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Event: CEC 594     
Date:   Jun 13, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 44 p4p, 6 weight class) and Pako Laine (ranked 38 p4p, 4 weight class). Da Silva comes to the cage accompanied by Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. The crowd seem to be enjoying Laine's choice of entrance music: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

167 cm
25
135 lbs
15 - 1 - 0
174 cm
35
146 lbs
26 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine lands with a good body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

Laine darts in and clinches Da Silva up against the cage.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Laine tries to score a body lock takedown but Da Silva shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Da Silva's elbow.
Laine lands a hook that snaps the head of Da Silva backwards.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Da Silva avoids the damage to the body.
I was talking to Da Silva's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch on the inside from Da Silva fails to land.

Laine works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.

Da Silva working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Laine doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Laine manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine chips away with some ground and pound.
Laine postures up in Da Silva's guard and throws a big left but Da Silva blocks it.
Laine looking to pass the guard.
Da Silva is trying to keep Laine in close.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Da Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Laine advances position into side control!
Laine throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Laine working away.
Sloppy strikes there by Laine.

Laine tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Laine has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

Laine thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva tries to buck Laine off but Laine is having none of it.

Laine is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Da Silva knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
The strikes coming from Laine are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Da Silva tries to improve position but can't.
Laine trying to control the action but Da Silva is working from the bottom.
Laine in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva can't do much from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Da Silva manages to get back to half guard.
Laine prevents Da Silva from improving his position.
Laine controlling the action here.
Laine trying to pass the guard but Da Silva defending well.

Da Silva looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Da Silva desperately trying to maintain half guard.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Da Silva avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Laine.
Laine prevents Da Silva from improving his position.
Laine throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Laine thows a huge punch but Da Silva dodges it nicely.

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

Laine is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big right from Laine misses.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short body shot lands from Laine as the two fighters clinch.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Da Silva is leaning against Laine and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine tries a body shot but Da Silva blocks it.
Da Silva misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Da Silva avoids the damage to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short left from Da Silva.
Laine wants a takedown.
Da Silva managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Da Silva on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Pako Laine seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Da Silva on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Da Silva.
Da Silva blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine prevents a body shot from Da Silva.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Da Silva lands a nice uppercut.
Da Silva lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
Laine can't find room to land a body shot as Da Silva controls the action.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Da Silva avoids the damage to the body.
Laine blocking some punches.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Da Silva blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Da Silva throws a head punch that misses.
Da Silva fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid it.
Da Silva swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short uppercut from Da Silva.
Da Silva struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Laine lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Da Silva backwards.
Nice body punch from Da Silva - that landed with a thud.
Laine has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Laine lands a shot to the body.
Da Silva prevents a takedown attempt there.
Da Silva lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

Laine gets control of Da Silva's arms and successfully pulls guard. Laine will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Laine keeping full guard, as Da Silva tries to pass.
Pako Laine has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Laine had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Da Silva defends it easily.
Da Silva passes Laine's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Laine looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Da Silva wants to pass to mount but Laine is defending the position.
Da Silva seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Laine does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Laine is trying to control but Da Silva manages to pass to mount!
Da Silva wants to take Laine's back here but Laine is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine is working to get back to half guard.
Da Silva wants to control the pace but Laine is squirming around nicely.
Laine manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Da Silva wants to pass the guard but Laine is defending well.
Laine trying to control here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that second 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. This is the final round!


Laine misses with a few strikes there.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Da Silva doesn't manage to clinch there - Laine circles away.
Laine cracks Da Silva with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Da Silva cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Laine tries to work over Da Silva's front leg with a kick but Da Silva checks it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Laine misses with a hook.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Da Silva tries to close the distance and clinch but Laine swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Laine takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Laine on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Da Silva. Da Silva obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Da Silva takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Da Silva tries to clinch there but Laine circles away.

Da Silva has closed the distance and engaged Laine in a clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Da Silva lands a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Da Silva tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Da Silva lands a nice uppercut.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Da Silva managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Da Silva lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Da Silva scores with a nice hook to the head.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Da Silva blocks it.
Da Silva tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Da Silva back against the cage.
Laine takes a shot to the head.
Da Silva can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Da Silva blocks it.
A short right from Da Silva.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Da Silva.
A shot in the inside from Da Silva.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine misses with the head strike.
Laine lands a hook to the side of the head.
Laine working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Da Silva is leaning against Laine and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with a shot to the side of Laine's head.
Da Silva pushes Laine back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Laine lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Laine takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Da Silva slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Da Silva tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Da Silva working for a triangle but Laine defends it easily.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Da Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Laine is looking for a sweep. Da Silva is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Da Silva trying to mount his opponent but Laine defends it.
Laine trying to control but Da Silva postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Laine is refusing to be controlled, as Da Silva sits in half guard.
Laine trying to hold on to Da Silva's head to control him but Da Silva postures up.

Da Silva seems to be looking for submissions.
Laine wants to improve his position but Da Silva is controlling well.

Da Silva is looking for a kimura but Laine is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Da Silva to get the leverage.
Laine trying to control from the bottom.
Da Silva seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Laine does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Leonardo Da Silva.
I think Da Silva has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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RATING
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Event: CEC 587     
Date:   May 09, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Jesus Chico Grande (ranked 104 p4p, 5 weight class) and Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 69 p4p, 2 weight class). Grande comes to the cage accompanied by Dead By Dawn by Deicide . Da Silva has chosen Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

165 cm
31
145 lbs
13 - 3 - 0
167 cm
25
140 lbs
14 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jesus Chico Grande!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Da Silva connects with a looping right hand.
Grande fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Grande lands an overhand right.
Grande throws a low kick but it's checked well by Da Silva.
Da Silva chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Grande can pounce on him.
Da Silva misses with a hook. Grande ducked under it nicely.
Grande has been working on his boxing with his coaches at ~T~ Troid - Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Grande looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Da Silva scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Da Silva tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Grande was well out of range. Poor timing from Da Silva.
Grande ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Da Silva blocks a low kick nicely.
Grande throws a leg kick but Da Silva moved away.
Grande looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Grande scores with a nice right hand.
Grande jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Grande throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a body shot but no joy.
Grande throws a shot from downtown. Da Silva moves away and avoids it.
Grande bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Grande throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grande looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Grande throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Grande tries to move into range but Da Silva moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Grande throws a low kick but Da Silva avoids it.
A slow jab from Grande misses its intended target.
Grande steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
That kick from Grande tenderised Da Silva's leg. Da Silva is trying to keep his angry face on.
Da Silva dips to his left and cracks Grande with an uppercut!
Grande needs to keep his hands up - Da Silva had a free shot at his head there.

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

Grande explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Da Silva misses the shot to the body.
Grande looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grande.
A chopping leg kick lands by Da Silva.
Grande connects with a body shot.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Grande uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
The fighters circling - Grande throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Da Silva thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Da Silva stuns Grande with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Da Silva lands a jab to the nose.
Grande scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Grande lands a nice shot to the body.
Da Silva scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A clash of legs there as Grande blocks the low kick.
A little feinted left hand from Grande on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Grande keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Da Silva.
Da Silva tried to score with a low kick but Grande checks it.
Da Silva lands a head shot.
Grande moves away from the strike by Da Silva.
Da Silva wants to slow Grande down by chopping away at his legs.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Grande throwing a counter right hand but Da Silva manages to avoid it.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Da Silva! But no joy.
Grande's corner calls for a 1-2. Grande obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Grande connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.
Da Silva drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Grande misses with an uppercut.
Da Silva jabs at Grande's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Da Silva.
No joy there for Grande, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Da Silva! But no joy.
Da Silva tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Grande is able to avoid easily.
Grande cracks Da Silva with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grande.
Da Silva slips under a jab.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Grande.
Grande lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Grande tries to clinch up.
Grande sizes up Da Silva with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Da Silva keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Grande misses with a leg kick
enabling Da Silva to counter with a crisp jab.
Grande checks a leg kick nicely.
Da Silva fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Da Silva thumps Grande with a low kick.
Da Silva tried to score with a low kick but Grande checks it.
Da Silva tries to clinch there but Grande circles away.
Grande slips under a jab from Da Silva.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Grande misses the shot to the body.
It seemed like Da Silva was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Grande moves out of range of the leg kick from Da Silva.
Grande throwing a counter right hand but Da Silva manages to avoid it.
Da Silva looks to land a right hand but Grande moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice straight punches there by Da Silva. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Da Silva.
A looping hook to the body misses from Da Silva. Grande does a little dance to reset his feet.
Grande moves out of range of the strikes.
Grande avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Grande just misses with a punch to the body.
Da Silva tried to score with a low kick but Grande checks it.
Grande walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

Da Silva fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Grande, pushing him back against the cage.
Grande throws a head punch that misses.
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Da Silva controls his hands.
Da Silva working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Da Silva tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Grande's elbow.
Grande misses with the head strike.
Grande misses with a punch to the body.
Da Silva misses with a punch on the inside.
Grande pushes Da Silva back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Grande throws a punch but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Da Silva stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Da Silva misses with some punches.
Da Silva stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jesus Chico Grande will probably get the nod.
That's time! Grande's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Grande misses the jab.
Da Silva closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A big left from Grande misses.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Grande fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Da Silva is out of range.
Grande scores with the left hand. Da Silva knows he should have avoided that one.
Grande walks into a straight right hand from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Da Silva throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.
Da Silva misses with a body shot.

Grande fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Da Silva, pushing him back against the cage.
Da Silva blocking some punches.
Grande throws a punch but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Grande misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Da Silva is working Grande over against the cage.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Da Silva swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Da Silva pushes Grande back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
Still in the clinch, Da Silva scores with a nice short uppercut.
Grande tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Grande tries to throw a body punch but Da Silva avoids it by throwing Grande back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Da Silva.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Grande.
Grande lands with a right to the head.
Grande tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Da Silva misses with a short punch on the inside.
Grande throws a punch but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Grande throws a head punch that misses.
Grande misses with a punch to the body.
Grande prevents a body shot from Da Silva.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Da Silva misses with the head strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Grande.
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside.
Grande doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Good body shot from Grande.
Da Silva lands with a left to the head.
Da Silva lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Grande backwards.
Grande misses with a punch on the inside.
Grande misses with a hook from the clinch.
Grande lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Da Silva or not.
Da Silva has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Grande seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Da Silva can turn it around.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Da Silva lands a left hand that snaps the head of Grande backwards.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva misses with a punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grande scores with a hook to the body.
Grande blocking some punches.
Grande pushes Da Silva back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Da Silva lands a right hand.
Grande goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Grande pushes Da Silva back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Da Silva goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Grande blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Grande.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Da Silva.
Da Silva working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Grande tries to work over Da Silva's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
Da Silva blocking some punches.
Grande fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Grande misses with the head strike.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Da Silva controls his hands.
Grande prevents a body shot from Da Silva.
Da Silva blocking some punches.
Grande tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Da Silva blocks an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands a left hand that snaps the head of Grande backwards.
Da Silva tries a body shot but Grande blocks it.
Da Silva misses with a hook to the ribs.
Grande lands a nice shot to the body.
Da Silva softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Da Silva blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Grande.
Grande lands a left hand.
Grande lands a left hand.
Da Silva throws a head punch that misses.
Da Silva tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Grande lands a left hand that snaps the head of Da Silva backwards.
Da Silva takes a shot to the head.

It looks like Leonardo Da Silva has been cut.
Da Silva gets through Grande's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Grande stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Grande tries to throw a body punch but Da Silva avoids it by throwing Grande back against the cage.

Da Silva successfully pulls guard.

Grande stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Da Silva loads up on a big right hand but Grande slips the punch.
Da Silva throws a wild body kick that Grande sees coming a mile off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva misses the shot to the body.
Grande lands a leg kick that knocks Da Silva off balance momentarily.
Da Silva connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Grande walks forward, straight into a front kick from Da Silva.
Grande throws a shot to the body.
Da Silva scores with a jab. Grande acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Grande fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Da Silva checks it well.
Da Silva takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Grande is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Grande moves away.

Da Silva clinches with his opponent.
Grande blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Da Silva tries to work over Grande's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Grande working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Da Silva tries to work over Grande's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Grande misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Grande misses with a hook to the ribs.
Grande misses with a hook from the clinch.
Da Silva lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Grande lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Grande lands a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Jesus Chico Grande will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Leonardo Da Silva's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. And we move into the final round!


Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Grande moves away.
Leonardo Da Silva has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Da Silva lands a body shot.
Grande throws a leg kick that is checked
and Da Silva counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Grande throws an overhand right that lands on Da Silva's shoulder, as Da Silva tries to avoid the shot.
Grande throws a head kick but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

Grande gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Da Silva tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Da Silva working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
Da Silva throws a punch but it's blocked by Grande.
Grande pushes Da Silva back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Grande prevents a body shot from Da Silva.
Grande blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Grande working aggressively here.
Grande's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Da Silva tries a body shot but Grande blocks it.
Da Silva gets through Grande's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Da Silva struggles to land a body shot inside as Grande controls his hands.
Da Silva misses with the head strike.
Da Silva lands a right hand.
Grande scores with a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grande tries a body shot but Da Silva blocks it.
Da Silva lands with a short shot to the head.
Da Silva lands a body shot in the clinch.
Grande misses with a punch on the inside.
Grande tries to work over Da Silva's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Da Silva controls his hands.
Grande misses with the head strike.
Da Silva goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Da Silva throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Grandes head.
Grande lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Da Silva lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Da Silva fails to land.
Grande lands a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Grande.
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside.
Grande misses with a hook to the ribs.
Grande tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Da Silva's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Grande.
Grande throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Da Silvas head.
Grande working aggressively here.
Grande gets through Da Silva's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Da Silva blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Da Silva lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short uppercut from Da Silva.
Da Silva tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Grande's elbow.
Grande goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Grande goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Da Silva blocking some punches.
Grande lands a nice uppercut.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Da Silva controls his hands.
Grande lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Da Silva lands a nice uppercut.
Da Silva misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
Grande gets through Da Silva's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Da Silva blocks a body shot from Grande.
Grande misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Da Silva misses with a short punch on the inside.
Grande blocks an uppercut.
Grande misses with a punch on the inside.
Grande throws a head punch that misses.
Grande scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva has a couple of punches blocked by Grande.
Da Silva lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Grande misses with a punch to the body.
Grande blocks a body shot from Da Silva.
Grande misses with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva misses with some punches.
Grande fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Grande backwards.
Grande misses with a hook from the clinch.
Da Silva lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Grande.
Grande tries to work over Da Silva's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Grande tries a body shot but Da Silva blocks it.
Grande misses with the head strike.
Grande misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva lands a right hand that snaps the head of Grande backwards.
Da Silva misses with a body punch.
Da Silva softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Grande tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Da Silva blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva has a couple of punches blocked by Grande.
Da Silva blocking some punches.
Grande misses with the head strike.
A nice left hand lands by Da Silva.
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!
Da Silva lands a left hand that snaps the head of Grande backwards.
Da Silva struggles to land a body shot inside as Grande controls his hands.
Da Silva lands with a light punch inside.

