megrahi loads up on a big right hand but Babbitt slips the punch.
Babbitt looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Babbitt looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Al Megrahi throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Babbitt .
Babbitt lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Babbitt avoids the head kick by Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Babbitt on the side of the head.
Babbitt looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Al Megrahi ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Al Megrahi ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Al Megrahi doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.#T3#
Al Megrahi doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Babbitt takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Babbitt looks to land a left hand but Al Megrahi moved out of range nicely.
Babbitt ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Babbitt throws a body kick that misses.
Babbitt scores with a nice head shot.
Babbitt cracks Al Megrahi with a right hand to the side of the head.#ROC2#
Al Megrahi is rocked!
Al Megrahi is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Al Megrahi connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Al Megrahi connects with a right hand. Babbitt shakes it off.
A telegraphed right hand from Al Megrahi misses the target.
Babbitt walks forward, straight into a front kick from Al Megrahi.
Babbitt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Babbitt on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Amir Al Megrahi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Babbitt drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Babbitt throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A thudding body kick lands there by Al Megrahi!
Al Megrahi avoids the body shot from Babbitt . #T4#
Babbitt fails with an attempt to clinch.
Al Megrahi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Babbitt throws a front kick aimed at Al Megrahi's knee but Al Megrahi avoids it well.
Babbitt misses with a straight left.
Al Megrahi throws a series of punches but Babbitt moves out of range.
Babbitt explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Babbitt throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Al Megrahi sizes up Babbitt with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Babbitt misses with a straight left.
Al Megrahi fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Babbitt has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Al Megrahi takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Babbitt throws a nice outside leg kick.
Al Megrahi misses with an uppercut. Babbitt saw that one coming.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
A decent looking cross lands there for Babbitt .
Al Megrahi cracks Babbitt with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Al Megrahi throws a shot from downtown. Babbitt moves away and avoids it.
Al Megrahi on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Amir Al Megrahi will probably get the nod.
That's time! Al Megrahi's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Babbitt ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Al Megrahi cracks Babbitt with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Al Megrahi has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Al Megrahi throws a hook but Babbitt avoids it easily.
Babbitt lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Babbitt throws a jab but it's blocked by Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Al Megrahi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Babbitt .
An attempted straight right counter from Al Megrahi misses the target.
Al Megrahi changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Al Megrahi looks to land a left hand but Babbitt moved out of range nicely.
Al Megrahi missing with a left hand there. Babbitt was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Al Megrahi slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Babbitt tries to clinch but Al Megrahi is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Babbitt lands a really nice looking cross but Al Megrahi seems unphased.
Babbitt connects with a solid leg kick.
Babbitt avoids the head kick by Al Megrahi.
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!
Babbitt delivers a nice body kick.
Al Megrahi misses with a looping left.
Babbitt throws a body kick that misses.
A little feinted left hand from Al Megrahi on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.#T1#
Al Megrahi misses with a series of wild punches. #KD2#
Babbitt feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Al Megrahi sprawling to the canvas! Al Megrahi rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Babbitt finish him?!
Oh Al Megrahi is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Babbitt lands with a thumping leg kick.
Babbitt looks for a left high kick but can't connect. Babbitt backs up to catch a breather... no he lunges forward with a huge flying knee that smacks Al Megrahi's temple! It sends Al Megrahi violently to the canvas! The crowd goes nuts as Babbitt celebrates and the doctors try to help Al Megrahi!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Flying Knee). Kim Babbitt !

 

Event: DARE 36     
Date:   Mar 31, 2018
#R1#
Al Megrahi looks to land a right hand but Green moved out of range.
Green moves out of range as Al Megrahi strikes.
Green closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Green has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Good exchange - Green coming out on top.
Al Megrahi scores with a body shot.
Green lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Al Megrahi throws the kick towards the body but Green avoids it.
Al Megrahi throws a big shot that misses.
Green takes a swing at Al Megrahi's ribcage but misses.
Nice defenses there by Green.
Green only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Amir Al Megrahi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al Megrahi misses with a looping right.
Green looks like he wants to counter punch here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Al Megrahi blocks a low kick nicely.
Green blocks a head kick by Al Megrahi.
Green now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Al Megrahi takes a swing at Green's ribcage but misses.
Green moves into range and connects with a jab.
Al Megrahi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#T1#
Al Megrahi throws a nice looking combination but Green bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Al Megrahi looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Al Megrahi waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Green.
Al Megrahi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
And Green responds with a good body kick, but Al Megrahi manages to step out the way in time.
Al Megrahi tests Green's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Green misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi throws the kick towards the body but Green avoids it.
Green looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Al Megrahi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Green throws a lazy right hand but Al Megrahi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Al Megrahi lands with a thumping leg kick.
Green bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Al Megrahi's head backwards.
Green misses with a looping right.
Green jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Green throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al Megrahi throws a series of punches but Green avoids them all with ease.
Al Megrahi walks into a stiff left hand from Green.#T2#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice uppercut there from Al Megrahi.
Green avoids a punch combination nicely.
Green misses with a kick to the body
and Al Megrahi cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al Megrahi uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Green has time to react.
Al Megrahi lands with an uppercut that bounces Green off the cage and back into range.
Green checks a leg kick.
Al Megrahi throws a nice head kick!
Green tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Al Megrahi is able to avoid easily.
Green fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A punch combination from Al Megrahi misses.
Donk. Green catches Al Megrahi right on the button with a cross.
Al Megrahi lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Al Megrahi misses with a combination
and Green counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al Megrahi thinking. #T3#
Green keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Al Megrahi.
Green ducks under a wild hook from Al Megrahi.
Al Megrahi closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Al Megrahi misses with a left hand
and Green counters with a body kick that stops Al Megrahi in his tracks momentarily. #KD2#
Green cracks Al Megrahi with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Green has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Al Megrahi to stand back up!#ROC2#
Al Megrahi is rocked!
Green is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Al Megrahi had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Al Megrahi misses with an uppercut
and Green counters with a massive hook, right on the button! He's out cold! Damn, that was naaaaaasty! Hopefully he'll be OK.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Soylent Green!
Soylent Green thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: DARE 23     
Date:   Jan 13, 2018
#R1#
A shot to the body from Black misses
and Al As counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Black throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Amr Al As seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A telegraphed right hand from Al As misses the target.
It looked like Black wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Black throws the left hand but Al As avoids the punch easily.
Al As misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Black.
Black was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Al As avoids the body shot from Black.
Black lands a nice shot to the body.
Al As dips to his left and cracks Black with an uppercut!
Al As jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Black looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Black cracks Al As with a right hand to the side of the head.
Al As misses with a hook.
Al As takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black clobbers Al As with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Black connects with a solid leg kick.
Al As cracks Black with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Al As cracks Black with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.#T1#
A cross from Al As lands.
Black looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Black dodges the punch combination from Al As.
Black is looking to counter punch.
A low kick from Black misses
and Al As counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Black on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Black walks into a left hand.
Black walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Al As checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Al As throws out a counter right but Black avoids it with no problem.
A jab from Al As does it's job there.
Black punishes Al As's body with a nice straight punch.
Black ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Al As is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Black had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Black lands a glancing blow to the side of Al As's head.
Black misses the jab.
Al As slips under a jab from Black.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Black, right into the meat. #T2#
Al As changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Al As lands with a right hand.
Al As has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Black takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Al As throws a lazy right hand but Black sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Black is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Al As.
A big left from Black misses.
Black throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Al As throws a combination that misses
and Black counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al As thinking.
A telegraphed right hand from Al As misses the target.
Black dodges the punch combination from Al As.
Al As connects with a body shot that sends Black's belly button to the back.
Black throws a body punch but Al As moves out of range.
Black looks for the body kick but Al As saw that one coming.
A cross from Black lands.#T3#
Al As throws a big shot that misses.
Al As steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Black. That one must have hurt.
Black takes a jab right on the kisser.
Al As with a nice cross.
Al As scores with a nice right hand.
Al As lands a head shot.
Al As cracks Black with an open hand slap.
Black throws a hook but Al As avoids it easily.
Al As fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A big right from Al As misses.
The crowd cheers as Al As lands an impressive looking overhand right. Black doesn't seem phased though.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al As misses with a straight left.
A swing and a miss from Black.
Black displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Al As throws out the jab.
Black tries to work over Al As's front leg with a kick but Al As checks it. #T4#
Al As moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Al As slips under a jab.
Black looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Black lands with a kick to the ribs.
Al As swinging wildly here.
Al As throws out a loose jab but Black uses good head movement to avoid it.
Black ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Black scores with a shot to the body.
Black scores with a spinning back kick!
Al As misses with a body shot.
Al As throws a jab when Black was well out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Black tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Al As paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Al As misses with a hook to the body
and Black counters with a nice leg kick.
Black throws the kick towards the body but Al As avoids it.
Black has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Black there as he acknowledges the shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that round.
That's time! Black's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Al As takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Al As throws a looping overhand right but Black ducks down to avoid it.
An attempted straight right counter from Black misses the target.
Al As throws a hook but Black avoids it easily.
Al As misses with a hook. Black ducked under it nicely.
Al As ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Al As waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Black.
Black looks for the body kick but Al As saw that one coming.
Black misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Al As.
A punch combination from Al As misses.
Black tried to score with a low kick but Al As checks it.
Al As might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Al As moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A swing and a miss from Black.
Al As lands a nice shot to the body.
Black misses with a hook.
As Black backs off Al As throws a huge counter combo but Black manages to avoid it all.
Al As throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Black moves into range and connects with a jab. #T1#
Al As takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Black misses with a low kick.
Al As looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Al As stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Black moves in looking to clinch but Al As pushes him off.
Amr Al As seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Black throws a body punch but Al As moves out of range.
Black gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Al As lands a really nice looking cross but Black seems unphased.
Al As on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Black misses with the body kick
and Al As counters with a nice body shot.
Al As throws a hook but Black avoids it easily.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Black might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Nice shot lands for Al As.
Black misses with a low kick.
Black lands with a nice body punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black on the wrong end of a nice jab.#T2#
Al As throws a hook to the side of Black's head but Black sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Al As connects with a nice looking jab.
Black misses the body punch
and Al As counters with a stiff right hand.
Black throws a head kick that half lands.
Al As slips under a jab.
A big right from Black misses.
Al As lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.#ROC2#
Black is rocked!
Al As thuds a left hand into Black's body.
Oh Black is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Black looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Al As misses with a left hand
and Black connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Black seems to have got his legs back now.
Al As throws a jab but it's blocked by Black.
Al As has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Black.
A left lands for Al As.
Al As on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Black. Black obviously looking to wear him down.
A slow jab from Al As misses its intended target. #T3#
Black dips to his left and cracks Al As with an uppercut!
Black takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Al As fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Black manages to avoid it.
Black on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Al As lands with a nice body punch.
Al As misses with a hook. Black ducked under it nicely. #KD2#
Al As cracks Black with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Al As has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Black to stand back up!
This has been an exciting period of action!#KD2#
Al As drops Black with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Black looks back up at him and smiles so Al As waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed. #CL#
Al As gets tackled into the cage by Black. Black maintains the clinch.
Black throws a head punch that misses. #KD2#
Al As drops Black onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Black is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al As.
A head punch on the inside from Black fails to land.
Black is looking to control Al As's arms but Al As gets an underhook and turns him. Now Black has his back to the cage.
Al As throws a head punch that misses.
Black blocking some punches. #T4#
Al As misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al As.
Al As fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Al As blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Black blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Al As swings wildly with an uppercut but Black uses good head movement to avoid it.
Al As pushes Black back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al As.
Black trying to stall but Al As improves his position.
Al As throws a punch but it's blocked by Black.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
Al As lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Al As presses Black against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Al As misses with a hook from the clinch.
Al As misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al As.
Black blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Good exchange - Al As coming out on top.
Al As stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Al As.
Al As misses with a left hand
and Black counters with a slapping leg kick.
Al As slips under a jab from Black.
Some wild striking there from Al As.
Al As keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Al As moves out of range of the body kick.
Al As takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black walks into a jab.
Al As lands a jab to the head.
Nice cross by Al As.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Al As, as that shot connected.
Al As lands with an overhand left.#T1#
Al As closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Black! Al As dives in looking to finish! Black is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:06 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Amr Al As!
Amr Al As seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: DARE 19     
Date:   Dec 17, 2017
#R1#
Al As throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luciano throws a counter high kick but Al As was just alert enough to avoid it.
Al As misses with an uppercut. Luciano saw that one coming.
Luciano lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Luciano slips a jab from Al As.
Al As looks to land a left hand but Luciano moved out of range nicely.
Al As 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.
Al As swinging wildly here.
Luciano throws the left hand but Al As avoids the punch easily.
Luciano walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
We've been told by Luciano's head coaches at White Eagle that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Al As misses with a left hand
and Luciano counters with a nice leg kick.
Luciano throws a hook but Al As blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luciano getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Al As lands a nice shot that snaps Luciano's head back.
Al As swings widly with a right hand
and Luciano counters with a nice kick to the body.
Al As catches Luciano with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al As throws a shot from downtown. Luciano moves away and avoids it.#T1#
A combination from Al As does no damage.
Nice cross by Al As.
Luciano throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Al As.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Al As! But no joy.
Amr Al As seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Luciano misses with a head kick.
Al As lunges at Luciano with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Luciano's hand.
Luciano lands with an overhand left.
Luciano jabs at Al As's body.
Al As looks to score with a jab to the body but Luciano is just out of range.
It appears Luciano was looking to counter with a kick there.
Luciano avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Al As might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Al As smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Al As feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Lucianos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luciano tests Al As's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Al As tries to bum rush Luciano with a series of wild strikes but Luciano uses good footwork to avoid the assault.#T2#
Luciano throws a looping overhand right but Al As ducks down to avoid it.
Al As swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Al As throws a right and a left that Luciano avoids nicely.
Luciano throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Luciano slips under a jab.
Luciano lands with a nice body punch.
Luciano misses with a left hand
and Al As counters with a stiff right hand.
Al As will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Luciano lands a front kick.
Al As moves out of range of the strikes.
Despite the aggression on Al As's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.#KD#
Luciano lands a big head kick that sends Al As tumbling to the mat! Luciano takes a step backwards and waves Al As back to his feet - he wants the finish!#ROC#
Al As is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like Amr Al As has been cut.
Al As looks to throw the jab but Luciano is out of range.
Al As is still on wobbly legs! Can Luciano finish him?#T3#
Al As misses with a double jab.
A little feinted left hand from Luciano on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A swing and a miss from Al As.
Luciano ducks down into range and throws a picture perfect right hook that connects with Al As's jaw. Al As's eyes stare off into space as he falls to the mat, out cold! Luciano does the decent thing and steps back, rather than landing any shots to his unconscious opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Jose Carlos Luciano!

 

Event: Bushido 56: Wright vs. Al As     
Date:   Jun 09, 2017
#R1#
Al As misses with a right hand
and Wright counters with a nice body kick.
Wright lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Wright displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Al As throws out the jab.
Al As keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wright.
Nice cross by Wright.
A lazy body kick from Wright
and Al As makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Al As goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Al As delivers a nice body kick.
Al As throws the kick towards the body but Wright avoids it.
Al As pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Al As looks to throw a body kick
and Wright counters with a straight right hand.
Al As throws a body shot but no joy.
Wright throws a hook but Al As avoids it easily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Al As uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wright.
Al As scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#T1#
Wright throws out a loose jab but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
That kick from Al As tenderised Wright's leg. Wright is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wright throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Al As sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Amr Al As seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A bone on bone clash there as Al As blocks the leg kick.
Al As connects with a solid leg kick.
Al As tries to clinch but Wright moves out of range. #CL2#
Al As fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Wright, pushing him back against the ropes.
Al As stalling in the clinch but Wright improves position.
Al As misses with the head strike.
Still in the clinch, Wright scores with a nice short uppercut.#BC#
Wright manages to break the clinch.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Al As.
Al As misses the jab.
Wright throws a push kick but Al As slaps the foot to one side. #CL2#
Al As has taken the fight to the clinch.
Al As misses with the head strike. #T2#
Wright blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short left from Wright.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A shot in the inside from Wright. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Wright jabs Al As right on the nose. Al As blinks but takes it well.
Al As staying out of range there.
Al As is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Al As moves away from the strike by Wright.
Wright throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Al As stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Wright darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Wright thows a left - swing and a miss!
Al As throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wright sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Al As misses with a double jab.
Wright slips a jab from Al As.
Al As misses with a body shot. #T3#
Al As throws a body kick that misses
and Wright counters with a leg kick.
Wright connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Al As cracks the inside of Wright's front leg.
Al As throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al As tries to clinch up but Wright circles away and keeps his distance.
Wright swats away the attempt to clinch by Al As.
Al As pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wright throws a chopping leg kick but Al As manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Al As avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Al As fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Nice cross by Wright.
Al As paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Al As is looking to take this fight into the clinch.#T4#
Wright lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Al As.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wright listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.#ROC#
Al As is rocked!
Wright moves out of range of the leg kick from Al As.
Nice uppercut lands for Al As. That snapped Wright's head back.
Al As closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Al As is still on wobbly legs! Can Wright finish him?
Wright circles away from the clinch attempt.
Al As lands a front kick.
Al As seems to have recovered his senses.
Wright slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Al As doesn't manage to clinch there - Wright circles away.
Wright uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Al As.
Wright's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Al As connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Wright scrambles back to his feet.
Al As moves away from the strike by Wright.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Ira Wright will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Wright walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Al As checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Al As counters with a body kick.
Wright takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing. #CUT2#
It looks like Ira Wright has been cut.
Al As lands with a shot to the body.
Wright throws a leg kick but Al As sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Al As throws a leg kick but Wright checks it.
Al As takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Al As throws a sloppy head kick and Wright moves out of range easily.
Donk. Wright catches Al As right on the button with a cross.
Wright lands a nice shot to the body.
Wright circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Al As to the canvas! Al As doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Wright keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ira Wright!
Ira Wright retains his welterweight title!
A relieved looking Ira Wright thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Bushido 53: Aziz vs. Van Gaal     
Date:   May 20, 2017
#R1#
A big right from Hanzo misses.
Al As connects with a right hand. Hanzo shakes it off.
Al As lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hanzo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A chopping leg kick lands by Al As.
Al As 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.
A combination from Hanzo does no damage.
Hanzo lands a jab to the nose.
Hanzo connects with the punch.
Al As misses with an uppercut.
Hanzo misses with a looping right.
Al As lands with a kick to the ribs.
Hanzo thumps Al As with a low kick.
Al As lands a head kick!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Al As drops his hands momentarily and Hanzo takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Hanzo avoids the head kick by Al As. #T1#
Hanzo tries to clinch up.
Al As was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A left and a right from Hanzo both land. Nice combination.
Hanzo swings for the body but Al As moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Hanzo.
Hanzo lands a jab to Al As's midsection.
Hanzo takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Hanzo misses with a straight left.
Hanzo scoring well with a low kick there.
Both fighters circling a little - Hanzo finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Hanzo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Al As moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Al As was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Jab by Al As.
Hanzo misses with a low kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As is looking to chop away at Hanzo's legs.
Al As tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Al As is looking to land body kicks.#T2#
Hanzo moves away from the strike by Al As.
Al As moves out of range of the strikes.
A little feinted left hand from Al As on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hanzo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Al As moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Al As tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Hanzo manages to circle out of the way.
Al As throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hanzo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Al As checks a leg kick.
Al As swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hanzo! But no joy.
Al As avoids the body shot from Hanzo.
Al As scores with a jab. Hanzo acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Al As slips a straight right by Hanzo.
Al As tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Hanzo manages to circle out of the way.
Momochi Hanzo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL#
Al As moves into range and clinches up with Hanzo.
Hanzo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Hanzo throws a head punch that misses.
Hanzo lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Al As stalling the fight.
Hanzo misses with a short punch on the inside. #T3#
Hanzo lands on the inside with an uppercut. #BC#
Al As breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Al As misses the shot to the body.
Hanzo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Al As wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Hanzo misses with a body shot.
Al As feints and then cracks Hanzo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hanzo down.
Hanzo throws a right hand that Al As ducks under and follows up with a left that Al As also avoids with ease.
Al As moves forwards but Hanzo connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Hanzo moves out of range of the leg kick from Al As.
Hanzo tries to score with a low kick but Al As moves his leg out of the way.
Al As connects with a good right hand that stumbles Hanzo. Hanzo circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Hanzo misses with a hook
and Al As cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al As is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Hanzo throws a head kick that misses.
Hanzo looks to land a right hand but Al As moved out of range.#T4##CL2#
Hanzo forces Al As back against the ropes and clinches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Al As lands with a short shot to the head.
Al As lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Hanzo lands an uppercut.
Al As scores with a shoulder strike.
Al As blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Al As.
Al As blocking some punches. #BC#
Al As breaks the clinch. #CL#
Al As rushes Hanzo and presses him up against the ropes.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Hanzo can't find room to land a body shot as Al As controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A short uppercut from Al As.
Hanzo swings wildly with an uppercut but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hanzo has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Al As seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hanzo can turn it around.
Al As has a couple of punches blocked by Hanzo.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Amr Al As will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Al As throws a leg kick that misses.
Hanzo lands a nice looking body shot.
Al As ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Al As staying out of range there.
A head kick misses from Hanzo.
Al As was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Al As throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al As throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Al As slips a jab from Hanzo.
Al As throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Hanzo counters with a three punch combo that has Al As backing up. Al As nods at Hanzo to acknowledge the strikes.
Hanzo walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Al As checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hanzo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Al As moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Hanzo is looking to chop away at Al As's legs.
Hanzo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Al As.
Nice straight punches there by Al As. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Al As.
Hanzo moves out of range as Al As strikes.#T1#
Hanzo looks to land a combination but Al As avoids it well.
Hanzo scores with a jab. Al As acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Al As misses the shot to the body.
Hanzo connects with a leg kick. Al As looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Al As showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hanzo.
Al As feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Momochi Hanzo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hanzo tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Al As counters with an outside leg kick.
Al As throws a hook to the side of Hanzo's head but Hanzo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#CL2#
Hanzo instigates a clinch.
Al As lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hanzo backwards.
Al As doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Al As blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Hanzo has a couple of punches blocked by Al As. #T2#
Hanzo tries a body shot but Al As blocks it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Al As.
Hanzo taking a breather. #BC#
Al As breaks the clinch.
Al As lands a high kick!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hanzo misses with a wild combination.
Al As misses with a hook.
Al As takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hanzo throws a front kick aimed at Al As's knee but Al As avoids it well. #CL#
Al As drives through and clinches with Hanzo against the ropes.
Hanzo swings wildly with an uppercut but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it. #BC2#
Hanzo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Al As fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hanzo has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.#T3#
Al As misses with a body shot
and Hanzo counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Hanzo throws a body punch but Al As moves out of range.
Hanzo throws a shot from downtown. Al As moves away and avoids it.
Hanzo throws a big shot that misses.
Hanzo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Al As was well out of range. Poor timing from Hanzo.
Hanzo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Al As doesn't seem bothered though. #CL#
Al As closes the distance and pushes Hanzo back into the ropes.
Hanzo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Hanzo tries to work over Al As's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hanzo lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Al As scores with a nice hook to the head.#BC#
Al As breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Al As takes a kick to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al As misses with a wild body shot.
Hanzo digs a good body shot into Al As's ribs.#T4#
Hanzo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Hanzo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Al As.
Hanzo feints and then cracks Al As's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Al As down. #CL#
Al As closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
Al As lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hanzo backwards.
Al As blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Hanzo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Al As swings wildly with an uppercut but Hanzo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hanzo stalls.
A short uppercut from Al As.
Hanzo misses with a punch to the body.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.#BC2#
Hanzo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #CL#
Al As has Hanzo up against the ropes in a clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Momochi Hanzo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Al As misses the jab.
Al As displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hanzo throws out the jab.
Hanzo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Al As is looking to clinch but Hanzo is avoiding it.
Hanzo thows a left - swing and a miss! #CL2#
Hanzo has managed to clinch.
Al As lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Al As pushes Hanzo back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Al As misses with a short punch on the inside. #BC2#
Hanzo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The fighters circling - Hanzo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A cross from Hanzo lands.
A solid leg kick lands there for Al As.
Al As throws a hook but Hanzo blocks it.
A leg kick checked by Hanzo.#T1#
Al As throws a leg kick but Hanzo moved away.
Hanzo tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Al As is able to avoid easily.
Hanzo misses with a wild body shot.
Al As uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hanzo.
Hanzo throws a hook but Al As blocks it.
Hanzo connects with a good right hand that stumbles Al As. Al As circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Hanzo takes a swing at Al As's ribcage but misses.
Al As avoids the head kick by Hanzo.
Al As is looking to counter punch.
Hanzo connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Hanzo takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Hanzo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
As Hanzo tries to get set, Al As tries to push him back and clinch up but Hanzo manages to avoid the attempt.
Al As lands a really nice looking cross but Hanzo seems unphased.
Al As lands a high kick! #ROC#
Hanzo is rocked!
Al As throws a jab when Hanzo was well out of range.
Hanzo is still on wobbly legs! Can Al As finish him?
Al As ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hanzo moves away.#T2#
A big right from Hanzo misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al As misses the shot to the body.
Hanzo raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Hanzo seems to have recovered his senses.
Hanzo staying out of range there.
Hanzo throws a series of punches but Al As avoids them all with ease.
Hanzo circles away from the clinch attempt.
Hanzo fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Al As cracks Hanzo with an open hand slap.
Al As missing with a left hand there. Hanzo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Hanzo with a nice cross.
Al As is looking to clinch.
Al As throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Al As looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Hanzo rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Al As counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Hanzo throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #T3#
Hanzo lands with a slapping head kick.
BOOM! Al As lands a beautiful left hook that drops Hanzo. Hanzo tries to recover but Al As is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Hanzo lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:13 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Amr Al As!
A victorious Amr Al As thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Bushido 49: Superstardom     
Date:   Apr 22, 2017
#R1#
Al As lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Malverde throws a push kick but Al As slaps the foot to one side.
Al As sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Malverde lands a jab to the nose.
Al As keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Malverde closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Malverde throws a head kick that misses
and Al As counters with a nice uppercut.
Al As takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Malverde defending well as Al As loads up on a big left hand.
Malverde fires out a quick counter leg kick but Al As just manages to avoid it.
Malverde has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Thomas Top Team in the buildup to the fight.
Malverde tests Al As's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Al As keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Malverde dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Al As. That did some damage!
Malverde delivers a nice body kick.
Malverde ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Al As moves out of range of the body kick.
Malverde tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Al As was well out of range. Poor timing from Malverde.
Al As now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Good leg kick by Malverde there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud. #T1#
Al As cracks Malverde with a right hand to the side of the head.
Malverde catches Al As with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Malverde scores with a hook.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Malverde.
Jesus Malverde seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al As throws a shot from downtown. Malverde moves away and avoids it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Al As.
Al As chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Malverde throws a nice looking combination but Al As bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Al As looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Al As.
An inside leg kick from Malverde misses.
Malverde is looking to land body kicks.
Al As swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Malverde pivots, looking for a leg kick but Al As is out of range and Malverde settles back down.
Malverde backing away here, and Al As unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Malverde throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Al As throws out a counter right but Malverde avoids it with no problem.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Malverde throws out a leg kick but Al As moves out of range and Malverde only half commits.
Malverde backing away here, and Al As unleashes a leg kick that just misses.#T2#
Malverde lands with a kick to the ribs.
Al As dodges the punch combination from Malverde.
Al As connects with a good right hand that stumbles Malverde. Malverde circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Malverde paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Malverde looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A big left from Malverde misses.
Al As only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Malverde is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Al As loads up on a big right hand but Malverde slips the punch.
Al As throws a head kick that misses
and Malverde counters with an outside leg kick.
Malverde stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Malverde misses with a body kick.
Malverde misses with a kick to the body
and Al As counters with a stiff right hand.
Al As 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.#T3#
Al As stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Malverde.
Malverde throws a body kick that misses.
Al As blocks a leg kick.
Malverde misses with a kick to the body
and Al As counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Malverde slips under a jab.
Al As ducks right into an uppercut from Malverde.
A slapping body kick lands there for Malverde.
A jab from Malverde does it's job there.
Al As pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A nice inside leg kick there by Malverde. That's going to slow Al As down.
Nice defenses there by Malverde.
Malverde lands with a thumping leg kick.
Malverde is looking to score with low kicks.
Malverde walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Al As checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side. #T4#
Al As blocks the body kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Al As misses the target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A chopping leg kick lands by Al As.
Al As checks a low kick from Malverde.
Malverde misses with a low kick.
Malverde chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Malverde works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Malverde throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Malverde stalks Al As and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Al As's face. Al As staggers backwards, shaken.
Al As slips under a jab from Malverde.
Malverde scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Al As is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Malverde throws a low kick but Al As moves out of range easily.
Al As listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Malverde looks for the body kick but Al As saw that one coming.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesus Malverde dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Al As moves out of range as Malverde strikes.
Al As tries a low kick but Malverde avoids it.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Al As might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Malverde has got the better of the exchanges.
Malverde tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Jesus Malverde is winning the standup battle so far.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Malverde - that will leave a mark!
Malverde throws a leg kick but Al As moved away.
Malverde moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Malverde looks to land a right hand but Al As moved out of range.
Al As connects with a leg kick. Malverde looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Malverde throws out a powerful jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Al As misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malverde cracks the inside of Al As's front leg.
Al As checks a leg kick nicely.
Al As swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Malverde looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A clash of legs there as Al As blocks the low kick.
Malverde fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Al As.#T1#
Al As throws a big shot that misses.
Malverde swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Nice body kick there by Al As.
Al As checks the leg kick.
Al As tries a quick counter leg kick but Malverde is wise to it.
Al As takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Malverde misses with a series of wild punches.
Malverde tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Al As is able to avoid easily.
Malverde jabs Al As right on the nose. Al As blinks but takes it well.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Malverde.
Malverde misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Al As.
Al As's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Al As misses with a low kick.
Good work by Malverde as he checks the leg kick.
Malverde pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A punch lands to the side of Malverde 's head but he takes it in his stride.#T2#
A head kick misses from Al As.
Malverde tries to clinch there but Al As circles away.
A head kick misses from Malverde.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Malverde tries to clinch but Al As moves out of range.
Al As connects with a jab.
Al As moves out of range of the body kick from Malverde.
Al As is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Malverde with a body shot.
Malverde is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Al As can do to turn this around?
Malverde throws a lazy uppercut
and Al As connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Malverde swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Malverde delivers a nice body kick.
Malverde throws a predictable looking body shot
and Al As counters with a leg kick.
Malverde connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Al As connects with the punch.
Malverde misses with a leg kick
and Al As counters with a body kick that stops Malverde in his tracks momentarily.
Al As thumps Malverde with a low kick.#T3#
Al As misses with a looping left.
Malverde dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Al As. That did some damage!
Al As on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Al As lands a nice shot that snaps Malverde's head back.
Malverde defending well as Al As loads up on a big left hand.
Malverde lands with a thumping leg kick.
Malverde looks for the body kick but Al As saw that one coming.
Al As throws a looping overhand right but Malverde ducks down to avoid it.
Al As looks to land a body kick but Malverde moved away.
Al As throws a lazy right hand but Malverde sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice shot lands for Al As.
Al As takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Malverde throws a poor cross that misses
and Al As counters with a nice leg kick.
Malverde misses with a hook. Al As ducked under it nicely. #T4#
Al As misses with a hook. Malverde ducked under it nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Malverde will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Al As takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Malverde tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Malverde thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Al As if he has to take too many more of those.
Al As has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Malverde.
Al As dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Al As throws out a loose jab but Malverde uses good head movement to avoid it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Malverde.
Al As sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Malverde fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Al As has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Malverde moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Malverde gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Al As thows a left - swing and a miss!
Malverde throwing a counter right hand but Al As manages to avoid it.
Al As moves out of range of the body kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jesus Malverde 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. This is the final round!
#R3#
Malverde looks to land a left hand but Al As moved out of range nicely.
Malverde throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al As stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Malverde.
Al As throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Malverde lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Al As.
Malverde misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Malverde throws a nice outside leg kick.
Al As chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Malverde can pounce on him.
Malverde keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Malverde lands a really nice looking cross but Al As seems unphased.
Nice jab there from Al As.
Malverde wants to land a leg kick but Al As is out of range.