Grande is rocked!
Da Silva dips a shoulder and cracks Grande with a mighty uppercut! Grande falls back against the cage and Da Silva unloads with a barrage of strikes! Grande is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Da Silva screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:31 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
Jesus Chico Grande spoke after the fight, saying 'Why are you laughing at me!?! Stop laughing at me!!! I don't look like Goofy!'.
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Event: CEC 582     
Date:   Apr 18, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 105 p4p, 4 weight class) and Eliitti Paavo (ranked 212 p4p, 9 weight class). Da Silva comes to the cage accompanied by Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Paavo has chosen Brother Firetribe - Winner Takes It All as his entrance music. Leonardo Da Silva could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Eliitti Paavo's chin.

167 cm
24
140 lbs
13 - 1 - 0
155 cm
32
137 lbs
23 - 11 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Excellent grappler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eliitti Paavo!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A nice leg kick lands there from Paavo.
Paavo has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Da Silva is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Da Silva checks the leg kick nicely there.
Paavo looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Da Silva slips a straight right by Paavo.
Paavo checks a low kick from Da Silva.
Da Silva will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Eliitti Paavo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Paavo lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paavo lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Da Silva looks for the body kick but Paavo saw that one coming.
Paavo checks a low kick from Da Silva.
Da Silva cracks a nice hook into Paavo's ribs.
Paavo throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Da Silva tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Paavo was well out of range. Poor timing from Da Silva.
Paavo misses with a wild body shot.
Paavo throws the left hand but Da Silva avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva scores with a hook to the body. Paavo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Da Silva slips a jab from Paavo.
Paavo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Da Silva counters with a stiff right hand.
Good work by Paavo as he checks the leg kick.
A jab from Da Silva finds it's way through Paavo's defenses.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Da Silva saw it coming and moves away.
Paavo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Da Silva was well out of range. Poor timing from Paavo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Da Silva does it's job there.
Paavo moves out of range of the strikes.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
Da Silva lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Da Silva is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Paavo lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Da Silva lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Da Silva fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Paavo checks it well.
Paavo staying out of range there.
Paavo connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva swings for the body but Paavo moves out of range.
Paavo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Da Silva doesn't seem bothered though.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Paavo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Da Silva staying out of range there.
Da Silva throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Da Silva fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Paavo tries to score with a low kick but Da Silva moves his leg out of the way.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Da Silva.
Da Silva lands an overhand right.
Paavo misses with a shot to the body
and Da Silva counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A slow jab from Paavo misses its intended target.
Da Silva throws a front kick that sends Paavo stumbling back into the cage.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Da Silva dips to his left and cracks Paavo with an uppercut!
Da Silva misses with an uppercut.
Paavo missing with a left hand there. Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva sees it coming and checks it nicely.
An inside leg kick lands from Paavo.
Da Silva is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Paavo connects with a body shot that sends Da Silva's belly button to the back.
Paavo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Da Silva throws out the jab.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Da Silva's leg. Da Silva is trying to keep his angry face on.
Da Silva missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Da Silva ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva fires out a quick counter leg kick but Paavo just manages to avoid it.
Da Silva throws a body kick that misses.
Paavo throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Da Silva on the side of the head.
Da Silva works the jab nicely.
Da Silva connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Da Silva throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
Paavo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Da Silva lands a nice leg kick that just misses Paavo's sensitive parts.
Da Silva misses with a looping left.
Da Silva delivers a nice body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva thows a left - swing and a miss!
A bone on bone clash there as Da Silva blocks the leg kick.
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
A solid leg kick lands there for Da Silva.
Paavo avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Da Silva looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
Paavo lands a leg kick that knocks Da Silva off balance momentarily.
Da Silva misses with a hook.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo throws the left hand but Da Silva avoids the punch easily.
Paavo feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Da Silva's calf.
Paavo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Da Silva swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Paavo takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Paavo avoids the body shot from Da Silva.
Paavo appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.
Da Silva connects with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Da Silva connects with a solid leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva checks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo tries to score with a low kick but Da Silva moves his leg out of the way.
Paavo looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
A quick step to the side and Da Silva tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Da Silva checks the leg kick nicely there.
Da Silva throws a hook but Paavo blocks it.
The fighters circling - Da Silva throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paavo pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo throws a hook to the side of Da Silva's head but Da Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Da Silva is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Da Silva looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Some bone on bone action there as Da Silva checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Da Silva throws a hook to the side of Paavo's head but Paavo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Paavo takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Da Silva connects with a right hand. Paavo shakes it off.
Paavo has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a solid leg kick but Paavo takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Da Silva.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Paavo takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Da Silva tries a low kick but Paavo avoids it.
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
Da Silva dodges the punch combination from Paavo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Da Silva misses with a looping left.
Leonardo Da Silva is winning the standup battle so far.
Da Silva walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Paavo checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Paavo looks to land a left hand but Da Silva moved out of range nicely.
Paavo throws a right and a left that both miss.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a body shot.
Paavo lands with a good body shot.
Da Silva on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Da Silva throws a leg kick that misses.
A left lands for Da Silva.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Da Silva, right into the meat.
Da Silva tries to move into range but Paavo moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
A swing and a miss from Paavo.
Da Silva throws a wild body kick that Paavo sees coming a mile off.
Paavo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Da Silva checks a low kick from Paavo.
Da Silva fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Paavo checks it well.
Da Silva misses with an attempted mid kick.
Paavo was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
Da Silva misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
The crowd cheers as Da Silva lands an impressive looking overhand right. Paavo doesn't seem phased though.
Paavo throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Da Silva.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Da Silva misses with a looping right.
Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Paavo moves away and avoids it.
Da Silva uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Paavo throws a low kick, looking for Da Silva's leg but Da Silva calmly moves out of range.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Da Silva wants to land a leg kick but Paavo is out of range.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
and Da Silva counters with a straight right hand.
Da Silva takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Paavo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva misses with an uppercut.
Paavo wants to slow Da Silva down by chopping away at his legs.
Paavo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
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!
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Da Silva sizes up Paavo with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A slapping leg kick lands for Da Silva.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva avoids the head kick by Paavo.
Da Silva tried to counter with a leg kick but Paavo avoided it.
Da Silva checks a leg kick.
Paavo looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Paavo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Paavo takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Paavo takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Paavo was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Paavo misses with a low kick.
Paavo connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Da Silva tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Paavo is able to avoid easily.
Paavo wants to land a leg kick but Da Silva is out of range.
That kick from Paavo tenderised Da Silva's leg. Da Silva is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paavo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Da Silva circles away quickly and effectively.
Paavo has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A big right from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva lands a lovely overhand right.
Paavo misses with a hook.
Paavo tries to score with a low kick but Da Silva moves his leg out of the way.
Paavo throws a lazy uppercut
and Da Silva counters with a slapping leg kick.
Paavo blocks a leg kick.
Paavo throws a sloppy head kick and Da Silva moves out of range easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva checks it.
Da Silva steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Paavo.
Da Silva misses with a straight right.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.
Paavo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Paavo takes one to the chin there.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Da Silva lands with a nice body kick.
Paavo throws a leg kick but Da Silva moved away.
Da Silva thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Paavo.
Da Silva lands with a cross.
Da Silva cracks Paavo with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Da Silva checks a low kick from Paavo.
Da Silva tried to counter with a leg kick but Paavo avoided it.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Paavo might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Da Silva has got the better of the exchanges.
Da Silva swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Paavo slips under a jab from Da Silva.
Good exchange - Da Silva coming out on top.
A leg kick checked by Paavo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A low kick from Paavo is predictable there
and Da Silva counters with a nice uppercut.
Da Silva waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paavo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paavo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Da Silva manages to avoid it.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Paavo.
A bone on bone clash there as Da Silva blocks the leg kick.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Paavo cracks the inside of Da Silva's front leg.
Da Silva keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Da Silva throws a jab but it's blocked by Paavo.
Paavo slips under a jab from Da Silva.
Paavo lands with a thumping leg kick.
Paavo misses with a hook. Da Silva ducked under it nicely.
Da Silva appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Da Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Da Silva looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Paavo sizes up Da Silva with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Da Silva blocks a jab.
Da Silva connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Da Silva jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva checks a low kick from Paavo.
As Paavo backs away, Da Silva returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Da Silva checks a leg kick nicely.
Paavo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Da Silva.
Paavo drops his hands momentarily and Da Silva takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Paavo tests Da Silva's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A big left from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A big right from Paavo misses.
Da Silva pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paavo throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Da Silva throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Paavo feints a counter leg kick.
Da Silva dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Da Silva throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Da Silva attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Paavo throws an off balance right hand
and Da Silva counters with a leg kick.
Paavo throws a body shot but no joy.
Paavo misses the jab.
Paavo takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Paavo swings for the body but Da Silva moves out of range.
Paavo throws a looping overhand right but Da Silva ducks down to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo connects with a body shot.
Da Silva throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Paavo misses the shot to the body.
Paavo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Da Silva.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Paavo buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Da Silva lands an overhand right.
Da Silva throws a shot to the body.
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Paavo 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.
Paavo throws a leg kick that is checked
and Da Silva counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A chopping leg kick lands by Da Silva.
Paavo tries to land a leg kick but Da Silva saw it coming and moves away.
Good standup being displayed there by Da Silva as he connects with a hook.
Paavo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Paavo throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva backing away here, and Paavo unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Paavo misses with a looping left.
Paavo is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Paavo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Da Silva.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Paavo scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Paavo moves away.
A slapping leg kick lands for Paavo.
Paavo tries to work over Da Silva's front leg with a kick but Da Silva checks it.
Eliitti Paavo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paavo swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Paavo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Da Silva throws a big shot that misses.
Paavo tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Da Silva half committed to a counter leg kick.
Paavo throws a head kick but Da Silva moves out of range.
Paavo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Paavo's head backwards.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Paavo's front leg.
Da Silva misses with a kick to the body.
A little jabbing left from Paavo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Da Silva keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Da Silva lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Paavo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Da Silva checks it well.
A left lands for Paavo.
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Da Silva moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.
Paavo misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Da Silva to counter with a crisp jab.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paavo.
Da Silva swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Da Silva with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Da Silva throws a jab when Paavo was well out of range.
Da Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paavo motions for Da Silva to come forward. Paavo throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Da Silva throwing a counter right hand but Paavo manages to avoid it.
Da Silva lands with an overhand left.
Da Silva thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Paavo if he has to take too many more of those.
A big left from Paavo misses.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paavo.
Paavo misses with a shot to the body
and Da Silva connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Da Silva lands a nice looking kick to the body. Paavo takes a step back to recover.
Da Silva lands a head kick. Paavo smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Paavo throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Paavo throws a front kick aimed at Da Silva's knee but Da Silva avoids it well.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Paavo.
Da Silva lands a jab.
Da Silva is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Paavo can do to turn this around?
A leg kick checked by Da Silva.
Paavo tries to work over Da Silva's front leg with a kick but Da Silva checks it.
Da Silva with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Paavo throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Paavo misses with an uppercut. Da Silva saw that one coming.
Da Silva slips a jab and a cross from Paavo.
Paavo throws out a leg kick but Da Silva moves out of range and Paavo only half commits.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Da Silva checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Da Silva lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Paavo drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A leg kick checked by Da Silva.
Da Silva connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Paavo's hands.
Da Silva lands with a thumping leg kick.
Paavo takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Paavo's leg. Paavo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Leonardo Da Silva is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Da Silva throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Da Silva moves out of range of the leg kick from Paavo.
Da Silva scores with the left hand. Paavo knows he should have avoided that one.
Paavo has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Da Silva.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva jabs Paavo right on the nose. Paavo blinks but takes it well.
Da Silva keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paavo.
Da Silva missing with a left hand there. Paavo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Paavo looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Paavo looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
Leonardo Da Silva showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Da Silva 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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RATING
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Event: Gladiators 79     
Date:   Mar 02, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 127 p4p, 6 weight class) and Nigel Nobody (ranked 1130 p4p, 56 weight class). Da Silva comes to the cage accompanied by Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Nobody has chosen Red - Same Disease as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

167 cm
24
140 lbs
12 - 1 - 0
162 cm
22
137 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Nigel Nobody!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, Reed Andrews and Eddie Farnsworth.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nobody throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Nobody closes the distance and clinches up with Da Silva, looking for a takedown. Nobody pushes Da Silva against the cage but Da Silva circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Nobody misses the shot to the body.
Da Silva cracks Nobody with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Da Silva looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Da Silva cracks Nobody with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Da Silva misses with a low kick as Nobody jumps back.
Da Silva moves out of range of the strikes.
Nobody thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.
Nobody just misses with a punch to the body.
Nobody throws a lazy body kick
and Da Silva counters with a straight right hand.
Da Silva lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nobody misses with an uppercut.
Nice uppercut lands for Da Silva. That snapped Nobody's head back.
Da Silva getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Da Silva fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Nobody.
Da Silva lands a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nobody moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Nobody misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Nobody dives in for a single leg takedown but Da Silva sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Da Silva scores with a kick to the midsection.
Nobody loads up on a big right hand but Da Silva slips the punch.
Da Silva uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nobody.
A swing and a miss from Nobody.
Nobody walks forward, straight into a front kick from Da Silva.
Da Silva swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nobody misses with a straight right.
Da Silva punishes Nobody's body with a nice straight punch.
Nobody avoids a kick to the body.
Da Silva connects with a body shot that sends Nobody's belly button to the back.
Nobody misses with a lunging right hand
and Da Silva connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Da Silva finds it's target.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nobody misses with a head kick.
Nobody lands a jab to the head.