Malverde looks to land a body kick but Al As moved away.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Malverde jabs Al As right on the nose. Al As blinks but takes it well.#T1#
Al As ducks under a wild hook from Malverde.
Al As has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Malverde throws the kick towards the body but Al As avoids it.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Al As has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Malverde.
Malverde avoids the body shot from Al As.
Al As misses with a looping right.
Al As throws a hook to the side of Malverde's head but Malverde sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Al As lands a glancing blow to the side of Malverde's head.
Al As does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Malverde misses with a body kick.
Malverde fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Al As has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Malverde finds it's way round the side to connect with Al As's head.
Al As misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Malverde.
A leg kick checked by Malverde.
Amr Al As has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Al As throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Malverde scores with a hook to the body. Al As takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Malverde throws a half hearted mid kick.
A low kick from Malverde misses
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Al As blocks a head kick by Malverde.
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!
Malverde throws a low kick but Al As moves out of range easily.
Al As gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Malverde scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Malverde with a hook.
Malverde throws a lazy uppercut
and Al As counters with a lovely straight right hand!#ROC2#
Malverde is rocked!
Malverde scores with a spinning back kick!
Al As thows a left - swing and a miss!
Al As bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Al As walks forward, straight into a front kick from Malverde.#T3#
Malverde avoids the head kick by Al As.
Nice body kick there by Al As.
Malverde looks to land a body kick but Al As moved away.
Malverde wants to slow Al As down by chopping away at his legs.
Al As 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.
Malverde blocks a jab.
Al As ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Malverde moves away.
Malverde misses with an uppercut.
A nice side step and Al As releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Malverde misses with the combination.
Al As throws a looping overhand right but Malverde ducks down to avoid it.
Malverde scores with a decent looking hook.
Malverde throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T4#
Malverde bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Malverde throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Al As cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Malverde takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Malverde throws a leg kick that is checked
and Malverde takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Oh Malverde is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al As checks a low kick from Malverde.
Are you kidding me?! Al As ducked down and unloaded an uppercut from hell that sent Malverde clean off his feet! Someone make me a GIF - that's knockout of the night for sure!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:29 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Amr Al As!
After winning the bout, Amr Al As thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Bushido 46: Al As vs. Darko     
Date:   Mar 25, 2017
#R1#
Al As throws a head kick that misses
and Darko counters with a stiff right hand.
Al As throws a hook but Darko blocks it.
Al As chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Darko misses with an uppercut. Al As saw that one coming.
Darko throws a hook but Al As blocks it.#CL#
Al As has managed to clinch.
Darko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Al As's elbow.
Al As lands a hook that snaps the head of Darko backwards.
Darko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Darko is trying to drag Al As to the mat but Al As just about manages to keep his footing. He used the ropes to his advantage there.#BC#
Al As breaks the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Al As wants it to stay on the feet.
Nice shot by Darko.
Al As has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Wilder MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Al As thumps Darko with a low kick.#T1#
A thudding body kick lands there by Al As!
Al As blocks a jab.
Darko avoids the head kick by Al As.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Al As.
Al As lands a nice hook to Darko's body. Darko takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Al As blocks a jab.
Al As connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Darko momentarily.
Al As moves out of range of the strikes.
Amr Al As seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Darko misses with an uppercut
and Darko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Al As looks to land a body kick but Darko moved away.
Darko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Al As.
Darko has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Al As takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing. #T2#
Darko walks into a stiff left hand from Al As.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice body punch from Al As.
Al As ducks under a wild hook from Darko.
Al As appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Darko checks a leg kick nicely.
Al As throws a half hearted mid kick.
Al As lands a leg kick that knocks Darko off balance momentarily.
Darko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Al As connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Darko loads up on a big right hand but Al As slips the punch.
Al As throwing a counter right hand but Darko manages to avoid it.
Darko might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Al As tries to clinch up but Darko circles away and keeps his distance.
Darko throws a sloppy body shot
and Al As counters with an outside leg kick.
Al As fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Al As takes a jab right on the kisser. #T3#
Al As throws a sloppy head kick and Darko moves out of range easily.
Al As takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A telegraphed right hand from Darko misses the target.
Darko changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Al As tries to avoid it but Darko manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Al As to the ground. Al As escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Amr Al As has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Erick Darko.
Nice defenses there by Al As.
Al As lands a right hook to the body.
Al As clobbers Darko with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Darko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Darko.
Al As dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Darko. That did some damage!
Darko connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.#ROC2#
Al As is rocked!
Darko cracks Al As with a big right hand that sees him stumbling back against the ropes! Al As falls to his knees and Darko doesn't need a second invitatation - he rushes in and fires off several unanswered shots that force the referee to stop the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Erick Darko!
Erick Darko is the new welterweight champion!
After the fight, Erick Darko was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: Bushido 43: Toskala vs. Al As     
Date:   Mar 04, 2017
#R1##CL#
Toskala darts in and clinches Al As up against the ropes.
Toskala can't break the clinch.
Al As lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Toskala stalling in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Toskala.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Toskala.
Al As blocks an elbow strike from Toskala.
Al As is working Toskala over against the ropes.
Al As lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Toskala lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Toskala fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Toskala lands a jab to the nose.
Toskala throws an overhand right that lands on Al As's shoulder, as Al As tries to avoid the shot.
Al As throws a head kick that half lands.
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!
Al As lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Toskala throws a jab when Al As was well out of range.
Toskala throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Al As looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Al As takes a body punch but keeps moving. #T1#
Al As fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Toskala lands a jab to the nose.
Toskala scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Al As takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Al As throws a head kick but Toskala moves out of range.
Toskala wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Toskala misses with a hook. Al As ducked under it nicely.
Al As looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Toskala misses with an uppercut
and Toskala takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Al As dodges the punch combination from Toskala.
Toskala pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Al As throws a leg kick
and Toskala counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Toskala misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Al As.
Jab, jab by Toskala - just one landing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The fighters circling - Toskala throws out the jab but it was never going to land. #T2#
A slapping leg kick lands for Al As. #CL2#
Al As moves into the clinch.#BC#
Toskala breaks from the clinch.
Toskala misses with an uppercut. Al As saw that one coming.
Al As takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Toskala connects with a body shot that sends Al As's belly button to the back.
Jukka Toskala seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al As avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Toskala fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Toskala throws a body punch but Al As moves out of range.
Al As only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A slow jab from Toskala misses its intended target.
Al As keeps Toskala at a distance using the push kick.
Al As buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Toskala misses the shot to the body.
Al As feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Toskala's calf.#T3#
Toskala swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Toskala misses with a hook.
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Toskala.
Toskala moves out of range of the body kick from Al As.
Toskala throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Al As counters with a nice low kick that buckles Toskala's knee momentarily.
Toskala is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Toskala keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Al As thows a body kick. Toskala tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Toskala stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Al As.
Toskala swings widly with a right hand
letting Al As counter with a right hand.
Toskala throws a looping overhand right but Al As ducks down to avoid it.
Toskala blocks a jab.
Toskala throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Al As counters with a nice body kick. #T4#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al As scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Toskala punishes Al As's body with a nice straight punch.#CL2#
Al As closes the distance and clinches.
Al As can't find room to land a body shot as Toskala controls the action.
Al As lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Toskala misses with a punch on the inside.
Al As trying to control the position but instead, Toskala has worked for underhooks and has pushed Al As into the ropes.
Toskala swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Al As scores with a shoulder strike.
Al As has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Toskala seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Al As can turn it around.
Toskala misses with a shot to the kidneys. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Toskala slips under a jab.
Toskala throws a big shot that misses.
Al As throws out a counter right but Toskala avoids it with no problem.
A jab from Al As misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jukka Toskala will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Al As takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Al As thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Toskala if he has to take too many more of those.
Al As slips under a jab.
A big left from Al As misses.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Al As.
Al As gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Toskala misses with a looping right.
Nice cross by Al As.
Al As scores with a nice head shot.
Al As throws an overhand right that lands on Toskala's shoulder, as Toskala tries to avoid the shot.
Toskala uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Al As.
Jukka Toskala is winning the standup battle so far.#CL#
Toskala moves into range and clinches up with Al As.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As misses with a punch on the inside.
Toskala lands an uppercut.#T1#
Al As swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Toskala fails to land.
Al As blocking some punches.
Toskala lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Nice body punch from Toskala - that landed with a thud.
Al As blocking some punches.
Al As misses with a short punch on the inside.
Toskala tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Al As's elbow.
Al As tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Al As makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Al As blocks a body shot from Toskala.
Toskala misses with a short punch on the inside.
Al As stalling in the clinch but Toskala improves position.
Al As lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Al As blocks a body shot from Toskala.
Toskala is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Toskala throws a punch but it's blocked by Al As. #T2#
Toskala misses with a punch on the inside.
Toskala tries to throw a body punch but Al As avoids it by throwing Toskala back against the ropes.
Toskala doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch.
Toskala throws an off balance right hand
enabling Al As to counter with a crisp jab.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Al As.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al As uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Toskala.
Al As tries to land a front kick but Toskala steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Toskala throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Al As slips a jab from Toskala.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Al As moves out of range as Toskala strikes.
Toskala misses with a straight right.
Al As throws a head kick that misses.
Toskala tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Al As manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.#T3#
Al As slips under a jab from Toskala.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Al As.
Al As throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Toskala throws the left hand but Al As avoids the punch easily.
Al As thinks about the counter body kick.
Toskala throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Al As darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Al As - that will leave a mark!
Al As displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Toskala throws out the jab.
Al As follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Al As thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Toskala if he has to take too many more of those.
Toskala will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Toskala rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Al As counters with a head kick. That will keep Toskala thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks! #ROC2#
Toskala is rocked!
Toskala is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Toskala tries to close the distance and clinch but Al As swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away. #T4#
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Toskala.
A nice side step and Al As releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Toskala throws a looping overhand right but Al As ducks down to avoid it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Al As, right into the meat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Toskala throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Toskala's corner calls for a 1-2. Toskala obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Toskala scores with a jab.#CL2#
Al As takes the fight into the clinch.
Toskala misses with a shot to the kidneys. #BC2#
Al As escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Al As lands a glancing blow to the side of Toskala's head.
Toskala takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Toskala stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Toskala misses with an uppercut. Al As saw that one coming.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Amr Al As will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R3#
Al As connects with a high kick.
Toskala ducks under a wild hook from Al As.
A counter left hand to the body from Toskala misses its target.
Toskala lands a body shot.
Toskala is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Toskala drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Toskala misses with a body shot.
Toskala backing away here, and Al As unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Nice defenses there by Al As.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Toskala takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Al As avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Toskala misses with a looping left.
A telegraphed right hand from Toskala misses the target.
Al As was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Al As lands with a slapping head kick.
Oh Toskala is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!#T1#
Al As looks to land a body kick but Toskala moved away.
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Toskala moves out of range as Al As strikes.
Al As throws a sloppy head kick and Toskala moves out of range easily.
Toskala is looking to counter punch.
Toskala seems to have got his legs back now.
Al As lands a high kick!
Al As slips a jab from Toskala.
Toskala lands a body shot.
Toskala throws a left and a right that both miss
and Al As counters with a leg kick.
Al As throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Toskala misses with an uppercut. Al As saw that one coming.
Toskala pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A big left from Al As misses.
Toskala will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Toskala throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Al As counters with a low kick, right behind Toskala 's knee. #T2#
Al As throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Toskala sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Al As buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Al As connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Toskala lands a nice hook to Al As's body. Al As takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A jab from Al As misses.
A jab from Toskala misses.
Al As moves away from the strike by Toskala.
Al As throws a jab but it's blocked by Toskala.
Toskala takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Toskala tries to clinch up but Al As circles away and keeps his distance.
Toskala cracks Al As with a right hand to the side of the head.
Nice defenses there by Al As.
Al As lets loose with a powerful body kick. Toskala will feel that in the morning.#T3#
Toskala throws a hook but Al As avoids it easily.
Toskala throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Al As counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Al As throws a head kick that Toskala semi-blocks.
Toskala misses with a looping right.
Toskala moves out of range of the strikes.
Decent striking displayed by Toskala there.
Toskala lands a really nice looking cross but Al As seems unphased.
Toskala steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al As.
Toskala bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Al As walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Toskala checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Al As lands a nice shot to the body.
Toskala looks to throw the jab but Al As is out of range. #T4#
Al As moves out of range of the strikes.
Toskala pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al As clobbers Toskala with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Toskala scores with a jab. Al As acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Toskala moves out of range as Al As strikes.
Al As rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Toskala moves out of range and avoids them all easily.#CL2#
Al As moves into the clinch.
Toskala lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al As. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch.
Toskala tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Al As counters with a lovely straight right hand!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As really dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R4#
Al As throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Toskala uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Al As has time to react.
Toskala moves out of range of the strikes.
Al As pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Al As takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Al As tries a low kick but Toskala avoids it.
Toskala looks to land a right hand but Al As moved out of range.
Toskala doesn't manage to clinch there - Al As circles away.
Toskala backing away here, and Al As unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Toskala dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Toskala lands an overhand right.
Toskala cracks a nice hook into Al As's ribs.
Al As slips under a jab from Toskala.
Al As looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Toskala throws out a loose jab but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it. #T1#
Toskala steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al As.
Toskala appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Toskala uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Al As.
Al As scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Al As misses with a straight right.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Al As.
Al As connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Toskala momentarily.
Toskala's jab looks to have found its range, popping Al As under the eye.
Al As throws a looping overhand right but Toskala ducks down to avoid it.
Toskala uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Al As.
A telegraphed right hand from Toskala misses the target.
A nice side step and Al As releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Al As lands with a cross.
Toskala throws a body shot but no joy.
Toskala thows a left - swing and a miss! #T2#
Al As throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Toskala waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Al As.
Al As throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Toskala swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Toskala chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Al As can pounce on him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Al As is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Toskala rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Al As counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Al As on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot. #CL2#
Al As moves into the clinch.
Toskala prevents a body shot from Al As.
Al As trying to stall but Toskala improves his position.
Toskala lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Al As backwards.
A short left from Toskala. #T3#
Good body shot from Toskala.
Toskala works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Toskala can't find room to land a body shot as Al As controls the action.
Al As lands a body punch.
Toskala misses with the head strike.
Toskala stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Jukka Toskala has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Toskala misses with some punches.
Toskala digs a right hand underneath Al As's ribcage. Al As let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Al As is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Toskala blocking some punches.
Al As blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC#
Toskala manages to break the clinch.
Toskala digs a good body shot into Al As's ribs.
A big left from Toskala misses.
Al As thows a left - swing and a miss! #T4#
Al As walks into a stiff left hand from Toskala.
Toskala lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Al As circles away quickly and effectively.
Toskala takes a swing at Al As's ribcage but misses.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Toskala.
Al As lands a front kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Al As.
Al As has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Toskala throws a poor cross that misses
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Toskala throws a hook but Al As blocks it.
Toskala looks to throw the jab but Al As is out of range.
Toskala stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Toskala misses with a wild body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Jukka Toskala had his way with Amr Al As in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.
#R5#
Toskala throws a combination that misses
letting Al As counter with a right hand.
Toskala throws an off balance right hand
and Al As cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A solid body kick from Al As.
A slow jab from Al As misses its intended target.
Toskala misses with a straight right.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Toskala.
Toskala rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Al As counters with a slapping leg kick.
Toskala misses with an uppercut
and Al As counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A solid leg kick lands there for Al As.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Toskala rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Al As counters with a low kick, right behind Toskala 's knee.
Al As fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Toskala on the side of the head.
A shot to the body from Toskala misses
and Al As counters with a head kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Toskala looks to land a left hand but Al As moved out of range nicely.#T1#
Toskala misses with an uppercut. Al As saw that one coming.
Toskala misses with a straight right.
Toskala misses with a straight left.
Al As throws a front kick that sends Toskala stumbling back into the ropes.
Al As uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Toskala.
Al As looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A cross from Al As lands.
Toskala swings widly with a right hand
and Al As counters with an outside leg kick.
A slow jab from Toskala misses its intended target.
Al As gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Al As connects with a leg kick. Toskala looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Toskala just misses with a punch to the body. #T2#
Toskala thows a left - swing and a miss!
Toskala takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
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 kick from Al As tenderised Toskala's leg. Toskala is trying to keep his angry face on.
Toskala misses with a shot to the body
and Al As counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As cracks the inside of Toskala's front leg.
Al As misses with a body shot.
Al As is looking to chop away at Toskala's legs.
It looked like Toskala wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A nice leg kick lands there from Al As.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice body kick. #CL2#
Al As has taken the fight to the clinch.
Toskala tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Al As misses with a punch on the inside.
A short left from Al As. #T3##BC2#
Al As breaks from the clinch.
Toskala misses with a straight right.
Al As throws a lazy uppercut
and Al As takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Toskala missing with a left hand there. Al As was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Al As tries to move into range but Toskala moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Toskala digs a good hook to Al As's body.
Toskala throws an off balance right hand
and Toskala takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Al As cracks the inside of Toskala's front leg.
A good leg kick by Al As.
Toskala throws a hook to the side of Al As's head but Al As sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Al As throws a front kick aimed at Toskala's knee but Toskala avoids it well.
Toskala throws an overhand right that lands on Al As's shoulder, as Al As tries to avoid the shot.
A nice side step and Al As releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.#T4#
Al As throws a looping overhand right but Toskala ducks down to avoid it.
Toskala jabs at Al As's body.
Toskala takes one to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#CL#
Toskala moves into the clinch successfully.
Toskala throws an elbow but it misses.
Al As tries a body shot but Toskala blocks it.
Al As misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Toskala.
Toskala misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right from Toskala on the inside.
Al As scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Toskala blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al As.
Toskala pushes Al As back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Toskala fails to land.

And that's the end of the fight!
Amr Al As comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Al As 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 Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 47:48
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 47:48
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Amr Al As!

Amr Al As is the new welterweight champion!
Amr Al As thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: B38: Paterson vs. Dickinson     
Date:   Jan 28, 2017
#R1#
Vinicius Ii shoots in looking for a takedown. Al As tries to sprawl out of it but Vinicius Ii keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the ropes. Al As manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Al As only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Al As getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice uppercut lands for Al As. That snapped Vinicius Ii's head back.
A slapping leg kick lands for Al As. #T1#
Vinicius Ii shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Al As pinned against the ropes. Al As gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Al As looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Vinicius Ii fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marcus Vinicius Ii. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vinicius Ii checks a low kick from Al As.
As Al As tries to get set, Vinicius Ii tries to push him back and clinch up but Al As manages to avoid the attempt.
Al As jabs at Vinicius Ii's body.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Vinicius Ii fails to land the takedown.
Al As has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Vinicius Ii is landing a low percentage of strikes.#T2#
Al As with a nice cross.
Al As throws a nice outside leg kick.
Vinicius Ii fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Vinicius Ii chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Al As can pounce on him. #T3#
A looping hook to the body misses from Al As. Vinicius Ii does a little dance to reset his feet.
Decent striking displayed by Al As there.
Al As lands with a cross.
Vinicius Ii gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily #CL2#
and Al As moves into the clinch.#TD#
Vinicius Ii drags the fight down to the ground.
Vinicius Ii is trying to keep Al As in close.
Vinicius Ii looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Al As puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard. #T4#
Al As is thwarting Vinicius Ii's attempts to control the position.
Al As seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Al As prevents Vinicius Ii from improving his position.
Vinicius Ii slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Vinicius Ii being controlled here, momentarily.
Vinicius Ii is trying to control the position from the bottom.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Al As takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vinicius Ii shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Al As changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Al As dips to his left and cracks Vinicius Ii with an uppercut!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vinicius Ii takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Vinicius Ii shoots in but Al As avoids the takedown attempt easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Al As! But no joy.#T1#
Al As scores with a nice strike.
Vinicius Ii seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
A looping hook to the body misses from Al As. Vinicius Ii does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vinicius Ii wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Al As lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt. #CUT2#
It looks like Marcus Vinicius Ii has been cut.
Vinicius Ii shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Al As but Al As pushes him off and we're back to square one.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marcus Vinicius Ii. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vinicius Ii ducks right into an uppercut from Al As. #T2#
Vinicius Ii walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Amr Al As is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Al As scores with a jab to the head.
Al As defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Vinicius Ii.#CL2#
Al As closes the distance and pushes Vinicius Ii back into the ropes.
Al As scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Al As cracks Vinicius Ii with a nice body shot.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Al As. #TD#
Vinicius Ii has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Al As uses from the top position. #SUB#
Vinicius Ii is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Al As is aware though and is defending well.
Al As has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T3#
Al As is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Al As slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Vinicius Ii is on top in guard. #REVR#
Vinicius Ii wants to control from the top but Al As keeps moving.
Al As is controlling Vinicius Ii's posture.
Al As tries to land a sweep but no joy. #SUB#
Vinicius Ii postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Al As is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Vinicius Ii, into his guard. #REVB#
Vinicius Ii looking to control. #T4#
Vinicius Ii wants to sweep here but Al As controlling him for the moment.
Al As must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Al As wants to pass the guard but Vinicius Ii is keeping the position.
Vinicius Ii is trying to keep Al As in close.
Al As content to stall in guard here.
Al As looking to pass the guard.
Vinicius Ii is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB#
Vinicius Ii is looking for a triangle here but Al As uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Vinicius Ii manages to get back to half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Marcus Vinicius Ii's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Al As ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Vinicius Ii takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Vinicius Ii gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Al As counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Vinicius Ii.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vinicius Ii with a lazy takedown attempt
and Al As counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marcus Vinicius Ii. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Al As works the jab nicely.#T1#
Al As sizes up Vinicius Ii with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Vinicius Ii on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there. #CL2#
Al As has closed the distance and engaged Vinicius Ii in a clinch.
Al As working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#CUT2#
Marcus Vinicius Ii's cut is getting worse.
Al As lands with a left to the head.
Vinicius Ii tries to pull guard but Al As forces him back to his feet, against the ropes.
A shot in the inside from Al As.
Vinicius Ii letting Al As take a breather here.
Vinicius Ii's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Al As lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #T2#
Vinicius Ii jumps guard but Al As turns him against the ropes and keeps the fight standing.
Al As is working Vinicius Ii over against the ropes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al As lands a left hand.
Vinicius Ii tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Al As stalls.
Vinicius Ii tries to pull guard but Al As forces him back to his feet, against the ropes.
A left hand lands to the body for Al As.
Vinicius Ii is trying to pull guard but Al As has him pressed against the ropes.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Al As pushes Vinicius Ii back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Al As digs a right hand into Vinicius Ii's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Vinicius Ii's gas tank.
Al As working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Vinicius Ii tries to pull guard but Al As holds him up against the ropes and eventually Vinicius Ii drops back down to his feet.
Vinicius Ii fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Al As stalling against the ropes.
Al As cracks Vinicius Ii with a nice body shot.#T3#
Al As is stalling here.
Vinicius Ii tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.
A shot in the inside from Al As.
Al As working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Al As lands a left hand that snaps the head of Vinicius Ii backwards.
Vinicius Ii tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Al As just stands there and leans against the ropes.
Al As lands a right hand that snaps the head of Vinicius Ii backwards. #CUT2#
Marcus Vinicius Ii's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Al As presses Vinicius Ii against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Vinicius Ii fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Vinicius Ii tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Al As just stands there and leans against the ropes.
Al As lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Vinicius Ii backwards.
Al As lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Amr Al As is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T4#
Al As lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Vinicius Ii jumps guard but Al As turns him against the ropes and keeps the fight standing.
Vinicius Ii jumps guard but Al As turns him against the ropes and keeps the fight standing.
Vinicius Ii jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Al As walks away with a smile on his face. Vinicius Ii gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al As scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Al As jabs at Vinicius Ii's body.
Al As stuns Vinicius Ii with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Al As darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Al As.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 26:30
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 26:30
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Amr Al As!

Our winner, Amr Al As, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: Bushido 36: Al As vs. Hanzo     
Date:   Jan 13, 2017
#R1#
Hanzo loads up on a big right hand but Al As slips the punch.
Hanzo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hanzo with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Al As to score with a decent uppercut.
Al As scores with a nice head shot.
Al As fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Hanzo fails in his attempt to clinch.
The fighters circling - Hanzo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hanzo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Al As.
Hanzo thuds a left hand into Al As's body.#CL#
Al As closes the distance and pushes Hanzo back into the ropes.
Al As misses with a punch on the inside.
Al As swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hanzo is looking to control Al As's arms but Al As gets an underhook and turns him. Now Hanzo has his back to the ropes.
Hanzo lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hanzo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Al As blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T1#
A head punch on the inside from Hanzo fails to land.
Hanzo is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Hanzo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hanzo is trying to stall.
Hanzo tries to stall but Al As uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Hanzo seems frustrated at his inability to get double underhooks.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
The referee calls for Al As to work. #BC2#
Hanzo pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Momochi Hanzo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al As thuds his right hand into Hanzo's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Al As sizes up Hanzo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Al As walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Hanzo checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Hanzo lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Hanzo tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Al As manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Hanzo connects with a body shot that sends Al As's belly button to the back.#T2#
Hanzo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Hanzo just misses with a punch to the body.
Hanzo swings for the body but Al As moves out of range.
Hanzo is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Al As rather than just go for the knockout.
Al As slips a jab and a cross from Hanzo.
Al As looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Al As slips under a jab from Hanzo.
Al As slips under a jab.
Al As looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hanzo misses with the combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al As turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A big left from Hanzo misses.
Al As avoids the body shot from Hanzo. #T3#
Hanzo lands a slapping body shot.
Al As getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A looping hook to the body misses from Al As. Hanzo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hanzo scores with a leg kick.
Hanzo on the wrong end of a nice jab.
An inside leg kick lands from Al As.
Al As feints and then cracks Hanzo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Hanzo down.
Al As tries to clinch but Hanzo moves out of range.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Hanzo jabs at Al As's body.
Hanzo moves out of range as Al As strikes.
Hanzo throws a one two combo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al As throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#T4#
Hanzo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al As manages to avoid it.
Hanzo moves out of range of the body kick from Al As.
Al As slips a jab and a cross from Hanzo.
Al As tries to close the distance and clinch but Hanzo swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A slow jab from Al As misses its intended target.
Hanzo throws a head kick that half lands.
Al As checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Hanzo throws a head kick but Al As moves out of range.
Al As throws a quick counter kick to the body but Hanzo avoids it.
Al As checks a leg kick. #CL#
Al As closes the distance and clinches.
Hanzo looking to stall.
Al As wants to stall.
Hanzo scores with a shoulder strike.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Momochi Hanzo dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Al As takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Al As slips under a jab from Hanzo.
Hanzo slips under a jab from Al As.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Al As, right into the meat.
Hanzo swings widly with a right hand
and Al As counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hanzo.
Al As swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A clash of legs there as Hanzo blocks the low kick.
Hanzo is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.#CL#
Al As takes the fight into the clinch.
Hanzo is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As lands a body shot.
Hanzo tries a body shot but Al As blocks it.
Hanzo throws a head punch that misses.
Hanzo throws a head punch that misses. #T1#
Hanzo tries to throw a body punch but Al As avoids it by throwing Hanzo back against the ropes.
Hanzo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hanzo has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Al As seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Hanzo can turn it around.
Al As tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Hanzo's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hanzo.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Hanzo.
Hanzo scores with a shoulder strike.
Al As blocks an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Hanzo.
Hanzo is trying to force a seperation but Al As has the dominant position.
Al As has a couple of punches blocked by Hanzo.
Hanzo is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Hanzo wants to stall.
Al As scores with a nice hook to the head.
Hanzo lands a left hand that snaps the head of Al As backwards.
Momochi Hanzo seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Hanzo looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.#T2#
Al As blocks a body shot from Hanzo.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Hanzo as Al As tries to tie him up.
Al As tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Hanzo is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Hanzo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Al As backwards.
Hanzo looking to stall.
Hanzo misses with a punch to the body.
Al As lands with a short shot to the head.
Hanzo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A frustrated look appears on Hanzo's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Hanzo swings wildly with an uppercut but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
Al As stalling in the clinch but Hanzo improves position. #T3#
Hanzo is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Hanzo struggles to land a body shot inside as Al As controls his hands.
A nice right hand lands inside from Al As.
Hanzo misses with a body punch.
Al As blocks an uppercut.
Hanzo wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Al As has him pressed against the ropes.
Hanzo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Al As or not.
Al As lands with a short shot to the head.
Hanzo scores with a shoulder strike.
Hanzo struggles to land a body shot inside as Al As controls his hands.
Hanzo tries to work over Al As's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hanzo is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Hanzo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Al As prevents Hanzo from breaking the clinch.
Hanzo fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T4#
Al As scores with a shoulder strike.
Hanzo trying to control the position but instead, Al As has worked for underhooks and has pushed Hanzo into the ropes.
Al As tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Al As blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hanzo.
Al As makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al As.
Hanzo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hanzo misses with a punch on the inside.
Al As is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Al As swings wildly with an uppercut but Hanzo uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al As softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Hanzo scores with a shot to the side of Al As's head.
Hanzo can't find room to land a body shot as Al As controls the action.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Momochi Hanzo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
Al As misses with the body kick
and Hanzo counters with a thumping low kick.
Hanzo moves out of range as Al As strikes.
Al As cracks the inside of Hanzo's front leg.
A swing and a miss from Hanzo.
Hanzo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Al As throws out the jab.
Hanzo walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Hanzo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hanzo misses with a hook
and Al As counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Al As tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Hanzo!
A jab from Hanzo finds it's way through Al As's defenses.
Momochi Hanzo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hanzo throws a lazy right hand but Al As sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hanzo pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.#T1#
Hanzo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A big left from Hanzo misses.
Some wild striking there from Hanzo.
An attempted straight right counter from Al As misses the target.
Al As keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hanzo.
Hanzo throws a series of punches but Al As avoids them all with ease.
Al As jabs Hanzo right on the nose. Hanzo blinks but takes it well.
Good work by Al As as he checks the leg kick.
Al As avoids the body shot from Hanzo.
Al As avoids the head kick by Hanzo.
Hanzo misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Al As to counter with a crisp jab.
Hanzo throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hanzo misses the body punch
and Al As counters with a nice body kick.
Amr Al As has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Hanzo misses with a body punch
and Al As counters with a nice leg kick.
Hanzo takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Al As tries to move into range but Hanzo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Al As looks to land a right hand but Hanzo moved out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Al As cracks Hanzo with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hanzo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hanzo loads up on a big right hand but Al As slips the punch.
Hanzo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Al As lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Al As cracks Hanzo with a good jab.
Al As tries to clinch up.
Al As misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hanzo.
A swing and a miss from Al As.
Al As swats away the attempt to clinch by Hanzo.
Al As is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Hanzo.#T3#
Hanzo tries to clinch there but Al As circles away.
Al As feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Hanzo. Al As shrugs it off though.
Hanzo throws the left hand but Al As avoids the punch easily.
Al As uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hanzo.
Hanzo throws a right hand that misses
and Al As counters with a nice leg kick.
Al As avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hanzo connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Al As momentarily.
Al As avoids a punch combination nicely.
Hanzo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Al As checks it well. #CL2#
Hanzo closes the distance and clinches.
Al As takes a shot to the head.
Momochi Hanzo is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T4#
Hanzo swings wildly with an uppercut but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
Al As misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Al As fails to land.
Hanzo misses with a hook from the clinch.
Hanzo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hanzo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Hanzo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As blocking some punches.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Al As is looking to control Hanzo's arms but Hanzo gets an underhook and turns him. Now Al As has his back to the ropes.
Al As misses with some punches.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Momochi Hanzo!