Nobody gets tackled into the cage by Da Silva. Da Silva maintains the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Da Silva.
Nobody swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Da Silva tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nobody's elbow.
Nobody fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Da Silva gets through Nobody's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Da Silva tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Da Silva stops a takedown attempt from Nobody.
Leonardo Da Silva has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Nigel Nobody.
Da Silva working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Da Silva swings wildly with an uppercut but Nobody uses good head movement to avoid it.

Nobody lands a takedown into guard.
Nobody throws a big right hand that misses.
Da Silva trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nobody postures up in Da Silva's guard and throws a big left but Da Silva blocks it.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Nobody working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nobody postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Nobody seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Nobody scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Nobody passes Da Silva's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Da Silva wants to get back to full guard.
Nobody is trying to control the action in half guard but Da Silva is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nobody is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva trying to control but Nobody postures up.
Da Silva on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Nobody prevents Da Silva from improving his position.
Da Silva is trying to control but can't.
Da Silva blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nobody.
Nobody working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Nobody lands strikes from half guard.
Da Silva is pressing down on Nobody's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Da Silva avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Da Silva scoring well with a low kick there.
Nobody fails with a takedown attempt.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Nobody loads up on a big right hand but Da Silva slips the punch.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Nobody sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva wants to clinch up but Nobody keeps it at a distance.
Nobody has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Da Silva.
Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nobody.
Da Silva works Nobody's body with a nice hook.
Da Silva lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Nobody at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nobody. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Da Silva scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Da Silva takes a swing at Nobody's ribcage but misses.
Leonardo Da Silva is winning the standup battle so far.
Nobody looks to land a left hand but Da Silva moved out of range nicely.
Da Silva throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nobody 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.
Nobody throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Da Silva's waist but Da Silva gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Nobody off to one side.
Da Silva appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Da Silva doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Da Silva checks the leg kick nicely there.
An inside leg kick lands from Nobody.
Nobody takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Nobody connects with the punch.
Da Silva misses with a looping right.
Nobody attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Da Silva throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva scores with a sloppy right hand. Nobody should have avoided that one.
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!
Nobody uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
Nobody ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nobody scores with a nice right hand.
Da Silva moves out of range of the strikes.
Nobody tries to work over Da Silva's front leg with a kick but Da Silva checks it.
Da Silva lands a jab to the nose.
Da Silva fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Nobody.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nobody misses with a looping right.
Da Silva lands a body shot.
A thudding body kick lands there by Da Silva!
Da Silva missing with a left hand there. Nobody was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Da Silva swings away with a body shot that misses
and Nobody counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Da Silva misses.
Nobody tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nobody fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Da Silva is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Nobody can do to turn this around?
Nice body punch from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Nobody sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Nobody connects with a body shot that sends Da Silva's belly button to the back.
Nobody tried to score with a low kick but Da Silva checks it.
Nobody misses with a right hand
and Da Silva counters with a nice uppercut.
Nobody ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Da Silva moves away.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Nobody tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Da Silva scores with a decent looking hook.
Nobody digs a good body shot into Da Silva's ribs.
Nobody checks a leg kick nicely.
Nobody changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Nobody tries a head kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Da Silva there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nobody chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Da Silva can pounce on him.
Leonardo Da Silva is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nice straight punches there by Da Silva. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Da Silva.
Da Silva is looking to land body kicks.
Nobody throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nobody uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Da Silva.
Da Silva tries to land a front kick but Nobody steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Nobody slips under a jab.
Da Silva throws out a powerful jab.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.

Nobody closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Da Silva's guard.
Nobody must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Nobody wants to control from the top but Da Silva keeps moving.
Da Silva controls Nobody momentarily but Nobody frees himself.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Nobody shoots for a takedown but Da Silva saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Da Silva swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Da Silva connects with an inside leg kick.
Nobody misses with a hook to the body
and Da Silva cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nobody jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A big right from Nobody misses.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Nobody.
Da Silva scores with a nice right hand.
Nice cross by Da Silva.
Nobody lands a jab to Da Silva's midsection.
Nobody throws a head kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva is looking to slow Nobody down with leg kicks.
Da Silva throws a chopping leg kick but Nobody manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Da Silva throws a big shot that misses.
Da Silva throws a leg kick that misses.
Da Silva wants to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Da Silva.
Nobody avoids the body shot from Da Silva.
Da Silva tries to land a leg kick but Nobody saw it coming and moves away.
Da Silva avoids a kick to the body.
A head kick misses from Nobody.
Da Silva connects with a single shot there.
Nobody avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nobody connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Da Silva throws the kick towards the body but Nobody avoids it.
Nobody has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Da Silva.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nobody throws a hook to the side of Da Silva's head but Da Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nobody has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Nobody there as he acknowledges the shot.
Nobody's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nobody pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Da Silva displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nobody throws out the jab.
Nobody digs a good hook to Da Silva's body.
Da Silva throws a lazy right hand but Nobody sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Da Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.
Nobody throws an off balance right hand
and Da Silva 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!
Da Silva slips a jab from Nobody.
Da Silva throws the left hand but Nobody avoids the punch easily.
Nobody throws a low kick but Da Silva moves out of range easily.
Da Silva fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Da Silva defending well as Nobody loads up on a big left hand.
Nobody shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva jabs at Nobody's body.
Nobody just misses with a punch to the body.
A shot to the liver by Da Silva. Beautiful body shot.
Nobody fails with a takedown attempt.
Da Silva connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Nobody's front leg.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Nobody's front leg.
Da Silva dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Nobody. That did some damage!
Nobody has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Nobody on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Da Silva lands a jab to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nobody takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Da Silva throws a lazy right hand but Nobody sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Da Silva lands with an uppercut that bounces Nobody off the cage and back into range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nobody moves out of range as Da Silva throws a body kick.
Nobody keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A leg kick checked by Da Silva.
Nice jab there from Da Silva.
Good standup being displayed there by Da Silva as he connects with a hook.
Nobody is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nobody takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Da Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Nobody is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Nobody throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.

Da Silva darts in and clinches Nobody up against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva clearly takes 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.


Da Silva lands with a straight right. Nobody didn't see that one coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Nobody misses the target.
Da Silva throws a lazy body kick

and Nobody counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Nobody working the head and body with strikes.
Nigel Nobody has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nobody wants to lay and pray for a moment but Da Silva keeps working.
Da Silva is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Nobody scores with a couple of nice shots.
Nobody is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Da Silva is trying to control but can't.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva is looking for a sweep. Nobody is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Da Silva blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nobody.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nobody is nestled in close to Da Silva, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Nobody is trying to control. Da Silva wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Nobody tries to pass the half guard into mount. Da Silva knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Nobody connects with a nice short shot to Da Silva's temple.
Nobody not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Nobody missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Da Silva regains full guard. Nicely done.

Da Silva has his foot on Nobody's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Nobody works his way back into a safe position though.
Nobody trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Nobody postures up and lands a big shot to Da Silva's brow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nobody trying to control the position from guard on top but Da Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Da Silva trying to keep a closed guard but Nobody is proving a slippery customer.

Da Silva is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Nobody is aware though and is defending well.
Nobody throws a big elbow that misses.
Nobody working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Nobody working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nobody working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Nobody trying to control but Da Silva is working from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Da Silva lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Da Silva connects with a single shot there.
A punch lands to the side of Nobody 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Nobody misses with a straight right.
Nice body punch from Da Silva.
Da Silva stuffs the takedown attempt from Nobody. Nobody gets slowly back to his feet.
Da Silva paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Da Silva throws a leg kick which misses Nobody's front leg but catches the back leg as Nobody tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Da Silva lands with a hook. Nobody tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Da Silva blocks a head kick by Nobody.
Da Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Jab, jab by Da Silva - just one landing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nobody throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Da Silva scores with a nice strike.
Nobody misses with a wild body shot.
Nobody misses with a body punch
and Da Silva counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva had his way with Nigel Nobody in that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Da Silva tries to clinch there but Nobody circles away.
Da Silva takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Da Silva lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Da Silva scores with a crisp jab that stopped Nobody in his tracks.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.
Da Silva misses with a wild body shot.
Nobody is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Da Silva throws a nice outside leg kick.
Nobody finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nobody misses with a straight right.
Da Silva fires out a quick counter leg kick but Nobody just manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nobody.
Nobody takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A swing and a miss from Nobody.
Da Silva connects with a jab.
Da Silva with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nobody walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Nobody checks a leg kick.
Nobody with the counter takedown but Da Silva avoids it easily.
Nobody misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Da Silva thuds his shin into the meat of Nobody's side.
Da Silva tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A decent looking cross lands there for Da Silva.
Nobody's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Da Silva connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nobody scrambles back to his feet.
Da Silva thows a left - swing and a miss!
And Nobody tries to counter it with a takedown but Da Silva pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Da Silva lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nobody misses with a body shot.
Nobody gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Da Silva.
A nice inside leg kick there by Da Silva. That's going to slow Nobody down.
Nigel Nobody has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Da Silva takes the fight into the clinch.
Da Silva misses with the head strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Da Silva digs a right hand underneath Nobody's ribcage. Nobody let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Da Silva lands with a short shot to the head.
Nobody prevents a body shot from Da Silva.
Nobody takes a shot to the head.
Da Silva has a couple of punches blocked by Nobody.
Da Silva fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Nobody wants to break the clinch but can't.
A short body shot lands from Da Silva as the two fighters clinch.
Nobody misses with a hook from the clinch.
Da Silva works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Nobody is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Da Silva tries to work over Nobody's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Da Silva lands a shoulder strike.
Da Silva pushes Nobody back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Da Silva fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nobody is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Da Silva gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Da Silva gets underhooks to prevent Nobody's takedown attempt.
Nobody can't find room to land a body shot as Da Silva controls the action.
Nobody misses with a punch on the inside.
Da Silva lands with a right to the head.
Da Silva lands a right hand.

Da Silva is fighting off a takedown attempt but Nobody is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Da Silva to the mat. Da Silva regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Nobody trying to control the position from guard on top but Da Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Da Silva looking to control.
Nobody postures up in Da Silva's guard and throws a big left but Da Silva blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nobody accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nobody lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Da Silva is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Da Silva avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Da Silva is pulling down on Nobody's head to control his posture.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Da Silva smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Da Silva gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nobody postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Leonardo Da Silva showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Da Silva, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Lou da Vinci scores the fight 50:45
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 50:45
Judge Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva retains his bantamweight title!
Leonardo Da Silva bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
Nigel Nobody spoke after the fight, saying 'I am Nobody!'.
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FIGHT
RATING
63%

 

Event: Gladiators 74 Snot v Murphy     
Date:   Jan 27, 2018

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 152 p4p, 7 weight class) and Pascal Letaivu (ranked 535 p4p, 28 weight class). Da Silva comes into the arena with Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe blaring out of the sound system. Leonardo Da Silva is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

167 cm
23
140 lbs
11 - 1 - 0
170 cm
23
146 lbs
7 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Pascal Letaivu!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Roger Salmon and Chris Saunders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Letaivu swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.
A slapping body kick lands there for Da Silva.
Da Silva looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Da Silva rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Letaivu counters with a nice uppercut.
Letaivu looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Da Silva misses with a hook
and Letaivu counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Da Silva misses with a hook. Letaivu ducked under it nicely.
As Da Silva backs off Letaivu throws a huge counter combo but Da Silva manages to avoid it all.
Letaivu moves out of range of the strikes.
Da Silva bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Da Silva misses the body punch
and Letaivu counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Letaivu moves away and avoids it.
Da Silva showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Letaivu.
Letaivu ducks under a wild hook from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Letaivu counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Da Silva throws a hook but Letaivu avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A combination from Letaivu does no damage.
Letaivu misses with a lunging right hand
and Da Silva connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Da Silva tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Letaivu was well out of range. Poor timing from Da Silva.
A lazy left from Letaivu finds it's target.
Da Silva has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Letaivu finds it's way round the side to connect with Da Silva's head.
Da Silva throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Da Silva has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Top Dawg in the buildup to the fight.
Letaivu takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Da Silva tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Letaivu is able to avoid easily.
Da Silva stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A solid leg kick lands there for Da Silva.
Letaivu misses with a looping right.
Letaivu keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Da Silva attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Letaivu throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva tries to score with a low kick but Letaivu moves his leg out of the way.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Letaivu takes a shot to the body in his stride.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A slow jab from Letaivu misses its intended target.
Letaivu moves out of range of the body kick.
Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Letaivu.
Da Silva lands a jab to Letaivu's midsection.
Da Silva scores with a kick to the body.
Letaivu misses with an uppercut. Da Silva saw that one coming.
Da Silva misses with a leg kick.
Letaivu is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Da Silva looks to land a body kick but Letaivu moved away.
Some wild striking there from Letaivu.
Da Silva throws a wild body kick that Letaivu sees coming a mile off.
Da Silva moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Letaivu with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Da Silva to score with a decent uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Letaivu loads up on a big right hand but Da Silva slips the punch.
Letaivu 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.
Letaivu takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Da Silva connects with a solid leg kick.
Da Silva throws a body kick that misses.
Da Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Letaivu manages to avoid it.
Da Silva misses with a low kick as Letaivu jumps back.
Da Silva ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
An attempted straight right counter from Da Silva misses the target.
Da Silva jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Da Silva.
Da Silva works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A nice inside leg kick there by Da Silva. That's going to slow Letaivu down.
Da Silva throws out a loose jab but Letaivu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Letaivu takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Letaivu misses the shot to the body.
Da Silva thumps Letaivu with a low kick.
Da Silva is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Letaivu throws a lazy uppercut
and Da Silva counters with a leg kick.
Letaivu uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Da Silva.
Letaivu on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Da Silva. Da Silva obviously looking to wear him down.

Da Silva is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Letaivu's half guard.
Da Silva is trying to control the action in half guard but Letaivu is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Letaivu controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva 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.