A pretty intense looking Momochi Hanzo took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.

 

Event: Bushido 33: Curtis v Dickinson     
Date:   Dec 22, 2016
#R1#
Fitzpatrick misses with a body shot #CL#
and Al As counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al As.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fitzpatrick.
Al As is pushing Fitzpatrick up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Al As lands with a left to the head.
Fitzpatrick misses with a punch on the inside.
Fitzpatrick misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fitzpatrick.
Al As scores with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fitzpatrick throws a head punch that misses.
Al As misses with some punches.
Al As has Fitzpatrick pressed against the cage.
Al As blocks a body shot from Fitzpatrick.
Al As lands with a right to the head. #T1#
Al As lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Fitzpatrick backwards.
Al As prevents a body shot from Fitzpatrick.
Al As tries to work over Fitzpatrick's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Al As has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Fitzpatrick avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Fitzpatrick fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Al As has a couple of punches blocked by Fitzpatrick.
A nice left hand lands by Al As.
Fitzpatrick prevents a takedown attempt there.
Al As lands a nice uppercut.
Al As tries to work over Fitzpatrick's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fitzpatrick working aggressively here.
Fitzpatrick misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fitzpatrick struggles to land a body shot inside as Al As controls his hands.
Al As can't get the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Amr Al As. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Al As tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fitzpatrick misses with a shot to the kidneys. #T2#
Fitzpatrick tries a body shot but Al As blocks it.
Fitzpatrick working aggressively here.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Al As.
Al As lands a left hand.
A nice left hand lands by Fitzpatrick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fitzpatrick misses with some punches.
We've been informed that Fitzpatrick 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.
Al As is trying to maintain a safe position but Fitzpatrick gets an underhook and turns Al As into the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Al As.
Al As misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Al As tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Al As prevents a body shot from Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick lands a hook that snaps the head of Al As backwards.
Fitzpatrick fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T3#
Al As misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fitzpatrick lands a body shot.
Al As lands with a left to the head.
Al As's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Al As scores with a shot to the side of Fitzpatrick's head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Al As creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al As.
Fitzpatrick misses with the head strike.
Al As prevents a body shot from Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al As.
Fitzpatrick lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Al As.
Fitzpatrick misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fitzpatrick lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Al As backwards.
A short body shot lands from Al As as the two fighters clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Al As working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#T4#
Al As stalling in the clinch but Fitzpatrick improves position.
Al As misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fitzpatrick goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fitzpatrick is working Al As over against the cage.
Good body shot from Fitzpatrick.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Al As.
Al As lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Al As lands a shoulder strike.
Nice body punch from Fitzpatrick - that landed with a thud.
Fitzpatrick tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short right from Fitzpatrick.
Al As swings wildly with an uppercut but Fitzpatrick uses good head movement to avoid it.
Al As tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fitzpatrick's elbow.
A nice right hand lands inside from Al As.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Fitzpatrick has a couple of punches blocked by Al As.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Al As wants to land a leg kick but Fitzpatrick is out of range.
Fitzpatrick jabs Al As to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Al As throws a sloppy head kick and Fitzpatrick moves out of range easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fitzpatrick! But no joy.
Al As looks to land a combination. Fitzpatrick sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Al As is looking to chop away at Fitzpatrick's legs.
A big left from Fitzpatrick misses.
Al As connects with a body shot that sends Fitzpatrick's belly button to the back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As throws a lazy uppercut
and Fitzpatrick counters with a left to the body.
Al As tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #T1#
Fitzpatrick is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Al As.
Al As moves out of range of the strikes.
Darryl Fitzpatrick is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Al As doesn't manage to clinch there - Fitzpatrick circles away.
Al As throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Fitzpatrick counters with a stiff right hand.
An inside leg kick lands from Al As.
Al As goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Al As wants to clinch
and Fitzpatrick counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fitzpatrick avoids the head kick by Al As. #T2#
Fitzpatrick fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A clash of legs there as Fitzpatrick blocks the low kick.
Fitzpatrick shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Al As with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Al As scores with a jab to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fitzpatrick moves out of range of the leg kick from Al As.
Al As blocks a jab.
Al As looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Al As lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Al As scores with a crisp jab that stopped Fitzpatrick in his tracks. #T3#
Al As throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Fitzpatrick appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Fitzpatrick fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Al As misses with the body kick
and Fitzpatrick counters with a stiff right hand.
Fitzpatrick throws a series of punches but Al As avoids them all with ease.
Fitzpatrick staying out of range there.
Al As misses with a right hand
and Fitzpatrick counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A good leg kick by Al As.
Al As throws a sloppy head kick
and Fitzpatrick connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Amr Al As seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al As is looking to take this fight into the clinch.#T4#
Fitzpatrick misses with a hook.
Fitzpatrick throws a right and a left that Al As avoids nicely.
Al As looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Al As tries to clinch up.
Fitzpatrick shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Al As eats them both and turns towards Fitzpatrick to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fitzpatrick moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Fitzpatrick rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Al As moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Al As throws out a powerful jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Darryl Fitzpatrick will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Al As feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Fitzpatrick's calf.
Fitzpatrick throws a shot to the body.
Al As misses with a straight left.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Fitzpatrick! But no joy.
Al As connects with a jab.
Al As connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Fitzpatrick momentarily.
Fitzpatrick stuns Al As with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Amr Al As is winning the standup battle so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As throws a sloppy head kick and Fitzpatrick moves out of range easily.
Al As misses with an uppercut.
Fitzpatrick keeps the fight on the outside.#T1#
Al As chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Fitzpatrick keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Al As.
A shot to the liver by Fitzpatrick. Beautiful body shot.
Al As connects with a crisp jab.
Al As defending well as Fitzpatrick loads up on a big left hand.
Al As wants to clinch.
Fitzpatrick now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Al As misses with a straight right. #T2#
Fitzpatrick throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A lazy body kick from Al As
and Fitzpatrick counters with a left and a right that stings Al As.
Al As moves out of range of the strikes.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Al As fails in his attempt to clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fitzpatrick misses with a body shot.
Al As displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Fitzpatrick throws out the jab. #T3#
Al As tries to clinch but Fitzpatrick moves out of range.
Nice body kick from Al As.
Fitzpatrick keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Al As.
Al As wants to slow Fitzpatrick down by chopping away at his legs.
Fitzpatrick takes a kick to the side of the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Al As misses the target.
Fitzpatrick is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Al As with a body shot.
Fitzpatrick swats away the attempt to clinch by Al As.
Fitzpatrick connects with a looping right hand. #T4#
Al As swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Fitzpatrick takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Fitzpatrick blocks the body kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Al As.
The fight stays on the outside here - Al As looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Al As fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Amr Al As showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Al As has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 29:28
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 29:28
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Amr Al As!