Da Silva thumps Letaivu with a low kick.
A big left from Da Silva misses.
A nice side step and Letaivu releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Letaivu throws a big shot that misses.
Da Silva looks to land a right hand but Letaivu moved out of range.
Letaivu gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Da Silva is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Letaivu can do to turn this around?
Letaivu misses with a body shot.
Da Silva throws the kick towards the body but Letaivu avoids it.
Letaivu tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Da Silva was well out of range. Poor timing from Letaivu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Letaivu.
Letaivu's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Da Silva with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Letaivu misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva looks to throw the jab but Letaivu is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Letaivu chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Da Silva can pounce on him.
Letaivu throws a big shot that misses.
Letaivu looks to land a left hand but Da Silva moved out of range nicely.
Letaivu throws a looping overhand right but Da Silva ducks down to avoid it.
Da Silva half committed to a counter leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Letaivu blocks the leg kick.
A jab from Da Silva does it's job there.
Letaivu needs to keep his hands up - Da Silva had a free shot at his head there.
Letaivu misses with a series of wild punches.
Da Silva feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Leonardo Da Silva is winning the standup battle so far.
Da Silva scores with a spinning back kick!
Letaivu throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with an attempted mid kick.
Letaivu throws out a counter right but Da Silva avoids it with no problem.
Letaivu displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Da Silva throws out the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Da Silva scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Da Silva throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Letaivu throws out a counter right but Da Silva avoids it with no problem.
Letaivu looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Letaivu takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Letaivu misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Da Silva fires out a quick counter leg kick but Letaivu just manages to avoid it.
Letaivu pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Da Silva back to the cage. Letaivu follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.

It looks like Leonardo Da Silva has been cut.
Letaivu takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Letaivu misses with a hook.
Da Silva throws a jab when Letaivu was well out of range.
A little jabbing left from Letaivu on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Da Silva throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Da Silva lands a jab to the head.
Letaivu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Letaivu. That did some damage!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Letaivu blocks a head kick by Da Silva.
Da Silva tries to land a body kick
and Da Silva takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Da Silva fails with an attempt to clinch.
Da Silva steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Letaivu.
Letaivu jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Letaivu lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Da Silva misses the shot to the body.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
A jab from Da Silva does it's job there.
Da Silva scoring well with a low kick there.
Da Silva walks into a stiff left hand from Letaivu.
Da Silva throws a sloppy head kick and Letaivu moves out of range easily.
Da Silva missing with a left hand there. Letaivu was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Da Silva blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva fails in his attempt to clinch.
Letaivu now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Letaivu misses with a two punch combination.
Da Silva jabs at Letaivu's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Letaivu throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Letaivu walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Da Silva looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Da Silva misses with a wild body shot.
Letaivu fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Da Silva manages to avoid it.
Some wild striking there from Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a body kick.
Letaivu walks into a stiff left hand from Da Silva.
Da Silva shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Letaivu moves out of range of the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Leonardo Da Silva's cut.
That's time! Da Silva's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Letaivu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A leg kick checked by Letaivu.
Da Silva misses with a body punch
enabling Letaivu to counter with a crisp jab.
Letaivu staying out of range there.
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Letaivu's leg. Letaivu is trying to keep his angry face on.
Letaivu throws out a loose jab but Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid it.
Da Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Letaivu swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Letaivu on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Letaivu blocks a leg kick.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Letaivu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab from Da Silva.
Letaivu lands the left hand.
Letaivu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Da Silva lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Letaivu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Letaivu.
Da Silva throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Da Silva takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Letaivu tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Da Silva was well out of range. Poor timing from Letaivu.
Letaivu loads up on a big right hand but Da Silva slips the punch.
A leg kick checked by Letaivu.
Da Silva walks into a left hand.
Letaivu staying out of range there.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Letaivu.
Da Silva fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Letaivu on the side of the head.
Da Silva scores with a kick to the body.
Da Silva looks to score with a jab to the body but Letaivu is just out of range.
Da Silva bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva misses with a straight left.
Letaivu misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva looks to score with a jab to the body but Letaivu is just out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Letaivu throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Letaivu cracks Da Silva with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Da Silva moves forwards but Letaivu connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Letaivu throws the left hand but Da Silva avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Decent striking displayed by Da Silva there.
Letaivu shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Da Silva eats them both and turns towards Letaivu to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Letaivu paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Letaivu fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Da Silva manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Letaivu throws out a counter right but Da Silva avoids it with no problem.
Da Silva misses with a leg kick
and Letaivu counters with a left and a right that stings Da Silva.
Letaivu misses with a hook. Da Silva ducked under it nicely.
Da Silva loads up on a big right hand but Letaivu slips the punch.
Da Silva throws a jab but it's blocked by Letaivu.
Letaivu appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Letaivu's front leg.
Letaivu lands a jab to the head.
Letaivu uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Da Silva.
Letaivu throws an off balance right hand
and Da Silva counters with a good, hard body kick but Letaivu shrugs it off.
Letaivu is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with a nice head shot.
Letaivu uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a sloppy head kick and Letaivu moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva punishes Letaivu's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Letaivu takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Letaivu.
Letaivu has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Letaivu looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Da Silva misses with a two punch combination.
Da Silva scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Da Silva 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.

Letaivu gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Da Silva to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Letaivu pulls Da Silva in close to his closed guard and prevents Da Silva from doing any damage or advancing position.
Da Silva slips nicely into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Leonardo Da Silva's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Letaivu sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A solid body kick from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a looping overhand right but Letaivu ducks down to avoid it.
Da Silva is looking to land body kicks.
Letaivu swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Da Silva looks to throw the jab but Letaivu is out of range.
Letaivu has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Da Silva.
Letaivu throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.
Jab by Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a kick to the body.
Da Silva lands with a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Letaivu ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Da Silva moves away.
Da Silva connects with a leg kick. Letaivu looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Da Silva cracks Letaivu with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Da Silva's jab looks to have found its range, popping Letaivu under the eye.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Letaivu. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Letaivu fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Da Silva manages to avoid it.
Letaivu keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Da Silva.
Da Silva lands with a shot to the body.
Da Silva connects with an inside leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Da Silva.
Da Silva throws the left hand but Letaivu avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Letaivu.
Letaivu checks a leg kick.
Letaivu looks to land a combination but Da Silva avoids it well.
Letaivu keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jab, jab by Letaivu - just one landing.
Da Silva scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Letaivu ducks right into an uppercut from Da Silva.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Letaivu misses with an uppercut. Da Silva saw that one coming.
Da Silva throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Letaivu counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Letaivu swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Letaivu throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Letaivu takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Letaivu throws a hook to the side of Da Silva's head but Da Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Da Silva is looking to counter with a body kick.
Da Silva throws the left hand but Letaivu avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva throws an overhand right that lands on Letaivu's shoulder, as Letaivu tries to avoid the shot.
Da Silva throws a leg kick
and Letaivu cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Da Silva with a nice cross.
Letaivu lands a really nice looking cross but Da Silva seems unphased.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Letaivu.
A chopping leg kick lands by Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Letaivu sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Da Silva gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Letaivu counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A head kick from Da Silva lands but Letaivu takes it in his stride.
Letaivu takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Letaivu's leg. Letaivu is trying to keep his angry face on.
Da Silva throws a head kick that misses.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Letaivu.
Da Silva scoring well with a low kick there.
Da Silva feints and then cracks Letaivu's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Letaivu down.
Letaivu misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Letaivu misses with a hook. Da Silva ducked under it nicely.
Letaivu with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Da Silva to score with a decent uppercut.
Da Silva tries a low kick but Letaivu avoids it.
Da Silva throws a low kick but Letaivu moves out of range easily.
Letaivu fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Da Silva manages to avoid it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Letaivu misses with a hook
and Da Silva counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Letaivu clobbers Da Silva with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Letaivu moves out of range as Da Silva throws a body kick.
Letaivu shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Letaivu on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Da Silva lands a slapping body shot.
Letaivu just misses with a punch to the body.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Letaivu sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva had his way with Pascal Letaivu in that round.
The cut man is working on Leonardo Da Silva's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Da Silva scores with a head kick.
Letaivu is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Da Silva with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Da Silva throws a leg kick
and Letaivu counters with a nice uppercut.
Da Silva throws a hook to the side of Letaivu's head but Letaivu sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Da Silva fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Da Silva scores with a hook to the body. Letaivu takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Letaivu throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva chopping away at his opponent's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva throws a sloppy head kick and Letaivu moves out of range easily.
Da Silva jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Da Silva walks into a stiff left hand from Letaivu.
Da Silva looks for the body kick but Letaivu saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Letaivu checks a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Da Silva.
Letaivu fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Letaivu gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Da Silva.
Letaivu scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Da Silva doesn't seem bothered though.
Da Silva throws an overhand right that lands on Letaivu's shoulder, as Letaivu tries to avoid the shot.
Letaivu moves out of range of the strikes.
Da Silva moves out of range as Letaivu strikes.
Letaivu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Letaivu looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Letaivu takes a kick to the side of the head.
Letaivu keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Letaivu scores with a jab to the head.
Da Silva bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Letaivu's head.
Da Silva throws a lazy uppercut
letting Letaivu counter with a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Letaivu is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Letaivu throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It looked like Da Silva wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A swing and a miss from Da Silva.
A shot to the liver by Da Silva. Beautiful body shot.
Letaivu swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Da Silva counters with a nice leg kick.
Letaivu jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Da Silva fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Da Silva connects with a single shot there.
Letaivu swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Letaivu looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Letaivu missing with a left hand there. Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Good leg kick by Da Silva there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Letaivu throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
A solid body kick from Da Silva.
Letaivu punishes Da Silva's body with a nice straight punch.
Da Silva wants to slow Letaivu down by chopping away at his legs.
Da Silva walks into a left hand.
Letaivu throws a left and a right that both miss
and Da Silva counters with a stiff right hand.
Da Silva fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Letaivu.
A slapping body kick lands there for Da Silva.
Letaivu with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva connects with a single shot there.
Da Silva misses with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Letaivu takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Letaivu takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Da Silva swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Pascal Letaivu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Da Silva jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Da Silva throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Da Silva scoring well with a low kick there.
Da Silva motions for Letaivu to come forward. Da Silva throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Da Silva displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Letaivu throws out the jab.
Da Silva throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Letaivu misses with a straight right.
Da Silva misses with a body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Letaivu! But no joy.

And that's the end of the fight!
Leonardo Da Silva showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Da Silva 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Josh West scores the fight 50:45
Judge Roger Salmon scores the fight 50:45
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva retains his bantamweight title!
Leonardo Da Silva spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: Gladiators 69 Cedric v Snot     
Date:   Dec 30, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 178 p4p, 10 weight class) and Thomas Power (ranked 995 p4p, 50 weight class). Da Silva's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. This should be a great matchup!

167 cm
23
140 lbs
10 - 1 - 0
168 cm
23
148 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Thomas Power!
The judges for this bout are Jeff Smith, Paul Gruel and Chris Saunders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva misses with a leg kick.
Da Silva tries to work over Power's front leg with a kick but Power checks it.
Da Silva tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Power steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
Da Silva slips under a jab.
A jab from Da Silva finds it's way through Power's defenses.
Power throws a hook to the side of Da Silva's head but Da Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Power looks to land a left hand but Da Silva moved out of range nicely.
Power 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.
Power has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Power there as he acknowledges the shot.
Da Silva fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Da Silva 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.
Power swings for the body but Da Silva moves out of range.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Da Silva slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Da Silva connects with an inside leg kick.
Da Silva looks to land a right hand but Power moved out of range.
Da Silva lands a jab to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Power just misses with a punch to the body.
Da Silva throws a leg kick which misses Power's front leg but catches the back leg as Power tries to avoid it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Da Silva.
Da Silva throws out a leg kick but Power moves out of range and Da Silva only half commits.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power throws a lazy right hand but Da Silva sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Da Silva half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Power swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Da Silva walks into a left hand.
Power throws a shot to the body.
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Power moves away.
Power throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Power moves in looking to clinch but Da Silva pushes him off.
Power slips under a jab from Da Silva.
Power throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Power tests Da Silva's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Da Silva throws a lazy right hand but Power sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Power tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Da Silva paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Da Silva appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Power dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Power lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Da Silva at a distance.
Da Silva misses with a straight right.
Power takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Da Silva fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Power.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Power tries to close the distance and clinch but Da Silva swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Thomas Power is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Da Silva staying out of range there.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Da Silva throws a big shot that misses.
Da Silva misses the shot to the body.
Da Silva lands with a hook. Power tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Power misses the shot to the body.
Da Silva slips a straight right by Power.
Da Silva scores with a hook.
Da Silva throws a series of punches but Power avoids them all with ease.
Power misses with a straight right.
A big right from Power misses.
Da Silva feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Power's calf.
Da Silva looks to land a left hand but Power moved out of range nicely.
Da Silva swats away the attempt to clinch by Power.
Power uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a looping overhand right but Power ducks down to avoid it.
Power uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Power. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Da Silva throws a half hearted mid kick.
Da Silva scores with a kick to the midsection.
Da Silva misses with a hook.
A swing and a miss from Power.
Da Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Power throws a right hand that misses
and Da Silva cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Good work by Power as he checks the leg kick.
Da Silva takes a swing at Power's ribcage but misses.
Power throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Power slips under a jab.
Da Silva buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Good work by Power as he checks the leg kick.
Power throws out a loose jab but Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid it.
Power's jab looks to have found its range, popping Da Silva under the eye.
Da Silva misses with a low kick.
Da Silva throws a big shot that misses.
Da Silva misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Power.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Power moves away from the strike by Da Silva.
Power lands a jab to the nose.
Da Silva misses with an attempted mid kick.
Donk. Da Silva catches Power right on the button with a cross.
Power throws a body shot but no joy.
Power scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Da Silva lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Da Silva misses the shot to the body.
Power bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Power's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Power looks to land a left hand but Da Silva moved out of range nicely.
Power uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Da Silva.
Power avoids the body shot from Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Power.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva cracks Power with a good jab.
Da Silva throws a jab but it's blocked by Power.
Da Silva is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Da Silva avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Da Silva thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Da Silva will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

Power gets a clinch.
Power misses with a punch on the inside.
Power blocks an uppercut.

Da Silva pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Da Silva is looking to slow Power down with leg kicks.
Power checks the leg kick.
Power tries to clinch up.
Power missing with a left hand there. Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Da Silva tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Power swivels and escapes.
A chopping leg kick lands by Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Da Silva misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Power stuns Da Silva with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Power closes the distance and pushes Da Silva back into the cage.

Power's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Power misses the shot to the body.
Leonardo Da Silva is winning the standup battle so far.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva with a poor takedown
and Power counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Power misses with an uppercut. Da Silva saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power misses with an uppercut. Da Silva saw that one coming.
Power checks the leg kick.
Power works Da Silva's body with a nice hook.
Nice body punch from Power.
Da Silva misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Power.
Nice uppercut lands for Power. That snapped Da Silva's head back.
Power lands with a shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Da Silva. Power does a little dance to reset his feet.
Power misses with a hook.
Da Silva throws a chopping leg kick but Power manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Da Silva thuds his right hand into Power's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Da Silva dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Da Silva rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Power counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Power moves out of range of the strikes.
Power steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Da Silva.
Power slips under a jab from Da Silva.
Power feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Da Silvas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Da Silva gets tackled into the cage by Power. Power maintains the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands a shoulder strike.

Da Silva escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Da Silva doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Da Silva throws a chopping leg kick but Power manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Power checks a leg kick.
Da Silva looks for the body kick but Power saw that one coming.
Power misses with a straight right.
Da Silva throws a nice outside leg kick.
Da Silva closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Power gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A nice leg kick lands there from Da Silva.
Power misses the jab.
Power cracks Da Silva with a good jab.
Power checks a leg kick nicely.
Da Silva goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Power. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Power checks a leg kick nicely.
Power takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd cheers as Da Silva lands an impressive looking overhand right. Power doesn't seem phased though.
Da Silva swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Da Silva gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Power.
Power uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Power displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Da Silva throws out the jab.
Da Silva tests Power's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Da Silva misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Power appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A swing and a miss from Power.
A swing and a miss from Da Silva.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Da Silva, right into the meat.
Da Silva attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Power looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Power misses with a jab, cross combination.
Power swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Power misses with a body shot
and Da Silva cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big right from Power misses.
Da Silva buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Power takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Power moves into the clinch.

Power breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Da Silva throws a right hand that misses
and Power counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Da Silva misses with a series of wild punches.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Da Silva.
Power misses with a two punch combination.
Da Silva keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Power tries to close the distance and clinch up but Da Silva swats him away and circles back towards the center.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A good leg kick by Da Silva.
Da Silva takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Power scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

Power moves into the clinch.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Thomas Power will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Da Silva dodges the punch combination from Power.
Power moves out of range of the leg kick from Da Silva.
Power misses with a body shot.
Da Silva throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Da Silva throws a looping overhand right but Power ducks down to avoid it.
Da Silva will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Power throws a nice looking combination but Da Silva bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Power looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
Power tries to close the distance and clinch but Da Silva swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Da Silva lands with a cross.
Da Silva avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Power on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Power throws the left hand but Da Silva avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Nice cross by Power.
Da Silva loads up on a big right hand but Power slips the punch.
Power fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Da Silva manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Da Silva lunges at Power with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Power's hand.
Power misses with a hook.
Da Silva avoids a punch combination nicely.
Power catches Da Silva with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

Power instigates a clinch.
Power gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Da Silva.
Da Silva lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Da Silva.
Da Silva has a couple of punches blocked by Power.
Da Silva can't find room to land a body shot as Power controls the action.
Power lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Da Silva misses with a punch on the inside.
Da Silva can't find room to land a body shot as Power controls the action.
Power misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Power pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Power fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Power uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Da Silva.
Da Silva pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nice shot by Da Silva.

Power closes the distance and pushes Da Silva back into the cage.

Da Silva manages to break the clinch.
Da Silva staying out of range there.
Da Silva throwing a counter right hand but Power manages to avoid it.
Da Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Power dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Power.
Da Silva was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Power scores with a nice strike.
Da Silva lands a leg kick that knocks Power off balance momentarily.
Da Silva connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Power has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

Power darts in and clinches Da Silva up against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Da Silva.
Da Silva gets through Power's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Power fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva scores with a shoulder strike.
Power's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
Power tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Da Silva goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Power blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Power misses with a hook to the ribs.
Power misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
Power misses with some punches.
Nice body punch from Da Silva - that landed with a thud.

Power breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The crowd cheers as Da Silva lands an impressive looking overhand right. Power doesn't seem phased though.
Da Silva lands an overhand right.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Da Silva.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Power.
Power tries to clinch up.
Da Silva pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A jab from Power misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A looping hook to the body misses from Power. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Da Silva throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Da Silva moves into range and connects with a jab.
Power looks to score with a jab to the body but Da Silva is just out of range.
A left and a right from Power both land. Nice combination.
Da Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Power manages to avoid it.
Da Silva throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Power throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A slow jab from Da Silva misses its intended target.
Da Silva on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Nice uppercut there from Da Silva.
Power is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Da Silva swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Da Silva moves out of range as Power strikes.
Power takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Power.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Da Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Power manages to avoid it.
Da Silva throws a body kick that misses.
Da Silva moves out of range as Power strikes.
Da Silva tried to score with a low kick but Power checks it.
Da Silva lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Da Silva connects with a nice looking jab.
Da Silva scores with a decent looking hook.
Da Silva looks to land a body kick but Power moved away.
Da Silva lands with an uppercut that bounces Power off the cage and back into range.
Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Power moves away and avoids it.
Power misses with the combination.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Power.
Da Silva was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Da Silva throws a low kick, looking for Power's leg but Power calmly moves out of range.
Power takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Da Silva throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Power throws a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power is looking to clinch but Da Silva is avoiding it.
Power closes the distance looking to clinch
and Da Silva counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Da Silva scoring well with a low kick there.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Power.
Da Silva misses with a hook.
Da Silva avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Power takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Power throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Power sees it coming and checks it nicely.
An inside leg kick from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva sets himself, and Power steps forward looking for the clinch! Da Silva avoids it this time.
Da Silva tries to score with a low kick but Power moves his leg out of the way.
Power steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
Power displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Da Silva throws out the jab.
Da Silva throws a low kick but Power avoids it.
A left lands for Power.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Power moved away.
A big right from Power misses.
The fighters circling - Power throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Da Silva moves into range and connects with a jab.
Da Silva is looking to score with low kicks.
Da Silva misses the jab.
Da Silva throws a hook to the side of Power's head but Power sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Power misses with a few strikes there.
Power avoids the body shot from Da Silva.
Power now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Power clobbers Da Silva with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Power tries to clinch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Da Silva fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Power has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Da Silva with a jab.
Da Silva is looking to chop away at Power's legs.
As Da Silva backs off Power throws a huge counter combo but Da Silva manages to avoid it all.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Da Silva misses
letting Power counter with a right hand.
Da Silva slips a straight right by Power.
Da Silva throws a sloppy head kick and Power moves out of range easily.
Da Silva lands a front kick.
Da Silva takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Power pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It appears Da Silva was looking to counter with a kick there.
A jab lands there for Power.

Power closes the distance and pushes Da Silva back into the cage.

Power manages to break the clinch.
A punch lands to the side of Power 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Da Silva darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Power misses with a looping left.
Da Silva misses the jab.
Power steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Da Silva.
Da Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Da Silva connects with a good right hand that stumbles Power. Power circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Da Silva throws out a loose jab but Power uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva misses with a straight right.
The fighters circling - Da Silva throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Good shot there by Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

Power clinches with his opponent.
Still in the clinch, Da Silva scores with a nice short uppercut.

Da Silva pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Power misses with an uppercut
and Da Silva connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Power checks the leg kick.

Power closes the distance and clinches.
Da Silva struggles to land a body shot inside as Power controls his hands.
Da Silva lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Power gets underhooks to prevent Da Silva's takedown attempt.
Thomas Power seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Power lands with a right to the head.
Da Silva lands an uppercut.
Da Silva fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

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

Leonardo Da Silva had his way with Thomas Power in 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Power looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Power is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Da Silva thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Power if he has to take too many more of those.
Power throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Da Silva on the side of the head.
Power lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Power misses with a hook.
Power scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Da Silva takes a swing at Power's ribcage but misses.
Power swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Power fails in his attempt to clinch.
A shot to the liver by Power. Beautiful body shot.
Power showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Da Silva.
Power doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Power keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Power thows a left - swing and a miss!
Power tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Power lands a nice looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with a jab to the body.
Power looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Da Silva lands with a kick to the temple. Power shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Power avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Da Silva looks to score with a jab to the body but Power is just out of range.
Power is looking for the big counter here.
Power checks a leg kick nicely.
The fighters circling - Power throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Da Silva takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
Power misses with a straight right.
Da Silva uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Power.
Power swinging wildly here.
Decent striking displayed by Da Silva there.
Thomas Power has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Da Silva.
Da Silva slips a jab from Power.
Da Silva appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Power misses with a hook. Da Silva ducked under it nicely.
Power scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Power pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Da Silva lands a slapping body shot.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Da Silva.
Power misses with a wild body shot.
Power checks a low kick from Da Silva.

Da Silva closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Power is pushing Da Silva's head away, looking to escape. Da Silva manages to hold on to the position though.
Da Silva tries to advance to mount but Power denies him.
Power looks to move to half guard but instead Da Silva has passed into mount! Damn!

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Da Silva working for a submission but Power is keeping him at bay.
Power really wants to buck Da Silva off and get back to his feet.
Power tries to hold on but Da Silva postures up.
Da Silva wants to control the pace but Power is squirming around nicely.
Power really wants to buck Da Silva off and get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Da Silva wants to control the pace but Power is squirming around nicely.
Power wants to control but Da Silva is having none of it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Power throwing punches from his back but nothing is landing.

Da Silva is working for a guillotine from mount but Power frees his head quite easily.
Da Silva wants to take Power's back but he can't do it this time.

And that's the end of the fight!
Leonardo Da Silva showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Da Silva has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jeff Smith scores the fight 49:46
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 49:46
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva retains his bantamweight title!
In his post fight interview, Leonardo Da Silva started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Gladiators 62 Marc v DaSilva 2     
Date:   Dec 01, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Marc Dutroux (ranked 185 p4p, 10 weight class) and Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 514 p4p, 27 weight class). Da Silva has chosen Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe as his entrance music. Leonardo Da Silva acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

165 cm
23
140 lbs
11 - 1 - 0
167 cm
23
140 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Marc Dutroux!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Johanna Lukiainen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Good standup being displayed there by Da Silva as he connects with a hook.
We've been informed that Da Silva 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.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Dutroux sees it coming and moves out of range.
Dutroux is looking to counter punch.
Da Silva misses with a right hand
and Dutroux counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Leonardo Da Silva has been cut.
Da Silva avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Da Silva is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Dutroux with a body shot.
Dutroux misses with a left hand
and Da Silva counters with a straight right hand.
Da Silva jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Dutroux scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Dutroux throws a right and a left that both miss.
Da Silva misses with an uppercut
and Dutroux counters with a nice body shot.
Da Silva connects with a right hand. Dutroux shakes it off.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Da Silva takes a jab right on the kisser.
Dutroux slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Da Silva connects with the punch.
Da Silva motions for Dutroux to come forward. Da Silva throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dutroux swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva throws an off balance right hand
and Dutroux counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Da Silva stuns Dutroux with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Dutroux takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Da Silva misses the jab.
Dutroux takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Da Silva bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Da Silva is looking to slow Dutroux down with leg kicks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ohhhhh! A huge head kick from Da Silva! Dutroux is out on his feet! Da Silva rushes in and throws more strikes. The ref is looking closely - Dutroux is covering up but the punishment is just too much and the ref steps in to stop the fight! Dutroux is staring into space, just thankful that the beatdown has ended. Brutal finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva is the new bantamweight champion!
Leonardo Da Silva was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: Gladiators 58 Da Silva v Marc     
Date:   Nov 03, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 308 p4p, 18 weight class) and Marc Dutroux (ranked 358 p4p, 23 weight class). Da Silva comes into the arena with Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe blaring out of the sound system. Leonardo Da Silva could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Marc Dutroux's chin.

167 cm
22
140 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
165 cm
22
140 lbs
10 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Marc Dutroux!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, Anthony Taglia and Chad Campbell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slow jab from Da Silva misses its intended target.
Dutroux missing with a left hand there. Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
An attempted straight right counter from Da Silva misses the target.
Dutroux has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Da Silva is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Da Silva moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dutroux throws out a counter right but Da Silva avoids it with no problem.
Da Silva fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Dutroux throws a hook but Da Silva avoids it easily.
Da Silva throws a front kick aimed at Dutroux's knee but Dutroux avoids it well.
Dutroux circles away from the clinch attempt.
Da Silva looks to score with a jab to the body but Dutroux is just out of range.
Dutroux 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.
Da Silva misses with a wild body shot.
Dutroux misses with a hook
and Da Silva connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice shot by Da Silva.
A lazy left from Da Silva finds it's target.
Da Silva has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Top Dawg in the buildup to the fight.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dutroux uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Da Silva.
Da Silva takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Da Silva looks to land a left hand but Dutroux moved out of range nicely.
Dutroux checks the leg kick.
Da Silva connects with a nice looking jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Dutroux misses the target.
Da Silva moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Dutroux takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Da Silva thumps Dutroux with a low kick.
A jab lands there for Da Silva.

Dutroux is rocked!
Dutroux swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Dutroux is still on wobbly legs! Can Da Silva finish him?
Da Silva throws a lazy right hand but Dutroux sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dutroux seems to have recovered his senses.
Da Silva takes a swing at Dutroux's ribcage but misses.
Da Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dutroux manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Dutroux throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dutroux throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva keeps Dutroux at a distance using the push kick.
Dutroux avoids the head kick by Da Silva.
Da Silva cracks Dutroux with an open hand slap.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dutroux checks a leg kick nicely.
Da Silva steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Dutroux.
Da Silva avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dutroux stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Da Silva.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva misses with a left hand
and Dutroux counters with a straight right hand.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Da Silva thows a leg kick but Dutroux checks it
and Dutroux counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Dutroux 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.
Da Silva connects with a body shot.
Dutroux steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Da Silva. That one must have hurt.
Da Silva misses with a wild body shot.
Dutroux closes the distance and lands a one-two.

It looks like Leonardo Da Silva has been cut.
Da Silva doesn't manage to clinch there - Dutroux circles away.
Da Silva avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dutroux lands a two punch combo.
Dutroux scores with a sloppy right hand. Da Silva should have avoided that one.