Amr Al As seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Darryl Fitzpatrick spoke after the fight, saying 'I'll take my loss as a man... congratulations...'.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 43     
Date:   Dec 03, 2016
#R1#
Stanfield tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Al As manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stanfield displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Stanfield with a poor takedown
letting Al As counter with a right hand.
Al As 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.
Al As swings for the body but Stanfield moves out of range.
Stanfield shoots in and drives through. Al As sprawls well.
Stanfield is looking to clinch but Al As is avoiding it.
Stanfield tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Al As swivels and escapes.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marlo Stanfield. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Stanfield closes the distance looking to clinch
and Al As counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stanfield tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Al As paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Al As bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Marlo Stanfield seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#TD#
Stanfield gets a takedown into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stanfield thows a huge punch but Al As dodges it nicely. #T1#
Stanfield wants to lay and pray for a moment but Al As keeps working. #SUB#
Stanfield is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Stanfield missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Stanfield throwing shots but Al As is blocking nicely.
Al As wants to get back to full guard.
Al As slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Al As wants to get back to his feet but Stanfield is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Al As not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #T2#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Al As pulls Stanfield in close to his closed guard and prevents Stanfield from doing any damage or advancing position.
Al As 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.
Stanfield looking to sit in guard and control but Al As gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB##SUB#
Stanfield has his foot on Al As's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Al As works his way back into a safe position though.
Stanfield 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.#SUB#
Stanfield is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Al As is aware though and is defending well.
Al As trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Al As trying to control the position from guard on top but Stanfield is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Stanfield is trying to control the position but Al As postures up. #T3##SUB#
Stanfield is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB#
Al As avoids a guillotine attempt easily. #SUB#
Stanfield throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Al As escapes and throws Stanfield's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Al As working the head with strikes.
Al As working away.
Stanfield is looking for a sweep.
Al As trying to control the position but Stanfield is working away.
Stanfield tries to buck Al As off but Al As is having none of it.
Al As trying to control the position but Stanfield is working away. #T4#
Stanfield tries to buck Al As off but Al As is having none of it.
Stanfield wants to control but Al As postures up.#SU2#
Al As decides to stand back up.
Stanfield closes the distance looking to clinch
letting Al As counter with a right hand.
Al As slips a straight right by Stanfield.
Amr Al As is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Stanfield connects with a high kick.
Al As walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Stanfield tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Al As is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Stanfield misses with a kick to the body
and Stanfield takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stanfield avoids the head kick by Al As.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2#
Stanfield shoots and misses
letting Al As counter with a right hand.
Stanfield throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Stanfield connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Al As's hands.
Al As pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Stanfield tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Stanfield wants to clinch
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Stanfield blocks a jab.
Al As avoids a punch combination nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Al As scores with a jab to the jaw.#ROC2#
Stanfield is rocked!#T1#
Al As throws out a powerful jab.
Oh Stanfield is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Stanfield misses with the body kick
and Al As rattles Stanfield with a well-timed uppercut counter. - Stanfield tries to back away and recover but his hands are down low and he gets tagged again, sending him stumbling down to the canvas. Al As dives in after him and quickly finishes the job with a trio of brutal punches, leaving Stanfield stiff and motionless on the mat!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Amr Al As!
Our winner, Amr Al As, 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.
Marlo Stanfield was interviewed post fight and said 'He got me! Well done to Him,this is not the end for me, I'm gonna take some time, work on my skills the I'll be back! '.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 38     
Date:   Oct 22, 2016
#R1#
Kami darts in looking for a takedown but Al As gets double underhooks and turns Kami into the cage.
An attempted straight right counter from Al As misses the target.
Al As steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kami.
Al As lands a nice hook to Kami's body. Kami takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Al As moves out of range as Kami throws a body kick.
A quick step to the side and Al As tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kami throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kami looks to throw a body kick
and Al As counters with a right hand to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As misses with a straight left.
Kami takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders. #CUT#
It looks like Hiruko Kami has been cut.
Kami throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Al As appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.#T1#
Al As chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Al As throws a hook but Kami avoids it easily.
Kami pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A head kick from Al As lands but Kami takes it in his stride.
Kami misses with an attempted mid kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Al As misses the target.
Kami feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Al Ass jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Kami throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A little feinted left hand from Al As on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.#T2#
A big left from Al As misses.
Al As lands with an overhand left.
Al As uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kami.
Amr Al As is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Al As moves out of range as Kami strikes.
Kami throws out a loose jab but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
It looked like Al As wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Al As bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Kami's head.#ROC#
Kami is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Al As fakes the body blow, causing Kami to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Kami goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Amr Al As!
Amr Al As retains his welterweight title!
After winning the bout, Amr Al As thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 36     
Date:   Oct 08, 2016
#R1#
Al As throws a lazy right hand but Jefferson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Jefferson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Jefferson tries to bum rush Al As with a series of wild strikes but Al As uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Al As is looking to counter punch.
Al As misses with an uppercut. Jefferson saw that one coming.
A nice leg kick lands there from Al As.
Jefferson throws an off balance right hand
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Al As thuds his right hand into Jefferson's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Al As seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Jefferson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Al As chopping away at his opponent's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jefferson looks to score with a jab to the body but Al As is just out of range.
Jefferson jabs at Al As's body.
Al As is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.#T1#
Al As scores with a hook.
Jefferson throws a jab when Al As was well out of range.
Al As half committed to a counter leg kick.
Jefferson misses with a right hand
and Jefferson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A good leg kick by Al As.
Jefferson lands a head shot.
Geoff Jefferson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al As throws a body punch but Jefferson moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Jefferson! But no joy.#KD2#
Oooooh!!! Jefferson has knocked Al As down with a huge combo! Jefferson steps away and waves a wobbly Al As back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!#CUT2#
It looks like Amr Al As has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jefferson takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Al As staying out of range there.
Al As scores with a slapping inside leg kick.#T2#
Al As connects with a nice looking jab.
Donk. Al As catches Jefferson right on the button with a cross.
Al As tries to bum rush Jefferson with a series of wild strikes but Jefferson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A lazy left from Al As finds it's target.
Al As showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Jefferson.
Al As gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Al As throws a leg kick but Jefferson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Jefferson takes a swing at Al As's ribcage but misses.
Jefferson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al As manages to avoid it.#T3#
Jefferson has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Al As.
A punch combination from Jefferson misses.
Jefferson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Al As.
Al As was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Jefferson throws a right hand that misses
and Al As counters with a nice leg kick.
Jefferson checks a leg kick.
A little jabbing left from Jefferson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Al As throws an off balance right hand
and Jefferson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jefferson misses with a body shot
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Jefferson misses with a hook. Al As ducked under it nicely.
Al As cracks Jefferson with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Al As lands the left hand.#T4#
Jefferson takes a swing at Al As's ribcage but misses.
A shot to the body from Jefferson misses
and Al As counters with a solid body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al As tests Jefferson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Al As scores with a nice right hand.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Al As lands with a thumping leg kick.
Al As displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jefferson throws out the jab.
Jefferson checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Decent striking displayed by Jefferson there.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Amr Al As's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Jefferson checks a leg kick.
Jefferson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al As manages to avoid it.
Jefferson throws an off balance right hand
and Al As counters with a nice leg kick.
Al As throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Al As slips a jab and a cross from Jefferson.
Al As finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
It seemed like Jefferson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Jefferson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab from Al As.
Al As scores with a decent looking hook.
Jefferson swings widly with a right hand
enabling Al As to counter with a crisp jab.
Al As tests Jefferson's chin there with a solid looking shot.#T1#
Jab, jab by Al As - just one landing.
Al As missing with a left hand there. Jefferson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jefferson slips under a jab.
Jefferson now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Jefferson misses with a jab to the body
and Al As counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Al As thows a leg kick but Jefferson checks it
and Jefferson makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Al As thows a leg kick but Jefferson checks it
enabling Jefferson to counter with a crisp jab.
Jefferson scores with a body shot.
A punch lands to the side of Jefferson 's head but he takes it in his stride.#T2#
Jefferson misses with a wild body shot.
Jefferson misses with a looping left.
Al As is looking to counter punch.
Al As lands a nice shot that snaps Jefferson's head back.
Al As bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Jefferson's head.
Al As is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jefferson can do to turn this around?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jefferson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Jefferson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jefferson throws a jab when Al As was well out of range.
That kick from Al As tenderised Jefferson's leg. Jefferson is trying to keep his angry face on.
Amr Al As is winning the standup battle so far.
Jefferson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Al As misses with a hook.#T3#
Jefferson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Al As throws a big counter combination but Jefferson scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Jefferson thuds his right hand into Al As's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Al As lands a leg kick that knocks Jefferson off balance momentarily.
Sloppy strikes from Al As. Those never looked like landing.
Al As uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Jefferson.
Al As is looking to counter punch.
Jefferson throws a big shot that misses.
Jefferson misses with a right hand
and Al As counters with a nice uppercut.
Al As takes a jab right on the kisser.
Jefferson misses the body punch
and Al As counters with a good, hard body kick but Jefferson shrugs it off.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Al As lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Jefferson has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Jefferson and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.#T4#
Jefferson feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Al Ass jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Jefferson throws a poor cross that misses
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al As swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Jefferson.
Al As misses with an uppercut. Jefferson saw that one coming.
Despite the aggression on Jefferson's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Al As jabs Jefferson right on the nose. Jefferson blinks but takes it well.
Jefferson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Al As.
Jefferson misses with a right hand
and Al As counters with a stiff right hand.
Al As with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jefferson misses with a body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Amr Al As's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R3#
Jefferson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jefferson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al As manages to avoid it.
Al As appears to be looking for a big counter.
Jefferson misses with a left hand
and Al As counters with a stiff right hand.
Al As throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Al As jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've been informed that Jefferson has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Jefferson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Al As connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Donk. Al As catches Jefferson right on the button with a cross.
Al As is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Jefferson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A jab from Jefferson misses.
Jefferson just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromAl As.
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.#T1#
Jefferson throws a hook but Al As blocks it.
Al As misses with a straight right.
It seemed like Jefferson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Al As lands a head kick!
Jefferson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Al As connects with a high kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jefferson. Al As does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jefferson misses with an uppercut. Al As saw that one coming.
Al As is looking to counter punch.
Jefferson missing with a left hand there. Al As was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
No joy there for Jefferson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Jefferson takes a swing at Al As's ribcage but misses. #T2#
Jefferson moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Jefferson takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Al As throws a shot from downtown. Jefferson moves away and avoids it.
Al As thows a leg kick but Jefferson checks it
letting Jefferson counter with a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jefferson checks a leg kick nicely.
Al As connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Jefferson's hands.
Jefferson takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Jefferson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jefferson defending well as Al As loads up on a big left hand. #T3#
Jefferson swings for the body but Al As moves out of range.
A lazy left from Jefferson finds it's target.
Al As missing with a left hand there. Jefferson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A swing and a miss from Jefferson.
Al As throws a big counter combination but Jefferson scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Al As throws a leg kick but Jefferson sees it coming and moves out of range.
Jefferson is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Jefferson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Jefferson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Al As lands with a thumping leg kick.
Jefferson throws a hook but Al As blocks it.
Jefferson swings widly with a right hand
and Jefferson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T4#
Al As misses with a low kick.
Jefferson defending well as Al As loads up on a big left hand.
Al As misses with a straight right.
It seemed like Jefferson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Al As with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Al As staying out of range there.
Al As ducks under a wild hook from Jefferson.
A little feinted left hand from Al As on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jefferson has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Al As chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Al As.
Al As jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Amr Al As's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R4#
Al As tries to land a body kick
and Jefferson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jefferson looks to score with a jab to the body but Al As is just out of range.
Nice shot by Al As.
Al As throws a shot from downtown. Jefferson moves away and avoids it.
Jefferson falls off balance throwing a combination
and Al As counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jefferson swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Al As to counter with a crisp jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Jefferson swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Al As counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jefferson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Al As circles away quickly and effectively.#T1#
Al As misses with a looping left.
Al As keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Al As throws a leg kick that misses.
Jefferson throws a right hand that misses
and Al As counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al As connects with a jab.
Jefferson misses with a double jab
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.#ROC#
Jefferson is rocked!
Jefferson walks into a jab.
Jefferson is still on wobbly legs! Can Al As finish him?
Jefferson gets caught by a big overhand right and goes down! Al As gets on top of him and starts throwing some serious punches until the ref intervenes and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Amr Al As!
Amr Al As retains his welterweight title!
Amr Al As decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 34     
Date:   Sep 24, 2016
#R1#
Clintsari throws a shot from downtown. Al As moves away and avoids it.
Al As slips under a jab.
Al As has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Al As drops his hands momentarily and Clintsari takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Al As swings for the body but Clintsari moves out of range.
Clintsari will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Al As bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A slow jab from Al As misses its intended target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL#
Clintsari has Al As up against the cage in a clinch.
Al As wants to break free but Clintsari has control.
Clintsari working aggressively here.
I was talking to Clintsari 's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Clintsari working aggressively here.
Al As lands a left hand. #T1#
Al As trying to control the position but instead, Clintsari has worked for underhooks and has pushed Al As into the cage.
Clintsari tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Clintsari lands a hook that snaps the head of Al As backwards.
Clintsari misses with a hook from the clinch.
Clintsari doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice left hand lands by Clintsari . #BC2#
Al As pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Al As with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row. #CL2#
Al As instigates a clinch.
Clintsari misses with a short punch on the inside.
Clintsari swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Clintsari has Al As pressed against the cage, preventing Al As from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Al As blocks a body shot from Clintsari .
Al As lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Clintsari backwards. #T2#
Clintsari lands a hook to the side of the head.
Clintsari misses with a body punch.
Clintsari misses with a short punch on the inside.
Al As is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al As.
A shot in the inside from Al As.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al As stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Clintsari blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Al As lands a nice uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Clintsari .
Clintsari working aggressively here.
Clintsari misses with a hook from the clinch.
Al As fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Al As misses with a hook from the clinch.
Al As blocking some punches. #T3#
Clintsari prevents Al As from breaking the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al As.
Al As lands a right hand that snaps the head of Clintsari backwards.
Clintsari struggles to land a body shot inside as Al As controls his hands. #BC2#
Al As pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Clintsari takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Clintsari throws a hook but Al As avoids it easily.
Al As throws a hook but Clintsari avoids it easily.
Clintsari misses with a jab, cross combination.
A little jabbing left from Al As on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Clintsari misses with a looping left.
Al As uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Clintsari .
Clintsari steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al As.
Clintsari throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rusoposkinen Clintsari seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Clintsari connects with a nice looking jab. #T4#
Clintsari misses with a right hand
and Al As counters with a nice body shot.
Clintsari punishes Al As's body with a nice straight punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Al As - that will leave a mark!
Al As tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Clintsari paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Al As lands with a good body shot.
Al As lands with a straight right. Clintsari didn't see that one coming.#CL#
Clintsari closes the distance and pushes Al As back into the cage.
Clintsari lands a left hand that snaps the head of Al As backwards.
Al As blocking some punches.
Al As blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch. #CL#
Clintsari closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Al As tries to break free but Clintsari pushes him back against the cage.
Al As effectively controlling the action here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Rusoposkinen Clintsari will probably get the nod.
That's time! Clintsari 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Clintsari misses with a hook to the body
and Al As counters with a two punch combo.
Clintsari misses with a body punch
letting Al As counter with a right hand.
Clintsari rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Al As moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Clintsari misses with a hook.
Clintsari tries to clinch but Al As is having none of it.
Nice defenses there by Clintsari .
Clintsari fails with an attempt to clinch.
Clintsari misses with a left hand
letting Al As counter with a right hand.
Clintsari throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Clintsari throws a hook but Al As blocks it.
Al As blocks a jab.
Al As connects with a single shot there.
Clintsari throws an overhand right that lands on Al As's shoulder, as Al As tries to avoid the shot. #T1#
Clintsari tries to clinch but Al As moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Al As on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Clintsari fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al As manages to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Al As on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Al As ducks under a wild hook from Clintsari .
Clintsari throws a poor cross that misses
and Al As counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#CL#
Clintsari drives through and clinches with Al As against the cage.
Al As is looking to break free of the clinch but Clintsari has double underhooks.
Al As lands a left hand that snaps the head of Clintsari backwards.
A bit of stalling here from Clintsari .
Al As blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Stalling in the clinch from Al As.
Clintsari throws a punch but it's blocked by Al As.
Rusoposkinen Clintsari has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Clintsari stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Clintsari misses with the head strike.
Al As blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Clintsari . #T2#
Al As lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Clintsari backwards.
Al As scores with an uppercut up the middle.#ROC2#
Clintsari is rocked!
Al As lands a hook to the side of the head.
Oh Clintsari is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al As throws a big uppercut that drops Clintsari ! More strikes from Al As and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Clintsari lies dazed against the cage as Al As celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Amr Al As!
Amr Al As is the new welterweight champion!
An out of breath Amr Al As thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 33     
Date:   Sep 17, 2016
#R1#
Stanfield throws a head kick but Al As moves out of range.
Stanfield blocks a head kick by Al As.
Stanfield wants to clinch.
Al As shapes to counter with a head kick.
Al As takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Al As lands with a straight right. Stanfield didn't see that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stanfield looks to land a right hand but Al As moved out of range.
Stanfield lands a glancing blow to the side of Al As's head.#CL#
Stanfield gets a clinch.
Al As's coach down at Helsinki Fight Club was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Al As's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.#BC2#
Al As pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#T1#
Al As throws a hook to the side of Stanfield's head but Stanfield sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Stanfield lands with a slapping head kick.
A head kick misses from Stanfield.
Stanfield wants to clinch up but Al As keeps it at a distance.
Al As staying out of range there.
Al As lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Al As moves away from the strike by Stanfield. #CL#
Stanfield moves into the clinch.
Stanfield lands with a short shot to the head.
Stanfield swings wildly with an uppercut but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it. #BC2#
Al As escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Stanfield throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Al As dodges the punch combination from Stanfield.
Al As looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.#T2#
Al As slips a jab and a cross from Stanfield.
Al As swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Marlo Stanfield seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Al As avoids the head kick by Stanfield.
Al As lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Stanfield throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Al As on the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Stanfield with a hook.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Stanfield.
Al As is trying to counter with his kicks.
Stanfield misses with a straight left.
Al As blocks a head kick by Stanfield.
Stanfield moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromAl As.
Stanfield throws a series of punches but Al As avoids them all with ease.
Stanfield swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Al As throws a big counter head kick but Stanfield avoids it with no problem.
Stanfield scores with a crisp jab that stopped Al As in his tracks.
Stanfield thumps Al As with a low kick.#T3#
Stanfield misses with a right hand
and Al As counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Stanfield thinking.
Al As blocks a head kick by Stanfield.
Al As looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Al As misses with a looping left.
Stanfield blocks a jab.
It looked like Stanfield was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Stanfield throws an off balance right hand
and Al As counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Stanfield walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Al As misses with a leg kick
and Stanfield counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Al As avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Al As uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Stanfield.
Stanfield throws a right and a left that Al As avoids nicely.
A little jabbing left from Al As on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stanfield misses the shot to the body. #T4#
Stanfield tries to land a front kick but Al As steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Al As ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.#CL2#
Al As closes the distance and pushes Stanfield back into the cage.
Stanfield misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Al As blocks an uppercut.
Stanfield cracks Al As with a nice body shot.
Stanfield lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Al As prevents a body shot from Stanfield.
Stanfield lands a hook to the side of the head.
Stanfield blocks an uppercut.
Stanfield pushes Al As back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Stanfield.
Stanfield definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Al As blocking some punches.
Al As throws a punch but it's blocked by Stanfield.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Marlo Stanfield dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Al As is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Stanfield waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Al As.
Stanfield keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Al As.
Stanfield went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Al As takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Stanfield throws a jab but it's blocked by Al As.
Al As ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stanfield lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Al As circles away quickly and effectively.
Al As ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A low kick from Al As is predictable there
and Stanfield counters with a left and a right that stings Al As.
An inside leg kick lands from Al As.
Al As keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #CL#
Stanfield closes the distance and pushes Al As back into the cage.#T1#
Stanfield lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Al As working hard to break the clinch.
Al As swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Stanfield pushes Al As back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.#BC2#
Al As's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Stanfield throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Al As.
An inside leg kick from Stanfield misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Al As! But no joy.
Stanfield is looking to score with low kicks.
Al As blocks a head kick by Stanfield.
Al As fails to land with a series of punches.
Stanfield throws a right hand that Al As ducks under and follows up with a left that Al As also avoids with ease.
Stanfield lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Stanfield throws a lazy uppercut
and Al As counters with a thumping low kick.
Marlo Stanfield is winning the standup battle so far.#T2#
Stanfield misses the jab.
Stanfield misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Stanfield throws a front kick aimed at Al As's knee but Al As avoids it well.
Stanfield scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Al As with a hook.
Stanfield with a nice cross.
Al As avoids the head kick by Stanfield.
A head kick misses from Stanfield.
Stanfield lands a head kick!
Stanfield is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Al As can do to turn this around?
Al As needs to keep his hands up - Stanfield had a free shot at his head there.#T3#
Al As slips under a jab.
Stanfield throws a sloppy head kick
and Al As connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Stanfield takes one on the button.#ROC2#
Stanfield is rocked!#CL2#
Al As drives through and clinches with Stanfield against the cage.
Oh Stanfield is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Al As tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Stanfield working aggressively here.
Al As lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Stanfield backwards.
Al As working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Al As throws a big uppercut that drops Stanfield! More strikes from Al As and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Stanfield lies dazed against the cage as Al As celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:38 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Amr Al As!
A very excited looking Amr Al As 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.
Marlo Stanfield was interviewed post fight and said 'He got me! Well done to Him,this is not the end for me, I'm gonna take some time, work on my skills the I'll be back! '.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 30     
Date:   Aug 27, 2016
#R1#
Al As bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Stanfield throws a right and a left that both miss.
Stanfield keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Stanfield throws a shot from downtown. Al As moves away and avoids it.#CL#
Stanfield forces Al As back against the cage and clinches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al As.
Al As has a couple of punches blocked by Stanfield.
Stanfield lands a nice uppercut.
Al As throws a head punch that misses.
Stanfield has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Al As is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Al As misses with the head strike.
Al As misses with some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stanfield blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Stanfield lands a left hand.
Stanfield throws a punch but it's blocked by Al As.
Stanfield tries to pull guard but Al As won't allow it. #TD#
Stanfield pulls guard successfully. #T1##SUB#
Stanfield working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Al As has passed into half guard!
Stanfield is trying to maintain the position but Al As is very close to passing his half guard.
Stanfield wants to improve his position but Al As is controlling well.
Stanfield is working hard here to advance position.
Al As is thwarting Stanfield's attempts to control the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Al As controlling the action here.
Al As is looking to take a break and control but Stanfield is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T2#
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.
Stanfield wants to get back to his feet.#SUB#
Stanfield actively working from the bottom here.#SUB#
Stanfield actively working from the bottom here.
Stanfield tries to get to full guard but Al As has control of the leg.
Stanfield wants to control the action here but instead Al As manages to pass to full mount!
Stanfield really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Al As controlling from the full mount.
Stanfield is desperately trying to improve his position but Al As has a good base and remains in mount.#T3#
Stanfield manages to regain half guard. Good work. #SUB#
Stanfield looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Stanfield has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Al As is working away from the top position though.
Stanfield is looking for a sweep. Al As is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Al As trying to control the pace.
Al As is trying to control. Stanfield wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Stanfield makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Stanfield.#T4##SUB#
Stanfield looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Al As trying to control the position from guard on top but Stanfield is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Al As not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #SUB#
Stanfield looking for a guillotine here but Al As defends easily. #SUB#
Stanfield throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Al As working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB#
Stanfield is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Al As is aware though and is defending well.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Marlo Stanfield dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Stanfield misses with a jab to the body
and Al As counters with a nice body kick.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Stanfield.
Al As throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A little feinted left hand from Stanfield on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Al As defending well as Stanfield loads up on a big left hand.
Stanfield throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Al As ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Stanfield checks a low kick from Al As.
Stanfield looks to throw the jab but Al As is out of range.
Al As cracks Stanfield with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Marlo Stanfield is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A head kick misses from Stanfield.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stanfield misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Stanfield smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Stanfield.
Stanfield throws a wild combination but nothing lands. #T1#
Stanfield blocks a head kick by Al As.
Stanfield is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Al As can do to turn this around?
Stanfield throws a hook to the side of Al As's head but Al As sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Stanfield misses with a double jab
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Marlo Stanfield seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stanfield tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Al As throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Al As dodges the punch combination from Stanfield.
Al As takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Stanfield loads up on a big right hand but Al As slips the punch.
Stanfield lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Al As circles away quickly and effectively.#CL2#
Al As gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Al As blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T2#
Stanfield wants a takedown but no success here.
Al As misses with a hook from the clinch.
Al As blocks an uppercut.
Stanfield goes for a takedown attempt but Al As pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Stanfield walks into a left hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al As slips a jab from Stanfield.
Al As ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Stanfield tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Al As on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stanfield throws a head kick but Al As moves out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Stanfield.
Stanfield missing with a left hand there. Al As was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Stanfield lands a jab to the nose.#T3#
Stanfield tries a head kick but it misses.
Stanfield thows a left - swing and a miss!
Al As tries to counter by closing the distance.
Stanfield throws a series of strikes that have Al As backpedaling.
A big left from Stanfield misses.
Stanfield fails with an attempt to clinch.
Stanfield lands with a slapping head kick.
Stanfield throws a big shot that misses.
Al As has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Stanfield finds it's way round the side to connect with Al As's head.
Stanfield moves away from the strike by Al As.
Stanfield was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Stanfield swinging wildly here.
Stanfield throws a looping overhand right but Al As ducks down to avoid it.
Stanfield looks to land a body kick but Al As moved away.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stanfield throws a sloppy head kick and Al As moves out of range easily.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#T4#
Stanfield loads up on a big right hand but Al As slips the punch.
A little jabbing left from Al As on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Al As on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stanfield throws a jab but it's blocked by Al As.
Stanfield falls off balance throwing a combination
and Al As counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Stanfield is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Al As dodges the punch combination from Stanfield.
Stanfield's corner calls for a 1-2. Stanfield obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Al As misses with a hook.
Al As tries to land a front kick but Stanfield steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Good standup being displayed there by Al As as he connects with a hook.
Sloppy strikes from Stanfield. Those never looked like landing.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Marlo Stanfield dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Stanfield on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Stanfield avoids the body shot from Al As.
Al As throws a front kick aimed at Stanfield's knee but Stanfield avoids it well.
Stanfield throws a jab but it's blocked by Al As.
Stanfield throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Al As.
Stanfield throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Al As! But no joy.
Al As takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Al As tries a low kick but Stanfield avoids it.
Stanfield misses with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A big left from Stanfield misses.
A head kick from Stanfield lands but Al As takes it in his stride.
Al As moves into range and connects with a jab.
A lazy left from Stanfield finds it's target.
We've been told by Stanfield's head coaches at FORBIDDEN VOILENCE WARRIORS that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.#T1#
A jab from Stanfield does it's job there.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Stanfield.
Al As misses with a low kick.
Al As misses with a hook. Stanfield ducked under it nicely.
Stanfield uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Al As.
Al As has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Al As takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Stanfield misses with a lunging right hand
and Al As counters with a nice uppercut.
Al As defending well as Stanfield loads up on a big left hand.
Stanfield scores with the left hand. Al As knows he should have avoided that one.
Stanfield rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Al As counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al As pivots, looking for a leg kick but Stanfield is out of range and Al As settles back down.
Stanfield appears to be looking for a big counter.
A left lands for Al As.#ROC2#
Stanfield is rocked!
Stanfield gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Al As.
Amr Al As has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Oh Stanfield is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!#T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stanfield drops his hands momentarily. Al As doesn't need a second invitation, landing a shot to the temple. Stanfield staggers and falls to the mat and the ref dives in to save him from any more punishment. Stanfield doesn't seem happy with the stoppage but he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:06 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Amr Al As!
Amr Al As seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Marlo Stanfield spoke after the fight, saying 'Man, what can I say? He got me! Well done to Him,this is not the end for me, I'll be back! '.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 25     
Date:   Jul 09, 2016
#R1#
Al As scores with a sloppy right hand. Jefferson should have avoided that one.
Al As ducks right into an uppercut from Jefferson.
Al As steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jefferson.
Jefferson thuds his right hand into Al As's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Al As fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Jefferson lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Al As at a distance.
Jefferson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A swing and a miss from Jefferson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jefferson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al As manages to avoid it.
Jefferson looks to land a combination. Al As sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al As tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Jefferson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Jefferson misses with a combination
and Al As counters with a good low kick that Jefferson was not able to check. #T1#
A lazy left from Al As finds it's target.
Jefferson throws a poor cross that misses
and Al As makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Jefferson sizes up Al As with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Jefferson checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jefferson throws a hook but Al As blocks it.
Jefferson looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Jefferson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al As slips under a jab.
Al As feints a counter leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Al As.#T2#
Al As displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jefferson throws out the jab.
Al As looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Jefferson scores with a shot to the body.
Jefferson looks to score with a jab to the body but Al As is just out of range.
Al As walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Jefferson checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A quick step to the side and Jefferson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al As displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jefferson throws out the jab.
Al As displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Jefferson throws out the jab.
Al As is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jefferson.
Jefferson falls off balance throwing a combination
and Al As counters with a head kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al As takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.#T3#
Jefferson punishes Al As's body with a nice straight punch.
Jefferson throws a body shot but no joy.
Geoff Jefferson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jefferson scores with a jab.
Jefferson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nice defenses there by Al As.
Jefferson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Al As circles away quickly and effectively.
A swing and a miss from Al As.
Jefferson tries to bum rush Al As with a series of wild strikes but Al As uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Jefferson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#T4#
Nice uppercut there from Al As.
Jefferson clobbers Al As with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al As plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Jefferson throws a looping overhand right but Al As ducks down to avoid it.
Jefferson looks to land a right hand but Al As moved out of range.
Jefferson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Al As blocks a jab.
Jefferson takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Al As takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Geoff Jefferson dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
A jab from Jefferson does it's job there.
Al As has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Al As scores with a decent looking hook.
Jefferson scores with the left hand. Al As knows he should have avoided that one.
Jefferson checks a leg kick.
Jefferson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Al As throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jefferson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Al As can do to turn this around?
Jefferson scores with a jab. Al As acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL#
Jefferson has managed to clinch.
Al As lands with a left to the head.
Al As's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!#T1#
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Jefferson creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Al As takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Jefferson here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Al As misses with the head strike.
Al As prevents a body shot from Jefferson.
Jefferson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Jefferson on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Al As fails to land. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch.
Jefferson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Al As.
A punch lands to the side of Al As 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Jefferson scores with a body shot. #T2#
Jefferson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.#ROC#
Al As is rocked!
Al As bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Al As is still on wobbly legs! Can Jefferson finish him?
Jefferson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Al As was well out of range. Poor timing from Jefferson.
Al As seems to have recovered his senses.
Al As has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Jefferson misses with a wild body shot.
Al As ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Al As swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Al As with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
This has been an exciting period of action!#KD#
Jefferson lands a big uppercut and Al As crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Al As looks OK. Jefferson waves Al As back to his feet!
Al As looks to land a left hand but Jefferson moved out of range nicely.
Jefferson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Al As.
Al As uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Jefferson.#T3#
Jefferson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Al As misses with a jab to the body
and Jefferson makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Jefferson swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Al As counters with a nice uppercut.
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jefferson scores with a hook to the body. Al As takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Jefferson misses with a straight right.
Al As throws a hook to the side of Jefferson's head but Jefferson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A counter left hand to the body from Jefferson misses its target.
Jefferson scores with a sloppy right hand. Al As should have avoided that one.
Jefferson tests Al As's chin there with a solid looking shot.#T4#
Al As moves out of range as Jefferson strikes.
Jefferson misses with a looping left.
Jefferson throws out a loose jab but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
Al As throws out a counter right but Jefferson avoids it with no problem.
Jefferson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Al As.
Geoff Jefferson is winning the standup battle so far.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Al As avoids the body shot from Jefferson.
Jefferson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Jefferson went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Jefferson stuns Al As with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Jefferson loads up on a big right hand but Al As slips the punch.
Al As throws a hook but Jefferson avoids it easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Geoff Jefferson dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
A jab from Al As misses. #CL#
Jefferson has Al As up against the cage in a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Jefferson fails to land.
Jefferson digs a right hand underneath Al As's ribcage. Al As let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Al As has a couple of punches blocked by Jefferson.
Al As is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Al As wants to break free but Jefferson has control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jefferson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Jefferson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Al As wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.#T1#
Al As is trying to push Jefferson away but Jefferson has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Jefferson lands with a short shot to the head.
Al As misses with some punches.
Al As working aggressively here.
Jefferson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Al As backwards. #BC2#
Al As manages to break the clinch.
A big left from Jefferson misses.
Al As throws a fast counter high kick but Jefferson manages to duck under it in time.#KD#
Jefferson drops Al As with a beautiful combination! Al As stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Jefferson is looking for the KO!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al As misses with a straight left.
Al As takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Jefferson swings for the body but Al As moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Al As on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Amr Al As has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Geoff Jefferson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Al As throws a leg kick that misses.
Jefferson throws out a loose jab but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jefferson lands a jab to Al As's midsection.
A clash of legs there as Jefferson blocks the low kick.
Jefferson lands a body shot.
Al As misses with a right hand
and Jefferson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jefferson.
Al As throws a leg kick but Jefferson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Jefferson throwing a counter right hand but Al As manages to avoid it.
Al As bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Jefferson's head.#T3#
Jefferson looks to throw the jab but Al As is out of range.
Jefferson throws a big shot that misses.
The fighters circling - Jefferson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Al As throws an overhand right that lands on Jefferson's shoulder, as Jefferson tries to avoid the shot.
Jefferson misses with a hook
and Al As counters with a straight right hand.
Al As misses with a lunging right hand
and Jefferson makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Jefferson moves into range and connects with a jab.
Al As takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Al As takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.#T4#
Al As misses with a left hand
and Jefferson counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Jefferson.
Al As uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jefferson.
Jefferson throws out a loose jab but Al As uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jefferson connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Al As has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Al As there as he acknowledges the shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jefferson connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Al As's hands.
Jefferson moves out of range of the leg kick from Al As.
Jefferson lands a nice shot that snaps Al As's head back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Geoff Jefferson showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Jefferson has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 30:27
Judge Roosa Jšrvilšinen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Geoff Jefferson!