Da Silva is rocked!
Da Silva bobbing and weaving nicely... He's ducked under a jab and ducks again but ooooooh! Dutroux comes at him with an uppercut from hell! Da Silva falls to the canvas, unconscious! This one is all over! Oh man, looking at the replay that was right on the button! Da Silva was out before he hit the floor!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Marc Dutroux!
Marc Dutroux is the new bantamweight champion!
After winning the bout, Marc Dutroux thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Gladiators 51 Silva v Perry 2     
Date:   Sep 29, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 397 p4p, 20 weight class) and Mike Perry (ranked 1273 p4p, 61 weight class). Da Silva kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Leonardo Da Silva has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

167 cm
22
140 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
168 cm
27
135 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mike Perry!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, John Roberts and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva misses with a hook. Perry ducked under it nicely.
Perry misses with a looping right.
Perry lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Da Silva slips a straight right by Perry.
Da Silva throwing a counter right hand but Perry manages to avoid it.
Perry stuns Da Silva with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Perry swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Perry scores with a jab. Da Silva acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Perry connects with a single shot there.
Perry takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Da Silva looks to land a body kick but Perry moved away.
A swing and a miss from Perry.
Perry 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.
Da Silva throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Da Silva lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Da Silva swings for the body but Perry moves out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Perry takes a head kick and shrugs it off.

It looks like Mike Perry has been cut.
Perry moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

Perry is rocked!
Perry throws a jab when Da Silva was well out of range.
Perry is still on wobbly legs! Can Da Silva finish him?
Da Silva swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crunch! Da Silva slams his shin into Perry's torso.
Da Silva connects with a looping right hand.
A shot to the liver by Da Silva. Beautiful body shot.
Da Silva misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Da Silva lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Da Silva 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.
Da Silva ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A slow jab from Perry misses its intended target.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perry throws a hook but Da Silva blocks it.
Da Silva throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Perry misses with a straight right.
Perry throws a lazy uppercut
and Da Silva counters with a right hand to the body.
The fighters circle, before Da Silva throws a beautiful high kick that crashes into Perry's neck, sending him stumbling to the floor! Da Silva lands more strikes and forces a referee stoppage! That one ended in an instant!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick & Punches). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva retains his bantamweight title!
In his post fight interview, Leonardo Da Silva started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Gladiartors 48 Silva v Power 2     
Date:   Sep 15, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 471 p4p, 27 weight class) and Thomas Power (ranked 1983 p4p, 99 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Da Silva might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

167 cm
22
140 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
168 cm
22
148 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Thomas Power!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Johanna Lukiainen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A leg kick checked by Power.
Da Silva connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Power's hands.
Da Silva walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Power takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Power takes a shot right to the bread basket.

Power forces Da Silva back against the cage and clinches.
A head punch on the inside from Power fails to land.
Power misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Power.
Da Silva cracks Power with a nice body shot.
Da Silva blocking some punches.
Da Silva throws a head punch that misses.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Still in the clinch, Da Silva scores with a nice short uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Power throws a punch but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Da Silva is trying to force a seperation but Power has the dominant position.

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

Da Silva working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Power doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Power manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Power wants to stand but Da Silva has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Da Silva escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Power gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

Da Silva working for a triangle but Power defends it easily.

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

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

Da Silva escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Power gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

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

Da Silva escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Power gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power wants to get up but he can't break Da Silva's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

Power decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Da Silva throws a body punch but Power moves out of range.
Da Silva ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Power thows a left - swing and a miss!
Power moves in looking to clinch but Da Silva pushes him off.
Da Silva lands with a nice body kick.
Da Silva swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Power tries to clinch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Power takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Da Silva feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Powers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
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!
Power lands a right hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Da Silva.
A countering left hand to the body from Power misses.
Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Power.
Power ducks under a wild hook from Da Silva.
Power takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Da Silva connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Power's hands.
Power uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a leg kick which misses Power's front leg but catches the back leg as Power tries to avoid it.
Power throws out a powerful jab.
Power throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Da Silva lands an overhand right.
Power takes one to the chin there.
Da Silva 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.
Da Silva needs to keep his hands up - Power had a free shot at his head there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Da Silva misses with a straight right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva shoots in looking for a takedown but Power manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Da Silva's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Da Silva misses with a wild body shot.

Power pushes Da Silva up against the cage in a clinch.

Da Silva pulls Power into guard.

Da Silva looking for a guillotine here but Power defends easily.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Power avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!

Da Silva escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Power gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Power has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Da Silva is proving hard to escape from.

Power stands up and waves to Da Silva to follow him.
Da Silva lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Da Silva misses with a looping right.
Da Silva thuds a left hand into Power's body.
Power misses with an uppercut. Da Silva saw that one coming.
Da Silva throws a jab when Power was well out of range.
It seemed like Power was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Power misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Power.
It looked like Da Silva was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Power.
Power takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Power needs to keep his hands up - Da Silva had a free shot at his head there.
A nice leg kick lands there from Da Silva.
Power bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Power wants to counter with a clinch but Da Silva pushes him away.
It looks like Da Silva has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Power keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Da Silva.
Power swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Da Silva counters with a good low kick that Power was not able to check.
Da Silva throws a body punch but Power moves out of range.
A decent looking cross lands there for Power.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Da Silva ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Power throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Power.
Da Silva is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Power can do to turn this around?
Power misses with a hook. Da Silva ducked under it nicely.
Power slips a straight right by Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a wild body kick that Power sees coming a mile off.
Da Silva looks to throw the jab but Power is out of range.
Power wants to clinch.
An attempted straight right counter from Da Silva misses the target.
Da Silva shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Power pinned against the cage. Power gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva cracks the inside of Power's front leg.
A slapping leg kick lands for Da Silva.
Da Silva explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Power jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Power sees it coming and moves out of range.
Da Silva dives in for a single leg takedown but Power sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Da Silva tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Power swivels and escapes.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Leonardo Da Silva. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Da Silva getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Da Silva takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Power looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Power throws a body shot but no joy.
Da Silva displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Power throws out the jab.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Power.
It looked like Da Silva wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Da Silva uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Power.
Power scores with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A swing and a miss from Power.
Power misses with a wild body shot.
Power scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Power looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Power moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Power swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Power swings for the body but Da Silva moves out of range.
Both fighters circling a little - Da Silva finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Da Silva throws a body punch but Power moves out of range.
Power throws the left hand but Da Silva avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Power misses with a hook to the body

and Da Silva counters with a shoot takedown. Power fights it but they end up in guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Da Silva trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Power is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Da Silva is controlling him.
Da Silva wants to control from the top but Power keeps moving.

Da Silva thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Da Silva stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Power swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Power wants to stand but Da Silva is controlling the position.

Da Silva drops back looking for a leg! Power is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Power manages to kick Da Silva off! Da Silva jumps back into Power's guard.
Da Silva wants to control from the top but Power keeps moving.

Da Silva is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Da Silva misses with a low kick as Power jumps back.
A big right from Power misses.
Power chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Da Silva can pounce on him.
Power fails in his attempt to clinch.
Power with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Da Silva to score with a decent uppercut.
Power lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Power tries to clinch but Da Silva is having none of it.
Da Silva keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Power.
Da Silva connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Power momentarily.
Power's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Power tries to close the distance and clinch up but Da Silva swats him away and circles back towards the center.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Power lands with a right hand.
Leonardo Da Silva is winning the standup battle so far.
Power tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
It looked like Da Silva wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Power tries to clinch there but Da Silva circles away.

Da Silva manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Power on his heels. He'll look to pass Power's guard now, I'm sure.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Da Silva trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Da Silva drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Da Silva jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Power can't keep his opponent in guard - Da Silva advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Da Silva is looking to take a break and control but Power is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Power is looking to escape.

Power is defending against the submission attempts here by Da Silva.

Da Silva is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Power defends it well.
Da Silva prevents Power from standing back up.

Power kicks off Da Silva and gets to his feet.

Power closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Power fails to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva tries to break the clinch but Power is controlling the position.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Power.
A head punch on the inside from Power fails to land.
Power misses with a hook from the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Da Silva.
Da Silva is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Power to keep the fight standing.
Power misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
A head punch on the inside from Power fails to land.
Power lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Power misses with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva misses with a punch on the inside.
Da Silva misses with a short punch on the inside.
Power swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Power lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Da Silva scores with a nice hook to the head.
Da Silva blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Da Silva working aggressively here.

Da Silva pulls guard effortlessly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power is looking to stand up but Da Silva won't let him.

Power got a little sloppy there for a moment and Da Silva has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Power has managed to get both his arms back between Da Silva's legs - danger averted.
Power tries to stand but Da Silva is controlling from the bottom.
Da Silva working a defensive guard here.

Da Silva has his foot on Power's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Power works his way back into a safe position though.
Power would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Da Silva looking to control.

Power stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Power cracks a nice hook into Da Silva's ribs.
Power pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Da Silva dives in for a single leg takedown but Power sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Da Silva misses.
Nice jab there from Power.
Da Silva has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Da Silva there as he acknowledges the shot.
Power scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Power looks to land a left hand but Da Silva moved out of range nicely.
Power fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Da Silva looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A shot to the liver by Power. Beautiful body shot.
Power scores with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Power tries to clinch up but Da Silva circles away and keeps his distance.
Da Silva avoids a punch combination nicely.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Da Silva.
Power displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Da Silva throws out the jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Power swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Da Silva swats away the attempt to clinch by Power.
A left and a right from Power both land. Nice combination.
Da Silva scores with a nice head shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Da Silva.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Da Silva.
Power moves out of range as Da Silva strikes.
Power throws a poor cross that misses
and Da Silva counters with a solid body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Da Silva scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Power tries to clinch up but Da Silva circles away and keeps his distance.
Da Silva cracks Power with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power tries to bum rush Da Silva with a series of wild strikes but Da Silva uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Power keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a leg kick which misses Power's front leg but catches the back leg as Power tries to avoid it.
Power moves to clinch but Da Silva breaks away
and Da Silva counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Power wants to clinch.
A little feinted left hand from Da Silva on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice shot by Power.
Da Silva slips under a jab from Power.
Power walks into a jab.
Da Silva throws a shot from downtown. Power moves away and avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva dives in for a single leg takedown but Power sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Power has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Da Silva.
Power tries to close the distance and clinch but Da Silva swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Power lands with a hook. Da Silva tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Da Silva misses with a body kick.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Power throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Da Silva lands a jab to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Da Silva doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A thudding body kick lands there by Da Silva!
Power swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Power connects with a body shot that sends Da Silva's belly button to the back.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Power, as that shot connected.
Power moves in looking to clinch but Da Silva pushes him off.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Da Silva counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Power misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Power closes the distance looking to clinch
and Da Silva counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Da Silva pushes Power away with a front kick.
Da Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Da Silva tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Power was well out of range. Poor timing from Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a body kick.
Power's corner calls for a 1-2. Power obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Donk. Power catches Da Silva right on the button with a cross.
Power misses with a double jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Power takes the fight into the clinch.
Power misses with some punches.
Da Silva tries a body shot but Power blocks it.
Power working aggressively here.
Da Silva tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Power just stands there and leans against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Da Silva pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A solid body kick from Da Silva.
Power throws out a loose jab but Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid it.
Da Silva throws a low kick but Power avoids it.
Da Silva doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Power. That snapped Da Silva's head back.
Power connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

Power moves into the clinch.

Da Silva breaks the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Thomas Power 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. This is the final round!



Da Silva gets the takedown into side control.
Power wants to get back to his feet.
Power is not content to let Da Silva control the position.
Power wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Power really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Da Silva. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

Da Silva is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Power is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Power wants to get back to his feet but Da Silva drags him back down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Power throws Da Silva to one side and escapes!
Power lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Power tries to clinch but Da Silva is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Da Silva thows a leg kick but Power checks it
and Power counters with a nice uppercut.
Da Silva changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Da Silva slips under a jab.
Power misses with a body shot.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.
Power throws a lazy right hand but Da Silva sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Power feints a jab promting Da Silva to slip. Power then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Da Silva slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Power stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Power is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Da Silva swings for the body but Power moves out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Da Silva.
Da Silva digs a good hook to Power's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva lands with a right hand.

Da Silva gets tackled into the cage by Power. Power maintains the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Da Silva blocking some punches.
Good body shot from Power.
Power goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Da Silva tries to work over Power's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Da Silva lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Power.
Power misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Power misses with some punches.
Power misses with a short punch on the inside.
Power lands a left hand.
Power lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Da Silva scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Da Silva jumps guard and drags Power to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.

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

Power stands up and waves to Da Silva to follow him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.
A big left from Power misses.
Power swings away with a body shot that misses
and Da Silva counters with a leg kick.
Power waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Da Silva.
Da Silva lands with a nice body punch.
Power has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Da Silva with a lazy takedown attempt
enabling Power to counter with a crisp jab.
Da Silva bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Power's head backwards.
Da Silva takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Da Silva avoids the body shot from Power.
Power tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva misses with a hook. Power ducked under it nicely.
Power moves out of range as Da Silva throws a body kick.
Da Silva uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Power has time to react.
Da Silva moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Da Silva moves away from the strike by Power.
Da Silva connects with an inside leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Da Silva waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Power.
Da Silva tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Power was well out of range. Poor timing from Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with a shot to the body.

Power closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

Da Silva breaks from the clinch.
Da Silva throws a body punch but Power moves out of range.
Da Silva scores with a hook to the body. Power takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Leonardo Da Silva.
I think Da Silva has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 49:46
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 48:48
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva retains his bantamweight title!
In his post fight interview, Leonardo Da Silva started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Gladiators 43 Jawbreak v Aoki     
Date:   Aug 18, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva and Keyser Soze. Da Silva's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

167 cm
21
140 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
168 cm
22
145 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Decent wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Keyser Soze!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Tarja Halkonen and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva scores with a head kick. Soze tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Soze throws a nice outside leg kick.
Soze on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Soze drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A shot to the body from Da Silva misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Soze throws a head kick that misses.
Soze throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Da Silva throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Soze counters with a leg kick.
Soze walks into a left hand.
Soze cracks the inside of Da Silva's front leg.
Da Silva throws out a loose jab but Soze uses good head movement to avoid it.
Da Silva misses the jab.
Da Silva throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Da Silva looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Soze staying out of range there.
A countering left hand to the body from Soze misses.
Soze 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.
Da Silva throws a wild body kick that Soze sees coming a mile off.
Da Silva throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Da Silva with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Soze takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Da Silva throws out a powerful jab.
Soze with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Soze takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Soze throws a solid leg kick but Da Silva takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Soze.
Da Silva throws a sloppy head kick and Soze moves out of range easily.
Soze uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
Soze replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Da Silva blocks it well.
Soze pivots, looking for a leg kick but Da Silva is out of range and Soze settles back down.
Da Silva listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Soze throws out a leg kick but Da Silva moves out of range and Soze only half commits.
Soze swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Da Silva on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Da Silva feints and then cracks Soze's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Soze down.
Soze ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Da Silva moves away.
Soze takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Da Silva misses the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Soze cracks the inside of Da Silva's front leg.
Da Silva fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Soze manages to avoid it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Soze lands with a nice body kick.
Da Silva waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Soze.
Da Silva misses with a lunging right hand
letting Soze counter with a right hand.
Soze keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Da Silva.

Da Silva gets a clinch.
Da Silva tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Soze fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Soze content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Da Silva tries a body shot but Soze blocks it.
A right hook to the body lands for Soze.
Da Silva lands a nice uppercut.
Da Silva misses with a shot to the kidneys.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Soze moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Soze throws the kick towards the body but Da Silva avoids it.
Da Silva throws a big shot that misses.
Soze scores with a kick to the body.
Da Silva swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Soze cracks Da Silva with an open hand slap.
Da Silva with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Da Silva on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Soze throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Da Silva 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 Soze has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Soze and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Da Silva scores with a punch to the head.
Soze thows a left - swing and a miss!
A good leg kick by Soze.
Da Silva fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Da Silva throws a low kick but Soze avoids it.
Soze follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Soze looks for the body kick but Da Silva saw that one coming.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Soze swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Soze ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Da Silva moves away.
Da Silva tries to work over Soze's front leg with a kick but Soze checks it.
A punch combination from Da Silva misses.
Soze flicks out a counter leg kick but Da Silva steps away.
Da Silva throws a nice outside leg kick.
Soze lets loose with a powerful body kick. Da Silva will feel that in the morning.
A leg kick checked by Da Silva.
Soze takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Da Silva misses with a low kick.
Da Silva closes the distance but Soze moves to the side
and Soze counters with a right hand to the body.
Soze throws a head kick but Da Silva moves out of range.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Da Silva smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Soze swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Leonardo Da Silva will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Da Silva works the jab nicely.
Da Silva lands a glancing blow to the side of Soze's head.
Soze throws a low kick but Da Silva moves out of range easily.
Soze takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Soze lands with a good body shot.
Soze uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
Da Silva lands a leg kick that knocks Soze off balance momentarily.
Soze slips under a jab from Da Silva.
A solid leg kick lands there for Da Silva.
Da Silva 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.
Soze scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Da Silva moves in looking to clinch but Soze pushes him off.
Soze paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Soze scores with a nice right hand.
Da Silva lands a head kick!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Da Silva paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Soze throws a leg kick
and Da Silva counters with a nice body kick.
Soze walks forward, straight into a front kick from Da Silva.
Soze looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Soze throws a quick inside leg kick.
Da Silva lands a nice leg kick that just misses Soze's sensitive parts.
Soze throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Da Silva fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Soze throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Da Silva throws a head kick that misses.
Soze misses with a lunging right hand
and Da Silva counters with a nice uppercut.
Da Silva tries to score with a low kick but Soze moves his leg out of the way.
A slapping leg kick lands for Soze.
Da Silva plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Da Silva throws a leg kick that is checked
and Soze counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Soze on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Da Silva throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Soze throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Da Silva wants to clinch up but Soze keeps it at a distance.
Soze throws a body punch but Da Silva moves out of range.
Soze is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Da Silva rather than just go for the knockout.
Da Silva checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Soze's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Da Silva looks to score with a jab to the body but Soze is just out of range.

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

Da Silva pulls guard.
Soze seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Soze trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Da Silva had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Soze defends it easily.

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Da Silva is looking for a triangle here but Soze uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Da Silva manages to work his way to half guard, despite Soze's best efforts.
Da Silva wants to get back to full guard.
Soze is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Da Silva is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Soze's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Soze's back!

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Soze is trying to defend against the choke here but Da Silva has an arm under his chin. This one might not last much longer. Da Silva Tightens the hold and Soze taps out furiously! Da Silva displays superior BJJ to win the fight.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva retains his bantamweight title!
In his post fight interview, Leonardo Da Silva started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
The defeated Keyser Soze had this to say: 'He's a good fighter; but I shouldn't be losing to him. Need to think about hanging them up '.
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Event: Gladiators 38 Jawbreak v Kolov     
Date:   Jul 20, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva and Thomas Power. Da Silva comes to the cage accompanied by Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
21
140 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
168 cm
21
148 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Thomas Power!
The judges for this bout are Micheangelo Fripello, Jeff Smith and Chris Saunders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Da Silva throws a quick inside leg kick.
The fighters circling - Da Silva throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Power slips under a jab.
Da Silva fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Power has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Power throws out a loose jab but Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid it.
Da Silva tries to move into range but Power moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Da Silva tries to work over Power's front leg with a kick but Power checks it.
Power throws out a counter right but Da Silva avoids it with no problem.
Da Silva throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Da Silva throws a head kick but Power moves out of range.
Power lands with a good body shot.
Da Silva looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Da Silva throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Power rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Da Silva cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Power looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Power throws an overhand right that lands on Da Silva's shoulder, as Da Silva tries to avoid the shot.
Da Silva swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Power throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Decent striking displayed by Power there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Da Silva 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.
Da Silva lands a jab to the head.
An inside leg kick from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva throws a leg kick
letting Power counter with a right hand.
Power 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.
Power rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Da Silva moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A head kick misses from Da Silva.
Power throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Power scores with a jab to the head.
Power fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Da Silva looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Da Silva tries a head kick but it misses.
Da Silva pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Da Silva scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Power throws a body shot but no joy.
Power lands with a straight right. Da Silva didn't see that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Da Silva takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A swing and a miss from Power.
It looked like Da Silva wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Power 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.
Da Silva uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Da Silva tests Power's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Da Silva connects with a body shot that sends Power's belly button to the back.
Thomas Power is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Power keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Da Silva fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Power.
Power scores with a jab to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Da Silva.
Power steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Da Silva.
Da Silva throws a jab but it's blocked by Power.
Power bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Da Silva gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Power counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power lands a really nice looking cross but Da Silva seems unphased.
Da Silva takes one to the side of the head.
Power rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Da Silva counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Da Silva.

Power wriggles free and stands up.
Da Silva takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Power moves out of range of the body kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Da Silva cracks Power with a good jab.
Power throws a hook but Da Silva avoids it easily.
Da Silva pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Da Silva is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Power swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Power bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Power on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Da Silva wants to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Da Silva is predictable there
and Power counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Da Silva connects with a right hand. Power shakes it off.
Da Silva moves out of range as Power strikes.
Power lands with a hook. Da Silva tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Da Silva is looking to slow Power down with leg kicks.
Power swings for the body but Da Silva moves out of range.
Power uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Da Silva misses the target.
Power throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Da Silva sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Power moves away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva swings widly with a right hand
and Power counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Power scores with a decent looking hook.
Da Silva misses with a body shot.
Power throws a hook to the side of Da Silva's head but Da Silva sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Thomas Power will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Da Silva swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A big right from Power misses.
Power with a nice cross.
Da Silva misses with a right hand
and Power counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Power missing with a left hand there. Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Da Silva pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Power looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Power.
It appears Da Silva was looking to counter with a kick there.
Power throws a shot from downtown. Da Silva moves away and avoids it.
Power lands with a shot to the body.
Da Silva slips a jab from Power.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Da Silva lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Nice body kick there by Da Silva.
Power throws a jab when Da Silva was well out of range.
Power blocks a head kick by Da Silva.
Thomas Power seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A combination from Da Silva does no damage.
Da Silva steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Power.
Power 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.
Da Silva ducks under a wild hook from Power.
Power swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Da Silva.
Power connects with a looping right hand.
Da Silva scores with a jab. Power acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Da Silva throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Da Silva fakes the leg kick and cracks Power in the body.
Da Silva misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva throws a body kick that misses.
Power misses the jab.
Power chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Da Silva can pounce on him.
Da Silva throws a jab but it's blocked by Power.
Power lands with a nice combination. Da Silva backs away looking to recover.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Power, as that shot connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power blocks a jab.
Da Silva misses with a low kick.
Power bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Power takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Da Silva looks to land a right hand but Power moved out of range.
Power jabs at Da Silva's body.
Da Silva throws a hook but Power avoids it easily.
Power misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Da Silva counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A nice leg kick lands there from Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a wild combination.
Power throws a big shot that misses.
Power missing with a left hand there. Da Silva was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Power avoids the head kick by Da Silva.
Power has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Da Silva finds it's way round the side to connect with Power's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power looks to land a right hand but Da Silva moved out of range.
Da Silva misses with a low kick.
Da Silva keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Da Silva ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Power moves away.
Da Silva misses with a straight right.
Nice jab there from Power.
Power lands a jab-cross combination.
Da Silva throws a body kick that misses.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Da Silva blocks a jab.
Power looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Da Silva fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Power scores with a jab. Da Silva acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Da Silva's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Power connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Da Silva scrambles back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Power takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Power's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Power throws a looping overhand right but Da Silva ducks down to avoid it.
Jab by Power.
Da Silva is looking to slow Power down with leg kicks.
Da Silva throws a half hearted mid kick.
A swing and a miss from Power.
Power looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Power checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Power takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Power chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Da Silva can pounce on him.
Da Silva throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Da Silva scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Da Silva.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Power! But no joy.
Power misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva fires out a quick counter leg kick but Power just manages to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Thomas Power 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.


Da Silva on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Power avoids the head kick by Da Silva.
Da Silva misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Power.
Power looks to throw the jab but Da Silva is out of range.
Da Silva with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Power to score with a decent uppercut.
Power looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Power jabs at Da Silva's body.
Da Silva lands a body shot.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Da Silva, as that shot connected.
Nice defenses there by Da Silva.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A chopping leg kick lands by Da Silva.
Power with a nice cross.
Da Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Da Silva looks to land a left hand but Power moved out of range nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Power misses with an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power misses with a series of wild punches.
The fighters circling - Power throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Da Silva lands a leg kick that knocks Power off balance momentarily.
Power drops his hands momentarily and Da Silva takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Da Silva moves out of range as Power strikes.
A left lands for Power.
Power misses with a hook.
Power misses with a looping right.
Power misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva tests Power's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Da Silva is looking to slow Power down with leg kicks.
A punch lands to the side of Da Silva 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A swing and a miss from Da Silva.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Power cracks a nice hook into Da Silva's ribs.
Da Silva throws a leg kick which misses Power's front leg but catches the back leg as Power tries to avoid it.

Da Silva feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.

Power has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Da Silva off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Da Silva tries to land a front kick but Power steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Da Silva swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Da Silva blocks a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Da Silva misses the target.
Da Silva tries to land a front kick but Power steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Da Silva throws a leg kick
and Power counters with a left to the body.
Power ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Da Silva moves away.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.
A big left from Power misses.
As Power backs away, Da Silva returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Da Silva catches Power with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Da Silva lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Power throws an overhand right that lands on Da Silva's shoulder, as Da Silva tries to avoid the shot.
Da Silva throws a head kick but Power moves out of range.
Power avoids the body shot from Da Silva.
Power throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Da Silva moves out of range as Power strikes.
Da Silva fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Da Silva takes one to the chin there.
Da Silva throws the left hand but Power avoids the punch easily.
Da Silva misses with a leg kick.
Da Silva takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Da Silva slips a straight right by Power.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Power checks a leg kick.
Da Silva tries to score with a low kick but Power moves his leg out of the way.
Da Silva throws a right hand that misses
and Power counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Power throws a big shot that misses.
As Power backs away, Da Silva returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Power is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Da Silva.
Power misses with an uppercut.
Da Silva looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Da Silva lands with a kick to the temple. Power shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice uppercut lands for Da Silva. That snapped Power's head back.
Da Silva lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Power swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Power throws a jab when Da Silva was well out of range.
Da Silva is looking to counter punch.

Da Silva closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Power to the mat! Power manages to get full guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Da Silva trying to control but Power is working from the bottom.
Da Silva stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Power swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Power wants to stand up but Da Silva is controlling him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Thomas Power just about did enough to take it.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Power scores with a hook to the body. Da Silva takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Da Silva looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Da Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Power throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
Good exchange - Da Silva coming out on top.
Da Silva swings widly with a right hand
and Da Silva takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Power blocks a low kick nicely.
Power keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Power misses with a wild body shot.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Power checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Power on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Da Silva lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Power at a distance.
Power throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Power moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Da Silva 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Da Silva lands a jab to the head.
Da Silva swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Power.
Da Silva bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Power's head backwards.
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.
A jab from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva fails with an attempt to clinch.
Da Silva shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Power as he avoids it easily.
Da Silva fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Power.
A swing and a miss from Da Silva.
Power ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Da Silva throws a head kick that misses.
Da Silva pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A countering left hand to the body from Power misses.
Power cracks a nice hook into Da Silva's ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Power lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Da Silva's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Power connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Da Silva scrambles back to his feet.
Da Silva fails with a takedown attempt.
Da Silva connects with a leg kick. Power looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Da Silva throws a hook but Power blocks it.
Da Silva slips a jab from Power.
Da Silva feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Power falls off balance throwing a combination
and Da Silva counters with a thumping low kick.
Da Silva scores with a shot to the body.
Da Silva looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Power is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Da Silva.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Power throws out the jab.
A big left from Power misses.

Da Silva pushes Power up against the cage in a clinch.
Da Silva struggles to land a body shot inside as Power controls his hands.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Power lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Da Silva misses with a hook to the ribs.
Da Silva swings wildly with an uppercut but Power uses good head movement to avoid it.
Power lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Da Silva misses with a punch to the body.
Power lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Power creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Power lands an uppercut.
Power misses with some punches.