A pretty intense looking Geoff Jefferson took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 24     
Date:   Jul 02, 2016
#R1#
Al As looks to score with a jab to the body but Rivera is just out of range.
Al As jabs Rivera right on the nose. Rivera blinks but takes it well.
Al As throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rivera stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rivera shoots in looking for a takedown but Al As manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Rivera's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Rivera seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Rivera tries to clinch up.
Rivera takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Al As lands a nice shot that snaps Rivera's head back.
Al As looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As moves out of range of the body kick.
Al As throws a hook but Rivera blocks it.
Al As throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rivera is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Al As.#T1#
Rivera just misses with a punch to the body.
It seemed like Al As was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#TD#
Al As gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Rivera to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Rivera looking to pass the guard.
Al As wants to sweep but no luck.
Rivera looking to pass the guard.
Rivera controls from within his opponent's guard.
Al As looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rivera is one step ahead there. #T2#
Rivera content to stall in guard here.
Al As really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Rivera. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Al As is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Rivera goes for a double leg but Al As avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Al As continues to drive forward.#T3#
Good standup being displayed there by Al As as he connects with a hook.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Rivera.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Cheyenne Rivera. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rivera tries to land a body kick
and Al As counters with a nice uppercut.
Al As has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Al As looks to throw the jab but Rivera is out of range.
Al As misses with a head kick.
Al As thows a leg kick but Rivera checks it #TD#
and Rivera counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Rivera.
Rivera stops Al As from standing up.
Rivera passes into half guard. #SUB#
Rivera is looking for a kimura but Al As is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Rivera to get the leverage. #T4##SUB#
Rivera is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Al As sees it coming and defends easily.
Rivera throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rivera is looking to take a break and control but Al As is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #SUB#
Rivera wants to work for an arm triangle but Al As is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Rivera misses with a head shot. Al As uses the momentum to regain guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rivera engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB#
Rivera thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Nice defenses there by Rivera.
Al As throws a leg kick but Rivera moved away.
As Al As looks to move away, Rivera throws a big counter combo but Al As just gets out of the way.
Al As scores with a shot to the body.
Rivera fails with the takedown
and Al As counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rivera keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Al As.
Rivera wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As misses with a hook. Rivera ducked under it nicely.
Al As throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rivera sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rivera looks to land a right hand but Al As moved out of range.#T1#
Al As scores with a jab. Rivera acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rivera fails with an attempt to clinch.
Al As thows a leg kick but Rivera checks it #TD#
and Rivera counters with a takedown into side control. #SUB#
Rivera tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Rivera has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought! #SUB#
Rivera thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Al As tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Rivera wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Rivera content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rivera trying to control the position but Al As is working away. #T2##SUB#
Rivera tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though. #SUB#
Rivera is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Al As is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Rivera has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Al As!#T3#
Rivera tries to control but Al As wriggling away.
Rivera wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Rivera looking to ground and pound but Al As is blocking nicely.
Rivera looking to control and managing it successfully.
Al As is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Rivera is looking to work his way around to Al As's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Rivera throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier. #SUB#
Rivera moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Al As has worked his arm free - good work by Al As!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rivera controls the position.#T4#
Rivera tries to score with some ground and pound. Al As controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Rivera is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Rivera's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Al As is positioning himself to get back to half guard. #SUB#
Rivera goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Al As has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Rivera but great work by Al As.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rivera sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Rivera works his way to full guard. Good work.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Cheyenne Rivera will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Al As stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Al As wants it to stay on the feet.
Al As listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Al As tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Al As throws a leg kick but Rivera sees it coming and moves out of range.
Al As throws a body shot but no joy.
Al As misses with a hook.
It looked like Rivera was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Al As.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As tries a head kick but it misses.
Al As lands a head kick. Rivera smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Al As throws a looping overhand right but Rivera ducks down to avoid it. #T1#
Rivera pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Al As connects with a solid leg kick. #TD#
Rivera is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Al As's half guard.
Rivera is trying to control the action in half guard but Al As is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Rivera controlling the action here.
Rivera not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #T2##SUB#
Rivera is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Al As has managed to free his arm - good work.
Cheyenne Rivera overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#SUB#
Rivera is working for a submission of some sort.
The referee calls for the fighters to work. #SUB#
Rivera is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Al As has managed to free his arm - good work.
Rivera works his way into side control. #T3##SUB#
Rivera is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Al As knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Rivera trying to control the position but Al As is working away.
Rivera advances to mount.
Rivera fails to advance to Al As's back.
Rivera controlling from the full mount. #T4#
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.#SUB#
Rivera has hold of an arm here, looking to extend it. He's committed to the armbar attempt here! Will he get it?! Yes! Al As is forced to tap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:25 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Cheyenne Rivera!