Power escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Da Silva misses with a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Power throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Da Silva is looking to counter with a body kick.
Da Silva misses with a low kick.
Power looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Da Silva throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Power lands a jab to Da Silva's midsection.
Power connects with a nice looking jab.
Da Silva moves out of range of the strikes.
Power walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Power throws a jab but it's blocked by Da Silva.
A looping hook to the body misses from Da Silva. Power does a little dance to reset his feet.
Power looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Da Silva misses with a body kick.
Da Silva tried to score with a low kick but Power checks it.
Da Silva throws a predictable looking body shot
and Power counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Da Silva throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Power sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Leonardo Da Silva will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Power throws a hook but Da Silva blocks it.
Leonardo Da Silva has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Da Silva wants to land a leg kick but Power is out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Power! But no joy.
Power takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Da Silva clobbers Power with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Power takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Da Silva uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Power.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
Power checks a leg kick.
Power bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Da Silva's head.
A big right from Power misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva slips under a jab.
Power lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Power.
Power steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Da Silva. That one must have hurt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Da Silva lands a nice shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Power scores with a hook to the body. Da Silva takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Power takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Da Silva drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Power misses with an uppercut.
A solid body kick from Da Silva.
Power throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Da Silva waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Power.
Da Silva slips a jab and a cross from Power.
Power has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Da Silva.
Da Silva takes one to the chin there.
Power moves out of range as Da Silva throws a body kick.
Power is looking for the big counter here.
A lazy left from Da Silva finds it's target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Da Silva. Power does a little dance to reset his feet.
Da Silva tries a low kick but Power avoids it.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Power sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Power misses with a body shot.
Da Silva misses with a body shot.
Power throws a nice looking combination but Da Silva bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Da Silva throws a front kick that sends Power stumbling back into the cage.
Power lands a nice looking body shot.
Da Silva misses with a kick to the body
and Da Silva takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Da Silva comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Da Silva keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Da Silva looks for the body kick but Power saw that one coming.
Power blocks the body kick.
Da Silva is looking to chop away at Power's legs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Power. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Power lands a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva misses with an attempted mid kick.
Da Silva with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A bone on bone clash there as Power blocks the leg kick.
Da Silva sizes up Power with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Da Silva defending well as Power loads up on a big left hand.
Da Silva scores with a push kick.
Power lands with a straight right. Da Silva didn't see that one coming.
Power lands a jab to Da Silva's midsection.
Da Silva throws an off balance right hand
and Power counters with a stiff right hand.
Da Silva connects with a good right hand that stumbles Power. Power circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Power throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Power lands a really nice looking cross but Da Silva seems unphased.
Da Silva looks to land a right hand but Power moved out of range.
Thomas Power is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
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!
Power misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Da Silva.
Power slips a jab from Da Silva.
Power checks a low kick from Da Silva.
Nice shot lands for Da Silva.
A jab from Da Silva misses.
Da Silva throws a sloppy head kick
and Power counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Power misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Da Silva throws a leg kick but Power checks it.
Da Silva throws a leg kick that misses.
Da Silva connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Da Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Power scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Da Silva throws a poor cross that misses
and Power counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Power checks a leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Leonardo Da Silva.
I think Power 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 Micheangelo Fripello scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jeff Smith scores the fight 49:48
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva retains his bantamweight title!
Leonardo Da Silva was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: Gladiators 28 Perry v Silva     
Date:   Jun 04, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Mike Perry and Leonardo Da Silva. Da Silva is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Leonardo Da Silva has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

168 cm
26
135 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
167 cm
21
140 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mike Perry!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, Dean Styles and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A decent looking cross lands there for Perry.

Perry clinches up with Da Silva and pushes him back against the cage.
Da Silva tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Perry's elbow.
Da Silva has a couple of punches blocked by Perry.
Our sources have told us that Perry has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Perry scores with a shot to the side of Da Silva's head.
Perry working aggressively here.
Perry lands a hook to the side of the head.
Da Silva lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

It looks like Mike Perry has been cut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Da Silva lands a left hand that snaps the head of Perry backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Perry.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perry lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Da Silva or not.
Da Silva lands a nice uppercut.

Perry is rocked!
Perry swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Oh Perry is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Perry struggles to land a body shot inside as Da Silva controls his hands.
A shot in the inside from Da Silva.
Da Silva working aggressively here.

Da Silva decides to pull guard.

Perry got a little sloppy there for a moment and Da Silva has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Perry has managed to get both his arms back between Da Silva's legs - danger averted.
Da Silva has his hands on Perry's head, controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perry passes Da Silva's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Da Silva moves into full guard.
Perry seems to have got his legs back now.

Da Silva is looking for a triangle but Perry pushes his legs off easily.

Da Silva has his feet on Perry's thighs here. He's pushed Perry off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Perry screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva is the new bantamweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Leonardo Da Silva started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Gladiators 22 Runt vs Rocco     
Date:   May 17, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva and Hao Ah Yu. Da Silva kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Hao Ah Yu struggled to make weight for this fight. He only made it down to 137.4lbs at the first attempt and had to take the additional two hours to make the official bout weight. Let's see how much it's taken out of him. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

167 cm
20
140 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
165 cm
21
150 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
BJJ Brown Belt
Good kicks
Experienced

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hao Ah Yu!
The judges for this bout are John Roberts, Franklyn Lucas and Chad Campbell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Da Silva throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Yu takes one to the chin there.
Good leg kick by Yu there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Da Silva 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.
Da Silva throws a hook to the side of Yu's head but Yu sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Yu walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

Yu is rocked!
Yu walks right into a perfectly timed right hook and goes down hard! He's out cold! The ref cradles Yu limp body while Da Silva jumps on to the cage and waves to the roaring crowd. Wow that was just a brutal knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: LFC 28     
Date:   Mar 25, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva and Haislan Garcia. Da Silva kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Leonardo Da Silva could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Haislan Garcia's chin.

167 cm
20
140 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
175 cm
20
147 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant bantamweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Haislan Garcia!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva lands a nice leg kick that just misses Garcia's sensitive parts.
A big left from Garcia misses.
A low kick from Da Silva is predictable there

and Garcia counters by moving into the clinch.
Da Silva can't find room to land a body shot as Garcia controls the action.
Garcia is struggling to control the position.
Da Silva being controlled against the cage.
Da Silva throws a punch but it's blocked by Garcia.
Garcia can't break the clinch.
Da Silva has a couple of punches blocked by Garcia.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva stalling against the cage.
Garcia prevents a body shot from Da Silva.
Garcia wants to get back to striking at distance but Da Silva won't allow it.

Garcia is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Da Silva can't fight it off and eventually Garcia manages to take the fight to the floor. Da Silva looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Garcia pushing down on Da Silva's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Garcia is trying to work for a kimura but Da Silva is defending well.
Da Silva slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Da Silva seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Garcia wants to pass the guard but Da Silva is keeping the position.
Da Silva keeping moving, preventing Garcia from controlling successfully.
Garcia won't allow Da Silva to sweep him here.

Garcia avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Da Silva keeping moving, preventing Garcia from controlling successfully.

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

Garcia has gone for a leg lock! Da Silva slips out almost immediately though and dives into Garcia's guard.


Garcia is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Da Silva defends well.
Da Silva trying to control the position from guard on top but Garcia is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Da Silva is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva wants to control from the top but Garcia keeps moving.

Da Silva postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Garcia is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Da Silva, into his guard.

Garcia trying to control the position from guard on top but Da Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Garcia postures up.
Garcia trying to control the position from guard on top but Da Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva trying to control the position from guard on top but Garcia is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Da Silva content to stall in guard here.

Garcia escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Da Silva gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Garcia tries to land a sweep but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice uppercut lands for Garcia. That snapped Da Silva's head back.
Da Silva fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Garcia looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Garcia swings for the body but Da Silva moves out of range.
Garcia just misses with a punch to the body.
Garcia misses the body punch
and Da Silva counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Garcia takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Da Silva scores with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Garcia fails with the takedown.
Garcia moves out of range as Da Silva strikes.

Garcia closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Da Silva swings wildly with an uppercut but Garcia uses good head movement to avoid it.
Da Silva is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Garcia blocks an uppercut.
Garcia effectively controlling the action here.
A short right from Garcia on the inside.
Da Silva lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Garcia.
Garcia letting Da Silva take a breather here.
Da Silva lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Da Silva lands a shoulder strike.

Da Silva breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Da Silva connects with a leg kick. Garcia looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Da Silva throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Garcia throws a right hand that misses
and Da Silva counters with a leg kick.
Da Silva avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Garcia thows a left - swing and a miss!
Da Silva uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Garcia.
An inside leg kick lands from Da Silva.
A chopping leg kick lands by Da Silva.
Leonardo Da Silva 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.
Garcia misses the shot to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Garcia crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Da Silva - the referee stops the clock and Garcia gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Da Silva. Garcia manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Da Silva throws a nice outside leg kick.
Da Silva throws a lazy head kick

and Garcia counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva wants to control but Garcia is keeping busy.

Garcia is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Da Silva doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Garcia.
Garcia is trying to control the action in half guard but Da Silva is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Da Silva trying to hold on to Garcia's head to control him but Garcia postures up.
Da Silva tries to get to full guard but Garcia has control of the leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Garcia is keen to just control but Da Silva is a slippery customer.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Garcia working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Garcia wants to pass to mount but Da Silva is defending the position.
Garcia works his foot free and advances to mount.
Da Silva tries to hold on but Garcia pushes him away.

Garcia looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.
Da Silva tries to hold on but Garcia postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Garcia will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Garcia misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Da Silva counters with a thumping low kick.
Garcia shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Da Silva throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Garcia counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Garcia.
Da Silva is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Da Silva 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.
Da Silva is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Garcia trying to control but Da Silva is working from the bottom.
Da Silva keeping full guard, as Garcia tries to pass.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garcia is still trying to improve position.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.

Da Silva looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Garcia pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Da Silva is keeping the position for now.

Garcia sitting in guard doing not very much at all here. Da Silva doesn't need a second invitation though! He's locked up a guillotine and he's squeezing tight! That is tiiiiiiiiight! Garcia paying the price for stalling here - he's pushing hard on the arm trying to free himself but it's no use! He's tapped! WOW, quick submission from Da Silva - great work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva is the new bantamweight champion!
Our winner, Leonardo Da Silva, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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FIGHT
RATING
31%

 

Event: TWGC 15 (155lbs, D2): Helsinki Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Mar 04, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Melcone Aisa and Leonardo Da Silva. Da Silva has chosen Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe as his entrance music. Leonardo Da Silva is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.




162 cm
29 yrs
161 lbs



167 cm
19 yrs
140 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the lightweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of St Petersburg, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Melcone Aisa! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Leonardo Da Silva!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Tarja Halkonen and Arvi Lind.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Aisa clinches up with Da Silva and pushes him back against the cage.

Aisa lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Aisa (2) vs (0) Da Silva
Aisa looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Da Silva controlling the position well.
Aisa stalling.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Aisa is working away from the top position though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aisa tries to pass the half guard into mount. Da Silva knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Well, if Aisa is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Aisa continues to stall.
Aisa has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aisa trying to mount his opponent but Da Silva defends it.
Da Silva slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Da Silva is trying to control the position but Aisa postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aisa engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Aisa wants to pass the guard but Da Silva is keeping the position.
Our spies down at at Touch Of Death Combat Academy inform us that Da Silva has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Aisa is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Da Silva is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aisa is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Da Silva trying to control the position.
Da Silva working a defensive guard but Aisa passes into half guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva is trying is best to control the position here.
Da Silva is looking to control Aisa's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Da Silva avoid being mounted?
Da Silva controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Aisa in particular looking to stall.

Aisa wants to work for an arm triangle but Da Silva is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva trying to hold on to Aisa's head to control him but Aisa postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Aisa trying to mount his opponent but Da Silva defends it.
Aisa seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Aisa trying to mount his opponent but Da Silva defends it.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Aisa passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Aisa (5) vs (0) Da Silva
Da Silva is trying to reverse the position but instead Aisa has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Aisa (8) vs (0) Da Silva
Aisa controlling the position well here. Da Silva rolled but Aisa kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Aisa's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva wants to control his opponent's hands but Aisa gets his hands free.
Good control from Aisa.
More hug and hope from Aisa.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Aisa working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Da Silva trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Aisa is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Da Silva just trying to survive but Aisa is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Aisa controls the position.
Further stalling from Aisa.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.

Aisa is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Da Silva defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Aisa controlling the positon.
Aisa not allowing Da Silva to control his hands.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Aisa is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Da Silva might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Aisa haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Aisa is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Da Silva is in bad spot here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aisa takes the fight on points by 8 to 0.
During a confident post fight interview, Melcone Aisa thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: LFC 18     
Date:   Jan 21, 2017

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Toga Bean and Leonardo Da Silva. Da Silva has chosen Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

164 cm
26
140 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
167 cm
19
140 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Granite chin
BJJ Brown Belt
Good kicks
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Toga Bean!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A solid body kick from Da Silva.
Leonardo Da Silva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Bean drives through with a takedown into Da Silva's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Da Silva looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Bean loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Bean pushing down on Da Silva's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Da Silva makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Da Silva.
Da Silva pulls Bean in close to his closed guard and prevents Bean from doing any damage or advancing position.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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RATING
87%

 

Event: LFC 13     
Date:   Dec 24, 2016

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva and Hideyoshi Kanemaru. Da Silva comes to the cage accompanied by Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. Kanemaru has chosen A Real Hero as his entrance music. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

167 cm
19
140 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
164 cm
20
142 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Good kicks
Granite chin
Good takedowns
Brawler
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Hideyoshi Kanemaru!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Da Silva fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kanemaru has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Da Silva lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Da Silva scores with a leg kick.
Da Silva lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Da Silva scores with a kick to the midsection.
Da Silva lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kanemaru's sensitive parts.
Kanemaru fails with a takedown attempt.
Da Silva moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Da Silva scores with a leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Da Silva.
Kanemaru fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kanemaru shoots for a takedown but Da Silva saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Leonardo Da Silva has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hideyoshi Kanemaru.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Da Silva scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Da Silva connects with a leg kick. Kanemaru looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Da Silva lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
A slapping body kick lands there for Da Silva.
Kanemaru looks winded!
Da Silva looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Da Silva lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kanemaru takes a step back to recover.
Kanemaru shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Da Silva as he avoids it easily.
Kanemaru stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Da Silva.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Da Silva.
Good leg kick by Da Silva there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

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

Kanemaru is rocked!

It looks like Hideyoshi Kanemaru has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Da Silva.
Kanemaru is still on wobbly legs! Can Da Silva finish him?
That kick from Da Silva tenderised Kanemaru's leg. Kanemaru is trying to keep his angry face on.
Da Silva looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Da Silva throws a powerful right kick. Kanemaru tried to block low but the kick was high! Kanemaru was taken right off of his feet! Da Silva jumps in to finish the job and the ref tackles him! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Leonardo Da Silva!
Leonardo Da Silva decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

 
 
 
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