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 21     
Date:   Jun 11, 2016
#R1#
Al As connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Al Ajmi momentarily.
Al As misses with a low kick.
Al Ajmi is trying hard to land a takedown here. Al As sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Al As misses the jab.
Al Ajmi tries to counter with a clinch but Al As shakes him off and moves away.
Al As definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Al Ajmi dives in for a single leg takedown but Al As sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the ropes.
Al Ajmi throws a low kick, looking for Al As's leg but Al As calmly moves out of range.
Mohamed Al Ajmi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#KD#
A jab-cross combination lands for Al As and sends Al Ajmi crashing to the mat! Al As follows him down to the mat - Al Ajmi regains half guard but he's not out of trouble yet! #ROC#
Al Ajmi is rocked!
Al As will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#SU#
Al As escapes and gets back to his feet.
Al Ajmi is still on wobbly legs! Can Al As finish him?
Al Ajmi misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Amr Al As has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Mohamed Al Ajmi.
Al As throws a monster overhand right that drops Al Ajmi! Al As follows up with more strikes from mount and the fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Amr Al As!
A relieved looking Amr Al As thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: Helsinki Fighting League: 17     
Date:   May 15, 2016
#R1#
Mendel throws a nice looking combination but Al As bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Mendel has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Al As is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Mendel stuns Al As with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Mendel scores with a nice right hand.
Mendel is looking to land body kicks.
A punch lands to the side of Al As 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Mendel throws a nice looking combination but Al As bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Al As turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A head kick misses from Mendel.
Mendel misses with a series of wild punches.
Mendel misses with a takedown
and Al As makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.#T1#
Al As chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Mendel shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Al As counters with a head kick. That will keep Mendel thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Mendel tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Mendel takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Horrible takedown attempt by Mendel or perhaps it was just good defense by Al As, which made it look bad.
Amr Al As has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Esau Mendel.
Al As lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.#T2#
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Mendel connects with a single shot there.
Al As finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Mendel misses with a right hand
and Al As counters with a thumping low kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mendel looks to land a combination but Al As avoids it well.
Mendel tries a head kick but it misses.
Al As fires out a quick counter leg kick but Mendel just manages to avoid it.
Mendel jabs Al As to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Mendel doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Al As counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Mendel is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Mendel misses with a wild combination.
Al As looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.#T3#
Al As lands a leg kick that knocks Mendel off balance momentarily.
Mendel tries a head kick but it misses.
Al As tried to score with a low kick but Mendel checks it.
Mendel throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Mendel throws a sloppy head kick and Al As moves out of range easily.
Mendel looks winded!
Mendel misses with a few strikes there.
Al As lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Al As looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Mendel throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T4#
Mendel shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Al As but Al As pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Al As tried to counter with a leg kick but Mendel avoided it.
Al As showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Mendel.
Mendel shoots in looking for a takedown. Al As tries to sprawl out of it but Mendel keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Al As manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Al As half committed to a counter leg kick.
Mendel looks to throw the jab but Al As is out of range.
Al As connects with a solid leg kick.
Mendel closes this distance looking for a takedown but Al As circles away.
Al As fires out a quick counter leg kick but Mendel just manages to avoid it.
A punch combination from Mendel misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Amr Al As will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Mendel tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Amr Al As is winning the standup battle so far.
Al As will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Al As takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Al As feints and then cracks Mendel's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Mendel down.
Mendel misses with a wild combination.
Al As shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Mendel throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Al As.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mendel throws a left and a right that both miss
and Al As counters with a nice low kick that buckles Mendel's knee momentarily.
Mendel misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Al As tried to counter with a leg kick but Mendel avoided it.
Mendel is breathing heavily.
Al As misses with a low kick. #T1#
Mendel throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Al As looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Al As walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Mendel checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Nice sprawl there from Al As as Mendel shoots in.
Al As misses with a leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Mendel checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Al As lands a head kick. Mendel smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Mendel tries for a takedown but Al As circles away easily
and Al As counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Mendel tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Al As defends well and Mendel ends up having to push Al As into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
And Al As counters with a quick kick to the body but Mendel blocks it.
Amr Al As has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Esau Mendel.
Al As throws a nice inside leg kick.
Al As misses with a low kick.#T2#
Mendel tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Al As defends well and Mendel ends up having to push Al As into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
A little feinted left hand from Al As on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Al As cracks the inside of Mendel's front leg.
Al As scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Al As lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Al As tries to work over Mendel's front leg with a kick but Mendel checks it.
Al As uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mendel.
Al As looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Amr Al As is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Al As throws a low kick, looking for Mendel's leg but Mendel calmly moves out of range.
Mendel falls off balance throwing a combination
and Al As makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A leg kick checked by Mendel.
Esau Mendel is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.#T3#
Al As throws a leg kick but Mendel checks it.
Mendel looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Al As is fending him off so far but Mendel persists. Nope, Al As circles away and we're back to standing.
Al As swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Mendel's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Al As tried to score with a low kick but Mendel checks it.
Mendel misses with a few strikes there.
Al As looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Mendel lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Al As circles away quickly and effectively.
Al As feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Mendel checks the leg kick nicely there.
Al As lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Mendel tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Al As fires out a quick counter leg kick but Mendel just manages to avoid it.
Mendel tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.#T4#
Al As throws a leg kick but Mendel sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Mendel is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Al As stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Mendel checks the leg kick.
A good leg kick by Al As.
A leg kick checked by Mendel.
Mendel checks a leg kick.
Mendel is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Al As with a body shot.
Mendel looks for a takedown but Al As sprawls well.
Al As fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Mendel is out of range.
Al As blocks a head kick by Mendel.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Al As tries a low kick but Mendel avoids it.
Mendel fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mendel throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al As fires out a quick counter leg kick but Mendel just manages to avoid it.
Mendel will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Al As throws a leg kick but Mendel sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Al As throws a nice outside leg kick.
Mendel throws a head kick that misses.
Al As appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mendel swinging wildly here.
Mendel fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mendel takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Al As avoids the body shot from Mendel.
As Mendel backs away, Al As returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.#T1#
Al As shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Al As throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Mendel.
Al As looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Al As tries to land a leg kick but Mendel saw it coming and moves away.
Al As wants to land a leg kick but Mendel is out of range.
Mendel throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A combination from Mendel does no damage.
Mendel stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Al As.
Mendel takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.#T2#
Al As will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
As Al As backs off Mendel throws a huge counter combo but Al As manages to avoid it all.
Mendel dives in for a single leg takedown but Al As sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Al As half committed to a counter leg kick.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Mendel might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Al As has got the better of the exchanges.
Al As throws a front kick aimed at Mendel's knee but Mendel avoids it well.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Al As, right into the meat.
Mendel changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Al As tries to avoid it but Mendel manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Al As to the ground. Al As escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Amr Al As has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Esau Mendel.
Al As tries to land a leg kick but Mendel saw it coming and moves away.
Al As pivots, looking for a leg kick but Mendel is out of range and Al As settles back down.
Al As avoids the head kick by Mendel.
Al As lands a leg kick that knocks Mendel off balance momentarily.
Esau Mendel seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mendel checks the leg kick nicely there. #T3#
Mendel on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Al As. Al As obviously looking to wear him down.
Mendel just misses with a punch to the body.
Al As misses with a low kick.
Mendel with the counter takedown but Al As avoids it easily.
Mendel throws a looping overhand right but Al As ducks down to avoid it.
Al As was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Mendel fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Al As avoids it really well and circles away.
Al As appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Al As moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Amr Al As is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T4#
Al As tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Mendel throws a counter combo.
Al As buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Al As finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A big right from Mendel misses.
Al As thumps Mendel with a low kick.
Mendel tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Al As defends well and Mendel ends up having to push Al As into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Mendel tries a head kick but it misses.
As Mendel backs away, Al As returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Mendel on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Al As. Al As obviously looking to wear him down.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Al As wants to land a leg kick but Mendel is out of range.
Esau Mendel has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Mendel misses with a few strikes there.
Al As appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Amr Al As showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Al As has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Roosa Jšrvilšinen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Amr Al As!

A relieved looking Amr Al As thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
Esau Mendel spoke after the fight, saying 'Fuck it!'.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Apr 19, 2016
#R1#
Enis misses with a takedown attempt - Al As sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Al As feints a counter leg kick.
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Al As avoids a kick to the body.
Al As throws a chopping leg kick but Enis manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Enis will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
A low kick from Al As misses #CL#
and Enis counters by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch on the inside from Al As fails to land. #BC#
Enis manages to break the clinch.
Enis tries to score a power double leg takedown but Al As sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Enis somewhat.
Al As counters with a body kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doruk Enis. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1##CL#
Enis clinches up against the cage.
Enis taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Al As misses with the head strike.
Al As is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Enis is keeping busy.
Enis cracks Al As with a nice body shot.#BC#
Enis breaks the clinch. #CL#
Enis closes the distance and clinches.#T2#
Enis is looking to take this one to the mat.#BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch.
Al As tries to land a leg kick but Enis saw it coming and moves away.
Enis tries to score a power double leg takedown but Al As sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Enis somewhat.
Al As showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Enis. #CL#
Enis moves into the clinch.#BC#
Enis escapes the clinch and we're back to striking. #T3#
Enis fails with the takedown.
Al As misses with a low kick.
Enis shoots in for a double leg but Al As sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Horrible takedown attempt by Enis or perhaps it was just good defense by Al As, which made it look bad.
Al As was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
A leg kick checked by Al As.
Al As feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Enis's calf.
Al As fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Enis has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Al As.
Enis checks a low kick from Al As.#T4#
Enis will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.#CL#
Enis clinches.
Al As has a couple of punches blocked by Enis. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch.
Al As looks to throw the jab but Enis is out of range.
Enis shoots in for a takedown but Al As shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Al As fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Enis tries to land a leg kick but Al As saw it coming and moves away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Enis blocks a head kick by Al As.
Al As throws a low kick but Enis avoids it.
As Al As looks to move away, Enis throws a big counter combo but Al As just gets out of the way.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Amr Al As dominated that round.
That's time! Enis's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Al As connects with a leg kick. Enis looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Al As has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Enis throws a head kick that misses.
No luck for Enis with that takedown attempt.
Al As appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Al As misses with a low kick as Enis jumps back.
Enis is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Al As.
Al As with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row. #CL#
Enis fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Al As, pushing him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#TD#
Enis jumps guard.
Al As in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Enis has Al As pulled in close to control his posture. #T1#
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Al As accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Enis striking from his own guard. #SUB#
Enis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Al As defends it easily.
Al As trying to control the position from guard on top but Enis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Enis throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Enis 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.
Enis is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control. #T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.#SUB#
Enis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Al As defends well.
Enis seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Al As with a flurry of punches that miss.
Al As postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect. #ES#
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Enis kicks Al As off and gets to his feet.
Doruk Enis is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Al As throws a sloppy head kick and Enis moves out of range easily.
Enis feinted with a counter takedown.
Al As misses with a leg kick.
Al As stuffs the takedown attempt from Enis. Enis gets slowly back to his feet.
Al As feints a counter leg kick.#T3#
Enis fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doruk Enis. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Enis has his takedown stuffed
and Al As counters with a nice body kick.
Amr Al As is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#CL#
Enis takes the fight into the clinch.
Enis is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Al As is defending well.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#TD#
Enis jumps into guard, dragging Al As to the mat. #T4##SUB#
Enis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Al As defends well.
Enis keeping full guard, as Al As tries to pass.
Al As with a flurry of punches that miss.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Al As accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #SUB#
Enis had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Al As defends it easily.#SUB#
Enis is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Al As defends well.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Al As throws a big elbow that misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Doruk Enis dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Enis fails with the takedown
and Al As counters with a body kick. #CL#
Enis pushes Al As up against the cage in a clinch.
Enis is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.#BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch.
Al As lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Al As scoring well with a low kick there. #CL#
Enis has managed to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al As wants to stall. #BC2#
Al As breaks the clinch. #T1#
Enis shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Al As sprawls well. Al As wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Enis gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doruk Enis. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Al As throws a head kick that misses.
Al As scores with a leg kick.
Enis dives in for a single leg takedown but Al As sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Enis fails to land the takedown.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Al As misses with a kick to the body. #CL#
Enis gets a clinch. #T2#
Al As tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC#
Enis manages to break the clinch.
Enis looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Al As looks to land a body kick but Enis moved away.
Enis shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Al As as he avoids it easily.
Al As swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Al As displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Enis.
Al As only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Enis avoids the head kick by Al As.
Enis feinted with a counter takedown.#CL#
Al As gets tackled into the cage by Enis. Enis maintains the clinch. #T3#
Al As trying to stall but Enis improves his position.
Al As working aggressively here.
Enis just leaning against Al As, taking a breather.
Al As trying to stall but Enis improves his position. #BC#
Enis breaks the clinch.
Enis tries a head kick but it misses.
Al As tries a quick counter leg kick but Enis is wise to it.
Al As tries to land a leg kick but Enis saw it coming and moves away.
Al As connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Al As turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Enis tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.#T4#
Al As scores with a head kick. Enis tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Enis shoots in looking for a takedown. Al As tries to sprawl out of it but Enis keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Al As manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Enis tries to clinch
and Al As counters with a nice leg kick.
Al As scores with a leg kick.
Enis steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Al As. That one must have hurt.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#CL#
Enis forces Al As back against the cage and clinches.
Enis is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Enis goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Al As trying to land knees to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 28:29
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 28:29
Judge Roosa Jšrvilšinen scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Amr Al As!

In defeat, Doruk Enis stepped up to the mic, saying 'I lost this fight, but I'll be the winner next time.'.

 

 
 
 
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